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TuxMachines: today's howtos

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 03:47:34 AM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 03:47:26 AM

LXer: Tinkering with the Raspberry Pi A+

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 03:34:50 AM
The Raspberry Pi team is on fire (in a good way), making new Raspberry Pi models faster than we can review them. Eben Upton, Raspberry Pi Founder and CEO of Raspberry Pi's engineering team, recently announced the new Raspberry Pi A+ model.

TuxMachines: Mozilla Joins Hour of Code

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 03:29:37 AM

This campaign launched in 2013, to align with Computer Science Education Week, and to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics. While we’re surrounded by technology and the web in our daily lives, few people understand how it all works. In our mission to protect the open web as a global resource for all, we must educate others about how and why the web exists, but also how the web is a creative platform with endless possibilities and opportunities now and for our future.

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TuxMachines: Linux Mint 17.1 Freshens Up Linux Desktop

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 03:21:19 AM

Linux Mint 17.1, which was officially released on Nov. 29, provides users of the popular Linux desktop with an incremental update and some additional polish. Code-named Rebecca, Linux Mint 17.1 offers a choice of desktop user interfaces, the two primary ones being MATE and Cinnamon. The MATE desktop is a fork of the GNOME 2 desktop environment. The GNOME Linux desktop community moved to the GNOME 3 desktop in 2011, a move that some desktop users did not embrace. In the Linux Mint 17.1 MATE edition, support has been added for the Compiz window manager, which can enable a desktop with multiple special effects for window transitions and events. The Cinnamon desktop, which was created by Linux Mint creator Celement Lefebvre, provides users with a familiar GNOME 2 look but also adds some of the advanced capabilities of newer GNOME releases. Linux Mint 17.1 builds on the innovations that first debuted in Linux Mint 17 earlier this year, with usability, interface and performance gains in several areas. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the improvements in the Linux Mint 17.1 release.

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TuxMachines: Devuan: Unto Us a Fork Is Born

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 03:13:21 AM

We knew it was possible; the signs were all there. The Systemd Inferno, after all, had been raging for far too long.

But more than a few of us were still holding out hope. "Things will surely get better," we thought.

Then the news came. The rumored Debian fork has now become real, and its name is "Devuan."

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TuxMachines: SparkyLinux 3.6 LXDE, MATE, Razor-Qt & Xfce

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 03:10:23 AM

I am happy to announce the fourth and the last this year iso images of SparkyLinux 3.6 “Annagerman” LXDE, MATE, Razor-Qt and Xfce. At the beginning, I’d like to thank to all of our small but strong community members for their help with searching and solving bugs and problems.

Also: Ultimate Edition 4.3

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TuxMachines: $6 quad core SoC targets low cost 4K set-top boxes

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 03:05:30 AM

Android and Linux are the most likely platforms here.

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LXer: Desura's Linux Client Will Finally See An Update Soon

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 02:37:39 AM
Looks like Bad Juju's acquisition of Desura will pay off for us Linux gamers soon. They tweeted to let people know the Desura client updates are currently in testing!

LXer: Linux Mint 17.1 Freshens Up Linux Desktop

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 01:40:28 AM
Linux Mint 17.1 builds on the innovations that first debuted in Linux Mint 17 earlier this year, with usability, interface and performance gains in several areas. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the improvements in the Linux Mint 17.1 release.

LXer: Computing without a Computer

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 12:43:17 AM
I've covered a lot of various pieces of software that are designed to help you do scientific calculations of one type or another, but I have neglected a whole class of computational tools that is rarely used anymore. Before there was the electronic computer, computations had to be made by hand, so they were error-prone. To try to minimize these human errors, shortcuts and aids of one form or another were developed.

Reddit: Help with Bash Function : Sorting Apt-Cache

Tuesday 9th of December 2014 12:02:50 AM

I am trying to sort the output of apt-cache search. Here is what I have currently;

sch () { apt-cache search $1 sort -nr }

When I run this it works but will not return me to the command prompt so I can type another command.

Can anyone complete this or show me a better way. TIA.

