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LXer: Google Tweaks Gmail to Help Limit Spam

Friday 15th of August 2014 09:33:47 PM
In the early days of email, getting junk messages into the hands of recipients wasn’t difficult. The real challenge was getting a list of valid email addresses to hit. Those lists were sold on underground forums and passed around on CDs among spammers. Junk email filters were in their infancy and not very effective. Spammers would make small tweaks to their subject lines or the domains they were using and usually have no trouble evading the filters. As anti-spam techniques improved over the years and reputation systems and other predictive techniques came into play, spammers have had a much more difficult time getting their messages into inboxes.

LinuxToday: Will Linux ever be able to give consumers what they want?

Friday 15th of August 2014 09:00:00 PM

TechRepublic: Jack Wallen offers up the novel idea that giving the consumers what they want might well be the key to boundless success.

Reddit: I was thinking of installing Plasma 5 on Mint Linux 17. I was wondering if it was reversible.

Friday 15th of August 2014 08:52:25 PM

I was thinking of installing Plasma 5 on Mint Linux 17. I was wondering if it was reversible. and if there is anyone running it and if its worth it at this point

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LXer: Android and iOS are destroying Microsoft's Windows Phone

Friday 15th of August 2014 08:36:36 PM
In today's Android roundup: Android and iOS take more market share, while Windows Phone declines. Plus: LEGO's FUSION apps for Android, and how much should a flagship Android phone cost?

Reddit: WeeChat (free/libre IRC client): 1.0 released

Friday 15th of August 2014 08:35:25 PM

LinuxToday: What are useful CLI tools for Linux system admins

Friday 15th of August 2014 08:00:00 PM

 xmodulo: System administrators (sysadmins) are responsible for day-to-day operations of production systems and services.

Reddit: Create webupload user for SCP

Friday 15th of August 2014 07:45:37 PM

Reddit: Featuritis: A new type of FOSS crowd funding

Friday 15th of August 2014 07:40:35 PM

LXer: Does Linux need to change to attract more users?

Friday 15th of August 2014 07:39:25 PM
In today's open source roundup: Should Linux change to attract more users? Plus: A beginner's guide to Linux, and command line tools for Linux system administrators.

TuxMachines: Android, iOS gobble up even more global smartphone share

Friday 15th of August 2014 07:02:01 PM

According to IDC, the total combined market share of Android and iOS swelled to 96.4 percent during the second quarter, up from 92.6 percent a year ago. That left just 2.5 percent of the market to Windows Phone, down from 3.4 percent in a year’s time.

In part, that’s because the worldwide smartphone market swelled to 301.3 million phones, moving past 300 million phones for the first time in its history, according to IDC. That represents 25.3 percent growth from a year ago.

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LinuxToday: Project aims to build fully open SoC and dev board

Friday 15th of August 2014 07:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: A non-profit company is developing an open source, 64-bit "lowRISC" SoC that will enable fully open hardware, "from the CPU core to the development board

TuxMachines: Linux Satisfaction, Beginners' Guide, and Download Managers

Friday 15th of August 2014 06:56:03 PM

Today Recently in Linux news, Jack Wallen asks, "Will Linux ever be able to give consumers what they want?" Mark Gibbs relates his experience installing Ubuntu on an older netbook. has a complete beginner's guide to Linux and Rob Zwetsloot looks at four popular download managers. And finally, Reiser4 has made a comeback and systemd is wreaking havoc again for some.

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LXer: Cities Skylines, A City Builder Announced From Paradox & It's Coming To Linux

Friday 15th of August 2014 06:42:14 PM
Linux is about to get a pretty deep and serious city builder courtesy of Paradox and Colossal Order named Cities Skylines.

TuxMachines: GCC 5.0 Doesn't Show Much Difference Yet For AMD's Steamroller

Friday 15th of August 2014 05:58:24 PM

GCC 4.10 has been under development since the 4.9.0 release near the beginning of the year. However, at the GNU Tools Cauldron it was agreed upon that GCC 4.10 will most likely become GCC 5.0 upon its release in 2015. The GCC version scheme is also being shaken up for future releases. Years ago there was talk of GCC 5.0 being modular and more like LLVM but to date there's no "killer features" of GCC 5.0 at this point in its SVN code-base.

