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Reddit: Pepper Mint 7 OverView (Video)

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 09:59:54 AM

LXer: GnuCash 2.6.13 Open-Source Accounting Software Released, Over 20 Issues Resolved

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 09:50:06 AM
The GnuCash development team has released yet another maintenance release of their open-source and cross-platform GnuCash 2.6 accounting software.

Reddit: Had to use Ubuntu-Live-CD to make a bootable USB-Stick

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 09:21:42 AM

So yesterday I wanted to setup my dual boot laptop (Windows/Ubuntu) to just openSUSE. Making the bootable Usb-Stick worked well on ubuntu with the dd command. So far so good. But at the Installation the was warning that some packaged may have been attacked. Virus?. So I looked up its website and unfortunately it was down. So I just had badluck by installing a false image. Ok but now my laptop didnt boot up.

Today I downloaded another torrent (hopefullly correct one) on my gaming Pc with Windows 10. So I tried making a bootable USB-Stick with some Windows programms. None of them worked. NONE. So I decided that I use my two year old Ubuntu Live CD to boot up my laptop to make the dd command again. Ofcourse I also had to use my external harddrive because I can't put 4GB on a system running a Live-CD. So the Conclusion is: have an Ubuntu-Live-CD in storage TL,DR: can't make a bootable Stick with Windows software, had to use Ubuntu-Live-CD and dd comand.

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Reddit: Beamforming in PulseAudio

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 09:04:28 AM

LXer: DDoS Attack Powered by 25,000 CCTV Cameras

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 08:52:55 AM
Security researchers have revealed a unique new DDoS attack launched against a small business, which was powered entirely by thousands of compromised CCTV units. Sucuri founder Daniel Cid explained in a blog post that 25,513 IP addresses were spotted, with a plurality in Taiwan (24%), the US (12%) and Indonesia (9%) – although they spread out over 105 countries in total.

LXer: Make Peace With Your Processes: Part 4

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 07:55:44 AM
The principle of basing as much as possible on Unix-like systems around files is a well-advised approach. It could be said that this principle also extends to the Process Table, which I have discussed in previous articles in this series. Consider, for example, the treasure trove of gems to be found if you delve deeply into the “procfs” pseudo-filesystem, located in root level “/proc” on your filesystem.

TuxMachines: Linux Devices

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 07:22:52 AM
  • COMs run Android on quad- or octa-core Samsung SoCs

    Boardcon announced a pair of 70 x 58mm COMs that run Android on Samsung’s quad-core, Cortex-A9 S5P4418 and octa-core, Cortex-A53 S5P6818 SoCs.

    The MINI4418 and MINI6818 computer-on-modules are “compatible” with each other, as well as with Boardcon’s earlier MINI3288, which is based on the quad-core, Cortex-A17 Rockchip RK3288. The new COMs instead tap two Samsung SoCs: the quad-core, Cortex-A9 S5P4418 for the MINI4418, and the octa-core, Cortex-A53 S5P6818 for the MINI6818. The MINI6818 supports applications such as “sensitive home automation, security, and industrial applications,” whereas the MINI4418 supports “MID, multimedia advertising, intelligent control terminals, and smart instrumentation,” says Boardcon.

  • Expansive Mini-ITX board runs Linux on Skylake

    Axiomtek’s “MANO0500” Mini-ITX board supports 6th Gen Intel Core, Pentium, and Celeron CPUs, and offers three SATA, two GbE, and mini-PCIe with SIM.

    Mini-ITX boards are typically among the first form-factors to support new Intel Core chips along with COM Express modules. We’re not sure why Axiomtek, one of the more prolific of embedded vendors, waited so long to launch its first 6th Generation Intel Core (“Skylake”) based Mini-ITX board, but it’s a welcome edition. Back in April, the company announced a Skylake-based PICO500 SBC using the smaller Pico-ITX form factor.

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TuxMachines: IBM Bluemix NYC Garage and Blockchain

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 07:21:47 AM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Ubuntu

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 07:13:47 AM
  • Canonical, Snappy and the marketing value of collaboration

    Canonical implies it is collaborating with nearly every major Linux distro for its Snappy project. It is not. And what could have been a marketing win for it is now a loss.

