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SMLR 324: Year of the Linux Laptop

Posted by Tom Lawrence on June 23, 2020 in Show-mp3 |
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Show Notes

 

Last year at Build 2019, we first announced the Windows Terminal. Since then, we have been working with the community to create a wonderful terminal experience while still being a preview product.

 

https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-news/156661-new-windows-terminal-v1-0-1401-0-released-windows-10-a.html

 

Ubuntu 20.10 Release Date & Planned Features

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/05/ubuntu-20-10-release-features

 

The Raspberry Pi 4 is Now Available With 8GB RAM

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/05/raspberry-pi-4-8gb-ram

 

Canonical Releases Important Ubuntu Kernel Security Updates, Patch Now

https://9to5linux.com/canonical-outs-important-ubuntu-kernel-security-updates-patch-now

 

System76 Launches Their First Ever AMD Powered Linux Laptop

https://9to5linux.com/system76-launches-their-first-ever-amd-powered-linux-laptop

 

Tony

Signal Downloads Are Way Up Since the Protests Began

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/11/style/signal-messaging-app-encryption-protests.html

 

CallStranger UPnP bug allows data theft, DDoS attacks, LAN scans

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/callstranger-upnp-bug-allows-data-theft-ddos-attacks-lan-scans/ 

 

SELF 2020 – 6/12/2020

https://southeastlinuxfest.org/ 

 

Cloud Flare TV

https://cloudflare.tv/schedule 

 

TueNAS CORE

https://www.ixsystems.com/blog/truenas-core-features/ 

 

Jay
Lenovo goes all in for Linux, certifying Red Hat and Ubuntu for all its workstations

https://www.wraltechwire.com/2020/06/03/lenovo-goes-all-in-for-linux-certifying-red-hat-and-ubuntu-for-all-its-workstations/

 

It seems Coreboot and Open Firmware will come to System76’s NVIDIA laptops

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/06/it-seems-coreboot-and-open-firmware-will-come-to-system76s-nvidia-laptops

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SMLR 323:Put a Hat on a Thinkpad

Posted by Tom Lawrence on May 3, 2020 in Show-mp3 |
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Show Notes

 

Wireguard-go on FreeBSD https://www.freshports.org/net/wireguard-go

 

Android App for Proton Goes Open Source

https://protonmail.com/blog/android-open-source/

 

Netherlands commits to Free Software by default

https://fsfe.org/news/2020/news-20200424-01.html

 

[TOM]

Ubuntu 20.04 Supports Fingerprint Login, Improvements Planned

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/04/ubuntu-fingerprint-scanner-login-desktop

 

The Fedora Project and Lenovo are partnering to offer customers the option to buy a ThinkPad laptop with the Fedora Linux distribution pre-installed.

https://9to5linux.com/fedora-linux-will-soon-be-available-on-select-lenovo-laptops

 

[TOM]

2020 Open Source Conferences That Have Moved Online

If you’re going to stare at a screen, you can binge-watch Netflix – or you could attend one of these online open source conferences, most of which are now free or at a significantly reduced price.

https://www.itprotoday.com/devops-and-software-development/2020-open-source-conferences-have-moved-online

 

[Phil]

Cloudflare creates a tool to help the public shame their ISPs for not implementing BGP security

https://isbgpsafeyet.com/

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is responsible for looking at all of the available paths that data could travel and picking the best route. Unfortunately, it isn’t secure by default, and there are constantly major internet routing issues due to hijacking etc. ISPs and other major Internet players (Comcast, Sprint, Verizon, and others) would need to implement a system called RPKI. This tool shows large providers who are and are not implementing this security system. Conveniently there’s a post to twitter button to help shame providers into compliance!

