Take the above file, and paste it into "~/.mtpz-data". This is the handshake that the computer needs to send to the Zune before files can be transferred to it. Once it is mounted, you can copy files to it just like any regular drive, at about 10MB/s (at least for the original white Zune 30).
It is not as seamless as transferring via the Windows-only Zune Software, and I have never been able to get playlists to work in Linux, but transferring music to it works just fine and it gets detected along with the proper album art if it's hardcoded into the file (I think, it could require a separate file, though).
It's been a while, so I don't remember if you can copy files to the "Podcasts" section of the device and take advantage of the per-file playback position saving.
Only thing I can confirm is that MP3 files can be copied, and are detected under the proper album and artist. After all, this is infinitely more than you can do with the newer iPods in terms of music transfer.submitted by Degru
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Hi guys. My current computer doesn't work at all with Linux, so I figured I'd build something. I'm brand new to Linux, so I have no idea what to do for parts. I also don't know what to do for the distro. I can't stand Ubuntu. So what are some good parts and a noob friendly distro?submitted by Mr_Anonymous_Moose
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VentureBeat: With its Firefox browser rapidly losing share, and its financial ties to Google finished, the Mozilla Foundation finds itself facing the most pivotal moment in its history since its founding more than a decade ago.
Before getting too excited over this latest GNU project, it will likely only be relevant to a few Phoronix readers as it's a highly scientific. The GNU Nano-Archimedes project page describes the software, "GNU nano-archimedes is a Technology Computer Aided Design tool (TCAD) for the simulation of various technology relevant situtations involving the dynamics of electrons such as the transport in nanometer scale semiconductor devices (nanodevices) and time-dependent many-body problems coming from, for example, quantum chemistry and/or atomic physics. It is based on the Wigner equation, a convenient formulation of quantum mechanics in terms of a phase-space (completely equivalent to the Schroedinger equation), and the density functional theory (DFT). It is also able to deal with time-dependent ab-initio many-body simulations."
I was searching for informations about the average time it took a security vulnerability (like CVE's or other security relevant bugs) on Linux(and maybe core userland applications) and various other operating systems for comparison to get resolved by a patch. I only found some sparse data from 2012 from Trustwave which indicates that Linux took on averade 857 days compared to 375 days on Windows.
But this looks totally made up due to the fact that linux had 9 and windows 34 Vulnerability and the two zero days did not really affect a wide range of users cuz these are in the HSF and ext4 driver(at 2012).
The data at all is to sparse to make up good statistics about that. Are there any other sources of information you guys know of, cuz i guess there should be more security related bugs on the major os's for comparison. Or is there any database i can query for a CVE and the time it was fixed?submitted by asmx85
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It's been just over a month since I've had the OnePlus One. So far, I've been pretty impressed with every aspect of it, the hardware as well as software. The hardware choices make a sweet combination that rivals any $700-900 phone at quite a surprisingly small price. The decision to partner up with Cyanogenmod was a bold but smart move, and has worked out very well. If you can get an invite, I'd say go for it!
Not the fault of the kernel itself of course...but more so the distro's, desktops and programs built for these environments.
A common critique about Windows is its registry system. Namely that it is complicated, overly centralized, makes programs less portable (harder to backup/restore/upgrade/move) and creates dis-economies of scale.
With the trend toward repositories, I fear most linux programs are inadvertently heading down this same rigid path. Installing, upgrading, backing up, creating sibling experimental installs, restores, etc... for many programs have been made needless complex by the complex version specific interdependencies most linux apps have and the reliance on overly centralized hub configurations/data directories (like in /etc, /var, /user, /home, etc....)
Say with Ubuntu I want to update App X to the latest program and my Ubuntu install is more than 6 months old, I have to completely upgrade Ubuntu (a big process) and/or manually find the correct repository for that app (often not easy) and add it to the system (not intuitive for Mom and Pop). Even then if you install all the right repositories, you can still get stuck in dependency hell and have situations where you just CAN NOT install a certain program version.
Wouldn't it be better if more linux apps were standalone? If they stored their own dynamic folders in their own directories? If say your music player needed a subprogram to play .FLAC files, then that program should include this subprogram already in it! Yes, this would create redundancy if you have say 3 music programs...and they all included their own flac decoder, but it would make doing updates super easy to do because you don't really have to worry about dependencies. Upgrading would be mostly just overwriting the old files.
Yes, this would take up more harddrive space, but coding takes up hardly any room. Especially relative to graphics and sounds.
Obviously, sensitive programs like for decoding DVD's have to be separated from the interfaces, but those should be rare exceptions.
Thoughts?submitted by smithaa02
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I know how to install and mount it to a USB drive, but when I power on my computer it still goes to Windows. I messed around with the bios so everything has priority over Windows, but it still doesn't want to boot from the USB or disk. I know that they are recognized since the bios says their names when they are plugged in instead of more general terms. I'm not really sure what to do at this point.submitted by czipperz
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By leveraging open source software and establishing best practices to protect this data at an ongoing rate, these agencies can take a cue from the private sector and enjoy a sense of trust in the way they store and collaborate on private data.
It has been just over a year since I last reviewed Xubuntu, so this review is well overdue.
Xubuntu has been one of my favourite distributions for a long time and for a number of very good reasons.
Xubuntu comes with the XFCE desktop environment which means that it is lightweight and highly customisable.
What I also like about Xubuntu over some of the other XFCE based distributions is that it doesn't overload you with applications. You get just enough to cover the bases but it is then up to you to install what is important for your needs.