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Fedora: Fifteen Years of Fedora, Lessons From Vincent Danen, Memories of YUM's Creator, Day 2 of Fedora Appreciation Week

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  • Celebrate Fifteen Years of Fedora

    On November 6, 2003, Red Hat announced Fedora Core 1, the first software release of the Fedora Project. This announcement marked the beginning of a collaborative project between Red Hat and its user community.

  • Does your team need to learn how to break things?

    Vincent Danen, Director of Product Security at Red Hat explains on the latest podcast that we're seeing more, not fewer, vulnerabilities every day. We will not reach a day when security is done, reached, complete. It's as "normal as breathing now." In terms of our continuous integration and deployment processes, there's so much coming out "every day, every hour. You write code and it's deployed ten minutes later."

    What to do? Get your automation tools in place and security becomes baked in.

  • Fedora Appreciation Week: Tribute to a legacy

    It’s odd for me to read about Seth and how connected to him I feel, despite his death occurring well before I was anywhere near where I am now. Maybe it’s because I, like [thousands] of others, use his software. But more likely is because I see the type of impact and legacy is something I wish to share. Not having so many people write memoirs of my passing, but more about how many lives, communities, and people he touched. I see a man you could approach with anything, whether he knew you or not, and he would give you his honest opinion to help drive or motivate you to success. It may not be what you want to hear, but it will be what you need to hear. Again, delivery of that message is critical, and Seth seemed to be pretty good at it.

    I may not know Seth, nor will I ever, but his legacy gives me a strong reminder about what I hold important and how I want to carry out my presence in the projects I’m involved with. If more people want more Seth Vidal’s in the world, then we need to [understand] his values, compare them to our own, and build those values into our own being. This is part of the idea of actively shaping and adapting our values, and never settling with the way we are because we think we know these things. If the mind is open and willing, we are always learning, and thus, always changing.

  • FAW 2018 Day 2: “Change the world through Open Source. He said.”

    Today is Day 2 of Fedora Appreciation Week. To help celebrate the Fedora Project, our fifteen-year anniversary, and the community of people that make Fedora what it is, the Community Operations team collected Contributor Stories from the community to feature here every day of Appreciation Week.

    Have someone you want to thank? Do you want to share your appreciation with Fedora? See how you can celebrate 15 years of Fedora and participate in Fedora Appreciation Week over on the Fedora Magazine.

Firefox: The Internet’s Knight in Shining Armor

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Here’s why Mozilla Firefox should be your choice in the effort to protect your privacy and in keeping the internet healthy and an open place.

Browser choice is a very personal thing. I notice that people have a sort of, love towards the browser that they have been using for a long enough time. What I mean by “love” is that it is quite difficult to make someone change their default browser. Ask Microsoft, they have tried.

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Games: Glass Bottom Games, Mark of the Ninja: Remastered, Planetary Annihilation: TITANS, GOG, Urban Terror: Resurgence, Alchemic Cutie

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KTask Revived For Providing In-Kernel Multi-Threading For CPU Intensive Tasks

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It's been just about one year since the last patch series was sent out while on Monday marked a new revision to KTask, the effort that provides a generic framework to parallelize CPU-intensive kernel work.

KTask aims to speed up kernel tasks with ever increasing CPU core counts and memory sizes, especially now with Threadripper and Intel HEDT systems becoming more commonplace, it's great to see the code revived.

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ReactOS 0.4.10 released

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The ReactOS project is pleased to announce the release of version 0.4.10, the latest of our quarterly cadence of releases. The project has seen an increasing emphasis on consistency and stability over the past few months, an emphasis the rapid release schedule helps reinforce to provide a better end-user experience. Even as new pieces of functionality are added, all this would be for naught if a user could not access them reliably.

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Security: SMTP, Online Shopping Cart, FIFA and Election

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  • Goodness, Enumerated by Robots. Or, Handling Those Who Do Not Play Well With Greylisting

    SMTP email is not going away any time soon. If you run a mail service, when and to whom you present the code signifying a temporary local problem code is well worth your attention.

  • Who’s In Your Online Shopping Cart?

