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|Story||Leftovers: Software||Roy Schestowitz||24/04/2017 - 11:53pm|
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|Story||Leftovers: Gaming||Roy Schestowitz||24/04/2017 - 9:18pm|
Calling Latte Dock a replacement for traditional panels in Plasma is like calling scooters a replacement for the car. Each has its own merits, and by such it shalt be judged. Specifically, Latte Dock comes with a lot of interesting features, plus a slew of bugs, which are expected for something in the sub-1.0 version era. Luckily, there do not seem to be any cardinal problem. Aesthetic, intuitive, no deal breakers.
No deal sweeteners either. That is THE problem. Overall, Latte works, but it does not have any real advantage over the classic panel, or even other dock solutions out there. Not enough to oust the old guard. After all, there’s a reason why the menu + bar formula has been around for so long. It’s simple and it works. Latte needs an extra shot of awesome if it wants to succeed. To be followed and re-tested.
Of course, he couldn’t resist saying that his opinion won’t be a popular choice. “‘Switch to Linux’ is an unpopular option to raise in a Windows centric subreddit, as the downvotes on my previous comment indicates [sic]. But it is still a valid option for certain people. If any of you reading this are unsatisfied with Windows, and if Linux fits the bill for your use case, give it a shot,” he dared to invite others to the other side too.
Recently, I had an issue with a P2V VM (physical PC converted to virtual machine) where /home was running out of space and needed to be expanded. My /home in this case was a completely separate virtual disk (sdb) that was 10GB, and I needed to restore a multiple-GB Thunderbird email archive.
Solus Project proudly announced a few moments ago the release and immediate availability for download of the Solus 2017.04.18.0 ISO snapshot of the independently developed operating system.
Containing all the latest package updates that have been released on the stable channels of the distribution, Solus 2017.04.18.0 is here today as the most up-to-date installation mediums, allowing users to either reinstall their systems or deploy the OS on new PCs without having to download hundreds of MB of updates.
Ultimate Edition developer TheeMahn is proud to announce the release of Ultimate Edition 5.4, the latest stable version of his Ubuntu-based operating system designed for Linux newcomers.
Ultimate Edition 5.4 arrives about three months after the launch of the previous stable release of the GNU/Linux distro, namely Ultimate Edition 5.1, which was based on the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) series and shipped with the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel.
We strongly recommend users, distributors, and system integrators to upgrade unless they use current git master.
The FFmpeg project proudly announced the release of a new series of their freely distributed collection of libraries and tools to process multimedia content, FFmpeg 3.3, which has been dubbed as "Hilbert."
Coming about five months after the release of FFmpeg 3.2 "Hypatia," whose development cycle concluded with the version 3.2.4, the brand-new FFmpeg 3.3 "Hilbert" series is here to add an extra layer of performance improvements to the open-source and cross-platform multimedia framework.
FFmpeg developers quietly released FFmpeg 3.3 prior to the weekend as the first major feature release of 2017.
With the Mesa 17.1 branching now having happened plus in prepping for Radeon RX 500 series Linux graphics benchmarks this week, for your viewing pleasure now are tests on nine different AMD GCN GPUs under a range of Linux gaming tests when using the 4.11 kernel and Mesa 17.1 Git trees. NVIDIA comparison results will follow plus planned RX 560/580 Linux benchmarks.
Python is one of the first options thrown at beginners who want to learn to code. And rightly so, it is easy to get started with and is powerful enough to begin real-world projects. Python is employed in all areas of development, from software to websites and so much more. Python allows developers to work quickly and integrate systems more effectively. To get started with Python, you need to choose an IDE. There are many python IDEs available but which one do you choose.
iWave’s rugged “iW-RainboW-G21M-Q7” COM debuts the octa-core Renesas RZ/G1H, and adds 2GB DDR3, 4GB eMMC, and support for GbE, SATA 3.1, USB 3.0, and PCIe.
iWave’s Qseven 2.0 form-factor iW-RainboW-G21M-Q7 computer-on-module, also referred to as the “RZ/G1H SOM,” appears to be the first embedded board showcasing the recently announced, octa-core RZ/G1H SoC from Renesas. The Japanese chipmaker collaborated with India-based iWave on the project, which demonstrates the latest and most powerful member of the Renesas RZ/G series of ARM SoCs. In December, iWave unveiled a iW-RainboW-G20M-Qseven COM that tapped the dual-core, Cortex-A15 Renesas RZ/G1M and RZ/G1N variants. There’s also a dual-core Cortex-A7-based Renesas RZ/G1E SoC.
Canonical’s announcement to ditch Unity and move back to Gnome Stack and Gnome Shell has put Ubuntu Gnome in the spotlight. Canonical won’t have to do any work in ‘going back to Gnome’ because Ubuntu Gnome has done all the needed legwork.
Jeremy Bicha, an Ubuntu Gnome developer, wrote in a blog post that “the development teams from both Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu Desktop will be merging resources and focusing on a single combined release, that provides the best of both GNOME and Ubuntu. We are currently liaising with the Canonical teams on how this will work out and more details will be announced in due course as we work out the specifics.”
