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  • System76 Thelio computer is open source, Linux-powered, and made in the USA

    11/01/2018 4:08:48 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    Beta news ^ | 1 Nov 2018 | Brian Fagioli
    Computers made in America are virtually non-existent, but a little company in Denver had a dream to do just that. System76 has long been looking to make a Linux-powered computer in the USA using open source ideology. A lofty goal, which many folks didn't think would ever be achieved. Well, against all odds, today, System76 proves the haters wrong as it finally unveils its much-anticipated Thelio desktop computer. And boy, oh boy, it is beautiful.
  • After Linus Torvalds, SJWs are now coming for Ted Ts'o

    09/25/2018 8:40:08 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 23 replies
    ITWire ^ | 24 September 2018 | Sam Varghese
    More than a week after Linux creator Linus Torvalds said he would be taking a break from leading kernel development, it is still unclear as to what actually led to his decision. But one thing is crystal clear: the social justice warriors, who played a role in what happened, are now targeting another kernel developer, Ted Ts'o, who works for Google.Was it the article in The New Yorker, as its author claimed, that led to Torvalds stepping down? Or was it pressure from kernel maintainers who were annoyed that Torvalds had bungled his schedules and planned a family vacation at...
  • Linux developers threaten to pull “kill switch”

    09/23/2018 2:55:41 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 62 replies ^ | 09/21/2018
    Most of the internet could be affected as some Linux devs threaten to rescind code in response to CoC controversy.
  • The Widow's mite a PENCE to you[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/23/2018 10:08:52 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Widow's mite a PENCE to you The widows mite a Pence to you, But soon shall rise from where now it is viewed, Humility about to rise, Where wisdom lives and no demise, So watch My choice begin to show, When "others" preach a Trump to grow, Truly this Pence shall be my choice , A man of God that speaks only My voice, Luke 21:1-4Tree of Life Version Teaching in the Temple 21 Then Yeshua looked up and saw the rich dropping their gifts into the treasury box. 2 He also saw a poor widow dropping in two...
  • Another German state plans switch back from Linux to Windows (Lower Saxony)

    07/27/2018 4:56:09 AM PDT · by dayglored · 16 replies
    The Register ^ | Jul 27, 2018 | Richard Chirgwin
    Lower Saxony says 'auf wiedersehen, pinguin' The German state of Lower Saxony plans to follow Munich's example, and migrate a reported 13,000 users from Linux back to Windows. Apparently undaunted by the cost of the Munich switch (which we reported in January could be as much as €100m), Lower Saxony is considering making the change in its tax office. The state seems to expect a much cheaper transition, with Heise (in German here) reporting the first-year budget is €5.9m, and another €7m further out.The tax office argues its decision is driven by compatibility: field workers and teleworkers overwhelmingly use Windows,...
  • The oldest, active Linux distro, Slackware, turns 25

    07/18/2018 5:25:34 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 17 replies ^ | 16 July 2018 | Ben Cotton
    For many early Linux users, Slackware was their introduction. One user told me her first Linux install was Slackware—and she had to use a hex editor to fix the partition tables so that Slackware would install. Support for her hardware was added in a later release. Another got his start building the data center that would power one of the first internet-enabled real estate sites. In the mid-1990s, Slackware was one of the easiest distributions to get and didn't require a lot of effort to get IP masquerading to work correctly. A third person mentioned going to sleep while...
  • Top 10 Reasons Why Desktop Linux Failed

    07/12/2018 6:56:39 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 94 replies
    Datamation ^ | 11 July 2018 | Matt Hartley
    First, I want to be absolutely clear about something. I have been a full time Linux on the desktop user for well over a decade. It has been and will always be my preferred platform for desktop and server usage. It does just what I need and I appreciate that. All of that said however, the "masses" haven't gravitated towards Linux for their desktop usage like I had hoped. In this article, I'm going to explore the reasons why I think this has happened.Inside the Failure of Desktop Linux 1) Linux isn't pre-installed - No matter how much we may...
  • Test 100+ Linux And Unix Operating Systems Online For Free

