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LXer: Oracle Database 12c's data redaction security smashed live on stage

Saturday 9th of August 2014 06:58:21 AM
Defcon 22 Oracle’s much-ballyhooed data redaction feature in Database 12c is easy to subvert without needing to use exploit code, attendees at Defcon 22 in Las Vegas have heard.

LXer: Linux Security Threats on the Rise

Saturday 9th of August 2014 06:01:10 AM
Every year, heck...every month, Linux is adopted by more companies and organizations as an important if not primary component of their enterprise platform. And the more serious the hardware platform, the more likely it isto be running Linux. 60% of servers, 70% of Web servers and 95% of all supercomputers are Linux-based!

Reddit: Has anyone had success installing linux on a MacBook Air?

Saturday 9th of August 2014 05:40:23 AM

If so, which distro? Did you use a guide (which one?)

I have a MacBook Air 4,2. I've already tried, but it keeps giving me a 'fatal error' on installing the boot loader

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LXer: Autonomous Android smartwatch ships

Saturday 9th of August 2014 05:03:59 AM
Neptune’s Android 4.1-based “Pine” smartwatch is shipping to Kickstarter backers with a dual-core Snapdragon, 2.4-inch screen, telephony, and dual cameras.

LXer: Which Linux Desktop Environment Should you use?

Saturday 9th of August 2014 04:06:48 AM
Part 1 of a series of posts aimed to help people make the ultimate decision "which distro should I use?". This article lists a number of the major desktop environments and gives a brief description and a list of potential distributions that utilise those desktops.

Reddit: Can I get some laptop recommendations? No gaming, just programming and school.

Saturday 9th of August 2014 03:58:13 AM

I'm very new to Linux (I've only used it for maybe a week) and I'm planning on getting a laptop for school work which means mainly coding and no gaming.

My budget is around $1000 but I feel that shouldn't be a problem since I don't need a powerful GPU.

I've looked at all the Lenovo Thinkpads (especially the T440s) and almost went with one of those but after researching for a while, I found that the newest line of 40 isn't up to par with it's predecessors (30s).

After eliminating the Lenovo Thinkpads I don't really have many other choices to look over.

I'm currently stuck on the ASUS UX303LA but I feel that it'd be best to ask here first.

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TuxMachines: Wine Announcement

Saturday 9th of August 2014 03:16:07 AM

The Wine development release 1.7.24 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- Beginning of some DirectWrite classes implementation.
- Initial wrapper dll for the packet capture library.
- Some crypto improvements.
- Various bug fixes.

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TuxMachines: Peppermint OS 5: Light, Refreshing Linux

Saturday 9th of August 2014 03:09:40 AM

Using the Ice technology in the Peppermint OS is much like launching an app on an Android phone or tablet. For example, I can launch Google Docs, Gmail, Twitter, Yahoo Mail, YouTube, Pandora or Facebook as if they were self-contained apps on a mobile device -- but these pseudo apps never need updating. Ice easily creates a menu entry to launch any website or application as if it were installed.

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LXer: Should Xfce or GNOME be the default desktop in Debian Jessie?

Saturday 9th of August 2014 03:09:37 AM
In today's open source roundup: Controversy surrounds the choice of Debian Jessie's default desktop. Plus: How to find the right desktop for your needs, and a Borderlands game is coming to Linux.

TuxMachines: Which Linux Desktop Environment Should You Use?

Saturday 9th of August 2014 03:03:16 AM

The question that I get asked the most is "Which Linux Distro Should I Use?".

I released an article similar last year called "I need a Linux distro that is more customisable than Ubuntu". In that article I listed some potential candidates based on the criteria provided.

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LXer: Evolving the Fedora Updates process

Saturday 9th of August 2014 02:12:26 AM
Once upon a time in Fedora Core 1 through Fedora Core 3, updates were handled via a manual process involving emails to release engineering. Starting with Fedora Core 4, a private internal updating system that was available only to Red Hat employees. The modern world of Bodhi began in Fedora 7 at the same time that Fedora Core and Fedora extras were merged. It introduced the concept of Karma and it was written in TurboGears 1.x and it is still in production today, seven years and many revisions later.

