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NVIDIA 495.44 Graphics Driver Adds GBM Support, Indicator for Resizable BAR Support

9 hours 25 min ago

NVIDIA 495.44 proprietary graphics driver is now available for download with support for the GBM API, as well as various improvements and bug fixes.

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KDE Plasma 5.23.2 Released with NVIDIA GBM Support, More Bug Fixes

11 hours 10 min ago

KDE Plasma 5.23.2 desktop environment is now available with NVIDIA GBM support, Plasma Wayland and Plasma Discover improvements, and various other bug fixes.

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Star Labs’ StarLite Mk IV Linux Laptop Is Now Available to Order

Monday 25th of October 2021 02:41:14 PM

Star Labs launches the StarLite Mk IV Linux laptop with Coreboot open-source firmware, a redesigned glass trackpad, a contoured heat plate, 8 hours battery life, and a 2MB webcam.

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9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: October 24th, 2021

Sunday 24th of October 2021 10:39:33 PM

The 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup for October 24th, 2021, brings news about MX Linux 21, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS daily builds, KDE Plasma 5.24's fingerprint reader support, Ubuntu's new Desktop Installer, as well as all the latest distro and software releases.

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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) Daily Builds Are Now Available for Download

Saturday 23rd of October 2021 03:06:57 PM

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) daily build ISO images are now available to download for early adopters and application developers.

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KDE Plasma 5.24 Desktop Environment to Introduce Support for Fingerprint Readers

Saturday 23rd of October 2021 05:49:15 AM

The KDE Plasma 5.24 desktop environment will feature support for fingerprint readers for more convenient and secure
Plasma desktop authentication, among numerous other new features and improvements.

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Canonical Wants Your Feedback on the New Ubuntu Desktop Installer

Saturday 23rd of October 2021 05:03:22 AM

Canonical wants your feedback on the new Ubuntu Desktop Installer written in the Flutter SDK developed by Google. Here's how to test it!

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Systemd-Free MX Linux 21 Officially Released, Based on Debian GNU/Linux 11 “Bullseye”

Thursday 21st of October 2021 05:25:15 PM

MX Linux 21 distribution is now available for download. This major release is based on Debian GNU/Linux 11 "Bullseye" and features Xfce, KDE Plasma, and Fluxbox editions.

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You Can Now Install KDE Plasma 5.23 on Kubuntu 21.10, Here’s How

Thursday 21st of October 2021 01:49:11 AM

Kubuntu 21.10 users can now install the latest KDE Plasma 5.23 desktop environment using the Kubuntu Backports PPA repository. Here's how!

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You Can Now Install the UnityX Desktop in Arch Linux, Here’s How

Wednesday 20th of October 2021 01:04:36 PM

The UnityX desktop environment has landed in Arch Linux's AUR software repositories and you can install it right now if you follow the instructions presented in this tutorial.

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Redcore Linux Still Aims to Bring Gentoo Linux to the Masses, Now Ships with Linux 5.14

Wednesday 20th of October 2021 08:59:39 AM

Gentoo-based Redcore Linux 21.02 distribution is now available for download. This release is powered by Linux kernel 5.14 and the KDE Plasma 5.22.5 desktop environment, and brings better NVIDIA support.

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Ubuntu 21.04 and 20.04 LTS Users Get New Linux Kernel Security Update, Patch Now

Wednesday 20th of October 2021 07:34:49 AM

A new Linux kernel security update is now available for Ubuntu 21.04 and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS systems running Linux kernel 5.11 to address a total of eight security vulnerabilities. Update your systems now!

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VirtualBox 6.1.28 Released with Initial Support for Linux 5.14 and 5.15 Kernels

Tuesday 19th of October 2021 09:05:19 PM

VirtualBox 6.1.28 open-source virtualization software is now available for download with initial support for Linux 5.14 and 5.15 kernels, Linux Mint improvements, and more.

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KDE Plasma 5.23 Gets First Point Release, Plasma Wayland Sees More Improvements

Tuesday 19th of October 2021 03:29:15 PM

KDE Plasma 5.23.1 is out now as the first point release to the Plasma 5.23 desktop environment series. This maintenance update comes with various improvements to the Plasma Wayland session and bug fixes.

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Gentoo-Based Porteus Kiosk 5.3 Released with Hardware Video Decoding, Virtual Keyboard

Monday 18th of October 2021 05:57:03 PM

The Gentoo-based Porteus Kiosk 5.3 Linux distribution is now available for download. This release comes with hardware decoding support, virtual keyboard, and other improvements.

