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Video Demo, Tizen Ported onto the MIPS based Newton2 Platform

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-08-15 11:58

Ingenic, a semiconductor company that is based in Beijing, China, design their own CPU core and System on Chips (SoC) based on the MIPS32 architecture. You can find their products in many end consumer products such as digital picture frames, portable media players, and GPS devices.

They have recently ported Tizen 2.3 to the Newton2 platform, which is ideally suited to the fast paced wearable and IoT market, and they also have a Tizen 3.0 demo image running on MIPS CI20 Creator board. We recently got to catch with Petar Jovanovic from RT-RK, which is a consultancy company that specialises in system software and compilers/tools, about their porting experience with Tizen:

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Android Leads the Tablet Market in Japan

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-08-15 11:50

Android tablet shipments in Japan are set to steadily rise in the coming years, according to a June 2016 report from ICT Research & Consulting. While tablets running OSs from Apple and Windows (along with other companies) are also set to grow in shipments, Android will continue to lead in Japan.

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Skype for Windows Phone walked behind shed, shot heard

LXer - Mon, 2016-08-15 11:21
Microsoft's killed off a native Skype client for Windows Phone and will force users to rely on Web Skype instead. WinPho users won't be alone: Redmond will also discontinue Skype clients on Android 4.02 or lower and iOS 7. Microsoft has already announced that OS X and Linux will lose native clients under its Skype-for-the-cloud strategy.

Debian News

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-08-15 09:55

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SELKS 3.0 Screenshot Tour

LXer - Mon, 2016-08-15 09:03
The main change in SELKS 3.0 is the switch to the latest generation of the Elastic stack. On user side this means Kibana 3 has been replaced by Kibana 4. And this really means a lot. Kibana 4 is a complete rewrite of Kibana 3 being non backward compatible on data side. So, our team had to redo from scratch all dashboards and visualizations. The result is a new set of 11 ready-to-use dashboards and a lot of visualizations that you can use to build your own dashboards. On the ruleset management side, SELKS 3.0 comes with Scirius Community Edition 1.1.10 that has support for advanced Suricata feature like xbits.

Should I downgrade my Mint 64-bit to 32-bit?

Reddit - Mon, 2016-08-15 08:29

I'm sitting here trying to restore my sisters old laptop with an intel celeron at 500mhz and a whopping full 1GB of so-dimm DDR2 Ram, I went ahead and installed 64bit Mint because, well I figured it could take it. But it's running about as slow as it was on Windows Vista prior.

Would reinstalling Linux Mint 32 bit speed it up at all?

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full stack developer

Reddit - Mon, 2016-08-15 07:44

Linux TCP flaw fix likely in next stable release

LXer - Mon, 2016-08-15 06:46
A patch to fix a weakness in the transmission control protocol used in the Linux kernel since 2012, which could lead to remote hijacking of Internet connections, is available in the public stable queue tree and is likely to be included in the next stable release.

How could I persuade people Ubuntu Touch is better than CyanogenMod OS?

Reddit - Mon, 2016-08-15 04:45

ZTE has the CSX project that everyone can voice out for their next phone model. So, I just propose for them to release a Ubuntu Phone (please see the details and vote on the idea thread). However, there is another idea thread promoting to use CyanogenMod open-source OS for phones.

To me Ubuntu has the idea of convergence to allow a phone become a desktop and controller for daily usage. But CyanogenMod is based on Android, and it is compatible with Android apps. I would like to say many GNU tools are not available in CyanogenMod. It doesn't have a strong ecosystem with Internet of Things. Not sure how to beat the idea of CyanogenMod in the end.

Please comment below for your thoughts. If you will, please vote and comment on the idea thread to ask ZTE to release a Ubuntu Phone. We need to be a Top 3 idea to be considered by Sep 10th. Thanks.

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Another Expert Weighs in on Election Hacking

LXer - Mon, 2016-08-15 04:29
Today the old Gray Lady, the New York Times, no less, weighed in on election hacking in an Op/Ed piece titled The Election Won't be Rigged. But it Could be Hacked... The solution, according to the author, is to require that all voting machines work off of hand-marked paper ballots that can then be reviewed after the election to discover any fraud. Incredibly, not only do many voting machines now in use not use paper ballots, but they don’t preserve any sort of primary electronic record, either – just the final totals (authentic or hacked, as the case may be).

Why is linux in particular good for learning programming?

Reddit - Mon, 2016-08-15 04:22

I heard from some other people in my college that its good to have a version of linux while learning programming. why is that and which one should I go with?

