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TuxMachines: Fedora Gets A Kernel Playground Repository

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 08:57:02 PM

The latest Fedora Copr repository established provides a "kernel playground" whereby currently out-of-tree and/or experimental kernel features are enabled for developers and enthusiasts to try out.

Josh Boyer of the Fedora Project has setup the Fedora Kernel Playground as a Copr repository to use if you wish to try out bleeding-edge Linux kernel features. This kernel isn't officially supported, bug reports will be largely ignored, and this kernel isn't recommended for production machines. However, for those wishing to try out kernel features not even found in Fedora Rawhide, this is a great repository without having to patch and spin your own kernel.

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LXer: Android DLP projector doubles as a mobile hotspot

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 08:40:05 PM
Sprint has launched the “LivePro,” an Android-based, ZTE-built DLP projector and 3G/4G mobile hotspot shareable by eight WiFi-users, with a 4-inch display. ZTE showed off the LivePro at January’s CES show as its “Projector Hotspot“, and it’s now coming to the U.S. via Sprint under the LivePro name. On July 11, Sprint will begin selling the device for $450, or $299 with a two-year contract. Of course, the real money is in the data plans, which start at $35 per month for 3GB of data.

Reddit: Is it possible!?

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 08:22:36 PM

If you have a windows PC, but you boot into Linux from a bootable USB, can you install programs onto the Windows machine from Linux bypassing any administrative privilege problems?

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Reddit: Move Ubuntu installation into SSD

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 08:11:10 PM

Hey there, I'm dual booting Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I cloned my windows partition to my new SSD and now I'd like to move Ubuntu too. There is something like 40gb available space in the SSD but it's already formatted to NTFS and belongs to my Windows partition. Is it possible to shrink that partition, create a new ext4 partition and move my Ubuntu boot folder in there? How would I do that? Keep in mind that I'm not too good with the terminal. But I learn fast.

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LXer: The popularity of Firefox is definitely waning!

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 07:42:54 PM
"Has Firefox's popularity really waned? The answer is a definitive 'Yes.' No matter how you look at it, Firefox's popularity has declined somewhat, but it certainly has nothing to do with "adding ads to the web browser" nor "continuing CEO problems" as Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols thinks."

Phoronix: Fedora Gets A Kernel Playground Repository

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 07:26:48 PM
The latest Fedora Copr repository established provides a "kernel playground" whereby currently out-of-tree and/or experimental kernel features are enabled for developers and enthusiasts to try out...

Reddit: I'm sitting here surrounded by laptops feeling kind of dumb. Please help (beginner)

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 07:25:37 PM

Sp I've never used Linux because I know nothing about programming, although I've always found it interesting. I figured I'd finally give it a shot since I found an old crappy laptop that ctruggles to open chrome browser in windows 7. I did a little research and decided that Debian, and more specifically crunchbang would be a good place to start (laptop is celeron M with 1/2 GB RAM).

Like I said, I've never isntalled linux so I'm kind of stumbling through the dark here. Could someone please tell me, or point me to a guide for installing crunchbang as the only OS with a flashdrive? Everything I see on google is about dual booting and I want to ditch windows on the laptop for good.

Thanks!

submitted by Krono5_8666V8
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Reddit: A .sh script leading to several other python scripts?

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 07:21:31 PM

Hello! I'm fairly new with Linux and somewhat new to scripting, so go easy on me. I wanted to know if this is something that people do or if it's a waste of time/files...

I'm writing a large program that will run a lot of calculations and store them into a log file. Easy enough, but it's 1000x easier to do this in Python, however I want to distribute it across my lab and I would like it if they didn't have to enter "Python Script.py" everytime, is it reasonable to make a simple ".sh" script that will ask what the user wants to do, then run the .py's itself?

...or am I missing something super easy/obvious? haha. Thanks for the help!

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LinuxToday: The Pros And Cons Of Open Sourcing Your Code

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 07:00:00 PM

ReadWrite: Open source has become an industry default, but it's still not for everyone.

TuxMachines: Android DLP projector doubles as a mobile hotspot

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 06:51:42 PM

Sprint has launched the “LivePro,” an Android-based, ZTE-built DLP projector and 3G/4G mobile hotspot shareable by eight WiFi-users, with a 4-inch display.

