GNU Parallel 20160722 ('Brexit') released
GNU Parallel 20160722 ('Brexit') has been released.
QEMU 2.7 To Support New ARM Boards, Intel Graphics VFIO & More
QEMU 2.7.0-rc0 was released yesterday as the first test version of this next feature release.
It Looks Like Systemd 231 Will Soon Be Released, Adds MemoryDenyWriteExecute
It's been a while since the last systemd release (230 in May) while it looks like the systemd 231 release is imminent.
Over the past day, systemd developers have begun updating the NEWS entry for the v231 milestone. The systemd 231 release hasn't happened quite yet, but here's a look at some of the functionality that's coming.
- A final post about the lua-editor.
7 Best Markdown Editors for Linux
In this article, we shall review some of the best Markdown editors you can install and use on your Linux desktop. There are numerous Markdown editors you can find for Linux but here, we want to unveil possibly the best you may choose to work with.
- Dolphin Emulator's Vulkan Back-End Is Now Feature Complete
Vulkan backend for the Dolphin emulator is now feature complete
On the github pull request to bring in the Vulkan backend for the Dolphin emulator, it now reads as feature complete.
For those that don't know what Dolphin is, it's an emulator for playing GameCube and Wii games on your PC.
The Wine Development Release 1.9.15 Is Now Available
The Wine team released today another development release of their software. Version 1.9.15 has many small changes including 22 bugfixes.
- New "remi-php71" repository
- PHP on the road to the 7.1.0 release
First round of Fedora 24 Updated Lives now available. (torrents expected later this week)
As noted by my colleague on his blog the first round of F24 Updated Lives are now available and carry the date 20160720, Also as mentioned last week on his blog F23 Respins are not going to be actively made, however we and the rest of the volunteer team will field off-off requests as time and resources permit. We are considering a new/second tracker for the Updated Spins but as of today there are only .ISO files available at https://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/live-respins [shortlink] F24 Live-Respins . The F24 respins carry the 4.6.4-200 Kernel and roughly ~500M of updates since the Gold ISOs were released just 5 weeks ago. (some ISOs have more updates, some less)
Snappy Packaging Happenings In The Fedora, Arch Space
This week Canonical hosted a Snappy Sprint in Heidelberg, Germany where they worked to further their new package management solution originally spearheaded for Ubuntu Touch. This wasn't an Ubuntu-only event, but Canonical did invite other distribution stakeholders.
Coming out of this week's event were at least positive moments to share for both Arch and Fedora developers. The Arch snaps package guy made progress on snap confinement on Arch. Currently when using Snaps on Arch, there isn't any confinement support, which defeats some of the purpose. There isn't any confinement support since it relies upon some functionality in the Ubuntu-patched AppArmor with that code not yet being mainlined. Arch's Timothy Redaelli has got those AppArmor patches now running via some AUR packages. Thus it's possible to get snap confinement working on Arch, but it's not yet too pleasant of an experience.
PhantomJS 2.1.1 in Ubuntu different from upstream
At the moment of this writing Vitaly's qtwebkit fork is 28 commits ahead and 39 commits behind qt:dev. I'm surprised Ubuntu's PhantomJS even works.
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS released
Ubuntu 16.04 is a LTS version of Ubuntu.Now Ubuntu team has announced the release of it's first point release,Ubuntu 16.04.1.This first point release includes many updates containing bug fixes and fixing security issues as well and as always what most of users want from a distribution and most of distributions tries to perform,Stability.This release is also well focoused on stabilty as Ubuntu 16.04.
- Workshop on Open source and standardization: legal interactions
- Splice Machine community edition, European Commission open source audits, and more news
Poland finalising its national open data program
The Polish Ministry of Digitisation is currently finalising its open data program. From 16 May to 16 June, it ran a public consultation, resulting in fourteen parties providing feedback on the proposed program and expressing their willingness to cooperate on its implementation.
Ransomware Gang Claims Fortune 500 Company Hired Them to Hack the Competition
Ransomware—computer viruses that lock a victim’s files and demand a payment to get them back—has become so common that experts believe it’s now an “epidemic.”
