I decided to make the switch to Linux for our home backup server, but I have some questions. First, I need to know if there is any backup software that is cross platform, meaning I can backup a Windows computer without hassle I am currently looking at fwbackups http://www.diffingo.com/oss/fwbackups
Second, what flavour would you recommend for a server? Ubantu looks resource heavy, so I am thinking about using Debian.
Thanks in advance!submitted by SuperLemrick
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Hello Linux subreddit, What I'm looking for is a distro that will run decently on my Acer Aspire One D250-1196. I've installed 2GB of ram and a 16GB SSD into it. It has an Intel Atom 1.6Ghz processor.
What I'm looking for: - Easy pipelight install for silverlight to watch Netflix - Ability to connect to a VPN server - Somewhat fast - not Crunchbang or puppy linux.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.submitted by WhicketMo
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This is reposted with a more accurate title, again apologies to those from the other thread. (http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/21qcpn/how_do_i_make_a_distro_and_respect_all_the_proper/)
I currently have in my development a deboostraped debian system. I have changed nothing in those files.
I was nearing the end of my development cycle and wanted to start building this as a platform, with my GUI software, (think kiosk style software) running at its head.
The only proprietary thing, is my single executable that launches (currently) from cron with an @reboot
I was debating on just leaving this distribution fat, and continuing to use my debian base. But it seems that in order to respect licensing, I'd have to host all of these packages on my own APT server (correct ??)
If I have to post all of this extra stuff, then it seems honestly more worth my effort (actually it feels like a lot less effort) to make a full build environment for a kernel and busybox I.E. the bare bones I need, instead of extra features I might have been able to get with a debian setup.
It sounds like a lot more work to mirror and make a base debian distro, than making a basic binary distro. I've built kernels and embedded build environments before with no problems. This is a solvable problem domain for me. Legally doing this right, could be as simple as sharing out the git repository, with a few tarballs. Done and done!
The debian approach, seems like I'd have to build a distribution platform for all of my base packages, which could be quite a lot. I'd have to host an apt repo for all the stuff I'd like to include.
I'm thinking that using a standard linux kernel + busybox + luajit(for my software) + few libs is all I need.submitted by prozacgod
Hi everyone, first time poster in this subreddit. I am a 2nd year Uni student studying Information Technologies. Now to the point of this post, We are doing a course based on bash and powershell scripts (and some other non-important stuff). I am pretty new to this stuff as the school I used to go to was a little village school that didn't have access to this kind of software and we were only taught basic IT skills like using word and browsing the internet (was pretty lame school but only one around). So can you guys recommend any easy practice scripts on bash and powershell? Would be really grateful as our tutor doesn't really give a dam if we learn or not and just rushes us through classes. Thanks for hearing me out.submitted by Onoreee
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The main question behind open source software is: Why would developers want to create software or contribute to another piece of software for free? For a lot of developers the answer is easy. They rely on some piece of open source software for their business so they have an active interest in supporting the community around that software.