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Creating personalized Ubuntu, Mint and Debian ISOs for Intel Mini PCs

LXer - 14 hours 5 min ago
Normally Linux distribution ISOs work perfectly when written to a USB for booting as a 'Live USB' allowing both usage and installation of the distro. Unfortunately with the introduction of Intel Atom based mini PCs the issue of requiring a 32-bit bootloader to boot a 64-bit OS arose

In Tails can an unmounted internal hard drive be infected by a usb's filesystem virus or tails bug?

Reddit - 14 hours 10 min ago

I've used unsafe usb flash drives (a practice I abruptly halted) both to host tails, and for interacting with data inside tails), if there was a virus in the file system of the usb flash drive is there any way it could spread to the computer hard drive assuming the hard drive wasn't mounted?

Is there any way a bug in tails could have leaked data onto the hard drive and if so, could this data contain sensitive file fragments for from the data I interacted with on tails?

I do not think that a filesystem virus could spread to the computers internal hard drive or that a tails bug could have caused a leak, (and that even if in theory there was a bug there is no way it could have leaked specific information about the files I was interacting with).

But since I live in a oppressive country (very high stakes here) I wanted to obtain a confirmation or rebuttal of these assumptions before I take them as fact.

Many thanks for any insight you may have.

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It's called LINUX, the operating system is called linux. It's not called anything else. When someone has 1 piece of information, enforcing that to be true is like defending the value of knowing that information. Sad.

Reddit - 14 hours 24 min ago

Just because you heard someone say it should be named something else, you don't have to defend that to prove to people that you know the existence of that piece of knowledge

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New Open Door Policy for GitHub Developer Program

LXer - 15 hours 59 min ago
GitHub has opened the doors on its three year old GitHub Developer Program. As of Monday, developers no longer need to have paid accounts to participate.

Intellectual Discovery and Microsoft Feed Patent Trolls Like Intellectual Ventures Which Then Strategically Attack Rivals

LXer - 17 hours 53 min ago
Like a swarm of blood-sucking bats, patent trolls prey on affluent companies that derive their wealth from GNU/Linux and freedom-respecting software (Free/libre software)

OpenShot 2.3 Linux Video Editor New Features

LinuxToday - Sat, 2017-04-22 23:00

HowToForge: Recently, the team behind the popular open source video editor has made its third point release available

Linux Kernels 4.10.12, 4.9.24 LTS and 4.4.63 LTS Bring x86 and OrangeFS Changes

LXer - Sat, 2017-04-22 22:12
Only three days after releasing the Linux 4.10.11, 4.9.23 LTS and 4.4.62 LTS kernels, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced today the release of a new set of maintenance updates for the Linux 4.10, 4.9, and 4.4 kernel series.

More "libre" software, less "free" confusion

Reddit - Sat, 2017-04-22 22:12

I am sure a lot of you know that the Muslim has to say PBUH all the time he mention Allah (God). It means something like "Peace be upon him".

I feel like a Muslim, when I have to always use the FSF version of PBUH.

To be specific, when I say "free" software I have to say the FSF's PBUH "as defined by RMS" or "respects user's freedom" or "where the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software" ;).

That's why I welcome the fact that more and more people are using "libre" instead of this FSF's PBUH I just mentioned above.

5 years ago people would look at you when mentioning "libre" software like you're a weirdo - except the ES, IT etc. speakers. Nowadays, more and more people are using the term "libre software" when they are talking about the free software (as defined by RMS).

More "libre" software, less "free" confusion!

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openSUSE Leap 15 Will Succeed 42.3

TuxMachines - Sat, 2017-04-22 21:12

What comes after openSUSE Leap 42.3 for SUSE's community non-rolling distribution? Version 15.

Richard Brown announced on the behalf of the openSUSE Board and Leap Release Manager that the next version after openSUSE Leap 42.3 will be openSUSE Leap 15. Yes, that's after pre-42 was openSUSE 13.2.

Also: Mailinglist Archive: opensuse-project (15 mails)

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