vi is outdated and is only 297.0 kB installed
nano is 2.3 MB installed and has most commands displayed
vim is 3 MB often used and often praised
and emacs is massive, 107.6 MB, and is also often praised
also there's the apparent editor.war between vim and emacs.
So why do you prefer one over the other?submitted by /u/elementalerror
So, merry Christmas to me: looks like either my inverter is dying on my HDX16, or the backlight, or both. And I merely went to have a cup of tea — and returned to witness fluctuating brightness and blackout. If replacing the inverter doesn't fix it, then it'll be time for shopping, because replacing a screen costs enough for the sum to be better used to pay for a new laptop altogether. And the current laptop is old as it is.
Thing is, I have no idea what the current state of affairs in the laptop world is. When I bought my HDX16, it was simple: dedicated nVdia GPU, enough memory, decent wifi that works, good screen. If a laptop had it, I could be sure it'll do fine with Linux.
Nowadays, have no idea what to expect. I skipped the advent of switchable graphics altogether. Now I have no idea what's the situation currently, and if I'd be screwed by a distro/gpu or not. Are all nVidia-using solutions switchable? Are all Radeon-based doing the same? Apparently, there is a combination of Intel GPU and Radeon GPU on, say dell inspiron 5567 that causes issues in most distros save for pre-installed Ubunu (which makes me, a Debian user, suspicious). Are Radeon GPUs shitty? Do they tend to drop support for the chips on a regular basis? I vaguely remember something like that happening before...
I have little understanding of processor performance either. How different the processors core i3/i5/i7 are? Would I even notice compared to Core 2 Duo? How's AMD doing nowadays? I used to have a self-assembled Athlon XP desktop back in the days, and loved it. But that was 10 years ago.
How about engineering quality? Do HP still think they are making a hybrid of a toaster and a hair dryer? Is Dell sturdy? Is Lenovo easy to disassemble and replace parts?
I went online to look for some models which looked like what I'd need at the first glance, but it appears I can dig some nasty stuff on pretty much every single model.
What should I do?submitted by /u/h-v-smacker
Hello. My desktop is completely blank other than an image. I've seen some really slick linux setups, and I want to know if anyone has any cool recommendations.
I doubt it matters, but I'm currently using Openbox+Gentoo
I tried to search this subreddit, but reddit's having issues with the search function.submitted by /u/fastpenguin91