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TuxMachines: The Good & Bad Of ZFS + HAMMER File-Systems On BSD

Linuxinsight - Saturday 3rd of January 2015 04:01:59 AM

Among the pros of ZFS are it's self-healing, writable clones, fully journaling system using ZFS snapshots, compression, and portable storage. Among the viewed HAMMER positives are the focus on data integrity, great SQL database performance, lower RAM requirements, supports pseudo file-systems, fully open-source with a BSD license, etc. Of course, with each also comes various cons.

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TuxMachines: BSD Community is Too Insular

Linuxinsight - Saturday 3rd of January 2015 03:57:23 AM

First of all let me say I really like BSD. I enjoy studying it's history which extends back to 1978 when it was a mere add-on to Bell Labs Unix version 6. The longest uptime I've ever had on a computer was with OpenBSD. It's a fine piece of work.

On the other hand when I look at the BSD community I see a less than friendly environment. It is rather like a gated community where you need to be invited in. Often when one goes to BSD forums one gets some mysterious error message and no access. IRC channels related to BSD are also invite only.

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TuxMachines: OpenPGP Smartcards and GNOME

Linuxinsight - Saturday 3rd of January 2015 03:32:00 AM

The combination of GnuPG and a OpenPGP smartcard (such as the YubiKey NEO) has been implemented and working well for around a decade. I recall starting to use it when I received a FSFE Fellowship card long time ago. Sadly there has been some regressions when using them under GNOME recently. I reinstalled my laptop with Debian Jessie (beta2) recently, and now took the time to work through the issue and write down a workaround.

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TuxMachines: A small update to our "User Liberation" video

Linuxinsight - Saturday 3rd of January 2015 03:30:06 AM

It really demonstrates the power of free software and free formats, and debunks the myth that professional designers and animators must use proprietary software to be top notch.

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TuxMachines: Hats Off to Mozilla

Linuxinsight - Saturday 3rd of January 2015 03:28:08 AM

Firefox turned ten years old last November and celebrated the occasion with a new version (33.1) that featured a much-welcomed developer edition. It also featured a "forget" button that lets you backspace through time, blowing away history, cookies and open tabs: one more privacy tool for the shed.

Those were two among many new moves by Mozilla, Firefox's parent, all siding with individuals leaning against two prevailing winds that have blown across the on-line world for at least a decade.

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Reddit: Travel Question

Linuxinsight - Saturday 3rd of January 2015 03:27:05 AM

Potentially traveling to the middle east and wondering if I would encounter any issues having kali on my laptop?

submitted by besameculo
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Development Release: Simplicity Linux 15.1 Beta

DistroWatch - Saturday 3rd of January 2015 03:26:07 AM
David Purse has announced the availability of Simplicity Linux 15.1 beta, a lightweight Puppy-based distribution that comes in "Desktop", "Netbook" (both with LXDE) and "X" (with KDE 3) editions: "After a few setbacks in November, and the inevitable December chaos, we are proud to announce the beta release....

Reddit: Using Raspberry Pi + Raspbian as an HTPC?

Linuxinsight - Saturday 3rd of January 2015 03:13:48 AM

I'm thinking about getting a Model B to watch 480p movies ripped from my old DVDs on a CRT TV. Does anyone here use rpi with Raspbian as an HTPC, particularly with the yellow RCA video output?

submitted by crimethinking
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LXer: Google Fiber, Net Neutrality & More…

Linuxinsight - Saturday 3rd of January 2015 03:06:43 AM
It seems that Google hasn’t always been able to gain access to infrastructure such as utility poles, ducts, conduits and rights of way in their attempt to bring speed-of-light Internet access to the U.S. one city at a time. The company claims that reclassifying service providers as common carriers would open the door and give it access.

Google Fiber, Net Neutrality & More…

LXer - Saturday 3rd of January 2015 03:06:43 AM
It seems that Google hasn’t always been able to gain access to infrastructure such as utility poles, ducts, conduits and rights of way in their attempt to bring speed-of-light Internet access to the U.S. one city at a time. The company claims that reclassifying service providers as common carriers would open the door and give it access.

12/26 KaOS 2014.12

DW Latest Releases - Saturday 3rd of January 2015 02:58:03 AM

TuxMachines: North Korea Linux 3.0 (Red Star OS) screenshot tour

Linuxinsight - Saturday 3rd of January 2015 02:32:19 AM

The desktop version North Korea Linux 3.0 is finally available for download and install, thanks to the same guy who initially brought us the server version of North Korea Linux. The ISO download has been popping up all over the place on torrent sites, and I’ve got a full screenshot tour of this odd but interesting Linux distribution. I suggest downloading it via Kick Ass Torrents.

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Linuxinsight - Saturday 3rd of January 2015 02:31:40 AM

TuxMachines: LG tips new 4K TVs running WebOS 2.0

Linuxinsight - Saturday 3rd of January 2015 02:26:18 AM

Following up on its well-received first batch of WebOS based smart TVs, LG has announced a new line of 4K ULTRA HD TVs that run an updated 2.0 version of the Linux-based OS.

Following up on its well-received first batch of WebOS based smart TVs, LG just announced a new line of 4K ULTRA HD TVs that run an updated 2.0 version of the Linux-based OS. WebOS 2.0 offers up to 60 percent faster boot time, as well as an easier interface and easier connectivity to external devices. In addition, users can now customize their menus on the Launcher Bar.

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The Good & Bad Of ZFS + HAMMER File-Systems On BSD

Phoronix - Saturday 3rd of January 2015 02:17:03 AM
ZFS is commonly viewed as the next-generation, high-end file-system for BSD systems while DragonFlyBSD defaults to their own HAMMER file-system designed by Matthew Dillon. For those wondering though how ZFS compares to HAMMER, here's a comparison...

12 Months, 12 Highlights: This was Ubuntu in 2014

Linux Today - Saturday 3rd of January 2015 02:00:00 AM

OMG Ubuntu: In just 12 months there has been a world of change in both Ubuntu and the wider Linux community it sits in, the projects around it, and the people — the you and I’s — who use it.

Reddit: Amazon are Linux biased dicks!

Linuxinsight - Saturday 3rd of January 2015 01:55:08 AM

I just purchased a computer from Amazon and wanted to give a great review on the thing. Even posted some images to backup what I was saying.

http://imgur.com/i2lJW3k

It was denied!

submitted by BetterThenCash
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Installing The AMD Catalyst Driver On Fedora 21

Phoronix - Saturday 3rd of January 2015 01:52:29 AM
Installing the AMD Catalyst (fglrx) driver on the latest Fedora release can sometimes be a challenge due to Fedora catering towards the open-source graphics drivers...

TuxMachines: OnePlus unveils its own Android build without Cyanogen

Linuxinsight - Saturday 3rd of January 2015 01:31:42 AM

Following a temporary ban in India, OnePlus has released its own alpha Lollipop ROM for the One based on stock Android 5.0 -- with no Cyanogen influence. For now, the alpha software is only available as a download, and you'll need to wipe your phone in order to get it. It's also very basic and OnePlus said it includes "no extras beyond the stock features of AOSP Lollipop," though it promised to build on it over time. OnePlus started talking about its own Android fork shortly before Cyanogen inked an exclusive deal with Indian smartphone maker Micromax.

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