Can the Omega 2 Replace Raspberry Pi? The $5 Linux IoT Module
The Omega 2, a $5 Linux Module concentrated on ease of use and accessibility, managed to surpass its Kickstarter funding goal in just a few hours after being published.
- Intel Graphics Gen4 and Newer Now Defaults to Modesetting Driver on X
Ubuntu & Debian Abandon Intel X.Org Driver For Most Hardware, Moves To Modesetting DDX
Ubuntu and Debian (and thus other Debian-based distributions too) have abandoned the xf86-video-intel X.Org driver for all recent generations of Intel graphics hardware and instead makes use of the xf86-video-modesetting generic driver in its place.
- What’s Happening in OpenStack-Ansible (WHOA) – July 2016
KDE 5_16.07 for Slackware 14.2 and -current
I released a Slackware Live ISO containing Plasma 5.7.0 a few weeks ago, but did not make a fuss out of it – in other words, I did not write any communication about it on this blog. The Live ISO was made upon request of the KDE developers who wanted to show off the new Plasma 5.7 on Live Editions of as many distro’s as possible.
openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Week 2016/29
Week 29 brought us, as usual, 4 snapshots. Those were 0715, 0716, 0718 and 0720. The most spectacular update was in 0715, but the entire week is noteworthy as Tumbleweed brought you those updates:
KDE Framework 5.24.0
KDE Applications 16.04.3
The Live images again contain an installer option – now based on NET install
- Next Weeks Broker Price Targets For Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
- Red Hat Inc. (RHT) Shares Sold by Legal & General Group Plc
- Intel Graphics Gen4 and Newer Now Defaults to Modesetting Driver on X
PSPP 0.10.2 has been released
I'm very pleased to announce the release of a new version of GNU PSPP. PSPP is a program for statistical analysis of sampled data. It is a free replacement for the proprietary program SPSS.
- Skype For Linux Alpha Update Adds ‘Close to Tray’, Call Settings, More
Hamster-GTK 0.10.0 Released
Just a few seconds ago the initial release of Hamster-GTK, version 0.10.0, has been uploaded to the cheese shop. That means that after the rewritten backend codebase hamster-lib has been out in the wild for a few days by now you can now have a first look at a reimplementation of the original hamster 2.0 GUI. It will come as no surprise that this current early version is rather unpolished and leaves a lot to be desired. However, if you are familiar with legacy hamster 2.0 aka hamster-time-tracker you will surely see some major resemblance.
Core improvements in digiKam 5.0
Version 5.0.0 of the digiKam image-management application was released on July 5. In many respects, the road from the 4.x series to the new 5.0 release consisted of patches and rewrites to internal components that users are not likely to notice at first glance. But the effort places digiKam in a better position for future development, and despite the lack of glamorous new features, some of the changes will make users' lives easier as well.
For context, digiKam 4.0 was released in May of 2014, meaning it has been over two full years since the last major version-number bump. While every free-software project is different, it was a long development cycle for digiKam, which (for example) had released 4.0 just one year after 3.0.
The big hurdle for the 5.0 development cycle was porting the code to Qt5. While migrating to a new release of a toolkit always poses challenges, the digiKam team decided to take the opportunity to move away from dependencies on KDE libraries. In many cases, that effort meant refactoring the code or changing internal APIs to directly use Qt interfaces rather than their KDE equivalents. But, in a few instances, it meant reimplementing functionality directly in digiKam.
MATE Dock Applet 0.73 Released With Redesigned Window List, Drag And Drop Support
MATE Dock Applet was updated to version 0.73 recently, getting support for rearranging dock icons via drag and drop (only for the GTK3 version), updated window list design and more.
Minimalist Web Browser ‘Min’ Sees New Release
The Min browser project has picked up a new update. Version 1.4 of the open-source, cross-platform web browser adds browser actions and full-text search.
Docker adds orchestration and more at DockerCon 2016
DockerCon 2016, held in Seattle in June, included many new feature and product announcements from Docker Inc. and the Docker project. The main keynote of DockerCon [YouTube] featured Docker Inc. staff announcing and demonstrating the features of Docker 1.12, currently in its release-candidate phase. As with the prior 1.11 release, the new version includes major changes in the Docker architecture and tooling. Among the new features are an integrated orchestration stack, new encryption support, integrated cluster networking, and better Mac support.
