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TuxMachines: Robolinux 7.4.2 Distro Can Keep Windows XP Running Inside Forever Without Viruses or Malware

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:18pm

Robolinux, a fast and easy to used Linux distribution based on Debian, has just received another major update, raising the version number to 7.4.2.

Robolinux is trying a different approach as a Linux distribution and the developers have implemented a software called Robolinux Stealth VM Software, which allows users to create a pristine clone of a Windows Operating System with all your installed programs and updates.

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TuxMachines: Introducing Pyston: an upcoming, JIT-based Python implementation

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:11pm

I’m very excited to announce Pyston, a new open-source implementation of Python, currently under development at Dropbox. The goal of the project is to produce a high-performance Python implementation that can push Python into domains dominated by traditional systems languages like C++.

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TuxMachines: Linux Mint programs for Windows XP users

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:57pm

The biggest challenge for Windows XP users switching to Linux Mint is having to change the programs you've known and used for years. Fortunately, some programs are available on both Linux and Windows. In addition, there are Linux programs that duplicate the functionality of your favorite Windows programs.

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TuxMachines: Hands-on with AVLinux: Crammed with multimedia goodies

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:54pm

The really interesting and important thing about the AVLinux distribution, of course, is the Multimedia capability included in it. The Audio menu is shown to the right, above. Well, at least part of it is; it has so much in this category that it doesn't even fit on one screen! Audio players, mixers, editors, synthesizers, analyzers, and pretty much anything and everything you can think of in this category are included.

This is where AVLinux really shines, and where Linux in general really shines in my opinion. Almost all of these are FOSS projects, and the few which are not at least include DEMO versions of their licensed products (Mixbus, Pianoteq and Renoise).

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Phoronix: Qt Creator 3.1 RC1 Released, Qt 5.3 Advances

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:44pm
Digia is working hard and fast to get the next version of the Qt5 tool-kit out the door along with their Qt Creator integrated development environment...

Reddit: Linux Tri Boot Issue

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:34pm

I just recently just set up a laptop with win8 ubuntu and kali...everything went fine in all the installs but the new kali Linux install is not taking my password i provided during the install. I am 100% sure its the correct password....But I cant get past the login screen. Is there any way to get to the terminal from the login screen and reset the root passwd. and yes I have tired the live cd passwd of toor.

Thanks!!!

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Phoronix: Dropbox Announces Their Own Open-Source Python

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:27pm
The Dropbox cloud storage provider has announced Pyston, their own open-source JIT compiler to Python. The big focus with Pyston is on speed...

LXer: Improve Spam abuse protection in dovecot by restricting access to mail accounts by IP address (e. g. with ISPConfig 3)

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:13pm
Improve Spam abuse protection in dovecot by restricting access to mail accounts by IP address (e. g. with ISPConfig 3)This howto will show you how to add ip restrictions to single mail accounts when using dovecot with MySQL.This is especially useful if you need to access a mail account from only one single ip or a few ips or if you want to block specific ip addresses from accessing the mail account (e. g. due to spam abuse).

LXer: Tamil Nadu's XP migration plan: Go Linux like a BOSS

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:16pm
Indian state dumps Microsoft for Bharat Operating System Solutions LinuxThe Indian State of Tamil Nadu will solve its Windows XP problem by adopting Linux.…

Reddit: RDP

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:49am

I need some help. I have a lot of old PC's at our plant vintage P4 2.4ghz 1-2GB Ram. I need to use them as lightweight linux boxes with RDP to hit our RDP server. I just need a suggestion for a distro. Thinstation isn't what I want. Then need nothing more than to boot to desktop then start RDP client. That's it. Can someone point me to a good lightweight distro or perhaps a useful howto for building my own spin? Thanks.

EDIT: Please include a link to a useful howto :)

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LXer: Microsoft-Sponsored Study Says Problems Caused By Using Windows Software Will Cost Businesses $500 Billion In 2014

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:18am
Assuming the research results are representative of what's happening -- and there's no reason to suppose they aren't -- the obvious conclusion to draw from them for PC users is not just to stop using pirated software (a good idea), but to stop using Windows-based programs too, and to switch to open source applications running on an open source operating system like GNU/Linux. After all, free software is even cheaper than pirated software, and yet rarely has any of the problems identified in the new report.

LXer: IoT on tap at upcoming Embedded Linux Conference

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:21am
If you want to be up to date on what’s going down in embedded Linux, there’s no place like ELC, as in the Embedded Linux Conference. The Linux Foundation has just posted the 90-session presentation line-up for the U.S. show, scheduled for April 29 through May 1 at the San Jose Marriott. The European version (ELCE) ran last Oct. 21-25 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Reddit: Need some help with awk

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:36am

I need some help with awk. I need to Write an awk command that will return the Identification number from the following table for only the lines where the title is "Turtle". This table is stored in turtle.txt

Id Num. Title CatchDate 433417 RedTurtle 2001-06-29 493303 BlueTurtle 1998-09-20 259497 Turtle 1985-05-08 229505 RedTurtle 1994-07-13 473076 OrangeTurtle 2002-03-08 221907 Blueturtle 1999-07-02 457032 Turtle 1993-04-09 490359 RedTurtle 1996-11-12 494595 SnappingTurtle 1985-05-20 402421 BlueTurtle 1999-08-16

Any help would be very much apprciated

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LXer: Team Fortress 2 Free FPS Feels The Love, Major Update Released

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:24am
Valve haven't forgotten about TF2 and they have just released a big patch, and no it isn't a set of fancy new hats.

TuxMachines: Raspberry Pi announces £1 million education fund

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:57am

The Raspberry Pi has been out for just over two years now, and has been one of the biggest tech success stories in recent times. With millions of Raspberry Pi’s in the wild and countless more millions raised for various charities and open source projects, the foundation has been able to do more than originally expected.

Today, the foundation have announced that they’re creating the Raspberry Pi Foundation Education Fund, a worldwide fund of £1 million that aims to not only fund computing in schools but also education in general.

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