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Suse, AWS Nudge SAP Customers to the Cloud

Thursday 22nd of February 2018 01:00:00 PM

LinuxInsider: Suse recently entered an agreement to expand its relationship with Amazon Web Services, allowing Suse Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications to be sold directly on the AWS Marketplace.

Linux: To recurse or not

Thursday 22nd of February 2018 12:00:00 PM

NetworkWorld: Some Linux commands recurse without being asked, while others have to be nudged with just the right option.

How to Install and Use Netdata Performance Monitoring Tool on Debian 9

Thursday 22nd of February 2018 07:00:00 AM

HowToForge: Netdata is a free, open source, scalable, distributed, real-time, performance and health monitoring tool for Linux based operating systems.

Create a wiki on your Linux desktop with Zim

Thursday 22nd of February 2018 03:00:00 AM

Get that wiki feeling on the desktop with Zim, a powerful, yet compact tool for managing information.

12 useful zypper command examples

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 11:00:00 PM

zypper is used for package and patch management in Suse Linux systems.

VidCutter - Quickly Trim and Join Video Clips

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 10:00:00 PM

VidCutter is an open-source cross-platform video editor with which you can quickly trim and join video clips

Linux: To recurse or not

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 09:26:21 PM

NetworkWorld: Some Linux commands recurse without being asked, while others have to be nudged with just the right option.

Top 8 Debian-Based Distros

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 09:00:00 PM

Datamation: Most people tend to forget that despite Ubuntu's success over the years, it's still just a distro based on another distro - Debian.

Canonical Donates Ubuntu Phones to UBports to Continue Ubuntu Touch Development

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 07:00:00 PM

softpedia: UBports is recreating Ubuntu Touch

The AI era: 4 skills IT pros need to develop

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 06:00:00 PM

EnterprisersProject: Winning in the age of machine learning and artificial intelligence will require IT pros to master these skills

Purism's Linux Phone to Use Convergence for a Unified Experience Across Devices

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 05:00:00 PM

Purism's Francois Tchen shares some initial details on how the company plans to use convergence for their short and long-term design goals of Librem 5, the Linux smartphone that raised more than $2 million on Kickstarter l

How Kubernetes became the solution for migrating legacy applications

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 04:00:00 PM

You don't have to tear down your monolith to modernize it.

Install Apache Kafka on Ubuntu

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 04:00:00 PM

LinuxHint: Apache Kafka is a message broker service like ActiveMQ and RabbitMQ.

How to format academic papers on Linux with groff -me

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 03:00:00 PM

 opensource.com: How to install Apache, PHP 7.2 and MySQL on CentOS 7.4 (LAMP)

How to install Apache, PHP 7.2 and MySQL on CentOS 7.4 (LAMP)

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 02:00:00 PM

HowToForge: This tutorial shows how to install an Apache web server on a CentOS 7 server with PHP (mod_php with PHP 5.4, 7.0, 7.1, or 7.2) and MySQL support.

CPod (formerly Cumulonimbus) - A Beautiful Podcast App

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 01:00:00 PM

CPod, (formerly known as Cumulonimbus), is an electron-based podcast app player for audiobook and podcast lovers.

How to Copy File Permissions and Ownership to Another File in Linux

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 01:00:00 PM

Tecmint: Assuming you have two files or you have just created a new file and want it to have the same permissions and ownership of an older file.

Find Large Files in Linux

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 12:00:00 PM

 One of the most common things you will do as a Linux system administrator is finding unneeded large files that consume disk space

How to install Odoo 11 in virtualenv on Ubuntu 16.04

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 07:00:00 AM

Linuxize: Odoo is a suite of web based open source business apps

Chef Launches InSpec 2.0 to Improve Security Compliance Automation

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 03:00:00 AM

eWEEK: Chef updates its open-source detection and evaluation tool to help organizations with security compliance in the cloud.