ZTE showed off the LivePro at January’s CES show as its “Projector Hotspot“, and it’s now coming to the U.S. via Sprint under the LivePro name. On July 11, Sprint will begin selling the device for $450, or $299 with a two-year contract. Of course, the real money is in the data plans, which start at $35 per month for 3GB of data.

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Reddit: Distro for my LAN Server

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 05:58:36 PM

Hi everyone, I'm looking to build a development/media server for my house. I already have an old desktop for the purpose and come here to ask for some input on a choice of OS...

The hardware is an old DELL optiplex. 2.4Ghz dual core and I have added a 3Tb HDD and 6Gb of RAM to handle the server processes and media I intend to serve.

I work in IT with solaris&linux daily so already familiar with nix systems and configuration of them, but here is my problem...

I have already tried/installed ubuntu, kali, mint and various other Debian base OSes to the h/ware for this purpose. My personal preference is Kali for these reasons.

  • 99% of all the C libraries I need to compile are already on Kali, other deb based systems like mint don't come with things like zlib, readline by default.
  • The GUI/UI is familiar (Gnome) and the pen test tools are in their own menu, which is a nice touch for when I'm feeling like learning...
  • Kali has most of the services I intend to install in other OSes (sshd, ftpd, apache, postgres, etc).

The only problem is I seriously doubt Kali would be the first choice of a server for this purpose. That and I like to compile services myself and configure them etc. Couple this with my minimal experience with non-debian linux and I'm sure you get the point. Question is... Would you suggest anything else? Or just use Kali...

submitted by w3s7y
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Reddit: Software that monitors what websites people connected to WIFI on your DSL rooter visit

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 05:57:40 PM

Is there a free software for linux that monitors what websites people connected to WIFI on your DSL rooter visit?

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Linux.com: Building an Inter-University Private Cloud with Open Source ownCloud

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 05:47:11 PM

Raimund Vogl, director of IT at Münster University explains why the public universities in the German state of Northrhine-Westfalia need their own private cloud and why only open source would do.

Reddit: What's that program...

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 05:42:18 PM

A few weeks back I came across a new type of linux terminal; it acted almost like a text document and you could click to edit previously used commands.

I finally want to check it out, but my search skills have failed me. Does anyone know what I'm referring to?

submitted by camynnad
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TuxMachines: Early Reviews of Android Wear Reflect Promise for the Platform

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 05:37:25 PM

This week, following much talk about it coming out of the Google I/O conference, there are a lot of discussions arising about Android Wear and whether it will become the next big mobile platform. Some early smartwatches running the open platform are appearing, and some reviewers are really liking them. Just as you once didn't carry a smartphone, and then did, are you on the cusp of owning an open source smartwatch?

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TuxMachines: try out experimental linux kernel features with the kernel-playground

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 05:28:53 PM

Josh Boyer (Fedora Kernel team member & FESCo Nominee) recently announced the new kernel-playground COPR repo. Basically, this is a repo for users that want to try out some new and shiny (yet not ready for primetime) kernel features in Fedora, such as the overlayfs “union” filesystem, and kdbus (the in-kernel d-bus replacement).

It is important to note that this new kernel-playground is an “unsupported” kernel, designed for developers of the new features they include, as well as curious users that want to test out these bleeding edge features, and that.

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TuxMachines: To Linux Foundation SysAdmin Ryan Day, Elegance is the Best Tool

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 05:16:58 PM

System administrators keep our lives and work seamlessly humming. They are the super heroes who often go unnoticed and unrecognized only until things go wrong. And so, leading up to SysAdmin Day on July 25, we're honoring the hard work of our Linux Foundation sysadmins with a series of profiles that highlights who they are and what they do.

Ryan Day is one of nine Linux Foundation system administrators, and is part of the global team that supports developers working on collaborative projects. Here he describes a typical work day, talks about his favorite tools, his nightmare scenario, and how he spends his free time, among other things.

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LinuxToday: Linux Basics: How To Find Size of Directory Commands

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 05:00:00 PM

Unixmen: How can I as a new user to Linux display directory properties from the terminal?

Reddit: Video Conference Call in Skype for Linux?

Wednesday 9th of July 2014 04:58:13 PM

This may sound nitpicky, but me and my friends often use the skype video call to talk over skype. A one on one video call works fine, but for some reason the Linux version of skype doesn't support a video conference call with multiple people.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? Installing the windows version of skype using wine doesn't work unfortunately.

submitted by nottinylil
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