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TuxMachines: European Commission to update its open source policy

Monday 8th of December 2014 11:56:16 PM

The European Commission wants to make it easier for its software developers to submit patches and add new functionalities to open source projects. Contributing to open source communities will be made central to the EC’s new open source policy, expects Pierre Damas, Head of Sector at the Directorate General for IT (DIGIT). “We use a lot of open source components that we adapt and integrate, and it is time that we contribute back.”

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TuxMachines: MX-14.3 Is an OS Based on Debian That Can Bring Old Computers Back to Life

Monday 8th of December 2014 11:52:07 PM

MX-14, a fast, lightweight, and easy-to-install Linux Live CD distribution based on Debian stable, for Intel-AMD x86-compatible systems, has been upgraded to version 14.3 and is now available for download.

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LXer: The best Android phones for the holiday season

Monday 8th of December 2014 11:46:06 PM
In today's open source roundup: Which Android phones should be on your shopping list for the holidays? Plus: Valve releases the Steam Broadcasting beta, and find out what's new in Linux 3.18.

TuxMachines: Ubuntu 15.04 to Get GTK+ 3.14 and Updated GNOME Packages

Monday 8th of December 2014 11:34:41 PM

The Ubuntu devs are considering upgrading the GTK+ packages to the latest 3.14 version, which was made available just a couple of months ago, a decision that would really help a number of other Ubuntu flavors as well.


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Reddit: Odd netstat output - unknown non-routable address in column 4 (10.100.65.92)?

Monday 8th of December 2014 10:56:37 PM

I ran:

# netstat -anp | grep EST tcp 0 128 10.100.65.92:58619 23.62.7.26:80 ESTABLISHED 3908/gnome-shell

10.100.65.92 - is non-routable and is not assigned to any interface on my host currently. Yet, it says it is "ESTABLISHED"

When I do an

strace -e trace='open,close' -p 3908

All I see /proc/stat and /proc/meminfo being opened.

Anyone have any clue why I have a non-routable address there in column 4 - even though that address is NOT one of my IPs?

[root@neo ~]# ip a | grep 10.100 [root@neo ~]# submitted by idioteques
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LXer: Mozilla Joins Hour of Code

Monday 8th of December 2014 10:48:55 PM
For the second year in a row, Mozilla is a partner in the Hour of Code, and we hope you’ll join us. This campaign launched in 2013, to align with Computer Science Education Week, and to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics.

More in Tux Machines

Quadcopter drone packs first all-Linux APM autopilot

Erle Robotics launched a ROS-enabled, open source “Erle-brain” autopilot that runs APM directly on Linux. The device also powers an “Erle-copter” drone. Over the last year, Spanish firm Erle Robotics S.L. has been working with 3DRobotics to develop an open source BeaglePilot autopilot for drones that can run Linux on 3DR’s popular, Arduino-based APM (ArduPilot Mega) platform. The APM Linux port was developed by both companies, as well as several academic institutions. The BeagleBone-based “Erle-brain” autopilot is built into the $490-and-up Erle-copter quadcopter. Read more

Seven Tips To Get The Most From Your New Android Smartphone

With applications able to run in the background and sync as they see fit, Android can rapidly eat through your cellular data allowance if you are not careful. While it’s fine to let the data run free on wi-fi, you’ll want to restrict your data usage when out and about. Short of switching off mobile data (which defeats the purpose of a smartphone), look under the options in the Data Usage part of the settings. Here you’ll find my wallet’s favourite Android setting of ‘restrict background data’. Now when using cellular data, apps will only pull down data when they are in the foreground and you can see them doing so. If a smartphone is all about being in control, this is the option that gives you confidence. Read more

today's leftovers

Hands-on with PCLinuxOS: A terrific release

I had been thinking that a new PCLinuxOS release was due any time now, based on their quarterly release schedule. Sure enough, it has now arrived, just in time for Christmas - PCLinuxOS 2014.12. Read more Also: Santa Claus has Linux in his sack -- PCLinuxOS 2014.12 is here PCLinuxOS 2014.12 released