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Reddit - Wed, 2016-05-25 05:21

OpenSUSE 42.2 Alpha Released

Phoronix - Wed, 2016-05-25 05:17
The first alpha release for openSUSE 42.2 Leap is now available...

Wayland 1.11 & Weston 1.11 Up To Release Candidate State

Phoronix - Wed, 2016-05-25 05:12
Bryce Harrington announced the release today of the release candidates for Wayland 1.11 and the reference Weston 1.11 compositor...

Any alternatives to Android?

Reddit - Wed, 2016-05-25 04:54

I recently found my old Nexus S and I decided I'm going to refurbish it as an audio player (that plays off my file server) in the kitchen. The problem is that it's still running the ancient kitkat so I imagine apps are going to stop supporting it soon. Is there any alternative to Android? Any way to run Linux on it?

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CentOS 7 KDE: not for home users

LXer - Wed, 2016-05-25 04:27
CentOS is one of those operating systems in the Linux world that are often recommended for students who want to continue their career as Linux system administrators. There is no wonder here, because CentOS is a re-branded compilation of the corporate operating systems leader RedHat.

Anyone ever managed to get Recuva running under wine?

Reddit - Wed, 2016-05-25 04:17

It seems that it only works for windows.

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How a sense of humor creates a culture of creativity

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-05-25 04:00

 EnterprisersProject: Laugh, it's good for you (and your code).

AppImage, Snaps, Flatpak: Pros and cons, comparison?

Reddit - Wed, 2016-05-25 03:46

There are now three technologies competing to make developers, packagers and users' life better on Linux:

All of them have more or less the same goals: contained applications that can be packaged once and deployed everywhere.

What's the pros and cons of each of them? Have you tried them personally, and if so, what do you think? Is there a comparison somewhere online?

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Linux Kernel 4.1.25 LTS Improves the OCFS2 Shared-Disk Cluster File System

LXer - Wed, 2016-05-25 03:30
Sasha Levin has published details about the twenty-fifth point release for the Linux 4.1 kernel.

Q4OS 1.4.10 Screenshot Tour

LXer - Wed, 2016-05-25 02:33
Q4OS 1.4.10 is available. Q4OS is a Debian-based desktop Linux distribution designed to offer classic-style user interface (Trinity) and simple accessories, and to serve stable APIs for complex third-party applications, such as Google Chrome, VirtualBox and development tools. The system is also very useful for virtual cloud environments due to its very low hardware requirements.

Ask Safia: How do I move from a proprietary software background into open source?

LXer - Wed, 2016-05-25 01:36
Ask Safia is the place to go for answers to your open source community-related questions. Whether you are nervous about submitting your first pull request to a project, or wondering how to write effective bug reports, Safia is here to help with practical, detailed, beginner-friendly answers. So what are you waiting for? Ask Safia.Dear Safia,I really want to start getting involved with open source, but I’ve spent my entire development career working with proprietary platforms and software. How will I be able to get started with open source?read more

A Look at Android Apps on Chromebook

LXer - Wed, 2016-05-25 00:38
While the initial reaction from the FOSS community to Android Apps on Chromebooks will probably be a little cooler than lukewarm, the fact is that this might eventually be good for free and open source software.

Google's Abacus May Count Out Passwords

LinuxInsider - Wed, 2016-05-25 00:38
By the end of the year, Android devs will be able to use a trust API from Google's Project Abacus in their apps, Google ATAP Director Dan Kaufman suggested at last week's I/O conference. The API, which will run in the background continually, is aimed at doing away with passwords. It will use a smartphone's sensors to check users' current locations, typing patterns and voice patterns, as well as for facial recognition. It will create a cumulative trust score that will authenticate users so they can unlock their devices or sign into applications.

Cannot access files to delete, rename, copy, or anything else

Reddit - Wed, 2016-05-25 00:27

I moved a bunch of files over to a folder on a USB drive.

Almost all of the files are accessible and I can manipulate them in every normal way. There are a handful, however, that I can't do anything with.

They do not show up in Nautilus, but they do in terminal. However, in terminal, here are the file details:

? -????????? ? ? ? ? ?

That is the file ID, permissions, owner, group, size, and date. I can't rename them, chown, delete. They are stuck. As a result, I am also unable to recopy the files either b/c they are being seen by the O/S.

Any ideas would be very welcome.

Edit: I did try to remove the USB and plugged it into a different port. Unmounted/remounted and verified that I could copy over other files and rename files without that issue.

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Leftovers: Gaming

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-05-25 00:01

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Birds Linux 8.0, the Distro for Students, Launches with Kernel 4.5, Tor Browser

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-05-25 00:00

 softpedia: Birds Linux 8.0 has been in development for the past three months

Are games too easy to pirate on Android?

LXer - Tue, 2016-05-24 23:41
Also in today's open source roundup: Google picks the best Android apps and games of 2016, and six big changes coming in Android N.

Linux Kernel 4.1.25 LTS Improves the OCFS2 Shared-Disk Cluster File System

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-05-24 23:37

We reported earlier today, May 24, 2016, that Linux kernel developer Jiri Slaby announced the release of Linux kernel 3.12.60 LTS, and now another developer released new maintenance builds of the long-term supported Linux 4.1 and 3.18 kernel branches.

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