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TuxMachines: Did Brendan Eich Contribute to Firefox's Decline?

Monday 25th of August 2014 06:44:33 AM

This may sound like analyzing yesterday's news, but I think it's important, and more than that I need to put this here as a resource to point certain people to.

As we probably all know Brendan Eich [co-]creator of the JavaScript scripting language, co-founder of the Mozilla project, the Mozilla Foundation and the Mozilla Corporation, and ex-chief technical officer of Mozilla Corporation was promoted to chief executive officer (CEO) of Mozilla on March 24, 2014 only to resign on April 3, 2014 due to controversy over his $1,000 donation to the unconstitutional California Proposition 8 in 2008.

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LXer: KDE Commit-Digest for 25th May 2014

Monday 25th of August 2014 06:35:18 AM
Amarok implements popular demand to restore scroll location when collection filter is cleared; adds a new option to support icon-view large thumb size (over 256x256 px). Plasma desktop streamlines Comment fields of KCMs by applying common language and type-setting to the systemsettings modules in kde-workspace. Kopete adds support for SOCKS5 proxy in ICQ protocol. Umbrello sees work on UML 2.0. Krita adds the indexed color filter. Porting to KF5/Qt5 continues, including massif-visualizer and partitionmanager.

TuxMachines: China Developing Its Own OS To Take On Apple, Microsoft, and Google

Monday 25th of August 2014 06:35:01 AM

If it hasn't been made clear enough in recent months that China would love nothing more than to cut down on its reliance to American technology companies, its just-announced decision to create its own operating system should remedy that. At first, this OS will target the desktop, but eventually, it'll make its way to smartphones and other mobile devices.
At this point, we know very little about what China's OS will look like, or be like for that matter, but we do know that it's being designed to be a proper replacement for Microsoft's and Google's OSes. It seems very likely that China's OS would use Linux as a base, since there's little point in reinventing the wheel, and because of its open-source nature, the country would have complete control over the code. Further, Linux natively supports both x86 and ARM architectures, so that'd help take care of both the desktop and mobile aspect of the OS, and of course, Linux already supports a lot of software

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TuxMachines: Specialization and the Linux Desktop

Monday 25th of August 2014 06:28:47 AM

Our benevolent dictator for life recently claimed that he was still aiming at Linux being as prevalent on the desktop as it is in the datacenter or in the cloud. The statement was meant with roaring applause from the crowd, and a few healthy, and a few not so healthy, doses of skepticism from the press. Recently, IT World asked “Does it still make sense for Linus to want the desktop for Linux?”, and Matt Asay from Tech Repubic asked “Can we please stop talking about the Linux desktop?”. Both publishers are critical of the claim that there is still room for Linux on Personal Computers, and point to Android as a Linux success story. What both articles miss though is that the flexibility of Linux, and the permissiveness of it’s open source license may be the thing that saves Linux on the desktop, just not in the way we were expecting.

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Reddit: Multipath-tcp.org down

Monday 25th of August 2014 06:19:38 AM

Seems multipath-tcp.org is down. Anyone have any idea why? Do they have a twitter or something?

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Reddit: xrdp questions

Monday 25th of August 2014 05:50:59 AM

I've been looking all over the net included this subreddit to find out how exactly how xrdp is suppose to work and how to RDP in from my windows box because SSH isn't cutting into atm (Linux Mint).

From what I have read xrdp allows rdp sessions. I have successfully configured that part, but the issue is after I login I get a black screen. Now I read to remove the 'domain' in the configuration file of xrdp in order to display the desktop, but don't see one.

Here is where it gets confusing from people in other threads:

A) People just do a straight up sudo apt-get install xrdp and all works well and can see a desktop

B) People say xrdp is the gateway/chain to X11 or to one of the many VNCs, but will not actually display the desktop for the RDP session. Now are either true?

Every HowTo is from 2005-2011 and nothing seems to work and I can't find a useful one. In the comments people keep saying "great it works" etc, but obviously my linux skills aren't up to pair or I just go full retard on it.

