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Reddit: Is there a way to gain access to Cloud server +hands on labs on Linux Academy with the free 2 months account ?

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 09:10:16 AM

or do i just have to pay the full price and the free stuff doesn't really help and gives basically access to just the videos .

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LXer: How to write better error messages

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 08:28:08 AM
The first time a user encounters an application's documentation, it's not always with the user manual or online help. Often, that first encounter with documentation is an error message.Technical writers should be involved in writing error messages. It's an important, although often overlooked, part of the job. After all, error messages are documentation, albeit documentation that's embedded in the code.read more

Reddit: What distros are people here using?

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 08:20:56 AM

LXer: How to secure your LAMP server

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 07:13:48 AM
The LAMP stack which stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB and PHP/Python/Perl is a very popular combination of free and open-source software used to run millions of websites today.

Reddit: Building a Pi Zero Handheld Terminal: Wanting help finding good command Line tools

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 05:23:42 AM

One could argue a case of Masochism here, could make a lot of arguments but the end thing is 'I am bored, I am buying the parts for this to see if I can make it happen and if not they will be repurposed for something else.' So I have a pi zero w and i've gotten sorta familiar with poking at it via an SSH session. I like the little gizmo but I figure 'let's do something with it other than make a gaming console.'

So here are a few things I have alread installed:

Basic home network info vya the wpa_supplimant.config file. HOWEVER I would like to be able to add new wifi networks at some point down the line. THis is one probably better for a raspberry pi forum in case there's a way to add as a batch and do other config from dropping a file in the partition windows can see.

Tmux: I like this thing. I feel this will really make the whole experiance work since being able to effectivly tab between tasks will be rather nice.

Nano: Because of course.

WordGrinder: Because while Nano is stable, and great and Wonderful... this thing feels a lot nicer to use for me. That said Nano is there 'in case wordgrinder breaks.' That said I do a lot of long form fiction writing, so having something that I can plug my alphasmart into and just dump so I can do basic editing or even just email without having to turn the desktop on or if I'm just on the back porch and don't want to go inside because the weather is nice is rather appealing. I mean fine i'd be better off going into abiword or libreoffice to do major editing but first pass 'why did i do that' type stuff? I see this as a valuable tool to do that.

W3M: And the w3m-img extension, because even if most of the web isn't really friendly to this, it's nice to have a browser.

rtv: Because Reddit.

Tools I would like help finding that work within the pi's architecture and drive space limits (I think I've got a 16 gig card in, I may only have a 4 though.) I am pretty noob about all this so was hoping someone could at least point in the right direction so i'm not as blindly flailing.

Music: Is there any way to either have a media playe for local content, local netowrk content, or in some other fashion listen to music via headphones with an interface that won't make me want to shove nails into my eyes?

Similarly are there any chat clients for Google Hangouts and aim? Similarly what about IRC? I'd ask after steam and skype but pfft, no. I'm pretty sure finch will handle everything desktop idgin can but I dunno.

Advice on email clients that are new guy friendly? I do occasionally blog and it would be nice to be able to email differing posts in.

Twitter clients?

Here's a big one. Are there any programs that are command line only that are geared towards reading ebooks? I'm mainly talking epub, html, and raw text. Not 'organizes into a library but you can also preview.' I'm talking the whole point is 'here is your text. It is reading time.'

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LXer: New LibreELEC Kodi Linux distro update arrives

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 03:42:03 AM
Where Kodi really shines, however, is with Linux. More specifically, the best experience is when the media center is the star of the show. Luckily, there are some Linux distros that exist solely to run Kodi. One such popular distro is LibreELEC -- a fork of OpenELEC.

Reddit: Dwarf Fortress starting during apt-get upgrade

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 03:06:29 AM

Reddit: Give me reasons why I should switch to Linux as my primary os. How can I use it for college ( like essays and working with others )

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 03:02:11 AM

I'm a college student working on a cyber security degree and iv heard that Linux is the "perfect" option instead of Mac and Windows.

