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LinuxToday: A Linux Port Of Terraria Will Soon Be Looked At

Monday 14th of July 2014 01:00:00 PM

 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).

Reddit: Can I salvage data from an OpenVZ container?

Monday 14th of July 2014 12:51:29 PM

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.

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Reddit: Just in case...

Monday 14th of July 2014 12:32:01 PM

Reddit: [Yet another DMCA takedown on Github] MPAA PULLS “POPCORN TIME” REPOSITORIES OFF GITHUB

Monday 14th of July 2014 12:15:23 PM

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.

First Qualcomm, now MPAA, I wonder how many projects were taken down which are not big enough thing for media to cover.

I think we need some kind of p2p Github alternative (or at least not maintained by US company).

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LXer: Is making your product free and open source crazy talk?

Monday 14th of July 2014 12:10:50 PM
Making money from open source. To many in the corporate world, that seems like a contradiction in terms. How are you supposed to make money from something that you give away? they ask. It can be done. A number of companies, large and small, have done quite well in the open source space over the years.read more

LXer: New Pfizer Breakthrough Miraculously Extends Lifespan Of Near-Death Patents

Monday 14th of July 2014 11:13:39 AM
NEW YORK — Hailing it as a groundbreaking discovery with far-ranging benefits, pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced a new breakthrough Friday that vastly extends the lifespan of near-death patents.

Reddit: Virgil: 3D GPU For QEMU Machines

Monday 14th of July 2014 11:03:56 AM

LinuxToday: M-Cam casts doubts on Microsoft's Android patent portfolio

Monday 14th of July 2014 11:00:00 AM

 ZDnet: China revealed exactly what patents Microsoft has in its Android patent portfolio.

TuxMachines: Red Hat CEO Whitehurst on VMware, OpenStack and CentOS

Monday 14th of July 2014 10:34:07 AM

"Open source gives us brand permission to enter a ton of categories," said Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu 14.04: Is Canonical taking on too much?

Monday 14th of July 2014 10:28:46 AM

Some hits and some misses as Canonical tries to cover everything from the smartphone to the desktop to the cloud.

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TuxMachines: The Road Ahead

Monday 14th of July 2014 10:24:17 AM

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.

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Reddit: Free NAS/zfs question

Monday 14th of July 2014 10:19:27 AM

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.

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TuxMachines: Canonical and Ubuntu Helped Munich Save Millions of Dollars by Ditching Microsoft Products

Monday 14th of July 2014 10:14:57 AM

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.

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Reddit: elementary OS: The importance of our brand

Monday 14th of July 2014 09:31:42 AM

TuxMachines: Raspberry Pi Model B+

Monday 14th of July 2014 09:26:07 AM

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.

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LXer: Linux Terminal: inxi – a full featured system information script

Monday 14th of July 2014 09:19:17 AM
Sometimes it’s useful to know which components you are using on a GNU/Linux computer or server, you can go with the long way, taking a look at the boot message for all the hardware discovered, use some terminal commands such as lsusb,lspci or lshw or some graphical tools such as hardinfo (my favourite graphical tool) or Inex/CPU-G. But I’ve discovered on my Linux Mint, that, by default, I’ve now a new option: inxi

Reddit: Help PlayOnLinux Bash Scripting. Bitcoin Bounty

Monday 14th of July 2014 08:49:23 AM

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.

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