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Debian-Based Elive 2.7.8 Beta Linux OS Released with Extra Packages, Bug Fixes

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-10-15 09:52

On October 14, 2016, the developers of the Debian-based Elive Linux distribution built on top of the Enlightenment desktop environment announced the release of a new Beta version.

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How to install FreeOrion on Fedora

LXer - Sat, 2016-10-15 09:35
FreeOrion is a free, open source, turn-based space empire and galactic conquest (4X) computer game. The game is designed and built by the FreeOrion project, inspired by the tradition of the Master of Orion games. However, it’s not a clone or remake... Continue Reading →

I know OSX != Linux, but thought someone here might know how to solve this

Reddit - Sat, 2016-10-15 09:01

So I'm running OSX 10.11.6, and trying to write a simple simple shell script to periodically dd an image of my hard drive to an external USB drive.

(This hard drive used to hold a time machine backup)

But dd can't run - I get an error stating:

d: /dev/disk4s2: Resource busy

I DDGed around and it looks like I need to unmount the drive first. Sounds simple. However OSX likes to do things its own way which has sent me down a rabbit hole...

Firs my system doesn't seem to have disktutil installed. Here's what happens when I try to locate the partition in use and unmount it:

$ clear; diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *500.3 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_CoreStorage Macintosh HD 499.4 GB disk0s2 3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3 /dev/disk1 (internal, virtual): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD +499.1 GB disk1 Logical Volume on disk0s2 B57C7D76-588A-422A-902D-9BAAD39192EC Unlocked Encrypted /dev/disk2 (disk image): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: Apple_partition_scheme +19.7 MB disk2 1: Apple_partition_map 32.3 KB disk2s1 2: Apple_HFS Flash Player 19.6 MB disk2s2 /dev/disk3 (disk image): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: Apple_partition_scheme +19.7 MB disk3 1: Apple_partition_map 32.3 KB disk3s1 2: Apple_HFS Flash Player 19.7 MB disk3s2 /dev/disk4 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *500.1 GB disk4 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk4s1 2: Apple_HFS BACKUP 499.8 GB disk4s2 $ disktutil unmount /dev/disk4s2 -bash: disktutil: command not found

I DDGed some more, someone suggested running it w/ sudo. No luck. Another suggested that OSX puts diskutil in /usr/bin/, but I don't see it there:

$ ls /usr/bin/ | grep disk diskhits $ sudo ls /usr/bin | grep disk diskhits

So TL;DR: How can I zero a drive using DD in OSX? Is there some similar tool to diskutil on OSX?

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Wine 1.9.21 Update Improves Adobe Illustrator CS6 and The Longest Journey Demo

LXer - Sat, 2016-10-15 07:41
The Wine development team announced the release of a new unstable snapshot towards the major Wine 2.0 milestone of the open-source software project that allows you to run Windows apps and games on Linux.

Redis SWAPDB Command is here

Reddit - Sat, 2016-10-15 06:59

Raspbian Question: How can I schedule a script to run after the desktop environment is fully up? [x-post /r/raspberry_pi]

Reddit - Sat, 2016-10-15 05:52

Greetings. As the title indicates, I'm having trouble triggering a script on the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B running Raspbian. I've tried setting up a CRON job @reboot, but the problem with that is that since the script involves a GUI element, it doesn't run correctly because the Display Manager isn't up when the CRON job runs. I've tried adding a delay to the CRON job [ @reboot sleep 15 && /usr/bin/tscript.sh ] but that seems to have no effect. I've also tried writing a C program that uses the system() function to call what I need to call, and then adding that executable to rc.d (and init.d), but that doesn't work either. What am I doing wrong?

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Celebrating open standards around the world

LXer - Sat, 2016-10-15 05:47
Today, October 14, is World Standards Day, an event reminding us both of the importance of standards in our day-to-day lives, and recognizing the efforts of the countless individuals and organizations around the globe who are working to create and promote these standards.read more

Is there any Gnome-like light weight desktop environment?

Reddit - Sat, 2016-10-15 05:30

Gnome-like meaning having a workflow similar to gnome 3 (based on window overviews and workspaces). I don't really care about the eye candy.

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Fedora 25 Wayland Tests A Success, On Track For Stable

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-10-15 04:30
Fedora 25 has been on track for using Wayland by default and that was better firmed up this week. It's looking almost definitive next month's Fedora 25 release will be the first tier-one desktop Linux distribution using Wayland by default on supported systems in place of the X.Org Server...

