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Story Beta Release for Linux Mint 20.2 “Uma” (Xfce, MATE, and Cinnamon) Roy Schestowitz 2 19/06/2021 - 12:31am
Story Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Will Reach End Of Life on July 22nd, 2021 Marius Nestor 3 19/06/2021 - 12:29am
Story Wind River Linux updates with Linux LTS 5.10 and a prebuilt binary Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2021 - 11:53pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2021 - 11:46pm
Story Proton 6.3-5 RC Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2021 - 11:34pm
Story Wine 6.11 Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2021 - 11:32pm
Story Android Leftovers Rianne Schestowitz 18/06/2021 - 4:35pm
Story Audiocasts/Shows: Manjaro Cutefish, Self-Hosted, RasPad 3 Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2021 - 4:24pm
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2021 - 4:22pm
Story GCompris and KDE Neon Roy Schestowitz 18/06/2021 - 4:21pm

Kernel: Intel, Bootlin, Christoph Hellwig's Work, and Adreno

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Linux
  • Intel i915g Mesa Driver Now Goes Goes Through NIR, Fixes Some Past Test Failures - Phoronix

    While this week's landing of the Crocus Gallium3D driver for Intel Gen4 through Gen7 graphics (i965 through Haswell) in Mesa is exciting for Linux users that are still running aging Intel systems, going back even further has been the i915g Gallium3D driver and there this week there happens to be a big improvement too.

    Emma Anholt's work on switching i915g to the NIR-to-TGSI path has been merged. Rather than the i915g going GLSL-to-TGSI as has long been the case, it's now employing the GLSL-to-NIR and NIR-to-TGSI route. In turn, i915g can leverage the common NIR optimizations utilized by other drivers and NIR just being the more modern and popular intermediate representation used by today's Mesa drivers. The Gallium3D TGSI IR is ultimately still used by the i915g driver for now rather than native NIR.

  • Upcoming online training courses in 2021

    Throughout this first half of 2021, our online training courses available for individual registration have been very popular.

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    These courses are delivered entirely online: you don’t need any hardware to participate, as the hands-on labs are replaced by live demonstrations made by the trainer. All you need is a web browser, a good Internet connection and an audio headset!

  • New Linux Patch To Allow Booting From Arbitrary Non-Block Device File-Systems - Phoronix

    The Linux kernel currently has code to allow booting an initial root file-system via NFS or CIFS for non-blockdevice file-systems while a new patch aims to allow for mounting of arbitrary non-block device file-systems as root.

    Longtime kernel developer Christoph Hellwig sent out this new patch based on earlier work by Red Hat's Vivek Goyal. Extending the CIFS and NFS root file-system support right now in the kernel, this extension allows for arbitrary non-block device file-systems to be used for the root file-system.

  • Adreno 660 GPU Support Landing For Linux 5.14 - Phoronix

    The MSM DRM driver changes have been submitted to DRM-Next ahead of the Linux 5.14 cycle for improving this open-source Qualcomm Adreno kernel graphics/display driver.

    Most notable with the MSM driver updates for Linux 5.14 is now having the Adreno 660 graphics support for that updated GPU found with the Snapdragon 888 SoC. The Adreno 660 support in MSM builds off the existing Adreno 650 series support.

5 Best htop alternatives to monitor Linux systems

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Htop is a process manager that allows us to see the processes in execution and the usage of system resources using the Linux terminal. With its text-based interface that supports the mouse, we can easily operate it and perform various functions such as it is very easy to kill any process on htop. In short, it has all functions we required to monitor and manage system processes using the command terminal. Further, easy to understand due to the simple fields of CPU, Mem, PID, and Command when opening htop.

At the top of htop, the usage rate of each CPU will be listed. It is worth noting that the number of logical cores of the CPU is displayed there. However, htop is no the only way on Linux to monitor process and hardware resources there are other good options as well. Thus, that’s why we decided to come with some good htop alternative tools in this list.

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Mir 2.4, enhancing digital signage and smart screen development

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Graphics/Benchmarks

Another cycle brings another release of Mir, with new features and new innovative use cases. For those of you new to Mir, our flexible display server provides a set of libraries and Wayland compositor for building Wayland-based shells with integrated window management. It is widely used in different IoT applications, including digital signage solutions and desktops shells. And today, Canonical is launching Mir 2.4, a new version of Mir that improves Mir interfaces for graphics platforms to make them more suitable for use on hybrid systems.

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today's leftovers

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Misc
  • Pico Pico Synth | HackSpace #44
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  • Word Processors Are Evil And Should Not Exist!

