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LXer: Install and Learn to Use Curl on Ubuntu 18.04

Linuxinsight - Monday 12th of March 2018 11:03:27 PM
CURL is a command line utility to make HTTP requests and get data from web servers. CURL is also used to test REST APIs, as it is very lightweight and can easily be found on any Linux distribution. In this article, I will show you how to install and use CURL on Ubuntu 18.04 for useful tasks.

[$] Variable-length arrays and the max() mess

LWN - Monday 12th of March 2018 09:37:50 PM
Variable-length arrays (VLAs) have a non-constant size that is determined (and which can vary) at run time; they are supported by the ISO C99 standard. Use of VLAs in the kernel has long been discouraged but not prohibited, so there are naturally numerous VLA instances to be found. A recent push to remove VLAs from the kernel entirely has gained momentum, but it ran into an interesting snag on the way.

RedHat: RHSA-2018-0487:01 Important: bind security update

LinuxSecurity.com Advisories - Monday 12th of March 2018 08:24:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: An update for bind is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 Advanced Update Support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 Advanced Update Support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 Advanced Update Support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 Telco Extended Update Support, and Red Hat Enterprise

RedHat: RHSA-2018-0475:01 Important: Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

LinuxSecurity.com Advisories - Monday 12th of March 2018 07:39:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: An update is now available for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.7, 3.6, 3.5, 3.4, and 3.3. Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,

SciLinux: Important: dhcp on SL7.x x86_64

LinuxSecurity.com Advisories - Monday 12th of March 2018 07:20:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: dhcp: Buffer overflow in dhclient possibly allowing code execution triggered by malicious server (CVE-2018-5732) * dhcp: Reference count overflow in dhcpd allows denial of service (CVE-2018-5733) SL7 x86_64 dhclient-4.2.5-58.el7_4.3.x86_64.rpm dhcp-common-4.2.5-58.el7_4.3.x86_64.rpm dhcp-debuginfo-4.2.5-58.el7_4.3.i686.rpm dhcp-debuginfo-4.2.5-58.el7_4.3.x86_64.rpm dhcp [More...]

RedHat: RHSA-2018-0488:01 Important: bind security update

LinuxSecurity.com Advisories - Monday 12th of March 2018 07:17:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: An update for bind is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 Advanced Update Support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 Telco Extended Update Support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 Update Services for SAP Solutions, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Extended Update Support.

Lego-based hacker kit offers choice of Arduino or Raspberry Pi

Linux Gizmos - Monday 12th of March 2018 07:04:16 PM
A “Leguino” educational hacker kit launching on Kickstarter lets you extend Lego projects with Lego form-factor gears, motors, displays, sensors, and breadboards, controlled by a “Visuino” GUI dev environment running on an Arduino or RPi Zero W. A Belfast based startup called Leguino has launched a Kickstarter project for a Leguino robotics and hacking kit […]

Fedora 27: tor Security Update

LinuxSecurity.com Advisories - Monday 12th of March 2018 07:03:00 PM
LinuxSecurity.com: Update to latest version. Security-Fixes TROVE-2018-001, TROVE-2018-002,

26 Feb 18 – Speed Mentoring

Muktware - Thursday 22nd of February 2018 01:05:13 PM

Please RSVP here:
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26 Feb 18 SPWA Speed Mentoring Invite
SPWA Members and Friends,

Please join us for a Speed Mentoring event Monday, February 26, 2018
from 1200-1300 in the Pentagon Conference Center Room B10.  The room
will be open 15 minutes before and after the event for informal
networking.

We look forward to group discussions with mentors:
Ms. Lisa Smith, SES (AF)
CMSgt Melanie Noel (AF)
Ms. Sandra Richardson, SES retired (OSD)
Col Lasheeco Graham (AF)

This event is open to members and non-members.

There is no fee for this event.

SPWA will provide beverages. Any other food consumed must be purchased
on the premises; there is a snackbar onsite.

Contact dodspwa@gmail.com with questions.  We look forward to seeing you there!

TechBytes Episode 89: Back Into Season 5

TechBytes - Friday 4th of September 2015 07:05:21 AM



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Summary: An episode which focuses on the rise of Chromebooks, serious issues pertaining to privacy, media bias, and the demise of Windows

This is the first show to have been recorded this year and hopefully the resumption of TechBytes as a weekly of bi-weekly show. We are hoping to facilitate live broadcasting of the show as well (coming soon). The show officially turns 5 in just 4 weeks from now.

We hope you will join us for future shows and consider subscribing to the show via the RSS feed. You can also visit our archives for past shows.

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End of Era

LinuxGames - Thursday 16th of July 2015 12:25:49 AM
After 17 years on the Internet, AtomicGamer, the site who has been hosting LinuxGames is shutting down at the end of the month. I think it is time also that we put LinuxGames to bed as well. It has been a wild and fascinating ride all these years watching the Linux community mature and come […]
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    While the recently released X.Org Server 1.20 has initial support for XWayland with EGLStreams so X11 applications/games on Wayland can still benefit from hardware acceleration, in its current state it doesn't integrate too well with Wayland desktop compositors wishing to support it. That's changing with a new patch series.
  • Intel Mesa Driver Finally Supports Threaded OpenGL
    Based off the Gallium3D "mesa_glthread" work for threaded OpenGL that can provide a measurable win in some scenarios, the Intel i965 Mesa driver has implemented this support now too. Following the work squared away last year led in the RadeonSI driver, the Intel i965 OpenGL driver supports threaded OpenGL when the mesa_glthread=true environment variable is set.
  • Geometry & Tessellation Shaders For Mesa's OpenGL Compatibility Context
    With the recent Mesa 18.1 release there is OpenGL 3.1 support with the ARB_compatibility context for the key Gallium3D drivers, but Marek Olšák at AMD continues working on extending that functionality under the OpenGL compatibility context mode.
  • Mesa Begins Its Transition To Gitlab
    Following the news from earlier this month that FreeDesktop.org would move its infrastructure to Gitlab, the Mesa3D project has begun the process of adopting this Git-centered software.

Welcome to Ubuntu 18.04: Make yourself at GNOME. Cup of data-slurping dispute, anyone?

Comment Ubuntu 18.04, launched last month, included a new Welcome application that runs the first time you boot into your new install. The Welcome app does several things, including offering to opt you out of Canonical's new data collection tool. The tool also provides a quick overview of the new GNOME interface, and offers to set up Livepatch (for kernel patching without a reboot). In my review I called the opt-out a ham-fisted decision, but did note that if Canonical wanted to actually gather data, opt-out was probably the best choice. Read more

How CERN Is Using Linux and Open Source

CERN really needs no introduction. Among other things, the European Organization for Nuclear Research created the World Wide Web and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest particle accelerator, which was used in discovery of the Higgs boson. Tim Bell, who is responsible for the organization’s IT Operating Systems and Infrastructure group, says the goal of his team is “to provide the compute facility for 13,000 physicists around the world to analyze those collisions, understand what the universe is made of and how it works.” Read more