You can just add the <code>--author=&lt;author&gt;</code> flag when committing for anyone curios as to how to do this. There are legitimate uses for that flag, I have used it for committing code my colleague wrote as an example.
This bad motherfucker contains 8 Distros, Win 7, 8.1, 10 (Creators and Fall Creators), Win10PE, Memtest86, Acronis True Image, Freenas, a ful standard disk image for our PCs, and a few other tools. ALL bootable.
Heres how you can be a bad motherfucker like me for free
A good one is AdNauseam. It is an ad blocker that automatically clicks every single ad it blocks in the background for you. Adds that extra bit of confusion to the trackers to boot.
To be fair, unattended-upgrades is actually a good idea because it only cares about security updates, so this shouldn't take long and afaik it should usually not happen during shutdown.
But I personally think that this makes a lot more sense on a server than on a desktop computer, because of the exposure of the server to the open internet.
The whole point of UNIX-like operating systems is to have everything as a separate independant piece of software. This allows modularity and better security(it's easier to maintain multiple smaller packages of quality that interact with each other than one big sack of shit like Windows or SystemD).
The controversy comes from the fact SystemD does the exact opposite, it's developer(Lennart Poettering) wants it to become as important as Linux and the GNU itself.
To give you an idea of what I mean by "big sack of shit", let's compare the number of lines of code of SystemD and other init systems that used to be popular before SystemD came.
SystemD : 374k lines of code and it keeps growing!
OpenRC : 14k lines of code
There are other init systems(the first process in all Linux systems, if it crashes the kernel triggers a panic.) that are even lighter, thus less prone to crashing and leaving freedom of choice to people.
Also, in my opinion PulseAudio(another of Lennart Poettering's "inventions") is another piece of shit, like wtf over 100ms of audio latency by default? Why it can't detect 24 bit sound cards and automatically switch to that? Why is there no GUI(even hidden) to change that while Windows and ALSA have those?
IIRC, the official user manual is pretty good. However, I last read them a long time ago and I already knew a bit of Gimp before, so if they are too in-depth, you might have to skip some bits on your first reading. They also offer some specific tutorials.
We warned people that this would happen, but they didn't listen. And now, its satisfying to sit back and watch this mess unfold, from the sanctity of a different platform.
I personally hope that Microsoft continues to push things further and further until the breaking point (public decides they've had enough). The greed and shady behavior that infests big business, is perfectly exemplified by the way that Microsoft labeled the GWX (Get Windows 10 app), as an update that fixes issues in Windows, in order to sneak it onto peoples' machines. I mean, if Microsoft told you that they were going to turn your computer into an advertising platform and start imposing unwanted changes on you in the future, you probably wouldn't have installed this! https://content.invisioncic.com/Meset/post-3952-0-96878900-1428318020.png
And just in case you were part of the six percent who knows how to track down and uninstall rogue patches with obfuscated payloads like KB3035583, Microsoft continuously rammed this patch in over and over again, even if you selected the option in Windows Update to hide this particular patch, which traditionally means "don't offer or install again". http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/you-need-to-stop-kb-3035583-from-installing-again/
There was a better one in 2012: https://www.archlinux.org/news/the-lib-directory-becomes-a-symlink/
It was nice when pacman deleted everything in my /lib except for two items, preventing me from even opening a shell.
Being sarcastic is fun an all, but there are actually many free tools available that you can download, which will disable all of the "undesirable" features of Windows 10. I don't know why some people make such a fuss about it.
I highly doubt "PixelClassics" made 1500 fonts exclusively for this thing.
If anyone here has the CD (maybe someone's Grandparent bought it), what are the fonts called?
>Telegram is free forever. No ads. No subscription fees.
>Telegram has no limits on the size of your media and chats.
How do they pay for this?
Also another cool messaging client is tox. Same as telegram in regards to open source, encrypted, cross platform, but it is also decentralized. Messages aren't stored on servers but on you and your recipients' devices.
Edit: Copied from the repo where I took the command from in the first place some months ago.
Sure, I'm well aware of that model (being an openSUSE user :) ) but I don't think that's what's happening here. According to the Libreoffice site TDF does not provide professional support for LibreOffice and there is no reference to LibreOffice Premium on their website that I can find.
