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Marek Takes To RadeonSI Tweaking For Unigine Superposition

Phoronix - Thu, 2017-06-22 20:43
It looks like one of the latest test targets for well known AMD open-source developer Marek Olšák is Unigine Superposition...

Does Netflix work on Linux? If yes how do I go about doing it?

Reddit - Thu, 2017-06-22 20:23

Instructions for any distribution will do.

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GNOME 3.25.3 Released, GTK Development

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-06-22 20:19
  • GNOME 3.25.3 Now Available

    GNOME 3.25.3 is now available as the latest stepping stone towards September's release of GNOME 3.26.

  • GNOME 3.26 Desktop Environment Development Continues, New Milestone Is Out Now

    Matthias Clasen has informed the community via an email announcement that the third milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.26 desktop environment is now ready for public testing.

    After a one day delay, GNOME 3.25.3 is now available, and it's the third development release of the upcoming GNOME 3.26 desktop environment that could be used by default in popular GNU/Linux distributions, such as the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) or Fedora 27, both due for release later this year. It brings a bunch of updates and new features to several of its components and apps.

  • Eight years since first release and still no usable theme?

    Well, let me be frank. Ever since gtk-3.0 I've been skeptical of it, especially of the theming aspect. In gtk-2 we had (and still have) many themes ranging from trash to excellent, almost every kind of taste could have been satisfied. Not so in gtk-3. First issue is constant changes to theming API, meaning that despite there being hundreds of themes, only handful of them actually work right And among them, I still have yet to find one that would work on my fairly usual 15,6″ laptop screen with 1366×768 px resolution. Basicaly I have two issues.

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Practical Networking for Linux Admins: Real IPv6

LXer - Thu, 2017-06-22 20:11
When last we met, we reviewed essential TCP/IP basics for Linux admins in Practical Networking for Linux Admins: TCP/IP. Here, we will review network and host addressing and find out whatever happened to IPv6?

A user's guide to links in the Linux filesystem

LinuxToday - Thu, 2017-06-22 20:00

 opensource.com: Learn how to use links, which make tasks easier by providing access to files from multiple locations

Steam VR's "Knuckles" Controller Now In Dev Kit Form

Phoronix - Thu, 2017-06-22 19:39
Last year Valve showed off a prototype of their new "knuckles" controllers for Steam VR while now it appears they are getting to the stage of shipping dev kits to VR developers...

Serial Terminal for Ubuntu (running Cinnamon Gui)

Reddit - Thu, 2017-06-22 19:19

I need some suggestions on an app that allows me to connect to devices (mostly Cisco switches) over a serial connection (/dev/ttyUSB0). On OS X I use an app called Serial, which is damn near perfect for my use, hoping I can find something like it on Linux.

What I need it to do: 1. Copy and paste into and out of. 2. Customize the font and colors. 3. Gui based preferred.

Putty would be absolutely perfect, except you cannot copy and past in or out of it, which is a key functionality that I need. And GTKTerm works well and ticks all the boxed except I cannot change the font or the colors.

So any ideas?

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Microsoft Dirty Tricks and Entryism

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-06-22 19:02

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Security: Windows Causes Chaos, Routers With Back Doors, Patching of UNIX/Linux

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-06-22 19:00
  • Traffic lights in Australia hit by WannaCry ransomware [Ed: Well, who uses Microsoft Windows to manage traffic?!?!]

    Radio station 3aw reports that dozens of pole based traffic calming measures are infected and that this came as a surprise to the local minister and Road Safety Camera Commissioner when radio reporters told him about it.

  • Honda shuts down factory after finding NSA-derived Wcry in its networks

    The WCry ransomware worm has struck again, this time prompting Honda Company to halt production in one of its Japan-based factories after finding infections in a broad swath of its computer networks, according to media reports.

    The automaker shut down its Sayama plant northwest of Tokyo on Monday after finding that WCry had affected networks across Japan, North America, Europe, China, and other regions, Reuters reported Wednesday. Discovery of the infection came on Sunday, more than five weeks after the onset of the NSA-derived ransomware worm, which struck an estimated 727,000 computers in 90 countries. The mass outbreak was quickly contained through a major stroke of good luck. A security researcher largely acting out of curiosity registered a mysterious domain name contained in the WCry code that acted as a global kill switch that immediately halted the self-replicating attack.

  • GhostHook: CyberArk finds new way to attack Windows 10

    Researchers at CyberArk Labs have discovered a new way of gaining access to the innards of Windows 10 64-bit systems that can bypass existing safeguards, including the kernel patch protection known as PatchGuard that Microsoft developed to improve system security.

  • John McAfee claims 'every router in America has been compromised' by hackers and spies

    Technology pioneer John McAfee believes that every home internet router in America is wide open to cyberattacks by criminal hackers and intelligence agencies. He makes the claim speaking after revelations from WikiLeaks that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) targets the devices.

  • 'Stack Clash' Smashed Security Fix in Linux

    What's old is new again: an exploit protection mechanism for a known flaw in the Linux kernel has fallen to a new attack targeting an old problem.

  • Continuous defence against open source exploits

    Register for next month's expo for the public sector DevOps community to hear key speakers from the front line of public sector digital transformation and see the latest technologies at first hand.

