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Reddit: What can we glean about you from your ten most-used commands (xpost from /r/commandline)

Thursday 6th of August 2015 11:51:32 AM

Everyone, quick! Run:

history | awk '{print $2}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn | head -10

This will give you the ten most-used commands you run. Mine are as follows:

[~/Pr] history | awk '{print $2}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn | head -12 274 ssh 61 host 39 ls 33 cd 30 ping 26 vim 24 cal 18 telnet 17 cat 16 traceroute

I wonder what you can tell about a man by his bash history...

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TuxMachines: Keep Dream of a Free and Open Internet Alive, Black Hat Keynoter Urges

Thursday 6th of August 2015 11:33:19 AM

Black Hat keynoter Jennifer Granick, director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, discusses the need for legal and policy change to defend Internet freedom.

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TuxMachines: Korora 22 (Gnome3) Review: Works Right Out Of the Box & Includes Lots of Apps

Thursday 6th of August 2015 11:29:28 AM

Korora is an old GNU/Linux distribution (originated in 2005) that used to be based on ‘Gentoo’. But in 2007 the development of Korora was abandoned, yet in 2010, it was reborn, but this time it was based on ‘Fedora’, rather than ‘Gentoo’.

But to be honest with you, I’ve never had used ‘Korora’ before. Yet, after installing ‘Korora 22′ (based on Fedora 22) and using it for the past three days, it’s goals became pretty clear to me. It is this good looking ‘Fedora remix’ that strives to be the ‘Fedora’ that hosts a mild attitude & a sense of practicality, although good folks at ‘Fedora’ don’t have that luxury. In a world that’s dominated by ignorance & selfishness, their struggle is a difficult one. I admire their courage.

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TuxMachines: DebConf15, LibreOffice 5, and Linux Rules Web

Thursday 6th of August 2015 11:24:44 AM

Today in Linux news, the Debian Project today announced DebConf15, "the largest DebConf so far." This sixteenth Debian conference will take place for the first time in Germany, so folks are excited about that. Elsewhere, Netcraft posted that Linux continues to be the most used OS to run the top Websites around the Globe and the Hectic Geek reviewed the recently released Korora 22 saying it "works right out of the box."

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TuxMachines: KDE and Akademy

Thursday 6th of August 2015 11:22:58 AM
  • A Frank Look at Simon: Where To Go From Here

    As I had previously announced, I am resigning my active positions in Simon and KDE Speech.

    As part of me handing over the project to an eventual successor, I had announced a day-long workshop on speech recognition basics for anyone who’s interested. Mario Fux of Randa fame took me up on that offer. In a long and intense Jitsi meeting we discussed basic theory, went through all the processes involved in creating and adapting language- and acoustic models and looked at the Simon codebase. But maybe most importantly of all, we talked about what I also want to outline in this blog post: What Simon is, what it could and should be, and how to get there.

  • Akademy 2015: An awesome experience.

    So this was my very first Akademy, and I was excited about attending it ever since the beginning of when I started contributing to KDE a couple of years back. Feels great to have finally made it. Although I had some visa problems at the New Delhi airport because of which I reached A Coruna quite late and missed out on the entire first day of the conference, still I’m glad I could at least reach Rialta by sunset of that day and be able to attend the rest of all the days at Akademy.

  • Kubuntu Podcast #3 - Akademy 2015
  • Fiber Update; WebEngine vs CEF

    I also spent a good chunk of my time reading Qt and KDE coding guidelines and documentation on how files and classes should be structured, and then I applied that information to Fiber. The result now is well commented code, and consistent naming conventions in-line with other Qt/KDE projects.

  • Report from Akademy 2015

    A week has passed since I’ve been back from Akademy, so it’s more than time to make a little report.

  • Akademy 2015 – an unforgettable experience

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LXer: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7 Now Available, Based on OpenStack Kilo

Thursday 6th of August 2015 11:03:05 AM
On August 5, Red Hat, Inc. announced the general and official availability of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7, a release that introduces numerous new features and performance improvements.

