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aptitude vs apt-get

Reddit - Thu, 2016-07-14 03:43

Sorry for my ignorance, but I have always used aptitude rather than apt-get. From what I have previously read it tends to do things like auto cleanup after removals and showing more information about flags and such. But any time I look up and commands that involve installation/removal, the examples always seem to use apt-get. Is there something I am missing or is it mostly personal preference?

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VBoxHeadless - Running Virtual Machines with VirtualBox 5.1 on a headless Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-14 03:41
This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with VirtualBox 5.1 on a headless Ubuntu 16.04 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment. Fortunately, VirtualBox comes with a tool called VBoxHeadless that allows you to connect to the virtual machines over a remote desktop connection, so there's no need for the VirtualBox GUI.

GIMP 2.9.4 released

Reddit - Thu, 2016-07-14 03:13

Untangle NG 12.1 Linux Firewall Released with New Geolocation Capabilities, More

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-14 02:58

Today, July 13, 2016, Untangle Inc. security software and appliance company proudly announced the release of the Untangle Next Generation (NG) Firewall 12.1 operating system.

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Best Universal Package Manager for Linux?

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-14 02:51

In fact, considering that Flatpak, Fedora and Red Hat's candidate for a universal package manager, was rushed out a few days after Snappy was announced, it appears that the issue is not necessity so much as a corporate rivalry that is being played out in the Linux community -- the last place that it belongs.

Still, accepting the claims about universal package managers at face value, which one would benefit Linux the most? Some choice must surely be made, or the main result of trying to implement a universal package manager, as many point out, would be to replace the longtime rivalry between Debian and RPM packages with yet another conflict between competing standards, which would remove one of the main rationalizations for raising the issue.

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64-bit Banana Pi runs Linux on Allwinner A64, has WiFi, BT, GbE

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-14 02:44
SinoVoip, one of the two competing companies that emerged along with LeMaker (Banana Pro) from the original Banana Pi open source project, has unveiled its first 64-bit hacker SBC, featuring an Allwinner A64 SoC.

H.264 VA-API Encode Comes To Gallium3D

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-07-14 02:26
Thanks to work by AMD developers, there is support for accelerated H.264 video encoding with the VA-API implementation in Gallium3D...

Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator: Elyasin Shaladi

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-14 01:47
The Linux Foundation’s Certification Program is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that’s hungry for your skills. But, how well does the certification prepare you for the real world?

How do i set up my own email on my Computer?

Reddit - Thu, 2016-07-14 01:34

I dont want google to filter all my emails. Actually i don't trust anyone with my mails. How do i have everything locally on my machine? I remember trying to set it up but it was so comppex and frustrating that i gave up.

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Untangle NG 12.1 Linux Firewall Released with New Geolocation Capabilities, More

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-14 00:50
Untangle Inc. security software and appliance company proudly announced the release of the Untangle Next Generation (NG) Firewall 12.1 operating system.

today's leftovers

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-14 00:02

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How to install ZFS on Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS

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

 nixcraft: The Z File System (ZFS) was originally designed at Sun Microsystem. It is an advanced file system and logical volume manager.

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-07-13 23:57
  • Mozilla begins process of letting Firefox rust

    Mozilla has announced it has taken a small step towards replacing much of Firefox's C++ code with its safer alternative language, Rust.

    When Firefox 48 ships on August 2, it will contain a Rust-built mp4 track metadata parser that will be available on Windows and 32-bit Linux desktops for the first time. Users of Mac OS X and 64-bit Linux have had the new parser available since Firefox 45.

  • Mirantis Embracing Kubernetes and Containers for OpenStack Cloud

    The world of containers and OpenStack clouds are increasingly coming together, as organizations of all sizes look to become more agile. While the idea of running containers inside of OpenStack is one option, a powerful idea that is now taking shape is to run OpenStack itself as a set of containers, which is then managed by the Kubernetes container orchestration system.

    Among the vendors that are working on enabling OpenStack to run as a set of containers is Miranits, which is currently developing a new version of its Fuel platform to make use of Kubernetes. To date, Fuel has heavily relied on Puppet configuration management technology to help enable many functions. Moving forward, Puppet will still be a part of future Fuel releases, though not quite in the same depth as before.

