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Story BlackArch Linux Now Provides over 1,400 Penetration Testing Tools, New ISO Lands Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2016 - 5:11am
Story If I needed to leave Android, I'd use Sailfish OS Rianne Schestowitz 01/05/2016 - 5:08am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 30/04/2016 - 11:36pm
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Story Mozilla News Roy Schestowitz 30/04/2016 - 11:23pm
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Story Ubuntu 16.04 vs. vs. Clear Linux vs. openSUSE vs. Scientific Linux 7 Rianne Schestowitz 30/04/2016 - 4:55pm
Story GhostBSD 10.3 ALPHA1 is now ready for Testing Roy Schestowitz 30/04/2016 - 3:06pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 30/04/2016 - 2:26pm
Story Devuan Beta, Stumbling Tumbleweed, Ubuntu Too Roy Schestowitz 30/04/2016 - 2:14pm

Why Linux Creator Linus Torvalds Thinks That C++ Programming Language Sucks?

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Development
Linux

This morning, I was reading some news about Linux creator Linus Torvalds and I came across a decade-old note from him. You might have heard about Linus Torvald’s opinion of programming language C++ and this note was about the same.

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Also: Open Source: Thinking Big by Jim Zemlin

Leftovers: Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • Mele PCG02U is a $70 Ubuntu PC stick

    Chinese computer maker Mele has been offering small Android and Windows computers for a few years. Now the company is selling a PC-on-a-stick that runs Ubuntu Linux.

  • Mele PCG02U Ubuntu PC Stick Launches For $70
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS video review

    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS was recently released, and many Linux users have been wondering what it has to offer and if it’s worth installing or upgrading from a previous release of Ubuntu.

    Not to worry, a YouTuber by the name of Quidsup has a full video review of Ubuntu 16.04 that will walk you through the latest changes to Canonical's popular desktop distribution.

  • [Older] Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Released, This Is What’s New
  • uNav 0.59 GPS Navigation App for Ubuntu Phones Brings Pinch-Zoom, a Refreshed UI

    uNav developer Nekhelesh Ramananthan announced the release of version 0.59 of the default GPS navigation app for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system for Ubuntu Phones.

    According to the announcement, uNav 0.59, which has been dubbed "Beauty and the Beast," comes with exciting new features, among which we can mention a brand-new navigation structure, giving users the possibility of searching for locations, favorites or coordinates directly from the menubar, as well as a refresh of the UI (details below).

Entroware's Orion Laptops Now Ship with Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS and Skylake CPUs

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Ubuntu

Entroware, one of the few hardware companies to offer laptops with Ubuntu MATE Linux operating system pre-installed, today announced a refresh of its Orion series of laptops.

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GNOME Software Bug Doesn't Let Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Users Install Third-Party Debs

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GNOME
Security
Ubuntu

We've been tipped earlier by one of our readers that there's a bug in the GNOME Software (Ubuntu Software) package manager which doesn't let users install third-party .deb files in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

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Today's OpenStack News From Texas

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OSS

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming
  • Warsow 2.1 Recently Released With Offloaded Rendering

    While checking on various Linux game benchmarks this morning, I noticed Warsow 2.1 was quietly released at the end of March without much attention.

  • Unreal Engine 4.12 Preview 1 Has The Vulkan Mobile Renderer

    Epic Games today announced the first preview release for the upcoming Unreal Engine 4.12.

    Unreal Engine 4.12 brings the sequencer featuring a non-linear editor with 3D animation editing to the game engine for producing in-game cinematics and more. There are also other cinematic related improvements with Unreal Engine 4.12 Preview 1. In preview form for this release is audio localization support and the capability of running the Unreal Editor in VR.

  • Tomb Raider tested on R7 370 4G and HD 7970

    Thanks to Pepster from our IRC channel, I also managed to get results from his hardware, so we have an additional card to show results from. My computer is an i5-2500K@3.3 GHz, 8 GB of 1333 MHz RAM and the R7 370 4G. Pepster's rig has an i7-5830K and a HD7970. My rig runs Xubuntu 16.04 and thus uses Mesa 11.2 as stated in the official requirements for the game. Pepster used a bleeding edge Mesa from git on his Manjaro 15.12 installation.

