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Reddit: Power & battery status from cmdline

Monday 14th of September 2015 04:00:46 PM

Reddit: DistroWatch reviews Mageia 5

Monday 14th of September 2015 12:03:57 AM

Reddit: Job in Linux

Sunday 13th of September 2015 04:40:03 PM

I would like to have a job as a linux server administrator. I was wondering if someone could recommend a major for a job like this. Also, what universities would you recommend. Thanks in advance!

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Reddit: Who watches the watchmen? It seems the kernel does…

Sunday 13th of September 2015 04:28:35 PM

Slashdot: Ubuntu Is the Dominant Cloud OS

Sunday 13th of September 2015 03:00:04 PM

Reddit: Trying to install from USB, please help

Sunday 13th of September 2015 12:22:36 PM

Hey I cant figure out how to fix this issue and was hoping someone here could help, I tried installing linux mint off a usb, i did that part ok and booted up the os, with the install disk on the desktop, when I tried to install that I got an error that said "

The 'grub-efi-amd64-signed' package failed to install into /target/. Without the GRUB boot loader, the installed system will not boot.

then I wasnt able to get into windows, I removed the usb and booted only to be in a bios menu where I had nothing to boot with, when I put the usb back in it booted, i looked online on how to install and run boot repair and got "GPT detected. Please create a BIOS-Boot partition (>1MB, unformatted filesystem, bios_grub flag). This can be performed via tools such as Gparted. Then try again." so I did the help by forum option and got"

I ran gparted but could not partition my drive, any ideas would be very appreciated as this is beginning to drive me crazy

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Slashdot: KDE Plasma 5.4 Released

Sunday 13th of September 2015 11:00:03 AM

Reddit: Will changing the MBR on a flashdrive change the behavior of the flashdrive?

Sunday 13th of September 2015 12:55:44 AM

I am not entirely sure if this is the right place, but here it goes. I am trying to run Ubuntu off of my USB flashdrive, and I just want to make sure that changing the MBR on the flashdrive will not change the behavior of the flashdrive. I do have other stuff on there I would like to get access to through my standard Windows 7.

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Reddit: 3D printing support in CUPS 2.1 demystified

Sunday 13th of September 2015 12:51:34 AM

LXer: Microsoft deal with Cyanogen includes Cortana integration, too

Sunday 13th of September 2015 12:26:49 AM
Cyanogen's CEO says the coming Cyanogen Android distribution will include MIcrosoft's Cortana built into the base OS platform.

Reddit: Linux & the Future of Computing (Some thoughts & hopefully a discussion)

Sunday 13th of September 2015 12:16:40 AM

I have heard the phrase, "Linux is the OS of the future." Having always used Windows or MAC OSX, I didn't try Linux until I purchased a Raspberry Pi and took the plunge into Raspbian. Raspbian got me interested in Linux and I have tested a few other distros (Ubuntu, Elementary, Fedora).

Anyway I have been thinking about Linux and its role in the world of computing. I believe that Linux TRULY is the OS of the future, for a few reasons:

  1. Most importantly, Linux is generally free. The cost of technology has always made computers a luxury item (event though computers are cheaper nowadays, my mother teaches at a poorer school where many families do not own computers, much less have access to the internet).

  2. Usability - Once the user has a basic grasp of Linux, it feels very intuitive and it feels like the user has a better conception of how the computer is working. I believe that Linux allows for users to think about computers in a different way than other OSes, perhaps more creatively?

  3. Linux and open source software (OSS) go hand-in-hand. This point partially goes along with point #1 because OSS is free and many open source applications are just as high quality as their paid counterparts, i.e. Libre Office is just as capable as MS Office. OSS also allows a plethora of users to work together on fantastic, potentially novel software. Just yesterday I saw a post on Reddit, where a redditor had created OSS eye-recognition software, perhaps eliminating the need for programs that require thousands of dollars to use.

  4. Linux is accesible. The price is a non-factor and the various distros can usually run on hardware with less flattering specs than many Windows and OS X machines.

So summarize this post, I wanted to share an idea (sort of a daydream, I guess) about Linux and the future of computing:

I imagine Linux having a huge impact on children and technology. Because of the price point, low-cost machines could be used to run free distros of Linux in schools. If children learn how to "interact" with their computers in the way that Linux requires (compared to Windows and OS X), I believe that many children/students would be able to pick up programming and use their creativity to develop programs that could change the world. I imagine budding programmers out there developing software for the medical field, the environmental field, the humanitarian field, etc. that could seriously make the world a better place. I know a lot of this can be done on other OSes so I'm sure lots of people are thinking "wow this guy thinks Linux is going to cure HIV". Well the reason I have this faith in Linux as a learning tool is because I believe that the low price of hardware (think RPi) could make computers/programming/the internet accesible to children/students who would never otherwise be able to use computers, and that demographic is a surprisingly large and full of untapped computing potential.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, I just needed to post my thoughts somewhere where others might understand where I am coming from.

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TuxMachines: Progress of KDE on Android Infrastructure

Sunday 13th of September 2015 12:08:03 AM

We have 2015 and Android is a very important platform for (mobile) applications and developers. — This somehow could also have been written a year ago, and actually it was stated then by several people. Those people also started porting some first applications from the KDE/Linux world to the Android platform. Yet, when looking at what happened the last year, as of now, we only have KAlgebra, GCompris and (since recent) Marble Maps that are available on Android.

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LXer: Compact fanless SBC runs Linux on Skylake, features 4K video

Saturday 12th of September 2015 06:43:43 PM
Advantech’s new 3.5-inch SBC based on Intel U-series 6th Gen Core CPUs will feature 4K video, three display outputs, dual GbE, SATA, and modular expansion. Following Intel’s launch of its 6th Gen Core (“Skylake”) processors last week, there was a wave of third-party announcements of computer-on-module (COM) and single-board computer (SBC) products that integrate the […]

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