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Reddit: What does configure actually run

Saturday 3rd of December 2016 12:38:58 AM

LXer: Mozilla Reports 2015 Revenue of $421.3M

Friday 2nd of December 2016 11:18:01 PM
For its fiscal 2015 year, Mozilla reported revenue of $421.3 million, up from $329.6 million that it reported Mozilla's revenue's have grown significantly over the last decade. The first year that Mozilla ever publicly disclosed its financial status was for its 2005 fiscal year, when the open-source organization generated $52.9 million in revenue.

LinuxInsider: Refracta 8.0 Is a Pint-Sized Powerhouse

Friday 2nd of December 2016 11:07:41 PM
Refracta is a somewhat obscure Linux distribution that offers exceptional functionality and stability. Obscurity is not always a bad thing when it comes to Linux distros. You can find some very worthwhile alternatives to your current operating system. Refracta is a big surprise in a small package. Many look-alike desktop distros are difficult to distinguish from run-of-the-mill garden varieties. Others offer new adopters something unique that makes using them fun and productive.

LinuxToday: httpstat - A Curl Statistics Tool to Check Website Performance

Friday 2nd of December 2016 10:00:00 PM

httpstat is a Python script that reflects curl statistics in a fascinating and well-defined way,

Reddit: Trying out deepinOS.. found something funny.

Friday 2nd of December 2016 09:46:12 PM

So I am trying to figure out how to change the theme, I like global dark themes usually. The deepin dark one doesn't actual change anything. So I was looking through folders and found this..

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LXer: How to Install and Use Ruby on Rails with PostgreSQL on CentOS 7

Friday 2nd of December 2016 09:23:39 PM
In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Rails on CentOS 7. We will install and configure Ruby on Rails with a PostgreSQL database, and then create our first project with Rails. Ruby on Rails (RoR), or short "rails", is a server-side web application framework written in ruby that follows MVC (Model-View-Controller) concept.

TuxMachines: Best Features Of Linux Mint 18.1 ‘Serena’

Friday 2nd of December 2016 09:10:46 PM

If you’re fed up with Windows 10 and its hiccups, or you can’t afford the new MacBook Pro with fancy TouchBar, somewhere there’s a solid Linux system waiting for you. Linux Mint is often regarded as one of the best Linux desktop operating systems. Over the years, Mint has established itself as a competent Windows 10 replacement and its impressive releases continue to affirm this notion.

Earlier this year in June, we witnessed the release of Linux Mint 18 Sarah. Now, the second point release of Linux Mint 18, i.e., Mint 18.1 Serena, is just around the corner. It’s slated to arrive later this December.

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LinuxToday: Redshift functionality on Fedora 25 (GNOME + Wayland). Yes, it's possible!

Friday 2nd of December 2016 09:00:00 PM

the linux rain: One of the changes that comes with Wayland is there is currently no way for third-party apps to modify screen gamma curves.

Reddit: World Wine News Issue 403

Friday 2nd of December 2016 08:57:45 PM

Reddit: Mageia 5.1 available!

Friday 2nd of December 2016 08:37:43 PM

Reddit: Linux command line and beginners

Friday 2nd of December 2016 08:21:58 PM

Hello, new to this subreddit here, I just wanted to reshare my thoughts about Linux command line and beginners using it. Please feel free to discuss & comment :)

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I've been seeing a lot of "Top X commands a Linux begginner should know" guides lately, and I cannot really understand why.

Why would any Linux beginner want to run commands on their system? Does that mean my grandma also need to type strange words to a black window in order to do something more on some distro? If we want Linux (distros) reach more audience, we need to stop telling beginners to „run this command” in order to fix / install / remove something, they should be able to do that much simpler by e.g: a simple GUI.

To most people, black window and white / green text means „hacking”, although in case of terminals it's really not, they’ll always try to stay away from it. That is because normal, no power users just want to have a button that says „Install” or „Do something”. They just want to click it and do it’s thing. When was the last time you opened a Windows console to install something? I’m talking about daily things you want to do, not developement purposes here.

