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TuxMachines: Pkg 1.3.0 Released To Improve Package Management On FreeBSD

Thursday 24th of July 2014 01:42:13 PM

After more than a half-year in development and working on tens of thousands of lines of code, Pkg 1.3.0 has been released by FreeBSD developers.

Pkg 1.3.0 introduces a new solver to automatically handle conflicts and dynamically discover them, pkg install can now install local files and resolve their dependencies via remote repositories, sandboxing of the code has happened, improved portability of the code took place, the pkg API has been simplified, improvements to the multi-repository mode, and a ton of other changes and fixes took place.

More on the pkg 1.3.0 release for improved package management on FreeBSD can be found via this mailing list post.

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TuxMachines: GOG.com Now Supports Linux!

Thursday 24th of July 2014 01:30:56 PM

A while ago, we've announced our plans to add Linux support as one of the features of our digital platform, with 100 games on the launch day sometime this fall. We've put much time and effort into this project and now we've found ourselves with over 50 titles, classic and new, prepared for distribution, site infrastructure ready, support team trained and standing by, and absolutely no reason to wait until October or November. We're still aiming to have at least 100 Linux games in the coming months, but we've decided not to delay the launch just for the sake of having a nice-looking number to show off to the press. It's not about them, after all, it's about you. So, one of the most popular site feature requests on our community wishlist is granted today: Linux support has officially arrived on GOG.com!

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Phoronix: Pkg 1.3.0 Released To Improve Package Management On FreeBSD

Thursday 24th of July 2014 01:28:56 PM
After more than a half-year in development and working on tens of thousands of lines of code, Pkg 1.3.0 has been released by FreeBSD developers...

TuxMachines: Distro Watch: The Best Linux Distributions For 2014

Thursday 24th of July 2014 01:27:36 PM

We’re halfway through 2014, and a handful of Linux distributions have already made a big splash in the community. Which distributions are the best ones for this year? Let’s take a look.

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LXer: Firm says vulnerability in Tails contained in I2P component

Thursday 24th of July 2014 01:25:28 PM
A vulnerability broker published a video demonstrating one of several flaws it has found in the privacy-focused Tails operating system, which is used by those seeking to make their Web browser harder to trace.

TuxMachines: Homeland Security gets into software security

Thursday 24th of July 2014 01:18:09 PM

Personally, while I still think the DHS is an unlikely sponsor for this project — the National Security Agency (NSA) or NIST seem like its more natural home — I think the SWAMP sounds like a very useful one-stop for anyone wanting to double-check their pre-production code for errors before release.

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Phoronix: GOG.com Officially Starts Rolling Out Linux Games

Thursday 24th of July 2014 01:03:18 PM
GOG.com has officially started rolling out their Linux support and the first batch of Linux-compatible, DRM-free games are available today...

LXer: Gaming oriented Nvidia Shield Tablet wins early praise

Thursday 24th of July 2014 12:28:17 PM
The Android 4.4.3-based Nvidia Shield Tablet won early praise with its Tegra K1 SoC, Kepler-based graphics, new stylus, and WiFi Direct gaming controller. This week Nvidia announced its rumored tablet form-factor update of the Tegra 4-based Nvidia Shield, now called the Shield Portable. Early previews of the $299 Nvidia Shield Tablet have been kinder than […]

LXer: Oracle Linux 7 released

Thursday 24th of July 2014 11:31:06 AM
Oracle has released its clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

LinuxToday: Netrunner 14 - The perfect blend of usability and flexibility

Thursday 24th of July 2014 11:00:00 AM

EveryDayLinuxUser: Linux used to be perceived as being difficult to install, difficult to use and bereft of decent applications.

Reddit: Having some trouble with bash/sed in my script

Thursday 24th of July 2014 10:53:01 AM

Having a bit of trouble if I try to do an in-place replacement of a string that contains an & symbol. I can export the vars outside the script, and the values do display new_pre and new_post correctly, so the error happens on the sed replace. How can I better go about this and fix what is happening? Thank you!!