 

[Jay]

There’s now over 6,000 Linux games on Steam plus thousands more playable with Steam Play Proton

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/theres-now-over-6000-linux-games-on-steam-plus-thousands-more-playable-with-steam-play-proton.16486?module=articles_full&title=theres-now-over-6000-linux-games-on-steam-plus-thousands-more-playable-with-steam-play-pr

 

[Tony]

Supreme Court To Consider Limiting America’s ‘Anti-Hacking’ Law

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-cybersecurity-202/2020/04/24/the-cybersecurity-202-there-s-finally-a-supreme-court-battle-coming-over-the-nation-s-main-hacking-law/5ea1ade6602ff140c1cc5f51/ 

 

https://yro.slashdot.org/story/20/04/25/226212/supreme-court-to-consider-limiting-americas-anti-hacking-law?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed 

 

[Phil]

Let’s Encrypt is hiring a Senior Software Engineer

https://www.abetterinternet.org/careers/le-sr-sw-eng/

 

[Phil]

OpenJardin is software for the management of a permaculture oriented garden. This software is written by a French developer. While a lot of the interface has been translated into English, some elements are still in French. You’re therefore at an advantage if you are fluent in French and English, particularly as the project’s manual is strictly a French only affair.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/openjardin/

 

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SMLR 322: Stay 127.0.0.2

Posted by Tom Lawrence on April 13, 2020 in Show-mp3 |
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Sound bites by Mike Tanner

Phils GitHub

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Jay’s Bash Prompt https://pastebin.com/kzPjE8y4

 

Show Notes

News

Projects:

Tom: XCP-NG, new servers and new labs videos 

 

Tony:

MagicMirror + HTMLbox + Gcalcli script | gcal-to-html.sh in https://github.com/tbemus/bin 

pFsense + script to turn on/off rule + Mozilla webthings | pfb.php in https://github.com/tbemus/bin 

 

Listener Feedback

Jay: Home Lab

Tony: magic mirror

 

https://distrowatch.com/

Tom: Tails

 

News: 

Ubuntu 20.04 Features the Return of a VERY Familiar Face…

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/04/focal-fossa-familiar-face-wallpaper

 

Jay: ‘Pop Shell’ Wants to Bring Proper Tiling Window Features to GNOME Shell

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/03/pop-shell-wants-to-bring-proper-tiling-window-features-to-gnome-shell

 

Tony: Git. The open source distributed version control system was first released on April 7th 2005, and thus today marks its 15th anniversary – 15 years aiding software developers to collaborate on projects large and small no matter where on the globe they may be.

https://www.itwire.com/the-linux-distillery/git-version-control-system-hits-15-year-milestone.html

 

TOM: New Kernel Features WireGuard
Linux 5.6 adds support a bunch of new SoCs and developer boards, including the Pine HardRock64, SolidRun’s HoneyComb LX2K workstation, and the Qualcomm sc7180

There are also thermal sensor updates for a range of Rockchip and Allwinner platforms, as well as the Broadcom BCM2711 used in the Raspberry Pi 4 (among others).

Logitech devices that use the HID++ protocol can now report battery voltage on Linux, and the Logitech MX Master 3 Mouse will now “just work” out of the box.

 

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/02/linux-5-6-kernel-features

 

TOM: Foliate 2.0 is a MASSIVE update to this GTK-based .epub reader. It adds a crop of major new features, including a redesigned interface, new reading options, new navigation behaviour, more control, more choice, more everything.

https://github.com/johnfactotum/foliate

 

Order Pizza From The command Line

https://github.com/harrybrwn/apizza

 

Tony:

Interesting News site

https://alltop.com/linux 

 

Jitsi Meet features update, April 2020

https://jitsi.org/news/features-update-april-2020/ 

 

Smart-Doorbell

https://www.hackster.io/hackershack/smart-doorbell-video-intercom-system-e5aa61 

https://github.com/HackerShackOfficial/Smart-Doorbell 

https://youtu.be/NteJ33ETxmA

 

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SMLR 321: Stay 127.0.0.1

Posted by Tom Lawrence on March 27, 2020 in Show-mp3, Show-ogg |
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Sound bites by Mike Tanner

Phils GitHub

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The LawrenceSystems YouTube Channel Where videos
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Jay’s Site

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Jay’s Bash Prompt https://pastebin.com/kzPjE8y4

 

Show Notes

News

[Tom]

Use of proprietary software is ‘plummeting’, finds Red Hat report

https://www.redhat.com/en/enterprise-open-source-report/2020

 

[Phil] Protect our Speech and Security Online: Reject the Graham-Blumenthal Bill

https://act.eff.org/action/protect-our-speech-and-security-online-reject-the-graham-blumenthal-bill

Members of Congress have mounted a major threat to your freedom of speech and security online. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) recently introduced a bill that would undermine key protections for Internet speech in U.S. law. It would also expose providers of the private messaging services we all rely on to serious legal risk, potentially forcing them to undermine their tools’ security.

