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LXer: Brewing beer with Linux, Python, and Raspberry Pi

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 09:36:53 PM
I started brewing my own beer more than 10 years ago. Like most homebrewers, I started in my kitchen making extract-based brews. This required the least equipment and still resulted in really tasty beer. Eventually I stepped up to all-grain brewing using a big cooler for my mash tun. For several years I was brewing 5 gallons at a time, but brewing 10 gallons takes the same amount of time and effort (and only requires slightly larger equipment), so a few years ago I stepped it more

TuxMachines: German Laptop Company Announces Own Linux Distro

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 09:36:42 PM

Tuxedo, a German computer company selling a range of Linux laptops, has announced it is launching it own Linux distribution.

“We have been working on this project for several months,” they say in their announcement. “We have been thinking about the usability of the desktop, have included user feedback in our considerations and made some surveys on desktop usage.”

As a result of this feedback the computer outfit plan to ship an in-house Xubuntu spin prinstalled on its devices. That spin is called (somewhat confusingly) “Tuxedo Xubuntu 16.04 LTS“.

Also: How I replaced my MacBook Pro by a Raspberry Pi during 1 week

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Reddit: A store in Rockport, MA

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 09:28:18 PM

TuxMachines: Kube 0.3.1 and KDav2 0.1.0 Released by Christian Mollekopf

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 09:21:12 PM
  • Release of Kube 0.3.1

    Kube 0.3.1 is out the door.

    Over the past months we’ve been working hard on turning Kube into something more useful than a pure techpreview, and while Kube 0.3.1 still isn’t anywhere near production ready, I can finally say that I can use it for most of my email needs.

    First, let’s get out of the way what doesn’t work just yet so you know what you can expect.

  • Release of KDav2 0.1.0

    I’m pleased to announce the release of KDav2 0.1.0.

    KDav2 is a KJob based DAV protocol implementation.

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LXer: How to Stream Twitch Directly to GNOME on Linux

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 08:28:16 PM
Twitch is easily the most popular game-streaming platform on the Internet. GNOME Twitch allows you to easily integrate Twitch into your Linux desktop.

TuxMachines: Linux/Graphics: Linux 4.13 Features, Linux 4.12, Wayland, Weston, and Nouveau

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 07:37:01 PM

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TuxMachines: Canonical Invites Ubuntu Users to Test the LibreOffice 5.3.4 Snap on Their OS

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 07:32:12 PM

Canonical's Olivier Tilloy reports today on the availability of an updated version of the LibreOffice Snap package for Ubuntu Linux and other Snappy-enabled distributions.

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TuxMachines: GNU Linux-Libre 4.12 Kernel Officially Released for Those Who Seek 100% Freedom

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 07:29:10 PM

Alexandre Oliva announced the release and immediate availability of the GNU Linux-Libre 4.12 kernel, a 100% free and libre kernel that doesn't use any proprietary drivers.

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TuxMachines: Security: libgcrypt20, NSA, CIA, US Independence Day Updates, Reproducible Builds, and Debian LTS

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 07:24:05 PM
  • GnuPG crypto library cracked, look for patches

    Linux users need to check out their distributions to see if a nasty bug in libgcrypt20 has been patched.

    The patch, which has landed in Debian and Ubuntu, is to address a side-channel attack published last week.

    The researchers published their work at the International Association for Cryptologic Research's e-print archive last week. The paper was authored by David Bernstein, Joachim Breitner, Daniel Genkin, Leon Groot Bruinderink, Nadia Heninger, Tanja Lange, Christine van Vredendaal and Yuval Yarom (who hail variously from the Technical University of Eindhoven, the University of Illinois, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Maryland, and the University of Adelaide).

  • It’s time for the NSA to speak up about its stolen cyber weapons [Not just that; it should be held accountable, along with accomplices like Microsoft]

    After a global ransomware attack extending from Russia to the U.S. hit computer systems last week, security analysts quickly realized the perpetrators were using stolen cyber weapons that were part of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) arsenal — for the second time in just six weeks.

    While the NSA has yet to acknowledge publicly that their hacking tools have fallen into the wrong hands, at least one congressman asked them to take action. “As a computer science major, my long-term fear — which is shared by security researchers — is that this is the tip of the iceberg and many more malware attacks will soon be released based on NSA’s hacking tools,” Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., wrote in a letter to NSA Director Michael Rogers.

  • Linux malware: Leak exposes CIA's OutlawCountry hacking toolkit
  • Security updates for US Independence Day
  • Reproducible Builds: week 114 in Stretch cycle
  • My Free Software Activities in June 2017

    My monthly report covers a large part of what I have been doing in the free software world. I write it for my donors (thanks to them!) but also for the wider Debian community because it can give ideas to newcomers and it’s one of the best ways to find volunteers to work with me on projects that matter to me.

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TuxMachines: Games: The Witcher 3, Galimulator, and Rocket League

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 07:20:01 PM

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LXer: Master Rust Programming with Free Books

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 07:19:39 PM
Rust is a systems programming language that runs fast, prevents segmentation faults, and guarantees thread safety. It accomplishes these goals by being memory safe without using garbage collection. The language enables developers to write programs with the performance and control of a low-level language, but with the powerful abstractions of a high-level language.

