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Story AMD GPU Linux driver patches is listing seven Vega 10 IDs Rianne Schestowitz 21/03/2017 - 8:47am
Story ExTiX 17.2 "The Ultimate Linux System" Released with LXQt 0.10.0 and Kernel 4.10 Rianne Schestowitz 21/03/2017 - 8:42am
Story Tails 3.0 Anonymous LiveCD Gets Third Beta Release with Important Security Fixes Rianne Schestowitz 21/03/2017 - 8:41am
Story Plasma 5.9.3, Applications 16.12.3 and Frameworks 5.32.0 available in Chakra Rianne Schestowitz 21/03/2017 - 8:39am
Story openSUSE Tumbleweed Users Get Linux Kernel 4.10.3, GNOME 3.24 Coming Soon Rianne Schestowitz 21/03/2017 - 8:38am
Story Koozali SME Server 9.2 Linux Distro to Be Based on CentOS 6.8, RC1 Out Now Rianne Schestowitz 21/03/2017 - 8:36am
Story Linux Security Roy Schestowitz 2 21/03/2017 - 8:19am
Story Android Leftovers Roy Schestowitz 21/03/2017 - 8:16am
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 20/03/2017 - 11:52pm
Story Docker Shares, Celebrates Roy Schestowitz 20/03/2017 - 11:51pm

Linux Devices

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Hardware

You Can Now Install Linux Kernel 4.10.2 on Slackware, Slax, Zenwalk, and SlackEX

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Linux

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton released this past weekend a new custom kernel for Slackware and Slackware-based distributions, based on the recently released Linux 4.10.2 kernel.

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Linux Mint and Mir 1.0

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Ubuntu
  • Refreshed stable Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 2 'Betsy' ISO images now available
  • Mir and Zesty

    Mir is continuing to make progress towards a 1.0 release and, meanwhile, Zesty Zapus (Ubuntu 17.04) is continuing to make progress towards final freeze.

  • Mir 1.0 Expected To Come Early In Ubuntu 17.10 Cycle

    Canonical developer Alan Griffiths has shared a few details about getting Mir 1.0 ready for release.

    Long story short, they are expecting to officially release Mir 1.0 with an ABI guarantee early in the Ubuntu 17.10 development cycle. It's yet to be firmly decided whether there will be one major release before going to v1.0 (it would be v0.27), but it's looking like not too far after Ubuntu 17.04 is released next month, we could see Mir 1.0 declared.

Leftovers: GNU/Linux

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Linux

Leftovers: Software

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Software
  • MariaDB 10.1.22 now available

    The MariaDB project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of MariaDB 10.1.22. This is a stable (GA) release. See the Release Notes and Changelogs for details.

  • man-pages-4.10 is released

    I've released man-pages-4.10. The release tarball is available on kernel.org. The browsable online pages can be found on man7.org. The Git repository for man-pages is available on kernel.org.

    This release resulted from patches, bug reports, reviews, and comments from over 40 contributors. This release sees a large number of changes: a record 600 commits changing around 160 pages. The changes include the addition 11 pages, significant rewrites of 3 other pages, and enhancements to many other pages.

  • MATE 1.18 Desktop Released, Finished Porting To GTK3

    MATE 1.18 is now available as the latest version of this GNOME2-forked open-source desktop environment.

    The MATE 1.18 development cycle focused on finishing the conversion from GTK2 to GTK3. With MATE 1.18, GTK3 is the only tool-kit API supported and needs at least GTK+ 3.14.

  • MATE 1.18 released

    After 6 months of development the MATE Desktop team are proud to announce the release of MATE Desktop 1.18. We’d like to thank every MATE contributor for their help making this release possible.

  • New GtkTester project

    There are plenty of efforts to provide automated GUI testing, this is another one working in my case, I would like to share. It is written in Vala, is a GTK+ library with just one top window, you can attach your widget to test, can add test cases, check status and finish by calling asserts. Feel free to ask any thing you need or add issues, in order to improve it.

  • How I became a GNOME contributor

    Recently, I was asked by my fellow GNOME friends to write how did I transitioned from nothing to a GNOME contributor. The intention is to motivate people to engage. I don’t think my story is that exciting, but, well, why not? If someone gets motivated and start contributing, goal achieved. But beware: there ain’t any TL;DR here. it’s just a long story.

