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What’s New in Ubuntu MATE 17.10

Friday 27th of October 2017 03:20:38 PM
Ubuntu MATE 17.10 the official flavor of Ubuntu 17.10 with MATE desktop has been released and announced by the Ubuntu MATE Developer. This release ships with the latest MATE Desktop 1.18 as default desktop environment include the MATE apps 1.18 and powered the latest Linux kernel 4.13 series.

How to Play Audio With VLC In Python

Friday 27th of October 2017 01:54:51 PM
There are plenty of ways to play audio files with Python. It really depends on your application, but the easiest way, by far, is to use the bindings for VLC to control VLC with Python, and play your files. With VLC, you don't need to worry about codecs and file support. It also doesn't require too many complicated methods, and/or objects. So, for simple audio playback, VLC is best.

GNOME Shell Overview improvements in Fedora 27 Workstation

Friday 27th of October 2017 12:29:05 PM
The Overview search is one of the core ways of interacting with Fedora Workstation. If you have ever clicked “Activities” (or pressed the meta key) and searched for an application, you have used the Overview search. The Overview search in... Continue Reading →

Mauritian code-cutters to help midwife TLS 1.3

Friday 27th of October 2017 11:03:19 AM
Hackers.mu members prepping for IETF 100 hackathonWhen IETF 100's hackathon kicks off in Singapore, one of the groups hoping to make waves will come from Mauritius.…

DIN-rail IoT gateway builds on Raspberry Pi CM3

Friday 27th of October 2017 09:37:33 AM
Dek Italia’s hackable, $249 “Telegea Smart Hub” IoT gateway is built around the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3, and offers sensor, serial, I2C, and XBee I/O. Dek Italia’s Telegea Smart Hub is built around a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3), and is available as an SBC or as a 155 x 86 x 60mm […]

Linux Mint to No Longer Offer a KDE Edition After Release of Linux Mint 18.3

Friday 27th of October 2017 08:11:46 AM
Linux Mint founder Clement Lefebvre announced that the upcoming Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" operating system is the last release to ship with a KDE edition.

Why Docker Swarm Remains, Even as Kubernetes Adoption Grows

Friday 27th of October 2017 06:46:00 AM
The support of Kubernetes however is not coming at the expense of Docker's own Swarm container Solomon Hykes DockerCon EU 17orchestration platform, which will continue to be supported

Is Raleigh the East Coast's Silicon Valley?

Friday 27th of October 2017 05:20:13 AM
Talk very long to first time visitors at Raleigh's All Thing Open conference and sooner or later you're bound to hear the city compared to Silicon Valley. New attendees are often wowed by their first impression of the scope of the local tech industry, sometimes from merely walking through the rows of vendor booths where there seems to be no shortage of local development houses doing well enough to afford vendor space in order to hawk products and do some networking.

Why is Kubernetes so popular?

Friday 27th of October 2017 03:54:27 AM
Kubernetes, an open source container management system, has surged in popularity in the past several years. Used by the largest enterprises in a wide range of industries for mission-critical tasks, it has become one of the biggest success stories in open source. How did that happen? And what is it about Kubernetes that explains its widespread adoption?read more

Best Linux Distros For Gaming (Part 2)

Friday 27th of October 2017 02:28:40 AM
Who doesn’t love games? We all play games no matter what our age is but there is a thing. We all search for the best gaming distro for our PC’s. Gone are the days when the games on linux were hard to get and gaming distro were hard to spot. Today I am going to mention some of the best gaming distro for Linux. Also check out the part 1 of this article we covered here. Without wasting more time let’s get started on the list.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" Might Launch with Linux Kernel 4.15, GNOME 3.28

Friday 27th of October 2017 01:02:54 AM
Earlier this week, Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth named the next major release of the Ubuntu Linux operating system as "Bionic Beaver," and now the Ubuntu Kernel team shares some insights of what will be the default Linux kernel of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

SODIMM-style COM and dev board run Android 7.1.1 on a Snapdragon 820

Thursday 26th of October 2017 11:37:08 PM
VIA’s “SOM-9X20” module runs Android 7.1.1 on a quad-core Snapdragon 820, with 4GB LPDDR4, 64GB eMMC, WiFi, BT, GPS, and an optional dev board. VIA Technologies has launched its VIA SOM-9X20 computer-on-module with an Android 7.1.1 BSP running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. The SODIMM form factor, 82 x 45mm module, which is accompanied by […]

Introduction To VPN And Here Is How to Use It In Linux

Thursday 26th of October 2017 10:11:22 PM
A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a security concept designed to allow remote users to connect to a particular local network to the internet via a secure tunnel. In simpler terms, a VPN is an encrypted connection between two (or more) remote computers.

