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

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 07:26:07 PM

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

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 07:24:57 PM
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

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 07:22:40 PM

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

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 07:19:31 PM

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

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 07:14:05 PM

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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TuxMachines: pfSense 2.2.4 BSD Firewall Fixes Multiple Stored XSS Vulnerabilities in the WebGUI

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 01:54:37 PM

Electric Sheep Fencing LLC., through Chris Buechler, has announced the immediate availability for download of the fourth maintenance release of the pfSense 2.2 FreeBSD-based firewall software.

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LXer: The Elderly & the Scam Masters

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 01:37:10 PM
Jane answered the phone and a pleasant young man identified himself as an internet technician with Microsoft. He told her they’d received a report that something was extremely wrong with their computers and he was calling to help. And yeah…you know where this is going. But Jane did not.

Phoronix: NVIDIA Releases 352.30 Linux Driver

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 01:06:25 PM
NVIDIA released the 352.30 Linux graphics driver this morning that adds support for one GPU plus has a handful of bug-fixes...

Reddit: Libreboot exposes the purism librem as fraud

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 01:02:11 PM

LXer: Hold that upgrade: Critical bug in .NET 4.6 'breaks applications'

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 01:45:59 AM
Methods get wrong parameters, claim Stack Overflow dev. A critical bug in the optimizer in the just-released .NET 4.6 runtime could break and crash production applications, we're warned.

Reddit: Linux Boot Times FTW!!

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 01:32:42 AM

I was just watching the latest Linus Tech Tips Rig video ( in which Linus puts an Intel 750 PCI SSD in his box. However I noticed that at 12:25 he is so happy that his boot time was reduced from 2 minutes to around 45 seconds. This surprised me as my linux box boots in ~10 seconds (including loading fglrx) and its running on a single, slighly old and slow, ssd, with a hard drive for /home. But, I guess that is the magic of linux. And as linux gets more and more compatibility it is easier to just use it and not use my macbook pro or windows partition.

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Phoronix: Fedora's Package Growth Rate Has Begun To Stall

Tuesday 28th of July 2015 01:20:40 AM
The number of Fedora packages within their repository has seemed to plateau, but it's not necessarily a bad sign...

LXer: Bin your Android phone: 1 BILLION mobes can be infected by a single text

Monday 27th of July 2015 11:51:37 PM
Good luck getting it patched on non-Nexus kit any time soon – may as well just buy a new one. The vast majority of Android phones can be silently infected each by a single text message, allowing criminals to worm their way into as many as 950 million devices.

Reddit: This cron tutorial is from 99. Is it still relevant?

Monday 27th of July 2015 11:21:13 PM

I'm trying to teach myself cron for my raspberry pi. This was the first result when I googled. Is there any reason not to use this tutorial?

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LXer: phpMyAdmin Bids SourceForge Farewell

Monday 27th of July 2015 09:57:15 PM
phpMyAdmin, the popular free and open source web based tool for administering MySQL databases, has left the SourceForge building. In a blog post on Saturday, the project’s infrastructure coordinator, Michal ?iha?, announced that a migration from Sourceforge is all but complete. The few remaining items left on the SourceForge server will be “hopefully handled in upcoming days as well.”

Phoronix: Git 2.5.0 Released

Monday 27th of July 2015 09:38:28 PM
Git 2.5.0 was officially released this afternoon...

TuxMachines: Exton|OS Light Distro Brings Linux Kernel 4.0 and Openbox to Ubuntu 15.04

Monday 27th of July 2015 09:21:00 PM

On July 27, Arne Exton, the creator of several Linux kernel-based operating systems, had the pleasure of informing us about the immediate availability for download of a new build of his Exton|OS Light distribution.

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TuxMachines: FreeBSD Making Progress With Their Linux Binary Emulation & More

Monday 27th of July 2015 09:14:40 PM

The FreeBSD project made much progress during this past quarter (Q2'2015) on many fronts from working on FreeBSD 10.2 to landing new work in FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT for improving their Linux binary emulation layer.

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Phoronix: FreeBSD Making Progress With Their Linux Binary Emulation & More

Monday 27th of July 2015 09:02:41 PM
The FreeBSD project made much progress during this past quarter (Q2'2015) on many fronts from working on FreeBSD 10.2 to landing new work in FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT for improving their Linux binary emulation layer...

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Kodi 15 Brings XBMC Media Player to Android

The XBMC Foundation's Team Kodi last week released version 15 of its popular, open source Kodi media player and home theater framework. The "Isengard" release of Kodi (formerly XBMC) offers enhancements ranging from new chapter support to an improved add-on manager, but the biggest news is the completion of the Android version. Read more

Systemd Is Launching Its Own Conference

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Linux 4.2 May Finish Fixing Up Radeon Audio Support

Since the Linux 4.0 kernel there has been DisplayPort audio support for the open-source Radeon driver. That DP audio handling came after a big rework to the audio code in the Radeon DRM kernel driver. A half-year later it looks like all the audio code is now cleaned up and ready. Read more Also: Radeon Gallium3D Tackles A Bit More, OpenGL 4.1 Patches Pending NVIDIA 352.30 GPU Driver For Linux Has Been Released

LibreOffice 5.0 Right Around the Corner, Guided Tour of LibreOffice

  • LibreOffice 5.0 Right Around the Corner
    Major release LibreOffice 5.0 is due next Wednesday with a lot of new features. Italo Vignoli today posted The Road to LibreOffice 5.0 in which he looks back at all the added features since January 2015 with version 3.3. Today's summary shows "the impressive amount of new features added to LibreOffice since version 3.3." LibreOffice 3.3 was released in January 2011. This release was significant in that the development and management of LibreOffice had come together in a short time and put out a release that brought several new features. SVG support, easier title and page formatting and numbering, improved ergonomics in Calc, and Microsoft Works support were among the newest features added by The Document Foundation.
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