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5 Firefox extensions to protect your privacy

LinuxToday - Mon, 2018-07-09 21:00

Keep your browser from leaking your data with these privacy-focused tools.

How to restrict access to the ONLYOFFICE editors to the users of your Nextcloud instance

LXer - Mon, 2018-07-09 20:16
Nextcloud integrated with ONLYOFFICE allows users to build a private cloud office on their own server and get a total control over the data stored there. To deploy and integrate them, just follow the instructions of this tutorial.

GCC's Conversion To Git Is Being Held Up By RAM, a.k.a. Crazy DDR4 Prices

Phoronix - Mon, 2018-07-09 20:00
After converting the GNU Emacs repository to Git a few years back, Eric S Raymond has been working on the massive undertaking of transferring the GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) repository in full over to Git. But the transition to GCC Git is being hampered since due to the massive size of the repository, Raymond's system is running under extreme memory pressure with 64GB of RAM...

today's leftovers

TuxMachines - Mon, 2018-07-09 19:52
  • VK_KHR_8bit_storage Gets Wired Into Intel's ANV Vulkan Driver, Patches Available

    One of three new Vulkan extensions introduced in this weekend's Vulkan 1.1.80 specification update is VK_KHR_8bit_storage for providing 8-bit types is now available in patch form for the Intel open-source "ANV" Vulkan Linux driver.

  • Arch monthly June

    The Arch Archive has been cleaned up, the discussion started in this mail thread. The archive server was running out of space and therefore needed some cleaning, all packages which are not required for reproducible builds where removed (and where from 2013/2014/2015). Packages from these years should also be available at the internet archive.

  • What Really Matters? – Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI), Red Hat, Inc. (RHT)?
  • What is the most supported MIME type in Debian in 2018?

    Five years ago, I measured what the most supported MIME type in Debian was, by analysing the desktop files in all packages in the archive. Since then, the DEP-11 AppStream system has been put into production, making the task a lot easier. This made me want to repeat the measurement, to see how much things changed.

  • Raspberry Pi’s Own App Store Is The Newest Reason To Love This Mini Computer

    The Raspberry Pi Foundation keeps updating its Debian-based Raspbian operating system from time to time. The developers keep adding new features to make the device a more attractive option for beginners who wish to start learning programming or get into DIYing.

    The latest Raspbian update brings a bunch of new features and updates. First things first, this release ships with a new program called “Recommended Software”; the developers are calling it their version of Apple App Store.

  • Shared-Mode Executables in L4Re for MIPS-Based Devices

    I have been meaning to write about my device driver experiments with L4Re, following on from my porting exercises, but that exercise took me along various routes and I haven’t yet got back to documenting all of them. Meanwhile, one thing that did start to bother me was how much space the software was taking up when compiled, linked and ready to deploy.

    Since each of my device drivers is a separate program, and since each one may be linked to various libraries, they each started to contribute substantially to the size of the resulting file – the payload – needing to be transferred to the device. At one point, I had to resize the boot partition on the memory card used by the Letux 400 notebook computer to make the payload fit in the available space.

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OSS Leftovers

TuxMachines - Mon, 2018-07-09 19:47
  • Indico Enso opens open route to ‘transfer learning’ AI data

    Back to Indico then. The company has produced Enso, an open-source library designed to streamline the benchmarking of embedding and transfer learning methods for a wide variety of natural language processing tasks.

  • Deep Learning Open Source Framework Optimized on Apache Spark*

    To satisfy the increasing demand for a unified platform for big data analytics and deep learning, Intel recently released BigDL. It’s an open source, distributed, deep learning framework for Apache Spark*.

  • The Apache® Software Foundation Announces Annual Report for 2018 Fiscal Year
  • Will Databricks' support for R Studio open the door?

    In the familiar role of the company whose founders start an open source goliath, providers like Databricks risk becoming victims of their own success. In this case, the founders are the ones who created the Spark project; their product or service has it, and so do many frenemies.

    Databricks, the company positions itself as the cloud-based analytics platform that "unifies data science and engineering." It boasts a growing partner ecosystem encompassing almost all the usual suspects among cloud platforms; roughly a dozen software partners spanning data preparation, databases, data science, and visualization tools; plus a range of consulting and training providers.

