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Story Sabayon Linux 16.02 Brings Gentoo's Latest Updates and Patches for February 2016 Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2016 - 10:52am
Story Linux 4.5-rc2 Brings A Surprising Amount Of Changes Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2016 - 10:41am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2016 - 10:31am
Story Linux Kernel 3.10.96 LTS Has Networking and Sound Enhancements, Updated Drivers Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2016 - 1:33am
Story AV Linux 2016 Optimizes Debian Testing for Audio Production, Coming Soon Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2016 - 1:31am
Story Simplicity Linux 16.01 is now available for download Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2016 - 1:20am
Story Experiences with deepin 15 Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2016 - 1:11am
Story Leftovers: KDE Roy Schestowitz 01/02/2016 - 12:47am
Story Mythbuntu Devs Need Your Help to Find a New MythTV Theme for the OS Rianne Schestowitz 31/01/2016 - 11:56pm
Story What’s going on with GNOME To Do Rianne Schestowitz 31/01/2016 - 11:54pm

OpenAMP heterogeneous multicore standard targets Linux

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Linux

The MCA announced its Open Asymmetric Multi Processing Framework (OpenAMP) for Linux multicore development, with support from Mentor Graphics and Xilinx.

The Multicore Association (MCA) formally unveiled its open source “Open Asymmetric Multi Processing Framework” (OpenAMP), and announced a working group to establish standardization of the multicore development framework. The working group will expand and document the specification for Linux, and collaborate with the OpenAMP open source community.

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Leftovers: KDE (Multi-Screen and OpenGL)

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KDE
  • KDE Plasma 5.5.4 Has Fixes For Multi-Screen Users

    KDE Plasma 5.5.4 was released today as a bug-fix update to Plasma 5.5 as released in December. With this new point release there are fixes primarily for multi-screen users receiving notifications.

    The lone prominent change listed by today's 5.5.4 release announcement is "Many improvements and refactoring to notification positioning making them appear in the right place for multi-screen use."

  • How to integrate OpenGL code with Qt Quick 2 applications (part 2)
  • Integrating OpenGL With Qt Quick 2 Apps

    The post today covers hooking in with the Qt Quick 2 renderer, OpenGL underlays/overlays, and the other steps for integrating this OpenGL code with Qt Quick 2 applications. HOwever, at this time there is no support with the Qt Quick renderer for modifying the OpenGL state.

Security Leftovers

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Security

Android Leftovers

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Android

Red Hat and Fedora

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Red Hat

Mozilla Firefox News (Firefox 44, GTK+3.x, Push Notifications)

  • Firefox v44 Rolling out to Android with Improved Tabs Screen

    On Tuesday, Mozilla rolled out a new update to their Firefox web browser that’s available on Android. Effectively bringing it to version 44. The update has a few new features, as well as fixing some other bugs and such. The update is available in the Google Play Store now, for those of you that don’t use Chrome. Included in the update is an improved tab screen. The reasoning behind this improved tab screen, Mozilla says is for uniformity with tablets using the same browser. The company also says that the thumbnails shown on the tab screen should also be a bit more accurate this time around.

  • Firefox 44 released

    Firefox 44.0 has been released.

  • Perfect storm: GTK+3.x behaviour under KDE and Firefox’s move to GTK+3.x

    At Mageia, various people suddenly started complaining about the scrollbar behaviour of GTK+3.x. Not always in the most constructive manner.

    [...]

    Loads of people use Firefox. These people don’t like their Firefox behaving different from what they’re used to and expect.

  • Firefox Can Now Get Push Notifications From Your Favorite Sites

    Firefox for Windows, Mac and Linux now lets you choose to receive push notifications from websites if you give them permission. This is similar to Web notifications, except now you can receive notifications for websites even when they’re not loaded in a tab. This is super useful for websites like email, weather, social networks and shopping, which you might check frequently for updates.

eCryptfs Vulnerability Closed in Ubuntu OSes

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Security
Ubuntu

A eCryptfs vulnerability has been found and repaired in Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and a new updated has been issued.

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Which Linux Is Secure? The Analysis Of Top Popular Distributions

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Linux
Security

So, can I be sure that web site of my lovely Linux Distribution is real and hackers doesn’t replace it with infected software? Can I get a backdoor in my operating system from installed updates? No, but only with these conditions:

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Linux on Servers

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GNU
Linux
Server

Show us the code! You should be able to peek inside the gadgets you buy – FTC commish

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OSS

FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny supports the idea of giving people access to the source code to stuff to ensure better security and privacy in the era of the internet of things.

