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The Linux File System Structure Explained

LinuxToday - Sun, 2016-08-21 11:41

 LinuxandUbuntu: I found the Linux filesystem structure to be a bit confusing, simply because I didn't know anything other than the Windows file system

BUFFY: Back Up Files For You

Reddit - Sun, 2016-08-21 11:16

Photosphere viewer for Linux?

Reddit - Sun, 2016-08-21 10:29

Any thoughts? I did the usual googling but I didn't find anything useful. Mostly android apps which obviously I don't need.

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Making documentation easy with Read the Docs

LXer - Sun, 2016-08-21 10:26
In the Doc Dish column, we often have focused on writing documentation, but that's not the whole story. Once documentation is written, it must get in front of the user so to be read. For anything beyond simple readme files, this can be a challenge; often documentation writers need design, hosting infrastructure, search tools, and so on. One project aims to make that a little easier.

Samsung’s Android Payday

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-08-21 10:13

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Systemd Rolls Out Its Own Mount Tool

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-08-21 09:59

Systemd-mount is the newest tool added to systemd by Lennart Poettering.

The systemd-mount command is similar to the traditional mount command on Linux systems but with some differences.

Lennart describes in the documentation for systemd-mount, "instead of executing the mount operation directly and immediately, systemd-mount schedules it through the service manager job queue, so that it may pull in further dependencies (such as parent mounts, or a file system checker to execute a priori), and may make use of the auto-mounting logic."

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Microsoft Embrace and Extend

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-08-21 09:47
  • initialsession: remove curl and wget aliases [iophk: “MS hobbles curl and wget unapologetically, and probably other tools too”]

    ...you do not create programs which intentionally have the same names as well known programs, especially when your programs do not provide exactly the same functionality as the originals. There is no way to view that sort of behavior in a positive light.

  • More Open Source is Good Open Source [Ed: openwashing is a problem (trying to make Windows look open), but some Novell/Red Hat staff disagrees]

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New Strategy in War on Android

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-08-21 09:45
  • Anti-Google research group in Washington is funded by Oracle

    The Google Transparency Project is a Washington, DC group that's laser-focused on letting Americans know about Google's lobbying efforts. To get its message out, GTP has worked with journalists at Re/Code and The Intercept, which have run stories about Google's many visits to the White House, the prevalence of ex-Googlers in the US Digital Service, and other links.

    What wasn't known, until today, is who was paying the bills for research by the "nonprofit watchdog" group. "The folks running the Google Transparency Project won’t say who is paying for it, which is odd for a group devoted to transparency," noted Fortune's Jeff John Roberts, one of many journalists who the group reached out to in April.

    Today, Roberts has published a followup, confirming that based on a tip, he found at least one funder—Oracle. That's the same company that lost a major copyright trial to Google and continues to spar with the search giant in court.

  • Oracle Is Funding a New Anti-Google Group [iophk: "Why is Oracle helping MSFT? They are shooting themselves in the foot."]

    Groups with words like “transparency” in their name are typically very open about how they operate. That’s why the “Campaign for Accountability,” a non-profit hatched in Washington this spring, is such a mystery: the group refuses to say who pays for its activities.

    In case you’re unfamiliar, the activities of the CfA, as it calls itself, consist of a smattering of do-gooder projects — LGBT rights, clean water and so on — and a permanent campaign called “The Google Transparency Project,” which claims to expose various villainies carried out by the search giant. Now, though, at least one company has claimed credit for funding it.

  • Windows Phone sales collapse as Microsoft ravages Nokia remnants [iophk: "That's sales specifically. After the sale, many end up in the bin, as Tomi Ahonen showed figures for a while back"]

    Sales of Windows Phones plunged 76 percent in the second quarter, plummeting from 8.2 million in 2015 to less than 2 million this year, researcher Gartner said today.

    The dramatic decline was more fallout from Microsoft’s botched acquisition of Nokia’s handset business, the writing off of more than $10 billion, and the subsequent decision to back out of the consumer smartphone market.

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Games for GNU/Linux

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-08-21 09:34
  • Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon, an excellent Linux & SteamOS game for kids

    Today was another typical British summers day (rain), so I decided to pick up Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon and it has impressed me.

    I am always iffy about letting my son play games for some reason, partially due to the views of other parents I am around and how poorly they look at video games. Today I thought “screw it”. I personally see nothing wrong with them, as long as they are age appropriate.

    I picked up Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon which is the first point and click adventure game my son has ever played. Initially I though the interface would be confusing, but much to my surprise it’s actually relatively simple even for a young child's mind to grasp.

    It's a sweet and simple little point & click game where you play as a car called Putt-Putt and you accidentally have a trip into space. It has some really fun activities for kids clicking on random objects and seeing what happens, small puzzles like a maze to find your way through and so on. Watching my son quickly pick up how to navigate the maze by pointing the cursor in different directions was incredible.

  • Yooka-Laylee ToyBox shows that Yooka-Laylee should have no problems coming to Linux, plus new trailer

    Remember, we've seen Krome talk about the possibility of a Linux version of Ty and about 2 years ago Sonic Adventure got a Linux sub folder, so perhaps we might see more interest from them.

  • Spacewars: Interstellar Empires, a turn-based tactical strategy MMO is coming to Linux this December

    Need a new MMO in your life? Spacewars: Interstellar Empires is a turn-based tactical strategy MMO that will go into Early Access in December. Linux supported included as standard.

  • Slime Rancher is another Linux game you should let your kids try if you haven't already

    Along with trying my son out with Putt-Putt, another one I tried to great success is Slime Rancher and it's awesome.

    Disclosure: Key provided by developer for Steam, GOG also provided me with a key to their version.

    Note: Slime Rancher is currently in Early Access, but it's very playable.

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Am I stupid or something?

Reddit - Sun, 2016-08-21 08:55

I must have downloaded linux three times in an attempt to make a usb disk to install. and what i looked like it did was use a dvd disk i didnt even have in it. What am i doing wrong?

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Linux Foundation Offering New Online Security Course

LXer - Sun, 2016-08-21 08:31
The Linux Foundation's new online Linux security training program will cover a broad range of topics, from application security to network security.

Fedora News

TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-08-21 08:27
  • Fedora Meetup Pune August 2016

    Fedora Pune Meetup for the month of August 2016 happened today at our usual location. We had in total 12 people turning out for the meetup.

    The event started with introductions and we had two new comers joining us this time, Trishna and Prathamesh.

  • Fedora/RISC-V, steady progress
  • GSoC: Final Submission

    This summer has been really amazing, I learnt a lot and worked crazy hours it has been a crazy yet amazing ride. I am not going to stop working on open source projects and with Pagure it is something really close to my heart.

  • What's my next badge?

    I love Fedora Badges. I'm not saying all I do is to get more badges, but it's a great motivator. One thing that somewhat miss a guidance on what options I have, what should I do to get another badge, how much activity will it need.

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TuxMachines - Sun, 2016-08-21 08:26

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Alfonso Savio: How Do You Fedora?

LXer - Sun, 2016-08-21 06:37
We recently interviewed Alfonso Savio on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series here on the Fedora Magazine where we profile Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done.


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