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LXer: Secure Bittium Android Phone Has Split Personality

Saturday 4th of March 2017 11:49:13 AM
As everyone who watches TV and movie thrillers knows, the best way to ensure smartphone security is to tear your phone apart after making an important call and then break it into pieces and toss them into various trashcans and sewer grates. This can get expensive, however, especially if you want a nice model with 4K video and high-end cameras.

TuxMachines: FUD and Openwashing

Saturday 4th of March 2017 11:22:38 AM

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TuxMachines: Linux and Linux Foundation

Saturday 4th of March 2017 11:21:42 AM
  • Hyperledger nears release of its first production-ready blockchain

    The Hyperledger project, a cross-industry open source blockchain group led by the Linux Foundation, plans to release its first production-ready distributed ledger code base by the end of the month, as projects involving the nascent technology begin to mature.

    The group, whose more than 120 members include IBM, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Cisco Systems Inc and the Bank of England, said in a blog post published on Friday that its technical committee had promoted its first blockchain project, Hyperledger Fabric, to an active phase.

  • Cockpit 133

    Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. We release regularly. Here are the release notes from version 133.

  • Cockpit 130, 131 and 132

    Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. We release regularly. Here are the release notes from version 130, 131 and 132.

  • X.Org Server 1.19.2 Brings Xwayland, Glamor & Prime Improvements, Security Fixes

    Adam Jackson is announcing the release and immediate availability of the second maintenance update to the X.Org Server 1.19 display server stable series for GNU/Linux distributions.

    X.Org Server 1.19.2 comes one and a half months after the launch of the first point release and includes a bunch of stability improvements for Xwayland, Glamor, XFree86, Prime, and input support, besides patching a security issue that could brute-force the MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE authentication, namely CVE-2017-2624.

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TuxMachines: Red Hat and Fedora

Saturday 4th of March 2017 11:20:12 AM

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TuxMachines: Security Leftovers

Saturday 4th of March 2017 11:18:46 AM

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TuxMachines: Fake News From Fossbytes and Techworm

Saturday 4th of March 2017 10:09:04 AM

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Reddit: Difference security wise between .deb files (or the equivalent for other distros... I put this in /r/linux and not /r/debian because I feel it's a general question) and make/configure

Saturday 4th of March 2017 10:07:17 AM

Sorry if this is a potentially stupid question but for, say, Debian, wisdom has it that you shouldn't install software not from official repositories, so don't just install any .deb file you find on the internet. But what if you download, say, a tar, and it comes with instructions to install it using make, configure, etc?

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LXer: Top 10 Social Media Plugins for WordPress

Saturday 4th of March 2017 09:54:51 AM
In order to drive more social media traffic to your WordPress blog, you will love these WordPress social media plugins. These plugins will let you add a beautiful set of social share buttons on your posts which will encourage your visitors to share your content on their social networks. This will help your website get better exposure and it will increase the user engagement.

TuxMachines: Microsoft Versus GNU/Linux

Saturday 4th of March 2017 09:47:54 AM
  • Europe-wide interest in Munich desktop debate

    In the days leading up to the vote, the city received a record-breaking number of comments, one city councillor noted. A handful of activists attended the city hall meeting, and an alliance of German and international free and open source organisations questioned the city's plans in an open letter.

    In a statement, the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) says that the door is still open, “although the mandate is highly suggestive, in that it suggests that the existing vendor-neutral approach is to be replaced with a proprietary solution.” The advocacy group says it will continue to campaign: “The vendor-neutral strategy must prevail.”

  • Microsoft open source efforts draw praise [Ed: This article is a lie, based on selective quotes. Microsoft is attacking FOSS using patents and recall what happens in Munich.]

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TuxMachines: Hardware and Linux

Saturday 4th of March 2017 09:45:06 AM
  • Snowden calls for AMD to open source

    Whistle blowing spook Edward Snowden says that AMD could kick Intel to death if it open sources its PSP and firmware.

    In an odd tweet, Snowden appeared to be jolly excited about the release of AMD’s new Ryzen desktop processor. But he said that the release of such a good product would be a good moment for AMD to open source their PSP & firmware.

    “In the next cycles, many will discuss replacing Intel. This is a low-cost, low-risk opportunity for AMD to distinguish themselves from Intel on an on-going basis. It's a shame to miss it,” he wrote.

