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LXer: Linux Mint 17.1 RC MATE Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 09:09:53 PM
The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 17.1 'Rebecca' MATE RC. Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. Linux Mint 17.1 MATE edition comes with two window managers installed and configured by default: Marco (MATE's very own window manager, simple, fast and very stable); Compiz (an advanced compositing window manager which can do wonders if your hardware supports it). Among the various window managers available for Linux, Compiz is certainly the most impressive when it comes to desktop effects.

Linux.com: Introducing 300,000 People to Linux

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 09:08:42 PM

Individuals inspire us. From the open source community to the maker community, individuals are changing the way software and hardware are built. Together they are advancing the most exciting areas of technology, from Linux to cloud and supercomputing to consumer electronics, the Internet of Things (IoT), commercial drones and much more. Hundreds of thousands of people are working today on what will be tomorrow’s biggest innovations.

Reddit: Would it be possible to use P2P technologies to replace the need for Certificate authorities?

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 08:59:31 PM

I know this is not exactly Linux related, but I didn't know where else to post it.

CA's at the moment are a protection racket. You need to pay upwards of $200 in order to get a little green bar in your users browser.

God forbid you want to use HTTPS without someone's authority, the newly implemented features in modern browsers will flash big red lights at you to discourage any other users.

I know this is a necessary evil, I was reading an article a few hours ago that basicly said "this is the best we've got". But what if it was possible to harness the power of the swarm to verify a users identity?

There would have to be some incentive for people to actually do the verifying, such as when people verify Bitcoin transactions. But should one be found I can't think of any reason for this not to be implemented.

I'm not the most knowledgeable person in this area, so I would really appreciate some feedback on this idea. If it is possible then we could really do something for the better here.

Thanks for reading my little spiel. Cheers.

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LXer: News: Linux Top 3: PC-BSD 10.1 Linux Mint 17.1 and Mageia 5

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 08:12:42 PM
Yes we know, PC-BSD isn't Linux, it's BSD (actually FreeBSD to be precise), but aside from the kernel, it shares many of the same tools than any Linux distribution will include.

LinuxToday: How to configure and secure a Postfix email server on Linux

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 08:00:00 PM

 techarena: Once you have your application server up and running, you are going to need a good email server to deliver your emails.

Reddit: vim can open .tgz files allowing you to look through them right in the editor

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 07:30:17 PM

I needed to construct a script which ripped through a .tgz archive and extracted some information from certain directories if it was available. It was a context switch to jump out of vim while coding, view the archive contents, then jump back into vim. It turns out, if you just vim somefile.tgz, it will open in the editor and you are able to search/open directories in the archive without having to switch windows or even exit the editor.

This was something very useful to my daily coding.

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LXer: Tough Choices and Uncertain Future for Reglue Projects.

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 07:15:31 PM
In the long term, Reglue will continue to operate. I will remain the Executive Director and our mission will not change. However, it may dwell in hiatus for a couple of weeks after my surgery. Pete Salas and James, two extremely important volunteers for Reglue will keep the lights on and will continue to repair and refurbish incoming computers and maintain the building. Unfortunately, some other things will not happen in my absence.

Reddit: Linux.com says SUSE needs to learn how to brag

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 06:45:09 PM

LXer: 3 amazing Raspberry Pi-powered gadgets we can’t wait to try

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 06:18:20 PM
There are some seriously cool Raspberry Pi-powered products on the way. Here are 3 that make us want to throw money at our screens…

LinuxToday: jEdit : A Powerful Java-Based Editor for Programmers

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 06:00:00 PM

 tuxarena: jEdit is written in Java so you will need to have OpenJDK installed.

Phoronix: Linux 3.18 File-System Performance Minimally Changed But Possible Regressions

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 06:00:00 PM
With the Linux 3.18 development settling down, here's our usual benchmarks of the new kernel when comparing the file-system performance against the previous stable version (Linux 3.17) for EXT4, F2FS, XFS, and Btrfs.

Reddit: Nokia announces first Android tablet: Nokia N1

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 05:45:19 PM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 05:22:47 PM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 05:22:24 PM

LXer: Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Release Date Revealed

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 05:21:09 PM
Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) is the next operating system from Canonical and it follows the same six-month development cycle. This means that the upcoming release is set to release in April, more precisely on April 23.

TuxMachines: today's howtos

Tuesday 18th of November 2014 05:21:01 PM

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Barbie the Debian Developer

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Automotive Grade Linux Adds Industry Partners for Open Source Cars

Cars may still not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Linux and open source, but the Linux Foundation's Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project continues to expand. This week, it announced three new members, bringing the total number of industry partners and academic collaborators to 46. Read more

Kubuntu CI: the replacement for Project Neon

Many years ago Ubuntu had a plan for Grumpy Groundhog, a version of Ubuntu which was made from daily packages of free software development versions. This never happened but Kubuntu has long provided Project Neon (and later Project Neon 5) which used launchpad to build all of KDE Software Compilation and make weekly installable images. This is great for developers who want to check their software works in a final distribution or want to develop against the latest libraries without having to compile them, but it didn't help us packagers much because the packaging was monolithic and unrelated to the packages we use in Kubuntu real. Read more

How SanDisk is Becoming an Open Source Player

Earlier this year SanDisk committed to becoming an open source player, created an open source strategy office and joined the Linux Foundation. Since then, the flash storage company has begun contributing to open source projects in the three main areas of its business: mobile, enterprise and hyperscale computing, and consumer products, said Nithya Ruff, director of the open source strategy office at SanDisk in an online presentation yesterday. Read more