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LXer: Linux Kernel 5.0 Will be Coming in the Summer of 2018

Monday 11th of December 2017 05:42:13 AM
Linus Torvalds reveals the silly reason about why there will be a Linux Kernel 5 hopefully in the summer of 2018. He also discusses the need for new Linux Kernel maintainers.

Reddit: Help me please

Monday 11th of December 2017 05:24:49 AM

I have w10, I just set set aside 40gb to another partition, I ran the installer for debian off of my usb and chose to install it on those 40gb. I got to the end where it told me to remove my usb and reboto to access debian, but when I reboot it just takes me to win10 (also there were no other devices in the BIOS i couldve boot from)

Edit:i went through the install process again, installed grub, but now i cant get back to windows!!! Help!!

Edit 2- i downloaded and booted boot-repair-disc and tried restoring mbr but it made the problem even worse! When i boot to my main ssd all i see is text that says " missing operating system. Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

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Slashdot: New Samsung Video Demos Linux on Galaxy Smartphones

Monday 11th of December 2017 05:15:47 AM

LXer: TeamViewer 13, CrossOver 17, Distros: Puppy, Peppermint, Bodhi, Uruk & more | This Week in Linux 17

Monday 11th of December 2017 03:47:51 AM
VIDEO: TeamViewer 13 now natively for Linux, CrossOver 17 bring Microsoft Office 2016 to Linux, Distro Releases for Puppy, Peppermint, Bodhi, Uruk & more on Episode 17 of This Week in Linux

Reddit: Are these the exact steps to add drives to an MDADM RAID 6 XFS array?

Monday 11th of December 2017 02:11:53 AM

Current state: /dev/md0 (comprised of 8 drives in a RAID 6 array XFS file system)

Future state: /dev/md0 (will be adding 4 more drives so a total of 12, RAID 6)

mdadm --add /dev/md0 /dev/sdk /dev/sdl /dev/sdm /dev/sdn

mdadm -v --grow --raid-devices=12 /dev/md0

And since I'm using XFS, after the sync is done, execute: xfs_growfs /dev/md0

Anything need adjusted in the fstab file? (I'm not on that PC now to check but if it's something obvious, like any references to 8 drives and switch it to 12, I can handle. But beyond that, any 'gotchas' I should watch out for?

PS The array is a data drive. My boot device is a SSD. Speaking of, once this is all said and done, is it a wise idea to keep a copy of the mdadm.conf file in the cloud or somewhere in case I need to reinstall Linux? (Disaster recovery and all.

I want to make 100% certain that's the right way because if I screw up the array and lose it, I'll need to restore 14+ TB of data and that's gonna take about 20+ hours of non-stop copying.

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Phoronix: Linux 4.15-rc3 Kernel Released

Monday 11th of December 2017 02:08:35 AM
Linus Torvalds has announced the third weekly test release of the upcoming Linux 4.15 kernel...

LXer: Debian GNU/Linux 9.3 "Stretch" Live, Installable ISOs Now Available to Download

Monday 11th of December 2017 01:53:29 AM
Following on yesterday's announcement of the Debian GNU/Linux 9.3 "Stretch" and Debian GNU/Linux 8.10 "Jessie" maintenance updates, today the Debian Project published the new ISO images.

TuxMachines: Debian GNU/Linux 9.3 "Stretch" Live, Installable ISOs Now Available to Download

Monday 11th of December 2017 01:44:47 AM

The Debian CD team was pretty quick to bake all those ISO images in less than 24 hours, and users can now download Debian GNU/Linux 9.3 "Stretch" as live and installable ISOs for a wide range of architectures if they were planning on reinstalling their Debian PCs or deploy the OS on new computers.

Debian GNU/Linux 9.3 "Stretch" is currently supported on no less than 10 hardware architectures, including 32-bit (i386), 64-bit (amd64), ARM64 (AArch64), Armel, ARMhf, MIPS, Mipsel, MIPS64el (MIPS 64-bit Little Endian), PPC64el (PowerPC 64-bit Little Endian), and s390x (IBM System z).

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TuxMachines: New Linux Mint installation guide makes switching from Windows 10 even easier

Monday 11th of December 2017 01:38:25 AM

There is a notion that installing a Linux-based operating system can be hard. In 2017, this is absolutely false (with the exception of Arch, that is). Many years ago, installing a distribution could be difficult, but nowadays, it can be downright easy. Quite frankly, installing Linux can sometimes be easier than Windows these days, since you don't have to go hunting for drivers and software all over the web. If you have been fearful of replacing Windows 10 with an operating system like Linux Mint -- don't be.

