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LXer: An interactive calculator for the Linux command-line

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 11:07:47 PM
If you're reading this article, odds are good that you're not only familiar with the command line on your computer system, but that you're quite comfortable using it to the exclusion of the graphical interface. I understand—I've been using the command line since that was the only option in the computing world, and even contributed code to BSD Unix, back in the day. There's a lot about modern GUIs that make them superior, but in terms of power, speed, and flexibility, the command line still rocks, and even more so if you can type quickly.read more

Reddit: Where can I order a gnu/linux phone from the united states?

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 10:46:42 PM

Or will it ever be easy to install on any phone?

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Reddit: Linux without CD/USB Win10

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 10:42:26 PM

I just wanted to know if there's any possible way for me to get linux on my pc without a cd of usb, im currently on win10 and want to either dual boot or single boot linux.

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Reddit: l2tp ipsec VPN on Linux Antergos

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 10:04:28 PM

Is there any distro of Linux that is able to connect to a VPN via l2tp ipsec?

Thanks!

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LinuxToday: An interactive calculator for the Linux command-line

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 10:00:00 PM

See how a Bash script can turn the terminal into a powerful calculator.

LXer: USB stick turns 64-bit x86 systems into Linux thin clients

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 09:53:27 PM
Igel has launched a “UD Pocket” USB stick that boots up a VDI environment on any 64-bit x86 PC, laptop, or other device without overwriting its local OS. Since the early days of Linux, IT administrators and demo presenters have been using USB stick and Live CD-based devices to boot up Linux distributions like Knoppix […]

TuxMachines: Linux Foundation events expand with Open Source Summits

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 08:50:07 PM

The Linux Foundation released its 2017 schedule, including an Embedded Linux Conference in Portland on Feb. 21-23 that needs proposal ideas by Dec. 10.

This year, Linux Foundation events attracted over 20,000 “developers, maintainers, sysadmins, thought leaders, business executives and other industry professionals from more than 4,000 organizations across 85 countries,” and 25,000 are expected in 2017, says the not-for-profit Linux advocacy organization. In truth, the LF is now more of an open source advocacy organization as it spreads into non-Linux projects like Zephyr. Fittingly, the co-located LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen events in Japan, North America and Europe have this year combined into new umbrella events called Open Source Summits.

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Reddit: Users taking up quite a bit of space, trying to see what it is.

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 08:47:04 PM

This is for a linux computer lab.

I have a 10TB students can use. I go through once a week and pick out everyone who is using over 50gb on their home directory and send them an email to let them know they are using a lot, and they need to get rid of at least half. There are about 40 students total using this.

It is at 99% used space. We cleared up 100gb and within 2 minutes, 4gb of that 100 gb were being used. I checked

find / -cmin -5

And it just came up with clutter, and nothing much about what had just been put on, of from which user(s) it was from.

Any ideas? Sorry I am a bit new to linux administration.

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LXer: Best Open Source Hosting Control Panels

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 08:39:07 PM
You don’t have to be a command line guru in order to host a simple website. There are paid control panels like WHM/cPanel or DirectAdmin which are very powerful, but if you don’t like to pay for a control panel you can simply choose one of the open source alternatives. In this guide, we will present to you some of the most popular open source hosting control panels.

TuxMachines: Linux Graphics

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 08:36:31 PM

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TuxMachines: Zorin OS 12 Ubuntu-based Linux distribution now available -- a Windows 10 alternative

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 08:28:48 PM

Windows 10 is a really great desktop operating system, but it is not for everyone. For those that care deeply about security and privacy, an open source Linux-based operating system is a wise alternative. The problem? Learning a new user interface can be hard for some. If you have always used a Windows OS in the past, moving to a desktop environment like GNOME or Unity can be confusing and scary.

Luckily, for those that have difficulty with change, there are some Linux-based operating systems that are designed for Windows-switchers. One fairly popular such offering, Zorin OS, has now reached version 12. It is designed to be familiar to former users of Microsoft's OS. While the company does charge for an "Ultimate" version, the "Core" edition of Zorin OS 12 is entirely free.

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TuxMachines: Getting started with Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 08:23:47 PM

So you have a Raspberry Pi, or you’re thinking of getting one, and you want to know how to get started and how to become a master user of one.

