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Reddit: Stallman (Peace Be Upon Him)

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 10:48:19 AM

TuxMachines: [Stable] OpenELEC 8.0.2 released

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 10:45:37 AM

OpenELEC 8.0.2 release has been published. Users running OpenELEC 8.0.0 or later with auto-update enabled will be prompted on-screen to reboot and apply the update once it has been downloaded and enabled in some hours. Users running older OpenELEC releases or with auto-update disabled will need to manually update. If you would like to update from an older OpenELEC release please read update instructions/advice on the Wiki before updating. Manual update files can be obtained from the downloads page.

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LXer: Libreboot Wants Back Into GNU

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 09:33:32 AM
Early this morning, Libreboot’s lead developer Leah Rowe posted a notice to the project’s website and a much longer post to the project’s subreddit, indicating that she would like to submit (or resubmit, it’s not clear how that would work at this point) the project to “rejoin the GNU Project.”

Reddit: Linux Alternative to Sony Acid

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 08:54:51 AM

Howdy all,

I've made a decision back in March to live on Linux full time. While I have played with Linux off and on since the RedHat days I still consider myself to be a noob.

I choose an Asus C302A Flipbook. I've installed Ubuntu Xenial 16.04 using crouton. I've already got setup to access Office 365 for email using Evolution mail and Skype for Business using Sky.

My last quest is to find an alternate app for Sony Acid. 7.x. I use to make my mix CDs by putting a dozen MP3 tracks and blend them one by one.

Thanks in Advanced.

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Reddit: Opensource CRM system with recurring Projects.

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 08:43:10 AM

Hi guys, I have slowly but surely implemented linux at our workplace. But now I need some suggestions on a good piece of open source software. For security reasons it needs to be self hosted!

We constantly prep servers and pre-install software, ship them, remote install them and remote service them. After that the project moves in to an "active" state in witch services, updates and bugs are constantly fixed. The "projects" rarely ends. All this needs to be time-tracked.

What i would like is a system that has Recurring project templates so that we could have checklists and tasks recurring. After that the project moves in to an "active" state in witch services and bug's need time tracking.

I've looked at Openproject, Mycollab and odoo amongst others, but their either to heavy for our need or does not have recurring project templates. As we have 100's of task pr project this is a need. Document storage would be a + but not a need.


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LXer: Containers, a Great Privacy Add-On Currently in Firefox Test Pilot

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 07:39:10 AM
While not Linux specific by any means, here is a Firefox add-on (currently in Firefox Test Pilot) that I've been using and I believe is beneficial to any Firefox user, especially those who want a bit of extra privacy. Containers are basically a way of isolating tabs to their own profiles (profile-per-tab, if you like). This isn't quite the same as separate profiles that Firefox allows you to start up the browser with, but the result is quite similar nonetheless: tabs are confined to their particular container, including cookies and login data.

Reddit: GoToMyPC + Linux?

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 06:30:23 AM

Does anyone run a Linux pc as a GoToMyPC client? Any advice?

Boss insists on this platform for remote control of his desktops.

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LXer: EFF Says Google Chromebooks Are Still Spying on Students

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 05:44:48 AM
Google still hasn't shed its "bad guy" clothes when it comes to the data it collects on underage students. In fact, the Electronic Frontier Foundation says the company continues to massively collect and store information on children without their consent or their parents'. Not even school administrators fully understand the extent of this operation, the EFF says.

LXer: (Satire) Canonical Reboots Convergence; Introduces the No Desktop Environment

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 03:50:26 AM
Just mere days after the news broke that Canonical would be using the GNOME desktop environment in the default release of the Ubuntu operating system, following the news of the company also dropping the Unity desktop and the greater goal of "convergence", newly re-appointed Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth has shocked the Linux community with yet another bombshell - to reboot the plans for convergence, through what he calls the "No Desktop Environment".

Reddit: Is it possible Linux in the future fix Dependencies hell ??

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 03:30:46 AM

dependency in linux is like a cubic instead of 2D puzzle, no developer want to invest in that kind of environment. why can't we have shared and non-shared dependency ? so when we have missing dependency we can just download the file and put it in application folder without messing the system.

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LXer: Creating personalized Ubuntu, Mint and Debian ISOs for Intel Mini PCs

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 01:56:04 AM
Normally Linux distribution ISOs work perfectly when written to a USB for booting as a 'Live USB' allowing both usage and installation of the distro. Unfortunately with the introduction of Intel Atom based mini PCs the issue of requiring a 32-bit bootloader to boot a 64-bit OS arose

Reddit: In Tails can an unmounted internal hard drive be infected by a usb's filesystem virus or tails bug?

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 01:50:31 AM

I've used unsafe usb flash drives (a practice I abruptly halted) both to host tails, and for interacting with data inside tails), if there was a virus in the file system of the usb flash drive is there any way it could spread to the computer hard drive assuming the hard drive wasn't mounted?

Is there any way a bug in tails could have leaked data onto the hard drive and if so, could this data contain sensitive file fragments for from the data I interacted with on tails?

I do not think that a filesystem virus could spread to the computers internal hard drive or that a tails bug could have caused a leak, (and that even if in theory there was a bug there is no way it could have leaked specific information about the files I was interacting with).

But since I live in a oppressive country (very high stakes here) I wanted to obtain a confirmation or rebuttal of these assumptions before I take them as fact.

Many thanks for any insight you may have.

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Reddit: It's called LINUX, the operating system is called linux. It's not called anything else. When someone has 1 piece of information, enforcing that to be true is like defending the value of knowing that information. Sad.

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 01:36:59 AM

Just because you heard someone say it should be named something else, you don't have to defend that to prove to people that you know the existence of that piece of knowledge

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LXer: New Open Door Policy for GitHub Developer Program

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 12:01:42 AM
GitHub has opened the doors on its three year old GitHub Developer Program. As of Monday, developers no longer need to have paid accounts to participate.

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