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TuxMachines: The next step towards Mageia 6 is here, announcing sta2

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 06:52:50 AM

Everyone at Mageia is delighted to announce the release of our latest development milestone, our second stabilisation snapshot (sta2). We are now one step closer to the release of Mageia 6!

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LXer: 3.5-inch Skylake SBC offers 4x SATA, 4x PCIe, and 5x USB 3.0

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 06:35:17 AM
ADL’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “ADLQ170HDS” SBC offers Intel’s 6th Gen Core CPUs with extended temp support and plenty of of SATA 3, PCIe, and USB 3.0. ADL Embedded Solutions announced a 3.5-inch “ADLQ170HDS” SBC, joining other ADL 3.5-inch entries such as the Intel Atom E3800-based ADLE3800HD. This time Intel’s 6th Gen “Skylake-U” Core CPUs are on […]

LXer: Litebook Launches Cheap, Chromebook-Like Linux Laptop Powered by elementary OS

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 05:15:13 AM
Litebook, a small hardware manufacturer that we never heard of, has recently released a new Linux-powered laptop that's cheap, slim, fast, elegant, light, and designed to rival Chromebooks.

Phoronix: Phoronix Test Suite 7.0 Released

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 05:00:00 AM
The Phoronix Test Suite 7.0-Ringsaker update is now available as the latest version of our cross-platform, open-source benchmarking software particularly for Linux, macOS, and BSD systems. Phoronix Test Suite 7.0 has many user-facing updates over Phoronix Test Suite 6.8 and all users are encouraged to upgrade to this latest release of our GPL benchmarking software.

Reddit: Jail users like in cpanel

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 04:39:29 AM

I want to host multiple sites on same server. Each user will have their own ssh keys and stuffs. Also, I want to allocate specific storage space to each user's home directory. Also, is there anyway to achieve bandwidth control option. Most of the application will be php based. Any resources should I read or any related links will be helpful.

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Reddit: Can linux output to another device as an extra display?

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 04:08:42 AM

Say I have another monitor and a raspberry pi. Is there some combination of software that can be used to output my display to the raspberry pi?

I use i3 and I use xrandr to output to a wired external monitor. Then I can scroll between the two and use the other monitor as an extended desktop. Is it possible to set up a raspberry pi so that xorg and i3 see it as just another display?

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Reddit: 2 quick question, I think.

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 04:05:54 AM

1- Is it worth it to put Linux onto a computer as a operating system? I just bought a Lenovo P50 and it came with windows 10 and I have other computers so I was thinking about putting a linux disto on it and use windows in VM.

2- Is this good for pentesting?

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LXer: Improved container support, PTG recap, and more OpenStack news

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 03:55:10 AM
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project. From news sites to developer blogs, there's a lot being written about OpenStack every week. Here are a few highlights.

Reddit: Ubuntu is messed up bad. Need help, asap.

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 03:14:01 AM

So to start off, I downloaded Ubuntu about a year ago. I have a small cheap HP laptop that isn't very powerful, and I wanted an OS that wasn't so slow like Windows 8. I decided to install Ubuntu, as I had friend who had recently downloaded it, and only had good things to say about. So, I made a USB stick/start thing, booted it up, and made Ubuntu my new OS. All was well for about a week, and then things fell apart. My screen would just glow, and then go black when I booted. I have to press F5 to even get it to wake up. None of my toolbars display on my desktop. To get into Firefox, I have to right click one of the images saved to my desktop, and click "open in Mozilla Firefox". Another problem is that none of my open windows display a Close/Shrink/Minimize bar, so if I open a window, it just stays open. My terminal will also not open at all, so I’m not able to even try any of the suggested fixes I’ve read. I'm just wondering if there is way to wipe Ubuntu clean and start fresh, or if there is a simple way to download a simpler OS like Linux Mint. Any help or feedback is appreciated.

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TuxMachines: Dell doubles down on high-end Ubuntu Linux laptops

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 03:09:53 AM

CEO and founder of Dell, Michael Dell, has long been a Linux supporter. By 2007, under his guidance, Dell became the first major OEM to offer a laptop with pre-installed Linux. His Linux of choice? Ubuntu Linux. Ten years later, Dell is still selling Ubuntu Linux-powered laptops.