How can I use it for school papers and working with others.

Primary use case would be school, productivity, vm's , personal work, gaming.

Also what distro do you suggest? I know how to use Linux, just don't know which one would be more optimal for my use.

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TuxMachines: Red Hat updates Red Hat Development Suite

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 02:16:52 AM

Red Hat has updated their Red Hat Development Suite to version 2.0, including updates to Red Hat JBoss Development Suite and Red Hat Container Development Kit.

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LinuxToday: Station X is Making Gorgeous Linux Computers

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 02:00:00 AM

Station X, a new company based in the UK, is creating beautifully designed high-end Linux laptops and desktops.

LXer: Setup Dual Boot Linux And Remix OS With GRUB Customizer

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 01:59:08 AM
?Remix OS is a famous android based Linux distro that has gained a wide name since its launch. Almost everyone who loves android and uses Linux distro knows it. I myself use it almost on a daily basis because it helps me to download and use my favorites apps that are available only on Android.

Reddit: Dual Monitor dock for laptop

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 01:42:06 AM

Has anyone came across a dock that will work with USB-C and will give 2 monitor outputs that works with Linux?

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Phoronix: RADV Vulkan Driver Begins Seeing Fixes For Vega

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 12:37:34 AM
David Airlie has begun fixing up the open-source "RADV" Radeon Vulkan driver so it can properly work with the newest Radeon RX Vega graphics cards...

LXer: The Internet of Underwater Things: Open Source JANUS Standard for Undersea Communications

Wednesday 16th of August 2017 12:16:12 AM
Linux is found in many AUVs, such as the SeaBED and Bluefin-21, so we wondered if it might be involved in the JANUS, as well. As it turned out, one of the first JANUS acoustic modems was built around Linux code running on a BeagleBone Black.

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Tuesday 15th of August 2017 11:59:29 PM
  • AMD Patches MJPEG Decoding For VA-API Gallium3D

    Leo Liu of AMD is out today with another series if video/multimedia related patches for the open-source Radeon Linux graphics driver stack.

  • VDPAU Video Playback For The Radeon RX Vega On Linux

    An oversight from yesterday's AMD Radeon RX Vega Linux review was forgetting to mention the VDPAU video playback capabilities for this Vega graphics card on the open-source driver stack.

  • Benchmarking small file performance on distributed filesystems

    The benchmark I used was compilebench, which was designed to emulate real-life disk usage by creating a kernel tree, simulating a compile of the tree, reading all the files in the tree, and finally deleting the tree. I chose this benchmark because it does a lot of work with small files, very similar to what most file access looks like in our school. I did modify the benchmark to only do one read rather than the default of three to match the single creation, compilation simulation and deletion performed on each client.

  • GNOME turns 20
  • Happy Birthday GNOME!
  • New LibreELEC Kodi Linux distro update arrives -- download it now!

    Kodi is one of the best media centers available. Its cross-platform nature makes it usable on many different operating systems. Not only is it good for locally stored music and video, but with the use of add-ons, the sky is the limit. Fans of Premier League Football (soccer), for instance, can use Kodi to watch matches.

    Where Kodi really shines, however, is with Linux. More specifically, the best experience is when the media center is the star of the show. Luckily, there are some Linux distros that exist solely to run Kodi. One such popular distro is LibreELEC -- a fork of OpenELEC. Today, an update to that operating system becomes available and you can download it immediately. There are images available for Raspberry Pi, WeTek, and of course, x86_64.

  • Qt 4 removal in Debian testing (Buster)/unstable
  • Debian Buster Hopes To Drop Qt4

    Debian developers are still hoping they will be able to remove the Qt4 tool-kit during the Debian 10 "Buster" development cycle.

    While there is still some open and proprietary software continuing to use the Qt4 tool-kit, Debian developers hope they transition soon to Qt5 or another tool-kit.

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