    07/06/2018 3:31:55 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 37 replies
    OSTechNix ^ | 5 July 2018 | SK
    A while ago, we have covered about OSBoxes, a website that offers a collection of free, ready-to-use Linux and Unix VMs. You can download and try them on your Linux system using VirtualBox or VMWare workstation. Today, I stumbled upon a similar service named “DistroTest”. Unlike OSBoxes, DistroTest allows you to try the live Linux and Unix operating systems for free. You can test 100+ Linux and Unix operating systems online without having to install them locally. Just visit the website, choose the Linux/Unix distro of your choice and fire it up! Two good Samaritans named Andy Klemann and...
  • 12 Things to do After Installing Linux Mint 19

    07/03/2018 4:36:33 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 57 replies
    It's FOSS ^ | 3 July 2018 | Abhishek Prakash
    Linux Mint is one of the best Linux distributions for new users. It runs pretty well out of the box. Still, there are a few recommended things to do after installing Linux Mint for the first time. In this article, I am going to share some basic yet effective tips that will make your Linux Mint experience even better. If you follow these best practices, you’ll have a more user-friendly system.Things to do after installing Linux Mint 19 Tara I am using Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon edition while writing this article so some of the points in this list are specific...
  • 8 reasons to use the Xfce Linux desktop environment

    06/26/2018 3:53:48 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 26 replies ^ | 25 June 2018 | David Both
    For several reasons (including curiosity), a few weeks ago I started using Xfce as my Linux desktop. One reason was trouble with background daemons eating up all the CPU and I/O bandwidth on my very powerful main workstation. Of course, some of the instability may be due to my removal of some of the RPM packages that provide those background daemons. However, even before I removed the RPMs, the fact is KDE was unstable and causing performance and stability issues. I needed to use a different desktop to avoid these problems. I realized in looking back over my series of...
  • Fedora vs Ubuntu

    06/18/2018 7:07:48 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 45 replies
    LinuxConfig ^ | 25 May 2018 | Nick Congleton
    IntroductionUbuntu and Fedora are both among the top desktop Linux distributions, but they are very different. Fedora is Redhat's testing ground, and it's geared more towards developers and system administrators. On the other hand, Ubuntu is Canonical's primary product, and it tries to please everyone. LineageBoth Ubuntu and Fedora descend from titans in the Linux world. Ubuntu is the child of Debian, and Fedora is a clone of Redhat Linux, which evolved into Redhat Enterprise Linux(RHEL). Both distributions still carry many of the hallmarks of their family trees. They both have their respective families' package managers, package formats, repository formats,...
  • Windows Notepad fixed after 33 years: Now it finally handles Unix, Mac OS line endings

    05/09/2018 9:43:07 AM PDT · by dayglored · 36 replies
    The Register ^ | May 8, 2018 | Thomas Claburn
    So happy for you, Microsoft, \r\n Windows Notepad users, rejoice! Microsoft's text editing app, which has been shipping with Windows since version 1.0 in 1985, has finally been taught how to handle line endings in text files created on Linux, Unix, Mac OS, and macOS devices."This has been a major annoyance for developers, IT Pros, administrators, and end users throughout the community," Microsoft acknowledged in a blog post today, without touching on why the issue was allowed to fester for more than three decades.Notepad's line feed limitations may not inspire the same level of partisan bickering as the tabs vs....
  • For the first time ever, Microsoft will distribute its own version of Linux

    04/16/2018 4:34:58 PM PDT · by dayglored · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Apr 16, 2018 | Matt Weinberger
    Microsoft on Monday announced Azure Sphere, a new technology to protect the processors that power smart appliances, connected toys, and other gadgets. Azure Sphere is powered in large part by Linux, a free operating system that Microsoft once viewed as a major threat. It's the first time ever that Microsoft has made Linux part of a product offering. Microsoft announced on Monday a new technology called Azure Sphere, a new system for securing the tiny processors that power smart appliances, connected toys, and other gadgets. We'll get to the specifics in a moment, but here's the really notable part:...
  • Linux Mint vs. MX Linux: What's Best for You?