    You will find a word processor installed on almost every desktop computer. The word processor has become an integral part of so many people's workflow. And that's a shame because the word processor is a pointless piece of software. It serves no real purpose...

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    Canadian Privacy Commissioner Says RCMP Broke The Law By Doing Business With Clearview

           

             

    Since its unceremonious exposure by the New York Times, internet-scraping facial recognition tech company Clearview has been the subject of nothing but negative press, lawsuits, and law enforcement denials of its self-proclaimed crime fighting abilities. Apparently to the surprise of Clearview, few people were receptive to the idea of having their personal info scraped from the web by the company and served up to law enforcement officers, private companies security personnel, and any billionaire wondering about what to throw their money at.

  • Emails from 2016 Show Amazon Ring's Hold on the LAPD Through Camera Giveaways

    Ring offered nearly $3,000 worth of camera equipment to the LAPD in 2016, to aid in an investigation.

    A few months later, in July 2016, Ring was working with an LAPD officer to distribute a discount code that would allow officers to purchase Ring cameras for $50 off. As a growing number of people used his discount code, Ring offered the officer more and more free equipment.

    Officers were offered rewards based on how many people had used their personal coupon codes to order products.

Programming Leftovers

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Development
  • Automated Website Testing with Selenium

    Today’s blog article is a more unusual one. If you know me in person you would not connect me to web development, but yet here we are. So, how do I got here? One student at my university has asked me if I could help and have a look on their code. He was working on unit tests with Selenium on a very beginner friendly level. This is how I got more interested in this topic.

  • Bag of Freebies for XR Hand Tracking: Machine Learning & OpenXR

    In our previous post, we presented a project backed by INVEST-AI which introduces a multi-stage neural network-based solution that accurately locates and tracks the hands despite complex background noise and occlusion between hands. Now let's dive into the machine learning details of our innovative, open source hand-tracking pipeline.

    Hand pose estimation using a video stream lays the foundation for efficient human-computer interaction on a head-mounted Augmented Reality (AR) device. See for example the Valve Index, Microsoft Hololens and Magic Leap One. There has been significant progress recently in this field due to advances in deep learning algorithms and the proliferation of inexpensive consumer-grade cameras.

    Despite these advances, it remains a challenge to obtain precise and robust hand pose estimation due to complex pose variations, significant variability in global orientation, self-similarity between fingers, and severe self-occlusion. The time required to estimate the hand pose is another big challenge for XR applications, since real-time responses are needed for reliable applications.

    Taking into account the above motivation and challenges, we have implemented a lightweight and top-down pose estimation technique that is suitable for the performance-constrained XR sector. As a result, our methods can be integrated into frameworks such as Monado XR, a free, open-source XR platform that offers fundamental building blocks for different XR devices and platforms.

  • Get Started with Android application development using Linux and Android SDK

    Developers interested in the Android mobile operating system are able to use the Android SDK and various IDE software to code applications. These apps can then be made available and marketed to Android users around the world.

    There are a lot of choices when it comes to programming Android applications. Your coding environment can involve a Linux system and a variety of different IDE programs to facilitate all of the software development. The trouble here is that each Linux distribution will often have a different set of requirements to run the sofware, and a separate list of steps that need to be followed.

    In this guide, we'll go through the step by step instructions to install Android Studio - which is one of the most popular Android IDEs - on a Linux system. This will work on any distribution because we'll be using Snap package manager to manage the installation. Love it or hate it, the Snap package manager gets your system ready for Android development very quickly, by handling all the dependencies and working identically on any distribution you're running, whether it be Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat, CentOS, AlmaLinux, openSUSE, or any other type of Linux system.

  • Did you know that …

    Raku is full of surprises. Sometimes I read something what that me like “oh, really?”. Sometimes I realize than a fact evident for me is not so obvious for others.
    Here is one of the kind.

  • Programming languages: Rust in the Linux kernel just got a big boost from Google | ZDNet

    The recently announced proposal to make the Rust programming language one of two main languages for the Linux kernel is getting a major boost thanks to Google and the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), the group behind the Let's Encrypt certificate authority.

    The main goal of the push to bring Rust to Linux is to wipe out an entire class of memory-related security bugs in the kernel, which is a key part of the internet's infrastructure, running on everything from servers to edge devices and smartphones.

  • Announcing Rust 1.53.0

    The Rust team is happy to announce a new version of Rust, 1.53.0. Rust is a programming language that is empowering everyone to build reliable and efficient software.

