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SJVN Talks FOSS, Linux, Microsoft & More…

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-21 15:06
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has been writing about Linux and FOSS since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, and started writing about IT back when single-celled organisms and CP/M dominated the landscape.

Anyone recall the book that explained linux and terminal with RPG metaphors?

Reddit - Thu, 2016-07-21 15:01

Trying to recall for a friend getting into linux. Figured most people here would enjoy it as much as did so I don't feel weird asking. It was a neat book that explained everything using comparisons to the elements of a fantasy roleplaying game, but I can't seem to find any info on it. Can any sysadmin mages help me out?

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My +1 Sword of Productivity

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-07-21 15:00

LinuxJournal: Habitica turns the struggles with perfectionism back on the perfectionist

SF Conservancy Speaks Out Against Developer Doing GPL Enforcement For Financial Gain

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-07-21 14:40
The Software Freedom Conservancy has issued a blog post this week about community-oriented principles in GPL enforcement work and in particular pointing out a Linux developer who hasn't agreed to these terms and is allegedly focusing upon GPL enforcement for his own financial gain...

Intel Developer Has Been Working On Systemd Support For Chrome OS

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-07-21 14:17
Google's Chrome OS currently relies upon Upstart as its init system, but work done by an Intel developer is pushing towards systemd support...

Making and preparing 3D models for printing with Blender

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-21 14:09
In Part 1 of my series on getting started with 3D printing in Blender, I covered basic preliminary steps for getting your Blender environment set up for creating your own 3D models, ready to be 3D printed. In Part 2, I'll examine the process for actually creating those models that you want to print. Before getting started, I should emphasize that Blender is not a CAD (Computer-Aided Design) tool. Rather, its primary purpose is to serve as an artist's tool.read more

How to install Arch Linux on Dell XPS 13 (2016) in 7 steps

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-07-21 14:00

 Installing Arch Linux with UEFI enabled can be challenging for new users

PHP 7.1 Beta Released

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-07-21 13:56
Today marks the availability of the PHP 7.1 beta as a closer step forward to this first feature update to PHP7...

Howdy, Ubuntu on Windows! An Intro From Canonicals Dustin Kirkland

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-21 13:00
I was working in Cape Town, South Africa when I received a strange call from a friend and colleague at Microsoft in January of 2016. The call was decorated with subtlety as he danced around the technology underpinning what you and I today know as “Ubuntu on Windows,” but without any detail...

Microsoft Isn't Going Away Any Time Soon

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-07-21 13:00

 Love them or hate them, Microsoft is here to stay.

The state of libre & decentralized "Twitter-like" social networks in 2016

Reddit - Thu, 2016-07-21 12:06

Man, this is like from a dystopian movie. Twiiter massively ban people who post critical videos or tweets about Twitter. Trump supporters too, but that's obvious. But they started to ban people for criticizing Twitter, this is ridiculous. For example, twitter is massively banning people who share this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3ttPvRrpU4

Decentralized social networks are the only solution. What are our options? What are the top decentralized and libre technologies similar to twitter or facebook we can use in 2016?

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Linux Mint 18 Sarah released in Xfce beta edition

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-21 12:03
Linux Mint team has started to roll the beta release of Linux Mint 18 Sarah in Xfce DE. Linux Mint team announced the release of Linux Mint 18 Xfce Beta with some already known issues and workarounds too.It features Xfce 4.12,MDM 2.0[....]

About the WTFPL

Reddit - Thu, 2016-07-21 11:45

Thunderbolt 3 external GPUs and Linux compatibility

Reddit - Thu, 2016-07-21 11:24

Has this become a thing yet? I'm debating on grabbing a new laptop with Linux as the os, but would like to have something available better than the Intel built in most portables come with for times I need it. Google is failing to find me much other than Windows support.

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10 Essential Skills for Novice, Junior and Senior SysAdmins

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-21 11:06
Keeping up with emerging technologies in cloud computing such as OpenStack will be key to navigating this changing landscape, according to Randy Russell, director of certification for Red Hat.

Fedora 24 - And we represent!

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-21 10:41

I am pleased. I am really pleased. Fedora 24 delivers an excellent, modern experience. Such a refreshing departure from all the sadness I had to deal with it in the last two months. While it's not aimed at new users and does not offer D2D fun right away, Fedora still managed to give a most satisfying and a highly consistent experience. With a little bit of tweaking, it's superb.

Looking across the board, we have good networking support overall with a permanent workaround for Realtek woes, good smartphone support, stability, speed, battery life, excellent hardware compatibility, a much improved package management system. After pimping, the fun extends to multimedia and some extra customization. And Gnome isn't half as bad as it used to be. Really lovely.

There are some small problems still, here and there, the chief amongst them being the ultra short support life of a typical Fedora release. But then, just look at my CentOS 7.2 reviews, the recent Gnome and Xfce ones. You get pretty much the same experience plus a whooping 10 years of support. That's what I've always been waiting for in Linux. Anyhow, Fedora 24 is a very good summer release. 9/10, and I've had a lot of fun sorting things out, because they remained sorted out, there are no silly errors, and the network is solid and stable. Linux as it should be. This is your pick for this season. Enjoy.

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