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OnePlus 5T Keeps the Headphone Jack, Introduces Face Unlock and Parallel Apps

LXer - Thu, 2017-11-16 20:03
Five months after it launched its OnePlus 5 flagship Android smartphone, OnePlus unveiled today its successor, the OnePlus 5T, running the latest Android 8.0 (Oreo) mobile OS.

GhostBSD 11.1 OS Arrives with Own Software Repository, Drops 32-Bit Support

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-11-16 20:01

More than a year in development, GhostBSD 11.1 is based on FreeBSD 11.1 and comes with Xfce and MATE flavors both available for 64-bit (amd64) systems as 32-bit (i386) support is being dropped starting with this release. This is also the first release of the BSD-based OS to ship with its own software package repository.

"After a year of development, testing, debugging and working on our software package repository, we are pleased to announce the release of GhostBSD 11.1 is now available," reads today's announcement. "With 11.1 we drop 32-bit i386 supports, and we currently maintain our software packages repository for more stability."

Also: GhostBSD 11.1 Released: FreeBSD With MATE & Xfce Desktop Experience

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Quad9 Secure DNS Service Embeds IBM Security Intelligence

LinuxToday - Thu, 2017-11-16 20:00

eWEEK: Free service backed by IBM, Packet Clearing House and the Global Cyber Alliance, aims to make the DNS resolver of choice for internet security.

Slax Linux Distro Gets New Release After Two Years, Drops Slackware for Debian

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-11-16 19:59

Slax 9.2.1 is now available for download as the latest stable release of the Linux distro, and it's the first to be based on Debian GNU/Linux. That's right, Slax no longer lives up to its name and drops Slackware for Debian. As its version number suggests, Slax 9.2.1 is based on Debian GNU/Linux 9.2.1 "Stretch."

"After several years of inactivity Slax project has been brought to life again in new version 9.2.1," said the developer in today's release announcement. "I've decided to go for Debian because it made my life much easier and I believe that it will make yours too."

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5 Coolest Linux Terminal Emulators

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-11-16 19:55

Sure, we can get by with boring old GNOME terminal, Konsole, and funny, rickety, old xterm. When you're in the mood to try something new, however, take a look at these five cool and useful Linux terminals.

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Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS Will Bring Undecorated Maximized Windows for Mutiny Layout

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-11-16 19:53

First off, the development of Ubuntu MATE 18.04 starts based on the core components of its bigger brother, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, such as the Linux 4.13 kernel, X.Org Server 1.19 display server, Mesa 17.1 graphics stack, and many of the latest security patches from upstream, a.k.a. Debian Testing (Buster) repositories.

And now for the goodies coming to the final Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS release next year, as Martin Wimpress and his team promise to bring hardware acceleration to Marco, MATE desktop environment's default window manager, as well as undecorated windows for the Mutiny layout for ex-Unity users.

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ExLight Linux Distro Now Based on Ubuntu 17.10, Features Enlightenment Desktop

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-11-16 19:52

ExLight Build 171112 is the latest update to the Linux distro, which is based on the recently released Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, but also borrows some package from the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" repositories (a.k.a. Debian Testing).

The biggest change in this release is the replacement of the Linux 4.9 LTS kernel used in previous versions of the distribution with the more recent Linux 4.13 kernel series. ExLight Build 171112 runs a specially crafted kernel 4.13.0-16-exton based on upstream's Linux 4.13.4 kernel.

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MX 17 Linux: The Best of 2 Linux Worlds

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-11-16 19:49

MX-17 Beta 1 images are available for download here. If you are looking for a computing platform that is a bit different and very reliable, check out the latest MX 17 Beta releases. Try out the various installation options. See how they work on your slowest legacy hardware.

If you like what you see, keep using the Beta release on USB until the final release of MX 17 comes out shortly. Then you can install it to your computer's hard drive in frugal mode, keep your existing Linux distro where it is, and choose which one to run with each new boot-up.

The beauty of MX Linux is you do not have to deal with wiping or partitioning your hard drive or fussing with the unpredictability of maintaining a dual-boot setup.

MX Linux is a powerful, easy-to-use computing platform that goes beyond lightweight performance without filling your computer with software bloat.

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Raspberry Pi 3 clone offers Allwinner H2, H3, or H5 SoCs for $9 to $29

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-11-16 19:47

Libre Computer’s open source “Tritium” SBCs run Ubuntu or Android on Allwinner H2+, H3, or 64-bit H5 SoCs, and have an RPi 3 like layout and 40-pin header.

