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LXer: Mozilla Thunderbird 31.0 Officially Released with Lots of Fixes and Important Changes

1 hour 49 min ago
Mozilla has officially released Thunderbird 31.0, an email and RSS client, for all the available platforms, and the developers have actually made a number of improvements to the application. The first version has been released in the Thunderbird 31.x branch, but unlike some of the previous updates, this one actually brings something interesting. It's been a while since Thunderbird received any real improvements, but that's not exactly Mozilla's fault.

Reddit: Does anybody know how well Rhythmbox works with new iPods/iPhones?

2 hours 7 min ago

I tried searching google but haven't got any decent results, so I ask you kind folk.

Do you know how well Rhythmbox works with new iPhones and iPods? I have an iPhone 5 with iOS 6 and am thinking about getting a previous gen nano. Should I just expect it to work seamlessly or is there a chance it might just not work (I haven't done any non-iTunes sync since the third gen iPods when there still a bit or reverse engineering needing to be done so I don't know where the current state is)

Thanks a bunch!

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Reddit: LVM stripe partition for different sized disks. Is this possible?

2 hours 37 min ago

I have an old EEE PC 900 netbook with 12 GB of storage total. It has 4 GB of faster flash and 8 GB of slower flash. I want join it all up in 1 partition with consistent performance across all space. Is it possible to do something like striping with 2 different sized drives in LVM? Like when you write something, it is striped between X fast blocks of the 4 GB drive and 2X slow blocks of the 8 GB drive.

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LXer: Milind Bhandarkar talks big data and open source software

2 hours 46 min ago
Big data is one of the most pervasive buzzwords in today's technology world. But it's impossible to deny how deeply data touches all aspects of not just our lives but also business and industry. The amount of data collected about everything is staggering—a typical transatlantic flight generates 30 terabytes of data about the engines alone!

Reddit: Setting read and write permissions by group.

3 hours 12 min ago

I am new to the linux space and i keep hitting this problem. I want to have 2 groups of users on a linux installation. One of the groups has read and write access to a particular folder,while the other group only has read access. I have not been able to do this with the linux permissions sistem because i cannot set the owner as a group. I may be approaching this the wrong way or i'm missing a very basic fact about the linux permissions system. Any help would be appreciated.

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Slashdot: Print Isn't Dead: How Linux Voice Crowdfunded a New Magazine

3 hours 33 min ago
M-Saunders (706738) writes The death of print has been predicted for years, and many magazines and publishers have taken a big hit with the rise of eBooks and tablets. But not everyone has given up. Four geeks quit their job at an old Linux magazine to start Linux Voice, an independent GNU/Linux print and digital mag with a different publishing model: giving profits and content back to the community. Six months after a successful crowdfunding campaign, the magazine is going well, so here is the full story.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

LXer: Cisco relaunches Developer Network

3 hours 43 min ago
Cisco has picked up a lipstick-gloss in one hand and a pig in the other, by re-launching its developer program to have another shot at attracting third party coders to its platforms. For not the first time, The Borg has hit upon the idea that getting others writing functions and applications for it is a big chunk of its future. It's not even the first time it's called the program the Cisco Developer Network (or DevNet in the parlance of today's announcement).

Linuxaria: Small reminder: Remember to remove all your data to Ubuntuone

4 hours 40 min ago

If you were an Ubuntu One user probably you have received a mail like this one:

“This is the FINAL reminder to make sure you have retrieved all your data from Ubuntu One filesync, as we will be deleting all the content permanently on 31st July 2014. After that date, we will no longer be able to retrieve any of your files.

In order to make it easy for you to retrieve all of your content, we have released a new feature that lets you download all your content at once. Our website ( has been updated with instructions on how to conveniently download all your files.

In addition, you still can use’s offer to transfer your data to another cloud provider for free. The Ubuntu One web interface is available for you to download individual files as well.

All of us in the Ubuntu One team would like to thank you for your support over the years.

