While Linux 4.9 will be released in just a few weeks, the remaining Reiser4 file-system developers have just updated their code to support the Linux 4.8 stable kernel.
Reiser4 for Linux 4.8.0 is now available for those wanting to run this out-of-tree file-system on the current stable kernel. The Reiser4 kernel is now compatible with 4.8 and there is also a kernel oops fix when mounting forward-incompatible volumes, unneeded assertions were removed, some VFS changes were made, and there is now rename2 support.
What’s In Store for Unity 8 in Ubuntu 17.04 (And Beyond)
October’s release of Ubuntu 16.10 gave us our first real look at Unity 8 in its formative desktop guise.
But as we noted in our hands-on article at that time, Unity 8 on the desktop, while somewhat functional, offers a somewhat basic user experience.
A Couple New Vulnerabilities, Unity 8 Futures
Another day, another vulnerability; The Register today reported that a new local vulnerability that can allow someone root access. Hack A Day also reported on a bug, this one sounded so fun the way they explained it. Elsewhere, OMG!Ubuntu! and Phoronix previewed Unity coming attractions sourced from Ubuntu 17.04 UOS summit notes and DarkDuck gave Debian 8 a quick run-through.
The last look at Unity 8 gave users a bit of pause, but upcoming releases promise to be much improved. While focusing on a "full desktop experience," convergence is still the key word of the day. They plan to make Snaps more important and rely less on .debs (eventually removing them altogether), they want to move the apps scope and dash into an "app drawer." They hope to add multi-monitor support and implement full window management (app windows, dialog boxes, context menus, tool tips, and the like). OMG!Ubuntu! and Phoronix have more on that.
Unity 8 & All Snaps-Based Ubuntu Still Expected For 18.04 LTS
Today during the Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 17.04 was a convergence Q/A talk where Unity 8 and delivering a all-Snaps image (no Debian packages) were talked about for nearly one hour.
That little green Android elf is everywhere this Black Friday 2016 shopping season to help retailers slash the price of tablets, phones and more running Google’s mobile operating system based on the Linux kernel.
Satisfying Enlightenment’s Launcher Appetite with Luncher
Ibar has been Enlightenment’s primary launcher for at least a decade. What it lacked in features it gained in simplicity. However, as Enlightenment has grown, ibar has seemingly stayed stagnant. I wasn’t surprised when Mike Blumenkrantz informed me this would be one of the focuses of my internship. From the depths of Enlightenment’s growling, starving stomach, Luncher was born.
A Walkthrough Of Enlightenment's New Launcher "Luncher"
Stephen Houston, an intern at Samsung's Open-Source Group, wrote Luncher under the direction of Mike Blumenkrantz to replace the 10+ years old "Ibar" launcher.
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X.Org Server 1.19.0 Officially Released, Coming Soon to a Linux Distro Near You
On November 15, 2016, X Window System developer Keith Packard was pleased to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the X.Org Server 1.19.0 display server for GNU/Linux distributions.
At the end of July 2016, the X.Org Server 1.18.4 maintenance update marked the end of life for the 1.18 series, which was unveiled approximately one year ago, on the 11th of November 2015. The 1.19 series of the X.Org Server display server entered development after that, and a first snapshot was ready for public testing on mid-September 2016.
X.Org Server 1.19 Officially Released With A Year's Worth Of Improvements
It's been more than one year since the release of X.Org Server 1.18 was released and several weeks past the planned release of X.Org Server 1.19, but nevertheless it's out there today under the "Cioppino" codename.
You Can Bypass Linux Disk Encryption Authentication by Pressing the Enter Key for 70 Seconds
An error in the implementation of the Cryptsetup utility used for encrypting hard drives allows an attacker to bypass the authentication procedures on some Linux systems just by pressing the Enter key for around 70 seconds. This results in the attacked system opening a shell with root privileges.
TalkTalk hack: 17-year-old admits to seven offences in court
A 17-YEAR OLD has appeared in court today and admitted seven offences in relation to last October's TalkTalk hack.
The teen, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested in Norwich in November 2015 and charged with breaching the Computer Misuse Act 1990.
The attacks on TalkTalk resulted in the personal data of almost 160,000 people, and the banking details of 15,656 people, being accessed.
5 ways President Trump may affect computer security
Trump campaigned as the “law and order” candidate, so I expect law enforcement to be better funded and sentences for breaking the law to be intensified. Law enforcement will probably be enabled with more ways to catch and identify hackers and those able to be brought to American justice will likely face longer and more severe sentences.
I, of course, support these measures. Unfortunately, all administrations learn how hard it is to catch and prosecute hackers, especially when they are located in unreachable areas. On a related note, I don’t think the new administration will be any more successful in trying to put down all the Russian ransomware campaigns.
- Firefox 50 now available for Android
- Budget US Android smartphones found secretly sending personal data to China
- Secret Back Door in Some U.S. Phones Sent Data to China, Analysts Say
OnePlus 3T is a better version of the best sleeper Android phone of the year
If you know startup phone maker OnePlus, you know all about how it doesn't follow the rulebook.
From the company's invite-to-buy OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 to this year's premium OnePlus 3 to the company's VR "launches," the company walks to the beat of its own drum, not the industry's.
Which is why the company's doing something it's never done before: replacing its flagship OnePlus 3 barely half a year later with the even better OnePlus 3T.
Intel® Atom™ N280 1.66 GHz, Genuine Windows® 7 Starter, 1GB Memory, 160GB HDD
Would a little netbook like this be any good at running a Linux distro? Would it be any more cost effective than just buying a Chromebook? I've never even used Linux before, but my current laptop (Macbook Pro 2011) just will not take Linux on it. I plan on using it for web development, so I don't need much power.submitted by /u/PM_ME_A_WEBSITE_IDEA