US News & World Report recently published its annual ranking of the world's "100 Best Jobs," which orders the best occupations by demand, salary and employment rate, among other factors. For the very first time, Software Developer ranked #1 on the list, and systems administrator positions, from computer systems analyst to database administrator and more, ranked among the top 20.
Datamation: The key difference is that I choose to use an operating system where the key support comes from the community, and not from some large corporation.
OK, so my last laptop died, ever since I brought it my GPU would fail and the screen would go black then the fans would crank untill I turned it off in fear of explosion. So I'm with my old laptop where the HHD failed, that's fine it was reliable. But no matter how much I try I can't install windows 7, it fails at the very end, windows vista works though...which isn't a good thing because it seems the drivers only work for windows 7(that I can find anyway) tried to torrent some other windows iso but no luck, certain programs just wont open or run on this machine, no matter how many times I click it nothing happens. This PC has issues as well, I have terrible luck my last laptop was great aside from the faulty GPU(was like that out of the box, brand new) and now that I live in australia the heat did not help it at all (air flow was always adequate).
TL;DR Bad luck with laptops and every version of windows is giving me issues so I am going linux but want a good os which can run my display driver so I can hook it up to my moniter(which it wont do atm) because the screen has cancer and I am losing about 1mm every hour of operation.
Cheers everyone, also a link to download the choosen iso because run 50% of .exe ....I have no idea what is happening this week.
If it can run steam, torrents(for legal stuff of course), chrome and be as close to windows 7 as possible I will be a happy man, thank you
EDIT: I'm not using the original HDD that failed, but I am starting to questions the life of the one I am currently using due to od performance behaviour.submitted by defec
This post is somewhat inspired by an argument I had on another sub.
I love open source and free software (though I tend to lean more towards the BSD side of permissiveness). I've used Linux exclusively since I was 16 (until a year or two ago), but I have a bit of a hardware fetish. Hence my love for Apple products and why I bought an MBP. I would like to switch back from OS X to Debian or Arch, but I won't sacrifice my 8hr+ battery life, beautiful enclosure, or trackpad performance.
The Pixel is the first non-Apple laptop I've seen in a long time I could get a hardware-boner over. I think Dell may have made something once, as well.
Can y'all point me in the appropriate direction?submitted by indieinvader
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Today's stroll around the newsfeeds netted an article by Bruce Byfield asking just what makes a classic Linux desktop classic. Another interesting entry is Jack M. Germain coverage of an initiative to convince Adobe to port Photoshop and friends to Linux. And finally, Michael Larabel spotted an interest post signaling big changes for KDE ahead.
The Linux Journal posted an excellent article today by Jim Hall about usability and open source software. Usability is far too often glossed over, or ignored completely in open source projects. Other times, usability is confused with design, and the thought that making something look pretty will have the same desired affect as making it easy to use. It is understandable that usability is often overlooked in open source projects. After all, developers already know how to use their own software, and are generally familiar with their chosen environment. Open source may well be about “scratching your own itch”, but if you would like your project to appeal to a wider audience, even an informal usability test could go a long ways.
More than a month into his campaign, Linux server admin Gao Nagy has persuaded just 124 people to join him in petitioning Adobe to make Linux versions of its most popular products. However, Nagy hopes that a little media attention will kick-start his petition efforts and result in an outpouring of support. "It's really hard to reach people," he noted.