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Reddit: Tiny quad-core ARM mini-PC runs Ubuntu with Cinnamon ·

Thursday 27th of November 2014 05:39:28 AM

Reddit: Beginner friendly DE?

Thursday 27th of November 2014 04:40:49 AM

I'm setting up a Linux desktop for a highly untechnical friend of mine, but I'm not sure what desktop environment would be best. What do y'all recommend?

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Reddit: Dual Booting Question

Thursday 27th of November 2014 04:18:16 AM

Hi, I would like to dual boot ubuntu and opensuse with ubuntu installed first. I would not like to reinstall. I cant get 2 distros to dual boot though. I have tried alot with Linux MInt and Ubuntu, but had no luck. I do not have windows installed. Can someone please give me proper instuctions

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LXer: Non-Linux FOSS: XAMP

Thursday 27th of November 2014 04:16:21 AM
One of my career iterations put me in charge of a Windows serverthat had Apache and PHP installed on it to serve as a Web server forthe corporate intranet. Although I was happy to see Apache used as theWeb server dæmon, the installation on the Windows server was the mostconfusing and horrifying mess I've ever seen.

LXer: Tiny quad-core ARM mini-PC runs Ubuntu with Cinnamon

Thursday 27th of November 2014 03:19:10 AM
A startup is pitching a $129-$199 “Imp” mini-PC on Indiegogo based on a quad-core Odroid-U3 SBC, with HDMI streaming and an Ubuntu/Cinnamon Linux desktop.

Reddit: Linux is becoming a piece of shit

Thursday 27th of November 2014 03:02:37 AM

They just keep stacking crap on top of crap. Why support shit that no one uses? Just so we can slow everyone down?

Switched from Linux to FreeBSD about a month ago. First I did it for my server, then my desktop.

I always thought of FreeBSD as another failed alternative OS. I must say, from the moment I started using it it seemed much more rock solid than Linux could ever be. Plus I admire the fact that FreeBSD developers focus more on technology than politics.

FreeBSD supports ZFS, Jails, appears to use less memory, has rock-solid stability, great documentation, great security warnings. The list goes on.

What's your excuse? CentOS isn't one of them.

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LXer: Should you use Debian or Ubuntu?

Thursday 27th of November 2014 02:21:59 AM
In today's open source roundup: Debian versus Ubuntu. Plus: Five Linux distros for your computer, and which game genres need more games on Linux?

LXer: How to configure an NFS server and mount NFS shares on Ubuntu 14.10

Thursday 27th of November 2014 01:24:48 AM
This guide explains how to configure an NFS server in Ubuntu 14.10 Network File System (NFS) is a popular distributed filesystem protocol that enables users to mount remote directories on their server. The system lets you leverage storage space in a different location and write onto the same space from multiple servers in an effortless manner. It, thus, works fairly well for directories that users need to access frequently.

Phoronix: IMP Launches As Another Open-Source Computer Attempt

Thursday 27th of November 2014 12:43:38 AM
"Open-source computers" seem to be the latest promoted concept up for funding on popular crowd-funding sites...

LXer: Odoo 8 with SSL Reverse Proxy using Apache

Thursday 27th of November 2014 12:27:37 AM
If you have Odoo running and want to secure the connection via an SSL reverse proxy. Then you can do it using now using Apache.

LXer: Fedora Council election results

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 11:30:26 PM
The votes are in! Two seats were open on the newly formed Fedora Council, and we had five candidates to fill them. The new Fedora Council members are Rex Dieter and Langdon White.

Phoronix: Git 2.2.0 Released With 550+ Changes

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 11:23:06 PM
Junio Hamano released Git 2.2.0 this evening with more than 550 changes from seventy-seven contributors since the Git 2.1 release...

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 11:18:51 PM

TuxMachines: What’s the Difference Between Chromium and Chrome?

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 11:06:42 PM

On Linux, Chromium can often be installed directly from your Linux distribution’s software repositories. On Ubuntu Linux, for example, it can be installed by opening the Ubuntu Software Center, searching for Chromium, and clicking Install. It will be updated with security updates from your Linux distribution’s software repositories.

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Phoronix: GNOME 3.15.2 Released

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 11:04:33 PM
The second GNOME 3.15 development release is now available ahead of GNOME 3.16 next March...

LXer: Dinner can be like open source too

Wednesday 26th of November 2014 10:33:15 PM
There has been much written about cooking and recipes and how they are analogous of the open source way—from The Magic Cauldron chapter in The Cathedral and the Bazaar, to websites dedicated to the idea, like There is also a particular meal that I think truly exemplifies the open source way: the hot pot.

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