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GNU Linux-Libre 4.13 Kernel Launches Officially for Those Who Seek 100% Freedom

Thursday 7th of September 2017 08:07:03 PM
Alexandre Oliva, the maintainer of the GNU Linux-libre project, an Open Source initiative to provide a 100% free version of the Linux kernel to those who seek 100% freedom, announced the release of GNU Linux-libre 4.13.

Essential Tools for Producing High Quality Podcasts on Linux

Thursday 7th of September 2017 06:24:08 PM
Mac and Windows users have plenty of options for podcast production. For Linux users here are some awesome tools for producing high-quality podcasts on Linux.

Review: 5 top Linux distros for enterprise servers

Thursday 7th of September 2017 04:41:12 PM
Linux distros are plentiful, and choosing the right server product can be a daunting task. Are you looking for a supported product, or can you go with a free version? Need Cloud support or virtualization? We’ll try to provide some answers.

Apache Struts Update Patches Critical Vulnerabilities

Thursday 7th of September 2017 02:58:16 PM
Apache Struts is a widely used Java framework that is embedded into many enterprise applications, which means that any vulnerabilities provide a potentially very large attack surface. Today the open-source Struts project announced its 2.5.13 update fixing three vulnerabilities.

PulseAudio 11 Debuts with Support for Newer AirPlay Hardware, Bluetooth Goodies

Thursday 7th of September 2017 01:15:20 PM
The open-source and cross-platform PulseAudio sound system has been updated recently to version 11, a major release adding numerous new features and improvements to the audio to make it sound better on your favorite GNU/Linux distribution.

Must go faster, must go faster! Oracle punts Java SE into GitHub, promises rapid releases

Thursday 7th of September 2017 11:32:25 AM
Plenty of life left in this dinosaurOracle plans to accelerate the pace of Java SE releases – and has moved Java EE's code repository to GitHub – in keeping with its avowed desire to step back from managing the beast.…

To Linux Mint KDE 18.2… and back

Thursday 7th of September 2017 09:49:29 AM
Linux Mint KDE is just one of several flavours of Linux Mint, and obviously not the flagship of this distribution.However, I liked that distribution in my test of the Live version of Linux Mint KDE 18.2. I liked it so much that I decided to give it a go in installed mode.How was that? Let’s check.

Install Ring, a FOSS VOIP Skype alternative

Thursday 7th of September 2017 08:06:33 AM
If you ask just about any Linux user, they'll agree that Skype is pretty terrible. There's not a whole lot to like there, especially since the Linux client is just a poorly maintained wrapper for the web app.

Maneuvering around run levels on Linux

Thursday 7th of September 2017 06:23:37 AM
Learn how run levels are configured and how you can change the run level interactively or modify what services are available.

Installing a VPN with Tinc in Ubuntu 16.04

Thursday 7th of September 2017 04:40:42 AM
Tinc is an open-source VPN daemon that available for a wide range of platforms and has several advantages over similar VPN clients. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a secure private network that operates over a larger public network such as the internet. VPNs have become increasingly popular in recent years, largely because they offer increased security and privacy without the need for setting up expensive and complex new hardware.

PiCluster – A Simple, Web-based Docker Management Application

Thursday 7th of September 2017 02:57:46 AM
PiCluster is a simple, open source, web-based docker management application used to manage Docker containers across multiple hosts. Unlike Docker Swarm or Kubernetes, PiCluster is easy to setup and use.

Jetson TX2 kit features 6x HD cameras

Thursday 7th of September 2017 01:14:50 AM
E-con has launched a Linux-driven camera system for the Jetson TX1 and TX2 dev kits with six 3.4MP, HD cameras that stream in in uncompressed YUV422. Embedded vendor E-con Systems has long been known for its Linux-driven embedded camera modules and boards such as its i.MX6 based e-CAM50IMX6. Now, the company has launched an ambitious, […]

Twitter Finally Rolls Out Night Mode Feature to Linux, Windows and Mac Users

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 11:31:54 PM
Twitter announced today that it managed to implement the Night Mode feature to the desktop version of its social networking service, available on all Linux and Windows PCs, as well as Macs.

New Oracle Layoffs Probably Signal End of Line for Solaris

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 09:48:59 PM
It's beginning to look like it's the end of the line for Solaris, the Unix operating system that became part of Oracle's portfolio when the company acquired Sun Microsystems in 2010. The company is sending out another round of pink slips, mostly affecting hardware and Solaris workers. Although the exact number of employees getting the ax is unknown, most estimates put the figure at somewhere around 2,500. Workers in four states as well as India, are affected. The "pink slips" went out Friday by way of recorded telephone messages. Have a happy Labor Day.

Recording live presentations, Part 1: Choosing your equipment

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 08:06:04 PM
It's almost mandatory now for conference organizers to live stream and/or post speakers' recorded presentations on the internet. The good news is that, as we learned in June at EclipseCon France 2017, open source software and affordable technology make it easy to publish videos on YouTube or other video-sharing services without doing any post-editing or rendering—both of which can take a lot of time.

Mesa 17.2 Graphics Stack Released, Brings Many Improvements for Linux Gamers

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 06:23:09 PM
Collabora's Emil Velikov is pleased to announce the release and general availability of the Mesa 17.2 graphics stack for GNU/Linux operating systems, which is a major version adding lots of improvements.

