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LXer: SME Server 9.0 Adds Support for Windows 8 Domain Joining

Monday 30th of June 2014 05:54:51 PM
The SME Server 9.0 Linux operating system was revealed on June 29 by the non-profit Koozali Foundation, Inc. corporation, through the announcement posted by Ian Wells on the project’s mailing list.

TuxMachines: ownCloud Client 1.6.1

Monday 30th of June 2014 05:43:04 PM

The recommendation is to update your installation to this version. The previous version 1.6.0 had great new features, first and foremost the parallel up- and download of files and a way more performant handling of the local sync journal. That required a lot of code changes. Unfortunately that also brought in some bugs which are now fixed with the 1.6.1 release.

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TuxMachines: two things plasma has yet to achieve

Monday 30th of June 2014 05:35:36 PM

There are two technology goals that Plasma hasn't yet achieved that I hope it will one day. Neither of these were primary goals at the outset of Plasma's design or development, but as the code base matured and I watched the strengths and weaknesses of various design decisions, they made it onto my radar.

Erasing the boundary between remote and local in user interfaces

Component-centric design providing stability and performance improvements

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TuxMachines: CoreOS Unveils Linux Containers As A Service

Monday 30th of June 2014 05:23:28 PM

CoreOS is considered by some observers to be a fork of Google's Chrome OS system, customized for Linux server management. The system is so small because container workloads contain part of the Linux operating system themselves, the user-space parts needed by the application. But all kernel functions, such as scheduling processes and memory management, are the function of the host system and shared by whatever number of containers is running on the host. Containers also leave each workload isolated from the others in a manner that's sometimes described as "lightweight virtualization."

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TuxMachines: Red Hat adds new cloud management certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform

Monday 30th of June 2014 05:04:43 PM

Red Hat is working with several management solution providers, including BMC and HP. As members of the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network, these vendors have provided key insight, feedback and support for the management certification, and are all in various stages of the certification process.

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LXer: Chitwanix OS 1.0 Screenshot Tour

Monday 30th of June 2014 04:57:40 PM
Chitwanix OS is a new Ubuntu-based distribution that has been crafted to fit the needs of computer users in Nepal. It comes with a customised build of Cinnamon (a desktop environment developed by Linux Mint) and it also offers various user-friendly enhancements. The developers of Chitwanix OS are cooperating with user communities in Nepal in order to translate the operating system and applications into Nepali, as well as Tharu, Newari, Gurung and Magar languages.

TuxMachines: HTC Roadmap Leaked with Android 4.4.4 and Android L Plan for One M8/One M7/One Mini 2/One E8

Monday 30th of June 2014 04:57:19 PM

Most of the HTC handsets listed in the roadmap have already received the Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Sense 6.0. The only device which is yet to get the software taste is HTC One Mini M4. As LlabTooFeR claims, the update has been in the testing phase for One Mini and is expected to roll out next week, sometime between 30 June and 6 July.

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TuxMachines: Governance for the GitHub generation

Monday 30th of June 2014 04:54:22 PM

In software, this is epitomized by the GitHub generation, but I believe it's a characteristic of any aspect of culture touched by the Internet. For those still trapped in the worldview of the Industrial Age, a hierarchy of mediators collects dues in return for providing permission to pass. But the Internet connects everyone to everyone else, peer to peer without discrimination...

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TuxMachines: LXQt Now Has Full Qt5 Support

Monday 30th of June 2014 04:45:39 PM

The "LXQt" desktop that's a Qt version of the lightweight LXDE desktop can now be compiled using Qt5 where as previously there were still Qt4 dependencies.

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Reddit: How would you handle a 1000+ person organization that uses AD to login on Linux? Lots of questions about Linux in an education environment...

Monday 30th of June 2014 04:29:14 PM

I'm an assistant tech coordinator for a school district eager to learn more than the basics of Linux for a larger user environment. Almost all of the computers are Windows 7.

I've looked around at some management tools such as chef, cfengine, Puppet, and Red Hat as well. Is there a free Linux management system or am I wishing for too much? I've also heard about SpaceWalk being free and similar.

I had some questions as far as updating machines in an environment like this. Is there a way without management software to make all machines update without individually going to them to update?

