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|Story||The Intel Edison: Linux Maker Machine in a Matchbox||Rianne Schestowitz||20/03/2017 - 9:11pm|
|Story||Jetson TX2 module gains third party carrier boards||Rianne Schestowitz||20/03/2017 - 9:03pm|
|Story||Giessen Public Works using open source for energy supply||Rianne Schestowitz||20/03/2017 - 8:59pm|
|Story||Pico-ITX board gives you Rockchip RK3288 and optional wireless||Rianne Schestowitz||20/03/2017 - 8:57pm|
|Story||The best cheap Android mobile phones for 2017 and where to buy them for less||Rianne Schestowitz||20/03/2017 - 8:49pm|
|Story||Android Leftovers||Roy Schestowitz||20/03/2017 - 8:47pm|
|Story||Leftovers: OSS||Roy Schestowitz||20/03/2017 - 2:18pm|
|Story||today's howtos||Roy Schestowitz||20/03/2017 - 2:14pm|
|Story||Graphics in Linux||Roy Schestowitz||20/03/2017 - 2:13pm|
|Story||Leftovers: Software||Roy Schestowitz||20/03/2017 - 2:13pm|
Do you have a Nvidia graphics card on your desktop? That's great until you are in need of the latest drivers especially when you are a gamer. Unlike Windows, Nvidia drivers for Linux desktops are quite hard to come by, and installing the latest drivers on your Linux desktop can be quite an arduous process. Fortunately for Linux users, there are the third party graphics drivers PPA which keeps an updated Nvidia driver for installation. The PPA is currently in testing but you can nonetheless get working Nvidia drivers from here.
Companies sometimes need a quickly-built mobile app to fit a "right now" need, such as a last-minute customer service order-entry form app or something that will let customers easily sign up for newsletters.
But instead of having to assign the creation of these kinds of basic apps to already overloaded developers, which can delay them from working on more business-centric development projects, an increasing number of IT vendors are providing tools that let non-developers assemble basic apps with a few clicks. Using these "low code" tools, non-developers can relatively easily assemble a collection of ready-made components into working apps using what are essentially the Lego building blocks of software.
I’ve been working on making a portfolio of what I did for the Fedora Regional Hubs project. Did you know I did a _lot_ of stuff?
A recently resolved vulnerability in the Linux kernel that had the potential to allow an attacker to gain privilege escalation or cause denial of service went undiscovered for seven years.
Positive Technologies expert, Alexander Popov, found a race condition in the n_hdlc driver that leads to double-freeing of kernel memory. This Linux kernel flaw might be exploited for privilege escalation in the operating system. The (CVE-2017-2636) bug was evaluated as dangerous with a CVSS v3 score of 7.8, towards the higher end of the scale which runs from 1-10.
The Linux team has patched a "dangerous" vulnerability in the Linux kernel that allowed attackers to elevate their access rights and crash affected systems.
The security issue, tracked as CVE-2017-2636, existed in the Linux kernel for the past seven years, after being introduced in the code in 2009.
I didn't write this up initially, but now the Humble Jumbo Bundle 8 has some new games it's well worth taking a look.
The developers of Vikings - Wolves of Midgard [Steam] have confirmed that Linux is planned, but it won't be until after the initial Windows release.
I've spent a little while checking out the new update for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive [Steam] today and I'm pretty impressed with the new map. The new map is called 'Canals' and it's based on a real-world Italian city.
Softpedia was informed today by The Document Foundation about the general availability of the first point release to the LibreOffice 5.3 open-source office suite for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows.
LibreOffice 5.3.1 comes one and a half months after the release of LibreOffice 5.3, a major branch that introduced exciting new features for users of the popular office suite. These include the experimental MUFFIN user interface with a Microsoft Office-like Ribbon UI, as well as the first source release of LibreOffice Online.
