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Mounting And Optimizing A Linux Gamer Computer

Monday 15th of October 2018 02:19:45 AM
We have had a lot of news about games in the Linux world coming out in recent weeks. We already have an interesting performance for games like Grand Theft Auto V, and the trend is for the compatibility level to improve every day, with Valve's recent announcement of Proton as announced here! This even was the head behind the development of DXVK which brought a new step in the compatibility of Windows games on Linux.

Linux-Based Airtame 2 Offers an Enterprise Alternative to Chromecast

Monday 15th of October 2018 12:25:23 AM
One category that often gets overlooked in the discussion of Linux computers is the market for HDMI dongle devices that plug into your TV to stream, mirror, or cast content from your laptop or mobile device. Yesterday, Google announced an extensively leaked third-gen version of its market-leading, Linux-powered Chromecast device.

Report: US weapons systems are highly vulnerable to cyber attacks

Sunday 14th of October 2018 10:31:01 PM
According to a new report (PDF) by the Government Accountability Office, nearly all of Pentagon's weapons systems are vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Your RSS is grass: Mozilla euthanizes feed reader, Atom code in Firefox browser, claims it's old and unloved

Sunday 14th of October 2018 08:36:39 PM
When Firefox 64 arrives in December, support for RSS, the once celebrated content syndication scheme, and its sibling, Atom, will be missing.…

Teal One drone runs Linux on a Jetson TX1 and flies at 60 mph

Sunday 14th of October 2018 06:42:17 PM
Teal has launched a $1,200 “Teal One” drone that runs Linux on a Jetson TX1 module and an Ambarella SoC with PX4 support. The quadcopter can fly at up to 60 mph for 15 minutes and shoot 4K@30 video. Salt Lake City based Teal was launched by CEO George Matus at the age of 17 […]

Celebrating KDE’s 22nd Birthday with Some Inspiring Facts from its Glorious Past!

Sunday 14th of October 2018 04:47:55 PM
Celebrating KDE’s Birthday by looking back into some Interesting events from their Glorious Past!

Federal Circuit Doubles Down on User Interface Patents, Helps Microsoft-Connected Patent Trolls Curtail the Prime Competitor of Microsoft Office

Sunday 14th of October 2018 02:53:33 PM
Patent trolls that are connected to Microsoft continue to sue Microsoft rivals using old patents; this time, for a change, even the Federal Circuit lets them get away with it

Tim Berners-Lee building a decentralized internet, Mojang opening Minecraft game code, and more news

Sunday 14th of October 2018 01:27:28 PM
In this edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look a new privacy-first Internet in development by Tim Berners-Lee, Mojang open sourcing parts of Minecraft, and more.

Valve have updated Steam Play with the 3.16-1 beta based on Wine 3.16 and new DXVK

Sunday 14th of October 2018 11:33:06 AM
Valve are moving fast with Steam Play updates! Just today they've released the Steam Play 3.16-1 beta which is a pretty big deal for Linux gaming.

Compact, mainline Linux ready "La Frite" SBC starts at $10

Sunday 14th of October 2018 09:38:44 AM
Now on Kickstarter: Libre Computer’s smaller “La Frite” version of its Le Potato SBC offers a quad -A53, HD-only Amlogic S805X, a Raspberry Pi A+ footprint and GPIO connector, and mainline Linux support. Libre Computer has gone to Kickstarter to successfully launch a smaller, less powerful follow-up to its Le Potato SBC. The 64 x […]

How To Install VMware Workstation Player on Ubuntu 18.04

Sunday 14th of October 2018 07:44:22 AM
VMware Workstation Player is a mature and stable virtualization solution that allows you to run multiple, isolated operating systems on a single machine.With VMware Workstation Player you can create and run your own virtual machines and evaluate software distributed as a virtual appliance from many software vendors available from VMware’s Solution Exchange.