 

  • The Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act (EARN IT Act) would create incentives for companies to “earn” liability protection for violations of laws related to online child sexual abuse material.
  • It’s basically FOSTA/SESTA from 2018 
  • The so-called EARN IT Act (Senate bill 3398) is anti-speech, anti-security, anti-innovation, and unnecessary.

 

[Tom] Cloud’s Full

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/24/azure_seems_to_be_full/

Customers of Microsoft’s Azure cloud are reporting capacity issues such as the inability to create resources and associated reliability issues.

 

Outage-tracking website Down Detector shows quite a few reports about UK Azure issues today, yet the official Azure Status page is all green ticks. The inability to provision resources does not count as an outage as such – though it is more than an annoyance since it is not always feasible to create the resource in an alternative Azure region. Some types of resource have to be same region in order to work correctly without a lot of reconfiguration.

 

[Tom]

GIMP 2.10.18 Released, Includes New 3D Transform Tool

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/02/gimp-2-10-18-arrives-with-major-changes-including-a-new-3d-transform-tool

 

[Jay] Ubuntu Data Collection Report is Out! Read the Interesting Facts

https://itsfoss.com/ubuntu-data-collection-stats/

  • Average Ubuntu install takes 18 minutes: Take that Windows 10 Update
  • Not many dual boots only 7.8%, even less encrypt the disk, only 3.8%
  • USA has the most number of users followed by Brazil, India, China and Russia.

 

[Tony]

Diagram with anyone, anywhere.

diagrams.net is open source, online, desktop and container deployable diagramming software

https://www.diagrams.net/

 

[Tom]

Pet the cat, own the bathrobe: Linus Torvalds on working from home

https://www.zdnet.com/article/pet-the-cat-own-the-bathrobe-linus-torvalds-on-working-from-home/#ftag=RSSbaffb68

Torvalds admits that when he started, “I worried about missing human interaction — not just talking to people in the office and hallways, but going out to lunch etc. It turns out I never really missed it.”

 

[Phil] Let’s Encrypt CAA Rechecking Bug aka the mass revocation event

https://letsencrypt.org/caaproblem/

  • What is CAA?
    • CAA is a type of DNS record that allows site owners to specify which Certificate Authorities (CAs) are allowed to issue certificates containing their domain names. It was standardized in 2013 by RFC 6844 to allow a CA “reduce the risk of unintended certificate mis-issue.” By default, every public CA is allowed to issue certificates for any domain name in the public DNS, provided they validate control of that domain name. That means that if there’s a bug in any one of the many public CAs’ validation processes, every domain name is potentially affected. CAA provides a way for domain holders to reduce that risk.
  • BR §3.2.2.8
    • As part of the issuance process, the CA MUST check for CAA records and follow the processing instructions found, for each dNSName in the subjectAltName extension of the certificate to be issued, as specified in RFC 6844. If the CA issues a certificate, they MUST do so within the TTL of the CAA record, or 8 hours, whichever is greater.
  • The bug: 
    • When a certificate request contained N domain names that needed CAA rechecking, Boulder would pick one domain name and check it N times. What this means in practice is that if a subscriber validated a domain name at time X, and the CAA records for that domain at time X allowed Let’s Encrypt issuance, that subscriber would be able to issue a certificate containing that domain name until X+30 days, even if someone later installed CAA records on that domain name that prohibit issuance by Let’s Encrypt.
  • Impact:
    • 2.6% active certificates that were potentially affected by the bug, totalling approximately 3 million certificates 
  • What did we do and what was our decision:
    • Notifications were sent out to subscribers as fast as possible at the time 
    • 1.7 million affected certificates were replaced in less than 48 hours
    • We chose to not revoke the remaining 1+ million certificates there were not renewed. Those remaining 1+ million certificates are evaluated weekly, some are revoked, and some will naturally expire due to the 90 day life times.
  • What does this mean? Should you trust Let’s Encrypt?
    • That’s really up to you. It’s definitely worth reading the post-mortem and minute by minute playback on the community forum.

