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Pinebook (or any arm64) - Linux Howto

As I wrote before, Pinebook is a very interesting machine.....The not very developed arm64 architecture brings a lot of challenges to everyone working on it when it comes to have software for it. I wanted to exchange some files as easy as I do in all my machines, phones, tablets, etc. However there was nothing available in arm architecture, such as Dropbox, Ubuntu One as far as I see is no longer available, so I had to be creative, and I managed to find that mega had a binary for Raspbian, so from here it was a learning process...

IRC for the 21st Century: Introducing Riot

  • (Posted by bob on May 21, 2017 12:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Internet relay chat (IRC) is one of the oldest chat protocols around and still popular in many open source communities. IRC's best strengths are as a decentralized and open communication method, making it easy for anyone to participate by running a network of their own. There are also a variety of clients and bots available for IRC. read more

You Can Now Install Microsoft's Visual Studio Code IDE as a Snap on Ubuntu Linux

After informing Ubuntu Linux users about the fact that it's possible to install GitHub's Atom hackable text editor as a Snap, Canonical's David Callé is now announcing the availability of Microsoft's Visual Studio Code IDE as a Snap.

NHS mulling Ubuntu switch after Windows XP fail?

The NHS could be considering switching its software infrastructure from Windows to Ubuntu, after Windows XP vulnerabilities were exploited in the recent cyber attack that crippled the National Health Service. Or is it just an elaborate gag?

5 reasons the D programming language is a great choice for development

  • (Posted by bob on May 20, 2017 6:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The D programming language is a statically typed, general purpose programming language with C-like syntax that compiles to native code. It's a good fit in open source software development for many reasons; here are some of them. read more

How to Kill a Process from the Command Line

  • - Original Content; By Jack Wallen (Posted by bob on May 20, 2017 4:34 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux
Picture this: You’ve launched an application (be it from your favorite desktop menu or from the command line) and you start using that launched app, only to have it lock up on you, stop performing, or unexpectedly die. You try to run the app again, but it turns out the original never truly shut down completely.

5 of the Best Linux Remote Desktop Apps to Remotely Access a Computer

  • Make Tech Easier; By Ada Ivanova (Posted by damien on May 20, 2017 2:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
Remote desktop apps allow you to access a computer anywhere in the world. Here are 5 of the best remote desktop apps for Linux that you can use.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Is Coming to Linux and macOS on June 8, 2017

Feral Interactive is today teasing gamers with the Linux and macOS port of the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III game.

Top 5: Get started with bash scripting, tips for JSON in MySQL, and more

  • (Posted by bob on May 20, 2017 10:51 AM EDT)
  • Groups: MySQL; Story Type: News Story
In this week's Top 5, we highlight text editor tips, managing macOS, and several takes on programming. Top 5 articles of the week 5. 3 types of useful Atom text editor packages for writers read more

Ubuntu-ready SMB net appliance has dual mini-PCIe slots

Aaeon’s “FWS-2271” network appliance offers Intel Apollo Lake SoCs, up to 16GB RAM, 4x to 6x GbE ports, 2x mini-PCIe slots, and shock/vibration resistance. The FWS-2271 network appliance for SOHO and SMB customers has updated Aaeon’s earlier Intel Braswell-based FWS-2260.

WannaCrypt makes an easy case for Linux

Ransomware is on the rise. On a single day, WannaCrypt held hostage over 57,000 users worldwide, demanding anywhere between $300-$600 in Bitcoin. Don't pay up and you'll not be seeing your data again. Before I get into the thrust of this piece, if anything, let WannaCrypt be a siren call to everyone to backup your data. Period. End of story. With a solid data backup, should you fall prey to ransomware, you are just an OS reinstall and a data restore away from getting back to work.

Sumantro Mukherjee: How Do You Fedora?

  • Fedora Magazine (Posted by bob on May 20, 2017 5:07 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Fedora; Story Type: Interview
We recently interviewed Sumantro Mukherjee on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine. The series profiles Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done. Contact us on the feedback form... Continue Reading →

GtkHash - Hashing out the basics

  •; By wizardfromoz (Posted by kprojects on May 20, 2017 3:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
GtkHash is a small utility that ships with some Linux Distros and is held in the Repositories of many more. If shipped, you will likely find it under Accessories. If available, but not installed, you can install it using either your Software Manager/Centre or your (Synaptic) Package Manager.

Linux cmp command tutorial for beginners (7 examples)

  • Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials (Posted by bob on May 20, 2017 1:19 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux; Story Type: News Story
Pretty much regardless of your role, if your regular work involves doing stuff on the command line in Linux, you may find yourself in a situation where-in you'd want to compare two files using a command line utility. There are several command line tools that let you do this, and one among them is the 'cmp' command.

3 benefits you didn’t expect from Linux containers

  • Network World; By Scott McCarty (Posted by MLD67 on May 19, 2017 11:24 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Containers started with technical people, so many of the benefits are known instinctively by users. But if you are new to containers, these benefits might not be so obvious.

Want a Raspberry Pi-powered PC? This $50 case turns the Pi into a desktop

Raspberry Pi manufacturer Premier Farnell has released the Pi Desktop, a case that offers most of what you need to build a Pi-based PC.

ssh_scan: A Prototype SSH Configuration And Policy Scanner For Linux

ssh_scan is a prototype SSH configuration and policy scanner for Linux and UNIX servers, which will scan destination host and tells you list of configured options.

TinkerOS Android Released

Asus has released a new version of their TinkerOS Android distribution for the Asus Tinker Board. It’s still powered by Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow running on a 3.10.0 kernel. But unlike the previous release, Android is not classed as a beta release. The release seems pretty stable.

Jono Bacon Asked Google Home ‘Who Founded Linux.’ You Won’t Believe What Happened Next!

Excuse the hyperbole, but we've always wanted to use a click-baity sort of headline -- just to see if they work. That being said, we're not going to spoil the fun. To find the answer, you're going to have to watch the video. Don't worry, however -- bad things rarely happen when Linux is involved.

What is dead my never die: a new version of OS/2 just arrived

  • The Register (Posted by bob on May 19, 2017 10:33 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
Game of Clones: ArcaOS 5.0 promises to pick up where OS/2 Warp and eComStation left off An outfit called Arca Noae has released a new version of IBM's venerable OS/2 operating system, named ArcaOS 5.0.…

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