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The 7 Best Linux Distros for Business

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 10:23

Selecting the best Linux distro for business isn't easy. With over three hundred active Linux distributions, choosing one for your business can take some serious time.

Admittedly, you don't have to try all the Linux distro. A few distros, like deepin and elementary, are obviously aimed at desktop users. Probably, too, you won't want Ubuntu Studio, with its emphasis on creativity, or DebianEdu, which is obviously intended for the class room. Yet even if you eliminate the distros that are a personal hobby or most of the dozens derived from Debian or Ubuntu, the choices are still overwhelming.

Instead, you probably need to begin with the question: What business task do you plan to use your choice of distros for?

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SystemRescueCd 4.8.1 Moves to Linux Kernels 4.4.17 and 4.1.30 LTS, Adds NetSurf

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 10:22

SystemRescueCd developer François Dupoux announced the release and immediate availability for download of the first maintenance update for the SystemRescueCd 4.8.x series.

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Debian News (SELKS 3.0, Birthdays)

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 10:19
  • Debian-Based SELKS 3.0 Network Security Management Linux Distribution Released

    Peter Manev reports on the release and general availability of the SELKS 3.0 GNU/Linux distribution based on the latest Debian technologies and designed for network security management.

    Being the first time we write here about SELKS, we feel obliged to inform our readers about what this distro. Therefore, SELKS is a specially designed ISO image that's always synchronized with the Debian GNU/Linux repos and includes various popular software applications for maintaining and hardening the security of your network.

  • Debian GNU/Linux Operating System Turns 23, Happy Birthday!

    The Debian Project, through Laura Arjona Reina, has had the great pleasure of announcing that today, August 16, 2016, is Debian GNU/Linux operating system's 23rd anniversary.

    Yes, you're reading it right. Exactly 23 years ago, the Debian GNU/Linux distribution saw the light of day. The Debian GNU/Linux 0.01 release was the first development build, announced by the late Ian Murdock, Debian Project's founder and leader for more than 22 years. However, the first official stable release, version 1.0, of Debian GNU/Linux was in 1996, three years later.

  • 20 years ago I became a Debian developer

    Today it is 23 years ago since Ian Murdock published his intention to develop a new Linux distribution, Debian. It also about 20 years since I became a Debian developer and made my first package upload.

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Linux Kernel 4.6 Has Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Move to Linux 4.7.1

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 10:18

Immediately after announcing the availability of the first point release for the Linux 4.7 kernel series, Greg Kroah-Hartman also informed the community about the launch of Linux kernel 4.6.7.

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Debian is 23, Why use Geeko, Business Distros

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 10:11

Today was Debian Day as fans all over the World celebrated the Linux project's birthday. Debian is 23 today, having been officially recognized as beginning August 16, 1993. Elsewhere, Bruce Byfield posted six Linux suggestions for businesses and Bertel King, Jr. listed six reasons to use openSUSE. Laura Abbott shared some tips for getting started with the Kernel project and My Linux Rig interviewed Andrew Conway, astronomer and Slackware user.

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Linux Devices

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 10:09
  • $5 IoT Computer Promises Wi-Fi, Apps and Linux in a Postage Stamp

    A newcomer in the smallest-ever computer war has arrived in the tiny form factor of the Omega 2 -- a computer the makers want to sell for $5 to coders, IoT enthusiasts, the entire third world and men not against the idea of maybe doing a bit of soldering.

  • Intel Joule IoT module gains a family of DIY companion boards

    Intel unveiled the Joule IoT module in a keynote talk by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum today in San Francisco. The 48 x 24 x 3.5mm module integrates a 64-bit quad-core Atom SoC, up to 4GB RAM and 16GB eMMC, plus Bluetooth and WiFi wireless, 4K video in/out, MIPI CSI/DSI ports, GPIO, and multiple USB and serial ports. Intel supports the Joule module with an open-source generic carrier board and a Yocto Project-based Ostro Linux distribution.

