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Updated: 46 min 11 sec ago Latest Linux Maker Boards Gamble on Diversity

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 05:29:10 PM

As usual, last week’s Embedded World show in Nuremberg, Germany was primarily focused on commercial embedded single board computers (SBCs), computer-on-modules, and rugged industrial systems for the OEM market. Yet, we also saw a growing number of community-backed maker boards, which, like most of the commercial boards, run Linux.

Reddit: The Linux community needs to organize.

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 05:02:12 PM

What are some ideas that we as a community can do to be more welcoming to new users? Wikis and forums only go so far.

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LinuxToday: How to Manage Processes in Linux

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 05:00:00 PM

A process is the abstraction used by the Linux operating system to represent a running program.

Reddit: Has Interest in Ubuntu Peaked?

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 04:27:19 PM

Reddit: Proper Reddit clients?

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 04:18:55 PM

Hey there. Are there any good Reddit clients with dark color schemes and different view modes arount?

As of now I'm using the service through reddit6 which is nice but won't save my changes across systems of course. Installing the Linux version (which might just as well be nothing but a weblauncher, I dunno) isn't possible for me on Mint 18.1 as it requires libudev0 that isn't available in the repos.

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LXer: 5 simple steps to change the Linux Splash screen.

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 04:08:18 PM
Splash screen is nothing but the picture that’s gets displayed in the background while booting the Linux operating system.Splash screen definitions are defined in the grub.conf file and this splash screen image file resides inside the /boot partition. This tutorial will Teach how to change splash screen.

Reddit: Rebranding an open source project

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 04:03:02 PM

I have been working on a fork of the (dead upstream) mediatomb upnp-av server project.

I am coming up to the point of wanting to do an initial release to start spreading the word a bit more, part of this would be registering a domain, perhaps a new logo and rebranding within the code.

Obviously I cant call it Mediatomb (I give full credit though) so:

  1. Is it better to rebrand or to keep the suffixed name?
  2. Will I be judged by the community for a rebrand?
  3. Could I just call it "mediatomb" as upstream is dead anyway?
  4. Any suggestions for names?

Any help welcome!

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Phoronix: Intel's Vulkan Driver Working On VK_KHX_multiview Support

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 03:33:22 PM
Intel's open-source "ANV" Vulkan Linux driver is prepping support for the experimental VK_KHX_multiview extension...

TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 03:01:07 PM

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LinuxToday: Linux Laptop: Display Battery Status And Thermal Temperature From Command Line

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 03:00:00 PM

Nixcraft: The information regarding your battery status and ACPI is stored in /proc and /sys file system.

Reddit: W3C erects DRM as web standard

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 02:41:19 PM Vim Shortcuts and Text Searches

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 02:30:51 PM
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Reddit: Why isn't there a command line launcher?

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 02:27:06 PM

Here's a pretty common scenario: you're working on the command line and find a file that you want to open in some GUI application (maybe a PDF in evince). But you want a totally separate evince process that isn't tied to your shell at all—as if you started evince from a launcher like dmenu. So you type

$ (evince myfile.pdf &>/dev/null &)

Why can't it just be

$ launch evince myfile.pdf

In particular I want a command that

  • takes no options, just runs another command from the current working directory
  • has no side-effects in the current directory (like creating nohup.out)
  • the new process's parent PID is 1
  • the new process's stdout/stderr do not print to the shell
  • ideally exits with an error if the command could not be run (e.g. command not found)
  • ideally prints the PID of the child process, similar to when you background something

It's pretty trivial to make a script or program that accomplishes this, but I'm just astonished that there isn't already such a thing.

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Phoronix: Serious Sam Fusion 2017 Is Working Out Well For RADV Vulkan

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 02:00:00 PM
This week marked the roll out of Serious Sam Fusion 2017 into public beta first up with Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter and soon to be followed-up by The Second Encounter and Serious Sam: BFE. The Fusion 2017 update is interesting as it brings these classics Vulkan support, 64-bit only, and other engine improvements.

LXer: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Launches With Improved Security

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 01:59:42 PM
After more than six years of availability, Red Hat continues to update RHEL 6 with incremental features and security improvements.