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Chakra 2017.03 "Goedel" released

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KDE

We are excited to announce the first Chakra release of 2017, codenamed Goedel, to honor the logician, mathematician and philosopher Kurt Goedel.

The 2017.03 release introduces two noteworthy changes:
- The installer, Calamares, has been updated to version 3.0.1.91. As a result, users are now able to install Chakra on btrfs and LUKS encrypted partitions. Calamares has received lots of partitioning enhancements and bug fixes since our previous ISO release and the installation process should be smoother than ever.

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Red Hat and Fedora

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Red Hat
  • Red Hat Touts 5 Benefits of Its Kubernetes Update

    Red Hat Director of Product Strategy Brian Gracely and I recently had an interesting conversation about the five things Red Hat wants you to know about the latest Kubernetes update.

  • The Importance of the Partner Ecosystem in Your Storage Solution

    When building out a storage solution you have a choice between vendor lock-in and the options that open source offers.

    “Choice” is one of the most sought-after values in IT management. Most IT managers want to create and maintain agile environments where they can quickly flex and change to adapt to the emerging needs of their business.

    Choice, however, can be a double-edged sword. While in one way it cuts through delay and inertia to enable great responsiveness, in another way it can easily demand more resources, which often means additional expense.

  • Buy/Sell Signals for Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) and Fortive Corporation (FTV)
  • Chemnitzer Linux Tage 2017

    Last weekend the Fedora Project was present at the Chemnitzer Linux Tage 2017. This was my last stop during my trip to Nullcon 2017 and the Amrita University. This year’s presence of Fedora at the CLT wouldn’t be possible without the help of Robert, Stephan, and Miro.

Ubuntu-Based Black Lab Linux Gets New Weekly Build with Linux 4.8, Unity Desktop

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Another week, another weekly build of the Ubuntu-based Black Lab Linux operating system is available for download, as Black Lab Software Robert J. Dohnert informed Softpedia.

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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

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OSS
  • Idaho National Laboratory releases Civet open-source software for developers

    Idaho National Laboratory recently released a new open-source tool for software developers. The Continuous Integration, Verification, Enhancement and Testing tool, or Civet for short, is the latest INL software to be released free to the public on the lab’s GitHub website. INL hopes to collaborate with the public to refine this high-quality tool and to improve the productivity of software developers who use it.

  • Leti releases open-source IoT integration framework

    Under development and trials since 2010, SensiNact is a unified framework for integrating, and managing IoT devices via generic application programming interfaces (APIs).

    It enables the collection, aggregation and secure scripting of data from a wide range of communicating objects, regardless of the network communication protocol: LoRa, Sigfox, EnOcean, CoAP, HTTP, MQTT, XMPP, etc.

  • Why Releasing Open Source Software is Good For Your Company

    If you’re reading this article, it’s almost a certainty your business uses open source software. The web hosting industry is one of the foremost beneficiaries of the open source movement. Linux, GNU, MySQL, Apache, PHP, Python, and WordPress — all fruits of open source development that have been embraced by web hosting companies to build products and services. The benefits of using open source software are obvious, but what’s often not so obvious is why web hosts and solution providers should start their own open source projects.

    I’m not talking about giants like Red Hat, Google, and even Microsoft. Their motivations for creating open source projects are clear. Nor am I talking about making the occasional contribution to existing projects — most developers in the industry will make a pull request from time-to-time.

  • GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath on Open Source

    At the Computer History museum, GitHub CEO Chris Wanstrath explains how GitHub has grown far beyond its original scope of being a tool just for nerds.

  • How Open-Source IoT Technology Leads to New Business: Webinar Recap
  • Timesys Expands Embedded, Open Source Service Portfolio to Address Mobile and IoT Applications on Linux or Android™
  • A Public-Private Partnership for Gigabit Innovation and Internet Health

    At Mozilla, we believe in a networked approach — leveraging the power of diverse people, pooled expertise and shared values.

