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Reddit: Bridge Linux or Antergos?

Sunday 8th of February 2015 08:55:50 AM

I have been using newbie distros for a while and wish to upgrade to Arch. I am probably spoilt and reluctant to spend time on installing the OS itself. Based on what I read, these were my options for an easier install while providing close to real Arch experience. I have no real desktop environment preference. I am looking for opinion on which to prefer as my primary. I am just looking for suggestions. So please guide. Keep it constructive please.

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TuxMachines: PC-BSD 10.1.1 Cinnamon review

Sunday 8th of February 2015 08:45:23 AM

The last PC-BSD release I reviewed was PC-BSD 10.1. And that was actually just late last year. You may read that review at PC-BSD 10.1 review.

It was the worst edition of any distribution I have even reviewed.

An installation of the Cinnamon desktop, which shipped with Cinnamon 2.2, was especially bad. Out of the box, it was unusable. When PC-BSD 10.1.1 was released (on February 2 2015), I knew I had to take another look at a Cinnamon installation.

So that’s what this article is about – a cursory review of an installation of PC-BSD 10.1.1 Cinnamon.

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LXer: Cross-platform development with 8th

Sunday 8th of February 2015 08:31:24 AM
Writing cross-platform applications with standard tools can be difficult; 8th makes your life easier.

Reddit: Need help on finding a Chromebook to run Linux xpost /r/Ubuntu

Sunday 8th of February 2015 06:37:20 AM

I am currently dual booting Ubuntu 14.10 and Windows 8.1 on my MSI GT60-2OC. This has worked great so far, but the GT60 is a fairly large model and is proving to be a little too bulky for my needs. So, I am looking to get a Chromebook for college and work. I was wondering if you guys could help me out in finding a good fit for me. I would like to put Ubuntu 14.10 on it as I am most familiar with it. I know very little about Chromebooks, except that they are pretty cheap and seem to be a good fit for my needs.

I need to write in C/C++, python (2 and 3) and HDL, although HDL will not be as important as I will most likely use a python wrapper for it. For the most part I will be doing most of the script running through ssh on a server. So gigabit WIFI/Ethernet capability is preferable. I know that there are adapters to for Ethernet to USB 3.0 that can handle the fast connection, so if Ethernet is not available USB 3.0 would need to be.

I will also need to be able to run smaller scripts on the Chromebook itself so a little bit of power will be a plus but not totally necessary. But I will need a fair amount of space on the SSD to hold files, music, and whatnot.

If anybody has experience with Chromebooks and installing Ubuntu on them, or if you have a suggestion of a better laptop to get, I would be greatly appreciative if you could point me in the right direction.

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LXer: Ubuntu Smartphone Coming Soon, But Good Luck Getting One

Sunday 8th of February 2015 06:37:02 AM
The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition will be sold via BQ.com through a series of flash sales.

Reddit: A sub reddit where you can find, view & post all sort of Linux videos, tutorials, news.

Sunday 8th of February 2015 04:42:55 AM

Reddit had all sort of video sub reddits except one for Linux lovers. Learning through videos has always been more fun, which is why i created a sub reddit where you can view, post and discuss with Linux specific videos.

Head to /r/LinuxVideos for more fun.

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LXer: Microsoft's February Intune update adds new Android management features

Sunday 8th of February 2015 04:42:40 AM
Microsoft is starting to roll out its next update for its Intune mobile-device-management service starting today, February 6, which includes new features for Android devices.

Reddit: Ubuntu phone walkthrough video

Sunday 8th of February 2015 04:29:57 AM

Phoronix: Xfce 4.12 Planned For Release In A Few Weeks

Sunday 8th of February 2015 03:23:50 AM
It looks like the release of Xfce 4.12 is finally about to materialize!..

LXer: Roll the credits, and wait for the sequel?

Sunday 8th of February 2015 02:48:18 AM
By now, most if not all of you have seen Philip Newborough’s [url=http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?pid=416493#p416493]announcement[/url] that he is moving on. First things first: Thank you, Philip, for providing sensible and solid leadership over the past several years. And, of course, all of us are grateful for your bringing CrunchBang — a simple and solid distro that works on a wide range of hardware — into the world.

Reddit: Wineskin Winery - Mono/Gecko taking hours to download....

Sunday 8th of February 2015 01:10:01 AM

Yes, its literally taking like 2 hours to download. I assume its only a couple MB too. I'm after getting to like 90% then my internet dying, having to start over again ... Sooo frustrating. Why is this happening?

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TuxMachines: today's howtos

Sunday 8th of February 2015 01:08:45 AM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Sunday 8th of February 2015 01:07:34 AM

LXer: Linux Software Releases, January 2015

Sunday 8th of February 2015 12:53:56 AM
In our connected world, the traditional UNIX privilege separation is not enough anymore. Security models are changing in order to provide a higher level of protection expected by users. We start with seccomp-bpf, a software techniques introduced in 2010 that seems to gain more and more popularity as networked application grow and expand.

TuxMachines: Risk of the Commons

Sunday 8th of February 2015 12:35:09 AM

Free and Open Source software has revolutionized how the world consumes software. Linux, BSD, httpd, nginx, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and thousands of other software products are consumed voraciously. But almost universally people are only consuming. And generally that’s okay. Sharing is one of the key tenets and strengths – that we are able to freely share code to help our neighbor.

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Reddit: Is there a version of linux, if booted from a USB, that can edit files in another operating system?

Saturday 7th of February 2015 11:52:15 PM

I need to move a kext file from my desktop to 'System/Library/Extensions' in my hackintosh. My issue that every time I boot, even with different kernel flags, it freezes within seconds after logging in. If I could just move that one little file without booting into OSX, it would make my life so much easier.

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TuxMachines: RMS Feels There's "A Systematic Effort To Attack GNU Packages"

Saturday 7th of February 2015 11:25:45 PM

Richard Stallman has come out against support for basic LLVM debugger (LLDB) support within Emacs' Gud.el as he equates it to an attack on GNU packages.

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TuxMachines: Elive 2.5.4 beta released

Saturday 7th of February 2015 11:15:19 PM

The Elive Team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.5.4

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LXer: Easing into open source

Saturday 7th of February 2015 10:59:34 PM
Open source scares people. And tossing them into the deep end usually doesn’t help dampen that fear. Instead, we need to help ease people into using open source. Scott Nesbitt, technology coach and writer, shares some advice to help you do that.read more

Phoronix: More Optimizations Coming To LZHAM

Saturday 7th of February 2015 10:45:42 PM
While LZHAM 1.0 was recently released, the former Valve engineer behind the compression library targeting game assets, Rich Geldreich, is already targeting more post-1.0 improvements to this library...

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