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PCLinuxOS 2017.07 KDE - Majestic and horrible

TuxMachines - Sun, 2017-11-05 02:15

It is amazing how similar and yet how vastly different two distributions can be, even though they share so much same DNA. Mageia delivered very good results throughout. PCLinuxOS, apart from small glitches early on, was splendid. But then, as if it had developed a second personality, it went ballistic with those desktop crashes, and finally, a completely borked setup due to issues with the package manager. That's the one thing that is different between Mageia and PCLinuxOS, but then, I've never really had any issues with apt-get and/or Synaptic.

All I can say is that my PCLinuxOS 2017.07 testing delivers a bi-polar message. One, you get some really super-user-friendly stuff that surpasses anything else in the Linux world, with tons of goodies and focus on everyday stuff. You also get some idiosyncrasies, but that's Mandriva legacy, and it definitely can benefit from some modern-era refresh. Two, the series of Plasma crashes and the package management fiasco that totally ruined the good impressions. Well, I may give this another shot some day, as the early work was ultra promising. I recommend you proceed with caution, as the package management side of things looks quite dangerous. No scoring, as I have no idea why it went so badly wrong, but that's a warning of its own. Majestic and lethal. Take care.

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How to Install Nagios 4.3.x Monitoring Tool on Debian 9

LinuxToday - Sun, 2017-11-05 02:00

HowToForge: Nagios, also known as Nagios Core, is a free Open Source network monitoring tool actively maintained by its developers, designed to monitor an entire network infrastructure.

Looking to do Linux project

Reddit - Sun, 2017-11-05 01:57

Hi guys,

For one of my courses I’d like to begin working on a project. I don’t know a lot about Linux and I’m wondering what are some commands/functions that aren’t in Linux/ command line but can be coded to do so?

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Linux on SSD Laptop is the Bomb!

Reddit - Sun, 2017-11-05 01:42

OMG, I have a new linux laptop and it uses a SSD drive. This is so cool, to have a screaming fast linux box without the spinning disk in it.

That being said, I don't have too much RAM, but sufficient. Anyone out there ever built a linux box with 16 or 32 GB or RAM, and does it make a difference.

Also I wish there were better ergonomics on a linux laptop, the MacBook is pretty good when it comes to ergonomics of the physical laptop machine.

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Linux marketshare on Steam dropped again in October, as China takes a massive chunk of the market

LXer - Sun, 2017-11-05 00:21
Valve have put out their usual monthly Steam Hardware Survey, which shows a bigger decline than usual for the Linux marketshare.

WTF is wrong with my rsync options?

Reddit - Sat, 2017-11-04 23:33

My rsync options:

options=( --archive # -a --acls # -A --xattrs # -X --verbose # -v --hard-links # -H --delete --log-file=backup.log --include "/some-folder/folder/*" --exclude "/some-folder" ) sudo rsync "${options[@]}" /* /media/backup-folder

It's working the problem is that old files are not getting removed. So if I rename a folder and run the backup, the folder is duplicated with both old and new names.

What am I doing wrong?

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Stop supporting old releases.

Reddit - Sat, 2017-11-04 23:26

LLVM 5.0.1 Is Coming In The Next Few Weeks

Phoronix - Sat, 2017-11-04 22:55
Tom Stellard of Red Hat will once again be taking up duties as point release manager for LLVM...

Paranoid Android's Last Android Nougat-Based Update Patches KRACK Vulnerability

LXer - Sat, 2017-11-04 22:27
The team behind the well-known Paranoid Android open-source operating system for Android smartphones and tablets announced the last update based on the Android Nougat series.

Terminal widget toolkit "The Final Cut" version 0.4.0 released

Reddit - Sat, 2017-11-04 22:18

I have just released version 0.4.0 of my text-based widget toolkit. If you are interested, you can test the new version now. Feedback, criticism and bug reports are always welcome.


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OnionShare - A Tool To Share Any Size Of Files Securely And Anonymously

LinuxToday - Sat, 2017-11-04 22:00

OnionShare is an open source tool that allows you to share any size of files securely and anonymously through Tor network.


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