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Sottware: Narabu, Network Monitors, Mailutils, Rubik’s Cube, VirtualBox

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-10-19 23:59
  • Introducing Narabu, part 1: Introduction

    Narabu is a new intraframe video codec, from the Japanese verb narabu, which means to line up or be parallel.

    Let me first state straight up that Narabu isn't where I hoped it would be at this stage; the encoder isn't fast enough, and I have to turn my attention to other projects for a while. Nevertheless, I think it is interesting as a research project in its own right, and I don't think it should stop me from trying to write up a small series.

  • 3 Simple, Excellent Linux Network Monitors
  • Mailutils Version 3.3 available

    Mailutils version 3.3 is available for download. See the NEWS file, for information about changes in this version.

  • Now You Can Play Rubik’s Cube Puzzle In Terminal

    Rubik’s Cube game needs no introduction, right? It is a 3-D combination puzzle game invented by Ernő Rubik, a Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture, in 1974. It is one of the best puzzle game invented so far to enhance the problem-solving skills of the kids and adults. If you’re one Rubik’s Cube lover, you don’t need to buy it online or from a shop. You can play it right from the Terminal. A fellow Developer has created an utility called “NRubik”. It is an N-Curses based, virtual Rubik’s Cube written in Python. If you’re a hardcore CLI user who lives on Terminal all day, NRubik will certainly make your time useful.

  • VirtualBox 5.2 Debuts Officially with Support for Exporting VMs to Oracle Cloud

    To everyone's surprise, Oracle announced today the final release of the VirtualBox 5.2 open-source and cross-platform virtualization software for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, Windows, and Solaris.

    VirtualBox 5.2 is a massive update bringing a revamped and more modern graphical user interface (GUI) based on recent Qt5 technologies, as well as powerful new features that will help you with all of your virtualization tasks. One of these new features is the ability to finally export and store virtual machines into the cloud.

    Oracle has made it possible to export VMs to its Oracle Cloud (OPC) public cloud service, allowing users to easily deploy virtual machines across multiple VirtualBox installations. Imagine you no longer have to export a VM to an external drive to import it on another computer, just download it from the Oracle Cloud.

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Graphics: Mesa 17.2.3, Libinput 1.9 and More

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-10-19 23:54
  • mesa 17.2.3

    Mesa 17.2.3 is now available.

    In this release we have:

    The Vulkan drivers ANV and RADV have multiple small fixes.

    The EGL code has improved handling of the new wl_dmabuf codepath.

    SWR no longer crashes when checking environment variables.

    Other gallium drivers have also seen updates - freedreno, nouveau and radeonsi. The gallivm module, used by llvmpipe et al. has gained little endian PPC64 fixes.

  • Mesa 17.2.3 Offers Vulkan Fixes, Gallium3D Updates

    Mesa 17.2.3 is now available as the latest bi-weekly update for this current stable driver series.

  • [ANNOUNCE] libinput 1.9.0

    libinput 1.9 is now available. As expected, not a lot of changes since the
    rc2: a few test fixes, a fix to stop excessive logging and an extra
    assert so we fail early in case of a bug.

  • Libinput 1.9 Released With Input Improvements, Requires Meson

    Peter Hutterer has today released libinput 1.9.0 as the latest version of this library used by both Wayland and X11 systems for unified input handling.

  • DRM Leasing Support To Land For Linux 4.15
  • Intel OpenGL Shader Cache Revised Once More

    The long ongoing work to implement an OpenGL/GLSL shader cache for the Intel Mesa driver has been revised once more with 32 new patches hitting the mailing list today.

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Linux 4.13.8, 4.9.57, 4.4.93, 3.18.76 and Ubuntu Kernel Team Summary

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-10-19 23:53

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Security: FUD, Adobe, Cybersecurity Improvement Act, Updates and More

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-10-19 23:52
  • Focusing on Healthcare Open Source Security Awareness [Ed: More Flexera marketing in the form of scare-mongering]
  • Adobe patches zero-day vulnerability used to plant gov't spying software

    Adobe has patched a zero-day vulnerability used by the BlackOasis APT to plant surveillance software developed by Gamma International.

    On Monday, researchers from Kaspersky Lab revealed the new, previously unknown vulnerability, which has been actively used in the wild by advanced persistent threat (APT) group BlackOasis.

