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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Sunday 25th of September 2016 09:21:40 AM

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Reddit: My Mom Runs Linux! - Freedom Penguin

Sunday 25th of September 2016 09:20:50 AM

TuxMachines: A short critique of Stallmanism

Sunday 25th of September 2016 08:39:47 AM

I like Stallman and tend to agree with him often: regarding software, or other politics. This article tries to constructively criticize some parts of the free software movement's ideology, which I collectively refer to as "Stallmanism" (only as pun). It is not an attempt at a personal attack on Stallman, and by reading further you will probably see my politics are very far from that: I coined the term Stallmanism simply because he is at the center of the movement and himself a primary source of the ideas I am critiquing.

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LXer: Ghost Minitaur Robot Opens Doors & Climbs Fences & Stairs!

Sunday 25th of September 2016 08:34:37 AM
Give this little droid a compatible brain, like a Raspberry Pi 3, which can display images via a built-in HDMI port and runs Linux at 1.2 Gigahertz, and is more akin to an actual computer than a microcontroller, and let programming of a robotic brain function shatter the ceiling on possibilities.

LXer: Krebs on Security booted off Akamai network after DDoS attack proves pricey

Sunday 25th of September 2016 06:28:49 AM
Security blog Krebs on Security has been taken offline by host Akamai Technologies following a DDoS attack which reached 665 Gbps in size.

Reddit: State of global/local integration menu's other than Unity

Sunday 25th of September 2016 05:19:09 AM

I have been using Unity for well over 6-7 years, and one of the main reasons is that I love local/global menus. I really value vertical screen real estate and have found that it can recover quite a bit of space. I am itching to try other DE's however so I'm wondering if there are any others that have an experience just like Unity.

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LXer: Tails 2.6 - Ultra-secure Linux OS Used By Snowden Gets Updated Tor And Kernel

Sunday 25th of September 2016 04:23:01 AM
The development team of Tails, the anonymity-focused Debian GNU/Linux-based Live CD operating system, is here with its latest release. Tails 2.6 fixes multiple bugs and improves the software packages. This release is based on Linux kernel 4.6 and Tor 0.2.8.7. While the existing Tails users can go for the update, new users need to download the Live CD from Tails website.

Reddit: Why does steam do this(wine)?

Sunday 25th of September 2016 02:40:12 AM

here is a pic.

why does this happen?

i have kinda weird setup,

i have a 20gb ssd partition with this layout

and i used wine to install steam to my 20gb partition and then it gives an error and doesnt display text.

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LXer: How to enable automatic updates on a Linux VPS

Sunday 25th of September 2016 02:17:13 AM
In order to keep the data stored on your server as secure as possible, it is recommended to upgrade the services regularly. Keeping your services up to date is a very easy task and requires a small amount of time, but it is crucial for the safety of your data.

Reddit: Not sure where to ask this but there should be like minded people here. Any HAM/amateur radio people in this sub? Any open-source radios?

Sunday 25th of September 2016 01:14:25 AM

Just curious. I don't really know how radio software works, but I know they can be programmed and whatnot. My dad is a HAM operator and I'm getting my license sometime.

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LXer: Krebs Goes Down, Opera Gets a VPN & More…

Sunday 25th of September 2016 12:11:25 AM
Also included: Yahoo's big hack, Garrett on Lenovo, new Audacious and GNOME, and Ubuntu get's ready for Yakkety Yak.

TuxMachines: Google may unveil merged Android and Chrome OS, dubbed Andromeda, at event

Sunday 25th of September 2016 12:07:59 AM

If you thought Google’s October 4 event — where the firm is rumored to launch two smartphones, Google Home, Daydream VR, Chromecast Ultra, and Wi-Fi Routers — wasn’t packed enough, think again. It has been a long time coming, but Google may finally offer a peak at Andromeda, an operating system that sees the merger of Android and Chrome OS.

Andromeda is the code name for the long-rumored merger, and Android Police says it have been sitting on a rumor that Google may demo the OS in October. What made the company share it now? A tweet from Hiroshi Lockheimer, senior vice president of Android, Chrome OS, and Google Play at Google.

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Reddit: Teaching a class to underprivileged youth through a non-profit academic program and am looking for inspirational media that demonstrates Linux's capabilities.

Saturday 24th of September 2016 11:38:39 PM

I am teaching a class to inner-city youth and would like to demonstrate the merits of Linux. There are students who have heard of RPis and vaguely know Linux exists, but the majority are unaware of it. I'd like to expose them to advanced skills, projects, and demonstrations during our first class to inspire them. I have a limited amount of time during each class, so I am compiling a list of videos on a community page for them to watch. Would anyone here have suggestions of such videos that I could share with my group?

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Reddit: If you had/have a raspi. What would you do with it?

Saturday 24th of September 2016 11:31:37 PM

I used my army of raspis for the following things: VPN server

Mpd server

Samba server

Apache server

Kodi

Pi-hole

I'm really interested in what you guys do with your pi's.

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Reddit: Recommend me a tiny in-RAM OS similar to Tails

Saturday 24th of September 2016 11:29:20 PM

Not sure if this is the right sub. The two in the sidebar don't seem to appropriate cause this isn't really a support question as much as it is a "give me recommendations on distros!" kinda thing, which is why I'm posting it here. If this is wrong please link me to a more appropriate sub.

My situation: Tails would be perfect for what I'm trying to do because it runs entirely in RAM (no trace on harddrives), when you do tell it to save something persistently it encrypts that data, and it's TOR-only. With a 64GB USB drive I could feasibly have my Tails + its persistent storage on that drive resulting in a little "pocket linux". However... the device I'd want to use this system on only has 512MB of RAM (Toshiba AC100), meaning I can't use Tails (or if I did I'd need a pagefile, which kinda defeats the point).

What I want to do is take some tiny Linux Distro that runs entirely in RAM (like TinyCore, Nanolinux, SliTaz, AUSTRUMI, etc...) and then frankenstein some extra security stuff onto it resulting in something sorta like Tails. (It's cool if it's not exactly as overkill-levels of safe as Tails, merely running in RAM takes care of most concerns.) In short, recommend me a distro that:

  1. Is as small as possible (and must run efficiently on a Toshiba AC100 -> 512MB RAM max)
  2. Can be configured to run entirely in RAM, never saving anything to disc unless explicitly told to. (Like Tails)
  3. When it does save data to disk, it encrypts this data well. (Like Tails)
  4. Can be configured to only access the internet through TOR/I2P/similar. (Like Tails)

2 is standard for many of the ultra-lightweight distros, and software for 3 seems to exist in some form for most distros. 4 is probably the hardest requirement, and 1 can scale pretty far down (not sure what the smallest modern distro even is, IIRC there's one that only around 1MB but I don't recall the name).

TL;DR: Tfw shitty Toshiba AC100 not enough RAM for Tails -> Gimme a Distro that's Tails but smaller

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Phoronix: XDC2016 Wraps Up After Many Wayland, X.Org & Mesa Discussions

Saturday 24th of September 2016 10:23:42 PM
The 2016 X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC2016) wrapped up Friday in Helsinki, Finland. Here is a summary of the major happenings for those that may have missed it or didn't yet watch the video streams.

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