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LXer: Growth in Communities Drives Success, Says ASF's Ross Gardler

Monday 11th of July 2016 03:22:04 AM
Great news! It’s totally working. The very concept behind the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) -- a group of disparate yet dedicated people building software for the public good -- has proven successful and fruitful for the 21st year in a row. The indomitable community spirit dedicated to openness and innovation shows absolutely no sign of slowing down.

Phoronix: Intel DRM-Next Performance Tests With Skylake (Linux 4.8)

Monday 11th of July 2016 01:46:01 AM
After finishing up this weekend's AMDGPU R9 Fury + RX 480 benchmarks of DRM-Next for material that will land with Linux 4.8 along with RX 480 overclocking support, tables turned to run some fresh benchmarks of the Intel DRM-Next code that will premiere in Linux 4.8...

LXer: Oracle says it is 'committed' to Java EE 8 -- amid claims it quietly axed future development

Monday 11th of July 2016 01:33:25 AM
U-turns on proprietary API project, will show all at JavaOneOracle has told The Register it is "committed" to Java amid growing fears the IT giant had all but given up on Java EE – aka Java Platform, Enterprise Edition.…

Reddit: I'm only posting here because I got downvoted and ignored in the actual help subs, but I'm a newbie in need of help with installation issues.

Monday 11th of July 2016 01:11:25 AM

So I just got an Acer ZC-606 from my granddad who said that I could have it if I could fix it. It originally came with Windows 8.1, but it wasn't booting correctly.

Now, my original plan with this computer was to just install Windows 10 onto it, as the 8.1 it came with wasn't working. So, I made a bootable win10 usb from my other computer (Windows 7 HP Pavillion), and installed Windows 10. I got it all set up and working; I even installed steam, downloaded a couple games, played a couple games for a bit. I then left it on sleep while I went to bed so it could install another game.

When I went to turn it on this morning, it was trying to install from the usb again, as I must've forgotten to remove it after it installed Windows 10. So, when I took it out, I was greeted with "Reboot and select proper boot device, or insert media in selected boot device."

So, I used unetbootin on my other computer to make a usb that I could install Ubuntu from. But the issue is, when I try to install it, I get the following error message on the Live CD:

"You need at least 8.3 GB disk space to install Ununtu.

This computer has only 2.0 GB."

Now, with my limited knowledge, I'm assuming that it's not recognizing the hard drive, and it's trying to install it onto the usb drive instead.

When I start up gparted, this is what I see.

I have no idea what to do from here and Google isn't helping.

Thanks in advance!

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Reddit: Review of Linux Mint 18

Monday 11th of July 2016 12:12:22 AM

Phoronix: It's Been Months Since The Last Unvanquished Release - There's Also A Vulkan Prototype

Sunday 10th of July 2016 11:47:18 PM
The promising Unvanquished open-source first person shooter game has been in development for years, is powered by the Daemon Engine as a distant derivative of id Tech 3, and has shown much potential from the engine to artwork. However, the past few months have been eerily quiet...

Reddit: Tools for UML diagrams?

Sunday 10th of July 2016 11:44:57 PM

Do you know any good suite available for Linux?

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LXer: KDE Plasma 5.8 Desktop Will Be an LTS Release for Stability and Performance

Sunday 10th of July 2016 11:44:46 PM
Now that some of us are already enjoying the newest KDE Plasma 5.7 desktop environment on our GNU/Linux operating systems, it's time to take a look at upcoming features of the next major version.

Reddit: Is there a native software that will do this?

Sunday 10th of July 2016 11:08:46 PM

Looking for an image viewer that will let me slowly and smoothly zoom and pan an image like in this video.

Something with the ability to record to video would be all the better.

Also, this is fucking bullshit.

Edit 1.

Found photofilmstrip in the Mint repos. Looks like it might be exactly what I was looking for.

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TuxMachines: Solus Is Now Officially a Rolling Release Linux Operating System

Sunday 10th of July 2016 10:09:20 PM

It looks like the "This Week in Solus" weekly newsletter are a thing again, and this is the second week in a row Solus developer Joshua Strobl announces a new installation to keep the community updated with the latest innovations.

