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TuxMachines: Do you need a container-specific Linux distribution?

9 hours 31 min ago

You've always been able to run containers on a variety of operating systems: Zones on Solaris; Jails on BSD; Docker on Linux and now Windows Server; OpenVZ on Linux, and so on. As Docker in particular and containers in general explode in popularity, operating system companies are taking a different tack. They're now arguing that to make the most of containers you need a skinny operating system to go with them.

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TuxMachines: Video: 84-Year-Old Volunteer Rebuilds, Sends Linux Laptops to Africa

9 hours 37 min ago

Retired pastor James Anderson, age 84, has never worked in IT or had any formal computer training, but over the past two years he has rebuilt more than a hundred IBM ThinkPad laptops and sent them to schools and nonprofits in Africa – all running Linux.

For the past nine years, Anderson has volunteered at FreeGeek, a Portland, Oregon-based nonprofit that recycles and rehabilitates old computers for donation. He spends four hours every Friday testing and rebuilding the ThinkPads, which he then loads with Linux Mint 17 and sends one or two at a time to Africa via personal couriers.

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LXer: 7 reasons why the feds shouldn’t mess with encryption

9 hours 40 min ago
The spread of encryption is posting public safety challenges and making it harder for the government to fight both criminals and terrorists, said Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson. But for security vendors providing encryption technology to enterprise customers, any tampering with encryption protocols would do more damage than harm. Here are seven ways security pros believe the DHS is wrong on encryption.

Reddit: make a live .iso out of my own installation

9 hours 44 min ago

Hi /r/linux!

is it possible to create a .iso that will install and give me the system i have now again whenever i installl? I don't mind complex installation.

Any ideas?

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TuxMachines: Mark Shuttleworth Says Microsoft Didn't Copy Convergence Idea, Ubuntu Will Be First

9 hours 46 min ago

Mark Shuttleworth talked about Ubuntu convergence and he also happened to mention the fact that Microsoft is trying to do something similar to Windows, but he said that the companies just had the same idea, at the same time.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Devs and Users Talk About Windows with Buttons on the Wrong Side

9 hours 49 min ago

The Ubuntu community is having a vivacious discussion regarding the placement of the window buttons on the left side. From the looks of it, some users would prefer to have the option of moving the buttons to the right side.

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Phoronix: Deb-Based Ubuntu Will Continue To Be Offered For The Foreseeable Future

9 hours 49 min ago
While there's work on getting a Snappy version of Ubuntu's Desktop-Nex in time for the Ubuntu 15.10 release in October, Debian based packages of Ubuntu Linux will continue to be offered for the foreseeable future...

TuxMachines: Tiny UAV-oriented i.MX6 SBC has HDMI in and out

10 hours 5 min ago

Gateworks unveiled a tiny, UAV-oriented SBC that runs Linux or Android on an i.MX6 SoC, and offers HDMI in/out, USB, serial, GPIO, CAN, mini-PCIe, and more.

Like other Gateworks Ventana boards, such as the recent Ventana GW5200, the tiny “Ventana GW5510″ runs Linux or Android on a Cortex-A9-based Freescale i.MX6 SoC clocked to 800MHz, and offers a wide-range power supply and -40 to 85°C temperature support. Other Ventana-like features include a programmable pushbutton switch, as well as programmable board shut-down and wake-up for remote sensor applications.

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Phoronix: Linux Game Publishing Remains Down For The Count

10 hours 9 min ago
This week marks one year since Linux Game Publishing vanished from the Internet...

LXer: Thin Mini-ITX board packs quad-core 2.4GHz punch

19 hours 36 min ago
Habey’s latest Mini-ITX board runs Linux on a quad-core Celeron J1900, and offers dual GbE, dual mini-PCIe slots, mSATA, dual-display support, and HD audio.

TuxMachines: Relax, it's just Ubuntu 15.04. AARGH! IT'S FULL OF SYSTEMD!!!

20 hours 12 min ago

Most users will notice very little overall difference in this latest Ubuntu release, but it’s this change that packs the biggest punch.

There are a couple of new things that make 15.04 worth the upgrade from previous versions, but the really big changes – like the move to Unity 8 and the whole "convergence" of the desktop and mobile versions – remain in the future.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Is Slowly Moving Towards the Rolling Release Model

20 hours 18 min ago

Developers from Canonical explained last week that they intended to rebase the Ubuntu Next flavor (featuring Mir and Unity8) on Snappy, which means that they were also considering moving to a rolling release model, even if it was just for this branch.

