I just received a new Dell Precision 17 (7710) laptop. I could have got it from Dell with Ubuntu had I not gone for the big 17" 4k monitor. I installed vmware, and Ubuntu on top of Windows but I'd much prefer getting windows out of the picture entirely. My concern is the following:
- AMD FirePro W5170M Video card
- UltraSharp™ UHD IGZO (3840x2160) Wide View Display
I'm willing to put some effort into it, but the days of tweaking my own video configs is over unless someone has a recipe.
Preference would be Debian but I know Dell works with Ubuntu on this model in a different config, so that would be fine too.
Thoughts?submitted by /u/fastseedbox
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So KDE Connect just blew my mind. A while ago I used Linconnect to get notifications from my Android phone to show on my Ubuntu laptop but it required that I manually enter the IP address of my laptop which slowly became a pain and I gave up. Searching yesterday I came across KDE Connect. I've never used KDE so it wasn't really something I was aware of but it seemed to have the notification functionality I was looking for and it used broadcast messages and pairing to automatically connect my laptop and phone - no more IP addresses! I tried it an sure enough it worked, my notifications showed on my laptop, nice.
A couple of minutes ago I was listening to some music in Clementine and I got a call from a friend. As I started talking I realised my music was off but thought maybe I'd paused it without thinking. When I finished the phone call, the music started again. Mind blown.
I know this isn't necessarily the most complicated feature but I didn't expect it of KDE Connect and it's a great little touch. So if you use Android and Linux, you should definitely check KDE Connect out. Works great on Ubuntu with Unity, not sure about GNOME or any others.submitted by /u/christophski
Another month has passed, and it's already April, so the time has come for the lightweight and flexible Arch Linux operating system to get its monthly ISO respin.