    Crooks who [crack] online merchants to steal payment card data are constantly coming up with crafty ways to hide their malicious code on Web sites. In Internet ages past, this often meant obfuscating it as giant blobs of gibberish text that was obvious even to the untrained eye. These days, a compromised e-commerce site is more likely to be seeded with a tiny snippet of code that invokes a hostile domain which appears harmless or that is virtually indistinguishable from the [cracked] site’s own domain.

    Before going further, I should note that this post includes references to domains that are either compromised or actively stealing user data. Although the malcode implanted on these sites is not designed to foist malicious software on visitors, please be aware that this could change at a moment’s notice. Anyone seeking to view the raw code on sites referenced here should proceed with caution; using an online source code viewer like this one can let readers safely view the HTML code on any Web page without actually rendering it in a Web browser.

  • FIFA hit by more damaging leaks after [crack] of computer systems

    The trove contains evidence that some of Europe's top clubs plan to break away from UEFA and form their own "super league", and that FIFA President Gianni Infantino helped Manchester City and Paris Saint-German avoid punishment for financial fair play rules and "secretly worked to weaken the global football organisation's code of ethics".

  • Documents Show Secret Plans for Elite League of Top Clubs

    Gerlinger's mail is explosive. It concerned nothing less than the future of European football. In it, Gerlinger instructed the lawyers to examine whether FC Bayern Munich could withdraw from the German league, the Bundesliga, and whether the team would have to allow its players to play for the national team in the future.

  • [Crackers] targeting election networks across country prior to midterms

    The [crackers] have targeted voter registration databases, election officials, and networks across the country, from counties in the Southwest to a city government in the Midwest, according to Department of Homeland Security election threat reports reviewed by the Globe. The agency says publicly all the recent attempts have been prevented or mitigated, but internal documents show [crackers] have had “limited success.”

  • Election officials report spike in foreign [cracking] attempts: report
  • File-sharing software on state election servers could expose them to intruders

    The states' reliance on FTP highlights the uneven security practices in online election systems just days before the midterm elections. In September, ProPublica reported that more than one-third of counties overseeing closely contested elections for congressional seats ran email systems that could make it easy for [crackers] to log in and steal potentially sensitive information.

    [...]

    "FTP is a 40-year-old protocol that is insecure and not being retired quickly enough," said Joseph Lorenzo Hall, the chief technologist at the Center for Democracy and Technology in Washington, DC, and an advocate for better voting security. "Every communication sent via FTP is not secure, meaning anyone in the hotel, airport, or coffee shop on the same public Wi-Fi network that you are on can see everything sent and received. And malicious attackers can change the contents of a transmission without either side detecting the change."

  • With no evidence, Georgia’s top voting official accuses Dems of “cyberattack”

    In the run-up to nationwide elections set for Tuesday, the Secretary of State of Georgia has made explosive and seemingly unsubstantiated allegations that the Democratic Party of Georgia is somehow implicated in a "failed cyberattack" of the state's online voter registration system.

How to partition and format a drive on Linux

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HowTos

On most computer systems, Linux or otherwise, when you plug a USB thumb drive in, you're alerted that the drive exists. If the drive is already partitioned and formatted to your liking, you just need your computer to list the drive somewhere in your file manager window or on your desktop. It's a simple requirement and one that the computer generally fulfills.

Sometimes, however, a drive isn't set up the way you want. For those times, you need to know how to find and prepare a storage device connected to your machine.

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today's howtos and leftovers

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Misc
  • Connect Everything: A Look at How NATS.io can Lead to a Securely Connected World

    Developing and deploying applications that communicate in distributed systems, especially in cloud computing, is complex. Messaging has evolved to address the general needs of distributed applications but hasn’t gone far enough. We need a messaging system that takes the next steps to address cloud, edge, and IoT needs. These include ever-increasing scalability requirements in terms of millions, if not billions of endpoints, a new emphasis toward resiliency of the system as a whole over individual components, end-to-end security, and the ability to have a zero-trust system. In this post we’ll discuss the steps NATS is taking to address these needs, leading toward a securely connected world.

  • Phoronix Test Suite 8.4 Milestone 2 Now Available For Open-Source Benchmarking

    The second development release of the upcoming Phoronix Test Suite 8.4-Skiptvet is now available for driving open-source benchmarking on Linux, macOS, Windows, Solaris, and BSD systems.

