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Story Carrier adds Arduino and MCU hooks to Zynq ARM/FPGA COM Rianne Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 9:52pm
Story The road to LibreOffice 5.0 Rianne Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 5:52pm
Story Ubuntu Touch Finally Gets a Regression Fix for Nexus 4 and Aquaris Phones Rianne Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 5:41pm
Story OpenDaylight dawn: Open-source software defined networking goes into production Rianne Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 5:33pm
Story Battle of the sub-$450 Android phones: ZTE Axon vs OnePlus 2 vs Moto X Style Rianne Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 5:19pm
Story The AMD Radeon R9 Fury Is Currently A Disaster On Linux Rianne Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 5:10pm
Story Remix Mini Is the First Android PC, Runs Lollipop-Based Remix OS Rianne Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 5:06pm
Story Snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04 Gets a Second Stable Release Roy Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 4:31pm
Story NVidia's Tegra X1 does well on Linux Roy Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 4:26pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 29/07/2015 - 12:20pm

today's leftovers

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today's howtos

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Leftovers: Software

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  • PiwigoPress release 2.30

    I just pushed a new release of PiwigoPress (main page, WordPress plugin dir) to the WordPress servers. This release incorporates some new features, mostly contributed by Anton Lavrov (big thanks!)

  • Lighttpd 1.4.36 Disables SSL 3.0 By Default
  • RcppZiggurat 0.1.3
  • Rcpp 0.12.0: Now with more Big Data!

    Rcpp has become the most popular way of enhancing GNU R with C++ code. As of today, 423 packages on CRAN depend on Rcpp for making analyses go faster and further. Note that this is 60 more packages since the last release in May! Also, BioConductor adds another 57 packages, and casual searches on GitHub suggests many more.

  • Introducing etcd 2.1

    After months of focused work, etcd 2.1 has been released. Since the etcd 2.0 release in January, the team has gathered a ton of valuable feedback from real-world environments. And based on that feedback, this release introduces: authentication/authorization APIs, new metric endpoints, improved transportation stability, increased performance between etcd servers, and enhanced cluster stability.

  • DICOM viewer and converter in Debian

Leftovers: Gaming

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Plasma Mobile Media and Blog Coverage

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KDE

More KDE:

  • Akademy Talks Day 1

    The KDE community has spent the day in western Spain giving and watching talks showing new developments in the community and where we are likely to be going in the next year.

  • Speech-Based, Natural Language Conversational Recommender Systems

    The developed prototype was written in C++, using Qt4. The speech recognition system was realized with the open-source speech recognition solution Simon, using a custom, domain-specific speech model that was especially adapted to the pervasive Styrian dialect. Simon was modified to integrate OpenEAR, which was used to evaluate a statement’s “arousal” value, to realize the paralingual weighting discussed above (this modification can be found in Simon’s “emotion” branch).

  • Announcing WikiFM

    Earlier today I gave a talk at Akademy 2015 about WikiFM. Videos of the talk should shortly become available. Based on the feedback that I have received during and after the talk, I have written a short resume of the points which raised more interest. They are aimed at the general KDE developer community, who doesn’t seem completely aware of the project and its scope.

Android Leftovers

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Security Leftovers

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  • The scariest thing about the Chrysler hack is how hard it was to patch

    Chrysler is having a bad week. On Tuesday, Wired published a fantastic and gripping report detailing an open vulnerability in Chrysler's UConnect system, allowing attackers to take control of transmission, brakes, or even steering. There was already a patch available when the article was published, but because cars required physical updates, most cars hadn't received it. Today, Chrysler upped the ante, asking 1.4 million cars to report to dealerships or install a patch mailed out over USB. It's the biggest vulnerability we've ever seen from a car company, and a firsthand demonstration of how hard it is to patch a problem once it pops up.

  • 1/2 TRILLION spent on IT upgrades, but IRS, Feds still use DOS, old Windows

    President Obama's team has spent more than a half trillion dollars on information technology but some departments, notably the IRS, still run on DOS and old Windows, which isn't serviced anymore, according to House chairman.

  • US won’t publicly blame China for massive government hacks – reports

    Despite the fact that numerous American officials have blamed China for the massive hack that involved the personal data theft of millions of government employees, the United States has reportedly chosen not to publicly point the finger at Beijing.

    Two breaches at the Office of Personnel Management this year put the data of more than 22 million Americans at risk, raising concern about foreign cyberattacks and lax government security measures.

  • Car hack uses digital-radio broadcasts to seize control

    Several car infotainment systems are vulnerable to a hack attack that could potentially put lives at risk, a leading security company has said.

    NCC Group said the exploit could be used to seize control of a vehicle's brakes and other critical systems.

    The Manchester-based company told the BBC it had found a way to carry out the attacks by sending data via digital audio broadcasting (DAB) radio signals.

  • After Jeep Hack, Chrysler Recalls 1.4M Vehicles for Bug Fix

    Welcome to the age of hackable automobiles, when two security researchers can cause a 1.4 million product recall.

