softpedia: Let's start with the copy/paste support, which has been updated to work with legacy X11 applications as well.
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.
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.
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.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is full of all sorts of strange allegories around prejudice. The game expects us to be surprised that people are distrusting and fearful of the augmented humans that could kill them in a heartbeat with their swiss army penis augmentation, when fact the augmented humans did in fact try and kill all of the regular folk towards the end of Deus Ex: Human Revolution where a broadcasted signal – a bit like in Kingsman: The Secret Service – sent them all into a murderous rage. (Sorry, spoilers.)
It’s certainly a strange thing, but if you can get your head around it (read: suspend your disbelief, ignore the pseudo-lofty stupidness, and generally crack on with things) then it’s a rather excellent game.
You don't need to play the first game, as they stand completely apart with their own story and introductions.
I have to say I think it looks pretty cool, the idea of being a vampire like that in an MMO would be pretty fun.
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.
ZDnet: Nextcloud, in partnership with Canonical and WDLabs, has released a Raspberry Pi and Ubuntu Linux powered cloud server for your home or office.
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.
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.
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.
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/TldrBotsubmitted by /u/Antic1tizen
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.
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: