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Reddit: Comparison of different DEs based on user scenarios

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 05:48:31 PM

Hello all, for a very long time I had a question: what DE to use with Linux. I've never liked Gnome, I lack some elegance in XFCE and something always went bad in KDE. So, I decided that I should make a comparison between these DE's based on use cases. I want to use Debian 9 as one of the most stable distros. Currently, I am a KDE4 Debian 8 user and I have absolutely no relevant experience with Debian 9 and modern versions of Gnome, xfce and kde.

For example:

Use case #1: open a default email program, add an account, receive letters, send a letter, find a letter by some phrase.

Use case #2: find a file in a default file manager .

Use case #3: open several tabs in chromium/firefox, decompose them and compose them back into one window.

Use case #4: archive and unarchive with a default archiver a complicated file-tree, for example, linux sources.

Use case #5: set up new values for hot-keys.

Use case #6: open a default packet manager and install several programs.

Use case #7: make some notes in note-taking application, find something in previous notes.

Use case #8: set up date and time, add an additional clock for another time zone.

Use case #9: open a default drawing program and draw a simple childish picture.

These use cases will be assessed on required time and provided comfort criteria by me (an experienced Linux user) and my wife (a windows user with no previous Linux experience).

As you can see, these use cases are far from ideal, so, if you have some suggestions on how to improve my methods of testing, or you have additional use cases, please, write them under this post.

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LXer: Install Ubuntu 16.04 Persistently on a USB Drive

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 05:09:31 PM
In this article we are going to cover how to install a linux distro to a USB Drive that allows you to use the usb drive as you would normally use the devices hard disk.

LinuxToday: OpenStack Pike Debuts Re-Defining the Open-Source Cloud Platform

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 05:00:00 PM

eWEEK: The 16th release of OpenStack now uses the open-source Python 3.5 programming language and provides new standalone project component options.

Phoronix: QEMU 2.10 Released With Xen 9pfs Support, QCOW2 LUKS Encryption

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 04:17:39 PM
QEMU 2.10 is now available as the latest release for this important piece of the open-source Linux virtualization stack...

TuxMachines: Razer Blade Stealth Laptop On Linux, Various Linux Laptop Performance Metrics

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 04:02:46 PM

Earlier this year Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan announced that Razer is planning better laptop support on Linux. He noted that more customers are requesting Linux support and they formed a goal of figuring out how to make "the best notebook in the world that supports Linux." Razer doesn't have any Linux laptop announcement to make yet, but for seeing the current state of affairs, they sent over the Razer Stealth laptop so we could put it through our Linux testing paces at Phoronix. Here is a look at the Razer Stealth ultrabook on Linux as well as a variety of interesting performance metrics, including some power metrics compared to Windows.

read more Real-Time Linux Summit, KVM Forum, Fossology, and More Happening Along With ELC Europe in Prague

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 04:00:38 PM
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TuxMachines: Linux-based mobile access router features Cisco 5921 ESR

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 04:00:08 PM

Eurotech’s rugged, Linux-driven “BoltMAR 20-11” mobile access router offers Cisco 5921 ESR software, dual Ethernet ports, and WiFi, GPS, and cellular links.

As we write this, rescuers continue to ply the flooded streets of Houston looking for survivors of Hurricane Harvey. It occurs to us that Eurotech’s BoltMAR 20-11 might come in very handy in such a situation. Designed to showcase the Linux-driven Cisco 5921 Embedded Services Router(ESR) software, this entry-level, EN50155-compliant Mobile Access Router (MAR) “allows field-proven Cisco internetworking to be extended to enterprise fleet applications in the harshest mobile environments,” says Eurotech.

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LinuxToday: 20 Linux Command Tips and Tricks That Will Save You A Lot of Time

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 04:00:00 PM

Some tiny but useful Linux commands, terminal tricks and shortcuts that will save you a lot of time while working with Linux command line.

TuxMachines: Hands-on with Raspbian GNU/Linux Stretch for Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 03:57:40 PM

Well, isn't that just the way things go? I go away for a week (bicycling in northeast Holland, very nice) and a new release of Raspbian for the Raspberry Pi is announced. I shouldn't complain, though, because it gives me something to do as I adjust to my new life as an OAP.

The Raspbian GNU/Linux operating system for all models of Raspberry Pi systems has recently been updated, bringing the base to the recently released Debian 9 Stretch. The release announcement on the Raspberry Pi Blog gives a general overview, focusing mainly on application updates, and refers to the Debian 9 release notes for details about changes in the operating system itself.

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LXer: Today is a Good Day to Learn Python

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 03:49:28 PM
The cool thing about Linux and FOSS is also an aggravating thing, which is that sometimes there's too much of a good thing. There is such an abundance of goodies that it can be overwhelming. So I am here to help you decide which programming language you should learn next, and that is Python. Oh, yes, it is.

LinuxToday: How to Install Laravel on a DirectAdmin Server

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 03:00:00 PM

Laravel is a popular, open-source PHP web application framework with expressive and elegant syntax.

Reddit: Ryzen, RAM, MOBO, Hell^H^H^H^H Help Please.

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 02:56:25 PM

I have been teetering on the brink of a ryzen upgrade to my aging PC for a few months now but the linux horror stories (probably blown out of proportion) are making me hesitate.

Can anyone give personal experience with linux on ryzen 7 and ddr4 3200 ram?

So far my plans are for a gigabyte mobo, and team t-force ddr4 3200. All I care about is stability, even if it means I underclock my ram until everything settles out.

Any and all thoughts are greatly appreciated.

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Reddit: Does #linux work on this keyboard?

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 01:53:24 PM Today is a Good Day to Learn Python

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 01:37:34 PM
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