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Wayland 1.13 Is Open For Development

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-09-24 17:01
Following this week's Wayland/Weston 1.12 release, Wayland 1.13 and the reference Weston 1.13 compositor are now open for development...

Using gmail with mutt

Reddit - Sat, 2016-09-24 16:44

Linux 4.7.5

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-09-24 16:38

I'm announcing the release of the 4.7.5 kernel.

All users of the 4.7 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 4.7.y git tree can be found at:
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.7.y
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-st...

Also: Linux 4.4.22

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Debian-based WiFi router adds security and parental controls

LXer - Sat, 2016-09-24 16:28
The “Roqos Core” dual-band WiFi-ac router runs Debian on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers a cloud-based security and parental controls service. A Tysons, Virginia headquartered startup called Roqos has begun shipping a home WiFi router, along with cloud-based “advanced cybersecurity and parental control features” sold on a subscription basis. The Roqos Core router costs […]

The Ongoing Work Of Nouveau Power Management / Re-Clocking

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-09-24 16:00
In addition to the Nouveau status update talk at XDC2016, Nouveau contributor Karol Herbst had carried out an additional presentation on Friday dedicated to this open-source NVIDIA driver's work on power management and re-clocking...

Security News

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-09-24 15:55
  • Friday's security updates
  • Impending cumulative updates unnerve Windows patch experts

    Microsoft's decision to force Windows 10's patch and maintenance model on customers running the older-but-more-popular Windows 7 has patch experts nervous.

    "Bottom line, everyone is holding their breath, hoping for the best, expecting the worst," said Susan Bradley in an email. Bradley is well known in Windows circles for her expertise on Microsoft's patching processes: She writes on the topic for the Windows Secrets newsletter and moderates the PatchMangement.org mailing list, where business IT administrators discuss update tradecraft.

  • Yahoo is sued for gross negligence over huge hacking

    Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) was sued on Friday by a user who accused it of gross negligence over a massive 2014 hacking in which information was stolen from at least 500 million accounts.

    The lawsuit was filed in the federal court in San Jose, California, one day after Yahoo disclosed the hacking, unprecedented in size, by what it believed was a "state-sponsored actor."

    Ronald Schwartz, a New York resident, sued on behalf of all Yahoo users in the United States whose personal information was compromised. The lawsuit seeks class-action status and unspecified damages.

    A Yahoo spokeswoman said the Sunnyvale, California-based company does not discuss pending litigation.

  • Yahoo faces questions after hack of half a billion accounts

    Yahoo’s admission that the personal data of half a billion users has been stolen by “state-sponsored” hackers leaves pressing questions unanswered, according to security researchers.

    Details, including names, email addresses, phone numbers and security questions were taken from the company’s network in late 2014. Passwords were also taken, but in a “hashed” form, which prevents them from being immediately re-used, and the company believes that financial information held with it remains safe.

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Red Hat News

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-09-24 15:54
  • Red Hat relabels OpenShift Enterprise to Container Platform

    Red Hat’s on-premises application serving software has been given a rename from OpenShift Enterprise to OpenShift Container Platform, at the same time adding a slew of enhancements to improve scalability and security.

    OpenShift started out as Red Hat’s platform as a service (PaaS) offering for application development centred on its JBoss enterprise Java platform, but was refocused around Docker and Kubernetes with the rise in popularity of containers for deploying applications.

    Now, OpenShift Container Platform 3.3 offers improved developer features and support for greater scalability, with the ability to handle both cloud-native and traditional applications, according to the big rouge one.

    “The latest updates to the platform enable customers to more fully make use of their container technology investments and better embrace a DevOps methodology. This gives developers their needed automation tools and helps operations teams to better scale to meet customer demand, both with the aim of bringing better applications to market more quickly,” Red Hat’s OpenShift chief Ashesh Badani said in a statement.

  • Red Hat Inc. (RHT) Pops 3.87% for September 22
  • Jim Cramer's Top Takeaways: Red Hat, Lululemon Athletica

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Tizen News

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-09-24 15:45

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Libreboot Drama Continues, GNU Might Keep The Project

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-09-24 15:45
It's been one week since the Libreboot downstream of Coreboot announced it would leave the GNU and denounced the FSF over supposedly a transgendered individual having been fired by the this free software group. Both Richard Stallman and the FSF denounced these claims made by Libreboot maintainer Leah Rowe. Since then, no actual proof has been presented to back up these claims by the Libreboot maintainer but the drama around it has seemingly continued...

Debian-based WiFi router adds security and parental controls

LinuxToday - Sat, 2016-09-24 15:00

hackerboards: The "Roqos Core" dual-band WiFi-ac router runs Debian on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers a cloud-based security and parental controls service.

GDB Continues Improving, libstdc++ Is Doing Well On C++17 & More

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-09-24 14:48
At the GNU Tools Cauldron earlier this month in the UK there was a presentation on forthcoming improvements to the GNU Tools, presented by Nick Clifton as part of the Red Hat Tools Team...

Upgrade your SSH keys!

LXer - Sat, 2016-09-24 14:45
many of you are using older keys and not aware of the need to generate fresh ones to protect your privates much better. In this post I'll demonstrate how to transition to an Ed25519 key smoothly, why you would want this and show some tips and tricks on the way there.

The Student Working On "Soft" FP64 Support Is Good News For Older GPUs

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-09-24 14:30
This summer the student developer Elie Tournier participated in Google Summer of Code to develop a "soft" double-precision floating-point library for Mesa. While GSoC is past, it appears he is committed to seeing this library through and getting into Mesa. With potential soft/emulated ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 support, this could be good news for those GPUs lacking real double precision support...

The Mesa On-Disk Shader Cache Has Been Revised Again (V5)

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-09-24 14:18
Timothy Arceri of Collabora has revised his massive patch-set that implements an on-disk shader cache for the Intel open-source driver...

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Beta Freeze Now in Effect, Lands September 23

LXer - Sat, 2016-09-24 13:02
Canonical's Adam Conrad announced that the soon-to-be-released Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Beta is now in freeze stage and will arrive, as initially planned, on September 22, 2016.

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