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Story Linux Kernel Security is Lacking? srlinuxx 10/04/2005 - 11:42pm
Story Did SCO end up helping Linux? srlinuxx 10/04/2005 - 11:42pm
Story Night that the Lights went Out in TN srlinuxx 11/04/2005 - 12:46am
Story More Summit Notes srlinuxx 10/04/2005 - 11:43pm
Story New Slack is Out srlinuxx 11/04/2005 - 5:01pm
Story New O'Reilly Security Book Released srlinuxx 10/04/2005 - 11:53pm
Story 97 bugs found in MySQL srlinuxx 10/04/2005 - 11:54pm
Story Intel Has Been Busy Busy Busy srlinuxx 10/04/2005 - 11:54pm
Story On the Redmond Front srlinuxx 10/04/2005 - 11:55pm
Story M$ Continues its Attack srlinuxx 10/04/2005 - 11:56pm

Security: FOSS and Ubuntu Updates, Google Leak, Automotive Industry, Secure Enclave Processor (SEP) Bypassed

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Security

Calamares 3.2 and Snappy Sceptics

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Software
  • Calamares 3.2 Linux Installer Working On Wayland Support

    Calamares, the open-source project trying to be the universal installer framework used by Linux distributions, is working towards their big v3.2 update.

  • Calamares Universal Linux Installer Readies for the Wayland Display Server

    Numerous independently-developed GNU/Linux distributions are relying these days on the Calamares universal installer framework to provide their users with a decent, modern, and up-to-date graphical installer.

    If you installed well-known distros like OpenMandriva, KDE Neon, Sabayon, KaOS, Siduction, Netrunner, Apricity OS, Chakra GNU/Linux, GeckoLinux, Pisi Linux, Tanglu Linux, or Manjaro before, chances are you already interacted with the Calamares installer.

    The latest version of the installer is Calamares 3.1.1, a release that fixed a password weakness issue, and to which all the above GNU/Linux distributions should upgrade. But it looks like Calamares is getting ready for the next-generation Wayland display server, which offers improved security over X11.

  • Snappy Sceptic Files Bug to Ask Why It Even Exists

    The bug reporting infrastructure around an open-source project generally isn’t the best place to fish for a debate — especially when that debate poses questions of a rather existential nature!

Games: spaceBOUND, Startup Company, Dead Maze, ASTROKILL and More

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Gaming

KDE Ships KDE Applications 17.08.0

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KDE
  • KDE Ships KDE Applications 17.08.0

    August 17, 2017. KDE Applications 17.08 is here. We have worked to make both the applications and the underlying libraries more stable and easier to use. By ironing out wrinkles and listening to your feedback, we have made the KDE Applications suite less prone to glitches and much friendlier. Enjoy your new apps!

  • KDE Applications 17.08 Released, More Apps Ported To KF5

    Out today is the latest four-month update to the KDE Applications collection of desktop packages.

    With KDE Applications 17.08 being the last cycle where kdelibs4-based packages are allowed before being dropped if not ported to KDE Frameworks 5, there was more porting this cycle in transitioning these packages to using the modern KDE libraries.

5 open source alternatives to Slack for team chat

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OSS

In any collaborative environment, it's important to have good tools for communication. What tools work best for you depends a bit on your situation, but might include anything from mailing lists for email communication, Git or Subversion for version control, a wiki or Etherpad for collaborative authoring, a shared task list for organizing workflow, or even a full fledged project management suite.

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Inside the Stealth Destroyer USS Zumwalt, the Warship That Runs on Linux

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Linux

You might be aware the new stealth destroyer USS Zumwalt has two 155-millimeter howitzers, 80 vertical launch missile silos, and a pair of rapid-fire 30-millimeter cannon. But did you know it has its own server farm, some of the most advanced power generation equipment in existence, and runs on Linux?

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Kdenlive 17.08 released

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KDE

Kdenlive 17.08 is released bringing minor fixes and improvements. Some of the highlights include fixing the Freeze effect and resolving inconsistent checkbox displays in the effects pannel. Downloaded transition Lumas now appear in the interface. Now it is possible to assign a keyboard shortcut for the Extract Frame feature also a name is now suggested based on the frame number. Navigation of clip markers in the timeline behave as expected upon opening the project. Audio clicks issues are resolved although this requires building MLT from git or wait for a release. In this cycle we’ve also bumped the Windows version from Alpha to Beta.

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Raspbian Linux OS for Raspberry Pi Is Now Based on Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch"

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GNU
Linux
Debian

As of Wednesday, August 16, 2017, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has released new installation images of its Debian-based Raspbian Linux operating system rebased on Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" series.

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Athlon II X3 vs. Ryzen 3: How AMD's Performance Has Evolved & Performance-Per-Watt

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Noticing I had an AMD Athlon II X3 425 system still racked up and hadn't been powered on in a long time, I decided to decomission it, but not before running some final benchmarks on that system. Having the recent AMD Ryzen 3 1200 / 1300X CPUs I decided it would make for an interesting comparison how the old Athlon II X3 compares to AMD's low-end CPU of today, the Ryzen 3 processors based on Zen. Here are those benchmarks that also include performance-per-Watt and overall AC system power consumption numbers.

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CoreOS Tectonic Platform Aims to Free the Cloud

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OS

CoreOS on Thursday announced the general availability of the Kubernetes container management Tectonic platform on Microsoft's Azure cloud.

The Tectonic platform enables enterprises to run Kubernetes on a single platform across various cloud and bare metal environments. Prior to this release, the Tectonic platform was available on Amazon Web Services and bare metal servers.