    On Friday, Chrysler announced that it’s issuing a formal recall for 1.4 million vehicles that may be affected by a hackable software vulnerability in Chrysler’s Uconnect dashboard computers. The vulnerability was first demonstrated to WIRED by security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek earlier this month when they wirelessly hacked a Jeep I was driving, taking over dashboard functions, steering, transmission and brakes. The recall doesn’t actually require Chrysler owners to bring their cars, trucks and SUVs to a dealer. Instead, they’ll be sent a USB drive with a software update they can install through the port on their vehicle’s dashboard.

  • Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million cars over remote hack vulnerability
  • Valerie Plame: OPM breach is 'absolutely catastrophic' to security

    "When you have access to information about the friends, family members and health issues of someone who works for the U.S. government, you can use that to try to get close to that person and gather intelligence," she said. "To my mind, the OPM breach is absolutely catastrophic for our national security."

  • Newest Remote Car Hacking Raises More Questions About Reporter’s Death

    As readers of WhoWhatWhy know, our site has been one of the very few continuing to explore the fiery death two years ago of investigative journalist Michael Hastings, whose car left a straight segment of a Los Angeles street at a high speed, jumped the median, hit a tree, and blew up.

    Our original report described anomalies of the crash and surrounding events that suggest cutting-edge foul play—that an external hacker could have taken control of Hastings’s car in order to kill him. If this sounds too futuristic, a series of recent technical revelations has proven that “car hacking” is entirely possible. The latest just appeared this week.

  • This Jordanian Left Her Life as a Beauty Queen to Be an Islamic State-Fighting Hacktivist

    Lara Abdallat is not your average beauty queen. She was Miss Jordan 2010 and first runner-up to Miss Arab 2011, but she abandoned her career in pageantry to do something slightly more controversial and dangerous.

    Abdallat is currently fighting the Islamic State group and Islamic extremists as a hacktivist with Ghost Security, an international counterterrorism organization tenuously affiliated with Anonymous, perusing the Deep Web and the Darknet for suspicious activity.

NetBSD Ported To Run On NVIDIA's Jetson TK1

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BSD

The latest ARM platform that NetBSD has been ported to is the NVIDIA Jetson TK1.

This Tegra K1 ARM SoC Cortex-A15 development board is now in a fairly good working state with HDMI audio/video working along with other stability fixes. The NetBSD -current code is working on this board with the customized "JETSONTK1" kernel.

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The 10 best Android features you can’t live without

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Not strictly a feature, no, but it’s one of the reasons so many people like Android: unlike certain other platforms, there’s a massive choice of handsets to choose from at all kinds of prices - and even the really cheap ones are really good.

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iPhone vs Android comparison: does Android have the edge?

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What’s interesting, though, is how similar the platforms are becoming. Android firms are doing a pretty good job of matching Apple’s design smarts, while Apple has clearly noticed how much people like Google Now. The platforms may be bitter rivals, but their battle is driving big improvements in both iPhones and Android devices - and that means everybody’s a winner.

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The New AMD GPU Open-Source Driver On Linux 4.2 Works, But Still A Lot Of Work Ahead

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Linux

With the Linux 4.2 kernel settling down nicely and AMD developers having already sent in a few round of fixes for their new AMDGPU kernel DRM driver, I've started testing out this new kernel driver -- plus the new xf86-video-amdgpu DDX and the associated new Mesa/LibDRM code -- that is providing the open-source accelerated graphics support for Tonga and all new/future GPUs like Carrizo and Fiji.

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ROSA Desktop Fresh R6 Brings a Refreshed KDE4 Desktop Experience - Gallery

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On July 24, Russian company ROSA proudly announced the immediate availability of a major release of their ROSA Desktop Fresh GNU/Linux operating system built around a highly customized KDE4 desktop environment.

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POLL - 5 Best Linux Desktop Environments With Pros & Cons

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favorite linux desktop environment

I am sure all of you remember the 7/7/2015 post 5 Best Linux Desktop Environments With Pros & Cons. We all discussed the post in the comments and I really appreciate that LinuxAndUbuntu readers took part in discussion, mentioned their favorite(s) DE and also took poll. Today I'm going to reveal the poll taken by our readers and also the most liked DE in Comments.

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Everpad Client To Use Evernote In Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
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favorite linux desktop environment

Evernote is one of the most popular note-taking services on the globe. But Evernote client app is still not available for Linux. So are you feeling unfortunate? You don't need to. We have Everpad! Evernote can be used on Linux with Everpad. You can easily install it and use it on the go on your Ubuntu or other Linux Distributions.
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Linux Mint 17.2: tried and tested is never bested

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When I booted into Linux Mint, I immediately saw how mature and smooth the distribution was. It was a breeze to open files, switch between windows and even type, with a GUI which didn’t look like it was designed in the 1990s. The high level of theme customisability and the gorgeous wallpaper selection enthralled me, and impressed me enough to make it the sole operating system on my old laptop.

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Migrating phpMyAdmin from SourceForge.net

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OSS

Thanks to SourceForge.net, it has been great home for us, but now we have better places to live.

