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TuxMachines: A Linux user's guide to Logical Volume Management

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 06:21:04 PM

Managing disk space has always been a significant task for sysadmins. Running out of disk space used to be the start of a long and complex series of tasks to increase the space available to a disk partition. It also required taking the system off-line. This usually involved installing a new hard drive, booting to recovery or single-user mode, creating a partition and a filesystem on the new hard drive, using temporary mount points to move the data from the too-small filesystem to the new, larger one, changing the content of the /etc/fstab file to reflect the correct device name for the new partition, and rebooting to remount the new filesystem on the correct mount point.

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LXer: HP Retrofits Ink Cartridge DRM on Printers

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 06:12:55 PM
You’ve owned your printer for a year or more, and have happily used off-brand ink cartridges during that time. Suddenly the manufacturer says you can’t do that anymore, and suddenly orders the printer you own to not accept the ink cartridges of your choosing.

Reddit: MakuluLinux LinDoz 12 Beta is Ready !

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 05:55:10 PM

Reddit: So... WSL?

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 05:49:37 PM

I've been running arch for a while now, I usually have a windows 7 on a separate part for... you know... windows stuff... But, I've gotten into the habit of doing just about everything on linux.

And then, along comes WSL... I've been reading about it. I'm in the windows insider program (don't ask), so I can use it, but it means installing windows 10 (and I really really hate the whole 'look at these beautiful colors and vague messages' installer thing).

Has anybody gotten into messing around with it? Pros/Cons

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TuxMachines: Red Hat Financial News After Latest Results

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 05:27:08 PM

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LXer: How to Install Drupal 8.1 with Nginx, PHP-FPM and SSL on Ubuntu 16.04

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 05:15:44 PM
Drupal is a well-known open source content management system based on PHP. It is available free of charge and released under the GNU General Public License. In this tutorial, we will install Drupal 8.1 with Nginx web server, MariaDB as the database server and PHP-FPM to handle PHP requests. I will also show you how to install an SSL Certificate to secure the Drupal website.

TuxMachines: openSUSE Leap 42.2 Linux Operating System Gets a Second Beta with KDE Plasma 5.8

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 05:03:34 PM

Today, September 22, 2016, the openSUSE Project proudly announced the release and immediate availability for download of the second Beta development milestone towards the openSUSE Leap 42.2 operating system.

openSUSE Leap 42.2 Beta 2 comes with several interesting improvements and up-to-date software components, including the KDE Applications 16.08.0, KDE Frameworks 5.26.0, GStreamer 1.8.3, GTK+ 2.24.31, GTK+ 3.20.9, json-glib 1.2.2, Wireshark 2.2.0, and Xen 4.7.0_12.

Other than that, the openSUSE KDE team did a fantastic job of integrating the recently announced Beta release of the KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS desktop environment into openSUSE Leap 42.2 Beta 2 so you can get an early taste and see if there are any show stoppers that need to be addressed before the final version lands in mid-November.

Also: New Leap Beta Adds Plasma 5.8 Beta

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LinuxToday: Installing A Django Development Environment on Ubuntu

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 05:00:00 PM

LinuxConfig: Django is easily the most popular web framework written in Python.

TuxMachines: Dronecode’s Craig Elder speaks about open-source software for drones

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 04:54:59 PM

Earlier this month it was revealed that ArduPilot, an open-source autopilot solution, would no longer be associated with the Linux Foundation’s Dronecode Project, an open-source drone platform. This came as a surprise to many considering that the idea of Dronecode came from the minds of ArduPilot.

“Dronecode was established around ArduPilot,” said Craig Elder, former technical community manager for Dronecode who leads software teams in ArduPilot. “What we tried to do with Dronecode was to do a better job at engaging the companies who are using ArduPilot.”

The reasoning behind this move is that ArduPilot is based on the open-source GPL license. According to Chris Anderson, chairman of Dronecode, the GPL license is great for the open-source development community, but toxic for companies.

Also: Hybrid approach to federal open source

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Reddit: Gnome 3.22 7z

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 04:52:01 PM

So as it seems, Gnome 3.22 comes with builtin 7z support to compress files

But how does it do since the 7z license isn't free?

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TuxMachines: Vista 10 Under Attack From Media, UNIX/Linux Under Attack From Microsoft

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 03:44:48 PM
  • Linux "lockout" tangle snarls Lenovo

    After failing to install Linux on a recent Lenovo laptop, a Reddit user claims to have received a short reply from Lenovo's support team: "This system has a Signature Edition of Windows 10 Home installed. It is locked per our agreement with Microsoft."