Also: Razer Is Turning Razer Blade Into The “Best Linux Laptop”

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LXer: Low-cost COM/baseboard combo taps power-sipping -A5 SoC

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 02:35:07 AM
MYIR’s SODIMM-style, 200-pin MYC-JA5D2X module has the same 67.6 x 45mm dimensions as its MYC-JA5D4X computer-on-module, and similarly runs Linux on an Cortex-A5 based Atmel SAMA5 SoC. Instead of tapping the SAMA5D42 or SAMA5D44, however, the MYC-JA5D2X moves to the newer, more power efficient SAMA5D2.

TuxMachines: Serial GPL Violator VMware Pays Linux Foundation

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 02:22:07 AM

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TuxMachines: Red Hat News

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 02:20:26 AM

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 02:19:10 AM

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Reddit: Rite of Passage? My first step into linux

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 02:01:10 AM

I have broken my first linux device within hours of booting it up. Running Raspian lite (CLI only) on a humble little pi 2b. This isn't a troubleshooting help question, that isn't my reason for posting. Even though i broke it to hell i am just actually excited to keep playing with it until i get a better handle on the system.

For the curious, i am pretty certain i screwed my sudoers file into oblivion when trying to get my user account sudo privelages. I used the visudo command to get in and edit it and it is adamantly denying any sudo commands pitched at it from all accounts. No big deal. Gunna spend some time trying to fix it if not burn it and start over.

This isn't a story of defeat. Just my first bold step into the unknown. Carry on!

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Reddit: Open-source Monitoring System?

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 01:57:57 AM

Anyone know any easy to implement monitoring system for a small sized company other than Opennms?

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Reddit: A New Development Build Of Mageia 6 Emerges

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 01:39:11 AM

LXer: Get the most out of GNOME notifications

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 01:26:29 AM
For many users, GNOME 3, also known as Gnome Shell, is the definitive desktop interface. It[he]#8217[/he]s clean and simple, without too many twinkles or distractions. That said, this article describes some tricks to change the GNOME notifications experience.

Reddit: What software made you think, "wow, how come I didn't know about this sooner?"

Tuesday 7th of March 2017 12:56:08 AM

I keep finding new things that make me think that. Lately I've been playing with M4. I was wanting a way to use C-style macros in other languages and even tried implementing it native to whatever language I was using. M4 already does what I wanted, and does it well.

I found that it's also useful for standard text processing a la sed, tr, awk etc.. You can do stuff like set a macro name to a single character and replace it with whatever text you want, evaluate math expressions inside it, save your settings to scripts, and a lot more. The learning curve has not been steep either.

I feel like there's probably a lot of stuff I'm missing out on that will make my life a lot easier.

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More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: Software

