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OpenVPN - Secure you server administration with multiplatform VPN connection

LXer - Fri, 2016-07-15 00:23
OpenVPN is a full-featured SSL VPN which implements the OSI layer 2 or 3 secure network extension by using the industry standard SSL/TLS protocol. For this tutorial, we are going to use a Debian or Ubuntu server. You can use any server you already have in production.

Games for GNU/Linux

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-07-15 00:23

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CrossOver For Android Now Running On Chromebooks

Phoronix - Fri, 2016-07-15 00:17
With Google Play and Android app support hitting Chromebooks it's now possible to run Windows applications/games on Chromebooks via CrossOver For Android...

SlackEX Is Based on Slackware 14.2, Ships with Linux Kernel 4.6.4 & KDE 4.14.21

TuxMachines - Fri, 2016-07-15 00:17

Today, July 14, 2016, Arne Exton informs us about the availability of a new build of his SlackEX Live Linux operating system, which has been rebased on the latest Slackware release.

Based on Slackware 14.2, powered by the latest and most advanced Linux 4.6.4 kernel with support for the latest hardware devices, and using the KDE Development Platform 4.14.21 that shipped with the KDE Applications 16.04.2 software suite, SlackEX Build 160711 is a 64-bit (x86_64) OS brings support for installation on USB flash drives.

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

LinuxToday - Fri, 2016-07-15 00:00

Release highlights of Untangle Next Generation (NG) Firewall 12.1 include new geolocation capabilities for all traffic that have been injected directly into the built-in Rules Engine

Beat resources for programming in Linux/Unix

Reddit - Thu, 2016-07-14 23:35

In your opinion, what would you consider some of the best resources for learning programming in Linux/UNIX?

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GNOME News

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-14 23:35
  • Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.1 LTS to Drop Broken GNOME Maps App from Default Install

    Ubuntu GNOME maintainer Jeremy Bicha informs the community today, July 14, 2016, about the fact that the popular GNOME Maps application from the GNOME Stack has recently lost its free map tile service, MapQuest, which disabled access to their feed.

    Of course, this automatically translates to the fact that as of July 12, 2016, GNOME Maps is no longer a functional application, and it would appear that it might take weeks, or even months for the GNOME development team responsible for the maintenance of the app to find a new free service for displaying the maps.

  • GSoC Report #1

    For the past few weeks I’ve been working on the first part of my project which consisted in getting rid of the deprecated GtkAction API (with the related GtkActionGroup, GtkUIManager) and port everything to GAction. This blog post is long overdue as I hoped I could finish the task before reporting on my project’s progress, considering the port one of the milestones of my project. However, without much knowledge about the specifics of GtkAction and GAction, I greatly underestimated the time I will spend on finishing my task, and therefore, I delayed my post up to this very moment, when my task is nearing completion. I will submit the patch after passing the patch by Michael for a final review.

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You Can Now Upgrade from Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon and MATE to Linux Mint 18

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-07-14 23:33

Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" computer operating system arrived two weeks ago, on June 30, with the usual Cinnamon and MATE editions, but an upgrade patch was not available for users running Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa".

Today, July 14, 2016, Linux Mint project leader Clement Lefebvre informs the community that the upgrade path from Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" to Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" is now open and they can start upgrading their operating systems as we speak, following the instructions provided below.

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Ubuntu MATE, Pithos and the Sounds of Popcorn

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-14 23:26
Our resident Linux newbie finds another hardware problem, akin to popcorn in the machine, in his quest to give new life to an old Sony Vaio by using Linux.

VGA Passthrough with only one GPU!

Reddit - Thu, 2016-07-14 22:48

First of all, please read carefully and hear me out.

I am NOT here to ask how VGA Passthrough is done, I am here for a question related to it, basically because of curiousity.

It is said that for VGA Passthrough one needs two GPUs, one for the Host, one for the Guest system.

Now I can't understand what the technical limitation is, that makes this a must. Why can't the Host just fall back to command line mode and "disable" the GPU and hand it over to the Guest?

I would understand this is a GPU was a must - and for some OS it probably is ;) - but it isn't in general.

What is the technical limitation and can it be overcome?

Kindest regards, Teolha

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Thinking of switching to Linux

Reddit - Thu, 2016-07-14 22:38

So, I've been a PC user for like 25+ years. I am very well versed with PC, however I am definitely not liking the direction Windows has gone pretty much since the departure of Windows XP. Windows 7 is tolerable, but this is neither here nor there.

Also, I have been for the last year or two disconnecting myself from a lot of what attracted me to computers in the first place. I have been minimizing my online presence in various ways, and generally scaling back technically.

Lately I have been thinking of installing some sort of free Linux OS on my home PC. I am looking for advice on which OS to go with. I would basically be using the PC for Internet browsing, POP email and possibly photo editing and archiving. I also have an extensive collection of MP3s.

So my question is, are there any free Linux based operating systems I could use on my home computer and still be able to access all of my aforementioned files stored on a Windows 7 64bit PC? Or would I be starting from scratch with Linux?

Thanks.

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How to Modify a Raw Disk Image of Your Custom Linux Distro

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-14 22:29
SUSE Studio is pretty awesome for building custom Linux spins. When you have designed your spin to your liking, you can download what’s known as a "raw image" that you can copy to a USB thumbdrive, and... Hey presto! You've got yourself a tailor-made distro on a stick!There is one serious caveat, however: If you want to add external packages that are not in the otherwise very comprehensive repositories, things can get complicated indeed.

After GuC, Intel's Open-Source Driver Prepares For "HuC" Firmware Blobs

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-07-14 22:18
Intel's open-source developers working on their Linux DRM graphics driver have been working on adding support for HuC, a new firmware component to be used by Broxton and newer graphics hardware...

Facebook's OpenCellular Offers DIY Wireless Access for Remote Regions

LinuxInsider - Thu, 2016-07-14 22:14
Facebook last week introduced OpenCellular, an inexpensive, open source wireless access platform. Telecom operators, entrepreneurs, OEMs and researchers will be able to build, implement, deploy and operate wireless infrastructures to serve people living in remote areas. The platform is available in various options, ranging from a network in a box to an access point. It supports all existing wireless systems, Facebook said. However, it "contains no reference to bands used, as far as I could tell," noted Strategy Analytics' Chris Taylor.

Org-mode from Commandline

Reddit - Thu, 2016-07-14 22:10

I have been trying to use org-mode in spite of the terrible interface for about a week now. My biggest issue so far is the seeming inability to capture tasks from the command line. As it is, I only use spacemacs for org-mode so I still need to go to the workspace I put emacs in and capture the task. Additionally I would like to be able to view the agenda from the command line. I have searched for this but have not found much. Honestly, I was very surprised to learn it was not a default feature.

Any advice regarding this would be helpful, thank you.

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Mycroft AI Intelligent Personal Assistant Gets Major Update for GNOME Desktops

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-07-14 22:00

The new release, Mycroft AI GNOME Shell Extension 0.1.2, arrives with an improved installer for Ubuntu-based distribution

8 answers to management questions from an open point of view

LXer - Thu, 2016-07-14 21:32
I recently saw the following questions on a survey about organizational management, and decided to answer them from my open organization point of view. I'd love to hear how others in the open source world would answer these questions, so leave some comments and tell us what you think!read more

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