Proprietary Software Leftovers

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Server
Microsoft
  • For hacked companies, paying a ransom may not work: Many say they paid but were attacked again
  • Microsoft no longer offers Windows 7 drivers via Windows Update
  • 50,000 security disasters waiting to happen: The problem of America's water supplies

    The [cracker] had the username and password for a former employee's TeamViewer account, a popular program that lets users remotely control their computers, according to a private report compiled by the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center in February and seen by NBC News.

    After logging in, the [cracker], whose name and motive are unknown and who hasn't been identified by law enforcement, deleted programs that the water plant used to treat drinking water.

  • Police Bust Major Ransomware Gang Cl0p [iophk: Windows TCO]

    In the last few months Cl0p hit dozens of victims, encrypting their files and demanding a ransom. More recently, the hackers were trying to extort their victims by threatening to leak their files publicly on their dark web site, which displays 57 companies as of Wednesday.

    These victims include: oil giant Shell, security company Qualys, U.S. bank Flagstar, the controversial global law firm Jones Day, Stanford University, and University of California, among several others. The hackers were able to hack some of these victims by taking advantage of a flaw in Accellion File Transfer Appliance (FTA), a file-sharing service used by around 300 companies all over the world, according to Accellion.

  • Proofpoint identifies malware targeting government institutions

    Cybersecurity company Proofpoint has identified a malware called LastConn which has targeted government institutions in the Middle East and global government organisations associated with geopolitics in the region.

  • Christian Eriksen to get an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator unit

    According to a new Facebook update by the Danish national team, Christian Eriksen will be getting an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) following his cardiac arrest against Finland on Saturday.

    National team doctor Morten Boesen confirmed the decision following talks with the cardiac specialist at city hospital Rigshospitalet, where Eriksen is still undergoing tests.

  • To stop the ransomware pandemic, start with the basics [iophk: Windows TCO]

    Trillions of dollars are at stake. Most people have a vague sense of narrowly avoided fiascos: from the Sony Pictures attack that roiled Hollywood in 2014, to Equifax in 2017, when the details of 147m people were stolen. The big hacks are a familiar but confusing blur: remember SoBig, or SolarWinds, or WannaCry?

    A forthcoming study from London Business School (LBS) captures the trends by examining comments made to investors by 12,000 listed firms in 85 countries over two decades. Cyber-risk has more than quadrupled since 2002 and tripled since 2013. The pattern of activity has become more global and has affected a broader range of industries. Workers logging in from home during the pandemic have almost certainly added to the risks. The number of affected firms is at a record high.

Beta Release for Linux Mint 20.2 “Uma” (Xfce, MATE, and Cinnamon)

  • Linux Mint 20.2 “Uma” Xfce – BETA Release

    This is the BETA release for Linux Mint 20.2 “Uma” Xfce Edition.

    Linux Mint 20.2 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2025. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

  • Linux Mint 20.2 “Uma” MATE – BETA Release

    This is the BETA release for Linux Mint 20.2 “Uma” MATE Edition.

    Linux Mint 20.2 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2025. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

  • Linux Mint 20.2 “Uma” Cinnamon – BETA Release

    This is the BETA release for Linux Mint 20.2 “Uma” Cinnamon Edition.

    Linux Mint 20.2 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2025. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use.

Games: Vomitoreum, Humble, Melvor Idle and More

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Gaming
  • Vomitoreum is a retro-styled FPS Metroidvania that releases July 30 | GamingOnLinux

    Vomitoreum shall bring a nice little birthday present for me on July 30 when this retro-styled FPS Metroidvania releases on Steam and itch.io. From the same developer who created Shrine / Shrine II and Lycanthorn / Lycanthorn II - Rain of Beasts comes another GZDoom powered experience.

    The developer announced on Twitter the July 30 release date for Vomitoreum and replied to confirm the same date for Linux builds to arrive too.

    "Vomitoreum has a world inspired by the painting of Zdzisław Beksiński; intense combat; challenging but fair gameplay; and a world waiting to be explored! Rise from the grave factory and see what Vomitoreum has lying in wait for you!"

  • co-open is a wholesome game about shopping by yourself for the first time | GamingOnLinux

    Remember the first time you were allowed to be in a shop by yourself? For some it was seriously exciting, others perhaps a little terrifying and that's what co-open is all about. Created as a Humble Original, a game that Humble Bundle paid for to be included as a special game in their monthly Humble Choice (the February 2021 edition), it's now released proper up on itch.io.

