GamingOnLinux: Terraria a very popular 2D sandbox game is alive once again thanks to a renewed push from developers, and in a recent update they noted Linux will be looking into after Mac (and Mac looks close).
I have an OpenVZ VPS which has developed an issue - won't boot properly; only shows 22.5MB RAM usage in the VPS control panel; can't SSH into it (even from serial console via the control panel); can't ping it - and my host suggests there's an issue with the OS and it will need a reinstallation and recovery from backups. Unfortunately for our community, our forum's backups are made on the same server (no budget for a second server to backup to).
I'm wondering if it's possible/ feasible to recover data from the VPS's container, if my host will supply it to me?
On another note, is it unusual to not be able to access a Linux server at all? I was told by a sysadmin a while back that, short of a hardware fault, you would always be able to access a command prompt on a Linux server.submitted by Jelly_Jim
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Aside from the fact that this is a controversial piece of software (let's not get into it), it looks like that Github is no longer a safe place to work with.
I think we need some kind of p2p Github alternative (or at least not maintained by US company).submitted by gutigen
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ZDnet: China revealed exactly what patents Microsoft has in its Android patent portfolio.
"Open source gives us brand permission to enter a ton of categories," said Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst.
Some hits and some misses as Canonical tries to cover everything from the smartphone to the desktop to the cloud.
Plasma 5.0 is wrapping up and we have all learned a LOT in the first few months of the Visual Design Group's existence. One thing is clear though. If any of us had any doubts about whether an open approach to visual design can produce great results, most of those doubts have been assuaged. I'm super-proud to be part of this community and the quality of the results we have produced. It is really exciting to see the participation and the optimism by everyone involved!
So one question some folks might be pondering is "What's next for the VDG?" Well I'm glad you asked. The core VDG group sat down and looked at the long term approach to supporting the Plasma desktop and KDE applications.
Hey guys, I understand the benefit of having a ssd for caching. My question is, what's a good size ssd? Is bigger better?
Say my system is 6x 3tb drives.
Also, do you guys suggest running ecc ram? I've read articles where people highly suggest ecc, while others say if you buy high quality ram you'll be fine. I plan to run a mini-itx board, so I'm not sure how many boards support ecc. If ecc is going to make a huge difference in integrity, I may change my plans for my enclosure.submitted by -RYknow
TuxMachines: Canonical and Ubuntu Helped Munich Save Millions of Dollars by Ditching Microsoft Products
The City of Munich has become one of the most prominent examples of a city administration that switched from Microsoft products to open source, and it looks like Canonical and Ubuntu were an instrumental part of that change.
Today, the Raspberry Pi foundation have announced the release of an updated version of the Raspberry Pi model B, known as the B+ (the official announcement is here). There have been a couple of tweaks to the design over the past couple of years, but this is the first major revision. The big news is that it still has the same CPU, SoC and memory (which means that it should run exactly the same software as the previous version). However, there have been a number of important improvements across various parts of the board.
There are several games that work under wine so far that I really want to get working on my Ubuntu 14.04 but my bash skills are not up to par to convert the wine install to a PlayOnLinux script is anyone up for a bitcoin rewarded challenge for the following games:
Castle Crashers, Burnout Paradise, Red Orchestra, Dawn Of War Warhammer 40k, The Ship
All the scripts should work for the steam versions of these games.submitted by anon1235111