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TuxMachines: openvpn deployment with Debian Stretch

Friday 7th of April 2017 03:34:51 PM

Debian Stretch feels like an excellent release by the Debian project. The final stable release is about to happen in the short term.

Among the great things you can do with Debian, you could set up a VPN using the openvpn software.

In this blog post I will describe how I’ve deployed myself an openvpn server using Debian Stretch, my network environment and my configurations & workflow.

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Reddit: How do you manage multiple workspaces?

Friday 7th of April 2017 03:29:50 PM

It seems relatively common to organize virtual desktops by topic, so that you have for example one workspace for IM for Instant Messaging, another one called Web, for web, perhaps one for Music, and then lastly one for Code.

I see this can be implemented in a myriad of different ways, namely:

  1. Implemented as part of the desktop environment or window manager
  2. Implemented with rules created by wmctrl or alternatively devil's pie
  3. Implemented with some arbitrary session manager that save your workspaces once then reinitializes that session on future reboots.

On the topic that this is relatively common, or at the very least general use of multiple workspaces, I still can't find an intuitive way to set this up. XMonad's built-in functionality is tedious to use, certainly tedious than the rest of the system.

Edit: Just to mention, I am hoping to add as few dependencies as possible, since I'm running without a DE, I'd rather not install one for a single feature. However, if I have to, then there's probably some other goodies in there as well.

tl;dr: I am in need of some inspiration, how do you do the thing?

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TuxMachines: Open Build Service Version 2.8 Released

Friday 7th of April 2017 03:26:50 PM

The Build Service Team is happy to announce to release of Open Build Service 2.8! We’ve been hard at work to bring you many new features to the UI, the API and the backend. The UI has undergone several handy improvements including the filtering of the projects list based on a configurable regular expresion and the ability to download a project’s gpg key and ssl certificate (also available via the API). The API has been fine-tuned to allow more control over users including locking or deleting them from projects as well as declaring users to be sub-accounts of other users. The backend now includes new features such as mulibuild - the ability to build multiple jobs from a single source package without needing to create local links. Worker tracking and management has also been enhanced along with the new obsservicedispatch service which handles sources in an asynchronous queue. Published packages can now be removed using the osc unpublish command.

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TuxMachines: Solus GNOME Edition Launching Soon with the GNOME 3.24 Desktop Environment - Exclusive

Friday 7th of April 2017 03:23:43 PM

Solus Project leader Ikey Doherty just informed us today that the next Solus ISO snapshot, due for release in the coming weeks, will be accompanied by a GNOME edition too.

We believe that this is a dream become a reality for many Solus users out there, not that they weren't able to install the GNOME Shell interface before, but because having an officially supported edition that features the GNOME 3 desktop environment by default makes Solus adoption a lot easier.

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Reddit: Will BTRFS be the next "Unity 8"?

Friday 7th of April 2017 02:08:53 PM

I see that Apple has released its new APFS as the default file system for all its products. They didn't spend a decade developing it, but BTRFS has been around for about a decade. And EXT4 is still the dominant default setting.

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Reddit: The real question is: Will GNOME be more receptive now of external suggestions and contributions?

Friday 7th of April 2017 01:41:53 PM

The bombshell announcement is still settling down my brain, but what's done is done and there's not much point seeing the downsides of it now. The upside is that the large community of Ubuntu now chips in to help improve GNOME at a better rate.

To keep the recognizable Ubuntu branding and to have a minimal disruption for users in the next LTS, it is natural to expect that they will want certain changes on top of vanilla GNOME. And in the process of doing those, there will be some proposals and ideas to be factored into core GNOME.

So the real question is: Will GNOME developers actually be more receptive to external ideas and contributions as they historically haven't been? After all, there is a reason why Unity, Cinnamon, MATE & Budgie exist.

Or since Unity is no more and Ubuntu is going back to Wayland, will this only fuel more fire to the "GNOME way or the Highway" characteristic that is usually asserted to them? This is a concern because without Unity and its huge userbase, it only gives GNOME one less reason to break compatibility.

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LXer: Ubuntu switches to GNOME desktop and gives up smartphone hopes

Friday 7th of April 2017 01:29:01 PM
Canonical is re-shifting its priorities to its strong suit: The cloud and the Internet of Things. Moving forward on the desktop, Ubuntu is abandoning the long-delayed Unity 8 interface to return to the GNOME desktop starting with next year's Ubuntu 18.04 release.

LinuxToday: Dell Launches World's Most Powerful 15" and 17" Laptops Powered by Ubuntu Linux

Friday 7th of April 2017 01:00:00 PM

softpedia: Originally scheduled to arrive during the month of March 2017, the Dell Precision 7520 and Dell Precision 7720 models are finally available for purchase

Phoronix: Vulkan 1.0.42's VK_KHR_push_descriptor Now Supported In RADV

Friday 7th of April 2017 12:51:18 PM
The open-source Radeon Vulkan driver "RADV" has picked up support for another one of the extensions that debuted in v1.0.42 back at GDC...

LXer: GoboLinux 016.01 Operating System Improves UEFI Support, Introduces CryptSetup

Friday 7th of April 2017 12:14:41 PM
GoboLinux developer Lucas Correia Villa Real announced the release of the first maintenance update to the GoboLinux 016 series, which was a major update of the independently developed Linux-based operating system.

LinuxToday: Ubuntu Boosts Linux Performance on AWS Cloud

Friday 7th of April 2017 12:00:00 PM

ServerWatch: Running Ubuntu Linux on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud is a fairly common practice.

Reddit: Torrent RSS with linux iso's

Friday 7th of April 2017 11:57:50 AM

Hi guy's. Does anyone got link to torrent RSS channel with only linux iso's ? I would like to help spreading "the word" by seeding some distros on my dedicated servers.

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Reddit: QT 5.9 BETA OUT

Friday 7th of April 2017 11:33:27 AM

Phoronix: NVIDIA's "Open-Source Guy" Has Left The Company

Friday 7th of April 2017 11:30:08 AM
One of the main public-facing figures to NVIDIA's open-source driver efforts has left the company to pursue a new opportunity...

Phoronix: Qt 5.9 Beta Released

Friday 7th of April 2017 11:18:25 AM
The official Qt 5.9 Beta is now out thanks to The Qt Company and the Qt developer community...

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