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How to make a Halloween lantern with Inkscape

opensource.com - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 15:03

The spooky season is almost here! This year, decorate your haunt with a unique Halloween lantern made with open source!

Typically, a portion of a lantern's structure is opaque to block the light from within. What makes a lantern a lantern are the parts that are missing: windows cut from the structure so that light can escape. While it's impractical for lighting, a lantern with windows in spooky shapes and lurking silhouettes can be atmospheric and a lot of fun to create.


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My Linux story: I grew up on PC Magazine not candy

opensource.com - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 15:01

In 1998, the movie Titanic was released, mobile phones were just a luxury, and pagers were still in use. This was also the year I got my first computer. I can remember the details as if it were yesterday: Pentium 133MHz and just 16MB of memory. Back in that time (while running nothing less than Windows 95), this was a good machine. I can still hear in my mind the old spinning hard drive noise when I powered that computer on, and see the Windows 95 flag.


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Pros and cons of event-driven security

opensource.com - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 15:00

Great news, everyone! Forrester Research says that 95% of all recorded breaches in 2016 came from only three industries: government, technology, and retail. Everyone else is safe... ish, right?


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Awards roll call: Red Hat awards, July 2019 - October 2019

Red Hat News - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:00

As we head into the new season, we’d like to spread the excitement by sharing some of our latest awards and industry recognition. Since our last roundup, Red Hat has been honored with accolades highlighting our unique culture, our creative and design work and our expansive product portfolio.  

Linux 5.4-rc3 Released Ahead Of Official Kernel Debut In November

Phoronix - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 08:28
Linus Torvalds has just issued the third weekly release candidate of the forthcoming Linux 5.4 kernel that should debut as stable before the end of November...

Ubuntu 19.10 Provides Good Out-Of-The-Box Support For The Dell XPS 7390 Icelake Laptop

Phoronix - Mon, 10/14/2019 - 01:05
For those not following on Twitter, recently I picked up one of the new Dell XPS 7390 laptops for finally being able to deliver Linux benchmarks from Intel Ice Lake! Yes, it's real and running under Linux! For those eyeing the Dell XPS 7390 with this being the first prominent laptop with Ice Lake, here is a brief look at the initial experience with using Ubuntu 19.10.

WireGuard 0.0.20191012 Released With Latest Fixes

Phoronix - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 21:46
WireGuard is still working on transitioning to the Linux kernel's existing crypto API as a faster approach to finally make it into the mainline kernel, but for those using the out-of-tree WireGuard secure VPN tunnel support, a new development release is available...

OpenSUSE's OBS Can Now Spin Windows Subsystem for Linux Images

Phoronix - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 20:59
The openSUSE's Open Build Service (OBS) has been picking up the ability to build Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) images for those wishing to craft their own WSL distribution or just rebuild openSUSE from source as a reproducible/verifiable build...

Vulkan To Better Handle Variable Rate Displays / Adaptive-Sync In The Future

Phoronix - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 19:32
While longtime X11 developer Keith Packard is now working for SiFive on RISC-V processors by day, he's still involved in the Linux graphics world through his contract work for Valve. At the XDC2019 conference earlier this month he presented on display timing, the current Linux plumbing for it, and also bringing up Vulkan will better support variable rate displays in the future...

GNOME's Mutter 3.35.1 Fixes The Night Light Mode On Wayland

Phoronix - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 19:11
With many of the prominent fixes that we've talked about for GNOME Shell and Mutter since last month's 3.34 release having been back-ported to 3.34.1, this weekend's release of GNOME Shell 3.35.1 and Mutter 3.35.1 as the first steps towards GNOME 3.36 aren't all that big. But at least in the case of this new Mutter development release are some worthwhile fixes...

Godot's Vulkan Renderer Is Getting Into Increasingly Good Shape

Phoronix - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 18:50
Lead developer of the open-source Godot 2D/3D game engine Juan Linietsky has continued working daily on the engine's Vulkan renderer ahead of Godot 4.0...

KDE Plasma 5.17 Seeing Last Minute Bug Fixing

Phoronix - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 18:41
With KDE Plasma 5.17 releasing soon, it's been seeing a lot of last minute fixes while feature activity is also brewing around Plasma 5.18...

System76 will ship Coreboot-powered firmware, a new OS for the apocalypse, and more open source news

opensource.com - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 14:00

In this edition of our open source news roundup, we cover System76 shipping Coreboot-powered firmware, a new OS for the apocalypse, and more open source news!


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GNU Binutils 2.33.1 Released With Support For Newer Arm Cortex CPUs, SVE2/TME/MVE

Phoronix - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 00:32
GNU Binutils 2.33 was tagged in Git two weeks ago but seemingly without any release announcement while now Binutils 2.33.1 has been released...

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