Sun set: Oracle closes down last Sun product lines

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 04:40:13 PM
Officially, Oracle hasn't said a thing. Unofficially, if you count the cars in Oracle's Santa Clara office, you'll find hundreds of spots that were occupied last week now empty. As many as 2,500 Oracle, former Sun, employees have been laid off. Good bye, SPARC. Good bye, Solaris. Your day is done.

A checklist for building your enterprise logging layer

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 02:57:17 PM
In any discussion about big-picture topics such as cloud migration services, data centers, and microservices, the topic of enterprise logging can get relegated to an afterthought. But you do so at your peril, because without logging, you won't have critical visibility into your services in order to diagnose and debug efficiently. What's more, if you're a large enterprise, you may be violating compliance requirements.

What's your flava? Ooo, tell me what's your flava... of Ubuntu

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 01:14:21 PM
The Canonical project is gearing up for one of its biggest releases yet. Ubuntu 17.10, due to arrive October 19, will be the company's first release since it abandoned its Unity desktop, Mir display server and the dream of "convergence". Instead Ubuntu users will get the GNOME desktop with a few tweaks that promise to make it a little bit more Unity-like.

Netutils-Linux : A Set Of Tools To Simplify Linux Network Troubleshooting And Performance Tuning

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 11:31:26 AM
Say hello to netutils-linux is a collection Of utilities to perform network troubleshooting and performance tuning in varies aspect.

More in Tux Machines

Security: DHS on Potential Voting Machines Cracking, Joomla Patches Critical Flaw

  • DHS tells 21 states they were Russia hacking targets before 2016 election
  • 1. WikiLeaks, Russian edition: how it’s being viewed
    Russia has been investing heavily in a vision of cyberdemocracy that will link the public directly with government officials to increase official responsiveness. But it is also enforcing some of the toughest cybersecurity laws to empower law enforcement access to communications and ban technologies that could be used to evade surveillance. Could WikiLeaks put a check on Russia’s cyber regime? This week, the online activist group released the first of a promised series of document dumps on the nature and workings of Russia’s surveillance state. So far, the data has offered no bombshells. “It’s mostly technical stuff. It doesn’t contain any state contracts, or even a single mention of the FSB [security service], but there is some data here that’s worth publishing,” says Andrei Soldatov, coauthor of “The Red Web,” a history of the Soviet and Russian internet. But, he adds, “Anything that gets people talking about Russia's capabilities and actions in this area should be seen as a positive development.”
  • Joomla patches eight-year-old critical CMS bug
    Joomla has patched a critical bug which could be used to steal account information and fully compromise website domains. This week, the content management system (CMS) provider issued a security advisory detailing the flaw, which is found in the LDAP authentication plugin. Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is used by Joomla to access directories over TCP/IP. The plugin is integrated with the CMS. Joomla considers the bug a "medium" severity issue, but according to researchers from RIPS Technologies, the problem is closer to a critical status.
  • Joomla! 3.7.5 - Takeover in 20 Seconds with LDAP Injection
    With over 84 million downloads, Joomla! is one of the most popular content management systems in the World Wide Web. It powers about 3.3% of all websites’ content and articles. Our code analysis solution RIPS detected a previously unknown LDAP injection vulnerability in the login controller. This one vulnerability could allow remote attackers to leak the super user password with blind injection techniques and to fully take over any Joomla! <= 3.7.5 installation within seconds that uses LDAP for authentication. Joomla! has fixed the vulnerability in the latest version 3.8.

OpenSUSE fonts – The sleeping beauty guide

Pandora’s box of fonts is one of the many ailments of the distro world. As long as we do not have standards, and some rather strict ones at that, we will continue to suffer from bad fonts, bad contrast, bad ergonomics, and in general, settings that are not designed for sustained, prolonged use. It’s a shame, because humans actually use computers to interface with information, to READ text and interpret knowledge using the power of language. It’s the most critical element of the whole thing. OpenSUSE under-delivers on two fonts – anti-aliasing and hinting options that are less than ideal, and then it lacks the necessary font libraries to make a relevant, modern and pleasing desktop for general use. All of this can be easily solved if there’s more attention, love and passion for the end product. After all, don’t you want people to be spending a lot of time interacting, using and enjoying the distro? Hopefully, one day, all this will be ancient history. We will be able to choose any which system and never worry or wonder how our experience is going to be impacted by the choice of drivers, monitors, software frameworks, or even where we live. For the time being, if you intend on using openSUSE, this little guide should help you achieve a better, smoother, higher-quality rendering of fonts on the screen, allowing you to enjoy the truly neat Plasma desktop to the fullest. Oh, in the openSUSE review, I promised we would handle this, and handle it we did! Take care. Read more

Today in Techrights

Direct Rendering Manager and VR HMDs Under Linux

  • Intel Prepping Support For Huge GTT Pages
    Intel OTC developers are working on support for huge GTT pages for their Direct Rendering Manager driver.
  • Keith Packard's Work On Better Supporting VR HMDs Under Linux With X.Org/DRM
    Earlier this year Keith Packard started a contract gig for Valve working to improve Linux's support for virtual reality head-mounted displays (VR HMDs). In particular, working on Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) and X.Org changes needed so VR HMDs will work well under Linux with the non-NVIDIA drivers. A big part of this work is the concept of DRM leases, a new Vulkan extension, and other changes to the stack.