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TuxMachines: Custom Chromium OS Build Now Available for 64-Bit Laptop and Desktop Computers

Thursday 26th of May 2016 07:52:42 AM

GNU/Linux and Android-x86 developer Arne Exton has informed Softpedia today, May 26, 2016, about the immediate availability for download of his custom Chromium OS build.

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LXer: As marketing changes, some things never will

Thursday 26th of May 2016 07:51:45 AM
Marketing as we know it has changed dramatically, especially in the B2B world.I bet you're not surprised to hear me say that. I'm not the first to say it, and I certainly won't be the last. Observing changes to companies' methods for engaging their customers is the easy part. What's harder is understanding the nature of those changes and what they mean for you and your marketing more

TuxMachines: 7 tips for bringing open source to networking

Thursday 26th of May 2016 07:51:17 AM

I thought it would be helpful to give you some tips for creating open source communities to interact with your SDN or networking hardware. I've divided the tips into two sections: Attract and Maintain. After all, what's the use in building a community if it doesn't stick around?

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TuxMachines: Tech Writer Matt Hartley on Covering and Using Linux

Thursday 26th of May 2016 07:38:22 AM

It would be difficult to find anyone who’s been hanging in FOSS circles for more than a week or two who isn’t familiar with FOSS media maven Matt Hartley. We thought we’d invite him along for a video interview to see what he’s really like.

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LXer: First officially sanctioned BeagleBone COM ships with carrier

Thursday 26th of May 2016 06:31:41 AM
Mentorel’s BeagleBone uSomIQ, the first sanctioned COM version of the BeagleBone Black SBC, is also available with a BoneCape carrier board. Hong Kong based Mentorel’s recently introduced BeagleBone uSomIQ computer-on-module, which was previously known as the uSomIQ BBB, has been added to’s list of BeagleBone Black compatible products.

Reddit: Mounting a virtual drive and retrieving data (permission/ownership problems)

Thursday 26th of May 2016 05:20:58 AM

Hi, So I have a virtual drive that had a previous user/root access. i have been able to mount it but when i try to look into the folders for the data it is not accessible(presumably because its not the original owner). Are there commands to change ownership on the virtual drive so that I could access and retrieve the data?

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LXer: Fedora is on diaspora*

Thursday 26th of May 2016 05:11:38 AM
Diaspora is a distributed social networking platform comprised of nodes, called pods. These pods are linked together to allow users to connect seamlessly. This idea is different from the traditional social network, where user data is centralized and controlled by a single entity. diaspora is also free as in speech, so you can use it however you like. diaspora* also values your privacy.

LXer: Unixstickers Gives Back to FOSS Projects

Thursday 26th of May 2016 03:51:35 AM
Are you one of those people who likes to use your laptop as a billboard to announce to the world that you’re a Linux user? Do you feel compelled to plaster stickers all over the outside, letting everyone know your favorite distro, some of your favorite FOSS programs or even a favorite programming or scripting language? Do you find yourself wishing there was an easy way to cover up the Windows key on your PC’s keyboard with something that actually represents an operating system you use?

LXer: GhostBSD 10.3 Development Continues, Now with UEFI Support for 64-bit Platforms

Thursday 26th of May 2016 02:54:24 AM
Today, GhostBSD maintainer Eric Turgeon announced the general availability of the second Alpha release of the upcoming GhostBSD 10.3 operating system.

LinuxToday: Year 2038 Fixes Still Being Worked On For The Linux Kernel

Thursday 26th of May 2016 02:00:00 AM

Phoronix: The Linux kernel has been working on many Year 2038 fixes for a while now but the work is not over.

LXer: Raspberry Pi analog input board has weather station option

Thursday 26th of May 2016 01:57:13 AM
RasPi.TV has Kickstartered a $12 “RasPiO Analog Zero” Raspberry Pi add-on board the size of an Raspberry Pi Zero. It offers eight 10-bit analog inputs.

Reddit: Need Help!

Thursday 26th of May 2016 01:34:21 AM


I am at the end of my patience, I bought a computer for my granddaughter on the 9th of this april. She needs it for school as she will be attending community college in June. Her Syllabus says that she needs microsoft word to complete her assignments. I looked and looked and was not able to find microsoft word anywhere on her computer. I called best buy about this and they said that they could not install microsoft word for her. It is a samsung laptop. The man at best buy told me that I cant get microsoft on her computer because it is a linux. The man also said that the 30 day return policy had passed. I have searched on the internet for linux but none of the sites I have found so far have been able to help. My daughter needs her computer to work or she will fail her classes. If anyone here can tell me how to get microsoft on my computer I would appreciate it very much. Thank you.

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LXer: Paul Vixie on IPv6 NAT, IPv6 security and Internet of Things

Thursday 26th of May 2016 01:00:02 AM
Security expert Paul Vixie said that, for now, IPv6 offers no benefits to early adopters but he did suggest that updating to IPv6 is a matter of good Internet citizenship in almost the same way a person should look for a trash bin rather than throwing litter on the street.

Reddit: What is your personal strategy to organize notes and keep them synced/searchable/exportable/viewable under Linux (i.e. OneNote alternative)?

Thursday 26th of May 2016 12:36:26 AM

Hello, now that I'm comfortable with Linux, and having found replacements for most of my application needs, there is still one I rely on a daily basis, which is OneNote. You might think this is crazy but as a researcher/publisher, I tend to aggregate a lot of information over time, so OneNote is the one I always open first everyday and that makes me the most productive.

I already know there isn't a drop-in replacement that fits the bill so far (there is one that gives a run for its money, called KeepNote, but its development seems discontinued), even when it comes to proprietary software, probably it will require 2 or 3 different applications to meet my needs, but I am willing to sacrifice some convenience and features, because when thinking about it, over time so much information becomes too valuable to be kept in a proprietary format that can only be dealt with on a proprietary product.

So, what is your personal strategy?

If anyone is interested, here are my requirements as follows:

  • the main concern is to keep all information in files under an open format such as HTML. That would make them easily viewable on any browser in any device (smartphone, tablet, web).

  • Secondly, to provide some sort of basic hierarchical organization at the filesystem level (to easily identify to which file some page corresponds), but nothing too crazy, it's not so much about keeping things over-organized with tags and folders and subfolders and pages and subpages as it is to just dump info and then have it easily searchable, inside or outside the application (in recoll for example).

  • Thirdly, I would like to introduce more than just text in the files, including tables, bullet lists, hyperlinks and embedded multimedia (images, videos). Also, possibility to export to PDF and ODT, and having the main formatting functions easily accessible through the GUI, like in LibreOffice writer.

I have been trying to use a markdown editor with preview (ReText) and dealing with Markdown files, it's not a bad alternative, although I miss the access to functions via GUI (insert tables, links, images), but then I would have to export the .md file to HTML everytime it is edited to be able to view it for example on mobile devices.

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LXer: Annoying myths about Linux that won't go away

Thursday 26th of May 2016 12:02:51 AM
Also in today's open source roundup: More ads are coming to Google Maps, and why some Chromebooks will not get Android apps.

Slashdot: CentOS Linux 6.8 Released

Wednesday 25th of May 2016 11:38:43 PM

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