Then you’ll hear a „I ran command X and now my system doesn’t boot! How to fix it?”, and this beginner is told to execute another commands that „hopefully will fix the problem” until the user somehow manages to fix it, gives up or either reinstalls the entire OS.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t say that no one should use a terminal. I am 16 and I use terminal every time I use Linux, to compile code / debug it. The keyword here is „beginner”, a person who isn’t really familar with Linux in general. Sure, power users, developers, Linux enthusiasts can use it without a problem because it gives them much more control over things, but in case of Linux distros, it is that everyone needs to know what terminal is, use it to get things done.

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LinuxToday: GoAccess (A Real-Time Apache and Nginx) Web Server Log Analyzer

Friday 2nd of December 2016 08:00:00 PM

 tecmint: GoAccess is an interactive and real time web server log analyzer program that quickly analyze and view web server logs.

LXer: Finding crucial answers requires open decision making

Friday 2nd of December 2016 07:29:17 PM
How does an open organization make decisions when stakeholders have contradictory priorities? And what if safety and human life are two of those priorities?In such a scenario, it seems that maximizing safety would supersede any other agenda, but engineering has a long history of failures that show otherwise. With their emphasis on open communication and clear guidelines, open organizations can help ensure those responsible for decisions avoid such more

Reddit: So even Ubuntu cant put a good client 802.1x implementation?

Friday 2nd of December 2016 07:08:23 PM

Just put ubuntu on a laptop at work to play around, wanting to use it more and more for things other then servers.

But I really have to do all THIS just to be able to connect to my intranet? Mac's are not even this bad.

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TuxMachines: Linux Kernel 4.4.36 LTS Introduces Minor PA-RISC Changes, Wireless Improvements

Friday 2nd of December 2016 06:50:21 PM

After announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.8.12, renowned kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman informed us about the availability of the thirty-sixth maintenance update to the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series.

Also: Linux 4.4.36

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TuxMachines: Linux Kernel 4.8.12 Released, Brings PA-RISC, PowerPC, and x86 Improvements

Friday 2nd of December 2016 06:48:17 PM

A few moments ago, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the release of the twelfth maintenance update of the Linux 4.8 kernel series, as well as the availability of Linux kernel 4.4.36 LTS.

Also: Linux 4.8.12

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More in Tux Machines

today's leftovers

  • How fast is KVM? Host vs virtual machine performance!
  • Kernel maintenance, Brillo style
    Brillo, he said, is a software stack for the Internet of things based on the Android system. These deployments bring a number of challenges, starting with the need to support a different sort of hardware than Android normally runs on; target devices may have no display or input devices, but might well have "fun buses" to drive interesting peripherals. The mix of vendors interested in this area is different; handset vendors are present, but many more traditional embedded vendors can also be found there. Brillo is still in an early state of development.
  • Reviewing Project Management Service `Wrike` And Seems Interesting
    I have been testing some services for our project and found this amazing service, thought why not share it with you guys, it might be useful for you. Project management is a term that in some respects appears common, yet in practice still seems to be limited to large companies. While this may be true, the foundations of project management are actually rather simple and can be adopted by anyone, in any industry. One of the major requirements you need to consider when selecting a good project management software is the ability to run and operate it on the go via your mobile devices. Other factors include the ability to access the software from any platform whether it be Linux, Mac, or Windows. This can be achieved when the project management software is web-based. Wrike is a software that does of all this.
  • World Wine News Issue 403
  • OSVR on Steam, Unity drops legacy OpenGL, and more gaming news
  • GNOME Core Apps Hackfest 2016
    This November from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 was held in Berlin the GNOME Core Apps Hackfest. My focus during this hackfest was to start implementing a widget for the series view of the Videos application, following a mockup by Allan Day.
  • Worth Watching: What Will Happen to Red Hat Inc Next? The Stock Just Declined A Lot
  • Vetr Inc. Lowers Red Hat Inc. (RHT) to Buy
  • Redshift functionality on Fedora 25 (GNOME + Wayland). Yes, it's possible!
    For those who can't live without screen colour shifting technology such as Redshift or f.lux, myself being one of them, using Wayland did pose the challenge of having these existing tools not working with the Xorg replacement. Thankfully, all is not lost and it is possible even right now. Thanks to a copr repo, it's particularly easy on Fedora 25. One of the changes that comes with Wayland is there is currently no way for third-party apps to modify screen gamma curves. Therefore, no redshift apps, such as Redshift itself (which I recently covered here) will work while running under Wayland.
  • My Free Software Activities in November 2016
  • Google's ambitious smartwatch vision is failing to materialise
    In February this year, Google's smartwatch boss painted me a rosy picture of the future of wearable technology. The wrist is, David Singleton said, "the ideal place for the power of Google to help people with their lives."
  • Giving Thanks (along with a Shipping Update)
    Mycroft will soon be available as a pre-built Raspberry Pi 3 image for any hobbyist to use. The new backend we have been quietly building is emerging from beta, making the configuration and management of you devices simple. We are forming partnerships to get Mycroft onto laptops, desktops and other devices in the world. Mycroft will soon be speaking to you throughout your day.
  • App: Ixigo Indian Rail Train PNR Status for Tizen Smart Phones
    Going on a train journey in India? Ixigo will check the PNR status, the train arrival and departure & how many of the particular tickets are left that you can purchase. You can also do a PNR status check to make sure that your seat is booked and confirmed.