What would be a good solution to emulate or replace AD? We have it setup here (I could be wrong on some details) so that each user after they login, has a mapped drive that their account can access and they can only see their account on the mapped drive. It would be nice to allow users login to their account and be able to access their files and once they logged out, somebody else could login and have their files. Is there a better way of doing this?

My last question is about "sysprepping" a Linux image. Is there a similar function in Linux to prepare an image and then upload it to say, a FOG server? Or is it even necessary to "sysprep" it? Would it be better to just "clone" a locked down Linux image and deploy it?

Thanks in advance. I'm really excited to learn a lot more about Linux in an education environment.

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Reddit: Is there a way to install a full desktop Linux build on an x86 Android tablet?

Monday 30th of June 2014 03:53:04 PM

There are a bunch of cheap Intel bay-trail powered Android tablets hitting the market right now. Aside from the big brands, there are a bunch of Chinese brands for really good prices.

I basically want to install a full-desktop Xubuntu 14.04 build on a tablet, and this looks like a possible avenue.

Does anyone know if there is a way to wipe android, and boot Linux instead?

I'm not really interested in any solutions involving running Linux ontop/within Android, or any chroot solutions.

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Reddit: Linux Architecture Overview - YouTube

Monday 30th of June 2014 03:12:15 PM

Reddit: Is there a True Crypt replacement?

Monday 30th of June 2014 03:11:41 PM

It has been a few weeks since TrueCrypt stopped. What is the new standard encryption program?

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LXer: 3 open source content management systems compared

Monday 30th of June 2014 03:03:18 PM
Whether you need to set up a blog, a portal for some specific usage, or any other website, which content management system is right for you? is a question you are going to ask yourself early on. The most well-known and widely used open source content management system (CMS) platforms are: Joomla, Wordpress, and Drupal. They are all based on PHP and MySQL and offer a wide range of options to users and developers alike.To help you choose between these three excellent open source CMS platforms, I've written a comparison based on this criteria: installation complexity, available plugin/themes, ease of use, and more

Reddit: South Korea gives up on Microsoft

Monday 30th of June 2014 02:52:57 PM

Phoronix: LXQt Now Has Full Qt5 Support

Monday 30th of June 2014 02:49:24 PM
The "LXQt" desktop that's a Qt version of the lightweight LXDE desktop can now be compiled using Qt5 where as previously there were still Qt4 dependencies...

Reddit: What Linux Dist is right for me? Noob Here

Monday 30th of June 2014 02:28:55 PM

i have a Toshiba with a AMD X2 dual core and 4gig ram. Maybe a 2009 model.

i want to revamp it and will probably use it as a family fun computer. watch movies on the big screen, browse internet on TV, maybe skype.

thats it... what version has a nice UI? which one would work well with that hardware? i also want my wife to be able to browse the web or operate it when i am not around, so i want it to look and feel nice.


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LXer: How to repair a crashed WordPress database table

Monday 30th of June 2014 02:06:07 PM
A WordPress database may experience failure and corruption under various circumstances. One of common problems with it is "crashed database." When that happens, you will find the following error in WordPress error log: WordPress database error Table './my_home/wp_posts' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed for query SELECT post_date_gmt FROM wp_posts WHERE post_status […]Continue reading...The post How to repair a crashed WordPress database table appeared first on Xmodulo.Related FAQs:How to view a list of MySQL users and their privileges How to log in to MySQL server without password How to install Ghost blogging platform on Linux How to upgrade MySQL server on Debian or Ubuntu How to set up a lightweight web server on Raspberry Pi

Reddit: Dovecot, allow plaintext login from local network

Monday 30th of June 2014 02:05:35 PM


I have just set up ssl on my dovecot server (imap + smtp) in the progress, i have made sure that plaintext is not allowed unless the connections is secure ( disable_plaintext_auth = yes ).

This works great! however if i'm on the local network, or i on roundcube try to connect, it fails, since it can't verify the ssl certificate because of the direct connection over LAN instead.

How do i get dovecot to allow plaintext login even when it's not a secure connection on the local network ( ?

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LinuxToday: Couchbase Raises $60 Million to Fuel NoSQL Database Efforts

Monday 30th of June 2014 02:00:00 PM

DatabaseJournal: It takes a lot of money to build a database company in an industry dominated by a giant like Oracle.