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LXer: Upgrading to Ubuntu 17.04

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 05:54:39 PM
Since Ubuntu 17.04 has been released some people may want to upgrade to the newer version. The process can be a simple one and I am going to cover upgrading from Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10.

Reddit: Debian Smart Home X10 and others...

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 05:51:42 PM

Which "smart home" platforms does the Linux community prefer? I'm looking for open source and fully integrated options. I've been looking at the Debian page for the X10 protocol, but it looks like I'd have develop my own "hub panel" for ease of access and use for my family.

Any suggestions?

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Reddit: Road to Xfce 4.14, part 2

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 05:47:55 PM

Reddit: The KDE AudioCD kioslave is one of those things that still makes me think desktop Linux is awesome after all these years.

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 05:12:51 PM

Just look at it. So simple.

And you rip it just by copying the files to a folder!

Outstanding! And something a commercial OS would never dare to do.

I'm looking forward to the DVD kioslave...

(The other thing being Wobbly Windows, of course)

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LXer: Tinkering with OpenShot for video editing

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 04:40:18 PM
Although I love using open source software, I work for an organization that relies on Adobe. Most of what I do is created in Adobe, but whenever I get a chance to branch out, I turn to open source first to supplement and enhance my work. I had an opportunity recently to do just that.I was tasked with creating some graphics for a reunion of a university's IT helpdesk crew. Part of the project consisted of video interviews that people recorded with their smartphones. I had to put the videos together into some sort of creative package and upload it to a YouTube channel.read more

Reddit: BTRFS and Powerloss

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 04:31:15 PM

How well does BTRFS work with situations that involve the power being cut? I was reading on reddit that this was a problem a year ago. https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/3dl2nw/is_btrfs_production_ready/ct68pnw/

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Reddit: Linux Desktop Configurator - Projects we wish existed.

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 04:28:52 PM

So this was an idea floated to me by a long time Windows user who has been converted to Linux the hard way. But they have found convincing others is much harder work than it should be.

Essentially there should be a cross platform tool which a user can run which gives you a Dummies guide to Linux distributions and a form with checkbox for what you are using Windows for, and it tells you what flavour of *nix you need.

It would help crystalise what tasks the user actually does and what roadblocks (if any ) there are to prevent Linux adoption.

I am unaware of anything like this, but I feel it goes a long way to helping advocates in selling Linux to the average user.

What do fellow Linux advocates think?

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Phoronix: KDE Neon User Edition 5.10 Released

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 04:26:39 PM
There is an easy way to try out today's release of KDE Plasma 5.10...

LinuxToday: Focusli - Play Nature Sounds from the GNOME Shell

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 04:00:00 PM

Focusli is a GNOME Shell applet that plays sounds of nature right from your menu bar.

LXer: Seminal game 'Colossal Cave Adventure' released onto GitHub

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 03:25:58 PM
Eric Raymond says it's time 'hallowed artifacts of hacker folklore' were hackable againThe classics never die – or so we hope. One classic, Colossal Cave Adventure, is getting a new lease of life on GitHub.…

LinuxToday: HandBrake How To Rip DVDs And Convert Videos In Linux

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 03:00:00 PM

HandBrake is a versatile DVD ripping & video conversion software that can rip any DVD faster than you can even imagine.

Phoronix: WhiteEgret: New Linux Security Module For Execution Whitelisting

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 02:36:38 PM
WhiteEgret is the name of a new Linux Security Module (LSM) in-development by Toshiba for being able to limit what your system can execute via a whitelist...

Phoronix: Paragon Adds Write Support To Its ReFS Linux Driver

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 02:24:11 PM
If you are bound to dealing with Microsoft's ReFS file-system, Paragon Software has added write support to its proprietary ReFS Linux file-system driver...

Reddit: Impressive OSS for Linux

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 02:20:02 PM

I've found some really impressive OSS or Free software during my 2+years Linux journey - Gimp, Krita, Inkscape, Mypaint, Kdenlive, and blender to name a few of the most impressive. But, there seems to be a theme to these being mostly Media creation / editing. I'm curious if other genres have equally impressive OSS or Free alternatives. Anybody care to share and get a good list going from people who have actually used said software?

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LXer: FreeTuxTV

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 02:11:38 PM
You have Linux. You have access to the Internet. Why not watch TV on Linux?Freetuxtv gives you access to various TV and Radio stations via the Internet. Let’s get FreeTuxTV installed to your Linux system.

LinuxToday: Void Linux - the Strangely Overlooked Distribution

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 02:00:00 PM

TheLinuxRain: Ahh, Void Linux. You may or may not have heard of it.

Linux.com: Building Blocks of Containers

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 01:30:04 PM
Title: Building Blocks of Containers 30 MayLearn more

Reddit: x-post from /r/sysadmin ~ Is it possible to pipe logs directly from UWSGI to logstash?