# trouble with sed replacements old_pre="psp_temp_pre" old_post="psp_temp_post" new_pre="qjoypad psp_x360_wireless &amp;" new_post="killall qjoypad" # perform actual changes sed -i "s|psp_temp_pre|$new_pre|g" "$xbmc_home/userdata/addon_data/script.games.rom.collection.browser/config.xml" sed -i "s|$old_post|$new_post|g" "$xbmc_home/userdata/addon_data/script.games.rom.collection.browser/config.xml" # The original file text is <preCmd>psp_temp_pre</preCmd> <postCmd>psp_temp_post</postCmd> # what this actually produces is (for pre): <preCmd>qjoypad psp_x360_usb psp_temp_preamp;</preCmd> # what this actually produces is (for post): <postCmd>killall qjoypad</postCmd>

Reference: http://slexy.org/view/s2JYYCQmsh

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LXer: diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Thursday 24th of July 2014 10:33:55 AM
Once in a while someone points out a POSIXviolation in Linux. Often theanswer is to fix the violation, but sometimes LinusTorvalds decides thatthe POSIX behavior is broken, in which case they keep the Linux behavior,but they might build an additional POSIX compatibility layer, even if thatlayer is slower and less efficient.

Reddit: Backing up my Ubuntu PC?

Thursday 24th of July 2014 10:07:54 AM

I want to back up my Ubuntu PC so that I can upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04.

I have not really found a backup utility that I know how to use or that can be used in the ways that I want it to be.

What I want from a backup util:

  • If I uninstall something like firefox, then when I upgrade I won't have to uninstall it again. (Or many other files.)

  • If I install something then it will automatically install it on launch. (Or on demand, doesn't matter how.)

  • Should be able to backup somewhere that I choose, like Dropbox. (Possibly Github or something else.)

Or is there a better way that I can do without installing utilities, like making my own script.

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LXer: Interview With Aspyr Media About Civilization V & Linux Gaming

Thursday 24th of July 2014 09:36:44 AM
A little treat today folks as I had a chance to talk with Michael Blair from Aspyr Media on a few different bits relating to Linux gaming and their Civilization V port.

Reddit: Want to start programing on Linux (java), and tips?

Thursday 24th of July 2014 09:28:10 AM

I have done some programing before and now I want to build a simple web server in a Linux enviroment, namely my Ubuntu server. I havet programed in Java before, but not in Linux. Is there anything I should think of or any tips you can provide me before I begin my searching and building process?

Also, any suggestions on where to look if I want to include PHP compability?

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TuxMachines: Why Chromebook Sales Are Surging in Schools, Enterprises

Thursday 24th of July 2014 09:09:09 AM

Chromebook sales have risen sharply over the past several months, according to a recent report from research firm NPD. Chromebook sales in the commercial channel increased 250 percent compared with the prior year and accounted for 35 percent of all U.S. channel notebook sales during the January-May period. Chromebooks, in other words, were extremely popular during the period and continue to be so. Exactly why and how Chromebooks have been achieving such sales success, however, are not so readily known. When the devices, which run Google's Chrome OS Web-based operating system, were first announced, many market observers believed that they had little chance of winning a significant share of the PC market. And that seemed to hold true in the first couple of years after Chromebooks hit the market in mid-2011. But the latest data shows that Chromebook sales are adding to the competitive headwinds that Windows notebooks are experiencing these days. This eWEEK slide show looks at the impact that rising Chromebook sales is having on the U.S. PC market.

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TuxMachines: Unity 8 and Mir Updates Promoted by Ubuntu Developers

Thursday 24th of July 2014 09:05:34 AM

Canonical is working on the upcoming Ubuntu 14.04 (Utopic Unicorn), but its developers are also trying to improve some technologies that haven't made it just yet to the desktop version, such as Unity 8 and the Mir display server.

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Reddit: Details on the Tails 0-day: it's in i2p

Thursday 24th of July 2014 08:55:04 AM
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