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Story SparkyLinux 4.5.3 Rescue Edition Implements New Redo Backup and Recovery Tool Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2017 - 11:10pm
Story New Tor Security Updates Patch DoS Bug That Let Attackers Crash Relays, Clients Rianne Schestowitz 24/01/2017 - 11:08pm
Story Containers: Resin.IO and Platform9 Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2017 - 9:54pm
Story Wine 2.0 Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2017 - 9:03pm
Story BlankOn Linux explained Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2017 - 8:58pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2017 - 8:43pm
Story FOSS in the European Union Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2017 - 8:43pm
Story Arch Linux News Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2017 - 8:41pm
Story LinuxCon Europe on 100G Networking Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2017 - 8:39pm
Story Development News Roy Schestowitz 24/01/2017 - 8:36pm

SparkyLinux 4.5.3 Rescue Edition Implements New Redo Backup and Recovery Tool

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Linux

The developers of the Debian-based SparkyLinux operating system are announcing today the general availability of SparkyLinux 4.5.3 Rescue Edition, which brings a new and exciting tool.

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New Tor Security Updates Patch DoS Bug That Let Attackers Crash Relays, Clients

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Security

Two new Tor security updates have been published recently, stable version 2.9.9.9 and development release 0.3.0.2 Alpha, patching a few important vulnerabilities discovered lately.

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Containers: Resin.IO and Platform9

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Server
  • Resin.IO puts Linux and containers to work for IoT

    Resin.IO is working to make the use of containers and microservices useful tools to developers of Linux-based Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

    CEO Alexandros Marinos said the company has been working for three years to make mainstream containers attractive to developers of embedded workloads, such as those found in IoT applications. The company calls this the "Industrial Internet."

  • Platform9 Unveils Open Source Serverless Computing Framework

    Serverless computing is rapidly emerging as one of the favorite ways developers programmatically invoke cloud infrastructure. Instead of having to be aware of how their applications are consuming IT infrastructure, a serverless computing framework employs an event-driven architecture to make additional infrastructure resources available in real time as an application scales up and down.

    Today, Platform9 launched Fission, an open source implementation of a serverless computing framework based on the Kubernetes container orchestration engine originally developed by Google.

Wine 2.0

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Software
  • Wine Announcement

    The Wine team is proud to announce that the stable release Wine 2.0 is now available.

  • Wine 2.0 is now officially available

    I just got the announce email from the Wine team that Wine 2.0 is now officially available. It's an absolutely massive release!

    For those sticking with development builds, you obviously won't really see a difference, but for those sticking to stable releases it's huge.

  • Wine 2.0 Makes Its Debut

    Wine 2.0 is now officially available.

    Wine 2.0 is the first release from WineHQ under their new time-based (annual) release cadence, following the Wine 1.9 development series. Wine 2.0 has many new features including GStreamer 1.0 support, Direct3D 9/11 improvements, X11 improvements, Direct2D enhancements, better support for many different Windows games, support for Microsoft Office 2013, and thousands of other changes in total.

  • Wine 2.0 Released, Supports Microsoft Office 2013

    A brand new stable release of Wine, the Windows compatibility programme, is now available to download.

    Wine 2.0 — yes, 2.0 — follows more than a year of development effort and marks the start of a new timed-based release cadence.

BlankOn Linux explained

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Reviews

Hi guys, welcome to the 15th segment of "Introduction with Linux Distro". We have made quite a few introductions from the start of this website, every segment has something unique to itself. So this time we will be having a Linux distribution which have pure philosophy and creativity, as our guest. Let's get to know more about BlankOn Linux.

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today's leftovers

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Misc

FOSS in the European Union

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OSS
  • Competition authorities first to implement DMS services

    The DRS are published as open source software using the European Union’s open source software licence EUPL, and are available on Joinup. The software provides connectors for most commonly-used document management systems, and includes scripts to create a database to implement the connecting web services.

  • Czech Republic is at the forefront of an open data international project

    With the beginning of the new year, an international project “Open crowdsourcing data related to the quality of service of high-speed Internet” was launched, which aims to encourage the development of open data in the user’s measurement of high-speed Internet.

Arch Linux News

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Linux
  • Linux Top 3: Arch Anywhere, Bitkey and Vinux

    Arch Linux is a powerful rolling Linux distribution, that hasn't always been particularly easy for new users to install and deploy. The goal of the Arch Anywhere system is to provide new and old users with the ability to install a fully custom Arch Linux system in minutes.

  • Arch Linux Preparing To Deprecate i686 Support

    Arch Linux is moving ahead with preparing to deprecate i686 (x86 32-bit) support in their distribution.

    Due to declining usage of Arch Linux i686, they will be phasing out official support for the architecture. Next month's ISO spin will be the last for offering a 32-bit Arch Linux install. Following that will be a nine month deprecation period where i686 packages will still see updates.

