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Relax-and-Recover – Backup and Recover a Linux System

Tecmint - Fri, 03/20/2020 - 15:21
Relax-and-Recover (ReaR in short) is a simple yet powerful, easy-to-setup, full-featured and leading open-source bare metal disaster recovery and system migration solution, written in Bash. It is a modular and configurable framework with numerous...

Build a private social network with a Raspberry Pi - Fri, 03/20/2020 - 15:02

Social networks have revolutionized people's lives in the last several years. People use social channels every day to stay connected with friends and family. But a common question remains regarding privacy and data security. Even if social networks have created complex privacy policies to protect users, maintaining your data in your own server is always the best option if you don't want to make them available to the public.

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How technical debt is risking your security - Fri, 03/20/2020 - 15:01

Everyone knows they shouldn't take shortcuts, especially in their work, and yet everyone does. Sometimes it doesn't matter, but when it comes to code development, though, it definitely does.

As any experienced programmer knows, building your code the quick and dirty way soon leads to problems down the line. These issues might not be disastrous, but they incur a small penalty every time you want to develop your code further.

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Run a command on binary files with this script - Fri, 03/20/2020 - 15:00

Examining files from the command-line is generally an easy thing to do. You just run the command you want, followed by a list of files to be examined. Dealing with binary files, however, is more complicated. These files are often packaged up into archives, tarballs, or other packaging formats. The run-on-binaries script provides a convenient way to run a command on a collection of files, regardless of how they are packaged.

The invocation of the script is quite simple:

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Mesa 20.1 Aiming For Release At The End Of May

Phoronix - Fri, 03/20/2020 - 13:15
This should come as little surprise to regular Phoronix readers and those that follow the Mesa release cadence, but Mesa 20.1 as the next quarterly feature release now has a release calendar putting its debut towards the end of May...

os108 9.0 Released As One Of The Few Desktop Operating Systems Based On NetBSD

Phoronix - Fri, 03/20/2020 - 12:00
The os108 project is one of the few (or only?) distributions based on NetBSD currently providing a MATE-based desktop experience atop this BSD. The os108 9.0 release is now available that re-bases against the recent NetBSD 9.0 release while continuing to provide its out-of-the-box desktop goodness...

Debian Looks To Go More Social From Microblogging To A Federated Image+Video Platform

Phoronix - Fri, 03/20/2020 - 09:03
Debian has the domain where they are looking to deploy a set of services to share content and collaborate among Debian contributors as their own federated social platform...

AMD Plumbing Linux Support For Reading The CPU's Protected Processor Identification Number (PPIN)

Phoronix - Fri, 03/20/2020 - 07:23
Going back to Ivy Bridge processors, Intel has supported "PPIN" as the Protected Processor Identification Number as a globally unique identification number set in the factory. It turns out recent AMD CPUs are also supporting PPIN and that reading their value is about to be supported on Linux...

HP ZBook 17 G6 Has The Most Impressive Mobile Workstation Performance We've Seen Yet

Phoronix - Fri, 03/20/2020 - 03:40
For those that may be working from home more frequently now and looking for a very capable laptop to serve as a mobile workstation, HP's ZBook 17 G6 is the most powerful contender we have tested to date that offers great performance potential paired with very reliable build quality and also offering easy upgrade potential.

Microsoft Announces "DirectX 12 Ultimate"

Phoronix - Fri, 03/20/2020 - 02:16
While not Linux specific news, for those interested in graphics APIs or cross-platform aspects of gaming, Microsoft today announced DirectX 12 Ultimate...