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Reddit: Linux 3.14 out

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 6:59am

LXer: A Look at Sunflower File Manager Ubuntu Installation

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 6:05am
Sunflower is twin-panel file manager with a somewhat different approach compared to standard GNOME/KDE/Xfce file browsers, written in GTK with several notable features and support for plugins.

Reddit: Completely new to Linux - backup software choice?

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 5:11am

I decided to make the switch to Linux for our home backup server, but I have some questions. First, I need to know if there is any backup software that is cross platform, meaning I can backup a Windows computer without hassle I am currently looking at fwbackups

Second, what flavour would you recommend for a server? Ubantu looks resource heavy, so I am thinking about using Debian.

Thanks in advance!

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Reddit: Linux 3.14 released

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 4:17am

Reddit: Link me a distro that...

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 4:16am

Hello Linux subreddit, What I'm looking for is a distro that will run decently on my Acer Aspire One D250-1196. I've installed 2GB of ram and a 16GB SSD into it. It has an Intel Atom 1.6Ghz processor.

What I'm looking for: - Easy pipelight install for silverlight to watch Netflix - Ability to connect to a VPN server - Somewhat fast - not Crunchbang or puppy linux.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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LXer: The Death of Windows XP Won’t Kill the ATM Industry, or Help Bitcoin

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 4:11am
This is not as farfetched as it sounds: Linux has a much smaller footprint than Windows 7 and, as a result, some ATM operators are considering a switch to Linux rather than the Microsoft product. This would not be the first time ATMs have transitioned to a different OS. Before the industry moved to XP, most ATM’s were running IBM’s OS/2 operating system.

Phoronix: The Linux 3.14 Kernel Has Been Released With Great Features

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 4:10am
As expected after writing about the imminent Linux 3.14 a few hours ago, Linus Torvalds did a late Sunday night release of this next major kernel upgrade... There's new hardware support, stabilized Intel Broadwell graphics support, the SCHED_DEADLINE scheduler, AMD Cryptographic Coprocessor support, TCP auto-corking, Kernfs, and a whole lot more...

Phoronix: Warsow 1.4 Release Candidate Adds Game Improvements

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 3:51am
The latest test version of the Qfusion-powered Warsow open-source first person shooter is now available...

Reddit: Need advice on make a commercial product that uses Linux as a system's backend.

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 3:50am

This is reposted with a more accurate title, again apologies to those from the other thread. (

I currently have in my development a deboostraped debian system. I have changed nothing in those files.

I was nearing the end of my development cycle and wanted to start building this as a platform, with my GUI software, (think kiosk style software) running at its head.

The only proprietary thing, is my single executable that launches (currently) from cron with an @reboot

I was debating on just leaving this distribution fat, and continuing to use my debian base. But it seems that in order to respect licensing, I'd have to host all of these packages on my own APT server (correct ??)

If I have to post all of this extra stuff, then it seems honestly more worth my effort (actually it feels like a lot less effort) to make a full build environment for a kernel and busybox I.E. the bare bones I need, instead of extra features I might have been able to get with a debian setup.

It sounds like a lot more work to mirror and make a base debian distro, than making a basic binary distro. I've built kernels and embedded build environments before with no problems. This is a solvable problem domain for me. Legally doing this right, could be as simple as sharing out the git repository, with a few tarballs. Done and done!

The debian approach, seems like I'd have to build a distribution platform for all of my base packages, which could be quite a lot. I'd have to host an apt repo for all the stuff I'd like to include.

I'm thinking that using a standard linux kernel + busybox + luajit(for my software) + few libs is all I need.

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Reddit: Beginner in shell scripting in need of advice.

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 3:47am

Hi everyone, first time poster in this subreddit. I am a 2nd year Uni student studying Information Technologies. Now to the point of this post, We are doing a course based on bash and powershell scripts (and some other non-important stuff). I am pretty new to this stuff as the school I used to go to was a little village school that didn't have access to this kind of software and we were only taught basic IT skills like using word and browsing the internet (was pretty lame school but only one around). So can you guys recommend any easy practice scripts on bash and powershell? Would be really grateful as our tutor doesn't really give a dam if we learn or not and just rushes us through classes. Thanks for hearing me out.

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TuxMachines: Why Linux Mint is a worthwhile Windows XP replacement

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 3:20am

First, Mint's Cinnamon interface can be set to look and act a lot like XP. Yes, you'll have a learning curve, but it's nothing like the one you'll face if you move to Windows 8 or Mac OS.

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TuxMachines: Tech 101: What Is Open Source Software?

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 3:18am

The main question behind open source software is: Why would developers want to create software or contribute to another piece of software for free? For a lot of developers the answer is easy. They rely on some piece of open source software for their business so they have an active interest in supporting the community around that software.

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Reddit: System Admins of Reddit: What is your preferred backup solution (or script(s)) for backing up Linux hosts?

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 3:02am

and if its something you personally developed how does it stand up against some of the popular pre-built ones?

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Mon, 31/03/2014 - 2:33am

LXer: U.S. Department of Labor applies Creative Commons license to all work created with $150M grant

Mon, 31/03/2014 - 2:17am
Creative Commons (CC) actively works to support foundations, governments, IGOs, and other funders who create, adopt and implement open policies. We believe publicly funded resources should be openly licensed resources.To support these and other emerging open policy efforts, CC is about to launch, with multiple global open organizations, an Open Policy Network and Institute for Open Leadership.The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has led the way in using open policy requirements in solicitations for grant requirements first with its Career Pathways Innovation Fund Grants Program,