New story! Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 Launches With Improved Security

  • eWEEK; By Sean Michael Kerner (Posted by red5 on Mar 23, 2017 9:59 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat
After more than six years of availability, Red Hat continues to update RHEL 6 with incremental features and security improvements.

New story! How to Replace CyanogenMod with LineageOS on Your Android Device

  • Make Tech Easier; By Robert Zak (Posted by damien on Mar 23, 2017 8:36 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Android
Custom ROM users should already know that CyanogenMod is no longer supported. Here’s how you can switch seamlessly and replace CyanogenMod with LineageOS on Android.

New story! Unbuntu splats TITSUP bug spread in update

  • The Register (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2017 7:13 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Ubuntu; Story Type: News Story
Fat-thumbed DNS patch unpatched, time to re-patch A simple library update turned into a white-knuckle ride for Ubuntu sysadmins, who have lit up Reddit and StackOverflow to complain that their 'net connections went TITSUP (Total Inability To Support Usual Performance).…

New story! Easier Persistent Memory Programming with Extensions to libstdc++ and libc++

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Dawn Foster (Posted by bob on Mar 23, 2017 5:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Persistent memory, unlike volatile memory, retains its contents even if the server has a power failure. However, as Tomasz Kapela, Software Engineer at Intel, points out during his LinuxCon Europe 2016 talk, persistent memory is hard to achieve. Since persistent memory programming is non-trivial, they have been focused on making it easier for the end user and for applications to use persistent memory correctly.

New story! Hello Debugger!

Sometimes, we get ideas we wish we’d thought of sooner. A couple months ago, I got this one: break to the debugger from the source code. (Not specifically Linux, just a cool idea I had.)

New story! Google cites progress in Android security, but patching issues linger

By the end of 2016, about half of Android devices -- 735 million -- had received a security patch issued during the year, according to the report. That means another half hasn’t, leaving the vulnerabilities in those phones unfixed.

New story! Intellectual Ventures -- Like Microsoft (Which It Came From) -- Spreads Patents to Manifest a Lot of Lawsuits

That worrisome strategy which is passage of patents to active (legally-aggressive) trolls seems to be a commonality, seen across both Microsoft and its biggest ally among trolls, which Microsoft and Bill Gates helped create and still fund

New story! Rugged, expandable 3.5-inch Skylake SBC supports Linux

Diamond’s 3.5-inch “Venus” SBC offers an Intel 6th Gen CPU, -40 to 85°C support, up to 20GB of ruggedized RAM, and mini-PCIe and PCIe/104 OneBank. The Venus is “believed to be the very first rugged small form factor single-board-computer” based on Intel’s 6th Generation “Skylake” Core processors, says Diamond Systems. This may well be true, depending on how you define “rugged” and “SBC.”

New story! It's Official: Linux Users Can Now Watch Netflix Movies Using Mozilla Firefox

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 22, 2017 9:42 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Mozilla
It took them a few years to realize that Linux could be a very important player for their video-on-demand streaming platform, and now Netflix is announcing that it "finally" supports playback on the Mozilla Firefox web browser.

New story! Toughened up PC/104 SBC runs Linux

  • LinuxGizmos.com (Posted by bob on Mar 22, 2017 8:19 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
WinSystems unveiled a rugged “PCM-C418” SBC with a dual-core, Vortex86DX3SoC, Fast and Gigabit Ethernet ports, SATA and CF storage, and PC/104 expansion. The WinSystems PCM-C418 SBC offers a combination of PC/104 expansion, GbE and Fast Ethernet ports, shock and vibration resistance, and a Linux-friendly, x86-based Vortex86DX3 SoC — attributes shared by the Diamond Systems Helix […]

New story! Blender - Your FOSS 3D Software

  • LinuxAndUbuntu.com; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Mar 22, 2017 6:56 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
If you are into game development, video editing, or 3D modeling as a professional or a hobby, then Blender is a tool you should definitely look at. Blender is a FOSS solution/alternate to many commercial tools that are available and it is able to strongly match most of these commercial tools. Blender is a cross-platform application which means you can not only run it on Linux but also on Windows and MacOS. Blender is well suited to individuals and small studios who benefit from its unified pipeline and responsive development process. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline, anything from modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing and game creation.

New story! Some Firefox 52 Users on Linux Left Without Sound

The issue at the heart of this problem is that Mozilla dropped support for ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) and is now requiring Linux users to have installed the PulseAudio library to support audio playback inside Firefox.

New story! Two open source secure email services

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Mar 22, 2017 4:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As much we all complain about email, for most of us, email is still our primary conduit for online communication. That said, numerous hacks and revelations about government surveillance have made it clear that email is also one of the most vulnerable of those conduits. What you send via email is your business and yours alone. Besides you and the recipient, no one else should be reading that message. Not hackers, not government agencies, and definitely not nosy siblings or friends. read more

New story! rtop – A Nifty Tool to Monitor Remote Server Over SSH

rtop is a simple, agent-less, remote server monitoring tool that works over SSH.

New story! 14 Practical Examples of Linux Find Command for Beginners

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 22, 2017 1:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Find is one of the most frequently used Linux commands, and it offers a plethora of features in the form of command line options. In this tutorial, which is aimed at beginners, we will discuss the basic usage of the command as well as some of the useful command line options it offers.

