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Netflix Uncovers TCP Bugs Within The Linux & FreeBSD Kernels - Phoronix

Google News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 18:51
Netflix Uncovers TCP Bugs Within The Linux & FreeBSD Kernels  Phoronix

As Netflix's first security bulletin for 2019, they warned of TCP-based remote denial of *service* vulnerabilities affecting both Linux and FreeBSD.

How to use MapTool to build an interactive dungeon RPG

opensource.com - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 15:02

In my previous article on MapTool, I explained how to download, install, and configure your own private, open source virtual tabletop so you and your friends can play a role-playing game (RPG) together. MapTool is a complex application with lots of features, and this article demonstrates how a game master (GM) can make the most of it.


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A beginner's guide to Linux permissions

opensource.com - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 15:01

One of the main benefits of Linux systems is that they are known to be less prone to security vulnerabilities and exploits than other systems. Linux definitely gives users more flexibility and granular controls over its file systems' security permissions. This may imply that it's critical for Linux users to understand security permissions. That isn't necessarily true, but it's still wise for beginning users to understand the basics of Linux permissions. 


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Why your workplace arguments aren't as effective as you'd like

opensource.com - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 15:00

Transparent, frank, and often contentious arguments are part of life in an open organization. But how can we be sure those conversations are productive—not destructive?


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How to Configure Xorg as Default GNOME Session in Fedora

Tecmint - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 14:42
Wayland is a secure display protocol as well as a library implementing the protocol, that enables communication between your video hardware (the server) and clients (each and every single application on your system). Wayland...

Clang "Interface Stubs" Merged For Offering Interface Libraries To ELF Shared Objects

Phoronix - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 14:05
In addition to Clang-Scan-Deps being merged a few days ago, another new feature for LLVM's Clang is called the Clang Interface Stubs and brings a concept from Windows/macOS over to Linux/ELF systems...

Radeon Software for Linux 19.20 Brings RHEL 8.0 Support

Phoronix - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:09
Quietly released last week was Radeon Software for Linux 19.20, the latest quarterly update to AMD's packaged Linux driver that consists of their AMDGPU-PRO binary driver option as well as the AMDGPU-Open packaged components using a snapshot of Mesa...

Red Hat named HPE’s Partner of the Year at HPE Discover 2019

Red Hat News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:00

For more than 19 years, Red Hat has collaborated with HPE to develop, deliver and support trusted solutions that can create value and fuel transformation for customers. Our work together has grown over these nearly two decades and our solutions now include Linux, containers and telecommunications technologies, to name just a few. As a testament to our collaboration, HPE has named Red Hat the Technology Partner of the Year 2019 for Hybrid Cloud Solutions.

DragonFlyBSD 5.6 Released With VM System, HAMMER2 In Good Shape

Phoronix - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 07:19
DragonFlyBSD 5.6 is now available as the latest major update to this popular BSD operating system...

AMD Posts 459 Linux Kernel Patches Providing Navi Support - 412k+ Lines Of Code

Phoronix - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 04:03
As we've been expecting, AMD's open-source developers today posted their set of patches enabling Navi (10) support within their AMDGPU DRM kernel driver. Bringing up the Navi support in kernel-space are 459 patches amounting to more than four-hundred thousand lines of code, not counting the work done to LLVM as part of their shader compiler back-end or the yet-to-be-published OpenGL/Vulkan driver patches...

AMD Posts 459 Linux Kernel Patches Providing Navi Support - 412k+ Lines Of Code - Phoronix

Google News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 04:03
AMD Posts 459 Linux Kernel Patches Providing Navi Support - 412k+ Lines Of Code  Phoronix

As we've been expecting, AMD's open-source developers today posted their set of patches enabling Navi (10) support within their AMDGPU DRM kernel driver.

AMD Posts 459 Linux Kernel Patches Providing Navi Support - 412k+ Lines Of Code - Phoronix

Google News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 04:03
AMD Posts 459 Linux Kernel Patches Providing Navi Support - 412k+ Lines Of Code  Phoronix

As we've been expecting, AMD's open-source developers today posted their set of patches enabling Navi (10) support within their AMDGPU DRM kernel driver.

CentOS 8.0 Is Looking Like It's Still Some Weeks Out

Phoronix - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 03:10
For those eager to see CentOS 8.0 as the community open-source rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0, progress is being made but it looks like the release is still some weeks out...

Embracing open source could be a big competitive advantage for businesses - Linux.com

Google News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 02:56
Embracing open source could be a big competitive advantage for businesses  Linux.com

As companies chase the transformational technologies that will deliver exponential returns, they should turn their attention from the “what” to the “how.” One type ...

Debian's Apt 1.9 Moves To Experimental, Coming To Ubuntu 19.10

Phoronix - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 02:51
Debian's Apt packaging system was tagged today as 1.9.0 experimental and is already in the process of being added to Ubuntu 19.10. Apt 1.9 is working towards the eventual Apt 2.0 release...

NVIDIA Delivering CUDA To Linux On Arm For HPC/Servers

Phoronix - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 01:40
NVIDIA announced this morning for ISC 2019 that they are bringing CUDA to Arm beyond their work already for supporting GPU computing with lower-power Tegra SoCs...

Windows and Linux: What systems administrators need to know - TechTarget

Google News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:54
Windows and Linux: What systems administrators need to know  TechTarget

One of the new features in Windows Server 2019 is the Windows Subsystem for Linux, which gives systems administrators a way to work with Windows and ...

Linux on Windows helps systems administrators gain new skills - TechTarget

Google News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:53
Linux on Windows helps systems administrators gain new skills  TechTarget

If you're a systems administrator, Linux on Windows is becoming your new reality. We list the technology areas that you need to familiarize yourself with now so ...

Lenovo shipping Ubuntu Linux on 2019 ThinkPad P-series models - TechRepublic

Google News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:43
Lenovo shipping Ubuntu Linux on 2019 ThinkPad P-series models  TechRepublic

It's possible to purchase Lenovo's high-performance ThinkPad systems with Ubuntu shipped from the factory, starting with 2019 models.

A Quick Look At The Debian 10.0 Buster vs. Debian 9.9 Performance

Phoronix - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:00
With Debian 10 "Buster" due to be releasing in early July, I've begun testing the near-final Buster images on various systems. Here is a look at a common Intel Core i7 system comparing the current performance of Debian 10.0 to the current stable 9.9 release...

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