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How to enable automatic updates on a Linux VPS

LXer - Sun, 2016-09-25 04:17
In order to keep the data stored on your server as secure as possible, it is recommended to upgrade the services regularly. Keeping your services up to date is a very easy task and requires a small amount of time, but it is crucial for the safety of your data.

Not sure where to ask this but there should be like minded people here. Any HAM/amateur radio people in this sub? Any open-source radios?

Reddit - Sun, 2016-09-25 03:14

Just curious. I don't really know how radio software works, but I know they can be programmed and whatnot. My dad is a HAM operator and I'm getting my license sometime.

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Krebs Goes Down, Opera Gets a VPN & More…

LXer - Sun, 2016-09-25 02:11
Also included: Yahoo's big hack, Garrett on Lenovo, new Audacious and GNOME, and Ubuntu get's ready for Yakkety Yak.

Google may unveil merged Android and Chrome OS, dubbed Andromeda, at event

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-09-25 02:07

If you thought Google’s October 4 event — where the firm is rumored to launch two smartphones, Google Home, Daydream VR, Chromecast Ultra, and Wi-Fi Routers — wasn’t packed enough, think again. It has been a long time coming, but Google may finally offer a peak at Andromeda, an operating system that sees the merger of Android and Chrome OS.

Andromeda is the code name for the long-rumored merger, and Android Police says it have been sitting on a rumor that Google may demo the OS in October. What made the company share it now? A tweet from Hiroshi Lockheimer, senior vice president of Android, Chrome OS, and Google Play at Google.

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Teaching a class to underprivileged youth through a non-profit academic program and am looking for inspirational media that demonstrates Linux's capabilities.

Reddit - Sun, 2016-09-25 01:38

I am teaching a class to inner-city youth and would like to demonstrate the merits of Linux. There are students who have heard of RPis and vaguely know Linux exists, but the majority are unaware of it. I'd like to expose them to advanced skills, projects, and demonstrations during our first class to inspire them. I have a limited amount of time during each class, so I am compiling a list of videos on a community page for them to watch. Would anyone here have suggestions of such videos that I could share with my group?

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If you had/have a raspi. What would you do with it?

Reddit - Sun, 2016-09-25 01:31

I used my army of raspis for the following things: VPN server

Mpd server

Samba server

Apache server

Kodi

Pi-hole

I'm really interested in what you guys do with your pi's.

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Recommend me a tiny in-RAM OS similar to Tails

Reddit - Sun, 2016-09-25 01:29

Not sure if this is the right sub. The two in the sidebar don't seem to appropriate cause this isn't really a support question as much as it is a "give me recommendations on distros!" kinda thing, which is why I'm posting it here. If this is wrong please link me to a more appropriate sub.

My situation: Tails would be perfect for what I'm trying to do because it runs entirely in RAM (no trace on harddrives), when you do tell it to save something persistently it encrypts that data, and it's TOR-only. With a 64GB USB drive I could feasibly have my Tails + its persistent storage on that drive resulting in a little "pocket linux". However... the device I'd want to use this system on only has 512MB of RAM (Toshiba AC100), meaning I can't use Tails (or if I did I'd need a pagefile, which kinda defeats the point).

What I want to do is take some tiny Linux Distro that runs entirely in RAM (like TinyCore, Nanolinux, SliTaz, AUSTRUMI, etc...) and then frankenstein some extra security stuff onto it resulting in something sorta like Tails. (It's cool if it's not exactly as overkill-levels of safe as Tails, merely running in RAM takes care of most concerns.) In short, recommend me a distro that:

  1. Is as small as possible (and must run efficiently on a Toshiba AC100 -> 512MB RAM max)
  2. Can be configured to run entirely in RAM, never saving anything to disc unless explicitly told to. (Like Tails)
  3. When it does save data to disk, it encrypts this data well. (Like Tails)
  4. Can be configured to only access the internet through TOR/I2P/similar. (Like Tails)

2 is standard for many of the ultra-lightweight distros, and software for 3 seems to exist in some form for most distros. 4 is probably the hardest requirement, and 1 can scale pretty far down (not sure what the smallest modern distro even is, IIRC there's one that only around 1MB but I don't recall the name).

TL;DR: Tfw shitty Toshiba AC100 not enough RAM for Tails -> Gimme a Distro that's Tails but smaller

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XDC2016 Wraps Up After Many Wayland, X.Org & Mesa Discussions

Phoronix - Sun, 2016-09-25 00:23
The 2016 X.Org Developers' Conference (XDC2016) wrapped up Friday in Helsinki, Finland. Here is a summary of the major happenings for those that may have missed it or didn't yet watch the video streams.

Lenovo deleted a link to a petition to the company to enable Linux support in their BIOS on the Yoga laptops.

Reddit - Sun, 2016-09-25 00:06

Someone started a change.org petititon to Lenovo to enable Linux support in their BIOS on the Yoga laptops..

I don't think they are a native English speaker, but I went ahead and signed it anyway. A moderator on Lenovo Forums deleted the link and told people that "campaigning is not allowed", so here's the link. I don't know if it'll make a difference, but screw them. They were hoping this week's news would be all puff pieces about the new Yogas and now they have to deal with this instead. If everyone could share it on Facebook and Twitter after they sign it so their friends can do so too, that would be most appreciated.

https://www.change.org/p/lenovo-demand-that-lenovo-provide-bios-update-to-enable-linux-installation

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2016 LiFT Scholarship Winner Yasin Sekabira: Open Source Entrepreneur

LXer - Sun, 2016-09-25 00:05
Yasin Sekabira is a graduate of the computer science program at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, where he taught himself Linux through the free Intro to Linux course on edX and other online resources. He was one of 14 aspiring IT professionals to receive a 2016 Linux Foundation Training (LiFT) scholarship, announced last month.

Lenovo G50 & CentOS 7.2 MATE - Fairly solid

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-09-24 23:37

Is there a perfect track record for any which distro? No. Do any two desktop environments ever behave the same? No. Is there anything really good and cool about the MATE offering? Yes, definitely. It's not the finest, but it's definitely quite all right.

You do get very decent hardware support, adequate battery life and good performance, smartphone and media support is top notch, and your applications will all run happily. On the other hand, you will struggle with Samba and Bluetooth, and there are some odd issues here and there. I think the Gnome and Xfce offerings are better, but MATE is not to be dissed as a useless relic. Far from it, this is definitely an option you ought to consider if you're into less-than-mainstream desktops, and you happen to like CentOS. To sum it all up, another goodie in the growing arsenal of CentOS fun facts. Enjoy.

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digiKam 5.2.0 is published...

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-09-24 23:25

After a second release 5.1.0 published one month ago, the digiKam team is proud to announce the new release 5.2.0 of digiKam Software Collection. This version introduces a new bugs triage and some fixes following new feedback from end-users.

This release introduce also a new red eyes tool which automatize the red-eyes effect reduction process. Faces detection is processed on whole image and a new algorithm written by a Google Summer of Code 2016 student named Omar Amin is dedicated to recognize shapes and try to found eyes with direct flash reflection on retina.

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My Mom Runs Linux!

LinuxToday - Sat, 2016-09-24 23:00

ftp.gnu.org down!

Reddit - Sat, 2016-09-24 22:58

I've been trying to get the sources for packages to build an LFS distro but when I try to connect to ftp.gnu.org it doesn't let me connect to the server. Is anyone else experiencing the same issue?

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Linux Graphics

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-09-24 22:50

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