 

[Tony]

Penguicon 2020 Has been Canceled

https://2020.penguicon.org/2020/03/canceled/ 

 

[Tony]

Coronavirus Impact: Can We Run Out of the Internet Because of People Working From Home?

https://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/coronavirus-impact-can-we-run-out-of-the-internet-because-of-people-working-from-home-2199980 

 

US Government Sites Give Bad Security Advice

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/03/us-government-sites-give-bad-security-advice/ 

 

Track Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Statistics From Commandline

https://www.ostechnix.com/track-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-statistics-from-commandline/

 

https://www.ostechnix.com/track-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-statistics-from-commandline/

 

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SMLR 320: Rtcwake

Posted by Tom Lawrence on February 9, 2020 in Show-mp3 |
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Jay’s Bash Prompt https://pastebin.com/kzPjE8y4

 

Show Notes

 

(Tom) Wireguard is in the linux kernel 5.6 https://www.zdnet.com/article/at-long-last-wireguard-vpn-is-on-its-way-into-linux/ 

  • It is a layer 3 secure VPN. Unlike its older rivals, which it’s meant to replace, its code is much cleaner and simple. The result is a fast, easy-to-deploy VPN.
  • Linus Torvalds wrote, “I’m 1000% with Jason on this. The crypto/ model is hard to use, inefficient, and completely pointless when you know what your cipher or hash algorithm is, and your CPU just does it well directly.”
  • WireGuard works by securely encapsulates IP packets over UDP. It’s authentication and interface design has more to do with Secure Shell (SSH) than other VPNs. You simply configure the WireGuard interface with your private key and your peers’ public keys, and you’re ready to securely talk.

 

(Tom) Lenovo is offering Linux servers

https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/think-workstations/thinkstation-p-series-towers/ThinkStation-P520/p/33TS3TPP520

 

(Tony) Ubuntu Touch is Shaping Up Nicely on the PinePhone [Video]

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/01/ubuntu-touch-on-the-pinephone-is-coming-along-nicely

 

(Phil) The Let’s Encrypt Oak CT log is now included in Google Chrome version 78 and Apple Safari!

https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!topic/ct-policy/m4sHsUBq0i0

  • Certificate Transparency is an Internet security standard and open source framework for monitoring and auditing digital certificates.
  • Usable by all publicly-trusted certificate authorities.
  • Let’s Encrypt owns their own uptime

 

(Tom) LibreOffice 6.4 Released, This is What’s New

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/01/libreoffice-6-4-released-new-features

QR code generator

App icons in Start Center

Automatic redaction

Faster help system

Table panel added to the Writer sidebar

Comments can be marked as resolved

Combine multiple text boxes into one in Draw, Impress

Sifr icon theme now supports large sizing

Checkbox to enable/disable sending crash reports

 

(Tony) Systemd is changing how home directories are managed in systemd v245

https://systemd.io/HOME_DIRECTORY/ 

  • Systemd-homed has been merged as the latest (optional) fundamental change to Linux distributions in how home directories are handled.
  • Systemd-homed makes it easier to support migratable home directories, more self containment within home directories, better password and encryption handling, and other modern Linux home directory features.
    • LUKS encrypted volumes, mounting home directories from a CIFS server, FSCRYPT encryption, Btrfs sub-volume handling, and making use of JSON-formatted user records. 

 

(Phil) XCP-ng  is officially joining the Xen Project, an open source hypervisor hosted at the Linux Foundation. https://xcp-ng.org/blog/2020/01/28/xcp-ng-join-the-linux-foundation/ 

  • Xen Project is a recognition that XCP-ng is, de facto, the Open Source Xen hypervisor distribution. 
  • Joining the Xen Project won’t change the XCP-ng Project very much. They will continue to invest resources for innovation and are still recruiting 6 new developers in 2020.
  • We can expect more involvement in the Xen Project itself to improve each layer of the XCP-ng Project.

