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Reddit: More Linux distros for Android like Ubuntu Touch and Kali Nethunter

Saturday 21st of January 2017 12:49:01 PM

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if more Linux distributions exist specially made for Android. Such as Ubuntu Touch and Kali Nethunter.

Thanks in advance!

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Phoronix: Solus Linux Working On A Flatpak-Based, Optimized Steam Runtime

Saturday 21st of January 2017 12:47:46 PM
The Solus Linux developers have been working on their "Linux Steam Integration" for Steam and improvements around the Steam runtime, with this being one of the distributions interested in good Linux performance and making use of some Clear Linux optimizations, while their next step is looking at Flatpak-packaging up of libraries needed by the Steam runtime to fork a Flatpak-happy Linux gaming setup...

Phoronix: TrueOS Making Use Of OpenRC Init System, Faster Boot Times

Saturday 21st of January 2017 12:36:00 PM
For those still looking to escape systemd, the BSDs remain free and the FreeBSD-based TrueOS is currently working on making use of OpenRC...

LXer: Your Computer's Clipboard is a Security Problem - Fix it in Linux With xsel and cron

Saturday 21st of January 2017 11:36:23 AM
Any program you run can read your clipboard, and its contents linger until another copy event or a reboot. Modern browsers enable multiple ways for malicious websites to read the clipboard contents (or add items in), so eliminate the worry by using a script with cron that auto-clears your clipboard regularly.

Reddit: The commands and output behind Linux install process.

Saturday 21st of January 2017 10:53:35 AM

bitinserty@linuxcomp ~ $ sudo apt-get install the-best

Reading package lists... Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information... Done

The following NEW packages will be installed

linux

0 to upgrade, 1 to newly install, 0 to remove and 8 not to upgrade.

Need to get 4 GB of archives.

After this operation, 4 GB of additional disk space will be used to install the best thing to ever be created.

Do you want to continue (well obviously)? [Y/n] y

User chose the correct option!

Get:1 https://linux.com/latest/download/the-best-latest.iso [4 GB]

Fetched 4 GB in 0s (4e+6 kB/s) (demonstrates the speed of our OS)

Preparing to unpack...

Unpacking the-best-latest ...

Processing triggers for doc-base (127.0.0.1) ...

Setting up linux ...

bitinserty@linuxcomp ~ $ thanks

No problem! Just being the best!

bitinserty@linuxcomp ~ $ exit

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Reddit: LWN.net Weekly Edition for January 12, 2017

Saturday 21st of January 2017 10:15:05 AM

LXer: How to Keep Hackers out of Your Linux Machine Part 1: Top Two Security Tips

Saturday 21st of January 2017 09:42:01 AM
There is nothing a hacker likes more than a tasty Linux machine available on the Internet. In my recent Linux Foundation webinar I shared tactics, tools, and methods hackers use to invade your space.

Reddit: Discord Linux channel - feel free to join

Saturday 21st of January 2017 08:49:17 AM

Reddit: Cant remove /tmp " Device or resource busy"

Saturday 21st of January 2017 08:44:24 AM

hey !'

as the question goes, i cant remove tmp, when i go inside the directory, its empty but it shows that some process is active which is making me unable to remove it, how do i end the process or forcely remove the dir tmp.

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LXer: 5 Linux Desktop Environments on the Rise for 2017

Saturday 21st of January 2017 07:47:39 AM
With each passing year, the Linux desktop ecosystem shifts and morphs from one darling to the next. Although it’s sometimes challenging to tell, from month to month, which desktop will reign as the fan favorite, there are always signs that a particular desktop is going to rise in market share. Three trends I always examine are evolution, usability, and modernity. I prefer my desktops to have evolved along with the needs of current trends and users, to be easily used, and have a modern design aesthetic. Bonus points are generally awarded for a high range of flexibility.

TuxMachines: Linux and Graphics

Saturday 21st of January 2017 06:30:30 AM

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

Saturday 21st of January 2017 06:20:55 AM

If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2.

We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library.

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TuxMachines: Calamares Release and Adoption

Saturday 21st of January 2017 06:14:06 AM
  • Calamares 3.0 Universal Linux Installer Released, Drops Support for KPMcore 2

    Calamares, the open-source distribution-independent system installer, which is used by many GNU/Linux distributions, including the popular KaOS, Netrunner, Chakra GNU/Linux, and recently KDE Neon, was updated today to version 3.0.

    Calamares 3.0 is a major milestone, ending the support for the 2.4 series, which recently received its last maintenance update, versioned 2.4.6, bringing numerous improvements, countless bug fixes, and some long-anticipated features, including a brand-new PythonQt-based module interface.