  • News draft for i686 deprecation

    Finally found some time to write a draft for news post on i686. Here it is:

    Title: i686 is dead, long live i686

    Due to the decreasing popularity of i686 among the developers and the community, we have decided to phase out the support of this architecture.

    The decision means that February ISO will be the last that allows to install 32 bit Arch Linux. The next 9 months are deprecation period, during which i686 will be still receiving upgraded packages. Starting from November 2017, packaging and repository tools will no longer require that from maintainers, effectively making i686 unsupported.

    However, as there is still some interest in keeping i686 alive, we would like to encourage the community to make it happen with our guidance. Depending on the demand, an official channel and mailing list will be created for second tier architectures.

LinuxCon Europe on 100G Networking

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Linux
  • The World of 100G Networking

    Capacity and speed requirements keep increasing for networking, but going from where are now to 100G networking isn’t a trivial matter, as Christopher Lameter and Fernando Garcia discussed recently in their LinuxCon Europe talk about the world of 100G networking. It may not be easy, but with recently developed machine learning algorithms combined with new, more powerful servers, the idea of 100G networking is becoming feasible and cost effective.

  • The World of 100G Networking by Christoph Lameter

    The idea of 100G networking is becoming feasible and cost effective. This talk gives an overview about the competing technologies in terms of technological differences and capabilities and then discusses the challenges of using various kernel interfaces to communicate at these high speeds.

Development News

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Development
  • Oh, the things Vim could teach Silicon Valley's code slingers

    Vim text editor turned 25 late last year – the first public iteration was launched on November 2, 1991, a couple of weeks after Linus Torvalds announced Linux. To celebrate Vim's anniversary, creator Bram Moolenaar recently dropped version 8.0.

    Ordinarily the update of a text editor wouldn't be worth mentioning, but this is the first major Vim release in ten years. In today's world, where web browsers drop major point updates (what they consider major, anyway) several times a year, Vim's lack of major updates is not just refreshing, but speaks of an entirely different approach to developing software.

    Even leaving aside the absurd version system of today's web browsers, eight releases in 25 years would be considered slow by today's software development standards. Interestingly, though, Vim's biggest rival, GNU Emacs, has a roughly similar development pace. GNU Emacs began life in the 1970s and is currently at version 25, which means it averages two releases to Vim's one, but still definitely on the slow side.

  • Learn to code site Code.org loses student work due to index bug

    Learn-to-code site Code.org is apologising to its students after being caught by a database table maxing out, and dropping progress for an unknown number of participants.

    In its mea-culpa blog post, the group says it was burned by a database table with a 32-bit index.

  • GCC 7.0 Lands The BRIG Frontend For AMD's HSA

    GCC 7 moved on to only bug/documentation fixes but an exception was granted to allow the BRIG front-end to land for AMD's HSA support in this year's GNU Compiler Collection update. As of this morning, the BRIG front-end has merged.

    BRIG is the binary form of the Heterogeneous System Architecture Intermediate Language (HSA IL). This BRING front-end also brings the libhsail-rt run-time into GCC. So far BRIG in GCC has just been tested on Linux x86_64.

The best open source software 2017

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The term ‘open source’ refers to software whose source code is freely available to download, edit, use and share. There are different types of open source license, which give users different degrees of freedom, but the main aim of open source is to encourage collaboration.

Open source software has lots of advantages over other ‘free’ options you’ll come across – even if you’re not a developer yourself. It’s usually maintained by a community and updated frequently to patch vulnerabilities or squish bugs as soon as they’re identified; there are no restrictions on commercial use, so you can happily use it for your home business; and the ability to edit the source means there’s often a wealth of user-created plugins available to download.

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COM duo expands upon quad -A53/FPGA Zynq UltraScale+

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Linux

Enclustra unveiled two Linux-ready COMs based on the quad-core Cortex-A53 based Zynq UltraScale+ ARM/FPGA SoC with DDR4 RAM up to 8GB.

Enclustra’s SODIMM-style Mars XU3 and larger Mercury+ XU1 computer-on-modules run Linux on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC. They follow Enclustra’s announcement earlier this month of a Linux-friendly Mercury+ AA1 COM running on an Intel/Altera Arria 10 ARM/FPGA hybrid. Enclustra offers several SODIMM-style Mars and larger Mercury COMs equipped with Altera and Xilinx FPGAs or FPGA/ARM hybrid SoCs, including the Altera Cyclone V based Mercury SA1.

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OnePlus 3T review: An excellent affordable Android handset gets even better

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Android
Reviews

At the end of November last year I was sent a OnePlus 3T. This appeared relatively hot on the heels of the OnePlus 3, which I'd reviewed in the middle of 2016, judging it to be the best smartphone in its price range. Having set the OnePlus 3T up as my main handset, I've had a chance to examine it in depth over the holiday period.

