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TuxMachines: Fedora 27 GNOME: Quick Screenshot Tour

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 08:02:41 AM

Fedora is one of the operating systems that users wait regularly and with big interest. Fedora is a playground of new technologies that will later come to RedHat and its derivatives like CentOS.

Fedora 27 has been released on the 14th of November 2017. Let's have a quick whistlestop tour through the GNOME version of this operating system.

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LXer: Open-source defenders turn on each other in 'bizarre' trademark fight sparked by GPL fall out

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 08:01:41 AM
Tempest in a teapot scalds FOSS world. Special report Two organizations founded to help and support developers of free and open-source software have locked horns in public, betraying a long-running quarrel rumbling mostly behind the scenes.

Reddit: Noob here: Where is /mnt?

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 06:57:25 AM

Long story short. I’m a windows user who dual booted with Mac and have clover as a boot loader. The only way to remove it is by deleting the clover folder in the EFI partition but I can’t boot into Mac so I can’t mount that partition. I stuck Ubuntu onto a USB and mounted the EFI partition but as /mnt because of a guide I followed but how can I access the partition to delete that folder? Thank you guys.

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LXer: Capital One Previews Fintech Tuned Container Platform

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 06:47:21 AM
We're accustomed to seeing proprietary vendors embrace open source. What we don't see very often is the opposite, open source developers moving into the world of proprietary software. We're seeing that today with Capital One's beta release of Critical Stack, its Kubernetes compatible container technology.

Reddit: NoScript is now available for Firefox 57 "Quantum"

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 05:55:57 AM

LXer: How to Install WordPress on CentOS with Centmin Mod

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 05:33:00 AM
The easiest way to install WordPress on a CentOS server. Using Centmin Mod, you can install WordPress, configure and secure the server, and take care of everything in a matter of minutes.

Phoronix: Looking At The Power Use From Linux 4.6 To Linux 4.15

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 05:09:28 AM
In addition to looking at system boot times from Linux 4.6 to Linux 4.15, while doing this kernel testing session on the Lenovo ThinkPad I also took some battery power consumption measurements...

LXer: As Google clamps down, 'Droid developer warns 'breaking day' is coming

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 04:18:40 AM
The Chocolate Factory plugs accessibility fudgeMobile app developers are being forced to rewrite their code as Google attempts to tame Android's Wild West.

Reddit: Torvalds: "Do no harm."

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 04:15:48 AM

Reddit: The EFF Automated Emailing Your Representatives!

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 03:45:42 AM

LXer: Kali Linux 2017.3 Ethical Hacking OS Brings InSpy, Sublist3r, and SMB3.0 Support

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 03:04:20 AM
Offensive Security announced a few moments ago the release and general availability of the Kali Linux 2017.3 ISO snapshot of their popular ethical hacking and penetration testing GNU/Linux distribution.

LXer: Fedora 27 GNOME: Quick Screenshot Tour

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 01:50:00 AM
Fedora 27 has been released on the 14th of November 2017. Let's have a quick whistlestop tour through the GNOME version of this operating system.

LXer: Why the open source community needs a diverse supply chain

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 12:35:39 AM
At this year's Opensource.com Community Moderator's meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst made a comment that stuck with me."Open source's supply chain is source code," he said, "and the people making up that supply chain aren't very diverse."Diversity and inclusivity in the technology industry—and in open source communities more specifically—have received a lot of coverage, both on Opensource.com and elsewhere. One approach to the issue foregrounds arguments about concepts that are more abstract—like human decency, for example.read more

LXer: Banana Backups

Tuesday 21st of November 2017 11:21:19 PM
Even though the modern Raspberry Pi 3 has a faster CPU, the old Banana Pi still beats it on network and disk I/O. This makes it pretty ideal as a standalone system for home network backups, depending on your needs.

LinuxToday: Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition is coming from Beamdog, Linux support confirmed

Tuesday 21st of November 2017 11:00:00 PM

GamingOnLinux: Beamdog have officially announced their next revamp of a classic with Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition

Reddit: Wendell Wilson | Ask Noah 35 | Jupiter Broadcasting

Tuesday 21st of November 2017 10:57:24 PM

Phoronix: Sabrent EC-SS31: A $10 USB 3.1 To SATA 2.5-Inch Drive Adapter

Tuesday 21st of November 2017 10:44:34 PM
If you are looking out for a SATA 2.5-inch HDD/SSD to USB3 adapter, the Sabrent EC-SS31 is quite simple, works with Linux, supports USB 3.1, and retails for about $10 USD...

