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LXer: GNOME Triumphs, Linux 3.18 Nears Release and FreeBSD's Benefactor

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 07:41:42 PM
It pays to help others out. Earlier this month, the GNOME Foundation faced down one of its biggest challenges yet. No this wasn't a debate about systemd, or competition from rival KDE, it was a trademark challenge from Groupon.

LinuxToday: Pear OS Linux Concept Revived as Pearl Linux 1.0 - Screenshot Tour

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 07:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Pear OS Linux was a very successful Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that wanted to provide an experience similar to Mac OS X.

Phoronix: Quantum OS Aims For A Linux Desktop With QML, Wayland & Material Design

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 06:48:40 PM
Quantum OS (formerly known as Quartz OS for a brief time) is a new Linux distribution mostly focused around providing a clean, very attractive desktop experience. This latest Linux desktop project is focused on providing a Qt5-based desktop that compiles with Google's Material Design concepts...

LXer: Let's Encrypt Partnership Promises Open, Better Web Security

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 06:44:31 PM
There's a good chance the software that runs your cloud, stores your data and serves your websites is open source. Soon, the SSL/TSL certificate that encrypts it can be, too -- or something close to it, at least, if Let's Encrypt, an initiative back by Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai and others to build an open certificate authority, succeeds.

Phoronix: New Open-Source, Linux Benchmarks To Feast On

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 06:35:33 PM
There's some new test profiles to exploit for your next round of open-source, Linux testing...

LinuxToday: LinEnum – Linux Enumeration & Privilege Escalation Tool

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 06:00:00 PM

darknet: LinEnum will automate many Local Linux Enumeration & Privilege Escalation checks

LXer: Q4OS Is the Perfect Distro for People Who Want a Windows OS, Only Safer

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 05:47:20 PM
Q4OS is a Linux distribution built to offer a similar experience to Windows XP. It's been around for a long time and now the developers have released yet another update for the operating system.

Reddit: The end of an era, the end of the gentoo tinderbox

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 05:35:54 PM

Phoronix: FreeBSD Plans For The Next Ten Years

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 05:16:26 PM
Jordan Hubbard, the co-founder of FreeBSD and CTO of iXsystems, gave a talk at this month's MeetBSD California 2014 conference about the next ten years of FreeBSD...

Reddit: Why do you use Linux?

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 05:14:26 PM

I want to love Linux for the fact that it is open source and probably the most secure OS out there, but after various attempts at making the switch over the years--mostly to Ubuntu and Linux Mint--I can't seem to use it for more than a month at a time.

Part of the problem is the lack of applications. I'm a journalist, and most of what I do involves a browser and a word processor, but even then, it shouldn't be that bad.

LibreOffice is nice, but there are always irritating formatting issues when editing Word documents, and Calc is alright but nowhere near as powerful as Excel. I can do everything I need to do with GIMP, but Inkscape and Scribus just don't cut it. A native Evernote or OneNote app would be nice. I wish I could use Mozilla's version of Firefox and not Canonical's in Ubuntu without running into issues.

The formatting issues in Writer can easily be solved, but it's just needless, irritating work. I can always boot into Windows once a week when I need Illustrator and InDesign, but that's getting old. As for Firefox, well, it's stupid to have to wait after Canonical.

Most irritating though are the little things and just the general lack of polish. Want to install an application, for instance? Sometimes it's as easy as using the Ubuntu Software Centre. Other times you have to go through a bunch of command lines in Terminal, hoping you won't run into dependency issues.

Is it ever going to be the year of Linux on desktop, or is Linux doomed to be the OS of servers, supercomputers and a few programmers?

Why do you use Linux, and what do you use it for?

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Reddit: Meizu’s first Ubuntu phones coming in early 2015

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 05:09:43 PM

Reddit: How would the Beaglebone Black work as a file server?

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 05:02:44 PM

I have done some searching and can find posts of how to set this up, but no real reports on if it actually runs well or not.

I am looking to run a cheap, low power file server for my house. I have two laptops and one iMac in my house (Windows laptop for my wife, iMac is shared and an Arch laptop for myself) and I would like to be able to access my music and videos from all of these. Probably not at the same time, so that could make things a little bit easier.

Last week I set up an old computer I had kicking around as a proof-of-concept for this working. It's an old single core 1.something processor with half a gig of ram running my files off of a USB 2 hard drive and I was shocked at how well it performed. No issues at all streaming videos to my laptop, and I set the computer up through SSH in Arch, so outside of the initial boot up I didn't have to have a monitor set up.

The Beaglebone Black has the same amount of ram and a similar processor (as far as I can tell) with the added bonus of an HDMI out so I could hook it up to my TV for install and watch movies on my TV, it takes way less power so I wouldn't feel bad about always having it on, and it's not huge and ugly so my wife won't be upset.

Is there anything I am missing that would make this less ideal than I think it would be?

edit I could also look into a Pi if that would be better, but I found reports that it's slow for a server. Peoples expectations could be lower than mine though, so if anybody could chime in on that in regards to what I want to do that would be great.

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LXer: How to set the PATH variable in Bash

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 04:50:09 PM
The Bash shell is a command language interpreter for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. There are other shells like it, but it has become the most popular, and it is the default shell in Linux and Mac OS X. Bash was designed as a free replacement for the Bourne shell, one of the earliest shells for the Unix operating system. It (the Bourne shell) was named after its creator – Stephen Bourne.

LinuxToday: 9 Useful Gnome Shell Extensions for Linux

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 04:00:00 PM

MakeTechEasier: Gnome Shell allows you to modify it any way you want by installing extensions.

LXer: How to install a paravirtualized Xen guest

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 03:52:58 PM
This is a follow-up to the Xen hypervisor installation article. By this point you have a workstation - perhaps an old laptop or desktop - running the Xen hypervisor and Debian Jessie. You can now add a few guest machines. This procedure installs a copy of Debian Jessie into a Xen image, then uses that […]Continue reading...The post How to install a paravirtualized Xen guest appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to install Xen hypervisor on unused old hardware

LXer: Why VMware and Citrix will support Linux VDI

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 02:55:47 PM
There's only a handful of customers who need Linux VDI, but that doesn't change the fact that they need it. In shops that use both Linux and Windows, a unified virtualization tool from VMware and Citrix could hit the spot.

Reddit: Got 64-bit ARM Hardware?

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 02:02:16 PM

LinuxToday: Linux Top 3: GNOME Triumphs, Linux 3.18 Nears Release and FreeBSD's Benefactor

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 02:00:00 PM

LinuxPlanet: FreeBSD hasn't had the same commercial success in the market as Linux over the last decade.

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