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Yabits: A New UEFI Coreboot Payload Alternative To TianoCore & Closed-Source Blobs

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-10-05 06:14

Yabits was announced last month at the OSFC 2018 conference in Erlangen, Germany. Yabits is a lighter-weight alternative to the open-source TianoCore UEFI implementation and other commonly used proprietary UEFI implementations by motherboard vendors.

Yabits is "Yet another UEFI coreboot payload" and aims to deliver the same UEFI x86_64 booting capabilities as TianoCore but with a much smaller code-base for environments like embedded systems and the cloud.

Also: Raptor Announces "Blackbird" Micro-ATX, Low-Cost POWER9 Motherboard

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Security: WPA2, Updates, and DNSSEC Root Key Rollover Next Week

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-10-05 06:12

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Openwashing Latest (Calling Spying 'Open' and Misusing the Brand)

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-10-05 05:37

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OSS News and Events

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-10-05 05:34

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Games: Humble, Go and Valve

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-10-05 05:31
  • Humble are doing a Paradox Interactive weekend sale, some good deals for Linux gamers

    A week doesn't go by without some sort of big sale going on lately, this time it's Humble again teaming up with Paradox Interactive for a weekend sale.

  • Imagining Go With Alternate Boards

    The Game of Go is still pretty much the ultimate strategy game. No other game distills strategy to its essence, in such simplicity, and thus lets the complexity emerge.

  • Fedora 28 : Strife another golang game framework.

    Today I tested this 2D game framework named Strife.
    You can read more about this from the official website.
    The development team tells us:
    "This a work in progress. It provides a very minimal toolset for rendering shapes, images, and text as well as capturing user input."
    This game framework uses SDL2 libraries.
    Strife is open source and available under the MIT license.
    Let's start with installation into Fedora 28 distro.

  • Valve Updates SteamVR AMD Requirements, Recommends Using PPAs On Ubuntu

    Valve updated their Linux graphics driver requirements today for using SteamVR. On the NVIDIA side you just need the proprietary 387 driver or newer and you are all set for SteamVR -- assuming your GPU is fast enough to keep pace. But on the AMD side is where there are still relatively tight requirements which leads them to recommending third-party PPAs for the best experience.

    Fundamentally they just require RadeonSI/RADV from Mesa 17.3 or newer as well as the Linux 4.13 kernel or newer. Of course, the newer the Mesa the better for newer Vulkan extensions/capabilities and particularly for better performance.

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Day two and Windows 10 October 2018 Update trips over Intel audio

LXer - Fri, 2018-10-05 05:23
Driver snafu thrashes CPUs and guzzles batteriesBarely a day into release and Microsoft has admitted there is a problem with its shiny new OS and chips from Intel.…

Canonical/Ubuntu: Mir, Ubuntu Podcast and Ubuntu at GTC Europe 2018

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-10-05 04:51
  • How mir-kiosk enables a graphical IoT using Mir

    If you have a problem… if you just need support for one fullscreen application… and, if you can use snaps… maybe you can use… mir-kiosk.

    Many devices need to provide some sort of graphical output or display (with the options of keyboard, mouse and touchscreen input) to the user. Some examples include interactive kiosks, digital signage, in-car entertainment, smart meters, the screens seen on everything from washing machines to smart thermostats and various “maker” projects.

  • Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S11E30 – Thirty Seconds

    It’s Season 11 Episode 30 of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

  • Ubuntu at GTC Europe 2018

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How to Change/Spoof a MAC Address in Ubuntu

LinuxToday - Fri, 2018-10-05 04:00

As Linux users, we sometimes need to change the MAC address of our network adapters.

How to Install and Configure VNC on Debian 9

LXer - Fri, 2018-10-05 03:50
This tutorial describes how to install and configure VNC server on a Debian 9 system. We will also show you how to create an SSH tunnel and securely connect to the VNC server.

CLIP OS, Like Chrome OS, is Based on Gentoo

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-10-05 03:42

ANSSI, the National Cybersecurity Agency of France, has released the sources of CLIP OS, that aims to build a hardened, multi-level operating system, based on the Linux kernel and a lot of free and open source software. We are happy to hear that it is based on Gentoo Hardened!

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Windows Wipes

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-10-05 03:38
  • Bug in Windows 10’s Latest Update Might Be Deleting Files, Back Up Your Data Now

    Multiple Windows users are reporting the latest update is deleting documents. Consider backing up your data right now.

  • Windows 10 October 2018 Update Is Apparently Wiping Out User Data

    Windows 10 October 2018 update was announced a while back and Microsoft mentioned that the new update would come with support for DirectX Ray Tracing. The API that will support Nvidia RTX graphics cards with features like ray tracing and DLSS.

    It turns out, the update is now being halted due to an issue with Intel drivers that are causing some unexpected problems. Some people have reported losing their data when updating to Windows 10 October 2018 update. Rollback is also not something that will solve this issue as it turns out, once you update your data is gone and it’s pretty much irreversible.

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Interview With Peter Ganten, CEO of Univention GmbH

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-10-05 03:31

I have been asking the Univention team to share the behind-the-scenes story of Univention for a couple months. Finally, today we got the interview of Mr.Peter H. Ganten, CEO of Univention GmbH. Despite his busy schedule, in this interview, he shares what he thinks of the Univention project and its impact on open source ecosystem, what open source developers and companies will need to do to keep thriving and what are the biggest challenges for open source projects.

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Yabits: A New UEFI Coreboot Payload Alternative To TianoCore & Closed-Source Blobs

Phoronix - Fri, 2018-10-05 02:49
Yabits was announced last month at the OSFC 2018 conference in Erlangen, Germany. Yabits is a lighter-weight alternative to the open-source TianoCore UEFI implementation and other commonly used proprietary UEFI implementations by motherboard vendors...

How to validate ISO 8601 dates without regex

LXer - Fri, 2018-10-05 02:36
How to check for format and content errors in YYYY-MM-DD fields with AWK.

What is agile?

LXer - Fri, 2018-10-05 01:22
I know you are thinking, "Not another Agile 101 article!" We were, too. There are many resources that describe what agile is, talk about the history of the concept, and go into depth about why it is important.read more

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