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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 08:09:33 AM

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LXer: CoreOS Drives Container Management Forward with Tectonic 1.5

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 08:00:08 AM
New release of commercially supported Kubernetes distribution updates with improved storage and network configuration options.

LXer: Fedora 26 Linux to Ship with GNOME 3.24 Desktop, Support Creation of LVM RAID

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 06:51:31 AM
The last day of January 2017 was an important date for Fedora 26 Linux's development cycle as it meant the deadline for submitting proposals for system-wide changes was reached.

Reddit: Look before you paste

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 06:40:20 AM

Reddit: A curated list of engineering blogs

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 05:49:43 AM

LXer: How to capture and stream your gaming session on Linux

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 05:42:54 AM
There may not be many hardcore gamers who use Linux, but there certainly are quite a lot Linux users who like to play a game now and then. If you are one of them and would like to show the world that Linux gaming isn’t a joke anymore, then you will find the following quick tutorial on how to capture and/or stream your gaming session interesting.

Reddit: At what point would hardware be so old that newer versions of the kernel will start to reduce compatibility?

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 05:32:05 AM

I apologize if the question is phrased kind of weirdly. I have seen a lot of people claim that for older hardware they need to find an old kernel that works properly. What is a reasonable length of support one should expect?

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Reddit: Richard Stallman Explains Everything | Interview

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 05:16:35 AM

LXer: bmon – Real Time Bandwidth Monitor and Rate Estimator in Linux

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 04:34:17 AM
Monitor real time bandwidth easily with help of bmon. Bandwidth leakage will result a slow response from running application over the network. So carefully monitor bandwidth spikes to avoid the unnecessary leakage. bmon stands for Bandwidth monitoring tool which used to monitor and debug networking related issues. It captures real-time bandwidth usage and supports various input methods for different architectures.

LXer: Linux Journal February 2017

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 03:25:40 AM
Everything Is Data, Data Is Everything. It doesn't take more than a glance at the current headlines to see datasecurity is a vital part of almost everything we do.

LXer: Rugged SODIMM module runs Linux on i.MX6UL

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 02:17:02 AM
NXP’s low-power, IoT oriented i.MX6 UltraLite (i.MX6UL) SoC has conquered yet another computer-on-module. EMAC’s SoM-iMX6U joins other Linux-driven modules based on the single-core, 528MHz Cortex-A7 SoC such as OpenEmbed’s SOM6210.

Reddit: Linux on DS Lite

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 02:03:18 AM

Reddit: Web controlled media player for linux

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 01:13:48 AM

I remember a while back there was a media player that could have a web interface in linux, almost want to say it was an audacious plugin or rhythmbox plugin.

The idea is to have music controlled remotely and sneds it out a sound card to an amp.

This isnt for streaming music to the workstations, but to control the music that plays over speakers in a room.

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TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 01:11:07 AM
  • CoreOS Drives Container Management Forward with Tectonic 1.5

    CoreOS is updating its flagship Tectonic platform with the new Tectonic 1.5 release, officially announced on Jan. 31. The new platform benefits from improvements in Kubernetes as well as innovations purpose-built by CoreOS.

  • Mesa 13.0.4 Released with RadeonSI and Intel ANV Vulkan Driver Improvements

    Collabora's Emil Velikov is announcing today the immediate availability of the fourth maintenance update to the latest Mesa 13 stable series of the open-source graphics driver stack for Linux-based operating systems.

  • openSUSE Cloud Images are Ripe for Users

    Cloud images for openSUSE Leap 42.2 are now available for Amazon Web Services (AWS EC2), Azure, Google Compute Engine and more cloud providers.

    Last week, openSUSE Leap 42.2 cloud image became available in the AWS Marketplace and within the past few weeks cloud images for Azure, Google Compute Engine and OpenStack also became available.

  • My free software activities, January 2017

    The debmans package I had so lovingly worked on last month is now officially abandoned. It turns out that another developer, Michael Stapelberg wrote his own implementation from scratch, called debiman.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 01:10:29 AM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 01:08:27 AM
  • tito 0.6.10

    tito 0.6.10 was tagged and built this morning, brought to you almost entirely by the newest tito committer skuznets.

  • Latest Shotwell Releases Enable HTTPS Encryption, Change Your Passwords Now

    Shotwell maintainer Jens Georg announced earlier the availability of two new maintenance versions of the open-source Shotwell image viewer and organizer application for GNU/Linux operating systems.

    Shotwell 0.24.5 and 0.25.4 are now available for download, and it looks like the only change is the use of consistent HTTPS (Secure HTTP) encryption for all the included publishing plugins. This will make sure that your connections to various publishing services supported by the application are kept secure at all time and no one will be able to intercept it and stole your credentials.

  • Vivaldi 1.7 Is Just Around the Corner, Lets You Share Things More Efficiently

    The development cycle of the Vivaldi 1.7 web browser is nearing completion, and Ruarí Ødegaard is today informing us about the availability of a new snapshot that addresses several regressions and implements a couple of new features.