    The company is reportedly shutting discussion threads on its official forums to prevent "disruption," though the snarl of links and outrage flying around makes everything rather murky. The core facts at hand appear to be that a) the BIOS is programmed to enforce a RAID setup that is currently compatible only with Windows 10, and there's no technical rationale for it, it's just there to prevent other operating systems being installed. A is, of course, more plausibly true than B.

  • Which? slams Microsoft for Windows 10 update woes

    Which? has called on Microsoft to honour the rights of its customers after a survey found that 12 per cent of those who upgraded to Windows 10 from an earlier version had rolled back and that many more were annoyed with the update.

    More than half of those who rolled back to a previous edition said it was because the new version had caused problems with their devices.

    The problems included printers, WiFi cards and speakers no longer working, files being lost and emails no longer syncing. In some cases the computer required professional repair.

    Many complained that the only reason they upgraded in the first place was to get rid of the constant nagware employed by Microsoft through the GWX system installed on machines that qualified for a free upgrade.

    Many said that they had actually turned down the nagware offers and found that Windows 10 had installed anyway.

  • Windows 10 software condemned by Which? [Ed: Microsoft should stand trial for it]

    Microsoft has been criticised over its Windows 10 software by consumer rights group Which?.

    The body said it had received hundreds of complaints about the upgrade, including lost files, emails no longer syncing and broken wi-fi and printing.

    In some cases, it said, users had had to pay for their computer to be repaired.

    Microsoft defended its software and highlighted that it provided help online and by phone.

    "The Windows 10 upgrade is a choice designed to help people take advantage of the most secure and most productive Windows," said a spokesman.

    "Customers have distinct options. Should a customer need help with the upgrade experience, we have numerous options including free customer support."

    Which? surveyed more than 5,500 of its members in June, and said that 12% of the 2,500 who had upgraded to Windows 10 had later reverted to an earlier version.

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TuxMachines: Security News

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 03:42:59 PM
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  • Why we should just simply call ourselves Hackers

    Developers, Programmers, Engineers, Code Artists, Coders, Codesmiths, Code Warriors, Craftsmen … these are currently the labels we use to explain our profession. One can get an idea of how this can appear confusing to the outsider.

    Computers can enrich our lives, give focus, amplify our adventures, gauge our science and grow our business. Right now computing is being embedded into everything and it is now more than ever that we need to redefine our role and show. some. fucking. solidarity.

    Rather than confusing pre-existing labels and shoe-horning them to our profession, which makes use of synthetic intelligence more than any, I propose that we call ourselves Hackers instead of the myriad other ways.

  • Germany surveys cyber-attacks

    Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has launched a survey to obtain information about actual cyber-attacks on business and government, to assess potential risks, and to determine protective measures. The study should result in new ICT security recommendations.

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TuxMachines: Red Hat Financial News

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 03:42:21 PM

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Phoronix: An Early Port Of GCC To AMD's GCN Architecture

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 03:40:26 PM
While still in its early stages, there's a port in the works of the GNU Compiler Collection for AMD's GCN (Graphics Core Next) instruction set architecture...

Phoronix: XDC2017 X.Org/Mesa/Wayland Conference To Be Hosted By Google

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 03:06:31 PM
The X.Org Foundation Board of Directors held their annual in-face meeting today at XDC2016 in Helsinki, Finland. At this meeting they have decided to accept Google's invitation to host XDC2017 at the Googleplex...

TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 03:00:53 PM

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LinuxToday: Wayland 1.12 Next-Gen Linux Display Server Officially Released with Many Goodies

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 03:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Development for Wayland 1.12 and Weston 1.12 started exactly a month ago when the first Alpha build was seeded to public testers

LXer: Mozilla Says Goodbye to Firefox Hello in Firefox 49

Thursday 22nd of September 2016 02:54:53 PM
Firefox 49 fixes 18 flaws, including one already fixed in the Tor Browser.

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Only three days after announcing the release of IPFire 2.19 Core Update 104, Michael Tremer informs the community about the availability of a new update, Core Update 105, which brings important OpenSSL patches. Read more

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Tor Project Releases Tor (The Onion Router) 0.2.8.8 with Important Bug Fixes

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