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TuxMachines: The World’s Email Encryption Software Relies on One Guy, Who is Going Broke

Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:54:32 PM

The man who built the free email encryption software used by whistleblower Edward Snowden, as well as hundreds of thousands of journalists, dissidents and security-minded people around the world, is running out of money to keep his project alive.

Werner Koch wrote the software, known as Gnu Privacy Guard, in 1997, and since then has been almost single-handedly keeping it alive with patches and updates from his home in Erkrath, Germany. Now 53, he is running out of money and patience with being underfunded.

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LXer: Bodhi Linux 3.0 RC 2 Reloaded : Video Overview and Screenshot Tours

Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:50:03 PM
Bodhi Linux 3.0 Reloaded RC 2 is a linux distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS featuring Enlightenment 19.2 desktop environment and EFL/Elementary 1.12.2.

Reddit: Google Hangouts and stuck snapped to the edge of the screen

Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:44:33 PM

I'm using Hangouts on Fedora 21 and Gnome 3.x. I moved the chat bubble and snapped to the bottom left corner of the screen. And now it's stuck there. I can move it right and left, but not up and down. All chat windows and contact lists now stretch the whole screen, top to bottom.

Anyone know of a way to fix this.

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TuxMachines: Which Light Weight, Open Source Web Server is Right for You?

Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:43:55 PM

If you use Linux, most likely Apache is your web server of choice. Apache is a great choice. It’s incredibly powerful, very reliable, and secure. There may, however, be certain deployments that either do not need all of the features found in Apache, do not have the resources to support Apache (such as in the case of an embedded system), or need something easier to manage. If that’s the case, fear not ─ there are plenty of light weight, open source, web servers out there ready to meet and exceed your needs.

Let’s take a look at some of the best small footprint web servers available and find out which one is right for you.

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Reddit: New to bash scripting, am I doing this right?

Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:31:18 PM

So basically I started taking a Unix Systems Programming course at university, and the professor is assigning sort of self-reliant extra credit assignments, if we want to pursue bash scripting on the side, and I most definitely want to.

The first assignment consists of making a script which creates a directory (I assume in whatever directory the script exists in), creating a file in that directory, and then writing "Hello World!" into that text file. Additionally, we have to make the script executable, obviously.

#!/bin/bash # Stropheum (not my real name obviously) # Extra credit script # Make a directory called "test_dir" mkdir test_dir # Opens new directory cd test_dir # Creates a file "test_file.txt" with text printf 'Hello World!\n' > test_file.txt

This is what I came up with. As far as I can see, when I run this on my linux machine, it seems to work fine. In the shell, I put the command to change the permission to read and execute, I believe it's

chmod 700 script_name

I'm just curious if there is anything I'm taking for granted or if there's something I could be doing that's more straight forward, or am I pretty much on the right track for basic file management with scripting?

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TuxMachines: KDevelop 4.7.1 Released

Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:28:04 PM

Hello all!
it’s my pleasure to announce the immediate availability of KDevelop 4.7.1. This release contains many improvements and bug fixes - everyone is urged to upgrade. Distributions should already provide updated packages, otherwise you can download via:
kdevplatform 1.7.1
kdevelop 4.7.1
kdev-python 1.7.1-py3
kdev-python 1.7.1-py2
kdev-php 1.7.1
kdev-php-docs 1.7.1
Thanks to all contributors, users and bug reporters for making this release possible!

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TuxMachines: HandBrake Video Transcoder Gets a Grip on Linux

Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:25:05 PM

HandBrake's Linux version is not perfect. But it is getting there. The audio and subtitle controls now support default behaviors, which you can store in presets. This simplifies the workflow for many batch encoding scenarios. Two other nice refinements are the improvements to the Auto-Naming feature and the ability to batch add to queue by list selection.

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TuxMachines: Replicant As A Truly Free, Blob-Less Android OS Is Still Facing A Huge Uphill Battle

Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:24:56 PM

While Replicant OS is promoted by the FSF as a binary-free Android distribution and a truly open alternative to Apple products, the state of Replicant OS in terms of end-user readiness or being as a viable alternative to iOS and Android leaves much to be desired.

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Reddit: Looking For Recommendation On PCI Express x16 Card For Older Intel Mobo

Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:16:17 PM

I have an older Intel DG33TL (Core 2 Duo) mobo. For my purposes - software development, email, etc. - it's just fine connected via it's onboard graphics to the monitor.

I recently acquired a full color space Dell monitor capable of rendering billions of colors. I want to use this for photo editing. I suspect the onboard GMA graphics cannot handle this larger colorspace. I have no interest in gaming or other realtime video rendering, just still photography. So I have a couple questions:

  • Is there a way to make the onboard graphics chip fully handle several billions of colors? I do have a colorimeter to calibrate this under windows and then take the resulting profile and make it available to Linux, which is my default runtime environment.

  • What chipset or board would you recommend that can drive both DVI and VGA (the DVI side goes to the high end monitor) that is compatible with drivers available on Linux Mint?


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TuxMachines: ownCloud Hooks Up Global Mesh Cloud for Universities, Researchers

Thursday 5th of February 2015 07:16:15 PM

ownCloud, Inc., the company behind the popular ownCloud open source file sync and share software, has announced a project that for the first time ties together researchers and universities in the Americas, Europe and Asia via a series of interconnected, secure private clouds. It's yet another example of the momentum that ownCloud has. As I covered in a post yesterday, survey results from showed experts at the site to be very interested in the ownCloud platform.

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Understanding The Linux Kernel's BPF In-Kernel Virtual Machine

BPF continues marching forward as a universal, in-kernel virtual machine for the Linux kernel. The Berkeley Packet Filter was originally designed for network packet filtering but has since been extended as eBPF to support other non-network subsystems via the bpf syscall. Here's some more details on this in-kernel virtual machine. Alexei Starovoitov presented at last month's Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in Santa Rosa about BPF as an in-kernel virtual machine. The slides have been published for those wishing to learn more about its state and capabilities. Read more

Calligra 2.9.0 is Out

Packages for the release of KDE's document suite Calligra 2.9 are available for Kubuntu 14.10. You can get it from the Kubuntu Backports PPA. They are also in our development version Vivid. Read more