(Tom) Linus Torvalds says “Don’t use ZFS”—but doesn’t seem to understand it

Linus should avoid authoritative statements about projects he’s unfamiliar with.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/01/linus-torvalds-zfs-statements-arent-right-heres-the-straight-dope/

 

(Tony) Emotet Hacks Nearby Wi-Fi Networks to Spread to New Victims

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/emotet-hacks-nearby-wi-fi-networks-to-spread-to-new-victims/

  • discover wireless networks around an already infected Wi-Fi-enabled computer and attempting to brute-force

 

(Phil) Shellcheck 8 year retrospective https://www.vidarholen.net/contents/blog/?p=859

  • ShellCheck is a static analysis tool that points out common problems and pitfalls in shell scripts.
  • ShellCheck is generally considered a shell script linter, but it actually started life in 2012 as an IRC bot (of all things!) on #bash@Freenode. It’s still there and as active as ever.
  • Since ShellCheck was a hobby project that wasn’t intended to run on random people’s machines, the developer could completely ignore popularity, familiarity, and practicality, and pick the language that was the most fun and interesting. That language is Haskell.
  • Lot’s of what I would have done differently. It’s worth a read.

 

(Tom) Troll Hunter – Mycroft’s Position on Patent Trolls

Patent trolls get paid because short-sighted companies make the decision to pay.  Simply put, it is usually cheaper in the short run to pay a troll than it is to litigate.  It is also cheaper to give a schoolyard bully your lunch money than it is to visit a doctor.  The thing is, once you pay the bully, he’ll just come back again and again and again. Eventually, that lunch money adds up to a lot more than a doctor’s visit.  In the long run the best way to deal with a bully is to punch him square in the face. You might take a beating, but if you do it every time? The bully will find easier prey.

 

https://mycroft.ai/blog/troll-hunter-mycrofts-position-on-patent-trolls/

 

(Tony) SATA HATs support up to four drives on Raspberry Pi 4 or Rock Pi 4

http://linuxgizmos.com/sata-hats-support-up-to-four-drives-on-raspberry-pi-4-or-rock-pi-4/ 

  • RPI NAS vs Mini ITX NAS

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SMLR 319: Happy GNU Year

Posted by Tom Lawrence on January 5, 2020 in Show-mp3 |
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Sound bites by Mike Tanner

Phils GitHub

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Jay’s Bash Prompt https://pastebin.com/kzPjE8y4

 

Show Notes

WireGuard Sends Out Latest Patch Revision In Preparing For Linux 5.6

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=WireGuard-Net-Next-5.6-Prep

 

Krita Receives Epic MegaGrant

https://krita.org/en/item/krita-receives-epic-megagrant/

 

Below are 10 of Ubuntu’s most defining moments from the past decade.

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/12/ubuntu-defining-moments-2010s

 

Canonical Sponsors WSLConf, Microsoft’s First Linux Conference

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/12/canonical-sponsors-wslconf-microsofts-first-linux-conference

 

Purism Announce $1999 ‘Librem 5 USA’ — Same Librem 5, Just Made in America

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/12/purism-announce-1999-librem-5-usa-same-librem-5-just-made-in-america

 

New Linux Vulnerability Lets Attackers Hijack VPN Connections

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-linux-vulnerability-lets-attackers-hijack-vpn-connections/

 

DRM-Free Kindle Alternative
https://github.com/joeycastillo/The-Open-Book

 

VirtualBox 6.1 Debuts with Linux 5.4 Support, Accelerated Video Playback

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/12/virtualbox-6-1-released-new-features

 

Kdenlive 19.12 is out

https://kdenlive.org/en/2019/12/kdenlive-19-12-0-is-out/

 

Unbound DNS Resolver undergoes code audit

https://ostif.org/our-audit-of-unbound-dns-by-x41-d-sec-full-results/

 

Home Automation projects 

https://iot.mozilla.org/ 

https://www.openhab.org 

https://smarthome.university/ 

 

ReSpeaker RPi 

https://www.seeedstudio.com/ReSpeaker-4-Mic-Array-for-Raspberry-Pi.html 

https://www.amazon.com/seeed-Studio-ReSpeaker-4-Mic-Raspberry/dp/B076SSR1W1

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SMLR 318: Mad About MP3

Posted by Tom Lawrence on December 2, 2019 in Show-mp3 |
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Show Notes

http://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/News/System76-To-Design-And-Build-Laptops-In-House

 

New Kernel 5.4
mainline Linux support for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855‘s reference board. Sadly, no products using this particular chipset are currently supported, but a solid foundation towards that ability is now in place.

 

A bunch of ARM-based laptops running the Snapdragon 835 SoC are supported by Linux 5.4, including the ASUS NovaGo, HP Envy X2 and the Lenovo Miix 630.

