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|Story||Fedora and Pi||Roy Schestowitz||20/10/2016 - 10:25am|
|Story||Games for GNU/Linux||Roy Schestowitz||20/10/2016 - 10:21am|
|Story||Why Security Distributions Use Debian||Roy Schestowitz||20/10/2016 - 10:07am|
|Story||How to incorporate open source into computer science classes||Rianne Schestowitz||20/10/2016 - 10:04am|
|Story||Systemd – Progress Through Complexity||Roy Schestowitz||20/10/2016 - 10:03am|
|Story||Bodhi 2.3.0 beta||Rianne Schestowitz||20/10/2016 - 9:54am|
|Story||Clear Linux Now Powered by Kernel 4.8.1, Adds Wayland 1.12, GNOME 3.22 & Vim 8.0||Rianne Schestowitz||20/10/2016 - 9:52am|
|Story||Tiny OpenWRT WiFi module updated in $12 and $4 versions||Rianne Schestowitz||20/10/2016 - 9:49am|
|Story||3 Twitter clients for the Linux command line||Roy Schestowitz||20/10/2016 - 9:03am|
|Story||Today in Techrights||Roy Schestowitz||20/10/2016 - 5:00am|
Critical flaws found in open-source encryption software VeraCrypt [Ed: TrueCrypt was never really FOSS]
A new security audit has found critical vulnerabilities in VeraCrypt, an open-source, full-disk encryption program that's the direct successor of the widely popular, but now defunct, TrueCrypt.
Users are encouraged to upgrade to VeraCrypt 1.19, which was released Monday and includes patches for most of the flaws. Some issues remain unpatched because fixing them requires complex changes to the code and in some cases would break backward compatibility with TrueCrypt.
However, the impact of most of those issues can be avoided by following the safe practices mentioned in the VeraCrypt user documentation when setting up encrypted containers and using the software.
Veracode: open source is creating 'systematic risks' across companies and industries [Ed: this company routinely smears FOSS]
SECURITY FIRM VERACODE has released a damning report into open source and third-party software components and warned that, for example, almost all Java applications are blighted with at least one problem.
Open-source and Java components used in applications remain a weak spot for the enterprise, according to a new analysis.
Java applications in particular are posing a challenge, with 97 percent of these applications containing a component with at least one known vulnerability, according to a new report from code-analysis security vendor Veracode.
Earlier this year, I prepared a list of the top operating systems used for ethical hacking purposes. In that list, Parrot Security OS ranked at #2. It’s developed by Frozenbox Network and released under the GNU/GPL v3 license. A couple of days ago, Parrot Security 3.2 ethical hacking Linux distro arrived. The new version of this popular operating system is codenamed CyberSloop and it’s based on the Debian GNU/Linux 9 Stretch.
Parrot Security 3.1 version arrived long back in July. Compared to that, the new version has taken a while due to some buggy packages in the Debian Testing repository that Parrot Security team had to fix themselves. In particular, the bug being discussed here is the latest GTK updates that broke the MATE interface.
Linux-run IoT devices under attack by NyaDrop [Ed: Devices with open ports and identical passwords across the board are not secure; not “Linux” issue]
Internet of Things (IoT) devices running on the open-source Linux OS are under attack from NyaDrop.
The attack loads malware on IoT devices lacking appropriate security after brute forcing default login credentials, according to a report by David Bisson for Graham Cluley Security News. The code achieves this by parsing its list of archived usernames and passwords. Once authenticated, NyaDrop is installed. The lightweight binary then loads other malware onto the infected device.
BlackBerry appears to be working quite fantastically when it comes to launching new Android smartphones, though the same cannot be said about selling them. The Canadian firm is known to be working on a new handset dubbed the DTEK60 following the launch of the DTEK50 and the Priv. However, we’re now hearing that it is working on even more Android hardware.
Switching from iPhone to Android can be a bit daunting. If you're unpacking a brand new Pixel or Galaxy S7, or something else equally exciting, let us help you get set up quickly and easily!
If you've never used an Android phone before, there are a few things you should know before taking the leap (even though it's the leap home).
More than HALF of Android phones are still vulnerable to Ghost Push malware [Ed: Anti-Android security propaganda; it says “spreads via corrupted apps” (so don’t install them)]
Canonical's Ubuntu 16.10, codenamed "Yakkety Yak", is nowhere near as chunky an update as 16.04 LTS was earlier this year. But that doesn't mean there's nothing new. In fact, the firm's second release of the year has quite a few fresh features to hold users over until the bright and shiny future of Unity 8 and Mir arrive some time next year.
