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Reddit: What is the appeal of zsh?

Friday 9th of January 2015 10:50:13 AM

I tried zsh couple of times, and never was really impressed.

So I always fall back to bash, with bash-completion installed, and used (which is, from what I understand, fixing the "zsh has better tab-completion" thing).

What other things am I missing? Or perhaps there is still something with tab-completion that bash + bash-completion doesn't handle, but zsh does?

Could you show me some examples that would make me appreciate zsh?

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Reddit: What is your experience with using Pale Moon and FossaMail over Firefox and Thunderbird?

Friday 9th of January 2015 10:45:20 AM

Have you recently switched to Pale Moon or FossaMail from Firefox or Thunderbird? Why did you switch and what were your experiences?

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TuxMachines: Marvell donation accelerates Debian ARM package builds

Friday 9th of January 2015 10:22:52 AM

Starting in April, several Debian ARM port builder machines have been upgraded to substantially faster Marvell Armada XP based servers. Marvell has donated eight Marvell MV78460 SoC development boards using Marvell Armada 370/XP CPUs running at 1.6GHz.

"Debian's distributed build cluster requires high performance and high reliability from the machines used." Explains Riku Voipio, Debian ARM port maintainer "We are confident the new machines will serve us as well as the previous Marvell Discovery Innovation-based builders which have been operating 24/7 since 2009".

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LXer: Distraction-Free Writing with FocusWriter

Friday 9th of January 2015 10:21:32 AM
A short review of FocusWriter, a nice distraction-free word processor.

LXer: Another Day, Another Bogus Set Of DMCA Takedowns Based Solely On Keywords (This Time Hiding Legit GitHub Projects)

Friday 9th of January 2015 09:24:21 AM
For many years we've seen DMCA takedowns that were clearly based on little more than quick keyword searches. There are so many of these cases that it's difficult to keep track of them, but a few examples: Fox demanded a takedown of an article on the SF Chronicle's website... because Fox owns the rights to the movie Chronicle.

TuxMachines: A Device Blind Users Will Love

Friday 9th of January 2015 09:14:29 AM

In Firefox OS we have a suite of core apps called Gaia that is the foundation for Firefox OS’s user interface. It is really one giant web app, perhaps one of the biggest out there. Since our mission dictates that we make our products accessible, we have embarked on that journey, we created a screen reader for Firefox OS, and we got to work in making Gaia screen-reader friendly. It has been a long and sisyphean process, where we would arrive at one module in gaia, learn the code, fix some issues, and move on to the next module. It feels something like this:

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Friday 9th of January 2015 08:54:46 AM

TuxMachines: This Microsoft Surface lookalike runs a productive version of Android instead

Friday 9th of January 2015 08:52:17 AM

At first glance on the CES show floor, the Remix Ultra-Tablet seems like a cheap Surface knock-off. It has a two-stage kickstand similar to that of the Surface Pro 2—albeit one that feels flimsier than Microsoft’s model—and a magnetic keyboard cover with traveling keys and a felt material over the trackpad.

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LXer: Enigma-Dev A Linux Game Engine, Compatible With GameMaker Scripting

Friday 9th of January 2015 08:27:10 AM
Enigma-Dev is a fully featured game engine that compiles natively for Linux! Enigma is completely compatible with GML (the GameMaker Language), as well as C and C++. It is developed and written in Java, and can cross-compile to Linux, Mac, and Windows. It is a "work in progress" currently, but can compile full games.

Phoronix: X.Org Is Formally Invited To Become An SPI Project

Friday 9th of January 2015 08:08:08 AM
Following last month's failed vote due to not having a quorum, SPI on Thursday voted to officially invite the X.Org Foundation to become an SPI associated project. X.Org would live under the SPI umbrella and let the organization take care of its managerial tasks so the X.Org Foundation board and members could focus more on the actual development...

LXer: The power of Docker and open source ecosystems

Friday 9th of January 2015 07:29:59 AM
Reading through the latest list of top 10 open source projects on has been a reminder of what a great year 2014 has been for open source. Established projects like OpenStack and Mongo have continued to break new records in adoption and usage.

Reddit: Forward one IP (range) to another with iptables

Friday 9th of January 2015 07:10:06 AM

Is it possible to use iptables to redirect (forward) all traffic on one IP on machine A to IP B? So machine A has on eth1 but forwards all traffic it receives on eth1 to or any other IP. I know how to do it with one port but I want all traffic to be forwarded. Machine B should nog know this is happening. If iptables can do this, how does it work?

If iptables is not able to do this, is there other linux software that does?

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LXer: Thieves Jackpot ATMs With 'Black Box' Attack

Friday 9th of January 2015 06:32:48 AM
Previous stories on KrebsOnSecurity about ATM skimming attacks have focused on innovative fraud devices made to attach to the outside of compromised ATMs. Security experts are now warning about the emergence of a new class of skimming scams aimed at draining ATM cash deposits via a novel and complex attack.

LXer: Mirantis OpenStack 6.0 Accelerates Fuel Plugin Deployment

Friday 9th of January 2015 05:35:37 AM
Mirantis today released it OpenStack 6.0 cloud platform, providing new capabilities for cloud server administrators to rapidly deploy clouds with new services. Among the key enhancements are improvements to Mirantis' Fuel system for plugin deployment.

LXer: SUSECon 14 report

Friday 9th of January 2015 04:38:26 AM
We catch up with the SUSE execs at SUSECon 2014 and find out that everything is open

LXer: Firefox switch may have caused drop in Google’s share of searches

Friday 9th of January 2015 03:41:15 AM
Mozilla recently switched the default search engine in its Firefox browser to Yahoo from Google, and it appears that the switch may have caused a significant drop in Google’s share of search users.

Reddit: Hands-on with Manjaro Linux 0.8.11 | ZDNet

Friday 9th of January 2015 03:04:22 AM

LinuxToday: Quiz: Name the Linux distro

Friday 9th of January 2015 03:00:00 AM

 NetworkWorld: Take our quiz and test your knowledge of desktop Linux.

LXer: Harman brings Linux-based IVI to entry-level cars

Friday 9th of January 2015 02:44:04 AM
Harman’s Linux-based IVI system for entry-level cars integrates Aha Analytics, and supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and MirrorLink connectivity. A year ago at CES, Harman announced a Linux-based in-vehicle infotainment system featuring an HTML5 development environment, a type 1 hypervisor, and integration with driver assist functions. Now the company is offering a simpler IVI system […]

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