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Reddit: What are the differences between Linux distributions?

Monday 4th of May 2015 07:40:03 AM

Is it just a UI difference or does it go deeper into a more functional level?

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LXer: Steam for Linux Usage Drops Dramatically in April, It's Now Under 1%

Monday 4th of May 2015 07:29:14 AM
A new Steam Hardware Survey has been released for the month of April, and it doesn't bring good news for Linux users. This is probably one of the worst months for the Linux platform in a long time.

LXer: Microsoft Visual Studio Code for Linux. What do you think?

Monday 4th of May 2015 05:34:52 AM
A few days ago, Microsoft released Microsoft Visual Studio Code, a new development tool for Windows, Linux and Mac OS, mostly focused on web development. What do you think about it? It was really necessary?

Reddit: Serious question: has there ever been a time where Linux just plain worked?

Monday 4th of May 2015 05:32:51 AM

Before you downvote me into the dirt hear me out: I've just recently opened my eyes to the Linux community and i've been trying damn near every single distro I've been able to get my hands on, Ubuntu, Knoppix, Linux Mint, Slax, deepin, and literally every. single. fucking. time. at least 3 things don't work right out of the gate. If I'm using virtualbox my screen will be too small and the whole thing runs like shit (not to mention you have to use 32 bit versions just to use virtualbox). If it's a live USB version some driver bullshit absolutely HAS to happen with every single distro I've used, OR it recognizes my drivers and then something else goes wrong. And christ almighty don't get me started on the 3 separate occasions where I've attempted to dual boot and it just doesn't give a single fuck about my partitions and overwrites my entire goddamn hard drive for the lulz. So honestly...Has this ever happened ever? has anyone ever just booted up a linux distro and everything just fucking worked? Because I'm starting to think that me troubleshooting every single issue I've run into would've been better spent working for those 6+ hours and then I could've afforded a copy of windows 7 and skipped this whole shit.

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LXer: Fair Use At Risk When Private Companies Get To Make The Decision For Us

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 11:51:46 PM
We talk a lot about how fair use is under attack these days, and I've discussed in the past my concerns about freedom of expression when we always have a company (or a few companies) standing in the middle of our decisions on whether or not we can speak. NiemanLabs has a great example of where this becomes problematic in a story about how SoundCloud will not even consider fair use in making decisions about whether or not to take down content, and how that's harming journalism:

LXer: Arch Linux – Kde Plasma 5.3 stable is finally available for installation

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 09:57:24 PM
Kde Plasma 5.3 stable packages are officially available on Arch Linux repositories. Let's see how to install or upgrade them on our workstation

TuxMachines: OpenBSD 5.7 "Source Fish" Officially Released

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 09:30:06 PM

OpenBSD a free, multi-platform BSD-based UNIX-like operating system that aims to have a few important features such as portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security, and integrated cryptograph has been upgraded to version 5.7 and is now available for download.

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Reddit: New subreddit for Linux pranks

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 09:07:19 PM

Reddit: Laptop recommendations 15,6" (100% xubuntu compatible)?

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 09:02:31 PM

hi /r/linux!

i want to buy a new laptop and after three hours of searching and not finding a single recommendation of a recent laptop model (why is it so hard? buying a car is far easier!) i want to ask you:

  • new - recent model
  • 15,6"
  • quiet
  • no gaming
  • 100% (x)ubuntu compatible
  • available in germany

thank you very much!

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LXer: Ubuntu Online Summit for Ubuntu 15.10 Takes Place May 5-7, 2015

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 05:06:53 PM
Canonical and the hard working people behind the Ubuntu development team announced the dates for the upcoming Ubuntu Online Summit event where they will reveal the plans for Ubuntu 15.10, due for release in October 2015.

Reddit: Xubuntu ALWAYS crashes when viewing /use/bin??

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 03:51:18 PM

Seems like no matter what when I view bin with thunar it completely breaks the system. Sometimes my input stops working at all, although the clock keeps updating. Other times I'll get a random black screen. And other times it'll just flat out freeze

Nothing can save it, Ctrl alt f1,ctrl at etc etc nothing helps

Doesn't matter if I sudo thunar or not either.

Why does this happen? Can't find anything about it on google

Edit: update, seems to happen to the entire /usr/ directory, not just bin

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LXer: Google's New 'Password Alert' Extension Another Step To Protect Against Phishing Attempts

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 03:12:31 PM
Google has taken another step toward protecting users from fishing attempts by releasing a new Google Chrome extension 'Password Alert'. The extension protects users from being gmail account overused with other non-google websites. As soon as it detects that the password has been exposed to any non-google website/service, it prompts to reset password immediately.

LXer: Robolinux 7.9.1 Is an OS Based on Debian That Can Run Windows Apps

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 01:18:09 PM
Robolinux, an easy-to-use Linux distribution based on Debian that features various flavors and that allows its users to run Windows apps via a virtual machine solution, has been upgraded to version 7.9.1 and is now ready for download.

LXer: Entroware Announces Aura, a Tiny PC That Runs Ubuntu or Ubuntu MATE 15.04

Sunday 3rd of May 2015 05:40:41 AM
Entroware introduced today, May 2, their first mini-PC called Aura and powered by Canonical's recently released Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) computer operating system, or the popular Ubuntu MATE 15.04 flavor.

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