  • Due to Popular Request, KDE Neon Is Adopting the Calamares Graphical Installer

    KDE Neon maintainer Jonathan Riddell is announcing today the immediate availability of the popular Calamares distribution-independent Linux installer framework on the Developer Unstable Edition of KDE Neon.

    It would appear that many KDE Neon users have voted for Calamares to become the default graphical installer system used for installing the Linux-based operating system on their personal computers. Indeed, Calamares is a popular installer framework that's being successfully used by many distros, including Chakra, Netrunner, and KaOS.

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TuxMachines: Wine 2.0 RC6 released

Saturday 21st of January 2017 05:57:57 AM

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LXer: This Week in Open Source News: Linux & Open Source Vulnerabilities in 2017

Saturday 21st of January 2017 05:53:17 AM
This week in open source news, a study from Black Duck suggests the potential for open source malware is set to skyrocket in 2017, longtime undetected Mac malware exposed, and more! Read our digest for the recent stories you need to hear:

Reddit: Pocket Laptop for phone replacement?

Saturday 21st of January 2017 05:35:07 AM

Does anybody know of a laptop that would fit in my pocket? (like 6-8ish inch screen, I have pretty big pockets). I hate my phone, and I just want something that runs arch linux with i3 that I can take around with me 70% of the time. Then ill buy a cheap phone put easytether, airdroid and expressVPN on it, and I'm good to go. I looked at the pocketCHIP and some raspberry pi projects, but none of them are usable as a real computer (low res screen, weird keyboard, and no trackpoint). The Sony VAIO P, or UX look awesome, but I figure there is probably something better still, and a bit cheaper. I use a X200 Thinkpad and want something as similar as possible to that. Thanks in advanced

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  • Are you Struggling With Finding Text In Files Or Locating Files? Try 'Recoll' Program In Linux
    Recoll is a full text search QT based free, open source program especially made for Unix-like and Linux but it is also available for Windows and Mac systems, licensed under GPL. It provides efficient desktop full text search from single-word to arbitrarily complex boolean searches, basically it indexes the documents data (along with their compressed versions) and huge number of files then let you find quickly whatever you search for. Recoll updates its index at designed intervals (for example through Cron tasks) but if desired, the indexing task can run as a file-system monitoring daemon for real-time index updates.
  • New Inkscape 0.92 breaks your previous works done with Inkscape
    I hope this type of blog-post will shake the mindset a bit, and make developers more serious about compatibility. The users shouldn't be prompted with a dialog with jargon. The artwork or rendering shouldn't be broken. Inkscape should do the auto-conversion to keep the artwork as it was (especially because the software can). Isn't it the task of Inkscape to be able to read SVG? to properly read itself? I hope a version 0.92.x will happens and solve this serious bug [1] . For those who have been following my work for the last ten years, I like to promote the release of new Free/Libre and Open-Sources Software versions. It costs me a lot emotionally and in production-time to have to make this type of blog-post against a project I love. But what else can I do?
  • Ardour + Cinelerra + 4 Cams + Heavy Blues
  • Albert Quick Launcher 0.9.0 Released With External Extensions Support
    Albert is a quick launcher for Linux inspired by Alfred (Mac). It can be used to run applications, open files, search the web, open bookmarks in your web browser, calculate math expressions, and more.
  • MKVToolNix 9.8.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Adds Support for DVB Subtitles
    Moritz Bunkus released today, January 22, 2017, a new stable release of his popular, multiplatform, and open-source MKV (Matroska) manipulation utility for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. There are bunch of exciting new features added in the new MKVToolNix 9.8.0 release, which comes three weeks after the previous version, namely MKVToolNix 9.7.1, but first we'd like to inform package maintainers about an important change in the build system as parallel builds are now enabled by default.
  • Libvirt 3.0 Released With Various Improvements
    The libvirt virtualization API saw a major 3.0 release this week to succeed its earlier v2.5 milestone.
  • 5 Highly Promising Terminal Emulators
    The terminal emulator is a venerable but essential tool for computer users. The reason why Linux offers so much power is due to the command line. The Linux shell can do so much, and this power can be accessed on the desktop by using a terminal emulator. There are so many available for Linux that the choice is bewildering.
  • What Spotify Takes Away, the Open-Source Community Brings Back…
    One of my favourite bands has just released a new album, which means I now have 11 new songs to learn the words to before I go see them play next!
  • Skype for Linux Alpha Video Call Support Begins ‘Rollout’

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