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Does anyone know and effective way to install an OS to a Flash Drive. To be clear I am fully capable of making a live usb and ever persistence mode is not good enough. It creates a partition with an unknown format of ~3GB and cannot be essences which limits my space drastically. So I attempt the install process to the usb and I think we're my issue is with the GRUB loader. It wants to install it to /dev/sda but I decline and install it to the thumb drive because it defeats the purpose of making a portable OS if it is specific to my HDD on my laptop I could just install it side by side if I wanted that. So if anyone could give me advice or suggestions it would be much appreciated.submitted by /u/MetalWinter
Imagine computers that you can have conversations with or control through gestures and head movements. Or even your own thoughts.
There are endless energies and resources for whizbang toys such as games, crappy mobile apps, and new generations of smartphones… but the one area of genuine innovation, the one that is truly ground-breaking, is stuck in Nowheresville. In this glorious year 2016, we're still ignoring computer users with vision, hearing, and other physical limitations.
Vivaldi Snapshot 1.3.537.5 has been release only a few days after the previous snapshot, version 1.3.534.3, mostly to improve the broken HTML5 proprietary media support on Linux kernel-based operating systems
I know "what distro to use" is an age-old question, but times also change dramatically. I've been a faithful user of Ubuntu since around 11.10 but recently, I've noticed a distinct lack in developer support. You painstakingly post a bug or subscribe to it, but even after ages, its unfixed. In many cases, lots of bugs are even closed as Won't Fix.
I'd like to know how is the openSUSE developer support compared to Ubuntu? Is it better or worse? I've finally decided that trivial things like Desktop Environment (GNOME, KDE, etc.), packaging system (apt vs yum), raw performance, etc. don't matter in the long run. What matters is how is the developer support.submitted by /u/prahladyeri
Hey. We have all read about the many "universal app formats", none of which have become the standard as of yet. I honestly don't have a problem with multiple app formats (for now), but I'd love to see a universal installer. This wouldn't even be hard to make for someone with a little coding abilities. All the commands to manage packages in all formats are very simple, why not make an installer for them? This could be either terminal or GUI, although I prefer moving towards more GUI based core utilities.
How would it work?
If you want to install a downloaded app, say .deb, .rpm or .tar.gz, you just double click the downloaded file to open with the installer.
Installer checks the file format. If it's a .deb, display the metadata and confirm installation. The installer asks for sudo password, runs a simple "sudo dpkg -i". If it's a .rpm, do same thing but with "rpm -i". If it's a .tar.gz, it tries to find a configure, then asks for installation folder, runs simple ./configure > make > make install. If it's an Appimage, the installer chmods it +x.
If you want to search your package manager repositories for packages, there would be a text box for search and the results are displayed as a list. Installer would check which package managers you have installed (apt, rpm, snap, flatpak) and use their search funtions. Columns in the list would present info as follows: Package name | Which PM (rpm, apt..) | Size | ???
Click a result and an install button to do either apt install, rpm -i, flatpak install, or snap install
I might try to do this (kind of) as a shell script myself, I do think it's that simple.submitted by /u/mmaramara
Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 New Monthly Charge [Ed: running out of plans/strategy, wanting to charge people for using malware, often AGAINST THEIR WILL]
For months Microsoft has been describing Windows 10 “as a service” and now we know why. Microsoft is going to introduce a monthly subscription fee for Windows 10 usage…
That cost will be $7 per user per month but the good news is it only applies to enterprises, for now. The new pricing tier will be called “Windows 10 Enterprise E3” and it means Windows has finally joined Office 365 and Azure as a subscription service.
- After GuC, Intel's Open-Source Driver Prepares For "HuC" Firmware Blobs
- Semi-Object-Oriented Programming in C
- Ubuntu’s Interface on Windows 10
Vulkan Support Still Isn't Ready For Ubuntu's Mir
Back in February when Vulkan launched as the new Khronos graphics API, Ubuntu developers planned to have Vulkan support in Mir by Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
Average Smartphone User Touches Screen 2,617 Times Per Day in 76 Separate Sessions
We have rare usage data on smartphones. Research by DScout using a special tool to capture every time a smartphone user touched a screen (so typing each letter of a word would count as one touch each time) and found that the average smartphone user touches the screen 2,617 times per day. This is across 76 separate sessions that use the screen (we also look at and touch other parts of the phone during the day such as plugging it in to get recharged).
Latest Steam Beta Client Adds More Goodies to Steam Controller, Linux Chat Fix
Today, July 14, Valve released a new Beta version of its desktop Steam Client for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
The most important changes have been implemented, as usual, in the Steam Controller support. Therefore, users are now getting a "Set Cursor Position" binding controller action that lets them set a random X/Y position to be moved to a button press, but it's more versatile than this.
Industry-leading App Photomatix HDR Is Now Available on Linux
Photomatix HDR is industry-leading software designed to automatic merging multiple photographs into high dynamic range (HDR) images, then tone-map them back to a low dynamic range (LDR) image.
Chiefly you’ll be using the app to process and merge ‘bracketed’ images — sequences of pictures taken at different exposure settings. Bracketing is a feature available on most modern DSLRs and some smartphones.
- mandoc-1.13.4 released
GIMP 2.8.18 Released
We are releasing GIMP 2.8.18 to fix a vulnerability in the XCF loading code (CVE-2016-4994). With special XCF files, GIMP can be caused to crash, and possibly be made to execute arbitrary code provided by the attacker.
Fedora needs you to port a Python package!
Fedora is always moving forward and that means switching to Python 3. There are plenty of upstream projects that already support Python 3. Unfortunately, they are often not packaged in Fedora. We try to keep track of such cases and more in the Fedora Python 3 Porting Database. There, you can see these packages marked with a blue color and listed on the page for Mispackaged packages. Get up to three Fedora badges for updating spec files to support Python 3! Join the porting party, help us move to the future and get your reward. We can port it, but not without your help!
Thursday, jul 14, was the second day of FISL at PUC Porto Alegre, we had a raining day. On this day more people came by our table to grab some adhesives, participate in a quiz and talk about Fedora projects.
- Updated RPM Fusion’s mirrorlist servers
- Sandbox Steam running it under a different account
- How to package Rust applications to RPM using vendoring
- Adding lua to all the things!
- Reprotest containers are (probably) working, finally
- How to Install ZFS on Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS Server
- How to upgrade to Linux Mint 18
- How to upgrade to Linux Mint 18
- bc: Command line calculator
- Install Joomla 3.6 Using LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) on RHEL, CentOS & Fedora