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LXer: Remembering Vernon Adams

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 11:12:04 PM
VernonLWN reports on the sad death of Vernon Adams, designer of the Oxygen font and author of the invaluable how to use Font Forge guide.VDG Artist Thomas Pfeiffer writes:The name Vernon Adams might not ring any bells for you, but if you have used Plasma in the recent past, you know at least one of his works: The Oxygen font, which was Plasma's default user interface font for a long time.Vernon did excellent work on the font, and we'd still be using it as our default today if a tragic car accident had not rendered him unable to continue his work (sadly nobody else took it up, either). Sadly, Vernon has now passed away.Vernon Adams will always be remembered by the Free Software community for his tireless work for freedom in font design, and we hope he will inspire countless font designers to come.?

Reddit: Hilarious

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 10:38:17 PM

LXer: New ransomware threat deletes files from Linux web servers

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 10:03:27 PM
A destructive ransomware program deletes files from web servers and asks administrators for money to return them, though it's not clear if attackers can actually deliver on this promise.

LinuxToday: How to apply patches on OpenBSD system/kernel and packages easily

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 09:00:00 PM

 Nixcraft: OpenBSD is just like Linux...

LXer: Installing BlackArch Linux on a Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 08:54:50 PM
Would you like to use a Raspberry Pi as a topflight security tool? Here’s how to install BlackArch Linux on a Pi to get you on your way.

TuxMachines: A new OpenSUSE Linux is coming to town, and it's all about stability

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 08:27:10 PM

Linux users come in many shapes and sizes, but those in the business world typically steer clear of the bleeding edge. That's why the OpenSUSE project recently switched to a two-pronged development approach, with one version focused on constant updates and another on enterprise-grade stability. On Wednesday, the latter took a big step forward.

The first beta version of OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 is now available, giving enterprises and other stability-minded users the chance to check it out and get a taste of what's coming in the final release, which is due Nov. 16. This is the first key update to the Leap software since OpenSUSE adopted its dual-path approach late last year with OpenSUSE 42.1.

“Leap is for pragmatic and conservative technology adopters,” Ludwig Nussel, the release manager for OpenSUSE Leap, said in the software's official announcement. “Testing the beta helps make Leap even more mature, so we encourage as many people as possible to test it.”

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TuxMachines: Kernel News (Linux/Linux Foundation)

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 08:24:37 PM
  • Getting Blockchain Technology Enterprise-Ready

    Blockchain technology first burst onto the scene as the underpinning of Bitcoin digital currency. Since then, open source distributed ledger technology has continued to evolve into an unparalleled asset tracker. It brings new efficiencies and much-needed transparency to online transactions in a world where assets move and change hands at Internet speeds.

  • Logitech M720 Triathlon Multi-Device Bluetooth Mouse is perfect for Linux dual-booters
  • An introduction to Linux network routing

    In June when I discussed basic network configuration, one thing I did not talk about then is routing. This article provides a very brief introduction to routing for Linux computers, designed for understanding simple environments.

    Every computer attached to a network requires some type of routing instructions for network TCP/IP packets when they leave the local host. This is usually very straightforward because most network environments are very simple and there are only two options for departing packets. All packets are sent either to a device on the local network or to some other, remote network.

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TuxMachines: Planet KDE's Latest

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 08:18:52 PM

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Reddit: rclone - rsync for cloud storage

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 08:12:41 PM

LXer: 3 copyright tips for students and educators

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 07:46:13 PM
Copyright is a really complicated topic, and when it comes to online use of creative works, accidentally crossing the line between fair use and a copyright violation is easy. How do you know what is copyrighted? Recently Frederico Morando (Creative Commons, Italy) and I presented a training session on understanding copyright policies at Wikimania more

LinuxToday: Tor Addresses an Important Bug Related to the ReachableAddresses Option

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 07:00:00 PM

softpedia: Tor comes exactly twenty days after the release of Tor to address an important issue that has been recently discovered in the ReachableAddresses option.

LXer: Tools To Password Protect Folder In Linux

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 06:37:36 PM
Most of the time, having a password protected user is all you need to keep your files private and protected from prying eyes. There are those few times when you need to allow access to your account to another person, sometimes there are folders or files you would like to keep away from being accessed. Now we can password protect folder with several handy tools. In the Windows world, these tools are quite easily available for Windows but today we will look at a few options available for the Linux user.

Reddit: Just did sudo rm --no-preserve-root -r / on Ubuntu 16.04 in Virtualbox. What happened?

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 06:35:49 PM

So, I was messing around with Ubuntu and did sudo rm -r /. All on tty1 in full text mode only.

At first it showed a message saying that doing such recursive things on root was dangerous. So I did sudo rm --no-preserve-root -r /. At first messages flied through saying things did not have permission. Then it stopped in between with heavy disk activity - presumably deleting shit. Finally it stopped at something cannot be deleted because resource was busy.

Naturally I pressed Tab twice to see what commands are left. Not too much. Good. :)

Then I tried running the same command again. And it shows /usr/bin/sudo: No such file or directory stating that sudo has been deleted from the system.

At this point I want to ask 5 things:

  1. What all is left behind in the system?

  2. Why did I get permission denied messages when I am running them as the (virtual) superuser?

  3. What super important things have been deleted that severely affects even a barebones system?

  4. What all can I do with the leftover system?

  5. Can I get it back to a normal working system? If so, how? (Since I am behind proxy, bonus internet points for telling how to do that behind proxy.)

