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Reddit: Multi-Terminal Setup

Thursday 4th of August 2016 05:43:30 PM

Hey Linux guys! I've been using Linux for quite some time on my dedicated machine. I currently use Putty to connect to my machine through SSH and I also use screen to have multiple terminal instances. The issue though is in wondering if there is a way to actually have multiple terminals existing within one screen because currently I host a variety of game servers and a lot of them when running completely take over the terminal and prevent any kind of input that does pertain to their server. Which means I am unable to detach from the screen terminal and simply only apply to exist out of purry which unfortunately make it a pain sometimes to move between terminals and such. I am hoping there's an easier setup someone,can provide on here. I was using am actual desktop for a while but I prefer to just do twrminal based input and display due to it being cleaner for what I am doing.

Any advice is much appreciated from you guys! Thanks!

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Reddit: dual booting win8.1 with Mint.

Thursday 4th of August 2016 05:36:15 PM

So I had win8.1 installed on my PC. I installed mint 18 using the auto partition spit at setup and did about 500GB each . However, after finishing install Mint 18 ran, but no Windows os seemed to show anymore in boot start up list . It appears it got corrupted because when I tried to access the files from Windows partition from Linux I received error regarding that particular partition.

I mainly want to use Windows for a select few games that won't run on wine / play w/ Linux. Is there a way to get Windows dual boot with Linux now that I only have mint installed? Also, I had to downgrade to mint 17.3 because of driver issues on 18.

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LXer: Which open source job skill is most in demand?

Thursday 4th of August 2016 05:35:01 PM
It's no secret that open source skills are in hot demand. Whether you're a developer writing the code that will run tomorrow's websites or next hot application, or a system administrator who is helping keep a company's IT infrastructure up and running, chances are you work with open source software along the way.read more

TuxMachines: OSS Leftovers

Thursday 4th of August 2016 05:20:12 PM
  • Open source reshaping vendor business models – Wikibon

    A new trend among enterprises to make open source software a priority in their criteria for new infrastructure and application use will impact venture capital investments, startups, established IT vendors and cloud providers, writes Wikibon Lead Cloud Analyst Brian Gracely in “Open Source Software: Reshaping Vendor Business Models” on Wikibon.com. In this second part of Gracely’s examination of the impacts of open source, he looks at all four of these aspects of the vendor ecosystem.

    Open source companies, with the exception of Red Hat Inc., have struggled to achieve profitability, making venture capitalists less willing to invest in them. Open source-centric startups that already have achieved their initial funding now must find a way to monetize the business as they approach new funding rounds. An increasing number of established IT providers are becoming heavily involved in open source, while their proprietary solutions face increasing pricing pressure from open source competition.

  • Broadband Forum backs open source SDN

    There has been a stand-off brewing between the Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) and OpenDaylight – two open source software defined networking (SDN) platforms pushing for network transformation at a massive scale – attracting membership signatures of operators hungry for next generation broadband services.

    Adding to its growing list of supporters, ON.Lab has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Broadband Forum to extend its collaborative work to the Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) Project community – an open source reference implementation combining SDN and NFV to bring datacenter economics and cloud agility to the Telco Central Office.

  • Open Source OVN to Offer Solid Virtual Networking For OpenStack

    Open Virtual Networking (OVN) is a new open source project that brings virtual networking to the Open vSwitch user community and aims to develop a single, standard, vendor-neutral protocol for the virtualization of network switching functions. In their upcoming talk at LinuxCon North America in Toronto this month, Kyle Mestery of IBM and Justin Pettit of VMware will cover the current status of the OVN project, including the first software release planned for this fall. Here, Mestery and Pettit discuss the project and its goals and give us a preview of their talk, “OVN: Scalable Virtual Networking for Open vSwitch."

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Thursday 4th of August 2016 05:17:51 PM

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TuxMachines: Linux Graphics

Thursday 4th of August 2016 05:09:56 PM

Reddit: Lets discuss the pros and cons of various Distros

Thursday 4th of August 2016 04:28:56 PM

Personally, I use Ubuntu-MATE:

Pros:

  • Highly configurable.
  • Fully-featured desktop with all bells and whistles.
  • Better performance.
  • Rock stable and solid, almost never crashes.

Cons:

  • Lacks the cool animations present in Unity/KDE.

USP: An Ubuntu Desktop that provides the neat balance between good-looks and performance. Not as resource-hungry as more "powerful" ones like Unity/KDE/GNOME-3, yet more fully-featured than LXDE and XFCE.

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LXer: Tor Project 0.2.8.6 Improves Client Bootstrapping Performance, Linux Security

Thursday 4th of August 2016 04:20:41 PM
The Tor Project is proud to announce the general availability of a new stable branch of the widely-used Tor software for anonymity online. The Tor 0.2.8 series is currently the most advanced one.

Reddit: What is up with the X11 SECURITY extension?