    The Phoronix Test Suite 8.4 Milestone 2 test release is a minor update over last month's first milestone. This new milestone offers a new phoronix-test-suite dry-run command, supports passing environment variables as arguments to phoronix-test-suite itself that will then be applied to the process' environment, result parser additions for parsing frame timing data for more test profiles (games), a Vulkan version reporting update/fix in Phodevi, and other minor updates.

  • Cockpit Project: Cockpit 181

    Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. We release regularly. Here are the release notes from version 181.

  • Introductory Go Programming Tutorial
  • Commandline quick tips: How to locate a file
  • Happy 10th Bday, Rcpp – and welcome release 1.0 !!
  • AdamW’s Debugging Adventures: Has Anyone Seen My Kernel?
  • It's Now Been Six Years Since Valve Began Rolling Out Steam For Linux

    It's now been six years since Valve began their beta roll-out of the Steam client on Linux and beginning to support their own titles natively on Linux.

    2012 was an interesting year from delivering Valve's early Linux news that April from their headquarters to the eventual roll-out of the public beta that began increasing at year's end.

  • Taking Out the Garbage

    From the title, you might think this post is about household chores. Instead, I’m happy to announce that we may have a path to solving GJS’s “Tardy Sweep Problem”.

    For more information about the problem, read The Infamous GNOME Shell Memory Leak by Georges Stavracas. This is going to be a more technical post than my previous post on the topic, which was more about the social effects of writing blog posts about memory leaks. So first I’ll recap what the problem is.

  • Three open-spec RK3399 SBCs go on sale, including an AI-enabled model

    The RK3399-based Khadas Edge SBC has launched on Indiegogo along with a new Edge-1S model that uses the AI-enhanced RK3399Pro SoC and an Edge-V model that replaces the Edge’s MXM3 connector with 40-pin GPIO and adds MIPI-DSI and -CSI.

    In July, Shenzhen Wesion’s Khadas project showed off the unusual Khadas Edge SBC, which runs Linux or Android on Rockchip’s hexa-core RK3399 SoC. Now Khadas has gone to Indiegogo with a $50K flexible funding campaign for the Khadas Edge and two new models.

  • Compact embedded PC has three PoE-ready GbE ports

    EFCO’s fanless “SmartSL Plus” embedded box computer is built around a Intel Bay Trail based Congatec Qseven module. The system features 3x GbE ports with PoE, mini-PCIe and mSATA, dual displays, and isolated GPIO.

    EFCO’s compact SmartSL Plus embedded computer has begun sampling at $450 and up, targeting machine vision, video, AOI, test & measurement, factory automation, IoT gateways, digital signage, home automation, surveillance, and IP PBX server applications. Like EFCO’s Intel Kaby Lake based SmartMod computer, it features Gigabit Ethernet ports with 802.3at compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE). Although the product page lists only Windows support, EFCO tells us the product also supports Linux, with specific support for Ubuntu and Yocto Project.

  • Apple Abandons the Mass Market, as the iPhone Turns Luxury

    As its market cap hovers near $1 trillion, Apple has gradually been shifting its strategy away from grabbing ever-more market share and focusing instead on dominating the higher end of its markets. If there were even a small doubt about that, the recent results made it screamingly clear.

  • freenode #live 2018 - Kyle Rankin - The death and resurrection of Linux Journal

OSS: BERT, PostGIS, RAPIDS, GKraken, OPNids, Guile-CV, Nybble

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  • Google open-sources its BERT system for NLP researchers

    Google has made its natural language processing (NLP) pre-training model, bidirectional encoder representations from transformers (BERT), available as open source for NLP researchers.

    The BERT model can be used for various tasks such as "question answering and language inference, without substantial task-specific architecture modifications", a research document outlined.

    According to Google AI research scientists Jacob Devlin and Ming-Wei Chang, the shortage of training data is one of the main challenges in NLP, which is a diverse and extensive field with distinct tasks, with most datasets containing only a few hundred or thousand human-labeled training examples. However, with modern deep learning-based NLP models, researchers can gain benefits from much larger amounts of data, the scientists said.

  • Martin: an Open Source PostGIS vector tiles server created by Urbica

    Moscow IT company Urbica is releasing an Open Source PostGIS Mapbox Vector Tiles server suitable for large databases. Martin is the only vector tiles server capable of creating tiles using database functions directly. It solves the problem of working with large geospatial datasets. Martin allows passing parameters from a URL into a user function to filter the features and aggregate the attribute values.

