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Leftovers: Ubuntu

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-05-02 19:20
  • Ubuntu 16.04 to-do list

    UBUNTU 16.04 or Xenial Xerus, the latest upgrade of the popular Linux distribution, became available as a free download last month, and early reviews have been favorable. Instead of upgrading my existing Ubuntu 15.10 system, this time I opted for a fresh install. I also decided to give the improved Unity 7 desktop a go, instead of installing my preferred alternative XFCE.

    The installation process was trouble-free, but because I started from scratch, I had quite a bit to add and tweak after the OS itself was installed.

  • Ubuntu Founder Pledges No Back Doors in Linux

    VIDEO: Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu, discusses what might be coming in Ubuntu 16.10 later this year and why security is something he will never compromise.
    Ubuntu developers are gathering this week for the Ubuntu Online Summit (UOS), which runs from May 3-5, to discuss development plans for the upcoming Ubuntu 16.10 Linux distribution release, code-named "Yakkety Yak."

  • Ubuntu & Other Ubuntu Spins Look At Making Room To Grow

    With Ubuntu's install images continuing to be oversized with pushing 1.4GB on recent releases, Ubuntu developer Steve Langasek has raised the new limit for Ubuntu desktop images to 2GB. Other Ubuntu flavors are also following in this move.

    Langasek has raised the size limit for images now to 2GB for being able to accomodate the current oversized images plus still having room to grow.

  • Ubuntu’s Snap packages aren’t yet as secure as Canonical’s marketing claims

    Canonical has been talking up Snaps, a new type of package format featured in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. “Users can install a snap without having to worry whether it will have an impact on their other apps or their system,” reads Canonical’s announcement. But this isn’t true, as prominent free software developer Matthew Garrett recently pointed out.

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Ubuntu Founder Pledges No Back Doors

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-05-02 19:00

VIDEO: Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu, discusses what might be coming in Ubuntu 16.10 later this year and why security is something he will never compromise.

Today I ran "rm -rf /" on my computer and am now sad.

Reddit - Mon, 2016-05-02 18:58

Well I learned my lesson all too well today.

I was learning some docker and doing a little bash scripting when I had the brilliant idea to place rm -rf $APPS/* in my code.

Since I was running the docker command in the script as well, I had run the script with sudo. I was doing a little refactoring and somehow moved that APPS variable.

When I executed my code, APPS was blank, and all I was left with was rm -rf /*. I saw my background immediately disappear and my title bars go white. My stomach sank...

Sad and depressed I restarted to see what would be left, and my Windows partition booted. I am now crying on the floor in the fetal position. All of my data is backed up thanks to the brilliant invention of cloud storage, but boy, do I feel like a fucktard.

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Ubuntu 16.04 LAMP server tutorial with Apache 2.4, PHP 7 and MariaDB (instead of MySQL)

LXer - Mon, 2016-05-02 18:54
LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache 2.4 web server on an Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) server with PHP 7 support (mod_php) and MySQL / MariaDB. Additionally, I will install PHPMyAdmin to make MySQL administration easier. A LAMP setup is the perfect basis for CMS systems like Joomla, Wordpress or Drupal.

Hackable Smart TVs

Reddit - Mon, 2016-05-02 18:49

I am very uncomfortable about buying a Smart TV that I cannot control the software on it. Unfortunately, it appears that all the new TVs are "Smart".

Are there any Smart TVs out there that are easily to modify the operating system on?

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Linux greybeards release beta of systemd-free Debian fork

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-05-02 18:00

el Reg: Devuan 'Jessie' betas debut in the name of 'Init freedom'

The intersection of Drupal, IoT, and open hardware

LXer - Mon, 2016-05-02 17:57
Meet Amber Matz, a Production Manager and Trainer at Drupalize.Me, a service of Lullabot Education. When she's not tinkering around with Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, and electronic wearables, you can find her wrangling presenters for the Portland Drupal User Group.read more

ASUS E3 PRO GAMING V5: A $140 Skylake Xeon Motherboard With Intel C232 Chipset

Phoronix - Mon, 2016-05-02 17:34
If you are looking for a low-cost LGA-1151 motherboard for an Intel Xeon E3 v5 CPU, the ASUS E3 PRO GAMING V5 is a sub-$150 ATX motherboard using Intel's C232 chipset while supporting USB 3.1, an M.2 slot, and other features normally reserved for the higher-end products.

Why not use open source code examples? A Case Study of Prejudice in a Community of Practice

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-05-02 17:34

We analyzed the perceptions of professional software developers as manifested in the LinkedIn online community, and used the theoretical lens of prejudice theory to interpret their answers in a broader context.

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US data suggests Windows 10 adoption in business is slowing

LXer - Mon, 2016-05-02 17:00
Can the Windows XP soufflé rise again and maintain its lead over Windows 8.1?Windows 10's business push may be slowing, at least according to data gathered from visits to United States government web sites.…

Chromium OS comes to Raspberry Pi 3

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-05-02 17:00

Chromium OS for Single Board Computers has been released in v0.5 for the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3.

FreeBSD Working On A GPLv3 Toolchain Repo & Other Advancements In Q1-2016

Phoronix - Mon, 2016-05-02 16:38
The FreeBSD project issued their quarterly status report concerning the state of various projects happening for this BSD operating system. It was another busy three months for the FreeBSD crew!..

Adding an AD user to a local group

Reddit - Mon, 2016-05-02 16:17

Is this possible? I have domain\user and I use the following to try and add them:

sudo usermod -a -G scriptaccess domain\\user

I run this to see if it applied:

groups | grep scriptaccess

I get nothing returned. So, is it possible to add an AD account to a local group?

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Smarthistory: No grand strategies needed, just openness

LXer - Mon, 2016-05-02 16:02
For many, open initiatives within higher education may have begun when The New York Times declared 2012 as "The Year of the MOOC." According to the article, "Traditional online courses charge tuition, carry credit and limit enrollment to a few dozen to ensure interaction with instructors.read more

6 Tools to Manage Your Linux Clipboard

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-05-02 16:00

 MakeUseOf: Have you ever copied something important to your clipboard but became distracted?


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