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Use this script to find a Raspberry Pi on your network - Mon, 06/08/2020 - 15:02

We've all been there. "I'm going to get this Raspberry Pi to try out. They look kinda cool." And then, like tribbles on an Enterprise, suddenly you have Kubernetes clusters and NFS servers and Tor proxies. Maybe even a hotel booking system!

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A secure and private open source alternative to Alexa - Mon, 06/08/2020 - 15:00

I grew up in rural towns all over Ontario, Canada. We weren't particularly well off, although, as a kid in the middle of nowhere, I wasn't really aware of our socioeconomic status. What I was aware of was this beige box called a computer that sat in my dad's office. Dad worked for the bank, and for his job, it was essential for him to have a computer. So while we never had the latest gaming console, we always had a computer.

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Eliminate spam using SSL with an open source certification authority - Mon, 06/08/2020 - 15:00

MailCleaner is a feature-rich, open source antispam solution. Its virtual appliances (VMs) available for distribution come out-of-the-box with self-signed certificates for both the web interface and the MTA services.

This requires you to supply your own valid, publicly trusted certificate. Using a Let's Encrypt certificate is a great way to accomplish that because it's free, safe, and automated.

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How to Install VirtualBox Guest Additions on CentOS 8

Tecmint - Mon, 06/08/2020 - 14:29
When you first install a virtual machine with a GUI on VirtualBox, the screen size is usually scaled-down and the user experience is usually quite bland. To improve the appearance and functionality of a...

KDAB Releases Qt 3D + glTF 2.0 Powered Kuesa 3D 1.2

Phoronix - Mon, 06/08/2020 - 13:33
Consulting firm KDAB has released Kuesa 3D 1.2 as the newest version of their 3D integration workflow open-source software...

Reiser4/Reiser5 Updated For Linux 5.7 Kernel Compatibility

Phoronix - Mon, 06/08/2020 - 12:03
It was just over a week ago that Reiser4 was updated for Linux 5.6 support while now it's been updated for the newly-minted Linux 5.7 stable kernel along with updating the experimental Reiser5 file-system for this latest kernel series...

Integrating CI/CD pipelines and rearchitecting applications on OpenShift 4

Red Hat News - Mon, 06/08/2020 - 12:00

This is a guest post contributed by Shadow-Soft Solution Architect James Hendrix.

GNOME 3.37.2 Released As Another Step Towards GNOME 3.38

Phoronix - Mon, 06/08/2020 - 05:57
GNOME 3.37.2 is out as the latest development snapshot in the quest towards the stable GNOME 3.38 desktop environment this September...

NVIDIA 450 Linux Beta Driver Quietly Rolls Out With New PRIME Option, Other Improvements

Phoronix - Mon, 06/08/2020 - 01:39
NVIDIA has yet to formally announce the 450 Linux driver series in beta or stable form, but the first pre-release builds in the 450 branch did manage to creep out this past week alongside the CUDA 11.0 release candidate...

Linux 5.8 Brings Modernization Work To Procfs

Phoronix - Sun, 06/07/2020 - 23:40
Adding to the Linux 5.8 changes is the landing of modernization work for the proc special-purpose file-system...

Linux 5.7.1 Releases As A Benign First Point Release

Phoronix - Sun, 06/07/2020 - 22:05
One week after the release of the big Linux 5.7 kernel release with its many new features, the first point release is now available and overall it's quite light for being the first point release in a new series...

RISC-V For Linux 5.8 Finishes Bringing Up The Kendryte K210, Adds KGDB Support

Phoronix - Sun, 06/07/2020 - 20:43
The RISC-V architecture code in the Linux kernel continues seeing more improvements for running on real hardware and seeing other capabilities introduced...

Coreboot Ported To A Newer Intel Server Board From Supermicro

Phoronix - Sun, 06/07/2020 - 18:32
The German-based 9elements Cyber Security has ported Coreboot to another newer Intel server motherboard...