A Penguin tries FreeBSD 11.0 RELEASE on an old i386 PC as his main desktop operating system, for the first time, for a weekend.
The story begins, you guess, with the operating system installation using the FreeBSD i386 hybrid image in order to boot a USB key.
LXer: Microsoft Continues to Hoard Patents -- Even Buying Patents -- While Using Them Against GNU/Linux
Coming only three days after the release of Linux kernel 4.10.2, the third maintenance update to the Linux 4.10 kernel series was announced by Greg Kroah-Hartman a few moments ago.
softpedia: Linux kernels 4.9.14 LTS and 4.4.53 LTS are now available for users of GNU/Linux distributions that are powered by a kernel from these stable, long-term supported branches.
LXer: A $6 Linux computer that plays Doom: Could this tiny Chinese clone challenge the Raspberry Pi Zero?
on Windows I use Alt-C (http://www.altcopy.net/) which works super fine but I haven't found a simple and easy alternative for Linux so far. There are also others but they all are Windows only.
I would mainly use it to browse on the PC and copy a link so I can paste it somewhere on my Android phone for sharing for example. Alt-C does it via copying something using this shortcut instead of CTRL-C and then you also have it on your phone in the clipboard immediately and vice versa with Alt-V for pasting. A similar approach would be really nice.submitted by /u/somedifferentguy
This might be dumb. But I kinda wanted to try something different besides Ubuntu. Particularly KDE Neon (for some reason I like the way the plasma desktop looks), what're the major differences between Ubuntu and KDE? Should I look into any other distributions?submitted by /u/fistfulofbottlecaps