TuxMachines: Security Leftovers

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 01:57:30 PM
  • Windows flaw lets attackers take over A-V software

    A 15-year-old flaw in every version of Windows right from XP to Windows 10 allows a malicious attacker to take control of a system through the anti-virus software running on the system.

  • Google Continues to Make Strides in Improving Android Security
  • Google cites progress in Android security, but patching issues linger
  • Dark Matter

    Today, March 23rd 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 "Dark Matter", which contains documentation for several CIA projects that infect Apple Mac Computer firmware (meaning the infection persists even if the operating system is re-installed) developed by the CIA's Embedded Development Branch (EDB). These documents explain the techniques used by CIA to gain 'persistence' on Apple Mac devices, including Macs and iPhones and demonstrate their use of EFI/UEFI and firmware malware.

    Among others, these documents reveal the "Sonic Screwdriver" project which, as explained by the CIA, is a "mechanism for executing code on peripheral devices while a Mac laptop or desktop is booting" allowing an attacker to boot its attack software for example from a USB stick "even when a firmware password is enabled". The CIA's "Sonic Screwdriver" infector is stored on the modified firmware of an Apple Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapter.

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Leftovers: OSS

  • Communities of Communities: The Next Era of Open Source Software
    We are now about 20 years into the open source software era. You might think that open source simply means publishing the source code for something useful. While this is correct by definition, the most important component of any open source project is its community and how it works together. Open source projects are not isolated islands. In fact, it’s common for them to depend on each other. As new projects are created, it is also common that members come from related projects to work on something new. Apache Arrow is an example of a new project that worked across many related projects, creating a new community that from the beginning knew it needed to build a community of communities.
  • 9 Open Source Storage Solutions: A Perfect Solution To Store Your Precious Data
    Whatever business nature you have, there must be some precious data which you want to store in a secured place. Finding a right storage solution is always critical for business, especially for small and medium, but what if you get a perfect solution at no cost. There is no doubt that business cant runs without data, but while looking for a solution, you might need to spend a fortune to cover all your storage requirements. Open source tools come as the viable solution where you won’t spend money yet get a suitable solution to store your precious data. And don’t worry we will help you to find one of the best.
  • 15 Open Source Solutions To Setup Your Ecommerce Business
    In the past few years, there is a rapid growth in the online sales. According to a survey, more than 40% people are now shifted to online stores and majorly buying products from their smartphones and tablets. With the expeditious rise in the online marketplace, more business introducing online stores. For the big fishes in the industry, the expenses of setting up an online store is like spending peanuts, but for the small or startups, it appears to be a fortune. The smart move could be open source platforms, to begin with as they are not only free also reliable and scalable. One can set up the online store not only quickly as well as, in future if you want to add some of the functionalities, which are available with only premium, can be done by paying quite a small amount.
  • An Industry First: Teradata Debuts Open Source Kylo to Quickly Build, Manage Data Pipelines
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  • OpenSSL Re-Licensing to Apache License v. 2.0

    The OpenSSL project, home of the world’s most popular SSL/TLS and cryptographic toolkit, is changing its license to the Apache License v2.0 (ASL v2). As part of this effort, the OpenSSL team launched a new website and has been working with various corporate collaborators to facilitate the re-licensing process.

Linux Graphics

  • Ubuntu 17.04 Still Hasn't Landed X.Org Server 1.19
    While the Ubuntu 17.04 final release is expected to happen in just over two weeks and the final freeze is quickly approaching, X.Org Server 1.19 has yet to land as anticipated into the Zesty Zapus.
  • NV_fill_rectangle Coming To Gallium3D/Nouveau
    Red Hat developer Lyude Paul is working on OpenGL NV_fill_rectangle support for Gallium3D and the Nouveau driver. Lyude has published a set of six patches for adding GL_NV_fill_rectangle support to Gallium3D and wires it up in the Nouveau NVC0 driver for GM200+ hardware.
  • New Engine Reset Capability Being Worked On For Intel DRM Linux Driver
    Intel's Michael Thierry published the fifth version of these patches on Friday. While there has been GPU reset support within the Intel DRM driver in case of hangs, this new engine-reset support is superior as it can reset a particular engine rather than performing a full GPU reset.
  • Vulkan 1.0.45 Released
    Version 1.0.45 is now the latest version of the Vulkan 1.0 specification.

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