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LXer: Is open data living up to the hype? One data journalist weighs in

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 05:20:10 AM
In this interview, Kayser-Bril discusses why open source is the right choice for journalism organizations, how being open has benefited his clients, and why open data may not be the boon that it seems to be.

Reddit: Will Linux my my Desktop faster?

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 04:45:12 AM

I am thinking about dual booting with Windows. I mostly browse the internet and want to know if Linux would improve the experience. If so, what distro maximizes performance and looks decent?

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LXer: BrickPi Bookreader 2 interview

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 04:22:59 AM
A robotic, mechanical reader of printed books that melds together the Raspberry Pi and Lego Mindstorms. When the Raspberry Pi camera module was originally released we thought it would be great to show that you can use the camera with some of the Lego robots and that there’s a whole lot of awesome stuff you can do with it. We put something together that was just an arm to turn the Kindle and the camera to read it aloud; we thought that would be really interesting but it got the wrong type of attention. We got a lot of comments saying, “Well there’s already stuff that can do that”. People missed the point that we were trying to show a tour de force with a Raspberry Pi. So we doubled down and decided we just had to put together a mechanical version that would turn pages – just so we could make our point [laughs]. So the first Bookreader did the Kindle and we read a book off of it out loud and people were like, “Well that’s cool, but there’s already software to do that”.

Reddit: How good is the Thinkpad W series with Linux?

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 04:13:37 AM

I am seriously considering buying a Lenovo Thinkpad W520. Does anyone have any experience with the W series? How is it with linux (I am thinking of running Debian on it) ?

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LXer: Atom E3800-based industrial PC boots from just about everything

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 03:25:48 AM
WinSystems is prepping a industrial PC with a 1.91GHz, quad-core Atom E3845, industrial temperature support, dual displays, and numerous boot options. The Linux-ready SYS-405Q is sold principally with the quad-core Atom E3845, but is also available with a 1.75GHz Atom E3827 or single-core 1.46GHz Atom E3815.

Reddit: I need help with some simple directory permission settings

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 03:06:43 AM

Hello /r/Linux,

I have a relatively basic question about setting permissions for directories.

On a server, I have three directories, A, B, and C, and I have three users X, Y, and Z. User X owns directory A, Y owns B, and Z owns C. Pretty straightforward. I'd like to configure the directories such that X, Y, and Z have full permissions to their respective directories, but in such a way where X can read and write to all three directories, but users Y and Z can only read/write to their own directories. How would I do that?

The reason I'm asking is because I currently have lighttpd (user "www-data", group "www-data") configured to read out of its own directory (/var/www, owned by www-data) which also contains symlinks to the _HTTP folder in the home directories of two other users, which are owned by them. I want lighttpd to be able to read/write to both user's _HTTP folders, but neither of the other two users should be able to access, read, write, or execute the other's files. I've locked down /home so that the user's names can't be listed, but I don't have an ideal setup because each of the user's directories are globally read/writable as a workaround for this problem. Obviously I want to minimize access and secure things as much as possible.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

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Reddit: Wireless usb adapter in a Linux VM?

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 03:02:13 AM

Hello, I have searched through hours of forums and nothing has worked, so I have come here. I am running Kali Linux in virtual box. I have an AWUS036NHR usb adapter. I have set it up as a bridged adapter in Vbox setting but it does not appear in the lusb list. I can access the internet, but can find no indication that I am connected other than I can use the browser. I am relatively new to Linux and was hoping for some help. I have tried the following:

  • changing the Vbox settigns
  • ifconfig wlan0 up
  • Based off a youtube vid, I downloaded compact-wireless-2010-06-26-p.tar.bz2 from the kali wikia

dmesg has revealed no errors and my adapter is not in the rfkill list.

If this is the wrong place to post this, I apologize and would ask to kindly be directed towards the proper sub for this question.

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LXer: antiX MX-14.2 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 02:28:37 AM
MX-14.2 'Symbiosis' bug-fix upgrade release available. Upgraded bug-fix versions (PAE and non-PAE) of MX-14 are now available. This version has fixed some bugs found in MX-14.1.1 and Debian upstream. LibreOffice updated to the 4.2.5 version; Google search engine bug fixed; toned down faulty hard drive error when installing; image files open with mirage; wl modules for Broadcom wireless now on the CD image; updated documentation.

Reddit: What are some options for monitoring a group of servers?

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 01:45:24 AM

As title suggests, looking for options that will monitor system and network load of servers on a common network. Web based is preferred. Pluses would include options to monitor MySQL or other applications/databases. Thanks in advance.

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Reddit: I think I fucked up while installing Linux Mint. Any help?

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 01:32:41 AM

Hey guys noob here, so I downloaded the iso file on my USB drive and changed my BIOS settings to restart with USB. This worked fine and I installed Linux Mint. After installation the system restarted but instead of giving me the option to choose windows 7 or linux , it took me back to the installation part of Linux.

Now I can't access my BIOS menu to switch the start up process from USB to normal. Neither can I access my windows. Is there a way to fix this? I am using an Asus windows 7 64 bit

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LXer: Short Stack: Is Rackspace going private?, OpenStack enterprise adoption and CERN contributes to OpenStack

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 01:31:26 AM
This week, I look at rumors of Rackspace going private, CERN joining OpenStack and why Linux and OpenStack play nicely together.

LXer: Clonezilla Live 2.2.3-25 Is Now Powered by Linux Kernel 3.14.7

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 12:34:15 AM
The stable channel of the Clonezilla Live Linux distribution, an open source operating system designed for hard disk drive cloning operations, has been updated to version 2.2.3-25, as announced by its developer, Steven Shiau.

LXer: Android Wear: Way Better Than You Think

Wednesday 2nd of July 2014 11:37:04 PM
Google’s Android Wear operating system got very real last week. Google executives demonstrated the platform to 6,000 developers and press at the company’s annual Google I/O conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. And then they gave each attendee a watch running Android Wear. (I accepted an LG G watch as an evaluation and will be returning it.)

Reddit: [Question] Status on Linux on the iphone3Gs

Wednesday 2nd of July 2014 11:23:35 PM

I have recently aquired an old iphone3gs for free and i was wondering what the status of getting Linux on the iphone3gs was.

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TuxMachines: today's howtos

Wednesday 2nd of July 2014 10:43:11 PM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Wednesday 2nd of July 2014 10:42:01 PM

LXer: DuckDuckGo may be the next big thing in search engines

Wednesday 2nd of July 2014 10:39:53 PM
In today's open source roundup: DuckDuckGo may eventually give Google a run for its money. Plus: A screenshot tour of Peppermint Five, and helpful tools for new Linux engineers.