The conference hosted 4000 attendees, including vendors like Microsoft, CoreOS, HashiCorp, and Red Hat, as well as staff from Docker-using companies like Capital One, ADP, and Cisco. While there were many technical and marketing sessions at DockerCon, the main feature announcements were given in the keynotes.
As with other articles on Docker, the project and product are referred to as "Docker," while the company is "Docker Inc."
Cheese Talks: Porting Games to Linux & Day of the Tentacle
In addition to my own thoughts, the article includes insights from a number of other Linux game porters including Leszek Godlewski (Painkiller Hell & Damnation, Deadfall Adventures), Ryan "icculus" Gordon (StarBreak, Left 4 Dead 2, Unreal Tournament 2004, Another World, Cogs, Goat Simulator), David Gow (Keen Dreams, Multiwinia), Ethan Lee (Salt & Sanctuary, Hiden in Plain Sight, HackNet, Waveform, Dust: An Elysian Tail) and Aaron Melcher (Outland, La-Mulana, Hyper Light Drifter, Darkest Dungeon). Betweem them, they offer a great range of attitudes and approaches that support and provide counterpoint to my own experiences.
Bundle Stars presents the Indie Legend Bundle 4
Boasting one of the most star-studded game line-ups ever seen in an indie bundle, the brand new and exclusive Indie Legends 4 Bundle is here.
Bundle Stars has pulled 8 incredible Steam games out of the bag for just $3.49 – that’s a saving of more than $100, and a discount of more than 95%.
So just how good are the games? Games like Party Hard and Door Kickers are award winners, and the average Steam user score is a stunning 91%, across nearly 30,000 reviews!
- Life is Strange: a Groundhog Day Simulator
Firefox to start blocking Flash content in August
In Firefox 48, Mozilla will enable a new Firefox plug-in blocklist by default. Initially the blocklist will be small, mostly containing URLs of Flash SWF files that have been identified by Mozilla as supercookies (i.e. cookies that are very hard to shake off) or fingerprinting files (i.e. they scan your system and create a unique fingerprint, again usually for tracking purposes).
Firefox sets kill-Flash schedule
Mozilla yesterday said it will follow other browser markers by curtailing use of Flash in Firefox next month.
The open-source developer added that in 2017 it will dramatically expand the anti-Flash restrictions: Firefox will require users to explicitly approve the use of Flash for any reason by any website.
As have its rivals, Mozilla cast the limitations (this year) and elimination (next year) as victories for Firefox users, citing improved security, longer battery life on laptops and faster web page rendering.
- Wassenaar Arrangement 'inhibits international cyber-security efforts'
- July ’16 security fixes for Adobe Flash
How we broke PHP, hacked Pornhub and earned $20,000
Pornhub’s bug bounty program and its relatively high rewards on Hackerone caught our attention. That’s why we have taken the perspective of an advanced attacker with the full intent to get as deep as possible into the system, focusing on one main goal: gaining remote code execution capabilities. Thus, we left no stone unturned and attacked what Pornhub is built upon: PHP.
Latest massive DDoS attack suggests criminals are plotting long campaigns
The attack also abused DNSSEC because, the criminals have cleverly fathomed, the DNS security protocol generates larger responses and can therefore be used to boost DNS amplification still further. Akamai has mentioned such tactics in several of its traffic reports during 2015 and 2016 but it is ironic that a security standard should end up being manipulated in this way.
Why Open Source is gaining momentum in Digital Transformation?
Once upon a time in IT, using open source simply meant Linux instead of Windows, or maybe MySQL instead of Oracle.
Now, there is such a huge diversity of open source tools, and almost every leading digital business and tech startup is making extensive use of them. It’s been a remarkable turnaround for open source over the last 10 years, placing the trend firmly at the heart of the digital revolution.
The explosive growth of e-commerce, mobile and social media has completely altered the customer’s lifestyle and buying habits. Today, organizations are expected to engage with customers in Omni-channel environment. They need to create a customer journey. This is the driver of digital transformation.
Building an Open Source Company: Interview with GitLab's CEO
Please note that while we think of ourselves as an open source company it would be more accurate to call it an open core company since we ship both the open source GitLab Community Edition and the close source GitLab Enterprise Edition. Thanks to paxcoder for pointing this out on Hacker News.
