This is a bit long, but I want to be detailed. Please give it a read before lobbing suggestions out there, as I've spent quite a few hours scouring around myself.
So, I've been bitterly clinging to Opera 12 for some time now. Opera has (FINALLY) released a new version for Linux, but apparently across the board Opera has ripped email out of the browser. I could deal with websites (Google services in particular) not working. But no more Opera email is a deal breaker. I loved Opera's mail client. It made working across multiple email accounts fast and efficient. I am now addicted to having email in the browser, and a few other Opera-isms like great hotkeys, RSS, tab stacking, and speed dial. I'd say after good email (either in browser or CLI ... more on that below) my other MUST have features are KeePass integration and tab stacking. Any recommendations for getting this experience going again without Opera? A few notes:
- Seamonkey's mail client, while not as good, is serviceable. But I want it in the existing browser window... and Seamonkey can't do that. Why would I want that? I can open links in email ... have it show me that page ... then when it close it bam I'm right back in email. I can't do that with Seamonkey unless I open everything in new windows and that won't work if I keep stuff open.
- I refuse to use GMail.
- I've considered roll-your-own GMail solutions. Rainloop doesn't let you nicely scroll through a huge # of emails. Roundcube just doesn't really cut it either. Mailpile is promising but doesn't support multiple accounts yet.
- Otter Browser is probably several years away from having a proper Opera clone ... but it is perfect if they follow through on it
I'm open to punting the email out to a command line only client. I just haven't found a user friendly CLI email client that can do multiple accounts well. The big draw for Opera as a browser concept is that by so seamlessly merging RSS/email/browser it allows me to keep 95% of what I'm doing in two windows: a yakuake tabbed terminal and Opera. In 2 seconds I can be in almost any window I'm doing work without touching the mouse.
I can't be the only Opera long time hold out around. Let me hear how you've gotten around things if you've finally ditched Opera.submitted by georgia_tech_swagger
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Currently I'm teaching myself C and some Python in preparation for college. Per title, I would like to work on Linux kernel and drivers particularly for ARM platforms, sort of like the work Greg Kroah-Hartman and Luc Verhaegen do, but I have no clue what kind of knowledge do I need. Could anyone point out for me where should I start?submitted by crimethinking
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To a new to linux person what would y'all say? I just want to ask too many questions...
why is it better? what programming language should I use? what are the advantages of using linux? how do i choose the type of linux to use? what can one do in linux that can not be done in Win7/8? how do I install it using a usb?(i don't have an optical drive) what other advice would y'all be willing to share?
Thanks in advancesubmitted by SolidPotatoMan
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Today in Linux news is a belated Happy Birthday to the oldest living Linux distribution. Matt Asay says we're living in a "post-open source world." Jack Wallen says KDE Plasma 5 is "fast but not furious" and Carla Schroder shares a list of six lightweight distros.
Datamation: Some code hasn't been used for years and years. Do you dare discard it?
I am attempting to recover a ~300 GB hdd with ddrescue. I am using the command:sudo ddrescue -R -d -i <starting location> <hdd location> <image> <logfile>
The only way I have had ddrescue able to actually rescue data is with the -R argument. Additionally without fail ddrescue will stop "rescuing" data once it reaches approximately 6 GB. At that point it will report an error the size of the hdd - starting location - ~6 GB. After this event occurs I have to powercyle the hdd and start ~6 GB further into the hdd. With ~300 GB at ~6 GB recovery that will take a while...
Is this the correct way to be going about pulling off data? Additionally I have not had success recovering any files from the images using foremost. I realize this isn't going to be a walk in the park but was wondering if this is somewhat general behavior or should I be using some different arguments with ddrescue?
TL:DR HDD failed can only image it in increments of ~6 GB and no files are being recovered from the images with foremost
Any suggestions are appreciated
Clarification: HDD is being accessed via a liveUSB and the hdd is connected to the motherboard (i.e. not slaved and connected via usb)submitted by forgenet
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