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Reddit: OpenPhoenux GTA04: SIP on Replicant 4.2

Thursday 31st of July 2014 06:00:44 AM

LXer: open a url highlighted from anywhere on your desktop with this quick tip for Fedora

Thursday 31st of July 2014 05:44:58 AM
Sometimes when i am using certain applications (especially text editors), the applications themselves do not make URLs that are written out clickable and openable in my default browser. Usually, this would result in me having to highlight the link, copy it to the clipboard, switch to my web browser, open a new tab, paste the link and go.

Reddit: Tor has failed us, now what?

Thursday 31st of July 2014 05:35:47 AM

In recent days, alot of security holes have came up in the anonymous-browsing software, called Tor. Alot of people use Tor, mostly linux users. Our privacy is now longer respected. What other software is there that respect our privacy?

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LXer: Looking for a technology job? Learn as much as you can about open source

Thursday 31st of July 2014 04:47:47 AM
The Friday afternoon I received an offer for an internship at Red Hat was hands down one of the most important days of my career. Every time people asked me where I was working and I saw their reactions when I told them, I knew I was a fortunate position.

LXer: Women interns rocking open source at Xen Project

Thursday 31st of July 2014 03:50:36 AM
With mid-term evaluations just around the corner for many technology-focused summer internship programs, here's a closer look at how the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Outreach Program for Women (OPW) are helping mentors as well as interns.

Reddit: Where can you find a good Linux mentor?

Thursday 31st of July 2014 03:48:56 AM

I used to be able to get a lot of help from IRC, forums, and the like and found people who were eager to teach other about Linux. Unfortunately, I feel like I just keep running into gatekeepers. Is there a good place for experts and learners to interact?

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LXer: Zurmo customer relationship manager tutorial

Thursday 31st of July 2014 02:53:25 AM
Customer relationship management (CRM) is a critical tool – but bored customers can spell disaster. Zurmo has the answer. All businesses thrive on customers, and managing the customer relationships is one of the most important day-to-day tasks. In this guide we’re looking at customer relationship management with a twist – Zurmo, the gamified CRM that could change your customer interactions for the better.

LXer: The making of the Raspberry Pi Model B+

Thursday 31st of July 2014 01:56:14 AM
The Director of Hardware at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, James Adams, walks through the making of the new and improved Raspberry Pi Model B+ and reveals details of the Model A+…

Reddit: Weekly Edition for July 24, 2014

Thursday 31st of July 2014 01:48:11 AM

Slashdot: Google, Linaro Develop Custom Android Edition For Project Ara

Thursday 31st of July 2014 01:24:00 AM
rtoz writes with this excerpt from an IDG story about the creation of an Android fork made just for Google's modular cell-phone project : A special edition of Android had to be created for the unique customizable design of Project Ara, said George Grey, CEO of Linaro. ... Android can already plug and play SD cards. But Grey said additional OS functionality is needed for storage, cameras and other modules that are typically inside smartphones, but can now be externally added to Project Ara. A lot of work is also being done on UniPro transport drivers, which connect modules and components in Project Ara. UniPro protocol drivers in Android will function much like the USB protocol, where modules will be recognized based on different driver "classes," such as those for networking, sensor, imaging, input and others. Some attachable parts may not be recognized by Android. For those parts, separate drivers need to be developed by module makers through emulators. "That will be need to be done in a secure system so the device can't do damage to the system," Grey said. Project Ara is a very disruptive concept, and it turns around conventional thinking on how to build phones, Grey said.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Reddit: I Hate NVidia. Anyone get their driver to work?

Thursday 31st of July 2014 01:19:18 AM

I've had to wipe my OS multiple times because the driver starts getting buggy after a bit. I get these XOrg errors, and one time on Ubuntu the Unity just disappeared.

Gahhhhhh. I don't want to switch back to Windows. I really enjoy navigating the CLI and I love linux. But this driver is driving me insane.

I have an 860M w/ optimus for my Linux Ubuntu 14.04 laptop.

I've been using sudo apt-get install nvidia-319 nvidia-settings-319 nvidia-prime to get my driver to work (and it does work) but then it gets buggy after awhile.

Has anyone had any luck?

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Reddit: [ask] merge networks disk on one directory

Thursday 31st of July 2014 01:18:35 AM

i had (or plan) buy a lot of vps (different locations/providers) and need mount /NAS directory I mean: mount multiple remotes disks as one directory?

something like mhddfs1 but built for highperfomance and network

Some suggest ?

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TuxMachines: Jessie will ship Linux 3.16

Thursday 31st of July 2014 01:06:01 AM

The Debian Linux kernel team has discussed and chosen the kernel version to use as a basis for Debian 8 'jessie'.

This will be Linux 3.16, due to be released in early August. Release candidates for Linux 3.16 are already packaged and available in the experimental suite.

