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Spectre and Meltdown: Linux creator Linus Torvalds criticises Intel's 'garbage' patches

Linus Torvalds is not happy about the patches that Intel has developed to protect the Linux kernel from the Spectre and Linux flaws.

How to price cryptocurrencies

  • TechCrunch; By John Biggs (Posted by bob on Jan 23, 2018 6:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
to understand the current crypto boom you have to go back to the quiet rise of Linux...

A Beginner's Guide to the GNOME Desktop

  • lifehacker; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on Jan 23, 2018 4:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Of all the desktops available for the Linux operating system, GNOME has managed to become on of the most efficient, stable, and reliable—while still remaining incredibly user-friendly. In fact, most users—regardless of experience—can get up to speed with GNOME with next to no effort.

Spectre Patches, Snap, Happy Birthday LWN and More

News updates for January 22, 2018. Are you using protection? Longtime kernel developer, Greg Kroah-Hartman, just posted a simple recipe for users to verify whether they are running a Spectre/Meltdown patched version of the Linux kernel.

Apollo Lake Pico-ITX SBC offers multiple roads to expansion

Advantech’s Linux-ready “MIO-3360” Pico-ITX SBC is equipped with a choice of Apollo Lake SoCs, dual display support, mini-PCIe and MIOe expansion connectors, and an optional carrier board. Advantech’s MIO-3360 SBC is a lower-end alternative to the similarly Apollo Lake driven and Pico-ITX form factor MIO-2360.

Canonical Says Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Will Launch with a Boot Speed Boost

Canonical's Will Cooke published a new Ubuntu Desktop newsletter today to inform the community on the development progress of the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system.

Microsoft Shields Azure Stack Hybrid Cloud Users from Patent Trolls

Azure hopes its expansion of open source patent protection to include on-premises as well as cloud use will help efforts to attract enterprise customers.

An overview of the Perl 5 engine

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 22, 2018 8:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As I described in "My DeLorean runs Perl," switching to Perl has vastly improved my development speed and possibilities. Here I'll dive deeper into the design of Perl 5 to discuss aspects important to systems programming. read more

Matrix Voice RPi add-on with 7-mic array relaunches

Matrix Labs has publicly relaunched its FPGA-driven “Matrix Voice” voice input add-on board for the Raspberry Pi and Up board for $55, or $65 for a standalone model equipped with an ESP32. Matrix Labs has shipped its “mostly open source” Matrix Voice Raspberry Pi add-on board for Linux-compatible voice recognition and voice assistant technologies such […]

How to Create a Docker Image

  • Linux.com; By Swapnil Bhartiya (Posted by bob on Jan 22, 2018 6:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Title: How to Create a Docker Image22 JanLearn more

My DeLorean runs Perl

  • Opensource.com (Posted by bob on Jan 22, 2018 4:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
My signature hobby project these days is a computerized instrument cluster for my car, which happens to be a DeLorean. But, whenever I show it to someone, I usually have to give them a while to marvel at the car before they even notice that there's a computer screen in the dashboard. There's a similar problem when I start describing the software; programmers immediately get hung up on "Why Perl???" when they learn that the real-time OpenGL rendering of instrument data is all coded in Perl. read more

Revisited: Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" KDE

It's a competent distribution that is surprisingly fast & stable, but it has too many minor issues and consequently doesn't compare well to other Linux Mint editions in being suitable for newbies.

Create your own Website with Joomla (Install Joomla on Linux)

Joomla is free and open source CMS or content management system used for publishing content online & for creating online applications/Websites. It is said to be one of the best CMS, second only to..

Linux rm Command Explained for Beginners (8 Examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 22, 2018 1:10 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Deleting files is a fundamental operation, just like copying files or renaming/moving them. In Linux, there's a dedicated command - dubbed rm - that lets you perform all deletion-related operations.

Raspberry Pi Alternatives

A look at some of the many interesting Raspberry Pi competitors.

How to upgrade Debian 8 (Jessie) to 9 (Stretch) safely

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on Jan 22, 2018 9:38 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Debian, Linux; Story Type: News Story
This tutorial shows you how to upgrade your Debian system from Debian Jessie (8) to Debian Stretch (9) in a few simple steps. It also shows useful commands to test if the server is upgradable and how to backup data before you perform the update.

Latest Fedora 27 Linux Updated Live ISOs Ship with Meltdown and Spectre Patches

Fedora ambassador and founder of the Fedora Unity project Ben Williams announced the release of a new set of updated live ISO images for the Fedora 27 Linux operating system.

10 bad DevOps habits to break

  • enterprisersproject.com; By Carla Rudder (Posted by crudder on Jan 22, 2018 3:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Editorial; Groups: Community
In 2017, more companies than ever before decided to start their DevOps journey. As with anything new, there’s a learning curve: The trick is identifying missteps before they become bad habits, because habits can be hard to break. Nip these bad DevOps practices in the bud now for greater success in 2018.

Linux Kernel 4.15 Delayed Until Next Week as Linus Torvalds Announces a Rare RC9

While the Linux community was looking forwards to the final Linux 4.15 kernel release today, Linus Torvalds just delayed it for another week, announcing the ninth Release Candidate (RC) instead.

Linux's Grsecurity dev team takes blog 'libel' fight to higher court

Meanwhile, Bruce Perens wants his legal bills footed. Open Source Security, Inc., the maker of the Grsecurity Linux kernel patches, suffered a setback last month when San Francisco magistrate judge Laurel Beeler granted a motion by defendant Bruce Perens to dismiss the company's defamation claim, with the proviso that the tossed legal challenge could be amended.…

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