For people who don't want to install completely different OS, but still want the benefits of NixOS: You can also install the nix package manager on every Linux distribution and even macOS.
Then there is the Home Manager project based on Nix which gives you the (almost) same benefits as the NixOS configuration file for every Linux distribution. The only difference is Nix can this way you can only manage your userland programs and not for example the kernel itself!
Installing Gentoo is a so easy it can be done in two steps!
> 1) fdisk /dev/hda && mkfs.xfs /dev/hda1 && mkswap /dev/hda2 && swapon /dev/hda2 && mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/gentoo/ && cd /mnt/gentoo/ && links http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/mirrors.xml && md5sum -c stage3-.tar.bz2.DIGESTS && tar xvjpf stage3-.tar.bz2 && links http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/mirrors.xml && md5sum -c portage-latest.tar.bz2.md5sum && tar xvjf /mnt/gentoo/portage-latest.tar.bz2 -C /mnt/gentoo/usr && nano -w /mnt/gentoo/etc/make.conf && mirrorselect -i -o >> /mnt/gentoo/etc/make.conf && mount -t proc none /mnt/gentoo/proc && mount -o bind /dev /mnt/gentoo/dev && chroot /mnt/gentoo/ && env-update && source /etc/profile && emerge --sync && cd /etc && rm /etc/make.profile && ln -s ../usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/x86/desktop make.profile && cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Eastern /etc/localtime && cd /usr/portage && scripts/bootstrap.sh && emerge -e system && emerge vim && emerge gentoo-sources && cd /usr/src/linux && make menuconfig && make install modules_install && vim /etc/fstab && passwd && emerge grub vixie-cron syslog-ng dhcpcd && cp /boot/grub/grub.conf.sample /boot/grub/grub.conf && vim /boot/grub/grub.conf && grep -v rootfs /proc/mounts > /etc/mtab && grub-install --no-floppy /dev/hda && init 6 && emerge gnome mozilla-firefox openoffice && emerge --sync && emerge portage openssh
> 2) reboot
(This was in the uncyclopedia article for gentoo a while ago, but it got removed for some reason. So i dug through the edits and copy pasted it here)
edit: grammar and formatting
I downloaded Termux the other day and installed vim. I couldn't figure out how to leave insert mode without the ESC key, lol...
I ended up downloading Hacker's Keyboard, it worked like a charm.
Proton is open-source (it's just Valve's gaming-focused fork of WINE). There's no reason it can't be used for non-steam games, too!
Edit: link to Proton Github repo
To be fair, for edge specifically, you can just get <code>winget</code> and type winget uninstall microsoft.edge
winget uninstall microsoft.edge
The only thing that breaks is the Help from the web links which tries to open in edge rather than your default browser
Help from the web
FLIF! The design is really clever, it outperforms every existing image format's compression (incl. BPG and WebP), and ~~it's on track to being included in browsers~~ (EDIT: there's feature requests, but it's still under discussion). It even has a lossy compression mode with no generation loss.
What you're referring to as Our Lord and Savior is in fact, GNU/Our Lord and Savior, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Our Lord and Savior. Our Lord and Savior is not a deity unto himself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full Deity as defined by POSIX.
Also, Richard Stallman is creepy as fuck
There needs to be another panel below this where spongebob goes super siyan 2 and it says: "Using a computer's motherboard CMOS/BIOS ROM boot terminal, with no operating system and then writing your own Linux distribution from there, using tips from Linux from scratch".
So talking about alternatives:
I use syncthing with my own Raspberry Pi 3 strapped to a hard drive that acts as a centralized always on server. That way I own my data. It's fast enough for me. There are no limits to hard drive space, but my download speeds correlate to my ISP's upload speeds when I'm not at home.
You can use Nextcloud as alternative to a centralized service. There are plenty of providers, many of them free. There's probably more that aren't listed there. Nextcloud also supports End to End encryption if you don't necessarily trust your provider.
EDIT: I was trying to rember a good free provider and then I remembered Allsync
Matrix is definitely an interesting project.
There is also Tox, which I think could end up really cool if it starts seeing more use. It's got all the bells and whistles of Skype, but no registration (your "username" is a randomly generated public key that you can optionally upload to a "discovery" service), all messaging/video/file-sharing is P2P and end-to-end encrypted, and of course, completely open-source.