How to level up your organization's security expertise

Sunday 14th of October 2018 05:50:00 AM
IT security is critical to every company these days. In the words of former FBI director Robert Mueller: “There are only two types of companies: Those that have been hacked, and those that will be.”At the same time, IT security is constantly evolving. We all know we need to keep up with the latest trends in cybersecurity and security tooling, but how can we do that without sacrificing our ability to keep moving forward on our business priorities?read more

How to install Odoo 12 on Debian 9

Sunday 14th of October 2018 03:55:38 AM
In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Odoo 12 on Debian 9. Additionally, we will show you how to install and configure the Apache web server as a reverse proxy for your Odoo application. Odoo is a web-based open source business software including a number of business applications for Sales, Project and Warehouse management, CRM, Website/eCommerce, billing, accounting, inventory and thousands of more additional modules developed by the community.

Firefox ESR 60 Is Now Available on Ubuntu as a Snap, Here's How to Install It

Sunday 14th of October 2018 02:01:16 AM
Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, announced today that the latest ESR (Extended Support Release) version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser is now available on Ubuntu Linux as a Snap app.

Google Fuchsia: Heres what the NSA knows about it

Sunday 14th of October 2018 12:06:54 AM
Fuchsia is Google[he]#039[/he]s mystery operating system. At the recent Linux Security Summit, the NSA revealed what they[he]#039[/he]ve found out about it to date.

Ubuntu 18.10 Brings Cosmic Cuttlefish to the Linux Desktop

Saturday 13th of October 2018 10:12:32 PM
Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution is set to release latest milestone update, Ubuntu 18.10, on Oct. 18. The release, which is also known as the Cosmic Cuttlefish is a standard release and will only be supported for nine months,

Announcing the All Things Open 2018 lightning talk line-up

Saturday 13th of October 2018 08:18:10 PM
If you're attending the All Things Open conference in Raleigh, NC this year be sure to check out our Lightning Talk series on Tuesday, October 23.This is an amazing line-up of quick talks you won't want to miss. Speakers have five minutes to enlighten the audience about an open source topic they are passionate about. We've got everything from containers to AI and Itseo to Blockchain, Raspberry Pi and more. Grab your lunch, find a seat, warm up your Twitter fingers, and get ready for the fastest hour at All Things Open.read more

How to Install GRUB on Arch Linux with UEFI BIOS

Saturday 13th of October 2018 06:23:48 PM
In this tutorial we will see how to install Grub on Arch Linux from scratch during an Arch Linux installation on a UEFI BIOS and how to add a Windows entry

Saturday Mag: Linux gaming news odds and ends plus a look at a few things on sale

Saturday 13th of October 2018 04:52:50 PM
Your new weekly roundup of odds and ends for Linux gaming that didn't make it into the main news this week, plus a look at some sales.

How to Fix the Sound in Kali Linux

Saturday 13th of October 2018 02:58:28 PM
One of the issues Kali users face is the lack of sound on a fresh installation. If this is important to you, here’s the way to fix the sound in Kali Linux.

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Android Leftovers

Tiny NanoPi Duo2 SBC offers camera connector

FriendlyElec has launched a tiny, under $20 “NanoPi Duo2” board that updates the original Duo with an Allwinner H3, Bluetooth, a camera connector, and an optional 2G carrier board. FriendlyElec has spun out a modest upgrade to last year’s $13 (previously $8) NanoPi Duo. Like the Duo, the COM-like, $19.50 NanoPi Duo2 includes two 16-pin GPIO headers with breadboard pins in a dual-in-line layout. Read more