More in Tux Machines

GNOME and Fedora

  • RFC: Integrating rsvg-rs into librsvg
    I have started an RFC to integrate rsvg-rs into librsvg. rsvg-rs is the Rust binding to librsvg. Like the gtk-rs bindings, it gets generated from a pre-built GIR file.
  • 1+ year of Fedora and GNOME hardware enablement
    A year and a couple of months ago, Christian Schaller asked me to pivot a little bit from working full time on Fleet Commander to manage a new team we were building to work on client hardware enablement for Fedora and GNOME with an emphasis on upstream. The idea was to fill the gap in the organization where nobody really owned the problem of bringing up new client hardware features vertically across the stack (from shell down to the kernel), or rather, ensure Fedora and GNOME both work great on modern laptops. Part of that deal was to take over the bootloader and start working closer to customers and hardware manufacturing parnters.
  • Fedora Atomic Workstation: Works on the beach
    My trip is getting really close, so I decided to upgrade my system to rawhide. Wait, what ? That is usually what everybody would tell you not to do. Rawhide has this reputation for frequent breakage, and who knows if my apps will work any given day. Not something you want to deal with while traveling.
  • 4 cool new projects to try in COPR for February

Why You Shouldn’t Use Firefox Forks (and Proprietary Opera)

  • Why You Shouldn’t Use Firefox Forks Like Waterfox, Pale Moon, or Basilisk
    Mozilla Firefox is an open source project, so anyone can take its code, modify it, and release a new browser. That’s what Waterfox, Pale Moon, and Basilisk are—alternative browsers based on the Firefox code. But we recommend against using any of them.
  • Opera Says Its Next Opera Release Will Have the Fastest Ad Blocker on the Block
    Opera Software promoted today its upcoming Opera 52 web browser to the beta channel claiming that it has the faster ad blocker on the market compared to previous Opera release and Google Chrome. One of the key highlights of the Opera 52 release will be the improved performance of the built-in ad blocker as Opera claims to have enhanced the string matching algorithm of the ad blocker to make it open web pages that contain ads much faster than before, and, apparently than other web browsers, such as Chrome.

Graphics: Glxinfo, ANV, SPIR-V

  • Glxinfo Gets Updated With OpenGL 4.6 Support, More vRAM Reporting
    The glxinfo utility is handy for Linux users in checking on their OpenGL driver in use by their system and related information. But it's not often that glxinfo itself gets updated, except that changed today with the release of mesa-demos-8.4.0 as the package providing this information utility. Mesa-demos is the collection of glxinfo, eglinfo, glxgears, and utilities related to Mesa. With the Mesa-demos 8.4.0 it is predominantly glxinfo updates.
  • Intel ANV Getting VK_KHR_16bit_storage Support Wrapped Up
    Igalia's Jose Maria Casanova Crespo sent out a set of patches today for fixes that allow for the enabling of the VK_KHR_16bit_storage extension within Intel's ANV Vulkan driver. The patches are here for those interested in 16-bit storage support in Vulkan. This flips on the features for storageBuffer16BitAccess, uniformAndStorageBuffer16BitAccess, storagePushConstant16 and the VK_KHR_16bit_storage extension. This support is present for Intel "Gen 8" Broadwell graphics and newer. Hopefully the work will be landing in Mesa Git soon.
  • SPIR-V Support For Gallium3D's Clover Is Closer To Reality
    It's been a busy past week for open-source GPU compute with Intel opening up their new NEO OpenCL stack, Karol Herbst at Red Hat posting the latest on Nouveau NIR support for SPIR-V compute, and now longtime Nouveau contributor Pierre Moreau has presented his latest for SPIR-V Clover support. Pierre has been spending about the past year adding SPIR-V support to Gallium3D's "Clover" OpenCL state tracker. SPIR-V, of course, is the intermediate representation used now by OpenCL and Vulkan.

Security: Updates, Tinder, FUD and KPTI Meltdown Mitigation

  • Security updates for Friday
  • Tinder vulnerability let hackers [sic] take over accounts with just a phone number

    The attack worked by exploiting two separate vulnerabilities: one in Tinder and another in Facebook’s Account Kit system, which Tinder uses to manage logins. The Account Kit vulnerability exposed users’ access tokens (also called an “aks” token), making them accessible through a simple API request with an associated phone number.

  • PSA: Improperly Secured Linux Servers Targeted with Chaos Backdoor [Ed: Drama queen once again (second time in a week almost) compares compromised GNU/Linux boxes to "back doors"]
    Hackers are using SSH brute-force attacks to take over Linux systems secured with weak passwords and are deploying a backdoor named Chaos. Attacks with this malware have been spotted since June, last year. They have been recently documented and broken down in a GoSecure report.
  • Another Potential Performance Optimization For KPTI Meltdown Mitigation
    Now that the dust is beginning to settle around the Meltdown and Spectre mitigation techniques on the major operating systems, in the weeks and months ahead we are likely to see more performance optimizations come to help offset the performance penalties incurred by mitigations like kernel page table isolation (KPTI) and Retpolines. This week a new patch series was published that may help with KPTI performance.