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Reddit: eRacks ADELIE ultrabook info?

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 6:05pm

Has anyone heard anything about the ADELIE ultrabook from eRacks? I'm looking for a lightweight quad-core i7 laptop with 16 gb RAM (I work with large datasets) and this seems to be it. I've a lot of negative things about s76 and the xps 13 maxes out at 8gb. Thanks!

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LXer: Going to the extreme to make 3D printers open source

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 6:02pm
The best way to explain 3D printing to someone is to show them. But since Jeff Moe can’t carry around one of his Lulzbot 3D printers, he has taken to packing 3D-printed parts in his pocket so that he can show them off when he runs into people who aren't familiar with the concept."A lot of time when you're explaining it, people are thinking of a 3D movie or something like that," said Moe, CEO of Aleph Objects, the largest manufacturer of open source 3D printers. "I literally carry around parts with me and show people the different things that 3D printers can do because that explains it a lot better," Moe said.

TuxMachines: Liam Maxwell: Government open source code is one of UK’s best exports

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 5:57pm

The open source code that the government runs is one of Britain’s “great” exports, according to government CTO Liam Maxwell.

Maxwell told the Think Cloud for Government conference in London that the UK benefits from an exchange of knowledge by being open. Most of code is open source, allowing other countries to use it for their own government digital services.

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Reddit: Help setting up persistent Live USB

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 5:49pm

Hello all,

I don't really have any Linux experience, but I am pretty tech sauvy, so I have been looking to setup a Live USB to test out Ubuntu and get used to it without spinning up another partition or a VM or whatever (since I have lots of thumb drives laying around).

I am able to install Unbuntu on the drive from Windows 8 from this link

However, every time I boot into the Live USB, I have to reinstall the drivers for my wireless card, which is kind of annoying. Is there a way to run a live USB with persistent data? I have tried a few of the options on the above link, but am unable to get anywhere. I am using a 2GB USB drive and that is what I want the final install on, and I have other drives to boot from, if needed. Is there a quick and easy way to do this?

I have tried installing and booting from another drive and trying to install onto the destination drive from there, but I am unsure on what steps I need to take.

Any help would be really appreciated. Thank you very much

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TuxMachines: Nvidia adds Linux support for GK20A GPU

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 5:23pm

Linux creator Linus Torvalds criticized Nvidia in 2012 at Aalto Talk as “the single worst company we have ever dealt with.” Along with him many other members of the open source community previously criticized Nvidia’s proprietary hardware and software, which made open source alternatives difficult.

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TuxMachines: Suresh Jagannathan: DARPA to Apply Big Data Analytics for Open Source Software

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 5:18pm

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has initiated a program to develop approaches for fixing software flaws by using big data analytics principles, GCN reported Monday.

DARPA intends for the Mining and Understanding Software Enclaves program to boost the reliability of building, verifying and maintaining software systems, according to the report.

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LXer: LaciOS Beta 0.1 Screenshot Tour

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 5:04pm
LaciOS Beta 0.1 has been released. The LaciOS project is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian's Testing repositories. The distribution strives to be an easy to use desktop operating system. Watch Live Video of Collaboration Summit Keynotes on March 26

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 5:01pm

The Linux Foundation will live stream video of the keynote talks from Collaboration Summit this week.

TuxMachines: Open source common in Irish education network

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 4:52pm

Free and open source solutions are a common component in the ICT infrastructure of Heanet, Ireland's National Education and Research Network, serving about one million students and staff in the country's research and education institutes. Such tools are chosen over proprietary alternatives whenever possible, says Glenn Warren, one of Heanet's IT security specialists.

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TuxMachines: Red Hat's Chris Wright: Telco Industry Poised for Open Source Disruption

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 4:48pm

As an OpenDaylight project board member and the technical director of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) at Red Hat, Chris Wright knows what it takes to launch a successful open source, collaborative project. He'll share some of what he's learned through his experience with OpenDaylight in his keynote presentation at Collaboration Summit, March 26-28 in Napa. Here he gives us a preview of the talk and shares his predictions on which industries are primed for disruption through collaborative development.