The Raspberry Pi is a single board computer, meaning that in many ways it's a regular PC, except that everything that makes up the computer is on a single board rather than a traditional PC, which has a motherboard and requires a number of additional daughterboards to make a whole unit.

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Reddit: Cloning a multi-OS drive to a smaller M.2 SSD

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 08:22:31 PM

I have a 1 terabyte drive that currently has 3 partitions, an Arch Linux, Windows 7 and an Ubuntu Studio install (/dev/sda*). Grub2 is also installed on /dev/sda with those 3 partitions. The home directories for Arch/Ubuntu are on a separate HDD (/dev/sdb1).

I just bought a 500GB Samsung EVO M.2 SSD, that I want to use to boot these 3 operating systems, hopefully blindingly fast.

Ideally, I'd prefer not to have to reinstall all 3 OS's.

Let me know if this looks like a good plan to you guys, and if you foresee any issues: 1. Shrink /dev/sda to <500gb, then clone via dd /dev/sda to the SSD. 2. In my BIOS, boot from the SSD instead of the HDD. 3. Make sure both Linux OS's point to /dev/sdb1 as /home 4. Done?

Is there a faster, less time consuming or a cleaner way to do this? Will I see the same boot speeds if I just symlink /boot to the HDD?

Does anyone know if Windows will freak out being cloned with all of the licensing stuff, etc?

I appreciate any and all help, thank you.

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TuxMachines: Linux Distributions vs. BSDs With netperf & iperf3 Network Performance

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 08:00:14 PM

With now having netperf in the Phoronix Test Suite as well as iperf3 for the latest open-source benchmarks in our automated cross-platform benchmarking framework, I couldn't help but to run some networking benchmarks on a system when trying out a few different Linux distributions and BSDs to see how the performance compares. The operating systems ran with these networking benchmarks included Debian 8.6, Ubuntu 16.10, Clear Linux 12020, CentOS 7, and Fedora 25. The BSDs tested for this comparison were FreeBSD 11.0 and DragonFlyBSD 4.6.1.

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TuxMachines: City of Rome: all new software should be open source

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 07:58:19 PM

The city of Rome, the fourth-largest city in the European Union, will increase its use of free and open source software, it decided in October. All new software solutions should be based on open source, and the city is to consider replacing existing proprietary solutions by open source alternatives.

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LXer: Endless Sky now available on Fedora

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 07:54:42 PM
Endless Sky is a 2D space trading and combat game similar to Escape Velocity. The game sets you as a beginning pilot, just having made a down payment on your very first starship. You’re given a choice between a shuttle,... Continue Reading →

TuxMachines: SparkyLinux 4.5.1 MinimalGUI and Absolute 14.2.2

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 07:49:17 PM
  • Absolute 14.2.2 released

    The update is for the 64-bit version. Updated kernel and Xorg, as well as taking care of security and functional fixes (such as tweaks to pulse audio, network manager, battery management.) Installer also updated to correct error of sometimes not finding drives for autoinstall. All Slackware updates in current included and several programs recompiled to keep up with dependency changes.

  • SparkyLinux 4.5.1 MinimalGUI

    There is an update of Sparky 4.5.1 MinimalGUI available to download.

    The Sparky Advanced Installer doesn’t work as it should in the MinimaGUI edition, if you are trying to install an additional desktop. The installer calls a ‘desktop-installer’, but it does not coming back to the main installer with right privileges after. It used to do before, but not any more.

