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Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 25/04/2017 - 5:01pm
Story SystemD and Linux (Kernel) Roy Schestowitz 25/04/2017 - 5:00pm
Story Trying Out Nouveau's Accelerated Pascal Support With DRM-Next, Mesa 17.2-dev Roy Schestowitz 25/04/2017 - 5:00pm
Story Debian Shutting down public FTP services Roy Schestowitz 25/04/2017 - 4:58pm
Story 4MRecover 22.0 Linux Data Recovery Live CD Enters Beta, Includes TestDisk 7.0 Roy Schestowitz 25/04/2017 - 4:23pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 25/04/2017 - 3:25pm
Story Android-x86 6.0 Gets Third Stable Update, Mesa 17.0.4 and Linux 4.4.62 LTS Added Rianne Schestowitz 25/04/2017 - 12:35pm
Story OpenELEC 8.0.2 Embedded Linux Entertainment OS Is Out with Mesa 17.0.4, More Rianne Schestowitz 25/04/2017 - 12:32pm
Story Red Hat Financial News Roy Schestowitz 25/04/2017 - 11:07am
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 25/04/2017 - 11:00am

Review On Ubuntu Budgie 17.04: Newest Ubuntu Flavor

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Budgie is a new desktop interface built from scratch which focuses on simplicity and elegance. It is developed by the Solus team. It uses GNOME technologies beside their own modifications to give a better user experience.

Ubuntu Budgie is an Ubuntu-based distribution which uses Budgie desktop interface as its default. It’s an official Ubuntu flavor. Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 was the first release of this distribution, which was released 3 days ago.

We downloaded the new distribution and played with it for a while to see what it has. This was our experience. TL;DR: Generally so good, nothing so special to see, but there are some small glitches.

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Also: Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 review

Red Hat and Fedora

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  • Join us at Red Hat Summit 2017

    As you’ve probably heard, this year’s Red Hat Summit is in Boston May 2-4. Product Security is looking forward to taking over multiple sessions and activities over the course of those 3 days, and we wanted to give you a sneak peek of what we have planned.

  • Red Hat Offers Launchpad for IT Transformation with Latest Version of Red Hat Virtualization
  • ProfsoUX 2017 Trip Report

    First of all, I was invited to come and give a talk by a friend, who lives in St Petersburg and works as a UX specialist (more about him later). He said people will be very interested in how open source design happens, what tools we use and what problems we face. It was an excellent opportunity to promote Red Hat and Fedora and meet professionals in my field of work. Furthermore, the UX scene in Russia is a bit different, and I was interested to find out how they work and what projects are going on. As always, conferences are great networking events, and I was happy to find out some people even came specifically to see me talk. So, altogether I really enjoyed ProfsoUX, now let’s talk about it in more detail.

  • Analyst’s Proposition on Red Hat, Inc. (RHT), Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI)
  • Share Fedora: Maintaining Existing Community

    Last week the Fedora community was asked to share ideas for encouraging new contributors. collected many great responses. This week the blogging challenge continues with ideas on how to maintain existing community. his is another critical issue for Fedora on a regular basis. Share your thoughts and become part of the worldwide spread of open source and the ideas behind it.

The Raspberry Pi And Raspbian OS [The Cheapest Computer]

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​Linux is used almost everywhere from cars to smartphones and one the most important are small devices that we actually can call a computer, and is being used widely, in robotics, can be connected to your TV and be used as computer with a big screen, IoT (the inter connection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data), on drones and many other good options that can be applied.

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Etcher - Burn Images To SD Card & Make Bootable USB

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​So for a distro hopper like me, one very useful tool is USB-ISO-MAKER. I always need to have these tools at my disposal as I am always testing out distros. For a long time, I have resorted to Rufus on Microsoft Windows as my most trusted USB ISO MAKER, and for all these times, I must confess, it has served me well. But the problem with Rufus, it requires Windows.

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today's leftovers

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  • A Global Menu Extension for GNOME Shell is in Development

    This global menu GNOME Shell extension brings a popular Unity feature to the GNOME desktop, and lets you interact with app menus from the top bar.

  • First GNOME 3.26 Desktop Environment Features Revealed, New Usage App Planned

    We're always monitoring everything that's going on in the Open Source world, especially big projects like GNOME and KDE, and today we'd like to reveal some of the upcoming features of the GNOME 3.26 desktop environment.

    First off, a little background for those who missed our previous reports on GNOME 3.26. The desktop environment will be dubbed "Manchester," after the name of the host city of the GUADEC (GNOME Users And Developers European Conference) 2017 event, and has been slated for release on September 13, 2017.

