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Reddit - Fri, 2018-08-03 21:17

Im quite new to the Linux scene. I know some things but not alot. Ive tried zorin from thumb drive, soon to split my ssd so ill have windows and linux. I have been a windows user all mah life and i decided to try linux cuz i wanted to try something new and different. Which distribution should I get?

Ubuntu, zorin, mint or something else?

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GNOME 3.30 Desktop Environment Enters Beta, Final Release Arrives September 5

LinuxToday - Fri, 2018-08-03 21:00

GNOME 3.30 is the next major release of the acclaimed desktop environment used by numerous GNU/Linux distributions

AutoDeb Still Being Worked On For Automatically Generating Debian Packages

Phoronix - Fri, 2018-08-03 20:49
AutoDeb is a long-standing effort to try to automate the creation of Debian packages as much as possible for trying to determine necessary dependencies of a program, will configure/build the program for Autotools-based projects, and end up generating a Debian binary package. AutoDeb was worked on as part of this year's Google Summer of Code for automatic Debian packaging...

Linux boots on new “Shakti” RISC-V chip

LXer - Fri, 2018-08-03 20:16
The Shakti project, based at IIT Madras, has booted Linux on its first RISC-V processor. The 22nm FinFET fabricated, 400MHz Shakti chip can run at 1.67 DMIPS/MHz. Shakti — the Hindu goddess who personifies creative power — has been enlisted in a variety of creative enterprises, including Unilever’s Project Shakti NGO for empowering rural Indian […]

Kontron Acquires Inocybe Technologies to Boost Cloud Native Networking Stack

LinuxToday - Fri, 2018-08-03 20:00

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Hardware vendor picks up one of the leading contributors to the open source OpenDayLight SDN controller

What data is too risky for the cloud?

LXer - Fri, 2018-08-03 19:02
In this four-part series, we've been looking at the pitfalls every organization should avoid when transitioning operations to the cloud—specifically into hybrid multi-cloud environments.read more

New open source effort: Legal code to make reporting security bugs safer

LinuxToday - Fri, 2018-08-03 19:00

Ars: The Disclose.io framework seeks to standardize "safe harbor" language for security researchers.

ARM's Speculation Tracking Support Lands In GCC As Part Of Spectre V1 Safeguards

Phoronix - Fri, 2018-08-03 18:56
After being available for the past few months in patch form, ARM's work on "-mtrack-speculation" to provide speculation tracking is now within the mainline GCC 9.0 compiler code-base...

Red Hat News

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-08-03 18:25

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Security: Updates, Reddit Breach and CoinHive Cryptomining Campaign

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-08-03 18:20

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Games Leftovers

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-08-03 18:16
  • You Can't Compete With Free Meets Its Ultimate Counterexample In The NES Classic

    Of all the frustration-causing mantras of stupidity we here at Techdirt have combated over the years, none is quite as annoyingly wrong as: "You can't compete with free!" There are many reasons why it's so frustrating, but basic economics essentially shows that this is a loser's argument for an inability to compete. Given that there are many examples of competing with free, and the fact that the response to these counterfactuals is generally, "nuh uh, you doody head!" it's time that the myth of not being able to compete with free be put to rest. For years, we've highlighted folks pretty easily competing with free versions of their products, typically by either connecting with their fans in a way that causes them to want to buy the authentic version, or else competing by offering something free versions can't, be it convenience, authenticity, or included options for purchase. But what we've always needed to finally put this stupid mantra to rest is a completely pure counterexample showing that it is flatly, plainly, painfully not true.

    Allow me to paint you a picture of the world as it exists today. You will recognize this world, because it is reality. It's a world in which for thirty years, video gaming has become a staple of our entertainment culture. Those of us that have reached middle age will tell you that gaming has essentially always been a part of our lives. We love it, and we particularly love going back to the olden days of gaming and re-enjoying the games we played in our youth. It's also a world in which emulators of early game systems are widely available, as are ROMs for the games we played long ago. We can get them literally any time we want, on everything from our personal computers, to our mobile devices, or on cheap computer systems that come fully stocked with these emulators and games. This is all insanely cheap or, more commonly, completely free.

  • The Panorama UI for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is now live for everyone by default

    Valve's massive update to the interface for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive [Steam] is now officially live for everyone, no longer needing a launch option to be set. This came with a big set of bug fixes, so hopefully it's more stable for those of you who had issues.

  • Indie FPS 'Ballistic Overkill' updated with a new 'Rounds' game mode

    Rounds is a new game mode for Ballistic Overkill that sees two teams of up to 6 players fight to eliminate the other team, each player only has one life per round. It's a common game mode in other first-person shooters, one I actually quite like as it increases the intensity of the game.

  • The excellent adventure platformer 'Iconoclasts' has new game modes
  • NetHack: Legacy is a remastered version of the original NetHack due out this month

    NetHack: Legacy follows on from it's older brother with the aim to make NetHack a bit more modern and accessible.

  • Life Is Strange 2 has an official teaser ahead of a full reveal later this month

    While platforms have yet to be confirmed, it's probably safe to say Feral Interactive will likely be porting Life Is Strange 2 to Linux.

