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LXer: Can we make research more like the web?

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 12:32:27 PM
Kaitlin Thaney is the Director of Mozilla’s Science Lab and an open science advocate. Her work in this space began with John Wilbanks building the science wing of Creative Commons (formerly known as “Science Commons”). Their focus was on crafting the infrastructure, policy and advocacy for Open Access and sharing data on the web. She moved to Digital Science, where the focus was on tools and science software, but there was still a gap.

LinuxToday: Migration to open source tool inspires new Linux distribution

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 12:00:00 PM

 OpenSource.com: The story of how an open source pharmacy server became a Linux distribution.

LXer: Enroll now in free, online open source programming classes

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 11:35:16 AM
When Kushal Das helped found the Durgapur, India, Linux users group in 2004, he was struggling to find a teacher who could show him the open source ropes. "During that time," Das said in a recent presentation at PyCon 2014, "there was almost no one to tell us what exactly to do with this thing called Linux, other than clicking randomly."

Reddit: ALSA 1.0.28 Released

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 11:17:29 AM

LinuxToday: First handheld Steam Machine revealed

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 11:00:00 AM

 LinuxGizmos: A "Steamboy" handheld gaming console teased in a video appears to be the first portable Steam Machine to emerge for Valve's Linux-based Steam OS platform.

LXer: Get ready for Middle Finger Emoji, aka Flipping The Bird Emoji

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 10:38:05 AM
The 1-Fingered Salute Emoji, aka Middle Finger Emoji, Flipping The Bird Emoji, or Rude Finger Emoji, is coming your way.

Phoronix: SCSI Multi-Queue Performance Appears Great For Linux 3.17

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 10:22:37 AM
Building upon the major blk-mq work for the multi-queue block layer, the SCSI multi-queue code is now in good shape according to its developers, is delivering very promising performance results, and should be merged into the Linux 3.17 kernel cycle...

Reddit: crontab -e returns 2721

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 09:43:23 AM

Hi I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.4 and when I run crontab -e it just prints 2721 and I can't do anything anymore, it just prints what I type.

Anybody any idea what this can be? Thanks!

Fixed: opening crontab in vi works. Just adding "export EDITOR=vi" & "export VISUAL=vi" to my .bachrc file makes it open in vi

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LXer: Securing a Web Server Using a Linux Namespaces Sandbox

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 09:40:54 AM
The goal of this article is to isolate a small public web server on a simulated demilitarized zone (DMZ) network, and to restrict the local network access in case the server is breached. It is an extra security layer added to an existing home server setup.

TuxMachines: Oxygen Gas Plants Manufacturer | BDMGasPlants

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 09:15:11 AM

Better Deal Machineries Pvt. Ltd. is a leading company for manufacturing and exporting a variety of plants such as oxygen plant, nitrogen plant, acetylene plant and air separation plant. In order to incorporate the latest technology we get associated with 'Felice Mandressi' of Italy. The Italian company is worldwide popular for its technology along with design and drawing.

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Reddit: How to get elementary OS looks in any linux distro?

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 08:55:54 AM

Elementary OS is very beautiful. The interface is just gorgeous. Has anyone tweaked their distro to look exactly like elementary OS.

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LXer: Making a change to our Terms of Use: Requirements for disclosure

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 08:43:43 AM
Today, we’re making an important change to our Terms of Use. This change will clarify and strengthen the prohibition against concealing paid editing on all Wikimedia projects.

Reddit: Status of linux AD integration support out of the box?

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 08:40:13 AM

I work at a small company and I've finally managed to convince my sysadmin to start migrating windows workstations to linux. The distro we've chosen is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and my only problem is AD integration. Is there any fast way to join an AD domain with Linux? I've tried likewise-open and I've managed to login with my AD user but somehow hostnames wouldn't resolve. For example pinging computer xyz wouldn't work but pinging 192.168.0.5 (xyz's ip) was ok. I know this doesn't seem very much of a hustle but for our average users who know all the hostnames I would have a hard time convincing them to switch over. I remember I've once tried Fedora and it had some out of the box AD integration in gnome 3 but something similar in Ubuntu didn't managed to make it work. Any suggestions?

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Phoronix: Ext2Fsd: EXT3/EXT4 Support Now Works On Windows 8

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 08:09:30 AM
The Ext2Fsd project that provides an EXT3/EXT4 file-system driver for Microsoft Windows operating systems was recently updated with Windows 8 support and other changes...

Reddit: German printers that are compatible with Ubuntu

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 08:00:51 AM

I'm wondering if anyone knows any relatively low cost German printers that are compatible with Ubuntu.

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LXer: How to reset a root password in MariaDB on Linux

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 07:46:32 AM
You've lost the root password for your MariaDB database – now what do you do? You can't recover your existing password, but you can get into your database to create a new root password. You just need root privileges on the Linux server that is running MariaDB. If you're running Debian Linux (and its derivatives, such as Ubuntu and Mint) you can use a back door trick to reset your password.

LXer: F21 on Track, FESCo Membership Change, More DNF vs. Yum, Reading VM Logs, and Wiki Infoboxes (5tFTW 2014-06-17)

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 06:49:21 AM
Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to follow it all. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just […]

Reddit: I love these little things...

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 06:32:41 AM

TuxMachines: ALSA 1.0.28 Released

Wednesday 18th of June 2014 06:05:52 AM

ALSA 1.0.28 features various small updates to the alsa-oss and alsa-tools components, adds new sound firmware files for the Cirrus Logic CS46xx, boasts small changes to alsa-plugins, and as usual most of the work happened within the alsa-lib and alsa-utils components. Within the ALSA library for 1.0.28 are many API updates while within the ALSA utilities area are many updates to ALSA Control and Speaker Test.

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