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OpenShot 2.4.0 Released

Reddit - Fri, 2017-09-08 06:33

Raspberry Pi based OBD-II dongle connects your car to the cloud

LXer - Fri, 2017-09-08 04:58
Now on Kickstarter: an “AutoPi” dongle based on a 4G- and GPS-equipped Raspberry Pi Zero W that plugs into a car’s OBD-II port to enable DIY cloud services. A Danish startup called AutoPi.io has gone to Kickstarter to launch a Raspberry Pi Zero W based AutoPi dongle that plugs into the same OBD-II port that […]

An open leader's guide to starting digital transformation conversations

LinuxToday - Fri, 2017-09-08 04:00

opensource.com: Digital transformation is hard.

Reiser4 Is Now Ready For Linux 4.13

Phoronix - Fri, 2017-09-08 03:36
For those wanting to use the Reiser4 file-system with the just-released Linux 4.13 kernel, patches are already available...

Review: Ubuntu LTS 16.04.02 has a long shelf life

LXer - Fri, 2017-09-08 03:15
Ubuntu is one of the most popular versions of Linux, with a very substantial market base, especially in the cloud. It's hard to find things not to like about it.

Chrome OS Will Soon Allow All Chromebook Owners to Rename USB Flash Drives

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-09-08 03:05

Google's Chromium evangelist François Beaufort is back with more goodies for Chromebook owners, recently revealing the fact that future versions of Chrome OS will allow users to rename attached USB flash drives.

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Linux 4.12.11

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-09-08 03:01

I'm announcing the release of the 4.12.11 kernel.

All users of the 4.12 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 4.12.y git tree can be found at:
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.12.y
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st...

Also: Linux 4.9.48

Linux 4.4.87

Linux 3.18.70

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Why do you use Linux?

Reddit - Fri, 2017-09-08 02:53

Next US Elections: Open Source vs. Commercial Software?

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-09-08 02:50

Meanwhile, the city this year will pay Dominion Voting Systems $2.3 million to renew its contract for the company's proprietary voting machine software. That system is nearing the end of its life cycle.

Officials hope a move to open source will make San Francisco's voting software more transparent and secure, as well as less costly. The expectation is that an open source voting machine program would offer more security against hack attacks. If the city should develop its own system, it then could provide the code to other cities.

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Rugged Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux on low-power i.MX6 UL

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-09-08 02:46

Habey’s “EMB-2200” is a 100 x 72mm SBC that runs Linux on an i.MX6 UL, and offers dual LAN with PoE, dual CAN, WiFi, BT, mini-PCIe, and -40 to 80°C support.

So far we’ve seen the 100 x 72mm Pico-ITX form factor used with NXP’s i.MX6 UltraLite (UL) system-on-chip on Digi’s sandwich style ConnectCore 6UL SBC Pro, which uses an integrated ConnectCore 6UL computer-on-module, as well as on a Pico-ITX carrier for F&S’ PicoMODA9 COM. Yet, Habey’s EMB-2200 is the first fully integrated i.MX6 UL based Pico-ITX SBC to draw our attention.

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BlackArch Linux Ethical Hacking Distro Updated with More Than 50 New Tools

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-09-08 02:45

The developers of the BlackArch Linux operating system designed for ethical hacking and penetration testing purposes have released an updated installation medium, versioned 2017.08.30, based the latest Arch Linux snapshot.

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Security: GPG Keysigning Protocol, Reproducible Builds, Struts and Android

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-09-08 02:05
  • GPG Keysigning Protocol

    With Randa approaching, I’ll be meeting some KDE people, some for the first time. So it’s time for another GPG keysigning! The usual approach to a GPG keysigning is to have Harald organise it, that ensures a maximum amount of abiding-by-rules. But .. he’s not going to be there, this year. So this post is a random bit of throw-information-out-there about how typical KDE event keysignings work, and an annoucement of my own protocol in handling keysinging.

  • Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #123
  • 'Critical' RCE vulnerability found in open-source Struts framework
  • Boffins hijack bootloaders for fun and games on Android

    The team of nine researchers decided to look at a little-studied aspect Android architecture – the interaction between OS and chip at power-up. To get inside that operation, they built a tool dubbed “BootStomp” “designed to locate problematic areas where input from an attacker in control of the OS can compromise the bootloader’s execution, or its security features”.

