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LXer: vnStat – A lightweight (command line) network traffic monitor

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 06:40:22 PM
vnStat is a console based (lightweight) network traffic monitor utility for Linux & BSD, that collect & store network interface statistics data (bytes transmitted & bytes received) information provided by the kernel.

LinuxToday: Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux 4.7 Is Out with Kernel 4.4 LTS, Updated Hacking Tools

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 06:00:00 PM

BackBox Linux 4.7 is here a little over six months since the end-of-May release of BackBox Linux 4.6

Reddit: Can anyone comment on the increase in resource usage going from the default compositor in LXDE/XFCE to Compton?

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 05:56:29 PM

I want to switch to Compton because I'm sick of the default screen tearing in LXDE. LXDE is the best desktop environment for me as I've found that others such as Unity and GNOME hog resources and actually have a measurable change in the battery life of my laptop. I tried the Budgie desktop environment, which also cannot match LXDE or XFCE, and I was losing up to 2 hours of standard battery life.

So I'm wondering, is it the desktop environment that cases this or the compositor? Am I going to be seeing shorter battery life and more CPU usage with Compton installed?

Thanks, my laptop is a ThinkPad x240

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Reddit: PSA: Do not type crontab -r when you mean crontab -e

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 05:50:05 PM

Just mistyped crontab -e as cronatb -r and it wiped my whole crontab file. (Luckily I found a backup in my emacs autosaves directory.) But still, crontab -r just wipes your entire crontab clean without even asking, jeez

The fix, in case anyone doesn't want to experience this for themselves , is to alias crontab='crontab -i'

That way it'll ask first.

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LXer: Ubuntu Touch OTA-14 Officially Released with Revamped Unity 8 Interface, Fixes

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 05:26:02 PM
Canonical's Lukasz Zemczak announced the general availability of the long-anticipated Ubuntu Touch OTA-14 software update for Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices.

Reddit: Have you tried out Zorin OS?

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 05:13:01 PM

I installed it last night and I have to say I'm really impressed. I've never seen so much polish at every level of the system (from a custom grub menu, a boot loader screen that actually works, a beautiful log in screen, custom themes, etc)

I've been a long time user of Ubuntu Unity who got tired of no new updates, and while I'll keep using Mint MATE for my workstation, I think Zorin OS is one of the best recommendations for Windows converts.

It uses a lot of Gnome shell, but I feel the layout and extra polish makes the custom applications (calendar, maps, weather, etc) actually usable.

It's not for the Linux power user though because, like gnome shell, it hides a lot of the extra options of programs in an attempt to be simple and to the point, and I had to turn off the animations because it's not super lean resources-wise. I'm also not sure how I feel about there being a paid "ultimate" version... But the core version is free.

What I like about it is how it offers a multitude of color options and a "windows seven", "gnome 2", "gnome shell" and "unity" layout mode. Great way to cater to most of the crowds.

I'm really impressed by it and could see using it on my laptop or HTPC and would recommend it for my mom's computer.

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Phoronix: A Look At Async/Await JavaScript For Firefox 52

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 04:47:34 PM
While Chrome 55 has JavaScript async/await support, the Firefox support isn't coming until the Firefox 52.0 stable release in March while currently it's available in the latest Firefox Developer Edition and early alpha builds...

Phoronix: Khronos' SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 Presentation, Another VR Company Joins Them

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 04:31:29 PM
SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 is happening this week in Macau and it's from that event where yesterday they announced their new VR initiative. The Khronos slides from their presentation are now available plus another VR company has already become a member of The Khronos Group for helping to push this new, open, cross-vendor VR standard...

LinuxToday: How to Install Redmine 3 with Nginx on CentOS 7

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 04:29:04 PM

 HowToForge: Redmine is an open source web application for project management and issue tracker.

LXer: Getting started with Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 04:11:42 PM
So you have a Raspberry Pi, or you’re thinking of getting one, and you want to know how to get started and how to become a master user of one.The Raspberry Pi is a single board computer, meaning that in many ways it's a regular PC, except that everything that makes up the computer is on a single board rather than a traditional PC, which has a motherboard and requires a number of additional daughterboards to make a whole more

Reddit: [Job Opportunity] - Linux Security Engineer - London , UK

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 04:00:34 PM

Apologies if this is not the right board to post this, Delete if you think is not correct to have it here

We are looking for a candidate who is either an experienced System Administrator with an appetite to focus on security threat management, or a technical security professional with an interest to expand their skills as a System Administrator.

Full Job Description: This is not a link-shortener, just the way referrals work on ""

Overview of required skills and knowledge:

  • Work experience with Linux , in particular Centos / RHEL - 2-5 years
  • IDS systems like Snort, Suricata, Sourcefire or OSSEC
  • Basic understanding of networking principles including VLANs, IP subnetting, firewalling and routing
  • Familiarity with commonly used network services such as: LDAP, NFS, SNMP, Apache, MySQL, Samba, BIND, Squid, etc.
  • Mitre CVE vulnerability documents
  • Good written and verbal communication skills; fluent in English, and great people skills.
  • Experience with RedHat Spacewalk/Satellite , OpenSCAP , Nessus , Metasploit or OpenVAS
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Wednesday 7th of December 2016 04:00:01 PM
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Reddit: New linux user. I need a little help with Mint Cinnamon

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 03:50:55 PM

I just installed mint on my gaming rig and I absolutely love it. I was just wondering I'm if there's anything that you guys can recommend to make it look and feel smoother (also new cursors and fonts would be good as well). Its basically default as of right now. I also would be willing to try other distros if recommended, I tried Bunsen labs but decided to give up due to its complexity for a linux beginner like myself.

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Reddit: How to reboot Linux -- ipTIME way

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 03:27:00 PM

Phoronix: Qualcomm Sampling 10nm 48-Core Server SoC

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 03:12:38 PM
Qualcomm announced this morning they have begun sampling the world’s first 10nm server processor...

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