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today's leftovers

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  • Intel's Mesa DRI Driver Now Supports Shader Subroutines
  • Where AMD's Catalyst Driver Does The Best On Linux

    Earlier this week I finished up a 15-way AMD/NVIDIA graphics card comparison on Linux with the very latest proprietary Linux drivers. That earlier article focused on the OpenGL performance and simply put the Catalyst performance on the tested Radeon hardware was abysmal compared to NVIDIA's Linux driver performance. However, there is one area where the Catalyst Linux driver really excels at performance and routinely beats out the green competition.

  • Dolphin Emulator 4.0.2 (Old Gaming Console Emulator) Has Been Released

    As you may know, Dolphin Emulator is an open-source, multi-platform Nintendo GameCube, Wii and Triforce emulator. Like all the emulated software, the games have minor bugs and issues. Being an open-source project, it may be improved by third party developers.

  • Mosh 1.2.5 (Open-Source SSH-Like Software) Brings New Features
  • An inlaid GNOME logo, part 4

    In the last part, I glued the paper templates for the shield and foot onto the wood. Now comes the part that is hardest for me: excavating the foot pieces in the dark wood so the light-colored ones can fit in them. I'm not a woodcarver, just a lousy joiner, and I have a lot to learn!

  • TDD, Unit Tests & Liblarch. Lesson -- learnt!
  • openSUSE Leap 42.1 Milestone 1 Available

    DeMaio quoted Richard Brown, chairman of the openSUSE board, saying, "The opportunity for topping this SLE core with the things you want in a long-term release really makes this attractive and I see people wanting to get involved with this next chapter of openSUSE. Leap will fill the gap between the longevity of a SLE core and the innovation related to Tumbleweed."

  • The First Milestone Reached For openSUSE 42.1 "Leap"

    OpenSUSE 42.1 Leap is derived from SUSE Linux Enterprise's source-code and is going to be the openSUSE project's next non-rolling release and entered development last month. Currently Leap is due for release in November. OpenSUSE Tumbleweed, the rolling-release arm of the distribution, will meanwhile keep on rolling.

  • Chromium 44 available (Netflix still works)

    That updated version 44.0.2403.107 may have to wait, because I will be unable to do a lot of Slackware related stuff until august; real life is catching up with me. If there are real useability issues with 44.0.2403.89, let me know and I will see if I can shift priorities or make the older 43.x packages available again. My initial (not exhaustive) testing showed no weirdness at least.

  • Schedules for Flock and F23, Atomic & Workstation, DNF — and a Fedora job opening!

    Speaking of schedules, Fedora 23 development is well underway. Last week, Fedora 23 branched from Rawhide, so that we can focus on stabilization and bugfixes for the planned October release while ongoing work on future features — Fedora 24 and beyond! — can continue in the development branch. The Alpha Freeze (where F23 features and changes are supposed to be substantially complete and testable) is scheduled for a week from today, with the actual Alpha release August 11th — the day before Flock starts. The QA team is already working on early test candidates, and Docs has put out a call for help with release notes.

  • PHP on the road to the 7.0.0 release
  • Linux Mint 17.2 OEM and No-Codecs ISO Images Now Available for Download

    We reported the other day that Clement Lefebvre, leader of the Linux Mint project has published news about some of the upcoming work that will be done for the acclaimed GNU/Linux operating system based on Ubuntu.

  • A New MIPS Creator CI20 Is Running Much Better

    The MIPS Creator CI20 is a fun little $65 board for those wanting to experiment with alternative architectures on Linux.

  • Embedded Linux Pioneer MontaVista Spins IoT Linux Distribution

    MontaVista Software has launched an Internet of Things version of its commercial MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) development platform. The new Yocto Linux-based MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade eXpress (CGX) distribution will be available in the fourth quarter in a scaled down CGX Foundation optimized for IoT products. Customers can then add profiles including Carrier Grade and Virtualization in modular fashion.

  • [Video] The Weather Network app running on Samsung Tizen Smart TV

    Smart TVs are becoming the central point of our communications in the modern Smart home. They can entertain and increasingly provide us with important information, and living in the UK it doesn’t get more Important than the weather for me.

  • Friday's security updates
  • Researchers Enlist Machine Learning In Malware Detection

    In 100 milliseconds or less, researchers are now able to determine whether a piece of code is malware or not -- and without the need to isolate it in a sandbox for analysis.

  • The OpenSSH Bug That Wasn't

    Get your facts straight before reporting, is the main takeaway from Peter Hansteen's latest piece, The OpenSSH Bug That Wasn't. OpenSSH servers that are set up to use PAM for authentication and with a very specific (non-default on OpenBSD and most other places) setup are in fact vulnerable, and fixing the configuration is trivial.

  • VUPEN Founder Launches New Zero-Day Acquisition Firm Zerodium

    In the weeks since the Hacking Team breach, the spotlight has shone squarely on the small and often shadowy companies that are in the business of buying and selling exploits and vulnerabilities. One such company, Netragard, this week decided to get out of that business after its dealings with Hacking Team were exposed. But now there’s a new entrant in the field, Zerodium, and there are some familiar names behind it.

Leftovers: Gaming

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