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TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-09-22 07:12

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Wayland 1.12 Next-Gen Linux Display Server Officially Released with Many Goodies

LXer - Thu, 2016-09-22 07:11
Bryce Harrington has had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability of the Wayland 1.12.0 display server for GNU/Linux operating systems, along with the Weston 1.12.0 compositor.

Security News

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-09-22 06:29
  • Bug that hit Firefox and Tor browsers was hard to spot—now we know why

    As a result, the cross-platform, malicious code-execution risk most recently visited users of browsers based on the Firefox Extended Release on September 3 and lasted until Tuesday, or a total of 17 days. The same Firefox version was vulnerable for an even longer window last year, starting on July 4 and lasting until August 11. The bug was scheduled to reappear for a few days in November and for five weeks in December and January. Both the Tor Browser and the production version of Firefox were vulnerable during similarly irregular windows of time.

  • Florida Man Charged With Hacking Linux Servers

    Donald Ryan Austin of South Florida has been arrested on charges of hacking into the networks of Linux Kernel Organization and Linux Foundation and installing malicious software. A US Department of Justice (DoJ) release said Austin, who is a computer programmer, is now out on bail and could face a maximum sentence of 10 years if convicted.

    According to the indictment, Austin stole the credentials of an employee to break into the Linux networks and installed rootkit and Trojan software apart from altering the servers. He has been charged with four counts of deliberate damage to a protected computer.

  • Why do hackers prefer Linux?

    Linux has much to offer any computer user, but it has proven to be particularly popular with hackers. A writer at The Merkle recently considered the reasons why hackers have so much love for Linux.

  • How To Get “Hollywood Hacker Feel” In Your Linux Command Line?

    A developer has created a command line utility which can give you the feel of Hollywood movie hacker. His tool replicates the decrypting text seen from the 1992 hacker movie Sneakers. The code is freely available on his GitHub page.

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Servers/Networks

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-09-22 06:24
  • Cloud Migration Is Making Performance Monitoring Crucial

    Application performance monitoring (APM) and network performance monitoring (NPM) are becoming increasingly important as businesses that have adopt cloud-based services and virtualized infrastructure.

    In the recent SDxCentral report, “Network Performance Management Takes On Applications,” more than half of surveyed respondents are actively looking at APM and NPM systems, and more than one-third are in the testing and deployment phases of adoption. Another 16 to 20 percent are piloting these systems, and roughly 15 percent have already deployed them in their network.

  • Containing container chaos with Kubernetes

    You've made the switch to Linux containers. Now you're trying to figure out how to run containers in production, and you're facing a few issues that were not present during development. You need something more than a few well-prepared Dockerfiles to move to production. What you need is something to manage all of your containers: a container orchestration system.

  • Featured speakers announced for OpenStack Summit in Barcelona as adoption continues growth in Europe
  • Navigating OpenStack: Community, Release Cycles and Events

    Hopefully last week we piqued your interest in a career path in OpenStack. Adoption is growing and so is the number of OpenStack jobs. Like any other open source project, if you’re going to use it---professionally or personally—it’s important to understand its community and design/release patterns.

  • OpenDaylight Introduces 'Boron' SDN Platform Release

    The industry consortium's fifth release of its SDN platform puts a focus on the cloud, NFV, performance and tools.
    The OpenDaylight Project effort to create a common platform for network virtualization continues to mature with the unveiling of the group's fifth release, dubbed "Boron."

    The industry consortium announced the Boron release Sept. 21, a week before the OpenDaylight Summit kicks off in Seattle Sept. 27. Project officials said the new release brings with it improvements around the cloud and network-functions virtualization (NFV), and is the result of contributions by consortium members in a range of areas, including performance and tools.

  • Is an Editable Blockchain the Future of Finance?

    Blockchain, the technology that underlies the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, has been celebrated as a way to change the way transactions of all kinds are made. But a suggestion to make an editable version of the technology is now dividing opinion.

    The consultancy firm Accenture is patenting a system that would allow an administrator to make changes to information stored in a blockchain. In an interview with the Financial Times (paywall), Accenture’s global head of financial services, Richard Lumb, said that the development was about “adapting the blockchain to the corporate world” in order to “make it pragmatic and useful for the financial services sector.”

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Open source projects for the Internet of Things, from A to Z

LXer - Thu, 2016-09-22 05:57
This guide to 21 open source projects for IoT ranges from standards organizations to open source frameworks and dev tools. ? ? An Open Source Perspective on the Internet of Things Part 2: 21 Open Source Projects for IoT ? The Internet of Things market is fragmented, amorphous, and continually changing, and its very nature […]

Open source software free (but not the free you’re thinking of)

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-09-22 05:38

I like practical application. Recently, I’ve been trying to expand my horizons through studying Linux operating systems. I’ll use this opportunity to reinforce some of what I’ve learned and hopefully shed a little light on exactly what open source software is and how it’s used. For the sake of clarity, there is a lot more to the topic than discussed below, but we can only stuff so much info into the column!

A common misconception is that open source software means free (as in beer). Open source software may be free to use or paid for, but the “free” in open source applies to the rights (as in speech) of the general public to use, distribute or modify the source software at will. Digging further, there are degrees of “openness” of open source software. As the term indicates, the source is open but generally the source is just the base element of the overall application. For instance, operating systems are typically comprised of a kernel and many other programs which work together, resulting in products like Microsoft Windows, macOS or Red Hat.

