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Links 18/11/2022: wattOS R12, Several CloudNativePG Releases, and Nageru 2.2.0

  • GNU/Linux

    • Audiocasts/Shows

    • Graphics Stack

      • Free Desktopmesa 22.3.0-rc3
        Hello everyone,

        The third release candidate for 22.3.0 is now available.

        If you find any issues, please report them here:

        The final 22.3.0 release is expected in one week, on November 23th, unless an issue pops up by then, in which case another release candidate will take its place.

        Cheers, Eric
    • Applications

      • Steinar H GundersonNageru 2.2.0 released

        I've released version 2.2.0 of Nageru, my live video mixer. The “big ticket” item this time is AV1 support (through SVT-AV1), but it's still too experimental for production—in particular, as I've written about before, the client ecosystem isn't quite there yet.

        But there's also a few cleanups, in particular a dependency removal. Every dependency is a long-term burden, and in retrospect, I shouldn't have taken on so many. (I am aware that this is ironic given the previous paragraph.) I'm wondering maybe if I should try to control my own fate a bit more and get rid of some.

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • Make Use OfSeamlessly Run Windows Apps on Your Linux Desktop With WinApps

        WinApps helps you install and run Windows apps on Linux using virtualization and RDP. Here's how to get started.

        The inability to easily run popular Windows apps on Linux has long been a barrier to the widespread adoption of Linux. While most apps will run with Wine or in a VirtualBox virtual machine, these solutions are kludgy, inelegant, and can require a great deal of fiddling and configuration.

        With WinApps, you can easily manage and run Windows software on Linux, and even integrate it into your system and context menus.

      • EX180 Series: Install Podman and Set up OpenShift Using CodeReady Containers

        I’ll be taking Red Hat’s EX180 exam in a couple of weeks, so I thought I’d get a homelab set up to go through study material.

      • It's FOSSHow to Install and Use htop in Linux - It’s FOSS

        Windows has its famous task manager. Linux has several GUI and command line system monitors. Every Linux system comes with a couple of them.

        On the command line, the top command is perhaps the goto command for checking the system resource utilization quickly.

        Using top command apart from viewing the processes could be tricky. And this is where htop tops top. Pun aside, htop is a top-like utility but with a better and user-friendly interface.

      • It's FOSS[Fixed] "Key is stored in legacy trusted.gpg keyring" Issue

        First thing first. It is not an error, it is a warning message. A warning does not stop the procedure. You can continue upgrading your system even if you see this warning message during an update.

        If you don’t like seeing the warning message, you can take some manual steps to get rid of it.

        There are two ways; the proper way and the quick and dirty way. Read both methods and see which one you feel comfortable with.

      • TecMintHow to Use fgrep Command to Find Text Strings in Files

        In this beginner-friendly guide, we will discuss some practical examples of the fgrep command. By the end of this guide, users will be able to perform text search operations efficiently using the command line interface.

        Text searching is one of the most commonly performed operations. However, this simple task quickly becomes time-consuming if users are not familiar with the correct tools. In Linux, there are various text-filtering utilities such as awk, sed, cut, etc.

      • Install Nvidia drivers on RHEL 9 - Darryl Dias

        I recently installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux on my NUC laptop and it ships with an RTX 3070. In the process of getting the GPU drivers set up, I came across a simple way to set up the official Nvidia drivers on RHEL.

        This article will cover every step. All you need is one reboot and you will have Nvidia drivers running.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install Remi RPM Repo on Fedora 37/36/35

        REMI is a free-to-use repository created and maintained by Remi Collect. The REMI repository’s primary goal is to provide the latest versions of the PHP stack, full-featured, and some other software packages to the Fedora and Enterprise Linux (RHEL, CentOS, Oracle, AlmaLinux, Rocky Linux) operating systems. The repository contains several thousand individual RPM packages continuously updated to match the latest upstream releases. In addition to providing access to the latest software packages, REMI also makes it easy to install multiple versions of the same software on a single system. This can be useful for testing or when running software that is incompatible with the latest version. REMI is an essential resource for anyone using Fedora or Enterprise Linux, and it is well worth setting up.