Leftovers: Debian/TinkerOS, Ubuntu

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  • TinkerOS_Debian V1.8 (Beta version) Released

    There’s a new release of TinkerOS available to download on Asus’s website. TinkerOS is a Linux distribution for the Asus Tinker Board based on Debian. Not heard of the Asus Tinker Board? Read our two page review.

  • Ubuntu 17.10 To Have Wayland Display Server As Default

    The future of Ubuntu is not going to have Unity in the picture. But it won’t have also, at least, not as the default display server on Ubuntu. It has been known that Canonical is ditching for Wayland which flaunts itself as easier to develop and maintain than Xorg. The change is expected to arrive with the release of Ubuntu 17.10.

  • Swap partition out, swap file in on Ubuntu 17.04

    If you’ve downloaded and installed the latest Ubuntu 17.04, one of the new features you probably didn’t notice is that the system was installed without a dedicated swap partition.

    That’s because a new installation of Ubuntu 17.04 uses a swap file, instead of a swap partition. Yup, just like Windows, swap file has come to Ubuntu.

Leftovers: Software

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  • Tor Browser 6.5.2 is released

    Tor Browser 6.5.2 is now available from the Tor Browser Project page and also from our distribution directory.

    This release features important security updates to Firefox.

    This should be the last minor release in the 6.5 series. This release updates Firefox to 45.9.0esr, Noscript to 5.0.2, and HTTPS-Everywhere to 5.2.14.

    Moreover, we included a fix for the broken Twitter experience and worked around a Windows related crash bug. To improve our censorship resistance we additionally updated the bridges we ship.

  • Plotinus Adds a Searchable Command Palette to GTK3 Apps

    Say aloha to Plotinus, a natty new HUD-like command palette for GTK3 applications. Which ones? How about all of ’em. A HUD Analog (Kinda) Since news broke that Ubuntu is to switch back to GNOME in upcoming releases plenty of you have been mailing in, shouting out, and spotlighting Unity-style features that have GNOME equivalents...

  • PacketFence v7.0 released

    The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence v7.0. This is a major release with new features, enhancements and important bug fixes. This release is considered ready for production use and upgrading from previous versions is strongly advised.

  • Atom 1.17 Open-Source Hackable Text Editor to Get a 50% Boost in Startup Time

    Last week when GitHub launched Atom 1.16 as the latest stable release of the open-source and multi-platform hackable text editor loved by lots of developers around the world, they also announced the Beta release of Atom 1.17.

    While Atom 1.16 proved to be a minor maintenance update that only implemented a couple of new title bar options for macOS users, Atom 1.17 promises to be the first release in a long time to give a boost to the startup time of the application, on all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows.

  • MU Music Player – A Player That Remembers All Your Music

    Mu is a Linux music player designed with the aim to provide users with the best music listening experience possible.

    It has a dark UI by default and support for a handful of media file formats including WAV, WMA, FLAC, and AAC. It is based on a number of open-source projects, and μ itself is open-source cross-platform application for media file managing.

  • Lightworks – A Professional Video Editor for Everyone

    Lightworks is a professional multi-format non-linear video editing tool created for professionals and usable by beginners with a sleek and intuitive UI.

    On the 4th of April, it received its latest update which reportedly came with north of 400 changes and 70 new features which include a major UI redesign, an Effects panel and a new auto-effect capability.

  • Chrome 58 rolling out now to Mac, Windows, and Linux, Touch Bar support not yet available
  • Why Firefox? Because not everybody is a web designer, silly

    Write, as I have, about Firefox and you receive the usual slew of critics who demand to know why Firefox matters? Who cares if Firefox continues to exist? This is often accompanied by "Chrome is better! Chrome is all we need!"

    Clearly a lot of people do think Chrome is better. StatCounter, which offers reasonably reliable numbers on browser market share, puts Chrome at just over 50 per cent of all web browsers.

    That's an impressive market share, one that leaves the remainder of the browser world as a fight among minor fiefdoms, with Mozilla holding about 14 per cent and Microsoft (combining Edge and IE) about the same. Safari and Opera are hardly worth mentioning on the desktop (though you should see Opera's worldwide mobile stats, nothing to sneeze at there).

  • Upcoming Features of LibreOffice 5.4

    As reported the other day, The Document Foundation announced that the first bug hunting session for the upcoming LibreOffice 5.4 office suite would take place on April 28, 2017, debugging the first Alpha build that'll be released early next week.

    However, as promised, in this article we'll take a look at the upcoming features of LibreOffice 5.4, at least those that have been already revealed. These include new "Edit Section" and "Footnotes and Endnotes" entry in the context menu of the Writer, which work if the cursor is in a section, as well as in a footnote or endnote. Check out the screenshot gallery below to see them in action.

