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Reddit: Vaults - Encryption in Plasma

Friday 3rd of February 2017 01:15:19 PM

LinuxToday: How to make file-specific setting changes in Vim using Modeline

Friday 3rd of February 2017 01:00:00 PM

HowToForge: While plugins are no doubt one of Vim's biggest strengths, there are several other functionalities that make it one of the most powerful and feature-rich text editors/IDEs available to Linux users today.

Reddit: Can anyone tell me where I can get a cheap, say under $100 tablet with Ubuntu preinstalled?

Friday 3rd of February 2017 12:57:35 PM

I've become obsessed recently with ubuntu and I really want to be mobile with the OS any suggestions?

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LXer: Gentoo-Based Calculate Linux 17 OS Now Has a Cinnamon Spin, and It Looks Great

Friday 3rd of February 2017 12:46:10 PM
Calculate Linux developer Alexander Tratsevskiy announced today the general availability of an official Cinnamon edition of his Gentoo-based Calculate Linux 17 operating system.

TuxMachines: Linux Devices

Friday 3rd of February 2017 12:31:34 PM
  • Olimex announces Teres 1 open hardware laptop

    Based on the company's successful range of single-board computers for educational, embedded, and industrial use, the Teres I laptop isn't likely to win any awards for performance. At its heart is a quad-core 64-bit AllWinner A64 system-on-chip (SoC) based on the ARM Cortex-A53 core, linked to 1GB of RAM and with 4GB of eMMC flash storage. This is then linked to a keyboard, touchpad, and 11.6in 1,366 x 768 LCD display with webcam and housed in a compact chassis with a 7000mAh battery to keep it running.

  • Olimex Teres I is an open source, DIY laptop kit for $240

    There are laptops that run open source software. And then there’s the Olimix Teres I laptop, which is not only designed to run Linux-based software, but which features open source hardware: you can find the CAD files necessary to build your own laptop at the project’s github page.

  • Kontron launches Linux-friendly Kaby Lake COMs

    Kontron has shipped three COM Express Basic and Compact Type 6 modules with Intel’s 7th Gen Kaby Lake CPUs, up to 32GB DDR4, and extended temp support. Kontron has stepped up to Intel’s “Kaby Lake” generation by launching three COM Express Type 6 modules supporting the latest 7th Generation Intel Core and Xeon processors.

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Reddit: password recovery in LINUX

Friday 3rd of February 2017 12:30:42 PM

TuxMachines: Debian and Ubuntu

Friday 3rd of February 2017 11:50:08 AM
  • Debian Fun in January 2017
  • First Tails beta release based on Stretch

    Today, I have released the first beta for Tails 3.0, that will be the first version of Tails based on Debian 9 (Stretch).

    Our automated test suite pretends it works pretty well and matches our safety expectations. I'm inclined to trust it. But as we learned after porting Tails to Squeeze, Wheezy and Jessie: quick, exploratory testing of pre-releases will not identify all the remaining regressions.

  • Mir Display Server Lands API Changes, Relicenses Headers To LGPL

    Canonical's Mir developers are working to get Mir 1.0 released in 2017 and in preparation for that stable milestone they have just landed a number of API changes.

    Just a few days ago we were talking about the Mir 0.26 features while the latest Mir happenings is a number of API changes. Today there were a number of new APIs published for the Mir client library, the Mir render surface APIs were deprecated, and other API changes.

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LXer: Dedicated engineering team in South Africa deploys open source tools, save lives

Friday 3rd of February 2017 11:48:59 AM
In 2006, a groundbreaking TED talk used statistics to reveal surprising insights about the developing world, including how many people in South Africa have HIV despite free and available anti-retroviral drugs.read more

TuxMachines: Linux and Graphics

Friday 3rd of February 2017 11:48:34 AM
  • Linux Kernel 4.9.7 Brings Updates to the Intel i915 and InfiniBand Drivers, More

    It's time to upgrade the Linux kernel packages of our GNU/Linux distributions once more, as renowned Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman today, February 2, 2017, announced the release of Linux kernel 4.9.7.

    While still not marked as "longterm" on the kernel.org website, the Linux 4.9 kernel series recently become LTS (Long Term Support), which means that it will be supported with security patches for a couple of years. It also means that OS vendors need to adopt the Linux 4.9 kernel series for their distros as soon as possible. Arch Linux and Solus are already powered by Linux kernel 4.9, so make sure you update your PCs right now.

  • Linux Kernel 4.4.46 LTS Is Yet Another Small Patch, Updates InfiniBand Drivers

    Immediately after announcing the availability of Linux kernel 4.9.7, Greg Kroah-Hartman informed the community about the immediate availability of the forty-sixth maintenance update to the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series.

    Linux 4.4 is currently the most popular LTS (Long Term Support) kernel branch, used by popular GNU/Linux distributions like Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), Alpine Linux, openSUSE Leap 42.2, as well as Arch Linux. Just like today's Linux 4.9.7 kernel release, Linux kernel 4.4.46 LTS comes one week after the previous maintenance update to change a total of 32 files, with 152 insertions and 81 deletions.

  • NVIDIA 375.27.08 Vulkan Driver Released

    NVIDIA has released a new beta of their Vulkan driver for Windows and Linux.