It depends on if they block your VPN or not. If not, or if a "plan" that allows for VPNs is cheaper than one which unblocks every website, then it will work.
As for which VPN you should use I can't help but Mullvad seems to be pretty popular among some people I know.
Linux Kernel Coding Style vs the GNU Coding Standards
To spare you the reading time, you'll notice the two are quite different. If you frequent the kernel mailing lists, you'll no doubt run across more than a couple emails from Torvalds that just lay into people for not doing things the way he likes. One of the items about which he is known to be intensely particular is coding style. Compound this with the sort of mild rivalry/dislike between Torvalds (Linux) and Stallman (GNU), and it all adds up.
Is it more comfy than Freetube? Serious question. Because Freetube is really super comfy. Even more comfy than Youtube itself.
It runs locally. You can subscribe to channels and it gets stored locally. No accounts needed. It comes with Sponsorblock and Unhooked Youtube integrated. You can set it up to ask Invidious to get your videos for you instead of directly getting them from Youtube and you can set your subscription into RSS mode. That's kinda privacy-y. It's like using Youtube, just locally, without a webbrowser, but with privacy and whatever. ...And it has an integrated downloader too.
> What bits of Linux are replaceable/swappable?
From the C library to the init system to the desktop environment.
Everything, in fact, apart from the Kernel. Linux itself.
Because then, it's not a "Linux system"
Swap out the Kernel, and you have a non-Linux system.
Examples of which are:
Games: if you have steam games then check with https://www.protondb.com // for non-steam games check with https://lutris.net
Work: you can use the MS office web version or switch to alternatives. One of the most popular alternative to office is libreoffice.
Not to mention creating telemetry reports even when the user expressly chooses not to send any telemetry data, a la WinBows 10
For people using Slack right now or looking to start using it, Matrix with the Riot client is a good open, decentralized (federated to be exact), encrypted (optional) replacement!
Next time if you'll find a magical setup for a game, then:
1) Post it to https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/issues (if it's not already there, so other users can benefit from it and you'll be able to find it easily). Or:
2) Write a Lutris installer to replicate this setup (if it's not already there ;) )
I know this is the copypasta response to the "I'd like to interject" pasta, but that aside, I'm not saying Linux is called "GNU/Linux", but the version of Debian that comes with the Linux kernel is known as "Debian GNU/Linux" (as opposed to "Debian GNU/kFreeBSD").
In this case, it is irrelevant whether your definition of "operating system" refers to a distro or the kernel.
> The combination of Debian's philosophy and methodology and the GNU tools, the Linux kernel, and other important free software, form a unique software distribution called Debian GNU/Linux.
~ What is Debian GNU/Linux?
Please try to read the COC, it's really not that bad IMO.
Also remember it goes both ways, a so-called SJW would be just as accountable to the COC as everybody else. A SJW attacking a personal or political view you post on twitter is NOT allowed under this COC.
Basically you can attack/criticize the code, not the person who wrote it.
Linux From Scratch isn't based on anything. It's Linux... From Scratch. No package manager. No extra fluff. You configure and build everything yourself. It's for those who Gentoo and Arch aren't enough for, and want to further their superiority complex.
Jokes that will get me slaughtered if anyone takes them serious aside, LFS always seemed like a fun project, and something you could learn a hell of a lot from. Though my knowledge of it is pretty limited. Check out this support page for LFS to see support materials, and the site itself will probably have extra details too: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/support.html
IMHO - if you're not a gamer, and your day to day doesn't require some Microsoft only software (which is increasingly rare nowadays as everything is shifting towards the web and mobile devices)..Linux on the desktop/laptop has never been easier.
And hell.. put Windows in a VM and use it only when you absolutely need it.
Regarding updates specifically, it's just amazing to me that here we are in 2017 and WIndows still has this problem. Every update, requires a reboot.
And Microsoft has become incredibly aggressive with reboots and pushing both updates and upgrades ( i could go into some reasoning about Indian software development cultural differences from the west but I'll save it) But it's just made the user experience worse.
And it all boils down to the fact that Windows can't replace a file on disk if that file is being held in memory. It's a limitation of the OS that Unix systems (read: Linux, Solaris, BSD, OS X) don't have. On most Unix systems, at most you need to reboot for Kernel updates but that's it.
