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LXer: Audacious 3.8 to Finally Add Support for Running Multiple Instances, Beta Is Out

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 10:48:07 PM
The popular Audacious music player is again in development, and it looks like the next major release will be version 3.8, for which a Beta milestone has been made available for public testing.

TuxMachines: SUSE and Mirantis to Offer Full Enterprise Linux Support for SLES, RHEL & CentOS

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 10:46:51 PM

Today, August 9, 2016, SUSE, the company behind the powerful SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) operating systems, announced that it partners with Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, for providing full enterprise Linux support.

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LinuxInsider: 900 Million Androids Could Be Easy Prey for QuadRooter Exploits

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 10:20:10 PM
Four newly identified vulnerabilities could affect 900 million Android devices, Check Point researchers disclosed. The vulnerabilities, which the researchers dubbed "QuadRooter," affect Android devices that use Qualcomm chipsets. They exist in the chipset software drivers. The drivers, which control communications between chipset components, are incorporated into Android builds manufacturers develop for their devices, so they're preinstalled on devices and can be fixed only through installation of a patch from the distributor or carrier.

Phoronix: KDE DigiKam 5.1 Released With Bug Fixes, New RAW Camera Support

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 10:00:08 PM
The first update following the major digiKam 5.0 release is now available. DigiKam 5.0 was the dramatic port to Qt5 and many other improvements/changes...

Reddit: qTox 1.5.0 released. Enjoy :)

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 09:55:39 PM

Phoronix: UbuntuBSD 16.04 Beta Pairs Ubuntu Xenial With FreeBSD 10.3

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 09:51:09 PM
The first 16.04 beta is now publicly available of UbuntuBSD, the unofficial Ubuntu derivative that pairs the Ubuntu user-space with the FreeBSD kernel...

LXer: Build a $20 Computer with PINE64

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 09:50:56 PM
I love my Raspberry Pi, which I use for many different projects. But when I saw Kickstarter campaign for 64-bit PINE64 I could not resist, so I pre-ordered one for myself.

TuxMachines: The Business of Open Source Software

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 09:38:43 PM

Although open source software (OSS) has been around for decades, only within the past several years has there been a surge in its acceptance within the business world. Today, open source is perceived as a viable business alternative to commercial solutions, and is used by 64 percent of companies. Several factors have led to this shift in perception of OSS, including an evolving culture of software developers, undeniable business advantages, and, perhaps most importantly, the success of Linux—the leading open source operating system. The background of how and why the open source model has matured is also a key to understanding why organizations of all sizes continue to not only adopt OSS but to also actively support and contribute to open source projects.

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TuxMachines: 4 Linux Torrent Clients That You Should Try Out

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 09:37:07 PM

Having recently made the switch from Ubuntu to Arch Linux, I’m in the process of building my Arch system up to the full desired functionality. One important tool in any Linux user’s system is a torrent client, which is becoming a more preferred method for downloading, as the decentralised download sources spread resource use among the users, rather than having all of the burdens lay on a server somewhere. For example, when downloading new Linux .iso files to test out, I tend to prefer to download them via torrent rather than directly from my web browser.

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TuxMachines: Linux Mint 18: Fresher Than Ever

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 09:34:42 PM

There is no urgency in updating to Linux Mint 18 -- the changes it brings are subtle. However, the collection of tweaks and additions and UI improvements will give you a more pleasant computing experience.

Linux Mint 18 is a solid improvement. This distro continues to get better with age. You have nothing to lose with installing the upgrade sooner rather than later.

You have everything to gain by taking Linux mint 18 for a spin if you are not already a committed user. A few other distros offer the Cinnamon desktop, but Linux Mint has much more in its favor than Cinnamon.

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TuxMachines: Canonical Makes Its Ubuntu Linux Professional Support More Accessible to Anyone

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 09:33:23 PM

Today, August 9, 2016, Canonical, through Ellen Arnold, announced that the professional support subscription, namely Ubuntu Advantage (UA), is now even more accessible and easier to purchase.

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TuxMachines: Manage Your Red Hat Systems With the New Satellite 6.2

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 08:14:24 PM

Red Hat has announced the general availability of Red Hat Satellite 6.2, a systems lifecycle management tool across physical, virtual, and private and public cloud environments. Red Hat Satellite 6.2 now enables users to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host as a compute resource, as well as directly deploy containers to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host. The latest release of Red Hat Satellite also introduces remote execution and extends capabilities for container management and security.

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Reddit: Which terminal web browser do you prefer?

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 08:05:35 PM

I've been using w3m for the image support, but I'm not a power user in that area by any means. What's the latest and greatest from a feature and a security standpoint?

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LXer: New Version of GParted

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 07:56:34 PM
Back in my Windows days, disk maintenance was a task that filled me withdread. I remember the endless hours spent scanning, defragmenting andscanning again.

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Opera Data Breach, Security of Personal Data

  • Opera User? Your Stored Passwords May Have Been Stolen
    Barely a week passes without another well-known web company suffering a data breach or hack of some kind. This week it is Opera’s turn. Opera Software, the company behind the web-browser and recently sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million, reported a ‘server breach incident’ on its blog this weekend.
  • When it comes to protecting personal data, security gurus make their own rules
    Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of a company devoted to protecting people from hackers, has safeguarded his Twitter account with a 14-character password and by turning on two-factor authentication, an extra precaution in case that password is cracked. But Cooper Quintin, a security researcher and chief technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, doesn’t bother running an anti-virus program on his computer. And Bruce Schneier? The prominent cryptography expert and chief technology officer of IBM-owned security company Resilient Systems, won’t even risk talking about what he does to secure his devices and data.

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FOSS and Linux Events

  • On speaking at community conferences
    Many people reading this have already suffered me talking to them about Prometheus. In personal conversation, or in the talks I gave at DebConf15 in Heidelberg, the Debian SunCamp in Lloret de Mar, BRMlab in Prague, and even at a talk on a different topic at the RABS in Cluj-Napoca.
  • TPM Microconference Accepted into LPC 2016
    Although trusted platform modules (TPMs) have been the subject of some controversy over the years, it is quite likely that they have important roles to play in preventing firmware-based attacks, protecting user keys, and so on. However, some work is required to enable TPMs to successfully play these roles, including getting TPM support into bootloaders, securely distributing known-good hashes, and providing robust and repeatable handling of upgrades. In short, given the ever-more-hostile environments that our systems must operate in, it seems quite likely that much help will be needed, including from TPMs. For more details, see the TPM Microconference wiki page.
  • More translations added to the SFD countdown
    Software Freedom Day is celebrated all around the world and as usual our community helps us to provide marketing materials in their specific languages. While the wiki is rather simple to translate, the Countdown remains a bit more complicated and time consuming to localize. One needs to edit the SVG file and generate roughly a 100 pictures, then upload them to the wiki. Still this doesn’t scare the SFD teams around the world and we are happy to announce three more languages are ready to be used: French, Chinese and German!

Second FreeBSD 11.0 Release Candidate Restores Support for 'nat global' in IPFW

Glen Barber from the FreeBSD project announced the availability of the second RC (Release Candidate) development build of the upcoming FreeBSD 11.0 operating system. Read more