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Reddit: A quick question about the history of linux.

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 6:03am

I'm writing a large research term paper about the history of linux for a class this semester. I was wondering if someone could point me to some good books/articles that i could use to learn more about its formulation and impact on current tech. that is used by the "not-so-tech-saavy" public. If this isn't the right place to ask this question, could someone help point me to the right place.

Alternatively, if you want to provide me with some information yourself that's cool just let me know where you learned this information.

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LXer: MOC - Playing Music in the Terminal

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 5:38am
When it comes to console music players, there are pretty decent options out there, and MOC is one of them. Together with applications like mp3blaster or the powerful CMus program, MOC, which stands for Music On Console, uses the Ncurses library, with a text-user interface, support for playlist, shortcuts and more.

LXer: Meeting Windows User Expectations With Linux

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 4:41am
Those of us who use Linux as our main operating system are insulated from this problem. A smaller number of us may be trying to help others ween themselves from Microsoft Windows entirely. The first thing some of us do is search for one of the more user friendly distros. A few of these distros claim to mimic one or more of the Microsoft operating systems. And yeah, there are some visual similarities, but that’s where it ends.

Reddit: Colored command prompt

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 4:14am

typeset +x PS1="[[\033[42;1m][\033[34;1m]TEST[\033[0m]] \u@\h:\w\$ "

example above when placed in .profile sets your prompt to be [TEST] - in green, followed by your username and cwd, useful if you admin a large fleet and want a visual reminder if you're on prod-or non-prod hosts (I set prod to red)

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TuxMachines: Mozilla hires new CEO who will focus on Firefox OS

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 4:05am

Mozilla, the company behind the popular Firefox Web browser, has been searching for a new CEO since Gary Kovacs, who came on-board in 2010, decided to leave almost a year ago. Mozilla has finally picked a new leader, former CTO Brendan Eich. With him comes change. Mozilla's job number one will not be its Web browser, but its mobile operating system: Firefox OS.

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Also: Why Mozilla's Brendan Eich Is the Right Choice for CEO

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TuxMachines: AMD: Why we had to evacuate 276TB from Oracle DB to Hadoop

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 4:00am

AMD has migrated terabytes of information from an Oracle Database installation to an Apache Hadoop stack, claiming Oracle's pricey software was suffering from scaling issues.

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Phoronix: Ubuntu 14.04: Intel's Haswell Linux Driver Comes Up Short Of Windows

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 4:00am
In complementing the recent Intel Iris Graphics 5100: Windows 8.1 vs. Ubuntu 14.04 and MacBook Air: OS X 10.9 vs. Ubuntu 14.04, here's some new Windows vs. Linux OpenGL benchmarks with this time looking at the performance for Intel's "Haswell" Core i7 4770K with HD Graphics 4600 using the latest driver releases on Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

TuxMachines: Microsoft should fear Android on the desktop

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 3:58am

Android seems to be everywhere these days and that includes the desktop. Yes, a version of Android is being developed as a desktop replacement for Windows. LinuxInsider examines Android-x86 RC 1 and finds that it's coming along nicely. But can it really replace Windows? The skeptics will say no, but I think it can...eventually.

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LXer: Rugged Bay Trail COM offers soldered RAM

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 3:44am
Kontron’s Linux-ready COM Express Compact Type 6 modules for the Atom E3800 come in standard and rugged versions, both with industrial temperature support. Like most major embedded vendors, Kontron has gone big on the Intel Atom E3800 (Bay Trail-I), having announced a COM Express Mini Type 10 computer-on-module (COM) called the COMe-mBT10 back in November. […]

LXer: New GPIO board for Raspberry Pi

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 2:47am
The GPIO port is great for many projects on the Raspberry Pi, and the RasPiO aims to make it much easier to use for hobbyists and makers

Reddit: Server hacked! Help!

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 1:54am

I just received this email from LFD,

Time: Mon Mar 24 18:00:11 2014 -0700

Reported Modifications:

New account [root] has been created with uid:[0] gid:[0] login:[/root] shell:[/bin/bash]

Does anyone know how this happen and what the hacker did? I do not see any login attempts on the server, SSH is locked down to a single IP address, random port number and password login is disabled.

I'm unable to find any traces of anyone entering the server or adding an account.

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LXer: Why Mozilla's Brendan Eich Is the Right Choice for CEO

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 1:49am
Finally. At long last and after two CEOs who left after short tenures on the job, Mozilla now has the CEO it always should have had.Today, Mozilla officially announced that Brendan Eich will be the new CEO of the open-source organization that produces the Firefox Web browser and the FirefoxOS mobile operating system.

Reddit: How do you safely and legally install Mac OS X or Windows through VirtualBox?

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 1:34am

Of course, I'm new to this kind of software. My PC originally had Windows 7 pre-installed... would I need to download windows 7 again (which I've done once before, used a serial number on the bottom and was good to go.)
A license is needed for mac too, I take it.
Can any paid OS legally be used over the network, with VirtualBox or anything like it? (does it have to be an install?)

Of course, I still want Linux to be my primary OS.

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Reddit: Advanced Linux Podcast

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 1:05am


As a lot of people I have a long commute. Could anybody recommend some advanced linux podcast? I would like to hear about kernel and device drivers... :)

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LXer: Mozilla hires new CEO who will focus on Firefox OS

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 12:52am
You've known Firefox since its birth as the alternative Web browser company. Now, under the rule of the new CEO Brendan Eich, it wants to be known as your smartphone operating system.

LXer: Microsoft should fear Android on the desktop

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 11:55pm
In today's open source roundup: Android might be a viable replacement for Windows on the desktop. Plus: Why Chromebooks are better than Windows, and Ubuntu tablets will appear at the same time as Ubuntu phones.

Phoronix: Mir 0.1.8 Is Being Prepared For Release

Mon, 24/03/2014 - 11:54pm
Mir, Canonical's next-generation display server, is quickly being updated in the Ubuntu Phone world...