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TuxMachines: Next Ubuntu Codename Announced, New Laptops

20 hours 23 min ago

Ubuntu dominated the headlines today with its Ubuntu Online Summit for 2015 beginning today. Mark Shuttleworth gave the keynote and informed a loyal public of the new 15.10 lsb_release -a. Elsewhere, Ubuntu 15.04 gets a thumbs-up and Ebuyer.com is now selling Ubuntu laptops.

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TuxMachines: GNOME's Mutter Updated for GNOME 3.18 with More Wayland Improvements

21 hours 42 min ago

Mutter, the default window manager and compositor of the acclaimed GNOME desktop environment received an update as part of the first development release of the upcoming GNOME 3.18, due for release on October 23, 2015.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Won't Have Unity 8 by Default, the Community Will Decide

21 hours 47 min ago

Canonical wanted to have Unity 8 and Mir ready for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in order to provide them by default, but it looks like that is not going to happen. Instead, the community will be able to choose the default desktop they want for that particular LTS release.

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TuxMachines: Linux Widens HPC Goalposts

21 hours 54 min ago

It is well known that the term “high performance computing” (HPC) originally describes the use of parallel processing for running advanced application programs efficiently, reliably and quickly. The term applies especially to systems that function above a teraflop or 10^12 floating-point operations per second, and is also often used as a synonym for supercomputing. Technically a supercomputer is a system that performs at or near the currently highest operational rate for computers. To increase systems performance, over time the industry has moved from uni-processor to SMP to distributed-memory clusters, and finally to multicore and manycore chips.

However, for a growing number of users and vendors, HPC today refers not to cores, cycles, or FLOPS but to discovery, efficiency, or time to market. Some years ago, IDC came up with the interpretation of HPC to High Productivity Computing, highlighting the idea that HPC provides a more effective and scalable productivity to customers, and this term fits really well for most commercial customers.

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TuxMachines: 5 of the Best Raspberry Pi Projects Out There

21 hours 58 min ago

Raspberry Pi, when first launched about two years ago, became an instant phenomenon. After all, who could have thought of a $35 computer that lets you browse the web and does most of your office work? What is even more surprising is the reception it got from average users. Usually, one would expect a bare-minimum $35 board computer that runs Linux to be popular only among developers or geeks. However, as many as 100,000 Raspberry Pi units were sold on the day of its launch eventually selling more than 2.5 million units till date.

Completely open-source, Raspberry Pi lets you do most of the basic tasks you'd normally do on a full-fledged desktop. You can browse the web, you can create documents, and you can even play music and watch videos. When it comes to desktop computers, Raspberry Pi is a veritable "Starter's Edition." Since its inception, the project has made common computing available to parts of the world where owning a desktop was once considered a luxury. Moreover, it has also spurred a flurry of interesting projects that take this tiny superboard to a whole new level. If you are ready to show your creative, geeky side, then read on as we cover some of the best Raspberry Pi projects out there.

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LXer: US reviews use of cellphone spying technology

22 hours 28 min ago
Faced with criticism from lawmakers and civil rights groups, the U.S. Department of Justice has begun a review of the secretive use of cellphone surveillance technology that mimics cellphone towers, and will get more open on its use, according to a newspaper report.

Reddit: Ubuntu 15.10 Codename Announced

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Taking care of Dogs? What You Must Know First

Pet service is a huge duty. For more info about your cat or dogs needs viist http://otis-k-garcia.webnode.com/news/appropriate-animal-grooming-of-your-dogs-and-cats/. This, due to the determination needed, could be hard on just about any individual. The adhering to article will aid you to be the most effective pet proprietor feasible.

If you are in the market for a new pup, make sure you will certainly have adequate time to devote to his training method. Usually, you need to take a youthful pet dog outside to do his company 8 times a day which can take a whole lot far from your timetable. Training takes more time and also patience than the majority of people realize.

If you typically aren't certain of the quantity of meals your pet requires every day, talk with your vet. Though some people feed whatever the package advises, those guidelines are not consistently suitable and could result in overfeeding. Speak to the veterinarian about just what makes sense for your pet.

Ensure you have the correct dog materials. Prior to bringing your pet dog home for the very first time, make sure that you are geared up with the right materials. Every pet requires a great sized food and water dish, a collar as well as leash, playthings, and also a comfy place to sleep. Also, bear in mind to acquire an identification tag quickly.

Positive support is the best means to educate your pet. You must congratulate your pet dog when it shows a good behavior, as an example by providing it a surprise or cuddling it. Speak to your canine in a soft voice and make sure you commend it whenever the etiquette is displayed.

Mark a member of the family or friend to be in charge of your pet, ought to something happen to you. If you are in a crash and also not able to obtain house, your canine will require someone to feed him and also attend to various other demands. Possibly you trustworthy a neighbor with your house tricks and also they might substitute you in a time of demand.

