Can anyone pass some advice on how I can improve the speed on my Manjaro install?
16.10 seemed to be faster on the same machine. I wiped everything and installed Manjaro 17 and I cant help but notice it is running a bit slower than the previous version. Maybe placebo, but still.submitted by /u/nazward
Linux.com: Linux Foundation Highly Relevant to Data Center Networking Evolution Says SDxCentral Report
What tools / functionalities you would like to see a graphical user interface created for? Do you use a specific command-line tool everyday on Linux and sometimes you wished you can just do it using a GUI? For example: do you need a GUI for wget, aria2, ffmpeg, gpg.. etc (there are many for those but just to make it clear)? Or would you like to see a program which does X functionality on Linux desktop?
P.S: This is not a discussion for which one is better or which one you prefer. This is only for people who want GUIs to be created. If you don't, please don't turn the track of this post.submitted by /u/mhsabbagh
Teradata releases data lake platform to open source
Teradata today released its data lake management software platform to the open source community. The project aims to help organizations address common challenges in data lake implementation, including skill shortages for engineers and administrators, learning and implementing governance best practices and driving data lake adoption beyond engineers.
Teradata is offering the new open source Kylo project under the Apache 2.0 license, and plans to offer services and support for the platform.
Forrester Wave Report Highlights The Clear Prominence Of Open Source
The security industry is recognizing the importance open source has within enterprise applications and ultimately security, according to Forrester research. The Forrester Wave: Software Composition Analysis, Q1 2017 focused on Software Composition Analysis (SCA) and found developers use open source components as their foundation and highlights how security pros are turning to SCA tools to reduce risks.
The six leading providers, according to Forrester, are Black Duck Software, Flexera Software, Sonatype, Synopsys, Veracode, and WhiteSource Software. The report researched, analyzed, and scored each provider to see how each one measures up to help security professionals make the right choices for their organizations.
Why Open Collaboration Is Crucial for Blockchain Tech
The one-year-old Hyperledger Project has already come a long way in making the innovative blockchain technology used in Bitcoin a viable option for secure business transactions. That was the clear message from Christopher Ferris in his keynote at the Open Source Leadership Summit in February.
Ferris, the CTO of open technology at IBM and member of Hyperledger’s leadership, said Hyperledger and blockchain technology could be enormously successful in private enterprise securing and verifying rapid, high value, and highly private transactions. Additionally, the collaborative open source foundation is nearing release of its production-ready distributed ledger code base, Fabric.
Keynote: State of Blockchain - Christopher Ferris, Distinguished Engineer
The Hyperledger project has come a long way in making the innovative blockchain technology used in Bitcoin a viable option for secure business transactions; hear more from Christopher Ferris in this keynote at the Open Source Leadership Summit.
ScyllaDB another contender to the open source NoSQL database crown
The world of the database is one of those areas that sees lots of people obsessing over details that to outside observers would seem trivial. Graph, NoSQL, SQL, distributed—so many choices.
So, when ScyllaDB told me about a funding round that they’d raised and their stated intention to replace Apache Cassandra, I was interested—if slightly skeptical. Not skeptical because of anything I know about ScyllaDB per se, but simply because of the busy-ness of the space.
Open Source adoption in Education Sector: Interview with Patrick Masson from OSI
With the perceived growth of FLOSS deployments in the world's education sector, we wanted to try to confirm our intuition. What better way of doing so than going directly to the source. In this instance, we reached out to Patrick Masson, Director and General Manager at Open Source Initiative (OSI). He was kind enough to put a lot of time and effort into answering questions in this area. He provides plenty of reasons to confirm our initial thoughts. Please enjoy reading through the immense amount of information Patrick provided to us.
- Security updates for Tuesday
- Security updates for Wednesday
Google leads ‘guerilla patching’ of big vulnerability in open source projects
Google has revealed its emergency patching efforts to fix a widespread and “pernicious” software vulnerability that affected thousands of open source projects in 2015.
Referred to as “Mad Gadget” by Google (aka the Java “Apache Commons Collections Deserialization Vulnerability” CVE 2015-6420), the flaw was first highlighted by FoxGlove Security in November of that year, months after the first proof-of-concept code garnered almost zero attention.
Microsoft and Samsung react to Vault 7 CIA leaks -- Google, Linux Foundation and others remain silent
The Vault 7 document and code cache released yesterday by WikiLeaks revealed that many big software companies were being actively exploited by the CIA. Apple, Microsoft, Google, Samsung, and even Linux were all named as having vulnerabilities that could be used for surveillance.