  • vScaler Cloud Adopts RAPIDS Open Source Software for Accelerated Data Science

    vScaler has incorporated NVIDIA’s new RAPIDS open source software into its cloud platform for on-premise, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments. Deployable via its own Docker container in the vScaler Cloud management portal, the RAPIDS suite of software libraries gives users the freedom to execute end-to-end data science and analytics pipelines entirely on GPUs.

  • An All-In-One Water Cooling Setup That Can Be Controlled Under Linux

    For those looking to have an all-in-one water cooling setup where the pumps and lighting can be controlled under Linux, there is now a viable option thanks to the open-source GKraken project.

    While Linux hardware support in general has improved sharply over the past nearly 15 years that Phoronix has been around, one of the areas that hasn't advanced as much has been in regards to supporting various enthusiast/gaming peripherals -- especially for products like water cooling systems that offer some controls exposed over a USB interface. There are few independent, community-driven efforts out there while now jumping out as one of the most promising is GKraken, which is to support NZXT Kraken water cooling systems.

  • OPNids Integrates Machine Learning Into Open-Source Suricata IDS

    A new open-source intrusion detection system (IDS) effort is officially getting underway on Nov. 5 with the launch of the OPNids project.

    The OPNids effort is being led by threat hunting firm CounterFlow AI and security appliance provider Deciso, which also leads the Opensense security platform project. OPNids is built on top of the open-source Suricata IDS, providing a new layer of machine learning-based intelligence to help improve incident response and threat hunting activities.

    "We created a pipeline that will actually take the Suricata logs and analyze the packets to provide context around any alerts," Randy Caldejon, CEO and co-founder of CounterFlow AI, told eWEEK. "We like to call this alert triage. It's like taking it to the last mile of what the analysts would do anyhow because typically when there's an alert, they want some context."

  • Guile-CV version 0.2.1

    For a list of changes since the previous version, visit the NEWS file.

  • Open-Source Kitten Takes a Nybble out of Arduino Market

    After decades of sci-fi speculation and the likes of Doctor Who’s K-9 and Mega Man’s Rush, the robotic pet market is finally becoming a reality. Just this spring, Boston Dynamics announced that SpotMini will become commercially available in 2019. But with the advent of home-robotics tools like Arduino chips and Raspberry Pi computers, the amateur engineer no longer requires an MIT affiliation to build a robot pet in their own living room.

    This is the idea behind Nybble, a small robotic kitty whose mobility is driven by an Arduino-compatible micro-controller. Although Nybble comes with some pre-programmed “muscle memory” movements, the idea behind the robo-pet is that you program its cat-like behaviors yourself. Nybble’s creator, Rongzhong Li, recommends that you connect Nybble to an AI chip such as a Raspberry Pi, and code whatever tricks you desire from your silicon feline companion.

Time for Net Giants to Pay Fairly for the Open Source on Which They Depend

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Licensing lies at the heart of open source. Arguably, free software began with the publication of the GNU GPLLicensing lies at the heart of open source. Arguably, free software began with the publication of the GNU GPL in 1989. And since then, open-source projects are defined as such by virtue of the licenses they adopt and whether the latter meet the Open Source Definition. The continuing importance of licensing is shown by the periodic flame wars that erupt in this area. Recently, there have been two such flarings of strong feelings, both of which raise important issues.

First, we had the incident with Lerna, "a tool for managing JavaScript projects with multiple packages". It came about as a result of the way the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been separating families and holding children in cage-like cells. The Lerna core team was appalled by this behavior and wished to do something concrete in response. in 1989. And since then, open-source projects are defined as such by virtue of the licenses they adopt and whether the latter meet the Open Source Definition. The continuing importance of licensing is shown by the periodic flame wars that erupt in this area. Recently, there have been two such flarings of strong feelings, both of which raise important issues.

First, we had the incident with Lerna, "a tool for managing JavaScript projects with multiple packages". It came about as a result of the way the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been separating families and holding children in cage-like cells. The Lerna core team was appalled by this behavior and wished to do something concrete in response.