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My Linux Wireless Nightmare - A Memoir

Reddit - Mon, 2016-08-15 03:30

So recently I made the mistake of deciding to upgrade the wifi card on my main Linux machine. I had been using a Rosewill RNX-150PCe pci-express card that worked like a champ. It had an Atheros chipset and was detected by every distro I ever installed out of the box. My only gripe with it was I didn't get amazing reception due to the fact that the small antenna ended up getting wrapped up in the rat's nest of wires behind my PC.

My first failure in WiFi was deciding to upgrade to the TP-Link TL-wn822n usb wifi adapter. I thought to myself, "It can run at N300 speeds and will not get caught in the wires behind my PC unlike my old PCI-e card." I had also read that it had an Atheros chipset so I figured I was good to go in the Linux department.

Cut to two days later when it arrived from Amazon. I plug the adapter in, check out the output from lsusb and see that it has a Realtek chipset. "Well, that not ideal. TP-Link must have changed the chipset with the newest revision." I do a little research and see that the adapter will work with Linux but I will have to recompile the rt8192cu-fixes module each and every time I install a new distro. Also, the adapter won't work during Debian netinstall so I will have to lug my desktop down to the basement and directly connect it to my router. I'm not much of a distro jumper but I would like to have my wifi detected out of the box in case I want to try doing a netinstall of a new distro without having to carry my PC down to the basement.

From here, I decide to order a TP-Link TL-WN722N wireless adapter. From my research, this seems like THE usb wifi adapter to have under Linux. It is the preferred adapter for Kali Linux, it has an Atheros chipset, it only cost like $11. Cut to two days later when I plug it in and see that it has the SAME GODDAMN Realtek chipset as the wn822n. You guessed it, they changed over to a Relatek chipset for the newest revision of the adapter. Once again the situation is not ideal and my nightmare continues.

From here I decide to play it super safe. I order a D-Link DWA-552 PCI card from Ebay. This PCI card is from like 2007 and I can't imagine that D-Link decided to come out with a new revision of the card with a Realtek chipset. Install it in my machine, it is detected out of the box but GOOD LORD IS THIS CARD SLOW. It has three goddamn antennas jutting out of it but apparently none of them do a freaking thing because I'm only getting about 60 KBps download speed. I'm so frustrated at this point that I don't even bother to research the issue. I just rip the PCI card out of my PC and go on to the next possible solution.

From here I order a Rosewill rnx-n150hg USB adapter from Ebay. This is basically the same adapter that I was originally using but it uses usb instead of PCI-e. In a way, I'm kinda back to where I started but in a slightly better position due to the fact that it is a usb device.

Now this is where the story takes a different turn. the new Rosewill usb adapter adapter still hasn't arrived but I started getting impatient and began researching how to get a really old Cisco AM10 usb wifi adapter I had kicking around working. This thing was from like 2010 (cost $10 then) and NEVER worked under Linux until about last year. This thing doesn't even have drivers for Windows 8! I just assumed that this thing was a piece of trash but didn't have the heart to throw it away.

Long story short, using a utility called usb_modeswitch, it is possible to switch the device from usb storage mode (it initially shows up as a storage device containing the Windows drivers to the operating system) to wifi device mode. From here, you can use the Linux ralink drivers and the thing is an absolute joy to use. Best wifi device I have ever used with Linux. It gets 4 out of 5 bars reception on the second floor even though the router is down in my basement. Details are listed at the link below:


Anyway, thank you for reading my inane, beer-fueled ramblings. Hopefully I helped at least one person who happened to be in the market for a decent usb wifi adapter for Linux.

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Reddit - Mon, 2016-08-15 03:24

I am trying to find a nice distro (I enjoy Debian) but am I am seriously unable to find one that will allow me to run on this older box. The cpu barks each time for each distro -- NO PAE CX8 CMOV -- especially with debian releases. Does anyone know where I mind find one?

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Amazon CTO Details the Evolution of the Cloud Model

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-08-15 03:00

When Amazon Web Services first launched it was all about compute, storage and networking, but now it's about a whole lot more.

Alternatives to Metasploit?

Reddit - Mon, 2016-08-15 02:37

Are there any other well rounded penetration testing tools that work on linux and preferably from the command line?

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Would my dualboot work?

Reddit - Mon, 2016-08-15 02:22

I have 2 identical hard drives (640GB WD Blue), and i have Manjaro on the first one and Windows 7 for Overwatch on the second one. I if wanted to start Manjaro, i unplugged the sata cable of the Windows 7 HDD and vice versa, just to make sure that nothing will screw up or edit something. But i was wondering if i can just leave both HDDs plugged in and get the GRUB menu at the start that would then ask me i i want to start Manjaro or Windows 7? Or would it automatically boot into Windows?

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