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Ubuntu Leftovers: Ubuntu Videos, Server, and snapd roadmap

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-09-08 02:03

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today's howtos and distros

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-09-08 02:00

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Software: PulseAudio, PiCluster, Wikit, massif-visualizer, Kdenlive, OpenShot, Elisa, and GNOME

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-09-08 01:59
  • News: New release of PulseAudio.
  • PiCluster – A Simple, Web-based Docker Management Application

    PiCluster is a simple, open source, web-based docker management application used to manage Docker containers across multiple hosts. Unlike Docker Swarm or Kubernetes, PiCluster is easy to setup and use. The latest PiCluster version has brought new features. It makes the process of creating containers much easier than ever. Say for example, the users can now upload a zip of their Dockerfile’s to the PiCluster web console and the files will be copied to every node and extracted in the Docker directory specified in PiCluster config file. Also, when a container is added, the image will be automatically built and run in a single step. In previous releases, users would have to manually create the container. It will work on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms.

  • Wikit – Get Wikipedia Summaries From Commandline In Linux

    Wikipedia has several millions of articles and the number of articles are steadily increasing every single day. It is the first place that comes to my mind when I’m looking for knowledge. Today, I have stumbled upon a simple, yet useful command-line utility called “Wikit”. It displays the summary of any Wikipedia article in Terminal. As we all know already, the Wikipedia has the largest and most comprehensive articles. If you don’t want to waste time to read a comprehensive Wikipedia article, you can then use Wikit to get Wikipedia summaries from commandline. To be precise, Wikit will display the first few paragraphs (the summary, of course) before the table of contents of a Wikipedia article.

  • massif-visualizer 0.7.0 released

    Massif Visualizer is a visualiser for output generated by Valgrind’s massif tool. It shows you graphs which measure how much heap memory your program uses.

  • Kdenlive 17.08.1 released

    Although the team is at full throttle getting ready for the 17.12 big refactoring release, we make available the first point release of the 17.08 series bringing various bugfixes and usability improvements. Stay tuned for testing the refactoring branch packages to be announced soon.

  • OpenShot 2.4 Released, Focuses on Stability

    A new version of OpenShot, the crash-happy open-source non-linear video editor, is available to download. While the previous couple of releases were big on features the latest release is a “stability-focused release”, says project lead Jonathan Thomas.

  • OpenShot 2.4.0 Released | Improved Stability & More!

    The latest and greatest version of OpenShot Video Editor (version 2.4.0) has been officially released, and I'm proud to bring you all the details! This is a stability-focused release, and much of the effort was "behind-the-scenes" type work.

  • OpenShot 2.4 Brings Better Stability To This Open-Source Video Editor

    Jon Thomas has announced the release of the OpenShot Video Editor 2.4 released. Among the features of OpenShot 2.4 are "vastly improved stability" for this non-linear, cross-platform video editor.

  • Essential Tools for Producing High Quality Podcasts on Linux

    Podcasts are a booming business, and many audio pros are seeing more and more work dedicated to this platform. Mac and Windows users have plenty of options for professionally recording and mastering audio, but Linux users aren’t quite as lucky. Yet if you really love the penguin, there are still awesome podcast tools for producing high-quality podcasts on Linux.

  • Twitter Finally Rolls Out Night Mode Feature to Linux, Windows and Mac Users

    The long-anticipated Night Mode feature is ready to conquer your desktop, help stop eye strain, and help you fall asleep after a long night of twittering. The feature is currently rolling out to the desktop version of twitter.com and should be supported on all modern web browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Opera.

  • Elisa, Accessibility and other News

    I should be communicating more often about development related to the Elisa music player. Recently Safa Alfulaij added support for right-to-left interface. This is a very good excuse to talk about what happened since my previous post.

  • GNOME 3.26rc2 (2.25.92) RELEASED
  • GNOME 3.26 RC2 Released: The Final Step For This Big GNOME Update

    GNOME 3.25.92 is available today, marking the last development release before the official GNOME 3.26 debut.

  • EA's Frostbite Engine Has Been Internally Up And Running On Linux

    While not for public consumption at least for now, the Electronic Arts' Frostbite game engine has seen internal Linux testing/development.

    EA developer Johan Andersson was comparing the size of the Linux kernel source tree to that of their Frostbite game engine: there are more files, lines, comments, and code in Frostbite than in the Linux kernel. Johan has been a technical fellow and director at EA since 2000.

  • Shuffle the Decks with These Ace Open Source Card Games

    A card game is a game that uses playing cards as the main way the game is played. The cards can be a standard deck of 52 French playing cards with 4 suits of Spades, Hearts, Diamonds, and Clubs. Or the cards can be game-specific. There is a plethora of card games available, with families of related games.

