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Reddit: Advanced question. How can I create a multiboot USB key that will run in a virtual machine environment?

Saturday 18th of October 2014 02:48:14 PM

I like to keep a micro-USB drive on me with portable apps, music, and movies. I also made it a bootable drive using the YUMI tool. I currently have Mint, Puppy, and several bootable rescue tools loaded. I would like to be able to run these in a VM window but can't figure out how to get them to boot.

I think YUMI uses a GRUB2 system. I tried loading the portable VM program that the linux pendrive site uses. I can get the multiboot window to come up inside the VM but it always hangs up half way into the load procedure regardless of which version of linux I try to load.

The Linux Live program allows you to make a bootable usb that will also load in a VM but it only works with a single instillation of linux and not in a multiboot environment. Any suggestions?

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Slashdot: Direct3D 9.0 Support On Track For Linux's Gallium3D Drivers

Saturday 18th of October 2014 02:34:00 PM
An anonymous reader writes Twelve years after Microsoft debuted DirectX 9.0, open-source developers are getting ready to possibly land Direct3D 9.0 support within the open-source Linux Mesa/Gallium3D code-base. The "Gallium3D Nine" state tracker allows accelerating D3D9 natively by Gallium3D drivers and there's patches for Wine so that Windows games can utilize this state tracker without having to go through Wine's costly D3D-to-OGL translator. The Gallium3D D3D9 code has been in development since last year and is now reaching a point where it's under review for mainline Mesa. The uses for this Direct3D 9 state tracker will likely be very limited outside of using it for Wine gaming.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

LXer: OpenStack Summit interview series: the road to Kilo

Saturday 18th of October 2014 02:31:54 PM
It's a busy time of the year for OpenStack, with the Juno release just out the door and planning for the upcoming release Kilo already underway. In celebration of new release and the OpenStack Summit in Paris on November 3-7, is featuring a number of interviews with key speakers at the more

Reddit: New Features in GNOME Games 3.14

Saturday 18th of October 2014 01:59:39 PM

Reddit: New Features in GNOME Web 3.14

Saturday 18th of October 2014 01:46:28 PM

Phoronix: CompuLab Intense-PC2: An Excellent, Fanless, Mini PC Powered By Intel's i7 Haswell

Saturday 18th of October 2014 01:30:00 PM
Last month in a preview article I mentioned I was testing CompuLab's Intense-PC2 and that it was a great Haswell-based mini Linux PC. After using it now for another month and putting it through its paces with many strenuous benchmarking workloads and trying out other Linux distributions, I remain enthusiastic about the Intense-PC2 and it being a great offering for Linux (and even Windows/BSD) users.

LXer: Ghost in the (Bourne Again) Shell: Fallout of Shellshock far from over

Saturday 18th of October 2014 12:37:32 PM
The problem with Shellshock is similar to problems that emerged after the Heartbleed bug and numerous other vulnerabilities—while organizations struggle to understand the disclosures, how they affect their systems, and how to successfully implement patches, others—including security researchers—race to build proof-of-concept attacks based on them to demonstrate exactly how dire they are. And those proofs of concept often get picked up by cybercriminals and others with bad intent before organizations can effectively patch them—using them to exploit systems in ways that are much longer-lasting than the vulnerability du jour.

Reddit: What is your toughts on the new Toshiba Chromebook 2 as GNU/Linux laptop?

Saturday 18th of October 2014 12:37:00 PM

I'm currently using a C720 with a full distro on it. I really like it overall but the TN screen on it is terrible. I've just checked the new Toshiba Chromebook 2 and it look awesome:

It has a IPS screen, 4 gb of ram and a sd card slot to add more storage. It seems to be the best chromebook at the moment if we don't considered the Pixel. Personnaly, it would be my dream laptop if it comes with a better cpu (i3 or i5) and 8 gb of ram for better virtualization.

Anyway, what's your toughts on this chromebook? Is there someone here that has already tested it?

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Phoronix: Direct3D 9 Support Might Land Within Mainline Mesa 3D Drivers

Saturday 18th of October 2014 12:25:08 PM
It looks like we could see the Direct3D 9 (Gallium3D Nine) state tracker land within Mesa! This state tracker can be used for accelerating D3D9-using Windows games via Wine and other purposes. The Gallium3D Nine patches are called for review as of this Saturday morning with ambitions of being merged to master...

Reddit: I have a debian installation and I got a new HDD. How can I convert mi actual installation to a RAID 1?

Saturday 18th of October 2014 12:09:15 PM

Hi, I have 2 almost identic HDD. Same size, but I'm not sure if it's the same speed. First of all, could a RAID be possible with my setup? and 2nd, how could I do it? Thanks!

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Reddit: Ubuntu 14.04 and Radeon HD 4890

Saturday 18th of October 2014 11:01:23 AM

Hey, i'm trying to install the right drivers for that card and Distribution, But i cant find the right one. Any ideas?

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LXer: Fedora conference coming next week for Latin America

Saturday 18th of October 2014 10:32:58 AM
The organizing team of Managua FUDCon 2014, led by the event organizer Neville Cross, is pleased to announce that the Fedora Users and Developers Conference Latin America (FUDCon LATAM) will start on Thursday, October 23.