Fedora: The Latest

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  • FLISoL 2017 – Linux in Latin America

    The Latin American Free Software Installation Festival (FLISoL, in Spanish “Festival Latinoamericano de Instalación de Software Libre”) is the biggest event for the dissemination of Free Software in Latin America.

  • Fedora Changing its Project Mission
  • Fedora Media Writer Test Day (Fedora 26 edition) on Thursday 2017-04-20!

    It’s that time again: we have another test day coming up this week! Thursday 2017-04-20 will be another Fedora Media Writer Test Day. We’ve run these during the Fedora 24 and 25 cycles as well, but we want to make sure the tool is ready for the Fedora 26 release, and also test a major new feature it has this time around: support for writing ARM images. So please, if you have a bit of spare time and a system to test booting on – especially a Fedora-supported ARM device – come out and help us test!

Leftovers: OSS

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  • Sia Blockchain Encrypted Cloud Storage Technology Now Integrates with Nextcloud

    Jos Poortvliet from Nextcloud informed us about the availability of a new external storage app developed by the Sia folks to provide Nextcloud users with blockchain-based cloud storage support.

    Sia is known as a blockchain-based, decentralized cloud storage technology, and starting with version 1.1.2, the platform appears to integrate with Nextcloud, providing users with an affordable, distributed, and last but not least encrypted external storage.

  • Introducing the Open Source Entrepreneur Network

    I've been an open source guy for many years now - since 1998. Over the years I've been a proud open source user, sometime developer, and overall advocate. Seeing the success of open source has been a real joy, but I've also been mystified by the myths that permeate the industry when it comes to business models and product development and where they intersect with open source software. Now that open source has "won" the focus now shifts to opimization. As in, how do you optimize your processes to fully participate in and get maximum benefits from all the things happening right now in open source ecosystems?

  • Report: Commercial Software Riddled With Open Source Code Flaws [Ed: Here is ECT feeding the anti-FOSS Black Duck; don't they know what it is?]
  • FOSSASIA 2017 Trip Report: Philip Paeps
  • Forcing the password gropers through a smaller hole with OpenBSD's PF queues

    [...] I realized that the pop3 gropers were actually not much fun to watch anymore. So I used the traffic shaping features of my OpenBSD firewall to let the miscreants inflict some pain on themselves. Watching logs became fun again.

  • "3D Printing w/LulzBot" - Lunduke Hour - Apr 19, 2017

    In today's episode of the Lunduke Hour, I talk with Ben Malouf, the Director of Marketing with LulzBot. We talk about their 3D printers, the differences in various materials used, and their dedication to Free/Libre Software and Hardware.

  • Regulate This! Time to subject algorithms to our laws

    Algorithms are almost as pervasive in our lives as cars and the internet. And just as these modes and mediums are considered vital to our economy and society, and are therefore regulated, we must ask whether it's time to also regulate algorithms.

    Let's accept that the rule of law is meant to provide solid ground upon which our society can function. Some laws stop us taking each other's stuff (property, liberty, lives) while others help us swap our stuff in a way that's fair to the parties involved (property, liberty, time).

Security Leftovers

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  • A vigilante hacker may have built a computer worm to protect smart devices

    The worm, known as Hajime, has infected tens of thousands of easy-to-hack products such as DVRs, internet cameras, and routers. However, the program so far hasn’t done anything malicious.

    Instead, the worm has been preventing a notorious malware known as Mirai from infecting the same devices. It’s also been carrying a message written from its developer.

  • vuln disclosure and risk equilibrium
  • How to Look at Mission-Critical Safety in the Internet of Cars

    The autonomous car will redefine how we travel, ship inventory, and design infrastructure. As physical objects become more deeply integrated into the Internet of Things, the connected car will soon become an essential component of the IoT ecosystem.

    An important element as we look towards actually implementing the autonomous car is understanding how mission-critical safety software and the Internet of Cars will operate within the car ecosystem. This is a blog that tries to explain what is happening currently; the importance of creating a security-first approach with open source software; and how we at EPAM are approach and solving some of the common problems.

  • Google tells users with borked WiFi to stop using Windows 10
  • Tanium exposed hospital’s IT while using its network in sales demos

    Starting in 2012, Tanium apparently had a secret weapon to help it compete with the wave of newcomers, which the company's executives used in sales demonstrations: a live customer network they could tap into for product demonstrations. There was just one problem: the customer didn't know that Tanium was using its network. And since the customer was a hospital, the Tanium demos—which numbered in the hundreds between 2012 and 2015, according to a Wall Street Journal report—exposed live, sensitive information about the hospital's IT systems. Until recently, some of that data was shown in publicly posted videos.