 

Support for the Lenovo Yoga C360, based on the Snapdragon 850 SoC, also features.

 

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/11/linux-5-4-kernel-release-features

 

Anonymous pings. When using Zorin OS, your computer may occasionally send us a ping which includes an anonymous unique identifier for your computer. We use this information to count the number of active users of Zorin OS. The unique identifier does not identify you, unless you (or someone acting on your behalf) discloses it separately.

 

You may choose to disable these pings by uninstalling the “zorin-os-census” package from your computer.

https://zorinos.com/legal/privacy/

 

Kdenlive 19.12 Beta

New audio mixer

Bin monitor redesign

Performance and usability improvements

Many Windows fixes

Master effects

Re-implement scrolling trough compositions.

https://kdenlive.org/en/2019/11/kdenlive-19-12-beta/

 

Threadripper 3960X and Threadripper 3970X absolutely dominate in performance.

When it came to the geometric mean for 111 benchmarks ran for this article, the Threadripper 3960X delivered a 22% advantage over the i9-10980XE while the Threadripper 3970X delivered a 37% advantage.

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd-linux-3960x-3970x&num=1

 

https://linuxsecurity.com/features/features/nextcry-ransomware-targets-nextcloud-linux-servers-and-remains-undetected

 

Tony

 

Humble Book Bundle Cyber Security

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/cybersecurity-2019-packt-books 

 

110 Nursing Homes Cut Off from Health Records in Ransomware Attack

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/11/110-nursing-homes-cut-off-from-health-records-in-ransomware-attack/ 

 

Cybertruck pulls F-150 uphill

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1198751258384818176

 

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SMLR 317: Ohio Linux Fest Recap

Posted by Tom Lawrence on November 10, 2019 in Show-mp3, Show-ogg |
Play

http://smlr.us

Downloads:

Show 317

Contact Us:

show (at) smlr.us or the Contact us page

On the Lawrence Systems Forums

https://forums.lawrencesystems.com/c/smlr-podcast

Intro:

Tony Bemus, Tom Lawrence, Phil Porada and Jay LaCroix

Sound bites by Mike Tanner

Phils GitHub

https://github.com/pgporada

The LawrenceSystems YouTube Channel Where videos
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTecknowledge

Jay’s Site

https://www.learnlinux.tv/

Jay’s Bash Prompt https://pastebin.com/kzPjE8y4

 

Show Notes

PinePhone Release Date & Price

PinePhone: Everything You Need to Know About This Linux Phone

sudo snap install kdenlive
Kdenlive is Now Available on the Snap Store

Kdenlive is Now Available on the Snap Store

Urgent security issue in NGINX/php-fpm

Urgent security issue in NGINX/php-fpm

Roadmap for Ubuntu official support for the Raspberry Pi 4
https://ubuntu.com/blog/roadmap-for-official-support-for-the-raspberry-pi-4

On August 7, 2019, Linux Journal shut its doors for good. All staff were laid off and the company is left with no operating funds to continue in any capacity.
https://web.archive.org/web/20190812013229/https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/linux-journal-ceases-publication-awkward-goodbye

Google Open Sources Cardboard
https://developers.googleblog.com/2019/11/open-sourcing-google-cardboard.html

Microsoft: Defender ATP Is Coming To Linux In 2020

Microsoft: Defender ATP is coming to Linux in 2020

The GNOME Foundation has taken the extraordinary step of not just defending itself against a patent troll but to aggressively go after them. This is an important battle. Let me explain.

Let’s fight back against patent trolls

GNOME Patent Troll Defense Fund
https://secure.givelively.org/donate/gnome-foundation-inc/gnome-patent-troll-defense-fund

Calling all Tesla owners: let’s discuss the source code for the GPLed parts of your car!
https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/oct/30/calling-all-tesla-owners/

OpenSource Krita Artists forums
https://krita-artists.org/


Tony:
Netflix Optimized FreeBSD’s Network Stack More Than Doubled AMD EPYC Performance
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Netflix-NUMA-FreeBSD-Optimized

Avast, NordVPN Breaches Tied to Phantom User Accounts
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/10/avast-nordvpn-breaches-tied-to-phantom-user-accounts/

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SMLR 316: Interview with Ohio Linux Fest