If you maintain a package that is closely bound to the kernel version - a kernel module or a userland application that depends on an unstable API - please ensure that it is compatible with Linux 3.16 prior to the freeze date (5th November, 2014). Incompatible packages are very likely to be removed from testing and not included in 'jessie'.

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TuxMachines: Magellan GPS takes Android for an RV adventure

Thursday 31st of July 2014 01:01:34 AM

Magellan unveiled an Android-based navigation tablet for RVs with a 7-inch, 800 x 480 touchscreen, WiFi and Bluetooth, and real-time traffic updates.

The RoadMate RV9490T-LMB appears to be Magellan’s first Android-based automotive GPS, and it’s specifically aimed at recreational vehicle owners. Magellan still uses Windows Mobile in many of its navigation devices.

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LXer: Short Stack: OpenStack turns 4 and SAP joins the fun

Thursday 31st of July 2014 12:59:03 AM
This week we look at OpenStack's fourth birthday, SAP going all in on OpenStack and a conversation with OpenStack's executive director and COO.

TuxMachines: Review: Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" MATE

Thursday 31st of July 2014 12:31:33 AM

That is where my time with Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" MATE ended. I'm slightly disappointed to see the dependency issue crop up with M64Py, considering that the issue seems exclusive to Ubuntu and its derivatives; I'm just as disappointed to see Mupen64Plus not work even in its CLI form despite the absence of any indication of what the problem actually is. These issues of course may well be more the fault of those programs than of this distribution, but I can't deny that the experience was very slightly marred. Those are more personal opinions, though, and I still think that otherwise overall, Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" MATE continues to deliver a solid and reliable experience that is suitable for total newbies to Linux.
You can get it here.

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Reddit: Need Help With Linux Install(Nothing boots)

Thursday 31st of July 2014 12:26:26 AM

(I'm sorry if this is the wrong subreddit for this type of problem. I will delete if it is wrong) So, I bought a cheap laptop to mess around on. I decided to install Elementary OS on it. I turned it into a bootable USB drive. I install Elementary OS, no problem and then restart. Here is where the trouble started. Nothing boots. I get the "Please insert bootable drive". I went into BIOS and checked the make sure HDD was number one on the boot list. It is. If I plug the USB stick back into the computer, I can boot into GRUB and even reinstall Elementary OS. But if I try to install EOS over EOS I get the message "The grub-efi" package failed to install into /target/. Without the GRUB boot loader, the installed system will not boot." Once it shuts down, it will not boot into it. I know that it is on the HDD because in the EOS install screen it shows HDD space being used. Honestly, I have no idea what to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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LXer: Akademy 2014 Keynotes: Sascha Meinrath and Cornelius Schumacher

Thursday 31st of July 2014 12:01:52 AM
Akademy 2014 will kick off on September 6 in Brno, Czech Republic; our keynote speakers will be opening the first two days. Continuing a tradition, the first keynote speaker is from outside the KDE community, while the second is somebody you all know. On Saturday, Sascha Meinrath will speak about the dangerous waters he sees our society sailing into, and what is being done to help us steer clear of the cliffs. Outgoing KDE e.V. Board President, Cornelius Schumacher, will open Sunday's sessions with a talk about what it is to be KDE and why it matters.

Reddit: Ideas wanted: Realistic Linux VPS based War-game

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 11:47:25 PM

Hey Reddit,

I'm hoping to get some ideas for a realistic Linux hacking war-game, to be run on cheap VPS's between myself and a few mates.

I've had a few ideas for rules (Working on a honor system) like so:

  • No firewalls
  • Minimum software requirements (Forums/Mysql/apache/named ETC)
  • Must be at least one way to gain root - simple to begin with

I'm looking for further idea's/rules that could make this a meaningful exercise.

Have at it :)

EDIT: Formatting

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LXer: OrFoxOS combines Firefox OS and Tor on a $25 smartphone

Wednesday 30th of July 2014 11:04:41 PM
In today's open source roundup: OrFoxOS may offer inexpensive mobile privacy by blending Firefox OS and Tor. Plus: LibreOffice 4.3 released, and video of deathmatch play in the new Unreal Tournament game.

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Kochi innovator Arvind Sanjeev makes Google Glass clone for Rs 4,500

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Alfresco Raises A Fresh $45M To Fuel Open-Source Enterprise Content Management

Alfresco, an open source, enterprise content management startup, is today announcing a new round of funding of $45 million — a Series D round that is more than twice as big as all of its previous rounds put together. The UK-based company competes against legacy services like Documentum (which was co-founded by one of Alfresco’s co-founders, John Newton) and Sharepoint to help large organisations manage their disparate document storage both in the cloud and on-premises, and also offer versioning control and other compliance requirements across mobile, PC and other devices. Alfresco will use the new funding to step its business up a gear, with new sales and marketing efforts, and moves into more cloud-based services that could see it competing more directly also against the likes of Dropbox, Box and Huddle. Read more