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Reddit: What are the linux distros or other linux-related stuff you've had fun with?

Wednesday 19th of November 2014 02:14:49 AM

They don't even have to be useful, but occasionally I am reminded that Linux can be FUN rather than just more stable/secure/productive than windows or osx. Who cares if it's utterly useless and frivolous? :)

Anyone wanna share any of the quirky or interesting distros they've come across in the past?

For me, Puppy linux was a pleasure to use even if I had no intention of using it permanently. There's something ridiculously charming at such a heavily puppy-themed operating system, isn't there? And it was a novelty to use something that looked like it was from decades ago, andI do mean that in a good way.

Anyway, talk about the fun stuff I guess? It doesn't have to be obscure or new, I just wanna hear about some fun stuff you people have had with linux. Could be technical or as simple as checking out a weird distro

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LXer: How to install CMS Made Simple on an Ubuntu 14.04 VPS

Wednesday 19th of November 2014 01:55:48 AM
CMS Made Simple is an open source content management system, based on PHP and MySQL.

Reddit: Why is NFS so awesome?

Wednesday 19th of November 2014 01:25:45 AM

I realize that NFS is better for... derp.... well, network file systems than almost any other setup, notably samba/cifs, though I've heard it is partially dependent on the use-case. For me, NFS is always the clear winner, especially since I'm using it on a home file server, where I do a lot more reading than writing.

What is the big difference between the way NFS and other network/internet file systems work?

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LXer: Intels MICA fashion bracelet features Linux and 3G data

Wednesday 19th of November 2014 12:58:37 AM
Intel and Opening Ceremony unveiled a $495, Linux-based “MICA” smart bracelet with 3G data, Facebook notifications, navigation, and “intelligent reminders.”

Phoronix: Debian Init System Coupling Vote Results

Wednesday 19th of November 2014 12:56:49 AM
The Debian voting surrounding a general resolution around init system coupling has ended...

Linux.com: SUSECon 2014: SUSE's Open Approach Wins New Enterprise Customers

Wednesday 19th of November 2014 12:36:39 AM

SUSE is growing thanks to its open source approach and enterprise migration to SUSE Linux from legacy systems.

Reddit: Debian GR results: No action

Wednesday 19th of November 2014 12:05:15 AM

LXer: Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS Released : Supported Until 2019

Wednesday 19th of November 2014 12:01:26 AM
The final version of Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS has been released and announced by Ubuntu MATE team few days ago, this release based-on Ubuntu 14.04 featuring MATE desktop environment 1.8. Unlike Ubuntu MATE 14.10 will supported for nine month, come with LTS version it will be support until 2019.

Reddit: Packaging nightmare

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 11:27:01 PM

So, I'm looking at getting into packaging for Fedora. However, I cannot for the life of me get RPM's to actually compile or function in Copr. I've read the packaging guide on the fedora wiki, but there just isn't enough info. Is packaging for Fedora something that's doable, or do you really have to be the creator of the project to make it function as an RPM?

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LXer: Raspberry Pi nightlight

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 11:04:15 PM
You’ve probably all seen those cheap, solar-powered lamps that you can stick into your garden to try and give it a classy bit of illumination during the night. If you’ve actually got one then you may have found out that they don’t shine very brightly and the plastic stakes can be very flimsy. So why not make your own version? What we’ll show you on this page is the beginning of an array of light-sensitive LEDs using a single LED, so that you can understand how the system works. We’ll use a special resistor called a light dependant resistor (LDR) or photoresistor that changes its resistance based on the levels of light it’s receiving.

LXer: FreeBSD Foundation Receives $1 Million from WhatsApp CEO

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 10:07:04 PM
The FreeBSD project has received a massive $1 million (€800,000) donation from one of the WhatsApp co-founders, Jan Koum, and the developers are more than thrilled at the fact that they have secured their future, at least for a while.

Reddit: [Hiring] Senior Linux System Administrator @ SingleHop - Chicago, IL

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 09:42:49 PM

SingleHop is a leading global provider of hosted IT infrastructure and cloud computing. We are pioneering the global cloud IaaS movement by enabling SMBs and service providers in the design, deployment, and management of a wide range of IT solutions.

Job Description

Our Senior System Administrators are the end-line of support for all issues within the company. They are responsible for complex client issues, setups, internal servers, securing servers as well as maintaining the overall satisfaction of our clients by ensuring that issues are handled to the level of quality that is expected of SingleHop.

Senior System Administrators should be well versed in trending technologies, past technologies and assisting clients with implementing changes on their setups to grow with increased traffic. Some examples would be high availability clustering, SQL replication, message queuing systems and fringe technologies such as Cassandra. A Senior System Administrator needs to be well versed in diagnosing complex issues to resolve them with as minimal downtime as possible. They are also responsible for assisting Team Leaders in training them on complex tasks, assisting the rest of the team in engineering solutions for complex requirements and assisting with RFQ/RFH with the sales department.

