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Reddit: Backup Ask Me Anything (AMA) tomorrow at 1pm ET

Thursday 26th of February 2015 02:20:42 PM

Wondering how compression really affects restores?

What's the difference between block level and global deduplication?

What is the perfect backup schedule?

If these are questions you've wondered about before (or better yet, if you have other questions that you've never asked about Backup, Data Protection, & Disaster Recovery), we hope you'll join us on Friday, February 27th at 1pm ET for an Ask Me Anything session. We'll have three data protection experts on hand to answer your questions for this one hour. We encourage you to ask anything from what may seem like the most basic of questions to something that may stump our panel, and everything in between. No question will be turned away for being too easy or too hard.

Did I mention there will be giveaways?

Questions about the event? Share them here. Questions for our experts? Hold them until Friday & post them to

Hope to see you there!

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Reddit: Proxy server with upstream SOCKS5 authentication

Thursday 26th of February 2015 02:12:03 PM

Hello everyone,

currently I am looking for a proxy server which can use a SOCKS5 proxy as its upstream proxy and is able to authenticate to this upstream server. I don't care wether this is a HTTP or again a SOCKS proxy. I had a look at the usual suspects like Squid, privoxy, danted etc. Most of the are able to use a SOCKS5 proxy as their upstream proxy, but none of them is able to use an upstream SOCKS5 proxy which requires authentication. Does anyone of you stumpled upon such a proxy server?

Thanks in advance.

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Phoronix: The Tremendous Features Of Fedora 22

Thursday 26th of February 2015 02:08:14 PM
With Fedora 22 having entered its alpha freeze this week along with the software string freeze and change checkpoint deadline, here's a recap of some of the towering features of this six-month update to Fedora 21 and the second release under the Fedora.Next strategy...

LXer: Ubuntu 14.04.2 Screenshot Tour

Thursday 26th of February 2015 02:07:29 PM
The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. We have expanded our hardware enablement offering since 14.04, and with 14.04.2, this point release contains an updated kernel and X stack for new installations to support new hardware.

Reddit: [Discussion] Couldn't you mitigate attacks from BadUSB from forcing DFU mode and scanning the firmware?

Thursday 26th of February 2015 02:04:52 PM
  1. Insert USB
  2. USB forced into DFU mode
  3. OS scans firmware
  4. If cleared than restarts the connection without USB mode/If not reject it.

EDIT: I may be wrong with this, it might not be possible to force DFU mode on all USBs.

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LinuxToday: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Released On GOG & Steam, We Take A Look At The Linux Port

Thursday 26th of February 2015 02:00:00 PM

 GamingOnLinux: Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is a revamp of one of the platformers I used to love, so how is it on Linux? Hint: It's good.

Phoronix: Google To Work On Better PGO Support For LLVM

Thursday 26th of February 2015 01:34:15 PM
Some of Google's compiler developers will be working on upstream improvements to LLVM for better supporting Profile Guided Optimizations...

LXer: Elementary, my dear penguin: It's the second beta of Freya

Thursday 26th of February 2015 01:10:18 PM
Never mind the bugs... love the skin Ubuntu's inReview Elementary Linux has released the second beta of the imminent Freya release of its OS.…

TuxMachines: Telegram Desktop for Linux Review

Thursday 26th of February 2015 01:08:47 PM

Telegram is an instant messaging service that is best known for its mobile implementation, but a desktop app is also available and it's even better than what users might expect.

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LinuxInsider: Pearl OS Could Be a Gem in the Making

Thursday 26th of February 2015 01:00:00 PM
If you favor the OS X environment, Pearl OS might be a Linux distro to feed your fancy. Pearl OS is a revival of the discontinued Pear OS distro. It picks up where Pear left off in early 2014. Pearl OS has two desktop versions: XFCE and MATE. Both are based on Ubuntu Linux distro version 14.04 Mini release. The two flavors of Pearl OS are customized to look and act like the OS X operating system. But Pearl is Linux and not OS X. This distro runs Debian-based Linux applications. It does not run OS X software or have actual OS X functions.

LXer: Ozon OS Alpha Screenshot Tour

Thursday 26th of February 2015 12:13:07 PM
Ozon OS Alpha is available. Ozon OS Ozon OS "Hydrogen" alpha is based on Fedora 20 and it uses GNOME Shell and Gnome apps by default, customized with various extensions. The newly released alpha is aimed at developers and ships with only part of the Atom Shell: Atom Dock, Launcher and Panel, so it's not really interesting for regular desktop users. However, the beta (and obviously, the final release) should include a lot more exiting stuff.

LinuxToday: GCompris Is a Great Linux Teaching Tool for Small Kids

Thursday 26th of February 2015 12:00:00 PM

 softpedia: GCompris, an educational software suite providing fun activities for kids aged 2 to 10, has been upgraded to version 15.02 and is now available for download.

LXer: Blockly makes it easier to learn to code

Thursday 26th of February 2015 11:15:56 AM
Blockly is the engine running underneath many of the online tutorials used today to introduce people of all ages to programming. In this article we interviewed Neil Fraser, from the Blockly developers team, and learned about the team’s perspective and more

LXer: Localhost DNS Cache

Thursday 26th of February 2015 10:18:45 AM
Is it weird to say that DNS is my favorite protocol? Because DNSis myfavorite protocol. There's something about the simplicity of UDP packetscombined with the power of a service that the entire Internet relies onthat grabs my interest. Through the years, I've been impressed with just howfew resources you need to run a modest DNS infrastructure for an internalnetwork.

Reddit: How do you manage your contacts and calendar?

Thursday 26th of February 2015 10:05:59 AM

Reddit: Weekly Edition for February 19, 2015

Thursday 26th of February 2015 09:59:46 AM

Reddit: Can anyone guide me how to make a game using Linux commands ?

Thursday 26th of February 2015 09:23:36 AM

I am fairly new to Linux. I have chosen Linux as one of my elective for this semester in my university. Can anyone detailed info on how to make a simple game using linux commands as i need to make a project for my subject.

Please share any other cool projects and / or games which you have made using the linux environment. Please help me.

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LXer: NVIDIA 346.47 Linux Drivers Launched with Support for New GPUs

Thursday 26th of February 2015 09:21:34 AM
NVIDIA has released a new set of Linux drivers in the Long Lived branch and they have added support for some of the latest chipsets, like GTX 960 or GTX 965M.

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