  • Melvor Idle is probably one of the best idle games around | GamingOnLinux

    Ever played an idle / clicker game? They've been popular in the past, especially in the earlier days of web gaming and Melvor Idle is probably one of the best.

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    The game allows a certain amount of offline progression too. Non-combat skills can be left on while you're away for quite a few hours, so you've always got something interesting to come back to which makes it that little bit sweeter. Melvor Idle makes it easy to become a little obsessed with it and so it's quite dangerous with your time.

  • New 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Game Has Game Streamers Worried Over Integral Music In The Game

    With streaming games and "let's plays" becoming a dominant force of influence in the gaming world, one of the sillier trends we've seen is video games coming out with "stream safe" settings that strip out audio content for which there is no broadcast license. We've talked already about how this sort of thing is not a solution to the actual problem -- the complicated licenses surrounding copyrighted works and the permission culture that birthed them -- but is rather a ploy to simply ignore that problem entirely. That hasn't stopped this from becoming a more regular thing in the gaming world, even as we've seen examples of "stream safe" settings fail to keep streams from getting DMCA notices.

today's howtos

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HowTos
  • Run your Gemini server on Guix with Agate

    This article is about deploying the Gemini server agate on the Guix linux distribution.

  • Using grep command in CentOS for text matching - Linux Concept

    Grep (short for GlobalRegular Expression Print) is a command that is used extensively to as a text search tool in text files. It searches for a pattern in a file and prints the corresponding line, which contains the matching pattern. Itscans files for specified patterns and can be used with regular expressions, as well as text strings.

  • How to Install VMware Workstation Pro on Ubuntu 20.04

    Creating a virtual machine is the most suitable solution if you want to go on a test drive of a new operating system without installing it on bare metal alongside your primary Operating System.

    It gives you the flexibility to use multiple operating systems directly from your host operating system and also delete or reinstall it any number of times.

  • How to backup your home directory in Linux - PragmaticLinux

    Got the itch for a little Linux distro-hopping? I know the feeling. We get spoiled with so many wonderful new Linux distribution releases throughout the year. It’s hard to resist the temptation. I typically first spin them up in VirtualBox. When it’s time to upgrade your daily driver PC, just make sure to first backup your personal data. This article explains step-by-step how to backup your home directory in Linux. We’ll use the rsync program in combination with an external USB drive.

  • How to Browse with Tor to Protect Your Privacy Online

    If you are concerned about privacy and want one of the most well-protected browsers available, then you should try the Tor Browser. It is free and open source software that enables anonymous internet communication.

    Today we’re taking a closer look at The Onion Router knows better by its acronym Tor. Sure it may a reputation within the cybersecurity world as the dark web browser of choice. But don’t discredit this powerful privacy tool just because a few bad apples use it from time to time. Despite its darker users, Tor offers an unparalleled level of anonymity that can aid anyone in protecting their privacy. At its heart, Tor’s intended to protect the personal privacy of its users, as well as their freedom to conduct confidential communication.

  • Manually install a Gnome Shell Extension from a ZIP file - PragmaticLinux

    Did the installation of a Gnome Shell Extension, through your web browser’s Gnome Shell integration add-on, result in an error? This happens sometimes due to a potential bug or compatibility issue. To resolve the problem, you can download an older or newer version of the Gnome extension. You’ll end up with a ZIP file of the Gnome extension, which you’ll have to install manually. This tutorial explains how to manually install a Gnome extension from a ZIP file.

  • How To Install XRDP (Remote Desktop) on Debian 10 – TecAdmin

    XRDP is an open-source implementation of the Microsoft RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) server. It provides bridging between the RDP client and the X windows system. The XRDP server allows remote users to graphical login to the remote machines using the Microsoft RDP client.

    The XRDP allows two-way clipboard transfer, audio and microphone voice redirection and allows us to mount local drives on the remote machines.

    This tutorial helps you to Install XRDP Server (Remote Desktop) on the Debian 10 Linux system.

  • Delete the pi user from your Raspberry PI - PragmaticLinux

    Looking for a way to increase the security on your Raspberry PI? Changing the default password for the pi user is the recommended first step. Better would be if you change the default username as well. One approach is to create a brand new user account and then completely delete the pi user from your Raspberry PI. This tutorial explains how to achieve exactly that. It’s one of the first things I recommend you do, right after installing the Raspberry PI operating system.

