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Story MATE 1.14 Desktop Finally Lands in Manjaro Linux's Repo, New MATE Edition Is Out Rianne Schestowitz 24/05/2016 - 2:55am
Story openSUSE Tumbleweed Needs Your Help to Make GCC 6 the Default Compiler Rianne Schestowitz 24/05/2016 - 2:53am
Story Google reveals nationalities of students in open source-focused Summer of Code 2016 Rianne Schestowitz 24/05/2016 - 2:50am
Story Meet UDOO X86, a Maker Board That's 10 Times More Powerful Than Raspberry Pi 3 Rianne Schestowitz 24/05/2016 - 12:20am
Story Watch: Ubuntu Convergence in Action on Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition with Miracast Rianne Schestowitz 24/05/2016 - 12:18am
Story Leftovers: Software Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2016 - 11:55pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2016 - 11:55pm
Story GNU/Linux Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2016 - 11:55pm
Story Calculate Linux 15.17 Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2016 - 11:53pm
Story SUSE Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 23/05/2016 - 11:52pm

today's leftovers

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Misc
  • 5 Security Tools for Containers and Microservices

    Containers and microservices from vendors like Docker and CoreOS offer innovative solutions for running apps and storing data in the cloud without the overhead of traditional virtualization. But they also present special challenges when it comes to security and protecting the data inside containers. Answers for container security are still emerging, but here's a look at what the ecosystem has produced so far.

  • The Democratization of Containerization
  • Scribus 1.5.2 Open-Source Desktop Publishing Software Adds HiDPI Improvements

    Scribus remains the number one open-source, cross-platform, and free desktop publishing software, and the latest release further advances the work towards the upcoming major version, Scribus 1.6.0.

    Scribus 1.5.2 arrives today after being in development for the past three months, during which the development team behind the open-source DTP software managed to improve the HiDPI (High Dots Per Inch) support for the canvas rendering functionality, as well as to implement a new configuration section for the built-in Autosave and File Recovery system.

  • Top 10 command line tools for downloading in Linux

    When we think about Linux, definitely a back and white terminal will come in the mind, a true Linux user always prefer to work from terminal even for downloading, a command line downloading tool can help user to download anything from internet more quickly, in comparison to some GUI tool. There are lots of downloading tools for general purpose and even for torrents also but only few tools like curl or wget are more popular in comparison to other tools. In this tutorial we will discuss top 10 command line tools for downloading in Linux. Let us discuss these cli tools one by one.

  • This Simple Hack Lets You Make Skype for Web Calls on Linux
  • Best stocks of the day: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)
  • Jennison Associates LLC Increased Red Hat INC (NYSE:RHT) by $48.85 Million as Shares Declined
  • LATE: F23-20160512 Lives & F24 Betas Available.

    Back on May 12th, the team re-spun the Lives with the 4.4.9-300 kernel.

  • Digital signage solution Screenly chooses Canonical's Ubuntu Core software

    Today Screenly, a digital signage solution for the Raspberry Pi, and Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, an open-source platform, jointly announced a partnership to build Screenly on Ubuntu Core, according to a press release from Screenly. Screenly is adopting Ubuntu Core to give its customers a platform that is secure, simple to manage and available on the Raspberry Pi.

  • Wireless-rich “WaRP7” module aims i.MX7 at wearables, IoT

    NXP and Element14 unveiled a tiny “WaRP7” module for wearables and IoT that combines an i.MX7 Solo SoC with WiFi, Bluetooth, BLE, NFC, and MikroBus expansion.

    Element14 has partnered with NXP on an update to the original Freescale WaRP board, which ran on the Freescale (now NXP) i.MX6 Solo SoC. The WaRP7 shares the same Wearables Reference Platform (WaRP) branding as the WaRP, and is similarly a sandwich-style COM with I/O daughter card design running Linux and Android.

Canonical Has Work To Do: The BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Tablet, Hands On

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Ubuntu

The BQ Aquaris M10 is a 10.1-inch touchscreen tablet powered by Ubuntu Core, and it can be used like a laptop by connecting a keyboard and mouse. The device has the ability to alter its navigation interface by connecting to an external display, similar to Microsoft's Continuum, with a feature Canonical calls “convergence.”

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FOSS Events (OpenPGP.conf, OSCON, and More)

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OSS
  • OpenPGP.conf: Call for Presentations

    OpenPGP.conf is a conference for users and implementers of the OpenPGP protocol, the popular standard for encrypted email communication and protection of data at rest. The conference shall give users and implementers of OpenPGP based systems an overview of the current state of use and provide in-depth information on technical aspects.

