So I'm planning on building a PC in the fall, and I'm definitely going to making the switch to Linux! From the research I've done I'm going to go with the Cinnamon DE, at least to start. However, I'm having trouble deciding between Debian and Ubuntu. As a Linux noobie, it's hard to really distinguish the two.
I plan on doing a fair amount of gaming, and Steam recommends Ubuntu, but given that Ubuntu is a fork of Debian, I'm assuming it should be fine on Debian as well. If hardware plays a factor, I'm planning on a Nvidia GPU, and possibly an AMD CPU if Zen delivers, if not then Intel. Any recommendations or pro/cons lists would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!submitted by /u/SilentJ87
Who runs this website? I use it so often, I'd like to be able to contribute. I see it has google ads, but there's not a lot of other info about who runs it:
https://www.die.net/ - Frontpage with news; no update since 10/12/2014
https://github.com/die-net - Github account for the authors' various projects, nothing about the website.
https://github.com/aaron42net - Sole contributor to the die.net repo.
firstname.lastname@example.org - Email address, got no response from an email about a week ago.submitted by /u/surfrock66
Copied from my post on Tek Syndicate forums:
I am not much of an apps user, so I had no trouble using the phone as a daily driver. I am currently typing this on my new Bq M10 and it is excellent. All the reviews based upon the OTA 9.5 are now false. It is much snappier than I excepted based on my Meizu MX4 experience, even snapier than my fathers $200 Lenovo. True, it was $100 more, but it is also so much more powerful. Even the app selection is much better than what I remember just month ago....
Positives: the screen is nice, multitasking is fun and the desktop is also very usable. The interface is about as snappy as my brother's ipad mini 2. Bash is even more useful on a tablet than on a phone. It even handles youtube 1080p video in a browser, albeit with a few tears and frameskips., when using a Telegram app while watching.
Neutrals: Cameras and speakers are quite usable,, would like to use it as a video conferencing machine when some app comes out.
Negatives: The UI slows down sometimes, there are some bugs with the splitscreen and desktop apps. The keyboard does not work with desktop apps... Hopefully it will get fixed in ota12.. There are definitely apps missing for the BFU but I can work around it by using bash and web browser, which are rather great and ok respectively. The browser is a bit slow, but still usable.
All in all, I am even more excited than when I was getting my MX4. With The OTA11 I am not afraid to show off the tablet to my non-techie friends -the cons are there, but the positives, the potential and freedom factor make it up.submitted by /u/Tylnesh