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Watch This Terrifying 13ft Robot Walk, Assisted by Ubuntu

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 04:36:19 PM

Watch the moment that Ubuntu helps this terrifying 13ft bipedal robot stomp forward, signifying a bold leap for robotics and engineering.

This post, Watch This Terrifying 13ft Robot Walk, Assisted by Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Podcast App Podbird Celebrates Birthday With New Release

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 01:50:21 PM

Ubuntu podcast app Podbird has marked its 2nd birthday with an all-new release, adding support for queuing, artwork refresh and download manager integration.

This post, Ubuntu Podcast App Podbird Celebrates Birthday With New Release, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The 6 Linux Distros We’re Most Excited For in 2017

Friday 30th of December 2016 04:53:07 PM

We list the top Linux distributions to watch in 2017, from Ubuntu-based flavors through to Linux distros created from scratch — these are the ones to watch.

This post, The 6 Linux Distros We’re Most Excited For in 2017, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Does Ubuntu Need More Tux? This App Thinks So…

Friday 30th of December 2016 12:07:50 AM

The Tux4Ubuntu project brings a touch of Tux to the Ubuntu desktop, with Linux mascot themes for GRUB, Plymouth, the Unity login screen, plus wallpapers and more.

This post, Does Ubuntu Need More Tux? This App Thinks So…, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Make Animated Screenshot Gifs Using Gifine for Linux

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:46:04 PM

Looking for an open-source animated gif tool for the Linux desktop? Check out Gifine, though be warned: it's still a little rough around the edges.

This post, Make Animated Screenshot Gifs Using Gifine for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

After 13 Years Handbrake Leaves Beta (Plus Other Linux App Update)

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 02:34:06 PM

A number of Linux apps were updated over the Christmas break, including Handbrake, which hit version 1.0, Lyricfier, GNOME Recipes and music player Harmony.

This post, After 13 Years Handbrake Leaves Beta (Plus Other Linux App Update), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Gradio 5.0 Released with Background Play, Improves Station Discovery

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 01:08:13 PM

An new release of Linux radio app Gradio is now available to download, and from reading its change-log it sounds like an update that’s worth tuning in for. If you haven’t heard about the app before, you’re in for a treat. Gradio lets you find and play public radio stations on Ubuntu. You don’t need to wrestle with .pls or .m3u […]

This post, Gradio 5.0 Released with Background Play, Improves Station Discovery, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Security Leftovers

Leftovers: BSD

  • BSD Mag: Understanding Unikernels by Russell Pavlicek
    The number of tasks which lend themselves to being unikernels is larger than you might think. In 2015, Martin Lucina announced the successful creation of a “RAMP” stack. A variant of the common “LAMP” stack (Linux. Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python), the “RAMP” stack employs NGINX, MySQL, and PHP each built on Rumprun. Rumprun is an instance of a Rump kernel, which is a unikernel system based on the modular operating system functions found in the NetBSD project. So even this very common solution stack can be successfully converted into unikernels.
  • Summary of the preliminary LLDB support project
    Operating systems can be called monitors as they handle system calls from userland processes. A similar task is performed by debuggers as they implement monitors for traced applications and interpret various events that occurred in tracees and are messaged usually with signals to their tracers. During this month I have started a new Process Plugin within LLDB to incept NativeProcessNetBSD - copied from NativeProcessLinux - implementing basic functionality and handling all the needed events in the MonitorCallback() function. To achieve these tasks, I had to add a bunch of new ptrace(2) interfaces in the kernel to cover all that is required by LLDB monitors. The current Process Plugin for NetBSD is capable to start a process, catch all the needed events correctly and if applicable resume or step the process.
  • NetBSD Making Progress On LLDB Debugger Support
    NetBSD developers have been implementing the relevant interfaces needed for the LLVM debugger to effectively monitor and work on the operating system. As part of that they have also improved some of their own documentation, provided new ptrace interfaces, and more. Those interested in LLDB and/or NetBSD can learn more about this debugging work via this NetBSD.org blog post.

Firefox 51 Released With FLAC Audio Support, WebGL 2.0 By Default

Firefox 51.0 just hit Mozilla's FTP servers for those wanting the latest version of this open-source web-browser. Firefox 51 isn't a big feature release for end-users but notably does have support for FLAC audio, at long last! Great to see the web browsers finally shipping support out-of-the-box for this open-source audio codec. Read more

Intel Core i3 7100 Kabylake Linux Benchmarks

Last week I began delivering Linux Kabylake benchmarks with the Core i5 7600K while this week I finally am set to receive the Core i7 7700K. But for those curious how Kabylake is looking on the low-end, I picked up a Core i3 7100 as currently the cheapest Kabylake desktop processor. Here are some initial Linux benchmarks of this Core i3 processor on Ubuntu Linux. Read more