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Phoronix: Features To Look Forward To In GNOME 3.12

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 4:45pm
GNOME 3.12 is gearing up to be released tomorrow, so here's a recap of features to look forward to with this next major GNOME desktop update...

TuxMachines: GNOME 3.12 Seeded by GNOME OS Projects

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 4:45pm

The GNOME project is expected to release version 3.12 of its desktop Linux environment on March 26, featuring high-resolution display support, an overhauled gedit app, and many other new features. We spoke with Allan Day and Matthias Clasen, members of the GNOME design and release teams, respectively, about GNOME 3.12 and the various future-looking projects that collectively form GNOME OS.

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read more GNOME 3.12 Released, Seeded by GNOME OS Projects

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 3:54pm

The GNOME project has released version 3.12 of its desktop Linux environment, featuring high-resolution display support, an overhauled gedit app, and many other new features. We spoke with Allan Day and Matthias Clasen, members of the GNOME design and release teams, respectively, about GNOME 3.12 and the various future-looking projects that collectively form GNOME OS.

Reddit: Building Chromium OS with Broadcom Driver

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 3:38pm

I've been following the build instructions for Chromium OS located at:

My goal is to be able to include the broadcom drivers with my build, but I've hit a dead end. I have no idea how to modify the kernel so that I can remove MAC80211 from the modules.

I've created a Flow chart that will hopefully explain what I've done:

Any help/support would be greatly appreciated, even if it's only emotional support.

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Reddit: Can someone help me with a bash script please?

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 3:32pm

I have only begun to dabble in bash scripts to automate some common tasks. So far all they do is execute a series of commands I would usually type in terminal. I have a lot to learn still, but won't have the time for another month to get serious about it.

Here's what I want to do:

  • Directory "STUFF" has several sub-directories in it that each have a single file within.
  • I want to move the contents of the sub-directories up one level, into STUFF.
  • I then want to delete the sub-directories, since they are no longer needed.

This seems easy in theory, but I'm unsure where to even begin. Can anyone make a short script to do this? I'd like to dissect it to see what commands make it work, as most of what I've learned is through the reverse-engineering approach.

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Reddit: I am very new to Linux, and tried to install Wine from their website. Now I can't open the package manager.

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 3:29pm

I am a little stupid, and downloaded the Ubuntu version of Wine from their website although I am on Linux Mint. As it stated, I added the repository, but now I can't open the package manager. After typing in my password package manager just closes itself. In the update manager it says:

ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR E:Type 'ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list

And when going into /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list/ and try to remove the Wine source I can't (even though I am root). I've tried multiple commands in terminal, but none seem to work. Help please - I don't want to reinstall Mint.

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Reddit: War over Root Account

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 3:26pm

hey guys, first post here.

As our internal fight over root privileges rages on, i'm looking for any thoughts/options you might have. My OS background is primarily windows );

My question is this: Is it possible to effectively deploy/maintain an enterprise application (in this case HP Network Node Manager) by identifying a list of specific commands to be run as root? Any new command would need to be added to this list before it would have permissions to run as root.

Has anyone tried this method, and if so how did it work out? My preference would be to have a checkout system for the root password, but it doesn't look like that will happen. If you've had this difficulty in your organization, i'd love to hear how you solved it.

edit: Also, can someone explain why is root so guarded? In all the companies i've worked for, Administrator was a check box, Root required child sacrafice...

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Reddit: Bootloader like Burg for dual boot.

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 3:22pm

Currently when the system boots I get the GRUB boot screen. For my OS's and all information, see below.

I am a novice user, and would like to use a bootloader like BURG or equivalent. Is there a (slightly) detailed tutorial of how to go about setting this up?

If any more information is needed, I will provide ASAP.

MOBO: Asrock Z77 Pro 4

AHCI P0: SSD (Windows 7)

AHCI P4: HDD (Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon Petra)

AHCI P1: HDD (Mass Storage, Windows)

AHCI P0: HDD (Mass Storage, Windows)

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Phoronix: VMWGFX Enables DRM Render Nodes Support

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 3:15pm
VMware's VMWgfx virtual graphics driver stack has picked up some new capabilities...