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Events: Open Networking Summit and OpenStack Summit

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-03-14 02:08
  • Opening Up Virtual Reality Development with WebVR

    “Virtual reality (VR) is nothing new — people have been experimenting with it for decades. But only recently, we have come to terms with having commercial hardware like Oculus or HTC Vive to experience and enjoy VR content within our home,” says Rabimba Karanjai, a full-time graduate researcher and Mozilla contributor, who will be speaking about virtual reality development at the upcoming Open Networking Summit.

  • Helping PTG attendees and other developers get to the OpenStack Summit
  • Submitting a Talk To OpenStack Summit

    I haven’t written a post for some time now, been busy creating something very special which i hope to share about really soon. I usually write in this blog about technical things, and i will continue to do this after this post but i wanted to share some of the insights i gained both from being a returning speaker and track chair in the recent OpenStack summits.

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Leftovers: OSS

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-03-14 02:08

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How much extra security does SELinux provide?

Reddit - Tue, 2017-03-14 02:07

I just switched over from Ubuntu to Debian 9 testing and was thinking about turning on SELinux. Ubuntu had AppArmor and to my knowledge Debian has nothing by default.

The steps are fairly simple on debian wiki, but it doesn't provide any concrete examples of why I should use it, and it also doesn't mention if it will break anything I'm currently using.

I've read the wiki and it seems that SELinux just sandboxes different programs so they don't have access to anything they shouldn't.

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Can someone recommend a good math function plotting app for linux ?

Reddit - Tue, 2017-03-14 01:54

I'm looking for something that can replace the utility grapher on mac.

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AMDGPU LLVM Expert Has Left AMD, Now Working For Red Hat

Phoronix - Tue, 2017-03-14 01:29
A Phoronix reader pointed out an interesting reference on a Mesa patch today... Tom Stellard, the former GSoC student who was instrumental in developing the AMDGPU LLVM compiler back-end, is now working for Red Hat...

NMAP Idle Scan

LXer - Tue, 2017-03-14 01:09
Idle Scans are performed against a Target System without any traffic occurring between the Source and Target Systems. The Idle Scan is accomplished by using a third system to pass requests between the Source and Target. The third system is referred to as a “Zombie” System. The “Zombie” System will receive requests from the Source System and send them to the Target System. Responses are passed to the Source System. The Idle Scan is sometimes referred to as a Proxy Scan since the scan is performed through a third-party system.

Munich Strikes Back at Microsoft's Dirty Tricks and Lobbying

TuxMachines - Tue, 2017-03-14 00:49
  • There's a Munich disagreement over Open source

    Moves by German politicians to undo Munich’s decade experiment in open source are unnecessary, according to the bloke in charge of the project.

    There are moves to replace the Linux based systems at Munich after a decade of it being the poster-child for open sauce operating systems. Munich's ruling SPD-CSU coalition is apparently a fan of phasing out the use of open-source software.

    Last month, the general council backed a proposal that the administration should investigate how long it will take and how much it will cost to build a Windows 10 client. Once it has that information the council will vote to replace LiMux the custom version of Ubuntu which the council has been developing.

  • Munich IT chief slams city's decision to dump Linux for Windows

    THE HEAD OF IT at the City of Munich's IT services provider [email protected], Karl-Heinz Schneider, has claimed that there are no "compelling technical reasons" for the authority to order a migration back to Windows.

    Last month, Munich voted to investigate the viability of creating a Windows 10 client, thus ending its multi-million euro, nine-year experiment in running the municipality on Linux.

    Schneider, who heads up the company responsible for Munich's desktop Linux implementation, has spoken out about the move during an interview with German IT publication Heise.de.

  • Munich's desktop Linux was 'working fine' before politicians decreed return to Windows

    Speaking to German IT publication Heise.de, Schneider claimed that he was surprised by the move, adding that any compatibility problems that the City had initially encountered had been fixed.

