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Reddit: What are the coolest things done on Linux?

6 hours 11 min ago

What are some of the coolest things you or someone you know has done with GNU/Linux? Was it a cool setup like those found on r/unixporn, a clever way to automate a task, some crazy large project involving multiple machines hooked up together, etc.?

This has been intriguing me for a while now, as the things you can do with Linux are endless. I have been wanting to start up a project of my own, but just haven't found the right that project really grabs my attention yet.

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Reddit: Remmina asks for RSA passphrase even though I don't have one. Help please!

6 hours 18 min ago

I use ssh keys on one of my servers for authentication and it works great from the cli. If I try to connect with Remmina it asks for the key passphrase even though I don't have one. If I just put a blank password in it just has a little box that pops up and says "null". I've tried all the "SSH identity file" option as well as "Public key (automatic)" with the same result. Any ideas?

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LXer: IPv6 Auto-Configuration in Linux

6 hours 24 min ago
In Testing IPv6 Networking in KVM: Part 1, we learned about unique local addresses (ULAs). In this article, we will learn how to set up automatic IP address configuration for ULAs.

Reddit: Back up strategies for Linux and Mac

6 hours 33 min ago

I know I mentioned my Mac but posted in r/Linux cause it’s my main OS. Just got a 2 terabyte external hard drive. I am looking to create 2 partitions one for my Mac and one for my Linux(Ubuntu Gnome 16.04). I am going to use it to back my machines. I’d like to hear any backup strategies that you guys may have.

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Reddit: Can we pool together ideas for avoiding Intel ME?

6 hours 38 min ago

It's seriously bothering me knowing how many devices I have that are running this ominous hypervisor with full access to my system.

I've tried externally flashing, but only managed to get it to dump the original firmware once, then something got knocked out of place and it won't connect anymore. The SOIC clip I have wouldn't stay on properly.

I am in need of a laptop, I wanted to buy the XPS 15, but... Intel ME. Any good ultrabooks with 16GB+ RAM, SSD, 4K screen, that aren't a space heater?

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LinuxToday: I Built an Android App, and I Don't Even Code

6 hours 55 min ago

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Reddit: Just wanted to share a story of my first time converting someone to linux.

7 hours 40 min ago

I switched my roommate to Ubuntu Mate a month ago because he had issues with wifi on windows 10 (qualcomm wireless card). Wifi still didn't work when I booted into UM after i installed it, but when i left his laptop for a few days and i told him it still had issues with wifi in some corners of the apartment he said: "No dude it works just fine everywhere." ??? Somehow it started working better after i managed to update the system after installation. I thought he would just use it for facebook, Popcorn Time and downloading shows to watch offline.. Few moments ago i came back from work and caught him in terminal learning commands like pwd, ls, rm, mkdir... and he asks me how could he use google in terminal.. So i sit next to him and show him w3m first and googler next, he's like cooool while im showing him, then i noticed he installed some themes and configured his system a little, then he asks if he could open pictures in terminal and i tell him i'm sure there is an app for that, but for right now he could probably just use external app from terminal to open pictures, so i go to start see that Shotwell is installed and i'm like " you could probably do it like this, type the name of the app shotwell then put space and type the name of the picture you want" (he previously typed ls himself to see contents of the folder) and i start typing the name of some random photo and show him tab auto-complete feature and he's like DAMMMN THATS COOL and i press enter accidentaly and it opens up shotwell and the picture i asked for, i turn to him and say: "this was totally random, i had no idea that it would actually work i just guessed that using the name of the app and the name of the picture will open it up, cuz stuff usually works like that on linux, its that easy, you dont even need to know it sometimes" He starts going through pictures using shotwell and is amazed that he can even change pictures once he opens them. After that i showed him how to open videos with vlc through terminal if he likes, enabled tilda in Mate Tweak, showed him how autocomplete work a little deeper and left him with that.

I am so surprised that he actually got interested in linux by himself and started learning it. Bear in mind my roommate is not really a computer literate person, for most of his games he uses his xbox360 and he uses computer only for writing seminars in word (or libre office writer now ;) ) , chatting on FB and watching TV Shows. I was so shocked to see him in terminal learning linux all by himself, i never even said anything to him about linux command line existing let alone told him to research linux..

