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Reddit: Release Candidate CentOS-7 now public

Friday 4th of July 2014 04:32:18 PM

Reddit: Start of a new linux dream project. What does your linux life look like? And what's your dream project?

Friday 4th of July 2014 04:09:03 PM

I've been an on and off linux user for a few years, but really just for my servers. I get my terminal release daily from OS X on my notebook.

But today things change.

I'm building the linux set up I've always wanted.

1 x HTPC 1 x Media Server 1 x CCTV Server

and I'm focusing on security, So I'm using tails for my media and CCTV servers, with debian for the HTPC with a Windows 8.1 Partition for gaming (ugh)

One fun thing I'm in the process of doing is setting up a Lacie PetiteKey to unlock the whole thing. (I may have to build some sort of keyhole style USB port that turns and initiates the start up process)

ultimately I'm aiming to have a home automation thing going on aswell, but that's probably a few months away.

So that's my wild dream of a system that I'm attempting to create. What does your home linux setup look like? And what would your dream upgrades be?

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LXer: How To Play Classic Quake on Linux

Friday 4th of July 2014 03:45:01 PM
Don't get rid of your classic Quake and Quake 2 disks, because you can play them better on Linux.

Phoronix: Ubuntu 14.04 vs. 14.10 Snapshot Performance Comparison

Friday 4th of July 2014 02:55:44 PM
For some brief benchmarking during Independence Day in the US, I ran some tests comparing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS stable against a fresh development snapshot of Ubuntu 14.10...

LXer: Cinnamon 2.2 in Mint 17 'Qiana' Overview & Screenshots

Friday 4th of July 2014 02:49:39 PM
Cinnamon has come a long way in terms of both usability and responsiveness, and Mint 17 ‘Qiana’ stands proof of this. As mentioned in my review of Mint 17 KDE edition, this release will be supported for five years, and it will also be the base for development of future Mint releases.

Reddit: Quick question

Friday 4th of July 2014 02:47:04 PM

I'm working on building a small home server for various things and would like to monitor temperature. What would I use on Linux to monitor temperatures and is there something that would allow me to view them from my Windows pc and/or my Android phone?

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Reddit: Linux wins friends

Friday 4th of July 2014 02:28:26 PM

No nothing so fantastic as Linux taking over a big corp or even gaining support of a big corp. It's a small win.

I impressed someone with his old p4 laptop. I installed Linux on it with KDE. After that I showed him the desktop cube with a full screen video on 4 sides (one video for each of 4 cube sides playing full screen). Then I invoked the hotkey to raise the cube and began whipping it around as fast as I could. I showed him the performance monitoring tool so he could see CPU utilization. He was wildly impressed.

His wife had just gotten a new HP laptop with Windows 8, which she insisted on.

He bought for himself an external 23" monitor, because the backlight inverter was going out on the laptop because it was so old.

The other day I asked him what he thought. He said he loved Linux, especially on that big screen. He said his wife saw his setup and liked it so much that she'd taken to using his computer instead of her own new laptop.

The win is that she has never used Linux before. No one taught her anything.

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Reddit: And the best Linux distro is ...

Friday 4th of July 2014 01:32:37 PM

Tell us which Linux distro is the best for YOU.

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Reddit: Next Generation Klipper

Friday 4th of July 2014 01:26:50 PM
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Phoronix: Qualcomm DMCA Notice Takes Down 100+ Git Repositories

Friday 4th of July 2014 01:18:52 PM
Qualcomm has forced GitHub to take down over 100 Git repositories over alleged copyright infringement...

TuxMachines: Ubuntu MATE Remix 14.04 Alpha Now Available for Download

Friday 4th of July 2014 01:17:18 PM

We are pleased to announce today, July 4, that the Ubuntu MATE Remix 14.04 has reached Alpha stage and is available for download as Live DVD/USB images that can be installed.

Ubuntu MATE Remix 14.04 Alpha comes as a July 4 surprise to many who believed the controversial project would become reality sooner or later. It beautifully integrates the MATE desktop environment into the latest upstream Ubuntu release.

The distribution was developed by a few members of the Ubuntu community and provides users with an old-school graphical desktop environment, which reminds us of the good ol’ times of Ubuntu 10.04.

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TuxMachines: INTERVIEW: DAMIAN CONWAY

Friday 4th of July 2014 01:08:19 PM

Damian Conway is one of the Guardians of Perl (our term) and one of Perl 6′s chief architects. But he’s chiefly a computer scientist, a brilliant communicator and an educator. His presentations are often worth crossing continents for. He was the Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology at Melbourne’s Monash University between 2001 and 2010, and has run courses on everything from Regular Expressions for Bioinformatics to Presentation Aikido (and of course, lots of Perl). Which is why, when we discovered he was making a keynote at this year’s QCon conference in London in March, we braved train delays and the sardine travelling classes of the London Underground to meet him opposite Westminster Abbey.

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Phoronix: KDevelop 4.7 Beta Comes Packed With New Features

Friday 4th of July 2014 12:43:19 PM
Incorporating months of development time, KDevelop 4.7 is now in beta and comes "packed with new features, lots of bug fixes as well as many performance improvement" for this KDE integrated development environment...

Phoronix: Transmageddon 1.2 Fixes Up GNOME Transcoding, Adds VA-API GPU Encoding

Friday 4th of July 2014 12:37:02 PM
Transmageddon, the open-source video transcoding application closely aligned with the GNOME project and using GStreamer to do all of the heavy lifting, is out with their major 1.2 "All Bugs Must Die" release...

LXer: PCManFM 1.2.1 File Manager Released with Numerous Fixes

Friday 4th of July 2014 12:35:17 PM
PCManFM or PCMan File Manager has reached version 1.2.1 earlier today. While there’s no official announcement on the project’s blog or homepage, we’ve dug up the changelog in order to notify our users of what’s new in this release.

Phoronix: Scientific Linux 7 Alpha Arrives, Based On RHEL 7

Friday 4th of July 2014 12:25:01 PM
Scientific Linux, the distribution developed by produced by the Fermi Laboratory and CERN as a derivative of the open Red Hat Enterprise Linux code-base, is preparing for their RHEL7 re-spin...

LXer: Is it possible to create the ultimate operating system?

Friday 4th of July 2014 11:38:06 AM
Last weekend I met a guy who has spent almost 50 years looking for the Loch Ness monster. Another team of developers are attempting something equally ambitious. Is it even possible to create the ultimate operating system?