During these past six weeks, LibreOffice 5.3.1 received two Release Candidate (RC) development versions, which fix about 100 bugs and regressions that have been either discovered by the LibreOffice developers/contributors or reported by users from the previous version.
NXP’s i.MX8 X SoCs offer 2-4 Cortex-A35 cores plus Cortex-M4F, Vivante, and Tensilica chips, and safety features like ECC and SER.
At this week’s Embedded World show, NXP Semiconductors N.V. unveiled three dual- and quad-core Cortex-A35 based i.MX8 X SoCs. The new SoCs — the i.MX8 QuadXPlus, i.MX8 DualXPlus, and the i.MX8 DualX — also include Cortex-M4F MCUs, Vivante GPUs, and Tensilica DSPs, and feature ECC memory support, reduced soft-error-rate (SER) technology, and other industrial and automotive safety related features. We saw no mention of OS support, but the original i.MX8 SoCs support Linux, Android, FreeRTOS, QNX, Green Hills, and Dornerworks XEN.
If you’re a systems administrator choosing a Linux distribution for your workstation, chances are you’ll stick with a fairly widely used distro such as Fedora, Ubuntu, Arch, Debian, or one of their close spin-offs. Still, there are several security considerations you should weigh when picking which distribution is best for your needs.
The long-standing patches for implementing threaded OpenGL dispatch have landed in Mesa 17.1-devel Git.
Marek Olsak and then Timothy Arceri took to getting OpenGL threaded dispatch across the finish line and they've managed to do so over night in Mesa Git.
The code for OpenGL threaded GL dispatch is now finally in Mesa-git, after multiple developers attempts to fix it up. This should improve performance in multiple games for users of the open source Mesa drivers.
- Benoît Battistelli “Should Not Have Been in Charge of Anything More Involved Than a Hamster Cage Without the Hamster…”
- Unitary Patent (UPC) and “Breach of EU Law”
- Incredibly Unscientific: EPO is Making up Excuses for Decline in Patent Applications
- Battistelli Wants to be ‘King’ for a Decade or Longer, Jesper Kongstad Protects Him
- CERN Staff Association “Profoundly Shocked by the Situation That Has Persisted in the European Patent Office (EPO)”
- New Examples of Fake News About the Unitary Patent (UPC), Courtesy of Patent Law Firms Looking to Prey on Gullible SMEs
- More Good News About the US Patent System Crushing Software Patents While the Reformer, Michelle Lee, Stays
- Microsoft Continues to Hoard Patents — Even Buying Patents — While Using Them Against GNU/Linux
- Links 15/3/2017: Desktop GNU/Linux Praises, X.Org Server 1.19.3 Released
- Links 14/3/2017: Pidgin 2.12, MariaDB 10.1.22
QEMU 2.9-rc0 was tagged yesterday as this important piece of the open-source Linux virtualization stack prepares for its next major release
Less than a week since the launch of the fourth maintenance update to the Flatpak 0.8 series of the open-source Linux application sandboxing and distribution framework (formerly XGD-App), Alex Larsson announced today Flatpak 0.9.1.
Flatpak 0.9.1 appears to the be the first point release to the major Flatpak 0.9 series, and we say major because this milestone adds numerous improvements compared to the 0.8 branch, especially to the build system. The biggest change appearing to be a new Ninja-based build system called "cmake-ninja".
Richard Biener has issued a new status report concerning the state of GCC 7 and that it should be released the middle of next month.
GCC 7 remains in regression and documentation fixing mode with trying to nail down the rest of the P1 (highest priority) regressions. As of yesterday there are 17 P1 regressions remaining. For the other regressions there are 108 P2 regressions, 19 regressions of P3 level, 138 regressions of P4, and 30 of P5.
Oh, good evening my hackfriends! I am just chuffed to share a thing with yall: tomorrow we release Guile 2.2.0. Yaaaay!
I know in these days of version number inflation that this seems like a very incremental, point-release kind of a thing, but it's a big deal to me. This is a project I have been working on since soon after the release of Guile 2.0 some 6 years ago. It wasn't always clear that this project would work, but now it's here, going into production.
