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LXer: The Companies That Support Linux and Open Source: VMware

Monday 6th of March 2017 10:00:38 PM
VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility and has been active in open source development for many years.

LinuxToday: Zorin Desktop Is a Crowd Pleaser

Monday 6th of March 2017 09:00:00 PM

LinuxInsider: Zorin 12.1 follows the introduction three months ago of the project's 12 series.

LXer: MontaVista updates CGX Linux distro for 5G and IoT

Monday 6th of March 2017 08:52:01 PM
MontaVista has upgraded its Yocto Project based Carrier Grade eXpress embedded Linux distro to add 5G, IoT, and NFV technology. Cavium-owned MontaVista Software has advanced its Carrier Grade eXpress (CGX) Linux development platform to version 2.2 with features aimed at 5G, NFV, and IoT.

TuxMachines: MontaVista updates CGX Linux distro for 5G and IoT

Monday 6th of March 2017 08:29:12 PM

MontaVista has upgraded its Yocto Project based Carrier Grade eXpress embedded Linux distro to add 5G, IoT, and NFV technology.

Cavium-owned MontaVista Software has advanced its Carrier Grade eXpress (CGX) Linux development platform to version 2.2 with features aimed at 5G, NFV, and IoT. The two-year old CGX is a somewhat scaled down, easier to use version of Carrier Grade Edition Linux, and it’s similarly registered for the Linux Foundation’s Carrier Grade Linux 5.0. However, it has a broader audience than CGE’s high-end networking focus, and offers an option for a minimal build aimed at the Internet of Things.

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Reddit: UPDATE: Coreboot/Libreboot on AMD has ‘CEO Level Attention’ and AMD is investigating how to go about support. Contacting AMD is having an impact!! Don’t give up/forget!

Monday 6th of March 2017 08:23:12 PM

OK everyone, update to my last post here about the possibility of AMD open sourcing/releasing the PSP (Platform Security Processor) which could allow Coreboot/Libreboot support. Back in the original AMA, u/AMD_james (Product Manager in CPU Business Development) commented on this again in the last 2 hours. Full comment:

Thanks for the feedback. Please believe me that this has CEO level attention and AMD is investigating the steps and resources necessary to support this. It is not the work of a minute, so please bear with us as we define what we can do.

Just to reiterate, this is so important for free, secure and open source computing. And enough people contacted AMD that they took notice. No actual change yet – but let’s keep letting them know how much we want it, and that it could be a major boost for AMD too.

So, in the next few days/weeks/months - keep contacting AMD! Don’t let them forget and don’t let the FOSS and security communities forget. This is a huge opportunity and one that might not come again.

u/AMD_james is of course right that this will take a little time. So as we wait, don’t get mad that an open source PSP isn’t here yet. Instead, let’s just keep making it clear that we are grateful that they are looking into this and that if/when it does arrive, they will have a lot of dedicated customers and supporters.

Contact details below, again:

AMD’s Twitter

AMD’s Forums

AMD’s contact page (You can find details on AMD in your country)

Best number for North America: (877) 284-1566

You can also reach them on Facebook.

EDIT: One other possibility – contact any media outlets you think might be interested. The more people this reaches, the better our chances.

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Reddit: LUKS encrypted LVM and systemd. Cryptsetup errors on shutdown

Monday 6th of March 2017 08:07:40 PM

Anyone else experience the issue/bug referenced here: Does anybody have any ideas about a resolution/workaround?

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Reddit: Help to Convert some iptables NAT rules to nftables

Monday 6th of March 2017 07:26:29 PM

Hi could someone help me convert these rules from iptables to nftables ?

iptables -P FORWARD ACCEPT iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE

So far here are my nftables ruleset

table ip FILTER { chain INPUT { type filter hook input priority 0; policy accept; tcp dport ssh accept ct state established,related counter packets 178 bytes 14723 accept drop iif lo accept } chain OUTPUT { type filter hook output priority 0; policy accept; oif lo accept accept } } table ip NAT { }


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LXer: Using proprietary services to develop open source software

