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How to get faster and more secure DNS resolution with Knot Resolver

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 07:00:00 PM

Chances are you aren't encrypting DNS over TLS yet, and that you aren't validating DNSSEC signatures

9 Useful touch command examples in Linux

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 06:00:00 PM

LinuxTechi: Touch command is used to create empty files and also changes the timestamps of existing files on Unix & Linux System.

dwm: A Minimalist Tiling Window Manager For Linux

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 05:00:00 PM

MakeTechEasier: Tiling window managers have several advantages over Gnome and KDE.

Android Studio - A Powerful IDE for Building Apps for All Android Devices

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 04:00:00 PM

Tecmint: Android Studio, Android's official IDE, is a powerful and popular, feature-rich IDE for building apps for all Android compatible devices.

FOSS Project Spotlight: CloudMapper, an AWS Visualization Tool

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 03:00:00 PM

LinuxJournal: When working with AWS, it's common to have a number of separate accounts run by different teams for different projects.

Here’s Why You Should Secure Your Etcd Deployment

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 02:00:00 PM

The New Stack: Etcd, a key-value store and a core component of Kubernetes clusters, is used to store highly sensitive configuration data but is also easily left unprotected, as a developer recently found.

IPFire: A User-Friendly Linux Firewall Distribution

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 01:00:00 PM

IPFire was designed for users new to firewalling, so it places a premium on user-friendliness.

Bring your own Linux to Windows with new open source tool

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 12:00:00 PM

ars: If an off-the-shelf Linux distribution doesn’t float your boat, why not build your own?

Linux 4.16 Released with Improved Security, Virtualization Features

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 02:00:00 AM

ServerWatch: April 1 is usually a day for April Fool's jokes, but Linux creator Linus Torvalds' Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML) message that day was anything but a joke.

Google Releases April 2018's Android Security Patch for Pixel??? and Nexus Devices

Monday 2nd of April 2018 09:00:00 PM

The Android Security Patch level April 2018 is currently rolling out to Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C devices,

Software-defined networking is harmonizing for networking's future

Monday 2nd of April 2018 08:00:00 PM

The Linux Foundation is bringing together several software-defined network (SDN) projects. How is that working out?

Easy way to install AWS CLI on Linux

Monday 2nd of April 2018 07:00:00 PM

LinuxTechLab: AWS or Amazon Web services is the industry leader when it comes to Cloud

GNU Linux-Libre 4.16 Kernel Officially Released for Those Who Seek 100% Freedom

Monday 2nd of April 2018 06:00:00 PM

softpedia: The GNU Linux-Libre 4.16 kernel is here for all those who seek 100% freedom for their personal computer and don't want to use any proprietary drivers.

Collabora & Linux Kernel 4.16

Monday 2nd of April 2018 05:00:00 PM

Linux Kernel 4.16 was released over the weekend, and with it came 33 patches contributed by 8 different Collabora developers

Canonical's Snappy Now Supports Latest Nvidia Drivers on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Monday 2nd of April 2018 04:00:00 PM

Snapd 2.32.2 is now available to download and should be coming soon to the stable software repositories of your favorite, Snappy-enabled GNU/Linux distribution.

How To Install And Setup Vagrant

Monday 2nd of April 2018 03:00:00 PM

Vagrant is a powerful tool when it comes to virtual machines, here we will look at how to setup and use Vagrant with Virtualbox on Ubuntu to provision reproducible virtual machines.

How to Create and Update the SSL SAN Certificate in Linux

Monday 2nd of April 2018 01:00:00 PM

QuickFixLinux: How to Generate SSL SAN Cert and update in the Apache config file in Linux machines.

Create a Linux Swap File

Monday 2nd of April 2018 12:00:00 PM

Linuxize: Swap is a space on a disk that is used when the amount of physical RAM memory is full.

Linux 4.16 Released

Monday 2nd of April 2018 01:26:00 AM

Linus Torvalds:  4.16 is out, and the merge window for 4.17 is open and I'll start doing pull requests tomorrow.

