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Any Linux users here that have home automation and use it with Linux/Android ?

Reddit - 2 hours 10 min ago

I plan on moving soon and really wanted to get my apartment automated, wouldn't mind some suggestions that are Linux friendly since falling back in love with Linux. I wouldn't mind people talking about Automation and Linux as a whole.

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Oracle lays off more than 1,000 employees

LXer - 2 hours 29 min ago
Oracle is firing numerous employees, mostly from its hardware SPARC division. SPARC, and its Unix-based Solaris operating system, appear to be done.

UI and text too small on a 13" 1080p screen

Reddit - 3 hours 43 min ago

I own a laptop with a 13" 1080p screen. I'm running GNOME on Wayland on Fedora 25. The size of the text and UI for default GNOME applications (gedit, nautilus, gnome-terminal) is perfect. But the size of the text and UI for webpages rendered with Firefox is way too small, and the text size in CLion is way too small. I have tried to fix this by zooming in webpages in Firefox and increasing the default text size in CLion, but this feels hacky and it's annoying to have to change the font settings for every single application that isn't one of the default GNOME applications. Is there any better solution than what I'm doing? Would a different desktop environment help? Windows 10 seems to handle my screen size better for some reason, but I really want to stay on Linux.

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Latest Linux For All Release Is Based on Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS and Linux 4.9.5

TuxMachines - 3 hours 56 min ago

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton is informing us about the availability of a new stable build of his Linux For All (LFA) open-source computer operating system, versioned 170121.

Based on the Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" operating systems, Linux For All (LFA) Build 170121 appears to be a total rebuilt of the GNU/Linux distribution, having nothing in common with any of the previous releases. It now uses the newest Linux 4.9.5 kernel and latest package versions.

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Arch Anywhere ISO Lets You Install a Fully Custom Arch Linux System in Minutes

LXer - 4 hours 52 min ago
Meet Arch Anywhere, a new open-source project created by developer Dylan Schacht to help Arch Linux newcomers install the powerful and modern Linux-based operating system on their personal computers, or a virtual machine.

Why can i use “apt-get” on OpenSuse

Reddit - 5 hours 58 min ago

thought that OpenSuse used a different package manager than Ubuntu. I recently install a fresh installation of OpenSuse on a VM. I ran apt-get update, then apt-get install git, just fine with no issues. Why can i run apt-get if opensuse uses zypper.

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Outlook.com on Linux?

Reddit - 6 hours 41 min ago

Mostly concerned about the calendar support since Microsoft appears to do their own thing. Does anyone know if it works on any clients?

I've been using openmailbox.org but SSL/TLS has been very shoddy for me the last few weeks, the contact form doesn't work, and the SSL certificate on their forum has been expired for a month. Firefox won't allow you to visit though I can get through on Epiphany and it looks like I'm not the only one having problems.

I did look at protonmail but I'm just not feeling it to be honest (although it does look like a fantastic service). I've got a Gmail, but I've never really liked it. Part of why I'm looking at Outlook.com is I already have an email address through them that I use for my resume.

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Mouse button binding.

Reddit - 7 hours 2 min ago

I have a cougar m700 mouse and I cant get all the buttons to even register when I run 'xev | grep button' and one of them, even seems to lock the whole computer. But running 'xmodmap -pp' does say I have 10 buttons. any help.

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What version of Linux might you recommend?

Reddit - 7 hours 2 min ago

Old windows xp laptop 256 mb of ram. Would like to use it for Internet and homework for my girls. Or should I just recycle it?

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Linux 4.10 rc5

LinuxToday - 8 hours 30 min ago

Linus Torvalds: Things seem to be calming down a bit, and everything looks nominal.

Linux on a surface device?

Reddit - 8 hours 35 min ago

I recently did a small deployment of some M$ Surface devices with the Win10 surface Os. when I was done I started talking to a coworker about my experience with Linux mint and we got to thinking, how would Linux run on a surface device, would it even work, could M$ have put in some block to prevent linux from installing

Has anyone installed any flavor of linux on any MS surface device and got it working?

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Why I love Linux but can never use it. :(

Reddit - 8 hours 46 min ago

Let me start off by saying that I have used Linux multiple times but have always switched back to Windows because of the same problem each time:

Linux can't play games like Windows can

Now, for the record, it's been a while since I've used Linux so possibly steam has added way more games since I've used it. See, I have over 150 games on steam and probably about 70 that I actually would like to play. The problem is, the last time I used Linux only about 15 of those games were compatible.

I Do know about Wine, but it's not exactly a perfect solution most of the time.

Also for the record, I used Linux Mint and Ubuntu those multiple times when I used Linux.

Does anybody know if Linux is better for games now, and if it is whats a good distro?

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Google Infrastructure Security Design Overview

LXer - 9 hours 12 min ago
This document gives an overview of how security is designed into Google's technical infrastructure. This global scale infrastructure is designed to provide security through the entire information processing lifecycle at Google.


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