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Reddit: Obnam 1.19 released (backup software)

Saturday 16th of January 2016 05:26:57 AM

Reddit: Using GPG with smartcards and A yubikey

Saturday 16th of January 2016 05:23:34 AM

Phoronix: You Can Help Bring Vulkan Support To Older AMD GCN GPUs

Saturday 16th of January 2016 03:31:31 AM
Earlier today I wrote about how AMD will only be supporting Vulkan with the AMDGPU DRM kernel driver and not the more common Radeon DRM kernel driver. Here's a few more points to clarify the situation...

Phoronix: SteamOS Brewmaster Has Been Brewing Some New Features

Saturday 16th of January 2016 03:03:17 AM
For those that haven't been following the SteamOS 2.0 "Brewmaster" updates, it's been a rather exciting 2016 so far...

Slashdot: North Korea's Operating System Analyzed

Friday 15th of January 2016 10:00:06 PM

Reddit: git outta here, GitHub

Friday 15th of January 2016 03:55:28 PM

LXer: OpenSSH vulnerability could expose private credentials

Friday 15th of January 2016 03:26:07 PM
There’s nothing as jarring for a sysadmin as seeing this kind of message on a mailing list: This is the most serious bug you’ll hear about this week: the issues identified and fixed in OpenSSH are dubbed CVE-2016-0777 and CVE-2016-0778.... Continue Reading →

Reddit: NVIDIA Blogs About The Beauty Of Vulkan

Friday 15th of January 2016 03:22:11 PM

Phoronix: KDE Partition Manager 2.0 Released

Friday 15th of January 2016 03:21:05 PM
Version 2.0 of the KDE Partition Manager has been released...

Reddit: AT&T pursues open source with Canonical's Ubuntu

Friday 15th of January 2016 03:08:08 PM

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Facebook-squishing Indian regulator's next move: Open source code

Fresh from squashing Facebook's effort to grab the enormous India market, the sub-continent's regulator has another goal in mind: open source software. Speaking at the India Digital Summit this week, chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Ram Sewak Sharma, told attendees: "No service can be hostage to a particular technology." He then went on to explicitly support the broader adoption of open source software, arguing that it would help the booming digital economy in India from being locked into buying from a specific company and enable a broader and more equitable internet for all. "Any technology that is deployed for connectivity must be interoperable and the open standards framework and the principles it entails are extremely important," he argued. Read more

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Let Users Change the Visibility of App Menus in Unity Panel

We've already told you that we're running the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, right? Well, guess what? Earlier today, Canonical pushed a bunch of important updates to the upcoming distribution. Read more

GNOME 3.19.90 beta tarballs due (and more)

Hello all, We would like to inform you about the following: * GNOME 3.19.90 beta tarballs due * API/ABI, UI and Feature Addition Freeze; String Change Announcement Period * New APIs must be fully documented * Writing of release notes begins Tarballs are due on 2016-02-15 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.19.90 beta release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule so everyone can test them. Please make sure that your tarballs will be uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that will probably be too late to get in 3.19.90. If you are not able to make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late, please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll the tarball for you! Read more

US Air Force's Secure LPS (Lightweight Portable Security) Linux OS Gets Updated

Lightweight Portable Security (LPS), a thin Linux kernel-based operating system that creates a secure end node from trusted media on almost any PC, has been updated recently to version 1.6.4. Read more