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Fedora News (Flatpak 0.6.11, Rust, RISC-V)

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-09-22 04:57
  • Flatpak 0.6.11 Linux Universal Binary Format Released with New Features, Fixes

    Alex Larsson from the Flatpak project, the universal binary format that aims to simplify application distribution across multiple GNU/Linux operating systems, announced the release of Flatpak 0.6.11.

    Flatpak 0.6.11 is a small maintenance version that comes approximately one week after the release of the previous one, Flatpak 0.6.10, bringing a new FLATPAK_CHECK_VERSION macro in the libflatpak library to automatically check the installed Flatpak version, a new option to the flatpak-builder command, namely "--show-deps," to allow listing of all the files on which the manifest depends.

    The list of changes continues with support for using dashes in application IDs, but app developers are being informed by Alex Larsson that to make them work with symbolic icon names, the IDs may not end with the "-symbolic" name attached. Also, it looks like PTYs are now correctly handled by the HostCommand component, which now outputs the correct PID instead of a bogus one.

  • Rust meets Fedora

    Rust is a system programming language which runs blazingly fast, and prevents almost all crashes, segfaults, and data races. You might wonder exactly why yet another programming language is useful, since there are already so many of them. This article aims to explain why.

  • Fedora / RISC-V stage4 autobuilder is up and running

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GNOME News

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-09-22 04:54
  • GNOME 3.22 core apps

    GNOME 3.22 is scheduled to be released today. Along with this release come brand new recommendations for distributions on which applications should be installed by default, and which applications should not. I’ve been steadily working on these since joining the release team earlier this year, and I’m quite pleased with the result.

  • Catanzaro: GNOME 3.22 core apps
  • GNOME 3.22 Released: the Future is Now
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  • GNOME 3.22 Officially Released

    Matthias Clasen announced the official GNOME 3.22.0 release a short time ago. He wrote in part, "This release brings comprehensive Flatpak support. GNOME Software can install and update Flatpaks, GNOME Builder can create them, and the desktop provides portal implementations to enable sandboxed applications. Improvements to core GNOME applications include support for batch renaming in Files, sharing support in GNOME Photos, an updated look for GNOME Software, a redesigned keyboard settings panel, and many more."

  • Parsix' Nice GNOME, OpenMandriva 3 Sluggish, Firefox 49
  • GTK+ 3.22 GUI Toolkit Released for GNOME 3.22 as Devs Prepare for GTK+ 4.0

    Immediately after announcing the final release of the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment, Matthias Clasen also had the pleasure of informing us about the availability of the GTK+ 3.22 GUI toolkit.

    Most of you out there developing GTK+ apps know what this open source software is all about, and the latest stable build is now 3.22, released as part of the GNOME 3.22 desktop environment. However, it looks like this will be the last release in the GTK+ 3 series, as the developers are now preparing to bump the development builds to version 3.90.x towards GTK+ 4.0.

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Linux in tractors

Reddit - Thu, 2016-09-22 04:50

Just took apart a trimble fm-1000 from my dad's tractor(wasn't working and out of warranty) looked at the cf card... thing runs some type of linux. I just thought it was cool...

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Android Leftovers

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-09-22 04:48

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GNOME 3.22 Released

LXer - Thu, 2016-09-22 04:42
The GNOME Community has just announced the official release of GNOME 3.22.  GNOME 3.22 — which is slated to be used as the desktop environment for Fedora Workstation 25 — provides a multitude of new features, including a the updated... Continue Reading →

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-09-22 04:41

OpenMandriva is a member of the Mandriva (formally Mandrake Linux) family of Linux distributions. OpenMandriva strives to be a newcomer friendly, desktop operating system. The latest release, version 3.0, features version 5.6 of the KDE Plasma desktop environment and the Calamares system installer. This release of OpenMandriva was compiled using the Clang compiler which is unusual for a Linux distribution as most distributions use the GNU Compiler Collection to build their software. From the end-user's perspective the choice of compiler will probably have no practical impact, but it does suggest the OpenMandriva team sees either a practical or philosophical benefit to using the liberally licensed Clang compiler.

OpenMandriva is available in 32-bit and 64-bit builds for the x86 architecture. I downloaded the project's 64-bit build which is approximately 1.8GB in size. Booting from the project's media brings up a menu asking if we would like to start a live desktop session or launch the Calamares system installer. Taking the live option brings up a graphical configuration wizard which asks us a handful of questions. We are asked to select our preferred language from a list, accept a license agreement, select our keyboard's layout from a list and confirm our time zone. With these steps completed, the wizard disappears and the Plasma desktop loads. The desktop displays an application menu, task switcher and system tray at the bottom of the screen. The wallpaper is a soft blue and, on the desktop, we find an icon which will launch the Calamares system installer. Other icons on the desktop are available for launching a welcome screen and accessing the OpenMandriva website.

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What linux related podcasts do you guys listen to?

Reddit - Thu, 2016-09-22 04:35

I need some podcasts to listen to for keeping up with the linux news, and tbh im bored and want some shit to listen to.

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Trouble with VSFTPD

Reddit - Thu, 2016-09-22 04:34

Alright, guys. I need some help. I can't quite figure it out. I am trying to setup a Plex server on my Ubuntu server. I have SSH working and FTP "working". I am needing to create FTP access for user "plex" to ONLY have access to /media/plex. Inside that directory is a mounted external hard drive containing all my files for Plex. How can I achieve having that user to ONLY have access to that file? Nothing more, nothing less.

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