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Researchers find almost EVERY computer with an Intel Skylake and above CPU can be owned via USB

Fri, 2017-11-10 23:09
The Intel Management Engine (IME) is a component of virtually every Intel CPU released after 2008. Think of it as a CPU on top of a CPU; it does tasks separate from the main operating system while the computer is in use. Intel argues that it can be used to do remote administration tasks, although the likes of the EFF have long argued that having a “black box” that can control networking and hardware, even when the computer is switched off, represents a major security and privacy risk.

Firefox 57: Good news? It's nippy. Bad news? It'll also trash your add-ons

Fri, 2017-11-10 21:14
Unless you're luck and there's already a WebExtensions equivalentOpen Source Insider Mozilla plans on November 14 to start rolling out Firefox 57, a massive update that just might send many of its users scurrying for the LTS release.…

File better bugs with coredumpctl

Fri, 2017-11-10 19:20
An unfortunate fact of life is that all software has bugs, and some bugs can make the system crash. When it does, it often leaves a data file called a core dump on disk. This file contains data about your... Continue Reading →

How to Use GNOME Shell Extensions Complete Guide

Fri, 2017-11-10 17:26
This is a detailed guide showing you how to install GNOME Shell Extensions manually or easily via a browser.

How to Install Python 3.6 on Ubuntu 16.04

Fri, 2017-11-10 15:31
We’ll show you How to Install Python 3.6 on Ubuntu 16.04.

What is OpenHPC?

Fri, 2017-11-10 13:48
High performance computing (HPC)—the aggregation of computers into clusters to increase computing speed and power—relies heavily on the software that connects and manages the various nodes in the cluster. Linux is the dominant HPC operating system, and many HPC sites expand upon the operating system's capabilities with different scientific applications, libraries, and other tools.read more

Intel hires former-AMD Radeon Chief, Raja Koduri, Intel planning high-end discrete graphics solutions

Fri, 2017-11-10 12:05
More interesting Intel news for you today! Not only are they teaming up with AMD for graphics tech in a new CPU, they've also hired the former-AMD Radeon Chief, Raja Koduri. They've also said they're expanding into the high-end discrete graphics solutions market.

Canonical Wants You to Contribute to the Default Theme for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Fri, 2017-11-10 10:22
Ubuntu contributor Didier Roche has put out a call for the community to contribute to the default theme of the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system.

October top articles and community update

Fri, 2017-11-10 08:40
Opensource.com welcomed 711,196 unique visitors in October, a new all-time record. We published 80 articles last month and welcomed 26 new authors.

MongoDB update plugs security hole and sets sights on the enterprise

Fri, 2017-11-10 06:57
Co-founder Eliot Horowitz chats to El Reg about a decade in the NoSQL spaceDocument database-flinger MongoDB has long positioned itself as the dev's best friend, but after ten years it is now fluffing itself up for the enterprise.…

Rugged, Linux-driven SBCs tap Caviums ARMv8 Octeon TX

Fri, 2017-11-10 05:14
Gateworks has launched a “Newport” family of SBCs that run OpenWRT and Ubuntu on Cavium’s dual or quad ARMv8 Octeon TX networking SoCs, starting with a 105 x 100mm “GW6300.” Gateworks, which sells a line of Linux-ready, NXP i.MX6-based Ventana SBCs, has moved to Cavium’s 64-bit, ARMv8 Octeon TX for its Newport family.

Chrome OS Getting Accelerated Video Decoding and Encoding Capabilities Info Soon

Fri, 2017-11-10 03:31
Chromium evangelist François Beaufort announced today that accelerated video decoding and encoding capabilities landed in the chrome://gpu page in the Chrome Canary experimental channel.

The Best PCB Design Software For Linux

Fri, 2017-11-10 02:22
PCB design software is a piece of open source CAD software for use in a number of different engineering industries. PCB design software benefits manufacturing and engineering companies so much because you can run thorough tests on products without having to make a prototype first.

Arch Linux Ends Support for 32-Bit Systems

Fri, 2017-11-10 01:13
Arch Linux joins the growing list of Linux distributions that terminated support for 32-bit systems.

Organizations Favoring Multicloud Deployments, OpenStack Survey Finds

Fri, 2017-11-10 00:05
2017 edition of OpenStack user survey shows that organizations continue to use OpenStack in addition to other cloud technology platforms, including AWS.

A new Steam Client Beta fixes Linux desktop and menu shortcuts, adds pre-compiled GPU shaders for Vulkan

Thu, 2017-11-09 22:56
This latest Steam Client Beta will likely be rather nice for some of you, as it fixes an issue I've seen repeatedly complained about.

Testing IPv6 Networking in KVM: Part 2

Thu, 2017-11-09 21:48
To continue our series on IPv6 private addressing, this article shows how to use KVM to create networks for testing IPv6.

Mesosphere DC/OS Container Platform Now Available through Azure Marketplace

Thu, 2017-11-09 20:39
While support for the downloadable and free-to-use open source version of DC/OS (the initials stand for "data center" and "operating system") was already available through Marketplace, the new arrangement allows users to acquire Enterprise DC/OS directly from the storefront.

Install Debian 9 (Stretch) via PXE Network Boot Server

Thu, 2017-11-09 19:30
In this tutorial, we’ll guide you on how to install the latest version of Debian 9 server via a PXE server with internet remote HTTP mirror sources offered by Debian archive mirrors. The DHCP server that we’ll use in this tutorial to setup PXE environment will be ISC-DHCP Server and the netboot Debian files will be served on the local network by TFTPD-HPA server.

What is the TensorFlow machine intelligence platform?

Thu, 2017-11-09 17:46
TensorFlow is an open source software library for numerical computation using data-flow graphs. It was originally developed by the Google Brain Team within Google's Machine Intelligence research organization for machine learning and deep neural networks research, but the system is general enough to be applicable in a wide variety of other domains as well.read more