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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.

TuxMachines: Bq Ubuntu Phones Now Available for US Customers

Friday 7th of August 2015 10:27:48 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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TuxMachines: An Everyday Linux User Review Of Elementary OS Freya

Friday 7th of August 2015 10:24:10 PM

Elementary OS is a really nice Linux distribution and if you are a computer user who has no interest in learning about the command line and you just want to use your computer for playing music, videos and games then it is perfect.

The effort that has gone into the desktop environment really pays dividends as it really is easy to use. Couple this with the ease in which it is possible to set up printers, scanners, audio devices and other peripherals and you have a really good operating system.

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Reddit: Updated Let's Encrypt Launch Schedule

Friday 7th of August 2015 10:10:27 PM

LXer: How to install Wordpress with Nginx, MariaDB and HHVM on Debian 8

Friday 7th of August 2015 08:45:26 PM
HHVM (Hip Hop Virtual Machine) is a just-in-time compiler developed by Facebook to run applications that are written in PHP and Hack language. HHVM is faster than the traditional PHP engine from ZEND and is used by Facebook to serve billions of web requests per day. This tutorial describes the installation of Nginx, MariaDB, HHVM and Wordpress on Debian 8 (Jessie).

Reddit: Colorfully Manage Btrfs Snapshots

Friday 7th of August 2015 08:44:00 PM

Reddit: Breeze Icons in Plasma 5.4 and future work

Friday 7th of August 2015 08:24:11 PM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Friday 7th of August 2015 08:07:48 PM

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Friday 7th of August 2015 08:04:55 PM

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TuxMachines: The Wine development release 1.7.49 is now available

Friday 7th of August 2015 06:59:07 PM

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- DirectWrite is now good enough for rendering text in Steam.
- A number of Direct2D improvements.
- Some more OpenMP functions.
- Support for namespaces in the IDL compiler.
- Various bug fixes.

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TuxMachines: Why Linux enthusiasts are arguing over Purism's sleek, idealistic Librem laptops

Friday 7th of August 2015 06:53:53 PM

On the other hand, Purism is the only such “ideologically pure” project delivering the latest hardware and it does promise to actually work on these issues. If you do want high-end, current hardware, a Librem laptop offers a better free software experience than a MacBook, a Windows 10 ultrabook, or even Dell’s sleek Linux laptops, which simply plop Ubuntu on popular XPS notebooks designed primarily for Windows. Many people who support the idea of free and open PCs will want the latest hardware, and the Purism Librem offers it—even if it’s less ideologically pure than something like the LibreBoot X200.

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LXer: Ubuntu 14.04.3 Screenshot Tour

Friday 7th of August 2015 06:51:04 PM
Adam Conrad has announced the release of an updated version of the Ubuntu distribution and Ubuntu's many community spins. We have expanded our hardware enablement offering since 12.04, and with 14.04.3, this point release contains an updated kernel and X stack for new installations to support new hardware across all our supported architectures, not just x86. As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation. These include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

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The Wacom Linux Driver Continues To Be Improved, New Features In Linux 4.3

Jiri Kosina sent in his pull requests for code he maintains within the mainline Linux kernel, with one of the notable subsystems being the HID updates. Most notable to the HID feature updates for Linux 4.3 are yet more Wacom driver improvements, which are a mention for almost every kernel cycle. Wacom highlights for Linux 4.3 include support for the Express Key Remote and various bug-fixes and feature work. Read more

5 Reasons Not To "Not Use Linux"

2000+ people have already watched Tim's video and that is potentially 2000 people that might not use Linux based on invalid arguments. Hopefully a few more people will read this article and therefore redress the balance somewhat. Before I go I wanted to mention that Tim has produced his own counter argument called "5 Reasons To Use Linux". The points in that video state that Linux is multikernel, is open source, has support for many different hardware devices such as the Raspberry PI, has lots of distros (which kind of counters against point 5 in the reasons not to use Linux) and finally it is free. Read more

x86 Systems Will See Some Boot Time Optimizations With Linux 4.3

Ingo Molnar sent in his several Git pull requests today for the code he maintains within the Linux kernel. Of Molnar's pull requests, the x86/boot changes caught my attention. He mentions "more boot time optimizations." Read more

[Chrome 45] Stable Channel Update

The Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 45 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Read more