    Card games offer many positive attributes. They can improve mental skills, memory and logic. They can test your patience, help you focus, and are popular for all ages. Having a good memory is essential to a person’s overall well-being. A good way to improve memory is playing fun games. Whether it’s a board game or a deck of cards, putting your brain to work definitely has its advantages. The earlier a person who has a poor working memory can begin to strengthen it, the more successful they’ll be in life.

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Kernel: OPNFV, Android, Ryzen, Linux 4.14 and Linux 4.15

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-09-08 01:53
  • The Role of OPNFV in Network Transformation

    The Understanding OPNFV book takes an in-depth look at network functions virtualization (NFV) and provides a comprehensive overview of The Linux Foundation’s OPNFV project. In this article, we provide some excerpts from the book and discuss some organizational elements required to make your NFV transformation successful. These best practices stress how both technical and non-technical elements are required, with non-technical often being more critical.

  • Android Oreo Adds Linux Kernel Requirements and New Hardening Features

    The Linux kernel continues to add security protections so developers don’t have to build them on their own. As a result, one of the first steps security experts recommend for protecting against embedded Linux malware threats is to work with the latest possible kernel release and then regularly update field devices. Now that Android is getting long in the tooth -- it was nine years ago this month that Sergey Brin and Larry Page rollerbladed onto the stage to announce the debut of the flagship HTC G1 phone -- more and more Android devices are being attacked due to out-of-date Linux kernels. To address the problem before it adds to Android’s substantial challenge with malware generated from rogue or unprotected apps, Google has announced new requirements in Android 8.0 (“Oreo”) to build on Linux kernels no older than kernel 4.4.

  • There's Now A Patch Adding Ryzen / AMD Zen Temperature Support On Linux

    Linux hwmon developer Guenter Roeck has posted a patch adding support for Family 17h (Ryzen/Threadripper/Epyc) temperature monitoring support to the existing k10temp Linux kernel driver.

    Just like the separate and just-covered FreeBSD Zen thermal monitoring patch, adding the Zen monitoring support to Linux was quite simple, just patched the existing AMD Family 10h+ temp driver as opposed to needing a new driver, and was just 16 lines of new code.

  • New Media Drivers Ready For The Linux 4.14 Kernel

    Mauro Carvalho Chehab has sent in a big pull request of the media subsystem updates for the Linux 4.14 kernel. This time around there are multiple new drivers yielding around a net addition of around 30k lines to the Linux kernel.

  • New Intel DRM Code For Testing, Material For Linux 4.15

    Intel developers have published a new round of drm-intel-testing updates for those developers or enthusiasts wishing to begin testing this in-progress code for the Intel Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver with this code eventually being queued for the Linux 4.15 cycle.

    New material for testing in this Intel DRM kernel tree are more Cannonlake graphics workarounds, infoframe refactoring, the kernel bits needed so the Intel Mesa driver can expose ARB_timer_query, restoring GPU clock boosts on missed page-flip vblanks, and a variety of fixes and other code improvements.

  • Adreno A3xx Blobs Added To Linux-Firmware.Git

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Red Hat: Ansible and More

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-09-08 01:49

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Fedora: Fedora 26, Kernels, Fedora Project Outage

TuxMachines - Fri, 2017-09-08 01:47
  • Fedora 26 to Get Bluetooth Support for Raspberry Pi SBCs with Linux Kernel 4.13

    Principal IoT architect at Red Hat Peter Robinson recently revealed some of the highlights that the Fedora 26 Linux operating system brought for Raspberry Pi single-board computers (SBCs).

    The developer works on Raspberry Pi support for Fedora Linux in his spare time, and, for the Fedora 26 cycle, he managed to add a bunch of goodies that would most certainly please all those who want to run Fedora on their tiny Raspberry Pi SBCs. In fact, support for Raspberry Pi landed since last year's Fedora 25 release.

  • Kernels need updates, no really

    Google has been announcing new details about its next Android release, Oreo. One of the items that came out is a new requirement for a minimum kernel version. SoC manufacturers must now use a kernel that is greater than 4.4, one of the long term stable (LTS) kernels maintained by Greg Kroah-Hartman. Android has long prided itself on differentiation and given device makers a lot of latitude. This has not infrequently led to fragmentation and difficulties with device upgrades. Google has started to work towards fixing this with efforts like project treble.

  • A modest proposal
  • Fedora Project Outage RCA :: DNS Outage 2017-09-06

    The problem was due to a misconfigured record in the registrar's data about DNS. The previous week, multiple records had been added by the registrar to the DNS data in the .org.

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