  • OSCON for the Rest of Us Starts Today

    Things get cranked-up for real in Austin, Texas today at OSCON. Although the conference started on Monday, the first two days were reserved for special two day training classes and tutorials. Today the big gate opens wide on the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey of open source conferences. For the first time ever, the event is taking place deep in the heart of Texas, as OSCON has said goodbye to Portland, Oregon, at least temporarily, to say hello to the land of Tex-Mex vittles.

  • 5 keys to hacking your community. What works?
  • Kindness and Community

    This was all after a weekend of running the Community Leadership Summit, an event that solicited similar levels of kindness. There were volunteers who got out of bed at 5am to help us set up, people who offered to prepare and deliver keynotes and sessions, coordinate evening events, equipment, sponsorship contributions, and help run the event itself. Then, to top things off, there were remarkably generous words and appreciation for the event as a whole when it drew to a close.

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

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OSS
  • F5’s Latest Updates Give a Nod to Developers

    As virtual appliances become a bigger part of its business, F5 is tweaking some of its products to better fit the concept of developers programming the network.

    The company has separated its orchestration tool from its management tool. The latter, which involves monitoring the network and making sure features such as high availability are viable, is still within the purview of networking people. But orchestration and provisioning of services is becoming more of a programmer’s job.

  • Building a bootstrapped business on open source

    Back in 2009, our day-to-day life at Planio was writing software for clients. Client work is often fun, but there can also be a feeling that you're stuck on a hamster wheel of endlessly churning through projects, always looking for new customers.

  • Getting started with Node-RED

    Node-RED is a browser-based flow editor that lets users wire together hardware devices, APIs, and online services in new and interesting ways.

    Node-RED's nodes are like npm packages, and you can get them the same way. And because Node-RED has a built-in text editor, you can make applications as complex as you like by adding JavaScript functions.

    Because Node-RED is based on Node.js and takes advantage of the event-driven, non-blocking model, it can be run on low-cost hardware like the Raspberry Pi or in the cloud.

  • PyBERT: Open-Source Software for Modeling High-Speed Links

    PyBERT by David Banas frees you from IBIS-AMI models, which have their limitations, for modeling high-speed SerDes devices and systems for signal integrity.

  • Report: Firefox Overtakes IE and Edge For the First Time
  • EFF wants to save Firefox from the W3C and DRM

    THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION (EFF) and web stalwart BoingBoing are fretting about the future of Firefox after moves by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that they claim threaten competition and liberty.

    A post on the EFF blog and BoingBoing pages warned that the W3C's weakening approach to openness threatens the future of the browser, which once looked like the only thing that could save the internet.

  • Notes for my HTCondor Week talk

    I’m delighted to have a chance to present at HTCondor Week this year and am looking forward to seeing some old friends and collaborators. The thesis of my talk is that HTCondor users who aren’t already leading data science initiatives are well-equipped to start doing so.

  • SQLite 3.13 Released With Session Extension, Postponed I/O For Temp Files

    SQLite 3.13 was released today as the newest version of this widely-used and relied upon embedded SQL database library.

    SQLite 3.13 integrates the Session Extension, which is used for generating change/patch-sets into a file for applying the same set of changes to another database with the same schema. This session extension can be used for merging changes from multiple users working off the same baseline database back into the original database and other use-cases where you may want to mege a "patch" of the changes to an original database. More details on SQLite's Session Extension can be found via this documentation page.

  • Open Source Content Management and Site Analytics Solutions are Flourishing

    Whether you want to run a top-notch website or a blog, or manage content in the cloud, open source content management systems (CMS) and analytics tools have come of age. You're probably familiar with some of the big names in this arena, including Drupal (which Ostatic is based on) and Joomla. As we noted in this post, selecting a CMS to build around can be a complicated process, since the publishing tools provided are hardly the only issue.

  • Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup: May 20
  • Full-system Infinity preview coming up

    I’ve released bits and pieces of Infinity over the past year, but nothing that really brings everything together. Right now I’m working on an initial full-system release of everything to do with Infinity so far.

  • The Licensing and Compliance Lab interviews Kees Verruijt of CANboat

    Kees Verruijt is a sailing software engineer from Harlingen, NL. He maintains CANboat, which he describes as "[a] small but effective set of command-line utilities to work with CAN networks on BOATs".

  • 40 governments commit to open contracting to fight corruption

    Forty government organisations have committed to implementing open contracting in an attempt to fight corruption. They did so at the Anti-Corruption Summit 2016, which took place in London last week.

  • Welcome to Academic Torrents!

    We've designed a distributed system for sharing enormous datasets - for researchers, by researchers. The result is a scalable, secure, and fault-tolerant repository for data, with blazing fast download speeds.

  • DevOps model, a profile in CIO leadership, change management

    CTO Alexander Pluim described his company's situation as typical: An enterprise technology system has issues, no one is sure what is going wrong, but each worker is positive it isn't his fault.