Security experts have always assumed that ransomware hackers are in it for the ransom. But a shocking claim made by one ransomware agent suggests there may be another motive: corporate sabotage.
In an exchange with a security researcher pretending to be a victim, one ransomware agent claimed they were working for a Fortune 500 company.
“We are hired by [a] corporation to cyber disrupt day-to-day business of their competition,” the customer support agent of a ransomware known as Jigsaw said, according to a new report by security firm F-Secure.
- How and why to verify your Twitter account
I haven't been using Linux in a while out of necessity (:() so I'm kind of out of the loop on what's happening with gaming in Linux. I hear talks of Vulkan and other marvelous jazz, and one friend told me he heard that DirectX and Visual C++ is coming to Linux natively too (which seems too good to be true to me). Also (unrelated to gaming) I have heard rumors of Adobe's software suite, which I use frequently on my PC, coming to Linux as well.
So can someone nice clarify these rumors and talks for me? Muchas gracias to the Linux friends.submitted by /u/-Canonical-
I have been trying to update my laptop with a new wifi adapter. I have been researching a little been on the subject, and it was my understanding that if you are looking for a laptop adapter, buy Intel. Apparently, Intel is no longer a good one. I have had major issues with at least two Intel WiFi adapters, and they seem to be caused by poor Intel software.
I do realize that most of folks here do not replace wifi cards. But those of you who do have laptops with stable, problem free Wi-Fi adapters, preferably with Bluetooth and at least 802.11n support, can you post the chipset/model?
You can lookup one using lspci commandsubmitted by /u/wk4327
- Friday Session Wrap-up for Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
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- Red Hat Inc. (NYSE:RHT) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages
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- Friday Session Wrap-up for Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
- Stock Performance Rundown on Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
Android Wear: Should Manufacturers be Given More Freedom?
In the world of Android, we’ve become accustomed to the myriad of different brands and manufacturers putting their own twist on Android. While this has caused some friction in some circles, it has given certain devices a unique sense of identity and now that most of these skins have been toned down somewhat, they often add a little more value, too. The case is no more clear than it is with Android tablets, stock Android might be just fine and dandy for a lot of users on smartphones, but on tablets it can feel stark and limited. The added features from the likes of Samsung and Sony often make an Android tablet a hell of a lot more useful out of the box, but in the world of Android smartwatches, there’s none of this. The only thing that device manufacturers can realistically change with their Android Wear watches is the different watch faces they include and include some different apps. Is it about time that this changed?
$99 Superdock turns Android phones into laptops — but why?
Stop me if you've heard this idea before: Imagine turning your smartphone into a laptop just by plugging it into a laptop "shell."
Yeah... it's not a new idea and yet Superbook, a product that promises to turn your Android phone into a laptop, has already smashed its Kickstarter campaign goal of $50,000 with more than $398,000 pledged as of this writing and 28 days left to go.
BlackBerry Hamburg Android phone release date soon, FCC now
This week the folks at BlackBerry have had their latest Android device revealed by the FCC. Re-revealed, we might say, as the device was first leaked several weeks ago with its partner, both BlackBerry smartphones running Android. This device is being shown by the FCC this week with model name STH100-2 (RJD211LW) with GSM quad-band, UMTS penta-band, and LTE deca-band connectivity technology inside. We will very likely see this device released inside the United States very soon.
This smart shell can turn your Android smartphone into a complete laptop
A US-based startup has launched a smart laptop shell that turns your Android smartphone into a complete laptop -- making it more convenient and affordable for people in developing countries like India and South Africa to carry their office in their pocket, literally.
The shell, called Superbook by Andromium, makes an Android smartphone output look very much like a desktop environment. It is essentially a "dumb terminal"-- a notebook without a processor but with a keyboard, battery, trackpad and display, TreeHugger reported on Saturday.
- SamsungOne is the new font for all things Samsung
Nokia set to make a comeback with two Android devices by the end of year
Finnish telecommunications giant Nokia is all set to make a smartphone comeback with two new Android 7.0 Nougat devices by the end of this year, a media report said on Saturday.
