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Linux for desktop sucks..?

Reddit - Sat, 2016-05-14 22:40

I found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0chgyL7u4Qs and despite I did not like it, I can't say that I 100% disagree... What is your opinion, what is your experience with various distros, what you like/hate about them and do you think linux has future in desktop world?

PS: I use ubuntu (for now, planning to switch on Arch) and ubuntu based distro. I had some issues with my Ubuntu 16.04 on my skylake build - not something that can't be fixed but still that makes me sad and start believing it is only for fun and for tinkerers ....

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Running QGIS compiled with clang and -O0

Reddit - Sat, 2016-05-14 22:27

Manjaro is my distro of choice and QGIS is my main production software. QGIS is just in AUR repo, then the need to compile it every upgrade is released. I was tired of waiting 2 hours to compile with gcc and -O2, then I just tried clang with -O0 and it took less than 40 minutes to compile. It's working OK, I cannot see any speed difference in the resulting binary or bugs.

What's the reason people avoid -O0? Anyone with the same experience here?

Obs.: for high performance activities like audio processing, encoding etc could be affect, but for the others I think it is worth it

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I'm a noob and need help...

Reddit - Sat, 2016-05-14 22:07

I recently tried installing kali linux from a bootable pendrive(4gb) , I did see the whole menu for the options etc, but when it was done and everything was configured and it told me it was going to restart and boot kali, it decided to erase the other partitions in the bios for other bootable options and left me with a black screen with a blinking dash. I can't type anything there although I can reboot into BIOS by pressing ctrl+alt+del and then spamming the esc key.... please help :c

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ownCloud Desktop Client 2.2 Adds Notifications for Server Events and Sync Issues

LXer - Sat, 2016-05-14 21:54
ownCloud has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of ownCloud Desktop Client 2.2.0 for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

[Question] I've had the Raspbian OS but now I really want to get into Linux and I need your help:

Reddit - Sat, 2016-05-14 21:44

Problems: I only do have one working Computer which I use for a lot of personal stuff. I run WIN 7 on there.

Here I am now, thinking about using the "LinuxLive USB Creator". What do you think about that? What OS should I use? Pros/Cons/Alternatives? Should I look for a crap PC online and put Linux on there?

I am lucky enough to have my neighbour (who works with Linux at his job) to help me if necessary, but I thought asking online first might help a lot :) as you guys might know how to help beginners best.

I am looking for: ways of getting into Linux (tutorials - written or videos)

Any advice that will help me. Any information should be in English or German. Please let me know if I am asking in the wrong place ("This is not a support forum! Head to /r/linuxquestions, /r/linux4noobs, or other applicable subreddits for help. Support or help questions will be removed.") and I'll delete that post. I'd also appreciate subreddit suggestions.

Thank you all in advance! :D

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What was the gist of what Linus was trying to do at Transmeta?

Reddit - Sat, 2016-05-14 20:54

Wasnt Transmeta working on something super secretive and neat that Linus was involved with? What happened to that?

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How to set up system locale on CentOS 7

LXer - Sat, 2016-05-14 20:28
System locale allows you to specify the language settings for the user interfaces and services running on your system. In this tutorial we will help you to set up system-wide locale settings on a Linux VPS running CentOS 7 as the operating system.

How does sudo protect users?

Reddit - Sat, 2016-05-14 20:16

I actually don't really have a problem with sudo on Linux but I've recently used Windows 10 and I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong but I keep getting "access denied" errors and it's ticking me off. But then I realized it was a double standard to hate on UAC but not sudo.

If I download a virus from some unprotected source for example, then it can absolutely destroy my home directory which is the most important asset I have. If the virus damages OS files then I don't really care since I can just reinstall but if it damages my files then it is unrecoverable unless I have a backup. So what advantage does sudo give again? Is it just a false sense of security?

EDIT: Sorry to go off on a rant. I learned today that "run as administrator" doesn't actually run applications as administrator on Windows. I had to change "EnableLUA" in the registry to finally run as admin.

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Early Radeon DRM-Next Tests Ahead Of Linux 4.7, Mesa 11.3: Many Improvements, One Card Falls

Phoronix - Sat, 2016-05-14 19:48
With the AMDGPU and Radeon changes all settled down for what's proposed for Linux 4.7, this weekend I'm benchmarking both of these open-source AMD Linux Direct Rendering Manager drivers. First up is the Radeon DRM driver with various OpenGL benchmarks in conjunction with Mesa 11.3-devel.

Top 5: PittMesh routers, Linux password manager KeePassX, and more

LXer - Sat, 2016-05-14 19:02
In this week's Top 5, we highlight community-owned router Pittmesh, password manager KeePassX, results of the 2016 Open Source Jobs Report, a look at what an open source program office is and why it matters, and a Linux Story from new writer Rene Raggl.

How to Install the Beautiful Arc GTK Theme on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

LinuxToday - Sat, 2016-05-14 19:00

 More GTK themes for Ubuntu

ownCloud Desktop Client 2.2 Adds Notifications for Server Events and Sync Issues

LinuxToday - Sat, 2016-05-14 19:00

ownCloud Desktop Client 2.2 is modest release that introduces a handful of new features

Why limit knowledge...

Reddit - Sat, 2016-05-14 18:27

I hope my title was clicky-bity enough to made you come so far.

I create this topic in regards to RaspberryPi. While I consider the idea superb, I am disappointed by the closed source of the firmware.

Since it is a complete "basic" board, why dont someone make it but with everything completly open ?

I might be naive so I could be wrong, but I think chinese manufacturers of such boards could publish the code of the hardware that the customer will pay them for. So why not make a kickstarter and make a "rasberrypi" thing but open as it gets.

From there anyone can do what they like.

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Transposing rows and columns: 3 methods

LXer - Sat, 2016-05-14 17:36
Swapping the rows and columns in a table on the command line would seem to be a fairly easy thing to do [...] Transposing rows and columns is indeed easy if you have the GNU datamash utility on your system [...] I wrote 'trans' as throwaway code for transposing my own tables. It could be extended so that argument 2 specifies the input column separator, and argument 3 a different column separator for the output. There are other ways to swap rows and columns in tables, for example using Perl, but for the time being I'm happy with the script!


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