  • [Video] Linux Audio Programs Compared 2017
    I made this video for those that are new to, or just interested in making music on the Linux OS. I go over the features, goods and bads of Rosegarden, LMMS, Ardour, Mixbus, and EnergyXT, as well as touch on Qtractor. I don't don't go much into details of the particular versions I am using, but the video was made in the early part of 2017 and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04LTS.
  • Green Recorder: A Simple Desktop/Screen Recorder for Linux
    Green Recorder is a simple, open source desktop recorder developed for Linux systems built using Python, GTK and FFmpeg. It supports most of the Linux desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce and so on. Recently it has been updated to work with Wayland too in Gnome session.
  • Komorebi: A New Way To Enhance Your Desktop Using Animated/Parallax Wallpapers
    In past there were applications that allowed us to run videos/Gif as wallpaper on the desktop and make desktop look much cooler but than all of sudden the development of such Apps stopped and I can't name any App that exist for this purpose. Komorebi is fairly new application designed to make your desktop experience much better and make desktop cool as well, we can say it is kind of 'live wallpaper' situation here or 3D wallpaper. It is developed by Abe Masri and available under GPL license for free.
  • Stacer Sytem Optimizer: A Must Have Application For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
    There are multiple ways to optimize your Linux, the most geeky way is using Terminal, there are also applications available that performs such actions like Bleachbit, Ubuntu cleaner and so on. Stacer is simple, open-source, quick and new application designed to offer you all-in-one optimizer for your Ubuntu/Linux Mint (It's alternative to CCleaner but only for Linux).
  • Qtox: Open Source and Fully Secure Skype Replacement for Linux
    Long years ago, we've talked about a Skype alternative called Tox which was still in its early developmental stages. Tox was supposed to become the anti-thesis of Skype by being a fully open-source video and voice chat client that placed user privacy and security at its center. Well, guess what, there are now fully active and well-maintained chat clients that are built on top of Tox protocol. qTox is one of them.
  • Rclone 1.36 Released With SFTP And Local Symlinks Support, More
    Rclone 1.36 was released recently, bringing support for SFTP, local symbolic links support, mount improvements, along with many other new features and bug fixes. For those not familiar with Rclone, this is a cross-platform command line tool for synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud storages, which supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Amazon Drive, Microsoft One Drive, Yandex Disk, and more. It can be used to sync files either from your machine or from one cloud storage to another.
  • Streamlink Twitch GUI 1.2.0 Adds Support For Communities And Team Pages, Basic Hotkeys
    Streamlink Twitch GUI (previously Livestreamer Twitch GUI) is a multi-platform browser. The application is powered by Node.js, Chromium and Streamlink, though it can still use Livestreamer (which is no longer maintained) too.
  • Code Editor `Brackets` 1.9 Released, Available In PPA
    Brackets is a free, open source code editor focused on front-end web development (HTML, CSS and JavaScript).
  • Terminix Terminal Emulator Renamed To Tilix, Sees New Bugfix Release
    [Quick update] Terminix, a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator, has been renamed to Tilix due to some trademark issues.

today's howtos

Games and CodeWeavers/Wine

  • A Snapshot of Linux Gamers, Just One Year Ago
    It’s about time we share the analysis of that Q1 2016 survey (fielding occured in March last year), especially as we are about to launch the Q1 2017 one pretty, pretty soon. That way we will be able to compare how things have changed over the course of 12 months. As usual, the whole disclaimer about online surveys is valid here (data is only as good as your n size, the appropriateness of your sampling, and the quality of the responses, etc…), but assuming it’s not all that bad and all that unreliable, let’s dig in the results. As a reminder, most of the respondents for this survey were recruited through the r/linux and r/linux_gaming subreddits, as well as the readership of BoilingSteam. This is not our first survey, and you can see our previous ones done in the second quarter of 2015, and the following one in the last quarter of 2015.
  • Slime-san Coming To PC, Mac and Linux
    Headup Games and Fabraz proudly announce their upcoming action-platformer Slime-san for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam & Humble Bundle. Console releases will follow soon after. Jump and slime your way through 100 levels in a unique 5-colored, pixelated world and escape from a giant worm’s innards. Get your shopping done in Slumptown, a town full of survivors within the worm. Unlock different play styles, outfits, shaders and even multiplayer mini-games! Slime-san is developed by Fabraz, an independent development studio that also released the critically-acclaimed games Cannon Crasha and Planet Diver. Slime-san was minding his own business, sliming around in a peaceful forest when suddenly…A giant worm appeared and gobbled him up! Now deep within the worm’s belly, Slime-san has to face a decision: Be digested by the incoming wall of stomach acid... Or jump, slide and slime his way through the worm's intestines and back out its mouth!
  • CodeWeavers Announces CrossOver 16.2.0
  • The Wine Revolution is ON!
    As you know Codeweavers (and other WINE contributors) have been working on DX11 support for a while – they were supposed to have DX11 support by the end of 2016, but as with all complex projects, timelines tend to slip and only very DX11 titles could run a few months ago. Since then, there was no major announcement, but it seems that the progress has been very significant in the recent WINE versions (2.3 is already out).

Leftovers: KDE