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LXer: Activist pulls off clever Wi-Fi honeypot to protest surveillance state

Friday 16th of January 2015 06:49:11 AM
The chairman of the youth wing of the Swedish Pirate Party successfully fooled attendees at a major Swedish security and defense conference into connecting to an open Wi-Fi network that he controlled-as a way to protest mass digital surveillance.

Reddit: Installing linuxmint on Lenovo Yoga2 problems

Friday 16th of January 2015 06:15:48 AM

I've gotten linuxmint to boot from a usb but I want to install it onto the HDD but I can't seem to get the partitioning right or something because I do not have the option to install alongside windows and I don't know how to do it another way.

Does anyone know how or have any experience with this?

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LXer: Microsoft snubs Codeplex, moves big projects to GitHub

Friday 16th of January 2015 05:52:00 AM
Microsoft has completed the move of Roslyn, the next-generation open source compiler for C# and Visual Basic, from CodePlex to GitHub.

Reddit: 2016 will be in Geelong!!

Friday 16th of January 2015 05:50:23 AM

TuxMachines: Torvalds Only Cares about the Kernel

Friday 16th of January 2015 04:56:55 AM

Linus Torvalds is back in the news today after his keynote speech at covered the Q&A session with some of Torvalds most notable quotes. In other news, previews GNOME 3.16 and Clement Lefebvre today announced new tiny PC "MintBox Mini." Lastly, Nick Heath covers Munich's Linux trials and travails.

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LXer: A takedown of Wired’s editor-in-chief Scott Dadich

Friday 16th of January 2015 04:54:49 AM
Wired’s editor-in-chief Scott Dadich recently sent out a memo about the magazine’s new workspace. And John Moltz promptly wrote a takedown of the memo. Apparently Wired spent $3,000,000 dollars on their new space and their EIC wanted to make sure that it stayed…er…neat or something.

TuxMachines: Ubuntu Advances Juju Linux Magic Charms

Friday 16th of January 2015 04:52:22 AM

Juju first debuted in Ubuntu 11.10, the "Oneiric Ocelot," back in October of 2011. The word "juju" is a word meaning magic in the African language from which the name Ubuntu itself was derived. Ubuntu Linux Server The promise of Juju is easier application and service deployment, which is enabled by way of a number of Juju components.

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TuxMachines: Review: Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" Xfce

Friday 16th of January 2015 04:10:43 AM

Recently, the Xfce edition of Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" was released. It and the MATE edition are notable in featuring...Compiz! This really caught my eye, so I wanted to review it. There are several other changes too, so I figured that it would be worthwhile to review the Xfce edition rather than the MATE edition, given that I already tried the MATE edition of Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" not too long ago. Note that Ubuntu-based Linux Mint is sticking only to LTS releases, so a major release will roughly coincide (lagging by a month or so) with the Ubuntu LTS release, and then decimal point releases will be put out every 6 months or so and be given a new code name while still sticking with the last LTS release as its base. As far as this review goes, I tried this as usual as a live USB system made with UnetBootin. Follow the jump to see what it's like.

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LXer: Install LAMP (Linux Apache MariaDB and PHP) with phpMyAdmin on a Fedora 20 VPS

Friday 16th of January 2015 03:57:38 AM
In today’s article we will cover the steps on how to install the LAMP (Linux Apache MariaDB and PHP) stack with phpMyAdmin on a Fedora 20 VPS. LAMP represents a full featured stack containing the most popular web server known as Apache.

Reddit: Builder is almost at that first stretch goal!

Friday 16th of January 2015 03:39:54 AM

LXer: Xen 4.5 Boosts Virtualization Security

Friday 16th of January 2015 03:00:27 AM
The open-source Xen virtualization hypervisor project is out today with a major milestone update providing improved performance and enhanced security features. The Xen Project is managed as a Linux Foundation Collaboration project initiative and has multiple stakeholders, including Intel, Citrix, Amazon and Rackspace.

Phoronix: Xonotic 0.8 Finally Released With SDL2 & Many Game Updates

Friday 16th of January 2015 02:58:55 AM
For those looking toward one of the very best open-source first person shooters, Xonotic, it's finally reached version 0.8...

TuxMachines: GNOME Puts Out A Laptop Battery Testing Program

Friday 16th of January 2015 02:11:01 AM

The newest GNOME application is for testing your laptop's battery power use under various scenarios.

Owen Taylor of Red Hat has publicly announced gnome-battery-bench for Linux laptop battery testing.

