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Phoronix: Linux 3.19-rc4 Kernel Released

Sunday 11th of January 2015 09:03:06 PM
Linus Torvalds is back on schedule doing Sunday releases of the in-development Linux 3.19 kernel...

LXer: Dr. Dobb's Archive

Sunday 11th of January 2015 08:53:34 PM
On this site is archived all the content from Dr. Dobb's that was published on the Web through December 31, 2014.

Reddit: Hypervisor with gui to view and manage vms?

Sunday 11th of January 2015 08:26:33 PM

1st time posting here, sorry if somethings wrong.

I 'm building a server for virtulization. I would like to be able to do everything from that computer. Not managing and doing everything over the network. Is the such a thing? Closest I've found looks like Qubes.

Thanks in advance

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Reddit: Need help with setting up VPN server

Sunday 11th of January 2015 07:50:53 PM

Any advice a a very simple setup using a raspberry pi? The idea is to be able to access unrestricted internet while abroad. /r/raspberrypi hasn't had new post since about 2 yrs. Thanks for any help.

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Sunday 11th of January 2015 07:40:13 PM

TuxMachines: SlimPort Nano-Console Brings Android to Big Screens

Sunday 11th of January 2015 07:33:34 PM

When is a console not a console? This is not an Eastern riddle; it's the pitch behind the SlimPort Nano-Console. While the Nano-Console may resemble a small Android box, it's actually something much cleverer: an HDMI box that makes your existing Android smartphone or tablet into a big-screen multimedia machine.

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TuxMachines: VW shows Android Auto in car system at CES 2015

Sunday 11th of January 2015 07:28:20 PM

European carmaker Volkswagen has rolled out a massive amount of new technology at CES 2015 that will soon be standard fare on their cars and vehicles. One of these is MirrorLink, VW’s second generation “modular infotainment platform”, which integrates Android Auto (and Apple’s CarPlay) into its system.

Also: CES takeaway: Android Auto

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TuxMachines: CES 2015: LG announces G Flex 2 with improved specs and user experience

Sunday 11th of January 2015 07:26:29 PM

Last year at CES LG released its G Flex, a device many thought designed as a display technology demonstration. It turns out the curved display is more than that as LG just announced the successor, the LG G Flex 2.

Also: Android Lollipop update for LG G2 gets showcased on video

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LXer: Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce released

Sunday 11th of January 2015 06:59:12 PM
Xfce is one of my all-time favorite Linux desktops. So I’m always happy when a new release of it is available for Linux Mint. Yes, Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce has been released and you can download it today. This version of Linux Mint comes on the heels of the release of Linux Mint 17.1 KDE.

Linuxaria: Backup files on Linux with FreeFileSync

Sunday 11th of January 2015 06:09:32 PM

As a Linux user, you always want to keep your files and folders up to date, and this is especially true in those situations where you can create a backup. This is why you have to use a tool that automatically syncs the content of two folders in order to keep them up to date. FreeFileSync is a utility that fits the bill quite nicely, since it automates the aforementioned process and makes it easy for you to compare as well as synchronize the content of any two different or similar files that are located on your computer or network.



Comparison

FreeFileSync’s comparison method is very interesting, in fact it allows you to get the job done rather easily, since you need to select or drag and drop the folders that you want to compare, and you just press the compare button. From my experience, FreeFileSync comes with two different types of comparison, and that is either file content or file time and size. Each of them can be customized with the help of symbolic links for example. While testing, I was pleased to see that the results are displayed very fast, and the information displayed was very accurate!

Filters

An important thing to know here is that no matter if you choose to compare or sync folders, you do have the opportunity to add filters if you want, in order to customize your results. You can include or exclude items from search, or tweak various things as well. Based on my experience with the app, I can clearly say that the filters are very useful as they always work seamlessly, and they provide the ability to just remove all the clutter results.

Syncing

Syncing with FreeFileSync is a sheer delight, because the app makes it so damn easy to move files from one folder to another. Loading files is identical to the comparison option, but the syncing variation differ, of course. You have a two way sync method, as well as mirror, update, or you can customize in order to create your own personalized method. It’s neat to see how the app automatically detects files that were moved or deleted, and you will receive an alert based on that. You also get the option to delete files based on version, something that’s well worth it, especially for power users.

While using FreeFileSync also got to use some other features that I thoroughly enjoyed. For example, the app does allow the opportunity to copy locked files, which comes in handy if you tend to use encryption very often! Additionally, you can process lots of folder pairs at the same time, although based on my experience you will need quite a powerful computer for that.