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TuxMachines: Best Linux Distributions Again

Friday 3rd of February 2017 11:47:21 AM
  • 4 of the Best Linux Distributions for Mac Users

    In late 2016 Apple released a new Macbook that they stated would be everything everyone wanted. The result was that the public wasn’t so happy with it. People found themselves needing to use dongles for everything, even SD card readers. The escape key and top command keys were replaced with a gimmicky “touch bar,” and as a result the Macbook had a lukewarm reception.

    As a result of all this, Linux PC manufacturer System76 reported getting the highest amount of Mac switchers in its history. It’s safe to say that when it comes to macOS, the honeymoon is over. Longtime users are starting to get fed up with Apple from the way they force everyone to use dongles, to their amateur file system, to the way their operating system takes away advanced functions longtime users are used to using.

  • [Older] Best Linux Distributions To Try In 2017

    Hey folks! Here is the new year of 2017. As a new year comes we all are excited to know what is new in the world of Linux. Whether you are a newbie or a regular user we want to know which are the best and awesome distro for this year to have a new experience. So Here am I who is gonna help you to see and choose the best Linux distro to try in 2017.

    My base of selection of OS will depend on updates, stability, standout features so that my readers can get the best experience without any problem.

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Reddit: RHEL VS DEBIAN - LINUX

Friday 3rd of February 2017 11:42:30 AM

Phoronix: Changes To Look Forward To With Firefox 52

Friday 3rd of February 2017 11:36:48 AM
Firefox 51 was released last week and like clock work there was a new Firefox beta for the next release issued shortly thereafter...

Phoronix: OpenCL With An Intel Celeron: HD Graphics 610 / Kabylake GT1

Friday 3rd of February 2017 11:18:33 AM
Yesterday I published Linux benchmarks of the Celeron G3930, Intel's lowest-end Celeron CPU at the moment in the Kabylake family. This CPU goes for about $40 USD and you get a dual-core 2.9GHz processor with HD Graphics 610 (GT1). I had published a few OpenGL benchmarks in that review while for this article are some OpenCL compute numbers...

Reddit: at the end of the day we always are

Friday 3rd of February 2017 11:17:43 AM

Reddit: How to use tails with Netgear Model A6210 Wireless USB adapter.

Friday 3rd of February 2017 11:12:26 AM

I have been recommended this subreddit to post my question on. Tails is not registering my wifi adapter that I mentioned in the title.

Thanks

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TuxMachines: Red Hat and Fedora

Friday 3rd of February 2017 09:58:22 AM

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TuxMachines: Security News

Friday 3rd of February 2017 09:55:18 AM
  • Thursday's security advisories
  • The design of Chacha20

    Chacha20 is a secure, fast, and amazingly simple encryption algorithm. It's author Daniel J. Bernstein explains it well in his Salsa20 and Chacha20 design papers (which I recommend), but did not dwell on details experts already know. Filling the gap took me a while.

    Quick summary: Chacha20 is ARX-based hash function, keyed, running in counter mode. It embodies the idea that one can use a hash function to encrypt data.

  • Ransomware completely shuts down Ohio town government [iophk: “Microsoft = lost productivity”]

    These sorts of attacks are becoming more commonplace and, as mentioned before, can be avoided with good backup practices. Sadly not every computer in every hospital, county office or police department is connected to a nicely journaled and spacious hard drive, so these things will happen more and more. Luckily it improves cryptocurrency popularity as these small office finally give up and buy bitcoin to pay their ransom.

  • Windows DRM Social Engineering Attacks & TorBrowser

    HackerHouse have been investigating social engineering attacks performed with Digital Rights Management (DRM) protected media content. Attackers have been performing these attacks in the wild to spread fake codec installers since Microsoft introduced DRM to it’s proprietary media formats. Despite their prevalence we could not find many tools to misuse these formats. We found only a small number of blog posts [2] on identifying the files being used to spread malware. We observed some interesting behaviours during our analysis which we have shared here. DRM is a licensing technology that attempts to prevent unauthorised distribution and restrictive use of a media file. It works by encrypting the video and audio streams with an encryption key and requesting a license (decryption key) from a network server when the file is accessed. As it requires network connectivity it can cause users to make network requests without consent when opening a media file such as a video file or audio file. WMV is using Microsoft Advanced Systems Format (ASF) to store audio and video as objects. This file format consists of objects that are labelled by GUID and packed together to make a media package. A number of tools such as ffmpeg & ASFView support opening, viewing and browsing these objects. There are three objects with the following GUID’s which are of interest for these attacks.

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LXer: 4 of the Best Linux Distributions for Mac Users

Friday 3rd of February 2017 09:54:37 AM
If you are a Mac user that is dissatisfied with the latest Macbook and are looking to switch, here are four of the best Linux distributions for Mac users.

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Voyager 9 Linux Distro Enters Development, Now Based on Debian 9 "Stretch"

The developers of the Voyager Linux OS announced the availability of the first Beta build of the upcoming Voyager 9 release, which will be based on the soon-to-be-announced Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system. Read more

Black Lab Linux Gets First Weekly ISOs, Adds Linux Kernel 4.8 from Ubuntu 16.10

Earlier this week, we told you that Black Lab Software, the developers of the Ubuntu-based Black Lab Linux distribution, published the roadmap of the next Black Lab Linux releases. Read more

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Linux 4.9.13

I'm announcing the release of the 4.9.13 kernel. All users of the 4.9 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.9.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.9.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st... Read more Also: Linux 4.4.52 Linux 4.10.1