    04/05/2018 10:39:03 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 30 replies
    Datamation ^ | 4 April 2018 | Matt Hartley
    For the past few years, Linux Mint has been unstoppable in terms of attracting new users. I honestly never really understood its appeal over Ubuntu MATE. However, the fact remains that the Cinnamon desktop seems to be a large part of its appeal. Recently I had the pleasure of discovering another desktop distro that is aimed at newer uses. It's lightning fast, and offers fantastic support for features that newer Linux users are usually looking for. This distro is called MX Linux and it's latest release is called MX 17.In this article, we're going to compare both Linux Mint and...
  • Why not the best? Why not Linux Mint?

    04/04/2018 3:53:50 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 126 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | 3 April 2018 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    I’ve been running Linux on the desktop for decades. When I was starting with it, Linux was, comparatively, harder to use than the GUI-based operating systems then available from Apple and Microsoft. That was then. This is now.Today, Linux, especially such distributions as openSUSE, Ubuntu and, my favorite, Linux Mint, are just as easy to use as macOS and Windows. And they don’t have the security bugs. What’s that? You don’t mind dealing with a few bugs? Well, on the latest Patch Tuesday, as Woody Leonhard put it, an “enormous number of patches spewed out of Microsoft this month, with...
  • Linux More Popular than Windows in Stack Overflow's 2018 Developer Survey

    03/23/2018 3:19:56 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 23 replies
    Softpedia ^ | 22 March 2018 | Marius Nestor
    More than 100,000 developers participated in this year's Annual Developer Survey, which included several new topics ranging from ethics in coding to artificial intelligence (AI). The results are finally here and reveal the fact that some technologies and operating systems have become more popular than others in the past year.According to the survey, JavaScript remains the most used programming language for the six years in a row, back-end developer is the most common developer type, over 80 percent of responders code as a hobby and 92.9 percent are male, and Node.js is the number one framework used by developers.Moreover, MySQL...
  • Linux Beats Windows & Apple OS for Security.

    02/08/2018 6:16:47 AM PST · by Voption · 51 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | February 7, 2018 | Robert Zimmerman
    A survey of computer security experts confirms that they generally consider Linux superior to either the Windows or Apple operating systems when it comes to security....And if you want to try out Linux, all you really need is a spare laptop or desktop, one or two years old, that you aren’t using any more, and to then follow the instructions provided here on Behind the Black by reader James Stephens for Getting and Installing Linux."
  • Excellent No-Charge Linux Books – Learn About Linux – For Beginners

    02/01/2018 6:29:48 PM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Linux Links ^ | 2/1/18 | Steve Emms
    Do you want to learn about Linux? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Not sure what Linux is? To a purist, Linux refers to an open source kernel – the program at the heart of the operating system. But it’s easiest to think of Linux as a family of free and open source software operating systems built around that kernel. More importantly, it’s a genuine contender to the Windows family of operating systems, surpassing it in many areas.Linux differs in so many ways to Windows. You might be well versed with Windows. But if you’re keen to explore and...
  • Linus Torvalds declares Intel fix for Meltdown/Spectre ‘COMPLETE AND UTTER GARBAGE’

    01/22/2018 6:51:07 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 46 replies
    techcrunch ^ | 22 Jan 2018 | Devin Coldewey
    Is Intel really planning on making this shit architectural? Has anybody talked to them and told them they are f*cking insane? They do literally insane things. They do things that do not make sense. That makes all your [i.e. Woodhouse’s] arguments questionable and suspicious. The patches do things that are not sane. …So somebody isn’t telling the truth here. Somebody is pushing complete garbage for unclear reasons. Sorry for having to point that out. ...Intel, for its part, offered the following statement: “We take the feedback of industry partners seriously. We are actively engaging with the Linux community, including Linus,...
  • PowerShell comes to MacOS and Linux. Oh and Windows too

    01/12/2018 6:11:41 AM PST · by dayglored · 29 replies
    The Register ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Simon Sharwood
    Microsoft has given the world new versions of PowerShell that bring the popular automation and scripting tool to MacOS and Linux.PowerShell Core 6.0’s both an upgrade and a replacement for its predecessors.It’s a replacement because Microsoft is no longer actively developing its predecessor, “Windows PowerShell”. That tool will be kept secure in future updates to Windows Server and Windows.Those of you looking for future fun, by way of enhancements, need to adopt PowerShell Core. That moniker reflects the fact it runs with the .Net Core, rather than the Windows-only .NET framework.The change has been made because Microsoft wants sysadmins to...