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LXer: Bodhi Linux review-A Beautiful Linux Distro

Sunday 7th of August 2016 10:54:16 AM
Back in march 2011 Bodhi Linux has it's first initial release. After these 5 years Bodhi Linux is having 3.2.1 as latest version which is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Bodhi linux is well known for it's lightweight nature.Bodhi Linux is beautiful from outside as well as inside. Let's get to know about Bodhi Linux.

Reddit: Bracketed Paste Mode

Sunday 7th of August 2016 10:19:59 AM

LXer: Windows 10 Anniversary Update deleting Linux partitions?

Sunday 7th of August 2016 08:23:20 AM
Many folks who are running Windows 10 on their computers, usually have a Linux partition installed as well. Regular folks do it, developers do it, and then the few who prefer to use Linux but are forced to use Windows. But here’s the thing, it would appear as if the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is removing Linux partition.

Reddit: Easystroke - import gestures

Sunday 7th of August 2016 07:47:23 AM

Hey guise,

so... long story short, I had to reinstall my Linux, have everything backed up, but Easystroke seemingly does not have a file or location where it saves gestures. Soo...

Where Are My Gestures, Mr. Penguin?!

(Had this before, but this time I don't feel like setting up all the gestures again.)

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TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Sunday 7th of August 2016 07:46:12 AM
  • Nocturn Is a Cross Platform Twitter App With a Clean Design

    Nocturn is a simple desktop Twitter app for Mac and Linux built using React, Electron and JavaScript.

    I know what you’re thinking: “Not another electron app!?” but this one is at least a bit different to the usual web wrapping schtick.

    For, unlike Anatine which we wrote about at the end of July, Nocturn is not a frame around the regular Twitter web interface.

    Instead, it uses web technologies to create a new, native interface.

    Albeit a rather simple one.

  • Brand New Skype `Alpha` Application for Ubuntu/Linux Mint
  • The Wine Development Release 1.9.16 Is Now Available
  • Tip of the iceberg !
  • Vice-President’s Report — The State of the GNOME Foundation

    Hi! Long time no see. My blog has been pretty quiet in recent months, in the big part due to my extended commitment on the GNOME Foundation‘s Board of Directors (for a second year without an executive director present to take some of the load) and the various business engagements I’ve had.

  • New packages for LibreOffice and Chromium

    There’s a new LibreOffice release with a lot of improvements: 5.2.0. The announcement on the Document Foundation blog shows quite a lot of extensive information this time because of the version number jump and the changes implied by it. I’ll mention just a couple of semi-random facts here:
    Document classification has been added as a major feature. Two-factor authentication for Google Docs storage finally works in Writer. Interoperability (with the MS Office file formats of course) has been improved and an import filter for Word for DOS was added. In Calc, new functions were added along with tooltips showing context information about functions. Source code quality has been measurably improved again.

  • Chase Claims Android Pay Support Planned for “This Year”

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Reddit: My first script!

Sunday 7th of August 2016 07:45:27 AM

Hi guys! I just did my first script, or at least a serious one. It converts Celsius degrees to Kelvin degrees and viceversa. You can find it here What do you think about it? Also, sorry for bad english.

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TuxMachines: Security Leftovers

Sunday 7th of August 2016 07:38:51 AM
  • Desktop / Laptop privacy & security of web browsers on Linux part 1: concepts and theory
  • In DARPA challenge, smart machines compete to fend off cyberattacks

    The first all-machine hacking competition is taking place today in Las Vegas.

    Seven teams, each running a high-performance computer and autonomous systems, are going head-to-head to see which one can best detect, evaluate and patch software vulnerabilities before adversaries have a chance to exploit them.

    It’s the first event where machines – with no human involvement – are competing in a round of "capture the flag, according to DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), which is sponsoring and running the event. DARPA is the research arm of the U.S. Defense Department.

    The teams are vying for a prize pool of $3.75 million, with the winning team receiving $2 million, the runner-up getting $1 million and the third-place team taking home $750,000. The winner will be announced Friday morning.

  • Let's Encrypt will be trusted by Firefox 50

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TuxMachines: First Stable Version of Apricity OS Is Released

Sunday 7th of August 2016 07:10:52 AM

The very first stable version of Apricity OS has been released today. Apricity OS is a beginner focused Linux distribution based on the feared Arch Linux.