Posted by Tom Lawrence on October 21, 2019 in Show-mp3, Show-ogg |
Play

http://smlr.us

Downloads:

Show 316

Learn More at https://ohiolinux.org/

Contact Us:

show (at) smlr.us or the Contact us page

On the Lawrence Systems Forums

https://forums.lawrencesystems.com/c/smlr-podcast

Intro:

Tony Bemus, Tom Lawrence, Phil Porada and Jay LaCroix

Sound bites by Mike Tanner

Phils GitHub

https://github.com/pgporada

The LawrenceSystems YouTube Channel Where videos
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTecknowledge

Jay’s Site

https://www.learnlinux.tv/

Jay’s Bash Prompt https://pastebin.com/kzPjE8y4

 

Show Notes

 

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SMLR 315 The whale in the room

Posted by Tom Lawrence on October 6, 2019 in Show-mp3 |
Play

http://smlr.us

Downloads:

Show 315

Contact Us:

show (at) smlr.us or the Contact us page

On the Lawrence Systems Forums

https://forums.lawrencesystems.com/c/smlr-podcast

Intro:

Tony Bemus, Tom Lawrence, Phil Porada and Jay LaCroix

Sound bites by Mike Tanner

Phils GitHub

https://github.com/pgporada

The LawrenceSystems YouTube Channel Where videos
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTecknowledge

Jay’s Site

https://www.learnlinux.tv/

Jay’s Bash Prompt https://pastebin.com/kzPjE8y4

 

Show Notes

GNOME Foundation is Being Sued Because of Shotwell Photo Manager

https://itsfoss.com/shotwell-lawsuit/

 

11 Mini PCs That Come With Linux Pre-installed

https://itsfoss.com/linux-based-mini-pc/

 

Oracle demands $12K from network biz that doesn’t use its software

https://www.theregister.co.uk/AMP/2019/10/04/oracle_virtualbox_merula/

 

The Docker ship needs funding to stay afloat  

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/27/docker-is-trying-to-raise-money-following-arrival-of-ceo-rob-bearden.html

 

Krita is now for sale on Steam for Linux!

https://steamcommunity.com/games/280680/announcements/detail/1602641040266097544

https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/d2ic2e/krita_is_now_for_sale_on_steam_for_linux/

 

German ministry hellbent on taking back control of ‘digital sovereignty’, cutting dependency on Microsoft

‘Pain points’ include data collection, lock-in and uncontrollable costs

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/19/german_government_report_digital_sovereignty/

 

New Video Demo of the Librem 5 Shows That …It Actually Works Okay?!

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/09/librem-5-aspen-video-demo

 

Huawei MateBook laptops now come with Linux

https://www.techradar.com/in/news/huawei-matebook-laptops-now-come-with-linux

 

What’s inside a Facebook Datacenter Open Compute Rack?

https://youtu.be/2l6gI-ksdKs

 

Moving Firefox to a faster 4-week release cycle

https://hacks.mozilla.org/2019/09/moving-firefox-to-a-faster-4-week-release-cycle/

Moving Firefox to a faster 4-week release cycle

At Oracle OpenWorld 2019, tucked away in the Oracle Code One area, the company had something unique: a 1060 Raspberry Pi 3 B+ cluster it calls the Raspberry Pi Supercomputer.

https://www.servethehome.com/oracle-shows-1060-raspberry-pi-supercomputer-at-oow/

 

“Microsoft Linux Conference” — three words you probably thought you’d ever hear together but you just have, and it’s happening next March.

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/09/microsoft-linux-conference-wslconf-march-2020

 

Must Read: PineTime is a $25 Linux-friendly Smartwatch, Coming Next Year (Updated)

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/09/pinetime-linux-smartwatch

 

Your own internal ACME compatible Certificate Authority!

https://smallstep.com/blog/private-acme-server/

 

Raspberry Pi 

https://github.com/ccrisan/motioneyeos

 

Calibre 4.0 is out now for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows

https://news.softpedia.com/news/calibre-open-source-ebook-management-app-gets-major-release-after-two-years-527701.shtml 

 

Pine64 Is Making a $25 Linux Smartwatch

https://www.pcmag.com/news/370763/pine64-is-making-a-25-linux-smartwatch

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