Announcing the PostgreSQL STIG

By corbet Crunchy Data has announced
the availability of a “security technical implementation guide” for the
PostgreSQL database management system. “While the STIG was authored
for the benefit of the U.S. Government, the DISA PostgreSQL STIG offers
security-conscious enterprises a comprehensive guide for the configuration
and operation of open source PostgreSQL. Enterprises can refer to the STIG
as for guidance on PostgreSQL security best practices they consider open
source PostgreSQL as an alternative to proprietary, closed source, database
software.

From: LWN

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Scientific Linux 5 End of Life

By jake The Scientific Linux project has announced that Scientific Linux 5 has reached its end of life. “After March 31 2017 Scientific Linux 5 will not receive further updates
and the files will be archived.

The existing files will be moved into
http://ftp.scientificlinux.org/linux/scientific/obsolete/ for archival
purposes after March 31 2017.

This will break existing yum repos and kickstarts using the official
distribution servers.”

From: LWN

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Distribution Release: Netrunner 17.03

By distro@distrowatch.com Netrunner is a Debian-based Linux distribution which features a customized KDE Plasma desktop environment. The Netrunner project has announced the release of an update to their distribution, Netrunner 17.03 “Cyclotron”. The new release features KDE’s Plasma 5.9 desktop, version 4.9.0 of the Linux kernel and the extended support….

From: DistroWatch

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How to Install osTicket with Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial, I will show you step by step to install and configure osTicket on Ubuntu 16.04. OsTicket is an open source support ticket system based on PHP. It’s a simple and lightweight support ticket system, designed to be easy to use and easy to install.

From: LXer

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[$] Extending statx()

By jake

When Andreas Dilger proposed the statx() topic for the 2017 Linux
Storage, Filesystem, and Memory-Management Summit, the system call had
still not been merged. But that all changed in the 4.11 development cycle when Al Viro merged the
system call to provide additional file information. So, unlike
previous
years
, the discussion was not about how to merge such a system call but,
instead, how to extend statx() for additional file information.

From: LWN

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14-Way NVIDIA Kepler/Maxwell/Pascal OpenGL vs. Vulkan With Mad Max On Linux

Yesterday game porter firm Feral Interactive released a public beta of Mad Max that features a Vulkan renderer in place of its OpenGL API for graphics rendering on Linux. In addition to Radeon Vulkan numbers, I posted some NVIDIA Mad Max Linux benchmarks with both renderers. Those results were exciting on the few Pascal cards tested so I have now extended that comparison to feature a line-up of 14 NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards from Kepler, Maxwell, and Pascal families while looking at this game’s OpenGL vs. Vulkan performance.

From: Phoronix

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Linux, meet DisplayPort

At ELC 2017, Intel’s Manasi Navare described how she patched Linux 4.12 for true DisplayPort compliance, and offered tips on pushing patches upstream. If you’ve ever hooked up a Linux computer to a DisplayPort monitor and encountered only a flickering or blank screen, we’ve got good news for you. A graphics kernel developer at Intel’s […]

From: LXer

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