Papirus, Our Fave Linux Icon Theme, Now Supports Even More Apps
Papirus is one of the best Linux icon themes available right now so we’re pleased to hear that it’s been updated with support for a slew of new apps, many of which we’ve featured on our pages over the past month.
Analyse Your Wi-Fi Signal Strength on Ubuntu With This Script
Wifi signal strength can vary from room to room so knowing where the best spot to pitch up when snagging the latest 1.5GB Ubuntu .iso is valuable information. There are several apps available on Linux that can assist you in finding the most signal-drenched Wi-Fi location in your house or apartment.
- Mozilla Firefox 48.0 Now Available For Ubuntu OSes, Solus, and Arch Linux
Bq Say They “Don’t Have Any Plans” For New Ubuntu Phones
Bq say they "don't have any plans" for new Ubuntu Phones — but is this reason to be worried? We don't think so, and here's why.
So the story goes like this: I was using elementary for while.I stopped by my apartment, checked somethings, forgot to shut the lid and went on having an excellent Friday.
On Saturday morning, I have noticed that the battery had no power left and it won't charge. Oh no no no no. a day later, still nothing. hindsight is 20/20 I now know I shouldn't have just considered the pop up: 'this and this prevented the computer from going to hibernation' one of them any quirks of ubuntu. I mean, how basic it is not to deplete a lion battery? Well, it seems linux isn't fool proof. That is something idiots like me should keep in mind in the future.
So the moral of the story: learn from my mistake and make sure you have no wrenches in your power management.
cheers.submitted by /u/Latidude
Surveillance video shows a case of high-tech grand theft auto, more than 100 cars stolen [Ed: proprietary software, recall this about Jeep]
Houston, Texas police announced the arrest of two men accused of stealing about 30 Jeep and Dodge vehicles. Authorities say they did it by using a laptop computer.
Police tell KTRK they've been watching these guys for a while but were never able to catch them in the act stealing Jeeps - until last Friday.
Police say Michael Arce and Jesse Zelaya stole more than 30 Jeeps in the Houston area over the last six months.
Openssh backdoor used on compromised Linux servers
Some times ago, I have installed honeypot services on one of my servers, in order to see what happens in the real outside world. I especially installed the cowrie ssh honeypot which simulate a Linux shell and gather binaries that people want to install on the server (this tool is awesome, check here to install it).
Lots of examples of random numbers failing, leading to cryptographic failure.
The always classic Debian, OpenSSL, and the year of the zero.
The time Sony signed Playstation code with the same nonce and leaked the keys.
Samy phpwned session IDS.
The Bitcoin app Blockchain used random.org for entropy. Bonus giggles for not following the HTTP redirect, but actually using “301 Moved Permanently” as a random number.
The paper Mining Your Ps and Qs has pretty extensive investigation into weak keys on network devices, many of which result from poor entropy.
Now here’s a question. How many of these vulnerabilities could have been prevented by plugging in some sort of “true random” USB gizmo of the sort that regularly appears on kickstarter? I’m going to go with not many. USB gizmos don’t prevent inopportune calls to memset. USB gizmos don’t prevent nonce reuse. USB gizmos don’t block utterly retarded HTTP requests.
I have a laptop (UEFI) with Win10 pre-installed on an eMMC drive.
I have added a SATA SSD and installed Fedora 24 on it.
In order to boot into Fedora I have to manually press F12 once I turn of the PC, than choose the 2 available options in the "Boot Option Menu":
1) Windows Boot Manager (eMMC)
2) Linpus Lite (SSD)
When I choose option 2) Grub starts and I can choose between Fedora and Windows.
But for the moment I haven't found a solution to avoid pressing F12 at each reboot.
I have entered into the UEFI settings, chose the SSD as the first boot option but each time I turn on the PC or reboot it Windows is automatically started, without having the option to choose Fedora (if I don't promptly press F12).
I have tried to refresh the GRUB configuration for UEFI systems with:#grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/grub.cfg
and reinstalling the bootloader files as stated here, but with no success.
Do you know any stratergies or workarounds to just have a GRUB menu and select between Linux and Win10?submitted by /u/Orange_Basketball
Linux users are notorious for our resilient pickiness when it comes to the software we use. It’s probably why we’re Linux users in the first place. Instead of submitting to oppressive operating systems and software with limited room for customization, we happily format our hard drives to purge them of Windows and OS X tyranny, instead opting for the freedom of choice that Linux provides. Not only can we control exactly how we want our systems to work, we can also control exactly how they look, which some would say is equally important.
Script Makes It Easy To Deploy Steam On FreeBSD
With a new script, it's possible to get Valve's Steam Linux game client running relatively well on FreeBSD.
On FreeBSD in conjunction with its Linux binary compatibility layer it's possible to run Steam for handling your favorite Steam Linux titles. If you are unfamiliar with FreeBSD's Linux compatibility layer, see FreeBSD: A Faster Platform For Linux Gaming Than Linux?. That article has background information along with some Linux vs. FreeBSD gaming benchmarks I did five years ago... When FreeBSD 11.0 is out, I'll try again to get it working to see how FreeBSD 11 performs for running Linux native games.
Time flies for FBSD updates, too
The older KDE stuff — that is, KDE4, which is still the current official release for the desktop on FreeBSD — is also maintained, although (obviously) not much changes there. We did run into a neat C++-exceptions bug recently, which was kind of hard to trigger: running k3b (or ksoundconverter and some other similar ones) with a CD that is unknown to MusicBrainz would crash k3b. There’s not that many commercially-available CDs unknown to that database, so I initially brushed off the bug report as Works For Me.
These are just few reasons to think about Bodhi Linux. As it is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS it doesn't lacks in case of applications. There is an alpha release of Bodhi Linux which is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This gives us another reason to think about Bodhi Linux. Try it out and make it permanent if you like it. In our next segment we will be introducing an independent Linux distribution. So stay tuned with us and don't forget to have fun with Linux.