Matthew Dillon has discovered an important bug in the DragonFlyBSD kernel's VFS cluster code affecting the HAMMER file-system write performance.
Dillon explained in the commit that landed in DragonFly last week, "A bug in the cluster code was causing HAMMER to write out 64KB buffers in 32KB overlapping segments, resulting in data being written to the media twice."
The development team behind the BSD-based NetBSD free operating system were proud to announce the official and general availability of the NetBSD 7.1 release.
NetBSD 7.1 entered development only two months ago, when we reported the availability of the first Release Candidate (RC) build, which brought various improvements and bug fixes. It's the first point release to the stable NetBSD 7 series and comes with a bunch of exciting new features.
For the most part this is a maintenance release with a few nice feature additions. We created a GUI to extract embedded Windows product keys. It’s located in the Rescue menu. The output is also saved to a text file so you can just copy it to a USB drive. Some of the newer machines like the DELL XPS 13 are now freezing the NVMe drives at boot. The machine needs to be put to sleep and woken up just like standard SSD drives. We added a sleep button to the NVMe Secure Erase program to overcome this.
As always, Parted Magic was released with the latest Xorg drivers and Linux Kernel 4.10.1.
Parted Magic creator Patrick Verner is announcing the release of Parted Magic 2017_03_14, a brand-new ISO snapshot of the commercial GNU/Linux distribution designed for disk partitioning, cloning, and rescue operations.
Parted Magic 2017_03_14 comes more than two months after the Parted Magic 2017_01_08 release, which was also the first to kick off the new year, and implements a bunch of interesting new features, such as a graphical tool that promises to let users extract embedded Windows product keys.
Fresh off the production line from 101’s factory in València is the first KDE Slimbook which I opened today at FLOSS UK conference here in Manchester.
If you’ve been itching to see more of the KDE Slimbook, the ultra-thin laptop announced by Spanish company Slimbook back in January, then you’re in luck.
KDE developer (and all-round awesome chap) Jonathan Riddell snagged some one-on-one time with the bespoke KDE-branded laptop at the FLOSS Spring 2017 conference taking place in Manchester.
“Fresh off the production line from 101’s factory in València is the first KDE Slimbook which I opened today at FLOSS UK conference here in Manchester,” he writes in a short blog post.
Samsung’s next Tizen Smartphone, the Samsung Z4 SM-Z400F, has made its appearance at the FCC. Looking through the details of the filing we can see that there will be dual-SIM variant of the device with model number SM-Z400DS. The Samsung Z4 will now be the fourth smartphone powered by Tizen that the Korean tech giant will release. Previous models were the Samsung Z1, Z2 and Z3.
With a one-day delay, the GNOME Project, through Javier Jardón, announced the availability of the last milestone in the development cycle of the upcoming GNOME 3.24 desktop environment, the Release Candidate (RC).
Versioned 3.23.92, the RC build of the GNOME 3.24 desktop environment is here only to polish the new features and improvements implemented in various of the core components and applications that will be distributed as part of the GNOME 3.24 Stack across numerous GNU/Linux distributions starting next week.
The developers behind the GNOME Builder open-source IDE (Integrated Development Environment) application designed specifically for the GNOME desktop environment are about to wrap things up for the final release of GNOME Builder 3.24.
We are happy to announce that GNOME has been accepted to participate in Google Summer of Code 2017. GNOME has participated in the program every year since its inception in 2005 and it’s a pleasure to be participating once again!
The development of the major GTK+ 4 GUI (Graphical User Interface) toolkit continues with the release of a new milestone, versioned 3.89.5, which adds more improvements and bug fixes.
GTK+ 3.89.5 is the fifth development build of the GTK+ 4 stable series, which should hit the stable channel sometime after the release of the GNOME 3.24 desktop environment next week on March 22, 2017.