        In the following tutorial, you will learn how to import the Remi Repository on Fedora 37/36/35 Linux for users who prefer to install the latest version of the PHP branch installed on their system using the command line terminal.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install RPM Fusion on Fedora 37/36/35

        RPM Fusion is a repository of add-on packages for Fedora and EL+EPEL that a group of community volunteers maintains. RPM Fusion is not a standalone repository but an extension of Fedora’s default packages that could not be included due to Fedora being bound by the same legal restrictions as Red Hat.

        The RPM Fusion repository comes in two flavors, Free and Non-Free. The free repository contains a free version of the open source and non-free, which mostly have almost all free software but are closed source and mainly proprietary.

        In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install RPM Fusion on your Fedora 37/36/35 workstation or server to install additional open-source or proprietary packages, along with examples of using RPM in the command line terminal. For the long term, you can also search the RPM Fusion repository database for packages by visiting here.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install OnlyOffice on Fedora 37/36/35

        ONLYOFFICE is a powerful and versatile office suite that allows you to edit text documents, spreadsheets, or presentations easily. It also includes many collaborative features, such as a CRM system for keeping track of contacts; a project management toolset that provides organization tools like task lists. The contact list can be accessed from anywhere worldwide via an internet connection! Furthermore, there are mail servers, so messages won’t get lost because they’re stored securely on one central server while users receive notifications whenever somebody sends them something new (which means less stress). And finally, ONLY OFFICE offers an easy way to navigate projects using calendars.

        In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install OnlyOffice on Fedora 37/36/35 Linux by downloading the official RPM repository and installing it manually or using the third-party package manager Flatpak that is natively installed.

      • Linux CapableHow to Create a Sudo User on Fedora 37/36/35

        Sudo is a powerful command line tool that allows users to run programs with administrative privileges. To use sudo, a user must first be added to the sudoers file. When installing Fedora, the user account created during the initial setup should have access to sudo rights. However, there may be a need to add additional sudo users or make the default user have sudo rights.

        In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a sudo user and some handy hints and methods on a Fedora 37/36/35 Linux desktop or headless server using the command line terminal.

  • Distributions and Operating Systems

  • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

    • David RevoyMy Neighbor Mastodon - David Revoy

      An obvious parody to celebrate 15K followers on Mastodon (it grows quickly because a lot of Twitter users joins it recently). It's a social network I love because it is made of Free/Libre software, a decentralized network, and open standards for the protocol.


      It will for sure weight in my brainstorming; I don't feel the need to please any ranking algorythm.

    • Web Browsers/Web Servers

      • Mozilla

        • 9to5LinuxMozilla Firefox 108 Enters Public Beta Testing with WebMIDI Enabled by Default

          Firefox 108 doesn’t look like a big update to Mozilla’s web browser, but it does bring a few interesting things, starting with WebMIDI support enabled by default. WebMIDI is an API designed to provide MIDI support in web browsers, making it easier for musicians to interact with music using the Web.

          Firefox 108 also introduces support for importing maps that allow web pages to control the behavior of JavaScript imports by default, as well as support for proper color correction of images tagged with ICCv4 profiles.

    • SaaS/Back End/Databases

      • PostgreSQLPostgreSQL: CloudNativePG 1.18.0, 1.17.2 and 1.16.4 Released!

        The CloudNativePG Community has announced version 1.18.0, a new minor release of the CloudNativePG Operator, which introduces support for cluster-managed physical replication slots to automatically manage physical replication slots for each hot standby replica in a High Availability cluster, failover events included.

  • Leftovers

    • Hardware

      • Video: EL Graphical Workstation with GPU in the Cloud

        There is a new (to me) commercial remoting protocol named Nice DCV. If using Amazon's AWS for hosting your graphical workstation, Nice DCV is free... but if you want to run it on your on-premise physical or virtual system, it requires a commercial license. Supposedly Nice DCV is very performant and is being used for cloud hosted graphics workstations used by artists working for CGI production companies.

      • IT WireSmartphone shipments in Europe down by 16% in 3Q 2022

        European smartphone shipments in the third quarter of 2022 declined by 16% year-on-year to a shade more than 40 million units, the technology analyst firm Counterpoint Research says, attributing this to economic challenges that placed constraints on consumer demand.