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9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: October 17th, 2021

Monday 18th of October 2021 12:32:33 AM

The 9to5Linux Weekly Roundup for October 17th, 2021, brings news about Ubuntu 21.10, KDE Plasma 5.23, PinePhone Pro, Devuan GNU+Linux 4.0, as well as all the latest distro and software releases.

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Ubuntu Web Remix 20.04.3 Released with /e/ on WayDroid and Linux Kernel 5.11

Saturday 16th of October 2021 03:02:17 AM

Ubuntu Web Remix 20.04.3 is now available for download. This release comes with /e/ on WayDroid and Linux kernel 5.11, and it's based on Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS (Focal Fossa).

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PinePhone Pro Linux Smartphone Unveiled with 4GB RAM, Custom Rockchip SoC

Friday 15th of October 2021 01:59:11 PM

PINE64 unveils the PinePhone Pro as their flagship Linux-powered smartphone featuring a 1.5GHz Rockchip SoC, 4GB RAM, and 128GB storage.

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GNOME 41 Desktop Lands in openSUSE Tumbleweed, KDE Plasma 5.23 Is Coming Soon

Friday 15th of October 2021 11:24:57 AM

The latest GNOME 41 desktop environment landed in the software repositories of openSUSE Tumbleweed, along with Firefox 93, PipeWire 0.3.38, Samba 4.15, and much more.

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You Can Now Upgrade Ubuntu 21.04 to Ubuntu 21.10, Here’s How

Thursday 14th of October 2021 07:09:21 PM

This is a step-by-step and easy-to-follow tutorial (with screenshots) to show you how to upgrade your Ubuntu 21.04 "Hirsute Hippo" installations to Ubuntu 21.10 "Impish Indri."

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More in Tux Machines

today's leftovers

  • Yuzu (Switch Emulator): Introducing Project ART - Boiling Steam

    Shortly after the interview with GDKChan — creator of the Ryujinx Switch emulator — was published, one of the developers of Yuzu, the competing Switch emulator, contacted me and asked if I would be willing to take a look at his pull request for Yuzu. This pull request is called Project ART (Advanced Rendering Techniques, or Aristotle’s Right Testicle…yuck) and was developed in collaboration with a few other developers. In a nutshell, this PR adds the following features to the emulator:

  • Canonical Looking For Community Feedback As Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Development Begins

    With Ubuntu 22.04 LTS "Jammy Jellyfish" beginning development, Canonical is soliciting community feedback as they plot out more of the planned changes for this next major release and areas to focus on enhancing over the next six months. Monica Ayhens-Madon as the Ubuntu Community Representative at Canonical has begun collecting community feedback and input for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. In particular, areas of the desktop to focus on heading into this next Long Term Support release. The feedback collected will help shape their road-map for this cycle.

  • Ubuntu Blog: In defence of pet servers

    We all know the drill by now: modern compute infrastructure needs to be deterministic, disposable, commoditised and repeatable. We’re all farmers now, and our server estates must be treated like cattle – ready for slaughter at a moment’s notice. However, we must remember that the driver behind the new design rationale is primarily the unreliable nature of modern cloud compute infrastructure and its associated feeble Service-level agreements (SLAs). Let’s just take a step back from the cattle over pets mantra for a moment, and evaluate if this is really always the right path to be going down.

  • Mozilla Open Policy & Advocacy Blog: Mozilla and Omidyar Network launch new Reimagine Open initiative: Powering Local Innovation in the Global South [Ed: Mozilla doing politics with notorious oligarchs now]

    Mozilla and the Omidyar Network are thrilled to launch the new global initiative, Powering Local Innovation, focused on deepening the conversation around “local innovation” within different regions in the Global South. Our organizational partners in the Africa region (AfriLabs, Lawyer’s Hub, African Union Development Agency, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Smart Africa), and in India (Hasgeek), will bring together entrepreneurs, technologists, activists, policymakers, private sector leaders and lawyers for creative dialogue around the present and future of user technology innovation in their regions.

  • Webcompat issues and the bots! [Ed: More Microsoft outsourcing]

    Recently, Ksenia (Mozilla Webcompat team) adjusted BugBug to make it work on GitHub.

