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Reddit: Ubuntu One file syncing code Open Sourced

Monday 10th of August 2015 04:11:22 PM

Slashdot: Red Star Linux Adds Secret Watermarks To Files

Sunday 9th of August 2015 07:00:06 PM

Reddit: I lost my account password, what can I do?

Sunday 9th of August 2015 04:37:34 AM

I won't lie i'm not very knowledgeble in Linux, I had a classmate set it up for me a few months ago. Stupid me didn't bother to remember the password, and now I'm in a weird situation. It's not the root password, it's the password for the admin account. Somehow it bugged out and logged me in after a long time of password guessing. So now I can change the password but I need the original password to be able to change it. Is there a way for me to reset it or figure out my password, or do I have to do a reinstall, and if so how do I do that? I don't mind having to do a full install if I have to. I'm on Xubuntu 14.10


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LXer: CentOS 6.7 Is Now Available for Download, Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7

Sunday 9th of August 2015 04:12:29 AM
The CentOS Project, through Karanbir Singh, had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of the seventh maintenance version of the long-term supported CentOS 6 Linux operating system.

LXer: Installation Steps of VirtualBox on OpenSUSE 13.1 & 13.2

Sunday 9th of August 2015 12:23:45 AM
VirtualBox is the virtualization software used at desktop level in linux like operating system .It allows us to install and run multiple Virtual Machines ( VM) at the same time.

LXer: Second Snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04 Stable Version Now Ready for Raspberry Pi 2

Saturday 8th of August 2015 06:40:39 PM
A new Snappy Ubuntu Core 15.04 has been announced for Raspberry Pi 2, and users have been advised to re-flash their systems as soon as possible.

LXer: Zorin OS 10 Lite Screenshot Tour

Saturday 8th of August 2015 04:46:17 PM
Zorin OS 10 Lite is the latest and greatest version of our operating system designed specifically for Linux newcomers using old or low-powered hardware. This release is based on Lubuntu 15.04 and uses the LXDE desktop environment to provide one of the fastest and most feature-packed interfaces for low-spec machines. This new release includes newly updated software and refined visuals as well as new software inclusions for the best lightweight desktop experience.

Reddit: Privacy Badger 1.0 Is Here To Stop Online Tracking!

Saturday 8th of August 2015 04:27:38 PM

TuxMachines: Zorin OS 10 Lite and Business Editions Now Available for Download - Screenshot Tour

Saturday 8th of August 2015 04:16:13 PM

One week after the announcement of the Zorin OS 10 Core and Ultimate editions, the Zorin OS developers published details about the immediate availability of the Zorin OS 10 Lite and Business flavors.

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TuxMachines: BQ’s Ubuntu smartphones now available globally

Saturday 8th of August 2015 04:14:25 PM

There are only a handful of smartphones on the market that ship with Ubuntu software, and up until now they’ve been available for purchase only in a handful of markets.

Now Spanish phone maker BQ is changing that: You can buy an Ubuntu phone from the company and have it shipped just about anywhere in the world.

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LXer: Oracle waves fist, claims even new Android devices infringe its Java copyrights

Saturday 8th of August 2015 02:51:55 PM
New court filing says they ALL must go – yes, even the telliesOracle's lawsuit against Google over Java copyrights probably won't be back in a courtroom again until next year, but in the meantime, Oracle has asked the court to let it expand the scope of its complaint to include events that have occurred since it was first filed in 2010.…

Phoronix: Some Of The Changes To Be Found In Next Week's Fedora 23 Alpha Release

Saturday 8th of August 2015 02:30:04 PM
Fedora 23 Alpha is coming next week. Here's a look at some of the new features to find with Fedora 23...

Reddit: Simple, Secure Cloud Data Backups with Python, Tar and GPG (xpost from /r/sysadmin)

Saturday 8th of August 2015 02:02:47 PM

xpost /r/sysadmin - I've written a simple Python tool that will tar and GPG encrypt data and move it somewhere locally. This can be used to push encrypted backups to various cloud services.

I've written a guide here

Hope someone can find it useful. I realized this is Linux/UNIX specific so seems better to post it here in hindsight.

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Reddit: are all desktop environments universally resource intensive no matter what operating system it's installed on? conversely is the DE the main component that impacts an OS' performance?

Friday 7th of August 2015 10:50:00 PM

for example, LDXE is considered to be the objectionably lightest graphical environment compared to something like Gnome 3. would installing Gnome 3 on Lubuntu have the same performance as native UbuntuGnome would?

would Gnome 3 also have the same impact if you put it on Arch or OpenSUSE, ect.. is the DE truly the main factor in OS performance

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LXer: Bq Ubuntu Phones Now Available for US Customers

Friday 7th of August 2015 10:39:48 PM
One of the big problems for the Ubuntu phones was that they weren't available for the US market. That problem has been partially fixed now with the release of the Bq Aquaris Ubuntu phones for everyone.

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Fedora Project, through Christian Schaller, was proud to report on the progress made for the next-generation Wayland display server that it might be used by default on the upcoming major release of the Fedora Linux operating system, Fedora 23. Read more

GNOME Developers Discuss Codenames, GNOME 3.18 Might be Dubbed "Gothenburg"

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Intel invests $60 million in drone venture

Intel is investing $60 million in UAV firm Yuneec, whose prosumer “Typhoon” drones use Android-based controllers. Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich and Yuneec International CEO Tian Yu took to YouTube to announce an Intel investment of more than $60 million in the Hong Kong based company to help develop drone technology. No more details were provided except for Krzanich’s claim that “We’ve got drones on our road map that are going to truly change the world and revolutionize the industry.” One possibility is that Intel plans to equip the drones with its RealSense 3D cameras (see farther below). Read more