Nevertheless, it's very odd to have what feels like a smaller update arrive with Ubuntu's October release, which typically is the more experimental release with tons of new features being tested. This time around that's not really the case. In what's become a familiar refrain for Ubuntu, most of the work is happening with the still-not-quite-there Unity 8.
Ubuntu 16.10 marks the seventh time Unity 8 has not been ready for prime time. While Unity 8 appears to be progressing - judging by developer updates and playing with pre-release versions - it is, at this point, in danger of joining Duke Nukem Forever on the great vaporware list in the sky. Still, take heart Ubuntu fans, just as Duke Nukem Forever did eventually see the light of day, it seems very likely that Unity 8 and Mir will in fact be released eventually. Perhaps even as early as 17.04. Also, I have a bridge for sale, if anyone is interested.
- The Long History or Seeds of Control by Fear and Punishment at the EPO
- Subject of the European Patent Office’s Abuses Raised in European Parliament by Ulrike Müller (ALDE)
- French Article About the EPO “Crisis”
- Battistelli Wants Us to Believe a Patent Office in a Freefall (EPO) is “Stronger and More Sustainable”
- Leaked Documents Shed More Light on What Happened to Alison Brimelow and How Battistelli Rose to Power
- Leaked: Outcomes of 149th Administrative Council’s Meeting at the European Patent Organisation
- Danish Press Coverage of the European Patent Office and the Problems Explored by Techrights
- EPO Updates: Battistelli in Trouble, Grossenbacher and Battistelli Having a Fight, EPO Doubles Down on Željko Topić
- Links 18/10/2016: Release Candidate of Leap 42.2, Looking Ahead at GTK4
- Links 17/10/2016: JS Foundation, Ubuntu 17.04 Named ‘Zesty Zapus’
Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak has just been released with quite a few number of new stuff and a first preview of Unity 8 desktop environment. Unity could be installed in Ubuntu 16.04 but it comes with 16.10 pre-installed. Unity 8 has been in development since 2013 and anyone who has seen or used Ubuntu phone will quickly notice the similarities and some major differences.
Dan Walsh (of SELinux fame) gave a talk on container security at the recent Red Hat Summit 2016.
While Fedora has always supported ARM/AArch64 hardware well, they've missed out on the whole Raspberry Pi craze even as the ARMv7 hardware has been shipping for a while and there are plenty of Pi-focused Linux distributions out there. With Fedora 25, there's finally going to be good support for the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 devices.
Just a few moments ago, Fedora Project proudly announced that support for Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computers is finally coming to the Fedora Linux operating system.
As you might know, the Beta of the upcoming Fedora 25 operating system has been released, and it brought numerous new GNU/Linux technologies and Open Source software projects, including but not limited to Linux kernel 4.8, GNOME 3.22 desktop environment, KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS, and LibreOffice 5.2.2. One thing was missing, though, and that's support for ARM devices like the popular Raspberry Pi.
The Wine Staging release 1.9.21 is now available.
Re-basing to last week's Wine 1.9.21 release is a new version of Wine-Staging that incorporates various experimental/testing patches atop this code-base for running Windows binaries on Linux and other operating systems.
Notable to Wine-Staging 1.9.21 are improvements around its experimental Vulkan wrapper, which allows for running Windows Vulkan programs that in turn rely upon host's native Vulkan driver. There is also a GIF encoder added to its Windows codecs implementation.
The release of Mad Max [Steam, Feral Interactive] for Linux is fast approaching this week (20th!) and Feral have now updated their website with the minimum and recommended system specifications.
Today, October 18, 2016, Canonical informs us, through Dustin Kirkland, about a new interesting feature for Ubuntu Linux, which users can enable on their current installations.
On Monday, KDE’s Plasma team held its traditional kickoff meeting for the new development cycle. We took this opportunity to also look and plan ahead a bit further into the future. In what areas are we lacking, where do we want or need to improve? Where do we want to take Plasma in the next two years?
Our general direction points towards professional use-cases. We want Plasma to be a solid tool, a reliable work-horse that gets out of the way, allowing to get the job done quickly and elegantly. We want it to be faster and of better quality than the competition.
High Point University senior Ryan Long got a taste of his dream career during a web development and design internship at Red Hat in Raleigh.
Long, an interactive media and game design major and computer science minor from Fort Mill, South Carolina, gained valuable experience with the IT marketing team. He worked with the company’s website, fixing broken links, inserting translations and doing quality assurance. He also provided graphic design assistance and collaborated with the video team for projects that would be incorporated into the website.
