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LXer: Skype 5.0 for Linux Enters Beta with Video Call Support and Better Collaboration

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 11:47:24 PM
Microsoft announced that Skype 5.0 for Linux has entered Beta stages of development after being in Alpha for more than eight months, during which it received numerous builds that users were able to take for a test drive.

TuxMachines: Alpine Linux 3.5.2 released

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 11:39:43 PM

The Alpine Linux project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 3.5.2 of its Alpine Linux operating system.

This is a bugfix release of the v3.5 musl based branch, based on linux-4.4.52 kernels and it contains bugfixes.

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TuxMachines: Security-minded i.MX6 UL COM doubles up on Ethernet and CAN

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 11:26:13 PM

Aries’ “M6UL” COM expands on an i.MX6 UltraLite SoC with 4GB eMMC, dual Ethernet ports, and dual CAN ports, as well as DRM ID, encryption, and secure boot.

Germany-based Aries Embedded has announced a “M6UL” computer-on-module as a drop-in replacement for its earlier i.MX28-based M28 COM. The new device keeps the SODIMM-style form factor, but advances to NXP’s i.MX6 UltraLite (UL) SoC.

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Phoronix: X.Org Server 1.19.2 Released With Numerous Fixes

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 11:25:46 PM
Adam Jackson has announced the release of X.Org Server 1.19.2 and users are encouraged to update to this latest point release...

LXer: 4 open source tools for sharing files

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 10:38:47 PM
There comes a time in your life when you have to share one or more files with someone, whether that someone is a friend, a family member, a colleague or collaborator, or a client. Many people stay true to their open source convictions by doing the job using applications like ownCloud, Nextcloud, or SparkleShare.read more

Reddit: What happened to Yilf OS?

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 10:19:16 PM

The last news we got was about a beta 6 version that came out. It looked like they wanted to experiment with KDE and Gnome and then the distros never got any where. You might still be able to get the beta 6 iso's but what happened? Why did the distro just disipear. It is the same with alot of these Windows clones.

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LinuxToday: How To Set Password Policies In Linux

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 10:00:00 PM

ostechnix: This tutorial describes how to set password policies such as password length, password complexity, password expiration period etc., in Linux.

LXer: Kaby Lake is unleashed with Linux kernel 4.10

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 09:30:10 PM
The guy behind the Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds, has built version 4.10 of the mainline kernel—nicknamed “Fearless Coyote.” Like any new kernel, version 4.10 has a slew of improvements for compatibility with a wide range of hardware. As I was digging through the commit log to see what’s new (a lot, actually), an entry on Kaby Lake caught my eye.

Linux.com: Node.js Interactive

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 09:24:56 PM

Node.js Interactive is the marquee event for Node.js developers, companies that rely on Node.js and the vendors that support both of these constituents with tools, training and other services. Learn more.

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Reddit: AMD to consider Coreboot/Libreboot support. Contact AMD!!! Let them know there is demand. (x-post/ r/opensource)

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 09:01:25 PM

In AMD’s AMA here, they say they will seriously consider releasing their Platform Security Processor (PSP) source code. This is their equivalent of the Intel Management Engine and would make AMD processors compatible with coreboot/libreboot.

This would be massive. It would make it possible to have a truly open-source machine, with all the security and privacy benefits that entails. At the moment secure boot relies primarily on aging Intel processors from nearly a decade ago.

In 2011, AMD began supporting coreboot, but stopped in 2013 and introduced the PSP. Why? Because they didn’t think it was economically worthwhile.

Don’t let that happen again! Let’s tell AMD there is demand for this. Get into that thread and comment. And – more importantly – message them! If you’re reading this after the AMA has ended, contact them anyway!

AMD’s Twitter

AMD’s Forums

AMD’s contact page (You can find details on AMD in your country)

You can also reach them on Facebook.

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LinuxToday: Tweet From the Linux Command Line With Rainbow Stream

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 09:00:00 PM

LinuxConfig: Rainbow Stream allows you to manage just about every aspect of your Twitter account from the command line.

LXer: Start your engines as DiRT Rally is now on Linux, port report & review

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 08:21:33 PM
DiRT Rally is one game a lot of Linux gamers have been looking forward to, so here’s my port report and review.

Phoronix: AMD Ryzen/Zen Currently Doesn't Support Coreboot Today

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 08:00:00 PM
Back in 2011 was the glorious announcement that AMD would support Coreboot with its future CPUs. Sadly, a lot has changed at AMD over the past half-decade, and there isn't any Coreboot support to find today for Zen/Ryzen...

LinuxToday: Start your engines as DiRT Rally is now on Linux, port report & review

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 08:00:00 PM

GamingOnLinux: DiRT Rally is one game a lot of Linux gamers have been looking forward to

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