Qualified candidates will be responsible for the following:

  • Building and configuring complex solutions supporting high availability which are also scalable
  • Diagnosing, optimizing and correcting SQL replication as well as servers
  • Maintaining and deploying load balancing in One-arm, Two-arm and DSR setups
  • Managing shared and replicated storage solutions (SAN, NAS, DFS)
  • Assist development team in optimizing, upgrading and correcting internal server issues
  • Experience with mitigating Denial of Service attacks, Brute-forcing attempts as well as securing servers/networks to mitigate possibility
  • Assist with the setup and deployment of PCI/HIPPA compilant solutions
  • Monitoring hardware and software remotely, providing alerts as necessary
  • On-Call support for issues off-hour that Team Leaders are unable to resolve *Assisting development team with scripting to automate server-related tasks i.e BASH, Perl, PowerShell

Qualified candidates should have:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years experience with Linux
  • Leadership experience
  • Automation experience utilizing common languages
  • Experience fine-tuning firewalls such as iptables and/or Cisco ASA
  • Strong knowledge of a linux subsystem
  • Utilizing strace/gdb to diagnose issues
  • Strong understanding of configuring and optimizing various technologies utilizing various analysis tools
  • Isolating and identifying reasons for misbehaving setups
  • Experience utilizing bug trackers and patching
  • File system concepts (inode, paging, swapping, clustering, logical partitions, etc)
  • Experience with virtualization technologies (kvm,xen,hyper-v)
  • Strong experience with web hosting control panels (CPanel/Plesk)
  • Strong experience with most common protocols/daemons HTTP, FTP, DNS, SMTP, etc.
  • Experience with high availability environments (Hardware/software load balancing, SQL replication, failover, DRBD, heartbeat etc)
  • Ability to isolate and correct complex issues with minimal downtime. You must be able to diagnose and correct extremely complex issues with minimal reliance on others
  • Good communication skills as well as the ability to assist and lead with Team Leaders
  • Must be comfortable in self-managed and team tasks
  • Windows experience is always a plus

Qualified candidates are not required but preferred to have experience in the following:

  • Knowledge of web acceleration technologies such as nginx, lighttpd, varnish and php caching engines
  • Advance shell scripting, we utilize BASH/Perl/Powershell to automate various tasks to reduce necessity of intervention
  • Windows server management
  • Windows clustering
  • Networking experience

Benefits Overview

  • BCBS Medical (PPO, HSA or HMO)
  • Dental (PPO or HMO)
  • Vision
  • Basic Life Insurance (Supplemental Life Insurance Available)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401(k) & Profit Sharing Plans
  • Generous Paid Time Off Policy
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Transportation/Parking Spending AccoutnAssistance
  • Flexible Spending Account (Medical & Dependent Care)

Fun Perks

  • Laid Back Dress Code & Environment
  • Free Snacks and Beverages
  • Community Events - Help Us Give Back!

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LXer: Linux Mint 17.1 RC MATE Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 09:09:53 PM
The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebecca' MATE RC. Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. Linux Mint 17.1 MATE edition comes with two window managers installed and configured by default: Marco (MATE's very own window manager, simple, fast and very stable); Compiz (an advanced compositing window manager which can do wonders if your hardware supports it). Among the various window managers available for Linux, Compiz is certainly the most impressive when it comes to desktop effects.

Linux.com: Introducing 300,000 People to Linux

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 09:08:42 PM

Individuals inspire us. From the open source community to the maker community, individuals are changing the way software and hardware are built. Together they are advancing the most exciting areas of technology, from Linux to cloud and supercomputing to consumer electronics, the Internet of Things (IoT), commercial drones and much more. Hundreds of thousands of people are working today on what will be tomorrow’s biggest innovations.

Reddit: Would it be possible to use P2P technologies to replace the need for Certificate authorities?

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 08:59:31 PM

I know this is not exactly Linux related, but I didn't know where else to post it.

CA's at the moment are a protection racket. You need to pay upwards of $200 in order to get a little green bar in your users browser.

God forbid you want to use HTTPS without someone's authority, the newly implemented features in modern browsers will flash big red lights at you to discourage any other users.

I know this is a necessary evil, I was reading an article a few hours ago that basicly said "this is the best we've got". But what if it was possible to harness the power of the swarm to verify a users identity?

There would have to be some incentive for people to actually do the verifying, such as when people verify Bitcoin transactions. But should one be found I can't think of any reason for this not to be implemented.

I'm not the most knowledgeable person in this area, so I would really appreciate some feedback on this idea. If it is possible then we could really do something for the better here.

Thanks for reading my little spiel. Cheers.

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LXer: News: Linux Top 3: PC-BSD 10.1 Linux Mint 17.1 and Mageia 5

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 08:12:42 PM
Yes we know, PC-BSD isn't Linux, it's BSD (actually FreeBSD to be precise), but aside from the kernel, it shares many of the same tools than any Linux distribution will include.

LinuxToday: How to configure and secure a Postfix email server on Linux

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 08:00:00 PM

 techarena: Once you have your application server up and running, you are going to need a good email server to deliver your emails.

Reddit: vim can open .tgz files allowing you to look through them right in the editor

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 07:30:17 PM

I needed to construct a script which ripped through a .tgz archive and extracted some information from certain directories if it was available. It was a context switch to jump out of vim while coding, view the archive contents, then jump back into vim. It turns out, if you just vim somefile.tgz, it will open in the editor and you are able to search/open directories in the archive without having to switch windows or even exit the editor.

This was something very useful to my daily coding.

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