Monday 6th of March 2017 07:05:37 PM
It is now pretty well accepted that open source is a superior way of producing software. Almost everyone is doing open source these days. In particular, the ability for users to look under the hood and make changes results in tools that are better adapted to their workflows. It reduces the cost and risk of finding yourself locked in with a vendor in an unbalanced relationship. It contributes to a virtuous circle of continuous improvement, blurring the lines between consumers and producers. It enables everyone to remix and invent new things. It adds up to the common human more

TuxMachines: Security News

Monday 6th of March 2017 07:00:23 PM
  • Third-Party Vendor Issues Temporary Patch for Windows GDI Vulnerability [Ed: Microsoft is so negligent when it comes to patching that some random companies out there attempt to patch binaries]

    A vulnerability discovered by Google Project Zero security researchers and left without a patch by Microsoft received a temporary fix from third-party security vendor ACROS Security.

    The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2017-0038, is a bug in Windows GDI (Graphics Device Interface), a library that Windows uses to process graphics and formatted text, for both the video display and when sending data to local printers.

    According to Google researchers, attackers could leverage malformed EMF files to expose data found in the victim's memory, which can then be leveraged to bypass ASLR protection and execute code on the user's computer.

  • HackerOne opens up bug bounties to open source

    HackerOne is bringing bug hunting and software testing to open source developers to help make open source software more secure and safer to use.

    A lot of modern tools and technologies depend on open source software, so a security flaw can wind up having a widespread impact -- the Heartbleed flaw in OpenSSL, for example. Many open source projects still rely on the "thousand eyes" concept when it comes to software security -- that anyone being able to see the source code means defects are found and fixed faster. While it's true to some extent, it doesn't apply if no one is actually looking at the code, as we've learned repeatedly over the past few years.

  • WordPress 4.7.3 Security and Maintenance Release

    WordPress 4.7.3 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.

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LinuxToday: Master efficient typing with Ibus typing booster

Monday 6th of March 2017 07:00:00 PM

The Ibus typing booster is a predictive text input method.

Phoronix: CPUFreq Governor Tuning For Better AMD Ryzen Linux Performance

Monday 6th of March 2017 07:00:00 PM
Our latest Ryzen Linux benchmarks are looking at the impact of the CPUFreq scaling driver's governors have on the performance of the Ryzen 7 1800X, including a look at the power consumption and performance-per-Watt when changing the governors.

Phoronix: FSF Certifies Three More Devices For Respecting Your Freedom

Monday 6th of March 2017 05:57:26 PM
The Free Software Foundation has announced three more devices that are certified for "respects your freedom" (RYF), including a laptop, motherboard, and USB sound adapter. But don't get too excited quite yet...

LXer: CoreFreq – A Powerful CPU monitoring Tool for Linux Systems

Monday 6th of March 2017 05:56:59 PM
CoreFreq is a CPU monitoring software, especially designed for the 64-bits Processors.

TuxMachines: GNU Screen or tmux?

Monday 6th of March 2017 05:49:22 PM

If you've spent a fair amount of time working on the command line, chances are you've tried out a terminal multiplexer. These helpful tools let users easily switch between applications in the terminal, save sessions to come back to later, and manage connections to many machines at ones from one location.

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TuxMachines: Flash ROMs with a Raspberry Pi

Monday 6th of March 2017 05:44:07 PM

I previously wrote a series of articles about my experience flashing a ThinkPad X60 laptop with Libreboot. After that, the Libreboot project expanded its hardware support to include the ThinkPad X200 series, so I decided to upgrade. The main challenge with switching over to the X200 was that unlike the X60, you can't perform the initial Libreboot flash with software. Instead, you actually need to disassemble the laptop to expose the BIOS chip, clip a special clip called a Pomona clip to it that's wired to some device that can flash chips, cross your fingers and flash.

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AMD Ryzen DDR4 Memory Scaling Tests On Linux

This week MSI finally released an updated BIOS for the X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM that we've been using for a majority of our Ryzen Linux benchmarks. With that motherboard improving memory compatibility and allowing us to finally run the board at higher DDR4 memory clock frequencies, I've run some fresh AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Ubuntu Linux benchmarks at various memory frequencies. Read more

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