Today the Raspberry Pi Foundation formally announced the Raspberry Pi PIXEL, their own desktop that will be used in future Raspbian spins.
PIXEL is short for Pi Improved Xwindows Environment, Lightweight desktop. PIXEL is derived from the LXDE desktop environment but with both appearance and fundamental changes, including some new applications.
A new postdoc student arrived at our department this semester, and after learning that he uses GNU/Linux for all his computing, I invited him along to TFUG. During some of our meetings people asked “how could I do X on my GNU/Linux desktop?” and, jokingly, the postdoc would respond “the answer to your question is ‘do you really need to do that?’” Sometimes the more experienced GNU/Linux users at the table would respond to questions by suggesting that the user should simply give up on doing X, and the postdoc would slap his thigh and laugh and say “see? I told you that’s the answer!”
The phenomenon here is that people who have at some point made a commitment to at least try to use GNU/Linux for all their computing quickly find that they have come to value using GNU/Linux more than they value engaging in certain activities that only work well/at all under a proprietary operating system. I think that this is because they get used to being treated with respect by their computer. And indeed, one of the reasons I’ve almost entirely given up on computer gaming is that computer games are non-free software. “Are you sure you need to do that?” starts sounding like a genuine question rather than simply a polite way of saying that what someone wants to do can’t be achieved.
Another development sprint is over. Time flies! In our previous post we already reported about the branching of Tumbleweed and the upcoming releases and about the expected consequences: the landing of some cool features in a less conservative Tumbleweed.
That is what my England trip for the GNU Tools Cauldron was, but that only seemed to add to the pleasure of meeting friends again. I flewin to Heathrow and started on an almost long train journey to Halifax,with two train changes from Reading. I forgot my phone on the trainbut the friendly station manager at Halifax helped track it down andgot it back to me. That was the first of the many times I forgotstuff in a variety of places during this trip. Like I discovered thatI forgot to carry a jacket or an umbrella. Or shorts. Or full lengthpants for that matter. Like I purchased an umbrella from Sainsbury’s but forgot to carry it out. I guess you got the drift of it.
In 2014, multiple groups started efforts to create new mid-tier Ethernet speeds with the NBASE-T Alliance starting in October 2014 and MGBASE-T Alliance getting started a few months later in December 2014. While those groups started out on different paths, the final 802.3bz standard represents a unified protocol that is interoperable across multiple vendors.
The promise of 2.5 and 5 Gbps Ethernet is that they can work over existing Cat5 cabling, which to date has only been able to support 1 Gbps. Now with the 802.3bz standard, organizations do not need to rip and replace cabling to get Ethernet that is up to five times faster.
"Now, the 1000BASE-T uplink from the wireless to wired network is no longer sufficient, and users are searching for ways to tap into higher data rates without having to overhaul the 70 billion meters of Cat5e / Cat6 wiring already sold," David Chalupsky, board of directors of the Ethernet Alliance and Intel principal engineer, said in a statement. "IEEE 802.3bz is an elegant solution that not only addresses the demand for faster access to rapidly rising data volumes, but also capitalizes on previous infrastructure investments, thereby extending their life and maximizing value."
It didn’t take 500 million hacked Yahoo accounts to make me hate, hate, hate password reset questions (otherwise known as knowledge-based authentication or KBA). It didn't help when I heard that password reset questions and answers -- which are often identical, required, and reused on other websites -- were compromised in that massive hack, too.
Is there any security person or respected security guidance that likes them? They are so last century. What is your mother’s maiden name? What is your favorite color? What was your first pet’s name?
A hosting provider in France has been hit by a distributed denial of service attack that went close to one terabyte per second.
Concurrent attacks against OVH clocked in at 990GBps.
The attack vector is said to be the same Internet-of-Things botnet of 152,464 devices that brought down the website of security expert Brian Krebs.
OVH chief technology officer Octave Klaba tweeted that the network was capable of attacks up to 1.5TBps.
If you thought that the massive DDoS attack earlier this month on Brian Krebs’ security blog was record-breaking, take a look at what just happened to France-based hosting provider OVH. OVH was the victim of a wide-scale DDoS attack that was carried via network of over 152,000 IoT devices.
According to OVH founder and CTO Octave Klaba, the DDoS attack reached nearly 1 Tbps at its peak. Of those IoT devices participating in the DDoS attack, they were primarily comprised of CCTV cameras and DVRs. Many of these types devices' network settings are improperly configured, which leaves them ripe for the picking for hackers that would love to use them to carry our destructive attacks.
FreeBSD Delaaays and OpenBSD Founder Theo de Raadt Upset
The delayed FreeBSD 11.0 release just suffered another last-minute set-back. While "FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE images" were distributed to FTP mirrors and the official announcement expected today, these images need to be re-spun to contain some security fixes and thus pushing back the official release.
