They don't even have to be useful, but occasionally I am reminded that Linux can be FUN rather than just more stable/secure/productive than windows or osx. Who cares if it's utterly useless and frivolous? :)
Anyone wanna share any of the quirky or interesting distros they've come across in the past?
For me, Puppy linux was a pleasure to use even if I had no intention of using it permanently. There's something ridiculously charming at such a heavily puppy-themed operating system, isn't there? And it was a novelty to use something that looked like it was from decades ago, andI do mean that in a good way.
Anyway, talk about the fun stuff I guess? It doesn't have to be obscure or new, I just wanna hear about some fun stuff you people have had with linux. Could be technical or as simple as checking out a weird distrosubmitted by yetanothernewbie
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I realize that NFS is better for... derp.... well, network file systems than almost any other setup, notably samba/cifs, though I've heard it is partially dependent on the use-case. For me, NFS is always the clear winner, especially since I'm using it on a home file server, where I do a lot more reading than writing.
What is the big difference between the way NFS and other network/internet file systems work?submitted by ninjaaron
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SUSE is growing thanks to its open source approach and enterprise migration to SUSE Linux from legacy systems.
So, I'm looking at getting into packaging for Fedora. However, I cannot for the life of me get RPM's to actually compile or function in Copr. I've read the packaging guide on the fedora wiki, but there just isn't enough info. Is packaging for Fedora something that's doable, or do you really have to be the creator of the project to make it function as an RPM?submitted by ian_mcxa
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Reddit: Would it be possible to use P2P technologies to replace the need for Certificate authorities?
I know this is not exactly Linux related, but I didn't know where else to post it.
CA's at the moment are a protection racket. You need to pay upwards of $200 in order to get a little green bar in your users browser.
God forbid you want to use HTTPS without someone's authority, the newly implemented features in modern browsers will flash big red lights at you to discourage any other users.
I know this is a necessary evil, I was reading an article a few hours ago that basicly said "this is the best we've got". But what if it was possible to harness the power of the swarm to verify a users identity?
There would have to be some incentive for people to actually do the verifying, such as when people verify Bitcoin transactions. But should one be found I can't think of any reason for this not to be implemented.
I'm not the most knowledgeable person in this area, so I would really appreciate some feedback on this idea. If it is possible then we could really do something for the better here.
Thanks for reading my little spiel. Cheers.submitted by TheDeza
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techarena: Once you have your application server up and running, you are going to need a good email server to deliver your emails.
I needed to construct a script which ripped through a .tgz archive and extracted some information from certain directories if it was available. It was a context switch to jump out of vim while coding, view the archive contents, then jump back into vim. It turns out, if you just vim somefile.tgz, it will open in the editor and you are able to search/open directories in the archive without having to switch windows or even exit the editor.
This was something very useful to my daily coding.submitted by TR-BetaFlash
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