  • How to install MongoDB community edition on Ubuntu Linux

    MongoDB is a NoSQL database that avoids the traditional structure of relational databases in favor of document-oriented JSON-like objects. What this translates to is the integration between application and data is faster and easier. If that's not enough, consider this: MongoDB is one the databases preferred by big data and large enterprise companies, including Adobe, Craigslist, eBay, FIFA, Foursquare, and LinkedIn.

  • No WhatsApp, but fixes set to come for Ubuntu Phone

    Users of the Ubuntu Phone will have to get used to the fact that popular Android apps like WhatsApp are unlikely to be made available for the platform, at least not in in the short term.

    Facebook owns WhatsApp and the communications app now has more than a billion users.

  • Ubuntu Developers Discuss Again About Dropping Support For 32-bit x86

    Ubuntu developers are once again pondering the possibility of dropping support for i386 (32-bit x86) as installation media for their Linux distribution.

    The matter of dropping Ubuntu i386 ISOs has been brought up many times the past few years, but ultimately it's kept getting pushed back for users still running Ubuntu Linux on old hardware and other reasons. Dropping Ubuntu for i386 keeps getting brought up namely for the installer media rather than the i386 package archive itself.

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LXer: Canonical Is Considering Dropping Support for 32-bit PCs After Ubuntu 18.10

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 06:58:33 AM
Canonical's Dimitri John Ledkov laid down an example draft plan on how Canonical will deal with 32-bit (i386) support for upcoming Ubuntu Linux releases.

TuxMachines: Sabayon 16.07 Ships with Linux Kernel 4.6.3, Introduces the First LXQt Flavor

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 06:46:19 AM

Today, June 28, 2016, the developers of the Gentoo-based Sabayon Linux computer operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the general availability of new respin ISO images for the month of July 2016.

Right on the schedule, Sabayon 16.07 Live ISO images are now available for download, switching the OS to the latest Linux 4.6.3 kernel from the deprecated Linux 4.5 branch that shipped with the May ISO respins of the GNU/Linux distribution, Sabayon 16.05.

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TuxMachines: Android Apps Turn Chromebooks Into Macbook Killers

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 06:38:38 AM
  • Android Apps Turn Chromebooks Into Macbook Killers

    When Chromebooks launched in the summer of 2011, they seemed destined to fail, much like the underpowered, internet-dependent netbooks that came before them. But in the five years since, Chromebooks have defied expectations, becoming the most used device in US classrooms and even outselling Macs for the first time this year. Still, people complain about their inability to run useful software, but that’s all about to change.

  • Android apps could turn Chromebooks into MacBook killers

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LXer: How to install Backdrop CMS with Nginx on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 06:01:22 AM
In this tutorial we are going to provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to install Backdrop CMS with Nginx on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.Backdrop CMS is an open-source and easy to use Content Management System used to build attractive and professional websites.

Reddit: Creating beautiful experiences with Linux for Sysadmins & DevOps

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 05:34:37 AM

Hi All,

I've been fortunate having the rare opportunity to experience 'live wire' professional systems administration and creating beautiful works that I can achieve through advanced coding & design. I've not wasted the opportunity, of course, as I've given a lot of thought and effort to both.

Over the years I've honed my user experience to a place of fluid beauty; I've focused the most pleasant and efficient admin/devops environment possible...you know, all that "fluffy" design stuff you guys rarely have time to do.

Now, "over the years" doesn't mean "old." If you'd like to race for creating a cluster of servers with shared host keys, high availability, and ubiquitous daemons via Puppet, well, "come get it, sweetheart."

I want to write a short-to-medium length work about how you can create beautiful and efficient work environments and am gauging interest. I'm guessing you too would like to see your environment look and feel better (in other words, "get out of the way" typographically) while gaining higher efficiency. I'm guessing you would do this work yourself but right now you have 16 servers that need their monitoring configured.