  • The space RPG Star Traders: Frontiers from Trese Brothers Games is now out

    Like their other games Templar Battleforce, Star Traders: 4X Empires and Heroes of Steel RPG it comes with Linux support.

  • Evergarden promises a mysterious world of puzzles, releasing this month

    After being in development for four years, Evergarden from developer Flippfly (Race The Sun) is going to release on August 16th with Linux support. They confirmed Linux support to us on Twitter.

  • A developer from Bohemia Interactive wants to know your interest in the Arma 3 Linux port

    One of the developers from Bohemia Interactive who's active in our community is asking to see how much interest there is in the Linux port of Arma 3 [Steam Page]. Currently, the Linux (and Mac) ports of Arma 3 from Virtual Programming are hidden from the Steam store page, because Bohemia Interactive class them as experimental. You can install it from Steam like any other game, it's just not advertised.

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Software: Taskbook, ngrep, mdl s-tui and more

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-08-03 18:11
  • Taskbook is a Board-based Task Manager for the Command Line

    If you’re looking to stay productive at the command line you’ll want to check out Taskbook.

    Taskbook is a terrifically well made terminal app that lets you create todo lists, jot down notes, and organise your tasks using boards.

    Hacker News described it as “Like Trello but for the Terminal”, a description that isn’t entirely accurate.

    Taskbook is more akin to a plain text to-do list tool than it is a Trello analog for the terminal.

    For instance, it lacks the spatial flow of Trello, i.e. being able to see all of your columns side by side, and there’s no team collaboration features, tagging, or other advanced features.

  • ngrep – A Network Packet Analyzer for Linux

    Ngrep (network grep) is a simple yet powerful network packet analyzer. It is a grep-like tool applied to the network layer – it matches traffic passing over a network interface. It allows you to specify an extended regular or hexadecimal expression to match against data payloads (the actual information or message in transmitted data, but not auto-generated metadata) of packets.

    This tool works with various types of protocols, including IPv4/6, TCP, UDP, ICMPv4/6, IGMP as well as Raw on a number of interfaces. It operates in the same fashion as tcpdump packet sniffing tool.

  • mdl

    The last month I wrote a blog post about the LMDB Cache database and my wish to use that in Fractal. To summarize, LMDB is a memory-mapped key-value database that persist the data to the filesystem. I want to use this in the Fractal desktop application to replace the current state storage system (we're using simple json files) and as a side effect we can use this storage system to share data between threads because currently we're using a big struct AppOp shared with Arc> and this cause some problems because we need to share and lock and update the state there.

    The main goal is to define an app data model with smaller structs and store this using LMDB, then we can access to the same data querying the LMDB and we can update the app state storing to the LMDB.

    With this change we don't need to share these structs, we only need to query to the LMDB to get the data and the work with that, and this should simplify our code. The other main benefit will be that we'll have this state in the filesystem by default so when we open the app after close, we'll stay in the same state.

  • s-tui: CPU Monitoring And Stress Testing Console UI Tool

    Besides monitoring your CPU using colored graphs, the TUI (terminal user interface) application can also stress test your CPU using stress or stress-ng. The stress test is configurable, allowing you to specify parameters like time out, Sqrt() and Sync() worker count, Malloc() / Free() worker count, and more.

    s-tui can also integrate with FIRESTARTER, a process stress test utility, though note that this requires building s-tui from source, and apparently FIRESTARTER doesn't work on all systems.

    The 4 graphs (CPU temperature, utilization, power and frequency) displayed by s-tui can be toggled on / off, and in the s-tui sidebar (you may need to scroll down in its sidebar if the terminal is not full-screen) you'll find the top and current CPU frequency, maximum and current temperature, current fan speed, and maximum and current power:

  • 10 Popular Windows Apps That Are Also Available on Linux

    Looking back, 2018 has been a good year for the Linux community. Many applications that were only available on Windows and/or Mac are available on the Linux platform with little to no hassle. Hats off to Snap and Flatpak technologies which have helped bring many “restricted” apps to Linux users.

  • Opera web browser now available as a snap on Linux

    Opera and Canonical have announced the availability of the Opera web browser as a snap package. The well-known web browser is just the latest application to be packaged as a snap for Linux systems, it follows the likes of Skype, the collaborative platform Slack, and the music streaming app Spotify.

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Linus Torvalds Is Hoping WireGuard Will Be Merged Sooner Rather Than Later

TuxMachines - Fri, 2018-08-03 18:05

While the WireGuard secure VPN tunnel was just sent out this week for review as the first formal step towards getting it mainlined in the Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds is already looking forward to it.

While pulling in some networking fixes for the current Linux 4.18 kernel cycle, he couldn't resist commenting on WireGuard and how he hopes it will soon be coming to the mainline kernel via the networking tree.

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EdgeX Adds Security and Reduces Footprint with “California” Release

LinuxToday - Fri, 2018-08-03 18:00

Linux.com: A major change to the EdgeX California code release is the switch to Go, which significantly reduced footprint, startup time, memory, and CPU usage.

How to Install Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

LXer - Fri, 2018-08-03 17:47
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. We will show you how to install and configure Rails with a PostgreSQL database, and how to create a new first project with Rails.

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