And with development of tools like k-splice or Ubuntu's live patch, even kernel upgrades can be done without a reboot.
So on Windows, it downloads the files and waits for the boot or shutdown process, where users can't possibly put those files in memory, to do the actually upgrade/update. And this goes for kernel and non-kernel related items.
Anyways - I worked at a Windows only shop that did Win Server 2012 R2 Vmware/citrix hosting, Exchange, and AD for customers and I did all my work from an Ubuntu box for the 2 years I was there.
The same way as you do with Windows.
You download a Linux distro .iso. http://distrowatch.com/
Burn the .iso into a bootable image. onto any type of media. Rufus is a good tool for this.
Change boot sequence to boot off that media device.
Now you follow instruction to install Linux onto that drive.
You can buy the media just like you can with Windows. By going here.
Canonical has now replaced the Ubuntu 17.10 download button with a notice saying "The download of Ubuntu 17.10 is currently discouraged due to an issue on certain Lenovo laptops. Once fixed this download will be enabled again. "
The support person you were talking to were beyond dumb, they do have windows ISOs. In fact, doing a google search would have been faster than contacting the support in the first place.
In case you can't find it yet: scroll down to links of various windows version ISOs:
And yes, those links are the legal, official ISO distribution used by Microsoft.
This made me remember of a time, when I "repaired" a broken laptop for a friend with a Slax live cd, the laptop had a faulty HDD and was really outdated even back then, so replacing it wasn't going to happen.
Apart from this being just one example, another one here, the fact that some measure fails to do what it claims doesn't mean I don't understand it.
The best starting point is still Ubuntu. I would go with 17.10 which is the most recent, and has some major changes done to its UI, which will be the default for the foreseeable future.
We already have clamav. Ideally we won't have to worry about viruses though. GNU/Linux has lots of sandboxing solutions and if we can get it to the point that sandboxing "just works" then you can run any virus you want and barring any rare sandboxing escapes you should be fine as it'll only be able to trash the sandbox and read any files/folders you've given it access to. We also have AppArmor and SELinux which can literally stop would-be 0days in their tracks.
Google doesnt do the "Zero Access to user data" AFAIK
EDIT: Another thing they advertise is the Legal environment is an advantage
KeepassDroid (available from F-Droid) or Keepass2Android (much more convinient) as a password manager and Syncthing (also available from F-Droid, Syncthing-GTK for your Desktop) for Synchronisation of your Database.
I'd use KeePass or KeePassX for your Desktop then.
Note: All of those applications are completely open-source, so no worries about your passwords.
EDIT: Keepass2Android and Syncthing are also aviable on Play Store, if you use it. If you want KeePass (No X) you have to check if its in your OS's official repos, Fedora has it.
NordVPN sends your E-Mail and Google advertising ID to a tracking company (Iterable Inc.)
Plus the app uses 5 trackers:
All in all, this data (probably not limited to this) is sent:
Also, the "original" company is from Lithuania and not Panama AFAIK.
But it is not. It is a legit update. To get rid of it you have to remove the update. And in Microsoft's update description it does not tell you anything about windows 10, just the generic update bullshit.
I'm not trying to be a smart ass here, but have you ever heard of VirtualBox? Just run Windows within Linux and spare yourself having to spend extra money just to interface with printers which are probably supported by Linux as it is. If you absolutely have to deal with proprietary M$ software, just run it in a VM. Done.
itch.io also provides a native Linux client. Their client even allows you to choose if you want to download the native Linux version of a game (if it exists) or the Windows version and run that through Wine.
And if you don't like their client you can also use tkashkin's GameHub which allows using Steam's Proton instead of Wine (at least in theory, not sure how well that actually works as I never needed that feature).
I did some superficial research into the server this announcement was posted on.
~# nmap -F -P0 -O terathon.com
Starting Nmap 6.40 ( http://nmap.org ) at 2015-01-12 22:34 CST
Nmap scan report for terathon.com (22.214.171.124)
Host is up (0.035s latency).
rDNS record for 126.96.36.199: server.terathon.com
Not shown: 86 closed ports
PORT STATE SERVICE
21/tcp open ftp
22/tcp open ssh
[... snip ...]