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More in Tux Machines

Devices/Mobile

  • AsteroidOS is an Open Source OS for Smartwatches
    Florent Revest is a French computer science student who has been working on an open source operating system for smartwatches for the last two years. Yesterday, he officially launched version 1 of the alpha for AsteroidOS. The goal for the platform was to create something that gave smartwatch owners more control over their privacy, as well as the hardware they purchased. Florent feels that the current proprietary platforms do not guarantee this, and this was the basis for AsteroidOS. He wanted his open source smartwatch operating system to provide freedom with free software, more privacy than other wearable platforms offer, interoperability so it could communicate with other devices, modularity that enabled the user to tweak and change the OS as they see fit, the ability to port the software to as many devices as possible, and gathering a community who is passionate about the platform.
  • AsteroidOS Brings Open Source Functionality To Smartwatches
    Smartwatches may not have taken off like companies were hoping, but they have come quite far in terms of what they can offer and what sorts of features are available for the many different models of smartwatches that are out there. Even with the updated functionality of options like Samsung’s Gear S lineup and Android Wear platforms, though, smartwatches can still feel a little bit limiting, and part of this undoubtedly includes the reason that the operating systems aren’t as open as platforms like Android. That is now changing thanks to a platform called AsteroidOS which is an open source operating system for smartwatches.
  • Mini Apollo Lake module takes the heat — and the cold
    Congatec’s “Conga-MA5” is a Linux-ready COM Express Compact Type 10 Mini module with Apollo Lake SoCs, up to 128GB eMMC 5.1, and -40 to 85°C support. Congatec was one of the first embedded vendors to announce computer-on-modules based on Intel’s Atom E3900 and other Apollo Lake Pentium and Celeron SoCs. The offerings included a Qseven module, a SMARC 2.0 module, and a COM Express Compact Type 6 Conga-TCA5. The company has now followed up with a COM Express Compact Type 10 Mini Conga-MA5 module.
  • Top 20 Best Tizen Apps for November 2016, Tizen Smartphone
  • Smartphone game: Indian Football League game comes to the Tizen Store

Security News

Red Hat and Fedora

Technical
  • Red Hat Takes OpenShift Dedicated to Google Cloud Platform
    Red Hat has steadily taken significant steps in the cloud computing arena, expanding the focus of its OpenShift open source Platform-as-a-Service hybrid cloud computing offering, including launching a cloud-hosted commercial edition called OpenShift Online. Now, the company has announced the availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform. The new offering brings Red Hat’s container platform as a managed service offering to enterprise customers who want to build, launch, and manage applications on OpenShift Dedicated with Google Cloud Platform as their underlying cloud infrastructure. With the availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform, users can speed adoption of containers, Kubernetes, and cloud-native application patterns, according to Red Hat. Users also get access to Google’s global, container-optimized infrastructure and can more easily augment their applications with Google’s ecosystem of data analytics, machine learning, compute, network, and storage services.
  • Red Hat Launches OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform
    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform. The new offering brings Red Hat’s award-winning container platform as a managed service offering to enterprise customers who want to build, launch, and manage applications on OpenShift Dedicated with Google Cloud Platform as their underlying cloud infrastructure. With the availability of OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform, users can speed adoption of containers, Kubernetes, and cloud-native application patterns, benefiting from Red Hat’s deep enterprise experience. Users also benefit from Google’s global, container-optimized infrastructure and can more easily augment their applications with Google’s ecosystem of data analytics, machine learning, compute, network, and storage services.
  • Image Gallery: Synnex Cloud Catalyst Conference Featuring Red Hat, XMedius, Plantronics
Financial Fedora/Community
  • Fedora 23 End of Life
    With the recent release of Fedora 25, Fedora 23 will officially enter End Of Life (EOL) status on December 20th, 2016. After December 20th, all packages in the Fedora 23 repositories will no longer receive security, bugfix, or enhancement updates, and no new packages will be added to the Fedora 23 collection. Upgrading to Fedora 24 or Fedora 25 before December 20th 2016 is highly recommended for all users still running Fedora 23.
  • What Is Wayland and What Does It Means for Linux Users
    Fedora 25 is now out. People are buzzing, as the team have decided to make Wayland the default graphical session going forward. For many Linux users Wayland is a new term that has popped up, but one that they do not understand. In this article we’ll briefly go over what Wayland is, what it does, and why developers are flocking to it in droves! What exactly is Wayland? Let’s find out!
  • Korora 25 is Ready
    The Korora Project has released version 25 (codename "Gurgle") which is now available for download. As usual, you can find a list of already known problems at the common F25 bugs page.
  • Fedora Design Interns Update
  • Holiday Break 2016.
    It’s sad I don’t get more time to post here these days. Being a manager is a pretty busy job, although I have no complaints! It’s enjoyable, and fortunately I have one of the best teams imaginable to work with, the Fedora Engineering team.

openSUSE Says Goodbye to AMD/ATI Catalyst (fglrx) Proprietary Graphics Drivers

openSUSE developer Bruno Friedmann, informed the community of the openSUSE Linux operating system about the fact that he's planning to remove the old ATI/AMD Catalyst (also known as fglrx) proprietary graphics drivers. Read more