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LinuxToday: How To Use Compiz In Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Or 14.10

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 12:00:00 PM

Webupd8: If you're using Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS or 14.10, here's a quick guide for how to install and configure Compiz.

LXer: Google's Chrome to pull plug on plugins next September

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 11:37:11 AM
Firing squad scheduled for ancient Netscape techGoogle is moving ahead with its plan to end support for Netscape plugins in its Chrome browser – and has set next September as the date for when they will stop working altogether.…

TuxMachines: Ubuntu Mate 14.10 Review: For GNOME 2 lovers and offers awesome performance

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 10:57:20 AM

I am not sure if Ubuntu Mate 14.10 is an official release from Canonical yet. It is still to be listed in distrowatch. But, never-the-less I came across this distro as a reference from a couple of readers from my blog. I used the distro for a week and I am writing down my experience with the distro. It has the same specifics as Ubuntu 14.10 - the desktop environment is different here: Mate 1.8.1, with it's typical GNOME 2 looks.

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TuxMachines: Netrunner Rolling 2014.04 - This time, we need the goats

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 10:52:43 AM

Netrunner Rolling distro release is a very interesting concepts, on many level. It's a KDE desktop, based on Arch and Manjaro, the latter also being partially based on Arch itself, plus it comes with a rolling update model. A far cry from the typical asterisk-buntu philosophy that pervades most of the market.

In the canonical notation, Netrunner Rolling is actually an Arch-Arch-Manjaro distro, and this actually sounds like Ice Ice Baby, only geekier. Arch, Arch, Manjaro. Tam dam dam da da dam dam. Sort of. Anyhow, we have a new edition out there. 2014.09. So let's see if it's any good. The previous one surprised, immensely.

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TuxMachines: Observing Scientific Linux 7.0

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 10:49:34 AM

Scientific Linux is an operating system sponsored by Fermilab and built using the source code from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). The distribution is lightly customized, making it similar to RHEL in most respects, but with different artwork. The current release of Scientific is available for the 64-bit x86 CPU architecture only. There are several editions to choose from, including a regular installation DVD (3.9 GB), an "Everything" double-sided installation DVD (6.2 GB), a net-install minimal CD (394 MB), a live CD (690 MB), a GNOME-flavoured live DVD (1.1 GB) and a KDE-flavoured live DVD (1.2 GB). I opted to download the live KDE disc.

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LXer: How secure is Docker? If you're not running version 1.3.2, NOT VERY

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 10:40:00 AM
UPGRADE NOW to fix vuln found in all previous versionsA nasty vulnerability has been discovered in the Docker application containerization software for Linux that could allow an attacker to gain elevated privileges and execute code remotely on affected systems.…

TuxMachines: Manjaro Xfce 0.8.11 RC2 Is a Beautiful Experience like No Other – Gallery

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 10:08:55 AM

Manjaro Xfce 0.8.11 RC2, a Linux distribution based on well-tested snapshots of the Arch Linux repositories and 100% compatible with Arch, has been released and users can now test the new version and see what's new for themselves.

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TuxMachines: A Go Front-End Could Soon Be Landing In LLVM

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 09:59:17 AM

The "llgo" Go front-end to LLVM could soon be accepted as a new sub-project. This Go front-end is written in the Go language itself.

Going on for a while has been llgo as a Go front-end for LLVM written in Go. This LLVM Go compiler front-end works on 64-bit Linux and works for most code-bases and now the developers are willing to relicense it under the LLVM license and move it upstream as an official LLVM sub-project.

Those interested in LLVM for Go can find the details via this mailing list thread where there's been generally favorable feedback thus far.

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TuxMachines: GTK+ INSPECTOR UPDATE

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 09:52:40 AM

GTK+ Inspector is a debugging tool that is built directly into GTK+ and is available in every GTK+ application by using of the shortcuts Ctrl-Shift-d or Ctrl-Shift-i.

Since I last wrote about it, a number of things have changed, so it is time to give an update on the state of GtkInspector as of GTK+ 3.15.2.

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TuxMachines: Thoughts of Thanksgiving for All That Is FOSS

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 09:51:11 AM

Well Thanksgiving week is upon us here in the land of stars and stripes, and in anticipation of all the social events soon to besiege us, more than a few Linux bloggers have been practicing keeping their favorite barstools warm down at the blogosphere's Punchy Penguin Saloon.

How chilly would those stools get if we were all flitting here and there from this party to that? It would be truly unkind. Much better to stay put and keep to ourselves in a comfortable place where inane small talk is frowned upon.

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TuxMachines: Lollipop's Encryption Takes a Hefty Toll

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 09:47:07 AM

The new full-disk encryption feature that's enabled by default in Android 5.0 Lollipop comes at a hefty price in terms of performance, according to a recent benchmark report.