    This was the approach we took nearly 15 years ago when we first launched Firefox. Our open-source browser was — and is — built by a global network of engineers, designers and open web advocates.

  • China Telecom Allies with OpenStack with Government Support for the Open-source Software Platform

    China Telecom (CT) was approved as the newest OpenStack Gold Member at the Foundations November 2016 board meeting.

    China Telecom joins some of the leading technology companies in the world ? including Inspur, Cisco, Dell EMC, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Huawei, NEC and Symantec ? as one of 24 founding Gold Members.

  • Relational vs. Non-Relational Databases: The Tide Is Shifting

    In an ever-changing world, the data surrounding relational and non-relational databases is no different. While there are proponents for both, it seems to be a case by case basis for which is best for a particular environment. And, with the pace of innovation, the answer can be swayed on a frequent basis. With all that being said, the numbers don't lie, and there is evidence of a shift that is occurring.

    While most of the stalwart SQL related databases (MSSQL, Oracle RDBMS, DB2, etc.) remain stagnant, there has been a decline in interest for MySQL. Might seem surprising given the fact that one of the core components of the original LAMP stack is losing ground. How could that be the case? In essence, a lot has changed since it came into prominence. Most importantly, in my opinion, is that it was purchased by Oracle. No longer an independent entity, you have one company controlling two prominent database choices. Is it possible for Oracle to be unbiased and treat each on its own merits? Perhaps. Only the folks inside the company know the true answer to that. Whatever the answer may be, it goes without question that the momentum that MySQL once had has been subdued.

  • ScyllaDB Takes on Cassandra to Boost Efficiency, Reduce Latency

    Henrik Johansson, senior developer at Eniro, gives a glowing review of the ScyllaDB database system for its part of a microservice-based pipeline used at the Swedish search and directory assistance company where he works.

  • Open Source Tool Smooths Onramp to React Native

    Addressing the complexity of chaining together all the moving parts required to get a React Native project built and running, the open source community has published a starter app to smooth the process.

    The new Create React Native App (CRNA) project, now on GitHub, was announced in a blog post today by Adam Perry, a developer at Expo, the new name (as of last week) for Exponent, which provides a React Native-based cross-platform to develop mobile apps purely with JavaScript.

  • Linux Academy Launches Cloud Assessments Platform to Test and Train Hands-On Technology Skills
  • Tech Alert: Using Data Reduction at the OS layer in Enterprise Linux Environments
  • Pressures up and down the stack drive innovation in open-source hardware

    Technology is complex, and becoming even more so. It used to be that a company could get by with just a few smart people in their tech department. Now, creating and managing tech solutions on an enterprise scale is beyond the power of even the most talented people. As such, industry giants and smaller players alike are converging their compute, networking and storage technologies with common hardware and open standards.

  • Open-Source Prototype Turns Any Room Into a 3D Printer

    Swedish inventor Torbjørn Ludvigsen has spent the last three years developing a new kind of large-format 3D printer that can build furniture-sized objects in any room — surprisingly easily and relatively cheaply. Ludvigsen's invention, the Hangprinter, employs a system of wires and computer-controlled pulleys anchored to the walls, floor, and ceiling. Once installed, the Hangprinter essentially uses the room itself as a casing.

Leftovers: BSD

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BSD
  • LLVM 5.0 Should Offer Better AMD Ryzen Performance

    Since January there's been Zen tuning in LLVM Clang with the "znver1" flag, similar to the znver1 tuning in GCC that's been in place since 2015. While LLVM Clang 4.0 has the initial znver1 support, it's incomplete.

    In LLVM/Clang 4.0 and currently in SVN/Git master, znver1 is relying upon the btver1 scheduler model. Btver1 is for AMD's Bobcat.

  • OpenBSD vmm/vmd Update (PDF)

    Mike Larkin,
    bhyvecon 2017,
    09 Mar 2017 – Tokyo, Japan

  • pfSense 2.3.3-p1 RELEASE Now Available!

    pfSense software version 2.3.3-p1 is now available! This is a maintenance/errata patch available by running an update from an existing installation and it does not have a standalone installer to download.

