I'm quite ignorant about linux so sorry if i ask something really stupid in advance.
I use mainly my pc for internet (no problem here), office work (already use open office so no problem here either) and the thing that creates problems which is gaming.
A few questions to you:
1) Which are (if they actually exist) the main differences between linux and windows i would struggle with in everyday use of pc? I consider myself decent with computer but absolutely not an expert.
2) I know steamOS (which will be linux based) is coming, does that mean all games available today in windows will be available for that system?
3) At the moment which linux is better for gaming (if there is any difference)?
4) Are there still problems for graphic cards drivers? I heard AMD/ATI are better for linux, is it true?submitted by Yamone
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After hearing so much good comments about VIM, and me still being quite new to the linux- scene. How do you really start learn and become a "Master of Vim"? Are there any guides you would recommend? I also want to use VIM as a future IDE for Python development.
Coming from basic VI and NANO usage, my work invovles VI on a daily basis it feels like this is a step to explore. But most guides out there just makes me realise how big VIM really is with the support for plugins etc.submitted by Drullputt
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After earlier this week posting some fresh NVIDIA VDPAU video playback performance tests, here is some testing of the open-source AMD Radeon driver with R600 and RadeonSI Gallium3D drivers while using the VDPAU state tracker for open-source, accelerated video playback using the graphics cards' UVD engine.
If this needs to be posted elsewhere (i.e. /r/linuxquestions), please let me know and I'll be happy to do so. I thought I'd try here first.
I very recently switched to i3 to try it out, and am liking it so far. I am trying to keep it so that each workspace/virtual desktop is doing something specific, to keep myself organised. One workspace for my browser, one for Steam, one for VLC - you get the idea.
I am reserving my first workspace for system monitoring tools, purely command-line if possible. So far I have htop and ncdu running permanently, giving me a nice overview of system performance and disk space, respectively. I'm not sure where to go from here, although I was considering nethogs for bandwidth monitoring. Does anyone have any suggestions for further tools that may be of interest to me? Any input would be greatly appreciated!submitted by Yamogi
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For those curious about the performance of LLVM Clang in its current development form when testing the common code generation options for optimizing the performance (and in some cases size) of the resulting binaries, here's some fresh compiler benchmarks.
Just as some extra benchmarks for the weekend while finishing out the month, I ran some new benchmarks comparing common optimization levels for LLVM/Clang with the latest 3.5 development code as of earlier this month. The configurations tested for this article included.
I administer a server, and I'd like to create a new account for someone else, but lock the user so that they only have access to /home/john/ and /var/www/webhosting/john/ and nothing else. This won't be an account that can gain root. My idea was to, after creating the account, create a symlink in /home/john/ to /var/www/webhosting/john/, and then jail the user to their home directory.
Something like this is built into FTP, but I'm only giving SSH access. Does anyone know how jail an SSH user to these two directories, or a better technique than the one I'm imagining? If this isn't possible with SSH, I'll just allow FTP access only.submitted by DemandsBattletoads
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I've been a Mac user for over 6 years. I've tested Linux a few times, ran VMware and am now strongly considering moving over to Linux completely.
What is the best computer, 500-700$ that I can run Linux on? I don't mind installing it myself.
If I install Linux myself, will I be able to have it boot from Linux automatically? I never want to see anything Windows or Microsoft related.
I'm looking for a computer with good design, similar to the Macbook pro.
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