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TuxMachines: An Everyday Linux User Review Of Xubuntu 14.10

Sunday 4th of January 2015 09:34:59 PM

It has been just over a year since I last reviewed Xubuntu, so this review is well overdue.

Xubuntu has been one of my favourite distributions for a long time and for a number of very good reasons.

Xubuntu comes with the XFCE desktop environment which means that it is lightweight and highly customisable.

What I also like about Xubuntu over some of the other XFCE based distributions is that it doesn't overload you with applications. You get just enough to cover the bases but it is then up to you to install what is important for your needs.

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TuxMachines: GNU Chess release 6.2.0

Sunday 4th of January 2015 09:26:22 PM

I am glad to announce the release of version 6.2.0 of GNU Chess.
GNU Chess is a chess-playing program. It can be used to play chess
against the computer on a terminal or, more commonly, as a chess engine
for graphical chess frontends.

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Reddit: sshd spawning tons of children

Sunday 4th of January 2015 09:21:00 PM

I'm trying to help a friend out, but currently, it seems something has caused 500+ sshd child processes to spawn, and were a bit flabbergasted how and what is causing it. The system is CentOS 6.5/latest and sshd is the latest as far as I know, we don't think its compromised, as its actually sshd processes, and we've also inputted stricter ssh ratelimiting into iptables.

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LXer: 5 Top Free TeX Books

Sunday 4th of January 2015 09:02:47 PM
TeX is a system for computer typesetting. It is a powerful low-level markup and programming language that creates professional quality typeset text. The system was developed by Donald Knuth at Stanford University with the purpose of enabling anyone to generate high-quality books, and to develop a system that yields the same results whatever computer is used.

TuxMachines: Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update Making Progress

Sunday 4th of January 2015 08:58:32 PM

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop update continues to make significant progress and the highly anticipated update is now available in two brand new regions ahead of the U.S. Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop release that appears set to begin sometime this month.

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TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Sunday 4th of January 2015 08:12:38 PM

Reddit: Kernel booting process. Part 1.

Sunday 4th of January 2015 07:15:21 PM

LXer: Installing Apache 2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 21 (LAMP)

Sunday 4th of January 2015 07:08:25 PM
Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 21 (LAMP)LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a Fedora 21 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

Reddit: Looking for AudioBooks on Linux, networking, SAN, Storage, Servers, etc.

Sunday 4th of January 2015 07:03:00 PM

Hi all, I am an up and coming Linux/AIX/HP-UX server admin. I have the basic knowledge I need to handle day to day activities, but I want more knowledge. I also have an hour drive each day in which I have been listening to music, but I want to make the most of this time and listen to audiobooks that may help build my professional career. Any ideas?

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Reddit: How do I copy specific files, in Linux and from a dying PATA/IDE HDD, to another drive like with dd(rescue)?

Sunday 4th of January 2015 07:02:15 PM

How do I copy specific files, in Linux and from a very old dying PATA/IDE HDD, to another drive without messing it up like dd(rescue) commands? I only need to force copy specific files and not the whole drive!

Thank you in advance. :)

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