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Reddit: Studying Computer Science and want to use Linux on my laptop, but at least two things holding me back... advice?

44 min 42 sec ago

I've started studying Computer Science as of this month and while I'm currently using my old notebook (a Macbook Pro 13" Retina Late 2013) I'd like to switch to something newer, and at the same time to a different OS.

Ideally I'd like to run Linux natively simply to gather more experience with the OS as well as how suitable it is for CS in general. However, there's two things holding me back:

Microsoft OneNote

Ever since I started using OneNote I found myself unable to go back to using various folders and individual documents. It's simply a pleasure to work with and provides all the tools necessary for easy note-taking and working with things such taking notes on PDFs, screenshots etc.

It appears as if there's no suitable replacement for it in the Linux world, which would severely hinder one of the major uses for the laptop.

Touch/Digipen Support

Ever since I've started doing Mathematical calculations on my computer I've used a Wacom tablet in combination with OneNote to write formulas. It works especially well as a scratchpad and also allows taking notes on PDF files provided by the professors.

It seems like the development on this is still going strong on Linux, but is ultimately lacking at best.

At this point it seems like my best option is to run Windows 10 natively (on a 2-in-1 notebook) and run a Linux VM to use for development. This however prevents me from getting Linux to know on a more "intimate" level. You simply learn a system best by using it, and if it's safely contained in a VM then I feel I'd be missing a lot of learning opportunities.

I suppose I've been spoiled by OneNote, but I have a hard time thinking about going back to pen and paper just to run Linux natively. What do you guys think? Any CS students here? How do you (or would you) deal with situations like these?

In terms of hardware I was looking at a Lenovo ThinkPad T470 / Yoga 370 or their predecessors next year.

EDIT: I suppose dual-boot might be an option, but kind of seems like a PITA as well.

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TuxMachines: Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth: IoT, Ubuntu and the yogurt of the future

1 hour 47 min ago

Canonical founder and CEO Mark Shuttleworth is one of the most prominent people in open source software.

Ubuntu, the GNU/Linux-based operating system that he helped birth in 2004 is now one of the best-known open source projects in the world, accounting for a vast proportion of the Linux VMs in the public cloud and huge numbers of connected devices.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu 17.10 Launches Tomorrow with GNOME 3.26, but You Can Still Use Unity

1 hour 49 min ago

Ubuntu contributor Didier Roche shared today the last blog article for the development cycle of the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, which is expected to launch tomorrow, October 19.

Also: Ubuntu 17.10 is back on track with GNOME: Here's why that's a good thing

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TuxMachines: KDE Applications 17.12 GNU/Linux Software Stack Set to Arrive on December 14

1 hour 50 min ago

Now that the KDE Applications 17.08 software suite got its second point release, it's time for the KDE developers to concentrate their efforts on the next major update, KDE Applications 17.12.

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LXer: Franz Combines all Your Messaging Apps in a Single Application

1 hour 52 min ago
Franz is a free to use application that combines different messaging services like WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook Messenger, Gmail, Telegram, Skype, Slack and other chat applications in one application.

TuxMachines: Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 16

1 hour 52 min ago

All good things must come to an end, however, in that particular case, it’s rather a beginning! We are indeed almost done in our road to Artful, which means that 17.10 is just around the corner: official Ubuntu 17.10 release is due tomorrow. Of course, it doesn’t mean we stop right away working on it: you will have bug fixes and security updates for 9 months of support! It’s thus time to close this series on Artful, and for this, we are going to tackle one topic we didn’t get to yet, which is quite important approaching the release: upgrading from a previous Ubuntu release! For more background on our current transition to GNOME Shell in artful, you can refer back to our decisions regarding our default session experience as discussed in my blog post.

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LinuxInsider: Companies Turn Blind Eye to Open Source Security Risks

1 hour 56 min ago
Many software developers and enterprise users have been lax or oblivious to the need to properly manage open source software, suggest survey results released Tuesday. The report highlights the consequences of failure to establish open source acquisition and usage policies, and to follow best practices. Flexera polled more than 400 commercial software suppliers and in-house software development teams within enterprises about their open source practices. More than half of the software products currently in use contain open source components.

