I have a late 2012 Mac Book Pro Retina. I am kinda over OSX, I hate the appstore updates and the idea of an apple id, my computer is starting to feel clunky from lots of use and installations and no cleaning up of unused files and programs. I feel it is time for a change. I have been thinking about installing Linux on if for some time now since I seen a few articles talking about it. I was considering Fedora with either KDE or XFCE desktop as those are what I have experience with. I am looking for some words of encouragement and maybe swift kick in the right direction towards making the switch. I am at the point of no return; a stepping off point. Please share with me your thought, experience, and recommendations.submitted by networkant
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These are Richard Stallman interviews conducted by Roy Schestowitz on behalf of the Techrights community. They were originally published between July of 2013 and April of 2014.
I have a good news for Firefox and Plasma 5 users: I ported KDE Wallet password integration extension to KDE Frameworks 5!
It seems to me that this plugin is unmaintained because both the released version and the SVN one do not support Firefox 33 or newer. So, as first step I took Guillermo's code and bumped the Firefox version.
This weekend I got around to trying out the GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 "Maxwell" graphics cards with the Linux 3.19 kernel now that there's initial support for these new GPUs via the open-source Nouveau DRM driver.
As part of the big DRM pull request for Linux 3.19, most of the Nouveau driver work was "behind the scenes" with not too much to excite end-users besides initial support for the newer Maxwell GPUs. This support in Linux 3.19 though is just limited to kernel mode-setting with no hardware acceleration being in place for this release.
Enter Manjaro Linux. This was one of the last distros I’d tried during my hopping days that I really thought had some potential. Based on Arch, which has a lot going for it to begin with, and with extremely well written and maintained documentation and helpful forums, Manjaro is an attractive option, maybe even for the Linux neophyte. I liken it to what Mint does for Ubuntu, in that it polishes things up nicely, adds some useful software out of the box, and makes the installation a breeze. Arch itself can be a scary install requiring lots of reading and step by step, piece by piece building of your system. Manjaro does most of the dirty work for you, especially if you know which desktop you want from the get-go. I knew I wanted KDE, so I grabbed that and was off to the races.
After getting a pi for Christmas and later discovering that there are boards such as the ODROID C1 that are much more powerful and only for about $10 more...I'm sort of having a bit of buyers remorse at least for thinking that the pi was the only type of small arm board that can run linux. Now I am questioned with why do people even buy the Pi (unless they did not know like me) when the ODROID C1 is so much better? Do they go for Pi because of how its philosophy or something? Software wise I'd say it's the same...you can install arch Linux on both and arch pretty much has almost all of the packages you need (aur as well).submitted by altiris28048
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Not really Linux specific I guess, but as I am a Linux user, I'm more curious what you are doing on Linux to keep data usage in check.
I recently moved into a new flat. In order to get an internet connection, I need a phone line, which is going to take 3 weeks, after which it'll probably take another two weeks to actually get an internet connection on the line.
So, while waiting I decided to get a 4G modem/router thing, with a 15GB/month package (which cost more than it should. I hate how ridiculous data packages are).
I've had it for only around 3 hours, and it's already used up 1GB, and I haven't really used much much bandwidth myself, I actually only have a single SSH session running, and only my Laptop is connected to it. I'm pretty sure it is being eaten up by various background processes for example Fedora doing periodic update checks etc.
I have already disabled what I can, but as I've never had to use a line with data caps before, I'm a little clueless as to how I can best optimise my 15GB until my real line is up, so I was hoping those of you who have had to suffer with data caps could offer some advice?submitted by intahnetmonster
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I seem to read more and more about NixOS these days, but I know that NixOS has existed since 2006, which makes me wonder.
When I saw a YouTube presentation I really love the idea of NixOS, stateless deployments, etc.
So is NixOS actually upcoming or probably not going to win much market share?submitted by ujjain
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Im currently looking for a linux distro for python/django development in a virtualbox. there are a ton of distos and i just cant get an overlook. i tryed ubuntu but i cant handle the gui it drives me mad. i really really like kali linux but im looking for something small
im looking for a simple GUI, i will mostly be using the shell and an editor. i dont want to try out all the different distros could you recommend me one?submitted by resignresign2
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