If you look at the 7 day and 30 day snapshots of Distrowatch an awful lot of distro's are getting increased activity.
Yes I know DW isn't an accurate representation of marketshare. But it does highlight the interest Distro's are getting from people.
I think it shows that a lot of Distro's are getting it right as far as polish and stability goes, and happy people recommend their distro's.
If AMD's new drivers coming relatively soon are good, And Logitech continues it's linux oriented push, and if OGL-N is great, and if AMD/NV/Intel support OGL-N. We might really, actually, honest to god see 2015 being the year of desktop linux, or at least the year when it all started to go right.submitted by grndzro
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as far as i have seen there are no good guides on the internet to do this:
I am looking for a really simple guide to setup dovecot / exim and use authentication to send email. I tried with virtual mailboxes but nothing worked so i ended up having to use system users. now i am just trying to get exim to authenticate with system users in dovecot to send email. I dont seem to be doing it right. the only way I can send email is if i have an open relay, which is dangerous, does anyone know how to fix this?submitted by kalcy
Hey all, I'm hoping you guys'll be able to help me out.
I wanted to make the switch to Linux and backed up my important files to an external HD. I tried installing Deepin on it (got recommended as a beginner distro), but I got stuck in an installation loop. I tried fixing this all day and it ended up with me having a laptop that has no OS installed, with two flash drives (both bootable, one for Ubuntu and one for Deepin) that no longer get recognized by my BIOS. Frankly the fact that I can still get into my BIOS is the only hope I have. My hard-drive is completely unpartitioned. It was a relatively new laptop that came with Windows 8.1. Have any of you been at this point and could you salvage it?
E: I'm currently in GParted and it is showing my hard drive as an ext4 with about 18GB used (from about 1TB). This means that the installation was succesful, but for some reason my HD doesn't show up in BIOS
E2: I managed to get my HD showing up again in BIOS thanks to GParted (I reformatted it and changed the partition to a FAT32 one). Here's hoping I can get a Linux distro installed soon.
E3: I fixed it. Thanks a lot for the help, guys!
Many thanks in advancesubmitted by Boogy
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So I'm taking a Web Development class this semester and we each got our own account to log into a server. During the orientation on the first class the professor mentioned that it was running Ubuntu Linux. We got our accounts to login via ssh to it and upload our PHP files for our homework this semester.
So I get in and I see a really basic prompt of just$
and no tab complete.
So I type and see$ echo $SHELL /bin/sh
I try to switch to bash and it turns out they don't even have bash installed!
Then I try some other stuff$ uname -r 2.6.24-19-server
And finally I do a$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 8.04.1 Release: 8.04 Codename: hardy
So they are running 8.04.1. Now correct me if I'm wrong but that means that since it's still on the .1 instead of .4 that they haven't updated since around 2009! 6 Years of no updates on a public facing server! I brought it up to the teacher and told him that whoever is in charge of the server for the school is running an OS that has been unsupported for two years but that it appeared that it hadn't even received any updates in 6 years!
Anyway, how often do you guys experience something like this? It seems like if they had competent IT staff (and my school is smack dab in the middle of Silicon Valley) that they wouldn't have this problem. Maybe I should offer up my services to install Ubuntu 14.04? :) Or geez if they like to leave stuff alone forever maybe something like CentOS would be better. The newest version is supported until 2024. (Though I guess that means nothing if no updates ever get applied)submitted by StannisIsMyKing
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Six months after the first beta, elementary OS Freya beta 2 was released yesterday. Based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (which is supported until April 2019), Freya beta 2 comes with various UI improvements, UEFI/SecureBoot support along with other interesting changes as well as almost 600 bug fixes.
Let's have a look at some of the areas where LibreOffice is actually BETTER than the competitor Microsoft Office.