  • pfSense 2.3.3-p1 Is Updated to FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p17, Includes Security Fixes

    Rubicon Communications' Jim Pingle is announcing the availability of the pfSense 2.3.3-p1 maintenance update to the world's most trusted open source firewall based on BSD technologies.

    pfSense 2.3.3-p1 appears to be a small point release that includes an up-to-date base system updated to the FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p17 build, fixing the CVE-2016-7055, CVE-2017-3731, and CVE-2017-3732 vulnerabilities. It also includes a total of nineteen security/bug fixes, especially for cURL, which was updated to version 7.53.0 to fix CVE-2017-2629, and OpenSSL.

Security Leftovers

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Linux/FOSS Events

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  • Call for Proposals Now Open for Xen Project Developer and Design Summit 2017

    Do you have an interesting use case around Xen Project technology or best practices around the community? There’s a wide variety of topics we are looking for, including security, embedded environments, network function virtualization (NFV), and more. You can find all the suggested topics for presentations and panels here (make sure you select the Topics tab).

  • Akademy 2017 - Almería, Spain - 22-27 July

    This year's Akademy will be held at the Universidad de Almería (UAL) in Almería, Spain, from July 22nd to 27th.

    The conference is expected to draw hundreds of attendees from the global KDE Community to discuss and plan the future of the Community and its technology. Many participants from the broad free and open source software community, local organizations and software companies will also attend.

    This year Akademy is being organized together with UNIA and HackLab Almería. Together they have organized various free software events including the successful PyConEs 2016

  • Boundless to Sponsor, Exhibit and Moderate Open Source Education Panel at the Upcoming AAG Annual Meeting
  • Nullcon 2017

    Jörg’s Audit +++ was placed on Wednesday and Thursday including the option to do the OPSE certification. So we spend most of Monday and Tuesday preparing the session and the infrastructure. I built the test environment in the past years. For this issue of the training I switched to OpenStack because the deployment process is faster than the old way with Ansible. In the end I was running a mixture of a classic libvirt setup and OpenStack side by side. The problem was that running Debian 3.x, CentOS 4, and an old release of pfSense doesn’t really work with a tool like OpenStack. To show old vulnerabilities and the difference to a brand-new distribution I still like to use the ancient distributions.

  • SXSW: Compassionate Disruption: Innovation and The Vatican

4MLinux 22.0 Distro Enters Beta, Includes Linux 4.9.13, GCC 6.2, and Glibc 2.24

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Linux

4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informed Softpedia about the availability of the Beta release of his upcoming 4MLinux 22.0 operating system, but only the Core edition for now.

When it launches later this year, the 4MLinux 22.0 Core will be the basic version of the 4MLinux 22.0 operating system. The Beta version allows public testers to get an early taste of what's coming in this release, and it ships with some of the latest GNU/Linux technologies and open source applications.

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Entroware and System76 Desktops

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Linux
  • Entroware Ubuntu Laptops As Potential Linux MacBook Killer; Learning New UI Not As Hard As Expected

    A UK-based retailer Entroware now specializes in Ubuntu Linux-based computing solutions and services for those transitioning to Linux minus the hassle of setting up, thereby offering professionals another alternative to the MacBook Pro. The desktop environment is different from MacOS or even Windows but shares 95 percent similarity that makes the transition to Ubuntu easy.

  • System76 Ubuntu-powered Laptops Include 4K Display and Kaby Lake CPU Options

    Linux users and fans of Ubuntu are probably quite familiar with the PC machines of System76. The company’s machines come with Ubuntu pre-installed but are also flexible enough to handle Linux distros like Fedora, Mint or others without a problem. In addition to these highly flexible characteristics, System76’s machines deliver some great specs, potential specs upgrades and great usability overall.

Android Leftovers

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Android

Open-source BeagleBone Blue board aims for robots, drones

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OSS

Before Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone was the go-to low-cost developer board for enthusiasts. It's still used by many, and a new BeagleBone board is now being targeted at robots.

The US $79.95 BeagleBone Blue from BeagleBoard.org is a credit-card sized board with all the components needed to operate a robot or even a drone. It is open source, as its schematics have been published, and developers can replicate the board.

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Linux 4.10.6

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Kernel Space: Linux, Graphics

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