As i am typing this my roommate is talking to his older brother on skype, he actually asked his brother what OS he's using and told him he should switch to linux, that it's really awesome, it works really good, looks great and is really interesting that you can see how a computer actually works.

I'm still awestruck how interested he is about learning linux and sharing his experience with other people, trying to convert them to it. I never switched anyone to linux before, i never in my wildest dreams thought that anyone would react to switching like that. I am so happy right now.

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LXer: Checking website statistics using Webalizer

7 hours 44 min ago
Webalizer is a free & open source application for analyzing of apache web access logs & usage logs & creating website statistics. After analyzing web logs, it produces various website statistics like daily statistics,...

TuxMachines: Stable kernels 4.14.6 and 4.9.69

8 hours 26 min ago

Two new stable kernels have been released by Greg Kroah-Hartman: 4.14.6 and 4.9.69. As usual, they contain fixes all over the kernel tree; users of those series should upgrade.

See: Linux 4.14.6 and Linux 4.9.69

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TuxMachines: Introducing bolt: Thunderbolt 3 security levels for GNU/Linux

8 hours 30 min ago

Today I released the first version 0.1 (aka "Accidentally Working") of bolt, a system daemon that manages Thunderbolt 3 devices. It provides a D-Bus API to list devices, enroll them (authorize and store them in the local database) and forget them again (remove previously enrolled devices). It also emits signals if new devices are connected (or removed). During enrollment devices can be set to be automatically authorized as soon as they are connected. A command line tool, called boltctl, can be used to control the daemon and perform all the above mentioned tasks (see the man page of boltctl(1) for details).

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TuxMachines: Elementary LibreOffice

8 hours 33 min ago

Two months ago I start to finalize the existing Elementary icon theme for LibreOffice. It’s about 2.000 icons and now they are available in LibreOffice 6.0 beta. In addition all icons are available as svg file so it can be used and edit in an easy way.

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TuxMachines: Huawei Mate9

8 hours 36 min ago

Generally this is a decent phone. As a replacement for a failed Nexus 6P it’s pretty good. But at this time I tend to recommend not buying it as the first generation of Pixel phones are now cheap enough to compete. If the Pixel XL is out of your price range then instead of saving $130 for a less secure phone it would be better to save $400 and choose one of the many cheaper phones on offer.

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LinuxToday: Checking website statistics using Webalizer

8 hours 55 min ago

Webalizer is a free & open source application for analyzing of apache web access logs

Reddit: IS there a way creating custom keyboard layouts

10 hours 1 min ago

Im a programing with a disability and would like a way to create a custom keyboard layout to work with my disability. Ive Tried Dvora, Qwerty and Azerty And none of them have worked for me so far. Maybe Colemak would work for me but i havent had a chance to try it out. I just have to change a couple of keys

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An introduction to Joplin, an open source Evernote alternative

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Open Source OS Still supporting 32-bit Architecture and Why it’s Important

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KDE Applications 17.12 Lands with Dolphin Enhancements, HiDPI Support for Okular

KDE Applications 17.12 has been in development for the past several months and it's now available as a drop-in replacement for the previous series of the software suite, KDE Applications 17.08, which reached end of life in early November. As expected, several of the included apps received various enhancements and new features in this release. Among these, we can mention that the Dolphin file manager is now capable of saving searches, can limit the search only to folders, makes renaming of files easier by allowing the user to simply double-click on the file name, displays extra information about files like origin URL of downloaded file or modification date, and introduces new Bitrate, Genre, and Release Year columns. Read more Also: KDE Applications 17.12 Brings HiDPI Improvements, Rest Of KDE Games Ported To KF5 KDE Ships KDE Applications 17.12.0

Stable kernels 4.14.6 and 4.9.69

Two new stable kernels have been released by Greg Kroah-Hartman: 4.14.6 and 4.9.69. As usual, they contain fixes all over the kernel tree; users of those series should upgrade. Read more See: Linux 4.14.6 and Linux 4.9.69