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TuxMachines: Games for GNU/Linux

Sunday 4th of December 2016 02:18:20 AM

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Reddit: Just tried Peppermint OS and I was rather impressed at first glance.

Sunday 4th of December 2016 02:16:14 AM

Has anyone else had any experience with this distro?

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LXer: 10 Great Moments from Linux Foundation 2016 Events

Sunday 4th of December 2016 01:59:09 AM
This year, more than 20,000 tech professionals gathered at 150 Linux Foundation events worldwide to learn and share open source technologies and best practices. Held in 46 cities across 14 countries -- from the U.S. and Canada, to Germany, Spain, China and Japan -- Linux Foundation events are where the creators, maintainers and practitioners of the world's most important open source projects meet.

Slashdot: Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Linux Laptop?

Sunday 4th of December 2016 01:33:56 AM

Reddit: Anyone else remember when they were first getting into Linux and spent way too much time making sure it was actually free?

Sunday 4th of December 2016 01:05:24 AM

I hadn't thought of this in a long time and it just came back to me today. It was a baffling concept to me that I could get a whole OS, from kernel to word processor, and all without paying a cent! I've been around OSS for so long now I've forgotten how insane that it, but it really blew my mind as a naive 15 year old who had just gotten a computer 14 year before. I was just getting to that stage where I could smell a scam or trojanware, and Linux just seemed way, way too good to be true.

Having remembered this, I look back on all the odd, sceptical reactions I've had when suggesting Linux to people, and it suddenly makes sense on a more empathetic level than it ever has in the moment. I actually get it, again.

Anyway, not really much of a point to this. Just reminiscing with people who probably share these experiences.

P.S. BTW, this was pre-reddit and I didn't know about forums and the like yet, so maybe I was just ignorant of the internet and it was way worse for me than most of you, idk.

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Reddit: IT Professional getting his feet wet with Linux. Pondering on avenues available to me in terms of distros and certifications.

Sunday 4th of December 2016 12:52:50 AM

So I work in IT doing Windows support for the last year. While my IT career is young, Ive got plenty of experience messing around in Windows and dealing with PC hardware.

My love for Android is what finally gave me the push to learn Linux for desktop. I downloaded Ubuntu in order to turn a 2 SSD laptop into a 4 OS system (Ubuntu, Androidx86 and RemixOS on 1 SSD, Windows on the other). Through a decent amount of research, gparted use, grub customization, and frustration, I got it done.

After mucking around a bit in terminal, I thought to myself "hey, this is frustrating, but rewarding and kind of fun....just like when I tinker in Android with rooting and such...and Windows is boring me lately. I wonder if there's a career path for this"

So basically Ive seen that Red Hat is the go to for enterprise Linux, and thus I have a few questions:


  1. Are there any Linux based mobile certifications that would be useful to an IT professional?

  2. RedHat isnt free, thus what distro do you recommend for someone who may one day want Red Hat certifications? CentsOS? Fedora?

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Reddit: Seems like the diff -y option has a bit of a bug

Sunday 4th of December 2016 12:49:05 AM

LXer: New IoT Botnet, Attackers Target Tor, and More…

Sunday 4th of December 2016 12:04:47 AM
Also included, Flash on life support, Mageia's new release, Ubuntu sets date for "Zesty Zapus" ...

Reddit: Linux saved old mans laptop by being unfamiliar

Saturday 3rd of December 2016 10:38:59 PM

I thought you might like this.

I normally don't get involved in family IT problems to avoid being the IT guy. In fact I probably use the same lame excuse like most of us here: "Sorry, I don't know Windows anymore". Lately though... I could not watch my poor dad any longer trying to restore Windows 10 on what used to be a laptop. And is now basically a warm picture frame. Don't ask me how Windows 10 landed on there. Apparently other family and friends have access to his laptop and one of them convinced him to get Windows 10 and a $150 MS-Office copy.

Anyway even after removing all the bloat the processor could barely move the mouse cursor. Eventually I gave up and threw Xubuntu 16.04 on the laptop. Turns out the laptop had enough power for word processing. The things he wanted to do like printing, text documents and browsing all suddenly work. The printer driver installation was a bit rough though. Only found some old for Ubuntu 10.04... For some reason scans are flipped vertically?

So yeah. A few weeks later, a bit surprisingly this thing did not blow up in my face. The only problem is that his friends and grandchildren can't install software from the internet.

PS: One minor drawback though is that I had to nope my way out once. One of my dads friends suggested I have a look at his computer and CDs :-)

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LXer: Top 5: Amazon Echo alternatives, a tutorial on the /dev directory on Linux, and more

Saturday 3rd of December 2016 10:10:25 PM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight open source alternatives to the Amazon Echo, a tutorial on the /dev directory for your devices in Linux, our annual holiday gift guide for open source enthusiasts, 15 JavaScript frameworks and libraries to try, and open source alternatives to LastPass.

LXer: How to send messages from Pandora FMS via Telegram

Saturday 3rd of December 2016 08:16:03 PM
Monitoring your systems? Looking for a new channel to send alerts?


Saturday 3rd of December 2016 08:11:50 PM

I recently installed kali Linux on a bootable USB drive. I run windows 10 home version. Every time i try to boot up my laptop with the USB it just goes straight to windows. I even changed the order of the boot sequences pressing in the f2 menu. Sorry forgot the name. So then i tried to boot it manually with the Debian installer then i get this error. doesn't support windows 6.2.9200 SP0 yet. please help.

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Reddit: Does Oracle hold copyrights on parts of the linux kernel?

Saturday 3rd of December 2016 07:22:02 PM

Hey /r/linux, I've been reading a lot on the Ubuntu ZFS controversy over possible GPL violations, and there was one thing that puzzled me (even more so than the rest of this legal mess :p) : here and there I read assertions about Oracle holding copyrights on portions of the Linux kernel, and so potentially having standing to sue Canonical on GPL violations, as Linux copyright holder (rather than as ZFS's copyright holder). However I couldn't find any source to this claim, so I couldn't confirm it... Does anyone know an authoritative source on that sort of information?

I tried to look in the copyright notices on (, but apparently they can only provide "at least a partial list" of contributors, which didn't prove very helpful for my inquiry.

So could you help me fact check this claim? Thx!

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LXer: What's new in OpenStack in 2016: A look at the Newton release

Saturday 3rd of December 2016 06:21:41 PM
OpenStack is on a six-month release cycle, with each release given a code name starting with consecutive letters of the alphabet. On October 7th, OpenStack Newton was released. Let's look at a few highlights from OpenStack's 2016 Newton more

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