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TuxMachines: Material Design-Inspired Papyros Shows Great Progress

Wednesday 13th of May 2015 07:38:54 PM

It's been a while since we heard about Papyros, the Linux distribution that used the Material Design concepts from Google, but developers have released a short video that illustrates the work they've done so far.

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TuxMachines: HP to Sell Notebooks and All-in-One PCs with Ubuntu in Russia

Wednesday 13th of May 2015 07:35:42 PM

HP is one of the big companies that provide users with computers that came with Ubuntu pre-installed, and now those PCs are going to be sold in Russia as well.

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Reddit: Linux 3.19.y-ckt extended stable support

Wednesday 13th of May 2015 07:35:18 PM

TuxMachines: It's optional for now, but Linux Mint expects to switch to systemd next year

Wednesday 13th of May 2015 07:32:14 PM

Despite recent reports suggesting the contrary, Linux Mint isn’t committed to avoiding systemd, the controversial project taking Linux by storm. In fact, Clement Lefebvre, Linux Mint’s project leader, expects the next major releases of Linux Mint to use systemd by default.

No, Linux Mint isn’t switching to systemd immediately. The Linux Mint 17.x series and Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 will continue to use Upstart and SysV init, with systemd available as an option you can choose yourself. Linux Mint is giving systemd some time to mature before switching, but—with upstream projects and the Linux ecosystem as a whole moving towards systemd—Mint realizes it doesn’t have an option in the long term.

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TuxMachines: Samsung taps Yocto for dual- and octa-core IoT modules

Wednesday 13th of May 2015 07:28:53 PM

Samsung unveiled a series of IoT-focused “Artik” SoCs and modules, including dual- and octa-core COMs that integrate wireless radios and run Yocto Linux.

After Samsung acquired home automation hub vendor SmartThings, we imagined it would quickly convert the RTOS-based system to Tizen Linux. Instead the Gen 2 SmartThings hub announced in January ran another Linux build. The same goes for Samsung’s ambitious new Artik system-on-chip and computer-on-module platform for Internet of Things, which runs Yocto Linux. There was no mention of Tizen in the Artik announcement. although Samsung revealed new details on its next-gen Tizen-based round-faced Gear watch.

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TuxMachines: From Windows XP to Linux: Adding to the List

Wednesday 13th of May 2015 07:20:50 PM

Yesterday on Datamation, Matt Hartley wrote what could best be described as a reminder piece about the folks using Windows XP at home or in small businesses having options when it comes to replacing that particular operating system, and that the best option — go ahead and say it with me — is Linux.

Hartley mentions an adequate lineup of distros — Linux Mint, Ubuntu MATE, PCLinuxOS, and Puppy Linux (okay, for the really old machines, I’ll go with that one) — but in the wide world of Linux, there are more. Several more. Okay, maybe more than several more.

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Reddit: An Open Letter to Fedora Maintainers

Wednesday 13th of May 2015 05:59:56 PM

LXer: Wireshark 1.12.5 Officially Released, Still the World’s Most Popular Network Analyzer

Wednesday 13th of May 2015 05:49:01 PM
Wireshark, the world's most popular open-source, cross-platform, and free network analyzer software, has been updated to version 1.12.5, a release that fixes numerous issues, patches important security vulnerabilities, and updates protocol support.

Linux.com: 10 Linux Dream Jobs - What's Yours?

Wednesday 13th of May 2015 05:09:02 PM

What’s your Linux dream job? The Linux Foundation recently asked our Twitter followers to share their ideal Linux careers. Here are 10 of our favorite responses, along with a few resources for learning more about each dream Linux career path.

Reddit: suNotify: Get an email when "Sudo" is used

Wednesday 13th of May 2015 05:06:19 PM

suNotify sends the configured email address an alert every time the command sudo is used. The email contains the command in which sudo was used.

I built this program as a tripwire to see if anyone is ever messing with my system. if i am getting emails of sudo being used and im not there something is up. Written in python runs on linux

Edit: added a system to execute an array of programs after email is sent. hopefully this adds more flexibility and functionality.

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LXer: ConnochaetOS 14.1 Screencast and Screenshots

Wednesday 13th of May 2015 05:25:38 AM
I'm happy to announce the release of ConnochaetOS 14.1. ConnochaetOS is a fully free/libre GNU/Linux distro for x86 computers with limited resources, based on Slackware and Salix OS.

LXer: Mozilla Firefox 38 Gets a Baker's Dozen Security Updates

Wednesday 13th of May 2015 03:31:16 AM
Five of the 13 security updates for Firefox 38 are considered critical. Mozilla also disabled the RC4 cipher suite for encrypted TLS data.

Reddit: Detailed benchmarks of 10 ARM boards

Wednesday 13th of May 2015 03:21:35 AM

Reddit: The OpenGL vs Mesa matrix

Wednesday 13th of May 2015 03:11:01 AM

Phoronix: Foresight Linux Announces The End Of Development

Tuesday 12th of May 2015 11:46:39 PM
Foresight Linux was a great distribution back in the day for showcasing the latest GNOME components, but after a decade of work, the project is shutting down...

LXer: Symple PC’s Gift to Reglue

Tuesday 12th of May 2015 11:42:32 PM
“That’s like someone saying their donation can only go to feed the school kids General Mills products for lunches instead of organic, locally grown, real food because its what the well-off donor grew up on and serves to their employees,” he wrote. “Especially now that Apple and Google are such a big part of education, even if it is not FOSS, Microsoft isn’t what kids will be using in the future at work.”

Reddit: [peer review] Secure Linux Authentication

Tuesday 12th of May 2015 11:26:01 PM

I'm looking for a peer review of my config files if there are any takers. I'm not new to Linux, but I am new to setting up this portion of the system.

/etc/sudoers

/etc/ssh/ssh_config

/etc/ssh/sshd_config

/etc/pam.d/system-auth

/etc/pam.d/ssh

/etc/login.defs

I believe this is all I need configured for using PAM to authenticate and give SSH & sudo access. Pleae let me know if you have anything thoughts as to what needs to be changed.

One thing I ran into and the reason I'm asking for a peer review is the pam_cracklib.so and if I should use it instead of defining the password requirements in pam_unix.so.

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LXer: Infinite BusyBox with systemd

Tuesday 12th of May 2015 11:06:28 PM
In this article, I demonstrate a method to build one Linux system within another using the latest utilities within the systemd suite of management tools. The guest OS container design focuses upon BusyBox and Dropbear for the userspace system utilities, but I also work through methods for running more general application software so the containers are actually useful.

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