Reddit: I am thinking about taking the LPIC-1 at the Southeast Linux Fest; I own a Linux+ study guide, but I'm not sure if that is sufficient for study.
I know that when you take the Linux+ you can also get the LPIC-1, so my assumption is that Linux+ covers everything that LPIC-1 does, but I'm not 100% sure about this.
Can anyone also recommend me some good resources and practice exams/test banks?
Thanks in advance!submitted by CarlRKnapp
An MIT spinoff is Kickstarter-funding its AllJoyn and OpenWRT Linux based “Q” system, which syncs its smart bulbs to mobile music it streams to a stereo.
The Q name derives from the system’s Q Station router, “allowing you to both create a Q (queue) of music and send lighting Qs (cues) from the same smartphone app,” says MIT spinoff Belleds Technologies. (And if you also happen to envision hardware hacker hero Q from James Bond, so much the better.)
The project has 28 days left to raise about $70,000, with packages starting at $49 for a Q Station prototyping board and a single Smart Bulb or $89 for a finished Q Station and three bulbs. Shipments are expected in December.
Major noob here, and I'm absolutely aware that correlation/coincidence rarely coincides with causation. I recently installed Linux onto a 1 year old laptop that had very limited use (maybe 500-1000 hrs. uptime, max). One to two weeks later, the video card went kaput. Using an NVIDIA Quadro 3000M on a Dell Precision M6600. I'm also using the proprietary NVIDIA drivers over the OpenGL suite. A colleague of mine keeps telling me that Linux fried my graphics card, but I am inclined to believe otherwise. Nonetheless, I am clueless about how drivers and hardware interact with each other, so I can't really provide a valid defense. Any thoughts would be most appreciated. Thanks!submitted by MITranger
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I'm a linux newb, but I've installed a few different distros on a few different boxes over the past year. Just dabbling. The biggest project was a Lubuntu entertainment/media server that turned out to be horribly buggy and under-powered compared to the XP install it replaced. I want to continue learning and appreciating linux, but I simply can't find any projects or reasons to use it!
I'm a systems administrator at the office and I'm an artist/musician at home. I spend my days supporting Microsoft Office, Windows-only accounting software, a cloud email service, and a Windows domain. I'd be burned at the stake if I switched our users to GNOME, and deploying a Samba box just means they'd have to pay more for my replacement when I leave the company. Linux doesn't seem to be justified at work.
I spend my evenings working in Photoshop and Pro Tools (audio production), but there don't seem to be any equivalent pieces of software out there. I'd have to run WINE just to use the machine, which seems stupid.
When I'm not working I'm watching videos and movies and gaming. Netflix and Youtube on linux seem to be flops, and gaming is very limited, so I've basically got a media server that has less than half the functionality of it's Windows precursor.
I hate to say it but I'm put off by the whole concept now. I see the potential and I want to learn for the sake of my career (and fun), but I can't for the life of me think of a worthwhile project. It's very frustrating.
Help!submitted by Edgar_Allan_Rich
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OStatic: Just this month, both Google and Facebook have made some significant new contributions of projects.
- Dan Goodin/Condé Nasty Cannot Recognise Real Security Threats, Preferring to Focus Only on Bugs in FOSS
- Microsoft Scares Away Customers With Misguided, Short-term Strategy of Extortion
- More Microsoft Openwashing From The Register and Continued Deception on ‘Open Source’ in the British Press
- Indian FOSS Policy Still Focused on Free/Libre Software, But in Vietnam the Population Sprayed by ‘Agent Microsoft’
- Amazon Patent Indicative of Scope at the US Patent System Being a Farce
- Links 16/6/2014: First RC of Next Linux, Tizen Spreading
- Links 17/6/2014: More Games, Plasma 5 Demos
- Links 18/6/2014: Red Hat to acquire eNovance