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TuxMachines: Turns Out Lubuntu 17.04 Won't Ship with LXQt ISO Images as Initially Planned

Friday 24th of February 2017 08:41:51 AM

Most of the official Ubuntu flavors received their first Beta release for the upcoming Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating system, including Lubuntu, which is still using the LXDE desktop environment.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Core Linux comes to i.MX6-powered IoT-friendly TS-4900 Computer On Module

Friday 24th of February 2017 08:38:43 AM

One of the best things about the Linux kernel (and associated operating systems) is the ability to work on various hardware types, including ARM. Microsoft's operating systems, by comparison, are far more narrow. True, there is the lightweight Windows 10 IoT for ARM boards, but it is hardly a factor nowadays.

Today, Ubuntu Core comes to the i.MX6-based and ARM-powered TS-4900 Computer on Module. While Android and other Linux options were already available for the IoT-friendly CoM, Ubuntu Core is still a major win. Canonical's revolutionary snap packages should work beautifully here.

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TuxMachines: EP: Govt, science clouds should use open standards, source

Friday 24th of February 2017 08:35:38 AM

European cloud computing should be built on open standards and open source, says the European Parliament. Last week, the EP adopted its motion on the European Cloud Initiative, emphasising the importance of open standards and open source for security, data privacy, government openness, and for innovation.

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TuxMachines: RaspEX Linux Brings Ubuntu 16.10 with LXDE Desktop to Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs

Friday 24th of February 2017 08:34:15 AM

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton is back with a new release, and this time he managed to publish a new build of his RaspEX Linux project for Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computers.

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TuxMachines: Black Lab Linux 9 to Launch in June as Version 10 Is Planned for November 2017

Friday 24th of February 2017 08:32:48 AM

Softpedia was informed by Black Lab Software that the managed to publish an initial roadmap for the next point releases and major versions of the Ubuntu-based Black Lab Linux operating system in 2017.

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TuxMachines: What a Linux Desktop Does Better

Friday 24th of February 2017 08:30:52 AM

After I resolved to adopt Linux, my confidence grew slowly but surely. Security-oriented considerations were compelling enough to convince me to switch, but I soon discovered many more advantages to the Linux desktop.

For those still unsure about making the transition, or those who have done so but may not know everything their system can do, I'll showcase here some of the Linux desktop's advantages.

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TuxMachines: Slackware-Based Zenwalk Linux Gets New ISO Snapshot with GTK3 Build of Firefox

Friday 24th of February 2017 08:26:07 AM

The development team behind the Slackware-based Zenwalk GNU/Linux distribution have announced the release and general availability of a new ISO snapshot image with all the latest software versions and some exciting new features.

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LXer: Ktube – A Powerful Media Downloader App to Download & Watch YouTube Videos and others

Friday 24th of February 2017 08:26:02 AM
Ktube is a Media Downloader App was created by Keshav Bhatt after Successor of his previous media downloader called Ultimate-Media-Downloader.

TuxMachines: Ubuntu 17.04 Beta Released with Linux Kernel 4.10, Only for Opt-In Flavors

Friday 24th of February 2017 08:24:33 AM

Canonical today released the first Beta of the upcoming Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating system, but only for the opt-in flavors, which include Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Studio, Ubuntu Kylin, and Ubuntu Budgie.

Also: Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" Spins Do Their Beta Release

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TuxMachines: Review: Google Pixel is Android at its best (if a little boring)

Friday 24th of February 2017 08:19:32 AM

The Pixel’s designs have been divisive ever since the first batch of leaks hit the interwebs, but I’ve grown quite fond of it. Maybe it’s the fact that my ‘Really Blue’ (provided to us by Verizon, thanks folks) model is in fact so incredibly blue, but really I just think the two tone look stands out. It’s instantly recognizable if you’ve seen the phone before.

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LXer: Recent open source hardware trends, from SBCs to servers

Friday 24th of February 2017 06:08:48 AM
At ELC Europe, Intel MinnowBoard SBC evangelist John Hawley surveyed open hardware trends, and their impact on OS-enabled device and system development. When you mention open source hardware, people typically think about community-backed hacker boards. However, the open hardware movement is growing on many fronts, including medical devices, rocketry and satellites, 3D printers, cameras, ..........

Reddit: centos6 samba server setting

Friday 24th of February 2017 05:04:33 AM

can somebody tell me why two folder with same configuration have different accessibility. i got two share folder /home/username/share and /home/share. both folder have same samba configuration and 777 permission. but i can't write on /home/username/share. i am trying to make a samba server with full access to anyone with no password.

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LXer: MirageOS Unikernel Effort Moves Forward

Friday 24th of February 2017 05:00:11 AM
Linux Foundation backed Xen Project helps to advance the state of MirageOS unikernel operating system with a new release that now supports the KVM hypervisor

LXer: Storj introduces a distributed blockchain-protected cloud storage service

Friday 24th of February 2017 03:51:34 AM
Would you believe in a safe peer-to-peer cloud storage solution? Storj Labs thinks you will with their blockchain-protected, open-source service.

Reddit: Podcasting with Linux?

Friday 24th of February 2017 03:37:59 AM

What's a good combo for software, plug-ins, configuration, and etc for podcasting with Linux? Is there anyone out there that uses Linux for podcast production? What do you use? I'm looking for something to accommodate a USB microphone and a cohost/guest coming in via Skype (or alternative). Ideally I'd like to have each speaker recorded on a separate track for ease of editing. What are some recommendations?

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Reddit: How to configure Linux File Server using Samba

Friday 24th of February 2017 03:30:15 AM

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today's leftovers

  • Manjaro ARM to shut down
    While the project is dying, the team has offered help to anyone who is willing to continue this project. The team will guide through all the process and even teach if needed. If anyone is interested in continuing this project, now is the time. Otherwise we all have to say goodbye to Manjaro-ARM.
  • Manjaro ARM Linux Distro Is Shutting Down, Lack Of Contributors Is The Reason
  • That Was The Week That Was (TWTWTW): Edition 2
    This is the second edition of TWTWTW, a weekly blog proclaiming noteworthy news in the open source world. It provides a concise distilled commentary of notable open source related news from a different perspective. For the second edition, we present a succinct catchup covering software, hardware, book releases, ending with a real Barry Bargain!