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LXer: How To Make A Multiboot USB In Linux And Windows

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 03:09:39 AM
Do you wish to make a multiboot USB? Do you want to have multiple OSes on a USB drive for installation or for recovering other systems? Do you want to boot and use multiple operating systems from your USB drive, I got you covered. Let us look at two ways of achieving this.

LinuxToday: Argos Lets You Create GNOME Shell Extensions From Scripts (W/ BitBar Plugin Support)

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 03:00:00 AM

WebUpd8: Argos is a tool inspired by the BitBar app for Mac, which makes it easy to create your own GNOME Shell extensions, using information provided via scripts.

Reddit: Assistance setting up a Linux torrent box

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 02:51:43 AM

Yesterday I was playing around with an Intel NUC box that I had been using as a kodi box and have decommissioned due to getting some snappy little S905X boxes.

I'd like to set the NUC up as a Linux torrent box that I can access remotely (not connected to a monitor/keyboard/mouse).

I had a bit of a play yesterday and installed Ubuntu without any issues but the computer doesn't show up on my home network (windows machines and Libreelec kodi boxes do) and I haven't been able to work out how to access via remote desktop.

Ideally what I would like the box to do is:

Run as an unattended torrent box Remote desktop access only from the local network as it will not be connected to a keyboard, monitor or mouse Be able to share files with my NAS Use a VPN on this machine only (no other machines on network need to use a VPN)

Is anyone able to assist with how to do this?

I'm pretty tech savvy but a newb when it comes to Linux.

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Reddit: S3 outage today

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 02:27:31 AM

LXer: molly-guard - Protects Machines from Accidental Shutdowns/Reboots

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 02:01:02 AM
molly-guard is a handy utility which protects machines from accidental shutdowns/reboots by asking your hostname.

TuxMachines: Best Linux for Old Laptops

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 01:47:16 AM

Linux is known for offering tremendous overall hardware compatibility, but Linux is most famous for its compatibility with older laptop hardware. This article will share some of the best Linux distros for old laptop hardware and also touch on what the minimum requirements are for each distro.

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TuxMachines: Raspberry Pi Zero W adds WiFi and Bluetooth for only $5 more

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 01:41:02 AM

Raspberry Pi Trading launched the Raspberry Pi Zero W, a WiFi and Bluetooth version of the Pi Zero selling for $10. There’s also a new case for both Zeros.

In honor of the 5th anniversary of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and its Raspberry Pi Trading hardware unit has launched a wireless version of the stripped-down, $5 and up Raspberry Pi Zero. The Raspberry Pi Zero W is identical to the original except for the addition of the same Cypress CYW43438 wireless chip found on the $35 Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, featuring 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0.

Also: Zero W Joins Raspberry Pi Family on 5th Birthday

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Reddit: For those of you that Linux for a living

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 01:31:53 AM

What positions do you hold? Do you have degrees or certifications? I'm 35 and do construction. Should I just keep doing what I'm doing?

Sorry if there is somewhere else that I should be posting these questions. I just figured this would be the best place to get answers

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Phoronix: Valve Developer Posts High Priority AMDGPU Scheduling Support

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 01:17:45 AM
Valve developer Andres Rodriguez has posted a set of 22 patches for supporting high priority scheduling within the AMDGPU kernel driver...

LXer: Raspberry Pi Zero W adds WiFi and Bluetooth for only $5 more

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:52:25 AM
Raspberry Pi Trading launched the Raspberry Pi Zero W, a WiFi and Bluetooth version of the Pi Zero selling for $10. There’s also a new case for both Zeros. In honor of the 5th anniversary of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and its Raspberry Pi Trading hardware unit has launched a wireless […]

Reddit: Possibly crashed my works server?

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:51:00 AM

Ok so this is the first time I've actually posted anything. This may be a stupid question and the complete wrong place to post but I figured I'd give it a shot. So I was attempting to install arch linux which is new to me...I've been playing with linux for about a year now and wanted to give it a shot. I connected my laptop to a server in my work area just to have an Internet connection. I ran dhcpcd to get an ip address and started the install. About 5 mins later everybody's Internet went down. I have no idea if it was my fault or if it's even possible for that to happen. Did I just lose my job?

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Reddit: BTRFS drive add; RAID1 with 3 drives

Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:40:29 AM

LXer: Best Linux for Old Laptops

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 11:43:48 PM
Linux is known for offering tremendous overall hardware compatibility, but Linux is most famous for its compatibility with older laptop hardware. This article will share some of the best Linux distros for old laptop hardware and also touch on what the minimum requirements are for each distro.

LinuxInsider: Zero W Joins Raspberry Pi Family on 5th Birthday

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 11:29:59 PM
Raspberry Pi turned 5 years old on Tuesday, and to mark the occasion, the foundation announced a new member of the family, the Raspberry Pi Zero W, and a case to go with it. Raspberry Pi Zero W adds wireless LAN and Bluetooth capabilities to tiny computer's growing list of capabilities. Priced at just $10, the device is affordable for anyone who wants to take the Pi for a test drive. "We imagine you'll find all sorts of uses for the Zero W," said Raspberry PI founder Eben Upton."It makes a better general purpose computer because you're less likely to need a hub."

Phoronix: WebAssembly Ends Browser Preview With Initial API & Binary Format

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 11:00:32 PM
The WebAssembly project that's the cross-browser effort for low-level programming for in-browser client-side execution has reached a major milestone today. WASM can allow compiling C/C++ among other languages down into code supported by Firefox, Chrome, WebKit, and Edge...

