Since I started using Linux in 2008, I have always wanted to buy a computer from a linux vender that is pre-installed with a Linux distro. Today, my System76 Wild Dog Pro shipped and should be arriving early next week. It's a great feeling to support a Linux vender and also have a computer built for me that I know will support Linux out of the box (and not pay for a windows license I don't need). The difference between the customer support I've received from Dell compared to the service I've received from System76 was huge. Every step of the way has made me happy to be a Linux user and happy to support a company pushing Linux. Here are the specs of my new machine: CPU - i5-6600, 16GB DDR4 Ram, 250GB SSD, and I have two 1TB HDD and a GTX 960 I'm putting in when it gets here. Anyone have any experiences buying from Linux venders? What did you think?submitted by /u/Ryllix
I hate to ask questions like this given the ridiculous number of resources available online but I'm really not having any luck finding what I'm looking for.
I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Macbook Pro today and it runs perfectly fine, but I can't figure out how to modify the boot loader. Right now when I reboot it shoots right into Ubuntu but I'd like it to 1, give me the option to boot to OS X (right now I have to hold down option to even see it), and 2 default to OS X.
Anyone know how to do this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.submitted by /u/rant404
Reddit: I really want to understand the things going on in r/linux, but I'm not sure what anything is. Where do I start?
I use Linux as my primary desktop OS, and I've tried to keep in touch with all the Linux news so that I'm not always in the dark about certain topics. Thing is, I don't really understand half of the material that's here, and I would really like to get involved in the Linux community. How would you suggest I go about getting familiar with Linux to the point where I'll understand the posts here without needing to look up what it's about?submitted by /u/ScorchingBonzai
In this slideshow, IBM VP of Big Data and Analytics on z, Dinesh Nirmal, and IBM VP of Offerings, Big Data and Analytics, Ritika Gunnar, outline several tips to help enterprises make the most of their open source strategy.
Hello, I've just graduated High School and am planning to study Computer Science/Engineering at college starting in August. However, my first two years I won't actually be studying my major and I feel kind of impatient about it. Summer for me ends in late August and it's already July. I feel like I have too much free time so there's no excuse to not be learning even more.
I have a desktop dual-booting Windows and Linux(And Windows is only for gaming) and I spend most of my time in Ubuntu on there. I have a laptop running only Ubuntu that I'm typing on. I just took a Raspberry Pi Zero and attached it to a universal garage door remote so I could open the garage from my phone when I get back from bike rides(The panel we have has always been unreliable). What can I do to learn even more about anything in Linux? I am not happy with the rate I teach myself so if there are any courses between now and August 22nd I could do then that would be awesome.
I guess what I am getting at is that I need a course I can follow or a new project to stick to so I can learn using Linux and about anything in general. I have some C++ background and a lot more Java experience. Any recommendations for anything for me to learn would be appreciated. Thank yousubmitted by /u/soheyhai
I'm not really new to Linux since I've been using Ubuntu for a while now on my virtual server. I've also tried Ubuntu as a desktop OS a few times. Also, I used to be on Mac OS X so I know my way around gcc and clang and gdb and such.
I'm thinking about switching from Windows 10 to Linux. I don't game all that much anymore so dual boot is fine and Microsoft is doing some shady stuff that I don't like and I think it's time to finally switch.
I have been pretty happy with Ubuntu and I'm just not sure what big advantage Arch or other "advanced" distributions could have over Ubuntu or other "beginner" distributions. What I always liked about Ubuntu was that it just works and I'm not sure if the benefits of Arch, whatever those may be, actually out weight the ease of use of Ubuntu.
So, what are you doing with Arch etc. that would be problematic on Ubuntu?submitted by /u/Asyx
Release highlights of Mesa 3D Graphics Library 12.0.0 include a Vulkan driver for Intel hardware from Ivy Bridge onward
HowToForge: This tutorial shows how to use eCryptfs to encrypt a directory on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).
Here is the latest look at the performance of Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 vs. Debian Testing on the same system for showing how the performance is looking for Debian 9 "Stretch" ahead of its release next year.
Originally I was planning to do a Debian GNU/Linux vs. GNU/kFreeBSD comparison too, but the Debian Testing GNU/kFreeBSD installer was yielding problems... So for this article is just a fun look at clean installs of Debian 8.5 versus the current Debian GNU/Linux testing on the same hardware and using each OS release out-of-the-box.