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LXer: How to Securely Transfer Files Between Servers with scp

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 01:27:13 PM
If you run a live or home server, moving files between local machines or two remote machines is a basic requirement. There are many ways to achieve that. In this article, we talk about scp (secure copy command) that encrypts the transferred file and password so no one can snoop. With scp you don’t have to start an FTP session or log into the system.

TuxMachines: Red Hat News

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:19:12 PM

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LXer: Why a Chrome OS and Android merger isn't what we really need

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:18:36 PM
If you're a Chromebook user, you might have momentarily longed for an Android app or two for ChromeOS. Here's why this might not be such a good idea.

Phoronix: Initial Open-Source Accelerated Support Comes To Nouveau For GTX 1050/1060/1070/1080

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:16:57 PM
The patches are now out there for having initial accelerated support in the Nouveau DRM driver for the GeForce GTX 1050/1060/1070/1080 series "Pascal" graphics cards. The signed firmware is being released and will allow these consumer graphics cards to now have hardware-accelerated support via the open-source driver...

TuxMachines: F2FS Feature Work For The Linux 4.11 Kernel

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:08:38 PM

The Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) will see new features introduced with the Linux 4.11 kernel.

F2FS for Linux 4.11 is making use of a separate thread for discards to avoid latency problems during checkpoints and fstrim, some prep work for open-channel SSD support, on-disk bitmaps are being introduced, and various other changes.

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TuxMachines: Q4OS 1.8.3, Orion

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:05:56 PM

New update of stable Q4OS 'Orion' desktop is available. Bunch of important packages updates and security patches has been delivered, as well as improvements of the native Q4OS update manager application. All the changes are available for existing Q4OS users via the automatic update process.

Work on the next major version, Q4OS 2.3 'Scorpion' continues as the Debian Project also nears end of development cycle for the Debian GNU/Linux 9 'Strech' operating system, upon which Q4OS 2.3 will be based. The release date is preliminarily scheduled at about the turn of April and May 2017. Q4OS 'Scorpion' will be supported at least five years from the official release date.

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Reddit: Just installed Deepin 15.4

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:03:42 PM

It is exactly like OSX but shitter. But it is the best DE I've used in any linux distro. Only problem I have is with the settings sidebar. Why can't I open it on a window like a sane person?

Thank you.

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TuxMachines: Games for GNU/Linux

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:00:25 PM

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TuxMachines: today's howtos

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 11:59:24 AM

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Reddit: Where do you Linux folks hang on the web?

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 11:48:51 AM

I mostly get my news regarding Linux on /r/linux , each time it seems that you folks already know more and got the information somewhere else. Where?

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TuxMachines: Security News

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 11:39:51 AM
  • Reproducible Builds: week 96 in Stretch cycle

    Christos also reported that that NetBSD's base system is now 100.0% reproducible in our current test framework.

  • Game theory says publicly shaming cyberattackers could backfire

    Know your enemy, the saying goes. But when it comes to cyberattacks, a game theory model suggests that just knowing the perpetrator and pointing the finger at them might not be the best tactic, and could even play into the hands of the attacker.

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    But naming who’s behind an attack may not be helpful if you’re not in a position to retaliate, says Benjamin Edwards at IBM Research, who led the modelling work.

  • X.Org Struck Again By Multiple Security Issues

    By now you probably know that X.Org's security is in bad shape and routinely new security issues are uncovered and that's the case today.

  • Bad bug found in Microsoft browsing code [Ed: And many bugs intentionally not patched]

    Google has released details of a bug in Microsoft's browsing programs that would allow attackers to build websites that make the software crash.

    Google researcher Ivan Fratric said the bug could, in some cases, allow attackers to hijack a victim's browser.

    The bug was found in November, but details are only now being released after the expiry of the 90-day deadline Google gave Microsoft to find a fix.

    Microsoft has yet to say when it will produce a patch that removes the bug.

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TuxMachines: 14-Way Intel/AMD Benchmarks On Ubuntu 17.04 + Linux 4.10

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 11:28:05 AM

In preparation for Ryzen tests coming up in the near future, I've been running some fresh benchmarks across a range of Intel and AMD x86_64 Linux systems. For those curious about the current performance of Ubuntu 17.04 daily with the Linux 4.10 kernel, here are benchmarks from 14 of the systems.

