LXer: 74 Countries and Counting: Mozilla’s Maker Party Increases Web Literacy Across the Globe
I recently installed Lynx and I'm loving the fact that I can reject cookies >:D!
Anyways, I'm having issues finding a solution to make the lynx browser larger (bigger window).
Above is my best attempt to find instructions to make the window larger. I found other people asking similar questions. http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.web.lynx.devel/7990
The answers were not working - eg ctr+z.
Thank you in advanced for our help and input. Please I really would like help making the lynx browser larger.
Thank yousubmitted by cottell334
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At LinuxCon this year, the creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds, was asked what he wanted for Linux. His response? "The desktop." For years, the call to Linux action was "World Domination." In certain markets, this has happened (think Linux helping to power Android and Chrome OS). On the desktop, however, Linux still has a long, long way to go.
Wait... that came out wrong. I don't mean "Linux has a long, long way to go before it's ready for the desktop." What I meant to say is something more akin to "Linux is, in fact, desktop ready... it just hasn't found an inroad to the average consumer desktop."
So I just recently how to use ssh as a socks proxy, as well as how to do a reverse tunnel to access home services remotely through my vps. What the heck man? This is, like, the coolest thing ever.
Is there anything else you people have been keeping secret from me that I need to know about?
(Already know about python simple http server.)submitted by ninjaaron
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Resizing and repositioning windows on the PC desktop is such a fundamental task that you’ll almost do it without thinking. Move the mouse to the title bar/ border, click, drag, release. Very basic, very simple -- but there might still be room for improvement.
KDE Mover-Sizer is an open source, portable tool which brings a common Linux desktop trick to Windows. Instead of having to move your mouse cursor to the title bar or border, you just hold down the Alt key, then left-click anywhere inside a window and drag to move it, right-click and drag to resize it.
Sometimes a computer system is connected to so many file-systems (in parallel) that managing these connections becomes a complex task. If a user’s work involves interacting with local, external and remote file-systems then he/she would definitely feel a need for a connection management software to manage all the connections centrally.
Looking for a simple connection manager? Try out Gigolo.
Gigolo – The Connection Manager
Gigolo is a GUI based connection management front-end that lets you manage connections to local, external and remote file systems very easily. It primarily comes as a part of XFCE goodies but is still not dependent on it and can be used across desktop environments.
NOTE – Ubuntu 13.04 was used for downloading, installing and testing this softwareA Brief Tutorial
Being just a front end, Gigolo opens each connection/file-system through file manager and hence very easy to use. Here is how the main window of Gigolo looks like on my machine :
So you can see that the Gigolo shows all the file-systems connected to my system. These include a couple of FTP connections, Windows OS drives and a Pen-drive.
A new remote connection can be created by pressing the Connect button present at the top-left area of the main window. When the button is pressed, Gigolo asks for the type of remote connection, server address and other optional information.
After you hit the connect button, Gigolo tries to connect to the server. Once the connection is established, an icon corresponding to that connection is created in the main window.
You can easily check the connectivity status by hovering the mouse pointer over a particular connection icon.
Gigolo also provides bookmarking feature especially for remote connections. You can bookmark a connection by selecting its icon and then clicking the bookmark button.
To open a connection, just select it by clicking on its icon and then pressing the ‘open’ button residing to the left of the red color quit button (towards right-corner of the main window).Download/Install
Here are the home-page, download and help links for Gigolo :
I used Ubuntu’s Software Centre to download/Install Gigolo. The version used for this review is 0.4.1. Download and Install completed without any issues.
The only problem that I faced was that no file manager popped up when I tried to open any connected file-system. After going through the help-page, I downloaded and installed gvfs-fuse and fuse-utils packages, did a log-out and log-in again and things worked fine.Pros
- One click connect, open and bookmark buttons.
- Good set of preferences available (Edit->Preferences)
- Simple and uncluttered GUI
- Has some icon related limitations as it could not display icon for the pen-drive
- May require some effort to get it working for the first time (due to its dependencies on gvfs-fuse and fuse-utils)
Go for Gigolo if it is really hard for you to manage file-system connections. Don’t expect much from it as it is just a front-end. It has a simple and minimalistic GUI and does its work well.
The main goal of the OPW internship program is to create a long-term relationship between the mentee, the mentor, and their open source community, in order encourage minorities to continue to contribute to open source. How are we progressing towards the goal of creating more women kernel developers? Are the women who complete OPW kernel internships continuing to work on open source projects after their internship ends? Do they find jobs where they can be paid to work on open source?
In order to measure this, I created a longitudinal study to measure open source contributions of OPW alumni. I’ll send out the survey every 6 to 12 months, and compare the results of the program over time. The most recent survey results from our eleven Linux Kernel OPW alumni shows the program is successful at encouraging women to continue to participate in open source.
The overall theme of version 14.08 is the introduction of a new scalable GUI architecture that takes security as the most fundamental premise. It is unique in the way that the security of graphical applications and thereby the privacy of the user depends on only a few components of very little complexity. We strive for low complexity to reduce the likelihood for bugs and thereby the attack surface of the system. When using a secure microkernel such as NOVA, Genode's trusted computing base for graphical applications is orders of magnitude less complex compared to contemporary operating systems. To illustrate the rigidity of this claim, the security-sensitive parts of the GUI stack do not even depend on a C runtime. With the current release, we maintain our focus on security while taking the scalability of the GUI architecture to a level that meets the expectations of general-purpose OSes. Thanks to its component-based design, the new GUI stack provides a great deal of flexibility with respect to its behaviour and style. Section New GUI architecture provides the rationale behind the development, the big picture of the architecture, and details about the current implementation.