But OK, understandably, some people have anxiety about changing their computer's operating system. If that is you, I am happy to say Linux Mint has a brand new installation guide that should quell any fears. Not only does it help with technical aspects, but it can guide you to the best edition for your needs. Mint in particular is a great alternative to Windows 10.

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Reddit: What is the weirdest desktop you know of?

Monday 11th of December 2017 01:22:39 AM

I've set up 10 different desktops and have 5 left. I'm in it for the WTF factor, so it doesn't have to be practical (thats what the other 10 are for).

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Reddit: Which applications would you like to have a CLI version.

Monday 11th of December 2017 01:06:31 AM

Hi fellow linux geeks,

Which apps is stopping you to run entirely in a terminal? For me, it's :

  • LibreOffice, especially Calc
  • Firefox
  • Mumble

If you know a cool app that can help me or someone else in the thread don't hesitate to share!

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Reddit: Cold water.

Monday 11th of December 2017 12:39:53 AM

LXer: Microsoft-Connected Patent Trolls Are Increasingly Active and Microsoft is Selling 'Protection' (Azure Subscriptions)

Sunday 10th of December 2017 11:59:07 PM
There are several indications that Microsoft-connected shells, which produce no products and are threatening a large number of companies, are inadvertently if not intentionally helping Microsoft sell "indemnification" ("Azure IP Advantage," which echoes the Microsoft/Novell strategy for collecting what they called "patent royalties" one decade ago)

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  • KDE Frameworks 5.41.0 Released with More Than 120 Improvements and Bugfixes
    The KDE Project released today a new version of its open-source KDE Frameworks software stack, a collection of over 70 add-on libraries to the Qt application framework, for GNU/Linux distributions. Each month, KDE releases a new KDE Frameworks build, and version 5.41.0 is now available for December 2017, bringing a month's worth of improvements, bug and security fixes, as well as updated translations.
  • KDE Frameworks 5.41 Released Ahead Of KDE Applications 17.12
    KDE Frameworks 5.41 is now available as the latest monthly update to this collection of add-on libraries complementing Qt5. KDE Frameworks 5.41 has a number of fixes including some crash fixes, updated translations, improvements to Kirigami, support for the idle inhibit manager protocol in KWayland, many Plasma Framework changes, and other updates.
  • Release of KDE Frameworks 5.41.0
    December 10, 2017. KDE today announces the release of KDE Frameworks 5.41.0. KDE Frameworks are 70 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality in mature, peer reviewed and well tested libraries with friendly licensing terms. For an introduction see the Frameworks 5.0 release announcement.
  • [Kubuntu] Testing a switch to default Breeze-Dark Plasma theme in Bionic daily isos and default settings
    Today’s daily ISO for Bionic Beaver 18.04 sees an experimental switch to the Breeze-Dark Plasma theme by default. Users running 18.04 development version who have not deliberately opted to use Breeze/Breeze-Light in their systemsettings will also see the change after upgrading packages. Users can easily revert back to the Breeze/Breeze-Light Plasma themes by changing this in systemsettings.

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The Best Linux Laptop: A Buyer’s Guide with Picks from an RHCE

If you don’t posses the right knowledge & the experience, then finding the best Linux laptop can be a daunting task. And thus you can easily end-up with something that looks great, features great performance, but struggles to cope with ‘Linux’, shame! So, as a RedHat Certified Engineer, the author & the webmaster of this blog, and as a ‘Linux’ user with 14+ years of experience, I used all my knowledge to recommend to you a couple of laptops that I personally guarantee will let you run ‘Linux’ with ease. After 20+ hours of research (carefully looking through the hardware details & reading user feedback) I chose Dell XP S9360-3591-SLV, at the top of the line. If you want a laptop that’s equipped with modern features & excellent performance that ‘just works’ with Linux, then this is your best pick. It’s well built (aluminium chassis), lightweight (2.7 lb), features powerful hardware, long battery life, includes an excellent 13.3 inch Gorilla Glass touchscreen with 3200×1800 QHD resolution which should give you excellently sharp images without making anything too small & difficult to read, a good & roomy track-pad (earlier versions had a few issues with it, but now they seem to be gone) with rubber-like palm rest area and a good keyboard (the key travel is not deep, but it’s a very think laptop so…) with Backlit, two USB 3.0 ports. Most importantly, two of the most common elements of a laptop that can give ‘Linux’ user a headache, the wireless adapter & the GPU (yes the Intel HD Graphics 620 can play 4K videos at 60fps), they are both super compatible with ‘Linux’ on this Dell. Read more