Brush your pet dog's teeth every week. Use a kid's tooth brush that is soft, some nylon pantyhose over your finger, or a gauze pad. Don't make use of regular tooth paste. As an alternative, try utilizing a cooking soda as well as water paste or toothpaste made for canines. Tidy their teeth one to 2 times a week.

The type of leash you utilize when strolling your pet dog is vital. A tiny chain that would certainly suit a small dog, like a chihuahua, is not visiting fit a Rottweiler or pit bull. Acquire a leash that will match your pet dog pleasantly yet also offered them with safety and security.

Ensure that you're feeding your pet dog a top quality food. The majority of dog meals offered at your food store are mostly composed of grains or corn. Instead of this, you must look for a pet food that is mainly made from meat. Foods that are top quality can offer you with lots of advantages, such as having a healthy dog, less veterinarian check outs, and also your canine's layer will certainly shine a lot more.

You ought to have the ability to take far better service of your pet, now that more details is available to you. Program an unwinded nature to the pet dog as well as hold your horses to them as they will certainly return the compliment in kind. If you need help for your dogs or cats just see this https://otiskgarcia.wordpress.com/2015/04/30/proper-animal-grooming-of-your-pet-dogs-and-pet-cats/. You should look around to discover even more information to make your canine happy.

Gibson and Associates Solicitors: 5 Reasons to Avoid a Payday Loan

Payday loans are incredibly easy to obtain, which in theory should ring alarm bells. However, due to unemployment levels and a poor economy, thousands of people turn to payday loans to try and clear their debts immediately. Ironically, payday loans often cause people's debt problems to escalate instead of acting as a quick solution.

People usually use payday loans as a short term solution to financial difficulty. These loans are typically advertised as ‘convenient' for those who are struggling to survive before their next pay slip.

Payday loans are increasingly becoming controversial and here are 5 reasons why:

They're Expensive

All loans are expensive to pay off. No matter how much money you borrow if you miss repayments or decide to extend the loan, what was a small loan can turn very expensive as interest and bank charges are applied.

High-Interest Rates

Interest rates for payday loans are huge. Some lenders charge interest rates of more than 4,000% and if this is rolled over, debts can quickly escalate.

Lenders are keen to describe the way an APR is calculated. APR is generally not designed for short-term lending, thus reducing the loan period means the interest rate goes up. As a result, consumers are unsure of how to compare the correct costs of the various loans available.

They Target the Vulnerable

Sceptics claim that lenders appear to target the most vulnerable borrowers, arguing that lenders are not completing proper affordability checks on debtor's before granting them the loans. In some cases, lenders have encouraged consumers to borrow more money than they need.

Most lenders will happily allow you to continue borrowing from one month to the next. People who cannot afford to pay off the loans by the agreed date will run serious risk of their debt spiralling out of control. Before they know it they will owe more money than they initially borrowed due to large interest rates alone.

Hidden Charges

When you sign up for a payday loan you will usually agree on a date to pay back the loan which typically falls on or after payday. During the agreement you will provide the loan company with your bank details. If you continue to miss payments, interest will continue to be taken out of your account each month which can easily escalate. You may also need to pay bank charges if you exceed your overdraft limit.

Fraud

Fraudsters are aware that people are desperate to find an immediate solution to their financial worries, providing them with the perfect opportunity to violate vulnerable people.

Taking out a payday loan requires you to disclose confidential information such as your bank details and address. You'll be surprised at how many illegimate payday loan sites are now on the internet asking for your most confidential details, when they do not even provide their own basic contact details - suspicious. However, when people are desperate and vulnerable they often see past these warning signs. Chances are these sites are fraudsters attempting to steal your personal details.

How Gibson & Associates Can Help You Write Off Your Debt

If you have a debt which you cannot repay, it is important that you speak to a solicitor so that they can explain the options available to you. At Gibson & Associates Solicitors, there are a number of ways we can help relieve you from your debt.

Legal experts at our firm are professional and sensitive and understand what a distressing time this must be for you. We will work with you to provide the best solution, easing the financial burden hanging over you.

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Snappy Ubuntu Core takes off in a quadcopter

Erle Robotics has launched an Ubuntu Core “Snappy” version of its open source Linux and ROS-based Erle-Copter quadcopter, with Erle-Copter app store access. The “Erle-Copter Ubuntu Core Special Edition” is functionally almost identical to the Erle-Copter quadrotor drone announced by Erle Robotics in December, but instead of the usual Debian Linux distribution, it offers one of the first implementations of the lightweight new Snappy version of Ubuntu Core. Read more