From Apples to Penguins | LAS 361

From Apples to Penguins | LAS 361

Since the beginning of the show, we’ve had project #1 & that project will finally be coming to a close. Recent changes in the MacOS system & key applications require the user to learn a new workflow, so Chris & Noah have begun the daunting task of converting Chris’ wife & long-time Mac user, Angela, to Linux.

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Freya on a Mac

Your Mac must not have a Core 2 duo or Solo (or older) processor – only the past couple years of Macs, which have 64-bit EFI, are supported.

Dual Boot Arch and Mac OS X

This tutorial is pretty specific to my latest configuration, but it seems like there might be some people out there who could benefit from my experience. If you have a [1] Macbook Pro 8,2 (the 8,3 model should work as well), with [2] two internal hard drives, and want to [3] dual boot OS X and Arch Linux, utilizing [4] whole disk encryption in both systems… you’re in the right place!

There won’t be much explanation here because most of the in depth explanation has already been described in previous posts. They are linked below in case you get lost for reference to provide additional direction in case you get lost.

The rEFInd Boot Manager

This page describes rEFInd, my fork of the rEFIt boot manager for computers based on the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) and Unified EFI (UEFI). Like rEFIt, rEFInd is a boot manager, meaning that it presents a menu of options to the user when the computer first starts up, as shown below.

rEFInd is a UEFI boot manager. It is a fork of the no-longer-maintained rEFIt and fixes many issues with respect to non-Mac UEFI booting. It is designed to be platform-neutral and to simplify booting multiple OSes.

gummiboot

gummiboot is a simple UEFI boot manager which executes configured EFI images. The default entry is selected by a configured pattern (glob) or an on-screen menu.


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Runs Linux

Honda Runs Linux

Sent in by sent by Billy R.

I was watching this video about modern robots and 6:00 minutes in (when they’re showing the Honda Asimo) I noticed that Honda was using Ubuntu! Huge fan of the show and I thought you guys might find that pretty cool. Keep up the good work!

Desktop App Pick

TimeShift

TimeShift

TimeShift for Linux is a application that provides functionality similar to the System Restore feature in Windows and the Time Machine tool in Mac OS. TimeShift protects your system by taking incremental snapshots of the file system at regular intervals. These snapshots can be restored later to bring your system to the exact state it was in at the time when the snapshot was taken.

Snapshots are taken using rsync and hard-links. Common files are shared between snapshots which saves disk space. Each snapshot is a full system backup that can be browsed with a file manager.

Weekly Spotlight

osTicket

osTicket is a widely-used and trusted open source support ticket system. It seamlessly routes inquiries created via email, web-forms and phone calls into a simple, easy-to-use, multi-user, web-based customer support platform. osTicket comes packed with more features and tools than most of the expensive (and complex) support ticket systems on the market. The best part is, it’s completely free.

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Our Past Picks

These are the weekly picks provided by the Jupiter Broadcasting podcast, the Linux Action Show.

This site includes a separate picks lists for the “Runs Linux”, Desktop Apps, Spotlight Picks, Android Picks, and Distro Picks.


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It’s an open-source world: ​78 percent of companies run open-source software

  • 78 percent of respondents said their companies run part or all of its operations on OSS and 66 percent said their company creates software for customers built on open source. This statistic has nearly doubled since 2010, when 42 percent of respondents in the Future of Open Source survey five years ago said that they used open source in the running of their business or their IT environments. This is an all-time high.

  • 93 percent said their organization’s use of open source increased or remained the same in the past year.

  • 64 percent of companies currently participate in open source projects – up from 50 percent in 2014. Over the next 2-3 years, 88 percent are expected to increase contributions to open source projects.

  • Open source has become the default approach for software with more than 66 percent of respondents saying they consider OSS before other options.

Chrome Starts Pushing Java off the Web

Java

Chrome 42, released to the stable channel today, will take a big step toward pushing old browser plugins, including Java and Silverlight, off the Web. Those plugins use a 1990s-era API called NPAPI (“Netscape Plugin API”) to extend the browser, and with Chrome 42, that API is now off by default.

ZFS may be officially included in Debian

Debian

Libdvdcss and ZFS soon in Debian?

We received legal advice from Software Freedom Law Center about the
inclusion of libdvdcss and ZFS in Debian, which should unblock the
situation in both cases and enable us to ship them in Debian soon.


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