Programming Leftovers

  • Run your own CI pipeline with GStreamer's new monorepo

    Recently, the GStreamer project merged all its git repositories into a single, unified repository, often called monorepo. You can read more about this change here. One benefit is it greatly simplifies maintaining custom, project specific, GStreamer patches. Previously, projects that needed to develop, or backport, some patches had to go through multiple steps to complete the task. Projects had to fork various git repositories (e.g. gst-plugins-good, gst-plugins-bad, etc), each repository would then have a new branch with the extra commits, and often, gst-build was used to pull all of these repositories together (and gst-build itself had to be patched beforehand to download forked repositories). Thankfully, all that will be a thing of the past.

  • GitOps: Best practices for the real world

    There is a common misunderstanding about how GitOps should be applied in real-world environments. Developers equate Infrastructure as Code (IaC) with GitOps in concept or believe that GitOps can only work with container-based applications — which is not true. In this blog, you will learn what GitOps is and how to apply its principles to real-world development and operations.

  • 5 Open Source tools for Documenting your React Component - DEV Community

    Documenting our code is of course not the easiest part of the development process and at times developers even avoid it saying that it's really boring. In this article, we will take an overview of 5 tools whose purpose is to help us in documenting our React Components with bare minimum efforts thus, which have made documenting our React Components a piece of cake.

  • Meson version bumped to 0.59.2

    Meson is a source package build system. EasyOS has version 0.53.0, however, I wanted to compile the latest 'pipewire' package and it requires meson version 0.54.0 or later. So, have recompiled meson in OpenEmbedded, now version 0.59.2.

  • Reviving Net::Pcap

    ... in which I look at how existing patches floating on the internet can be integrated into Net::Pcap to make it compile again. Net::Pcap is dear to me, as I have a module implementing an HTTP sniffer using its network capture. So I like it when the module compiles without too much manual work.

  • Smart Flower Pot Build Is All About That Base | Hackaday

    This attractive beginner build is a Python-powered project that runs on a PyPortal Titano and has a speaker that anthropomorphizes the thing so it can berate you politely ask for water in English. But the real magic of this build is in the enclosure itself.

  • Best Plugins for PyCharm

    Plugins are add-ons that enable you to optimize your applications. For instance, if you want to live-stream a soccer match on a website, you may need to install a plugin because your browser doesn’t come with preinstalled streaming tools. You might want to think of plugins as an integral part of your computing and web browsing, making sure each activity you do is running smoothly, even if it is just about viewing a document or surfing a blog.

  • Duplicate records differing only in unique identifiers

    There's a big data table with lots of fields and lots of records. Each record has one or more unique identifier field entries. How to check for records that are exactly the same, apart from those unique identifiers? I've been tinkering with this problem for years, and you can read my last, fairly clumsy effort in this BASHing data blog post from 2020. Here I present a much-improved solution, which has also gone into A Data Cleaner's Cookbook as an update. In 2020, the fastest and most reliable method I used to extract these partial duplicates was with an AWK array and two passes through the table. In the first pass, an array "a" is built with the non-unique-identifier field entries as index string and the tally of each different entry as the value string. In the second pass through the table, AWK looks for records where the value string for the same index string is greater than one, and by default prints the record.

  • Excellent Free Tutorials to Learn Bash - LinuxLinks

    Bash (acronym for the ‘Bourne-Again-SHell’) is the GNU Project’s shell and programming language. It’s an sh-compatible shell that incorporates useful features from the Korn shell (ksh) and C shell (csh). Bash has become a de facto standard for shell scripting. It runs on almost all versions of Unix and a few other operating systems including Windows platforms. A Unix shell is both a command interpreter and a programming language. As a command interpreter, the shell provides the user interface to various utilities. The programming language features of Bash allow these utilities to be combined. Files containing commands can be developed, and become commands themselves. A shell script is therefore a quick way of prototyping a complex application. Shell scripting follows the classic Unix philosophy of breaking complex projects into simpler subtasks, of chaining together components and utilities. Like all Unix shells, Bash supports filename globbing (wildcard matching), piping, here documents, command substitution, variables and control structures for condition-testing and iteration. The keywords, syntax and other basic features of the language were all copied from sh. Here’s our recommended free tutorials to learn Bash.

