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TuxMachines: XFCE 4.12 Released With Several Changes, Install In Ubuntu

Monday 2nd of March 2015 06:33:42 AM

Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems. It aims to be fast and low on system resources, while still being visually appealing and user friendly. After two years and 10 months Xfce sees a newreleaseXfce 4.12 with so many changes.   Read At LinuxAndUbuntu

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Reddit: Re-map my keyboard

Monday 2nd of March 2015 06:31:56 AM

Hi guys,

Is there a way to remap keys on my keyboard even when I am not in an X session? Currently I am using setxkbmap but that only works if I start X.

For what it's worth, I am using Arch+i3, and my main need is to remap Capslock to Control, although I'd like to do some other stuff as well if possible.

Thanks for the help!

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LXer: Prepare your Android device for disasters with this master plan

Monday 2nd of March 2015 06:29:14 AM
When tragedy strikes your electronic devices (and there's no way around that inevitability), will you be ready? Will your data be backed up? Will the process of purchasing another phone be as simple as firing it up, associating it with your Google account, and waiting for the data to sync?

LXer: Linux loving SODIMM-style COM dishes up Cortex-A5 SoC

Monday 2nd of March 2015 04:34:52 AM
EMAC’s “SoM-A5D36? COM runs Linux on a Cortex-A5-based Atmel SAMA5D3 SoC, and offers up to 4GB flash, industrial temperature, and an optional carrier board.

Reddit: I haven't used linux since 2010. What have I missed?

Monday 2nd of March 2015 04:13:38 AM

what has happened in the world of linux since 2010? In terms of servers and workstations is it much different?

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Reddit: Transcribing audio files

Monday 2nd of March 2015 03:13:54 AM

Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone knows an app to automatically transcribe an audio file? My sister has court and she needs to transcribe a bunch of conversations she has saved on her phone.

I appreciate anyone's help.

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LXer: Pi Glove interview

Monday 2nd of March 2015 02:40:30 AM
I was invited to the second Picademy back in July. The first day was workshops, education, and the second day was a pure hack day, and we had a bit of a chat with Eben [Upton] and some other people who wanted to support and build something. We wanted to come up with something you could physically use, and we decided to use Scratch GPIO.

Reddit: Ubuntu Cloud PRNG seed

Monday 2nd of March 2015 02:08:31 AM

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