LEDE v17.01.4 service release

By corbet Version 17.01.4 of the LEDE router distribution is available with a number
of important fixes.
While this release includes fixes for the bugs in the WPA Protocol
disclosed earlier this week, these fixes do not fix the problem on the
client-side. You still need to update all your client devices. As some
client devices might never receive an update, an optional AP-side
workaround was introduced in hostapd to complicate these attacks,
slowing them down.

From: LWN

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Kubuntu 17.10 Switches to VLC as Default Media Player, Uses KDE Plasma 5.10.5

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Following on the footsteps of Ubuntu 17.10 and Xubuntu 17.10, the Kubuntu 17.10 operating system arrived today for those who like to use the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment on their personal computers.

Just like the other official flavors, Kubuntu 17.10 was developed during a six-month development cycle, during which it received numerous improvements and updates for core components. It ships with the latest point release of the KDE Plasma 5.10 desktop environment with the KDE Applications 17.04.3, KDE Frameworks 5.38.0, and Qt 5.9.1 stacks.

“Codenamed “Artful Aardvark”, Kubuntu 17.10 continues our proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution,” reads today’s announcement… (read more)

From: Softpedia

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How to install Node.js and npm on CentOS 7

By RoseHosting n this guide, we will show you how to install Node.js and npm on a CentOS 7. Node.js is an open source JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine and can be used to build different types of server-side applications. npm is a package manager for JavaScript, with hundreds of thousands of packages it is the world’s largest software registry.

From: LXer

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Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4 released

By corbet The OpenOffice
4.1.4 release
is finally available; see this article for some background on this
release. The announcement is all bright and sunny, but a look at the
August 16 Apache board minutes
shows concern about the state of
the project. Indeed, the OpenOffice project management committee was,
according to these minutes, supposed to post an announcement about the
state of the project; it would appear that has not yet happened.

From: LWN

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AMD EPYC 7351P Linux Performance: 16 Core / 32 Thread Server CPU For ~$750

Earlier this week we looked at the EPYC 7251 Linux performance as AMD’s lowest-cost server CPU from this latest generation of Zen-based processors. That eight core / sixteen thread CPU packed a nice amount of performance considering its hitting the $500 price point, but if you are looking for a single socket system and have $750 USD to lay out on a CPU, the AMD EPYC 7351P packs in even more value.

From: Phoronix

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Xubuntu 17.10 Brings a Refreshed Xfce Experience and Latest Software Updates

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The Xubuntu 17.10 operating system has been released today as part of the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) release, bringing a refreshed Xfce desktop experience, up-to-date components, and many other improvements.

During the six-month development cycle, the Xubuntu team decided to update the appearance of the official Ubuntu flavor based on the Xfce desktop environment and designed for low-end computers or PCs from ten years ago. As such, client side decorations (CSD) were updated to use less space when using the Greybird GTK+ theme.

Besides a new wallpaper that adds a “refreshing touch of green” like the Xubuntu devs like to say, there’s new monochrome, mimetype, and device panel icons including in the elementary-xfce icon theme, and the GTK+ toolkit was upgraded to version 3.26, which offers support for Unicode 10.0.0 and color Emoji.

Talking about GTK+ 3, several components were ported to it duri… (read more)

From: Softpedia

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Samsung to support Linux distributions on Galaxy handsets

By corbet Here’s a
Samsung press release
describing the company’s move into the “run Linux
on your phone” space. “Installed as an app, Linux on Galaxy gives
smartphones the capability to run multiple operating systems, enabling
developers to work with their preferred Linux-based distributions on their
mobile devices. Whenever they need to use a function that is not available
on the smartphone OS, users can simply switch to the app and run any
program they need to in a Linux OS environment.

From: LWN

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