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Microsoft 'Extending' GNU/Linux

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Linux
Microsoft

Torvalds is already more empathetic in Linux code reviews

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Linux

He ended the email saying he would be taking some time off to get assistance on understanding people’s emotions and how to respond appropriately.

Torvalds promised the email wasn’t him wanting to walk away from Linux development and that he 'very much' wants to continue working on it as he has for almost three decades.

Last week, Torvalds showed off his more empathetic approach in an issue with the HID pull request and its introduction of the BigBen game controller driver that was introduced. In particular, that it was enabled by default.

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Ubuntu News, Development, and Derivatives

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  • How to install the Icinga2 Monitoring tool on Ubuntu Server 16.04

    As your data center is being populated with more and more Linux servers, you need to have the means to monitor those systems. As with anything in the open source world, there are a vast number of tools available for the task. One such tool is Icinga2, a web-based system monitor that keeps a constant check on the availability of network resources, generates real-time reporting on performance and services, and can even notify users of outages. Icinga2 also uses a RESTful API, so you can update configuration files on the fly and notifications can come by way of email, texts, or mobile messaging applications.

  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 552

    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 552 for the week of October 28 – November 3, 2018.

  • Writing Up Plan B

    With the prominence of things like Liberapay and Patreon as well as Snowdrift.coop, I have had to look at the tax implications of them all.  There is no single tax regime on this planet.  Developers and other freelancers who might make use of one of these services within the F/LOSS frame of reference are frequently not within the USA frame of reference.  That makes a difference.

  • What’s New in Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish

    Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish the new release of Ubuntu linux Distribution, this release ships with latest GNOME 3.30 as default desktop enviroment and Powered by a Linux kernel 4.18 series. Also include new Yaru theme, the bold, the frivolous, yet distinctly Ubuntu saw further improvements and touchups. Integrates beautifully with GNOME 3.30 Desktop and improves usability with its careful use of semantic colors.

  • What’s New in Elementary OS 5.0 Juno

    Elementary OS 5.0 Juno, the latest release of Elementary OS has been released by Elementary OS developer , This new release is based on Ubuntu 18.04 Long Term Support (LTS) and powered by Linux Kernel 4.15.

    The pantheon desktop, default desktop of elementary OS get more polished and updated. added brand new Night Light feature with both a manual timer and an automatic Sunrise to Sunset option, Adjustable Window Tiling improved, introducing an all new Picture-in-Picture mode that makes it easier to keep tabs on a video or other window while working on something else, added new translucent light mode., added a new search icon to the Applications Menu, Introducing brand new Shortcut Overlay and more..

  • Trisquel 8.0 LTS Flidas – The 100% Libre Linux OS, Using MATE & Powered By Linux-Libre 4.4

    Trisquel 8.0 is the latest release of Trisquel Linux Distribution that’s endorsed by the Free Software Foundation. this release based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, using MATE desktop 1.12 as default desktop environment and powered by Linux-libre 4.4 LTS kernel.

    The desktop environment shifted over to MATE as they wanted a Linux desktop not requiring OpenGL acceleration due to not wanting to require binary drivers or even binary GPU microcode files for that matter, ruling out 3D hardware acceleration for most newer GPUs.

Adiantum Is Taking Shape As Google's Speck Replacement For Low-End Device Encryption

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Security

Earlier this year when Google added Speck-based file-system encryption support to the Linux kernel they intended it to be used by low-end Android phones/smartwatches with older ARM processors lacking the dedicated ARM cryptography extensions. Speck is fast enough to provide disk encryption on the low-end hardware, but ultimately they decided against Speck due to public outcry with the algorithm potentially being compromised by the US NSA. Instead Google engineers decided to pursue HPolyC as their new means of encryption on low-end hardware while now that has evolved into a new technology dubbed Adiantum.

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Qubes OS 4.0.1-rc1 has been released!

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Security

We expect that there will be a second release candidate (4.0.1-rc2) following this one (4.0.1-rc1). The second release candidate will include a fix for the Nautilus bug reported in #4460 along with any other available fixes for bugs reported against this release candidate.

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Also: Fedora Community Blog: FAW 2018 Day 1: “Community makes the difference”

Intel and Debian Work Politics

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  • Now Intel signs up to open-source code of conduct after Torvalds' Linux hiatus

    Intel's open-source projects have now committed to the widely-adopted Contributor Covenant, a code of conduct that was recently taken up by Linux, following Linus Torvalds' brief break to reflect on his insensitive treatment of other kernel developers.