In fact, when full-disk encryption is enabled, random read performance drops by 62.9 percent, while random write performance falls by 50.5 percent, AnandTech reported late last week. Sequential read performance, meanwhile, drops by a whopping 80.7 percent.

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TuxMachines: Mint's the Best, Less Malware, and Debian vs Ubuntu

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 09:46:52 AM

The Register's Scott Gilbertson today said that Linux Mint 17.1 was the best distribution "hands down." Elsewhere, Bruce Byfield compares and contrasts Debian and Ubuntu to see which is right for you and Lucian Constantin reports on a new vulnerability found in less programs. There were several reviews in the feeds and Katherine Noyes tallies FOSS Thanksgivings. Linux.com has Linux gift ideas and Serdar Yegulalp summarizes rebootless kernel patching.

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LXer: Using Nginx with Odoo version 8 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit Server

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 09:42:49 AM
Setup Odoo v8 with Nginx on Ubuntu 14.04Setup Nginx as an SSL proxy to Odoo version 8 on Ubuntu 14.04 Server. This is an easy how-to article designed to save you time figuring it out yourself.

TuxMachines: Ubuntu Governance Reboot: Five Proposals

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 09:36:54 AM

A little while back I wrote a blog post that seemed to inspire some people and ruffle the feathers of some others. It was designed as a conversation-starter for how we can re-energize leadership in Ubuntu.

When I kicked off the blog post, Elizabeth quite rightly gave me a bit of a kick in the spuds about not providing a place to have a discussion, so I amended the blog post to a link to this thread where I encourage your feedback and participation.

Rather unsurprisingly, there was some good feedback, before much of it started wandering off the point a little bit.

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TuxMachines: Tizen based Samsung TV SDK 1.0 has been released

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 09:29:35 AM

The Tizen based Samsung TV SDK 1.0 has been released today. This follows the beta that was previously released at the start of July.

The SDK provides developers with the tools they need to begin developing for the Tizen-based Samsung TV platform. The toolset includes an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and a Web Simulator for testing TV apps on a PC.

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TuxMachines: There's New In-Fighting Over The Future Of Compiz

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 09:20:50 AM

Unless you're a user of Ubuntu with Unity 7, you probably haven't heard much about Compiz in quite some time. However, some developers are looking to further revive its development but not everyone is in agreement.

There's been an uptick in bickering amongst developers on the Compiz mailing list lately. A controversial developer often involved in these fights, Scott Moreau, declared himself the maintainer of upstream 0.8 stable branches.

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LXer: Android drone tracks you by computer vision

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 08:45:38 AM
Kickstarter is showing an $899, Android-based “Mind4? follow-me drone that tracks you entirely by computer vision, and interprets full-body gestures. Like fellow Kickstarter drone projects AirDog and Hexo+, as well as 3D Robotics’s Iris+, AirMind’s Mind4 quadcopter is designed as a “follow-me” drone for recording videos of a moving target. Unlike these products, however, which don’t run Android or Linux, the Mind4 runs Android on a quad-core, 2GHz ARM processor, giving it the brainpower to run advanced vision recognition algorithms. As a result, Mind4 can track you solely via computer vision via its VAPS (vision augmented piloting system) engine rather than depending on less reliable GPS or tricky manual controls.

LXer: Samba server installation on OpenSuse 13.2

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 07:48:27 AM
This guide explains how to configure samba server in OpenSuse 13.2 with anonymous [he]amp[/he] secured samba servers. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.

Reddit: Due to some unfortunate Circumstances I'm out of College with no degree. Are my chances of entry-level system admin completely shot?

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 07:24:40 AM

I'm not going to go into details but it's nothing that would affect an employer's decision. Basically, I'm out of school with a ton of loans and no degree. My coursework is in Physics and Computer Science and I held an internship with the NASA Space Grant.

it was a small school with a VERY specific program, almost no credits will transfer my only chance is to rejump on their cycle in 2.5-3 years

But anyways, the point of my thread, I was offered a job as a laborer in a Power Plant. The hours suck, but the pay will keep my head above water. is there anything I can do with Linux Skills but NO degree to show for it?

you guys have saved my ass for years now in the terminal, need some advice outside the shell now :-/

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LXer: The Awesome Program You Never Should Use

Tuesday 25th of November 2014 06:51:16 AM
I've been hesitating for a couple months about whether to mention sshpass. Conceptually, it's a horrible, horrible program. It basically allows you to enter an SSH user name and password on the command line, so you can create a connection without any interaction. A far better way to accomplish that is with public/private keypairs.

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Review of the new Firefox browser built for developers

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