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ReactOS 0.4.2 Released

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 10:06

The ReactOS Project is pleased to announce the release of version 0.4.2, again within three months of the previous release. The team sincerely hopes that this new rapid release cycle will hold for future releases as well. If there is one word to describe progress on the project, it would be steady. The project is reaching a point where rapid releases are viable, where disruption from introduction of major components or restructuring has been greatly reduced from the tumultuous early years and even as recently as the late 0.3.x series. This being the case 0.4.2 presents a fairly incremental update from 0.4.1, primarily because no showstoppers appeared that required the team to wait literally years in order to spin it out. This, ultimately, is a good thing.

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OpenIndiana Mate and new test ISOs

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 10:02

We are pleased to announce that Mate 1.14 is available in OI now. To facilitate installing, we’ve created pkg:/mate_install meta-package. Unfortunately, when you have both Gnome 2 and Mate installed, both of them try to use the same applications, so you’ll have interesting time removing Gnome 2 applications from Mate and vice versa.
We also prepared test Live DVD ISOs/USB images with MATE, which are available at http://dlc-int.openindiana.org/hipster/20160816/ (OI_MATE_experimental.iso/usb). Note that these USB images don’t longer require 1G/2G header file, and can be directly dd’ed to USB stick.

Also: Solaris-Derived OpenIndiana Releases MATE Desktop ISOs

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Wine and Games for GNU/Linux

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 09:57

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Security News

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 09:49

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GNOME News

TuxMachines - Wed, 2016-08-17 09:45
  • Analyzing usability test results
  • My Keynote at GUADEC 2016

    Last Friday, I gave the first keynote at GUADEC 2016. I was delighted for the invitation from the GNOME Foundation to deliver this talk, which I entitled Confessions of a command line geek: why I don’t use GNOME but everyone else should.

  • GUADEC 2016: Core Days

    I’m having the opportunity to once again go to GUADEC. I’ve had many great discussions, There’s so many great people to meet here.

  • GNOME Turns 19, Debian Turns 23 Years Old

    There are at least two exciting Linux/open-source birthdays to celebrate this week.

    Yesterday marked 19 years since the GNOME desktop environment was founded by Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena.

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Commandline question regarding 'at'

Reddit - Wed, 2016-08-17 09:33

Hi people,

I'm quite new to the world of Linux and I've stumbled upon something that doesn't quite make sense to me.

$ at now + 1 minute at> touch ~/myfile at> <EOT>

This works as I expect it to. In one minute, a file called myfile is created. But I'd rather do this elegantly in one line.

$ touch ~/myfile | at now + 1 minute

In my mind, this syntax should be equivalent to the first example, but it turns out "myfile" is created instantly. Not only this, when I execute these two ways of using 'at', I experience different behaviours, for instance when I'm running my own python scripts the first example works great, but piping to 'at' doesn't. So obviously there is a difference. I have searched around but haven't found an answer so I was hoping someone on here could help me! Thanks!

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Netrunner Linux Becomes Maui, Now Based on KDE Neon and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

LXer - Wed, 2016-08-17 09:13
The Netrunner development team is pleased to announce the immediate availability for download of the first stable release of the Maui, their new GNU/Linux distribution based on the KDE Neon project.

Trying to get Conky to work

Reddit - Wed, 2016-08-17 08:52

First of all, I'm not a power user. I'm a regular guy who uses Linux Mint because it runs out of the box and does it quite well.

I read about Conky (I used Rainmeter in Windows and I liked the experience) and have been trying to get themes to work, but every now I try to run a theme I end up with the text ${image} displayed instead of what the theme is supposed to do.

I think it has something to do witht he place I'm putting Conky in. I read it has to be in the home folder. Would that be /home/MarsNirgal, or simply / ?

If it's the first case, would I need to open it with privileges in order to paste the .conkyrc file in it?

Thanks a lot to anyone who helps.

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The 7 Best Linux Distros for Business

LinuxToday - Wed, 2016-08-17 08:00

Choosing the best Linux distro for business requires you to fully understand how you'll be using it, then matching your needs with one of these top business Linux distros.

Top five 2016 Chromebooks for school and everywhere else

LXer - Wed, 2016-08-17 07:53
Many schools now give you a Chromebook. If your school doesn't, here are your best choices.

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