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LXer: 5 Ways Open Source Programmers and Companies Make Money

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 08:46:09 PM
Free and open source software can be monetized in many ways by businesses and foundations.

TuxMachines: Manjaro Linux 16.06 Daniella Released

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 08:27:11 PM

Manjaro Linux is based onArch Linux and one of the easiest Linux distributions available. Manjaro Linux provides the distro in most major flavors including, XFCE, KDE, Gnome, LXDE, MATE, Cinnamon and more. The team has recently released its stable release Manjaro 16.06 with all the packages updated to their latest versions.

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Reddit: Am now 100% Linux again (Microsoft forcing my hand, again...)

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 08:14:31 PM

Disclaimer: Apologies if this post just comes out as utter waffling bollocks, I have reached the end of my tether and just need to spew it all out.

tl;dr ditched Windows in 2007 cos it was bad, ditching windows is 2016 because they (Microsoft) are bad.

Me: 42 year old male (no wizard hat or neckbeard... yet...) started programming age 13 in BASIC (Acorn Electron 32k!) First job (early 90s) was programming C on AS400. Worked as Sysadmin on AIX and Linux in the late 90's Early 00's. Currently work with Solaris and Linux as a DBA - Only ever used Windows for gaming.

Backstory: In January 2007 the wife and I installed Windows Vista... What a joke, we then chose to move to Linux, not back to XP.

Here is the Blog rant from the time...

Well firstly i guess i should make my reasons clear for making the change from Windows to Linux. for the past 6 months the wife and I have been using Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit respectively. I had been using XP-Pro 64-bit. The wife had used and in fact received her Acer laptop with XP Media center edition but as her laptop was "Vista ready" she upgraded as she liked the look of Vista.

I have experienced daily issues with Vista, i get a full system lockup every 2-3 days and every now and then it takes 4-5 reboots to get into windows, sometimes i have to use safe mode and then reboot to get in. Sometimes i give up trying.

The wife has the worst issues, her laptop will blue screen crash every day, all her drivers are certified and the errors she gets are quite bizarre, having worked in IT support for 10years+ i am quite good at tracking the root cause for system problems and most of the vista issues appear to be to do with the Vista kernel itself. It certainly isnt a hardware issue as i can fire up any number of Linux live CD's and it runs for hours with not even a hint of a crash

Of course Microsoft say that generally these are driver issues and "check with your hardware vendor for driver updates". From the hardware guys I've spoken too i get the feeling the spec they receive from Microsoft changes every now and then so they go and rewrite their drivers....

So how do we use our PC's, what do we need from them?

The wife uses hers for general web use, surfing, email. She is also the secretary for the schools PTA so does a fair bit of word processing. She also likes to play tetris type games occasionally.

I am pretty similar, i do lots of internet browsing, email sending and a fair bit of programming. I also like playing plenty of games like Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike, Quake 4, Company of Heroes. I am also looking forward to Call of Duty 4 which will be out soon.

The first part of moving to Linux though is 'acceptance' you have to accept that Linux is not Windows, you have to accept that nearly all of your software on CD/DVD will not work... However what you also realize quite soon is that there are hundreds and thousands of alternatives freely available for Linux. Games however will be a different issue, native games for Linux are still quite few and far between, but Quake 3/4 and Unreal Tournament run on linux and there is the possibility of using emulation software (wine, cedega) for some windows games.

The good news for the Linux fans out there is that Lenovo, Dell and HP are all starting to ship PC's and laptops with Linux on, mainly due to the piss poor performance of Vista, it seems the giant that is Microsoft has shot itself in the foot.

Having moved back to Windows with the release of Windows 7 (again mainly for gaming) things had been great. I dodged the Windows 8/8.1 apocalypse - but boarded the hype train re: windows 10, however i don't want to upgrade yet... but yes it's being forced down my throat - shame on you Microsoft. I also don't want all my files and network devices spied on - WTF! - this does seem to be a genuine thing!!

So today - now - @ 20:06BST i'm wiping the mother fucking shit that is Microsoft out of my PC for the 2nd and last time in my life.

Linux 100% here we come, and i give zero shits about the hundreds of £ worth of games I can no longer play. ForkYouMicrosoft!


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TuxMachines: Finally there's an open source drop-in replacement for MS Office

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 08:13:32 PM

Personally, I'll be sticking with the one-two punch of Google Docs and LibreOffice...but I have no need to work with MS Office (as my editor now works with LibreOffice as well). However, it's reassuring to know, should I have to open an MS Office password protected file (or a file that LibreOffice doesn't care for), I now have an option.