Error reporting

Error reporting is very good as well, in fact that app does a great job in showing you what went wrong with it when it crashes. And, to top it all up, you can even perform case sensitive syncing if needed, all of these with the help of a powerful, impressive and highly intuitive interface.

Conclusion

All in all, FreeFileSync does a great job in detecting the files that are not duplicates and it automatically syncs the new files to the desired locations. From my experience, I can clearly say that the site does a great job in providing you with a simple, reliable way of keeping your folder content up to date. In my opinion, this is the best way to create a backup for your current content, since you just choose the backup location, press Sync and that’s it. FreeFileSync is a wonderful application that is updated periodically, so not only it’s free, but it also has a stellar support that makes it even more of a delight to use!

If you are looking for a great app to sync and backup your files, then I do recommend you to check out FreeFileSync right now, as this is definitely a hidden gem!

8/10

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Reddit: Is there an efficient way to program C or python without a GUI?

Sunday 11th of January 2015 06:04:03 PM

I was recently reading that Richard Stallman programs in text console. It got me to thinking about running a no-gui distro on an old laptop. But I'm wondering if this is even a feasible way to program. I'd like to learn C and python. The only thing I know to do is edit text in tty1 and compile in tty2. Also, is there a better sub for this question?

Thanks!

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Phoronix: Playing With Solaris In 2015

Sunday 11th of January 2015 06:00:00 PM
This weekend when deciding what extra benchmarks to run and planning more tests for the week ahead, I decided to explore doing some fresh Oracle Solaris benchmarks since my most recent Solaris benchmarks were back in 2012. I also haven't had much (any?) Solaris news to relay recently so wanted to see if there was anything new within the ex-Sun camp.

TuxMachines: Do You Work in the Data Center? Here Are Three Open Source Projects You Need to Know About

Sunday 11th of January 2015 05:54:14 PM

For years, open source solutions have gained steam as programmers and decision makers began to see firsthand how they could benefit from the technology.

From a coder’s point of view, open source solutions provide a foundation upon which new pieces of software can be built rather than starting from scratch. From a business manager’s perspective, open source tools will likely cost the company considerably less than proprietary solutions while at the same time providing a high level of security and functionality.

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TuxMachines: LibreCalc, The 3D Printed Linux Calculator

Sunday 11th of January 2015 05:52:05 PM

I use the calculator function on my smart phone to figure out bill payments or anticipate paycheck amounts, mainly. But there was a time, years ago, when I did use a calculator for math class and standardized exams. It was essential to have one for a period in high school, and for my friends who pursued mathematics in college, they could be counted on to be carrying one in their backpacks. What use would a calculator with a 3D printed case and free, open source software have in the era of the smart phone? That’s a good question to ask since the LibreCalc is a new open source, programmable calculator with a downloadable design available now.

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Reddit: I a vps but cant get a website running. Can someone point me to a guide or something?

Sunday 11th of January 2015 05:32:01 PM

I chose ubuntu and installed , apache2, virualmin, webmin. But I just cant get it set up right. I think i need to install mysql but im not sure.

Any help would be appreciated this vps is just to host a start up website for a gaming clan and maybe other sites in the future.

Thanks

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LXer: Wine 1.7.34 Brings Support for Surround Sound and More Windows Apps

Sunday 11th of January 2015 05:04:50 PM
Wine (Wine is not an emulator) 1.7.34 has been released and is packed with quite a few important improvements, besides the regular changes that are made to support applications and games from the Windows platform.

Phoronix: Metro Redux Is The New Favorite OpenGL 4.x Linux Game Benchmark

Sunday 11th of January 2015 04:00:00 PM
I've now managed to get Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Light Redux working well for Linux graphics benchmarking!..

Reddit: Brightness function keys work out of the box on ubuntu 14.04

Sunday 11th of January 2015 03:47:39 PM

I own acer v5-472 and I faced the problem of non-functional function keys for brightness on every distro that I installed, be it fedora or ubuntu 13.xx/12.xx. I finally used intel_gpu_tools to change the brightness and it wasn't as smooth as the function keys.

I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS today and everything seems to work perfectly out of the box without any tinkering, atleast in the brief span of time that I've spent with it. Wifi works great and no other drivers are creating any problems as of now.I'm yet to see if the system wakes after sleep, which is another issue that I face with every distro.

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