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Linux Mint 19.2 beta is now out with a streamlined Cinnamon spin - TechRadar

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 17:32
Linux Mint 19.2 beta is now out with a streamlined Cinnamon spin  TechRadar

Linux Mint 19.2 has been released as a beta, and it comes in three different flavors, each with a different desktop environment as a default. Advertisement.

Many Vintage X.Org Modules Could Use Some Help If Wanting New Releases

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:00
Longtime X.Org developer Alan Coopersmith who also maintains the X.Org stack for Oracle's Solaris has been trying to get out some updated X.Org modules with different code-bases having collected enough changes over the years to warrant new versions...

Start tinkering with the Circuit Playground Express

opensource.com - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:02

I've been a gadget person as long as I can remember, so I was delighted when I discovered an Adafruit Circuit Playground Express (CPX) in the swag bag I got at PyConUS in May. I became fascinated with these little devices last year, when Nina Zakharenko highlighted them in her All Things Open presentation, Five Things You Didn't Know Python Could Do, with Python-powered earrings.


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Get going with EtherCalc, a web-based alternative to Google Sheets

opensource.com - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:01

Spreadsheets can be very useful—and not just for managing your finances. That said, desktop spreadsheets have their limitations. The biggest is that you need to be at your computer to use one. On top of that, collaborating on a spreadsheet can quickly become a messy affair.

Enter EtherCalc, an open source, web-based spreadsheet. While not as fully featured as a desktop spreadsheet, EtherCalc packs enough features for most people.


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Mastering user groups on Linux - Network World

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:00
Mastering user groups on Linux  Network World

Managing user groups on Linux systems is easy, but the commands can be more flexible than you might be aware.

How to install Kibana on MacOS

opensource.com - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 15:00

In my previous post, I walked Mac users through the steps they’ll take to install Elasticsearch, the world’s most popular enterprise search engine. (Here's a separate article for Linux users.) Its natural language processing power makes Elasticsearch excel at finding details within datasets.


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Linux Kernel Looks To Remove 32-bit Xen PV Guest Support

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:48
Coming soon to a kernel near you could be the removal of 32-bit Xen PV guest support as better jiving with Xen's architectural improvements and more of the Linux/open-source community continuing to shift focus to 64-bit x86 with trying to finally sunset 32-bit x86...

PureVPN 12th Anniversary – Buy 1 Get 12 Free Monthly Accounts

Tecmint - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 14:05
VPN which is shorten from Virtual Private Network is a method used to add security and improve the privacy of private or public networks. VPNs are used by both individuals and corporate companies to...

Clear Linux Could Soon Be Faster Within Containers On AVX2 Systems

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:05
While Clear Linux as part of its standard bare metal installations has long defaulted to having an AVX2-optimized GNU C Library installed by default, it turns out that it wasn't part of the default os-core bundle as used by containers. That though is changing and should yield even better out-of-the-box performance when running Clear Linux within containers...

Clear Linux Could Soon Be Faster Within Containers On AVX2 Systems - Phoronix

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:05
Clear Linux Could Soon Be Faster Within Containers On AVX2 Systems  Phoronix

While Clear Linux as part of its standard bare metal installations has long defaulted to having an AVX2-optimized GNU C Library installed by default, it turns out ...

21 to 1: How Red Hat amplifies partner revenue

Red Hat News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:00

At Red Hat Summit, we announced new research from IDC looking at the contributions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) to the global economy.

Ubuntu-based Linux Mint 19.2 'Tina' BETA is here with Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce - BetaNews

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:13
Ubuntu-based Linux Mint 19.2 'Tina' BETA is here with Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce  BetaNews

Linux Mint is an operating system based on the wildly popular Ubuntu. It comes with some interesting tweaks that many users appreciate, making it a popular ...

VIRTIO-IOMMU Driver Merged For Linux 5.3 Kernel

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 08:28
With the VirtIO standard for cross-hypervisor compatibility of different virtualized components there is a virtual IOMMU device that is now backed by a working driver in the Linux 5.3 kernel...

Fujitsu and GE Research join LF Edge

Linux.com - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 08:00

Fujitsu and GE Research have joined LF Edge as Premier members.

Microsoft Open Sources software to guard U.S. voting machines

Linux.com - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 08:00

Microsoft is rolling out an open-source software product called ElectionGuard, which it said uses encryption to "enable a new era of secure, verifiable voting." The company is working with election machine vendors and local governments to deploy the system in a pilot program for the 2020 election. Microsoft  would give away software designed to improve the security of American voting machines, even as the tech giant said it had tracked 781 cyberattacks by foreign adversaries targeting political organizations so far this election cycle.

Pivotal brings ‘cf push’ experience to Kubernetes

Linux.com - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 08:00

Pivotal has introduced the alpha version of PAS on Kubernetes, as well as new products based on PAS features that improve the developer and operator experience when using Kubernetes. The alpha version of PAS on Kubernetes brings the popular “cf push” experience to Kubernetes, making it easier for developers to focus on code, and lets the platform stitch together the required components for software deployment, networking, monitoring, and logging.

A new ransomware targeting Linux-based (NAS) devices - Linux.com

Google News - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 04:49
A new ransomware targeting Linux-based (NAS) devices  Linux.com

A new ransomware family has been found targeting Linux-based Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices made by Taiwan-based QNAP Systems and holding ...

A new ransomware targeting Linux-based (NAS) devices

Linux.com - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 04:44

A new ransomware family has been found targeting Linux-based Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices made by Taiwan-based QNAP Systems and holding users' important data hostage until a ransom is paid. Dubbed "QNAPCrypt" by Intezer and "eCh0raix" by Anomali, the new ransomware is written in the Go programming language and encrypts files with targeted extensions using AES encryption and appends .encrypt extension to each.
Source: The Hacker News

Mageia 7.1 Released With Systemd Fix For AMD Ryzen 3000 Systems

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 04:21
While Mageia 7 released at the start of July for this Mandrake/Mandriva-derived Linux distribution, out today is already Mageia 7.1 as a rush release to fix AMD Zen 2 support...

Linux Mint 19.2 "Tina" Available In Beta Form

Phoronix - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 02:43
The Linux Mint crew today released their 19.2 "Tina" beta releases of their Xfce, MATE, and Cinnamon desktop flavors...

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