Happy 20th Birthday, KDE

LXer - Sat, 2016-10-15 03:52
20 years ago today Matthias Ettrich sent an email that would mark the start of KDE as we know it today - a world-wide community of amazing people creating Free Software for you. In his email he announced the new Kool Desktop Environment and said “Programmers wanted!”

Ubuntu 16.10 Review

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-10-15 02:54

If you are an active PPA user and rely on third party repositories, it's best to wait a month or so before you proceed with installing this release. It often takes a bit for third party developers to get caught up and release packages for new versions so hold off a bit before proceeding.

Overall, I'd say this felt like a typical Ubuntu release, at least from a desktop perspective. The inclusion of the 4.8 Linux kernel is probably one of the biggest changes, which Linux.com covered quite well in their article here: https://www.linux.com/news/new-linux-kernel-48-plus-kernel-killing-bug

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Intel's Mesa Driver Now Enables OpenGL 4.5

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-10-15 02:51
Intel's Mesa OpenGL driver now officially enables OpenGL 4.5 support for Broadwell "Gen 8" hardware and newer...

Wine 1.9.21 Update Improves Adobe Illustrator CS6 and The Longest Journey Demo

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-10-15 02:49

Today, October 14, 2016, the Wine development team announced the release of a new unstable snapshot towards the major Wine 2.0 milestone of the open-source software project that allows you to run Windows apps and games on Linux.

Also: Wine 1.9.21 Released With HID Minidriver, System Tray Improvements

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Docker Brings Containers to China

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-10-15 02:43

ocker Inc. has set its sights on the East to help grow its container fortunes. On Oct. 13, Docker announced a wide-ranging partnership with Alibaba Cloud in a bid to help accelerate the use and deployment of Docker technologies in China.

Founded in 2009, Alibaba Cloud is the cloud division of Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group. It bills itself as China's largest cloud provider and the fourth largest web hosting provider globally. As part of new partnership with Docker Inc., Alibaba Cloud will now host a distribution of the Docker Hub.

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Latest Linksys WRT router supports 802.11ac Wave 2

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-10-15 02:33

The new, faster, OpenWrt-driven Linksys “WRT3200ACM” WiFi router offers MU-MIMO per the latest AC Wave 2 spec, plus DFS certification and Tri-band support.

Belkin’s Linksys division has updated its line of OpenWrt and DD-Wrt supported dual-band WiFi routers. Compared to last year’s WRT1900ACS, which similarly ran an open source OpenWrt stack on a dual-core Marvell processor, the WRT3200ACM has a faster clock speed and compliance with the recently certified 802.11ac Wave 2 spec, among other additions. Announced with a $280 price, the router is on sale now for $250.

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Using Cloud Explorer with the Scality S3 Server Docker Image

LXer - Sat, 2016-10-15 01:58
I spent a few weeks searching for an open-source S3 server that I can run at home to test Cloud Explorer. I then read an article about Scality releasing an open-source S3 server that you can run inside a Docker image. I was able to get Scality up and running quickly with little effort. In this post, I will explain how I got the Scality S3 server setup and how to use it with Cloud Explorer.

today's leftovers

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-10-15 01:21
  • VMware & AWS Offer Combined Private and Public Cloud Service

    VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) today confirmed rumors they will deliver a joint service that lets customers run their vSphere private clouds from VMware alongside their applications in AWS’s public cloud.

  • Is there a competition law issue lurking on the horizon of cloud computing?

    This in itself is an interesting comment. This Kat is hoary enough to remember the antitrust case against IBM, filed in 1969, which dragged on until 1982. There, the issue was IBM’s alleged anti-competitive conduct based on its alleged dominance of the mainframe computer industry. What is notable is that this decade-long lawsuit came to an end because the US Depart of Justice ultimately decided to dismiss the case. Developments in the computer world had moved on since the filing of the law suit in the late 1960’s, and the capacity of IBM to dominate the computer world had passed.

  • The Hyperledger Project Continues to Grow Rapidly; Executive Director Brian Behlendorf Elaborates on Strategy and Goals

    The Hyperledger Project, a collaborative cross-industry effort to advance blockchain technology led by The Linux Foundation, continues to announce new organizations joining the project to help create an open standard for distributed ledgers for a new generation of transactional applications. The project now has more than 85 members, which represents a growth of nearly 200 percent over the last six months.

  • 4 open music players compared: VLC, QMMP, Clementine, and Amarok

    In August 2016, I wrote about about why I like the Guayadeque music player, and then I used the six characteristics that seemed most important to me to evaluate other music players: Quod Libet, Gmusicbrowser, DeaDBeeF, Audac

  • How to spin up OrangeHRM as a virtual machine in less than 5 minutes
  • Outreachy Deadlines Are Due Next Week For Winter Open-Source Internships

    For women and other select groups, the GNOME Outreachy Winter 2016 internship program has its application deadline due next week for those wishing to get involved in open-source / free software development.

