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Security: Windows Zeo-Day, Cryptography, Updates, Reproducible Builds, Vendor Bans, AT& and More

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-09-16 17:11

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Equifax Failed to Patch, Now Fails as a Company

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-09-16 17:08

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Experimental Nouveau Reclocking Patches Updated, Including For Maxwell GPUs

Phoronix - Sat, 2017-09-16 17:03
Karol Herbst has sent out 29 updated patches on Friday for a major rework to the Nouveau clock related code for re-clocking and related functionality. This includes a "hacky workaround" for getting re-clocking to function on GeForce GTX 900 "Maxwell 2" GPUs...

MIPS Changes Submitted For Linux 4.14: NI 169445, Omega2+, MT7628A Support

Phoronix - Sat, 2017-09-16 16:52
There are many MIPS updates to find with the in-development Linux 4.14 kernel...

New IBM big iron for Linux

LXer - Sat, 2017-09-16 16:31
IBM mainframes are alive, well, and being designed to make the most of Linux.

KDE is partnering with Purism to create a Linux smartphone

LinuxToday - Sat, 2017-09-16 15:00

Want a free-software smartphone? KDE and Purism have started a crowdfunding campaign to build one.

LoRa access point offers Yocto or Node-RED Linux development options

LXer - Sat, 2017-09-16 14:36
MultiTech has launched a rugged, Linux-driven “MultiConnect Conduit AP” LoRa access point with 8x LoRa uplinks, LTE, and optional mDot and xDot end points. MultiTech’s MultiConnect Conduit AP supports the increasingly popular, long distance, low-power LoRA RF technology and LoRaWAN Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) specification. The Linux-powered Conduit AP is designed to be […]

The Graphics Talks Of The 2017 Open-Source Summit NA

Phoronix - Sat, 2017-09-16 13:17
This week the Linux Foundation hosted their annual Open-Source Summit 2017 North America. There were two graphics talks this year led by Collabora developers...

The DRM Changes For The Linux 4.14 Kernel

Phoronix - Sat, 2017-09-16 12:57
With the Linux 4.14 merge window period combined with the fact of the DRM pull request having been submitted early this cycle, I didn't have a chance to provide a recap of the Direct Rendering Manager changes for 4.14. Here's that overview for those not in tune with the many individual articles that had been written about the different Linux 4.14 graphics driver changes...

How to Create Color Schemes to Match Your Wallpaper on Linux

LXer - Sat, 2017-09-16 12:42
Wal is a script to change the color scheme of your Linux desktop when you change the wallpaper. Learn how to easily create a color scheme to match your wallpaper in Linux.

Linux 4.14 Dropping In-Tree Firmware

Phoronix - Sat, 2017-09-16 12:38
Linux 4.14 is getting rid of its in-kernel firmware/ tree...

Kernel Sources for Motorola Devices Appear to Differ from Binaries on Live Devices

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-09-16 10:55
  • Kernel Sources for Motorola Devices Appear to Differ from Binaries on Live Devices

    Android's foundations are born in open source, releasing as an open source operating system and growing to be the largest operating system in the world. Without licenses like the General Public License (GPL), open source could not have been enforced...

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    The GPL has protected so much of the growing Android community over the years. It allows developers from anywhere in the world to take a device and use the kernel source code to make something great out of it. It’s a recipe for brilliance in some cases, with some amazing feats of intuition and development shown daily by our amazing developer community. To build an AOSP-based ROM for any device, for instance, it’s imperative that we have access to the kernel source code to ensure that the ROM can boot properly.

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Coaching football with AI

LXer - Sat, 2017-09-16 10:48
I recently decided to revisit Football-o-Genetics, an application I developed in 2013 that attempts to "evolve" near-optimal football offensive play calling strategies.read more

…and today is Software Freedom Day!

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-09-16 09:39

For its fourteenth edition the Digital Freedom Foundation is happy to celebrate Software Freedom Day! At the time of this writting we have 112 teams listed on the wiki and about 80+ events registered. Over the year we’ve notice that this “double registration process” (creating a wiki page and then filling the registration form) is a bit difficult for some of our participants and we wish to change that. In the plan for the coming months we plan to have a single registration process which will in turn generate a wiki page. We also want to display the event date as some of us cannot celebrate exactly on this international day due to local celebrations or other reasons.

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