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Reddit: A program that can draw on .pdf files?

Sunday 11th of September 2016 07:29:27 PM

I need a program that I can use a wacom tablet to draw on .pdf files for class. GIMP has a huge learning curve and Inkscape doesn't import the characters properly (reads math symbols as mandarin characters, I don't even need it to be able to read the text but it won't simply import the page as an image)

Also looked at Foxxit, but it's not free. Used to use Photoshop on Windows, but I don't use Windows any more.

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Reddit: Debian: The Gold Standard For Linux Security?

Sunday 11th of September 2016 07:11:40 PM

I’ve noticed that Debian tends to come up a lot when talking about security on Linux. It seems to be the go-to distribution when anyone talks about security and privacy. Many of the white hat and security focused distributions use it as their base, including Kali and Tails. The EFF has recommended it on several occasions, and it was even thanked in the credits of Citizen Four. Is it really that much more secure than other distributions?

I understand there being concern around corporate distributions like RHEL, SUSE, and Ubuntu, even if those concerns aren’t founded. The open source/FLOSS community has always had some mistrust of corporations. What about distributions like Arch, Gentoo, and Slackware? Arch is even owned by the same non-profit as Debian.

There are other considerations too, like GRSecurity and Systemd. By most accounts, GRSecurity is better than SELinux, yet it is only really offered by Gentoo and Arch in their main repositories. Why don’t they carry some added security reputation for it? Systemd is a more complicated issue. Opinions will range from it being way more secure than previous init solutions to it being produced by the NSA themselves to create vulnerabilities in Linux. The verifiable issue I see is the size of it. It’s well known that the smaller and less complex the software is, the less opportunity there is for strange bugs and vulnerabilities to surface. On that, it would seem that lighter weight alternatives have a slight edge in security. Again, this goes in favor of distros like Gentoo, Void, and Slackware.

So what is it about Debian, then? Is it the reputation alone? Is it because they work well with the community and organizations like the FSF? Is it more an issue that Debian is easier to recommend? I certainly wouldn’t recommend Gentoo to a new user and expect them to be secure. I’m honestly curious. Is there some secret X factor that Debian has that I’m missing? Is it really the gold standard in Linux security?

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Phoronix: Wine-Staging Adds 1D Textures For D3D10/D3D11

Sunday 11th of September 2016 06:44:52 PM
There is finally a new Wine-Staging version with release notes to talk about for this more-experimental version of Wine...

Reddit: What is your favorite terminal font?

Sunday 11th of September 2016 05:48:32 PM

Slashdot: IoT Devices With Default Telnet Passwords Used As Botnet

Sunday 11th of September 2016 05:46:00 PM

Slashdot: Linus Loves GPL, But Hates GPL Lawsuits

Sunday 11th of September 2016 05:46:00 PM

LXer: Hands on 3 day Linux Kernel Internals Training course

Sunday 11th of September 2016 05:43:16 PM
LinuxCertified, Inc. announced its next three day, hands-on course that provides attendees with experience in creating Linux kernel source code within various subsystems of the Linux kernel. This course teaches attendees to acquaints developers with the fundamental subsystems, data structures, and API of the [url=http://www.linuxcertified.com/linux-kernel-internals.html]Linux kernel [/url] This class is scheduled for September 14th - 16th, 2016.

Reddit: Seriously considering converting

Sunday 11th of September 2016 05:14:20 PM

Been a Windows user all my life and have been debating venturing over to Linux for some time now. I've done a fair bit of research in the past but it's been quite a while.

Obviously I'm a little nervous and would like a distro with a relatively similar interface (for a transition period).

Currently raging over the fact that it's impossible to change the blinding white windows explorer background. Is this a customizable option in most Linux distros? If so this'll solidify my choice to abandon windows 7 and venture outside my comfort zone.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Reddit: Stuck in a Linux nightmare.

Sunday 11th of September 2016 04:31:14 PM

I've used Linux on and off since 1998. I've installed and used more distros than I can possibly remember. I've written scripts that have been included in Linux distros. This weekend I am stuck in a Linux nightmare.

I am tired of wasting my time on "linux stuff" and just want to get stuff done. Yesterday Chrome wouldnt full screen netflix and after 20min of FF silverlight installation it still didnt work. This is the kind of nonsense I am referring to. Stuff that in windows "just works" becomes a minor nightmare in Linux. Want to install spotify? add the repo then apt-get update and then install it. Copy and paste exactly the steps spotify has on their site - still doesnt work. KDE - a file manager with no tree view on the left? USB gets mounted but gets no icon on the desktop? Total amateur stuff.

None of these trivial things are the problem. The problem is Linux has RUINED my MRB and I cant boot into windows. I have tried hours and hours of fixing the mbr, reinstalling grub, etc - NOTHING WORKS. So now I am on day 2 of trying to get my working windows install back online. So I can boot into windows and do adult work on an OS that was designed by professionals and not kids taking a summer off a uni who decided to do some fun linux programming.

Ive encounter so many minor and annoying bugs in Mint in the past 24 hrs I cant even begin to explain them all. After 10 yrs of using linux i will be VERY HAPPY to NEVER EVER USE IT AGAIN.

Im suppose to be programming this weekend - but instead im trying to "unscrew" whatever the hell linux has done here. Something none of the "tools" to "fix it" can undo.

This os has a LONG way to go.

btw - when linux tries to boot windows i just get a flashing cursor, no error of any kind. super useful.

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TuxMachines: A Detailed Review On Elementary OS 0.4 Loki

Sunday 11th of September 2016 03:49:41 PM

It’s also worth to mention that the distribution is almost empty; No many default applications are already installed, for example even LibreOffice isn’t installed so you can’t manage your documents or open them, you almost only have the elementary OS applications, Files, Photos, Videos.. But nothing else, and this is not a very good deal comparing it to a size of 1.4GB for the ISO file. You will need to do a lot of downloading after you install the system on your hard drive.

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LXer: DevOps Done Right: The Operations Dividend

Sunday 11th of September 2016 03:48:54 PM
Containers and cloud native are great technologies, but what is the larger business context? Why should the pointy-haired bosses care? Joe Beda of Accel Partners described the tremendous business value of DevOps done right in his keynote presentation at LinuxCon North America in August.

Reddit: Pacman vs Apt-get

Sunday 11th of September 2016 03:36:24 PM

Which one do you choose and why? I choose Pacman since it seems faster for me.

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Reddit: Install Linux On Android With (Linux Deploy App)

Sunday 11th of September 2016 02:40:36 PM

LXer: How To Build Your Own Linux Distro?

Sunday 11th of September 2016 01:54:32 PM
Do you want to build your own Linux distro? Don’t fancy the Linux distributions that are available? Do you think you can build a better distro? This is your lucky day. I’m gonna show you how to do that in 20 minutes.Yes, you heard me right, 20 MINUTES. Wanna find out how?

Phoronix: RoundCube-Next Is Woefully Behind Schedule

Sunday 11th of September 2016 01:21:02 PM
After raising more than $103,000 USD last year via crowd-funding the RoundCube-Next web-based email client doesn't really appear to be going anywhere...

Phoronix: Ioquake3 Is Finally Moving To Its New OpenGL Renderer By Default

Sunday 11th of September 2016 12:50:10 PM
The ioquake3 open-source game engine project that's built around the Quake III: Arena code-base is finally moving to its new renderer by default and abandoning the original 17-year-old renderer...

Reddit: A Detailed Review On Elementary OS 0.4 Loki

Sunday 11th of September 2016 12:44:40 PM

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