Ubuntu 17.10 is out! WPA2 gets cracked, Fedora adds AAC, and a ARM64 netbook you might actually want. All this plus your emails.
Special thanks to: Bobby D (latest executive producer)
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17.10 gets official
- Everyone get out there and test it!
- I will wait a few weeks until the big bugs or sorted.
- October 19 — Final Release
- Ubuntu 17.10 will use GNOME as the default desktop environment
- Let us know how it borked your system.
- Did the upgrade to the full release version (or as close as you can get) on the 32 bit version I have on the Thinkpad and nothing is broken.
- That said, that’s 12 year old hardware.
- It’s a Ubuntu based distro, of course they are.
- So they haven’t dun integrated them in the OS , and Canonical added them to the oversight committee. Seems legit.
- They haven’t begun integrating snap building into their infrastructure.
- This is all theory.
The fixie of browsers
- A keyboard driven browser with a vim-like, minimalistic interface.
- It’s written in spite.
- Tried to install in /w tox but it wanted python 3.5.
- For what bizarre moon reason was AAC not included?
- Because the version they’re now shipping is the Fraunhofer one.
- It’s nice that we’re getting some out of the box support for more codecs on fedora. Now I don’t have to mess with gstreamer-plugins-ugly. Now I can take it out of my setup ansible book
- They are shipping a “crafted” version that may or may not work because Fedora BS.
- Just keep using the one you’ve been using.
- In theory, this seems like an awesome thing.
- Cheap 64 bit ARM DIY laptop is something I’d very much like to see take off.
- Not just for the sake of it being what it is but the kind of mods and custom stuff which could spring up around it.
- Similar to the RasPi but more focused on actual computing rather than a base for embedded projects.
- This wasn’t what I wanted when I mentioned an arm laptop last week
- I was thinking more along the lines of an octo/deca-core box with at least 8GB of ram, some proper SSD storage and a decent display
- Maybe some expansion slots for some nifty coprocessors
- As a DIY project, it is pretty neat though
- The laptop comes with pre-installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with Mate, Firefox browser.
- This is a tinker-toy (not in a bad way) so don’t expect to replace your daily driver?
- This thing got a price?
New release of Dragonfire open source virtual assistant runs fully on local
- The disembodied head thing is super creepy
- You can now pretend you have your own gimped Jarvis that you can order around
- Kinda wanna play around with it in order to make it say some messed up stuff
- Like screaming at your mobile device only to have it ignore you 90% of the time?
- Want to replicate that experience on your desktop?
- The affected CVEs are: CVE-2017-13077, CVE-2017-13078, CVE-2017-13079, CVE-2017-13080, CVE-2017-13081, CVE-2017-13082, CVE-2017-13084, CVE-2017-13086, CVE-2017-13087, CVE-2017-13088
- Many manufactures have started pushing updates over the last couple of weeks. Check with your manufacturer for router updates that mention the above CVEs.
- Should you panic, no.
- If you can’t patch your device, make sure you’re using SSL, SSH, VPNS and whatever other encrypted hoopajoop you can to protect your traffic.
- And remember kids, proper design is done with the expectation that components will fail.
- Credit to Ubuntu for having a patch out same-day.
Zero reasons not to
- THis is the using that mod_md project that mozilla is funding
- If it’s as simple as the video says, this is pretty frickin’ neat!
- Ewww. Nano tho
- I made a thing because for whatever reason this info was not all in one place.
Slice of Pi
Just in time for Halloween
- Welp, you missed out but let it inspire you to create some jolly nightmares of your own.
- This serves no purpose other than terrorizing your children.
- I approve.