  • The Culling, the Unreal Engine 4 battle royale survival game is now on Linux & SteamOS

antiX 16 Linux OS Gets a Second Beta Build with Kernel 4.4.8 LTS, Many Changes

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GNU
Linux

It's been a little over two weeks since the first Beta build of the upcoming antiX 16 Linux operating system was announced, and now we can get our hands on the second Beta release.

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Kernel Space/Linux

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Linux
  • PulseAudio Adds Memfd Transport Support

    PulseAudio gained support for utilizing the Linux kernel's memfd as a transport mechanism as spearheaded by the systemd/KDBUS crew.

  • Linux Kernel 3.12.59 LTS Out Now with Crypto & Networking Fixes, Updated Drivers

    Linux kernel developer Jiri Slaby today announced the availability of the fifty-ninth maintenance release of the long-term supported Linux 3.12 kernel series, urging all users to update as soon as possible.

    Looking at the appended shortlog, we can notice that Linux kernel 3.12.59 LTS is here to patch various security issues that have been discovered since the previous point release, version 3.12.58, which has been announced two weeks ago by Mr. Jiri Slaby, along with an important piece of information, that the Linux 3.12 series will be supported until 2017 because it is used in SUSE Linux Enterprise 12.

  • Linux infosec outfit does a Torvalds, rageblocks innocent vuln spotter

    An open source security firm has blocked a security researcher who reported flaws in a recently issued patch in an apparent fit of pique.

    Hector Martin took to Twitter on Tuesday to note a trivial crashing vulnerability in a recently issued patch by Grsecurity.

    “I literally crashed my box by pasting a bunch of text into a terminal, due to a really sad bug in the patch,” Martin said.

    In response, Grsecurity acknowledged the issue, which it said would be fixed in the next release. At the same time it blocked Martin on both Twitter and by IP address.

Mozilla News

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Moz/FF

Proxmox VE 4.2

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GNU
Linux
  • Proxmox VE 4.2 Officially Released with Let's Encrypt Support, ZFS Improvements

    Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH, a renowned company developing the Proxmox VE (Virtual Environment) server virtualization operating system based on the Linux kernel, announced the release of Proxmox VE 4.2.

  • Proxmox VE 4.2 Released

    Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH, the company developing the server virtualization platform Proxmox Virtual Environment (VE), today announced the general availability of version 4.2. The open source virtualization platform Proxmox VE is a hyper-converged solution enabling users to create and manage LXC containers and KVM virtual machines on the same host, and makes it easy to set up highly available clusters, as well as to manage network and storage via an integrated web-based management interface.

Krita 3.0 beta

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KDE

Leftovers: Ubuntu

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Ubuntu
  • my Shuttleworth Foundation flash grant

    More important than features is making Propellor prevent more classes of mistakes, by creative use of the type system. The biggest improvement in this area was type checking the OSes of Propellor properties, so Propellor can reject host configurations that combine eg, Linux-only and FreeBSD-only properties.

  • Ubuntu's $70 computing stick could fit nicely behind your TV

    Want to turn a TV into a Ubuntu computer? The very orange MeLE PCG02U just might be what you’re looking for. This tiny stick computer costs only $70, meaning you can add a desktop to any TV for very little money. It’s the first Ubuntu device from Mele, a Chinese manufacturer that until now has focused on Android and Windows devices.

  • This $70 computer stick is designed for Ubuntu

    Ubuntu is starting to show up in lot more places lately: tablets, phones, and this neat little computer-on-a-stick created by MeLE called the PGC02U. It's $70, with an Intel BayTrail processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. It also comes in Ubuntu orange and has a wee little antenna to help with wireless reception. Liliputing points out that you might want to go ahead and install this build of Ubuntu created by Ian Morrison, as it's designed specifically for stick computers.