  • AMD Ryzen with Ubuntu – Here is what you have to do to fix constant crashes!
  • AMD Ryzen with Ubuntu - Here is What You Have to Do to Fix Constant Crashes

    Of course, you can always download the kernel of your choice from the Mainline Kernel PPA, and use dpkg to install it yourself as well, rather than rely on their script.

  • How to Build a Linux Rig

    When building a machine, you must take manufacturer into consideration if you’re building for Linux. If you want a Linux machine and don’t want to worry that your build won’t work, there are several vendors to choose from (one of which is Dell). If you want all your Steam games to work, the best choice of Linux to put on it (short of putting Steam OS on it) is Ubuntu Linux. In the following article, I’m going to walk you through how to pick parts for your Linux machine.

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Reddit: Alternatives to Synergy ?

Saturday 4th of March 2017 09:39:03 AM


A few years ago, I used Synergy to share my mouse between my Windows and Linux computers and it was working quite well and I even donated something I believe. Now I wanted to use it again after a lot of time and noticed that its gone paid :s For now, I've gone back to my two keyboards and mice.

I was wondering if someone knew a good alternative to it ?


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TuxMachines: By request, Razer may have a Linux option for its Razer Blade gaming laptop

Saturday 4th of March 2017 09:15:20 AM

Razer founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan said on Thursday that the company is now looking to support Linux on the Razer Blade laptop. He said that support for the open-source operating system is one of the most common requests for the Razer Blade and that Razer is now looking into the possibility. He is now asking all Linux “enthusiasts” to provide their feedback, suggestions, and ideas in the new Linux Corner section of Razer Insider.

“We decided to lead a new forum section that is dedicated to Linux’s applications for gamers or other creators alike,” the company states in its introductory post. “The Linux Corner is a result of this where fans can now discuss their experience, provide feedback, and talk about everything related to Tux’s OS running on the Razer Blade.”

Also: Microsoft Admits High Cost Of Windows 10 Upgrades

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TuxMachines: Lubuntu-Based Greenie 16.04 Distro Arrives for Slovak and Czech Linux Users

Saturday 4th of March 2017 08:35:57 AM

Stanislav Hoferek, the developer of the Lubuntu-based Greenie Linux distribution designed to run on older PCs from ten years ago, was proud to announce the release of Greenie 16.04, which ships in two editions: Desktop and Lite.

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TuxMachines: 7 Essential Tips for Linux Sysadmin Workstation Security

Saturday 4th of March 2017 08:32:40 AM

If you’re a sysadmin who works from home, logs in for after-hours emergency support or simply prefers to work from a laptop in your office, you need to do it securely. Preparation and vigilance are essential in keeping your workstation and network safe from hackers.

Anyone who uses a Linux workstation to access and manage their company’s or project's IT infrastructure runs the risk that his or her computer will become an incursion vector against the rest of that infrastructure.

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TuxMachines: Wine 2.3 Released

Saturday 4th of March 2017 08:31:32 AM
  • Wine 2.3 Released with Mortal Kombat X, Kholat and The Witcher 3 Improvements

    The Wine development team announced the availability of a new development release of the open-source and cross-platform application that lets Linux and Mac users install and use games and apps made only for Microsoft Windows operating systems.

    Wine 2.3 is now the newest development release, the third of its kind after the release of the major Wine 2.0 stable series earlier this year. Prominent features include improvements to ODBC (Open Database Connectivity) support on 64-bit platforms, more Shader Model 5 instructions, and additional work on the Direct3D command stream.

  • Wine 2.3 Released, Still Prepping For The Direct3D CSMT

    Wine 2.3 is out as the latest bi-weekly development snapshot.

  • Wine 2.3 Released

    The Wine development release 2.3 is now available.

  • Wine 2.3 released with more Direct3D command stream and Shader Model 5 work

    Wine 2.3 has officially released today and the developers are continuing their work to improve Wine performance and work on Shader Model 5.

    For those of you that don't know what "Direct3D command stream" means, it's multithreading to improve performance of games ran in Wine with OpenGL.

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LXer: Top 5: New Raspberry Pi Zero, MySQL 8 preview, and more

Saturday 4th of March 2017 08:00:29 AM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight new Raspberry Pi hardware, programming languages for beginners, MySQL 8, and machine learning.Top 5 articles of the week5. Pi Zero Wireless out now for $10Columnist Ben Nuttall introduces a new member of the Raspberry Pi family. The Pi Zero Wireless is the same Pi Zero you've come to love, with WiFi and more

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