today's leftovers

  • OSNEXUS and Pogo Linux to Exhibit Software-Defined Storage Solutions at All Things Open
  • Warning: 'Soul Calibur 6' Is Causing A Serious Problem For Linux Gamers
    The good news: right out of the box, Soul Calibur VI seems to offer decent performance on Linux via Steam Play and Proton. The bad news? The game fails to detect an online network, and then when gamers switch over to play on Windows they're finding themselves completely blocked from playing the fighter online.
  • Latte Dock, new painting is coming...
    In the video you can see the upcoming coloring mechanism of Latte's next version. Even though I am using plasma 5.14 and I love it, it is also the reason I am already expecting impatiently plasma 5.15 this January!! :) This functionality can be supported only with plasma 5.15 .
  • BGP LLGR: robust and reactive BGP sessions
    On a BGP-routed network with multiple redundant paths, we seek to achieve two goals concerning reliability: A failure on a path should quickly bring down the related BGP sessions. A common expectation is to recover in less than a second by diverting the traffic to the remaining paths. As long as a path is operational, the related BGP sessions should stay up, even under duress.
  • Measuring the speaker frequency response using the AUDMES free software GUI - nice free software
    My current home stereo is a patchwork of various pieces I got on flee markeds over the years. It is amazing what kind of equipment show up there. I've been wondering for a while if it was possible to measure how well this equipment is working together, and decided to see how far I could get using free software. After trawling the web I came across an article from DIY Audio and Video on Speaker Testing and Analysis describing how to test speakers, and it listing several software options, among them AUDio MEasurement System (AUDMES). It is the only free software system I could find focusing on measuring speakers and audio frequency response. In the process I also found an interesting article from NOVO on Understanding Speaker Specifications and Frequency Response and an article from ecoustics on Understanding Speaker Frequency Response, with a lot of information on what to look for and how to interpret the graphs. Armed with this knowledge, I set out to measure the state of my speakers. The first hurdle was that AUDMES hadn't seen a commit for 10 years and did not build with current compilers and libraries. I got in touch with its author, who no longer was spending time on the program but gave me write access to the subversion repository on Sourceforge. The end result is that now the code build on Linux and is capable of saving and loading the collected frequency response data in CSV format. The application is quite nice and flexible, and I was able to select the input and output audio interfaces independently. This made it possible to use a USB mixer as the input source, while sending output via my laptop headphone connection. I lacked the hardware and cabling to figure out a different way to get independent cabling to speakers and microphone.
  • Arm Offers Lower Cost Cortex-A5 License
    Arm is now offer a low-cost route to developing Cortex-A5 based Linux-capable ASICs for embedded Internet of Things (IoT) devices featuring advanced edge processing, with a new one-year license fee of $75,000. This fee provides access to the CPU IP and one year of design support, through Arm's DesignStart program.
  • Arm DesignStart program expands to accelerate Linux-based embedded design
    While the breadth of IoT provides endless possibilities for advanced software development, it also holds challenges for designers. In a rapidly changing and competitive market, designers need to differentiate their products and deliver enhanced designs at the lowest cost in the fastest time possible. One avenue for differentiation is “rich embedded processing”, which we define at Arm as providing an advanced level of performance and sophistication. Sometimes that includes an interactive user interface, but on the whole, it is about offering advanced capability. These products use a comprehensive set of software stacks and benefit from the breadth of ready-to-run middleware and applications available on fully featured operating systems such as Linux. Companies developing rich embedded IoT designs are now turning toward application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) to meet their specific needs.

Red Hat: OpenShift and Awards

  • OpenShift Commons Briefing: OpenShift 3.11 Release Update with Scott McCarty (Red Hat)
    In this briefing, Red Hat’s Scott McCarty and numerous other members of the OpenShift Product Management team gave an in-depth look at Red Hat’s OpenShift’s latest release 3.11 and some insights in to the road ahead.
  • Awards roll call: Red Hat awards, June to October 2018
    Depending on the weather in your region, it’s safe to say that the seasons are changing so it’s a good time to look back at what was a busy few months for Red Hat, especially when it came to industry awards for our technical and product leadership. In recent months, Red Hat products and technologies took home twenty awards, highlighting the breadth and depth of our product portfolio as well as the expertise that we provide to our customers. In addition, Red Hat as a company won five awards recognizing its growth and culture as a leader in the industry.
  • More advice from a judge - what it takes to win a Red Hat Innovation Award
    Last year I penned the below post to provide insight into what the judges of the Red Hat Innovation Awards are looking for when reviewing submissions. Looking back, I would give almost the identical advice again this year...maybe with a few tweaks. With all the stellar nominations that we receive, the question I often get is, “how can we make our entry standout?” There’s no magic formula for winning the Red Hat Innovation Awards, but there are things that the other judges and I look for in the entries. Overall, we’re looking for the project that tells a compelling story. It’s not just about sharing what Red Hat products and services you used, we want to hear the full narrative. What challenges did you face; how you implemented the project; and ultimately, what was the true business impact and transformation that took place? Submissions that are able to showcase how open source culture and values were key to success, or how the project is making a difference in the lives of others, are the entries that most often rise to the top.