The two unnamed devices will have premium metal designs complete with IP68 certification, which means they will be as water resistant as Samsung's Galaxy S7, The Inquirer reported.
The smartphones may come up with 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch QHD screens, along with fingerprint scanner and "innovations" in the camera, the report noted.
Cyanogen Inc. reportedly fires OS development arm, switches to apps
Cyanogen Inc. seems to be in trouble. A report from Android Police cites "several sources" that say the three-year-old Android software house will be laying off 20 percent of its workforce. One source said the company would "pivot" to "apps" and away from OS development.
- Cyanogen is chopping its staff after its alternative Android has failed to catch on with phone makers [Ed: Microsoft deal didn't work out, eh?]
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Running Android apps on a Chromebook gives the Chrome OS added functionality. It has the potential to morph the Chromebook into a portable computing device that offers the best of two Linux worlds.
Still, Google engineers have some tinkering to do before Android apps and the Chrome OS are fully implemented and functional. This transition will not be complete until the Google Play Store works out of the box on new Chromebooks without users having to "upgrade" through Developer's Mode.
I recently started learning python and made Ciri. Ciri is a python script which downloads xkcd comics. I took the liberty of downloading all the comics and uploading them on a third party server, so that xkcd servers are not crowded unnecessarily.
Things to know:
Works on both python 2 and 3
Depends on BeautifulSoup, wget and Requests.
Works on linux and Windows
Path is current directory.
- Downloads the xkcd comic archive directly from third party server. Last updated on july 22, 2016.
Ciri.py --update # After downloading archive
- Updates the xkcd comics folder anytime in near future.
Ciri.py --update # If archive not downloaded
- Downloads all comics from xkcd. Program uses multiple processes for faster downloading.
Ciri.py --select [comic_number] [comic_number] ...
- Download selective comics seperated by spaces.
Ciri.py --bounds [Lower_bound] [Upper_bound]
- Download specified range of comics.
My other project Lexicon: Dictionary, anywheresubmitted by /u/Dark_Island
I am trying to install Arch Linux on an Acer One 10, and no matter what I do, every time I boot (even after disabling Windows Fast boot), my computer boots into Windows 10.
Here are the steps I am taking:
- Disabled Windows Fast Start as per this article.
USB Drive Setup
- Downloaded the latest Arch Linux Image.
- From Windows I burned the image to the USB Drive with the following settings.
- Following this guide I took the following files from the latest Arch Boot images: bootia32.cfg BOOTIA32.EFI BOOTX64.EFI and placed them in the EFI/Boot directory of my USB Drive as seen here.
- I modified the bootia32.cfg (which can be seen here) according to the guide in the previous step.
BIOS (Aptio Setup Utility - Version 2.16.1242)
- Disabled Secure Boot Mode
- Set Secure Boot Mode to 'Custom'
- Deleted all Default Key Provisions
- Set Boot Option #1 to '[USB Hard Disk]'
- Set Boot Option #2 to '[Disabled]' from '[Hard Disk]'
- Changed UEFI Hard Disk Drive BBS Priorities (only available for 'Boot Option #1' to '[Disabled]' from '[Windows Boot Manager]'
After cycling power I would expect to boot into the Arch Linux Media but instead I boot into Windows.
Does anyone have any suggestions?submitted by /u/stickybath
The latest debacle over the "forced" upgrade to Windows 10 and Apple's increasingly locked-in ecosystem has got me thinking. Do I really need to use a proprietary operating system to get work done? And while I'm at it, do I need to use commercial cloud services to store my data?
I've always used Linux since the first time I tried installing Slackware in the mid-90s. In 1998 we were the first national TV show to install Linux live (Red Hat). And I've often advocated Ubuntu to people with older computers. I usually have at least one computer running Linux around, in the past couple of years Dell XPS laptops have been great choices. And a couple of months ago I bought a 17" Oryx laptop from System76, an Ubuntu system integrator, for use in studio.
But as time went by, even Ubuntu began to seem too commercial to me, and I've migrated to community supported Debian testing and the Arch-based Antergos distros for everything. (i use Antergos on my Oryx on the shows.)