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LXer: A Holiday Gift From Conexant: an ALSA Driver For Recent Cherry Trail SOC Based Devices

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 11:06:14 AM
The machines where sound has been a problem have Intel SST sound on the SOC which uses the Conexant codec. On those systems the "sound card" is simply not detected.This is good news for owners of many recent tablets and notebooks running on recent Intel Atom (Cherry Trail) based SOCs. These include systems by Acer, ASUS, HP, Toshiba and probably others.

TuxMachines: 5 open source gift ideas for non-techies

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 11:04:01 AM

It's getting down to the wire here for the holidays. You know, that time when we all realize that we've completely neglected to get gifts for people. While reading through our very excellent gift guide, a thought occurred to me: Those unfortunate souls with lives devoid of technological wonder... they need presents, too. So what do we get them? What do we present to these people whose interests diverge so greatly from our own? I'm glad you asked. I made a list.

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TuxMachines: Top open source creative tools in 2016

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 11:02:42 AM

A few years ago, I gave a lightning talk at Red Hat Summit that took attendees on a tour of the 2012 open source creative tools landscape. Open source tools have evolved a lot in the past few years, so let's take a tour of 2016 landscape.

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TuxMachines: LG announces five new phones you probably won't care about

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 10:49:06 AM

Ahead of CES, LG has announced four new phones in the K series — the K10, K8, K4, and K3 — that will make their debut at the trade show. LG will also showcase the Stylus 3, which offers an "improved writing experience" that mimics the "feel and feedback of an actual pen."

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TuxMachines: The Raspberry Pi Foundation's Distro

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 10:18:08 AM

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Phoronix: RADV Radeon Vulkan Code Enables More Driver Features

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 10:00:00 AM
The RADV Radeon Vulkan driver in Mesa has seen some activity last night to enable more fine-grained features...

Reddit: Top Free Encrypted Email Service Providers

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 09:59:27 AM

LXer: Debian-Based Raspbian GNU/Linux OS with PIXEL Desktop Out Now for PC and Mac

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 09:57:37 AM
Raspberry Pi Founder Eben Upton proudly announced the availability of the Debian-based Raspbian GNU/Linux distribution with the recently introduced PIXEL desktop environment for PC and Mac.

Reddit: Play Netflix on Linux with Firefox

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 09:29:18 AM

TuxMachines: Ubuntu Cuts Work

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 09:10:12 AM
  • Removing 32-bit powerpc architecture from future Ubuntu releases

    Given the recent announcement that the powerpc architecture would be dropped from the upcoming Debian release[1], there has been a good deal of discussion about the future of this architecture in Ubuntu as well, including a session at last month's Ubuntu Online Summit[2] and several discussions during Technical Board meetings.

  • Ubuntu To Stop Building 32-Bit PowerPC For Future Releases

    With Debian Stretch dropping 32-bit PowerPC as a release architecture, Ubuntu is following a similar maneuver and will not be making 32-bit PPC images of future releases.

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TuxMachines: Linux Workstation/Server Distribution Benchmarks For Winter 2016

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 08:58:08 AM

The latest for your enjoyment of our year-end comparison articles and benchmarks is a fresh comparison of various workstation/enterprise/server oriented Linux distributions when looking at relevant workloads. Testing for this distribution comparison being done from a Core i7 6800K Broadwell-E system while a desktop-focused Linux desktop comparison for winter 2016 will be posted still before year's end.

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LXer: How to Quickly Clear Your System Cache in Ubuntu

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 08:48:59 AM
If left unchecked, your system cache might take up a big chunk of your storage and memory. Here’s how you can quickly clear the system cache in Ubuntu.

Reddit: Parabuntu 2016.11 Release

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 08:03:04 AM

Phoronix: Leadwerks Game Engine 4.2 Released With Linux Improvements

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 08:00:00 AM
It's been two years since we last reported on the Leadwerks game engine while this morning the company announced a big update for it that also improves the Linux support...

LXer: How to find network card driver name and version on Linux

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 07:40:22 AM
For network interface card (NIC) hardware to operate properly, you need a suitable device driver for the NIC hardware. A NIC device driver implements a hardware-independent common interface between the Linux kernel and the NIC, so that packets can be moved between the kernel and the NIC. While some drivers may be statically built in the kernel, most drivers for modern NICs are dynamically loaded as kernel modules.

