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TuxMachines: LibreOffice News

Thursday 7th of July 2016 07:47:11 AM

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TuxMachines: Grenoble continues to move schools to open source

Thursday 7th of July 2016 07:42:43 AM

Following last year’s successful pilot, the French city of Grenoble is this year moving 8 more schools to a complete free and open source stack. France’s 16th largest city, is using Linux for PCs, laptops and servers. The city intends to have switched all schools at the end of 2018.

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TuxMachines: Murdock Death Ruled Suicide, Terrible Linux Regressions

Thursday 7th of July 2016 07:41:15 AM

CNN's Jose Pagliery today reported that Ian Murdock's death was officially ruled a suicide. Murdock, who founded Debian GNU/Linux in 1993, became despondent after a run-in with San Francisco police. He took to social media to accused police of brutally beating him and threaten suicide. Murdock was found hours later face down with an electrical cord tied around his neck. The investigator said he found no obvious signs of trauma although the autopsy directly contradicts that statement. Pagliery reported that no announcement had been made publicly and that the details of his body being covered in bruises only came out in the autopsy report obtained by CNN. "The autopsy records also note his body was covered in bruises -- on his chest, abdomen, back, arms and legs."

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TuxMachines: Not Your Mother’s Linux

Thursday 7th of July 2016 07:25:14 AM

As someone who’s primarily used Windows since the early ’90s (with some minor dabbling in OS X), I’ve found Ubuntu MATE Linux to be pretty intuitive during my month or so of casual experimentation. I would even go so far as to say it’s been easier to figure out than recent iterations of Windows — which I hope says more about how clunky that old operating system has become and less about how woefully incompetent I might be with computers.

I have a confession to make — one that will come as no surprise to anyone who’s read this column in the past. I’m not really a computer person. My mother would disagree, but she’s never owned a computer — no matter how many times I’ve tried to get her on board for the admittedly selfish reason of being able to communicate with her in a fashion that avoids phone companies and post offices. She insists it’s because she “doesn’t like to type,” but I know her mistrust of technology goes far beyond computers (and if I got her a tablet, she’d be annoyed at the endless invasion of fingerprints — a complaint to which I can relate).

Also: Full-screen Nagware: Microsoft’s Final Attempt To Push Windows 10 Is Its Worst Yet

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LXer: SUSE Expands its Linux Offerings on Microsoft Azure

Thursday 7th of July 2016 06:55:25 AM
SUSE and Microsoft are extending their decade old partnership into the cloud. Today the two companies announced that SUSE has joined the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance and the Microsoft Test Drive program.

TuxMachines: Leftovers: KDE

Thursday 7th of July 2016 06:46:08 AM

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Reddit: Is Samsung a supporter of FOSS or not?

Thursday 7th of July 2016 05:57:43 AM

I'm unable to understand the dual nature of Samsung. On one hand, Samsung makes it to the top ten list of Linux kernel contributors on Github. But on the other hand, they keep their Exynos chipset undocumented and secret. They also customize the AOSP so heavily that it becomes a totally different kind of Android and modding becomes near impossible.

Why would they even contribute to the kernel if they don't want to open source their platform or OS?

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LXer: How to install Traq on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS

Thursday 7th of July 2016 05:52:31 AM
Traq is powerful project management and issue tracking system based on PHP. It is capable of handling multiple projects with per-project permissions, custom fields, milestones, email notifications and much more.

LXer: Nexus 6 Is Now an Unofficial Ubuntu Phone, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Support Coming Soon

Thursday 7th of July 2016 04:49:37 AM
We told you the other day that Ubports' Marius Gripsgård is on vacation, which means that he has a lot of time on his hands to improve the unofficial Ubuntu Touch port for various devices.

LXer: When Linux is the face of kindness

Thursday 7th of July 2016 03:46:43 AM
My late father, Lou Shapiro, was an early leader of UNICEF, so relief work was baked into the genetics of my family. His work was centered on emergency relief for the survivors of earthquakes and other natural disasters. Whenever there was an earthquake in the world, I knew dad would be coming home late from work—and I was so proud that some family experiencing trauma would be sleeping in a dry tent, with warm blankets and clean water, because of my dad's work.read more

LXer: Geek Guide: Machine Learning with Python

Thursday 7th of July 2016 02:43:49 AM
I first heard the term “machine learning” a few years ago, and to be honest, I basically ignored it that time.

