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Reddit: symbolic links

Tuesday 19th of January 2016 09:16:26 PM

Hi all, I've j ust started learning linux and have a question about symbolic links. I've just yesterday set crouton up on my chromebook, barely used linux before today. I'm following the guide at:

So far, so good, I have apache and php running, I've got to the part in the guide about creating a symlink, never heard of them so I've been reading.

My question is why does the line below use "cp" and not "ln" like all the guides I've read? Is it a typo?

Line below is from the guide: sudo cp -s /usr/share/php5/php.ini-development /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini

Many thanks.

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LXer: Devs complain GitHub's become slow to fix bugs, is easily gamed

Tuesday 19th of January 2016 07:30:51 PM
Open letter calls on site to be more responsive and accelerate own developmentMore than 1,100 maintainers of GitHub projects have put their names to an open letter expressing frustration that the famous software hub is ignoring them.…

TuxMachines: LibreOffice 5.1.0 to Integrate OpenGL and Coverity Fixes

Tuesday 19th of January 2016 07:05:54 PM

The Document Foundation has revealed the second Release Candidate for LibreOffice 5.1.0, the first major update for the 5.x branch of the famous office suite.

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TuxMachines: Best Linux distros of 2016: Something for everyone

Tuesday 19th of January 2016 07:03:30 PM

The beauty of Linux is that there really is something for everyone. Amazon, Facebook, and Google run their massive infrastructure on Linux. Companies like Samsung use it in their TVs, smartphones, and smart watches. And then there are ordinary users like you and me who use computers to do work.

In this slideshow for 2016 I have picked distros that excel in certain areas. We will see how many of these distros remain on the list in 2017.

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TuxMachines: Running desktop Linux on a tablet: A lid for every pot

Tuesday 19th of January 2016 07:01:26 PM

Android pretty much own the smartphone market with over 82% market share. Chrome OS is also making a serious dent in the PC market. Despite the dominance of these two Linux based distributions there are many users, including my friend Bryan Lunduke, who want to run 'regular Linux desktops' on tablets.

Since the Linux community doesn't know the meaning of the word "impossible," I started looking around to see if someone had solved this particular problem.

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Slashdot: How To Talk About Mental Illness Online?

Tuesday 19th of January 2016 06:00:07 PM

TuxMachines: LOHAN takes the stage at Oz Linux shindig

Tuesday 19th of January 2016 02:00:47 PM

Our Oz readers attending the forthcoming 2016 shindig in Geelong might like to catch Andrew Tridgell's presentation on "Helicopters and Rocket-Planes", which will include a look at our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) Vulture 2 spaceplane.

As regular readers know, Linux guru Tridge has been working on the custom ArduPilot parameters for the vehicle's Pixhawk autopilot, seen below with our Raspberry Pi rig during an avionics rejig in 2014.

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Slashdot: Hackers Get Linux Running On a PlayStation 4

Tuesday 19th of January 2016 12:00:04 PM

LXer: Encryption backdoors by law? France says 'non'

Tuesday 19th of January 2016 07:48:44 AM
The French government has rejected a proposed bill that would have required hardware makers to design products that give authorities access to stored data, even if it is encrypted.

Reddit: Smallest Laptop/Device for Linux

Tuesday 19th of January 2016 07:25:59 AM

Hi all. Apologies if this isn't a good sub to ask this in but I didn't see a better one in the sidebar.

I'm looking to get the smallest, thinnest, lightest device (not necessarily a regular laptop) with a keyboard that I can run Linux on and expect decent hardware support. Initially I'd like to put Kali on it and use it for some pentesting work, but would probably go to another distro later on. I don't need much in terms of specs (CPU, graphics, RAM, battery, etc.) as this would be a secondary device to my primary laptop.

Any suggestions? Should I consider ARM devices in addition to x86?


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Reddit: Now I get why i3 is awesome.

Monday 18th of January 2016 11:57:41 PM

LinuxInsider: Deepin Takes Linux to New Depths

Monday 18th of January 2016 11:33:52 PM
The latest release of the Linux distro now called "Depth OS" deserves serious consideration. It is fast, reliable and innovative, with an impressive homegrown desktop design dubbed "Deepin Desktop Environment." Depth OS has a bit of an identity problem. It's not well known outside Asia and Europe, but that's not the major cause of confusion. The problem is that the open source community that developed the distro seems to have a difficult time deciding what to call it.

Reddit: Need some help setting up something

Monday 18th of January 2016 11:18:26 PM

I am currently trying to use a pi (raspbian jessie) to communicate to my computer across the LAN. I have tried using a ssh tunnel (ssh -t pi@ip -L 1234:localIPofMyComputer:5902) I have tried using this tunnel for vnc, ssh and ftp but I have had no luck would there be a better way to do this at all? When connecting I use localhost:1234. Also when trying vnc it found the computer but hung on negotiating connection then looses connection.

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Reddit: Official Hall of science Pre-alpha testing

Monday 18th of January 2016 11:17:17 PM

Hello and welcome to the official Pre-alpha testing of the Hall of Science. Im looking for help from you, the reddit community to test the game before the launch of the Kickstarter/Steam Greenlight. Which the Pre-alpha will be available to all backers immediately.

Anyone can apply however If you have a VR Virtual reality headset (occulus rift) or if your a Linux gamer then your feedback is highly desired.

Private message me if you are be interested.

The Pre-alpha link will be available to download on the 25th January and will be PM`d to you.

Steam page

most recent video



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Reddit: Manjaro Deepin 15.12

Monday 18th of January 2016 05:41:12 AM

TuxMachines: Miniature Servers

Sunday 17th of January 2016 10:01:15 PM
  • High Performance computing and parallel computing amateur linux test lab

    I dabble in trying to build high performance applications, and parallel computing stuff. I don't do a good job at it, but I would like more practice. I tried to conceive of the type of hardware I would like for my continued practice. These are their stories:

    I know from bitcoin mining that some instruction sets are better at somethings, so I'm pretty sure I want two servers, with dual graphics cards. One nvidia, and one ATI (or maybe I'm just an ATI guy but nvidia is kind of sort of blowing them out of the water). I also know I'm probably going to want two Parallella's.

  • Ocean is an amazing Linux based battery-powered, pocket sized wireless server

    Ocean, a mobile server launched by Redwood-based hardware repair company iCracked, can run all Linux-based operating systems that is built on top of the Linux kernel. It can easily fit into your pocket but is capable of being a full-blown battery powered wireless web server.

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Kernel Space: Linux, Graphics

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Unixstickers, Linux goes to Washington, Why Linux?

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