Reddit: Join The Battle Fot The Net Neutrality

Tuesday 21st of November 2017 10:24:20 PM

LXer: LinuxAndUbuntu Review Of Ubuntu MATE 17.10

Tuesday 21st of November 2017 10:06:59 PM
The much awaited release of Ubuntu 17.10 and its shift from Unity to Gnome has got both positive and negative reviews. But it is important to note that when Ubuntu left Gnome, it was Gnome 2. Supported by a group of FOSS enthusiasts Gnome 2 lives as Mate today. Also, Mate is one of the officially supported flavors of Ubuntu. So here is LinuxAndUbuntu’s review of the Ubuntu Mate 17.10.?

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Security: Uber Sued, Intel ‘Damage Control’, ZDNet FUD, and XFRM Privilege Escalation

  • Uber hit with 2 lawsuits over gigantic 2016 data breach
    In the 48 hours since the explosive revelations that Uber sustained a massive data breach in 2016, two separate proposed class-action lawsuits have been filed in different federal courts across California. The cases allege substantial negligence on Uber’s part: plaintiffs say the company failed to keep safe the data of the affected 50 million customers and 7 million drivers. Uber reportedly paid $100,000 to delete the stolen data and keep news of the breach quiet. On Tuesday, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote: “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it.”
  • Intel Releases Linux-Compatible Tool For Confirming ME Vulnerabilities [Ed: ‘Damage control’ strategy is to make it look like just a bug.]
    While Intel ME security issues have been talked about for months, confirming fears that have been present about it for years, this week Intel published the SA-00086 security advisory following their own internal review of ME/TXE/SPS components. The impact is someone could crash or cause instability issues, load and execute arbitrary code outside the visibility of the user and operating system, and other possible issues.
  • Open source's big weak spot? Flawed libraries lurking in key apps [Ed: Linux basher Liam Tung entertains FUD firm Snyk and Microsoft because it suits the employer's agenda]
  • SSD Advisory – Linux Kernel XFRM Privilege Escalation

gThumb 3.6 GNOME Image Viewer Released with Better Wayland and HiDPI Support

gThumb, the open-source image viewer for the GNOME desktop environment, has been updated this week to version 3.6, a new stable branch that introduces numerous new features and improvements. gThumb 3.6 comes with better support for the next-generation Wayland display server as the built-in video player, color profiles, and application icon received Wayland support. The video player component received a "Loop" button to allow you to loop videos, and there's now support for HiDPI displays. The app also ships with a color picker, a new option to open files in full-screen, a zoom popover that offers different zoom commands and a zoom slider, support for double-click activation, faster image loading, aspect ratio filtering, and the ability to display the description of the color profile in the property view. Read more Also: Many Broadway HTML5 Backend Improvements Land In GTK4

ExTiX 18.0, 64bit, with Deepin Desktop 15.5 (made in China!) and Refracta Tools – Create your own ExTiX/Ubuntu/Deepin system in minutes!

I’ve made a new extra version of ExTiX with Deepin 15.5 Desktop (made in China!). Deepin is devoted to providing a beautiful, easy to use, safe and reliable system for global users. Only a minimum of packages are installed in ExTiX Deepin. You can of course install all packages you want. Even while running ExTiX Deepin live. I.e. from a DVD or USB stick. Study all installed packages in ExTiX Deepin. Read more Also: ExTiX, the Ultimate Linux System, Now Has a Deepin Edition Based on Ubuntu 17.10 Kali Linux 2017.3 Brings New Hacking Tools — Download ISO And Torrent Files Here

Graphics: Greenfield, Polaris, Ryzen

  • Greenfield: An In-Browser HTML5 Wayland Compositor
    Earlier this year we covered the Westfield project as Wayland for HTML5/JavaScript by providing a Wayland protocol parser and generator for JavaScript. Now that code has morphed into Greenfield to provide a working, in-browser HTML5 Wayland compositor.
  • New Polaris Firmware Blobs Hit Linux-Firmware.Git
    Updated firmware files for the command processor (CP) on AMD Polaris graphics cards have landed in linux-firmware.git. These updated firmware files for Polaris GPUs are light on details besides being for the CP and from their internal 577de7b1 Git state.
  • Report: Ryzen "Raven Ridge" APU Not Using HBM2 Memory
    Instead of the Vega graphics on Raven Ridge using HBM2 memory, it appears at least for some models they are just using onboard DDR4 memory. FUDZilla is reporting today that there is just 256MB of onboard DDR4 memory being used by the new APU, at least for the Ryzen 5 APU found on the HP Envy x360 that was the first Raven APU system to market.