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Is Google really going to abandon using the linux kernel for rumoured "Andromeda" ?

Reddit - Wed, 2017-02-15 21:13

So rumours and code released by google would suggest that google would replace the monolitic kernel Linux with a microkernel because it would be easier to update and more performant.

I have a hard te believing this, the linux kernel is the basic of what google did these last years, ditching it would seem weird.

Do you think it is true ?

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How to install supplemental wallpapers

LXer - Wed, 2017-02-15 20:55
Supplemental wallpapers make each release of Fedora a joy to run. This article explains how to install and select them on your Fedora system. Backgrounds for everyone The Fedora team works hard to make each release beautiful. Of course, we start... Continue Reading →

Ripping a copy-protected dvd from command line?

Reddit - Wed, 2017-02-15 20:48

First off, let me know if this is the wrong place to post this.

Here's the situation:

  • DVD in disc drive of computer I have ssh access to.
  • Two folders on DVD, empty AUDIO_TS folder and VIDEO_TS folder full of .VOB, .BUP and .IFO files
  • libdvdcss2 installed

If I run HandBrakeCLI -i /media/cdrom -o "name.mkv" I just get a small file (0.5 MB) which is a message asking not to copy the DVD. (All I want to do is play the DVD which I bought, I just don't have a CD/DVD drive at home, so I need to rip it first).

Any ideas how to make HandBrake use the libdvdcss library to get past the copy protection?

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Proxmox vs ubuntu server with kvm

Reddit - Wed, 2017-02-15 20:18

I want to set up a virtualization server at home and i was wondering what would be better.

I want raid 10 across 4 drives using software raid and i want to be able to spin up linux and windows full VMS as well as a few linux containers.

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Ubuntu has ruined my week

Reddit - Wed, 2017-02-15 20:14

Over the past week I have been dealing with nothing but issues with ubuntu. I had the distro on my laptop for awhile and figured I would install 16.04 onto my newly built pc. The first week was great on the pc. It ran amazingly but then came this week. I went to restart my pc as I would usually do but then couldn't sign in through the disk encryption... A box on top left pops up and all text I type goes there. I'm trying to figure this out and took hours. Then I learned there was no way to fix it. I gave up, deleted everything and restart from scratch. This time though without the encryption. I figured ok maybe I can try out 16.10 and enable the encryption. I load up the live boot and my mouse wont work!!! I look up the issue and there it is. They all say the same thing and that is you can't fix it. Now I'm sitting here with my now installed 16.10 ubuntu on my new and first built pc with a mouse that won't move. The mouse works perfectly fine. It's ubuntu that's the problem. I don't want windows and want to run ubuntu but all its been for me right now is hell.

Just wanted to vent a bit.

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How to install PHP 7 on Debian Linux 8.7/7.x [jessie/wheezy]

LinuxToday - Wed, 2017-02-15 20:00

I wanted to use PHP 7 on Debian 8.x. How do I install and configure PHP 7 on Debian Linux 8.x server?

GParted 0.28.0 Adds Partial Read/Write Support for LUKS Encrypted Filesystems

LXer - Wed, 2017-02-15 19:41
Curtis Gedak announced today the general availability of GParted 0.28.0, a new stable update of the widely-used open-source partition editor for Linux-based operating systems.

Linux Foundation and NCWIT release free Inclusive Speaker Orientation course

LinuxToday - Wed, 2017-02-15 19:30

At the Open Source Leadership Summit in Tahoe today, the Linux Foundation and the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) announced a free new online course for event speakers.

Red Hat and Fedora

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-02-15 18:48

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A musician's transition from distro to distro

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-02-15 18:35

I got news about Ubuntu Studio in 2007, and moved to it. As a musician and sound technician, I had used a digital Portastudio to record and mix because I enjoyed turning actual knobs when mixing. I used Ubuntu Studio for mastering in Audacity before I had the chance to upgrade all my studio equipment with a new laptop and sound card in 2010. I did a lot of research to get the best USB sound card and compatible laptop for recording. I was quite sad when I realized that even though it looked good on paper, everything didn't quite work well in reality. I could only get the card work on 16 bit in Linux, but in Windows it would record with 24 bit and 96 KHz. I felt frustrated, I was back to a dual boot life.

Then Ubuntu Studio 12.10 was released and my sound card and laptop finally played nicely together. What a joy! However, much had changed in my life with family and work, and I wouldn't be doing much recording at home for quite some time. Instead I found out I could contribute to open source without being a programmer, which had never occurred to me before. Because I had so much joy and benefit from open source I wanted to give something back. I had participated in the Ubuntu Forums for a while and reached out to the Ubuntu Studio team.

For a few years, I would contribute when I could with the little time I had available between family, work, sleep, and all the other things I wanted to dabble within the 24 hours available each day.

Also: Organizing your music: Tagging as you rip

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Games for GNU/Linux

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-02-15 18:29

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Set Up and Configure a Firewall with FirewallD on CentOS 7

LXer - Wed, 2017-02-15 18:26
FirewallD is a firewall management tool available by default on CentOS 7 servers. Basically, it is a wrapper around iptables and it comes with graphical configuration tool firewall-config and command line tool firewall-cmd.

Samsung’s latest Artik module offers quad A9 SoC

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-02-15 18:13

Samsung has launched a new, Fedora Linux ready Artik 530 COM and development kit, which unlike the dual -Cortex-A7 Artik 520, moves to a quad-core -A9 SoC.

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Best Windows Like Linux Distributions For New Linux Users

LinuxToday - Wed, 2017-02-15 18:00

Hey new Linux users, you may be wondering that which Linux distro to choose after seeing so many distros based on Linux

Radeon Windows 10 vs. Linux RadeonSI/RADV Gaming Performance

Phoronix - Wed, 2017-02-15 18:00
On Monday I published a Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux gaming performance comparison with NVIDIA GeForce graphics while today the tables have turned and is a Windows vs. Linux gaming benchmark battle with AMD Radeon graphics.

Best Windows Like Linux Distributions For New Linux Users

TuxMachines - Wed, 2017-02-15 17:54

Hey new Linux users, you may be wondering that which Linux distro to choose after seeing so many distros based on Linux. Most of you might be switching from windows to Linux and want those distros which are easy and simple, resemble like windows. So today I will cover those Linux distros whose Desktop Environment is much similar to windows, so let’s start.

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Collaborative coding and passwords. A dangerous mix!

Reddit - Wed, 2017-02-15 17:51

People are using github to code together. Good! But as anyone knows, programs in its infancy have lots of security holes. One of those is often, that you punch in a clear text password. I.e. for a database.

In open source projects, that is a danger in itself, usually not hard to find.

But it gets easier to find when people finally remove their passwords from the code and want to be good guys, naming their commits accuratly, similar to "removed password", thus announcing to the world there might be something interesting:

A simple search on https://github.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=&type=Commits&ref=searchresults shows how often this is being done. This particular search has been called a lot in the recent days and people are actively contacting developers to be aware of it. There are a lot more places than github!

Lessens learned?

Don't hardcode passwords!

Further reading: * https://security.web.cern.ch/security/recommendations /en/password_alternatives.shtml * https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/5051/how-to-protect-ftp-account-information-in-the-source-code-of-a-program

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Unreal Engine 4.15 Released: Improved Vulkan Support

Phoronix - Wed, 2017-02-15 17:44
Epic Games announced the release this morning of Unreal Engine 4.15...


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