So support for the Raspberry Pi in Fedora has been a long time coming and yes, it’s FINALLY here with support landing just in time for Beta!
The most asked question I’ve had for a number of years is around support of the Raspberry Pi. It’s also something I’ve been working towards for a very long time on my own time. The eagle-eye watchers would have noticed we almost got there with Fedora 24, but I got pipped at the post because I felt it wasn’t quite good enough yet. There were too many minor issues around ease of use.
Review Data storage is difficult, and ZFS-based storage doubly so. There's a lot of money to be made if you can do storage right, so it's uncommon to see a storage company with an open-source model deliver storage that doesn't suck.
I looked at TrueNAS from iXsystems, which, importantly, targets the SMB and midmarket with something that is theoretically more resilient than a Synology. That's really odd. Not a lot of companies do that, so it intrigued me.
I'd also had a few interesting conversations with some Reg readers about the dearth of storage offerings for the "small, but not Synology small" business space.
Google today released Nomulus, the Java-based registry platform that powers Google’s own .google and .foo top level domains (TLDs).
Google says it started working on the technology behind Nomulus after the company applied to operate a number of generic TLDs itself back in 2012. Until then, domain names were mostly restricted to the .com’s, .net’s and various country-level TLDs like .de and .uk. Once the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) decided to open TLDs up to so-called generic TLD’s like .app, .blog and .guru, Google jumped into the fray and applied for .google and a number of other TLDs.
Maui, the Netrunner Kubuntu replacement, is an inviting alternative. It is both new and already accomplished. The developers took a Kubuntu distro that was well-oiled but at the end of its development line to the next level.
That should make adopting the Maui Linux distro a less risky option. Most other Linux distros are moving in the new direction of Wayland, Systemd and such. Maui's developers are already there.
Maui 1 is very stable and easy to use. It is a well-stocked distribution with an established library of KDE software.
Advantech launched one of the first ARM Mini-ITX SBCs. The RSB-6410 runs Linux or Android on an i.MX6, and has mini-PCIe, SATA, M.2, and triple displays.
Advantech calls the RSB-6410 the world’s first RISC-based Mini-ITX motherboard. Considering that all ARM Cortex-A SoCs are RISC SoCs, there have actually been a few others, but it’s still a rarity for this x86-oriented, 170 x 170mm form factor.
The openSUSE Project is pleased to announce the availability of the openSUSE Leap 42.2 Release Candidate 1 (RC1).
Since mid-May, the project has been guiding the development of the next openSUSE community release Leap 42.2, which will be released in 29 days. The release of RC1 completes the development process for openSUSE Leap 42.2 based on source code from SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) Service Pack (SP) 2.
In August I wrote about using feedback loops in your personal life to get unstuck from unproductive habits. This month I'll talk about some new helpful feedback loops for your workplace. I'm going to make this easy for you: Here are my top three, and they're always good ones to start with.
With the rise of exciting new technologies like containers, virtualization might sometimes seem like it’s old hat. But not according to Red Hat, whose latest research shows that enterprise adoption is still on the rise.
In a new survey of over 900 enterprise information technology pros, Red Hat discovered that virtualization is still gaining traction thanks to its ability to drive server consolidation, reduce provisioning times, serve as platform for app development and deployment and save enterprises money.
Kdevelop is an IDE,available on Linux and Windows,so it covers a good users' response or in other words,we should say,CODERS' response .
Anyway,Today Few hours ago,Sven Brauch made an announcement regarding the release of the next maintenance update of the Kdevelop 5.X series.
The GTK+ Scene Graph Kit (GSK) has landed in mainline GTK+ Git as the "spiritual successor to Clutter" and now providing a scene graph for this GNOME toolkit.
In this last week, the master branch of GTK+ has seen 191 commits, with 4159 lines added and 64248 lines removed.
A big theme in the keynotes and conversation during Velocity Conf in NYC a few weeks ago was the role of ops in an "ops-less" and "server-less" world. It's also been a big feature in discussions on twitter and in conversations I've had with coworkers and friends in the industry. There are several things that stand out to me in these conversations: first, that some ops engineers (sysadmins, techops, devops, and SREs) are worried that they will be phased out if developers and software engineers are responsible for the operational tasks in their systems; second, that developers and software engineers do not have the skills needed to take over responsibility for operational tasks; and third, that building reliable systems is impossible without an operations organization.