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Story Desktop: Microsoft E.E.E., Dell, and Linux Mint 18.3 Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2017 - 5:27pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2017 - 5:25pm
Story Servers: HPC, Red Hat, Fedora Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2017 - 5:23pm
Story Today in Techrights Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2017 - 4:15pm
Story Red Hat: OpenStack, Container, SAP, Fedora 27 Roy Schestowitz 15/11/2017 - 2:27pm
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 15/11/2017 - 2:19pm
Story 3 open source alternatives to ArcGIS Desktop Rianne Schestowitz 15/11/2017 - 2:13pm
Story KaOS Linux's November 2017 Release Adds KDE Plasma 5.11.3, Linux Kernel 4.13.12 Rianne Schestowitz 15/11/2017 - 2:08pm
Story Anonymous Live OS Tails Now Powered by Linux Kernel 4.13, Latest Tor Software Rianne Schestowitz 15/11/2017 - 2:07pm
Story LG V30 review: Good hardware design marred by bad camera, software Rianne Schestowitz 15/11/2017 - 2:02pm

Kernel: USB Vulnerabilities in Linux, Linux Foundation Adds B9lab

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Linux
Security
  • Linux kernel: multiple vulnerabilities in the USB subsystem
  • More Than One Dozen USB Vulnerabilities Published For The Linux Kernel

    Made public on Monday were details on 14 known security vulnerabilities within the Linux kernel's USB subsystem while there is also known to be more similar bugs that are yet to be resolved.

    The good news about these USB vulnerabilities is that they would require any rogue individual to first have created a specially-crafted USB device and to have physical address to the vulnerable Linux system.

  • B9lab Joins Hyperledger Project and Linux Foundation

    B9lab is pleased to announce it has joined the Hyperledger Project and the Linux Foundation. This follows the recent launch of their in-depth Hyperledger Fabric course for software engineers. Over the past two years B9lab has been committed to providing high quality education and certification to the wider blockchain industry for both developers and stakeholders.

GNU/Linux Releases: antiX MX, IPFire, Antergos 17.11

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GNU
Linux
  • antiX MX 17 Enters Beta, Ships with Latest Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" Updates

    Following on the footsteps of the recently released antiX 17 GNU/Linux operating system, the development of the antiX MX 17 distribution is now officially open with the first beta out the door.

    antiX MX is an open source GNU/Linux distro based on the Debian GNU/Linux operating system and built around the lightweight Xfce desktop environment. Its development schedule is different than that of the big brother antiX and includes additional software packaged by the MX community.

  • Lightweight Linux Distribution antiX-17 Released!

    AntiX-17 supports both 32-bit and 64-bit processors which is not surprising because it focuses on supporting older hardware. It can support Pentium III computers with a minimum 256 MB RAM requirement. The installer needs a minimum of 2.7 GB hard drive space to run.

  • Latest IPFire 2.19 Linux Firewall Update Patches OpenSSL, Wget Vulnerabilities

    The development team behind the IPFire professional and hardened Linux firewall distribution announced the release of the IPFire 2.19 Core Update 116 software patch, which addresses several security issues.

  • ISO Refresh: antergos 17.11

Security: MINIX, DDOS, Bugs and Malware

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Apache Kafka Reaches 1.0 Milestone for Open-Source Distributed Streaming Platform

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Server
OSS

Widely deployed open-source technology already used by major enterprises including Goldman Sachs, ING and Capital One reaches a critical milestone.

In the modern enterprise apps world, distributed streaming data is a core component and perhaps no other technology is as widely used for that purpose as is Apache Kafka. On Nov.1 the Apache Kafka 1.0.0 release officially debuted, marking an important new stage in the evolution of the widely used open-source project.