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Phoronix: F2FS Feature Work For The Linux 4.11 Kernel

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 11:24:45 AM
The Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) will see new features introduced with the Linux 4.11 kernel...

TuxMachines: Open source web servers | NGINX, Apache, Lighttpd and more

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 10:02:58 AM

Web servers have come a long way since the CERN httpd was developed by Tim Berners-Lee in 1990 as part of the same project that resulted in the first ever web browser.

Some of the leading suppliers of web servers today provide closed source enterprise-level options for enterprises, but many others retain the open values embodied by Tim Berners-Lee and the decision to release the source code for CERN httpd into the public domain in 1993.

Computerworld UK looks at the best open source web servers currently available for enterprises.

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LXer: How To Reset root Password in Ubuntu?

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 10:01:22 AM
So this happens, on occasion, you may forget your Ubuntu password. Screwed right? Not really. There are ways you can reset root password in Ubuntu. Just read along, I'll provide you solutions. We will do this in 3 different ways.

LXer: Raspberry Pi Zero W features WiFi and Bluetooth Connectivity for IoT

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:52:45 AM
Today, Raspberry Pi celebrates 5 years from the launch of its first version in 2012 launching a new product: the Raspberry Pi Zero W.

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Escuelas Linux 5.2 Officially Released with LibreOffice 5.3.1 & Google Chrome 57

Alejandro Diaz informs Softpedia today about the general availability of Escuelas Linux 5.2, the newest and most advanced version of his Bodhi/Ubuntu-based GNU/Linux distribution designed for educational purposes. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Linux Kernel Podcast for 2017/03/21
  • Announcing the Shim review process [Ed: accepting rather than fighting very malicious things]
    However, a legitimate criticism has been that there's very little transparency in Microsoft's signing process. Some people have waited for significant periods of time before being receiving a response. A large part of this is simply that demand has been greater than expected, and Microsoft aren't in the best position to review code that they didn't write in the first place.
  • rtop – A Nifty Tool to Monitor Remote Server Over SSH
    rtop is a simple, agent-less, remote server monitoring tool that works over SSH. It doesn’t required any other software to be installed on remote machine, except openSSH server package & remote server credentials.
  • Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.9.3 and KDE Applications 16.12.3, More
    Neofytos Kolokotronis from the Chakra GNU/Linux project, an open-source operating system originally based on Arch Linux and the KDE Plasma desktop environment, announced the availability of the latest KDE updates in the distro's repositories. Those of you using Chakra GNU/Linux as your daily drive will be happy to learn that the stable repos were filled with numerous up-to-date packages from the recently released KDE Plasma 5.9.3 desktop environment, KDE Applications 16.12.3 software suite, and KDE Frameworks 5.32.0 collection of over 70 add-on libraries for Qt 5.
  • YaST Team: Highlights of YaST development sprint 32
    One of the known limitations of the current installer is that it’s only able to automatically propose an encrypted schema if LVM is used. For historical reasons, if you want to encrypt your root and/or home partitions but not to use LVM, you would need to use the expert partitioner… and hope for the best from the bootloader proposal. But the new storage stack is here (well, almost here) to make all the old limitations vanish. With our testing ISO it’s already possible to set encryption with just one click for both partition-based and LVM-based proposals. The best possible partition schema is correctly created and everything is encrypted as the user would expect. We even have continuous tests in our internal openQA instance for it. The part of the installer managing the bootloader installation is still not adapted, which means the resulting system would need some manual fixing of Grub before being able to boot… but that’s something for an upcoming sprint (likely the very next one).
  • Debian stretch on the Raspberry Pi 3 (update) (2017-03-22)
    I previously wrote about my Debian stretch preview image for the Raspberry Pi 3.
  • Asus Tinker Board – Chromium YouTube Performance
    One of the many strengths of the Asus Tinker Board is its multimedia support. This 4K video capable machine is a mouthwatering prospect for the multimedia enthusiast. The machine has a respectable 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor. It’s only 32-bit (unlike the Raspberry Pi 3) but has a higher clock speed. The Tinker Board also sports an integrated ARM-based Mali T764 graphics processor (GPU).

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