995/tcp open pop3s
3306/tcp open mysql
Device type: general purpose
Running: Linux 2.6.X
OS CPE: cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6
OS details: Linux 2.6.9 - 2.6.27
Network Distance: 15 hops
OS detection performed. Please report any incorrect results at http://nmap.org/submit/ .
Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 7.08 seconds
Seems to be working okay for a "[...]disparate array of barely functioning parts with horrible reliability and little potential[...]".
As long your program is available as a package on your distro's official repositories, then yes, you can do this, usually without any extra step.
If your program is not available as a package on your distro's official repositories, you may want to check community's repositories (under Debian/Ubuntu add-apt-repository as root followed by the ppa to add, e.g. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thomas-schiex/blender; sudo apt update to add this repository to your source list, and then it's as simple as doing sudo apt install somepackage). This is generally easier than the below solution, but this being managed by users, don't blindly trust everything. One major advantage is obviously that you can upgrade those packages along with the others.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thomas-schiex/blender; sudo apt update
sudo apt install somepackage
If your program isn't available at all on community ppas, you usually have to go install it yourself, optionally following the developer's guide if some special step is required (you sometimes have to compile that program yourself in manual installs though).
I haven't used it to block updates specifically, but it does block "telemetry" which I understand is them gathering data on you. The trick would be figuring out how windows update checks and then blocking that.
Folks over at r/pihole might be more help.
Also: silly question but does your test require internet at all?
Yeah. It was because the EULA was mostly copy-pasted from another Google product.
In fact it specifically says now:
> 10. Content license from you
> 10.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services.
We use Alpine Linux as a base for postmarketOS due to it's insanely small base image size (~5MB without the kernel iirc) and it's easy to understand build system. While working on postmarketOS, I've grown to love it more and more. I might move my server over to it soon.
It only uses the headless mode of Firefox, not the GUI (duh). Is it possible to compile Firefox wherein the GUI bits are stripped out, leaving the rest (including headless mode) intact? I'd imagine that would remove the necessity for GTK+ 3, at the very least.
EDIT: The stated purpose of Browsh is to reduce bandwidth usage, not storage space. From the homepage:
> Its main purpose is to significantly reduce bandwidth and thus both increase browsing speeds and decrease bandwidth costs.
It's open source, yeah. It does still have code that pings to Google servers within it though.
There is a project to remove all of the home calling Google code if it's something you're worried about, I personally use Firefox.
Meh, not entirely. I went into a winded rant a few days back about how it's really the same thing in a way. If you are leaving Github out of a distaste for Microsoft, only to migrate to a service that is hosted on Azure, you are kinda being a hypocrite. That's just about as effective as boycotting a "country" but still purchasing products from their main exporter.
> GitLab only discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on GitLab's behalf or to provide services available on the Website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.
So yea...in this day and age, there is a grey enough line in these things that it can totally be called hypocritical.
Windows 10 will have a command line package manager. Here is the source code.
IIRC it won't have the best feature of the linux package managers though, dependency management (afaik the devs want to introduce that in a later version of Windows).
Besides Android, there is postmarketOS (which I work on myself so I might be a bit biased), Plasma Mobile based on KDE Neon, Ubuntu Phone (from UBPorts), SailfishOS, LuneOS, etc.
Mycroft is in development, they met their Kickstarter goals, and have started to fulfill some of their rewards. They sent me a sdcard to put into a Raspberry Pi, I just haven't had time to sit down and play with it.
I need to look into it. I've heard that, but then there's a download link for the source code: https://vivaldi.com/source/
This claims their changes are under BSD license:
So it sounds like they're open source, but not accepting contributions?
That still uses the internet 1.0.
We need rebuild the internet ground and up. Internet 2.0. CJDNS is the only valid software that allows users to start their own ISP. Start local, and grow outwards. Buy cables, and lay down the cables. Buy cables from Corporate ISP. Buy wireless routers and turn into cjdns router, and have it connect each other. There are many ways to get users connect each other. If users want to connect to clearnet for particular reason, use a VPN.
>Then they removed it just to spite people.
Gotta love uninformed people who are the loudest one to shout...
News from 2012: AIF had to be dropped due to lack of maintenance and contributions. Of course we would appreciate it if people would start hacking on it to bring it up to par.
It wasn't done "to spite people". It was done because there was no one to maintain the installer. Same way any other project works - if there's no one willing to maintain code, then the code will be eventually dropped.