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Security: Uber Sued, Intel ‘Damage Control’, ZDNet FUD, and XFRM Privilege Escalation

  • Uber hit with 2 lawsuits over gigantic 2016 data breach
    In the 48 hours since the explosive revelations that Uber sustained a massive data breach in 2016, two separate proposed class-action lawsuits have been filed in different federal courts across California. The cases allege substantial negligence on Uber’s part: plaintiffs say the company failed to keep safe the data of the affected 50 million customers and 7 million drivers. Uber reportedly paid $100,000 to delete the stolen data and keep news of the breach quiet. On Tuesday, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote: “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it.”
  • Intel Releases Linux-Compatible Tool For Confirming ME Vulnerabilities [Ed: ‘Damage control’ strategy is to make it look like just a bug.]
    While Intel ME security issues have been talked about for months, confirming fears that have been present about it for years, this week Intel published the SA-00086 security advisory following their own internal review of ME/TXE/SPS components. The impact is someone could crash or cause instability issues, load and execute arbitrary code outside the visibility of the user and operating system, and other possible issues.
  • Open source's big weak spot? Flawed libraries lurking in key apps [Ed: Linux basher Liam Tung entertains FUD firm Snyk and Microsoft because it suits the employer's agenda]
  • SSD Advisory – Linux Kernel XFRM Privilege Escalation

gThumb 3.6 GNOME Image Viewer Released with Better Wayland and HiDPI Support

gThumb, the open-source image viewer for the GNOME desktop environment, has been updated this week to version 3.6, a new stable branch that introduces numerous new features and improvements. gThumb 3.6 comes with better support for the next-generation Wayland display server as the built-in video player, color profiles, and application icon received Wayland support. The video player component received a "Loop" button to allow you to loop videos, and there's now support for HiDPI displays. The app also ships with a color picker, a new option to open files in full-screen, a zoom popover that offers different zoom commands and a zoom slider, support for double-click activation, faster image loading, aspect ratio filtering, and the ability to display the description of the color profile in the property view. Read more Also: Many Broadway HTML5 Backend Improvements Land In GTK4

ExTiX 18.0, 64bit, with Deepin Desktop 15.5 (made in China!) and Refracta Tools – Create your own ExTiX/Ubuntu/Deepin system in minutes!

I’ve made a new extra version of ExTiX with Deepin 15.5 Desktop (made in China!). Deepin is devoted to providing a beautiful, easy to use, safe and reliable system for global users. Only a minimum of packages are installed in ExTiX Deepin. You can of course install all packages you want. Even while running ExTiX Deepin live. I.e. from a DVD or USB stick. Study all installed packages in ExTiX Deepin. Read more Also: ExTiX, the Ultimate Linux System, Now Has a Deepin Edition Based on Ubuntu 17.10 Kali Linux 2017.3 Brings New Hacking Tools — Download ISO And Torrent Files Here

Graphics: Greenfield, Polaris, Ryzen

  • Greenfield: An In-Browser HTML5 Wayland Compositor
    Earlier this year we covered the Westfield project as Wayland for HTML5/JavaScript by providing a Wayland protocol parser and generator for JavaScript. Now that code has morphed into Greenfield to provide a working, in-browser HTML5 Wayland compositor.
  • New Polaris Firmware Blobs Hit Linux-Firmware.Git
    Updated firmware files for the command processor (CP) on AMD Polaris graphics cards have landed in linux-firmware.git. These updated firmware files for Polaris GPUs are light on details besides being for the CP and from their internal 577de7b1 Git state.
  • Report: Ryzen "Raven Ridge" APU Not Using HBM2 Memory
    Instead of the Vega graphics on Raven Ridge using HBM2 memory, it appears at least for some models they are just using onboard DDR4 memory. FUDZilla is reporting today that there is just 256MB of onboard DDR4 memory being used by the new APU, at least for the Ryzen 5 APU found on the HP Envy x360 that was the first Raven APU system to market.