Sorry if this is a weird way to ask the question.
My school currently runs a mix of Windows Server 2003 (for individual classrooms), Windows 7 (library, front office), and OSX (design classes). They are all run on very old and crappy computers.
I'm looking to give the computers a second life. To start, what distro would you recommend? I was thinking Ubuntu with a GNOME/XFCE shell, stock Mint, or Elementary OS.
Any other recommendation or your views on the subject would be appreciated. Thanks!submitted by eeetoh
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Does having the security updates user-defined considered good practice or an excuse for developers to be lazy and not retrieve, test, and apply patches for mainstream computer users? Well, considering Ubuntu does most of the heavy lifting and Linux Mint is just a bunch of packages thrown onto an ISO, and deliberately cripples itself for users to make their own decisions for security updates.. I guess that could easily be fixed, right? Well, according to Mint's Update Manager, YOU, the user, have to enable these types of updates to keep yourself safe and sound. I honestly wouldn't mind it so much except the fact that it puts mainstream (AKA non-enthusiast) computer users at a risk because they don't read nor do they even care to read about security issues.
Am I missing something here? Because last I checked, Linux Mint is a barely mainstream OS that some enthusiasts talk about a lot and call it a god among distros for being user friendly in the form of a Windows 7 interface (dumb) forked from GNOME 3 (dumb). Where are the shortcomings? Well, to put it out here, why aren't people talking about this type of stuff when there's distros like Linux Mint out there? Hell, from what I know and what I've read, Manjaro Linux does the exact same thing AND it's marketed towards mainstream computer users too!
Stability is important, yes, but I'd take having my PC crash on me twice a day over having my information hijacked over a 30 year old xorg bug that was patched a few versions ago. This lack of "security" is just plain wrong and this type of stuff should be talked about more often than ignored.submitted by NothingMuchHereToSay
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I recently finished the LFS101x Introduction to Linux course on Edx and received an email regarding both allowing me to complete them at a discounted rate. Details are here: http://training.linuxfoundation.org/certification
Considering they are both the same price I would go towards the Engineer Cert.submitted by Chapman-Enskog
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I modified "GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=" to look like -->
I then rebooted my box. Does this mean that in doing so, those changes have been applied, or would I have to append that to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in order to have that applied @ reboot?
Thanks!submitted by ImEatingSeeds
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Besides Intel publicly working on Skylake "Gen9" graphics support for Linux, Intel open-source developers are also working on other areas of Skylake hardware enablement for Linux. Work on supporting the Intel Memory Protection Extensions (MPX) that are new to the Skylake micro-architecture are still being revised for the Linux kernel and the many other operating system code-bases that need to be updated to work with this security feature.
While we routinely carry out Ultra HD (4K) Linux graphics/gaming benchmarks at Phoronix, it's generally been conducted with the proprietary NVIDIA and AMD graphics drivers since the open-source drivers traditionally have had a challenge on performance even at 1080p. However, thanks to the maturing open-source Radeon driver stack, it's possible with higher-end AMD graphics processors with the latest open-source Linux driver code to begin running at the 4K UHD resolution of 3840 x 2160.
Reddit: Having trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on my newly build and desktop. Installed 32-bit and running just fine... Help!!
Hi, I just built my new computer using amd chipset. I got an USB boot drive from a friend with Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit on it and I was able to install and run fine. I used the 32 bit to download and create a USB boot drive for 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 (using Startup Disk Creator) but when I try to boot from it or install I get a error message:
(Initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system
I've tried this multiple times with both regular 64-bit and 64-bit Mac.
My computer has the following components:
AMD FX 6300 CPU
Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Motherboard
GIgabyte Radeon R9 280 Video Card
Why can't I get it to run? Is there a bios problem or some sort of driver problem?submitted by ReverendMonkey
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The VAR Guy: OpenStack cloud computing vendor Mirantis has released OpenStack Express 2.0