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Links on Reddit?

Reddit - Thu, 2017-09-07 06:34

Maybe this post belongs on a different sub but I'm new here so cut me some slack. You all seem rather intelligent on this sub and will probably provide very detailed answers.


I've noticed that users post a lot of links on Reddit and I was wondering about how safe it is to click on them. Should I be concerned about XSS and other types of infected links? Is it worth browsing without JS? Are there other security measures I can employ other than disabling JS and simply not clicking on links?

Thank you in advance for the responses.

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Help for a Linux newbie

Reddit - Thu, 2017-09-07 06:05

I've never really done anything with Linux but want to start messing around with it, I was wondering if I could safely instal it as a dual OS on my school laptop or if I should wait til next time I go home and get my personal laptop? Thanks

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PiCluster – A Simple, Web-based Docker Management Application

LXer - Thu, 2017-09-07 04:57
PiCluster is a simple, open source, web-based docker management application used to manage Docker containers across multiple hosts. Unlike Docker Swarm or Kubernetes, PiCluster is easy to setup and use.

TensorFlow brings machine learning to the masses

LinuxToday - Thu, 2017-09-07 04:00

opensource.com: Google's open source machine learning library makes deep learning available to everyone.

Latest Parted Magic Release Adds Support for GParted 0.29.0, Linux Kernel 4.12.9

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-09-07 03:34

Patrick Verner, the creator of the Parted Magic live system designed for disk partitioning, closing and erasing, as well as data recovery and rescue, and system benchmarking tasks, announced the release of Parted Magic 2017_09_05.

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GNU Linux-Libre 4.13 Kernel Launches Officially for Those Who Seek 100% Freedom

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-09-07 03:32

Alexandre Oliva, the maintainer of the GNU Linux-libre project, an Open Source initiative to provide a 100% free version of the Linux kernel to those who seek 100% freedom, announced the release of the GNU Linux-libre 4.13 kernel.

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Bodhi Linux With Moksha Is Truly Enlightening

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-09-07 03:28

Bodhi Linux is a very functional alternative to the run-of-the-mill distro offerings. It will extend users' comfort zones as they get familiar with its different computing procedures. Newcomers to Linux, not knowing how Linux "is supposed to work," actually may have an easier time gaining proficiency in using this Enlightened approach to computing.

The Midori browser by default loads a help file with wiki-like links to some startup information. That file is part of the installation content, so new users can access the quick start guide and FAQ topics even if they are not able to access a wireless Internet connection.

Minimum hardware specs include a 500-Mhz processor with 256 MB of RAM and 4 GB of drive space.

Recommended specs are a 1.0-Ghz processor with 512 MB of RAM and 10 GB of drive space.

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Jetson TX2 camera add-on features 6x HD cameras

TuxMachines - Thu, 2017-09-07 03:26

E-con has launched a Linux-driven camera system for the Jetson TX1 and TX2 dev kits with six 3.4MP, HD cameras that stream in uncompressed YUV422.

Embedded vendor E-con Systems has long been known for its Linux-driven embedded camera modules and boards such as its i.MX6 based e-CAM50IMX6. Now, the company has launched an ambitious, six-camera “e-CAM30_HEXCUTX2” solution designed to work with Nvidia developer kits for the Nvidia Jetson TX1 and Jetson TX2 computer-on-modules.

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Jetson TX2 kit features 6x HD cameras

LXer - Thu, 2017-09-07 03:14
E-con has launched a Linux-driven camera system for the Jetson TX1 and TX2 dev kits with six 3.4MP, HD cameras that stream in in uncompressed YUV422. Embedded vendor E-con Systems has long been known for its Linux-driven embedded camera modules and boards such as its i.MX6 based e-CAM50IMX6. Now, the company has launched an ambitious, […]

Simple % of CPU reflectly (roughly) all cores?

Reddit - Thu, 2017-09-07 02:32

Hello all,

I've got a little program where I am trying to just give a general "feel" for the CPU usage it doesn't need to be super accurate but i'd like it at least somewhat reflect the CPU load as a percentage! Yes I know nearly impossible on a multi core system :D

I've looked at taking the 5 minute average and dividing it by the number of cores. E.g. if load average is 1.25 on 4 core system that is a ~31% usage. However... we all know load average takes into account I/O wait, disk etc.

I've looked at top -b, but that seems really strangely inaccurate.

mpstat -P ALL combine all the %idle values / CPU cores - 100.

Any thoughts on what might be the best approach. I feel mpstat and using the idle value is the best but it always seems to low.

Thanks for your thoughts and comments!

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AMD Secure Processor Support In Linux 4.14

Phoronix - Thu, 2017-09-07 02:05
The crpyo subsystem updates have been pulled in for the Linux 4.14 kernel and it includes more complete AMD Secure Processor support, among other changes...

The Earth Runs on Debian

Reddit - Thu, 2017-09-07 01:45

Bodhi Linux With Moksha Is Truly Enlightening

LinuxInsider - Thu, 2017-09-07 01:35
Bodhi Linux 4.3.1's implementation of the Enlightenment desktop, released late last month, continues this distro's tradition of providing an awesome desktop computing platform for office or home. When I last reviewed Bodhi Linux, I was attracted to the relatively new desktop environment. When the backup computer that hosted that earlier version of Bodhi finally needed replacement, I installed the latest version on the new hardware, mostly out of curiosity about the current progress of Enlightenment computing. Bodhi Linux did not disappoint.

Twitter Finally Rolls Out Night Mode Feature to Linux, Windows and Mac Users

LXer - Thu, 2017-09-07 01:31
Twitter announced today that it managed to implement the Night Mode feature to the desktop version of its social networking service, available on all Linux and Windows PCs, as well as Macs.

Sound Updates Ready To Be Heard On Linux 4.14

Phoronix - Thu, 2017-09-07 01:17
Takashi Iwai of SUSE has mailed in his sound driver updates for the Linux 4.14 kernel. This time around there isn't too many speaker-shattering changes, but a wide range of fixes and a few notable changes...

Does Linux "bring new life to older hardware" anymore?

Reddit - Thu, 2017-09-07 00:18

I'm thinking no, but that's not the fault to Linux being bloated, 10 years ago, I would agree Linux could bring life into older hardware that had 512MB of RAM (the minimum requirement for Vista that was still garbage) or less and back then, the most bloated thing you had to worry about on a computer was the OS and to this day, Vista is the most bloated OS that swiftly became obsolete because later versions of Windows were a superset of Vista.

But, it's not the OS that's bloated anymore, it's the whole web. I only have 4GB of RAM on my machine and I switched to IceWM because I kept on crashing with Skype and Firefox open.

I say it doesn't "bring new life into older hardware" because most of what people do is browse the web and that needs a good computer these days because HTML5 is so feature rich and resource intensive, it's worse than Flash in some ways and HTML5 is GPU accelerated and GPU acceleration performs best on a platform with the best drivers.

I don't mean to spread FUD, but can we call this a myth now that was true in the past? Kinda like just taking your hard drive with your Linux install from computer to computer and it working. Yes it worked "the last time I tried it", but the last time I tried it was years ago and I think the only distro that will work for is Slackware.

Edit: I guess I'll give Linux a bone and say AMD/ATI FOSS drivers mature over time and would be good for an inexpensive steam machine for indie games and old DX9 games. A few years ago, I ran Oblivion in Wine and I could have sworn it ran better in Linux than in Windows 7, but that's a very rare case and DX9 is like 15-year-old technology, so it is what it is.

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