Mozilla Thunderbird 60 to Bring Calendar Improvements, MBOX/Maildir Conversions

Sunday 1st of April 2018 05:00:00 PM

Mozilla Thunderbird 60 entered beta testing earlier this week to allow public testers to take a glimpse at the new features

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today's leftovers

  • ‘Crush Them’: An Oral History of the Lawsuit That Upended Silicon Valley

    The then-23-year-old giant, which ruled the personal computer market with a despotic zeal, stood accused of using monopoly power to bully collaborators and squelch competitors. Its most famous victim was Netscape, the pioneering web browser, but everyone from Apple to American Airlines felt threatened by late-’90s Microsoft. The company was big enough to be crowned America’s most valuable firm, bold enough to compare attacks on its domain to Pearl Harbor, and, eventually, bad enough to be portrayed as a (semifictionalized) cadre of hypercapitalist murderers in a major motion picture. The “don’t be evil” optics that colored the rise of today’s tech giants (and have recently lost their efficacy) were a direct response to Microsoft’s tyrannical rule.

  • Michał Górny: Empty directories, *into, dodir, keepdir and tmpfiles.d
  • FRAMED Collection, a noir-styled spy adventure where you rearrange comic tiles is now out
    It's actually a compilation of FRAMED and FRAMED 2, games that have been widely praised and previously only available on mobile platforms. It has you moving around slices of an animated comic book, to put the noir-styled spy adventure story together. It actually sounds hilarious, as it's not a basic "this one has to go here" type of game, as it changes what happens based on where you put the tiles creating some amusing sounding failures:
  • Paradox’s grand strategy titles will be getting more content soon
    At their annual convention, Paradox Interactive have announced new expansions for their current grand strategy titles. There’s a little bit of everything for fans of these games.
  • Why OpenShift Is The New OpenStack For Red Hat
  • Help the Debian kernel team to help you
    I gave the first talk this morning at Mini-DebConf Hamburg, titled "Help the kernel team to help you". I briefly described several ways that Debian users and developers can make it easier (or harder) for us to deal with their requests. The slides are up in on my talks page, and video should be available soon.
  • UbuCon Europe 2018: Analysing a dream [English|Spanish]
    The idea of organising the Ubucon in Xixon, Asturies was set two years ago, while participating in the European Ubucon in Essen (germany). The Paris Ubucon took place and in those days we uderstood that there was a group enough of people with the capacities and the will to hold an European Congress for Ubuntu lovers. We had learnt a lot from German and French colleagues thanks to their respective amazing organizations and, at the same time, our handicap was the lack of s consolidated group in Spain.
  • 19-year-old Developer at the Forefront of TRON (TRX) Opensource Wallet DApp
  • 19-years-old German developer Spearheads TRON (TRX) Opensource Wallet DApp
    No doubt that Tron community is preparing for mainnet launch, with different ideas coming in from all roads. As part of its readiness, Tron has unveiled its Opensource Wallet DApp developed by 19-year old German developer, Marius Gill, who has been programming since 13 years old. The DApp is an outcome of Project Genesis, which was launched in March 2018 purposely to encourage TRON’s community engagement in bringing in new things into Tron ecosystem. The project provides a bonus pool of 2 billion dollars for active members around the world have lent their hands in implementing ideas for the community.
  • Collabora and GStreamer spring in Sweden
    Earlier this month, a few of us from Collabora, Olivier Crête, Nicolas Dufresne, George Kiagiadakis and I attended the GStreamer Spring Hackfest in Lund, Sweden. Hosted by Axis Communications (who uses GStreamer in their surveillance cameras for many years now), it was a great opportunity for the GStreamer community to touch base and work on open bugs and pet projects. [...] As for myself, I mainly worked on (or rather started to work on) split-field interlacing support in GStreamer, adding relevant formats and modes in the GStreamer video library. In addition, as a Meson developer (Nirbheek Chauhan) was present, I took the opportunity to discuss with him the last bit of porting build system of Geoclue to Meson, a side project I've been working on. It helped me get it done faster but also helped Nirbheek find some issues in Meson and fix them! All in all, my first GStreamer hackfest was an awesome experience (even though I was not feeling well). It was also very nice to hangout and socialize with old and new friends in the GStreamer community after a long time. Many thanks again to Axis for hosting us in their offices! See you at the GStreamer Conference this fall!
  • Reality Redrawn Opens At The Tech
    The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose was filled on Thursday with visitors experiencing new takes on the issue of fake news by artists using mixed reality, card games and even scratch and sniff cards. These installations were the results of Mozilla’ Reality Redrawn challenge. We launched the competition last December to make the power of misinformation and its potential impacts visible and visceral. Winners were announced in February.
  • Tangerine UI problems
    I've been a big fan of Tangerine for a while, it's a bank that doesn't charge fees and does what I need to do. They used to have a great app and website and then it all went a bit wrong. It's now a HTML app for Desktop and mobile. This isn't the fault of the tools used, but there's some terrible choices in the app across both. [...] The overall feel of the app is that its full of spinners, far too cluttered and just to confusing. Hey not everything I've built is perfect, but even I can spot some real problems with this app. I pretty sure Tangerine can do better than this. And yes, I'm writing this while drinking a beer I recently bought, as shown on my transaction page.
  • Majority of software plagued by vulnerabilities as open source adoption soars [Ed: More of Black Duck's FUD]
  • SiFive Releases 'Expansion Board' to Build Interest in RISC-V Processor
  • FreeBSD 11.2 Beta 2 Available For Testing, Brings PTI Optimization
    The second beta release of FreeBSD 11.2 is now available for weekend testing. FreeBSD 11.2-BETA2 is now available with a variety of bug fixes, a fix to restore boot support for the Banana Pi ARM board, a context switch optimization for page table isolation (PTI), DTrace improvements, various build fixes, and a range of other system fixes.
  • Sony Is Working On AMD Ryzen LLVM Compiler Improvements - Possibly For The PlayStation 5
    One of Sony's compiler experts has taken to working on some tuning for the AMD Ryzen "znver1" microarchitecture support within the LLVM compiler stack. This begs the question why Sony is working on Ryzen improvements if not for a future product.
  • Popular YouTuber Says Apple Won't Fix His iMac Pro Damaged While Disassembled