  • IoT Cybersecurity: What's Plan B?

    In August, four US Senators introduced a bill designed to improve Internet of Things (IoT) security. The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 is a modest piece of legislation. It doesn't regulate the IoT market. It doesn't single out any industries for particular attention, or force any companies to do anything. It doesn't even modify the liability laws for embedded software. Companies can continue to sell IoT devices with whatever lousy security they want.

  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • Security updates for Thursday
  • Abuse of RESTEasy Default Providers in JBoss EAP

    Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) is a commonly used host for Restful webservices. A powerful but potentially dangerous feature of Restful webservices on JBoss EAP is the ability to accept any media type. If not configured to accept only a specific media type, JBoss EAP will dynamically process the request with the default provider matching the Content-Type HTTP Header which the client specifies. Some of the default providers where found to have vulnerabilities which have now been removed from JBoss EAP and it's upstream Restful webservice project, RESTEasy.

  • “Security concerns” lead to LTE service shutdown on Chinese Apple Watches

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SLIM: Did this project ever turn into a product? Is there something similar out there?

Reddit - Thu, 2017-10-19 23:41

Quote from the site:

SLIM stands for Single Linux Image Management. The key concept of SLIM is to maintain a central server known as the SLIM Server. It holds a single Linux OS image to be shared by all the PCs via network booting or other light weight booting media (e.g USB thumb drive, bootable floppy) to run Linux locally. System administration and management is done on the SLIM Server. Since all client PCs shares the same Linux OS image, installation, administration and management follow the approach of "do-one- used-by-all".


This is a very similar concept behind Citrix Provisioning Services, does this exist for Linux?

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BeagleBone based 3D printer focuses on ease of use

LXer - Thu, 2017-10-19 23:39
The “Voladd 3D Printer” features a Linux-driven BeagleBone that connects to a cloud-based sharing site, plus a unique cartridge and cooling system. San Sebastián, Spain based Voladd has won Kickstarter funding for a Voladd 3D printer that runs Debian Linux on a BeagleBone Black SBC. Like several other Linux-based printers we’ve seen (see farther below) […]

"NonDesktop" Proposed For RandR: Useful For VR & Apple Touch Bar Like Devices

Phoronix - Thu, 2017-10-19 23:16
Besides Keith Packard working on the concept of resource leasing for the X.Org Server and resource leasing support for RandR, he's also now proposing a "NonDesktop" property for the Resize and Rotate protocol...

Meet Bill Pollock, founder of No Starch Press

LinuxToday - Thu, 2017-10-19 23:00

Learn more about No Starch, a publisher that celebrates geek culture and entertainment.

Update Tickets from the Command Line

LXer - Thu, 2017-10-19 22:24
I'm going to talk about a basic bash script I whipped up in a few minutes that can add a comment to a Jira ticket. Although my examples specifically are for use with the Jira ticketing system, you can adapt the same kind of idea to any ticketing system that allows you to interact with it via a web-based API.

More AMDGPU Changes Queue For Linux 4.15

Phoronix - Thu, 2017-10-19 22:04
Adding to the excitement of Linux 4.15, AMD has queued some more changes that were sent in today for DRM-Next...

How to create an e-book chapter template in LibreOffice Writer

LinuxToday - Thu, 2017-10-19 22:00

Creating an e-book is easier when you break it into chapters.

Blockchains: How They Work and Why They’ll Change the World

LXer - Thu, 2017-10-19 21:10
eight years after the first blockchain was built, people are trying to apply it to procedures and processes beyond merely the moving of money with varying degrees of success. In effect, they’re asking, What other agreements can a blockchain automate? What other middlemen can blockchain technology retire?

Purism Now Shipping Their Laptops With Intel ME Disabled

Phoronix - Thu, 2017-10-19 21:09
Purism has announced today all laptops to be shipping from their company will now have the Intel Management Engine (ME) disabled...

Pop!_OS by System76 is released!

Reddit - Thu, 2017-10-19 20:24

Pop!_OS is a new operating system based on Ubuntu that is carefully crafted towards makers, computer scientists, and developers. Today marks the first stable release of Pop!_OS encompassing thousands of hours of collective work in the past six months. You can download and try it out and post on /r/pop_os at our new revamped website - http://s76.co/9zFQdc

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