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Suggestions for good/decent wifi usb adapter.

Reddit - Sat, 2017-12-16 21:31

I want to buy a usb wifi dongle, preferable to have free open source drivers that will work on most linux distros, i will soon switch to Void. Advantages if has the needed feeatures used for pen testing as i'll get into that soon, kali linux vm on standby i just need to learn a couple more things. I want to remove the wifi card in my laptop and use only the usb one, thus i they do not guarantee this speed but it's close by, solating the laptop from the internets when i want to, my current download speed is 1.5 mb/s but as soon as the isp contract ends i'll get 10 or 100 mb/s. Internet is cheap where i live, very cheap. Thanks for the answers.

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Canonical Releases Small Kernel Patch for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Fix a Regression

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-12-16 21:31

Last week, Canonical released a kernel update for the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system patching a total of four security issues, including a use-after-free vulnerability in the Netlink subsystem (XFRM), an out-of-bounds read in the GTCO digitizer USB driver, a bug in the associative array implementation, and improper copy-on-write (COW) handling of transparent huge pages.

However, it would appear that the respective kernel update also introduced a regression, which apparently prevented the use of the Ceph network file system on machines that upgraded to the new kernel versions. Canonical patched the issue and released a new Linux kernel update that addresses the problem on all Ubuntu 16.04 LTS systems, as well as Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS machines.

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FreeNAS, World’s Most Popular Storage OS, Gets AMD Ryzen Support, Cloud Sync

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-12-16 21:29

Coming six months after the release of the FreeNAS 11 stable series, the FreeNAS 11.1 update is based on FreeBSD 11.1 and introduces cloud integration, support for AMD Ryzen and Intel Xeon Scalable family of processors, OpenZFS performance improvements, as well as preliminary support for Docker application container engine through a virtual machine built from RancherOS.

"FreeNAS 11.1 adds a cloud sync (data import/export to the cloud) feature," reads the announcement. "This new feature lets you sync (similar to backup), move (erase from source), or copy (only changed data) data to and from public cloud providers that include Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Services), Backblaze B2 Cloud, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure."

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Amazon Linux 2 Benchmarks, 6-Way Linux OS EC2 Compute Cloud Comparison

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-12-16 21:25

With Amazon AWS this week having released Amazon Linux 2 LTS I was excited to put this updated cloud-focused operating system through some performance tests to see how it stacks up with the more well known Linux distributions.

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Open Source “PiTalk” Turns Your Raspberry Pi Minicomputer Into A Modular Smartphone

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-12-16 21:23

More than a year ago, I wrote about a Raspberry Pi-powered phone called PiPhone, and the readers loved it. Just recently, I came across another similar project on Kickstarter and decided to share it on Fossbytes. Named PiTalk, the project calls itself the “first ever DIY modular smartphone.”

Powered by Python, PiTalk modular smartphone is compatible with Raspberry Pi Zero, Pi 2, and Pi 3. For voice and data communication, it has a 3G module. The basic features performed by PiTalk are:

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antiX MX-17 Linux OS Brings Latest Debian GNU/Linux 9.3 "Stretch" Updates

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-12-16 21:13

Powered by Linux kernel 4.13 and using Xfce 4.12.3 as default desktop environment, antiX MX-17 comes six months after the antiX MX-16 release and promises to bring all the latest security patches and software update from the software repositories of the recently released Debian GNU/Linux 9.3 "Stretch" operating system.

The MX variant ships with all the antiX live features, including persistence up to 20GB, and automatic selection of appropriate drivers for most Broadcom wireless chipsets with minimal user intervention. Being targeted at low-end computers, antiX MX-17 offers a 32-bit PAE kernel for machines with less than 4GB RAM.

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Debian-Based Slax 9.3 Linux OS Enters Beta with Improved EXT4 and NTFS Booting

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-12-16 21:10

Slax 9.3.0 beta is now ready for public testing with persistent support when using Slax from a USB flash drive, allowing you to preserve settings and downloaded files or packages across reboots. It also improves booting from EXT4 and NTFS filesystems.

Moreover, the default file manager, PCManFM, has been updated to display external drives in the left sidebar, newly installed applications are now automatically added to the xLunch screen, and Wicd is now the default network manager.

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IoT-oriented Linux ready SBC has an optional enclosure

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-12-16 21:03

Technologic’s TS-7553-V2 SBC runs Linux on an i.MX6UL and offers Ethernet, USB, GPIO, and serial I/O, plus WiFi/BT, XBee, cellular, and many other options.

Technologic’s new “TS-7553-V2” single-board computer is a gen-2 re-spin of its 250MHz Cavium ARM9 SoC-based TS-7553 SBC. The new board upgrades the processor to the 698MHz-clocked NXP i.MX6UL, and then for good measure increases RAM to 256MB (up from 64MB) and flash storage to as much as 64GB (up from 256MB), while expanding the board’s fanless operating temperature range to -40 to 85°C (from 0 to 70°C). It also adds several built-in interfaces, such as for connection of text LCDs and matrix keyboards, and supports more modular expansion options than its predecessor.

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Linux Journal Ceases Publication

Slashdot - Sat, 2017-12-16 20:44

Fedora 27 Released

Slashdot - Sat, 2017-12-16 20:44

[Advice] Command Line Only Distro to run Homebridge on a Thin Client

Reddit - Sat, 2017-12-16 20:34

I have a thin client, it’s x86 with 1GB of RAM and a 1GB SSD - I need a really small footprint distro to use this as a homebridge (The software that shows smart home devices to Apple Home) box. I have no requirement for a GUI but do NOT want to run it from an external drive.

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This Week in Open Source News: Bell Launches Open Source ONAP, Bug Bounty via Euro Commission & More

LXer - Sat, 2017-12-16 20:30
This week in open source news, Bell is the first company to launch an open source version of ONAP, the European Commission has announced a bug bounty program, & more

How to compare files and assign a score

Reddit - Sat, 2017-12-16 19:15

I'm currently using Meld to compare files, but is there any software that gives a score to how similar two files are?

I would want to automate comparison of each pair of files in a folder (A to B, A to C, A to D, ... B to C, ...), and then see which scores exceed a given threshold.


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Looking for a Laser Printer to buy, please give me advice.

Reddit - Sat, 2017-12-16 19:06

I need a Laser printer that works well with linux. Emphasis is on quality, not on price (i.e I want something that will last rather than cheap junk and I am willing to pay for it). I would even consider commercial or serious office printers.

Printer needs to:
-be laser (or any newer better tech out there... but no inkjets).
-have a scanner
-photo printing
-quality, quality, quality.

Do not care about faxing at all.

Any ideas what I should be looking at ?

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Getting started with a TensorFlow surgery classifier with TensorBoard data viz

LinuxToday - Sat, 2017-12-16 19:00

Train your own neural network to classify images, then use TensorBoard to visualize what's happening.

IoT-oriented Linux ready SBC has an optional enclosure

LXer - Sat, 2017-12-16 18:35
Technologic’s TS-7553-V2 SBC runs Linux on an i.MX6UL and offers Ethernet, USB, GPIO, and serial I/O, plus WiFi/BT, XBee, cellular, and many other options. Technologic’s new “TS-7553-V2” single-board computer is a gen-2 re-spin of its 250MHz Cavium ARM9 SoC-based TS-7553 SBC.


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