GitLab began as a labor of love from Dmitriy Zaporozhets and Valery Sizov, who built the first version together in 2011. Like many open source authors, they were only able to work on the project part time. Sid Sijbrandij joined forces a year later and created GitLab.com, the first SaaS offering and first experiment with monetization.
Today GitLab is a model for open source sustainability and stewardship. It is being used in over 100,000 organizations including RedHat, NASA, Intel, Uber, and VMWare, to name just a few. Large organizations buy enterprise licenses, sustaining and growing both the company and the free open source project. GitLab now has over 90 employees, including Sid and Dmitriy who serve as CEO and CTO, respectively.
You can now build your own Wire client
Interview with Wire CTO and co-founder Alan Duric about open source.
50 Top Open Source Marketing Applications
Clearly, open source marketing apps have their place. These days, marketing departments are responsible for a sizable percentage of enterprise application purchases and deployment decisions. In fact, Gartner has predicted that by 2017 chief marketing officers (CMOs) will spend more on IT than chief information officers (CIOs) do.
While the accuracy of that forecast is open to debate, marketing teams are certainly becoming more involved in the selection of software. The marketing automation industry alone is now worth an estimated $1.62 billion per year, and many marketing teams are also involved in choosing content management systems, customer relationship management, ecommerce software and other solutions.
Using snap with confinement on Arch Linux
This week I was a guest on the Snappy Sprint in Heidelberg, hosted by Canonical, because I'm the maintainer of snaps packages on Arch Linux.
Actually with official packages on Arch Linux, you can only use snaps without confinement (aka you can only install packages in devmode) and this is bad for security since any snap is not confined and it can do (almost) anything it want.
The reason is that snap for confinement uses the ubuntu-patched version of apparmor not available in mainline kernel yet.
Get Pitivi directly from us with Flatpak
Distributing apps as packages (deb, rpm, etc) is problematic. For example, the Pitivi package depends on the GTK package and Pitivi 0.95 broke in the distributions which updated to GTK version 3.20, because of the incorrect way we were using a virtual method. This is not the first time something like this happens. To avoid the slippery dependencies problem, two years ago we started making universal daily builds. They allowed everybody to run the latest Pitivi easily by downloading a large binary containing the app and all the dependencies.
LibreOffice 188.8.131.52 available in the snap store
The latest release candidate of the upcoming LibreOffice 5.2.0 feature release is available for installation from the snap store. This makes it very easy to install this prerelease of LibreOffice for testing out new features (an incomplete glimpse on what to look forward for can be found on the LibreOffice 5.2 release notes page, which is still under construction, go on #libreoffice-qa if you want to help with testing).
- Lunduke & Whatnot - Ubuntu 10-inch Tablet
- Ubuntu 16.10 Supertux2 on Unity 7 vs Unity 8
Caddy 0.9 Released with All New Core
Wow, where to begin. Caddy 0.9 is the biggest update yet. We completely overhauled the core design and TLS features, renovated addons into a new plugin model, added experimental QUIC support, fixed bugs, upgraded the Caddyfile, and made a significant number of other improvements and changes. I'll try to cover them all in this post and talk about what's coming next and in the future. Sorry (not sorry) for the long post!
For those finding Caddy for the first time: Caddy is an easy-to-use HTTP/2 web server that uses HTTPS—not HTTP—by default. With this release, we're bringing that TLS magic to more than just HTTP. We're also the first to usher in QUIC support.
EncryptPad: Secure Text Editor That Protects Files With Passwords, Keys, Or Both
EncryptPad is a free and open source text editor for sensitive information, which protects files with passwords, key files, or both, available for Linux, Windows and Mac. The app can also be used to encrypt binary files, such as images, videos, and so on.
Cumulus – A Real Time Weather App for Linux Desktops
Cumulus is a Yahoo! Weather Powered Desktop Weather App for Linux. It has a friendly user interface and is easy to setup. Cumulus is a small and light weight app that does not take up much space on your desktop window or system. No real Linux Experience required to install or configure Cumulus. Cumulus is written in Python so it can run on any Linux distribution.
4 Best Command-Line Email Clients For Linux
Recently, I wrote an article covering the 6 Best Email Clients you can use on Linux Desktop, all of the email clients in that list where graphical user interface (GUI) programs, but sometimes, users prefer to deal with email directly from the command-line.