    The damage resulted when they dropped the display while attempting to reattach it to the aluminum chassis. Towards the end of the video, Sebastian also says the iMac Pro requires a new logic board and power supply unit, suggesting there may have been a short circuit that caused damage to internal components as well.

  • Most dangerous new cyber security threats [iophk: "Windows TCO, yet neither Microsoft nor Windows get a mention"]

Steam Controller Kernel Driver Is Landing In The Linux 4.18 Kernel

The Linux 4.18 kernel will feature the initial Steam Controller kernel driver that works without having to use the Steam client or using third-party user-space applications like the SC-Controller application. A few months back we reported on a kernel driver being worked on for the Steam Controller by an independent user/developer outside of the gates of Valve. In part through reverse-engineering, Rodrigo Rivas Costa has been working on this native Steam Controller Linux kernel driver that works for both USB cable and wireless modes of the Steam Controller and is a proper HID driver. Read more

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KDevelop 5.2.2 and 5.2.3 released

KDevelop 5.2.2 and 5.2.3 released We today provide a stabilization and bugfix release with version 5.2.2 and 5.2.3. 5.2.2 was tagged 6 weeks ago, but we never managed to release it because we did not have the patience to fix the Windows installers in time due to a broken CI. Windows installers are provided for 5.2.3 again. We'll only provide source tarballs for 5.2.2 and we encourage everyone to just skip this release and use 5.2.3 which contains a few more bug fixes. This is a bugfix-only release, which introduces no new features and as such is a safe and recommended update for everyone currently using KDevelop 5.2.1. Read more Also: This week in Usability & Productivity, part 19