Reddit: Combining text file into with each file as a new line

Saturday 9th of August 2014 02:04:53 AM

I've been searching around google but haven't found a answer. I have a few thousand text files that I need to combine but each file needs to be one it's own line. Any help would be great.

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Reddit: Wine 1.7.24 Released

Saturday 9th of August 2014 01:56:33 AM

LXer: OpenStack Trove Day to be Held in Boston on August 19, 2014

Saturday 9th of August 2014 01:15:15 AM
Tesora organizing first conference of the Trove community to expand knowledge and promote usage of open source database as a service platform.

Reddit: Command Line Linux Dev Tools?

Saturday 9th of August 2014 12:30:56 AM

I primarly use the command line to do most of my programming/development. My big three tools right now are vim, tmux, and git. I used to use IDEs more back in my Windows days. While I do find myself quite comfortable in the terminal, doing something like chaning the name of the variable, I have to do something like this:

find ./path -type f -exec sed -i 's/oldstr/newstr/g' {} \;

When I would rather type this:

refactor ./ oldstr newstr

While I could just make a small set of bash scripts, I'm wondering if there is already a set of other (easier to use) UNIX/Linux tools out there?

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LXer: What snack best fuels open source programmers?

Saturday 9th of August 2014 12:18:04 AM
Talk about hitting a sugar-coated nerve. Last week, Anne LoVerso graciously shared with us the moving story of her experience as a Systems Management summer intern at Red Hat. She said she's leaving the company "a changed person," having discovered "that open source is more than a word used to describe some vague coding communities" and having "learned how to use git correctly, how to write Go, and how to navigate a Linux dev environment efficiently."

Reddit: Trying to Find a Good RedHat 7 NFS tutorial

Friday 8th of August 2014 11:39:07 PM

Can anyone help me set this up with a simple server and client using CentOS/Redhat 7? I need to get it to work with iptables.

I was also hoping to get autofs to work on the client.

Thanks a lot.

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LXer: How To Install Wordpress On CentOS 7

Friday 8th of August 2014 11:20:53 PM
This document describes how to install and configure Wordpress on CentOS 7. WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. This tutorial explains the process of installing Wordpress on CentOS 7.0 in the form of a simple-to-follow guide.

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Simplenote want developers to make a GNU/Linux implementation

Matt Mullenweg founder and CEO of Automattic which is responsible for has reached out to people who develop software on the GNU/Linux platform to find someone who will bring the Simplenote application to GNU/Linux. Read more

How to set up Raspberry Pi, the little computer you can cook into DIY tech projects

You don't need an electrical engineering degree to build a robot army. With the $35 Raspberry Pi B+, you can create robots and connected devices on the cheap, with little more than an Internet connection and a bunch of spare time. The Raspberry Pi is a computer about the size of a credit card. The darling of the do-it-yourself electronics crowd, the Pi was originally designed to teach kids computer and programming skills without the need for expensive computer labs. People have used Raspberry Pis for everything from robots to cheap home media centers. The Pi sports USB ports, HDMI video, and a host of other peripherals. The latest version, the B+, sports 512MB of RAM and uses a MicroSD card instead of a full-size card. Read more

LibreOffice Ported To 64-bit ARM (AArch64)

As more and more open-source programs get brought up for 64-bit ARM, LibreOffice is the latest to receive such AArch64 enablement. As of today in LibreOffice Git is the initial AArch64 support. Over one thousand new lines of code were added to LibreOffice by Red Hat's Stephan Bergmann for allowing the open-source office suite to build on the ARMv8 64-bit architecture. LibreOffice already runs on many CPU architectures from x86 to Alpha and SPARC with ARM64 just being the latest. Read more

SUSE's Flavio Castelli on Docker's Rise Among Linux Distros

Docker has only gained traction since its launch a little over a year ago as more companies join the community's efforts on a regular basis. On July 30, the first official Docker build for openSUSE was released, making this distribution the latest among many to join the fray. I connected with Flavio Castelli, a senior software engineer at SUSE, who works extensively on SUSE Linux Enterprise and has played a major role in bringing official Docker support to openSUSE. In this interview, he discuses the importance of bringing Docker to each Linux distribution, the future of Docker on SUSE Linux Enterprise, and other interesting developments in the Docker ecosystem. Read more