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LXer: Systemd fallout: Debian fork Devuan set up

Saturday 29th of November 2014 01:57:28 PM
A group styling itself as veteran UNIX administrators has announced that it has set up a fork of the Debian GNU/Linux project. Named Devuan, the fork comes as a reaction to the Debian decision to adopt systemd as the default init system for its next release, Jessie.

Reddit: Generic TrustZone Driver Proposed For Linux Kernel

Saturday 29th of November 2014 01:49:21 PM

Phoronix: Generic TrustZone Driver Proposed For Linux Kernel

Saturday 29th of November 2014 12:31:35 PM
ARM's security extensions are in the process of being bettered on Linux...

LXer: Docker: Sorry, you're just going to have to learn about it. Today we begin

Saturday 29th of November 2014 12:03:06 PM
For those of you who don't yet know about Docker, it is a much-hyped Silicon Valley startup productising (what a horrible unword) Linux containers into something that's sort of easy to use.

LXer: Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" MATE Stable Is Ready for Download

Saturday 29th of November 2014 10:08:44 AM
The Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" MATE distribution has been made available and the ISO images can be downloaded from the officials servers. Just like the Cinnamon flavor, the MATE edition is quite heavy on the new features.

TuxMachines: Rugged box-PC runs Linux on quad-core 2.1GHz Core i7

Saturday 29th of November 2014 08:38:23 AM

An MPL spokesperson confirmed in an email that the “PIP39 as well as all other MPL CPU products are fully Linux supported.” Although a specific version was not mentioned, the PIP39 presumably is supported with the same Debian Linux distribution that’s available with the company’s CEC10 system.

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TuxMachines: Imagination brings virtualised Linux security to the Internet of Things

Saturday 29th of November 2014 08:34:26 AM

IMAGINATION TECHNOLOGIES has announced the creation of a tiny hypervisor rig to power its MIPS-based CPUs.

The joint venture with Japanese firm Seltech saw the Fexerox hypervisor embedded firmware from Seltech paired with an Imagination MIPSM5150 CPU to create a virtualised environment, allowing multiple operating systems to run independently off a single unit packed into a tiny space.

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LXer: Google Code In 2014 : Call for Participation

Saturday 29th of November 2014 08:14:22 AM
The Google Code-in is a contest to introduce pre-university students (ages 13-17) to the many kinds of contributions that make open source software development possible. The contest runs from December 1, 2014 to January 19, 2015. For many students the Google Code-in contest is their first introduction to open source development.

Reddit: new to this so zorin or unbuntu.. HELP!!!

Saturday 29th of November 2014 06:55:16 AM

i do not have a linux os yet but i really want to mess around with it. i would like to do a dual run windows 8.1/ zorin 9 (or) unbuntu. now i play a lot of WOW, RS and steam games.. so i need help choosing which one.. pls help and excuse my lack of knowledge about these systems

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LXer: Debian, Ubuntu Touch & More…

Saturday 29th of November 2014 06:20:00 AM
While we in the States were dealing with family and turkey, the EU was busy working on preparing Google’s head for the platter. The European Parliament yesterday passed by a wide margin a non-binding resolution urging anti-trust regulators to break up the company. For those keeping score, the final vote was 384 yeas and 174 nays.

Reddit: files copied from vfat usb

Saturday 29th of November 2014 06:10:23 AM

I copied from a vfat usb, I can no longer modify permissions/ownership of the files, and it's hell to try and open them in applications. Is there anything I can do to restore the acl's? (To be clear, I'm not trying to modify the files on the usb, rather the one's on my hard drive. I know that vfat doesn't allow for file's permissions/ownership to be modified.)

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