TuxMachines: GNOME Development Updates

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 07:17:27 PM

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Reddit: I want to build a router/firewall/server. Am I crazy?

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 07:05:40 PM

Just to get this out of the way, it's not my first rodeo. I used to build floppy based routers out of discarded 386's a looong time ago, before you could buy a router for $40 (or at all). I have built webservers, samba servers etc. However, it's been a while. I still use Mint as my daily OS, but no server stuff for a few years.

I have a Dlink wifi router at home. it works ok, rebooting it every few days seems to help things, but I can't help but feel we could be doing better at home. Plus, I'm really considering using a VPN, and want to do this at the router level to put the whole house through it. This isn't possible on the Dlink I currently have. I'm sure we can do better on security as well. I'd also love to be able to run some devices through VPN while running others without at the same time, not sure this is possible but it's just a thought I had.

I may want to include some central storage on the router as well.

I want to build this on new hardware. I was looking at Raspberry Pis, but am not sure there's enough power there, and there are some pretty inexpensive motherboards with embedded cpus available now. It's going to run headless.

I've been considering Alpine Linux (TBH I've also been looking at Pfsense, but that's not linux so doesn't really belong here).

So, looking for feedback, suggestions on system or hardware, or also open to "you're an idiot, just buy x" comments. TBH half of the reason for doing this is just to do it for fun, as I said it's been a while since I've done any sysadmin stuff and I miss it. Maybe I'm a masochist, I dunno. I do know there's new shit out there though that I might want to play with.

FYI we run about a dozen or so devices through internet between computers, tablets, phones, etc. so not terribly intense.

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Reddit: Collabora & Linux Kernel 4.12

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 06:25:19 PM

TuxMachines: Rapid Photo Download 0.9

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 06:21:08 PM
  • Improve Your Photography Workflow on Linux with Rapid Photo Download 0.9

    Rapid Photo Download 0.9.0 is now stable, and available to download. The app, which makes mass importing photos and videos from SD cards, smartphones and USB devices easier, switches from GTK to Qt for this release. We reported on this change when we covered the beta release back in April.

  • Rapid Photo Downloader For Linux Switches From GTK To Qt

    Rapid Photo Downloader, the open-source software for Linux which its developer claims is "the Linux desktop's best photo and video downloader/importer", is out with a new release after two and a half years in development.

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LXer: How To Unlock private-public messaging in Linux using ssh-chat utility

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 06:11:02 PM
In case you want to explore the opportunity for performing private-public messaging in Linux , then ssh-chat is the perfect solution. This article will describe you how we can unlock private-public messaging in Linux using ssh-chat utility.

Reddit: SSHecret - an ssh-agent for every domain

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 05:35:19 PM

TuxMachines: Release of GCC 6.4

Tuesday 4th of July 2017 05:33:59 PM
  • GCC 6 Release Series

    The GNU project and the GCC developers are pleased to announce the release of GCC 6.4.

    This release is a bug-fix release, containing fixes for regressions in GCC 6.3 relative to previous releases of GCC.

  • GCC 6.4 Compiler Released

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Google Chrome 60 Released

DRM-Carrying Flash's Death in the News

  • Google: HTML is Faster, Safer, and More Power Efficient Than Adobe's Flash
    After Adobe's big announcement this morning that they plan to end support for Flash in late 2020, Google Chrome's Anthony Laforge published a blog article asking Flash developers to start transitioning to HTML. For a long time, Google shipped its Chrome web browser built-in with Flash support, but it now looks like Chrome will slowly start blocking Flash content, require explicit permission from users, until upstream support is terminated three years from now, at the end of 2020. Google, like anyone else on this planet, believe HTML is faster, safer, and more power efficient than Flash, without a doubt.
  • Adobe Flash will die by 2020, Adobe and browser makers say

    For many, though, Flash was simply seen at least as a nuisance, and at worst a serious security risk.   


    Flash-based exploits have circulated for years, in a game of cat-and-mouse between hackers and Adobe itself. Apple's Steve Jobs famously banned Flash from the iPhone, claiming that Flash hurt battery life and also was a security risk. [...]

  • Adobe Flash is dead (well, nearly)

    Tech firms have long been hammering nail's into its coffin, too, and back in 2010, Steve Jobs famously penned a letter that called for the demise of Adobe Flash in favour of a shift to open web standards.

  • The end of Flash

FreeBSD 11.1 Released

  • FreeBSD 11.1 Operating System Debuts to Support 2nd Generation Microsoft Hyper-V
    The FreeBSD Project announced today the release and immediate availability of the first incremental update to the FreeBSD 11 operating system series, FreeBSD 11.1. It's been more than nine months since FreeBSD 11 was released as the latest and most advanced version of the widely-used and most popular BSD operating system on the market, and now, FreeBSD 11.1 is here with a bunch of new features across multiple components, as well as all the latest security and bug fixes.
  • FreeBSD 11.1 Debuts With LLVM/Clang 4, ZFS Improvements
    FreeBSD 11.1 is now available as the first point release to FreeBSD 11.
  • FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE Announcement
    The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE. This is the second release of the stable/11 branch.