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Reddit: Notepad alternative application for Linux

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 05:18:01 PM

TuxMachines: Finding Wayland at Flock 2014

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 04:56:06 PM

Matthias goes on to point out that Wayland is actually not that hard to find in Fedora either — while it won’t be the default display server in Fedora 21, it is already including in the upcoming release for users to try out and test. To try out Wayland for yourself, just install the gnome-session-wayland-session package from the repositories, then select the GNOME on Wayland option from the session chooser when logging into your profile.

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Reddit: IOMMU, 64 bit linux questions

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 04:29:46 PM

I have hardware that supports IOMMU, my kernel is compiled to fully support IOMMU however whether I enable or disable IOMMU in BIOS it seems to make no performance benefits to linux host nor virtualized 64bit guests.

My understanding of this feature is limited but from what I've read online how it works only on virtual hosts with a device that you allocate to it, and it has more benefit on 32bit guests. Is this true?

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 04:26:49 PM

TuxMachines: today's howtos

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 04:26:17 PM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 04:25:44 PM

TuxMachines: India opens up to operating system Ubuntu

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 04:14:49 PM

India is the fastest growing market for open source operating system Ubuntu, helped by tie-ups with top PC vendors and the increasing adoption of cloud-based applications in the country.

The Linux-based operating system grew 50% year-over-year in India. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has partnered with Dell and HP to bundle the OS with certain models of their laptops offered in India.

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Reddit: [Question]How meny teens do you know that use linux.

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 04:08:13 PM

Now i am a 15 year old who uses linux(Ubuntu mainly, but has used arch and gave up after struggleing to find a nice DE). And in my home city i dont know of any outer teen linux users. Most of the people in bristol my age are like YOLO, SWAG, SELFY and Samsung users(I dont consider their phones android to much ui change).

and the bristol and bath LUG Main consist of adults and meats in a pub.(Use Latest Linux-voice for reference) also like our ingress community here to

But i felt like asking and online comunity to see if teen linux users are rare. and this will probably be the worst idea ever but here it goes.

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LXer: Securing SSH with two factor authentication using Google Authenticator

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 04:03:30 PM
Two-step verification (also known as Two-factor authentication, abbreviated to TFA) is a process involving two stages to verify the identity of an entity trying to access services in a computer or in a network. This is a special case of a multi-factor authentication which might involve only one of the three authentication factors (a knowledge factor, a possession factor, and an inheritance factor) for both steps. If each step involves a different authentication factor then the two-step verification is additionally two-factor authentication.

TuxMachines: RasPi magazine launches today – get your free downloads here

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 03:54:13 PM

Our brand new sister magazine RasPi is here! Issue #1 is out today, available to download through Apple’s App Store. It’s jam-packed full of amazing content and only costs 69p/99¢.

Each month we’ll be walking you through a big Pi project, showing off some of the best work in the community, sharing your tweets, letters and emails, and of course giving you a whole bunch of tutorials to teach you how to get the most from your Raspberry Pi and make amazing things with it.

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Reddit: GCC and LLVM collaboration: Cauldron's feedback

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 02:50:55 PM

Reddit: Radeon DRM changes lined up for the Linux 3.17

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 02:50:39 PM

TuxMachines: Zimbra CMO on being a great guardian of open source's three C's

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 02:49:24 PM

Zimbra's Olivier Thierry talks about the three C's that open source firms must support, the need to be market driven in tech, and how his firm's solutions address security and data privacy issues.

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Phoronix: Input Drivers Get Renewed For Linux 3.17

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 02:16:39 PM
The HID (Human Interface Device) pull request was sent in this morning for the Linux 3.17 merge window...

Reddit: New NVIDIA (beta) 343.14 driver is out.

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 02:13:47 PM

LXer: Malevolent Developer Trolls Linux Kernel Development with Lots of Broken Patches

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 02:09:08 PM
The Linux kernel is the biggest cooperative development project in existence and thousands of people from all over the world are actively participating. Unfortunately, not everyone is looking to help the open source community, and in fact, there are people who try to hurt it.

Phoronix: Linux 3.17 Adds Support For Intel "Braswell" HD Audio

Wednesday 6th of August 2014 01:54:02 PM
Takashi Iwai of SUSE has sent in his set of sound/ALSA changes that are queued up for the Linux 3.17 kernel...

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