Glen Barber noted today on the mailing list, "Although the FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE has not yet been officially announced, many have found images on the Project FTP mirrors. However, please be aware the final 11.0-RELEASE will be rebuilt and republished on the Project mirrors as a result of a few last-minute security fixes we feel are imperative to include in the final release."
A few minutes ago, Glen Barber informed the FreeBSD community that they should not hurry and install the ISO images of the FreeBSD 11.0 operating system made available a few days ago on the official FTP mirrors.
These images aren't safe to use and contain various security vulnerabilities that need to be fixed before the FreeBSD Project will officially unveil the final release of the FreeBSD 11.0 operating system in the coming days. According to the release schedule, FreeBSD 11.0 should hit the streets later today, September 29, 2016.
However, until then the FreeBSD development team is hard at work patching those nasty security issues and rebuilding the final ISO images, which will be made available on the respective FTP mirrors later today as FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE-p1. If you're already running FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE, you will soon be provided with instructions to safely update your system
For over one year there's been talk of LLVM pursuing a mass relicensing from its University of Illinois/NCSA Open Source License, which is similar to the three-clause BSD license, to the Apache 2.0 license with explicit mention of GPLv2 compatibility. As mentioned in that aforelinked article, this re-licensing is moving ahead.
Zapatos Nike Internationalist mismo modo
Este portadores de la guía de los Zapatos Nike Internationalist mismo modo se estabilizan esta zapatilla en un amplio margen. Este portadores por lo general son bastante considerable - que hemos vistos el artículo con una gran cantidad de funciones - y esto sirve para ser un ingrediente servicio demasiado. Esta difícil EVA ahuecando debajo trasera del pie, además de parte media del pie del mismo modo pone fin a esta licitación espuma de la era espacial mediante el desarrollo de una mayor valoración.
Sin embargo, el Vomero 11 sin embargo, es capaz de como soporte zapatilla resultado de la ocurrencia conectados con las compañías aéreas fresco lente de zoom junto con el más duro de EVA de base, este V-10 cree claramente mucho más planeado y plantado.
En pocas palabras, este 11 Vomero suele ser una mezcla superlativa de reducción de choque de licitación, además de la capacidad de respuesta, la cantidad de unidad excelente adecuado destinado a para extiende un tiempo más largo. Esto es un cambio relacionado con las formas en el libro de jugadas Nike; este Pegasus viajado por medio de licitación (V30) para ayudar corporación (31), junto con el 10 Vomero realizado demasiado. Estamos preparados elección, que el poco tiempo de que se produce Pegasus treinta y tres podrían batir hacia fuera más suave en comparación con 34.
Para los pies sesgados reducción de choque, este 11 Vomero es un zapato maravilloso correr destinados a los pies delanteros exactamente que requieren de sólo una unidad de subasta directamente a continuación. En este momento no hay un buen número de zapatos y botas que de este increíble de alimentación conectada con la reducción de choque entresuela. La mayor parte del mercado final es por lo general una parte posterior del pie tierno, que tiene la reducción de choque se estrecha hacia abajo en unos pies más duros.
Veamos algún tipo de un objeto único poco. Sería el Vomero 11 una especie de "rápido" amortiguado zapatilla, al ver que se arrastra de Nike-rayas-de-luz de la publicidad y la comercialización aconseja?
En este juicio, de los cuales cuenta generalmente es saludable un superior con el 10 Vomero en comparación con lo que realmente es con los 11. Muchas regiones de suela intermedia de este 11 Vomero se presentan este método de tratamiento de licitación, además de en general, algún tipo de correr más duro zapato detecta más rápido en comparación con una oferta sólo uno.
Ubuntu Studio 16.10 to Offer an Up-to-Date Multimedia Oriented Linux Distro
We reported earlier today, September 28, 2016, on the availability of the Final Beta (Beta 2) development milestone of the upcoming Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system and its official derivatives.
We've already talked here about what's new in the Beta 2 of Ubuntu MATE 16.10, Lubuntu 16.10, and Kubuntu 16.10, and now we would like to tell you a little bit about Ubuntu Studio 16.10, which promises to offer users an up-to-date multimedia oriented Linux-based operating system.
That's right, it looks like today's Ubuntu Studio 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Beta 2 snapshot comes with all the latest software releases and a bunch of new apps that you might need for audio, video, or graphics processing jobs. But first, we need to tell you that Ubuntu Studio 16.10 is powered by a low-latency Linux 4.8 kernel.
Also: Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 Beta 2 Released with Many Apps from the GNOME 3.22 Stack