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Reddit: What if GRUB fails?

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 08:55:27 PM

I mean what OS will run, or can I run something?

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Reddit: Fedora 26 alpha released

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 08:54:12 PM

Reddit: Arch Linux Desktop

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 08:45:21 PM

I am using Gnome Shell, any ideas of a minimalist theme? (I refer the theme, wallpaper, icon pack...)

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Reddit: Weird issue with rsync/crontab/mail

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 08:36:33 PM

I have a script (if you can call it that) that will use rsync to backup a specific directory to my NAS and then email me the output when it is done. This worked fine until i moved the linux install to a VM (in Hyper-V). When I moved it to the VM i just did a fresh install of ubuntu server and used the same script. The script is set in crontab to run at certain times. After the job is done it emails me the output like 60 times in separate emails. If i run the script manually it only emails me once like its supposed to. I also just copied the command from the script and put that directly into crontab with the same result. I only seem to get the 50-60 emails when the script is executed from crontab. Can anyone point in the right direction on where to start looking for the issue?

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LXer: Mosh (Mobile Shell) – Best Alternative for SSH to Connect Remote System

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 08:34:48 PM
Mosh stands for (mobile shell) is a remote terminal application that supports intermittent connectivity, allows roaming, and provides intelligent local echo and line editing of user keystrokes.

Reddit: Why is installing new themes such a pain?

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 08:23:43 PM

I was messing around with Fedora in a VM today and wanted to install a theme. I go to gnome-look and downloaded a file for a theme that looks nice. I Drop the file in to the theme selector and.... Nothing. I decompress the files and drop those in to the theme selector... nothing. Why is this so annoying and complicated? Why can't we have a better way to do this? is there a distro that handles themes better? Don't even get me started on XFCE.

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Reddit: Will it soon become impossible to surf the web with 100% open source browsers ?

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 08:00:36 PM

I already have to switch from chromium to chrome for netflix, how soon before every website does the same ? It will be the end of privacy, as noone knows what those dmr's do, they are almost certainly include nsa spyware...

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Reddit: Late Night Linux – Linux after dark 07

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 07:53:35 PM

LXer: Qt versus Wx: How do two of the most popular Python frameworks compare?

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 07:37:37 PM
Python is a popular language capable of scripting as well as object-oriented programming. Several frameworks provide a GUI (graphical user interface) for Python, and most of them are good at something, whether it's simplicity, efficiency, or flexibility. Two of the most popular are wxPython and PyQt, but how do they compare? More importantly, which should you choose for your project?read more

Reddit: Anyone running a GTX 1080ti?

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 07:36:30 PM

I'm thinking in buying one for deap learning, and I want to know if you are currently running one, which linux kernel you use and if you had any problem setting it up.

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LXer: How To Install Ruby on Rails in Ubuntu 16.04

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 06:40:26 PM
Hey, everyone. Today we will be setting up “ruby on rails” in one of the latest versions of ubuntu i.e. 16.04. We will go for rvm (Ruby Version Manager) which will let you manage work and switch between multiple ruby environments. I will provide screenshots and pictures (wherever I can) and the steps without hectic, so you guys can easily setup up and start app development quickly. Let us start.

Reddit: What is your favorite IDE?

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 06:25:46 PM

Reddit: File Manager on Ubuntu 17.04 Unity 8

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 06:11:41 PM

TuxMachines: Fedora 26 Alpha available now

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 06:03:03 PM

The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Fedora 26 Alpha. The Alpha release is an important milestone towards the Fedora 26 release later this year.

You can download the Alpha versions of Fedora 26 Workstation and Fedora 26 Server from the pre-release pages of the Get Fedora website. Pre-release versions of the Fedora Spins, Fedora Labs, and Fedora for ARM are also available.

Also: Fedora 26 Alpha Released

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Phoronix: The EU Is Funding Work Into Low-Power GPU Tech

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 05:50:59 PM
LPGPU is a new research initiative funded by the European Union to explore low-power GPU technologies...

LXer: Cilium Project Aims to Improve Container Networking Security

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 05:43:15 PM
[VIDEO] Dan Wendlandt, CEO and co-founder of stealth startup Covalent provides insight into what Cilium is all about

Phoronix: Trying Out Xonotic 0.8.2 With Radeon & NVIDIA GPUs On Linux

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 05:25:56 PM
With Xonotic 0.8.2 having been released this past weekend and was the first update to this open-source game in more than one year, I was curious to put it through its benchmark paces...

LinuxToday: Microsoft's Patent Extortion Against Linux Now Targets Watches With Linux on Them

Tuesday 4th of April 2017 05:00:00 PM

techrights: Microsoft goes after another Japanese giant, Casio, which uses Android

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Leftovers: Software and Games

  • Xed Text Editor: Can It Really Compete with Gedit and Pluma
    There are many text editors available for Linux such as command line editors (vi, vim, nano and so) and GUI editors (Gedit, Pluma, Kate and so on). Linux always has space for new stuff but Xed isn't new and around from quite sometime. Xed text editor offers most of the standard editor features, extending this basic functionality with other features not usually found in simple text editors. It supports editing of multiple text files in a window (using Tabs) just like any other famous text editor. Support to encode UTF-8 files, compare files among others, syntax highlighting of source code, auto indentation and manual indentation, printing, print preview support, and many other standard features.
  • NeuLion MC Encoder V2.5 Adds Live HEVC 4K 10-bit Encoding for Linux Servers
  • Lil Tanks is a well polished and action packed side-scroller available for Linux
    I've been playing Lil Tanks [Steam, Official Site] and I think it's a fantastic side-scrolling action game well worth a look.
  • Phoenix Point from the original creator of X-COM is now crowdfunding on Fig
    I haven't been this excited for quite a while, the original creator of X-COM, Julian Gollop, and the rest of his studio Snapshot Games have put up Phoenix Point for crowdfunding on Fig. I'm excited for a number of reasons: It will support Linux, it will be on both GOG & Steam and it looks very much like an evolution of the XCOM.

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  • Desk Changer is a Wallpaper Slideshow Extension for GNOME
    Have you been looking for a GNOME wallpaper slideshow extension? If so, you can stop. In the comments to our recent post on the way GNOME handles wallpapers a number of readers asked whether GNOME had an image slideshow feature built in, without the need for third-party apps and the like. The answer is yes, GNOME does. Sort of.
  • Minwaita: A Compact Version of Theme Adwaita for Gnome Desktop
    As you may already know that Ubuntu is switching back to Gnome, this is the transition time for Ubuntu to switch back. Some creators are motivated and creating themes for Gnome desktop, which is a good thing and hopefully we shall see plenty of Gnome themes and icons around soon. As its name shows "Minwaita" it is minimal/compact version of Adwaita theme, the theme is available after some enhancements to make Gnome more sleek and more vanilla Gnome experience without moving to away from Adwaita's design. This theme is compatible with Gnome 3.20 and up versions. This theme was released back in November, 2016 and still in continuous development that means if you find any problem or bug in the theme then report it to get it fixed in the next update. Obsidian-1 icons used in the following screenshots.
  • Gnome Pomodoro Timer Can Help You Increase Productivity
    If you are struggling with focus on something, it could be your work or study then try Pomodoro technique, this method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. You can read more about Pomodoro here.
  • Widget hierarchies in GTK+ 4.0
    In GTK+3, only GtkContainer subclasses can have child widgets. This makes a lot of sense for “public” container children like we know them, e.g. GtkBox — i.e. the developer can add, remove and reorder child widgets arbitrarily and the container just does layout.