Vault 7 fallout: Linux Foundation says it's "not surprising" Linux is targeted [Ed: "NSA Asked Linus Torvalds To Install Backdoors Into GNU/Linux"]
In the wake of WikiLeaks' Vault 7 CIA leaks, Apple has been quick to point out that vulnerabilities mentioned in the documents have already been addressed. Microsoft and Samsung have said they are "looking into" things, and now the Linux Foundation has spoken out.
Nicko van Someren, Chief Technology Officer at The Linux Foundation says that while it is "not surprising" that Linux would find itself a target, the open source project has a very fast release cycle, meaning that kernel updates are released every few days to address issues that are found.
The Linux Foundation responds to Wikileaks' CIA hacking revelations
THE LINUX FOUNDATION has become the latest firm to responded to the revelations that its products have been compromised by the CIA.
Wikileaks on Tuesday published 8,761 documents dubbed 'Year Zero', the first part in a series of leaks on the agency that Wikileaks has dubbed 'Vault 7'.
The whistleblowing foundation claims the document dump reveals full details of the CIA's 'global covert hacking program', including 'weaponised exploits' used against operating systems including Android, iOS, Linux, macOS, Windows and "even Samsung TVs, which are turned into cover microphones".
The impact GitHub is having on your software career
I spent from 2004 to 2014 working at Red Hat, the world's largest open source software engineering company. On my very first day there, in July 2004, my boss Marty Messer said to me, "All the work you do here will be in the open. In the future, you won't have a CV—people will just Google you."
This was one of the unique characteristics of working at Red Hat at the time. We had the opportunity to create our own personal brands and reputation in the open. Communication with other software engineers through mailing lists and bug trackers, and source code commits to mercurial, subversion, and CVS (Concurrent Versions System) repositories were all open and indexed by Google.
Red Hat Developing User Session Recording for the Enterprise
There's a bit of a hole in open source that Red Hat's been working to fill. Well, not a hole actually, but a missing feature in access control that is required by many enterprise users.
Red Hat is working to tackle session recording, which means exactly what it says: the recording of everything a user does while working in a system. This is necessary for a variety of reasons, and is often mandated and sometimes required by law for medical and financial institutions. SysAdmins find it useful for things like monitoring what contractors do when given access to a system. And when someone makes a mistake that brings a system down, with session recording in place there's a much better chance of getting back up quickly by seeing what the user did to bring about the crash.
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So, how was Outreachy for me?
Second, the fedora-hubs team is a good group of people. Welcoming, helpful, and unfailingly polite. I may have only been there for a few months, but I will miss them.
- Fedora 25: Enable gnome notifications Fedmsg and Openweather.
- Fedora 25: Install the ffmpeg tools .
- Try pentbox like honeypot tool with Fedora 25.
Usability testing and analysis wrapup
I have completed my summaries of the initial interviews for event creation/planning and ambassadors as resources. I did not manage to translate the CSS from table to div, as things were behaving very oddly when I tried. However, I did pass along the CSS/HTML work I had done to Máirín Duffy.
- Flatpak and Endless OS at InstallFest Prague
GNOME Twitch is a rather slick desktop Twitch viewer
Today I tried out GNOME Twitch [Github, Official Site], a native desktop application for watching Twitch streams and it's really quite amazing.
GNOME ED update – Week 10
After quite a bit of work, we finally have the sponsorship brochure produced for GUADEC and GNOME.Asia. Huge thanks to everyone who helped, I’m really pleased with the result. Again, if you or your company are interested in sponsoring us, please drop a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org!
I’ve been slowly getting started on documentation for Builder in-between the 3.24 stabilization process and conference time. But there is a lot to do and we could use your help. Here is me publicly requesting that you help us get some documentation in place for 3.24.
Exploring your application runtime
In Builder, we landed a new feature for 3.24 that allows you to create a new terminal inside the application runtime. If you’re building against your host system, then this is nothing special. If you’re building against jhbuild you’ll get a shell inside of that (but again, nothing really special).
Movado Teams With Google for Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatch
The watchmaker unveiled a partnership with Google to launch the Movado Connect smartwatch collection, which will be powered by the newly updated Android Wear 2.0.
Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss, brands in the Movado licensed portfolio, are also partnering with Google to launch smartwatch collections for fall.
Movado, which has been dabbling in the smartwatch category, is one of the first to design a watch specifically for the new operating system. The Movado Connect collection will be unveiled at the Baselworld trade show, which starts March 23, and will launch this fall. It will include five men’s styles starting at $495 and be available in the U.S., the Caribbean, Canada and the U.K.