Bingo. My biggest problem with CoCs in the past is the enforcement thereof. I've seen projects devolve into Social Justice bullshit very quickly, but I've also seen other projects that try to devolve into that end up having that be derailed entirely, and things go along quite nicely. Hell, even the Debian project has a CoC, but you don't hear people whining about that nowadays..
Anyways, I have faith the Linux kernel development will be fine. It's too technical and requires too many specialized developers for it to be fully derailed - far too many people that work on it quite simply won't care about the CoC beyond maybe being a little more polite in the mailing lists.
And, if the Linux Kernel gets derailed, whatever. It's all open source, so the developers can drop the project and work elsewhere.
I think the documentation really improved within the last year. Have you taken a look at the unstable docs? https://nixos.org/manual/nix/unstable/
It seems well more organized to me! (in comparison to the current docs)
You've just wasted multiple hours on something that no one in the entire world will use and is bug ridden with undefined behaviors by default. I don't trust anyone can write a single line of c/c++ language without having undefined behaviors or nasty bugs. But instead of criticizing your project, I'm gonna do you a favor. You'll be wasting countless more hours of your life on such shitty dying languages with no future and no users so leave them and let me introduce you to a new language -
a systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents segfaults, and guarantees thread safety.
When you rewrite it in better language, I'll award you with a github star! Also, don't fuck around with your career kid, learn for your future :)
>I mostly want a distro that will let me write code, run android-studio, can play netflix
Awesome. Easy. Before I give my suggestion, I'm going to address some other suggestions in this thread.
No. Do not do this. They're sort of on the opposite end of the spectrum from Debian, and as a Debian guy I used Arch for awhile and it was a pain. You just said you don't like configuring things. I don't know about Manjaro, but Antergos is essentially an Arch installer; how well it works out for you is very variable.
You want to write software, use android-studio, etc. This entirely eliminates Solus as an option; it is made specifically for casual desktop use. I love Solus, but it will not fit your needs. You will be missing packages that will be vital for what you want to do. If you want something like Solus, but less limiting, 10/10 Ubuntu Budgie could not recommend more.
Quite possibly a good fit. What DE are you used to? If GNOME, I'd consider it.
>I'd like a distro that just works like ubuntu does
You said it yourself. My suggestion would be to go with Ubuntu. Gets a lot of hate from ricers (for silly reasons) and the free software community (for good reasons), but the Amazon crap is easy to disable, it's easy to get to your liking without much configuration, it has everything you're used to from Debian, plus more current packages and anything you could possibly need. If you're not a fan of GNOME, use your preferred flavor of Ubuntu. 18.04 LTS releases exactly two weeks from now, so you may want to wait for a little bit though.
I used to use synapse as a launcher. It does that as well. It's also supposed to do other cool stuff that I couldn't get to work. I believe synapse is distro independent.
> Can't find any documentation on avoid-resampling
I can't imagine why, considering how complete and comprehensive PA's documentation is.
avoid-resampling With avoid-resampling = yes, PulseAudio
automatically configures the hardware to the sample rate
which the application uses, if the hardware supports this sample
rate (needs PA 11 or higher)
... says ArchWiki.
Probably well over 15 years ago I ran DragonLinux which was advertised as "internet-ready". A distinctly 90s phrase.
Also Zipslack which I used for 2 reasons:
Slackware is great
Getting the most use of my expensive zip drives and disks which were obsolete before I even opened the damn boxes.
If you look at the DistroWatch rankings, Fedora ranks 5th.
It's probably used as much as any other distro. There are just less Fedora users browsing reddit (probably).
wait fr? even the one with the debian/ubuntu package from https://www.spotify.com/us/download/linux/ since that's where i got mine to reinstall my apps after removing snap
No video card, but do you have integrated Intel graphics at least?
What games do you like do play? Do you have Steam?
I play a Windows based game (League of Legends) on Linux through PlayOnLinux. It works great. It wouldn't work great if I didn't have a discrete GPU though.
Also, related subreddit: /r/linux_gaming.
Install sl. In your .bashrc, alias sl to apt-get. Now, everytime you run apt-get, you have to wait for an ASCII art locomotive to cross your terminal. This should train you to think twice before typing apt-get.