  • Better networking with open-source EtherCAT [Ed: openwashing as it has nothing to do with OSS]

    Semiconductor manufacturers and their suppliers – both process tool vendors and providers of sub-fab systems – are looking to an open-source industrial networking methodology, EtherCAT, developed by Beckhoff Automation (Verl, Germany; m.beckhoff.com) to address the increasingly stringent control requirements of emerging high-precision processes.

    During SEMICON West, early adopters are promoting EtherCAT as a next-generation real-time Ethernet control solution, with a variety of attributes: it is fast (good for controlling ever-more precise process recipes), open source, and extendable to many more nodes than existing networking protocols. Those attributes make EtherCAT attractive to tool makers such as Applied Materials, Lam Research, and Tokyo Electron Ltd., as well as sub-systems suppliers such as Edwards (Crawley, England).

  • EU-FOSSA needs your help – A free software community call to action

    The EU-FOSSA project’s mission is to “offer a systematic approach for the EU institutions to ensure that widely used critical software can be trusted”. The project was triggered by recent software security vulnerabilities, especially the Heartbleed issue. An inspired initiative by EU parlamentarians Max Andersson and Julia Reda, the pilot project “Governance and quality of software code – Auditing of free and open source software” became FOSSA. Run under the auspices of DIGIT, the project promised “improved integrity and security of key open source software”. I had been interviewed as a stakeholder by the project during work package 0 (“project charter, stakeholder interviews and business case”), and later worked with the FSFE group that provided input and comments to the project to EC-DIGIT. While I believe that the parliamentary project champions and the people involved in the project at EC-DIGIT are doing great work, I am worried that the deliverables of the project are beginning to fall short of expectations. I also think the free software community needs to get more involved. Here is why.

  • A Data Model to Support the Publishing of Legislation as Linked Open Data

    Citizens, professionals in the legal domain, businesses as well as civil servants need to know what legislation is in force. Legislation is often amended, repealed and codified, making it difficult to have a clear view of what text is in force at any specific point in time. In this context, the Hellenic Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction and the Italian Anti-corruption Agency contacted the ISA Programme of the European Commission to develop a pilot that has the two fold objective of making legislation available in both human and machine readable format and visualising the evolution of legislation over time, to enable user friendly consultation.

  • Big Data At Ancestry.com: Why Data Stewardship And Open Source Matter So Much

    With more and more businesses becoming aware of the value locked inside the data they collect, many are becoming aware of a pressing problem.

  • SiFive Launches Freedom FOSS SoC Platforms
  • Startup Releases Open Source System-on-Chip

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Security Leftovers

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-07-13 23:54
  • Security updates for Wednesday
  • Download This Security Fix Now — All Versions Of Windows Operating System Hackable

    As a part of its monthly update cycle, Microsoft has released security patches for all versions of Windows operating system. This update addresses a critical flaw that lets an attacker launch man-in-the-middle attacks on workstations. This security vulnerability arises as the print spooler service allows a user to install untrusted drivers with elevated privileges.

  • The Truth About Penetration Testing Vs. Vulnerability Assessments

    Vulnerability assessments are often confused with penetration tests. In fact, the two terms are often used interchangeably, but they are worlds apart. To strengthen an organization’s cyber risk posture, it is essential to not only test for vulnerabilities, but also assess whether vulnerabilities are actually exploitable and what risks they represent. To increase an organization’s resilience against cyber-attacks, it is essential to understand the inter-relationships between vulnerability assessment, penetration test, and a cyber risk analysis.

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How to run the native Ubuntu desktop on Windows 10

LXer - Wed, 2016-07-13 23:53
It's more of a stunt than practical, but this unlikely marriage of Ubuntu and Windows is interesting to play with.

A quick sanity check on ZFS disk space?

Reddit - Wed, 2016-07-13 23:39

I'm sure this is simple for someone so what better place to ask...

I've got 7 4TB disks in RAIDZ2 - 28TB of raw storage.

  • zpool list shows 25.2TB which I understand includes parity; already less than 28TB

  • zfs list shows 16.1TB of available storage allocated to my single pool.

Being a dual parity RAID I expect to lose 8TB, but it seems an additional 3.9TB has vanished in addition.

Is this normal, and if so what is the extra disk being used for? If it isn't, what can I do to begin scraping that back?

Thank you kindly

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