Android O to Include New Assistive Features, Including 'Copy Less' and Gesture Triggers: Report
It seems like Google is trying to make its mobile platform more convenient to use as the search giant is reportedly working on some assistive features that might make their way to the next version of Android - codenamed Android O. If the newly revealed information is to be believed, Google is working towards adding features that would make use of artificial intelligence to make life easier for Android users. There are also talks of adding gesture triggers to help users perform functions with speed and ease.
- PSA: Some Android users reporting voice-to-text bug that repeats phrases over and over
- Nokia has an Android flagship in the works to challenge the Galaxy S8
- Google's March Security Update Breaks Android Pay on Some Pixel & Nexus Devices
- New Study Reveals Once and for All Which Is Better—iPhone or Android
- NEXT JUMP: Shmup Tactics, a shoot 'em up redesigned like a turn-based strategy game
SteamVR Gets Beta Development Build with Support for Linux
The beta channels for the Steam client and SteamVR now support Linux. As a development build, the selection of Linux-supported SteamVR games is very limited, but Valve says the build aims to let developers begin making VR content that supports the open source operating system.
Valve recently provided some positive news for VR on Linux, which has been fairly limited since Oculus ‘paused’ its Linux development in 2015. Announced late last year, Valve has launched of a SteamVR developer build for Linux. According to the GitHub page, “This is a development release. It is intended to allow developers to start creating SteamVR content for Linux platforms. Limited hardware support is provided, and pre-release drivers are required”.
- Some thoughts on Blueprint Tycoon, the resource management sim
- SDL2 Gamepad Tool, an alternative to Steam Big Picture configurator
- Some thoughts on The Original Strife: Veteran Edition
- Slime Rancher major update 'Ancient Ruins' released with lots of new toys
Faeria, the rather good free to play turn-based card battler has a final release and now official Linux support
I've played it on and off for a while and I think it's really rather good. You build the board as you go on each turn, draw cards and battle. You unlock new cards as you go, but you can also buy the "Steam Pack" which includes 50 cards and more.
Todo.txt Indicator for Ubuntu Helps You Get Stuff Done
If you manage your to-to list with a plaintext Todo.txt file this indicator applet may help you keep on top of your tasks.
Sure, there are plenty of web-based clients, sticky note widgets, and feature-packed desktop task managers offering to help us cut through the crud and get stuff done.
VirtualBox 5.1.16 Released with Initial Linux Kernel 4.11 Support, Bug Fixes
Oracle released a few moments ago new point releases of the VirtualBox 5.1 and 5.0 stable branches of the popular and open-source virtualization software for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
VirtualBox 5.1.16 is now the most advanced version of the application, and it comes approximately seven weeks after the VirtualBox 5.1.14 maintenance update. The most important change implemented for Linux users is initial support for the upcoming Linux 4.11 kernel, whose development just started a few days with the first Release Candidate.
MOC – The Best Music Player for Your Linux Console
MOC (Music On Console) is a Music player app for Linux/Unix Command Line Interface designed to be simple and robust enough to run smoothly without significantly affecting other I/O operations.
An Elegant Simple Weather Indicator for Linux
Simple Weather Indicator is the simplest weather indicator app you can use on Unity and Gnome desktops (among others).
It is an Open Source indicator app written in Python and it implements Eris, a free Open Source Weather API to fetch the current weather condition of designated regions.
Samba 4.6.0 Available for Download
Samba 4.6 has been released with many new features and changes. New features include Kerberos client encryption types, a new option for owner inheritance, multi-process Netlogon support, new options for controlling TCP ports used for RPC services, and more.
Samba 4.6 Released With Various Printing/Sharing Changes
Samba 4.6.0 is now available as the project's latest stable release for SMB/CIFS support on Linux systems.
Book review: Up to no good with 'Raspberry Pi for Secret Agents'
It all started with the Raspberry Pi as a Christmas present, and we started with the Raspberry Pi Education Manual as our guide. As a free download, it was a very good primer to get started. Then we moved onto other books, such as Getting Started with Raspberry Pi, and I started to notice some patterns. Those books often covered the same things over and over: getting the system to boot with Raspbian, visual programming with Scratch, and using the GPIO pins. Also, I noticed that the books focused on how to use the disparate features of the Raspberry Pi, but they didn’t have a common goal or theme in mind. Both of these observations led to my next observation that my daughter’s excitement in Raspberry Pi books started to wane because it felt like we were slogging through math textbooks as opposed to reading with an exciting goal in mind.
Industrial thin Mini-ITX runs on 7th Gen Intel CPUs
Congatec’s “Conga-IC175” is a Linux-friendly thin Mini-ITX board with Kaby Lake CPUs, wide-range power, Intel Optane support, and PCIe and M.2 expansion.
- Qnap launches TS-453Bmini NAS
- QNAP Announces the TS-453Bmini Vertical NAS