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LXer: Open source drives companies to change hiring and development

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 01:12:22 AM
"Do I want to play with this open source thing?" This was the question most people asked 20 years ago when I started reviewing PostgreSQL bug fixes and assembling like-minded database colleagues to help start the PostgreSQL Global Development Group.

TuxMachines: Git 2.10 Version Control System Gets Its First Point Release, Adds 94 Changes

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 01:11:18 AM

Today, October 3, 2016, Git developer Junio C Hamano proudly announced the release and immediate availability of the first maintenance update to the latest stable Git 2.10 series.

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TuxMachines: FFmpeg 3.1.4 "Laplace" Open-Source Multimedia Backend Brings Updated Components

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 01:10:15 AM

The first days of October already brought many exciting new technologies for GNU/Linux users, and today we would like to tell you about the recent release of the FFmpeg 3.1.4 "Laplace" open-source and cross-platform multimedia framework.

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TuxMachines: Open Source for Business: Pros and Cons

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 01:08:26 AM

Open source software offers benefits like high quality and faster application development, but some businesses have concerns about support and security.

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Reddit: How does /r/linux navigate reviews of new hardware?

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 12:19:46 AM

I'm shopping for a new laptop and am pulling my hair out trying to parse all the reviews that say things like "it crashes all the time." Does one just assume, in such cases, that crashing is a Windows issue and hope for the best once the hardware has been linuxized (assuming the hardware is known to be compatible)?

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Reddit: What theme is this?

Tuesday 4th of October 2016 12:03:35 AM

Was looking at some Linux stuff, and couldn't figure out what theme they were using. Help me out please :)

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LXer: Dueling Arduinos reunite with new Arduino Foundation

Monday 3rd of October 2016 11:52:19 PM
Arduino LLC and Arduino Srl have settled their legal disputes, and will reunify under an Arduino Holding company and a not-for-profit Arduino Foundation. At the World Maker Faire New York, the Arduino LLC ( and Arduino Srl ( organizations announced they have signed a settlement agreement concerning the legal dispute that has, for the past […]

Reddit: rebooting system when systemd is down

Monday 3rd of October 2016 11:12:17 PM

This just seems non-nonsensical to me? Dont get me wrong, I like systemd at this point and I think it brings a lot of benefits and I have my own reservations/opinions on what its doing annoyingly wrong but they are mostly benign issues. This kind of goes hand-in-hand with the hangup created from the assert() call we saw recently on here

That being said, the only way to reboot in this case is with sysrq-trigger? I was in single user mode and was mounted r/w to do some fixing and my only way to reboot at this point is to hit sysrq-trigger?

I hope its relatively straight forward and im simply missing something obvious or a document somewhere, but this seems off to me. The init daemon shouldnt stop me from rebooting if its down or unavailable in some capacity and shouldnt force me to sysrq-trigger my system

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Reddit: SOGo v3.2 released with tons of improvements

Monday 3rd of October 2016 10:59:58 PM

SOGo v3.2 is finally out with massive improvements! SOGo v3.2 features IMAP subscriptions management, keyboard shortcuts, EAS server-side mailbox search capabilities and tons of other enhancements and bug fixes. See for all details.

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LXer: If privacy is paramount, Linux and Tor are key

Monday 3rd of October 2016 10:55:08 PM
Your operating system and how you connect to the internet are key in making your online life private and secure. For Bryan Lunduke, that means using openSUSE and Tor.

TuxMachines: Security News

Monday 3rd of October 2016 10:31:25 PM
  • Security updates for Monday
  • Impossible is impossible!

    Sometimes when you plan for a security event, it would be expected that the thing you're doing will be making some outcome (something bad probably) impossible. The goal of the security group is to keep the bad guys out, or keep the data in, or keep the servers patched, or find all the security bugs in the code. One way to look at this is security is often in the business of preventing things from happening, such as making data exfiltration impossible. I'm here to tell you it's impossible to make something impossible.

    As you think about that statement for a bit, let me explain what's happening here, and how we're going to tie this back to security, business needs, and some common sense. We've all heard of the 80/20 rule, one of the forms is that the last 20% of the features are 80% of the cost. It's a bit more nuanced than that if you really think about it. If your goal is impossible it would be more accurate to say 1% of the features are 2000% of the cost. What's really being described here is a curve that looks like this

  • What is the spc_t container type, and why didn't we just run as unconfined_t?

    If you are on an SELinux system, and run docker with SELinux separation turned off, the containers will run with the spc_t type.

  • The importance of paying attention in building community trust

    Trust is important in any kind of interpersonal relationship. It's inevitable that there will be cases where something you do will irritate or upset others, even if only to a small degree. Handling small cases well helps build trust that you will do the right thing in more significant cases, whereas ignoring things that seem fairly insignificant (or saying that you'll do something about them and then failing to do so) suggests that you'll also fail when there's a major problem. Getting the small details right is a major part of creating the impression that you'll deal with significant challenges in a responsible and considerate way.

    This isn't limited to individual relationships. Something that distinguishes good customer service from bad customer service is getting the details right. There are many industries where significant failures happen infrequently, but minor ones happen a lot. Would you prefer to give your business to a company that handles those small details well (even if they're not overly annoying) or one that just tells you to deal with them?

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LXer: Set up sshuttle connection to TripleO Overcloud been deployed via instack-virt-setup on remote VIRTHOST

Monday 3rd of October 2016 09:57:57 PM
Set up F24 as WKS for "TripleO instack-virt-setup overcloud/undercloud deployment to VIRTHOST" via ssh (trusted) connection . This setup works much more stable then configuring FoxyProxy on VIRTHOST running "instack" ( actually undercloud VM) hosting heat stack "overcloud" and several overcloud Controllers and Compute VMs

Phoronix: NixOS 16.09 Released, Reduced Disk Space & Package Hardening

Monday 3rd of October 2016 09:51:23 PM
Version 16.09 of NixOS is now available, the Linux distribution focused on being a "purely functional distribution" and built atop the Nix package manager...

Reddit: question about iso onto usb

Monday 3rd of October 2016 09:28:43 PM

I have just purchased a notebook running Linux and I'm looking to change it to windows. I have downloaded the ISO file but I'm struggling to install a program to mount the ISO onto a USB. Would it be possible for me to mount the ISO on the USB on another windows computer the use it on the Linux? Or would it have to be done on Linux for it to be able to be read? Any help would be greatly appreciated

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LXer: openSUSE Tumbleweed Gets Linux Kernel 4.7.5, openSSL 1.0.2j, and Firefox 49.0.1

Monday 3rd of October 2016 09:00:46 PM
Today, Douglas DeMaio from the openSUSE project announced that the rolling release Tumbleweed distro received five new snapshots during the last week of September, which brought many goodies to users.

LinuxToday: NetworkManager 1.4.2 Released for GNU/Linux Distros with Various Improvements

Monday 3rd of October 2016 09:00:00 PM

softpedia: NetworkManager 1.4.2 is now the most advanced stable version of the popular software project used by default in almost all GNU/Linux distributions

Reddit: Linux System Admin vs Linux System Engineer

Monday 3rd of October 2016 08:57:52 PM

Hi friends, I have a question. I am doing my masters of Electrical Engineering. I have no programming skill. I came to know about Linux certification course, and I thought I should learn it. But when I browsed the website of linux foundation, it showed me two training program options. One was System admin while the other was system engineer. So if I want to learn linux from scratch, which one should I start with ? Which one is better in terms of job pay scale ? please help me. thanks a lot.

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