Serverless computing and Docker are fast turning into seatmates. Where you find one, you'll find the other.
Case in point: Hyper.sh, a container hosting service that uses custom hypervisor technology to run containers on bare metal, has introduced Func, a Docker-centric spin on serverless computing.
Intel has cut funding for an effort it launched two years ago with Rackspace to encourage the use of OpenStack software technology by big business customers that want more flexible and cheaper data center infrastructure.
The two companies announced the joint effort, called the OpenStack Innovation Center, in July 2015. A source close to the effort said initial funding was supposed to last through 2018, but Intel pulled it early.
Coming soon to a laptop near you: Cute, fierce, funny and unique creatures of all kinds. The stickers depicting cartoon illustrations of nearly 60 animals, birds, bugs, fish and other natural features are OpenStack’s new project logos. You can check all of them out and download them on the Project Mascots page.
Used for years by providers of public cloud services, the open-source platform for cloud computing OpenStack is becoming a go-to for telecommunication companies, including AT&T Inc., that are looking to build internal private clouds.
One of the first step was to elect a Project Team Lead.
I had the privilege of volunteering for the Open Source Initiative (OSI) table at the ACT-W conference at Galvanize, San Francisco this last Saturday with Erich Clauer and Zachariah Sherzad. It was an event focused on giving women the best information on advancing in technical careers. Keynotes and talks sounded excellent on paper, but I missed out on them, as I was in the career fair part of the event for the day. There were many volunteering tables set up in the career area. OSI was one of them. Pyladies, Chicktech, Docusign, among others were there to support technical women. I answered questions about OSI and open source. There was a mix of experience levels, but most were just starting their technical careers.
When we started organizing this operators mid-cycle meetup we had no idea what it meant to gather so many people — especially operators. This last cycle, the two last standing competitors to host the Operators Meetup were Milan and Tokyo. Tokyo had already hosted the Summit last year so it was finally our opportunity to bring part of the global OpenStack community to Italy.
OpenStack Summits are a whirl of energy—from session rooms with standing room only, all-day trainings to onboard new Stackers and an expo hall with over 100 companies explaining new products and performing live demos.
No one likes to admit it but most of what has passed for IT security in the enterprise has historically been rudimentary at best. Most organizations physically segmented their networks behind a series of firewalls deployed at the edge of the network. The trouble is that once malware gets past the firewall it could move laterally almost anywhere in the data center.
With the rise of network virtualization, a new approach to microsegmenting networks is now possible. The new approach involves using microsegmenting to prevent malware from laterally generating East-West traffic across the data center. Instead of a physical instance of a firewall, there is now a virtual instance of a firewall that is simpler to provision and update.
Latest Exploit Dump By Shadow Brokers Contains Easy-To-Use Windows Exploits, Most Already Patched By Microsoft [Ed: Sad to see TechDirt repeating Microsoft's lies in the same way many ‘journalists’ repeated Apple lies after Vault 7 revelations. Some of the holes remain unpatched, and some versions (still under support) will always remain unpatched.]
Not that those with the latest and greatest should rest easy. The NSA hasn't stopped producing and purchasing exploits. The SB stash was a few years old. Current Microsoft software remains under attack from state intelligence agencies and criminals. But this dump of tools shows just how powerful the NSA's toolkit is -- one made even more dangerous by its apparent ease of use. It makes exploit delivery possible for anyone, not just those with a very specific skillset.
Friday’s release of suspected NSA spying tools is bad news for companies running Windows Server. The cyberweapons, which are now publicly available, can easily hack older versions of the OS.
The Shadow Brokers, a mysterious hacking group, leaked the files online, setting off worries that cybercriminals will incorporate them in their own hacks.
Container security vendor Twistlock is updating its namesake platform with a 2.0 release that aims to help improve container visibility and security.
Twistlock first debuted its container security platform in November 2015, providing runtime security options for container deployments. The platform has evolved since then with a steady stream of updates. The new Twistlock 2.0 update, includes several enhanced container security capabilities as well as a new backend code infrastructure.
Fedora Project Leader Matthew Miller is working on updating the Fedora Project Mission.
On top of better Linux support, the developer noted they have been working on improved support for PS3 dynamic link libraries and a new loading mode that helps more games to work.
All Walls Must Fall [Kickstarter, Official Site], an isometric tactics game currently in the final days of Kickstarter has promised same-day Linux support!
The next Alpha of the open source RTS 0 A.D. [Official Site] is moving along with development and it sounds like it's going to be a fun release.
Alpha 22 has no release date set yet, but it does already have lots of new goodies included in the latest builds.
i3wm is a window manager tiling tool for Linux and some BSD derivatives. It is designed with in mind for advanced users and alike, maybe for enthusiast too if you think you are tough and ready. i3wm is a great tool and a solution if you have a low resource system or maybe like me; want more space for the everyday task.