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Reddit: Linux with Gigabyte Brix

Sunday 25th of December 2016 07:23:21 AM

I have a Gigabyte Brix with 4570R and Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics. Will distros work fine with my iGPU or will there be proprietary drivers for it since it's not standard?

Are there any problems people have run into with Brix?

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Reddit: Which terminal file editor do you use and why?

Sunday 25th of December 2016 06:45:56 AM

vi is outdated and is only 297.0 kB installed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?

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Reddit: Out of the loop: Which modern laptop would work well with linux?

Sunday 25th of December 2016 05:40:30 AM

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?

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Reddit: pimping out my blank desktop. Any suggestions?

Sunday 25th of December 2016 05:26:15 AM

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.

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Phoronix: A 2016 Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays From Phoronix

Sunday 25th of December 2016 05:05:51 AM
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or happy end-of-2016, regardless of whatever celebrations you may or may not be partaking in as we end out this latest exciting year for Linux and open-source software...

LXer: How to follow the new Lineage OS online

Sunday 25th of December 2016 04:42:26 AM
Some of the original CyanogenMod team announced earlier today that they'll continue their work for community-created Android device ROMs under a new banner, Lineage OS.

Phoronix: Lineage: Forking CyanogenMod To A New Android Distribution

Sunday 25th of December 2016 03:20:10 AM
Some unfortunate news to hear this Christmas is that Cyanogen Inc is shutting down their infrastructure behind the popular CyanogenMod fork of Google's Android operating system while a new fork is emerging. Lineage, Hello World!..

LXer: Microsoft Admits Overly Aggressive Windows 10 Upgrade Campaign Was ‘Pretty Painful’ And Obnoxious

Sunday 25th of December 2016 01:10:36 AM
Microsoft does not always do things the right way, few people would argue otherwise...

Reddit: Happy Holiday to all you Penguins!

Sunday 25th of December 2016 12:44:08 AM

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