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Linux 4.2 Adds New Public Key Encryption API, Jitter RNG

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 05:00:57 PM
The latest subsystem update worth commenting on for the Linux 4.2 merge window are the crypto(graphy) updates with this new kernel version...

Linux Vendor Firmware Service Launches

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 01:55:48 PM
Richard Hughes announced today the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) for hardware vendors to be able to upload their firmware files -- thus making them redistributable to fwupd users (such as with Fedora 23+) assuming they comply with the AppStream specification...

Xdg-App Announced For Desktop App Sandboxing

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 01:25:18 PM
Alexander Larsson has formally announced xdg-app today as the desktop app sandboxing system for GNOME environments...

AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Launches Today, Initial Results A Bit Of A Let Down

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 01:14:20 PM
After being announced earlier this month and the Radeon Rx 300 series launching last week, the $649+ R9 Fury X water-cooled graphics card launches today. With the launch comes a whole bunch of (Windows) reviews too...

KVM In Linux 4.2 Adds Support For x86 Write Combining, SMM

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 09:57:20 AM
The KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) updates for Linux 4.2 are exciting for x86 Linux users...

Another System For Tracking The Linux Kernel's Performance

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 06:17:52 AM
Yet another system has been added to our continuously growing basement server farm that tracks the performance of various upstream open-source projects on a daily basis. Meet system number 58!..

JavaScript Developers Will Appreciate The Latest Fedora 23 Proposals

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 04:00:00 AM
Developers have proposed a number of changes for Fedora 23 concerning JavaScript-related packages...

Linus Is Looking Forward To Merging KDBUS, But Not Convinced By Performance

Wednesday 24th of June 2015 12:32:18 AM
With the new Linux kernel mailing list thread about the prospects of merging KDBUS into the mainline Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds has provided his thoughts on the matter for this controversial feature backed by systemd developers for trying to provide a high-performance, kernel-based IPC solution...

Qt 5.7 Will Make Use Of Modern C++11 Features

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 11:03:33 PM
Earlier this month I wrote about Qt developers looking at making Qt 5.6 a long-term support release. Today that decision was firmed up by Lars Knoll and he's also reinforced the plans for making Qt 5.7 release where the code-base will take advantage of C++11 language features...

Another Month, Another Round Of Allwinner GPL-Violating Concerns

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 10:48:27 PM
For the past few months we've been reporting on Allwinner's apparent violations of (L)GPL code primarily around CedarX/media-related bits. While it looked like things were taking a turn for the better last month when they published some new open-source code and joined the Linux Foundation, there's some fresh criticism this week...

Red Hat & Samsung Team Up For Mobile Alliance

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 10:18:00 PM
Red Hat and Samsung jointly announced today from Red Hat Summit 2015 that kicked off in Boston that they're forming a strategic alliance to work on next-generation mobile solutions for the enterprise...

Btrfs By Default Will Likely Not Be Pursued For Fedora 23

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 07:13:47 PM
Last year there was talk of Btrfs potentially becoming the default file-system in Fedora 23 based upon Btrfs developer and Facebook employee Josef Bacik's plans to push it for Fedora 23 to replace EXT4 as the default file-system. However, it doesn't look like that will happen...

Linux 4.2 Kernel Gets Port To New Processor Architecture

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 05:38:55 PM
The latest pull request to be submitted for Linux 4.2 is providing a new processor architecture port...

Fedora 23 Looks To Have A Standardized Passphrase Policy

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 04:58:06 PM
The latest proposed feature for Fedora 23 is to have a standardized passphrase policy for providing greater consistency when it comes to inputting passwords/passphrases throughout the system...

KDBUS Merging Prospects Get Debated

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 04:26:52 PM
The KDBUS in-fighting between upstream Linux kernel developers was once again reignited today after a kernel developer publicly asked Linus Torvalds on the prospects of merging KDBUS...

NV50 Global Performance Counters For Nouveau

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 04:04:40 PM
Samuel Pitoiset has continued reverse-engineering NVIDIA's hardware performance counters and implementing them for use under Linux by the open-source Nouveau driver. His latest "RFC" patches are for exposing the NV50 global performance counters...