    Andrew Martin, DevOps lead in a major government department, has been added to the line-up of speakers to talk about the importance of getting the approach to security right with open source software.

  • IoT goes nuclear: creating a ZigBee chain reaction [iophk: "use 6lowpan instead"]

    If plugging in an infected bulb is too much hassle, the authors also demonstrate how to take over bulbs by war-driving around in a car, or by war-flying a drone.

  • Passengers given a freight as IT glitch knocks out rail ticket machines

    The network of machines are operated by the individual franchises, but share a common infrastructure from German software company Scheidt and Bachmann.

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8 ways to contribute to open source when you have no time

LinuxToday - Thu, 2017-06-22 19:00

Find the time in your busy life to give back to the projects you care about.

OpenBSD Development News

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-06-22 18:53
  • OpenBSD now has Trapsleds to make life harder for ROPers
  • Historical: My first OpenBSD Hackathon

    I was a nobody. With some encouragement, enough liquid courage to override my imposter syndrome, and a few hours of mentoring, I'm now doing big projects. The next time you're sitting at a table with someone new to your field, ask yourself: how can you encourage them? You just might make the world better.

    Thank you Dale. And thank you Theo.

  • Finish the link-kit job

    We've had the linkkit components in the tree for a while, but it has taken nearly 20 rounds between rpe/tb/myself to get the last few bits finished. So that the link kit is cleanly used at reboot, but also fits in with the practices kernel developers follow.

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A user's guide to links in the Linux filesystem

LXer - Thu, 2017-06-22 18:45
In articles I have written about various aspects of Linux filesystems for Opensource.com, including An introduction to Linux's EXT4 filesystem; Managing devices in Linux; An introduction to Linux filesystems; and A Linux user's guide to Logical Volread more

Apertus AXIOM, The Open Source Cinema Camera

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-06-22 18:44

The AXIOM Beta is an open source camera developed by Apertus, which was successfully funded on Indiegogo in 2014. Progress went a little quiet, but they’ve now released an update.

If you don’t know what the AXIOM camera is, then don’t worry – you’re probably not alone. It’s a project started by independent film-makers looking to create a cinematic film camera that would last and keep ahead of rapidly advancing technology.

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Where do you see the future of android and mobile linux going?

Reddit - Thu, 2017-06-22 18:44

Linux was the best thing to happen to computers in 1991. Since then, lots of open source development happened, Netscape opened up Mozilla, the distributions came and then, KDE and GNOME came to fulfill the dream of a completely FOSS powered PC.

But when android came on the scene in 2006, and was based upon linux, there were both good and bad aspects of it. The good was that linux became more popular and used by people because of android, but the bad was that it was no longer the linux that we knew earlier:

  1. Before android, though we had a number of distributions like fedora, debian, etc., the fragmentation wasn't as drastic since the kernel was the standard and uniform. Linux kernel avoided the fragmentation because of GPL which ensured that any separate attempts to create improved forks were merged back with the upstream.

  2. The second aspect is the OEMs. The software level fragmentation of linux is multiplied severally if the OEMs too start designing different components in their own labs which have nothing in common. Each applies their own secret sauce to SoC, bootloader, motherboard, camera, GPS, etc. and to top it, they neither provide the kernel code, nor the drivers for all these things. In the PC world, we had standards like 8086 that ensured a compatibility between all the computers, but for some reason, there seem to be no such standard organization looking over the android device OEMs.

Going forward, where do you think this fragmentation and the new world of smartphone linux will take us?

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openSUSE Tumbleweed Jumps On Qt 5.9, Picks Up Default MP3

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-06-22 18:42

OpenSUSE's Tumbleweed rolling-release distribution continues picking up new functionality in a very punctual manner.

Just weeks after the last of the MP3 patents expiring and Fedora shipping full MP3 support, openSUSE Tumbleweed is now the latest distribution legally shipping MP3 support out-of-the-box. This comes with Tumbleweed using GStreamer 1.12 and enabling mpg123.

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CryENGINE 5.4 Bringing Vulkan Renderer

Phoronix - Thu, 2017-06-22 18:37
CryENGINE 5.4 is slated for release next month and will finally roll out a Vulkan renderer...

Linus Torvalds Explains How Linux Still Surprises and Motivates Him

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-06-22 18:36

Linus Torvalds took to the stage in China for the first time Monday at LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen China in Beijing. In front of a crowd of nearly 2,000, Torvalds spoke with VMware Head of Open Source Dirk Hohndel in one of their famous “fireside chats” about what motivates and surprises him and how aspiring open source developers can get started. Here are some highlights of their talk.

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Fedora version upgrade - Laptop with Nvidia

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-06-22 18:35

Several months ago, I wrote an article on the Fedora in-vivo upgrade mechanism using dnf. The upgrade went smoothly, going from version 24 to version 25 on my G50 laptop. Now, let us make this thing more challenging.

Today, I shall attempt to upgrade Fedora 23 to Fedora 25, a two-version skip, on my somewhat antiquated LG RD510 notebook, which also happens to have an Nvidia graphics card, and also using the relevant proprietary drivers. As promised, here we go. Let's see if we can match the success of the previous adventure.

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