    Outreachy is preparing for its Winter 2016 program that will run from December to March. Like past rounds, interns get paid $5,500 USD for their work on various open-source projects.

  • Game: Temple Run 2 Finally on the Tizen Store
  • VMS will be ready to run on x86 in 2019!

    VMS Software Inc (VSI), which became the custodian of the venerable OpenVMS in 2014, is getting close to its Holy Grail of running the OS on x86.

    HP had decided that the operating system it inherited from DEC was end-of-life back in 2013, but in 2014 signed over an exclusive licence to VSI.

    At that time, the company's CEO Duane Harris said VSI's “passion for taking OpenVMS into future decades” would see it ported to Itanium and then x86 architectures.

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Leftovers: OSS

TuxMachines - Sat, 2016-10-15 01:16
  • Google offers baseball bat and some chains with which to hit open source software

    For a while now, Google's Chrome team has had a fuzzing tool to help them find bugs in the browser before bounty hunters do. Now, Mountain View has decided the same techniques can be applied to open source software in general.

    The company's emitted the first generalised version of its OSS-fuzz software at GitHub.

    A quick primer: fuzzing involves sending random data at a piece of software to crash it and capturing the conditions at the time of the crash.

    Chrome's in-process fuzzing is described in this blog post, in which security engineer Max Moroz introduced libFuzzer.

  • Bringing the Power of the Internet to the Next Billion and Beyond

    At Mozilla, we believe the Internet is most powerful when anyone – regardless of gender, income, or geography – can participate equally. However the digital divide remains a clear and persistent reality. Today more than 4 billion people are still not online, according to the World Economic Forum. That is greater than 55% of the global population. Some, who live in poor or rural areas, lack the infrastructure. Fast wired and wireless connectivity only reaches 30% of rural areas. Other people don’t connect because they don’t believe there is enough relevant digital content in their language. Women are also less likely to access and use the Internet; only 37% access the Internet versus 59% of men, according to surveys by the World Wide Web Foundation.

    Access alone, however, is not sufficient. Pre-selected content and walled gardens powered by specific providers subvert the participatory and democratic nature of the Internet that makes it such a powerful platform. Mitchell Baker coined the term equal rating in a 2015 blog post. Mozilla successfully took part in shaping pro-net neutrality legislation in the US, Europe and India. Today, Mozilla’s Open Innovation Team wants to inject practical, action-oriented, new thinking into these efforts.

  • Friday 'Skeleton GNU' Directory IRC meetup: October 14th

    Participate in supporting the FSD by adding new entries and updating existing ones. We will be on IRC in the #fsf channel on freenode.

    Tens of thousands of people visit directory.fsf.org each month to discover free software. Each entry in the Directory contains a wealth of useful information, from basic category and descriptions, to providing detailed info about version control, IRC channels, documentation, and licensing info that has been carefully checked by FSF staff and trained volunteers.

    While the FSD has been and continues to be a great resource to the world over the past decade, it has the potential of being a resource of even greater value. But it needs your help!

    This week we're the 'Skeleton GNU' looking to beef up bares bones entries with more information. While even the most skeletal entry can be useful, the best ones have robust description, links to documentation and other resources. We'll be looking for entries with minimal information, adding as much as we can and making sure they're up to date.

  • Taking PHP Seriously

    Slack uses PHP for most of its server-side application logic, which is an unusual choice these days. Why did we choose to build a new project in this language? Should you?

    Most programmers who have only casually used PHP know two things about it: that it is a bad language, which they would never use if given the choice; and that some of the most extraordinarily successful projects in history use it. This is not quite a contradiction, but it should make us curious. Did Facebook, Wikipedia, Wordpress, Etsy, Baidu, Box, and more recently Slack all succeed in spite of using PHP? Would they all have been better off expressing their application in Ruby? Erlang? Haskell?

    Perhaps not. PHP-the-language has many flaws, which undoubtedly have slowed these efforts down, but PHP-the-environment has virtues which more than compensate for those flaws. And the options for improving on PHP’s language-level flaws are pretty impressive. On the balance, PHP provides better support for building, changing, and operating a successful project than competing environments. I would start a new project in PHP today, with a reservation or two, but zero apologies.

  • Celebrating open standards around the world

    Today, October 14, is World Standards Day, an event reminding us both of the importance of standards in our day-to-day lives, and recognizing the efforts of the countless individuals and organizations around the globe who are working to create and promote these standards.

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