I'm a longtime windows user and I would like to switch, because I can definitely see the upsides of it, but I don't really know if it's even "viable". I don't really think I'll have problems with linux in general since I have no problem in searching solutions etc. and also already do more advanced stuff.
At first I thought I would have software problems like not being able to use excel etc. but I guess all these things would still work "ok" in a seamless/unity vm and that's not really a problem.
But I don't really see a solution for just plain out missing drivers. As an example right now I have a steelseries mouse and although it would work under linux I would have to use the default settings since steelseries engine is not available. The same goes for my creative sound blaster g5. It wouldn't even work at all.
Like I said I would like to switch but I can't see how it would be viable, since I couldn't really use some of my hardware and also would be limited in the future in new purchases since I most external peripherals aren't really supported.
Am I wrong?submitted by /u/Vizhous
Just a tip I thought I'd share that makes debugging changes to your system configurations and editing them much less stressful. No more cp /etc/foo/bar.cfg /etc/foo/bar.cfg.bak.
Just do this:$ cd /etc $ sudo su # git init . # git add * # git commit -am 'initial commit' # git status (make sure you're not missing anything important) # chmod -r 700 /etc/.git (possibly root read only configs that need to stay that way)
Now you can edit away without worrying about breaking stuff or losing old versions of configuration files. You might also check du -sh /etc first to make sure you're not committing huge files.
Learned this trick from an old coworker. It makes debugging configs completely painless, and you can see what changes occurred after updates and things like that. Just remember to add your new configs if you install a new package like nginx, and also after you run updates that update software to new versions with new configs, etc.submitted by /u/d4rch0n
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Last month saw the announcement that the Nokia name would be returning to the world of smartphones. The historic company will be licensing the brand name to a new Finnish company (HMD Global Oy) which will partner with Nokia Technologies and a new Foxconn subsidiary (FIH Mobile Ltd) to “collaborate on a global business partnership to sell Nokia-branded mobile phones, smartphones, and tablets.”
I just wanted to see if anyone knew of any repositories where I might find some project ideas to boost my knowledge and experience with Linux. I'm pretty proficient already, but I've reached a bit of a "block", where I can't seem to find any substantial content for the purposes of self-training.
Thanks!submitted by /u/MordecaiKravits
You can create a new folder with CTRL + SHIFT + N , but you are unable to create a new file without creating some script and assigning some shortcut to it. Why is that? Is there any historical reason for that? If you can create a file in terminal using the touch command why is it not implemented in file managers like Nautilus, Nemo, Dolphin, etc. too, e.g. CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + N or something like that?submitted by /u/brunteles_abs
Upgraded my motherboard, CPU and RAM today. Back when I used Windows that would've required re-validating my OS and probably loads of compatibility issues
When I booted up my Arch install though it worked flawlessly, adapting fine to the new hardware no questions asked. This may be a mundane feature but it just makes me happier to be on Linux.submitted by /u/HooktheTook
I think i found the source for the name of the program dd, and it is a homage to one of the most legendary microprocessors.
In the Motorola 6800, instruction code DD cause the processor to go into an endless loop, reading from each memory address in order.
The program DD will read in order until made to stop (usually by OS since reaching EOF).
If you don't tell DD explicitly to do something with the read data, it won't. This is also how the motorola 6800 worked.
However, the processor takes no notice of what it is reading… it just reads.
DD takes no notice of what it is reading, it just gets dumped to STDOUT.submitted by /u/varikonniemi