  • How to change the hostname of your Raspberry PI - PragmaticLinux

    The hostname of your Raspberry PI allows you to address it by its name, as opposed to its IP address. The hostname is how your Raspberry PI identifies itself to other systems on your local network. By default, the hostname is set to raspberrypi. Feel free to change the hostname of your Raspberry PI though. Especially if you plan on running more than one Raspberry PI on your local network. This tutorial presents several ways of how you can change the hostname of your Raspberry PI.

  • Configure SSH for login without a password - PragmaticLinux

    Looking for a way to login to your Linux server via SSH without specifying a password? Using an SSH key pair is the way to go then. If done properly, this results in more convenience for you and more security for your server. In this article you’ll learn step-by-step how to setup an SSH key pair for logging into your server via SSH, without having to enter a password.

Android Leftovers

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Android

LibreOffice 7.2 Beta1 is available for testing

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LibO

The LibreOffice Quality Assurance ( QA ) Team is happy to announce LibreOffice 7.2 Beta1 is available for testing!

LibreOffice 7.2 will be released as final in mid August, 2021 ( Check the Release Plan for more information ) being LibreOffice 7.2 Beta1 the second pre-release since the development of version 7.2 started at the end of November, 2020. Since the previous release, LibreOffice 7.2 Alpha1, 1163 commits have been submitted to the code repository and 221 issues got fixed. Check the release notes to find the new features included in this version of LibreOffice.

LibreOffice 7.2 Beta1 can be downloaded from here for Linux, MacOS and Windows, and it can be installed alongside the standard version.

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Videomass – cross-platform GUI for FFmpeg and youtube-dl

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Software
OSS

A common complaint about YouTube is that to watch the material you need to use a web browser. Fortunately, some creative developers have developed applications that allow you to bypass the web-only barrier of YouTube.

Videomass is a cross-platform GUI designed for FFmpeg enthusiasts who need to manage custom profiles to automate conversion/transcoding processes. The software lets you create, edit and use FFmpeg presets and profiles with full format support. The program also offers an array of tools for audio and video conversion. And it offers a frontend to download video and audio from YouTube and other sites.

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5 more reasons to run Kubernetes in your Linux homelab

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Linux

In 5 reasons to run Kubernetes on your Raspberry Pi homelab, I explain why you might want to use Kubernetes at home. Those reasons are relatively arbitrary, and they mostly focus on outcomes. Aside from what Kubernetes can do, there are several other good reasons to look at Kubernetes as an important next step in your personal computing experience.

Kubernetes might seem out of reach at first. It's new, a little scary, and worst yet, it apparently requires a cloud. However, there are a few ways to get started.

First, install either Minikube or Minishift. Both of these allow you to run a local instance of Kubernetes on your personal computer. It's not quite as satisfying as building a cluster and opening it up to your friends, but it's a great, safe way to get familiar with the landscape, commands, and toolkit.

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DevSecOps: An open source story

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OSS

Recent supply chain breaches, plus President Biden's new Cybersecurity executive order, are bringing renewed attention to DevSecOps' value for the enterprise. DevSecOps brings culture changes, frameworks, and tools into open source software (OSS). To understand DevSecOps, you must understand its relationship with OSS.

In its purest form, DevOps (which is an amalgamation of development and operations) is a methodology for breaking down the traditional silos between programmers and system administrators during the software delivery lifecycle. Corporations and government agencies adopt DevOps for various reasons, including improving software delivery velocity to serve customers better.

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Dash to Panel Extension is Now Available for GNOME 40

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GNOME

The popular GNOME 40 extension - Dash to Panel is ported for GNOME 40. And you can now install it and experience the new look of your desktop.
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Arduino and GNU/Linux Devices

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Hardware

  • This Arduino device will sort your M&M's by color | Arduino Blog

    If you were challenged to design a device that could sort M&M candies by color, how would you make it work? You might consider using machine learning, which has become accessible in recent years. There are even ML models available today that can run on Arduino boards. But Jack Monaco (AKA Jackofalltrades_) found a more elegant solution when he created this Arduino Uno-controlled M&M’s sorter.

    We perceive color based on the wavelengths of light that an object reflects. A white object reflects all visible wavelengths well. A black object doesn’t reflect any visible wavelengths well. A blue object reflects blue wavelengths better than others. This machine relies on those facts to detect the color of an M&M candy.