  • Debian Project announces quarterly anti-harassment transparency reports

    Martin Ferrari from the Debian anti-harassment team has announced that they’re going to be releasing transparency reports to the project’s mailing list. The team, which currently consists of Laura Arjona Reina, Martin Ferrari, and Molly de Blanc, is responsible for ensuring that project members abide by the project’s diversity statement and two code of conduct documents (1, 2).

Blocking Linux From Booting

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Mac
  • Don’t Panic, You Can Boot Linux on Apple’s New Devices

    Does Apple stop Linux from booting on its newly refreshed Mac Mini PC or MacBookAir laptops?

    That’s the claim currently circling the web‘s collective drain. The posit is that the new T2 ‘secure enclave’ chip Apple has baked in to its new models prevents Linux from booting.

    But is this actually true?

    Kinda. The answer is both “yes, technically” and “no, not completely”.

  • Apple's New Hardware With The T2 Security Chip Will Currently Block Linux From Booting

    Apple's MacBook Pro laptops have become increasingly unfriendly with Linux in recent years while their Mac Mini computers have generally continued working out okay with most Linux distributions due to not having to worry about multiple GPUs, keyboards/touchpads, and other Apple hardware that often proves problematic with the Linux kernel. But now with the latest Mac Mini systems employing Apple's T2 security chip, they took are likely to crush any Linux dreams.

    At least until further notice, these new Apple systems sporting the T2 chip will not be able to boot Linux operating systems. Apple's T2 security chip being embedded into their newest products provides a secure enclave, APFS storage encryption, UEFI Secure Boot validation, Touch ID handling, a hardware microphone disconnect on lid close, and other security tasks. The T2 restricts the boot process quite a bit and verifies each step of the process using crypto keys signed by Apple.

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Is your startup built on open source? 9 tips for getting started

When I started Gluu in 2009, I had no idea how difficult it would be to start an open source software company. Using the open source development methodology seemed like a good idea, especially for infrastructure software based on protocols defined by open standards. By nature, entrepreneurs are optimistic—we underestimate the difficulty of starting a business. However, Gluu was my fourth business, so I thought I knew what I was in for. But I was in for a surprise! Every business is unique. One of the challenges of serial entrepreneurship is that a truth that was core to the success of a previous business may be incorrect in your next business. Building a business around open source forced me to change my plan. How to find the right team members, how to price our offering, how to market our product—all of these aspects of starting a business (and more) were impacted by the open source mission and required an adjustment from my previous experience. A few years ago, we started to question whether Gluu was pursuing the right business model. The business was growing, but not as fast as we would have liked. Read more Also: Cisco partners using open source gain 10% sales advantage over rivals

An Everyday Linux User Review Of Elementary OS 5.0 Juno

Elementary OS is currently riding high in the Distrowatch rankings and it has been a while since my last review so I thought it was high time I took another look. The tag line at the top of the Elementary OS website reads as “The fast, open and privacy respecting replacement for Windows and macOS”. In this review I am going to examine this claim in depth as well as other claims such as “Apps you need, without the ones you don’t”. The website states that the applications have been carefully considered to cater for your everyday needs so you can spend more time using your computer and less time cleaning up bloatware. Without further ado lets separate the fact from the fiction and explore Elementary OS with a virtual magnifying glass befitting a well known sleuth. After all it is “Elementary” my dear Watson. (Sorry, couldn’t resist). Read more

Zeal – An Offline Documentation Browser For Software Developers And Linux Admins

Recent past i was traveling to my hometown very often for my personal work and i was facing difficulties to write article on 2DayGeek due to unavailable of internet as i don’t have proper internet facility because we are staying in remote area. I was thinking what is the alternate solution to fulfill this. I did small google search for offline documentation tool and got the awesome tool called “Zeal”. Yes, it’s true. It’s awesome tool and supports 194 application documents. I’m very much comfortable to work with zeal documentation as i’m getting whatever i want it. Also, we can use this if you want to save some bandwidth when you are running with bandwidth shortage. Also it won’t show any ads, it’s clean and easy to use. Read more