The Ubuntu One team”

Luckily there are a lot of options of “cloud storage” for Linux users, at the moment I’d suggest, that should be one of the provider that offer more free space, they offer 15 GB for free + 5GB for every referral that sign in with your code, or + 5Gb if you sign in using a referral code (please be aware that in the link there is my referral code).

Or I’d go with Google drive, there are a lot of interesting options for Linux Desktops and also for Android Smartphones.

As last choice the old, but always good, dropbox that offers a smaller space, but has great features on their clients, both on the web than on multiple platforms.

So in short, don’t forget to save your data, and goodbye Ubuntu One, i loved the old Tomboy integration to keep notes synced among multiple computers…

Related posts:

  1. Copy – A new cloud storage service with Linux Client
  2. Ubuntu One discontinues support to Tomboy

LXer: ProtonMail and Subrosa: Encrypted communication for the privacy-conscious

4 hours 40 min ago
ProtonMail, as the name suggests, is an email service. The outfit is based in Switzerland and the service offers bumper-to-bumper encryption, is browser-based, does not log IP addresses, and will accept bitcoin and cash payments for paid accounts.

TuxMachines: New Duke Beta, Debian 6 Update, and Geary Still Coming

5 hours 1 min ago

Today in Linux news, Geary 0.7.0 was recently released despite the programmers' troubles with the IRS. Debian released an update the 6.0 branch of their old stable Linux distribution. A new Duke Nukem enhanced compilation game has hit beta. "GCC 5.0 is expected next year" and Linus is getting grumpy! And finally today, two new Mint 17 reviews round out the Linux news on this Monday July 21.

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TuxMachines: Deepin 2014 review

5 hours 6 min ago

it’s no secret that I like Deepin 2014. But what’s not to like about something that’s good and has the potential to be even better. There are features (on the installer) that need to be implemented and several rough edges on the desktop that calls for more polishing, but in general, this is one desktop distribution that I think you should, at least, take for a test drive.

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TuxMachines: 7 Mac OS X Yosemite Features Canonical Needs to Steal to Make Ubuntu Even Better

5 hours 13 min ago

While we maybe living in a post-PC era, there is no denying the fact that the desktop OS still matters. Mac OS X is an operating system that is still ahead of Ubuntu when it comes to the race towards the number one desktop. Apple knows that, and that is why they seem to have put a lot of work in making Mac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" as good as their mobile operating system, which is iOS. The goal here is convergence. Apple wants to build an ecosystem in which the desktop, the mobile, and the wearable operating systems work seamlessly together in harmony. This is the same thing Microsoft is aiming for and so is Google. And yes, Shuttleworth's brainchild Ubuntu is shooting for the same thing by working really hard on the next iteration of the open-source OS. But, with all these efforts, can Canonical match up with its competition?

Well, it can if it takes some of the great things its competitors are doing. Both Apple and Google are known for "borrowing" each other's ideas. If Canonical does a bit of that, its desktop might be able to reach a whole new level. So, if you are an Ubuntu fan wanting some of the best things from Apple's latest Yosemite on your desktop, here is a list of few things Canonical can steal or copy from Cupertino right away.

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LXer: Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 06:49:22 AM
When Microsoft swallowed half of Europe's biggest tech company, it was only a matter of time before it spat something out. And so it has, ending Nokia's thirty-year roller-coaster ride. However, the decision will make tens of million of its customers take a look at Android – surely the last thing Microsoft wanted to happen.

LXer: Great Scott! It's Version 13!

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 05:52:11 AM
No matter how much I love Plex, there's still nothing that comes close to XBMC for usability when it comes to watching your network media on a television. I've probably written a dozen articles on Plex during the last few years, so you know that's tough for me to admit. Still, no matter how many Plex-enabled devices I might buy (Roku, Amazon Fire TV, phones, tablets, Web browsers), I run XBMC on all my televisions. The interface, when coupled with a back-end MySQL database, is just unbeatable.

LXer: A new OpenStack book, advice for contributing, and more

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 04:55:00 AM
Interested in keeping track of what's happening in the open source cloud? is your source for what's happening right now in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

Reddit: LibreSSL 2.0.3 released

Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 04:28:28 AM