Snowden calls for AMD to open source
Whistle blowing spook Edward Snowden says that AMD could kick Intel to death if it open sources its PSP and firmware.
In an odd tweet, Snowden appeared to be jolly excited about the release of AMD’s new Ryzen desktop processor. But he said that the release of such a good product would be a good moment for AMD to open source their PSP & firmware.
“In the next cycles, many will discuss replacing Intel. This is a low-cost, low-risk opportunity for AMD to distinguish themselves from Intel on an on-going basis. It's a shame to miss it,” he wrote.
- AMD Ryzen with Ubuntu – Here is what you have to do to fix constant crashes!
AMD Ryzen with Ubuntu - Here is What You Have to Do to Fix Constant Crashes
Of course, you can always download the kernel of your choice from the Mainline Kernel PPA, and use dpkg to install it yourself as well, rather than rely on their script.
How to Build a Linux Rig
When building a machine, you must take manufacturer into consideration if you’re building for Linux. If you want a Linux machine and don’t want to worry that your build won’t work, there are several vendors to choose from (one of which is Dell). If you want all your Steam games to work, the best choice of Linux to put on it (short of putting Steam OS on it) is Ubuntu Linux. In the following article, I’m going to walk you through how to pick parts for your Linux machine.
A few years ago, I used Synergy to share my mouse between my Windows and Linux computers and it was working quite well and I even donated something I believe. Now I wanted to use it again after a lot of time and noticed that its gone paid :s For now, I've gone back to my two keyboards and mice.
I was wondering if someone knew a good alternative to it ?
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Razer founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan said on Thursday that the company is now looking to support Linux on the Razer Blade laptop. He said that support for the open-source operating system is one of the most common requests for the Razer Blade and that Razer is now looking into the possibility. He is now asking all Linux “enthusiasts” to provide their feedback, suggestions, and ideas in the new Linux Corner section of Razer Insider.
“We decided to lead a new forum section that is dedicated to Linux’s applications for gamers or other creators alike,” the company states in its introductory post. “The Linux Corner is a result of this where fans can now discuss their experience, provide feedback, and talk about everything related to Tux’s OS running on the Razer Blade.”
Stanislav Hoferek, the developer of the Lubuntu-based Greenie Linux distribution designed to run on older PCs from ten years ago, was proud to announce the release of Greenie 16.04, which ships in two editions: Desktop and Lite.
If you’re a sysadmin who works from home, logs in for after-hours emergency support or simply prefers to work from a laptop in your office, you need to do it securely. Preparation and vigilance are essential in keeping your workstation and network safe from hackers.
Anyone who uses a Linux workstation to access and manage their company’s or project's IT infrastructure runs the risk that his or her computer will become an incursion vector against the rest of that infrastructure.
Wine 2.3 Released with Mortal Kombat X, Kholat and The Witcher 3 Improvements
The Wine development team announced the availability of a new development release of the open-source and cross-platform application that lets Linux and Mac users install and use games and apps made only for Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Wine 2.3 is now the newest development release, the third of its kind after the release of the major Wine 2.0 stable series earlier this year. Prominent features include improvements to ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) support on 64-bit platforms, more Shader Model 5 instructions, and additional work on the Direct3D command stream.
Wine 2.3 Released, Still Prepping For The Direct3D CSMT
Wine 2.3 is out as the latest bi-weekly development snapshot.
Wine 2.3 Released
The Wine development release 2.3 is now available.
Wine 2.3 released with more Direct3D command stream and Shader Model 5 work
Wine 2.3 has officially released today and the developers are continuing their work to improve Wine performance and work on Shader Model 5.
For those of you that don't know what "Direct3D command stream" means, it's multithreading to improve performance of games ran in Wine with OpenGL.
LXer: IBM is a Massive Patent Bully That Amasses Software Patents, So Invalidation or 'Sharing' of One Single Patent Misses the Point Entirely
If you want to know what's going on with your Linux server, start with these Linux monitoring commands.
Release of Kube 0.1.0
It’s finally done! Kube 0.1.0 is out the door.
First off, this is a tech preview really and not meant for production use.
So what is Kube? (and who is Sink?)
Kube is further developed in coordination with Roundcube Next, to achieve a consistent user experience across the two interfaces and to ensure that we can collaborate while building the UX.
A roadmap has been available for some time for the first release here, but in the long run we of course want to go beyond a simple email application. The central aspects of the the problem space that we want to address is communication and collaboration as well as organization. I know this is till a bit fuzzy, but there is a lot of work to be done before we can specify this clearly.
KDE's Kube Mail/PIM Client Does Its First Tech Preview Release
Today marks the release of KDE's new Kube 0.1 project, the first tech preview (pre-production) release of this experimental Kontact based on Qt Quick and Akonadi-Next.
Kube is self-described by its GitHub repository as "a personal information and collaboration application currently in its early stages of development. It uses Sink for data access and synchronization, and leverages the KDE PIM codebase where possible."
