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Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 Launches This Week for Ubuntu Phones, Here's What's New

LinuxToday - Tue, 2016-09-20 15:00

 softpedia: Let's start with the copy/paste support, which has been updated to work with legacy X11 applications as well.

Opera 40 Released With Built-In VPN Support, Chromecast

Phoronix - Tue, 2016-09-20 14:27
Besides Mozilla Firefox 49 being available, so is the latest stable update to the Opera browser powered by Chromium's Blink engine...

GNU/Linux Releases: Q4OS 2.2.1, Absolute 14.2, and OpenMediaVault 3.0 Beta

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-09-20 14:25
  • Q4OS 2.2, Scorpion, testing

    Q4OS development team is pleased to announce immediate availability of the new significant update of the Q4OS 'Scorpion' desktop, version 2.2. This is a testing version of the Q4OS desktop, based on the recent Debian 9 Stretch release with the upgraded Linux kernel 4.6, GCC 6 and the Trinity 14.0.4 desktop environment. The alternative LXQT desktop is supported in Q4OS, so users can have Trinity and LXQT desktops alongside installed and choose which one to log in. Q4OS 2.2 'Scorpion' continues to be under development so far, and it will stay as long as Debian Stretch will be testing. Q4OS 'Scorpion' will be supported at least five years from the official release date.

  • Absolute 14.2 released

    Based on Slackware 14.2

    Comes in a 32 as well as a 64-bit version. Same basic functionality, but most everything updated under the hood. No longer fits on a single CD -- the usual installation method is a USB stick. With this size-constraint removed, larger apps like LibreOffice and Calibre are now included in the base installation.

  • OMV3 beta amd64/i386 images

    The amd64 and i386 ISO images for 3.0.36 (beta) can be downloaded for testing here. Please do not use them for production systems.

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Games for GNU/Linux

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-09-20 14:23

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Firefox 49.0 Is Now Available

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-09-20 14:21

While being delayed one week due to last-minute bugs, Firefox 49.0 is now available this morning.

Firefox 49 ships with Linux Widevine support for handling this CDM similar to the existing Windows support for being able to play more protected HTML5 video content.

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Oracle pledges continued support for Java and NetBeans

LXer - Tue, 2016-09-20 14:12
Java experts have questioned Oracle[he]#039[/he]s support for Java, but Oracle swears it[he]#039[/he]s fully behind Java Enterprise Edition and NetBeans.

Nextcloud Box: A cloud for your office or living room

LinuxToday - Tue, 2016-09-20 14:00

ZDnet: Nextcloud, in partnership with Canonical and WDLabs, has released a Raspberry Pi and Ubuntu Linux powered cloud server for your home or office.

Parsix Normalizes GNOME

LinuxInsider - Tue, 2016-09-20 14:00
Parsix is a feature-rich distro that will delight GNOME desktop users looking for a well-tweaked user experience. It offers a well-oiled, single track Linux desktop operating system. It has no distractions from multiple desktop options. It provides one of the best integrations of the latest GNOME desktop available. Parsix has been around since at least 2007. Along the way, it built a reputation for dependability. It offers a very solid stability of Debian with a hefty mix of desktop performance for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

Mozilla emits JavaScript debugger for Firefox and Chrome

LXer - Tue, 2016-09-20 13:15
When it's easier to rewrite than refactorMozilla developers have released a new JavaScript debugger for Firefox.…

MongoDB cofounder explains what to do when a project has gone off track

LinuxToday - Tue, 2016-09-20 13:00

 EnterprisersProject: MongoDB CTO explains what happened when he and his co-founder realized they had to pull the plug on the original version of their technology.

Unigine Is Working On Perhaps The Most Beautiful GPU Benchmark, Coming Later This Year

Phoronix - Tue, 2016-09-20 12:55
Following the Unigine 2.3.1 engine update I was able to get confirmation from Unigine Corp they do have a new technology demo / benchmark coming out!..

After Ten Years, Vim (Vi IMproved) 8.0 Open-Source Text Editor Is Here

LXer - Tue, 2016-09-20 12:18
After ten long years, the popular Vim (Vi IMproved) open-source text editor used by many programmers worldwide has received a major update that brings lots of interesting new features and improvements.

Firefox 49.0 Is Now Available

Phoronix - Tue, 2016-09-20 12:17
While being delayed one week due to last-minute bugs, Firefox 49.0 is now available this morning...

Security News

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-09-20 11:24
  • Security advisories for Monday
  • Why do we do security?

    I had a discussion last week that ended with this question. "Why do we do security". There wasn't a great answer to this question. I guess I sort of knew this already, but it seems like something too obvious to not have an answer. Even as I think about it I can't come up with a simple answer. It's probably part of the problems you see in infosec.

    The purpose of security isn't just to be "secure", it's to manage risk in some meaningful way. In the real world this is usually pretty easy for us to understand. You have physical things, you want to keep them from getting broken, stolen, lost, pick something. It usually makes some sort of sense.

  • New release: usbguard-0.6.2
  • DNSync

    While setting up my new network at my house, I figured I’d do things right and set up an IPSec VPN (and a few other fancy bits). One thing that became annoying when I wasn’t on my LAN was I’d have to fiddle with the DNS Resolver to resolve names of machines on the LAN.

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Universal prototyping shield supports numerous Arduino models

LXer - Tue, 2016-09-20 11:21
On Indiegogo, Awesome PCB’s $13 “ArduShield” prototyping shield supports a wide variety of Arduino boards, including the Uno R3, Mini, Mini Pro, and Nano. The ArduShield “universal” prototyping shield is notable for supporting a wide variety of Arduino boards, including the Mini and Mini Pro. Created by Polish developer Szymon Mackow at his company, Awesome […]

Hacked up TL;DR Bot for Telegram, should I make it decent?

Reddit - Tue, 2016-09-20 11:17

Hi lads. Recently I wanted to familiarize myself with both Golang and Docker and decided to write first thing that came into my mind - a TL;DR Bot for Telegram.

Since I think I grasped both concepts and bot is now functioning (@tl_dr_bot), I'm thinking of what should I do? Bot is now in its infancy and has lots of things to be improved, but... some concerns.

Telegram has proprietary server, is it even a good thing to support it this way? I can move on to my other projects that are fully free in spirit (like implementing a plugin system for vanilla-music player or completing my KDE Wayland VNC patchset). Or should I sit down and make it decent? Is there someone who would make use of it?

P.S. Forgot to add link: https://github.com/Adonai/TldrBot

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Debian 8 Updated, Kubuntu Help Wanted, Mageia 5.1

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-09-20 11:13

The Debian project announced an update to their stable Debian 8 branch, the sixth such update since its release. This update is primarily to address security issues. Elsewhere, the Mageia folks announced an update to version 5, released last summer, to hold users over since 6.0 has been delayed. The Linux Grandma put out the call for help today as they're running a bit low on developers over there and the Free Software Foundation as well as Richard Stallman replied to the accusations of discrimination in the case of LibreBoot.

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Oracle pledges continued support for Java and NetBeans

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-09-20 11:12

Last week, Oracle disowned NetBeans. The company announced it was turning its Java-based NetBeans over to the Apache Software Foundation. Now, Oracle is changing its tune on both NetBeans and Java Enterprise Edition (JEE).

Oh, don't get me wrong. Oracle still doesn't want to manage NetBeans. But Oracle claims it's not just dumping the NetBeans integrated developer environment (IDE) code. In an email, Bill Pataky, VP of Oracle Mobile Development Program and Developer Tools, told me, "Oracle is opening the governance model of NetBeans, not dropping support. Oracle has three products that depend on NetBeans." These are:

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