Reddit: 2016 Linux Game Picks

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 07:23:06 AM

Reddit: LWN.net Weekly Edition for December 15, 2016

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 07:19:48 AM

LXer: BlackArch Linux 2016.12.20 released

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 06:31:45 AM
Just some hours back BlackArch team announced the new release of ArchLinux 2016.12.20. With this new release more new tools and updated list of packages with updated system files are welcomed as well.So, What's New In BlackArch Linux 2016.12.20?[....]

Phoronix: Haswell OpenGL 4.0 / FP64 Support In Mesa Might Finally Be Close To Merging

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 06:00:00 AM
It appears that ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 for Intel Haswell graphics hardware might finally be merged soon into Mesa and thereby exposing OpenGL 4.0 support...

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Security News

  • Wednesday's security updates
  • Secure your Elasticsearch cluster and avoid ransomware
    Last week, news came out that unprotected MongoDB databases are being actively compromised: content copied and replaced by a message asking for a ransom to get it back. As The Register reports: Elasticsearch is next. Protecting access to Elasticsearch by a firewall is not always possible. But even in environments where it is possible, many admins are not protecting their databases. Even if you cannot use a firewall, you can secure connection to Elasticsearch by using encryption. Elasticsearch by itself does not provide any authentication or encryption possibilities. Still, there are many third-party solutions available, each with its own drawbacks and advantages.
  • Resolve to Follow These 8 Steps for Better Data Security in 2017
    Getting physically fit is a typical New Year's resolution. Given that most of us spend more time online than in a gym, the start of the new year also might be a great time to improve your security “fitness.” As with physical fitness challenges, the biggest issue with digital security is always stagnation. That is, if you don't move and don't change, atrophy sets in. In physical fitness, atrophy is a function of muscles not being exercised. In digital fitness, security risks increase when you fail to change passwords, update network systems and adopt improved security technology. Before long, your IT systems literally become a “sitting duck.” Given the volume of data breaches that occurred in 2016, it is highly likely that everyone reading this has had at least one breach of their accounts compromised in some way, such as their Yahoo data account. Hackers somewhere may have one of the passwords you’ve used at one point to access a particular site or service. If you're still using that same password somewhere, in a way that can connect that account to you, that's a non-trivial risk. Changing passwords is the first of eight security resolutions that can help to improve your online security fitness in 2017. Click through this eWEEK slide show to discover the rest.
  • Pwn2Own 2017 Takes Aim at Linux, Servers and Web Browsers
    10th anniversary edition of Pwn2Own hacking contest offers over $1M in prize money to security researchers across a long list of targets including Virtual Machines, servers, enterprise applications and web browsers. Over the last decade, the Zero Day Initiative's (ZDI) annual Pwn2Own competition has emerged to become one of the premiere events on the information security calendar and the 2017 edition does not look to be any different. For the tenth anniversary of the Pwn2Own contest, ZDI, now owned and operated by Trend Micro, is going farther than ever before, with more targets and more prize money available for security researchers to claim by successfully executing zero-day exploits.
  • 'Factorio' is another game that was being hit by key scammers
    In another case of scammers trying to buy keys with often stolen credit cards to sell on websites like G2A, the developers of 'Factorio' have written about their experience with it (and other stuff too).

Red Hat News

Development News: LLVM, New Releases, and GCC

PulseAudio 10 and Virtual GPU in Linux

  • PulseAudio 10 Coming Soon, Using Memfd Shared Memory By Default
    It's been a half year since the debut of PulseAudio 9.0 while the release of PulseAudio 10 is coming soon. PulseAudio 9.99.1 development release was tagged earlier this month, then usually after x.99.2 marks the official release, so it won't be much longer now before seeing PulseAudio 10.0 begin to appear in Linux distributions.
  • Experimenting With Virtual GPU Support On Linux 4.10 + Libvirt
    With the Linux 4.10 kernel having initial but limited Intel Graphics Virtualization Tech support, you can begin playing with the experimental virtual GPU support using the upstream kernel and libvirt.