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Ayoub Elyasir: How Do You Fedora?

LXer - Mon, 2016-09-19 15:19
We recently interviewed Ayoub Elyasir on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine. The series profiles Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done. Contact us on the feedback form... Continue Reading →

LLVM Still Pursuing Apache 2.0 License + GPLv2 Compatibility

Phoronix - Mon, 2016-09-19 15:11
It's been a while since last talking about the discussions among LLVM developers about re-licensing the project. The re-licensing is moving forward and they are settling on the Apache 2.0 license plus explicitly stating compatibility with GPLv2...

Recommended Linux Certs

Reddit - Mon, 2016-09-19 15:05

After 22 years with the same company, my job was eliminated this summer. I have 2 decades+ of Unix/Linux/Networking/Security/Hardware experience, but not any current certifications. I worked in 4 different OS's (HP/UX, AIX, Solaris, RedHat) on 6-8 different hardware platforms. So, getting certifications wasn't something my employer cared anything about because we were all over the IT map and just needed us to know how to do our jobs. Now that I am on the hunt again I am needing to backfill the certifications and I am curious what you all see as the most popular certifications.

Thanks.

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Flowblade 1.8 is out.

Reddit - Mon, 2016-09-19 14:55

Qt's Comprehensive Display/Graphics Options

Phoronix - Mon, 2016-09-19 14:12
Qt developer Laszlo Agocs has written a thorough walkthrough for the official Qt blog about the different Qt graphics options with multiple displays on embedded Linux...

Revisited: Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" KDE + Xfce

LXer - Mon, 2016-09-19 14:09
The KDE edition doesn't fix the usability issues for applications carried over from the main editions, while introducing a few new issues of its own. The Xfce edition is functionally nearly identical to the MATE edition, and is a little more customizable too.

Debian GNU/Linux 8.6 "Jessie" Officially Released, Brings over 90 Security Fixes

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-09-19 14:00

 softpedia: Debian GNU/Linux 8.6 "Jessie" is here to add various important improvements to almost 80 packages, as well as to integrate all the security updates that have been released

Why is refind so popular on macs

Reddit - Mon, 2016-09-19 13:51

I work at a company that has a triple boot iMac environment that uses refind as its boot manger, as I understand refind is only a boot manger and not a boot loader, so I am just wondering how did refind become so popular for macs over say grub?

It seems like an extra step of having to use a boot manger to load a boot loader to boot the system, why not just a boot loader?

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Games for GNU/Linux

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-09-19 13:02

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Ubuntu OTA-13 Released With Copy/Paste Support For Legacy Apps

Phoronix - Mon, 2016-09-19 13:00
Ubuntu OTA-13 has been released this Monday morning for Ubuntu phone/tablet users...

More Intel DRM Changes For Linux 4.9, Including DMA-BUF Implicit Fencing

Phoronix - Mon, 2016-09-19 12:53
For Linux 4.9 we already saw some Intel DRM changes in early August, a second batch of feature changes in late August for DRM-Next, and out this morning is another batch of i915 DRM driver changes being queued for the upcoming Linux 4.9 kernel merge window...

Security News

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-09-19 12:44
  • Why real hackers prefer Linux over Windows and Mac

    We have published many tutorials for hackers and security researchers. You may have noticed that most tutorials are based on Linux operating systems. Even the hacking tools out there are based on Linux barring a few which are written for Windows and Mac. The moot question here is that why do hackers prefer Linux over Mac or Windows?

    Today we look at the reason why hackers always prefer Linux over Mac, Windows, and other operating systems. You may have your own reasons for choosing Linux but what do hackers really look forward to while working with Linux.

  • HDDCryptor Ransomware Overwrites Your MBR Using Open Source Tools [Ed: Windows ransom but the headline only says “Open Source”]

    Most of the research on this infection has been done by Marinho, who says that his company was called in to investigate and fix a massive infection at a multi-national company that affected computers in its Brazil, India, and US subsidiaries.

  • The power of protocol analyzers

    In the complicated world of networking, problems happen. But determining the exact cause of a novel issue in the heat of the moment gets dicey. In these cases, even otherwise competent engineers may be forced to rely on trial and error once Google-fu gives out.

    Luckily, there’s a secret weapon waiting for willing engineers to deploy—the protocol analyzer. This tool allows you to definitively determine the source of nearly any error, provided you educate yourself on the underlying protocol. The only catch for now? Many engineers avoid it entirely due to (totally unwarranted) dread.

  • Bitcoin: A Sequence of Proofs

    A potential solution to the growing pains of Bitcoin is the use of proof-of-stake rather than proof-of-work. An attacker which has a stake in the history already on the blockchain is unlikely to jeopardize it. In proof-of-stake, the cryptocurrency is paid by the miners into the bets of the next block to win. If an attacker bets on multiple chains, then they're guaranteed to lose money. This, combined with the fact that buying a lot of currency is more expensive than a lot of computer power, makes proof-of-stake practical. We will cover Peercoin later, which does proof of stake and has other mitigations for certain attacks.

    An interesting idea is vote tattling. When an attacker votes on one block with a predecessor, and then votes on another with the same predecessor, peers can observe this. They can report double voting by using the votes as cryptographically-verified evidence, and taking the attacker's vote-money.

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A Detailed Look At The Evdev Protocol

Phoronix - Mon, 2016-09-19 12:44
Linux input developer Peter Hutterer of Red Hat has provided a look at the evdev protocol for those wondering about its design...

A beginner's bumpy journey to find a few good bugs

LXer - Mon, 2016-09-19 12:43
Did you land on this story looking for advice on how to start contributing to open source? There are tons of these stories on the interwebs, aren't there? And I am sure you must have read a lot of them by now, because you've been trying to start contributing for quite some time. Maybe you still feel like you've not progressed at all.I get that feeling. I was in the exact same position until a few weeks ago. Let me tell you my story.read more

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