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Also: Red Hat OpenStack Platform 12 Puts the Cloud in a Container

5 of the Best Linux Distros for Gaming

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GNU
Linux
Gaming

When it comes to Linux, few people really associate it with gaming. Most people feel that gaming in Linux is not well supported and that there are very little or no games for Linux (which is a myth). Obviously this is not correct as there are plenty of open-source games for Linux as well as Windows-based games that you can install via Wine. The only thing that can hamper the experience is the Linux distro itself. While any Linux distro may be used for gaming, there are some distros specifically optimized for gaming. Here are the best five.<

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KDE Plasma 5.11.3 Desktop Environment Released with 40 Bugfixes and Improvements

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KDE
Security

The KDE Plasma 5.11.3 software update comes two weeks after the KDE Plasma 5.11.2 release, and it appears to include a total of 40 changes, improving Plasma Desktop, Plasma Workspace, Plasma Discover, Plasma Addons, Plasma Networkmanager, KScreen, KWin, Milou, plasma-integration, kactivitymanagerd, and System Settings.

"Today KDE releases a Bugfix update to KDE Plasma 5, versioned 5.11.3. Plasma 5.11 was released in October with many feature refinements and new modules to complete the desktop experience. This release adds a fortnight's worth of new translations and fixes from KDE's contributors. The bugfixes are typically small but important," said KDE in today's announcement.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, Takes On The Radeon RX Vega 64 Under Linux

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Last week NVIDIA began shipping the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics card as an offering at the $449 USD price point to undercut the Radeon RX Vega 56. Here are some benchmarks of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti under Linux with the latest OpenGL/Vulkan drivers compared to Radeon RX Vega, the rest of the Pascal GPUs, and other graphics cards under a variety of different Linux gaming benchmarks with 12 cards in total being tested this round.

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Games: Nuclear Throne, HITMAN, Pillars of Eternity, Slashers: The Power Battle, Final Storm, Ebony Spire: Heresy

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Gaming

Red Hat: Storage, Mobile, Containers and More

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Red Hat
  • Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 Broadens Reach for Enterprise Workloads
  • Mobile-ready India infuses new life into Open Source: Red Hat

    Open Source technologies like Linux have helped innumerable tech start-ups to flourish and one company that can take credit for providing entrepreneurs with a solid IT foundation is North Carolina-based Red Hat.

    Over two decades ago, Red Hat began with the idea of collaborating with IT leaders, open source advocates, developers and partners to create an Open Source ecosystem that spans Cloud, Middleware, Operating Systems, Storage, Virtualisation and Management. It is now ready to exploit today's most promising opportunity -- the mobile space.

  • Juniper Dons Red Hat To Ease Cloud Migration

    Distributed telecommunications cloud environments offer service providers a way to more quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively deliver services to end users, but they come with their share of complexity, management headaches, integration challenges and coordinating operations among multiple cloud vendors.

  • Red Hat Wraps OpenStack In Containers

    Red Hat is no stranger to Linux containers, considering the work its engineers have done in creating the OpenShift application development and management platform.

    As The Next Platform has noted over the past couple of years, Red Hat has rapidly expanded the capabilities within OpenShift for developing and deploying Docker containers and managing them with the open source Kubernetes orchestrator, culminating with OpenShift 3.0, which was based on Kubernetes and Docker containers. It has continued to enhance the platform since. Most recently, Red Hat in September launched OpenShift Container Platform 3.6, which added upgraded security features and more consistency across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. A month later, the company introduced Red Hat Container Native Storage 3.6 to support containerized applications and infrastructure in OpenShift clusters.

  • Insider Selling: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) Insider Sells 2,888 Shares of Stock
  • Going Through the Figures for Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) and Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE)?

KDE: KDE Promo, KTextEditor, Redshift Plasmoid

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KDE
  • KDE Promo Activity Report – October 2017

    Another week, another KDE Promo report!

    This edition of the report is special in that we’ve now synchronized the reports posted on the mailing list with the ones posted here. In other words, the posts shared here will no longer lag behind the mailing list.

    If you missed the previous report, don’t worry: you can read it here.

    So, what have we been up to in the past month, and which tasks do we offer to potential contributors?
    Let’s have a look.

  • KTextEditorPreviewPlugin 0.2.1 (last stand-alone)

    The KTextEditorPreviewPlugin software provides the KTextEditor Document Preview Plugin, a plugin for the editor Kate, the IDE KDevelop, or other software using the KTextEditor framework.

