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Fedora-Based Sugar on a Stick Is One Sweet Desktop

LinuxInsider - Tue, 2016-05-03 00:57
The Fedora 23 Sugar on a Stick desktop offering is an unusually flexible computing desktop for children of all ages, school admins and organizations looking for the best bang for absolutely no bucks on existing computer hardware. The Sugar environment is both a desktop and a collection of activities or apps that involve user engagement. Activities automatically save results to a journal. Users can add comments and share the activity instances with other users. Many of these activities support real-time collaboration.

Security Leftovers

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-05-03 00:54

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IPFire 2.19 - Core Update 101 released

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-05-03 00:41

This is the official release announcement for IPFire 2.19 – Core Update 101. This update contains various security fixes and bug fixes.

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A Down and Dirty Look at Xubuntu 16.04

LXer - Tue, 2016-05-03 00:37
In our look at Xubuntu 16.04, we find it to be stable, quick and intuitive. It's a distro that makes our short list of recommendations for those wishing to move from Windows to GNU/Linux.

Learn Linux

Reddit - Tue, 2016-05-03 00:33

Getting Conky to show memory in GB only?

Reddit - Tue, 2016-05-03 00:28

Title. Conky gives memory use in MB until a gigabyte. It also shows an 'M' or a 'G' tacked onto the memory use, which gets in the way of my scripts (can't say 'greater than 2G', it only wants numbers). The measurements in MB also doesn't help my scripts.

Can I change this somehow?

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Android Leftovers

TuxMachines - Tue, 2016-05-03 00:21

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5 Excellent Alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

LinuxToday - Tue, 2016-05-03 00:00

 LinuxLinks: Since late 2014, Adobe's proprietary but useful Adobe Acrobat Reader DC has been no longer supported under Linux.

Creating functional ssh keypair on RDO Mitaka via Chrome Advanced REST Client

LXer - Mon, 2016-05-02 23:40
The problem here is that REST API POST request creating ssh-keypair toaccess nova servers doesn't write to disk rsa private key and only uploadpublic one to nova. Closing Chrome Client results loosing rsa private key.To prevent failure to write to disk private key , save response-export.json as shown bellow.

Looking for a high-end notebook to run GNU/Linux, with a UK Keyboard Layout! [May 2016]

Reddit - Mon, 2016-05-02 23:34

I am looking to buy a notebook computer, which meet as many of the following requirements as possible, ordered by priority (highest priority first). Attempted to create an exhaustive list.

Compatibility with GNU/Linux, Debian 8 (Jessie) UK Keyboard Layout (built-in)! 5+ Hours of Battery Life (under a light load - browsing the web, programming, etc) Intel Core i7 Processor 16GB of Memory 256GB SSD <~ £1500 (will go higher for the right system) ~15 Inches in Size < 3kg in Weight 60Hz Display Discrete Graphics Card Good enough cooling not to require a cooling pad. Wi-Fi card capable of packet injection. AC Wi-Fi Would prefer to avoid lenovo after superfish. GNU/Linux Pre-Installed?

The following is my intended use-cases, ordered by priority (highest priority first). University Lectures and Labs Document Processing Web Browsing Programming Desktop Visualisation Occasional Gaming (when away from my desktop computer)

Does such a computer exist, what are my options? My first post, thanks to everyone who answers. : )

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How to Encrypt/Decrypt and Password Protect Files in Linux

LinuxToday - Mon, 2016-05-02 23:00

 tecmint: It's easy with Linux

Open source SDR SBC runs Snappy Ubuntu on Cyclone V

LXer - Mon, 2016-05-02 22:43
The open source, $299 “LimeSDR” board runs Snappy Ubuntu Core on an Altera Cyclone V, and supports user-defined radios ranging from ZigBee to LTE. UK-based Lime Microsystems, which develops field programmable RF (FPRF) transceivers for wireless broadband systems, has launched an open source software defined radio (SDR) board on CrowdSupply. Like other Linux-based SDR systems […]

12 Linux geeks worth following on social media

LXer - Mon, 2016-05-02 21:46
Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and some Pirate Bay visitors have been infected with crypto-ransomware.

