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Reddit: TAILS or virtualized Linux, for privacy?

Saturday 21st of October 2017 03:04:23 PM

Which is better for quick Linux privacy, TAILS on a usb stick with persistence, or a guest virtualbox Linux?

I have given up on using Linux for a daily operating system, after over two decades-- but I do want Linux for privacy, at times, do not trust MS Windows (or Apple for that matter). Don't get me wrong, I sincerely wish I could ditch Windows but I have decided Windows has to be my main operating system for productivity reasons (composing music using commercial $$$$ composing libraries such as ProjectSAM Symphobia, EWQL Symphonic Orchestra). Linux is great, I believe, for 90% of the masses, but until it can do the functionality I need I am facing the grim fact I need to use MS Windows as my main OS; I have tried dual booting too many times, just not convenient enough. Seriously, please do not label this as a troll post, I have been a Linux enthusiast, even ran a LUG recently, I even tried a month ago getting Windows 10 to run as a guest virtualbox system inside of Linux as the host, even played with the beta of virtualbox to see if I could get the audo/midi working, I so wanted that to work, but it just results in too much audio latency making that option moot. So I am sick at the notion of being assimilated by the Redmond Borg collective, ugh; in the least I want a privacy option beyond toggling all the Privacy options in Windows 10, just need help deciding on TAILS usb or virtualbox guest Linux Mint (encrypted), or just scrap Linux altogether? Yesterday I created a guest Linux really only to have Darkbox for photo processing, then I discovered RawTherapee (GNU, opensource) available for Windows; now I can not think of any reason to even use Linux except for privacy-- thus, what is the best way for that-- TAILS, guest Linux on virtualbox (encrypted), or just use a TOR browser now and then (all for legal purposes for the record)?

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Phoronix: Wine Staging 2.19 Brings More D3D11 Bits, Extra Fixes

Saturday 21st of October 2017 02:57:05 PM
Building off last week's Wine 2.19 development update is now a new version of Wine-Staging that includes its wide assortment of extra experimental/testing patches...

Reddit: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs Librem 15 vs Lenovo ThinkPad T460s for Linux?

Saturday 21st of October 2017 02:44:33 PM

Which one of those laptops is the best for using it with Linux?

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Reddit: [Help] Ubuntu 16.04 Changed keys

Saturday 21st of October 2017 02:31:56 PM

So I keep having an issue that whenever I hit Ctrl it will alt-tab me. It's weird though because it's fine when I restart my PC, but whenever I start playing games or using my PC I must hit some shortkey to switch the binds? If I slam my keyboard enough I can sometimes turn it off. Just seeing if anyone had any ideas (I also have other keys switch binds too)

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LXer: 15 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 17.10

Saturday 21st of October 2017 01:58:49 PM
?The New Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" launch with GNOME3 has brought a big change and got a lot of people excited to try it as soon as they can. If you don't know yet the new stuff in Ubuntu 17.10, read the article we published today.

Phoronix: ZenStates Allows Adjusting Zen P-States, Other Tweaking Under Linux

Saturday 21st of October 2017 01:55:19 PM
ZenStates is an independent effort to offer P-States-based overclocking from the Linux desktop of AMD Ryzen processors and other tuning...

TuxMachines: 10 Reasons Why I Switched To Telegram Messenger

Saturday 21st of October 2017 01:28:28 PM

Whatsapp may be the best player in the game when it comes to instant messaging apps, but Telegram Messenger is the entire game itself.

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TuxMachines: How To Install Wine And Run Windows Apps In Linux

Saturday 21st of October 2017 01:25:06 PM

​All kinds of software are currently available on Linux but every now and then, there is that Windows software or Game which is not available or has no equivalent on Linux Wine makes it possible to run those Windows programs and Games on your Linux desktop. So let’s look at how to install Wine on Linux and run Windows apps on Linux desktop.

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Phoronix: NVIDIA TX2 / Tegra186 Display Support Isn't Ready For Linux 4.15

Saturday 21st of October 2017 12:09:29 PM
While the Jetson TX2 has been out since this past March and it's a phenomenal ARM development board, sadly the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver support for it still isn't ready with the mainline Linux kernel...

LXer: Install Let's Encrypt and Secure Nginx with SSL/TLS in Debian 9

Saturday 21st of October 2017 12:04:27 PM
This tutorial will show you how to install and secure a Nginx web server on Debian 9 with a TLS certificate issued for free by the Let’s Encrypt Certificate Authority. Furthermore, we will configure automatic renewal of Lets’ Encrypt TLS certificates using a cron job before the certificates expire.

Reddit: North Korean tablet firmware

Saturday 21st of October 2017 11:09:38 AM

Anyone got the firmware for the Samjiyon tablet?

And the firmware for the Arirang phone and the Woolim

Oh and redstar os 1.0 and 4.0 and 2.0 server

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Phoronix: Valve Developer Lands VK_EXT_global_priority For RADV Vulkan Driver

Saturday 21st of October 2017 11:04:53 AM
Squeezing into Mesa Git ahead of the Mesa 17.3 branching is support for the EXT_global_priority extension within the RADV Vulkan driver...

Phoronix: Vulkan 1.0.64 Adds In Another AMD-Developed Extension

Saturday 21st of October 2017 10:48:38 AM
Vulkan 1.0.64 is out this weekend as the newest specification refinement to this high-performance graphics/compute API...

Phoronix: Ubuntu Developer Gets Mir Running On Fedora

Saturday 21st of October 2017 10:38:47 AM
Lead Mir developer Alan Griffiths has spent the time getting the Mir display server running on Fedora. This is part of a broader feature request of getting Mir running on more Linux distributions than just Ubuntu...

LXer: Canonical on Path to IPO as Ubuntu Unity Linux Desktop Ends

Saturday 21st of October 2017 10:10:05 AM
VIDEO: Mark Shuttleworth discusses the next steps for his Linux business and why he made the decision to end develop on the Unity converged desktop environment.

TuxMachines: GNU/Linux on Desktop/Phone: System76, DeX, Librem

Saturday 21st of October 2017 09:49:37 AM
  • Pop!_OS Is Finally Here — System76’s Ubuntu-based Operating System For Developers

    The first ever stable release of Pop!_OS is finally here. You can go ahead and download it from this link. Don’t forget to share your feedback. Earlier this year in June, we reported that System76 is creating its own Linux distro called Pop!_OS.

  • Samsung DeX Promises to Bring the Linux PC Experience to Your Mobile Device

    After unveiling its next-generation Bixby 2.0 intelligent assistant, Samsung today announced that it plans to bring the Linux PC experience to the Samsung DeX ecosystem.

  • Steps toward a privacy-preserving phone

    What kind of cell phone would emerge from a concerted effort to design privacy in from the beginning, using free software as much as possible? Some answers are provided by a crowdfunding campaign launched in August by Purism SPC, which has used two such campaigns successfully in the past to build a business around secure laptops. The Librem 5, with a five-inch screen and radio chip for communicating with cell phone companies, represents Purism's hope to bring the same privacy-enhancing vision to the mobile space, which is much more demanding in its threats, technology components, and user experience.

    The abuse of mobile phone data has become a matter of worldwide concern. The capture and sale of personal data by apps is so notorious that it has been covered in USA Today; concerns over snooping contribute to the appeal of WhatsApp (which has topped 1.3 billion users) and other encrypted and privacy-conscious apps. But apps are only one attack vector. I got in touch with Todd Weaver, founder and CEO of Purism, to find out what the company is doing to plug the leaks in mobile devices.

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