Owen's blog post does a good job covering all of the basics for this new program. I've been communicating with Owen and Christian Schaller for the past month now over GNOME Battery Bench and testing it out. The necessary support should be in place with this release for it to be able to be run automatically for benchmarking with the Phoronix Test Suite -- sans the matter of manually needing to put the device into battery power mode by pulling the AC plug.

There's the README and Git repository for GNOME/Linux battery benchmarking.

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LXer: Tails 1.2.3 Screenshot Tour

Friday 16th of January 2015 02:03:16 AM
Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, version 1.2.3, is out. This release fixes numerous security issues and all users must upgrade as soon as possible. On January 3rd, the SSL certificate of our website hosting provider,, expired. This means that if you are still running Tails 1.2.1 or older, you will not get any update notification.

TuxMachines: GNOME 3.15.4 unstable tarballs due

Friday 16th of January 2015 02:01:19 AM

Tarballs are due on 2015-01-19 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.15.4
unstable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which
were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule
so everyone can test them. Please make sure that your tarballs will
be uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that
will probably be too late to get in 3.15.4. If you are not able to
make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late,
please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll
the tarball for you!

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Reddit: Ubuntu Convergence is working Demo

Friday 16th of January 2015 01:34:43 AM

TuxMachines: Firefox 35 Lands in Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Friday 16th of January 2015 01:31:33 AM

Canonical has updated the Firefox packages for Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems. If you have this application already installed, you only need to update your system

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More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu vs. Fedora Linux On Lenovo's X1 Carbon With Core i7 Broadwell

The latest distribution I tried on the X1 Carbon (and the OS I'll ultimately use for running the X1 Carbon in a production capacity as my main system) is Fedora 21. Fedora 21 booted up on the X1 Carbon wonderfully without any issues aside from the trackpoint button clicks being wonky (though the button clicks in the corner of the trackpad works fine). Fedora 21 with Wayland also ran fine on this system with Intel HD Graphics 5500. Overall, it was a pleasant experience without any major problems. Read more

Plex Media Server Review – The Ultimate Steaming Server

Plex Media Server is a media center application that allows users to stream video and audio content to local and remote clients, such as mobile devices or smart TVs. We now take a closer look at this powerful server and client and see what's the fuss all about. Read more

CoreOS Co-Founder Alex Polvi Talks Containers, Rocket vs. Docker, and More

CoreOS has gained notoriety over the past few years as the creator of a new Linux distribution designed for massive, Google-scale server deployments. The company's star has risen along with the popularity of Linux containers -- a key component of CoreOS -- and their open source components are being widely incorporated by companies on the bleeding edge of distributed computing. Read more

Linux vs Windows

I've been working with both Linux and MS Windows 7 lately. Yes, I have a good excuse for using MS Windows: I have started working on Ruby video tutorials, and I needed to demonstrate installation of ruby, notepad++, and configuration thereof in the MS Windows environment. Well, it's been illuminating, switching back and forth between Kubuntu 14.10 and Microsoft Windows 7. The desktops are pretty much equal. However, Linux KDE has stolen a march on the Windows 7 desktop regarding configurability of the desktop experience--of course, I'm vastly more experienced with Linux and the KDE desktop. Also, Linux is better on multitasking. Often, MS Windows 7 would almost freeze a few moments when working on several tasks. I also had some issues getting my sound card working well with Windows 7--which is an older sound-blaster (5.1) card. But, I've had similar problems with getting audio in the Linux environment working too. However, the online help and assistance you can get with Linux seems much better. Purchasing a screen recorder and a basic video editor with MS Windows 7 was also interesting. Although reading countless reviews, I had a difficult time getting a cheap screen recorder that was good on both the video and audio portions of screen recording, and would work properly on 1920x1080 recordings. And all the "free stuff" you download for Microsoft Windows is cripple ware. The Windows software environment is based on deception: "It's Free!". After downloading and installing, you find it won't do nearly what you wanted until you send them $xx.xx! I almost bought "Camtasia Studio", which, by all accounts, is good screen recording and editing software. But I couldn't justify spending $299.99 on software I was only going to use for producing 10 minutes of video demonstration. I know the preceding paragraph seems somewhat naive, but after using only Linux for so long, I haven't faced anything like this for many years. The one good thing to say about MS Windows 7 is that Notepad++ is a good "totally freeware" text editor. The remainder of the video tutorial series will be done solely in Linux--with Kdenlive 0.9.10 (where I finally learned to do "Pan and Zoom") and SimpleScreenRecorder 0.3.3. I'm going to send both of them a few $$. It's good to be back.