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LXer: Infinite BusyBox with systemd

Tuesday 12th of May 2015 11:06:28 PM
In this article, I demonstrate a method to build one Linux system within another using the latest utilities within the systemd suite of management tools. The guest OS container design focuses upon BusyBox and Dropbear for the userspace system utilities, but I also work through methods for running more general application software so the containers are actually useful.

LXer: User Suggests There Might be Spyware in Ubuntu, Instructs Others to Compile the OS

Tuesday 12th of May 2015 05:57:10 AM
A user by the name of Zack Smith, published an article on his website entitled "Is There Spyware in Ubuntu?" and targeted at Canonical, the sponsor of Ubuntu, and Jane Silber, the CEO of Canonical.

TuxMachines: Linux Kernel 3.19 Reached End of Life, Users Must Move to Linux Kernel 4.0

Tuesday 12th of May 2015 05:06:44 AM

On May 11, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.19.8, while informing users that the Linux 3.19 kernel branch reached end of life and they should move to the Linux kernel 4.0.x series as soon as possible.

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LXer: Ubuntu Devs Propose Stateless Persistent Network Interface Names for Ubuntu and Debian

Tuesday 12th of May 2015 03:05:37 AM
Martin Pitt, a renown Ubuntu and Debian developer, came with the proposal of enabling stateless persistent network interface names in the upcoming versions of the Ubuntu Linux and Debian GNU/Linux operating systems.

TuxMachines: Fedora Leftovers

Monday 11th of May 2015 11:34:18 PM
  • RPM Fusion Starts Rolling Out For Fedora 22

    For early adopters of Fedora 22 that have been missing out on the packages provided by the third-party RPM Fusion repository, they have started rolling out their support for this next Fedora Linux release.

  • F2FS Is Working Fine These Days With Fedora's Kernel

    A Phoronix reader recently asked whether Fedora developers have yet enabled F2FS file-system support within their packaged kernel. While I didn't mention it before, yes, they ended up enabling support for the Flash-Friendly File-System.

  • DNF 1.0 Released, Declared Stable Package Manager For Fedora

    The day is coming where DNF is replacing Yum as the default package manager on Fedora Linux. DNF 1.0 was just released today to mark the point of stability and it being ready to take over Yum's responsibilities with the upcoming Fedora 22 release.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Finally Looks To Go With Persistent Network Interface Names

Monday 11th of May 2015 11:29:31 PM

While Linux distributions like Fedora and Mageia have adopted predictable/persistent network interface names, Ubuntu has not. However, that is looking to change and it might also be the case for upstream Debian.

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TuxMachines: The Benefits of Enterprise Linux for Small Business

Monday 11th of May 2015 11:26:15 PM

Looking for an alternative to Windows? You may not think of your business as an enterprise shop, but you might be surprised at what enterprise Linux vendors have to offer SMBs.

The three major commercial Linux vendors—Red Hat, SUSE, and Canonical, the parent company of Ubuntu Linux—provide excellent products and services for all businesses, large, small, and in between. These are the top three commercial Linux vendors, and when you want to evaluate Linux as an option for your business you might as well start at the top.

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LXer: Ubuntu-Powered Devices are Now a Thing Thanks to Canonical, Microsoft, Acer, GE

Monday 11th of May 2015 11:16:53 PM
Canonical was proud to announce today, May 11, that they will collaborate with some of the biggest names in the technology industry in order to bring more smart devices powered by the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu.

LinuxInsider: $9 Debian-Based C.H.I.P. Computer Is a Kickstarter Smash

Monday 11th of May 2015 11:14:24 PM
C.H.I.P., a Linux-based mini-PC priced at just $9, is receiving an overwhelming response on Kickstarter. Launched last Thursday with a funding goal of $50,000, it has chalked up more than 16,000 backers who have shelled out upwards of $815,000. The project still has 25 days to go. The tiny open source device, made by Next Thing Co., has been dubbed the "Raspberry Pi killer." Measuring just 1.5 x 2.3 inches, C.H.I.P. comes with 512 MB of DDR3 RAM and a 1-GHz processor. Its built-in composite output port lets it work with any size screen.

