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Reddit: Linux Support Engineers, Any Helpdesk tips ?

Friday 10th of June 2016 06:39:45 PM

Hello everyone, I work as a support representative for Linux users at an academic institute.

I wonder if you guys have any tips for me to ease my work, give better support to users, and maybe learn something new as well.

It could be scripts, tools, customized distro and so on..

Things I did at my workplace:

A pxe server with live CDs

dokuwiki for Linux users


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Phoronix: Chrome 52 Beta Brings CSS Containment, Push Improvements

Friday 10th of June 2016 06:22:33 PM
While Firefox beta users are busy trying out Electrolysis by default, Google engineers today released their 52 Beta for Chrome early testers...

Reddit: Is fedora or opensuse welcoming to new users who want to use it daily for non-coding purposes?

Friday 10th of June 2016 05:54:08 PM

I basically want to use linux the same way I use windows, for entertainment. Watch videos, twitch streams, movies. Play some games that work fine on linux and ye that's pretty much it, I'll keep W10 for microsoft office and adobe stuff.
I want a visually appealing one as well, that's why fedora on GNOME seems like the best choice, but I'm not sure if its easy to use. I have seen linux mint as well but its kinda windows look-a-like.

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TuxMachines: Q&A: Jonathan Riddell on the release of KDE neon User Edition 5.6

Friday 10th of June 2016 04:36:51 PM

I’m thrilled to be part of the first project to bring KDE’s flagship desktop software to our users direct from the KDE community. We had to fill in a few gaps in what Plasma offers its users to complete the experience but we did that by working in Plasma rather than doing our work separately. So we added bootup themes for Grub and Plymouth and we’ve worked to make sure the app store, Discover, covers the whole archive. But the most important feature is what Neon is intended to be, a Plasma 5.6 desktop as the developers intended it.

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TuxMachines: High-Availability Allows Business Continuity, Says Dietmar Maurer, Proxmox CTO

Friday 10th of June 2016 04:34:56 PM

Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH -- based in Vienna, Austria -- offers enterprise server virtualization solutions, including the open source project Proxmox Virtual Environment (VE), which combines container-based virtualization and KVM/QEMU on one web-based management interface. The company was founded in 2005 by brothers Martin and Dietmar Maurer. In 2014, the company joined the Linux Foundation to deepen its commitment to virtualization technologies such as KVM.

In this exclusive interview, Dietmar Maurer, CTO of Proxmox, talks about how virtualization is driving the modern IT infrastructure and how high availability (HA) directly affects business operations.

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Reddit: Open source microprocessor

Friday 10th of June 2016 04:30:01 PM

LXer: Firefox 48 beta brings 'largest change ever' thanks to 'Electrolysis'

Friday 10th of June 2016 04:26:10 PM
Browser to split into a UI process and a content process, with secure sandboxes to comeFirefox 48 entered beta this week, complete with a feature called “Electrolysis” that Mozilla bills as “the largest change we’ve ever made to Firefox.”…

TuxMachines: Panasonic T30 and T44 Budget 3G-Enabled Android Smartphones Launched

Friday 10th of June 2016 04:15:58 PM

Panasonic on Friday unveiled two new budget smartphones, the T30 (seen above) and T44, in India. The company says that the new Panasonic smartphones are targeted at Tier II and Tier III markets in India.

The Panasonic T30 has been priced at Rs. 3,290 while the Panasonic T44 comes with a price tag of Rs. 4,290. The Panasonic T44 will be available in Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, and Electric Blue colours. The Panasonic T30 will come in Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold, and Steel Grey colours. The company will be offering a free protective screen guard worth Rs. 299 with the new Panasonic T30 and T44.

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LXer: RIP ROP: Intel's cunning trick to kill stack-hoping exploits at CPU level

Friday 10th of June 2016 03:28:59 PM
How Chipzilla and Microsoft hope to get one step ahead of hackersIntel is pushing a neat technique that could block malware infections on computers at the processor level.…

Reddit: Linux Deepin 15.2

Friday 10th of June 2016 03:28:20 PM

LinuxToday: Android-x86 6.0 Promises to Let You Run Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Your PC

Friday 10th of June 2016 03:00:00 PM

Powered by Linux kernel 4.4.12 LTS, Android-x86 6.0 RC1 is based on the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-MR2 release

Phoronix: Wine 1.9.12 Works On More Shader Model 4 Support

Friday 10th of June 2016 02:56:48 PM
Just like clock work, the latest bi-weekly development build of Wine is available this morning...

LXer: Getting started with IRC

Friday 10th of June 2016 02:31:48 PM
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Reddit: Is mongodb database ACID compliant enough for Inventory/CRM/Accounting systems of small businesses?

Friday 10th of June 2016 02:08:30 PM

I'm a programmer but know very less about the DBA level intricacies of databases. I want to understand the trade-off that one makes to achieve a better performance of mongodb against the robustness of traditional sql databases like mysql/postgresql?

If I were to implement an Accounting/CRM/Inventory system (or even an eCommerce system), how will this ACID compliance of MongoDB affect the correctness of data in each case.

I want to understand that if mongodb was lacking in ACID compliance in any way, why is it so popular choice today among lots of developers?

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