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Phoronix: Git 2.12 Ships With A Variety Of Changes

Saturday 25th of February 2017 12:26:15 PM
Junio Hamano announced on Friday the release of Git 2.12.0...

Phoronix: OpenRISC For Linux 4.11 Gets Some Optimizations, Prepares For SMP

Saturday 25th of February 2017 12:21:09 PM
OpenRISC continues advancing with its sights on being a free and open processor for embedded systems using the RISC instruction set architecture...

LXer: Persistent Memory Usage in Linux

Saturday 25th of February 2017 12:19:11 PM
In most cases, when a machine crashes or fails, we lose whatever we had loaded into memory, which for some applications can result in quite a bit of time and effort to recover when the system comes back online. At LinuxCon Europe, Maciej Maciejewski, Senior Software Engineer at Intel, talked about how persistent memory can be used to retain its contents after a power failure.

Phoronix: MD RAID Optimizations, Btrfs Fixes For Linux 4.11

Saturday 25th of February 2017 12:06:54 PM
The MD pull request was submitted on Friday for the Linux 4.11 kernel as were the Btrfs file-system changes...

LXer: Peek – Create a Animated GIF Recorder in Linux

Saturday 25th of February 2017 10:36:15 AM
Peek is a free, open source tool that create/record a selection of your screen to an animated GIF image on Unix like operating system.

Reddit: Nexus 5 with UBports - safe?

Saturday 25th of February 2017 10:32:47 AM

Hi, to keep things short, I don't want the government or some other dickhead snooping around my phone. I also want to use Whatsapp on the phone. These are literally my only requirements.

I thought about buying a used Nexus 5 and install the UBports Ubuntu Touch on it. Now the main question - android apps do work on that phone, so rootkits will probably too? Is it even worth the hassle to switch considering the Android itself at least is "just" open door and has decent rights management?

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Reddit: Weston 2.0 released

Saturday 25th of February 2017 10:16:35 AM

TuxMachines: Security News

Saturday 25th of February 2017 08:55:55 AM
  • Security updates for Friday
  • [Older] Microsoft Delays February Patch Tuesday Updates Until Next Month

    It was created by Microsoft as a way to have a standard delivery date/schedule for updates that were being provided for the companies software. This allowed a lot of stability for users and IT Pros so they could be prepared for the monthly distribution oof the updates.

    Well this month Microsoft has hit a snag with their monthly Patch Tuesday.

  • Watershed SHA1 collision just broke the WebKit repository, others may follow

    The bug resides in Apache SVN, an open source version control system that WebKit and other large software development organizations use to keep track of code submitted by individual members. Often abbreviated as SVN, Subversion uses SHA1 to track and merge duplicate files. Somehow, SVN systems can experience a severe glitch when they encounter the two PDF files published Thursday, proving that real-world collisions on SHA1 are now practical.

  • Cloudflare Reverse Proxies are Dumping Uninitialized Memory

    Thanks to Josh Triplett for sending us this Google Project Zero report about a dump of unitialized memory caused by Cloudflare's reverse proxies. "A while later, we figured out how to reproduce the problem. It looked like that if an html page hosted behind cloudflare had a specific combination of unbalanced tags, the proxy would intersperse pages of uninitialized memory into the output (kinda like heartbleed, but cloudflare specific and worse for reasons I'll explain later). My working theory was that this was related to their "ScrapeShield" feature which parses and obfuscates html - but because reverse proxies are shared between customers, it would affect *all* Cloudflare customers. We fetched a few live samples, and we observed encryption keys, cookies, passwords, chunks of POST data and even HTTPS requests for other major cloudflare-hosted sites from other users. Once we understood what we were seeing and the implications, we immediately stopped and contacted cloudflare security. "

  • Secure your system with SELinux

    SELinux is well known as the most sophisticated Linux Mandatory Access Control (MAC) System. If you install any Fedora or Redhat operating System it is enabled by default and running in enforcing mode. So far so good.

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LXer: How to Install Apache Directory Studio and Connect to an OpenLDAP Server

Saturday 25th of February 2017 08:53:20 AM
If you happen to administer one or more OpenLDAP servers, you know that they can be a challenge to work with. Working with LDAP itself can be a bit tricky; to that end, many opt to go the phpLDAPadmin route (which is an amazing tool for individual servers). There’s one particular piece of software that does an outstanding job of managing multiple LDAP servers: Apache Directory Studio.

LXer: How to let users securely edit files using sudoedit on Linux

Saturday 25th of February 2017 07:10:24 AM
Suppose you are a system administrator in a company where teams mostly work on Linux with limited privileges. Now imagine a situation where members of one of the teams - as part of some new work - need to frequently edit a file that requires superuser privileges. What would you do?

Reddit: "Arch Linux easiest to install" -ThechRadar

Saturday 25th of February 2017 06:05:55 AM

One of two Things have happened here 1) either they know nothing and are just trolling everyone 2) they are extraordinarily good at linux.


In the above article, TR states that Arch linux is the easiest to Install.

Okay, fine. Their are third party "installer scripts" the provide automated functionality to install arch Linux. BUT they never worked for me, some lack proper efi system configuration and some lack the ability to install the OS on anything except /dev/sdx, like /dev/mmcblk0 etc.

For those who don't know, I'd recommend reading the official arch linux installation documentation.

The only this automated about this is the package installation. This is mostly a manual and a very laborious process.

Last time I did this it took me almost and hour to complete it.

So I guess someone should make TR install arch the way it's meant to be.

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Reddit: .jar Files Won't Open On Double Click

Saturday 25th of February 2017 05:36:08 AM

I was trying to get Minecraft to work with Steam, and now none of my .jar files will open on double click, so I need to use the terminal.

I tried making a .desktop file, putting the path in on steam, and downloading OpenJDK, and when none of that worked, I also discovered that my .jar files won't launch. I have both Oracle Java and OpenJDK, and no matter which one I set to open .jar files, it doesn't open.

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LXer: Entroware Launches Ubuntu-Powered Aether Laptop with Intel Kaby Lake CPUs

Saturday 25th of February 2017 05:27:28 AM
Softpedia was informed today by Entroware, a UK-based hardware manufacturer known for building and selling desktops, laptops, and servers with the popular Ubuntu Linux OS pre-installed, about a brand-new product.

Reddit: Fail2Ban for Nextcloud Installer

Saturday 25th of February 2017 04:01:02 AM

LXer: Open Data Policies Necessary for Open Government

Saturday 25th of February 2017 03:44:32 AM
Open data is an important concept at Code for America, which addresses the widening gap between the public and private sectors in their effective use of technology and design.

Reddit: Linux Machine

Saturday 25th of February 2017 02:12:36 AM

Want to buy a cheap Thinkpad to do my development and really get to know Linux. Looking to spend around 100 or less. Any suggestions?

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LXer: 'Big Bang Theory's' Stuart wears Ubuntu T-shirt

Saturday 25th of February 2017 02:01:37 AM
Am I the only person to notice that comic book shop-owning Stuart (Kevin Sussman) on the "The Big Bang Theory" is wearing an Ubuntu T-shirt on the episode airing Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017?

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    The development team behind the popular, open-source, cross-platform, free and powerful KDevelop IDE (Integrated Development Environment) were proud to announce the official release and general availability of KDevelop 5.1. KDevelop 5.1 is now the most advanced stable version of the application, which is written entirely in Qt and designed to be used on various GNU/Linux distributions that usually ship with the KDE Plasma desktop environment, but also on the latest releases of the Microsoft Windows operating system.