TuxMachines: NoobsLab Offers Amazing Mac OS X Transformation Pack Tutorial for Ubuntu 15.04

Monday 11th of May 2015 11:13:57 PM

Making Linux distros look like other operating systems is one of the favorite pastimes for some of the users, and a new transformation pack named MBuntu Y has been published.

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Reddit: Controlled assessment help!

Monday 11th of May 2015 09:17:01 AM

Can someone explain these commands for me?

ls | grep D (I know this is a pipe, but what makes it a pipe?)

ls > list and ls >> list (What makes these commands different?)

What does this entry mean: -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 920788 Mar 28 2013 bash

How do I make multiple users, and then put those users into 2 different groups, and then check if they are in the correct groups? Is there a shell script that can automate this process?

submitted by batmanaid
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Slashdot: KDE Plasma 5.3 Released

Monday 11th of May 2015 08:00:03 AM

TuxMachines: Linux 3.10.77

Monday 11th of May 2015 01:48:21 AM

I'm announcing the release of the 3.10.77 kernel.

All users of the 3.10 kernel series must upgrade.

The updated 3.10.y git tree can be found at:
git:// linux-3.10.y
and can be browsed at the normal git web browser:;a=summary


greg k-h

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TuxMachines: Linux 4.1-rc3

Monday 11th of May 2015 01:08:06 AM

Here's a Mother's Day Sunday release for you all, whether you're a
mother or not. Because hey, it's Sunday afternoon once again, and
that's just how my -rc releases roll.

Nothing particularly scary or worrisome going on, although there are
little fixes all over. Some of them are regressions from this merge
window, and some of them are older. And some of them are so old that I
almost thought "if it's been broken since 2011, and you only noticed
now, maybe it could have waited for the next merge window". You know
who you are (and others will too, if they read the commit messages -
your shame is out there).

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Reddit: Fix: broken HTML5 MP3 and M4A Firefox audio in Ubuntu, U-Gnome, U-Mate, Lubuntu, etc.

Monday 11th of May 2015 01:04:54 AM

Solution to fix broken HTML5 MP3 and M4A Firefox audio in Ubuntu, Ubuntu-Gnome, Ubuntu-Mate and Lubuntu.

Test sites: (1)



SYNAPTIC - add gstreamer1.0-libav or gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly

or Ubuntu Software Center - add Gstreamer extra plugins

BTW, Xubuntu and Kubuntu Firefox HTML5 audio already works fine and plays MP3 and M4A files (instead of downloading).

Other Ubuntu/Debian based distros can probably use a related gstreamer fix for Firefox/PaleMoon HTML5 audio.

gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly was enough to fix HTML5 Firefox audio in Linux Lite but gstreamer1.0-libav was not.

submitted by Gooplusplus
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TuxMachines: Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) to Come with GCC 5, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with Python 3

Monday 11th of May 2015 01:02:58 AM

During the Ubuntu Online Summit (UOS) event for Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) that took place early this week, between May 5-7 on the UbuntuOnAir channel, the Ubuntu developers discussed the possibility of switching to the GCC 5 compiler by default.

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Akanda Pledges to Keep SDN Tech for OpenStack Open-Source

Rosendahl emphasized that Akanda was born as open-source software and will remain open-source. From a commercial perspective what Akanda provides to enterprises is support and professional services. Read more

A New Firefox OS phone

Last Monday, I bought the phone anyway. I must say that I am very pleased by its performance and very cheap price. One can swap the SIM card to use the phone with another carrier here, too. Read more

Yet Another Convergence Demo: Desktop, Phone And Tablet All Running Ubuntu

Canonical’s endgame is to create a full desktop-mobile convergent system, to run the same code-base on Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Phone and Internet of Things devices. Also, the user interface is responsive, adjusting itself to fit best the screen. Read more

Fedora Server 22 Benchmarks With XFS & The Linux 4.0 Kernel

Fedora 22 is shaping up quite well across the Fedora Workstation, Server, and Cloud offerings. Out of curiosity, this week I ran some initial comparison tests of Fedora Server 21 vs. Fedora Server 22. Fedora Server 22 notably switches its default file-system over to XFS from EXT4 for new installations. Fedora Server 22 also has the other same updated packages to Fedora 22 like the Linux 4.0.2 kernel and GCC 5.1.1. Read more