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LXer: How to Encrypt Email in Linux

Friday 15th of August 2014 05:45:03 PM
If you've been thinking of encrypting your email, it is a rather bewildering maze to sort through thanks to the multitude of email services and mail clients. There are two levels of encryption to consider: SSL/TLS encryption protects your login and password to your mailserver. GnuPG is the standard strong Linux encryption tool, and it encrypts and authenticates your messages. It is best if you manage your own GPG encryption and not leave it up to third parties, which we will discuss in a moment.

Reddit: Unaccountable 4 byte file size difference in files copied over NFS, also "Failed to preserve ownership" with 'cp -av'.

Friday 15th of August 2014 05:35:54 PM

It's basically in the title. We have an autofs mounted NFS share. "Auto.share". I'm coping files from one server's export directory to the automounted directory. Every file is "cp: failed to preserve ownership for ...: Operation not permitted.

Then the file is copied over, it's owned by nfsnobody:nfsnobody.

BOTH servers authenticate through NIS, so users should be the same. Ownerhship should be preserved.

On the receiving server, the /etc/exports line for the relevant share is just (rw,sync).

Lastly as far as that goes, one example directory is 755 in its original location, but when copied becomes 700.

But if I can't solve the permissions/ownership, there's still the issue that files copied over lose 4 bytes. Not all, but many.

Looking in a single directory there's like a 112 byte difference total. And there's a pattern. It's a directory that holds data output. And the format is several .bin files. Like 8 or 9 per step. So like

A123.bin A124.bin A125.bin B123.bin B124.bin B125.bin C123.bin etc.

It's like every N125.bin that's missing 4 bytes when transferred. That's clearly a pattern, but it makes no sense.

I needed no_root_squash in the /etc/exports file for the receiving server. Added that, ran exportfs -r. Worked like a charm. Still don't know about the file size difference. When the copy is complete I'll check again.

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TuxMachines: We Tried to Break This New Android Phone and This Is What Happened

Friday 15th of August 2014 05:34:26 PM

After a series of torture tests, I have decided the Brigadier is like the Terminator of smartphones. It looks durable and virtually indestructible. But what's a smartphone if you can't use it? I put it through one final test to see if it could still make calls.

The Brigadier is heavy -- weighing in at 6.6 ounces. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat -- however it remained unclear what the future holds for operating system updates.

It doesn't stand out from other smartphones in terms of user experience, however if you're looking for a crazy tough smartphone, this may be it.

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TuxMachines: PiPhone interview with Dave Hunt

Friday 15th of August 2014 05:19:33 PM

Turning your Raspberry Pi into a mobile phone is a lot simpler than you’d think, albeit a little chunky. Linux User talks to Dave Hunt about one of his many pet projects.

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LinuxToday: elementary OS Freya Beta Is Out, Still the Most Beautiful OS in the World

Friday 15th of August 2014 05:00:00 PM

 softpedia: elementary OS Freya Beta has been announced by its developers and it comes with an Ubuntu 14.04 base and lots of new features.

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Intel Beignet Is Working Out Surprisingly Well For OpenCL On Linux

Beignet is the project out of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center for exposing GPGPU/compute capabilities out of Ivy Bridge hardware and newer when using a fully open-source Linux stack. While Beignet differs greatly from Gallium3D's Clover state tracker, this Intel-specific open-source OpenCL implementation is working out quite well for Ubuntu Linux. While I've been writing about Intel's Beignet project since early 2013, it's probably been about a year now since I tried out the code, which is developed by Intel's OTC graphics team in China. This weekend I tried out Beignet v0.9.2 as trying out the newest Intel OpenCL code has been on my TODO list for a while and it's been working out rather well in my initial tests. Read more