When I wrote about non-Ubuntu based Linux distributions for beginners, I had added Manjaro and Antergos Linux from the Arch-domain. A few readers suggested adding Apricity OS in that list. But Apricity OS was still in beta at that time.

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TuxMachines: XFS and SDIO in Linux 4.8

Sunday 7th of August 2016 07:05:35 AM
  • XFS Reverse-Mapping Proposed For Linux 4.8: Getting Ready For New File-System Features

    Last week was the main XFS feature pull for Linux 4.8 while one day before the 4.8 merge window is expected to close, XFS maintainer Dave Chinner is hoping to land a big new feature.

    Linus Torvalds hasn't said whether he intends to honor this secondary pull request for XFS in Linux 4.8, otherwise this last-minute feature will be held off until Linux 4.9. This feature is reverse-mapping support for the XFS file-system.

  • New SDIO WiFi Driver Added To Linux 4.8

    The sole new driver in the kernel's staging area for Linux 4.8 is for some SDIO WiFi cards.

    For those that didn't know, SDIO is the specification from the SD Association that allows Secure Digital slots to be used for more than just memory/storage. SDIO allows for SD/microSD-sized WiFI adapters, Ethernet, GPS, cameras, and other peripherals.

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Reddit: My favourite saucy book to read before bed

Sunday 7th of August 2016 07:03:17 AM

Reddit: Are anti-malware tools like chkrootkit or rkhunter any use on your linux systems?

Sunday 7th of August 2016 05:25:27 AM

I don't use these tools personally, but read in many tutorials that they scan for malware on linux systems. I remember running them on my Ubuntu system some years ago (maybe 12.04 days), but they never used to find anything.

I'd be interested to know whether anyone uses them here, and whether on any occasion has it found any malware?

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Reddit: Computer can't compile Linux kernel properly?

Sunday 7th of August 2016 04:35:11 AM

I was setting up this old laptop of mine with a Intel Pentiu M processor. It's been a few days now and for some reason, I couldn't getting a working custom kernel on it. The screen would go blank, caps lock and scroll lock starts blinking and I won't be able to see the error messages. I re-compiled it with vesa, found out that it couldn't locate init and was told to add 'init=' to my boot parameters. I did so and same error.

But just today, I decided to copy the '.config' and compile it on my i7 laptop to save time. And voila, after copying it over with the modules, the kernel works on the pentium laptop.

Does this laptop lack the capabilities to compile the Linux kernel?

Mentions: Linux Lite 3.0 | CPU doesn't support PAE | During compilation on the pentium, it would sometimes throw errors that can be fixed with a 'make clean'.

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LXer: In DARPA challenge, smart machines compete to fend off cyberattacks

Sunday 7th of August 2016 04:34:36 AM
The first all-machine hacking competition is taking place today in Las Vegas. Seven teams, each running a high-performance computer and autonomous systems, are going head-to-head to see which one can best detect, evaluate and patch software vulnerabilities before adversaries have a chance to exploit them. resume makeover multimedia

Reddit: Request for practice questions

Sunday 7th of August 2016 04:27:41 AM

Hi all,

Took my LFCS this morning and I'm not confident I did that well. I have a retake I can schedule, so I'll wait for my results before jumping the gun, but in the meantime I'd like to make a request.

Could members of the community come up with, or provide me a good resource for, sample questions that can help me test the practical knowledge I need to do well on these kinds of exams? I can't list specific question requests due to the confidentiality agreement, but the domains and competencies listed on the Linux Foundation Website definitely covers the topics that I was tested on earlier today.

What I'm hoping to find is just something simple, that directs me to do a task but doesn't hold my hand. So an appropriate question could be "create a user named blah, with password blah, and a default shell of blah."

The questions I struggled with most had to do with file manipulation, such as listing specific files in a directory, files with only a specific type of permission, etc. I also had no clue on what to do with LVM, and there were many questions related to archiving and backups, specifically dealing with bzip2, that threw me for a loop.

Any help is appreciated, and thanks in advance!

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Reddit: Ubuntu 16.04 / Mint on a MacBook Pro retina?

