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Raspbian PIXEL Fork Lets You Install and Run the Operating System on a PC or Mac

TuxMachines - 2 hours 2 min ago

After announcing the availability of new builds of his AndEX Nougat 7.1.1 Android-x86 fork that lets users run Android 7.1.1 on their PCs, now Arne Exton released a custom build of Raspberry Pi Foundation's Raspbian PIXEL image.

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Ubuntu 17.10 Won't Ship with Upstart and CGManager as Unity 8 Is Being Dropped

TuxMachines - 2 hours 4 min ago

Canonical's Dimitri John Ledkov informs the Ubuntu Linux and Ubuntu Touch communities that the upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system will drop support for the Upstart init daemon and CGManager project.

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Benchmarking Various Linux Distributions With Amazon's EC2 Cloud In 2017

TuxMachines - 2 hours 6 min ago

After carrying out the recent Amazon EC2 Cloud benchmarks vs. Intel/AMD CPUs I also decided to run some Linux distribution tests in the Elastic Compute Cloud with not having done any such comparisons in a long time. So for those wondering how different Linux distributions compare in Amazon's cloud, this article is for you.

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This Custom Android-x86 Build Puts Android 7.1.1 on Your PC, with Linux 4.11 RC7

TuxMachines - 2 hours 16 min ago

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton was happy to announce the release of a new build of his custom built Android-x86 project that lets uses runs the latest Android mobile operating system on their personal computers.

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Clear Linux Announces Intel Clear Containers 2.1.6 with Docker 17.04.0 Support

TuxMachines - 2 hours 17 min ago

Clear Linux's Kent Helm was proud to announce the release and general availability of Intel Clear Containers 2.1.6, a maintenace update that promises to improve compatibility with recent Docker releases, but also adds various bug fixes.

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Nantes Métropole releases open source tool for LibreOffice transition

TuxMachines - 2 hours 21 min ago

The French city of Nantes (Nantes Métropole) has released an open source tool used to schedule its migration to LibreOffice. The shift from commercial software to the free and open source LibreOffice productivity suite started in 2013 and is intended to save the administration EUR 260 000 per year. The transition was finalised in April 2016.

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Need help booting into computer!

Reddit - 2 hours 32 min ago

I accidentally removed the partition of my main hard drive, now when I am booting into Linux mint it says "Welcome to emergency mode! After logging in, type journalct1 -xb' to view system logs, "systemct1 reboot" to reboot, "systemct1 default" or D to boot into default mode."

It gives that text three times

When I enter one of the commands after entering my root pass, it says " no command 'journalct1' found, did you mean: Command 'journalct1' from package 'systemd' (main)"

How do I log back on to my computer and get it working again?

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This Week in Open Source News: Aerospace Industry Opens Up, New EdgeX Foundry Project

LXer - 2 hours 34 min ago
This week in open source and Linux news, open source Cosmos project is taking over aerospace, EdgeX Foundry IoT project announced this week

Help Wanted: Testing WereSync, a Linux drive cloning program

Reddit - 3 hours 1 min ago

I have recently updated my backup software, WereSync to version 0.3. Now I need people to test it on a variety of on all of your various and a sundry drive setups.

WereSync should copy your drive's partitions and files, giving you a clone of your original drive. The goal is to have WereSync make your drive bootable as well, but that isn't working currently. After it's done you can use the clone alongside your original drive, since all the UUIDs will be different. WereSync will run fine in the background, and can clone to a smaller drive. You can find WereSync's documentation at here.

What I need you to do:

I can only test WereSync on my computer, because that's the only Linux computer I have access to (well I do use some VMs, but that's besides the point). I'm using complicated programs like gdisk, fdisk and parted in WereSync, and they have lots of strange interactions in different enviroments. I need others to test WereSync and help me figure out where the bugs are.

To help me you need to:

  1. Install WereSync from pip:

    pip install weresync
  2. Run it on your system

    sudo weresync -C source_drive target_drive
  3. Report any errors to the issue tracker. Please be sure to post the contents of /var/log/weresync/weresync.log and fdisk -l.

I would appreciate any and all testing, even a simple comment saying something works properly. Thanks in advance!

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State of Sway April 2017

Reddit - 3 hours 28 min ago

Benchmarking Various Linux Distributions With Amazon's EC2 Cloud In 2017

Phoronix - 3 hours 29 min ago
After carrying out the recent Amazon EC2 Cloud benchmarks vs. Intel/AMD CPUs I also decided to run some Linux distribution tests in the Elastic Compute Cloud with not having done any such comparisons in a long time. So for those wondering how different Linux distributions compare in Amazon's cloud, this article is for you.

Linux 4.12 To Begin Supporting TrustZone CryptoCell

Phoronix - 4 hours 14 min ago
The upcoming Linux 4.12 kernel cycle plans to introduce support for CryptoCell hardware within ARM's TrustZone...

How to Play Wii Games on Ubuntu with Dolphin

LXer - 4 hours 45 min ago
There are plenty of great games for Linux and loads more if you count the ones emulators make available. The open source Dolphin emulator brings a huge chunk of the Wii ecosystem to Linux, and that includes plenty of Gamecube titles, too.

In-Development Software

TuxMachines - 4 hours 51 min ago
  • Chromium Now Enables GTK3 For 32-Bit Builds
  • Oracle Outs VirtualBox 5.1.22 and 5.0.40 Maintenance Releases to Fix ALSA Issues

    Oracle released two new maintenance updates of its open-source and cross-platform virtualization software, VirtualBox 5.1.22 and VirtualBox 5.0.40, for all supported operating systems, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows.

    Both VirtualBox 5.1.22 and VirtualBox 5.0.40 are bugfix releases that come about ten days after the launch of the previous updates, in this case VirtualBox 5.1.20 and VirtualBox 5.0.38. They include pretty much the same changes with small exceptions.

  • GNOME 3.25.1 Released

    GNOME 3.25.1 is now available as the first development milestone in the road to this September's GNOME 3.26.

  • ETSI announces the latest release of its Open Source MANO

    The ETSI Open Source MANO group (ETSI OSM) has announced OSM Release TWO. The standards body says this new release of its management and orchestration (MANO) work brings significant improvements in terms of interoperability, performance, stability, security and resources footprint to meet operators’ requirements for trials and upcoming RFx processes.

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