  • Understanding Microsoft’s Acquisition of GitHub and its effect on the FOSS Community

    Although of all of that, it seems that Microsoft still holds the hate given to it from the open source community. Following the announcement, thousands of users were screaming on Reddit, Twitter and all other online platforms about what’s going on...

  • LLVM Clang Now Supports -mcpu=native On 64-bit ARM

    For those compiling code on AArch64 (64-bit ARM) systems with LLVM Clang and tuning for your particular SoC, the Clang compiler now supports -mcpu=native.

  • DEAL and Elsevier negotiations: Elsevier demands unacceptable for the academic community

    “The excessive demands put forward by Elsevier have left us with no choice but to suspend negotiations between the publisher and the DEAL project set up by the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany.” That was the verdict of the lead negotiator and spokesperson for the DEAL Project Steering Committee, Prof Dr Horst Hippler, the President of the German Rectors’ Conference, speaking in Bonn, where the last discussion took place this week.

    “As far as we’re concerned, the aim of the ongoing negotiations with the three biggest academic publishers is to develop a future-oriented model for the publishing and reading of scientific literature. What we want is to bring an end to the pricing trend for academic journals that has the potential to prove disastrous for libraries as it stands. We are also working to promote open access, with a view to essentially making the results of publicly funded research freely accessible. The publishers should play a crucial role in achieving this. We have our sights set on a sustainable publish and read model, which means fair payment for publication and unrestricted availability for readers afterwards. Elsevier, however, is still not willing to offer a deal in the form of a nationwide agreement in Germany that responds to the needs of the academic community in line with the principles of open access and that is financially sustainable,” said Hippler.

  • 16:Pandas Python Data Analysis Library has released v0.23.3 final

    Pandas is an open source library for the Python programming language which provides data structures and data analysis tools. This is a sponsored project by NumFOCUS. It is interesting to visit NumFOCUS to know more about sponsored projects.

    This is a small bug-fix with build issue for python 3.7 which is latest version of python and was released few weeks ago only. Thanks to pandas team for excellent work to resolve the issue in single day and release done on saturday.

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Ubuntu taking around a min to boot

Reddit - Mon, 2018-07-09 19:41

I dual boot my system with Windows 10 on a SSD and Ubuntu on a 1TB HDD. I have been trying to reduce the boot time for Linux Ubuntu but it always around 45s. I have managed to get it below a minute but this 45s looks more than expected.

ambarish@aptlinux:~$ systemd-analyzeStartup finished in 4.897s (firmware) + 4.250s (loader) + 4.050s (kernel) + 34.367s (userspace) = 47.566sgraphical.target reached after 34.330s in userspace

As a experiment, I installed Linux Mint 18.3 and the boot time was less than 30s which is pretty cool.

To me, it looks like the issue is with how Ubuntu handles the booting in itself. The plymouth service taking some time is one of them. To get rid of the dev-sda* mounts time, I installed it in a VirtualBox on the SSD and it takes almost the same time - when a Linux Mint Virtual Machine is up and running in mere 13s.

Is anyone able to boot in less than 30s,?

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Security: OSX.Dummy, WellMess, LastPass, Rapid7

TuxMachines - Mon, 2018-07-09 19:33
  • Fresh Macos Malware OSX.Dummy Targets Crypto-Currency Investors

    Hackers by employing a MacOS malicious program target people investing in crypto-currencies who utilize both chat platforms namely Discord and Slack. Dubbed OSX.Dummy, the malicious program utilizes a rather crude infection technique, however, PC operators that get successfully compromised get their systems to execute random code via remote operation.


    One blog post dated June 29 by Digital Security's chief research officer Patrick Wardle indicates that with a successful connection with command-and-control server of the attacker, the latter would manage running commands arbitrarily onto the contaminated PC. Security researchers from UNIX were first to find clues about the malicious program some days back. According to Remco Verhoef, top researcher who made a blog post dated June 29 on SANS' InfoSec reporting his discoveries, the past week witnessed several assaults sequentially against MacOS.

  • This new dual-platform malware targets both Windows and Linux systems

    One of the oft-repeated reasons for using alternative operating systems is the suggestion that alternatives to Windows are more secure because malware is not produced for these minority systems—in effect, an argument in favor of security by minority. For a variety of reasons, this is a misguided notion. The proliferation of web-based attacks—which are inherently cross-platform, as they depend on browsers more than the underlying OS the browser runs on—makes this argument rather toothless.