Phoronix Test Suite 5.8.1 Released For Open-Source Linux Benchmarking

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 03:30:00 PM
Phoronix Test Suite 5.8.1 was released today as the first point release to Phoronix Test Suite 5.8 that was officially released earlier this month...

Linux Kernel At 19.5 Million Lines Of Code, Continues Rising

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 02:48:17 PM
With Linux 4.1 having been released this week and being mid-way through 2015, here's some Git development statistics for the newest kernel code...

Qt 5.5 Release Date Updated One Last Time

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 02:08:40 PM
With the Qt 5.5 release candidate finally having made it out the door yesterday, The Qt Company has revised the final release date for Qt 5.5...

Linux 4.2 Power Management Update Yields More ACPI 6 Changes

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 01:38:16 PM
Open-source developers for a while have been working on ACPI 6 support for Linux with 64-bit ARM support, ACPI 6 NV-DIMM support, and other functionality. With the Linux 4.2 kernel that's now in-development, more ACPI 6 code will be landing...

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today's leftovers

  • Key Question: Is Bundling Proper?
    In both cases, bundling is either a restraint of trade or simply a wasted motion. You don’t paint a house green only to paint it red if you have any sense. The right way to do IT is to make your choice and buy/acquire what you need to accomplish your goals in the most efficient manner possible. Bundling exclusively That Other OS with all PCs was only good for an illegal monopolist and its “partners” in crime. This is not about denying businesses profits. It’s about competition in the market and freedom for users/buyers to have choice.
  • Dell Gets An Airplane Mode Switch Driver In Linux 4.2
  • Call for hosts for GUADEC 2016
    GUADEC is the biggest gathering of GNOME users and developers, which takes place in Europe every year. It includes conference days, the GNOME Foundation annual general meeting and hacking in a week of coding and discussion.
  • 4MLinux 13.0 Screencast and Screenshots
  • Tumbleweed is rolling again
    Opensuse Tumbleweed has been static since the 20150612 snapshot. But today the 20150630 snapshot was released. We are moving again.
  • openSUSE Tumbleweed net-tools vs net-tools-deprecated
  • PostgreSQL 9.5 in Debian
    The package is also waiting in NEW to be accepted for Debian experimental.
  • DUCK challenge at DebConf15
  • Upgrades to Jessie, Ruby 2.2 transition, and chef update
    Last month I started to track all the small Debian-related things that I do. My initial motivation was to be concious about how often I spend short periods of time working on Debian. Sometimes it’s during lunch breaks, weekends, first thing in the morning before regular work, after I am done for the day with regular work, or even during regular work, since I do have the chance of doing Debian work as part of my regular work occasionally. Now that I have this information, I need to do something with it. So this is probably the first of monthly updates I will post about my Debian work. Hopefully it won’t be the last.
  • Avalue debuts Braswellian COMs and an SBC
    Avalue unveiled three Linux-friendly embedded boards based on Intel’s 14nm Braswell SoCs: a Qseven COM, a COM Express Type 6 COM, and a 5.25-inch SBC.
  • Tizen In-App Purchases(IAP) for Unity Applications goes Live!
  • 5 Best Enterprise Apps and Extensions for Google Chrome
    We have already covered a lot of enterprise applications on our site before. However, one would never expect apps in this genre to exist on a browser like Google Chrome. But, nothing could be further from the real truth. Google's effort to outsmart even the biggest players in the enterprise market are gradually paying off. Slowly spreading its wings into the business world, Google is venturing into arenas where Microsoft once reigned supreme. While the competition doesn't concern us much, but what has happened, in effect, is that the rivalry is bringing out the best in both companies.
  • Platform9 Aims to Control the Private Cloud from the Cloud [Video]
  • Teaching Email Self-Defense: Campaigns intern leads a workshop at PorcFest
    My workshop on Email Self-Defense took place at the 12th annual Porcupine Freedom Festival in Lancaster, New Hampshire. Around eight people attended, which was a few more than I expected. Christopher Waid and Bob Call of ThinkPenguin joined me in helping everyone who brought a laptop to set up GnuPG properly. Those who didn't bring a laptop participated by observing the process on the system most similar to their own and asking questions about particular steps, so as to enable them to achieve the same configuration when they returned home.
  • Security advisories for Thursday

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today's howtos