GIMP 2.18.20 under Linux Mint / Ubuntu install actively exploited Fairphone 2 Ubuntu touch with security vulnerability in WordPress [Full Guide]

  • 2.18.20 GIMP via PPA under Linux Mint or Ubuntu install

  • security hole in WordPress still problematic

  • UBPorts will soon Fairphone 2 with Ubuntu touch imagine

  • the document Foundation is pleased many donations after the release of LibreOffice 5.3

  • with ooniprobe the network censorship test

  • Hitman Linux has proper requirements

  • a homemade Polaroid-like camera with raspberry PI

  • LibreELEC 7.95.3 is possibly the last trial before 8.0

GIMP 2.18.20 under Linux Mint or Ubuntu install

before a short time GIMP released 2.18.20. Various bugs have been fixed and so on. The complete ChangeLog you can find here . In Ubuntu 16.04 or Linux Mint, however, is 18.1 GIMP version included 2.18.16.

PPA by Otto boiler goulash help installing the current version of GIMP 2.18.20 under Linux Mint or Ubuntu. Supported Ubuntu 12.04 or later and Linux Tobias 13 or higher. For installation of the usual triple jump is used (for older versions of Linux, you need maybe apt-get instead of apt ):

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa: otto goulash soup/gimp sudo apt update sudo apt install gimp 

who has already installed GIMP, can simply upgrade to GIMP 2.18.20 after you add the PPAs and replaced them the third line from the top :

 sudo apt upgrade 

Gimp 2.18.20 unter Linux Mint 18.1

GIMP 2.18.20 under Linux Mint 18.1

the current versions of the GIMP plugin registry and G’MIC (GREYC’s magic foor image computing) are also included.

 sudo apt install gimp-plugin-registry gimp-gmic 

who changes not happy is, can she undo:

 sudo apt install ppa purge sudo ppa purge ppa: otto goulash soup/gimp 

developers gave a glimpse of GIMP 3 also. We have to wait but still something in this matter. Who to trust, can the developer version GIMP 2.9 (will at some point to 3.0) – install this PPA at your own risk, of course.

statistics to LibreOffice 5.3

one week after publication of LibreOffice 5.3 the document Foundation has presented some statistics. There are a few impressive figures.

  • 410.472 downloads : 5.2 is an increase of 32 percent compared to the first week of LibreOffice.

  • 378.719 unique visitors : this corresponds to an increase of rich 77 percent.

  • 3293 donations : 79 percent more than at LibreOffice 5.2

  • 77.878 times was the video about the new features are seen-> 109 percent increase.

  • 30.298 were reached via Facebook (21% increase)

  • 20.203 came via Twitter – at this point is to drop by 42 percent.

in addition the document Foundation is pleased that LibreOffice 5.3 has raised a record high donations to .

UBPorts Pack Ubuntu on the Fairphone 2

even if it currently slowly go canonical comes to Ubuntu for smartphones, jumps the community. The Ubuntu community wants to end of February on the Ubuntu on the Fairphone 2 show Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona UBports . The two fit together somehow already. Eco-friendliness, sustainability and open source. Let’s see how far they get.

the Fairphone 2 is a modular phone, which components the user himself can change. Thus, it can of course also easy to repair. You can simply exchange battery, screen, camera module, and so on. It is built with the ulterior motive sustainability. The longer it lasts and the better I can repair it, the less waste is created.

a combination that I’m going to keep in mind is certainly

Fairphone 2 with Ubuntu touch. You can currently pre-order the Fairphone 2 and it will be delivered on May 31, 2017. With 520 euro is certainly not a bargain, but the spare parts are relatively cheap . Thus, the Smartphone could actually achieve a much higher lifetime total and then worth the purchase.

Auf dem Fairphone 2 soll Ubuntu Touch laufen

you want to run on the Fairphone 2 Ubuntu touch

ooniprobe from the Tor project tests your network on Internet censorship

the Tor project has the app ooniprobe provided. The app tests certain URLs and websites and trying to figure out whether they are blocked or you will be. Also you can test speed and performance of your network so that.

ooniprobe aus dem Hause Tor

ooniprobe from the home gate

ooniprobe explains the developers also indicate the risks. Employers, Government and so on may notice that you are running ooniprobe. Furthermore, the activity could how hacking look and the app tries to achieve offensive pages (pornography), which are illegal in certain countries. Before you start, you will be queried whether you understand the risks.

Potenzielle Risiken

potential risks

Verfügbare Tests


tests that give developers at that so-called false positive can be included. In case of doubt, a URL is marked rather red even if it is accessible.

who would like to move its network with ooniprobe on the Pelle, find the app for Android on Google’s play store . There’s more information and evaluated data under .

