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Reddit: Thinking about switching to linux though...

Saturday 28th of June 2014 05:55:14 PM

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?

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Reddit: So i now want to learn VIM and use it as Python IDE and more, how to start?

Saturday 28th of June 2014 05:06:53 PM

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.

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TuxMachines: AMD Radeon VDPAU Video Performance With Gallium3D

Saturday 28th of June 2014 04:58:28 PM

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.

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Reddit: Good general-purpose, command-line system monitoring tools?

Saturday 28th of June 2014 04:56:35 PM

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!

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TuxMachines: Testing LLVM Clang 3.5's Code Generation Optimizations

Saturday 28th of June 2014 04:50:17 PM

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.

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LXer: Gaming the Steam Summer Adventure, playing Together on Linux, and more

Saturday 28th of June 2014 04:44:04 PM
Open source games roundupWeek of June 22 - June 28, 2014In this week's edition of our open source games news roundup we delve into the Steam Summer Adventure, hope that Together hits its Linux milestone, and more

Reddit: Does anyone know if the boot-media options on Think Penguin's Pocket Wee?

Saturday 28th of June 2014 04:18:05 PM

Does anyone know the boot-media options on Think Penguin's Pocket Wee?

Specifically, if it can be booted from USB key and/or external drive?


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Phoronix: Testing LLVM Clang 3.5's Code Generation Optimizations

Saturday 28th of June 2014 04:18:01 PM
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.

Reddit: Chroot or other jail for SSH user?

Saturday 28th of June 2014 04:17:59 PM

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.

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Reddit: Thinking of switching from Mac to Linux

Saturday 28th of June 2014 03:50:20 PM

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.

  1. What is the best computer, 500-700$ that I can run Linux on? I don't mind installing it myself.

  2. 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.

  3. I'm looking for a computer with good design, similar to the Macbook pro.

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Reddit: Do you think old (video) drivers should be ditched?

Saturday 28th of June 2014 03:33:03 PM

Drivers like trident or r128 are ancient now, do you think distro maintainers should ditch such old drivers to save some space?

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Reddit: Traceroute to Smokeping Target config

Saturday 28th of June 2014 03:19:41 PM

LXer: Linux-friendly Pico-ITX SBC packs dual Ethernet ports

Saturday 28th of June 2014 01:38:02 PM
Phytec’s Linux-ready, Pico-ITX “PhyBoard” SBC boasts a soldered TI Sitara-based PhyCore-AM335x COM, dual Ethernet ports, and industrial temperature support. Phytec, which makes a PhyCore-Vybrid SOM computer-on-module built around the Freescale Vybrid system-on-chip, also offers a PhyCore-AM335x COM. The latter, which is built around the Cortex-A8 based Sitara AM335x SoC from Texas Instruments, is now being extended with a Pico-ITX form-factor PhyBoard-AM335x carrier board, the first of a coming line of PhyBoard products.

Phoronix: SteamOS Alchemist Beta 120 Updates Intel/AMD/NVIDIA Drivers

Saturday 28th of June 2014 12:41:39 PM
For those that do their gaming primarily on the weekends, Valve has a new SteamOS "Alchemist Beta" out this morning...

Phoronix: LZO & LZ4 Security Vulnerabilities Disclosed

Saturday 28th of June 2014 12:36:10 PM
The latest open-source security issues uncovered affect LZO and LZ4 and the issues run back years...

LXer: How YARN Changed Hadoop Job Scheduling

Saturday 28th of June 2014 11:43:40 AM
Scheduling means different things depending on the audience. To many in the business world, scheduling is synonymous with workflow management. Workflow management is the coordinated execution of a collection ofscripts or programs for a business workflow with monitoring, logging and execution guarantees built in to a WYSIWYG editor.

LXer: Six clicks: History of supercomputers -- fast, faster, fastest

Saturday 28th of June 2014 09:49:18 AM
From CDC's 40MHz "supercomputer" to 2014's Tianhe-33.86 PetaFlops per second, supercomputers are continuing to push computing to its ultimate limits.

Reddit: Hi, I'm new here.

Saturday 28th of June 2014 09:13:36 AM

I recently discover linux on youtube and thought it was intriguing. I don't know much other than the basics, and dont know where to download. Anything i should know beforehand?

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