1) Do custom install and uncheck everything.
2) Go into privacy settings and uncheck everything
3) Do not use Cortana
4) Do not log in with Microsoft account anywhere, use a local account.
5) Run "run.exe," select all 4 boxes press disable, then delete.
I did this all manually as I found out about it but it doesn't take that long once you know what to do.
But both Chrome and Chromium have plenty of shady privacy-invading code, which led to it being removed from the die-hard FOSS repos (like Parabola) and replaced with Iridium.
The IPFS Project
The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) is a new hypermedia distribution protocol, addressed by content and identities. IPFS enables the creation of completely distributed applications. It aims to make the web faster, safer, and more open.
IPFS is an open source project developed by the team at Interplanetary Networks and many contributors from the open source community.
This is a preview. You should read https://code.visualstudio.com/docs
If you're new to programming or Linux, or not able/willing to put in extra time to figure things out, you're safer keeping Windows and doing your assignments by the numbers.
That said, if it's an "Introduction to C Programming" class all you should really need to figure out is 'gcc foo.c -o foo', read error messages and let them guide you to where you missed a semicolon ;)
If there's anything Microsoft-specific in a "C programming" class, call the teacher out on it. It's a C programming class, not a Microsoft indoctrination class. Or don't. Paint by numbers.
I just used the sim card that I have with ATT and purchased a sim adapter on Amazon to fit in the slot. Link to the adapter is below. I used the small gold adapter in the pack.
You really should read the Blender license page and the FAQ pertaining to GIMP's license.
Rather than just some commands that y'all might not know what they do, here's an article on some fun/funny Easter eggs! The Star Wars ones are my favorite
One nice thing about Linux is many distros run live off a USB - no “installation”. Put Ubuntu (or whatever) on a USB, boot it up, play with it. You don’t like it, or it it’s not compatible with your rig, try another distro.
Go to http://distrowatch.com to see popular distros and latest releases.
You're OK. Bitbucket is hosted in Atlassian's own data centers:
Also see this answer - some parts of the Atlassian services may be running in AWS as there's a direct link.
There's always the classic Team Fortress 2, which is free on steam.
Also I like to play Dota 2 and Heroes of Newerth on occasion.
Mari0, a spin on mario and portal, is also really fun to play. requires love 0.8 to play, so you can just do
sudo apt-get install love
If you're using ubuntu.
May I recommend trying out rEFInd? It has a nice graphical interface and almost worked out of the box for me (because of my pc looking only for a specific bootloader, I had to trick it into thinking rEFInd was the file it was looking for) after installing. It also found my Windows partition without doing any configuration.
As pointed out by someone else, you could just try a different DE. No need to switch distros. You're gonna want a dock and maybe some way to get a global menu.
I'd recommend Plank since it looks good, it's light and stupid easy to configure. As for the appmenu, there's options for Gnome, KDE, XFCE and Mate. That's up to you to investigate. I personally have had good experiences with a setup like this (kinda) on XFCE.
Also, please use google/duckduckgo/insert-your-fave-search-engine-here for stuff like this. We've had many threads by the lines of "what distro should i use??" in the past weeks and it's getting old. In the end, that's a question that only you can answer.
Is this by the actual developers?
They already have contribution options set up right on their website when you buy/download the OS.
Why would they set up another crowdfunding page on a separate site?
Edit: looks like they have updates on this site from 2015. So it was likely from when they were first creating the OS before they had donations set up on their own site.
Elementary is great, and they've just launched their new app store. If anybody wants to try it, here's a link, and /r/elementaryos is our little corner.
p.s: I'm not associated with them by any means at all. I just love what they're doing and how slick the OS is.
There are a couple of ways, they vary based upon your target market and what type of software you make. These are in no particular order.
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Jep. Where it goes depends on what MTA is installed and how you configured aliases.
Debian, for example, has Exim installed as default MTA but it's only configured to do local delivery. In that case messages for root will go to /var/mail/root.
But you can also configure the MTA to relay the messages over smtp to another mailserver, so you get them in your personal email account.
Whenever you are looking for a linux equivalent for a piece of windows software you can check: AlternativeTo which helped me a lot to get similar programs to what I was used to on windows.