I want to do more than just, "share my config." I want to explain in precise terms the 'hows and whys', i.e. the philosophy behind efficient design. I want to expound the concepts behind each facet of good system design, just as I was taught the Unix philosophy (small is beautiful, why the 'ls' command is named as such, etc.).

Writing a cohesive guide for every configuration from the kernel to the user interface with their philosophies explained takes a lot of work, though it is also of great interest to me. I suspect this to be of interest to you, too, if only someone would present these ideas in a meaningful way within your limited time.

Because of the effort it will require I'm asking you for your level of interest. Does taking time over Sunday morning coffee to read a guided tour at more than a cursory level interest you, or am I simply just, "in love with the idea?"

I will write the work as a browser-accessible, downloadable ebook so the reading experience itself is of high quality.

I look forward to your thoughts, thank you.

Edit: Ought I include hardware design also?

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LXer: Red Hat Doubles Down on Containers, Takes a Swipe at CloudFoundry

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 05:04:11 AM
On the first day of the Red Hat Summit, Linux vendor Red Hat makes some incremental container announcements and belittles its CloudFoundry competitors

Reddit: TIL how to display colors in Less

Wednesday 29th of June 2016 04:07:58 AM

So this might not be required in some distributions. But in my experience Less has always escaped ANSI color codes, which is annoying if you're using a program (like pacsearch) that won't disable color if it's piped into another program.

The flag is -R. You can put it in $LESS to always include it.

Before (pacsearch foo | less)

After (pacsearch foo | less -R)

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Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.7.2, Qt 5.7 and KDE Applications 16.04.3

Chakra GNU/Linux developer Neofytos Kolokotronis today, July 25, 2016, announced the release of the latest KDE and Qt technologies, along with new software versions in the main repositories of the Linux kernel-based operating system. Read more

In a Quiet Market for PCs, Chromebooks are Marching Steadily Forward

It's no secret that Chrome OS has not been the same striking success for Google that the Android OS has been. And yet, Chromebooks--portable computers running the platform--have not only found their niche, but they are also introducing a new generation to cloud computing. Chromebooks are firmly entrenched in the education market, where many young users have become used to the convention of storing apps and data in the cloud. Now, according to new research from Gartner, Chromebooks are ready to hit new milestones. Analysts there report that Chromebook shipment growth will be in the double digits this year. At the same time, though, Chromebooks have not become fixtures in the enterprise, replacing Windows PCs. Read more

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  • SysAdmins With Open Source Skills Are In Demand
    System administrators play a crucial role in businesses today. They are the individuals responsible for the configuration, support and maintenance of company computer systems and servers. For this reason, they are a popular hiring request, with defense and media companies alike looking for these professionals on Dice. Yet, despite the ongoing demand, finding and recruiting system administrators may be more of a challenge. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that the quarterly unemployment rate for system administrators was 0.6%, well below the national quarterly average (4.9%) and the quarterly average for all tech professionals (2.1%). Employers thus need to focus more of their recruitment strategies on poaching this talent from competitors.
  • One Phrase Sysadmins Hate to Hear (And How to Avoid It)
    A few years later, sysarmy, the local IT community, was born as the "Support for those who give support." And in that spirit, for this 8th AdminFest edition, we want to do exactly that: support those who help others in our Q&A platform, sysarmy.com/help. Each 500 points a participant earns, he/she gets a free drink in return!
  • DevOps'n the Operating System
    John Willis takes a brief look at the history of how Devops principles and operating systems have converged. He spends most of the time forward looking at what and how unikernels will converge with Devops tools, processes and culture. He ends with a demo of how containers, unikernels and Devops ideas can work together in the future.
  • 5 reasons system administrators should use revision control
    Whether you're still using Subversion (SVN), or have moved to a distributed system like Git, revision control has found its place in modern operations infrastructures. If you listen to talks at conferences and see what new companies are doing, it can be easy to assume that everyone is now using revision control, and using it effectively. Unfortunately that's not the case. I routinely interact with organizations who either don't track changes in their infrastructure at all, or are not doing so in an effective manner. If you're looking for a way to convince your boss to spend the time to set it up, or are simply looking for some tips to improve how use it, the following are five tips for using revision control in operations.

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