  • paperd.ink 4.2-inch ESP32-based e-Paper display ships with a 3D printed enclosure (Crowdfunding) - CNX Software

    We’ve covered a fair amount of connected e-Paper/e-Ink displays based on ESP32 WiFi & Bluetooth SOC including several Inkplate displays, with the latest Inkplate 6Plus model including a touchscreen, TTGO T5 displays with small sizes, or even the fully enclosed M5Paper ESP32 IoT development kit with a 4.7-inch touchscreen e-Paper display. There’s also Watchy ESP32 smartwatch with a 1.54-inch display if you really need something small.

    But here’s another option courtesy of Rohit & Prasad, two young engineers from India, with the paperd.ink 4.2-inch ESP32-powered e-Paper display that ships with an optional 3D printed enclosure.

  • Raspberry Pi CM4 based controller offers isolated serial and DIO

    OpenEmbed’s $159-and-up “EdgeBox-RPI4” industrial controller builds on the Raspberry Pi CM4 with GbE, optional WiFi/BT, HDMI 2.0, 2x USB, isolated RS485 and DIO and M.2 and mini-PCIe for NVMe and 4G.

    OpenEmbed, which has introduced products such as the RK3399-based em3399 module and emPAC-RK3399-EVB eval board, has launched a compact, semi-rugged edge controller and IoT gateway based on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 (CM4). The EdgeBox-RPI4 is on pre-order at Seeed with July 7 shipment.

  • TI's AM64x powers three modules and two new HummingBoard SBCs

    TQ’s TQMa64xx, Phytec’s phyCore-AM64X, and SolidRun’s AM64x SOM modules run Linux on TI’s new FuSa-enabled Sitara AM64x with up to 6x GbE, 4x of which support TSN and fieldbus. The AM64x SOM also powers two new HummingBoard-T SBCs.

    Yesterday, we explored Texas Instruments’ new functional safety (FuSa) oriented Sitara AM64x SoC along with a pair of TI eval kits. Here we look at the first compute modules to showcase the AM64x: TQ Embedded’s TQMa64xx, Phytec’s PhyCore-AM64X, and SolidRun’s AM64x SOM. SolidRun’s AM64x SOM is also appearing on HummingBoard-T AM64X Base and Pro SBCs (see farther below).

    The headless, 16nm FinFET fabricated AM64x runs Linux on 1x or 2x 1GHz Cortex-A53 cores and offers up to 4x 800MHz Cortex-R5F cores for real-time duty. The SoC also supplies up to 2x programmable real-time units (PRUs) for managing up to 4x GbE ports with time-sensitive networking (TSN) and fieldbus protocols.

Ole Aamot: GNOME Internet Radio Locator version 11.10 with GeoClue Location View support

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GNOME

The latest release of GNOME Internet Radio Locator 11.10 finally features GeoClue Location View, since most people don’t live in Boston (wait a few seconds before your computer location is displayed on the map via GeoClue and click Zoom In/Zoom Out and drag on the map to see and listen to radio stations in the location map view. Click on the map marker labels to listen at your location or search with location text (for example “Cambridge, United Kingdom”) in the blank text input box to switch between the radio stations.

GNOME Internet Radio Locator 11 for GNOME 40 is a Free Software program that allows you to easily locate Free Internet Radio stations by broadcasters on the Internet with the help of map and text search.

GNOME Internet Radio Locator 11 for GNOME 40 is developed on the GNOME 40 desktop platform with GNOME Maps, GeoClue, libchamplain and geocode-lib and it requires at least GTK+ 3.0 and GStreamer 1.0 for audio playback.

GNOME Internet Radio Locator 11 for GNOME 40 is available with map marker popups for Internet radio stations in 110 world cities as well as text-based location search for 187 Internet Radio stations in 102 world cities.

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Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Will Reach End Of Life on July 22nd, 2021

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Ubuntu

Released eight months ago on October 22nd, 2021, Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) was the first release of the popular Linux distribution to offer Raspberry Pi 4 desktop images, transforming the tiny single-board computer into a powerful workstation for all your daily computing needs. Check out my review of Ubuntu 20.10 on Raspberry Pi 4 to see it in action.

Ubuntu 20.10 shipped with the Linux 5.8 kernel series, nftables as default firewall backend instead of iptables, support for Active Directory (AD) logins, support for Ubuntu Certified devices, the GNOME 3.38 desktop environment, and much more.

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IBM/Red Hat/Fedora

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Red Hat
  • Red Hat Migration Toolkit for Virtualization Makes Cloud-Native Migration an Achievable Reality

    Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat’s migration toolkit for virtualization to help organizations accelerate open hybrid cloud strategies by making it easier to migrate existing workloads to modern infrastructure in a streamlined, wholesale manner. By bringing mission-critical applications based on virtual machines (VMs) to Red Hat OpenShift, IT organizations can experience a smoother, more scalable modernization experience while mitigating potential risks and downtime.