Reddit: The modern Linux logo, by LG

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:47:37 PM

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:42:02 PM

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TuxMachines: Linux Devices: Tizen and Pi Zero

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:41:05 PM
  • Samsung Z4 SM-Z400F could be the phone that runs Tizen 3.0 out of the box

    It has been over six months since the launch of the last Tizen Smartphone which was the Samsung Z2 and hence we should soon be seeing a successor to refresh the series. Earlier today, we reported on the leaked specifications and features of one such upcoming Tizen device which is the highly anticipated Samsung Z5. Now, we are getting hints on another Tizen device in the making bearing the Model name SM-Z400F which should logically be the Samsung Z4.

  • Smartphone Game: Dinosaur Simulator: Dino World platform Tizen

    Dino Simulator Dino World is a game where you are a dinosaur causing chaos all over the place. There is one objective and that is to kill, destroy, and to destroy more!!! By causing destuction to innocent people’s lives (and proberably killing those innocent people), you get points! (YAY!).

  • Pi Zero Wireless out now for $10

    Today, on the fifth anniversary of the release of the original Raspberry Pi, the Foundation has released Pi Zero W, a Pi Zero with built-in WiFi and Bluetooth, for $10.

    The original Pi Zero was great (and still is!)—but many people found its lack of wireless connectivity an inconvenience. Now with Zero W, you can connect to the Internet without using any adapters, and you can even use a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard rather than wired USB, or use a Bluetooth speaker for audio.

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TuxMachines: FOSS Licensing: ZFS in Debian and Creative Commons

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:40:20 PM
  • On ZFS in Debian

    I’m currently over at FOSDEM, and have been asked by a couple of people about the state of ZFS and Debian. So, I thought I’d give a quick post to explain what Debian’s current plan is (which has come together with a lot of discussion with the FTP Masters and others around what we should do).

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    Debian has always prided itself in providing the unequivocally correct solution to our users and downstream distributions. This also includes licenses – we make sure that Debian will contain 100% free software. This means that if you install Debian, you are guaranteed freedoms offered under the DFSG and our social contract.

  • Complying with Creative Commons license attribution requirements in slides and powerpoint

    When I was at Mozilla and WMF, I frequently got asked how to give proper credit when using Creative Commons-licensed images in slideshows. I got the question again last week, and am working on slides right now, so here’s a quick guide.

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More in Tux Machines

today's howtos

Software: LibreELEC 8.0.1 (Kodi), MKVToolnix 10.0.0, Claws Mail 3.15)

  • LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR
    LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR is available bringing Kodi v17.1, hardware support for the Raspberry Pi Zero W, improved software HEVC decoding on RPi3/CM3 hardware, driver support for Fe Pi audio cards, and support for Cirrus Logic DAC audio cards (thanks to @HiassofT). The bump to Kodi v17.1 resolves several upgrade and user-experience issues we have seen with the initial Kodi v17.0 release, and happiness is enhanced for users wearing an official LibreELEC tee-shirt or hoodie.
  • LibreELEC 8.0.1 Is Out Based on Kodi 17.1, Adds Support for Raspberry Pi Zero W
    LibreELEC developers announced the release and general availability of the first maintenance update to the major LibreELEC 8.0 stable series of the Linux-based operating system built around the Kodi open-source media center.
  • NetworkManager 1.8 to Support Handling of PINs for PKCS#11 Tokens as Secrets
    Lubomir Rintel announced that the development of the NetworkManager 1.8 major release has kicked off with the availability of the first snapshot, versioned 1.7.2, for public testing.
  • MKVToolnix 10.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulator Improves H.264 and H.265 Parsers
    MKVToolnix developer Moritz Bunkus released a new major branch of his popular, open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software, versioned 10.0.0.
  • Claws Mail 3.15.0
    Claws Mail is a GTK+ based, user-friendly, lightweight, and fast email client.
  • Claws Mail 3.15 Open-Source Email Client Brings New Hidden Preferences, Bugfixes
    Claws Mail, the lightweight and open-source GTK+ based email client for Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating systems, was updated recently to version 3.15.0, a maintenance update that adds new functionalities and addresses a lot of bugs. Claws Mail 3.15.0 comes more than four months after the first point release to the 3.14 series of the application, and among the new features implemented we can mention a bunch of options that should help users configure Claws Mail when opening a selected message, such as checkboxes on the Display and Summaries page of Preferences.

Games for GNU/Linux

  • It looks like we may be getting a Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition
    Back in January Beamdog was looking for testers on a new game. Now the Planescape website has a countdown timer. It's legitimate too, as tweeted by the Beamdog and the D&D twitter accounts.
  • RTS game 'Deadhold' could come to Linux, considering an experimental Beta
    The developers of Deadhold [Steam, Official Site] want to support Linux and they are thinking about releasing an experimental Linux Beta.
  • Ten amazing Linux games you can play without WINE
    Those of us who have taken up the mantle of a Linux gamer know that our path is rarely easy. For a long time, few games were released for our chosen platform. Those that were shipped riddled with bugs, compatibility issues and rarely worked out of the box. Getting games to work require using WINE and deeply complex almost arcane workarounds to force windows games to work on our quirky systems. Unfortunately, games rarely worked well and usually required hours of complex tweaking in order to get them to function properly. To top this all of, there were graphics driver problems, optimization issues, peripherals rarely worked out of the box and our lives were generally difficult.

Ubuntu-Based LXLE 16.04.2 Gets an RC Build, Promises to Be the Best Release Ever

LXLE 16.04.2 is on its way to becoming the best release ever of the Ubuntu-based distribution built around the lightweight LXDE desktop environment, and it just received a Release Candidate (RC) build. Continuing to get all the goodies from Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus), LXLE 16.04.2 Release Candidate is here only two weeks after the last Beta milestone, and adds quite a bunch of improvements and bug fixes. These include a reconfigured menu layout to be less cluttered for navigation, and a revamped Control Menu to act as a dynamic Control Panel. Read more