Tuesday 30th of May 2017 01:24:34 PM

I'm working with tons of applications running on UWSGI with a heavy amount of logs, I'm wondering if anyone has had luck piping logs directly to logstash without writing anything to disk on the app side. (so no logging to a file and then shipping the file over). I'm new to ELK and UWSGI so if anyone can point me in the direction of what my UWSGI conf should look like for this or how to configure logstash for this, that would be awesome. I'm also open to other recommendations.

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More in Tux Machines

GNOME 3.25.3 Released, GTK Development

  • GNOME 3.25.3 Now Available
    GNOME 3.25.3 is now available as the latest stepping stone towards September's release of GNOME 3.26.
  • GNOME 3.26 Desktop Environment Development Continues, New Milestone Is Out Now
    Matthias Clasen has informed the community via an email announcement that the third milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.26 desktop environment is now ready for public testing. After a one day delay, GNOME 3.25.3 is now available, and it's the third development release of the upcoming GNOME 3.26 desktop environment that could be used by default in popular GNU/Linux distributions, such as the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) or Fedora 27, both due for release later this year. It brings a bunch of updates and new features to several of its components and apps.
  • Eight years since first release and still no usable theme?
    Well, let me be frank. Ever since gtk-3.0 I've been skeptical of it, especially of the theming aspect. In gtk-2 we had (and still have) many themes ranging from trash to excellent, almost every kind of taste could have been satisfied. Not so in gtk-3. First issue is constant changes to theming API, meaning that despite there being hundreds of themes, only handful of them actually work right :( And among them, I still have yet to find one that would work on my fairly usual 15,6″ laptop screen with 1366×768 px resolution. Basicaly I have two issues.

Microsoft Dirty Tricks and Entryism

Security: Windows Causes Chaos, Routers With Back Doors, Patching of UNIX/Linux

  • Traffic lights in Australia hit by WannaCry ransomware [Ed: Well, who uses Microsoft Windows to manage traffic?!?!]

    Radio station 3aw reports that dozens of pole based traffic calming measures are infected and that this came as a surprise to the local minister and Road Safety Camera Commissioner when radio reporters told him about it.

  • Honda shuts down factory after finding NSA-derived Wcry in its networks
    The WCry ransomware worm has struck again, this time prompting Honda Company to halt production in one of its Japan-based factories after finding infections in a broad swath of its computer networks, according to media reports. The automaker shut down its Sayama plant northwest of Tokyo on Monday after finding that WCry had affected networks across Japan, North America, Europe, China, and other regions, Reuters reported Wednesday. Discovery of the infection came on Sunday, more than five weeks after the onset of the NSA-derived ransomware worm, which struck an estimated 727,000 computers in 90 countries. The mass outbreak was quickly contained through a major stroke of good luck. A security researcher largely acting out of curiosity registered a mysterious domain name contained in the WCry code that acted as a global kill switch that immediately halted the self-replicating attack.
  • GhostHook: CyberArk finds new way to attack Windows 10

    Researchers at CyberArk Labs have discovered a new way of gaining access to the innards of Windows 10 64-bit systems that can bypass existing safeguards, including the kernel patch protection known as PatchGuard that Microsoft developed to improve system security.

  • John McAfee claims 'every router in America has been compromised' by hackers and spies

    Technology pioneer John McAfee believes that every home internet router in America is wide open to cyberattacks by criminal hackers and intelligence agencies. He makes the claim speaking after revelations from WikiLeaks that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) targets the devices.

  • 'Stack Clash' Smashed Security Fix in Linux
    What's old is new again: an exploit protection mechanism for a known flaw in the Linux kernel has fallen to a new attack targeting an old problem.
  • Continuous defence against open source exploits
    Register for next month's expo for the public sector DevOps community to hear key speakers from the front line of public sector digital transformation and see the latest technologies at first hand. Andrew Martin, DevOps lead in a major government department, has been added to the line-up of speakers to talk about the importance of getting the approach to security right with open source software.
  • IoT goes nuclear: creating a ZigBee chain reaction [iophk: "use 6lowpan instead"]

    If plugging in an infected bulb is too much hassle, the authors also demonstrate how to take over bulbs by war-driving around in a car, or by war-flying a drone.

  • Passengers given a freight as IT glitch knocks out rail ticket machines

    The network of machines are operated by the individual franchises, but share a common infrastructure from German software company Scheidt and Bachmann.

OpenBSD Development News

  • OpenBSD now has Trapsleds to make life harder for ROPers
  • Historical: My first OpenBSD Hackathon

    I was a nobody. With some encouragement, enough liquid courage to override my imposter syndrome, and a few hours of mentoring, I'm now doing big projects. The next time you're sitting at a table with someone new to your field, ask yourself: how can you encourage them? You just might make the world better.

    Thank you Dale. And thank you Theo.

  • Finish the link-kit job
    We've had the linkkit components in the tree for a while, but it has taken nearly 20 rounds between rpe/tb/myself to get the last few bits finished. So that the link kit is cleanly used at reboot, but also fits in with the practices kernel developers follow.