The OnePlus 3T is built in the same body as the OnePlus 3, but there are some significant internal upgrades, making it an altogether more capable handset than its predecessor. Although the upgraded model is more expensive, it's still much more affordable than flagship devices from the leading smartphone vendors.

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GNU/Linux Desktop

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GNU
Linux
Microsoft
  • Google for Education intros two Chromebooks with stylus capability

    Schools love Chromebooks, so Google for Education has launched two new models they can choose from: the Acer Chromebook Spin 11 and the Asus Chromebook C213. Both devices have touchscreen displays and come with a low-cost stylus that resembles #2 pencils kids can use to take notes. The stylus has an eraser just like a real pencil does, though its version obviously deals with digital mistakes. Plus, kids can easily share and replace it, since it doesn't need to be charged or paired. The feature sounds especially useful for science and math subjects that require students to write out formulas and equations. As Roger Nixon, Director of ICT at Wheatley Park School, Oxford said: "Stylus on Chromebooks will be a massive help for mathematics."

  • A Pin Factory and Happy Hacking Linux

    Imagine you have a pin factory. A very simple business, you have humans and machines working together to produce pins. Your goal is to produce as much as you can within a day. Your factory needs the best workspace setup because the whole business depends on how productive your factory is. If your machines are slow, you may produce half of what your competitor can produce in a day, which means, price competition will beat you up soon.

    [...]

    This is why I created Happy Hacking Linux for all of us. It’s a new Linux distro that combines the best developer setup, so you can turn even an old desktop computer into blazing fast desktop that is designed for building software.

  • Linux: Is Xfce better than Windows 10?

    One of the best things about Linux is the range of choices it offers when it comes to desktop environments. There really is a Linux desktop for everybody out there, no matter what hardware they are using.

    One user recently switched to the Xfce desktop and found that it was much better than Windows 10. He shared his thoughts in a thread on the Linux subreddit.

Tizen on More Phones

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Linux
  • Next Tizen smartphone could be Samsung SM-Z250F running Tizen 3.0 ?

    Samsung have released several Tizen-based smartphones over the last few years, the Samsung Z1, Z2 and Z3, promising more to come during 2017, and it looks like they are getting ready to keep that promise.

  • Do you need new features for your Samsung Z1 ? Upgrade to Tizen 2.4 now!

    Do you own a Samsung Z1 mobile and also like the sound of new and useful features coming to it? Well, if your smartphone is on Tizen 2.3 software then all you need to do is update to version Tizen 2.4.x. Samsung released their 2.4 Tizen Operating System (OS) final software update via OTA on 5th February 2016 in India & 22nd February in Bangladesh and later this month to many other countries. A lot of new and exciting features and apps are available after updating.

Android Leftovers

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Leftovers: Software

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Software
  • SMPlayer 17.1 Features ‘Experimental Support’ for Chromecast
  • Support for Chromecast in SMPlayer 17.1

    SMPlayer 17.1 features experimental support for Chromecast. Now you can send videos from SMPlayer to your Chromecast device, including local files from your computer and online streams such as TV channels or videos from sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Vevo and many more.

  • How Node.js Is Transforming Today’s Enterprises

    On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, we sat down with NodeSource Solutions Architect Manager Joe Doyle and NodeSource Chief Technology Officer and co-founder Dan Shaw to hear more about how today’s enterprises are approaching working with Node.js. The interview was recorded at Node.js Interactive 2016, which took place in Austin, December 2016.

  • 4 Configuration Management Tools for DevOps

    In the past, maintaining technology infrastructure, deploying applications, and provisioning environments involved many manual, iterative tasks. But in today’s DevOps arena, true automation of these tasks has arrived. The benefits of automated configuration management range from time savings to elimination of human error.

    Meanwhile, configuration management platforms and tools have converged directly with the world of open source. In fact, several of the very best tools are fully free and open source. From server orchestration to securely delivering high-availability applications, open source tools ranging from Chef to Puppet can bring organizations enormous efficiency boosts.

  • GPMDP Is A Feature-Packed Google Play Music Desktop Application

    The application is built using Electron, so it's a wrapper for the Google Play Music web interface, with various desktop features added on top, like media keys support, tray/indicator and much more.

  • Netdata 1.5 Released With FreeBSD Support, New Plugins

    Netdata, for the uninitiated, is a distributed real-time performance and health monitoring suite. Netdata can be used for monitoring server performance/health as well as VMs, IoT devices, and more in a "fast and efficient" manner. Netdata 1.5 has been released as a big update to this open-source tool.

  • Firefox Gets Better Video Gaming and Warns of Non-Secure Websites

    Today’s release of Firefox includes various features for developers and users that enable a richer and safer experience on the web.

Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

Red Hat News

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Red Hat
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