softpedia: Another month has passed and another updated ISO image of the lightweight and powerful Arch Linux operating system has been cooked by the distro's developers
I have a laptop that had a Linux distro on it and I placed in a windows usb and formatted the drive, to install windows, at which point I rebooted and it said mbr was missing, so I went into repair and tried a few things in command prompt, 1. startup repair, 2. bootrec fixmbr and bootrec fixboot and bootrec nt60 none of this fixed it, and so I low level formatted and follow some steps to formatting the drive via command prompt and then when I try to do windows install it says "Setup Was Unable To Create A New System Partition Or Locate An Existing System Partition" even after the partition is showing and its been formatted and everything. any help?submitted by fallen1011
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It's been several months since the release of the XBMC 13.0 “Gotham,” probably the best and most complete release in the history of this software. The developers implemented some remarkable new features, but it looks like there still are things to fix and changes to be made.
“About a month ago we released our 13.1 version which included several bug fixes compared to the 13.0 release. Because of the fact that not all fixes could be included in that point release, we now are happy to announce a 13.2 beta1 version. This includes an additional list of fixes, that should resolve some of the common problems reported by users. Unfortunately we cannot fix all things reported. Hopefully you will understand. Below you will find a list of most important fixes included in this release.”
The Developers on Manjaro Linux developers are pleased to announce the third update pack of Manjaro 0.8.10.
Reddit: Really want to switch to Linux but I have various programs that I cannot find a Linux equivalent for
So I currently use a Mac. I did use Linux before for a few months, and I did quite like it (I can't remember why I switched back to a Mac at all). I want to go back to Linux, but it's been a few years, and I've become dependent on a few programs that I can't find a Linux equivalent for.
The biggest one is Messages. I love being able to send texts to people from my computer, and I can't find any way to do that on Linux. I don't use my phone much at all (it's a crappy feature phone) so that's not an option.
Other than that, it's mostly things that just drop down from my menu bar with a little command. Those are NotesTab, MenuTab for Facebook, MailTab for GMail, and RSS Bot. I can easily replicate most of the features of those with other programs, but the main thing is the fact that they hide away in the menu bar, and only appear when I use a keyboard command or click on the little icon, which I find extremely useful.
I've looked all over but I can't find anything which replicates what I want, and there's no functional equivalent of Wine which converts Mac programs last time I checked. Any help here would be greatly appreciated.submitted by megaminxwin
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A while back we decided to move onto Ubuntu for our backend server deployment. The main reasons for this was a predictable release cycle and long term support by upstream (this decision was made before the announcement that the Debian project commits to long term support as well.) With the release of the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS we are now in the process of migrating our ~5000 servers to that distribution.
ZDnet: The popular Linux desktop has its first major renovation in over six years.