New story! How Things Work Today or The Joys of Consulting

  • The Linux Works; By Caitlyn Martin (Posted by caitlyn on Mar 22, 2017 12:01 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux
A person with company A has a concern about some work that needs to be done. They call outsource IT firm B with whom they have a contract. Firm B has nobody on staff with the required experience. Company B is big and well known. Their solution: call recruiter C who in turn checks their database and realizes that Linux systems consultant D has the experience. Hi! I'm D.

New story! Tools for PDF modification on Fedora

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on Mar 22, 2017 10:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: News Story
There are many options in the Fedora repositories for quickly modifying the page order of a PDF document. In Fedora, two of the easiest-to-use GUI tools for modifying PDFs are PDFMod and PDFShuffler. While GUI tools are well suited to... Continue Reading →

New story! Asus Tinker Board – Chromium YouTube Performance

Multimedia enthusiasts will appreciate the Tinker Board’s H.264 and H.265 playback support, including playback of HD and UHD video, but this requires a video player using hardware acceleration. A Rockchip video player is in development which will offer hardware accelerated playback of videos. But its release date is some way off.

New story! Adobe buddies up with Microsoft for new ways to mine your data

Adobe and Microsoft have announced new product integrations along with the XDM (Experience Data Model) language for interchanging behavioural and marketing data between platforms.

New story! Diversity Makes Projects More Successful

  • Linux.com - Original Content; By Ian Murphy (Posted by bob on Mar 22, 2017 5:33 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Linux, Mozilla
Open source projects are by their nature intended to be welcoming, pulling in contributions from many different volunteers. But in reality, open source and the tech industry in general often lack diversity. Speaking at the Open Source Leadership Summit in February, Mozilla’s Chief Innovation Officer Katharina Borchert told the crowd that working to bring ethnic, gender, and skill diversity to open source projects isn’t just the right thing to do because of moral grounds, it’s the right thing to do to make projects more successful.

New story! Interact with the Intel Edison Using SparkFun Blocks

In the previous article, I looked at the Intel Edison -- how fast it was, and how much power it needed. This time, I will show how to start getting the Edison board to interact with surrounding electronics with the help of SparkFun Blocks.

New story! Old Linux kernel security bug bites

OK, hands up, who knows what High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC) is? It's an archaic networking data framing protocol that's used in modems, X.25, frame-relay, ISDN, and other now uncommon networking technologies. I know it because I used to work with them back in the day. You'll get to know it now because a researcher discovered a security hole hidden within the Linux kernel driver that implements it.

New story! Rugged, Linux-ready sandwich style SBC packs Skylake CPUs

VersaLogic calls its dual-layer Blackbird an Embedded Processing Unit (EPU). Like the other VersaLogic EPUs we’ve seen, such as the Atom-based Osprey EPU, the Blackbird is a three-layer sandwich consisting of a COM Express module in the middle, a same-sized I/O interface board on the top, and a heat spreader on the bottom.

New story! The Linux Foundations Arpit Joshipura to Host Open Networking Q&A on Twitter

On Friday, March 31, The Linux Foundation will kick off a new initiative. No, it’s not a new project, event, or training course, although there are plenty of those in store. Instead, the foundation will begin a monthly Twitter chat, called #AskLF, with leaders at the organization.

New story! Ways To Encrypt Files In Linux

One of the most important things for any user is the security, if a user is running a vulnerable system, his information is in danger. If you want to have your information insured, you must do more than having a strong operating system, you must encrypt your files.

New story! How to Install a Production Ready Naemon Monitoring Server

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Mar 21, 2017 9:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Naemon is the new monitoring suite that aims to be fast, stable and innovative while giving you a clear view of the state of your network and applications.This is a replacement for Nagios server and very stable and uses an amazing dashboard called thruk.

New story! 7 ways to discuss legal matters with an open community

Having watched a fair number of people attempt to engage both the Open Source Initiative's licensing evaluation community and the Apache Software Foundation's legal affairs committee, I'd like to offer some hints and tips for succeeding when it's your turn to conduct a legal discussion with an open community. read more

New story! Linux, not Microsoft, the real winner of Windows Server on ARM

  • The Register; By Trebor Pott (Posted by bob on Mar 21, 2017 6:30 PM EDT)
  • Groups: ARM, Microsoft
Cutting to the heart of it, it doesn't actually matter if Microsoft releases Windows Server for ARM. Windows isn't the future and even Microsoft knows it. The upcoming availability of SQL server on Linux is all the proof we need that the game is over and, in the data centre at least, Microsoft didn't win.

New story! OpenSSH 7.5 Has Security Fixes, Removes OpenSSL 1.0 Support for Portable OpenSSH

  • Softpedia; By Marius Nestor (Posted by hanuca on Mar 21, 2017 5:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
OpenSSH, the cross-platform and open-source 100% complete SSH 2.0 protocol implementation offering both SFTP server and client support was updated today to version 7.5.

New story! Firefox gets complaint for labeling unencrypted login page insecure

The operator of a website that accepts subscriber logins only over unencrypted HTTP pages has taken to Mozilla's Bugzilla bug-reporting service to complain that the Firefox browser is warning that the page isn't suitable for the transmission of passwords.

"Your notice of insecure password and/or log-in automatically appearing on the log-in for my website, Oil and Gas International, is not wanted and was put there without our permission, Please remove it immediately. We have our own security system, and it has never been breached in more than 15 years. Your notice is causing concern by our subscribers and is detrimental to our business."

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