Earlier this year, Shenzhen-based Libre Computer successfully funded its quad Cortex-A53 Amlogic S905X based Le Potato SBC on Kickstarter for $25 to $35. Now, the company has returned to Kickstarter to launch a second hacker SBC with a Raspberry 3-like form factor, layout, and 40-pin expansion interface. The Tritium is available in packages of $9, $19, or $29, depending on whether you want it configured with the Allwinner H2+, Allwinner H3, or Allwinner H5.

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Wandboard.org launches i.MX8M-based SBC with RPi expansion

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-11-16 19:45

Technexion’s Wandboard.org unveiled open source “Wand-Pi-8M” SBCs that run Linux on a quad-A53 i.MX8M, and offer WiFi/BT, GbE, HDMI 2.0, and a 40-pin RPi link.

Technexion and its Wandboard.org community project opened pre-orders on three successors to its i.MX6 based Wandboard and almost identical Wandboard Reload SBCs that tap NXP’s long awaited, quad-core, Cortex-A53 i.MX8M SoC. Unlike the Wandboards, the smaller, Raspberry Pi like (85 x 56 x 19.3mm) Wand-Pi-8M-Lite ($89), Wand-Pi-8M-Pro ($99), and Wand-Pi-8M-Deluxe ($119), are standard SBCs rather than sandwich-style COM-and-carrier products. The boards ship in Spring 2018.

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Want a Linux cert. Advice needed!

Reddit - Thu, 2017-11-16 19:27

I recently fell in love with linux after volunteering myself for a project at work. Taught myself the basics but really want to dive deeper and be acknowledged for my efforts via getting a certification. So, which one? -red hat? -linux+?

What do employers like to see at first glance?

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GNU/Linux in HPC

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-11-16 19:11

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Portable, open source retro game player runs Linux and Arduino

LinuxToday - Thu, 2017-11-16 19:00

LinuxGizmos: Clockwork's hackable "GameShell" retro game console runs Linux on a quad -A7 SoC, and offers a 2.7-inch LCD, gaming controls, GPIO, and Arduino links.

Fedora 27 Atomic Host is available on multiple architectures

LXer - Thu, 2017-11-16 18:54
The Fedora 27 Atomic Host now supports multiple architectures! Along with the x86_64 architecture, Atomic Host is also available on 64-bit ARM (aarch64) and PowerPC Little Endian (ppc64le). Both aarch64 and ppc64le architectures receive Atomic OSTree updates in the same... Continue Reading →

DriveSync - My Google Drive client for Linux [X-Post from /r/googledrive]

Reddit - Thu, 2017-11-16 18:39

So I wanted to get Google Drive on Linux and browsed through some of the unofficial clients out there. I wasn't very impressed at the time because because I wanted the same functionality as on Windows and wanted something that's a complete solution, doesn't involve user input, is configurable and easy to automate.

So I decided to make my own client which I've been using, testing and improving for a year now. Since I'm happier with it than I was testing some other clients (and because since the latest patches to the official Windows client, I've been wishing I had it on Windows as well...) , I thought I should probably publish it. So after a long time of putting it off , here it is:



  • No user input required
  • Complete sync: Downloads new remote files, uploads new local files, updates changed files
  • Configurable : You can ignore certain files, make changes to how updating files works, set file size thresholds and more
  • Easy to automate : Works as a cronjob as no input is required
  • Stable and safe: I've been using it for more than a year without any breaking bugs or loss of data

Installation and usage instructions are in the README on the linked project page. I believe this is as close to the official Windows client as you can get on Linux so I hope this may be useful to some. If you have any comments, questions or concerns, let me know here or on GitHub.

Edit: So far, I only tested this on Ubuntu, so I'd be glad to get feedback from users of other distros.

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GhostBSD 11.1 Released: FreeBSD With MATE & Xfce Desktop Experience

Phoronix - Thu, 2017-11-16 18:00
GhostBSD 11.1 is now available as the BSD operating system derived from FreeBSD 11.1 while catering to Xfce and MATE desktop experiences...

Perfect Fluxbox Desktop on Kali Linux

LinuxToday - Thu, 2017-11-16 18:00

HowToForge: For my job, I need a portable Linux environment to run tests, so I often find myself using Kali Linux from a low resourced virtual machine, or booted from a flash drive.

Linux Kernel 4.14 -- First Kernel to be Supported for Six Years

LXer - Thu, 2017-11-16 17:40
Linux Kernel 4.14 is here. It is a long-term support release and as stated earlier, it is the first Linux Kernel that will be supported for six years. Until now Linux Kernel LTS versions were supported for two years.


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