        However, the numbers were better than those for the second quarter, with the iPhone 14 launch and a sales push by Xiaomi and realme in Russia bringing about a 4% rise.

        Counterpoint associate director Jan Stryjak said: “The overall climate is still bleak in Europe. Weaker consumer demand for expensive devices, exacerbated by lockdown-related supply issues in China, meant Apple’s iPhone 14 launch was not as strong as expected, helping Samsung keep the top spot.

    • Security

      • USCERT#StopRansomware: Hive [Ed: Microsoft Windows TCO, but CISA fails to mention culprits, as usual]

        Today, CISA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) #StopRansomware: Hive Ransomware to provide network defenders tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) and indicators of compromise (IOCs) associated with Hive ransomware variants. FBI investigations identified these TTPs and IOCs as recently as November 2022.

        Hive ransomware has targeted a wide range of businesses and critical infrastructure sectors, including Government Facilities, Communications, Critical Manufacturing, Information Technology, and—especially—Healthcare and Public Health (HPH).

      • CISACISA, NSA, and ODNI Release Guidance for Customers on Securing the Software Supply Chain [Ed: Instead of tackling their own back doors and faked 'security', here they are pushing Microsoft talking points and nonsense like SBOM]

        Today, CISA, the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), published the third of a three-part series on securing the software supply chain: Securing Software Supply Chain Series - Recommended Practices Guide for Customers. This publication follows the August 2022 release of guidance for developers and October 2022 release of guidance for suppliers.

      • Bleeping ComputerMicrosoft fixes Windows Kerberos auth issues in emergency updates [Ed: It's not Kerberos; it's Microsoft attack on Kerberos and Microsoft made it insecure, too]

        Microsoft has released optional out-of-band (OOB) updates to fix a known issue triggering Kerberos sign-in failures and other authentication problems on enterprise Windows domain controllers after installing cumulative updates released during November's Patch Tuesday.

        The company acknowledged and started investigating on Monday when it also said that the known issue could affect any Kerberos authentication scenario within affected enterprise environments.

        While Microsoft has also started enforcing security hardening for Kerberos and Netlogon beginning with the November 2022 Patch Tuesday, it said that these auth problems are not an expected result.

      • IT WireiTWire - F5 issues fixes for BIG-IP, BIG-IQ flaws discovered by Rapid7

        Security firm F5 has released patches for vulnerabilities in its BIG-IP and BIG-IQ products, after the flaws were reported to it on 18 August by threat research outfit Rapid7.

        In a blog post, Rapid7 said both BIG-IP and BIG-IQ were susceptible to unauthenticated remote code execution through forgery of a cross-site request (CVE-2022-41622).

        Additionally, the appliance mode iControl REST was vulnerable to authenticated remote code execution via RPM spec injection (CVE-2022-41800).

        Three bypasses of security controls were also found, the Rapid7 post said, adding that F5 did not consider these to have a reasonable attack surface. All the flaws were discovered by Ron Bowes.

    • Transparency/Investigative Reporting

      • Internet Freedom FoundationDigital Transparency: A Right to Information Report for October 2022

        For the month of October 2022, IFF has filed 03 Right to Information (“RTI”) applications, 01 first appeal. In significant responses, the Ministry of Law and Justice told us that they do not keep a copy of the legal opinions sought by Ministries and Departments; and DoT shared the order constituting the committee which drafted the draft Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022.


        One of our key areas of work is ensuring that public authorities respect data privacy and engage in practices that will protect the right to privacy. We filed a first appeal with the Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) Directorate under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology; on their non-response to our RTI application seeking information on use of Facial Recognition Technology by them under IFF’s Project Panoptic.

        Under the project, we routinely file RTI applications with various public authorities after we come across news reports that they are developing or using facial recognition technology (FRT). We also filed an RTI with Delhi Public Works Department on CCTVs and FRT in Delhi prisons.

        For more information on the use of facial recognition technology and how it increases mass surveillance, visit IFF’s Project Panoptic.

    • AstroTurf/Lobbying/Politics

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