  • Red Hat to teach Kubernetes by Example

    In an effort to bring Kubernetes to more users, Red Hat is providing free online Kubernetes-focused tutorials. The company announced improvements to its Kubernetes by Example site at its Red Hat Summit today. In addition to tutorials, the company will provide news, community interaction and a hands-on approach to learning.

    “Safe to say, Kubernetes plays a critical role in delivering value to your customers today and enabling you to adapt tomorrow. Keeping your skills sharp and staying up-to-date on developments around this fast-moving technology are paramount,” Mithun Dhar, vice president and general manager of Developer Tools and Programs at Red Hat, wrote in a post.

  • Open Source Stories - Lowering barriers in higher education

    The high cost of higher education is no secret. What many outside the industry don’t see is the role expensive textbooks and course materials play in driving that cost up. Our latest film introduces you to the scholars and students who are bringing affordable, open alternatives to campus.

  • Command Line Heroes season 7, episode 7

    1995 laid the groundwork for a truly global World Wide Web, but not every country took the same path to connecting to the internet. Some resisted, wanting to create their own version. Others had to fight for access, not wanting to be left behind. And while we made huge strides in connecting the world in those early years, we still have a long way to go.

  • Elana Hashman: I'm hosting a Bug Scrub for Kubernetes SIG Node [Ed: IBM employees choose only proprietary software for discussions ("Slack and Zoom") while running petitions to "REMOVE STALLMAN" from the FSF, which he founded]

    It's been a long while since I last hosted a BSP, but 'tis the season.

    Kubernetes SIG Node will be holding a bug scrub on June 24-25, and this is a great opportunity for you to get involved if you're interested in contributing to Kubernetes or SIG Node!

    We will be hosting a global event with region captains for all timezones. I am one of the NASA captains (~17:00-01:00 UTC) and I'll be leading the kickoff. We will be working on Slack and Zoom. I hope you'll be able to drop in!

  • Red Hat Coffee Hour [Ed: IBM opposes RMS but loves Apple]

    The Red Hat® Coffee Hour series is a bi-weekly videocast featuring luminaries from technology, society and the world of STEM. Topics for discussion will include governmental and societal impacts of technology, open source in Sci/Tech/Med., as well as the role of technology and work/life balance.

    Every startup has a story - often a technologist and a marketing genius in a garage, trying to make a mark on the world. The Apple Computer story is on a whole other level. In the early 70’s, Steve “The Woz” Wozniak and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs were spending time hanging out in a garage in Silicon Valley, about to embark on a journey that continues to change the way the world consumes technology. Adam Clater, Chief Architect at Red Hat and The Woz will discuss the early days of technology and home brew computing - how sharing designs and learning within those communities as well as his work with HP and Atari lead to the formation of what has become the most valuable company in the world - Apple Computer.

  • Fedora Stakeholders Back To Discussing Raising x86_64 Requirements Or Using Glibc HWCAPS - Phoronix

    While Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 is dropping support for older x86_64 CPUs by raising the baseline requirement to "x86_64-v2" that roughly correlates to Intel Nehalem era processors and newer, so far Fedora has not changed its default. There was a proposal shot down last year for raising the x86_64 microarchitecture feature level while now that discussion has been restarted or alternatively making use of Glibc's HWCAPS facility for allowing run-time detection and loading of optimized libraries.

    The discussion over whether Fedora should raise its x86_64 microarchitecture feature level requirement or make use of Glibc HWCAPS has been restarted on their mailing list. The talk stems from SUSE Linux Enterprise / openSUSE Leap pursuing x86_64-v2 optimized libraries by way of Glibc-HWCAPS for their next point release / service pack.

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today's leftovers

  • LHS Episode #416: The Weekender LXXIII

    It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. Tell us how we're doing. We'd love to hear from you.

  • Donation button removed

    Over the years, I have blown hot and cold over whether to have a donation button. Did take it down for awhile, about a year ago I think. I received an email asking if can send me a bank cheque, which reminded me about that donation button. I declined the offer. I really don't need donations. It is really my pleasure to upload blog reports about EasyOS, Puppy, DIY hiking gear, and all the rest that have posted about. Ibiblio.org is still very kindly hosting downloads, and I also went back to the Puppy Forum.