LinuxToday: SUSE Expands its Linux Offerings on Microsoft Azure

Thursday 7th of July 2016 02:00:00 AM

ServerWatch: SUSE and Microsoft are extending their decade old partnership into the cloud.

Reddit: CentOS - External drive stuck at 100% full

Thursday 7th of July 2016 01:46:06 AM

Alright, I am at a loss here and could use some help. I have a CentOS 6.6 Server with a USB MyBook 4TB external drive attached to it, the external drive is formatted with ext4 FS. I was using rsync to copy some data from my server to the drive to back it up and was not paying attention, the drive filled up to 100% and i have been unable to get the usage to go down since.

I have tried deleting multiple GB files with zero space being reclaimed. lsof shows no open files at all on the drive, the server has been rebooted and still shows 0 bytes free. I am able to write files to the drive without any issues though. I have tried running fsck which came up clean and at this point i am not really sure what to do. I would like to avoid reformatting the disk since it will take several days to copy the ~4TB of data back.

[root@fs02 mnt]# !fs fsck /dev/sdc1 fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2 e2fsck 1.41.12 (17-May-2010) /dev/sdc1: clean, 22358/244187136 files, 960808407/976745984 blocks [root@fs02 mnt]# !mount mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt/mybook/ [root@fs02 mnt]# df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg_fs02-lv_root 13294328 1747748 10864596 14% / tmpfs 960956 0 960956 0% /dev/shm /dev/sda1 487652 119904 342148 26% /boot /dev/mapper/vg_fs02_data-data 4755889320 3754456396 759879516 84% /mnt/data fs02:/srv/home/james 4755889408 3754456320 759879680 84% /home/james /dev/sdc1 3845547024 3781796716 0 100% /mnt/mybook [root@fs02 mnt]# fdisk -l /dev/sdc Note: sector size is 4096 (not 512) Disk /dev/sdc: 4000.8 GB, 4000752599040 bytes 164 heads, 36 sectors/track, 165438 cylinders Units = cylinders of 5904 * 4096 = 24182784 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk identifier: 0xdb4bf07b Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdc1 1 165439 3906983936 83 Linux [root@fs02 mnt]# lsof /mnt/mybook [root@fs02 mnt]# submitted by /u/Archon-
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LXer: Who needs a GUI? How to live in a Linux terminal.

Thursday 7th of July 2016 01:40:55 AM
Bryan Lunduke recently tried living completely in a Linux shell for 30 days. What follows are his favorite shell applications for handling some of the most common bits of computer functionality (web browsing, word processing, social media, email, etc.). With a few obvious holes. Because being text-only is hard.

Phoronix: More Polaris & Tonga Fixes For Linux 4.7

Thursday 7th of July 2016 01:02:38 AM
Another batch of AMDGPU DRM driver fixes has been sent in for landing in Linux 4.7...

LXer: RPi-based music player has touchscreen and high-end DACs

Thursday 7th of July 2016 12:38:01 AM
Audiophonics has won KS funding for a “RaspTouch” audio player based on the Raspberry Pi 3, with ES9023 or ES9018K2M DACs and a touchscreen. There are plenty of audio devices based on the Raspberry Pi, including wireless speakers such as Tubecore’s Duo and Axiom’s AxiomAir, as well as Pi 2 Design’s 503HTA Hybrid Tube Amp […]

Phoronix: Ubuntu Announces New Snap Desktop Launchers

Thursday 7th of July 2016 12:22:17 AM
Canonical developers have been working on new Snap desktop launchers for improving integration of Snap GUI packages with the converged Ubuntu desktop...

Phoronix: Mozilla Is Looking To Build A Recommendation System: Context Graph

Thursday 7th of July 2016 12:07:05 AM
If Mozilla didn't already have their hands full with enough projects, the latest they are looking to engage in is a recommendation system to potentially upset the likes of Facebook and Google when it comes to looking for similar sites/resources...

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