     While WellMess is far from the first malware to run on Linux systems, the perceived security of Linux distributions as not being a significant enough target for malware developers should no longer be considered the prevailing wisdom, as cross-compilation on Golang will ease malware development to an extent for attackers looking to target Linux desktop users. As with Windows and macOS, users of Linux on the desktop should install some type of antivirus software in order to protect against malware such as WellMess.

  • Is your LastPass data really safe in the encrypted online vault?

    Disclaimer: I created PfP: Pain-free Passwords as a hobby, it could be considered a LastPass competitor in the widest sense. I am genuinely interested in the security of password managers which is the reason both for my own password manager and for this blog post on LastPass shortcomings.

    TL;DR: LastPass fanboys often claim that a breach of the LastPass server isn’t a big deal because all data is encrypted. As I show below, that’s not actually the case and somebody able to compromise the LastPass server will likely gain access to the decrypted data as well.

  • Australia 11th in country rankings for Internet security threat exposure


    According to the latest threat 2018 National Exposure Index from analytics solutions provider Rapid7, the US scored the highest in nearly every exposure metric measured and along with China, Canada, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. Together they control more than  61 million servers listening on at least one of the surveyed ports.

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How was your journey with Linux until now? How about the future?

Reddit - Mon, 2018-07-09 19:22

What distro did you began with? What distro are you now? How do you see yourself in the future?

I started with Mandrake when i was 17 or 18 i think, but it was an horrible experience. My cd drive was opening at random times giving me a lot of scares.

Decided to get my hands dirty and tried Slackware, learned a lot and used for a year or so. Really stable.

Found Gentoo and used it for 6+ years. Became a min/maxer user, doing minimalistic installs and using mainly cli applications. Cofiguring and compiling my own kernel and managing use flags was a lot of fun.

One day i erased the OS partition by mistake and decided to try Void Linux. It became my main distro and the reason i ditched Gentoo forever. Been using it for a year i think.

Now as i'm getting older i'm slowly growing tired of setting everything up, editing text files, configuring tiling wms, resolving dependencies for the games i want to run and just want to sit down and relax without worrying that much.

I really want to wait for Solus 4 with KDE because i tested plasma these days and it was wonderful, but i think i'll have to wait a lot. So i'll download the budgie version and reinstall when the KDE version comes out.

How was your journey so far?

At what age did you began using Linux and how old are you now?

Do you see yourself going for more "complexity" and granular configuration or are you letting these small things go?

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Minimal Ubuntu Can Boot Faster, But Still Not The Fastest Booting On Amazon EC2 Cloud

Phoronix - Mon, 2018-07-09 19:12
Canonical today released new Ubuntu Minimal images for cloud computing. The new images are half the size of the traditional Ubuntu Server and are said to boot up to 40% faster, so I decided to run a quick Amazon EC2 Linux distribution boot time comparison today.....

Manual Resource group movement while clstrmgrES state is ST_INIT

Reddit - Mon, 2018-07-09 19:03

Manual Resource group movement while clstrmgrES state is ST_INIT on AIX cluster node.

on 2 node AIX cluster while doing resource group switch we came across error ST_INIT state on one of cluster node .

i have tried to explain this in following link


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Review: Linux Mint 19 "Tara" MATE + Xfce + Cinnamon

LXer - Mon, 2018-07-09 19:02
The MATE edition has polished off more bugs than before and I can't really think of a bad thing to say about it. The Xfce edition is largely at the same high quality as before, while the Cinnamon edition is more stable than when I last tried it.

Integration of CFSSL with the Lemur Certificate Manager

LinuxToday - Mon, 2018-07-09 19:00

HowToForge: This tutorial shows the integration of CFSSL with the Lemur certificate Manager.

Red Hat: APAC, Kubernetes, Raleigh and More

TuxMachines - Mon, 2018-07-09 18:01

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How To Configure SSH Key-based Authentication In Linux

LinuxToday - Mon, 2018-07-09 18:00

This guide describes how to configure SSH public key-based authentication in Linux.


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