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TuxMachines: Recycle and reuse your old computers

Sunday 10th of July 2016 10:08:31 PM

As I am sure you have heard me mention before, Linux is free to download and install as there is no licence fee. There are also many different distributions available, some of which have been specifically designed to work on old or low powered hardware. With the added bonus that malware is virtually non-existent on Linux (it really is secure), it means you can turn your old PC that was gathering dust into a working machine that is also safer to use than before.

A lot of Linux distributions come with software preloaded, so you can be up and running in no time. Ubuntu for instance comes with LibreOffice and Thunderbird preloaded, which means all of your office and email needs are sorted without you having to worry about additional downloads, or forking out on some third party product.

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TuxMachines: New to Linux? HandyLinux Is a Great Distro for Linux Newbies

Sunday 10th of July 2016 10:06:39 PM

HandyLinux offers a simplified approach for those who are new to the Linux desktop operating system. The developers make it easy to peal off the “Handy” layers to reveal a more standard Linux environment as users learn the system. Those who no longer need the IT tools included with the initial installation can remove them easily using the Handy2Debian application from the main menu.

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Reddit: SD card or USB

Sunday 10th of July 2016 10:00:43 PM

I've heard that running Linux (what will be a server) off a USB stick is a bad idea as it will burn the chip out. Is this true and if so, would a SD card (with a USB adapter) be better or fine?

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LXer: Linux Lite 3: The Ideal Platform for Old Hardware and New Users

Sunday 10th of July 2016 09:56:07 PM
One of the greatest aspects of Linux is its flexibility—it can be whatever you need it to be. It can be a massive server for big data, a desktop for rendering video or editing audio. A graphic designer’s studio. An every-day, get things done machine.

Reddit: I use it pretty much everywhere.

Sunday 10th of July 2016 09:08:16 PM

Reddit: suggest some fun linux projects for a linux novice

Sunday 10th of July 2016 09:00:01 PM

ok Ive been using mint and then ubuntu for around two years and know the basics of linux but wouldnt say im advanced. I'm loving it but would love some ideas for projects or things I can try out to learn linux a bit more.

I'm a big believer that projects need to have real world use cases , I enjoy streamlining things into my workflow. So with that in mind - Here's my setup , its a combination of three machines

I run an ubuntu machine as my main home machine, I use this for torrenting, running a plex server for videos, storing and organising my mp3s and keeping/maintaining backups of all my files . (although my mps are all uploaded to google music which is my main player). I do my day to day work on this machine when I'm at home ( largely writing large documents and emails) - I do this through chrome and the google apps infrastructure (storing all my docs in google drive, but not locally ). I'm not an open source purist, and I really love the flexibility working in googles cloud services gives me - its also the back end for my business.

I use a chomebook for working when Im out and about and have had fun setting this up to access transmission on my linux machine and run plex media player.

I have an old windows machine that i begrudgingly turn on when I need to run either SPSS (social science statistics software) or microsoft word (because ultimately my clients expect final format documents in word format, and I cant rely on either libre office or google docs to get the formatting perfectly when it comes to the final proofs of a document)

In my living room I use a screen and a chromecast, and use either android phones or the chromebook to send things to play on this.

Any tips for fun projects I can try that might be useful in my setup...I was thinking of maybe setting up a virtual machine on the linux and trying to run word in this, but open to other fun ideas and project that would hook me into the world of linux more .....not looking in the slightest to move away from my reliance on google apps ...but it would be great to find a way of integrating this into linux more , without moving to storing data locally too heavily..... something to make chrome and unity seem more at one would be great

So any ideas?