Suggestions or links appreciated.

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LXer: Nginx Automated Geo Ban

Monday 25th of August 2014 04:40:56 AM
Control abusive users while using the power provided by Nginx to create a simple yet very effective automated ban.system.

Reddit: Moving over to Linux, does laptop keyboard matter? How strong does the machine need to be?

Monday 25th of August 2014 04:37:40 AM

Hey, I'm going to be getting a laptop in a day or two which i will over write with linux. I'm going to be looking for a $100-150, 2 maybe 4 gigs of ram, intel dual core, 500 gigs, nothing too fancy. That's enough for linux right? It's not for games or anything intensive, just practicing code for classes. So that's my first question, my second is does the laptop's keyboard matter? Like If I get a windows laptop and it has the windows key, does that button become useless? Do other buttons become useless? Do I need keys special for Linux? Thank you very much for reading and helping!

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Reddit: [Modpost] Do not post support questions here!

Monday 25th of August 2014 03:30:09 AM

Please do not post support questions in /r/linux -- self posts are fine, as long as they add to discussion or generate discourse, but things like "how do I do X", or "which distro is right for my unique pet project" are not at all conducive to good conversation. If your question can be answered with a Google search or rudimentary research, it will be removed. Consider that the basic (but not exclusive) litmus test for whether it belongs here or not. Likewise, if your post only serves to stir the proverbial pot and generate animosity (IE: trolling), it will be removed.

/r/linux is a subreddit for general Linux news, discussion, and geekery. It is not your personal soapbox or support channel.

Rules

  • This is not a support forum! Head to /r/linuxquestions, /r/linux4noobs, /r/linuxadmin, /r/commandline, or any other applicable subreddit if you need help. Your support post or request for help will be removed if posted here.
  • Do not ask what distro is best for you. The answer is, "decide for yourself".
  • No NSFW posts.
  • No memes, image macros or rage comics (head to /r/linuxmemes)
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  • No URL shorteners, including wp.me, bit.ly, goo.gl.
  • Urgent spam filter requests: Message the mods and include link
  • Please submit the original article. Spamblog submissions are subject to removal and readers are encouraged to report them.
  • In particular: image macros, memes, etc, but really any/all off-topic posts.
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LXer: China Developing Its Own OS To Take On Apple, Microsoft, and Google

Monday 25th of August 2014 02:46:34 AM
If it hasn't been made clear enough in recent months that China would love nothing more than to cut down on its reliance to American technology companies, its just-announced decision to create its own operating system should remedy that. It seems very likely that China's OS would use Linux as a base, since there's little point in reinventing the wheel, and because of its open-source nature, the country would have complete control over the code.

Reddit: RHCSA/RHCE - RHEL 6 or 7 - Test Date Sept 19th

Monday 25th of August 2014 02:32:23 AM

I've been studying for the RHCE which would include the RHCSA for a while now, and I'm aware of RHEL 7 being available at this time, however I thought it was nothing to worry about since I'm taking the test this Sept 19th.

I fear that I may have miscalculated that a tad bit, as I've checked back with the RH training site and it seems not only has the format changed but the exam study guides have as well.

Granted, the changes don't seem to be all that crazy, but as I'm looking into this tonight, I thought I would drop a line here to see if anyone has any information that might be of some help.

Part of me says to bite the bullet and learn RHEL 7 since why not, and the other part well... the other part isn't quite sure. Looking back through the receipts for the test it doesn't specify which version the exam will use, however the main site says RHEL7 to some extent.

Anywho, any advice or information on this is very welcome and I apologize if this has been asked a billion times, as my initial searching, granted it has only been a few minutes, has not led to a definite answer on this.

Edit- Looking to double check the receipts i noticed the 4 hour time for the RHCE. Ok, I'm assuming it will be RHEL 7 then, which is no crazy big deal. However any advice or possible confirmation on this is still appreciated!

http://www.certdepot.net/rhel7-rhce-whats-new/

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