If I am unable to take CS/coding courses, instead taking lots of Math, EE and Physics... would I be competitive in the job market for FOSS software development?
I really don't know what I am talking about, but the idea of working on Linux is really attractive to me. I began my romance with open source software (first with Yggdrasil, then with Debian) a long, long time ago, in the days of the BBS -- for me it was a kind of minoritarian attitude-copping against the ubiquitous Windows 3.x/95 coupled with a real delight in the greater control over my OS that I earned for my willingness to learn new things and to actually use a computer -- and I'd really like to do this at some point. I understand it will take years.
My first career choice (literary criticism) isn't going to work out. I will always be able to teach British literature (I will have a PhD in it) for pleasure, and I always get very strong teaching evaluations.
But I need to retrain into something more pragmatic and lucrative.
How is the market, and can I compete in it after doing a BS in math, physics, or electrical engineering?
Thanks very much. Go Tux! :)submitted by leadingfromtheheart
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Reddit: Does there exist, or can someone make, a visual representation or flowchart of the Linux OS?
Maybe I should make one and use it as a learning experience if one doesn't exist.
But what I'm thinkin is:
The kernel is some big central block, surrounded by the kernel ring buffer
Arrows go in & out of blocks to show information processing and exchange
Serial ports show up at the edges, with labelled information streams going in to the kernel
The GUI is some dotted box in there somewhere, taking in commands from user and giving it to the kernel and back and forth
Packages show up - obviously diff't package structures for diff't distros, but there are still general categories (eg. a Package Management System, whether that's apt or RPM)
... you get the idea.
Just trying to figure out what constitutes AS A MINIMUM the necessary parts for a functional ubuntu machine, how they talk to each other and what they do.
This probs exists already though. I think it'd be handy for peeps like me who are engineers in other fields to get a quickstart on learning how linux machines work and "who does what to whom" insofar as the individual pieces interact.submitted by Jonny5ive
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LinuxJournal: Scheduling means different things depending on the audience.
hey everyone, I just bought a custom laptop from xoticpc.com (xoticpc FORCE 1757 (24-012) w/ 860M (MSI GE70 ApachePro Barebones)) and I purchased it with no OS with the intent to run Debian 7.5. I hope you guys can answer some of my questions.
intel i7 4800MQ geforce gtx 860m w/optimus 16GB ram Samsung evo 120gb SSD
1) what is the most efficient way to get drivers for the hardware above?
2) I bought a no-OS computer on purpose so that no money at all would be given to Microsoft, as I don't want to support closed-source software let alone software that is not on my computer. however, xoticpc also sells computers with windows preinstalled. can I be sure that my money isn't going to microsoft in some fashion? (are they still using my money to pay microsoft in some way even though I chose no-OS and saved a chunk of money?)
- what is the easiest way to use the Debian package manager and does it resolve dependencies?
thanks everyonesubmitted by song_of_stormz
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I'm using a Xubuntu system, 14.04, 3.13.0-29.
I'm looking for a PCIe GPU with support for 3 Monitors (DVI+HDMI in any combination, no VGA or only as 4th port) - Any recommendations? I have no issue in using prop. drivers but the AMD ones fail to even produce Dual screen on my 7950.submitted by WilliamSI
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