I am not exactly computer intuitive but looking to learn more about computers and computer programming. Is Linux simply the alternative to Windows and what are the advantages and disadvantages of having one or the other?
Is Linux supported by most laptops and if so, how do I go about making my computer run on a Linux Operating System? I wouldn't make the change until I am a lot more knowledgable about computers but I am simply interested in learning everything I can. I am a total noob so try to explain it in terms I would most likely understand. Thanks!submitted by Thunderguns_760
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I renamed ny /usr folder to /usr_old on my macbook air because I believed that /usr only stored linux loaded programs. I didn't realise that it actually ran my whole macbook.
So, I've made an ubuntu live usb and I can see my HD as 'Macintosh HD'... the problem is that it's read only so I can't rename /usr_old back to /usr. I've looked at ways of mounting it read-write but when I try something like 'sudo mount -o remount,rw /dev/sda2' I get 'mount: /media/ubuntu/Macintosh HD not mounted or bad option'
Please let me know if you need any more information to help me out. I'm quite desperate here as I'm writing a thesis at the moment (running out of time) and I can't really afford this hiccup.
EDIT: link to linux questions post http://www.reddit.com/r/linuxquestions/comments/2pyoig/im_an_idiot_please_help_me_remount_my_internal_hd/
EDIT: FIXED with the second comment from https://superuser.com/questions/84446/how-to-mount-a-hfs-partition-in-ubuntu-as-read-write
Thanks for everyone's help!submitted by itsgremlin
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I'm a pretty experienced bash user at this point. I use it all day on both OS X (on my desktop) and linux (on all the servers I manage), and have written dozens if not hundreds of bash scripts, some fairly complex, pushing the limits of what one would want to do with bash before switching to a more full featured language like Python or Perl. I have dug deep into the depths of tldp.org's bash programming guide, set obscure shell options, pulled backreferences out of regexes, written functions that return arrays, etc. While bash goes pretty deep, I feel like I've touched a lot of it.
But I've never actually touched another shell. Am I missing out?
I'm not a C programmer so I feel like the benefits of the csh family would be lost on me, but how about other options? zsh? fish?
I also feel like bash is the standard for somewhat arbitrary reasons... there are lots of weird inconsistencies in bash, and the fact that most of the original documentation is in the form of info pages, satan's own documentation format, is a major point against it too :)
Anyway, curious to know the thoughts of people who have (real) experience in other shells.submitted by sprashoo
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ust when you thought you couldn't get anymore Red Hat news, it once again was the talk of the techtown. An interest blog post from Hanno Böck today says quit using NTP if you care about security. Jack M. Germain discusses the work of Open Invention Network and Jamie Watson reviews Debian-derivative Tanglu 2. Dedoimedio.com shares their best distro of 2014 and Ubuntu 15.04 Alpha 1 was released.
Intel's next-generation Skylake processors are starting to take shape with the Linux 3.19 kernel.
Linux 3.19 lands initial Skylake graphics support within the Intel DRM drivers (there's already initial support on the user-space side too within Mesa) and there's Skylake MPX support among other Skylake related work that's been merged for 3.19.
The latest feature that's landed for the GCC 5 compiler due out next year is MIPS R6 support for both 32-bit and 64-bit.
The first two companies that have been confirmed to release phones with Ubuntu Touch are Meizu and Bq. Until now, only Meizu showed any kind of involvement with Ubuntu Touch and they were the first to announce a launch window. On the other hand, Bq has been silent, but it seems to have been very busy and to be the first one out the door.