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Reddit: Recommendations for Opera Linux refugees?

Saturday 19th of July 2014 12:16:44 PM

This is a bit long, but I want to be detailed. Please give it a read before lobbing suggestions out there, as I've spent quite a few hours scouring around myself.

So, I've been bitterly clinging to Opera 12 for some time now. Opera has (FINALLY) released a new version for Linux, but apparently across the board Opera has ripped email out of the browser. I could deal with websites (Google services in particular) not working. But no more Opera email is a deal breaker. I loved Opera's mail client. It made working across multiple email accounts fast and efficient. I am now addicted to having email in the browser, and a few other Opera-isms like great hotkeys, RSS, tab stacking, and speed dial. I'd say after good email (either in browser or CLI ... more on that below) my other MUST have features are KeePass integration and tab stacking. Any recommendations for getting this experience going again without Opera? A few notes:

  • Seamonkey's mail client, while not as good, is serviceable. But I want it in the existing browser window... and Seamonkey can't do that. Why would I want that? I can open links in email ... have it show me that page ... then when it close it bam I'm right back in email. I can't do that with Seamonkey unless I open everything in new windows and that won't work if I keep stuff open.
  • I refuse to use GMail.
  • I've considered roll-your-own GMail solutions. Rainloop doesn't let you nicely scroll through a huge # of emails. Roundcube just doesn't really cut it either. Mailpile is promising but doesn't support multiple accounts yet.
  • Otter Browser is probably several years away from having a proper Opera clone ... but it is perfect if they follow through on it

I'm open to punting the email out to a command line only client. I just haven't found a user friendly CLI email client that can do multiple accounts well. The big draw for Opera as a browser concept is that by so seamlessly merging RSS/email/browser it allows me to keep 95% of what I'm doing in two windows: a yakuake tabbed terminal and Opera. In 2 seconds I can be in almost any window I'm doing work without touching the mouse.

I can't be the only Opera long time hold out around. Let me hear how you've gotten around things if you've finally ditched Opera.

submitted by georgia_tech_swagger
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Reddit: Unused file deletion?

Saturday 19th of July 2014 11:42:18 AM

Is there a program that can go through and get unused files from a program you uninstalled and delete them?

I basically mean something like CCleaner, but for Ubuntu.

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Reddit: Anatomy of a system call, part 2 [LWN.net]

Saturday 19th of July 2014 11:16:43 AM

LXer: Six Clicks: More Linux single-board computers

Saturday 19th of July 2014 10:36:54 AM
There are many great Linux-powered single-board computers, starting with the new Raspberry Pi B+.

Reddit: Wanna work on Linux kernel/drivers for ARM, where should I start?

Saturday 19th of July 2014 10:04:47 AM

Currently I'm teaching myself C and some Python in preparation for college. Per title, I would like to work on Linux kernel and drivers particularly for ARM platforms, sort of like the work Greg Kroah-Hartman and Luc Verhaegen do, but I have no clue what kind of knowledge do I need. Could anyone point out for me where should I start?

submitted by crimethinking
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LXer: On a mission to digitize and share the world's visual history

Saturday 19th of July 2014 08:42:32 AM
Project Gado has created an open source robotic scanner that small archives can use to digitize their photographic collections. Gado means inheritance in the West African language Hausa, reflecting the project’s historical preservation goal.

LXer: $25 MIPS SBC extends Arduino with WiFi and OpenWRT

Saturday 19th of July 2014 06:48:10 AM
The Arbor Linux Shield combines a V-Solution COM running Linux on an Atheros AR9331 with a baseboard that can act as a Linux SBC or as an Arduino shield. A few days after we reported on the DPT Board Indiegogo project from DPTechnics, we find there’s another OpenWRT-based Indiegogo single board computer project from a father-and-son startup, this time from Lakefield, Minnesota. Arbor-IO’s Arbor Linux Shield (ALS) which similarly integrates a MIPS-based Qualcomm Atheros AR9331 system-on-chip.

Reddit: I'm new here, yell at me!

Saturday 19th of July 2014 06:29:08 AM

To a new to linux person what would y'all say? I just want to ask too many questions...

why is it better? what programming language should I use? what are the advantages of using linux? how do i choose the type of linux to use? what can one do in linux that can not be done in Win7/8? how do I install it using a usb?(i don't have an optical drive) what other advice would y'all be willing to share?

Thanks in advance

submitted by SolidPotatoMan
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TuxMachines: Slackware's 21st, Post-Open Source, and Six Lightweights

Saturday 19th of July 2014 06:28:26 AM

Today in Linux news is a belated Happy Birthday to the oldest living Linux distribution. Matt Asay says we're living in a "post-open source world." Jack Wallen says KDE Plasma 5 is "fast but not furious" and Carla Schroder shares a list of six lightweight distros.

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LXer: The Plop boot manager; what is it and why would you need it?

Saturday 19th of July 2014 04:53:48 AM
Unless you, like me, are stubbornly trying to repurpose aging hardware, this tool might not be of much interest to you. But it allowed me to get an older machine booting from USB when BIOS limitations were interfering, so I decided to document here the fairly simple procedures I followed to accomplish this in case they might be of benefit to others.

LXer: Mirantis Delivers Mirantis OpenStack Integration With Oracle Linux and Oracle VM

Saturday 19th of July 2014 02:59:26 AM
Mirantis, a pure-play OpenStack vendor and Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that Oracle Linux and Oracle VM have been integrated into the Mirantis OpenStack distribution, offering joint customers a supported, enterprise-grade OpenStack distribution optimized for running enterprise workloads. The integration is a collaborative effort of Mirantis and Oracle to adopt innovations from the community and offer more choice to customers.

LinuxToday: Tech Comics: Dead Code

Saturday 19th of July 2014 02:00:00 AM

Datamation: Some code hasn't been used for years and years. Do you dare discard it?

Reddit: Is raspberry pi the cheapest linux computer there is?

Saturday 19th of July 2014 01:53:21 AM

I've been looking at the $35 raspberry pi seems like the cheapest linux computer on the market that's ready to plug in and use. Is there anything cheaper?

submitted by _cs
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Reddit: ddrescue hdd powercycle and general questions

Saturday 19th of July 2014 01:47:19 AM

I am attempting to recover a ~300 GB hdd with ddrescue. I am using the command:

sudo ddrescue -R -d -i <starting location> <hdd location> <image> <logfile>

The only way I have had ddrescue able to actually rescue data is with the -R argument. Additionally without fail ddrescue will stop "rescuing" data once it reaches approximately 6 GB. At that point it will report an error the size of the hdd - starting location - ~6 GB. After this event occurs I have to powercyle the hdd and start ~6 GB further into the hdd. With ~300 GB at ~6 GB recovery that will take a while...

Is this the correct way to be going about pulling off data? Additionally I have not had success recovering any files from the images using foremost. I realize this isn't going to be a walk in the park but was wondering if this is somewhat general behavior or should I be using some different arguments with ddrescue?

TL:DR HDD failed can only image it in increments of ~6 GB and no files are being recovered from the images with foremost

Any suggestions are appreciated

Clarification: HDD is being accessed via a liveUSB and the hdd is connected to the motherboard (i.e. not slaved and connected via usb)

submitted by forgenet
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