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AMD_gpu_shader_half_float_fetch Added To The OpenGL Registry

Phoronix - Mon, 2018-02-05 14:07
Added to AMD's proprietary Windows/Linux OpenGL driver last August was a AMD_gpu_shader_half_float_fetch GL extension while today the documentation has been published and already merged into the Khronos registry...

Linux md5sum Command Explained For Beginners (5 Examples)

LXer - Mon, 2018-02-05 14:06
When downloading files, particularly installation files from websites, it is a good idea to verify that the download is valid. A website will often display a hash value for each file so that you can make sure the download completed correctly. In this article, we will be discussing the md5sum tool that you can use to validate the download.

Jon Masters On Understanding Spectre & Meltdown CPU Vulnerabilities

Phoronix - Mon, 2018-02-05 13:38
Arguably the most interesting keynote at this year's FOSDEM event was Red Hat's Jon Masters talking about the Spectre and Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities on an interesting technical level...

WebKitGTK+ 2.19.90 Adds Graphics ARIA Rolls, Horizontal Scroll Shortcut

Phoronix - Mon, 2018-02-05 13:19
Released in time for this week's GNOME 3.28 beta milestone is the WebKitGTK+ 2.19.90 release as the GNOME platform port of the WebKit layout engine...

GTK4 Ejects The Mir Backend & Drops The Big GDK Lock

Phoronix - Mon, 2018-02-05 12:46
After adding the Mir back-end for the GTK+ 3.16 cycle, GTK+ 4.0 is dropping this back-end for the Canonical-developed display server...

bcachefs needs more guinea pigs!

Reddit - Mon, 2018-02-05 12:10


You might not guess it from the website, since I hate working on websites, or updates, or anything like that... but bcachefs development has been continuing steadily along, lots of polishing and fixing bugs.

And I'm actually running out of bugs to fix! Which means in order to keep making progress on truly making it rock solid, I need help from more users running it and trying to break it.

So... give it a shot, and I'd love to hear people's experiences with it.

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NetBSD Has SVS To Mitigate Meltdown, Still Working On Spectre

Phoronix - Mon, 2018-02-05 11:55
The NetBSD project has issued an update concerning recent security efforts for this popular BSD operating system...

Genode Is Developing A GPU Multiplexer For Intel Graphics Hardware

Phoronix - Mon, 2018-02-05 11:36
Besides talking about GNU Hurd in 2018 one of the other interesting talks in FOSDEM's micro-kernel track this year was on an Intel GPU resource multiplexer being developed by the Genode project...

Security: Linux Kernel Runtime Guard (LKRG), Windows Malware, and Black Duck's Latest FUD

TuxMachines - Mon, 2018-02-05 11:10
  • OpenWall unveils kernel protection project

    The folk at OpenWall have called for assistance to create a security module to watch Linux kernels for suspicious activity.

    In the company's explanation, the Linux Kernel Runtime Guard (LKRG) is described as a module that “attempts to post-detect and hopefully promptly respond to unauthorised modifications to the running Linux kernel (integrity checking) or to credentials (such as user IDs) of the running processes (exploit detection).”

    Developed by Adam Zabrocki (@adam_pi3) and now championed by OpenWall, the first cut of the code landed last week.

  • Complex PZChao Windows malware has more than one string to its bow

    Security firm Bitdefender says it has been monitoring a complex custom-built piece of Windows malware, that it has named PZChao because of the name of the domain at which its command and control server resides.

  • Monero Cryptocurrency Miner Leverages NSA Exploit

    In a growing development, attackers have leveraged an exploit found in almost all generations of Microsoft Windows. EternalBlue is a security vulnerability that allowed WannaCry to run rampant in over 150 different countries and took down parts of the National Health Service (NHS), as well as Petya/NonPetya (a strain of ransomware that inspired NATO to assemble an entire cyber operation to combat it).

  • Monero mining botnet uses NSA exploit to infect Windows servers

    Microsoft Windows servers around the globe are playing host to a mining botnet known as Smominru Monero, which may have made as much as US$3.6 million for its operators based on the current value of the Monero cryptocurrency.

  • Health tech and open source– what should manufacturers do to keep medical devices safe? [Ed: Black Duck spreads FUD, as usual. Pretends to be doing journalism, but here it just promotes its proprietary things.]

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Open-source turns 20: here’s how the movement influenced PCs

LXer - Mon, 2018-02-05 10:36
Open-source software runs something in your life even if you don’t realize it. Raspberry Pi fans take advantage of open-source software. Linux and BSD open-source servers run our websites and corporate networks, as well as in-flight entertainment units and computer kiosks. Open-source software sits at the core...

Meet India’s women Open Source warriors

TuxMachines - Mon, 2018-02-05 10:20

As Vaishali Thakker, a 23-year old open source programmer looked over the hall filled with around 200 people, she didn’t know how to react to what she had just heard. Thakker was one of the five women on the stage at PyCon India 2017, a conference on the use of the Python programming language, in New Delhi. The topic of the discussion was “Women in open source.”

Also: Open-source turns 20: here’s how the movement influenced PCs

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GNU: FreeIPMI 1.6.1 and GNU Hurd Update

TuxMachines - Mon, 2018-02-05 09:59
  • FreeIPMI 1.6.1 Released With Performance Improvements, Better IPv6 Support

    Albert Chu of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced the release this weekend of FreeIPMI, the GNU project implementing Intelligent Platform Management Interface v1.5/2.0 support.

    This in-band/out-of-band IPMI software features many improvements with its v1.6.1 milestone.

  • GNU Hurd Hardware Support Remains In Very Rough Shape For 2018

    Yesterday at FOSDEM 2018 Hurd developer Samuel Thibault talked about the work done on this GNU kernel for a PCI arbiter to allow different user-land drivers to access PCI devices concurrently. During this PCI arbiter talk he also went over the current state of the hardware support and recent achievements for GNU Hurd.

    Sadly, the hardware state is pretty much the same as what he summarized two years ago at FOSDEM. GNU Hurd remains mainly focused on i686 kernel support, their 64-bit kernel can now boot but overall is in rough shape, their layer for getting network cards working remains based off the Linux 2.6.32 drivers, there is IDE and AHCI driver support for SATA, preliminary sound support through the userland Rump, etc.

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Games: Project Contingency, Dead Cells, Full Metal Furies, Swords of Ditto

TuxMachines - Mon, 2018-02-05 09:57

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SUSE releases live patching for big iron, real-time OS update

TuxMachines - Mon, 2018-02-05 09:52

Germany-based Linux vendor SUSE Linux has launched live patching for its enterprise Linux distribution that runs on IBM Power Systems and also a service pack for its real-tine enterprise distribution that will enable systems running it to handle both real-time and non-real-time workloads on a single virtual machine.

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Audio books.

Reddit - Mon, 2018-02-05 09:51

Hey guys and girls. I would like to ask if you could recommend some good audio books about linux? Mostly for kernel and CentOS distro.

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differences between puppet open source and puppet enterprise

Reddit - Mon, 2018-02-05 09:32

Hey, may someone list the most significant differences between puppet open source and puppet enterprise? To be honest the puppet site which should explain that is too vague.

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The Real Reason Red Hat Is Acquiring CoreOS

LXer - Mon, 2018-02-05 07:45
Last week, enterprise open source leader Red Hat RHT -2% announced it was acquiring CoreOS, an up-and-coming player in the red-hot container marketplace. Superficially, the motivation for this deal is straightforward: Red Hat needs to round out its container story, and CoreOS fits the bill. However...


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