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Malware Found Preinstalled on Dozens of Android Phones

LinuxInsider - Tue, 2017-03-14 00:31
Malware has been discovered preinstalled on 36 Android phones belonging to two companies, security software maker Check Point reported. "In all instances, the malware was not downloaded to the device as a result of the users' use -- it arrived with it," noted Oren Koriat, a member of Check Point's Mobile Research Team. The malicious apps on the phones of a telecommunications company and a multinational technology business were not part of the official ROM supplied by the vendor, he explained. They were added somewhere along the supply chain.

How to install Spacewalk on CentOS

LXer - Tue, 2017-03-14 00:01
Spacewalk manages software package updates for Red Hat derived distributions such as Fedora, CentOS, and Scientific Linux. In this tutorial. I'll go trough the installation of Spacewalk in detail and show you how to configure it to be production ready along with all the feature we can use with it.

New ISO images for LMDE 2 “Betsy”

TuxMachines - Mon, 2017-03-13 23:21

LMDE 2 received many updates in the last 2 years, including many improvements which were ported from Linux Mint as well as all the new versions of MATE, Cinnamon and the Xapps.

Also: Linux Mint Debian Edition Updated (LMDE 2)

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LLVM 4.0.0 Release

TuxMachines - Mon, 2017-03-13 23:12
  • LLVM 4.0.0 Release

    It is my pleasure to announce that LLVM 4 is now available.

  • LLVM 4.0 Released

    Hans Wennborg has announced the release of LLVM 4.0 and connected sub-projects like Clang 4.0. LLVM/Clang 4.0 is a big update to this open-source compiler infrastructure stack and also marks the change to their new versioning scheme.

    For release highlights of LLVM/Clang 4.0, see our feature overview for the advancements made to this compiler stack over the past half-year. LLVM 4.0 was supposed to ship back in February but bugs had dragged out the release until today.

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Rambox - A Messaging and Emailing App That Combines 73 Apps Into One

LinuxToday - Mon, 2017-03-13 23:00

Rambox is a free messaging and emailing app created using Electron

Add Skills to Your Raspberry Pi with Alexa

LXer - Mon, 2017-03-13 22:52
One of the leading items on embedded developers’ to-do lists these days is to add Amazon’s Alexa voice agent to a hacker board or another Linux device. Of course, you could simply buy an Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo speaker system for $180 -- or a non-speaker Amazon Echo Dot for only $50 -- but what fun is that? For some, the goal is to recreate the basic Alexa Skills of ordering pizza or asking random question like which countries were finalists in the 2014 World Cup.

Phoronix Test Suite licensing

Reddit - Mon, 2017-03-13 22:33

I see that Phoronix Test Suite is GPLv3. Does this mean it's allowed to extract test scripts from the test tool and run them locally, without usage of Phoronix Test Suite?

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Simple macro bar for tablets?

Reddit - Mon, 2017-03-13 22:25

Is there a linux based hotkey pad similar to what Tablet Pro offers for Windows? I want a simple, always on-top bar that I can program a few common key-strokes to speed up my process in programs like Krita and Gimp. It seems like something that should exist if it doesn't.

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x86 apps on an ARM processor?

Reddit - Mon, 2017-03-13 22:24

What are some possible ways to run x86 applications on an ARM processor?

The new Samsung Chromebook Plus is in the mail as a new toy to play around with. I've installed linux via crouton multiple times on numerous CBs to play a few low def games through steam. It just came to me that duh, this thing doesn't have an intel processor and therefore doesn't have the support for x86 eliminating steam and a whole slew of other apps. So what is my way around this, other than returning it and waiting for the Pro?

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Getting started with Perl on the Raspberry Pi

LinuxToday - Mon, 2017-03-13 22:00

Learn how you can use Perl as well as any other language on the Raspberry Pi.

Orion Ubuntu Laptop Review: The Powerful MacBook Pro Alternative

TuxMachines - Mon, 2017-03-13 21:50

The choice of a new laptop for many consumers is still seen as the head-to-head comparison of Microsoft’s Windows 10 or Apple’s macOS. The third option of moving to a Linux-powered machine has always been a much trickier prospect. A dizzying range of Linux "flavors" coupled with the mysteries of hardware support stops many adept users from making the switch. What if you had an off-the-shelf approach to Linux hardware that just worked?

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