  • Classic 80s Text-To-Speech On Classic 80s Hardware | Hackaday

    Those of us who were around in the late 70s and into the 80s might remember the Speak & Spell, a children’s toy with a remarkable text-to-speech synthesizer. While it sounds dated by today’s standards, it was revolutionary for the time and was riding a wave of text-to-speech functionality that was starting to arrive to various computers of the era. While a lot of them used dedicated hardware to perform the speech synthesis, some computers were powerful enough to do this in software, but others were not quite able. The VIC-20 was one of the latter, but thanks to an ESP8266 it has been retroactively given this function. This project comes to us from [Jan Derogee], a connoisseur of this retrocomputer, and builds on the work by [Earle F. Philhower] who ported the retro speech synthesis software known as SAM from assembly to C which made it possible to run on the ESP8266. Audio playback is handled on the I2S port, but some work needed to be done to get this to work smoothly since this port also handles the communication with the VIC-20. Once this was sorted out, a patch was made to be able to hear the computer’s audio as well as the speech synthesizer’s. Finally, a serial command interface was designed by [Jan] which allows for control of the module.

Openwashing and Proprietary Software

  • When leading openly means leading with vulnerability

    In the second part of my interview with Sam Knuth, a fellow Open Organization Ambassador, we discussed how leaders can identify areas for coaching open management practices within their organization to ensure the managers they lead are letting open values guide their work teams and associates. It takes emotional intelligence—and effort. To wrap our time together, Sam and I discussed understanding and showing vulnerability with others in the workplace. Sam has authored articles on this important topic for Opensource.com, and his stories about life as an open leader showcase a passion for those (and other) open values. In this interview, we discuss the benefits of leaders showing vulnerability.

  • Intel hopes to burn newly open-sourced AI debug tech into chips [Ed: Shoddy openwashing by Intel with "hey hi" thrown into the mix for hype or good measure]

    Intel Labs has big plans for a software tool called ControlFlag that uses artificial intelligence to scan through code and pick out errors. One of those goals, perhaps way out in the future, is to bake it into chip packages as a last line of defense against faulty code. This could make the information flow on communications channels safer and efficient.

  • SuperSlicer Reviewed: Another 3DP Slicer? | Hackaday

    When you think of slicers for FDM 3D printing — especially free slicers — you probably think of Cura, Slic3r, or PrusaSlicer. There are fans of MatterControl and many people pay for Simplify3D. However, there are quite a few other slicers out there including the one [TeachingTech] has switched to: SuperSlicer. You can see his video review, below. Of course, just as PrusaSlicer is a fork of Slic3r, SuperSlicer is a fork of the Prusa software. According to the project’s home page, the slicer does everything Prusa does but adds custom calibration tests, ironing, better thin wall support, and several other features related to infill and top surfaces. The software runs on Windows, Linux, or Mac.

  • Axle.ai Launches Connectr 2021 Software For Windows, Mac and Linux
  • Axle.ai Launches Connectr 2021 software for Windows, Mac and Linux

    Axle.ai, the leader in bringing radical simplicity to video search and collaboration, is announcing availability of Connectr 2021, its revolutionary NoCode software for automating media workflows, for Windows, MacOS and Linux. The company is a Silver sponsor at the Adobe MAX virtual conference, starting today.

Linux Foundation and Security Leftovers

  • Linux Foundation Offers New DevOps Bootcamp

    The Linux Foundation and Continuous Delivery Foundation are offering a new self-paced DevOps Bootcamp.

  • Open Source Community Shifts Left With OpenSSF, Google SLSA [Ed: Disclosure missing; LF pays them to write these puff pieces]

    Security is becoming an increasingly key piece of the open source puzzle amid industry-wide pushes to shift left and integrate security during early stages of application development. The Linux Foundation’s Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) is one example of how the open source community is working to improve software security through an ecosystem approach, vying for proactive handling of security by default.

  • Lead Cloud-Native Security Analytics Engineer Shares Top Tips for Securing the Enterprise

    Cloud and container adoption is on the rise, as organizations are increasingly recognizing the potential for rapid growth and evolution that cloud-based infrastructure offers. That being said, along with these advantages comes significant security challenges. The modern cloud-native attack surface is complex and difficult to secure with many “moving pieces” including endpoints, servers, containers and cloud providers. This makes integrating Threat Intelligence data gathered from all of these surfaces and evaluating potential security and compliance risks and active threats no easy task. Not only is risk harder to identify and evaluate in cloud and container environments, security vulnerabilities, malware and other threats that are also easier to inadvertently inherit from common layers and shared components frequently used in container builds.

  • Released: MITRE ATT&CK v10 - Help Net Security

    MITRE Corporation has released the tenth version of ATT&CK, its globally accessible (and free!) knowledge base of cyber adversary tactics and techniques based on real-world observations. Version ten comes with new Data Source objects, new and changed techniques in its various matrices, key changes to facilitate hunting in ICS environments, and more.