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LXer: How spaceman Shuttleworth found earthly riches with Ubuntu Software

2 hours 24 min ago
Shuttleworth created Ubuntu, an open-source Linux operating system that helps connect everything from drones to thermostats to the internet... What’s next for the 44-year-old mogul is ensuring Ubuntu is the base language used across the internet-of-things, where end-point devices such as televisions and cars have their own programming and cloud connectivity.

Reddit: Any new desktop environment developments?

Monday 18th of December 2017 07:45:19 AM

I'm sick of all of the desktop environments I've ever tried. Nothing really seems to suit my needs. I think at one point in time I've tried just about every WM/DE out there since the 90s and they all seem to suck(for me) in one aspect or another.

Is there anything new on the horizon worth looking at? Even if it's at beta level. Anyone reaching for that holy grail of customization and good UX? Are there any pre-existing DEs trying out new and interesting things?

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Reddit: Need opinion on linux distro

Monday 18th of December 2017 06:38:14 AM

Hi guys,I tried Linux mint,fedora,Ubuntu and Arch Linux too. Is there any other Linux distribution that you guys preferred for activities like virtual machine and and programming? I am looking for something nice and highly customizable for performance

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Reddit: Linux – fork system call - memory and pitfalls

Monday 18th of December 2017 06:36:21 AM

Reddit: Do all major Linux desktop environments use the F11 key to toggle in and out of full screen mode?

Monday 18th of December 2017 06:04:08 AM

Or which ones use something else? Do any of them use a context menu for that? (Right click on the screen, then click "full screen" on the menu that pops up?) Or would that interfere with a program's own context menu? But doesn't using F11 interfere with a program's own usage of F11?

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LXer: Signal Encrypted Messenger on GNU/Linux

Monday 18th of December 2017 04:57:08 AM
Privacy awareness has been thankfully growing steadily across the web, and a number of programs have arisen as a result; Signal, is one such program.

TuxMachines: Mozilla Adware

Monday 18th of December 2017 04:56:42 AM
  • Mozilla Angers Firefox Users After Force-Installing Mr. Robot Promo Add-On

    Mozilla took a bit of heat this week after the organization force-installed a Mr. Robot promotional add-on in some Firefox browsers.

    The add-on, called Looking Glass, was intended to promote the season 3 finale of Mr. Robot that aired on Wednesday, December 13, but the whole media stunt failed miserably.

  • Firefox is on a slippery slope

    This extension was sideloaded into browsers via the “experiments” feature. Not only are these experiments enabled by default, but updates have been known to re-enable it if you turn it off. The advertisement addon shows up like this on your addon page, and was added to Firefox stable. If I saw this before I knew what was going on, I would think my browser was compromised! Apparently it was a mistake that this showed up on the addon page, though - it was supposed to be silently sideloaded into your browser!

    There’s a ticket on Bugzilla (Firefox’s bug tracker) for discussing this experiment, but it’s locked down and no one outside of Mozilla can see it. There’s another ticket, filed by concerned users, which has since been disabled and had many comments removed, particularly the angry (but respectful) ones.

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TuxMachines: Review: Daphile 17.09

Monday 18th of December 2017 04:31:43 AM

Daphile is a minimal Linux distribution which is designed to be run on a computer dedicated to playing music. Daphile can be run on headless machines and its media controls are managed through a web-based interface. Basically, Daphile is intended to be run on a computer we can stick in the corner of a room and use it as a media centre without worrying about managing software, tweaking settings or navigating desktop environments. Daphile can be run from a CD or USB thumb drive for maximum portability and does not need to be installed directly on a hard drive to work.

Daphile reportedly has the ability to rip audio CDs, play audio files from a local drive or stream music across network shares (Samba, NFS, FTP and OpenSSH services are supported). This gives us a pretty good range of media sources for our music collection.

Under the hood, Daphile has its roots in Gentoo, though the operating system is somewhat stripped down and we cannot use Gentoo's package management utilities. Daphile runs the Busybox userland tools and a light web server, and very little else. In fact, Daphile does not provide a login interface to allow us to tinker with the operating system. The operating system is dedicated entirely to the task of playing music and our sole access to the media controls are through its web interface.

The distribution is available in 32-bit and 64-bit builds and the ISO file we download for Daphile is 195MB in size. While Daphile is capable of running entirely without a screen, when we do boot from Daphile's media the distribution displays the distribution's IP address, which it obtains over DHCP. We can connect to the IP address using any modern web browser which automatically gives us access to Daphile's media controls, there is no user authentication built into the web interface.

