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Reddit: Intel Clear Linux enables telemetry by default

Thursday 21st of September 2017 11:07:48 AM

Phoronix: NVIDIA Continues Prepping The Linux Desktop Stack For HDR Display Support

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:59:36 AM
Besides working on the new Unix device memory allocator project, they have also been engaged with upstream open-source Linux developers over preparing the Linux desktop for HDR display support...

TuxMachines: Security: SEC Cracked, Back Doors in Manchester Police, NBN Scans, and Securing Wi-Fi

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:46:16 AM
  • SEC reveals it was hacked, information may have been used for illegal stock trades
  • Manchester Police still runs Windows XP on 20 per cent of PCs

    The Met has recently signed a deal with storage company Box which will, amongst other things, reduce the amount of data held locally.

  • Manchester police still relies on Windows XP [Ed: update below]

    The BBC has appealed against its refusal to provide an update.

  • NBN leverages open source software to analyse faults

    A new NBN initiative will use a range of open source projects including Apache SPARK, Kafka, Flume, Cassandra and JanusGraph to help analyse and improve the end user experience on the National Broadband Network.

    The government-owned company today announced it was launching a new ‘Tech Lab’, which it hopes will provide insights into pain points for customers on its network and help resolve faults sooner.

  • 5 Ways to Secure Wi-Fi Networks

    Wi-Fi is one entry-point hackers can use to get into your network without setting foot inside your building because wireless is much more open to eavesdroppers than wired networks, which means you have to be more diligent about security.

    But there’s a lot more to Wi-Fi security than just setting a simple password. Investing time in learning about and applying enhanced security measures can go a long way toward better protecting your network. Here are six tips to betters secure your Wi-Fi network.

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LXer: Pixelbook leak: Googles new high-end Chromebook expected October 4

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:37:41 AM
Google[he]#039[/he]s top-of-the-line Chromebook Pixel is coming back with a new name and better specifications.

Phoronix: Beignet OpenCL Now Supports LLVM 5.0

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:37:03 AM
For those making use of Beignet for Intel graphics OpenCL acceleration on Linux, it finally has added support for LLVM 5.0...

TuxMachines: You lost your ballpoint pen, Slack? Why's your Linux version unsigned?

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:22:24 AM

Slack is distributing open Linux-based versions of its technology that are not digitally signed, contrary to industry best practice.

The absence of a digital signature creates a means for miscreants to sling around doctored versions of the software that users wouldn't easily be able to distinguish from the real thing.

El Reg learned of the issue from reader Trevor Hemsley, who reported the problem to Slack back in August and only notified the media after a promised fix failed to appear.

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Reddit: Fish shell variables setting problem

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:20:44 AM

I'm pretty new to a fish shell, and it was amazing so far. But there is one thing that I can't understand: how to set a shell variable which will remain until I change it? In bash that was pretty easy — you can just do export VAR="value" or edit bash_profile

For fish I've tried both editing config.fish and do set -gx VAR value

But when I close my terminal completely, open a new instance and do echo $ANDROID_HOME all I get is just an empty line

So I have 2 questions:
* how to edit config.fish to set variables?
* how to set variables with a set command?

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Phoronix: Intel Preps Their First Batch Of Graphics Changes For Linux 4.15

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:19:24 AM
The first batch of drm-intel-next changes are ready to be queued in DRM-Next as feature work for eventually merging to mainline come the Linux 4.15 merge window...

Reddit: Qt 5.6.3 LTS Released

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:13:03 AM

Reddit: Krita 3.3 Release Candidate

Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:11:39 AM

TuxMachines: Open source licensing: What every technologist should know

Thursday 21st of September 2017 08:37:05 AM

If you’re a software developer today, you know how to use open source software, but do you know how and why open source licensing started? A little background will help you understand how and why the licenses work the way they do.

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TuxMachines: Kali Linux 2017.2 Release

Thursday 21st of September 2017 08:35:02 AM

We are happy to announce the release of Kali Linux 2017.2, available now for your downloading pleasure. This release is a roll-up of all updates and fixes since our 2017.1 release in April. In tangible terms, if you were to install Kali from your 2017.1 ISO, after logging in to the desktop and running ‘apt update && apt full-upgrade’, you would be faced with something similiar to this daunting message:

Also: Kali Linux 2017.2 Released With New Hacking Tools — Download ISO And Torrent Files Here

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TuxMachines: Open source-based business lessons from a seasoned CEO

Thursday 21st of September 2017 08:28:54 AM

The default now is to build from open and in the open. So that's a positive. The downside is that by open source being the default, we may be getting a little lazy. If you remember back 5-10 years, open sourcing was a big deal, and it forced a level of rigor that may have led, in some cases, to founders and early investors taking better approaches to building their company—for example, shifting towards SaaS wherever possible, in part because of the ability to demonstrate clear value versus their own open source.