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Didier Roche: Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 4

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GNOME

Let’s continue on our journey on transforming the current default session in Ubuntu Artful with a small change today. For more background on this, you can refer back to our decisions regarding our default session experience as discussed in my blog post.

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Debian and Ubuntu Development

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Development
Debian
Ubuntu
  • My Debian & Ubuntu work from April to mid-August 2017

    Okay, so I have been slack with my blogging again. I have been travelling around Europe with work quite a bit, had a short holiday over Easter in Denmark, and also had 3 weeks of Summer Holiday in Germany.

  • Debian turns 24!

    Today is Debian's 24th anniversary. If you are close to any of the cities celebrating Debian Day 2017, you're very welcome to join the party!

    If not, there's still time for you to organize a little celebration or contribution to Debian. For example, spread the word about Debian Day with this nice piece of artwork created by Debian Developer Daniel Lenharo de Souza and Valessio Brito, taking inspiration from the desktop themes Lines and softWaves by Juliette Belin:

  • Ubuntu Foundations Development Summary – August 16, 2017

    This newsletter is to provide a status update from the Ubuntu Foundations Team. There will also be highlights provided for any interesting subjects the team may be working on. If you would like to reach the Foundations team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-devel channel on freenode.

  • Ubuntu's new desktop will have an always-visible dock

    Canonical, the makers of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, has started to release details of the upcoming desktop environment shift in Ubuntu 17.10. Months after the decision to drop its own Unity desktop was announced, the new GNOME look is taking shape.

Docker/Containers/Kubernetes

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Server

Oracle's Exadata (GNU/Linux-powered) and VirtualBox 5.2 Beta

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Misc
  • Oracle Brings Bare Metal Exadata Performance to the Cloud

    Oracle's Exadata Cloud Service price list for non-metered services currently starts at a list price of $55,000 a month. For that price, organizations get the Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service with a quarter-rack bare-metal Exadata X6 system.

  • Oracle Outs Second VirtualBox 5.2 Beta to Support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4

    Oracle's Director of Product Management Simon Coter was pleased to announce on Wednesday the release and immediate availability for download of the second VirtualBox 5.2 Beta.

    VirtualBox 5.2 is currently under heavy development, and a first Beta release was published a week ago, giving users a glimpse at the major new features coming to the open-source and cross-platform virtualization software from Oracle.

    Focusing on improvements and regression fixes for the first Beta, VirtualBox 5.2 Beta 2 is here today to introduce support for the recently released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 operating system in the Linux Additions component.

The future of Python and when not to use a regex

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Development
  • The future of Python: Concurrency devoured, Node.js next on menu

    The PyBay 2017 conference, held in San Francisco over the weekend, began with a keynote about concurrency.

    Though hardly a draw for a general interest audience, the topic – an examination of multithreaded and multiprocess programming techniques – turns out to be central to the future of Python.

    Since 2008, the Python community has tried to reconcile incompatibility between Python 2 and newly introduced Python 3.

    For years, adoption of Python 3 was slow and some even dared to suggest Python didn't have a future. As late as last year, Zed Shaw, an accomplished developer and author of the popular Learn Python the Hard Way, even ventured to opine, "There is a high probability that Python 3 is such a failure it will kill Python."

    Despite these unsubstantiated odds, Shaw – a polarizing figure for some Pythonistas – this year released a version of his book for Python 3.

  • When not to use a regex

     

    A regex is useful for validating simple patterns and for finding patterns in text. For anything beyond that it’s almost certainly a terrible choice.

Linux: Cloud Foundry, HMM, AMD Radeon and NVIDIA

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux
  • Navigating Cloud Foundry

    This open source platform-as-a-service cloud platform bridges the gap between legacy applications and cloud services.

    For all the talk about the cloud, many applications continue to run on traditional servers. Hybrid architectures are sometimes the right option, but if you want to move corporate applications onto the Internet, you don’t want to start from scratch. Cloud Foundry, a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) cloud platform, enables enterprises to move older software to the cloud and build new cloud-centric programs using familiar tools and programming languages.

  • HMM Revised Its 25th Time, Seeking Inclusion In Linux 4.14

    Jerome Glisse of Red Hat has published his 25th revision to the Heterogeneous Memory Management (HMM) patch series. HMM is about allowing a process address space to be mirrored and for system memory to be transparently used by any device process.

    With HMM v25, there are more code comments and documentations, fixes to the code, merging the HMM-CDM patches into this patch series, and other improvements.

  • Radeon X.Org Driver Gets Fixed Up To Always Allow Page-Flipping With TearFree

    It's fairly rare these days seeing improvements to the xf86-video-ati DDX: the driver for those running a pre-AMDGPU (GCN 1.2) graphics card with this driver paired with Radeon DRM and not using the generic xf86-video-modesetting driver instead. But if you are using xf86-video-ati and use the "TearFree" feature to try to avoid screen tearing, a number of patches landed today.

    Michel Dänzer of AMD landed a handful of patches to the xf86-video-ati Git repository today for the Radeon DDX. Notably the patches make for always allowing DRI2 page-flipping to be used with TearFree and the same goes for DRI Present page-flipping with the TearFree option. Long story short, page-flipping should now always work in the TearFree mode.

  • NVIDIA Releases Vulkan 381.26.13 Beta Linux Driver

    NVIDIA's driver team has today released new Vulkan beta drivers for both Windows and Linux.

    The new NVIDIA Linux Vulkan beta is versioned at 381.26.13, so still not yet re-based to the current 384 series, but these changes should end up being merged for their next feature series to mainline.

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