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Windows 10 collects too much user data, lacks security says watchdog

LXer - Sat, 2016-07-23 16:40
Microsoft has been told to reduce the data Windows 10 collects about users and tighten up the OS security or risk facing sanction for breaching data protection rules.

Trying The Vulkan Dota 2 & Talos Principle With Intel's Mesa Driver (July 2016)

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-07-23 16:29
With an Intel Broadwell ultrabook I decided to try out the latest Mesa 12.1-dev Git state with the Intel Vulkan driver to see if Dota 2 and Talos Principle are running happy yet on this open-source driver stack...

Indigo 4 Lets You Have Full Graphics Rendering Over OpenCL

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-07-23 15:19
Many have hypothesized in the past about implementing full OpenGL for graphics over OverCL -- or now, implementing OpenGL directly over Vulkan -- while Glare Technologies with their Indigo renderer appears to be one of the first renderers to achieve 100% GPU rendering over OpenCL...

Keeweb A Linux Password Manager

LinuxToday - Sat, 2016-07-23 15:00

Keeweb, a Linux password manager that can store all your passwords securely either online or offline.

Dolphin Emulator's Vulkan Back-End Is Now Feature Complete

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-07-23 15:00
Just last month I was writing about the Dolphin Emulator working on a Vulkan back-end and already this back-end is said to be "feature complete" for this open-source Nintendo GameCube/Wii emulator...

Snappy Packaging Happenings In The Fedora, Arch Space

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-07-23 14:52
This week Canonical hosted a Snappy Sprint in Heidelberg, Germany where they worked to further their new package management solution originally spearheaded for Ubuntu Touch. This wasn't an Ubuntu-only event, but Canonical did invite other distribution stakeholders...

Cyanogen Inc. reportedly fires OS development arm, switches to apps

LXer - Sat, 2016-07-23 14:45
Cyanogen Inc. seems to be in trouble. A report from Android Police cites "several sources" that say the three-year-old Android software house will be laying off 20 percent of its workforce. One source said the company would "pivot" to "apps" and away from OS development.

Vulkan-Hpp Launches, Official C++ API For Vulkan

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-07-23 14:38
The Khronos Group posted to Twitter this morning a public introduction to Vulkan-Hpp, the open-source Vulkan C++ API...

QEMU 2.7 To Support New ARM Boards, Intel Graphics VFIO & More

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-07-23 14:28
QEMU 2.7.0-rc0 was released yesterday as the first test version of this next feature release...

How to set the hostname on Fedora

LXer - Sat, 2016-07-23 12:51
A Fedora system has a hostname that helps it identify and distinguish itself on a network. Sometimes this name appears as part of a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). A FQDN includes not just the system’s name, but the Internet domain, separated by periods (.). Hostname... Continue Reading →

Karbonn confirms Android One smartphone(s) launching in Q1 next year

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-07-23 12:25

In an interview with TOI Tech, Karbonn Mobiles has confirmed it will be introducing new Android One-based smartphone(s) early next year. Karbonn's Managing Director Pradeep Jain said the company is in talks with Google for Android One, and we might see some Android One smartphone launch(es) in Q1 of next year.

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Mozilla’s Dave Herman on Building an Open Source Research Lab

LXer - Sat, 2016-07-23 10:57
Open source organizations find the methodology behind open source software development also works well in other areas of the organization as well.

Maintaining remote web sites with sitecopy on Ubuntu 16.04

LXer - Sat, 2016-07-23 09:02
sitecopy is a tool for copying locally stored web sites to a remote web server (using FTP or WebDAV). It helps you to keep the remote site synchronized with your local copy by uploading modified local files and deleting remote files that have been deleted on the local computer. This tutorial shows how you can manage your remote web site from your local Ubuntu 16.04 desktop with sitecopy.

Fix Bugs, Go Fast, and Update: 3 Approaches to Container Security

LXer - Sat, 2016-07-23 07:08
Containers are becoming the central piece of the future of IT. Linux has had containers for ages, but they are still maturing as a technology to be used in production or mission-critical enterprise scenarios. With that, security is becoming a central theme around containers. There are many proposed solutions to the problem, including identifying exactly what technology is in place, fixing known bugs, restricting change, and generally implementing sound security policies.

Tough Skylake box PC has four GbE and eight USB ports

LXer - Sat, 2016-07-23 05:14
Adlink’s Linux-ready MXE-5500 industrial computer offers 6th Gen Core CPUs, 4K support, dual SATA bays, four GbE ports, mini-PCIe and USIM, and more. Systems based on Intel’s 6th Generation Core “Skylake” CPUs, such as Adlink’s new MXE-5500 embedded PC, continue to appear in new products even as “Kaby Lake” Core chips ship this week to […]

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