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TuxMachines: Keeping up with advances in open source database administration

Thursday 21st of September 2017 08:26:07 AM

The world of open source databases is rapidly evolving. It seems like every day brings a new release of an open source technology that might make a database administrator's life easier, if only he or she knew about it.

Fortunately, there are many ways to stay on top of what's going on with open source database technology. One such way is the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference, taking place next week in Dublin, Ireland. We've covered Percona Live before, and invite you to take a look back at some of our previous stories. From IoT to big data to working with the cloud, there's plenty to keep up with. Here are a look at a couple of the sessions you might enjoy, as described by the speakers.

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Reddit: If PewDiePie would talk 10 seconds about the Librem 5 phone in one of his videos

Thursday 21st of September 2017 08:25:46 AM

The crowdfunding would be successful in 2 days.

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TuxMachines: TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13 Review: a Powerful Ultrabook Running TUXEDO Xubuntu

Thursday 21st of September 2017 08:19:45 AM

There is no doubt that the TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13 is not a powerful ultrabook, providing good value for the money. And having it shipped with a Linux OS pre-installed makes your Linux journey a breeze if you're just getting started with exploring the wonderful world of Open Source software and GNU/Linux technologies.

There are a few issues that caught our attention during our testing, and you should be aware of them before buying this laptop. For example, the LCD screen leaks light, which is most visible on a dark background and when watching movies. Also, the display is only be tilted back to about 120 degrees, which might be inconvenient for the owner.

The laptop doesn't heat up that much, and we find the backlit keyboard with the Tux logo on the Super key a plus when buying a TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13. Of course, if you don't need all this power, you can always buy any other laptop out there and install your favorite Linux OS on it, but it's not guaranteed that everything will work out of the box like on TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13.

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LXer: uniprof: Transparent Unikernel for Performance Profiling and Debugging

Thursday 21st of September 2017 08:09:01 AM
Unikernels are small and fast and give Docker a run for its money, while at the same time still giving stronger features of isolation, says Florian Schmidt, a researcher at NEC Europe, who has developed uniprof, a unikernel performance profiler that can also be used for debugging.

Reddit: Manjaro Linux Discontinues 32-bit Support

Thursday 21st of September 2017 08:02:27 AM

Reddit: PulseAudio under the hood

Thursday 21st of September 2017 07:54:30 AM

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So the 'Year of Linux' never happened. When is it Chrome OS's turn?

The year of Linux desktop was a running joke. The concept of Linux being ready for the mainstream with users confidently running it on their desktops, sadly, never happened. Some bravely pushed the idea: the latest being Canonical with a more macOS-like desktop, easier to configure and use than the standard Linux distro. It came with an app-store concept too. Read more

Servers: Docker, Red Hat and InfluxData

Laptops: Chrome OS and System76

  • Chrome OS Gets Material Design for "Do Not Disturb," Android-Like Screenshots
    Chromium evangelist François Beaufort is sharing today information on a new Material Design refresh for Google's Chrome OS' "Do Not Disturb" mode, which landed in the latest Chrome Canary channel. According to the developer, the Material Design refresh for the "Do Not Disturb" mode will make the Notification Center look nicer, but also consistent with the Android user experience. Those using the Chrome Canary experimental channel can give it a try right now.
  • System76 'Lemur' and 'Galago Pro' Ubuntu Linux laptops get 8th gen Intel Core CPUs
    The famed Linux-laptop seller also says, "The Lemur you know and love is now even better with the Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPU with 4 cores and 8 threads, allowing you to multitask up to 40-percent faster. The slim, 3.6 lb laptop with impressive 14.1-inch 1080p IPS display is still your perfect travel companion; easy to carry from meeting to meeting or across campus." New processors aside, these laptops should be pretty much identical to prior generations -- which is a very good thing. If you want to configure a Lemur with a Coffee Lake chip, you can build your own here. A Galago Pro with an 8th Gen Intel Core processor can be configured here.

Events: Open Source Summit Europe, LibrePlanet 2018