What linux desktop is for me?

Reddit - Mon, 2016-05-02 21:32

I'm Used to windows 10 + cygwin.

I'm using cygwin a lot, but some tools are unavailable, like ansible.

I don't have money to buy a Mac (because live in 3rd world)

I built a desktop with 16G RAM + SSD disk + 2 Screens

I hate using the mose

On a daily basis I use this:

-Sublimetext -Photoshop -Irfanview -Firefox -Dropbox -WinSCP -Git Extensions -LibreOffice -Skype -TeamViewer -WinMerge

What distro would be the best for me? I'd love to get rid of mouse completely.

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User Editorial: A different approach to calculating the popularity of Linux gaming on Steam

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-05-02 21:31

Now that the monthly Steam statistics are out again, we can see that the result has increased slightly from last month, we are back up to 0.90% from 0.85%. While that is a positive sign, we are again looking at a number below 1% this month.

As has been previously pointed out there are a few flaws with the Steam statistics, such as that users of the Big Picture Mode do not get the survey at all. There are also likely a few flaws we don't know about. Still, we can safely assume that the Steam Hardware Survey isn't completely lying either: Linux usage might be off by a bit, but if it says below 1%, it is rather unlikely that the real numbers are for example above 2%. It is a statistic, and we have to treat it like a statistic, that gives us an indication of the Linux market share on Steam. An increase likely means a larger market share and a decrease a smaller market share.

A fair point that has been made, however, that the amount of Steam users has been increasing over time. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume the number of Linux Steam users has increased as well. The question is: How did Steam grow?

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I wrote an article/opinion piece, mainly aimed at newbies looking to find information on Linux.

Reddit - Mon, 2016-05-02 21:25

Quick link to the article and here is the archived version. Keep reading for some background!

I wrote an article and posted it here on /r/linux, and got a more positive response than I expected! I was really happy to see that people enjoyed the article, and I've been wanting to write more personal/opinion pieces on Linux, so that's just what I did! This piece is a little more personal to me, but I think others who have had similar experiences with the community will appreciate it.

I wrote about asking for help and getting very opinionated responses, and what to do with those opinions. The Linux community is huge and varied in their opinions of what's right/best. I have been using Linux for around 10 years, and am finally comfortable in deciding which answers are actually useful when I ask questions, so I wanted to write a post for newbies on how they can judge whether or not to take advice on questions they ask.

This post could be slightly offensive, but I really tried to write with the idea in mind that everyone wants something different out of their computer. The people who are really passionate about what they believe is best shouldn't feel attacked by this post, because I understand that in their specific case, their answer is the best! I wrote this mainly for people who want to try Linux, but are intimidated by the sheer amount of options, and the community being so divided in their responses to questions.

Here is the post on Medium, and here is a link to the archived article for those who don't want to go to Medium or have trouble with it.

Again, please realize this post is not meant to attack anyone; I simply wanted to write about how I get information from the Linux community, and how I decide which answers are actually valuable to my specific use case, and how others can do the same when they are looking for help. Everyone has their opinions, and a lot of the time their opinions are very well researched and have great reasoning behind them...but sometimes, these opinions are not very newbie friendly, and instead of chasing Linux newbies away, there has been a big push in welcoming them and helping them, especially in recent years.

Thanks for reading, and again, I'd love feedback, because I am new to writing about Linux, and love doing so!

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A Down and Dirty Look at Xubuntu 16.04

TuxMachines - Mon, 2016-05-02 21:22

In our look at Xubuntu 16.04, we find it to be stable, quick and intuitive. It’s a distro that makes our short list of recommendations for those wishing to move from Windows to GNU/Linux.

For a look at Ubuntu’s new LTS release, 16.04 or Xenial Xerus, I decided to forgo “Ubuntu prime” in favor of one of the officially sanctioned “baby *buntus,” choosing Xubuntu, the distro’s Xfce implementation. We use Xfce on Mint on nearly all of the computers here at FOSS Force’s office, so I figured this would put me in familiar territory, especially since Mint is also a Ubuntu based distro.

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