LXer: Cloud 5: GE all in on public cloud, IBM-SAP cloud partnership, Big data and the cloud

Saturday 18th of October 2014 09:35:47 AM
This week, we look at GE going all in on the public cloud, the impact of the cloud on the recent corporate splits at HP, Symantec and eBay and the IBM-SAP cloud partnership.

LXer: Top 4 Linux network managers

Saturday 18th of October 2014 08:38:36 AM
Fundamental utilities and long-time favourites all go head-to-head as we pick the network manager that offers the complete package

Reddit: The Debian init system general resolution returns

Saturday 18th of October 2014 08:25:43 AM

Reddit: I need some help with booting into deepin

Saturday 18th of October 2014 08:24:35 AM

I installed deepin from CD/DVD onto my hard drive, and when I went to boot into deepin, I pressed the button, and it booted into Windows 8.1. Any help?

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TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Saturday 18th of October 2014 07:55:05 AM
  • Install PXE Server On CentOS 7
  • How to create and use Python CGI scripts
  • ffs ssl

    You search "how to set up https" on the Googs and click the first link. It takes you here which tells you how to use StartSSL, which generates the key in your browser. Whoops, your private key is now known to another server on this internet! Why do people even recommend this? It's the worst of the worst of Javascript crypto.

  • Corel AfterShot Pro 2.1

    Corel has updated its AfterShot Pro software to Version 2.1. Available free to registered users, the 2.1 update introduces a number of new features and enhancements including new HDR tools for Mac and Linux, support for more than 17 new raw camera profiles, an improved Highlight Recovery Tool, as well as various performance and stability enhancements. Newly supported cameras include the Canon SX50 HS, the Fujifilm X-T1, X-E1, X-E2, X-Pro1, X-M1, X100S and X20, the Nikon D4s, D3300, 1 V3, 1 J4, Coolpix P330 and Coolpix A, and the Pentax Q, 645Z and K-500.

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TuxMachines: HP to shutter webOS cloud services

Saturday 18th of October 2014 07:51:26 AM

The company says it's given the few owners of webOS devices three years of service since canning the software, but that “The user count has dwindled to the point where it is no longer viable to keep the services running.”

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LXer: OpenStack Juno Release Adds Data Processing, Storage, NFV Features

Saturday 18th of October 2014 07:41:25 AM
OpenStack Juno, the 10th release of the open source cloud-computing operating system, introduces new data processing, storage and network functions virtualization (NFV) features as well as enterprise readiness.

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In wake of Anonabox, more crowdsourced Tor router projects make their pitch

Last week, Ars reported on the story of Anonabox, an effort by a California developer to create an affordable privacy-protecting device based on the open source OpenWRT wireless router software and the Tor Project’s eponymous Internet traffic encryption and anonymization software. Anonabox was pulled from Kickstarter after accusations that the project misrepresented its product and failed to meet some basic security concerns—though its developers still plan to release their project for sale through their own website. But Anonabox’s brief campaign on Kickstarter has demonstrated demand for a simple, inexpensive way to hide Internet traffic from prying eyes. And there are a number of other projects attempting to do what Anonabox promised. On Kickstarter competitor Indiegogo there’s a project called Invizbox that looks almost identical to Anonabox—except for the approach its team is taking to building and marketing the device. Read more

Debian Now Defaults To Xfce On Non-x86 Desktops

Back in September Debian switched back to the GNOME desktop by default in place of Xfce for the upcoming Debian 8.0 "Jessie" release. However, as of today, the non-x86 versions of Debian have flip-flopped once again back to Xfce. Debian switched back to GNOME in September over reasons dealing with accessibility, systemd integration, and other factors when seeing what was the best fit to be the default for Debian 8 Jessie. However, now for platforms aside from x86 and x86_64, Xfce has returned to the default over poor experiences in using the GNOME Shell. Read more

Phoenix Is Trying To Be An Open Version Of Apple's Swift

Apple unveiled the Swift programming language at this year's WWDC event but sadly it's still not clear whether Apple will "open up" the language to let it appear on non-Apple platforms. Swift is built atop LLVM and designed to be Apple's successor to Objective-C in many regards while suppoorting C/Obj-C/Obj-C++ all within a single program. With non-Apple folks being interested in the language, it didn't take long before an open-source project started up around it. has today announced their Phoenix project that aims to be a free and open version of Apple's Swift programming language. The work is being led by Greg Casamento who is also the leader of GNUStep, the common open-source implementation of Apple's Cocoa frameworks. Read more

Google Chromebook quietly takes aim at the enterprise

Google's Chromebook is a cheap alternative to a more expensive Windows or Mac PC or laptop, but up until recently it lacked any specific administrative oversight tools for enterprise IT. While IT might have liked the price tag, they may have worried about the lack of an integrated tool suite for managing a fleet of Chromebooks. That's changed with release of Chromebook for Work, a new program designed to give IT that control they crave for Chromebooks. Read more