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Reddit: Glorious Freedom

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 08:10:15 PM

Mods feel free to delete.

There's a glorious freedom upon walking into the garage and waking up my Linux laptop that's been sleeping for three months, entering my password, and resuming my music playlist where it left off and watching FB jump to flawlessly "catch up."

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Phoronix: New Vulkan Slides; Wondering If "OpenGL 4.6" Will Be Out This Summer

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 07:58:38 PM
The Vulkan DevDay UK event happened at the end of May in Cambridge while now the slides are available...

LXer: Secure Wordpress Login with Two Factor Authentication using privacyIDEA

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 07:48:58 PM
Wordpress is THE widely spread blogging system that is not only used for private blog sites but sometimes also as CMS for company web sites. Wordpress is very good maintened and easy to update. But as it is so widely used, it is also an intersting goal for crackers (avoiding to say hackers).  This is why today I will tell you how to secure the wordpress accounts with a second factor for OTP authentication.

Phoronix: Clasen: Continuing To Push Modularity On The Linux Desktop

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 07:39:39 PM
Matthias Clasen, well known Fedora / GNOME contributor at Red Hat, has written a blog post about the ongoing modularity work in the Linux desktop realm...

TuxMachines: Modularity and the desktop

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 07:17:07 PM

There has been much talk about modularity recently. Fedora even has a working group on this topic. Modularity is such a generic term that it is a bit hard to figure out what this is all about, but the wiki page gives some hints: …base module… …docker image… …reduced dependencies… …tooling…

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TuxMachines: What's Our Next Fight?

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 07:13:59 PM

We won the battle for Linux, but we're losing the battle for freedom.

Linux turns 25 in August 2016. Linux Journal turned 21 in April 2016. (Issue #1 was April 1994, the month Linux hit version 1.0.) We're a generation into the history of our cause, but the fight isn't there anymore, because we won. Our cause has achieved its effects.

It helps to remember that Linux was a fight, and so were free software and open source. If they weren't fights, they wouldn't have won what they did. They also wouldn't have been interesting, meaning there wouldn't have been any Linux stories, or a Linux Journal.

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LinuxToday: How To Install Btrfs Tools And Manage BTRFS Operations

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 07:00:00 PM

LinuxPitStop: Learn how to use Btrfs

Reddit: Stretching Linux server limits?

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 06:21:18 PM

Few details about our server(Virtual Box Guest OS) setup and info: - We have ~30,000 home directories and approaching 32768 users. - Fedora 14 Kernel : - 30 GB total disk space. - /etc/group and /etc/passwd is ~1.5M and /etc/shadow is 3.6M - 900K free inodes on /home and 16G free disk-space. - /home formatted as 'ext4', which overcomes 32768 sub-directories limits by ext3.

This shared environment protected with : - Linux Quota - For individual users and all users belong to same Secondary group (now single group has ~30,000 user) - Group Quota is applied too. - SELinux roles for each user - Pam.d and resource limits for each user.

Few things we planned a year ago - but not yet deployed. - openLdap - Migrate user home directories to NFS or distributed storage. - Migrate to 64bit-CentOS.6 or 7. (just couple of guys running this project - above 3 items may get delayed by 6 more months)

So the question is, since we are approaching 32768 number. Do you think it may affect server? like having 32,768 user to single group or any other possible issue? (already we see few strange behavior with pkill -u <username> not responding properly sometimes). Issues that may come-up when we reach limits, have you encountered them? If so please share. thanks!

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LXer: Debian 8.5.0 Screenshot Tour

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 05:54:36 PM
The Debian project is pleased to announce the fifth update of its stable distribution Debian 8 (codename jessie). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories were already published separately and are referenced where available.

LinuxToday: How to effectively clear your bash history

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 05:00:00 PM

TechRepublic: If you're serious about security on your Linux machines, you might want to clear the bash history.

LXer: Samsung Rumored to Launch Fully Bendable Smartphones in 2017

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 04:57:25 PM
Smartphone maker and display manufacturer Samsung is believed to launch a pair of smartphones in early 2017, each with a bendable OLED display.

Phoronix: KDE Plasma 5.7 To Have New Task Manager Library Supporting Wayland

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 04:22:42 PM
KDE Plasma 5.7 continues to look more and more like it will be running reasonably well on Wayland with close parity to the KDE stack running on X11...

Reddit: Qt vs GTK according to their website

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 04:20:59 PM

I try to like GTK, but it looks like a school project from 2004. Just compare and . The GTK website looks like it has been desingned by Richard Stallman after spending a week in a prison with a MacBook instead of his X220.

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