- NASA Has Just Released Tons Of Free And Open Source Software, Here’s How To Get Them
Using open source APM software: InspectIT
Thus, system failures and poor performance usually have a significant negative impact on a company's reputation and economic success. The discipline of APM (Application Performance Management) comes to the rescue by providing methodologies and tools to ensure a high quality of service. APM tools provide the means to monitor the health of software systems, detect and react on emerging performance anomalies, and allow for the diagnosis of the root causes of performance problems. A set of commercial APM tools (AppDynamics, DynaTrace, NewRelic, etc.) are available that are rich in their scope of functionality and maturity; however, in some cases commercial tools may not be suitable due to license costs, vendor lock-in, or other reasons that can negatively affect companies following an open source strategy.
Free Webinar on How To Develop a Winning Speaking Submission from Deb Nicholson and Women in Open Source
Women in Open Source will kick off a webinar series that will discuss cultivating more diverse viewpoints and voices in open source, including both inspirational ideas and practical tips the community can immediately put into action. The first webinar, “From Abstract to Presentation: How To Develop a Winning Speaking Submission” will be held Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 8 a.m. Pacific Time.
Storytelling in the 21st Century
Some words for thought from this week’s video on nteract: “Open science isn’t truly open and open source isn’t truly open.”
I work as a technologist at a public library and my undergraduate degree is in philosophy. I like it when I hear technologists talking in these kinds of terms. It’s evidence of someone thinking at a very high level.
Peer-review activists push psychology journals towards open data
An editor on the board of a journal published by the prestigious American Psychological Association (APA) has been asked to resign in a controversy over data sharing in peer review.
Gert Storms — who says he won’t step down — is one of a few hundred scientists who have vowed that, from the start of this year, they will begin rejecting papers if authors won’t publicly share the underlying data, or explain why they can’t.
The idea, called the Peer Reviewers’ Openness Initiative, was launched by psychologists hoping to increase transparency in a field beset by reports of fraud and dubious research practices. And the APA, which does not ask that data be made available to peer reviewers or shared openly online, seems set to become an early testing ground for the initiative’s influence. With Storms’ situation still unresolved, the society’s council of editors will discuss whether it should change its policies at a meeting in late March.
Security-Oriented Alpine Linux 3.5.2 Distro Released with Kernel 4.4.52 LTS
Alpine Linux, the open-source security-oriented GNU/Linux distribution based on BusyBox and musl libc, has been updated earlier to version 3.5.2, the second point release to the stable 3.5 series.
Alpine Linux 3.5.2 comes one month after the release of Alpine Linux 3.5.1 and brings with it the recently released long-term supported Linux 4.4.52 kernel, as well as numerous up-to-date components, including PHP 7.0.16, lighttpd 1.4.45, Chromium 56.0.2924.76, PostgreSQL 9.6.2, nginx 1.10.3, ZoneMinder 1.30.2, and RackTables 0.20.12.
SSH Communications Security's Universal SSH Key Manager
Today's IAM solutions, warns enterprise cybersecurity expert SSH Communications Security, fail to address fully the requirements of trusted access. Organizations lack an efficient way to manage and govern trusted access credentials and have no visibility into the activities that occur within the secure channels that are created for trusted access operations.
Three Years after Heartbleed, How Vulnerable Are You? [Ed: Fools who cling on to hype, marketing and FUD from a Microsoft-connected firm even 3 years later]
Three years ago, the Heartbleed vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library sent the software industry and companies around the world into a panic. Software developers didn't know enough about the open source components used in their own products to understand whether their software was vulnerable — and customers using that software didn't know either.
Smartphone App: G Translator Pro another Multi-language translator app released on Tizen Store
Another new Multi-language support translator app is now available on Tizen store named ‘G Translator Pro’, added by Mobiteka group, and it uses the translator services provided by the Google Translate API. Read on to see which features we can use in this app.
- 13 reasons not to use Chrome
Mozilla and BrowserStack Partner to Drive Mobile Testing on Real Devices
At Mozilla a fundamental part of our beliefs is that all websites should work equally well across all browsers and all devices. The Internet should just work everywhere, flawlessly, with no questions asked. We’re therefore really happy that, as of this week, the BrowserStack team is launching a mobile test capability for Firefox browser products and a unique offering – one year of free testing on Firefox mobile browsers on BrowserStack’s Real Device Cloud. In addition, developers can test Firefox browsers on different desktop operating systems for free for 30 days.
We know that today the majority of web content consumption and activity is on mobile. That’s what makes BrowserStack’s new Firefox test capability so important for web developers trying to build web compatible mobile sites. And helping developers be more successful with their sites is great for users too, and for Mozilla.
Node.js: A project for casual contributors
I sat down at the Open Source Leadership Summit to record a podcast with Mikeal Rogers, who heads the Node.js Foundation, a collaborative project under the Linux Foundation. He observed that one of the characteristics of Node.js and its community is that it's a "post-GitHub platform," meaning "the first release of Node.js and the first code written on Node.js were in a GitHub repository. That's the environment we live in, so we had to come up with some newer ways of managing the project that are unique to this newer and more modern open source."
Tune Up Your Code with the Crankshaft Compiler
Safia Abdalla is an open source developer and a maintainer on a project called nteract, but her pet topic is compilers. And, in her talk at Node.js Interactive, Abdalla explained the inner workings of the V8 compiler and how it can optimize the code it gets fed. Although Abdalla specifically focused on what goes on in the V8 compiler, she noted that there are many similarities to other compilers.