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Reddit: i want to use linux, but I can't figure out what to use it for. Any suggestions?

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 12:17pm

I look at linux and it seems like something I want to try/use but I can't figure out what to use it for. I won't be exclusively linux for obvious reasons. I'm currently dual booting osx and windows because they serve different purposes. On osx, everything is generally work related, being video or graphical work that are exclusive to the osx platform. On windows, I play games that cant be run in osx. So mentally, I mainly use osx since i do work in it and any time I have to boot windows to do something, I will, but I can't think of a reason to ever boot linux. There's no mental state that I can think of that would make me boot linux. For those who dual boot, when do you boot linux? What mental state are you in that says it's linux time? BTW I'm looking at linux mint specifically and i want to use linux because i like the way it looks, but that's not reason enough to boot it, just to be inconvenienced to restart when I need to do something work or gaming related imo.

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Reddit: [Poll] What are the success factors for popular Linux software?

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 12:10pm

What are the success factors for popular software? By filling out the following questions you help me to get an insight on which factors made specific Linux software popular.

The software selection does not contain all popular Linux software but aims at taking a first attempt to identifying the specific driving factors for popularity.

Link to the survey: Click

Summary of responses: Click

Your vote or any feedback is appreciated, thank you!

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LinuxToday: IoT dev kit includes Linux-based multiprocol router

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 12:00pm

 LinuxGizmos: Echelon announced an IoT development kit based on its "IzoT" platform, including a new Linux-based IzoT Router and dev boards incorporating its RT 6000 SoC.

TuxMachines: Ubuntu Developers Explain Why Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 LTS Will Not Ship with GNOME 3.12

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 11:46am

The problem is that an upgrade of that magnitude is very hard to implement. When you're dealing with so many packages, you are going to have a lot of problems on your hands, with conflicts, bugs, dependencies, and a gazillion of unforeseen problems.

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Reddit: Trouble using FCrackzip

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 11:32am

I have some e-wageslips in the form of password protected zip files.

My employer won't/can't give me the original password i set (which i have forgotten)

The only info they've provided is that it's 7 characters long, the 4th character is a numerical digit and the rest are lower case letters.

I can't figure out what format the command ought to be to crack it, I've been using Linux for years but the syntax behind the CLI baffles me.

I'm an "eternal-n00b", please help!

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LXer: Red Hat: 2014:0328-01: kernel: Important Advisory

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 11:21am
Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Important security impact.

LXer: This War Of Mine Survival Game Should Have Day 1 Linux Support

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 10:34am
I got in touch with 11bit Studios about how the Linux version of their new game This War Of Mine will happen and luckily for us the answer is a good one. This is the same developer that created the Anomaly series of games.

Reddit: Need a linux for persistent usb on macbook pro

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 10:26am

I have already tried ubuntu 13.10, it works fine but it chokes and hangs all the time.

I tried making a lubuntu usb instead, with the programs unetbootin and pendrivelinux, it won't show up in the startup-drive selection on boot (when you hold "alt" during startup)

Which low resource linux distro would you recommend for working on a macbook pro form a usb?

I'm going to use it to develop some python/kivy projects.

Thanks in advance.

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LXer: Android and Linux gain drivers for huge touchscreens

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 9:47am
3M has released Android 4.x and Linux 3.x kernel patches for its multitouch displays, supporting screens up to 46 inches. With Android increasingly appearing in all-in-one (AiO) PCs, and moving into kiosks and interactive digital signage, Android developers need help in optimizing their applications for the big screen.

Phoronix: AMD Radeon: Windows Catalyst vs. Linux Gallium3D vs. Linux Catalyst

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 9:00am
Our latest Windows vs. Linux benchmarks on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS are of three different AMD Radeon graphics cards from three different generations as we test the performance of Microsoft Windows 8.1 against Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, when using both the AMD Catalyst proprietary driver and the open-source R600/RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers.

LXer: Linux Foundation Finds That Collaboration Pays Off

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 8:59am
The open-source Linux ecosystem is one of the most successful examples of collaborative software development. In a new report released today at the Linux Collaboration Summit, the Linux Foundation has attempted to quantify how organizations today are embracing the collaborative development model.

LXer: Try Gnome 3.12 Right Now!

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 8:12am
Matthias Clasen has a special gift for you. He’s made a special live CD containing a complete Gnome 3.12 atop Fedora 20.

TuxMachines: Intel Pushes XenGT For GPU Access To Virtual Machines

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 7:40am

XenGT is designed just not for 3D graphics acceleration within guest instances but also for media acceleration and GPGPU compute acceleration. There's use-cases for XenGT within cloud computing, data centers, rich virtual clients, multi-screen infotainment, and other areas. With other Xen GPU pass-through solutions there is no ability for both the host and guest operating systems to each access the same GPU simultaneously but they must be independently assigned at this time as there isn't a guest virtual GPU driver as in the case of VMware SVGA2 or VirtualBox Chromium. With Intel's XenGT solution, however, there is sharing support -- multiple VMs can access the same graphics processor due to its full virtualization. XenGT is pushed as offering performance, features, and sharing capabilities.

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LXer: The Humble Weekly Sale: Rhythm Games

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 7:25am
It's been a while, but the Humble Weekly Sale is here again! This time, it's called The Humble Weekly Sale: Rhythm Games, which features 3 games plus other 3 games if you pay more than $6!

LXer: Red Hat: 2014:0330-01: samba and samba3x: Moderate Advisory

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 6:37am
Updated samba3x and samba packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6 respectively. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Moderate security impact.

Phoronix: Intel Pushes XenGT For GPU Access To Virtual Machines

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 6:27am
Last month on Phoronix I wrote about Intel's new XenGT project as a means of mediated GPU pass-through to Xen-based guests. Today at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is an update by an Intel engineer on the XenGT technology...

LXer: Rival hackers fighting proxy war over Crimea

Thu, 27/03/2014 - 5:50am
Hackers have been busy causing service interruptions, breaching databases, and defacing hundreds of Ukrainian and Russian websites, as the crisis between the two countries plays out in cyberwarfare.