  • Wolfram Research turns your Ubuntu phone into an IoT sensor
  • Ubuntu 16.04's support for the ZFS file system may violate the General Public License

    Ubuntu 16.04's support for the ZFS file system is one of many useful enterprise features on top of all the Linux desktop polish in the new OS. But Linux distributions have avoided shipping ZFS support in the past due to licensing issues, and Ubuntu 16.04’s ZFS support sits smack-dab in the middle of a controversial legal gray area.

Android Leftovers

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Android

Third Manjaro Linux 16.06 "Daniella" Preview Lands with Linux Kernel 4.6 Support

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Linux

Today, April 27, 2016, Philip Müller from the Manjaro development team has had the pleasure of announcing the release of the third preview build of the upcoming Manjaro Linux 16.06 "Daniella" operating system.

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Tomb Raider Benchmarks On Linux With NVIDIA Graphics

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Graphics/Benchmarks

With Feral Interactive releasing Tomb Raider for Linux, three years after the premiere of the Windows port, many have been wondering about the Linux performance particularly with regards to the graphics driver situation. Here are our initial benchmarks of Feral's port of Tomb Raider on Ubuntu Linux with using NVIDIA graphics. More tests to follow.

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The first five Linux command-line apps every admin should learn

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Linux

Linux has taken over the enterprise. It runs the backbone for many of the largest companies. It's one of the biggest players in big data. If you're serious about moving up the IT ladder, at some point, you're going to have to know Linux.

And although the Linux GUI tools are now as good as those available for any other platform, some tasks will require a bit of command-line knowledge. But where do you begin? You start off where every Linux newbie should... with what I believe are five of the most important commands for new Linux admins to learn.

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Cortex-A9 SBC offers online DIY customization

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Linux

The Gumstix “Poblano 43C SBC” features a TI AM4378 SoC with WiFi, Bluetooth, GbE, and optional cameras, touchscreens, and Geppetto-based design customization.

The Gumstix Poblano 43C updates the two-year old Gumstix Pepper SBC, which used the TI Sitara AM335x, the same Cortex-A8 SoC used in the company’s Overo computer-on-modules. The Poblano 43C maintains the 11 x 7.5cm dimensions of the Pepper, but advances to the AM4378 SoC, a faster, but still single-core Cortex-A9 SoC from Texas Instruments.

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Tomb Raider for GNU/Linux

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GNU
Linux
Gaming

OpenMandriva Adds F2FS Support

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MDV

It's been a while since last having anything to report on with the OpenMandriva Linux distribution, but they wrote in today with news about adding Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) support.

Within their OpenMandriva "Cooker" development repository is the most interesting support with F2FS support being part of their kernel, shipping f2fs-tools by default, and their Calamares installer allowing F2FS for SSD disks. They've also added a F2FS patch for GRUB2. With that work in OpenMandriva Cooker, users can be running F2FS as their root file-system with ease!

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • How to Install Cinnamon 3.0 Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Canonical Patches Multiple OpenSSL Vulnerabilities in All Supported Ubuntu OSes
    Today, May 3, 2016, Canonical has issued a new Ubuntu security notice to inform the community about the availability of new OpenSSL versions that patch various vulnerabilities discovered upstream by various developers. The OpenSSL security notice is valid for the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin). It details a total of five security issues that have been fixed in OpenSSL, which contains the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) cryptographic library and tools.
  • Ubuntu In The Wild: April 2016
    You might not have noticed, but it’s been a wee while since we last featured an ‘Ubuntu in the Wild’ spot (excusing my little editorial last month). The gap isn’t because Ubuntu isn’t being spotlighted in projects. It was more that a couple of readers were vocal in telling us such articles were trivial and didn’t call for a post. So, for the past year or two we’ve been tweeting the odd Ubuntu in the Wild spot rather than posting a blog post about it.
  • Why Your Next Ubuntu Download Could Be a Lot Larger
    Expect to see a larger Ubuntu desktop installation image size by the time the Yakkety Yak is released later this year. Ubuntu Developers are currently discussing a new size limit for the main distribution image, as well those of the distribution’s official flavours.

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