Sunday 7th of August 2016 03:14:37 AM

Hello everyone! Totally new to the Linux world and am loving my adventures with it so far (VPS with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS is my current and only experience with Linux).

I currently have a Windows PC but will be purchasing a MacBook Pro for development purposes. I am looking to install Linux on it because I have heard that Apple is moving towards a singular user experience through mobile and desktop/ laptop which I am not a fan of.

So I am curious if this is still a possibility with their current driver and hardware situation?


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Linux Foundation and Linux

  • How IoTivity and AllJoyn Could Combine
    At the Embedded Linux Conference in April, Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond concluded his keynote on the potential for interoperability between the OCF’s IoTivity IoT framework and the AllSeen Alliance’s AllJoyn spec by inviting to the stage Greg Burns, the chief architect of AllJoyn. Burns briefly shared his opinion that not only was there no major technical obstacle to combining these two major open source IoT specs, but that by taking the best of both standards, a hybrid could emerge that improves upon both. Later in the day, Burns gave a technical overview of how such a hybrid could be crafted in “Evolving a Best-of-Breed IoT Framework.” (See video below.) Burns stated in both talks that his opinions in no way reflect the official position of OCF or the AllSeen Alliance. At the time of the ELC talk in April, Burns had recently left his job as VP of Engineering at Qualcomm and Chair of the Technical Steering Committee at the AllSeen Alliance to take on the position of Chief IoT Software Technologist in the Open Source Technology Center at Intel Corp.
  • ​Linus Torvalds' love-hate relationship with the GPL
    Linux's founder appreciates what the GNU General Public License has given Linux, but he doesn't appreciate how some open-source lawyers are trying to enforce it in court.
  • Linus Torvalds reflects on 25 years of Linux
    LinuxCon North America concluded in Toronto, Canada on August 25th, the day Linux was celebrating its 25th anniversary. Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, and Dirk Hohndel, VP and chief of open source at VMware, sat down for a conversation at the event and reflected upon the past 25 years. Here are some of the highlights of that conversation.
  • 6 things you should know from Linux's first 25 years
    Red Hat was founded in 1993, two years after Linux was announced and the company has been one of the top contributors to Linux. There is a symbiotic relationship between the company and the project. Whitehurst pointed out that it’s hard to talk about the history of Red Hat without talking about Linux and vice versa.
  • There Is Talk Of Resuming OpenChrome VIA KMS/DRM Driver Development
    Two or so years back or so it was looking hopeful that the mainline Linux kernel would finally have a proper VIA DRM/KMS driver for the unfortunate ones still have VIA x86 hardware and using the integrated graphics. However, that work was ultimately abandoned but there is talk of it being restored.

Security News

  • New FairWare Ransomware targeting Linux Computers [Ed: probably just a side effect of keeping servers unpatched]
    A new attack called FaireWare Ransomware is targeting Linux users where the attackers hack a Linux server, delete the web folder, and then demand a ransom payment of two bitcoins to get their files back. In this attack, the attackers most likely do not encrypt the files, and if they do retain the files, probably just upload it to a server under their control.
  • How do we explain email to an "expert"?
    This has been a pretty wild week, more wild than usual I think we can all agree. The topic I found the most interesting wasn't about one of the countless 0day flaws, it was a story from Slate titled: In Praise of the Private Email Server The TL;DR says running your own email server is a great idea. Almost everyone came out proclaiming it a terrible idea. I agree it's a terrible idea, but this also got me thinking. How do you explain this to someone who doesn't really understand what's going on? There are three primary groups of people. 1) People who know they know nothing 2) People who think they're experts 3) People who are actually experts
  • Why the term “zero day” needs to be in your brand’s cybersecurity vocabulary
    Linux is “open source” which means anyone can look at the code and point out flaws. In that sense, I’d say Linus Torvalds doesn’t have to be as omniscient as Tim Cook. Linux source code isn’t hidden behind closed doors. My understanding is, all the Linux code is out there for anyone to see, naked for anyone to scrutinize, which is why certain countries feel safer using it–there’s no hidden agenda or secret “back door” lurking in the shadows. Does that mean Android phones are safer? That’s up for debate.