Jitsi is an opern source alternative to google hangouts & since it uses WebRTC most browsers (FireFox, Chrome, Chromium & Safari) support it out of the box (you have to use FireFox Nightly over FireFox).
Some of the features are:
✔ 100% open source
✔ Encrypted by default
✔ HD audio with Opus
✔ No account needed
✔ Presentations and desktop sharing
✔ Integrated chat
✔ Invite by pretty URLs https://MySite.com/OurConf
Might be a fun project for you and you can show off to your friends you 1337 server skills :p Only concern would be going over bandwidth on Digital Ocean (or another VPS) but if you can go over 1TB of bandwidth I'll be impressed.
If you do it post your results :)
I'd recommend Linux Mint.
For spreadsheets/documents (i.e. Excel/Word), LibreOffice is a fantastic drop-in replacement. LibreOffice comes installed on Linux Mint by default.
In fact, almost everything you'll need is installed by default on Mint.
Take the plunge... it's worth it! :)
It only happens if you refuse to update for 4 days or more. Plus, there's a few simple commands OP could do to disable this.
EDIT: OP is just karma-whoring so he wouldn't use these anyway, but if anyone wanted the commands, you can find them here: http://superuser.com/questions/972038/how-to-get-rid-of-updates-are-available-message-in-windows-10
Literally not the definition in any form of the term.
> mental illness characterized by systematized delusions of persecution or grandeur usually without hallucinations
> a tendency on the part of an individual or group toward excessive or irrational suspiciousness and distrustfulness of others
It's literally defined as fear, suspicion or distrust that is far exceeding a threat.
RMS has been very much right in what he says. He says closed source is a risk of control loss, companies like Sony and Microsoft proved it 100% true. He said without open source, you can't ensure your privacy. Everyone in fiveeyes like the NSA have proven that true. His distrust and fear is definitely not in excess.
> I dislike fedora for it's stance on non free stuff.
> For new users, Fedora can be tricky because it doesn't include many of the extras that users often need, things like media codecs and some proprietary software. This is one area where Korora can help.
(/sunsetexplains)Of a search on DistroWatch for any kind of Linux-based OS that specializes in multimedia applications, one of the most popular is Ubuntu Studio. Since it's based on Ubuntu, it should be easily navigable and easily installable. Since it's a studio edition, it should be capable of supporting non-free codecs and should come pre-packaged with audio editing tools, video editing tools, art creating tools, and basically everything else of that ilk. You can take a look at the other OSs in that list and see if there's another that you'd prefer.
If that's not up your alley, or if you think you're experienced enough with GNU/Linux to build your own to best take advantage of your high-ranged hardware, you may want to consider Arch Linux. I haven't done this myself, but even so I find myself regularly using the Arch Wiki because its community is knowledgeable and well documented.
I've only ever used Fedora, but its focus on only officially including free/libre software precludes using patent-encumbered and non-free codecs, which means you won't really want it unless you're okay with adding RPMFusion's "Bad" and "Ugly" repositories or you know how to view and create "free" multimedia (e.g. recording and publishing with Ogg Vorbis and Ogg Theora and WebM, among few others). I do not recommend it for YouTubers.
Depends on the install method and how its setup if its setup with a net install disk its a option to auto update the kernel or all the apps along with the live kernel updates the LTS builds offer. Only issue is when the LTS build is in need of a version upgrade every 2 years ... so less of a issue then windows with there yearly updates that always turn into shit shows and required restarts to update.
Even better, specifically uBlock Origin! (And do make whitelist entries for commonly visited sites with no batshit crazy ads, that's their income source after all.)
Not really. Ethereum violates the “single responsibility rule” of software engineering pretty horrendously. It’s a decentralized app platform, tied to a system of property ownership, dripping in the ideology of its creators.
The web we have today succeeded because it’s simple and does one thing well.
IMO something like ipfs has a much better chance at being our “decentralized web”. It’s really not a huge leap in how the internet functions today, and it meets the sniff test of “do one thing [allow sharing of info] well”.
I'm enjoying using LÖVE but it's more of a framework to write games with LUA. I'm knocking together a remake/clone of Jet Set Willy.
Godot is popular. The UI/IDE is written using it's own engine so you can use Godot to modify Godot.
The Old ID Software engines like Doom and Quake have had lots of work done on them since they went open and if I wanted to make an FPS I'd probably start with them.