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TuxMachines: Simplicity Linux 15.1 Is Based on Slacko – Gallery

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 09:23:08 PM

Simplicity Linux, a Linux distribution based on Slacko that uses the LXDE desktop, has reached version 15.1 and is now available for download and testing.

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TuxMachines: Open Collaboration is Paving the Path for NFV

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 09:19:22 PM

I am thrilled to be joining OPNFV as its Director of NFV working directly with those who are committed to advancing open source NFV for all. I am excited about this organization, this technology, this community, and what the future holds for NFV.

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Reddit: Upstart script that will start and mange 3 or 4 python apps?

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 07:18:05 PM

Trying to create an upstart script that will handle between 3 and 4 python apps. Each group of them is handling one client so if any of them stop upstart needs to restart them. Is this do able?

Here is a list of the commands

CONFIG="main.settings.ClientConfig" python /var/client/app/ &> /var/log/client/client-clock.log CONFIG="main.settings.clientConfig" python /var/client/app/ &> /var/log/client/client-worker.log CONFIG="main.settings.clientConfig" python /var/client/app/ &> /var/log/client/client-worker.log CONFIG="main.settings.clientConfig" python /var/client/app/ &> /var/log/client/client-worker.log

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LXer: Systemd – for better or worse

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 07:17:06 PM
Systemd hopes to simplify the growing number of processes across Linux distributions. It’s a worthy goal, but things are never that simple...

Phoronix: Microsoft's .NET Team Open-Sources CoreCLR

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 07:12:37 PM
Microsoft's .NET team has announced the open-sourcing of CoreCLR, the execution engine of .NET core...

LXer: Simplicity Linux 15.1 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 06:19:55 PM
The final release of Simplicity Linux 15.1 is finally available for download. Simplicity 15.1 is based on Slacko, and uses the LXDE desktop environment for Netbook and Desktop editions. Also, we are proud to announce the release of our first 64-bit edition: X. X 15.1 is a 64-bit only release and uses KDE as its desktop. Netbook and Desktop editions are our only 32-bit releases for this cycle. One thing we are particularly pleased to bring you this release cycle is the fact that Simplicity Linux can view Netflix content straight out the box. You do not need to update libraries, change agent strings, or anything else. Just use the shortcut or use Chrome to view Netflix content.

Reddit: System BackUp?

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 06:06:14 PM

Is possible to make a system backup and create like a image of the OS to install in another PC? i'm using linux mint and my laptop is dying, but i've installed like a million of things and i don't want to install all of them in the desktop, there's a way to take all the files and software and put them in another pc? Sorry bad english.

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LinuxToday: 25 Linux Shell Scripting interview Questions & Answers

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 06:00:00 PM

 Linuxtechi: What is Shell Script and why it is required ?

LXer: You can now petition the European Union to 'fix my document'

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 05:22:44 PM
Last fall, Open Forum Europe (OFE) initiated an effort to help the European Union (EU) institutions live up to their commitments to support open document formats when communicating with the public.Inspired by the pothole identification and alert site and app,, OFE, through its, is giving a crowd-sourced voice to public frustration with software interoperability limitations that stand in the way of citizens who are seeking to communicate and interact with more

Phoronix: Linux Support For The Broadwell Dell XPS 13 Isn't Yet In Shape

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 05:19:15 PM
While the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Broadwell processor is playing fairly well under Linux, the new Dell XPS 13 laptop/ultrabook that's been of interest to many Phoronix readers still has a lot of work ahead although it's effectively usable right now...

Reddit: Tristan Nitot is leaving Mozilla

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 05:18:50 PM Open Collaboration is Paving the Path for NFV

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 04:37:00 PM

I am thrilled to be joining OPNFV as its Director of NFV working directly with those who are committed to advancing open source NFV for all. I am excited about this organization, this technology, this community, and what the future holds for NFV.Let me explain what lead me to OPNFV. 

Reddit: Debian alternative to MHDDFS

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 04:34:17 PM

I am looking for an alternative fs to mhddfs for installation on a couple of my debian machines. I have multiple hard drives installed that I would like to take the partitions from each and mount them as 1. Mhddfs was working exactly to what I was needing, except doing alot of file transfers via rsync and downloads, the mount was crashing very frequently. It would just throw up a "transport endpoint not connected" error, which I would either have to reboot or umount / mount the path again. Lacking so much stability I finally symlinked everything to multiple drives for now until I can find a better solution.

What I would like, is to take each partition, mount them together as 1 path. It should be able to know when a drive or partition is full, and then place the files on the next drive. Not looking for raid or redundancy, just unified storage. Looked at unionfs and aufs, but neither look to do really what I am wanting, unless I'm not understanding what they do exactly. Thanks in advance.

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Reddit: LUKS and the Linux HFS

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 04:31:13 PM

(edit: please pardon the typo in the title -- it's supposed to be FHS)

As far as I can tell, LUKS and other disk encryption approaches are primarily intended to keep data private -- to keep others from reading the data. I also hear from local Information Assurance (IA) folks that full-disk encryption is greatly preferred.

When I look at the FHS (Wikipedia link -- easy to read), it seems that the following would be relatively static, and generally uninteresting from a security viewpoint:

  • /bin - Essential command binaries that need to be available in single user mode; for all users, e.g., cat, ls, cp.
  • /boot - Boot loader files, e.g., kernels, initrd.
  • /lib - Libraries essential for the binaries in /bin/ and /sbin/
  • /root - Home directory for the root user.
  • /sbin - Essential system binaries, e.g., init, ip, mount.

So, my question is, does it really make sense for the above directories to be encrypted? It seems like that would make recovery more difficult. The only positive that I can think of is that having them encrypted helps protect them from being modified when unmounted.

Maybe I'm not paranoid enough?

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Reddit: Updater scripts for simplifying and logging updates

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 03:48:24 PM

I created an interactive and non-interactive version for updating your Linux system as well as logging actions for debugging purposes. At the moment, the only one I have bothered to make is for the Ubuntu distro. I plan to create a version for every major distro down the road.

The scripts will be posted on my GitHub and the distros will be separated by branches. Any comment, suggestions, etc. are welcome and considered but please be respectful about it. I linked to the wiki so please read that first.

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