The idea is that obvious bad bugs and poor security mechanisms can be quickly spotted and either fixed or the item stays on the store shelf.

Speaking at the State of the Net conference in Washington DC on Monday, McSweeny noted that US consumer watchdog the FTC was looking closely at the proliferation of connected devices that gather and store highly personal information.

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Lakka Is A Linux OS That Converts Any Computer Into A Gaming Console

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GNU
Linux
Gaming

It’s time to go to your basement, clean your dusty old PC and make it ready for something fun. Using the lightweight Linux distro Lakka, you can turn that old pal into a retro gaming machine. This ready-to-install system is derived from OpenELEC, a version of Kodi home theater software. The OS also acts as a DIY retro emulation console based upon the RetroArch emulator software.

The strength of Lakka lies in the wide range of hardware it supports and useful feature like Braid-like rewinding, video streaming, and joypad hotplug. Once installed on your SD card, it is easy to set up and runs all your favorite vintage games.

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Open Source Tech Dominates Top Paying Skills

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OSS

Beyond that, though, the top 10 list is chock full of open source technologies, ranging from OpenStack and CloudStack in the "Cloud" category to a bevy of Big Data-related skills, such as MapReduce, Pig, Cassandra and Cloudera.

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Digital Asset Holdings and Linux Foundation

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Linux

Has the Linux Foundation Sold out to VMware? Probably Not

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Linux

Has the Linux Foundation, the most powerful nonprofit organization in the open source world, sold out to corporate interests? And how committed is it to defending the GPL free software license? Those are questions some critics are asking in the wake of recent changes to the Linux Foundation's by-laws.

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The Linux Test Project has been released for January 2016

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Linux

Good news everyone,

the Linux Test Project test suite stable release for *January 2016*
has been released.

Since the last release 191 patches by 29 authors were merged.

Notable changes are:

* Rewritten and new cgroup tests for cpuacct and pids controllers

* Rewritten basic cgroup functional and stress tests

* New userns07 test for user namespaces

* New syscall tests for:
- renameat2()
- sched_getattr()
- sched_setattr()
- kcmp()
- fcntl(fd, F_SETLEASE)
- preadv()
- pwritev()

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IBM updates LinuxONE z Systems line with data management tools and Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu

IBM has unveiled new features and capabilities for its LinuxONE family of z Systems based around Linux, adding new data management support in the shape of the Cloudant NoSQL database and the IBM Open Platform, while Ubuntu Linux is set to be available from April.

IBM launched the LinuxONE portfolio last year as its first Linux-only z Systems mainframes, styling them as the most powerful and secure servers of their kind on the market. Available with a choice of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or Suse Linux Enterprise Server, the portfolio initially comprised the LinuxONE Rockhopper and the more high-end LinuxONE Emperor.

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Open-source laser fabrication lowers costs for cancer research

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OSS

In a move that slashes 90 percent of the cost of mass-producing metastatic microtumors and therapeutic microtissues for screening and research, Rice University bioengineers have adapted techniques from the "maker" movement to reprogram a commercial laser cutter to etch up to 50,000 tiny "microwells" per hour into sheets of silicone.

The fabrication technique, which was developed with open-source software and hardware, is described in a new study published in the journal RSC Advances.

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Architecting Next-Gen Linux Car Systems: AGL’s Michael Fabry

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Linux

The Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project is one of many independently funded software projects hosted by the Linux Foundation. For these Collaborative Projects, as they’re called, the Linux Foundation provides the essential framework so that participants can focus on innovation and results.

To learn more, we are talking with key contributors about what they do and how they became involved. For this feature, we spoke with Michael Fabry, Project Manager Engineering at Microchip, about his work with the AGL, which is dedicated to creating open source software solutions for automotive applications and which recently added automakers Subaru, Mitsubishi, Mazda, and Ford to its list of members.

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It’s Time to Open up the GPU

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Gaming

The second is a commitment to open source software. The game and graphics development community is an active hub of enthusiastic individuals who believe in the value of sharing knowledge. Full and flexible access to the source of tools, libraries and effects is a key pillar of the GPUOpen philosophy. Only through open source access are developers able to modify, optimize, fix, port and learn from software. The goal? Encouraging innovation and the development of amazing graphics techniques and optimizations in PC games.

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