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Step aside, Windows! Open source and Linux are IT's new security headache

LXer - Sat, 2017-10-07 15:05
Windows has long been the world's biggest malware draw, exploited for decades by attackers. It continues today: The Carbon Black security firm analyzed 1,000 ransomware samples over the last six months and found that nearly 99% of them targeted Windows. That’s not news for IT administrators, of course. But this might be: Linux and other open-source software are emerging as serious malware targets.

Vulkan 1.0.62 Adds A New AMD Extension

Phoronix - Sat, 2017-10-07 14:49
Vulkan 1.0.62 is now available as the latest updated specification for this high performance graphics and compute API...

Development of Systemback backup utility has been suspended

Reddit - Sat, 2017-10-07 14:23

I'm on LinuxLite, a ubuntu derivative, and SystemBack has been an excellent backup prog. It creates full backups, system installation media, and restore points similar to those in Windows. My only complaint has been the sparse documentation.

But the dev says he is getting tired of the project, and doesn't plan much, if any, further work on it.

Compatibility problems have already been reported with more recent Linux kernels, meaning the project cannot coast for long. I hope someone can pick this up and continue its development. Meanwhile there are a lot of users who are wondering what to do about a replacement.

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This Week in Open Source: Linux Foundation Launches Open Source Networking Event Series, Skype For Linux Keeps Expanding, & More

LXer - Sat, 2017-10-07 13:11
This week in Linux and open source news, The Linux Foundation kicks off new Open Source Networking events, Skype for Linux keeps gaining new features.

Wine or QEMU?

Reddit - Sat, 2017-10-07 11:53

I need to use a few windows apps on my Linux laptop. Specifically, Microsoft Office, Addobe Acrobat PDF, and Adobe Illustrator (maybe a few others). I am considering two options:

1) A virtual Windows machine on QEMU.

2) Wine.

What are the pros and cons of each? Which one is faster? Note that most of what I do on my laptop is native Linux stuff (otherwise I'd use Windows!). I understand that while running Office or Illustrator (using one of the two choices above), my laptop may be slower for other stuff. But I definitely do not want it to slow down even if I am not using the Windows apps. I am worried that Wine depends on a LOT of libraries (Mono, etc.), which might slow down my laptop for other tasks? But maybe I am wrong....

Want to hear your opinion. What do you recommend? Wine? QEMU?

Note that paying for these apps (inc. Windows) is not a problem, as they are all provided by my company. So that's is not a factor to consider.

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What's your favorite 2017 Linux based distro?

Reddit - Sat, 2017-10-07 11:27

As usual, this is the time of the year that we launch a new poll asking our readers and followers, what is the favorite Linux based distro of 2017.

Please visit our website, and tell us what's your distro of the year. Thanks


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Linux Journal October 2017

LXer - Sat, 2017-10-07 11:16
If someone asked me how the internet stays running, I'd probably say something like, "Bash scripts and cat photos." Because really, those two things pretty much encompass the human online experience. Bash scripts are quick snippets of timing-saving code, and cat photos are, well, photos of fluffy kitties. Most days, that's enough.

What's new in Ubuntu 17.10

LXer - Sat, 2017-10-07 09:22
Ubuntu 17.10 will be released in a couple of weeks. Let's have a look at the most exciting new features in Ubuntu 17.10.

I need to send 1.5M email daily. Any decent email services?

Reddit - Sat, 2017-10-07 09:05

Hi! I have newsletter subscribers from this website which is not mine and it's not email but they get notification through website. I'm thinking about building a own website, maybe based on wordpress and I will put nothing but subscribe-unsubscribe service for an email newsletter. The thing is I only know a little bit of linux and have never done this kind of stuff.. there are way too many ads which makes me hard to find any tutorials.. Any decent email services recommendation? Also what is good way to process subscriber's email once they sign-up from website? Excel?

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Kirigami color sets

Reddit - Sat, 2017-10-07 08:55


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