[$] Reviving the Hershey fonts

Linux Weekly News - sze, 2015-08-26 02:16

At the 2015 edition of TypeCon in Denver, Adobe's Frank Grießhammer presented his work reviving the famous Hershey fonts from the Mid-Century era of computing. The original fonts were tailor-made for early vector-based output devices but, although they have retained a loyal following (often as a historical curiosity), they have never before been produced as an installable digital font.

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Go 1.5 released

Linux Weekly News - k, 2015-08-25 23:06
Version 1.5 of the Go language has been released. "This release includes significant changes to the implementation. The compiler tool chain was translated from C to Go, removing the last vestiges of C code from the Go code base. The garbage collector was completely redesigned, yielding a dramatic reduction [PDF] in garbage collection pause times. Related improvements to the scheduler allowed us to change the default GOMAXPROCS value (the number of concurrently executing goroutines) from 1 to the number of available CPUs. Changes to the linker enable distributing Go packages as shared libraries to link into Go programs, and building Go packages into archives or shared libraries that may be linked into or loaded by C programs (design doc)."
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An Everyday Linux User Review Of Mageia 5

LinuxToday - k, 2015-08-25 22:30
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Happy 24th birthday, Linux kernel (

Linux Weekly News - k, 2015-08-25 21:58 wishes Linux a happy 24th birthday, with a brief timeline of Linux history. "There's some debate in the Linux community as to whether we should be celebrating Linux's birthday today or on October 5 when the first public release was made, but Linus says he is O.K. with you celebrating either one, or both! So as we say happy birthday, let's take a quick look back at the years that have passed and how far we have come."
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KDE Ships Plasma 5.4.0, Feature Release for August

Linux Weekly News - k, 2015-08-25 21:33
KDE has released Plasma 5.4 with some new features. "This release of Plasma brings many nice touches for our users such as much improved high DPI support, KRunner auto-completion and many new beautiful Breeze icons. It also lays the ground for the future with a tech preview of Wayland session available. We're shipping a few new components such as an Audio Volume Plasma Widget, monitor calibration tool and the User Manager tool comes out beta."
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Tuesday's security updates

Linux Weekly News - k, 2015-08-25 19:22

CentOS has updated httpd (C6: denial of service) and nss (C5: two vulnerabilities).

Oracle has updated httpd (OL7; OL6: denial of service), mariadb (OL7: multiple unspecified vulnerabilities), and nss (OL5: two vulnerabilities).

Red Hat has updated httpd (RHEL7; RHEL6: HTTP request smuggling), httpd24-httpd (RHSCL2: multiple vulnerabilities), libunwind (RHELOSP6: buffer overflow), mariadb (RHEL7: multiple vulnerabilities), nss (RHEL5: two vulnerabilities), openstack-neutron (RHELOSP6: denial of service), openstack-swift (RHELOSP6; RHELOSP5: arbitrary object deletion), python-django (RHELOSP6; RHELOSP5: denial of service), python-django-horizon (RHELOSP6: cross-site scripting), python-keystoneclient (RHELOSP6; RHELOSP5: two vulnerabilities), qemu-kvm-rhev (RHELOSP6; RHELOSP5: information leak), redis (RHELOSP6: code execution), and thunderbird (RHEL5,6,7: multiple vulnerabilities).

Scientific Linux has updated httpd (SL7; SL6: denial of service), mariadb (SL7: multiple vulnerabilities), nss (SL5: two vulnerabilities), and thunderbird (SL5,6,7: multiple vulnerabilities).

Ubuntu has updated thunderbird (15.04, 14.04, 12.04: multiple vulnerabilities).

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How to Run Kali Linux 2.0 In Docker Container

LinuxToday - k, 2015-08-25 18:30
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[ovs-announce] Open vSwitch 2.4.0 Available

LinuxToday - k, 2015-08-25 15:30
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PC-BSD 10.2-RELEASE Now Available

LinuxToday - k, 2015-08-25 13:30
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PHP 7 drops first release candidate

LinuxToday - k, 2015-08-25 03:30
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