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Story Q4OS Linux Distro Adds a Trinity Repository, Now Ready for ARM Devices Roy Schestowitz 07/02/2016 - 11:55pm
Story C.H.I.P. and Raspberry Pi 2 Roy Schestowitz 07/02/2016 - 9:39pm
Story Leftovers: Ubuntu Roy Schestowitz 07/02/2016 - 9:38pm
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 07/02/2016 - 9:36pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 07/02/2016 - 9:24pm
Story Phoronix on NVIDIA Roy Schestowitz 07/02/2016 - 8:57pm
Story Now Zenwalk 8.0 BETA 2 Roy Schestowitz 07/02/2016 - 8:31pm
Story Security Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 07/02/2016 - 8:10pm
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 07/02/2016 - 8:09pm
Story LAVA and Debian Administration Site Roy Schestowitz 07/02/2016 - 8:02pm

Q4OS Linux Distro Adds a Trinity Repository, Now Ready for ARM Devices

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Linux

Softpedia has been informed earlier today, February 7, by the developers of the Q4OS Linux distribution about the immediate availability for download of the seventh point release in the Q4OS 1.4 "Orion" series.

Q4OS 1.4.7 "Orion" is, in fact, a small, yet important maintenance release, which gives users full access to all the Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE) packages by default, thanks to the implementation of a system-wide Trinity software repository.

This way, Q4OS users won't have to add manually any third-party Trinity Desktop Environment software repositories anymore. Besides this important change, Q4OS 1.4.7 delivers the usual security patches and software updates.

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C.H.I.P. and Raspberry Pi 2

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Linux
Hardware
  • C.H.I.P. – Not A Replacement For Beast, But A Useful Controller Board

    I’ve been looking for an ARMed replacement for Beast’s power-sucking/fanfull/large corpse. This isn’t it. It is a very well documented controller that ships with a minimal installation of Debian GNU/Linux complete with GUI. I could, for instance, use this thing to make a pulsewidth modulator for a power supply. It’s obviously overkill for such a task but at the advertised price, $9, it’s OK.

  • Make a $40 Linux or Android PC with new Raspberry Pi 2 rival

    If you want to build a powerful $40 Linux or Android PC with 4K video support, consider Hardkernel's Odroid-C2 computer.

    The developer board is an uncased computer like the popular Raspberry Pi 2, which sells for $35. But South Korea-based Hardkernel claims Odroid-C2 has more horsepower than its popular rival and can be a desktop replacement.

Leftovers: Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Leftovers: Software

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Software

Phoronix on NVIDIA

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Graphics/Benchmarks
  • Compute Shader Support Patches For NVIDIA Fermi On Nouveau

    Samuel Pitoiset has published a set of twelve patches for implementing compute shaders support within the Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D driver for the GeForce 400/500 "Fermi" graphics processors.

  • NVIDIA Posts Latest PRIME Sync Patches On Road To Better Support

    Alex Goins of NVIDIA has spent the past several months working on PRIME synchronization support to fix tearing when using this NVIDIA-popular multi-GPU method. The latest patches were published this week.

  • The Best Graphics Card Brands For NVIDIA/AMD GPUs As A Linux Consumer?

    One of the most frequent topics I'm emailed about is any brand recommendations among NVIDIA and AMD AIB partners for graphics cards. For Linux users, is there a particular brand preference for graphics cards?

    The short story is, no, there isn't one particular brand when selecting either a GeForce or Radeon graphics card that a Linux gamer/enthusiast should go with over another AIB partner. Over the past 12 years of running Phoronix, there has been no single AIB partner that superbly stands out compared to the rest when it comes to graphics card AIB partner brands like ASUS, Zotac, HIS, MSI, etc. They all work under Linux, rarely the AIB differences extend beyond the heatsink/cooler and any default clock speed differences, and I haven't seen one that's over-the-top crazy about Linux. I also haven't seen any major partner consistently put the Tux logo or other Linux markings on their product packaging, let alone incorporate any Linux drivers onto their CD/DVD driver media.

Now Zenwalk 8.0 BETA 2

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Slack

Zenwalk 8.0 release is very close : BETA2 is ready now !

Beta 2 fixes several minor bugs in Zenwalk "z" serie of packages, and also provide all beta2 bugfixes at Slackware level.

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Security Leftovers

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Security
  • ‘White hat’ then, Red Hat now

    “From white hat to Red Hat,” was the joke a senior executive of Red Hat quipped to Alessandro Perilli, after hearing excerpts from The Manila Times interview with him, to which Perilli answered back with a wink, and a seemingly knowing smile. In the vast world of technology, a “white hat” is an internet slang, which refers to an ethical computer hacker or a computer security expert who hacks with the intention of improving security systems.

    Perilli is currently the general manager for Cloud Management Strategy for Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions. The technology company recently hosted a full-house Red Hat Forum Asia Pacific in Manila, where key senior executives were in attendance.

  • Vulnerability in Font Processing Library Affects Linux, OpenOffice, Firefox

    Four vulnerabilities in the Graphite (or libgraphite) font processing library allow attackers to compromise machines by supplying them with malicious fonts.

  • Air Force to develop cyber-squadrons, Gen. Hyten says at Broadmoor symposium

    The Air Force plans to revolutionize how it handles computer warfare by beefing up its force of cyberspace experts while contracting out easier jobs, like running the service's network.

  • USENIX Enigma 2016 - Usable Security–The Source Awakens

Android Leftovers

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Android

LAVA and Debian Administration Site

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Debian
  • Redesigning my clustered website

    I'm slowly planning the redesign of the cluster which powers the Debian Administration website.

    [...]