Watch Twitch Using Your Favorite Video Player With Livestreamer Twitch GUI
According to its description, the main reason behind creating this application is to allow using your favorite video player, like VLC, Totem, mpv, and others to watch Twitch.tv streams (the app even allows watching multiple streams at once) instead of Flash.
That's because while Twitch.tv now uses HTML5 for the video controls, it still uses Flash for the video itself, which can be pretty resource-heavy.
Terminix – A New GTK 3 Tiling Terminal Emulator for Linux
But sometimes, we find it difficult to choose which terminal emulator to work with, depending on our preferences. In this overview, we shall cover one exciting terminal emulator for Linux called Terminix.
Chat With Your Skype Friends From Pidgin With SkypeWeb Plugin (Ubuntu PPA)
Developed by Eion Robb, the Skype4Pidgin developer, SkypeWeb Plugin for Pidgin has a major advantage over the old Skype4Pidgin plugin: it doesn't require Skype to run in the background.
- Opera Developer Update Brings Built-In RSS Reader, Chromecast Support
About the future of Seafile
Instead we will continue to develop Seafile independently in Germany and Europe for the Seafile Professional Edition based on version 5.1.8. The same applies for the Seafile Community Edition. We have already assembled a team to continue the development.
- Chrooting Apache 2.4 with mod_unixd on Debian 8 (Jessie)
- 10 Easy Examples of GNU sed Command Lines (Episode 3)
- HTTPOXY Vulnerability: How to protect and test your web server
- How to Use ‘find’ Command to Search for Multiple Filenames (Extensions) in Linux
- Learn How to Use Awk Special Patterns ‘BEGIN and END’ – Part 9
- Four Habit-Forming Tips to Faster C++
- GNS3 - Emulating Network Infrastructure on Debian 8.2
- 10 Easy Examples of GNU sed Command Lines (Episode 4)
- Setting up a telnet handler for OpenStack Zuul CI jobs in GNOME 3
- How to Install and Configure Cobbler on CentOS 7.x
- Maintaining remote web sites with sitecopy on Ubuntu 16.04
- Install BigTree on a CentOS 7 VPS
- How to install ESXi nested inside ProxMox VE
- Introduction to Turnkey Linux Appliances with No Pain
- How-to Install JFrog Artifactory on Ubuntu 14.04
- Spawn your shell like it's 90s again!
- View Hardware Information Using the Command Line on Linux
- bcache on Xenserver 6.5 by static linking
- HowTo Netflix on Chromium, Linux
- Hello world Unikernel Walkthrough
- How to fix Httpoxy a CGI PHP/Nginx/Apache/Go application vulnerability on Linux or Unix
Cross posted with r/buildapc
Okay so here is my issue. I recently installed Linux on my computer to the hard drive. Both my mouse and keyboard work when I am on the BIOS screen. After I boot it into Linux to start up, the mouse and keyboard don't do anything. So I am just stuck on the main start screen and can't use anything. I plugged in a flash drive to the usb, because it has a light when it's on. So I booted into Linux and the flash drive light turned off, meaning it doesn't recognize any of my devices! I looked into usb support and legacy stuff, but I am honestly not that knowledgable about that. So any advice is welcome! And also this is my first build (for a friend) so you may have to dumb down the terms a little bit for me.
UPDATE: So I recently downloaded Linux again this time to a usb. I booted it from the drive and the same thing happened. I tried running it in compatibility mode also.submitted by /u/wparr
Once upon a time FOSS was about Freedom. It was about exposing equality within source code. It allowed everyone equal rights and equal access to the technology they were using. An idea that if you were capable, you could fix code or pay someone to fix code. An ideology that there was something greater than yourself and that there was an inherent right built into what it is to be human with software.
If you Google “Why Linux is Better Than Windows,” you’ll be able to go 20 pages deep and still find articles from tech blogs and news sites alike proclaiming reasons for Linux’s superiority. While most of these articles are just rehashing the same points, they are valid points nevertheless. And with all this ruckus over Linux, it begs the question: if Linux is so much better, why is it not competing for users at the same level that Windows is?
It all took approximately one month, but the Xfce community edition of the Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" operating system is now available for download, as a public Beta release for 64-bit and 32-bit computers.