    The Vivaldi developer working on the Linux port of the Chromium-based web browser is reporting that the team is closing in on the final Vivaldi 1.7, and Vivaldi Browser Snapshot 1.7.735.27 is here to focuses on addressing the most important and critical regressions to offer users a polished, stable, and reliable release.

  • Comodo extends endpoint protection to Mac and Linux

    Businesses are increasingly aware of the need to protect their endpoint systems. However, they tend to concentrate most of their efforts on Windows which can leave other platforms vulnerable.

  • You Can Now Install Snap Apps on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    Yup, you read that right: Ubuntu 14.04, aka the Trusty Tahr, aka the LTS before the most recent LTS.

    While most people reading this post will be doing so from a more recent version of Ubuntu than Trusty, the arrival of Snapd in the Trusty archives means even more folks can fool around with the new software deployment and package management system.

  • Chrome/Chromium's EXO Now Supports Hardware Cursors

    Thanks to David Reveman, there is now hardware cursor support for EXO.

  • Bigger, better LibreOffice 5.3 released for the cloud

    The latest version of LibreOffice is out now for Linux, macOS, Windows, and, at long last, the cloud.

  • LibreOffice 5.3 Released, Called ‘Most Feature-Rich Release’ Ever

    LibreOffice 5.3 is now available to download, and The Document Foundation is calling it 'one of the most feature-rich releases in the history of the application'!

  • Simple Menu Launcher Is The KDE App Launcher I’ve Been Dreaming Of

    I’ve recently started using KDE Plasma again after several years of only poking around in GNOME-based desktops, e.g. Unity, Budgie, Cinnamon, etc.

    While I wouldn’t say I’m fully orientated in K Desktop Environment land just yet I am enjoying the learning curve; playing with a desktop environment as configurable as Plasma is actually rather fun, and encountering quirks and new different workflows is a constructive challenge, making me think about why I ‘prefer’ to do things in certain ways.

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Security Leftovers

  • Java and Python FTP attacks can punch holes through firewalls
    The Java and Python runtimes fail to properly validate FTP URLs, which can potentially allow attackers to punch holes through firewalls to access local networks. On Saturday, security researcher Alexander Klink disclosed an interesting attack where exploiting an XXE (XML External Entity) vulnerability in a Java application can be used to send emails.
  • Microsoft: no plans to patch known bugs before March [Ed: Microsoft is keeping open 'back doors' that are publicly known about, not just secret ones]
    Microsoft has no plans to issue updates for two vulnerabilities, one a zero-day and the other being one publicised by Google, before the scheduled date for its next round of updates rolls around in March. The company did not issue any updates in February, even though it had been scheduled to switch to a new system from this month onwards. It gave no reason for this, apart from saying: "This month, we discovered a last minute issue that could impact some customers and was not resolved in time for our planned updates today. "After considering all options, we made the decision to delay this month’s updates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this change to the existing plan." The Google-disclosed bug was made public last week, and is said to be a flaw in the Windows graphic device interface library that can be exploited both locally and remotely to read the contents of a user's memory.
  • Microsoft issues critical security patches, but leaves zero-day flaws at risk
    Microsoft has patched "critical" security vulnerabilities in its browsers, but has left at least two zero-day flaws with public exploit code. The software giant released numerous patches late on Tuesday to fix flaws in Adobe Flash for customers using Internet Explorer on Windows 8.1 and later, as well as Edge for Windows 10.

Red Hat News

  • Why upstream contributions matter when developing open source NFV solutions.
    When software is developed using open source methods, an upstream repository of the code is accessible to all members of the project. Members contribute to the code, test it, write documentation and can create a solution from that code to use or distribute under license. If an organization follows the main stream or branch of the upstream code their solution will receive all the changes and updates created in the upstream repository. Those changes simply “flow down” to the member’s solution. However, if a member organization forks the code — if they create a solution that strays from the main stream — their solution no longer receives updates, fixes and changes from the upstream repository. This organization is now solely responsible for maintaining their solution without the benefit of the upstream community, much like the baby salmon that took a tributary and then have to fend for themselves rather than remain in the main stream and receive the benefit and guidance of the other salmon making their way to the ocean.
  • HPE and Red Hat Join Forces to Give Customers Greater Choice for NFV Deployments
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise ( NYSE : HPE ) and Red Hat, Inc. ( NYSE : RHT ) announced today they are working together to accelerate the deployment of network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions based on fully open, production-ready, standards-based infrastructures. HPE plans to offer ready-to-use, pre-integrated HPE NFV System solutions and HPE Validated Configurations incorporating Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage for communications service providers (CSPs).
  • Red Hat Joins the OpenPower Foundation
    As part of our commitment to delivering open technologies across many computing architectures, Red Hat has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on the POWER microprocessor architecture, at the Platinum level. While we already do build and support open technologies for the POWER architecture, the OpenPOWER Foundation is committed to an open, community-driven technology-creation process – something that we feel is critical to the continued growth of open collaboration around POWER.
  • Buy, Sell or Hold? Analysts Approach: HCA Holdings, Inc. (HCA), Red Hat, Inc. (RHT)?

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