Oracle-Google

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Android
Google

Android Leftovers

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Android

Reusing the OpenBSD in Multi-Threaded User Space Programs

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BSD

Now it is time for OpenBSD. Here you will read about “Reusing the OpenBSD arc4random in multi-threaded user space programs” by Sudhi Herle. Upgrade your OpenBSD to the latest version and start your testing.

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Wireless-rich “WaRP7” module aims i.MX7 at wearables, IoT

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Android
Linux

NXP and Element14 unveiled a tiny “WaRP7” module for wearables and IoT that combines an i.MX7 Solo SoC with WiFi, Bluetooth, BLE, NFC, and MikroBus expansion.

Element14 has partnered with NXP on an update to the original Freescale WaRP board, which ran on the Freescale (now NXP) i.MX6 Solo SoC. The WaRP7 shares the same Wearables Reference Platform (WaRP) branding as the WaRP, and is similarly a sandwich-style COM with I/O daughter card design running Linux and Android.

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Security Leftovers

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Security
  • Tuesday's security advisories
  • Secure Hardware vs. Open Source

    Recently there have been discussions regarding Yubico’s OpenPGP implementation on the YubiKey 4. While open source and security remains central to our mission, we think some clarifications and context around current OpenPGP support would be beneficial to explain what we are doing, why, and how it reflects our commitment to improved security and open source.

  • The Alarming Truth

    Car alarms don't deter criminals, and they're a public nuisance. Why are they still so common?

  • Security hole in Symantec antivirus exposes Windows, Linux and Macs

    A major security vulnerability has been uncovered by UK white hat hacker and Google Project Zero developer, Tavis Ormandy. The vulnerability applies to the Symantec Antivirus Engine used in most Symantec and Norton branded Antivirus products and could see Linux, Mac and Windows PCs compromised.

  • Patch now: Google and JetBrains warn developers of buggy IDE

    Google has emailed Android developers advising them to update Android Studio, the official Android IDE, to fix security bugs. Other versions of the JetBrains IntelliJ IDE, on which Android Studio is based, are also affected.

    The bugs are related to the built-in web server in the IDE. A cross-site request forgery (CSRF) flaw means that if the IDE is running and the developer visits a malicious web page in any browser, scripts on the malicious web page could access the local file system.

  • Researchers crack new version of CryptXXX ransomware
  • How to empty your bank's vault with a few clicks and lines of code

    A security researcher has demonstrated how he could have theoretically emptied an Indian bank's coffers with no more than a few clicks and lines of code.

    Earlier this week, researcher Sathya Prakash revealed the discovery of multiple, critical vulnerabilities and poor coding in an unnamed government-run Indian bank.

Jeff Hoogland Talks Bodhi Linux, Enlightenment, Moksha and ‘Magic the Gathering’

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Linux

The last Foss Force interview with Jeff Hoogland was in January, 2015. He had un-project-headed himself from his creation, Bodhi Linux, then decided to return. He’s still there, maintaining his Enlightment-based Ubuntu derivative. Why yet another distro? Hoogland says why quite eloquently during the interview, so there’s no need to repeat his words here. He’ll also explain the Moksha desktop and explain why it is based on E-17 instead of a more recent version. (The Wikipedia link above will teach you about the Enlightment desktop’s tangled path, which is way beyond the scope of this video intro.) Besides Bodhi Linux and being a full-time dad, he is a pro-level Magic the Gathering player, complete with active Twitch and YouTube feeds devoted to the game. A full life indeed! (We should all live so well, eh?)

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Manjaro ARM 16.05 Officially Released with Full Support for Raspberry Pi 2 SBCs

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Linux

The Manjaro community is proud to announce the first production-ready version of the Manjaro ARM operating system, a specially crafted Manjaro Linux flavor for ARM devices, such as the popular Raspberry Pi boards.

After having it in development for the past three months, the Manjaro ARM development team led by Dodge JCR has released the Manjaro ARM 16.05 operating system for Raspberry Pi 2 single-board computers, based, of course, on the unofficial Arch Linux for ARM project.

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Enlightenment 0.20.8 Desktop Environment Makes Startup Apps Work Again

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GNU
Linux

The lightweight and eye-candy Enlightenment desktop environment/window manager received yet another maintenance release for its current stable branch, version 0.20.8.

Enlightenment 0.20.8 arrives one day after the Enlightenment Developer Days 2016 conference for Enlightenment developers and contributors, which took place earlier this week between May 14-16, in Paris, France.

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Docker News

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Linux
Server
  • Takeaways from Docker's Solomon Hykes keynote at OSCON

    In the opening OSCON keynote this morning, the founder of Docker, Solomon Hykes, gave us a fantastic birds-eye view of lessons learned from the "firehose" while building a successful open source project. He calls this process: Incremental Revolution.

