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Reddit: Need help with capstone project

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 05:31:19 PM

I am finishing up by BS:IT and have decided to pursue a career as a linux admin. Anyways I work a lot with AIX/HPUX/solaris for work (I do hardware maintenance). As a result my capstone revolves around building a secured linux server to remotely access our training room.

What I would like to do is download CentOS configure OpenVPN and GRSEC. Once I am done with all of the setup I want it to then boot with a non persistent filesystem and reboot everyday at midnight. I want all the VPN and security configs to stay but have everything else get flushed daily. This system will be used to VPN to our training room and access other training machines from home. Is such a thing possible? Security really isn't that big of a deal these are training systems and don't hold any sensitive info

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Reddit: Introducing lazytime

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 04:23:08 PM

LinuxToday: PC-BSD 10.1 review

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 04:00:00 PM

 LinuxBSDos: What follows is a 4-day experience of installing and playing with PC-BSD 10.1

Phoronix: Apple OS X 10.10 vs. Ubuntu 14.10 Performance

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 03:30:00 PM
While I delivered some OS X 10.10 Yosemite preview benchmarks back in August, here's my first tests of the official release of Apple OS X 10.10.1 compared to Ubuntu 14.10 Linux. Tests were done of OS X 10.9.5 and OS X 10.10.1 against Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn when running the benchmarks under both GCC and LLVM Clang compilers.

LXer: What open source gadget is at the top of your 2014 holiday wishlist?

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 03:25:55 PM
Recently, we published our annual open source gift guide for the holidays, serving up open source gadgets and gifts that kids, adults, hobbiests, and beginners are sure to love and appreciate.Of our 14 fabulous open source gifts, which is your favorite?read more

TuxMachines: How Google Inbox shares 70% of its code across Android, iOS, and the Web

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 03:17:52 PM

Launching a new app in the mobile age is hard. If you want to reach a wide audience, you usually have to make your client three times at minimum: once for Android, once for iOS, and once more for the Web. Building an app on three different platforms means three times the work, with three times as many bugs to squish. To make matters more complicated, these clients all use different programming languages: Objective-C and/or Swift for iOS, Java for Android, and JavaScript/CSS/HTML5 for the Web.

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TuxMachines: System76 Sable Touch: The state of touch support in Linux

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 03:13:13 PM

Based on specs alone, this is a pretty sweet rig. The all-in-one form factor makes for a sexy package. And like every System76 machine I've ever used, the performance and aesthetic element seriously impress. Having Linux with touch screen support is like a child at Christmas. Sure, we've had touch screens for a long, long time -- but the first time you use Linux with such a machine of this caliber, you feel something akin to that first time you used Linux. And Ubuntu Unity really shines in the touch screen environment. Out of nowhere, you realize just what Canonical was going for when they re-invented that wheel.

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TuxMachines: 2014: Year of open source miracles

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 03:10:56 PM

We open with the recent unpleasantness at the Drupal project. The SQL injection vulnerability, while serious, isn’t unusual. It’s actually the most common vulnerability in the world. What made the exploit newsworthy was the very short amount of time between disclosure and widespread exploitation: "if timely patches weren’t applied, then the Drupal security team outlined a lengthy process required to restore a website to health." Basically, you had seven hours to fix it before evil robots descended on your servers.

This isn’t an open source problem, it’s a software management problem.

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TuxMachines: Debian vs Ubuntu: Which is Best for You?

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 03:07:38 PM

Debian and Ubuntu are the most influential Linux distributions ever. Of the 285 active distributions listed on Distrowatch, 132 are derived from Debian, including Ubuntu, and another 67 are derived directly from Ubuntu -- just under 70%. Yet the experience of using them differs in just about every aspect. Consequently, choosing between them is no easy matter.

Asked to explain the difference between the two distributions, most users would describe Debian as an expert's distribution, and Ubuntu as a beginner's. These characterizations are partly true, but exaggerated. Debian's reputation rests on its state over a decade ago, and today allows as much hands-on control as each user chooses.

Similarly, Ubuntu is really its design team's conception of easy. Should your work habits not be compatible with that concept, you may disagree strongly that it is easy to use.

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TuxMachines: Four ways Linux is headed for no-downtime kernel patching

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 03:05:29 PM

Nobody loves a reboot, especially not if it involves a late-breaking patch for a kernel-level issue that has to be applied stat.

To that end, three projects are in the works to provide a mechanism for upgrading the kernel in a running Linux instance without having to reboot anything.

Also; SUSE gets live patching

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LXer: How to manage your personal expenses from the command line

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 02:28:44 PM
The Linux command line can be used for many things, like making spreadsheets, playing music, or access Facebook or Twitter. And to pursue our dream of ultimate graphic-less knowledge, I propose you today with a tool to manage your personal expenses from the command line. The name is GNU Pem, for Personal Expense Manager. Installation […]Continue reading...The post How to manage your personal expenses from the command line appeared first on Xmodulo.No related FAQ.

Phoronix: GCW Zero Starts Seeing New Game Releases

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 02:15:55 PM
The Kickstarter-funded GCW Zero open-source gaming handheld console is finally starting to see more games out there for those that backed the device last year...

Phoronix: Bq Introduces More Android Devices, But Still No Ubuntu Phones

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 01:46:15 PM
Bq held a media event today where many were hoping the first Ubuntu Phone would be officially unveiled, but that was not the case with Ubuntu receiving no mentions during the event...

Reddit: Raspbmc » Vero is here!

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 01:43:21 PM
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LXer: siduction 14.1.0 KDE Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 01:31:33 PM
We are very happy to present the final release of siduction 2014.1 'Indian Summer'. siduction is a distribution based on Debian's unstable branch and we try to release a few new snapshots over the course of each year. For 2014 it will be just this final release. siduction 2014.1 ships with six desktop environments - KDE SC, Xfce, LXDE, LXQt, GNOME and Cinnamon, all in 32-bit and 64-bit variants.

Reddit: Continuous backup tools with version history and compression?

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 01:28:51 PM

Hi /r/linux,

So I've been using various distros on and off for work and home purposes for a few years but never took the plunge to fully migrate from Windows until recently. I now have a nice Linux Mint desktop in our Windows-free household which, bar a few niggles, I am thoroughly enjoying.

However, while I have pretty much moved my workflow from Windows apps to Linux alternatives I have one outstanding issue I am having trouble with. I would like to find a replacement for Windows File History, which for those who are not familiar is a continuous backup and file version solution. You simply set it to run and it monitors your picture, document, music, etc files continuously, ensuring they are backed up and keeping a history of modifications so you can restore to any version in case of disaster. Unfortunately I cannot seem to find a Linux solution that offers the same functionality. Does anyone know of a reliable solution to fit the bill?

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Phoronix: Qt 5.4 Release Candidate Expected Later This Week

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 01:21:10 PM
The first release candidate to the Qt 5.4 tool-kit is expected later this week while out today are some preliminary test packages...

Reddit: I've got an assignment at school and cant find the answer to:

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 01:07:11 PM

2a) Explain why there are always made two directories in a new directory, “.” and “..”. 2b) In what situation you might need to use “.”?

Our teacher tells us to go see Learncodethehardway but I cant find the answer, though I'm sure it's pretty easy...

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LXer: Building a Desktop Wikipedia Checker

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 12:34:22 PM
I often look something up in Wikipedia when reading non-browser documents, like PDFs, ODTs and emails. I wanted to have a little desktop window for those look-ups - somewhere I could check Wikipedia without opening a browser and without leaving the document I'm reading.This article describes how I hacked a simple 'desktop Wikipedia checker' with a shell script.

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