OONI-Daten - rot ist nicht gut

OONI-data – red is not good

requirements for Hitman under Linux

Feral Interactive has released the Linux system requirements for the game Hitman. Hitman for Linux will be released on February 16.

minimum requirements:

  • Intel Core i5-2500 K or AMD FX-8350

  • Ubuntu 16.04 or steam OS 2.0

  • 8 GByte RAM

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or AMD R9 270 X or higher recommended


  • Intel Core i7 3770

  • Ubuntu 16.10 or steam OS 2.0

  • 16 GByte RAM

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD R9 290 or better

millions of pages for WordPress gap defaced that in WordPress 4.7.0 and contained 4.7.1 security gap wreaks chaos. The attacks have increased significantly since a few days. About 20 hacker groups should be involved in and WordPress sites across the globe distributed with your messages provide . Due to an error in the REST API can manipulate attacker without login pages, delete and so on. WordPress 4.7.2 fixes the security gap and the software was released on 26 January 2017. Obviously, many operators have not updated yet.

according to are at least 1.5 million pages affected, which are spread out over 39,000 unique domains. OpenSUSE also was affected for example.

openSUSE gehackt ...

openSUSE hacked…

my own page automatically updates, and I’ve got WordPress 4.7.2 shortly after publication. It has been updated before the security gap was made known. Automatic updates can be a problem, but also the opposite. I can not exactly say why I’ve chosen for it.

PolaPi zero – Polaroid-like camera itself made

with a tiny receipt printer, a LCD screen and a raspberry PI was zero developed a camera that immediately prints pictures. The camera is but only of limited suitability for snapshots because the boot time of Raspbian approximately a minute. Then, however, you can shoot pictures. If you like the recording, then press the top button and the image will be printed (monochrome). A color laser printer would make the PolaPi zero rather unwieldy. there instructions, plans for the housing, wiring diagrams, and so on. Now… only that lacks only an underwater housing the slips could be down to the problem be 😉

LibreELEC 7.95.3 with kodi 17 is available another beta version of LibreELEC is 7.95.3 8.0 version is a maintenance release, which fixes some issues with aarch64 devices (WeTek-hub/play 2 and Odroid C2). If no major problems occur more, LibreELEC 7.95.3 is the last version of the test. The next release will LibreELEC 8.0 with kodi 17 krypton . The current version of kodi is already included. The release notes are here you .

I have already several times mentioned that I LibreELEC 7.9.x long running PI 3 on a raspberry have. So far, I could find no massive problems. LibreELEC 8 with kodi 17 is a good combination. Kodi 17 looks very modern, the operation has become easier and clearer and chorus 2 is class as a Web UI.

the easiest installation of LibreELEC with the works LibreELEC USB SD creator .

LibreELEC 7.95.1 via LibreELEC USB-SD Creator installieren

LibreELEC 7.95.x install easily via the LibreELEC USB SD creator

short listed

LiMux is in Munich before the end. This is a request for the current Government Innov (PDF) . That is if Microsoft is established, a commissioned independent study and lobbyists blame LiMux since the beginning for all problems. How much is the return, is not mentioned by the way.

sailfish OS 2.1.0 Iijoki is here and brings major changes in terms of architecture. It Qt 5.6 are the framework, Bluez5 and beginnings of a 64-bit architecture on board UI. Is still a beta version of VPN (virtual private network) implements. The use of the camera should become easier and the font in the UI is greater. You can the release notes here see .

Linux kernel 3.18.48 LTS is and it is expected to be the last version of the 3.18.x series. The has announced Greg K-H as to . Whenever possible, users on kernel should update 4.4 LTS or 4.9 LTS. Greg K-H but also writes that various Android devices with kernel 3.18 delivered (he switched it on its new Smartphone) and the manufacturer so far provide no update. Should no resolution be presented my plan for this scenario is to complain loudly and threaten to never again buy this brand;

help of the KDE neon docker images can you quickly try out KDE software. starting immediately that support KDE-neon – docker -images also Wayland.

flat pack or snap?

interesting comparison between Flatpak and snap. More precisely it comes what container format is supported by the distribution. The locally developed Flatpak is supported actually all major distributions. The latest version runs on Ubuntu. Developers really want to reach all Linux users, Flatpak currently probably is the better option. But in the discussion Flatpak or AppImage or snap be sure more often fly the sparks. Nobody agrees and canonical wants an extra sausage 🙂

that Crowdfunding wish to develop an AppCenter makers of elementary OS. The AppCenter to help developers, open-source applications for elementary OS to quickly and easily develop and bring in the people. It’s still a month time and almost 50 percent of 8000 dollars are already collected.

made with Krita is available immediately and Civilization IV for Linux is also there (until 13 February, there is 20% discount). On steam, you can find well over 3000 games for Linux. Because you’ll be busy a while.

whether it with Android-x 86 continues, is uncertain. The project was taken more or less by Jide ( remix OS ). Founder and lead developer of Chih-wei Huang has worked for Jide, but no longer does. He left Jide end of 2016 and is search for a new job on the . Whether he continues to power the project Android-X 86 has, he still can not say. The project is but moves freely and perhaps someone else in the pushing. has a new paint job and Fedora 27 to see light of day in the 31.10.2017 of the . The developers had to move once again the release of Ubuntu 16.04.2.

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