    This should turn the middle layer, running on Apache, into simpler things, and increase throughput. I suspect, but haven't confirmed, that making a single HTTP-request to fetch a (formatted) article body will be cheaper than making N-database queries.

    Anyway that's what I'm slowly pondering and working on at the moment. I wrote a proof of concept API-server based CMS two years ago, and my recollection of that time is that it was fast to develop, and easy to scale.

  • lava.debian.net

    LAVA is a continuous integration system for deploying operating systems onto physical and virtual hardware for running tests. Tests can be simple boot testing, bootloader testing and system level testing. Extra hardware may be required for some system tests. Results are tracked over time and data can be exported for further analysis.

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Ubuntu Touch Users Report Serious Bug That Causes Dropped Calls After OTA Update

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Ubuntu

A few Ubuntu Touch users are reporting that a serious bug is affecting the operating system, causing the calls to drop, and they are asking developers to hurry up with an update.

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Korora 23 Is an Exquisite Fedora 23 Remix

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Red Hat

Korora is an unofficial Fedora Remix distribution that improves upon the original Fedora release and aims to make it better in any way possible. The latest Korora 23 is now finally available for download.

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Five reasons I roll with Arch Linux, and why you should too

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Linux

Installing Arch Linux is a bit like building your own house. You have to dig the foundation, erect the walls, build the roofs, run the plumbing and electrical wiring around it … and all the rest of it. In other words, installing Arch Linux is not at all like renting an apartment, just moving in, and letting the landlord take care of everything else.

Arch is the primary distro that runs on my main system. I do use openSUSE, Ubuntu, and Kubuntu on it and switch between them from time to time. But I spend the majority of my PC time on the Arch system because I find it to be an excellent distribution for advanced, and new, Linux users. In a nutshell, I am hooked on it. And there are reasons for it.

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KDE Interview Questions - Riccardo Iaconelli

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KDE
Interviews

Currently, I am the maintainer of WikiToLearn, working on all the parts of the project where is needed, but mostly on the promotion/networking side. I deliver talks and presentations, and I am in charge of getting in touch with excellent academic institutions that could partner with us.
In the past... well, I have been doing thousands of things! Smile I have been a core developer of Plasma, writing the first plasmoids, a core developer and a designer of Oxygen (working on the theme, window decoration, cursor theme, icons, wallpapers...) and many more things (from kdelibs to games to PIM). Probably the major work (outside these big projects) I am most proud of the complete UI redesign (and implementation) of Amarok in QML. It was sexy, but unfortunately it was never released, due to a decision of the maintainers.

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More Maru OS

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Android
GNU
Linux
Debian

Red Hat News

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Red Hat
  • What Systemd Developers Want To Change With Linux User-Space In 2016

    Last weekend at FOSDEM, Lennart Poettering was one of the keynote speakers where he presented on systemd's user-space plans for the years.

    Lennart's presentation was entitled systemd and Where We Want to Take the Basic Linux Userspace in 2016. I held off on covering it since the PDF slides weren't available, but alas, they still aren't out yet short of watching the video (the audio quality isn't that good).

  • Growth Score By Zacks: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)

    Zacks Research has covered Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) in the list of firms boasting a positive Growth Style Score. This encouraging perspective is reached after studying the company financial report and the growth prospect of the firm.

  • Scientific Linux 7.2 Officially Released

    While it took a while past the November release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, available this weekend is Scientific Linux 7.2.

    Just as planned, Scientific Linux 7.2 is now available for those wanting this distribution derived from RHEL 7.2 with a focus on science-related Linux users.

Q4OS 1.4.7, Orion

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GNU
Linux

Another update of Q4OS 'Orion' desktop is available, version 1.4.7. A complete Trinity repository has been added to the system as the main new feature. Access to all the Trinity software were given to users by default, there is no need to add external Trinity repositories anymore. Bunch of important packages updates and security patches has been delivered as usual.

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Slackware Live Edition – on its way to 1.0?

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Slack

Last week the second Beta of the upcoming Slackware 14.2 was released. My goal was to have a new Beta of my liveslak ready by that time, so that I could provide new ISO images to test the Slackware Beta2 on a live medium. Unfortunately, there was an attack of the flu in my team at work and things got a bit busier than usual. There was a plus side to this: some last moment bug fixes which could be applied to my scripts – the result of having more evenings available to test. Therefore the new release is not labeled “0.5.0” but “0.5.1”

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Leftovers: KDE

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KDE
  • Cantor migrating to Phabricator: which tools our contributors must to use

    Projects and software developed by KDE community are going to migrate for a new tool to manage our code, commits, reviews, tasks, and more. This tool is Phabricator and you can visit the instance for KDE projects in this address.

    Since November 2015 we are migrating Cantor to Phabricator. After our first successful review code some days ago, I decided to write a post about which tools our contributors must to use while the migration process is not finished.

  • Kdenlive's sprint report

    Last week-end, Vincent and me met in Lausanne for a Kdenlive sprint. One of our goal was to merge Gurjot Singh Bhatti's GSoC work on curves for keyframes. This was more work than expected and we spent many hours trying fix the curves and make keyframes behave correctly. Not much time was left for sleep, but we still managed to get outside to make a group (!) picture in the woods above Lausanne.

  • Jekyll 3.x

    I’ve found three different types of transition issues (it is cool to look at these in a project I do not upgrade on a daily basis like Plasma and the rest of the KDE software).

  • kdev-python on Windows: try it!

    I spent the last two or three days playing around with KDE on Windows, with the aim of getting my Python language plugin for KDevelop to run there. In the end, it wasn’t that hard to get this to work — not as hard as I would have expected it to be, anyways.

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