Thursday 4th of August 2016 03:40:11 PM

So it turns out apparently that there is an X11 extension no one talks about that has very little documentation that Xorg implements that partitions clients into 'trusted' and 'untrusted' clients, 'trusted' clients behave like the clients we all know and love in that they can inspect all input events, see all surfaces of other clients, move and resize all windows, send fake input andsoforth. Untrusted clients however cannot do any of that.

It also turns out that OpenSSH by default when performing X tunneling treats remote clients as untrusted, it turns out I've been using this all the time. I actually ran xev over ssh to see if it worked and yes, lo and behold, it didn't catch my input events at all.

And that's all I know of it, documentation is super sparse and it seems super obscure, I have no idea how to create an untrusted client, OpenSSH can apparently do it. Why is this not more known? Is this not the holy grail people talk about regarding X11 security? What's the deal. Googling for it seems to produce very little:

https://www.x.org/wiki/Development/Documentation/Security/

The X server has long included an extension, SECURITY, which provides support for a simple trusted/untrusted connection model. Untrusted clients are restricted in certain ways to prevent them from reading window contents of other clients, stealing input events, etc.

Why are programs like Firejail, Subuser and SandBox going through ridiculous hoops like a nested server to provide X11 sandboxing when this apparently exists? What's the catch? Why is no one talking about or using this?

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TuxMachines: More Security News

Thursday 4th of August 2016 03:11:14 PM
  • Kaminsky Warns Black Hat Audience of Risks to the Internet
  • Severe vulnerabilities discovered in HTTP/2 protocol
  • ChaosKey v1.0 Released — USB Attached True Random Number Generator

    Support for this device is included in Linux starting with version 4.1. Plug ChaosKey into your system and the driver will automatically add entropy into the kernel pool, providing a constant supply of true random numbers to help keep the system secure.

    ChaosKey is free hardware running free software, built with free software on a free operating system.

  • Changes for GnuPG in Debian

    The GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) upstream team maintains three branches of development: 1.4 ("classic"), 2.0 ("stable"), and 2.1 ("modern").

    They differ in various ways: software architecture, supported algorithms, network transport mechanisms, protocol versions, development activity, co-installability, etc.

    Debian currently ships two versions of GnuPG in every maintained suite -- in particular, /usr/bin/gpg has historically always been provided by the "classic" branch.

    That's going to change!

    Debian unstable will soon be moving to the "modern" branch for providing /usr/bin/gpg. This will give several advantages for Debian and its users in the future, but it will require a transition. Hopefully we can make it a smooth one.

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TuxMachines: Fedora News and Event

Thursday 4th of August 2016 03:10:18 PM
  • Faces of Flock 0
  • Flock 2016, day 1
  • Flock update Day 2
  • Flock update Day 2
  • Flock 2016 – krakow – day 2 (wed)
  • Design Team FAD
  • The Fedora Design Team’s Inkscape/Badges Workshop!

    At our January 2015 FAD, one of the major themes of things we wanted to do as a team was outreach, to both help teach Fedora and the FLOSS creative tools set as a platform for would-be future designers, as well as to bring more designers into our team. We planned to do a badges workshop at some future point to try to achieve that goal, and this workshop (which was part of a longer Design FAD event I’ll detail in another post) was it.

  • Fedora Statistics: Questions and answers.

    I work for Red Hat as a system administrator for the Fedora Project where I get to do a lot of neat and interesting things daily. One of the tasks I have is gathering various statistics for the Fedora Project Leader's state of the hat speeches like the one he has just given at Flock. This means I also get to help answer regular questions on mailing lists and irc channels like "How many users does Fedora have?", "How many downloads of Fedora are there?", "How does this compare to ?"

    All of these questions are where Matthew Miller pulls out a clip from a dinosaur movie eating a lawyer on a toilet or similar comedic point. Why? Because raptors live here and will eat you if you do not have a proper escape policy.

    The question "How does this compare to ?" is the easiest to answer: "Nothing I give you can be compared to what any other distribution probably says." This doesn't mean I or they are lying... it just means the terms being used aren't well defined and we are probably using slightly different ones.

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Reddit: Creating a real GNU/Linux phone os

Thursday 4th of August 2016 02:33:16 PM

Phoronix: AMD Quietly Updates AMDGPU-PRO Driver: 16.30.3-315407

Thursday 4th of August 2016 02:32:55 PM
There's a new AMDGPU-PRO driver update now available for Ubuntu users...

TuxMachines: LeEco launches 4K Android Super TV series in India

Thursday 4th of August 2016 02:26:10 PM

After winning over Android smartphone users in India with their attractively designed and aggressively priced handsets, Chinese technology giant LeEco is now applying the same tried and tested formula in order to make waves in the the Indian TV set market. LeEco has just introduced their first Super TVs in India, that feature a premium look that is sure to make heads turn, and at a price that the company claims to be disruptive.

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