Reddit: 5 top reasons you have to switch to open source os

1 hour 57 min ago

as we know that linux is very popular in programming and in hacking stuffs here there all reasons why you should go for open source

check out all the reasons https://i.imgur.com/FP3PAJ0.jpg

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Reddit: GPU Passthrough Thing.

2 hours 57 min ago

Total moron here. How do I set up the GPU passthrough thing using KVM and what kind of hardware do I need to make it work. Explain like I'm 5. Assume I know nothing.

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LXer: How To Install Sublime Text 3 Stable In Linux

3 hours 6 min ago
All the developers out there love Sublime Text. It has been emerging as a great text editor for learners and advanced. It is available on Linux, Mac OS and Windows. Sublime text offers features like macros, recognition of a wide variety of languages, split view etc. The editor can also be customized using different themes. Some of these themes are already popular through Notepad++.

TuxMachines: Control Or Consensus?

3 hours 46 min ago

In a recent conversation on the Apache Legal mailing list, a participant opined that “any license can be Open Source. OSI doesn’t ‘own’ the term.” He went on to explain “I could clone the Apache License and call it ‘Greg’s License’ and it would be an open source license.”

As long as the only people involved in the conversation are the speaker and people who defer to his authority, this might be OK. But as soon as there are others involved, it’s not. For the vast majority of people, the term “open source license” is not a personal conclusion resulting from considered evaluation, but rather a term of art applied to the consensus of the community. Individuals are obviously free to use words however they wish, just like Humpty Dumpty. But the power of the open source movement over two decades has arisen from a different approach.

The world before open source left every developer to make their own decision about whether software was under a license that delivers the liberty to use, improve and share code without seeking the permission of a rights holder. Inevitably that meant either uncertainty or seeking advice from a lawyer about the presence of software freedom. The introduction of the open source concept around the turn of the millennium solved that using the crystalisation of consensus to empower developers.

By holding a public discussion of each license around the Open Source Definition, a consensus emerged that could then by crystalised by the OSI Board. Once crystalised into “OSI Approval”, the community then has no need to revisit the discussion and the individual developer has no need to guess (or to buy advice) on the compatibility of a given license with software freedom. That in turn means proceeding with innovation or deployment without delay.

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Phoronix: Radeon GPU Profiler 1.03 Released

4 hours 4 min ago
AMD's GPUOpen initiative has put out a new release of their Windows and Linux supported Radeon GPU Profiler program for profiling Vulkan (and Direct3D 12) games...

LXer: Google Quietly Releases Chrome 62 to Stable Channel for Linux, Mac, and Windows

4 hours 21 min ago
Google quietly promoted the Chrome 62 web browser to the stable channel today for desktops, including Mac, GNU/Linux, and Microsoft Windows platforms.

Phoronix: Trying Out System76's Pop!_OS Ubuntu-Based Operating System

4 hours 34 min ago
Besides Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" launching tomorrow, System76 is also expected to issue their first official release of the Ubuntu-derived Pop!_OS operating system they plan to begin shipping on their laptops/desktops. Curious about their modifications to Ubuntu 17.10, I decided to give the latest snapshot of it a ride.

Reddit: Some help required (Apache in Fedora 25)

4 hours 57 min ago

So i got this task where i have to create 2 virtual hosts on the ports 31337 & 1201. The server uses as name <youfirstname>.local I have literally no clue how to do this since i've tried over 10 different guides/tutorials and they all seem to fail. Is anyone able to help me out?

Greets

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Besides Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" launching tomorrow, System76 is also expected to issue their first official release of the Ubuntu-derived Pop!_OS operating system they plan to begin shipping on their laptops/desktops. Curious about their modifications to Ubuntu 17.10, I decided to give the latest snapshot of it a ride. For those that missed the earlier news this summer, back in June is when System76 announced Pop!_OS as the Linux distribution to be shipped on their future PCs/laptops. System76 had been shipping stock Ubuntu installations on their systems since its founding in 2005, but with Ubuntu shifting from Unity back to GNOME Shell and other changes, System76 found it time to give their own take on a Linux desktop OS. Read more