Hey all. I'm fifteen and I honestly don't know all that much about computers, besides the basics. The most I've done is flash a few custom roms/kernels on my galaxy s5. The only reason I'm even considering starting on Arch is that the idea of building my dream OS from near scratch is very appealing to me. Should I just bite the bullet and try to install it on my MacBook Pro tonight, or should I practice on a VM first before I dive in? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you think I should start out on a different distro I'd take advice on that as well.submitted by /u/Schakalicious
Do you think an initiative like Linux Standard Desktop could work? Hear me out.
It's obvious that the community would never agree to use a single DE, WM, init system, package manager. And freedom is good, that's why I use Linux anyway.
But to make Linux more viable as a desktop, I think we need something like a default stack for companies/developers to focus on. I was hoping Canonical or some other player would do that but I lost hope. Like popularity alone would take care of defining the target tech.
The Linux Foundation (is there anyone else with bigger power to make this decision?) would make a list of key base technologies (based on merit: security and other factors). They would ignore all the bikeshedding and just focus on the commercial viability of the desktop. They could ship a "reference LSD ISO".
Even if they choose something you don't like, it wouldn't matter, it's just a single standard stack for apps and games to be shipped/tested. So each distro community could change components if they want, but compatibility and heavy lifting is up to them!
"To be LSD certified, you need: systemd, wayland, vulkan support, sdl support, flatpak, package X, compiler Y, Stallman wallpaper".submitted by /u/windows10popup
Wearables have their advantages, though not always the ones you expect.
Hi guys, i need a linux os for a mobile phone or a tablet simply what i need is a regular linux os (not emulated or based on a android os) which would rise a keyboard when i click on the command prompt or a textbox. this probably would cover a good amount of stuff as a mobile os. Ofc for a linux user. i couldnt seem to find anything like it kali or not but if u guys now any sort please reply.submitted by /u/TheBrokenSanity
What is dead, may never die, apparently. We’re not so sure about that, but we do know that your old Android smartphone or tablet - the one left facedown in a drawer like a drowned mob victim - still has plenty to offer.
Concerns are growing over the possibility of a rigged presidential election. Experts believe a cyberattack this year could be a reality, especially following last month's hack of Democratic National Committee emails.
The ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee sent a letter Monday to the Department of Homeland Security, saying in part: "Election security is critical, and a cyberattack by foreign actors on our elections systems could compromise the integrity of our voting process."
Roughly 70 percent of states in the U.S. use some form of electronic voting. Hackers told CBS News that problems with electronic voting machines have been around for years. The machines and the software are old and antiquated. But now with millions heading to the polls in three months, security experts are sounding the alarm, reports CBS News correspondent Mireya Villarreal.
Today the old Gray Lady, the New York Times, no less, weighed in on election hacking in an Op/Ed piece titled The Election Won't be Rigged. But it Could be Hacked. Of course, anyone who's read my second cybersecurity thriller, The Lafayette Campaign, a Tale of Election and Deceptions, already knew that.
The particular focus of the NYT article is that since voting can be hacked, it's vital to have a way to audit elections after they occur to see whether that has been the case, and to reveal the true electoral result.
More specifically, why do we all go to the ArchWiki instead of a LinuxWiki? More over, why is said wiki not forked, merged, contributed to by multiple parties, etc.? I realize that some of it will pertain only to Arch, but the majority of it will still pertain to Debain or whatever else? Likewise, it seems it would only get better if many different groups contributed to it.submitted by /u/whenwasyesterday