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I had a friend give me a Thecus N5200 Pro. There are several posts online about how you can add a VGA port by soldering it to an existing port on the mainboard, install a new MLC DOM card and install whatever flavor of linux you like. I have done this and am running Ubuntu Trusty on it.
I have 5 x WD Red 3 TB drives setup in a RAID6 array and am ready to decide on the filesystem. Until now, I was going to just use ext4 but did some research and see that many are using other filesystems, such as BTRFS, XFS and ZFS.
I was thinking of going with BTRFS after reading posts about many who have been using it for quite awhile on a RAID array without issue. This would also give me an opportunity to get my hands dirty with BTRFS and learn the ins and outs of it. However, upon checking the BTRFS wiki, I read this:
Parity RAID (RAID 5 and RAID 6) are not currently complete, and have significant problems with recovery from the loss of a device. They should not be used for anything other than testing purposes.
So now I'm unsure. As I mentioned, many seem quite satisfied with the stability of BTRFS, but if the parity bit isn't working correctly, should I stick with ext4 or another filesystem?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts and recommendations!submitted by misterfast
I'm an ArchLinux user and I spend a lot of time compiling software by hand, using emulators and virtual machines.
I currently have a i7 3770k but I saw that my motherboard could support at max a Xeon E3-1245 v2.
On the paper theses two processors doesn't look that different, therefore I would like to know more about the benefit of a Xeon over a i7 CPU in my case.submitted by gwxy
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Long time windows user here. I am gonna install a linux distro on my machine, to dual-boot between it and Windows 7. There is no other reason for me than curiousity. I am a software developer, and I wanna know what the fuzz is about. So, which Linux distro would you recommend?
If it's any help as far as my interests this summer goes, then I am probably gonna be working with disassemblers - I'm a bit interested in disassembling malware right now, memory analysis, register analysis - low level things like that. I would probably also try and figure out how I can hack my own server. I will be working exclusively on my laptop.submitted by SuspiciousLamp
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I've been self employed, working primarily with small business IT & voice for the last couple of years, but would like to change track and build a career in Linux. I ws thinking of starting with sysadmin work with an eventual career path leading to the pipe dream of a 'Network Architect' type role with OpenStack and/or Kazoo
I have a relatively strong grasp on Linux and have been using it as my desktop for the past 5+ years. I am comfortable with Debian/Ubuntu and to a lesser extent RHEL/CentOS but would prefer something distribution agnostic, but credibility is king.
Any suggestions?submitted by gamgeeisthyname
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I currently use Linux Mint with Cinnamon. It supports basic window tiling via keyboard shortcuts and the desktop environment overall is very pleasant, with good features. However I have some problems: multi-monitor support is not up to par (there are no shortcuts to swap a window to another monitor, and when you unplug the external monitor (I use a laptop) windows don't up in optimal positions (in particular: a half-width browser on the external is too small on the laptop display)
These problems could, I believe, easily be solved in a tiling WM like XMonad or whatever, since there's a keyboard shortcut for everything and rules for placing windows. There are two problems though: firstly Cinnamon is quite closely tied to its window manager, and secondly, all tiling window managers that I know of are extremely ugly.
I don't need to feel like an uber-hacker; I like smooth animations for windows opening, for switching workspaces, for resizing things! I also like a little bit of padding between my windows, medium-sized, anti-aliased panel fonts and so on. In short, I like the looks of GNOME Shell and Cinnamon, but I'd prefer some tiling functionality: is there a way of achieving this rather modest goal?
My particular desires for tiling functionality are actually quite minimal: rules-based window placement (preferably easy to configure, preferably predicated on external monitor presence/absence) shortcuts for swapping windows to other monitors, and the functionality provided by Cinnamon's tiling, i.e. shortcuts for tiling windows side-by-side.submitted by F0sh
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In a message about the release of the 3.14.10-rt7 realtime Linux kernel, Thomas Gleixner reiterated that the funding problems that have plagued realtime Linux (which he raised, again, at last year's Real Time Linux Workshop) have only gotten worse.
Linux kernel 3.4.98 LTS is here to introduce better support for the PowerPC (PPC) computer architecture, several updated wireless, Radeon, ACPI, SCSI, and USB drivers, improvements to the CIFS and NFS filesystems, as well as networking enhancements, especially for Bluetooth and Wireless.
Now that the CentOS 7 Linux kernel-based operating system has been officially released, the time has come to enjoy some screenshots of this beautiful distribution of Linux based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
One feature we are spending quite a bit of effort in around the Workstation is container technologies for the desktop. This has been on the wishlist for quite some time and luckily the pieces for it are now coming together. Thanks to strong collaboration between Red Hat and Docker we have a great baseline to start from. One of the core members of the desktop engineering team, Alex Larsson, has been leading the Docker integration effort inside Red Hat and we are now preparing to build onwards on that work, using the desktop container roadmap created by Lennary Poettering.
The 48th maintenance release of the Linux 3.10 kernel was officially announced last night, July 9, by Greg Kroah-Hartman. This build comes along with the Linux kernels 3.4.98 LTS, 3.14.12 LTS, and 3.15.5, for which we have separate announcements on Softpedia.
All you people, who use custom or self-compiled kernels, do you also make it a point to install linux-headers package too? I use the vanilla mainline kernel so I get an update every week. So can I skip over the 2 header packages and just install the kernel image?
P.S.: I'm not building any kernel modules.submitted by abhinavk
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Linux Mint (Xfce) has a simple interface and is pretty perky, even on old computers. The installer will install Firefox, the LibreOffice office suite, and a variety of programs for managing e-mail, videos and music; perfect for a backup Internet surfing and word processing computer. The installer will ask if you want to install third-party utilities — choose “yes” for compatibility with websites that use Adobe Flash and other multimedia software. Depending on your computer, the installation should complete in fewer than 30 minutes.