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They Said Nobody in Jordan Knew About Linux but They Were Wrong

TuxMachines - Thu, 2016-10-13 20:04

In this story, “Roblimo” takes us back to 2002, to an open source conference in a country where the common belief was that “nobody knew anything about Linux.” Boy, were they in for a surprise.

In December, 2002, I gave the keynote speech at an open source conference in Amman, Jordan. It was a tense time in that part of the world. Not long before I was there, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAISD) chief in Amman was assassinated. Anti-U.S. demonstrations had been shut down by Jordan’s armed forces earlier in the year. King Abdullah II was still new in the job and did not yet have as certain a hand on the helm as his father, Hussein (amateur radio call JY1) did during previous decades. To make things even more fun, the country was flooded with refugees from Iraq, and rumors were rife that the U.S. would soon go to war with Saddam Hussein over 9/11. Or something. Of course, the war rumors turned out to be true.

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Fedora 25 beta released: Community Linux for containers arrives

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-10-13 20:00

ZDnet: Fedora used to be just for cutting-edge desktop users and programmers.

How to spin up OrangeHRM as a virtual machine in less than 5 minutes

LXer - Thu, 2016-10-13 19:30
In need of an HRM solution that won't set you back hours of installation and setup time? The TurnKey Linux OrangeHRM virtual appliance might be the right tool for you.

PocketCHIP Shipping In Mass Next Month - Makes Fun $69 Debian Linux Handheld

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-10-13 19:00
It's been a few months since Next Thing Co's C.H.I.P. computer was successfully funded on Kickstarter as "the world's first $9 computer" along with the PocketCHIP, a C.H.I.P. powered, battery-backed handheld with physical keyboard. Next Thing Co shipped to their backers over the summer whole in November they expects to begin shipping mass production orders on the CHIP and PocketCHIP. Over the past few weeks I've been playing with these low-cost ARM devices.

Tell the Copyright Office: Copyright Law Shouldn't Punish Research and Repair

LXer - Thu, 2016-10-13 18:33
In enacting the “anti-circumvention” provisions of the DMCA, Congress ostensibly intended to stop copyright “pirates” from defeating DRM and other content access or copy restrictions on copyrighted works and to ban the “black box” devices intended for that purpose. In practice, the DMCA anti-circumvention provisions haven’t had much impact on unauthorized sharing of copyrighted content. Instead, they’ve hampered lawful creativity, innovation, competition, security, and privacy.

Instalar Google Drive en Debian Linux por repositorio

Reddit - Thu, 2016-10-13 18:11

Esto lo tenía en el tintero hace tiempo, pero como siempre, te quería mostrar un procedimiento simple y que funcione, así que llego la hora de instalar Google Drive en nuestro Debian o derivada, por medio de repositorios y con una mínima configuración, totalmente probado y 100% funcional.

Todo será gracias a una herramienta llamada Google-drive-ocamlfuse que nos permitirá tener Google Drive como en windows, con una carpeta sincronizada en la nube de la cuenta gmail o google apps.


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Trying Out Ubuntu GNOME 16.10, Wayland Session Not So Great

Phoronix - Thu, 2016-10-13 18:04
With today's Ubuntu 16.10 release one of the exciting spins we've been looking forward to is Ubuntu GNOME 16.10, which has an experimental Wayland session available but is not the default. I spent a few minutes trying out Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 this morning...

Smart Linux Home Hubs Mix IoT with AI

Linux.com - Thu, 2016-10-13 18:00

Industrial, rather than home, applications will likely dominate the Internet of Things (IoT) market in the years to come. Yet, in the early going, the home automation market has had the greatest visibility. And it hasn’t always been pretty.

How to make animated videos with Krita

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-10-13 18:00

Animation isn't easy, but the good news is that open source supplies plenty of high-quality animation tools.

Canonical releases Ubuntu 16.10

LXer - Thu, 2016-10-13 17:36
Ubuntu ... today released version 16.10 with hybrid cloud operations, bare-metal cloud performance, the ability to lift-and-shift 80% of Linux VMs to machine containers, Kubernetes for world-leading process-container coordination, full container support in OpenStack, and telco-grade networking latency enhancements.

Help with shell scripting

Reddit - Thu, 2016-10-13 17:01

Hey, in my script I'm using a lot of commands and a certain piece of info I need gets lost in a wall of text. I've been using:

echo -e "\e[30;48;5;82mTEST TEST\e[0m"

as a "title" before each command runs but now I need to use this colour system as well as "service whatever status | grep active".


I want to make the output from "service whatever status | grep active" standout.

Snippet of the script in question:

echo -e "\e[30;48;5;82mStarting service...\e[0m"

sudo service whatever start

service whatever status | grep active

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3 command line conversion tools for Linux

LinuxToday - Thu, 2016-10-13 17:00

From time to time, everyone needs to convert a file from one format to another.

Pixel Takes Raspbian to the Next Level

LXer - Thu, 2016-10-13 16:39
Raspbian, the Raspberry Pi's most well known distro, has an exciting new look and feel with Pixel.

Philosophical question: Is the Chromebook a computer or a terminal?

Reddit - Thu, 2016-10-13 16:38

Although the Chromebook is advertised as a minimalist computer, it is also a thin client that relies entirely on a cloud server for computing power. On the one hand, it has a CPU and an operating system, but it is not programmable (at least as far as I understand); it has applications that are simply interfaces to Google cloud services. It essentially serves the same function as a terminal on a time-sharing network (cloud computing is basically just time-sharing on a larger scale). What do you think?

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