    Hykes says, "The world needs the tools for mass innovation, tools that encapsulate the harder parts of technology in order to unlock creativity." Further, the growing Internet of Things (IoT), a programmable Internet, will be the ultimate tool of mass innovation, programming lots of things simultaneously or in parallel, rather than one at a time.

  • 3 Reasons Docker and Containerization Lit Up Application Development [Video]

    Docker was the flame that catalyzed innovation in application development, according to Scott Johnston, senior vice president of product management and design at Docker. However, that success was entirely unforeseen.

    "I wish I could say that we had a premeditated mindset three years ago when we released Docker," Johnston said in his keynote at last month's Collaboration Summit. "But we did not." Looking back, he sees three main reasons for Docker’s success: Accessibility, Portability, and Openness.

  • Docker 1.11: The first runtime built on containerd and based on OCI technology

    Docker Engine 1.11 has been released, built on runC and containerd. "runC is the first implementation of the Open Containers Runtime specification and the default executor bundled with Docker Engine. Thanks to the open specification, future versions of Engine will allow you to specify different executors, thus enabling the ecosystem of alternative execution backends without any changes to Docker itself. By separating out this piece, an ecosystem partner can build their own compliant executor to the specification, and make it available to the user community at any time – without being dependent on the Engine release schedule or wait to be reviewed and merged into the codebase."

pfSense 2.3 BSD Firewall Gets Its First Major Update with Over 100 Changes

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BSD

Chris Buechler from the pfSense project announced the availability of the first point release in the stable 2.3.x series of the open-source, BSD-based firewall platform.

pfSense 2.3.1 arrived on May 18, 2016, as an upgrade to the pfSense 2.3 Update 1 (a.k.a. pfSense 2.3-1) released at the beginning of the month to introduced an important patch to the Network Time Protocol (NTPd) package, which has been upgraded from version 4.2.8p6 to 4.2.8p7.

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GNOME News

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GNOME

Leftovers: KDE

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KDE
  • Krita 3.0 Up To Release Candidate Stage

    Krita, KDE's incredible digital painting and illustration program, is getting very close to their major 3.0 milestone with today's availability of their release candidate.

  • Krita 3.0 Open-Source Digital Painting Tool Is Around the Corner, RC1 Out Now

    The development cycle of the major Krita 3.0 open-source and cross-platform digital painting software is almost over, and a final release should be unveiled to users in the coming weeks.

  • A possible KRunner future and network searches

    KRunner is one of the rare areas of Plasma that have been mostly stagnating since 4.x, and is one of the rare parts of Plasma that are still known to crash. At least, the UI has improved in the last few releases thanks to Kai who rightfully became the new KRunner maintainer.

    Now, while the UI is still getting some love, the backend is mostly not. During the course of Plasma 5.x development, Aaron had a really great idea (inspired by his newfound love of Erlang) of creating a more mature infrastructure for KRunner that would (among other things) allow it never to block the UI while calculating the results. Unfortunately, this never got integrated into KRunner UI for various reasons.

Leftovers: Gaming

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New GNU OS

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OS
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    3D printing hit the mainstream a few years ago thanks in part to the open-source 3D printer market. The origins of this transition had to do with expiring patents held by the traditionally held commercial 3D printing companies. Since then, several small businesses have sprung up around the emerging low-cost 3D printer market. Some of these companies embraced the open-source mentality, while others are seeking shelter with patents.
  • Hackaday Prize Entry: Open-Source Myoelectric Hand Prosthesis
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LibreOffice Liberation

  • Sun, sea, and open source: How Spain's Balearic islands are trying to turn into a tech paradise
    However, work remains to be done, especially on civil servants' desktops. "We started by replacing MSN Office", explains Villoslada. "Thanks to free office suite LibreOffice 5, we may overcome compatibility problems with documents coming in from different versions of MSN Office. We already have 1,000 Office licenses which are not necessary anymore, and we plan not to renew over 5,500 licenses purchased in 2007", he adds.
  • The Document Liberation Project: What we do
    While The Document Foundation is best known for LibreOffice, it also backs the Document Liberation Project. But what exactly is that? We’ve made a short video to explain all…

Kali Linux Alternative: BackBox Linux 4.6 Released With Updated Hacking Tools

BackBox Linux, a Kali Linux alternative, is here with its latest version i.e. BackBox Linux 4.6. Based on Ubuntu Linux, this hacking operating system is now available for download with updated hacking tools and Ruby 2.2. Read more

Chromebook and GNU/Linux

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    Leo Laporte is a longtime technology commentator and also the host of the show “The Screen Savers,” on the TWiT Netcast Network. In this video he explains how to install Linux on a Chromebook using Crouton, an open source tool developed by Google employee David Schneider.