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Getting FOSS Text-to-Speech App Ready for Prime Time

LinuxToday - Tue, 2016-04-19 23:00

 FOSSforce: The lead developer of a new text-to-speech app based on MaryTTS talks about what's been done and what remains to do.

Linux For All (LFA) Distro Brings Fluxbox WM and Cairo-Dock to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-04-19 22:31

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton today, April 19, 2016, informs us about the immediate availability of a new build of his Linux for All (LFA) Live Linux kernel-based operating system.

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Audio over HDMI comes to Intel Cherry Trail PCs running Linux

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-04-19 22:16

Computers with Intel Atom Cherry Trail processors generally offer better performance than models with older Bay Trail chips. For example, the 2nd-gen Intel Compute Stick with an Atom x5-Z8300 outperformed the 1st-gen model with an Atom Z3735F chip in pretty much every CPU and graphics speed test I could throw at it.

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Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure

LXer - Tue, 2016-04-19 22:03
Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure has been Greenlit by the Community in less than 10 days

Replicating a master database using MariaDB 10 on Debian 8

LinuxToday - Tue, 2016-04-19 22:00

 HowToForge: Replicating databases creates redundancy which can protect against data loss, and permit optimized performance for applications.

Linux, partition, installation, iMac

Reddit - Tue, 2016-04-19 21:10

Linux, partition, installation, iMac

  1. I'm not sure if I could better serve the community by moving this post to another subreddit. I have never used Linux. I used Windows for years and then switched to Mac OS X, which I now have been using for years. I never had or used more than one operating system on a computer.

  2. Question: Is it feasible to install Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, or another Linux distribution on a second partition on the hard drive of an iMac desktop computer that operates with Mac OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion?

  3. Question: What is the best Linux distribution to install on a second partition on my Mac OS X hard drive?

  4. Question: Why would Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, or one of the other Linux distributions be better than any of the other Linux distributions for installation on a second hard drive partition on my iMac machine?

  5. Reasons for this post --- I use Tails, theamnesicincognitolivesystem, on my iMac computer operating on Mac OS X. Tails is a live operating system that operates independently and separately from Mac OS X. Debian GNU/Linux is the basis of Tails. An unresolved conflict exists between Tails and my iMac machine. I'm trying to identify a workaround to avoid having to buy another computer that is not a Mac.

  6. Bootable USB flash drive --- I installed Tails on a bootable USB flash drive. I boot Tails from the USB flash drive. However, an unresolved hardware/firmware/software conflict exists between Tails and my iMac system. The conflict prevents Tails from booting completely. I think the conflict might comprise a conflict between configuration files in Tails and the EFI configuration in my iMac system, but I am unsure of that.

  7. Objective --- My objective is to try to workaround the conflict by booting my iMac machine with Linux or other operating system. I'm hoping that would resolve conflict if I first boot Linux and then boot Tails. If the conflict between Tails and my iMac system is a hardware/firmware/EFI conflict, I want to avoid having to buy another type of computer. However, the more I think about it, the less confidence I have that I can work around the conflict unless I buy another computer that is not a Mac.

I have another post that relates to this issue, "Which ingredients might make the best Tails dish? Is this dish feasible?": https://www.reddit.com/user/brightsplash

Tails theamnesicincognitolivesystem: https://tails.boum.org/

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Is there any command line tool for downloading a file via bittorrent?

Reddit - Tue, 2016-04-19 21:06

Stumbled into that recently... when downloading big images, it is often preferred to use bittorrent. Especially for Debian this is highly recommended in order to keep the load on their servers small.

My go-to command line tool for downloading large files is lftp, which is great. But is there anything similar that supports bittorrent ?

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Please help with my homework regarding case and function in the bash script.

Reddit - Tue, 2016-04-19 21:03

If anyone could help write out the script for me and explain it that would be amazing. If you are willing to look at it message me on this post or send me a PM. I have to use vim for it. Whoever helps me I can send them a gift card to amazon or something on steam come Friday when I get paid. Thanks You.

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How to be a good OpenStack mentor

LinuxToday - Tue, 2016-04-19 21:00

 OpenSource.com: Victoria Martinez de la Cruz wants to make mentoring within OpenStack an excellent experience.

Five Things in Fedora This Week: testing, schedule, diversity, interviews, and Workstation roadmap

LXer - Tue, 2016-04-19 20:54
Fedora Media Writer Test Day today Traditionally, the main download from the Get Fedora website has been an ISO — a disk image file which prospective Fedora users then need to figure out how to get onto a CD/DVD or... Continue Reading →

Looking to acquire some experience in technical documentation

Reddit - Tue, 2016-04-19 20:27

I am a recent uni grad looking to get my feet wet in the world of technical writing while building a portfolio of technical documents. While I have not used a linux distro in a couple of years, I am interested in volunteering to create technical documentation. Does anyone know any distros / software that is in need of volunteer writers?

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Mirantis Unlocks OpenStack Appliances with Quanta and Supermicro

LinuxToday - Tue, 2016-04-19 20:00

ServerWatch: While the open-source OpenStack cloud platform is software, like all software at the bottom layer it requires hardware to run on.

A big step forward in container standardization

LXer - Tue, 2016-04-19 19:46
The Open Container Initiative has agreed to work on a common open container Image Format Specification.

Getting FOSS Text-to-Speech App Ready for Prime Time

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-04-19 19:34

It’s been a while now since we talked about creating a front end GUI to the open source text-to-speech program, MaryTTS. I have a personal stake in this, as I lost my larynx, and thus my voice, due to throat cancer.

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