  • Tanium CEO Apologizes for Being 'Hard-Edged' After Executive Exodus

    Cybersecurity startup used hospital's computer network for sales pitches without permission

Android Leftovers

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You Can Now Run Arch Linux Natively On Pixel C, Here’s How

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Google’s Pixel C tablet has some killer hardware under the hood, and thanks to XDA user Samt434, that killer hardware is able to run Arch Linux natively. Most implementations of Linux on Android run through an emulator or interpreter, but this method installs the ARM version of Arch Linux directly to the Pixel C’s internal drive, and has to wipe out Android entirely in order to make the device a Linux machine. A lot of things are still broken, but the fact that it’s booting at all is a minor miracle. If you would like to install this build despite that, Samt434 has provided a tutorial showing exactly how to do it, along with the files you’ll need.

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Pinebook and Precision Workstation With GNU/Linux

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  • What to Expect From The $89 Pinebook Laptop

    It’s the $89 price tag that makes the Pinebook Linux laptop such a tempting purchase

    But few real-world reviews exist for this cheap and cheerful device — until now.

    Well, sort of.

    Pine64, the company behind the 64-bit ARM-based Pinebook laptop, has begun to ship devices on a buy-to-order (BTO) basis.

    And some these early units have landed in the hands of fans and the tech press.

  • Dell have released the 'Precision Workstation 5720' an 'All-in-One' device, Linux options available

    Dell have been pretty good supporters of Linux with some of their systems in recent years and it's set to continue. They have announced their Precision Workstation 5720 All-in-One device that's now available with Ubuntu 16.04 or RHEL 7.3 (as well as Windows).

  • Dell's new high-end all-in-one PC offers Ubuntu Linux or Red Hat Enterprise Linux

    If you know where to look you can find many great Linux-powered laptops. Besides Dell's XPS 13, Dell also offers several other blazing-fast, Ubuntu-Linux powered laptops. System76 specializes in great Ubuntu laptops and ZaReason offers a variety of Linux distributions on laptops and desktops. A top-of-the-line, all-in-one desktop PC? That's much harder to find. Now, Dell is offering a no-compromises all-in-one called the Precision Workstation AIO 5720.

Graphics in Linux

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  • AMD Radeon RX 580 Linux OpenGL/Vulkan Benchmarks

    For those curious if the Radeon RX 580 "Polaris Evolved" graphics card is worthwhile as a Linux gamer, here are the initial Phoronix figures for the RX 580 8GB graphics card that launched yesterday. These initial tests were done with AMDGPU+RadeonSI/RADV under a variety of OpenGL and Vulkan workloads.

  • RADV Shader Prefetching Yields Minor Performance Boost

    Bas Nieuwenhuizen continues being very busy with work on the open-source (unofficial) Radeon Vulkan driver, RADV.

    The latest patch sent out by Nieuwenhuizen today is an 18 line patch for allowing shader pre-fetch support in the RADV driver.

  • Vulkan Crosses 1,000 Projects On GitHub

    For those tracking the growth of the Vulkan graphics API via GitHub, a gratifying milestone was reached today of having 1,000 projects now mentioning Vulkan.

More Firefox 53.0 Coverage

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Flatpak and Fedora

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  • Flatpak

    Flatpak provides a simple and user-friendly way to run, update and create self-contained desktop applications.

    It is possible to run proprietary, big and bloated software like Skype or Spotify on a lightning fast and sleek musl based Void Linux system.

  • Void Linux now has Flatpak support included

    The Void Linux distribution has recently merged-in support for Flatpak, the new packaging format for Linux.

    If you haven't heard of Void Linux, don't fret, there's a lot of distributions and it's quite a task keeping tabs on all of them. Void is another rolling-release distribution, so you don't need to do a big upgrade every few months, it just continually updates.

  • New Fedora 25 Live ISOs Include Linux Kernel 4.10.10, Security Patches, Updates

    Ben Williams from the Fedora Respins-SIG project, an initiative to produce regular Live ISO snapshots of the current stable Fedora Linux release, announced the availability of a new set of updated Fedora 25 ISOs.

  • Java 9 Tech Preview Planned For Fedora 27

    Fedora developers are planning to be prompt in offering Java 9 on their Linux distribution via OpenJDK.

    Java 9 / OpenJDK 9 is planned for release this summer -- at the end of July to be exact. Therefore, Fedora developers are planning to get Java 9 into their release due out in H2'2017, Fedora 27.

    But due to new APIs of Java 9, this updated in OpenJDK in Fedora 27 will just be offered as a technology preview. OpenJDK 8 will continue to be the default in Fedora until at least F28.

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