Networking and Servers

  • How We Knew It Was Time to Leave the Cloud
    In my last infrastructure update, I documented our challenges with storage as GitLab scales. We built a CephFS cluster to tackle both the capacity and performance issues of NFS and decided to replace PostgreSQL standard Vacuum with the pg_repack extension. Now, we're feeling the pain of running a high performance distributed filesystem on the cloud.
  • Hype Driven Development
  • SysAdmins Arena in a nutshell
    Sysadmins can use the product to improve their skills or prepare for an interview by practicing some day to day job scenarios. There is an invitation list opened for the first testers of the product.

Desktop GNU/Linux

  • PINEBOOK Latest News: Affordable Linux Laptop at Only $89 Made by Raspberry Pi Rival, PINE
    PINE, the rival company of Raspberry Pi and maker of the $20 Pine A64, has just announced its two below $100-priced Linux laptops, known as PINEBOOK. The affordable Linux laptop is powered by Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-bit processor and comes with an 11.6" or 14" monitor.
  • Some thoughts about options for light Unix laptops
    I have an odd confession: sometimes I feel (irrationally) embarrassed that despite being a computer person, I don't have a laptop. Everyone else seems to have one, yet here I am, clearly behind the times, clinging to a desktop-only setup. At times like this I naturally wind up considering the issue of what laptop I might get if I was going to get one, and after my recent exposure to a Chromebook I've been thinking about this once again. I'll never be someone who uses a laptop by itself as my only computer, so I'm not interested in a giant laptop with a giant display; giant displays are one of the things that the desktop is for. Based on my experiences so far I think that a roughly 13" laptop is at the sweet spot of a display that's big enough without things being too big, and I would like something that's nicely portable.
  • What is HiDPI and Why Does it Matter?

Google and Mozilla

  • Google Rolls Out Continuous Fuzzing Service For Open Source Software
    Google has launched a new project for continuously testing open source software for security vulnerabilities. The company's new OSS-Fuzz service is available in beta starting this week, but at least initially it will only be available for open source projects that have a very large user base or are critical to global IT infrastructure.
  • Mozilla is doing well financially (2015)
    Mozilla announced a major change in November 2014 in regards to the company's main revenue stream. The organization had a contract with Google in 2014 and before that had Google pay Mozilla money for being the default search engine in the Firefox web browser. This deal was Mozilla's main source of revenue, about 329 million US Dollars in 2014. The change saw Mozilla broker deals with search providers instead for certain regions of the world.