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Reddit: Can't install software on Bodhi Linux

Monday 18th of December 2017 03:34:03 AM

Whenever I try to install anything on my Nexus 7 running Bodhi Linux (Multirom version), I get an error saying something about a missing file and locks.

Here are some pictures: https://s.amsu.ng/uGbC4o2Ay7lN

Image 1: the errors I get

Image 2: another error I get when I try to remove the lock file. I did this based on an answer from AskUbuntu

Clarification: I get these errors when I: a) Launch the Synaptic Package Manager and b) whenever I use the "sudo apt-get" command

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Phoronix: Linux 4.15-rc4 Kernel Released

Monday 18th of December 2017 03:18:12 AM
Linus Torvalds has issued the fourth weekly release candidate for the upcoming Linux 4.15 kernel release...

Slashdot: Can Intel's 'Management Engine' Be Repurposed?

Monday 18th of December 2017 02:51:22 AM

LXer: KDE Applications 17.12 Lands with Dolphin Enhancements, HiDPI Support for Okular

Monday 18th of December 2017 01:25:34 AM
The KDE Project announced on Thursday the general availability of the final release of the KDE Applications 17.12 open-source software suite.

Reddit: I am now selling laptops and mini pc's with elementary OS preinstalled

Monday 18th of December 2017 12:55:40 AM

Hello everyone

I recently launched a laptop and mini PC business with full support for Elemenetary OS as the preinstalled operating system.

Currently I am only shipping across the UK and hoping to expand to the EU and rest of the world soon.

Check it out and let me know what you think!

https://junocomputers.com/

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Mozilla Adware

  • Mozilla Angers Firefox Users After Force-Installing Mr. Robot Promo Add-On
    Mozilla took a bit of heat this week after the organization force-installed a Mr. Robot promotional add-on in some Firefox browsers. The add-on, called Looking Glass, was intended to promote the season 3 finale of Mr. Robot that aired on Wednesday, December 13, but the whole media stunt failed miserably.
  • Firefox is on a slippery slope
    This extension was sideloaded into browsers via the “experiments” feature. Not only are these experiments enabled by default, but updates have been known to re-enable it if you turn it off. The advertisement addon shows up like this on your addon page, and was added to Firefox stable. If I saw this before I knew what was going on, I would think my browser was compromised! Apparently it was a mistake that this showed up on the addon page, though - it was supposed to be silently sideloaded into your browser! There’s a ticket on Bugzilla (Firefox’s bug tracker) for discussing this experiment, but it’s locked down and no one outside of Mozilla can see it. There’s another ticket, filed by concerned users, which has since been disabled and had many comments removed, particularly the angry (but respectful) ones.

Review: Daphile 17.09

Daphile is a minimal Linux distribution which is designed to be run on a computer dedicated to playing music. Daphile can be run on headless machines and its media controls are managed through a web-based interface. Basically, Daphile is intended to be run on a computer we can stick in the corner of a room and use it as a media centre without worrying about managing software, tweaking settings or navigating desktop environments. Daphile can be run from a CD or USB thumb drive for maximum portability and does not need to be installed directly on a hard drive to work. Daphile reportedly has the ability to rip audio CDs, play audio files from a local drive or stream music across network shares (Samba, NFS, FTP and OpenSSH services are supported). This gives us a pretty good range of media sources for our music collection. Under the hood, Daphile has its roots in Gentoo, though the operating system is somewhat stripped down and we cannot use Gentoo's package management utilities. Daphile runs the Busybox userland tools and a light web server, and very little else. In fact, Daphile does not provide a login interface to allow us to tinker with the operating system. The operating system is dedicated entirely to the task of playing music and our sole access to the media controls are through its web interface. The distribution is available in 32-bit and 64-bit builds and the ISO file we download for Daphile is 195MB in size. While Daphile is capable of running entirely without a screen, when we do boot from Daphile's media the distribution displays the distribution's IP address, which it obtains over DHCP. We can connect to the IP address using any modern web browser which automatically gives us access to Daphile's media controls, there is no user authentication built into the web interface. Read more

Android Leftovers

Linux Mint Releases Last KDE Edition "Sylvia"

​Mint fans rejoice as the latest version of Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia with the KDE desktop is available to download on Linux Mint’s official website. The sad part is that this will be the last offering from Linux Mint that will feature the KDE desktop environment. Read
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