Free software projects need licenses. But choosing a license is such a pain that most github projects don’t even bother (resulting in an initiative by Github to rectify this). And when taking a closed source project and making it free software, the topic of license choice will take a huge amount of time and effort.
“This is an advance notice that regular security support for Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 (code name ‘squeeze’) will be terminated on the 31st of May. However, we're happy to announce that security support for squeeze is going to be extended until February 2016, i.e. five years after the initial release. This effort is driven by various interested parties / companies which require longer security support,” reads the official announcement.
I'm tired of reinstalling and i severly disklike using ubuntu now. currently on mint but have the same issue.
I would like a distro that will stay continuously up to date. can anyone recommend a good one? something with good hardware support and doesnt break things often.
edit: I mean a rolling release distro. thanks for clarification.submitted by TheSov
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No Linux desktop, including Unity, has generated more heated arguments than GNOME 3. Some people love it and some people despise it. Love it or hate it, GNOME 3 is here to stay and I think that’s a good thing. It’s time to let go of the past and enjoy GNOME for what it is, not what some of us would have it be.
Datamation has an article that spells out why the writer switched to GNOME, and I think it’s well worth a read since it embodies the spirit of moving on and also of accepting GNOME as it is without comparing it to other desktop environments.
QEMU 2.0 was supposed to be released in early April but it slipped until now. The QEMU 2.0 release has AArch64 ARM 64-bit improvements, support for the Allwinner A10-based Cubieboard, PowerPC improvements, Q35 x86 machine improvements, support for Intel MPX registers, the QEMU GUI supports SDL 2.0, GTK+ support for mouse wheel, new monitor improvements, TCG code generation improvements, and many other changes.
For a couple of years now, efforts to usher in devices that can run both Microsoft's Windows platform and Android have been in the works. We've written about BlueStacks Player, which runs a virtualized instance of Android that can be used alongside Windows. And we've covered Hybrid PCs, which run both operating systems.Now, this trend is set to pick up momentum, as Intel warms up to Android, and puts in place plans to produce chips and platform technology for new generation Android tablets.
I suspect we're in the very early days of gaming on the Fire TV. Amazon has gotten the Fire TV to market ahead of an Apple TV or Android TV that offers games, and we'll most likely see the game controller and the overall gaming experience get even better in future releases of the Fire TV.
Canonical on Thursday released Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, a new Long-Term Support version. Here are some of the highlights.
I love linux and gaming, this is problematic so for my new build I will fix that problem by running them both at the same time.
The i7 and ASRock Z87 Extreme6/ac are VT-D compatible meaning I can directly tell the VM that it is connected to say an HD 7850 and the VM will use normal drivers right? By this it should have like 99% native speed and won't be slowed down by crappy vendor linux drivers, right? I went to /r/buildapc but was recommended the i5 k variant which doesn't have VT-D and I kind of got mad.
I went with an i7 rather than a Xeon E3 as I can overclock it and it has better performance in games with the added bonus of having an iGPU.
I'm sort of crazy. Here's the build:Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £215.99 @ Aria PC Motherboard ASRock Z87 Extreme6/ac ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £167.87 @ Amazon UK Case Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case Purchased For £0.00 Other Noctua NH-D15 £60.00 Other Nvidia GT-640 Purchased Other AMD Radeon HD 7850 Purchased Other Seagate Barracuda 500GB Purchased Other Misc. RAM 1x8GiB + 1x4GiB Purchased Other Linux distro Purchased Other OCZ ZT750 750W PSU Purchased Total Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. £443.86 Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-17 15:41 BST+0100
Should I run W7/W8.1? I already have a bunch of graphics cards (1x Random friend's old quadro, 1x Nvidia GT-640 and a HD 7850). I will probably but tonnes of random stuff in this computer as it has a bunch of expansion slots and I have a 750W PSU plus hyper threading and extra OC speed.
Even if I didn't use it for Linux one day it will still be super fast and useful.
tl;dr Build where I run Linux and game in a Windows VM with direct pass through
Edit: Going to game on the HD 7850 which will later be upgraded and I'm going to run the computer off integrated graphics or the GT 640.
Edit2: I didn't really get mad, just gave him a bunch of Intel Ark links and said that the i7 is useful for virtualization because of hyper threading plus I like the floating point benefit.submitted by totallynotahologram
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