LXer: WifiTransfer App Lets Users Move Files from Ubuntu Touch to Any Other Distro

Thursday 6th of August 2015 03:25:37 AM
Ubuntu Touch might be an operating system for mobile devices for now, but first and foremost, it's a Linux distribution. And like any Linux distro out there, it's really good at connecting to other devices, in this case a PC via the FTP protocol.

Reddit: Got RHEL 7.1 Workstation running on a Thinkpad T450s, if anyone is curious

Thursday 6th of August 2015 03:20:26 AM

I've got a couple new workstations for the office and decided to go with RHEL 7.1 workstation (Fedora was going to be my choice, but it is too disruptive to upgrade employee's machines). Two things of note;

  1. The touchpad is a pita on the stock kernel. However, elrepo's kernel-ml (4.1.4 as of today) works like a charm. Note that 4.1.3 worked, but there was some funny video artifacting when bootings/shutting down.

  2. The iwl7265 wireless worked with the stock kernel with the firmware RPM from RH, but did not work with elrepo kernel. To fix this, I checked out the kernel wireless git repo and copied the files manually and it worked like a charm.

Cheers

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Reddit: Urgent help needed !!!

Thursday 6th of August 2015 03:01:23 AM

I messed up with a triple boot combination(windows 10, windows xp and Debian) and I removed grub and now when I boot the PC it just days "boot:" like in a terminal. On my first partition I have windows xp and windows 10 on second. I have really important stuff on the first partition I can't lose anything on the first partition.

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LXer: Exclusive Presidential Debate Preview!

Wednesday 5th of August 2015 07:48:09 PM
A couple of years ago, LXer readers followed the first dozen chapters of my second cybersecurity thriller. Now it's done, and the fictional events I dreamed up are (again) already happening in the real world. Yikes!

Phoronix: GTK+ 3.17.6 Brings Various Improvements

Wednesday 5th of August 2015 07:43:59 PM
A new development release of GNOME's GTK+ tool-kit is out for testing today...

TuxMachines: LibreOffice 5.0 Coverage

Wednesday 5th of August 2015 07:27:02 PM

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Reddit: Can someone recommend a cheap laptop that will run linux well?

Wednesday 5th of August 2015 03:57:03 PM

I'm looking for a preferably sub $300 laptop that will run linux well and is known not to have incompatibility issues. Would like a cd/rom drive in it. I know what I'm gettng at that price level. I intend to wipe windows and run linux and xfce full time.

Thanks for recommendations. Dell refurbs from their site are fine, too - if someone can let me know how well they work.

I'm not a gamer, but I would use gimp alot.

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Reddit: Looking for an introduction to seeing up a Linux based network

Wednesday 5th of August 2015 03:54:15 PM

I've recently acquired some extra hardware, which I've decided to use for a media center repository that will stream to a few raspberry pi's on my network. I've got only the vaguest idea what I'm doing, could somebody point me in the right direction? Any help is greatly appreciated

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Phoronix: Qt Purchasing Module Might Come To Qt 5.6 For Offering In-App Purchases

Wednesday 5th of August 2015 03:38:38 PM
The Qt Company is hoping to integrate their "Qt Purchasing" module into the upcoming Qt 5.6 tool-kit release...

LXer: Teaching students the value of open source

Wednesday 5th of August 2015 03:19:47 PM
Open source is not just about making something publicly accessible. It is a set of values—a way of working that practices open collaboration between a community to build or maintain something. On the basis of these values, today we can observe a vibrant and thriving open source community responsible for many of the great successes in many industries.read more

Phoronix: PC-BSD 10.2-RC1 Improves 4K Monitor Support, Updates Packages

Wednesday 5th of August 2015 03:12:25 PM
Building off the recent FreeBSD 10.2 release candidates is the first RC of the upcoming PC-BSD 10.2 desktop...

Reddit: Looking for an introduction to seeing up a Linux based network

Wednesday 5th of August 2015 03:09:50 PM

I've recently acquired some extra hardware, which I've decided to use for a media center repository that will stream to a few raspberry pi's on my network. I've got only the vaguest idea what I'm doing, could somebody point me in the right direction? Any help is greatly appreciated

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