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Linux-based AI Camera Announced By Microsoft - Fossbytes

Google News - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 21:05
Linux-based AI Camera Announced By Microsoft  Fossbytes

A Linux-based AI camera using the Microsoft Azure *service* has been officially announced. Microsoft made the announcement of the $249 "Vision AI Developer ...

GNU Wget2 Reaches Beta With Faster Download Speeds, New Features

Phoronix - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 21:04
GNU Wget2 is a from scratch rewrite of the popular wget downloading utility. GNU Wget2 wraps around the libwget library while now being multi-threaded and supporting other features to provide better performance over the current wget releases...

Intel Graphics Compiler Changes For Gen12 - Biggest Changes To The ISA Since i965

Phoronix - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 18:46
Since June Intel's open-source developers have begun volleying the initial open-source graphics driver code for Tigerlake "Gen12" hardware. To date the Gen12 changes haven't been too invasive even with this being the first generation with the "Xe Graphics" engine branding. But that's now changed with a new patch series showing major changes to the graphics instruction set...

PinePhone Linux phone prototypes to ship to developers this month - SlashGear

Google News - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 18:36
PinePhone Linux phone prototypes to ship to developers this month  SlashGear

It seems that the dreams of an open source Linux phone are starting to pick up steam again. Purism has just announced its batched schedule of Librem 5 ...

Thousands of servers infected with new Lilocked (Lilu) ransomware - ZDNet

Google News - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 18:29
Thousands of servers infected with new Lilocked (Lilu) ransomware  ZDNet

Researchers spot new ransomware targeting Linux-based servers.

Turbostat Utility Sees Late Updates In Linux 5.3

Phoronix - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 18:21
The Turbostat utility that lives within the Linux kernel source tree for reporting various power/frequency metrics on x86_64 processors saw some late updates merged last weekend for the upcoming Linux 5.3 kernel...

Exim marks the spot… of remote code execution: Patch due out today for 'give me root' flaw in mail server - The Register

Google News - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 18:00
Exim marks the spot… of remote code execution: Patch due out today for 'give me root' flaw in mail server  The Register

The widely used Exim email server software is due to be patched today to close a critical security flaw that can be exploited to potentially gain root-level access ...

Here's How To Easily Use Apple Music From Any Linux Distribution - Forbes

Google News - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 16:31
Here's How To Easily Use Apple Music From Any Linux Distribution  Forbes

People who use Apple Music on Linux exist, and now using Apple's streaming *service* doesn't require any workarounds.

ARM-Powered Lenovo Yoga C630 Laptop To See Better Support With Linux 5.4

Phoronix - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:33
For those excited by the prospects of running Linux on Arm-based laptops, with the upcoming Linux 5.4 kernel will be better mainline support for the Lenovo Yoga C630 laptop...

How to change the color of your Linux terminal

opensource.com - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:02

You can add color to your Linux terminal using special ANSI encoding settings, either dynamically in a terminal command or in configuration files, or you can use ready-made themes in your terminal emulator. Either way, the nostalgic green or amber text on a black screen is wholly optional. This article demonstrates how you can make Linux as colorful (or as monochromatic) as you want.


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How to open source your academic work in 7 steps

opensource.com - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:01

Academic work fits nicely into the open source ethos: The higher the value of what you give away, the greater your academic prestige and earnings. Professors accomplish this by sharing their best ideas for free in journal articles in peer-reviewed literature. This is our currency, without a strong publishing record not only would our ability to progress in our careers degrade, but even our jobs could be lost (and the ability to get any other job).


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New ransomware strain appears to target Linux web servers - IT World Canada

Google News - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:00
New ransomware strain appears to target Linux web servers  IT World Canada

Dubbed Lilocked, after the extension it places on encrypted files, the strain has surfaced in the past two months.

Introduction to monitoring with Pandora FMS

opensource.com - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:00

Pandora Flexible Monitoring Solution (FMS) is all-purpose monitoring software, which means it can control network equipment, servers (Linux and Windows), virtual environments, applications, databases, and a lot more. It can do both remote monitoring and monitoring based on agents installed on the servers. You can get collected data in reports and graphs and raise alerts if something goes wrong.


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How to Install WordPress Alongside LAMP on Debian 10

Tecmint - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 14:57
First released in 2003, WordPress has grown to become one of the leading CMS systems in the internet, accounting for over 30% of the market share. WordPress is a free and opensource CMS that...

Mesa Gets One Line Fix To Help With KDE KWin Crashing

Phoronix - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 13:32
Landing Thursday within Mesa 19.3 Git but marked for back-porting to the stable 19.1 and 19.2 series is an Intel driver fix to address an issue with KDE's KWin sometimes crashing...

Facebook Engineer Proposing New Slab Memory Controller For Linux - Saves Lots Of RAM

Phoronix - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 12:17
Roman Gushchin of Facebook's Linux kernel engineering team has proposed a new slab memory controller for the Linux kernel...

Facebook Engineer Proposing New Slab Memory Controller For Linux - Saves Lots Of RAM - Phoronix

Google News - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 12:17
Facebook Engineer Proposing New Slab Memory Controller For Linux - Saves Lots Of RAM  Phoronix

Roman Gushchin of Facebook's Linux kernel engineering team has proposed a new slab memory controller for the Linux kernel. Roman found what he refers to ...

Last Minute Shell & Mutter Changes Ready For Testing Ahead Of GNOME 3.34

Phoronix - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 07:02
GNOME Shell and Mutter today saw their v3.33.92 releases as their second and final release candidates ahead of next week's GNOME 3.34 stable release. While usually things are very quiet at this stage, there have been some prominent last minute performance fixes...

Linux Makes a Deal with the Devil in 'Thanks Satan' Music Video - Out Magazine

Google News - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 04:41
Linux Makes a Deal with the Devil in 'Thanks Satan' Music Video  Out Magazine

Someone get this to the 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' music supervisor.

Microsoft's Azure-focused, 8MP smart AI camera runs Linux on Qualcomm SoC - LinuxGizmos.com

Google News - Fri, 09/06/2019 - 01:14
Microsoft's Azure-focused, 8MP smart AI camera runs Linux on Qualcomm SoC  LinuxGizmos.com

Microsoft announced a $249 “Vision AI Developer Kit” with an 8MP, 4K camera that runs Linux on Qualcomm's 10nm, AI-enabled QCS603 SoC. The kit is aimed ...

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