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Reddit: How much does hardware with open drivers and firmware lag behind its competitors?

2 hours 43 min ago

As we free folk know, the hardware doesn't need to be free, we need just open firmware if it's loadable and open drivers. And not tivoized interface.

How many hardware pieces of this type exists? I keep hearing about some Chinese MIPS processors, old RadeonHD driver that didn't need closed firmware to load etc etc (Freedreno?).

Have you used that kind of hardware? Why the companies that distributed it failed to be profitable/supported? How much does it lag behind modern CPUs and GPUs like Intel/AMD/Nvidia/Qualcomm?

P.S. I'm not trying to convert people here, just kind of anxious about the road companies are taking us to. Firmware signing from NVIDIA, firmware signing from Intel, laws that defend closed modems, laws that defend closed routers. Does free folk even have a chance now?..

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TuxMachines: Canonical Patches Four Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04

2 hours 53 min ago

Today, July 28, Canonical published details about new Linux kernel updates for its Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating systems, urging users to update the installations as soon as possible.

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LXer: Open source software is the only way to keep up

3 hours 20 min ago
Allison Randal of Hewlett-Packard began her keynote for OSCON 2015 with a quotation I'd never heard:read more

Reddit: grep

3 hours 24 min ago

Hi Guys, Im trying to use grep to search the folder configs and output everything file that has the interface Tunnel100 in there.

I am using something like this.

grep -x 'interface Tunnel100' /configs/

Now where I am stuck is that I want the results from the above to be searched again using another expression such as grep -x 'Image: Software' so I can get the line with Image: Software in there. Basically a 2 searches, the second one being against the results of the first.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Software Center Is Really Hated by the Community, but Why?

3 hours 30 min ago

Ubuntu MATE recently decided to drop the Ubuntu Software Center and it will not longer be available with the upcoming 15.10 Alpha 2 release. This is interesting in itself, but this editorial is about another aspect. From the looks of it, a very large part of the Ubuntu and Linux community really hates the Ubuntu Software Center.

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TuxMachines: Nvidia 352.30 Stable Driver for Linux Has Lots of Fixes and GeForce 910M Support

4 hours 39 min ago

Nvidia has released a new Linux driver in the stable branch and has fixed a few outstanding issues. The company also provides support for the latest GeForce 910M chipset.

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TuxMachines: Amazon's MySQL database challenger Aurora exits preview

4 hours 45 min ago

Following three years of development and nine months of testing, Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Tuesday announced that its Aurora database engine is now generally available to customers.

AWS first debuted Aurora during its re:Invent conference in November 2014, positioning the database as a lower cost, higher performance alternative to the widely used open source MySQL database and other similar commercial offerings.

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Phoronix: The AMD Radeon R9 Fury Is Running On Linux Right Now

4 hours 54 min ago
As an update to last week's article and for those not following me on Twitter, the R9 Fury graphics card is running right now on Linux. The long-awaited AMD Fiji Linux test results are now imminent...

TuxMachines: Fedora 23 will feature a Cinnamon Spin

5 hours 3 min ago

The Cinnamon desktop is the only popular desktop environment that Fedora does not have a Spin for.

But that should change, unless something really bad happens, starting from Fedora 23, which is scheduled for release later this October.

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TuxMachines: Entroware Now Sells the Ubuntu-Powered Proteus with a New Card

5 hours 13 min ago

Proteus is a powerful laptop from Entroware that ships only with Ubuntu and Ubuntu MATE. Its makers have just announced that they are now equipping the Proteus model with a video card at no extra cost for new users.

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LXer: Hacking a Safe with Bash

5 hours 14 min ago
Through the years, I have settled on maintaining my sensitive data inplain-textfiles that I then encrypt asymmetrically. Although I take care to harden mysystem and encrypt partitions with LUKS wherever possible, I want to secure mymost important data using higher-level tools, thereby lessening dependence onthe underlying system configuration.

TuxMachines: Vector Light Linux 7.1 Is Based on Slackware and IceWM

5 hours 16 min ago

Vector Light Linux, a distribution based on Slackware that uses the IceWM window manager by default, has been released and is now available for download.

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TuxMachines: New FCC Rules May Prevent Installing OpenWRT on WiFi Routers

5 hours 20 min ago

Many cheap WiFi routers are sold with the vendor firmware, but the most popular ones likely also support OpenWRT, which some users may prefer as it is much more customizable. However, this may soon become more difficult according to a talk at the upcoming “Wireless Battle of the Mesh” which will take place on August 3-8 in Maribor, Slovenia.

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TuxMachines: DHI Group plans to sell off Slashdot and Sourceforge

5 hours 25 min ago

More recently, SourceForge has been accused of a whole lot of bad behavior with injecting malware into some of the open source projects it hosts. Although SourceForge representatives explained that they only intended to modify "abandoned" projects and publicly denied any wrongdoing, it was difficult to square that statement with its apparent tampering with the download packages of well-known and clearly-not-abandoned projects like image editor GIMP and network scanning tool nmap.

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Canonical Patches Four Linux Kernel Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04

Today, July 28, Canonical published details about new Linux kernel updates for its Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating systems, urging users to update the installations as soon as possible. Read more

Ubuntu Software Center Is Really Hated by the Community, but Why?

Ubuntu MATE recently decided to drop the Ubuntu Software Center and it will not longer be available with the upcoming 15.10 Alpha 2 release. This is interesting in itself, but this editorial is about another aspect. From the looks of it, a very large part of the Ubuntu and Linux community really hates the Ubuntu Software Center. Read more

Wine Announcement

The Wine development release 1.7.48 is now available. What's new in this release (see below for details): - Fleshed out OpenMP implementation. - I/O stream support in the MSVCIRT C++ runtime. - Support for pixel snapping in DirectWrite. - More support for OpenGL core contexts. - Various bug fixes. Read more

Canonical Closes QEMU Vulnerabilities in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Three QEMU vulnerabilities have been found and corrected in Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS operating systems by Canonical. Read more