  • Akademy 2021 – I

    I am still digesting the load of information that Marc Mutz gave in his intense training session last night between 6 and almost 11 p.m. about C++/STL history, containers, iterators, allocators, the Non-Owning Interface Idiom and all that other good stuff. Great job Marc.

  • Stuck Updates Fix

    When rolling out a new feature that lets you skip (offline) updates on boot-up earlier this week we have messed up and also brought in a nasty bug that prevents updates from applying. Unfortunately we can’t automatically rectify this problem because, well, updates are never applied. In case you find Discover showing the same updates over and over again, even after rebooting to apply the update, you may be affected.

  • AWS SSM Parameters

    If you are not familiar with the Parameter Store it provides hierarchical storage for config data, strings, and other values. As well as being used for storing private information the parameter store provides a public namespace for SUSE, /aws/service/suse, which is now being leveraged to provide the latest image id’s for all active SUSE images.

Proprietary Software Leftovers

  • Steam on ChromeOS: Not a Rumor Anymore - Boiling Steam

    If you follow us or other sources like Chrome Unboxed you are by now aware that there’s ample rumors about Google/Valve working on bringing Steam on ChromeOS. We know the technology pieces are there, as recently discussed with Luke Short in our recent podcast. However, we are still waiting for an official announcement that would turn the expected rumors into reality.

  • First American Financial Pays Farcical $500K Fine

    In May 2019, KrebsOnSecurity broke the news that the website of mortgage settlement giant First American Financial Corp. [NYSE:FAF] was leaking more than 800 million documents — many containing sensitive financial data — related to real estate transactions dating back 16 years. This week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission settled its investigation into the matter after the Fortune 500 company agreed to pay a paltry penalty of less than $500,000.

  • How Russian threats in the 2000s turned this country into the go-to expert on cyber defense

    Estonia is no stranger to the cyber threat posed by Russia. Back in 2007, a decision to relocate a Soviet-era war memorial from central Tallinn to a military cemetery sparked a diplomatic spat with its neighbor and former overlord. There were protests and angry statements from Russian diplomats. And just as the removal works started, Estonia became the target of what was at the time the biggest cyberattack against a single country.

    The Estonian government called the incident an act of cyberwarfare and blamed Russia for it. Moscow has denied any involvement.

    The attack made Estonia realize that it needed to start treating cyber threats in the same way as physical attacks.

  • Most Businesses That Pay Off After Ransomware Hack Hit With Second Attack: Study [iophk: Windows TCO]

    The study surveyed nearly 1,300 security professionals around the world and found that 80 percent of businesses that paid after a ransomware attack suffered a second attack. Of those hit a second time, 46 percent believed it came from the same group that did the first attack.

    Censuswide, which performed the study on behalf of the international cybersecurity company Cybereason, found that 25 percent of organizations hit by a ransomware attack were forced to close. In addition, 29 percent were forced to eliminate jobs.

Kernel: Oracle, UPower, and Linux Plumbers Conference

  • Oracle Sends Out Latest Linux Patches So Trenchboot Can Securely Launch The Kernel - Phoronix

    Trenchboot continues to be worked on for providing boot integrity technologies that allow for multiple roots of trust around boot security and integrity. Oracle engineers on Friday sent out their latest Linux kernel patches so it can enjoy a "Secure Launch" by the project's x86 dynamic launch measurements code. The latest kernel patches are a second revision to patches sent out last year around the Trenchboot launch support for enhancing the integrity and security of the boot process. This kernel work goes along with Trenchboot support happening for GRUB.

  • Nearly A Decade Later, UPower Still Working Towards 1.0 Release

    For nearly one decade there has been talk of UPower 1.0 while in 2021 that still has yet to materialize for this former "DeviceKit-Power" project but at least now there is UPower v0.99.12 as the first release in two years. UPower 1.0 has yet to materialize and it certainly isn't advancing these days like it was in the early 2010s. With Thursday's UPower 0.99.12 release the key changes to land over the past two years are supporting more device types and power reporting for newer Apple iPhone smartphones like the iPhone XR, XS, and other newer models.

  • Linux Plumbers Conference: Tracing Microconference Accepted into 2021 Linux Plumbers Conference

    We are pleased to announce that the Tracing Microconference has been accepted into the 2021 Linux Plumbers Conference. Tracing in the Linux kernel is constantly improving. Tracing was officially added to Linux in 2008. Since then, more tooling has been constantly added to help out with visibility. The work is still ongoing, with Perf, ftrace, Lttng, and eBPF. User space tooling is expanding and as the kernel gets more complex, so does the need for facilitating seeing what is going on under the hood.