    The plugin enables a live preview of the currently edited text document in the final format, in the sidebar (Kate) or as tool view (KDevelop). So when editing e.g. a Markdown text or an SVG image, the result is instantly visible next to the source text. For the display the plugin uses that KParts plugin which is currently selected as the preferred one for the MIME type of the document. If there is no KParts plugin for that type, no preview is possible.

  • Clive Johnston: Trouble sleeping? Try the Redshift Plasmoid

    Recently I have been having trouble sleeping and looked into ways to help myself drift off to the land of nod a bit more easily.

    One technique, which I have on my mobile phone, is to reduce blue colours with a shift to more subtle warmer red colours. This is called “redshift” and I decided to see if the feature is available in KDE Plasma. It turns out that there is a Plasmoid made for this task called “Redshift Control” and it is available via the Ubuntu archive.

CAINE 9.0 Linux Helps Investigators With Computer Security Forensics

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Linux
Security

While there are many security-focused Linux distributions on the market, one distribution distinguishes itself by targeting forensic investigators. Instead of penetration testing tools, CAINE - which is an acronym for Computer Aided INvestigative Environment and was investigated to version 9.0 on Oct. 25 - is loaded with applications and tools to help investigators find the clues and data points that are required for computer security forensics.

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Software Freedom Law Center/Conservancy Dispute Update

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GNU
Legal
  • Concerning a Statement by the Conservancy

    On Friday, while we were putting on our annual conference at Columbia Law School, a puff of near-apocalyptic rhetoric about us was published by SFLC’s former employees, Karen Sandler and Bradley Kuhn, who now manage the Conservancy, which was originally established and wholly funded by SFLC, and still bears our name. We were busy with our conference when this happened, which seems to have been the point. We are glad to have the chance now, after a little much-needed rest, to help everyone avoid unnecessary hyperventilation.

  • Concerning a Statement by the Conservancy (Software Freedom Law Center Blog)

    The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) has responded to a recent blog post from the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) regarding the SFC's trademark. SFLC has asked the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to cancel the SFC trademark due to a likelihood of confusion between the two marks; SFC posted about the action on its blog.

Most companies can't buy an open source community clue. Here's how to do it right

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OSS

One of the most powerful—yet most difficult—things in open source is community. "Where a robust community exists," declared Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst in a recent interview with Slashdot, "Open source always wins." But building that community is hard. Really, really hard. While it's somewhat straightforward to predict the necessary components of a thriving open source community, it's immeasurably harder to predict when and where the confluence of those components will result in a community like Linux or Kubernetes.

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Krita 4.0 Development Update

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KDE

And then we realized we hadn’t posted news about ongoing Krita development for some time now. The main reason is that we’ve, well, been really busy doing development. The other reason is that we’re stuck making fully-featured preview builds on OSX and Linux. More about that later…

So, what’s been going on? Some of the things we’ve been doing were backported to Krita 3.2 and 3.3, like support for the Windows 8 Pointer API, support for the ANGLE Direct3D display renderer, the new gmic-qt G’Mic plugin, new commandline options, support for touch painting, the new smart patch tool, new brush presets and blending modes… But there is also a lot of other work that simply couldn’t be backported to 3.x.

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What's the difference between open source software and free software?

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GNU
OSS

Do you use "open source software" or "free software"? Although there are different rules for free software licenses (four freedoms) and open source licenses (Open Source Definition), what is not apparent from those two sets of rules is:

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Upgraded Zynq-based Zybo SBC targets embedded vision apps

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Linux

Digilent’s “Zybo Z7” SBC runs Linux on the Xilinx Zynq-7010 and -7020 ARM/FPGA SoCs, and offers HDMI in and out, MIPI-CSI, and up to 6x Pmod connectors.

Digilent, which is owned by National Instruments, is known for its FPGA-driven Pmod peripheral modules and Arty FPGA development board. In 2012, the company also launched a Zybo board supporting the lowest end Xilinx Zynq-7010 version of the Zynq family, which combines dual Cortex-A9 cores running Linux with an FPGA. Now Digilent has introduced a more capable Zybo Z7 board aimed at embedded vision applications. The Zybo Z7 offers an option for the Zynq-7020, which has a faster FPGA, as well as enhancements including the addition of a MIPI-CSI camera interface and separate HDMI in and out ports.

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