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LXer: Understanding AWS “The services” Part – II

Sunday 10th of July 2016 08:07:29 PM
Now that we have understood the question – WHY do I require to move my data to AWS? Still some things are not clear as the first post is all about cloud and what Amazon AWS can do for you. In this post we will see

Reddit: This Week in Solus – Install #31

Sunday 10th of July 2016 07:47:15 PM

More in Tux Machines

Debian Needs Artwork, Sysadmin Horrors, VA Linux

July 29 was System Administration Appreciation Day and celebrated with five sysadmin horror stories. put together a list of t-shirts for system administrators and The Register had a round-up of fun things to do. Back in Linuxland, Bits from Debian put out the call for new artwork for upcoming version 9.0 and Ian Murdock was honored at this year's International Free Software Forum. And finally, contributor Christopher Tozzi looked back at VA Linux today saying it was probably the most successful Open Source company. Read more

Parabola GNU/Linux-libre 2016.07.27 Adds LightDM as Default Display Manager

André Fabian Silva Delgado proudly announced the availability for download of the live ISO images of the Parabola GNU/Linux-libre 2016.07.27 operating system based on Arch Linux. Read more

Modular Moto Z Android phone supports DIY and RPi HAT add-ons

Motorola and Element14 have launched a development kit for creating add-on modules for the new modular Moto Z smartphone, including an adapter for RPi HATs. We don’t usually cover smartphones here at HackerBoards because most don’t offer much opportunity for hardware hacking. Yet, Lenovo’s Motorola Mobility subsidiary has spiced up the smartphone space this week by announcing a modular, hackable “Moto Mods” backplate expansion system for its new Android-based Moto Z smartphones. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Windows 10 pain: Reg man has 75 per cent upgrade failure rate
    As your humble HPC correspondent for The Register, I should probably be running Linux on the array of systems here at the home office suite. But I don't. I've been a Microsoft guy since I bought my first computer way back in 1984. You, dear readers, can rip me for being a MStard, but it works worked well for my business and personal needs. I've had my ups and downs with the company, but I think I've received good value for my money and I've managed to solve every problem I've had over the years. Until yesterday, that is. Yesterday was the day that I marked on my calendar as "Upgrade to Windows 10 Day." We currently have four systems in our arsenal here, two laptops and two desktops. The laptops are Lenovo R61 and W510 systems, and the desktops are a garden variety box based on an Asus P7P55D Pro motherboard. The other desktop is my beloved Hydra 2.0 liquid cooled, dual-processor, monster system based on the EVGA Classified SR-2 motherboard. These details turn out to be important in our story.
  • Rygel/Shotwell/GUADEC
  • How to setup HTTP2 in cPanel/WHM Linux VPS using EasyApache3
  • Pushed Fedora Graphical upgrade via Gnome software utility
  • openSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the Week 2016/30
  • Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Available for System76 PCs, Ubuntu 15.10 Users Must Upgrade
    As reported by us last week, Canonical announced the first point release of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), and it looks like the guys over System76 were pretty quick to push the update to users' computers. Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS is the latest, most advanced version of the Xenial Xerus operating system, and we recommend that you upgrade to it as soon as possible if you didn't do it already. This is an important point release because it also opens up the upgrade path for users of the Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (Trusty Tahr) distribution.
  • A Reminder Of Why I Hate Ubuntu
    Yesterday I was reminded why I hate Ubuntu. I suddenly was unable to SSH into Odroid-C2. From Odroid-C2 I could do everything as normal. It turned out the IP address had changed despite my HOST declaration in Beast’s DHCP server and Odroid-C2 being set to use DHCP, or so I thought. Nope. There was a dhclient.conf file in Odroid-C2 which requested everything and the kitchen sink from DHCP, stuff I had no use of like netbios… The man page for the dhclient.conf file says it all: “The require statement lists options that must be sent in order for an offer to be accepted. Offers that do not contain all the listed options will be ignored. There is no default require list.”
  • Thin Mini-ITX board taps Braswell SoCs, offers 4K video
    IEI’s “tKINO-BW” Mini-ITX board features Intel Pentium and Celeron “Braswell” SoCs, 4K video, triple display support, and optional remote management. Over the last year, numerous Mini-ITX boards based on Intel’s “Braswell” family of 14nm SoCs have reached market, but there have been far fewer models billed as being “thin.” This somewhat arbitrary term refers to boards with low-profile coastline port layouts, generally for space-constrained embedded applications rather than big gaming boxes.