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MINIX NEO U1 Media Hub Review

Monday 11th of January 2016 07:04:44 PM
Whereas most other Amlogic S905 boxes have adopted the typical cost down approach, MINIX has done the reverse and built what they believe will be the number one Android box on the market. Their newest device, the NEO U1 is expected to surpass their own high-end flagship model – with more features at a lower price.

Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" Xfce Screenshot Tour

Monday 11th of January 2016 06:07:33 PM
Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" Xfce arrived with its KDE counterpart and it’s the last one in the 17.x branch of the famous operating system.

I’m finally free of all social media services

Monday 11th of January 2016 05:10:22 PM
I closed my LinkedIn account tonight. It was the last social media account I had, and I just couldn’t see the point of keeping it open. I’ll explain why later in this post, but the gist of it is that I’m finally free of all social media services.And good riddance to all of it too! Social media is a bottomless abyss of time wasting nonsense, and I’m glad I deleted all of my social media accounts.

Toyota Takes Tech From Ford

Monday 11th of January 2016 04:13:11 PM
Toyota, the world’s largest auto company, announced at CES two days ago that it will use the Ford Motor Company’s SmartDeviceLink, or SDL... The company released SDL as an open-source package three years ago...

Rejoice, Penguinistas, Linux 4.4 is upon us

Monday 11th of January 2016 12:59:09 PM
New bits mean it really might be the year of Linux on the (virtual) desktopVersion 4.4 of the Linux kernel has been finalised and released into the wild.…

How to set up a Linux-based music server at home

Monday 11th of January 2016 12:01:58 PM
In this article, I am going to focus on the hardware, software, and configuration issues that we need to resolve to set up a Linux-based music server as part of the home music system. Specifically, I'll look at the Raspberry Pi, Cubox-i, and Fit-PC as options for hosting your digital home music more

How to install YOURLS on Ubuntu 14.04

Monday 11th of January 2016 10:55:25 AM
In this guide, we will explain how to install YOURLS on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS with MariaDB, PHP-FPM and Nginx. YOURLS stands for Your Own URL Shortener. YOURLS is an open source self-hosted application build with PHP which allows you to run your own URL shortening service.

Ubuntu Touch to Support Encryption of User Data

Monday 11th of January 2016 09:01:03 AM
The Ubuntu Touch operating system is also going to provide support for encryption of user data; developers have revealed.

Linux Kernel 3.12.52 Released, Install/Upgrade Now In Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Monday 11th of January 2016 07:06:41 AM
Linux Kernel 3.12.52 was released yesterday with improvements and bug fixes. The kernel updates bring more security and stability. If your system has 3.12 series kernel and you can not wait for 3.12.52 officially available then you can upgrade to 3.12.52 in Ubuntu/Linux mint from here.

Unvanquished Free First-Person Shooter Game Gets Its First Release for 2016

Monday 11th of January 2016 05:12:19 AM
The guys over Unvanquished, a free and open-source FPS game for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems have just returned from their Winter holidays and released the first Alpha build for 2016.

Open source importance in NFV and SDN environments

Monday 11th of January 2016 03:17:57 AM
This week we spoke with Andy Randall, GM for the networking business unit at Metaswitch, on how the company looks at the importance of open source as telecom operators move towards virtualization.

Tails 1.8.2 OS Leaves No Trace Online or Offline

Monday 11th of January 2016 01:23:35 AM
Tails, a live operating system that aims to preserve users’ privacy and that helps people use the Internet anonymously, has been upgraded to version 18.2 and is now ready for download.

Copyright Industry Rhetoric Ignores the Existence of Linux and Wikipedia

Sunday 10th of January 2016 11:29:13 PM
The ever-repeated parrot statement from the copyright industry is that "authors must be paid". This ignores the existence of Wikipedia and about three billion smartphones, and is therefore simply false.

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Phoronix on NVIDIA

  • Compute Shader Support Patches For NVIDIA Fermi On Nouveau
    Samuel Pitoiset has published a set of twelve patches for implementing compute shaders support within the Nouveau NVC0 Gallium3D driver for the GeForce 400/500 "Fermi" graphics processors.
  • NVIDIA Posts Latest PRIME Sync Patches On Road To Better Support
    Alex Goins of NVIDIA has spent the past several months working on PRIME synchronization support to fix tearing when using this NVIDIA-popular multi-GPU method. The latest patches were published this week.
  • The Best Graphics Card Brands For NVIDIA/AMD GPUs As A Linux Consumer?
    One of the most frequent topics I'm emailed about is any brand recommendations among NVIDIA and AMD AIB partners for graphics cards. For Linux users, is there a particular brand preference for graphics cards? The short story is, no, there isn't one particular brand when selecting either a GeForce or Radeon graphics card that a Linux gamer/enthusiast should go with over another AIB partner. Over the past 12 years of running Phoronix, there has been no single AIB partner that superbly stands out compared to the rest when it comes to graphics card AIB partner brands like ASUS, Zotac, HIS, MSI, etc. They all work under Linux, rarely the AIB differences extend beyond the heatsink/cooler and any default clock speed differences, and I haven't seen one that's over-the-top crazy about Linux. I also haven't seen any major partner consistently put the Tux logo or other Linux markings on their product packaging, let alone incorporate any Linux drivers onto their CD/DVD driver media.

Now Zenwalk 8.0 BETA 2

Zenwalk 8.0 release is very close : BETA2 is ready now ! Beta 2 fixes several minor bugs in Zenwalk "z" serie of packages, and also provide all beta2 bugfixes at Slackware level. Read more

Security Leftovers

  • ‘White hat’ then, Red Hat now
    “From white hat to Red Hat,” was the joke a senior executive of Red Hat quipped to Alessandro Perilli, after hearing excerpts from The Manila Times interview with him, to which Perilli answered back with a wink, and a seemingly knowing smile. In the vast world of technology, a “white hat” is an internet slang, which refers to an ethical computer hacker or a computer security expert who hacks with the intention of improving security systems. Perilli is currently the general manager for Cloud Management Strategy for Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions. The technology company recently hosted a full-house Red Hat Forum Asia Pacific in Manila, where key senior executives were in attendance.
  • Vulnerability in Font Processing Library Affects Linux, OpenOffice, Firefox
    Four vulnerabilities in the Graphite (or libgraphite) font processing library allow attackers to compromise machines by supplying them with malicious fonts.
  • Air Force to develop cyber-squadrons, Gen. Hyten says at Broadmoor symposium
    The Air Force plans to revolutionize how it handles computer warfare by beefing up its force of cyberspace experts while contracting out easier jobs, like running the service's network.
  • USENIX Enigma 2016 - Usable Security–The Source Awakens