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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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More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu Touch to Get Improved Desktop Mode with Next Update

Canonical is preparing a major new update for Ubuntu Touch, but it will take a while until it's going to be ready. From the looks of it, the devs are preparing some interesting improvements and updates. Read more

Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 Will Reach End of Life on June 14 to Make Room for Parsix 8.0

The Parsix Project has recently announced that their Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 (Nestor) distribution will reach the end of its life support in the coming weeks, urging users to upgrade to Parsix GNU/Linux 7.5 (Rinaldo) as soon as possible. Read more

Leftovers: Software

  • 3 Open Source Python Shells
    Python is a high-level, general-purpose, structured, powerful, open source programming language that is used for a wide variety of programming tasks. It features a fully dynamic type system and automatic memory management, similar to that of Scheme, Ruby, Perl, and Tcl, avoiding many of the complexities and overheads of compiled languages. The language was created by Guido van Rossum in 1991, and continues to grow in popularity.
  • Google Chrome 44 (Dev) Brings Interesting New Features
  • CodeWeavers CrossOver 14.1.3 has been released
    I am delighted to announce that CodeWeavers has just released CrossOver 14.1.3 for both Mac OS X and Linux. CrossOver 14.1.3 has important bug fixes for both Mac and Linux users.

today's leftovers

  • Consumers Continue to Buy Chromebooks as Secondary PCs, Enterprise Still Uninterested
  • Video: LXD containers vs. KVM
    Since I'm such a big container fan (been using them on Linux since 2005) and I recently blogged about Docker, LXC, and OpenVZ... how could I pass up posting this? Some Canonical guys gave a presentation at the recent OpenStack Summit on "LXD vs. KVM". What is LXD? It is basically a management service for LXC that supposedly adds a lot of the features LXC was missing... and is much easier to use. For a couple of years now Canonical has shown an interest in LXC and has supposedly be doing a lot of development work around them. I wonder what specifically? They almost seem like the only company who is interested in LXC.. or at least they are putting forth a publicly noticeable effort around them.
  • Ubuntu's LXD vs. KVM For The Linux Cloud
    LXD is usable with Ubuntu 15.04 albeit not many have yet fully experimented with this new technology from Canonical given its early state. The LXD Linux container hypervisor allows for rapid provisioning, very fast performance, a REST API, and other functionality. If you're wishing to learn more about LXD, this week at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver was a talk about LXD vs. KVM for Linux hypervisors.
  • Cloud Driving HP's Server Business Forward
    HP announced is second quarter fiscal 2015 earnings on May 21, with company executives enthusiastic about the company's upcoming split, and continued prospects in the cloud.
  • The Latest Linux Kernel Git Code Fixes The EXT4 RAID0 Corruption Problem
    An EXT4 file-system corruption problem was uncovered with Linux 4.0 that turned out to be an MD RAID0 issue with the Linux kernel in the latest stable series. This RAID corruption issue has now been fixed in the latest kernel Git code.
  • Interview with Mary Winkler
    LOVE the blending tools. I’m used to those of Paint Tool SAI, and finding a program whose brushes are far more customizable and can do more is digital art heaven. Especially an open source one!
  • Reminder: Evolving KDE survey milestone on May 31st
    Evolution is a powerful concept and tool. When harnessed properly, humans have been able to tailor and adapt crops and domesticate animals. We’ve been able to grow the Dutch unnecessarily tall and create beautiful and consequence-free theme parks as shown in the Jurassic Park documentary series on the BBC. However, when not monitored closely or left to nature’s own devices, the result is the terrifying land based sharks that have caused such recent devastation across most of Australia.
  • GNOME Shell It is!!
    It’s been a while since my last post, I was busy with my university exams and didn’t get much time to work on my GSoC project. But during whatever time I got I tried to get myself familiar with GNOME Shell coding style and get a hang of the way it works, since GNOME Shell is the main module I will be working with in this project. But things weren’t as simple as I initially thought them to be. It has been a struggle trying to find out some structured documentation for GNOME Shell code-base mainly the JavaScript part.
  • Attention Fedora 22 prerelease users
  • Fedora 21 chrooted on an aarch64 Nexus 9
    A while back I bought a Nexus 9, mainly because it has a weird processor that emulates a 64 bit ARM (aarch64). Google seem to have abandoned this platform entirely, just 6 months after I got it, so fuck you too Google. Anyway …
  • Meet SparkyLinux, a Debian-based Linux distribution
    SparkyLinux features customized lightweight desktops (like E19, LXDE and Openbox), multimedia plugins, selected sets of apps and own custom tools to ease different tasks.
  • Is Canonical going to have an IPO?
  • Mozilla shifts gears: $25 phones out, Android apps in
  • Linksys NSLU2 adventures into the NetBSD land passed through JTAG highlands - part 1
  • GCC 6 Gets Support For The IBM z13 Mainframe Server
    The latest GNU Compiler Collection code now has proper optimization targeting/tuning support for the IBM z13.
  • News for open source virtual reality, popular Linux game distros, and more