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TuxMachines: With Death of Windows XP, Now Is Perfect Time to Switch to Linux

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 11:10am

With the official retirement of Windows XP, the release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and surprisingly healthy software and gaming ecosystems (yay, Steam!), there has never been a better time to switch to Linux. Linux will also run very well on any old, Windows XP-era hardware that you might still be using, too — and if you’re anxious that you’ll be filled with switchers remorse after nuking your Windows installation, don’t worry: dual-booting is a cinch as well, extremetech reported.

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TuxMachines: Cool and flexible: The Linux alternative

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 11:08am

Have you ever wondered what happened to Linux? Linux is the free software created through the open source development process that many technology enthusiasts had predicted would revolutionise the world of computing.

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Reddit: Recommended partitioning scheme?

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 11:01am

Hardware: i3-4130 @ 3.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, 2 x 2 TB HDD

OS: Debian Testing

I want to use the SSD for the OS and use both HDDs in RAID 1 for storage.

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LXer: PeaZip 5.3.0 Released Ubuntu Installation

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 10:58am
PeaZip is a free extractor and archiving application using either GTK or Qt interfaces and support for over 150 archiving formats out there, including TAR, RAR, ZIP, ACE, ARJ, DMG, ISO, CAB, LHA and 7-Zip.

Reddit: Linux Administration Jobs

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 10:41am

So I have a few questions about this.

I'm currently 25 years old, and live in the U.S. I've loved working on computers for a long time now, probably ever since I was in elementary school. But to this day, I have yet to get a tech related job. I'm wondering now, Is there any sort of unspoken age cut-off where employers stop paying attention to you? Am I "too old" to start a career in this field? This might seem like a silly question, But I only ask because Iv'e seen this in other fields. (unfortunately)

Secondly, due to my lack of personal transportation, I can't get around very easily. I'm wondering if there are companies out there that provide at-home administration jobs via the web. Iv'e seen tech support jobs work like this.

I'm pretty eager to get into a Linux based career.

Thanks for any input.

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LXer: PoliArch 14.04 Screenshot Tour

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 10:01am
PoliArch 14.04 has been released. PoliArch is an Italian GNU/Linux distribution containing a variety of tools designed to help with management, maintenance and recovery of computer systems. It is based on Arch Linux.

Reddit: Heartbleed and opensource router software

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 9:30am

Does anyone know if openwrt and dd-wrt has updated their software to get rid of the heartbleed bug?

That would be a good reason to change firmware on my router if it's possible.

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LXer: GOG.com bringing Linux support is a great thing

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 9:04am
Unless you have been living in a cave for the last few weeks, you would have heard about GOG.com (formally known as Good Old Games) finally announcing they will be adding Linux support! I think this is a great thing and here's 5 good reasons why.

TuxMachines: X.Org Server 1.14.6 & X.Org Server 1.15.1 Released

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 8:20am

There's stable release updates out this Sunday evening for the X.Org Server.

Matt Dew has announced the releases of xorg-server 1.14.6 and 1.15.1.

The X.Org Server 1.14.6 release has 15 fixes/changes over the 1.14.5 point release.

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TuxMachines: Linux 3.15-rc1 Was Just Released & It's Real Big

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 8:16am

The first release candidate to the Linux 3.15 kernel is now available and it marks the close of the kernel merge window for about two months. Linux 3.15 is poised to be a very exciting kernel release.

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LXer: LiVES 2.2.3 Video Editor Released Ubuntu Installation

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 8:06am
LiVES is a feature-full and very powerful video editor written in GTK 3, with support for over 50 formats, rendering effects, and real-time video capturing possibilities.

LXer: FSF award given to Garrett for the wrong reasons

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 7:09am
The Free Software Foundation has given an annual award this year for work that enslaves people to the demands of Microsoft - something that flies in the face of all that the organisation has stood for since its founding.

Reddit: What's the current state of Linux speech recognition for making apps like OK Google or Siri for the computer?

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 6:52am

I did some poking around and couldn't really find anything. Is there an easy package to install in Linux (deb) that could give me the ability to write a Python or NodeJS script for listening to the microphone and executing pre-programmed commands? If there are some articles online a link would be perfect.

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LXer: The first ever Ubuntu Gaming Project contest (win 3 Steam keys)

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 6:12am
Welcome to the first ever Ubuntu Gaming Project contest!Get a chance to win 3 Steam keys.Contest ends on 24:00 of Friday April, 18th.

Reddit: mailing lists

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 5:42am

What linux related mailing lists do you follow?.

I'm currently only following arch-dev-public, arch-announce and Lxde-list. What are you subscribed to?

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LXer: Why Samsung is the Mitt Romney of the Android world

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 5:15am
Is Samsung the Mitt Romney of the Android world? I think they are, and I'll explain why the company gives off the slimy aura of a used car salesman.

LXer: HOWTO: Stream Twitch.tv to your Chromecast using your Linux PC

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 4:18am
I recently picked up a Chromecast and one of the things I was looking for was to stream Twitch.tv from my laptop to my TV using the device. Thankfully setting this setup is fairly simple thanks to the aide of the TCast Chrome plugin.

Phoronix: X.Org Server 1.14.6 & X.Org Server 1.15.1 Released

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 3:32am
There's stable release updates out this Sunday evening for the X.Org Server...

LXer: 10 Minimalist Programs for a Lightweight Desktop

Mon, 14/04/2014 - 3:20am
Picking up one entry for each category was no easy task because applications are divided between GTK and Qt, and there are programs that run in the console and do their job perfectly and are more lightweight than a GUI application.