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SMLR 309 We are all a ‘Bit’ off

Posted by Tom Lawrence on June 17, 2019 in Show-mp3, Show-ogg |
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http://smlr.us

Downloads:

Show 309

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

Exim Flaw

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/06/millions-of-machines-affected-by-command-execution-flaw-in-exim-mail-server/

 

Atari’s new VCS isn’t a console, but it isn’t quite a computer either, but it does run on Linux!

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/06/ataris-new-vcs-isnt-a-console-but-it-isnt-quite-a-computer-either/

 

CERN Ditches Microsoft to ‘Take Back Control’ with Open Source Software

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/06/cern-ditch-microsoft-open-source-malt

 

Enable Dynamic Transparency in Ubuntu 19.04

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/04/how-to-re-enable-dynamic-transparency-on-the-ubuntu-19-04-desktop

 

New Kdenlive

https://kdenlive.org/en/2019/06/kdenlive-19-04-2-is-out/

 

New GIMP

https://www.gimp.org/news/2019/06/12/gimp-2-10-12-released/

 

SSD Benchmarks

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=30usd-ssd-benchmarks&num=6

 

https://keybase.io/encrypt#lawrencesystems

 

Jay

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS With Latest GNOME Update Now Plays Nicely For 120~144Hz Displays

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-18.04-LTS-High-Refresh

 

KDE Plasma 5.16 Released With A Lot Of Polishing, File Manager Improvements

https://kde.org/announcements/plasma-5.16.0.php

 

This is Firefox’s Colourful New Logo (Yes, Another New Logo)

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/06/mozilla-firefox-family-logo

 

Firefox Premium Coming Later This Year, But Will You Pay for It?

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/06/firefox-premium-would-you-pay

 

Systemd Is Now Seeing Continuous Fuzzing By Fuzzit

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Systemd-Fuzzing-Fuzzit

 

Regolith Linux is the i3 Ubuntu Spin You’ve Been Waiting For

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/06/install-regolith-linux-i3-gaps-ubuntu

 

EndeavourOS Is Hoping To Be The Successor To Antergos – Convenient To Use Arch Linux

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=EndeavourOS-Announcement

 

Phil

https://distrotest.net/

On Distro Test you will find over 200 operating systems and ~670 versions of said operating systems which you can test online with just your browser.

 

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/securing-kernel-stack

Kernel developer Elena Reshetova is working on an approach to randomize the kernel stack offset after every system call. Her plan is to obscure the trail left by the stack, so attackers can’t follow it or predict it. And, she recently posted some kernel patches to accomplish this.

 

https://www.oilshell.org/blog/2019/06/13.html

Oil is your upgrade path from bash. It’s the only language that shell / bash can be automatically translated to. Andy Chu details why replacing scripts with perl, python, ruby, etc isn’t always feasible. Check out this website for a very in depth and technical description

 

http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2019/miniconf-hamburg/lightning_talks_demos.webm

Debian will [probably] get PPA (personal package archives) according to Debian maintainer Alexander Wirt at the Mini Deb Conference in Hamburg, Germany. Skip ahead to 39m20s for the announcement.

Opera built in free VPN https://www.opera.com/computer/features/free-vpn

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