Ubuntu fails Noah during a critical moment & it’s the final straw. Noah takes us along as he switches his systems over to Arch.

Plus why you might want to think twice about LessPass & is the $4 Linux computer legit?

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Noah’s Last Ubuntu Straw


Runs Linux

The NES Classic, Runs Linux

With a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7, 256 MB of RAM, and 512 MB of NAND Flash, it is typical of the hardware found in Linux single board computers, like the Raspberry Pi 2. Surprisingly for Nintendo, there does not seem to be any custom components in it, and it looks like it even does run Linux.

Desktop App Pick

SSH Power Tool

The SSH Power Tool (sshpt) enables you to execute commands and upload files to many servers simultaneously via SSH without using pre-shared keys. Uploaded files and commands can be executed directly or via sudo. Connection and command execution results are output in standard CSV format for easy importing into spreadsheets, databases, or data mining applications.


Since sshpt does not utilize pre-shared SSH keys it will use provided credentials for all outgoing SSH connections. This has many advantages:

  • Can be used immediately: No need to spend enormous amounts of time setting up pre-shared keys.
  • More secure: A server with pre-shared keys is a huge security risk. It literally holds the keys to the castle! With sshpt you can perform all the same tasks as with pre-shared keys with less risk to your infrastructure.
  • More compliant: Executing commands as root via pre-shared keys makes it hard to figure out after-the-fact who did what (root as a shared account). When an administrator (or user!) uses sshpt to execute commands it is much easier to figure out “who did what and when” from an auditing standpoint.



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It’s official: Oracle will appeal its “fair use” loss against Google

Oracle’s post-trial motions, which the district court judge rejected, indicate the tack it might try to take on appeal. It could focus on jury instructions that it viewed as improper, or Oracle could simply argue that the evidence presented at trial was so overwhelming that no reasonable jury could have found in Google’s favor.

VoCore2: $4 Coin-sized Linux Computer with WiFi

Coin-sized Linux computer & smart router, target to make wireless life easier, fully open source.

VoCore2 is an open source Linux computer and a fully-functional wireless router that is smaller than a coin. It can also act as a VPN gateway for a network, an AirPlay station to play lossless music, a private cloud to store your photos, video, and code, and much more.

The Lite version of the VoCore2 features a 580MHz MT7688AN MediaTek system on chip (SoC), 64MB of DDR2 RAM, 8MB of NOR storage, and a single antenna slot for Wi-Fi that supports 150Mbps.

All this for $4.

Spend $12 and go for the full VoCore2 option and you get the same SoC, but you get 128MB of DDR2 RAM, 16MB of NOR storage, two antenna slots supporting 300Mbps, an on-board antenna, and PCIe 1.1 support.

Both versions of the VoCore2 have a power consumption of 74mA at standby, and 230mA at full speed. With this low power consumption, a small 9800mAh battery pack can power it for more than four days.


Mail Bag
  • Name: Name: Andrew D

  • Subject: Chris was right

I think Chris’ stance on Lenovo being the problem and how they should be ashamed for building a non linux compatible machine was off target. Yes Intel are the issue here, but not Lenovo.

If Microsoft or any other company goes to a hardware manufacturer asked for a feature or specification to make their product stand out (like in this case better battery life), then there is no reason why that hardware manufacturer should not do that.

Just because it makes it makes it Linux incompatible seems to be the uproar here.

I didn’t see people grabbing pitchforks when the Raspberry Pi 1 and 2 etc didn’t have standard windows support from the ARM processor.

Noah was dead right with this one. It’s disappointing that the last words on the topic were ‘Shame on Lenovo, they will never make that mistake ever again. +1 for the good guys’

Apart from that, loved the rest of it.

  • Name: James S

  • Subject: F.LUX approval by me

Hello, this is James from past las chatrooms and i recently saw where both of you use flux and i have been having back and other pain and was wondering if this would help. Doubtful to most, but between using flux and staying out of the sunlight considering the medications i am on i thought i would give it a try.

What have i got to lose right? I am in process of saving money for starting up a linux laptop business and i want to express my sincerest thanks to the developers of this program as well as you at jb for putting this flux program into the spotlight. I no longer have much joint back or shoulder pain and though i was having seizures and falls i have had none since Monday of last week. Thanks to you and the developers i am leading a new life. Thanks so much!

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