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Linus was asked if the US government ever wanted a backdoor added to Linux. He nodded "yes" while saying "no".
On Tuesday, Softpedia reported that the GNU/Linux distro being developed by gaming company Valve will not be based on Ubuntu as had been commonly thought.
At work i have an ancient code generator, that generates ia32 assembly code in form of a .S file for gcc.
This codegen is OLD (seriously), but generates tons and tons of code used in various projects.
Now, its otput is not efficient at all. So i would like to have gcc optimize it, but it just wont do that, no matter where i put -O3.gcc -c -O3 in.S -o in.o gcc in.o -O3 -o in.exe
is it possible at all?submitted by derolitus
My dad created a .ppt in 2006, and doesn't remember the password. I only have Light Linux right now. I can not even open the .ppt in Libre Presentation. Also it will not convert in Google Presentations when I upload because of the password. Any ideas that can be used to unlock the .ppt? Maybe file permissions, or file edits in terminal somehow. If this is the wrong forum I apologize.submitted by SuddenGun007
It seems like all the latest and greatest motherboards are switching to some kind of UEFI BIOS. It seems really great to me. I love the simplicity of changing boot devices, overclocking, etc. Despite this, there seems to be a huge hole in linux distros when it comes to UEFI BIOS's. Almost no linux distros just work on them. If you google "Linux on UEFI" or anything of the sort, you will stumble upon only massive walls of text with extremely complicated and ambiguous directions. Why don't more Linux distros just work on UEFI and is there any simple way to get linux to work on UEFI?submitted by zachoooo