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Reddit: What are some things you are almost embarrassed to admit you discovered really late but can't do without now?

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 05:55:03 PM

I was just reminded of my example of this and had to laugh. Was wondering if anyone else has similar things. Mine is screen. I'm a terminal junky. I do almost everything in a text terminal and typically have at least 10-15 terminal windows with 5-10 tabs each. I even read my email in a text terminal using mutt. I'm embarrassed to say that it only took me about 13 years of using Unix/BSD/Linux to discover screen.

Just curious if anyone else has had the same thing and maybe learn a few new tricks.

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LXer: Install Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu 16.04

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 05:28:59 PM
Ruby on Rails is a full stack web application framework which provides default structures for databases, web services and web pages. It is used by many developers since it makes the application development very simple. In this tutorial we will show you how to install Ruby on Rails on a Linux VPS running Ubuntu 16.04 as an operating system.

LinuxToday: The cars of the future will run Automotive Grade Linux

Wednesday 31st of August 2016 05:00:00 PM

Automotive Grade Linux is about collaborating to build the car of the future, and doing that through rapid innovation.

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Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu Phone, Sep 2016 - Vorsprung durch Touch
    The Ubuntu Phone is getting better, and with every new iteration of the OTA, my little BQ Aquaris E4.5 is gaining more speed and functionality. Like in the air force, with an avionics upgrade, which transforms ancient wings into a powerful and modern bird of prey. Only the pace of advancement is lagging behind the market. See what Android and iOS can do, even Windows Phone, and you realize how late and insufficiently meaningful the Ubuntu Phone really is. This has to change, massively. This latest round does bring some fine goods to the table - more speed and stability, better icons, more overall visual polish, incremental improvements in the applications and the scopes. But that's not enough to win the heart of the average user. A more radical, app-centric effort is required. More focus on delivering the mobile experience, be it as it may. Ubuntu cannot revolutionalize that which is already considered the past. It can only join the club and enjoy the benefits of a well-established reality. And that is a kickass app stack that makes the touch device worth using in the first place. Still, it's not all gloomy. E4.5 is a better product now than it was a year ago, fact. Ubuntu Phone is a better operating system than it was even this spring, fact. So maybe one day we will see Ubuntu become an important if not dominant player in the phone and tablet space. It sure is heading in the right direction, my only fear is the availability of resources to pull off this massive rehaul that is needed to make it stand up to the old and proven giants. And that's it really. If you're keen on Linux (not Android) making it in the mobile world, do not forget to check my Ubuntu tablet review! Especially the convergence piece. On that merry note, you do remember that I'm running a wicked contest this year, too? He/she who reads my books might get a chance to win an M10 tablet. Indeed. Off you go, dear readers. Whereas I will now run the same set of tests we did here on the Aquaris tablet, and see how it likes the OTA-12 upgrade. The end.
  • Ubuntu 16.10 Unity 8 - new window snapping feature
  • Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 17.04 is Taking Place In Mid-November
  • Ubuntu Online Summit: 15-16 November 2016

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • 10 Top Open Source Artificial Intelligence Tools for Linux
    In this post, we shall cover a few of the top, open-source artificial intelligence (AI) tools for the Linux ecosystem. Currently, AI is one of the ever advancing fields in science and technology, with a major focus geared towards building software and hardware to solve every day life challenges in areas such as health care, education, security, manufacturing, banking and so much more.
  • List of FLOSS International Conferences September 2016 Materials
  • This Week In Servo 78
    Our overall roadmap is available online and now includes the initial Q3 plans. From now on, we plan to include the quarterly plan with a high-level breakdown in the roadmap page.
  • Firefox 49 Release: Find out what is new
    Firefox 49.0 is the next major stable release of the web browser. Firefox 48.0.2 and earlier versions of Firefox can be updated to the new release.
  • Open-Source Climate Change Data From NASA, NOAA, & Others Available For 1st Time
    Climate change has many components — rising sea levels, alterations in rainfall patterns, and an increase in severe storm activity, among others. Communities around the world are faced with the need to plan for climate change but don’t have the information available to do so effectively.
  • Another Setback for 3D Printed Gun Advocate Cody Wilson as Court of Appeals Rules That National Security Concerns Outweigh Free Speech
    It’s been a long, drawn-out battle, beginning in 2013 when Cody Wilson, founder of Defense Distributed, published the open source files for his 3D printed handgun, the Liberator, online. The State Department ordered that he take the files down, and Wilson complied, but not before thousands had downloaded them and spread them elsewhere on the Internet. In 2015, with the help of gun rights organization The Second Amendment Foundation, Wilson filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the State Department had violated not only his Second Amendment but his First Amendment rights. By suppressing his right to share information online, Wilson argued, the State Department was violating his right to free speech.
  • In 3D-Printed Gun Case, Federal Court Permits Speech Censorship in the Name of Alleged National Security
  • Oracle tries playing nice with Java EE rebels
    With Oracle now trying to get back on track with advancing enterprise Java, the company is seeking rapprochement with factions that had sought to advance the platform on their own. The two groups involved are mostly amenable to patching up the relationship. Oracle's Anil Gaur, group vice president of engineering, said this week he had already been in touch with some of the concerned parties. The two factions include Java EE Guardians, led by former Oracle Java EE evangelist Reza Rahman, and, which has included participation from Red Hat and IBM.

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