I look at linux and it seems like something I want to try/use but I can't figure out what to use it for. I won't be exclusively linux for obvious reasons. I'm currently dual booting osx and windows because they serve different purposes. On osx, everything is generally work related, being video or graphical work that are exclusive to the osx platform. On windows, I play games that cant be run in osx. So mentally, I mainly use osx since i do work in it and any time I have to boot windows to do something, I will, but I can't think of a reason to ever boot linux. There's no mental state that I can think of that would make me boot linux. For those who dual boot, when do you boot linux? What mental state are you in that says it's linux time? BTW I'm looking at linux mint specifically and i want to use linux because i like the way it looks, but that's not reason enough to boot it, just to be inconvenienced to restart when I need to do something work or gaming related imo.submitted by TheForeverAloneOne
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What are the success factors for popular software? By filling out the following questions you help me to get an insight on which factors made specific Linux software popular.
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Your vote or any feedback is appreciated, thank you!submitted by orschiro
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LinuxGizmos: Echelon announced an IoT development kit based on its "IzoT" platform, including a new Linux-based IzoT Router and dev boards incorporating its RT 6000 SoC.
I have some e-wageslips in the form of password protected zip files.
My employer won't/can't give me the original password i set (which i have forgotten)
The only info they've provided is that it's 7 characters long, the 4th character is a numerical digit and the rest are lower case letters.
I can't figure out what format the command ought to be to crack it, I've been using Linux for years but the syntax behind the CLI baffles me.
I'm an "eternal-n00b", please help!submitted by dilettante-physicist
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I have already tried ubuntu 13.10, it works fine but it chokes and hangs all the time.
I tried making a lubuntu usb instead, with the programs unetbootin and pendrivelinux, it won't show up in the startup-drive selection on boot (when you hold "alt" during startup)
Which low resource linux distro would you recommend for working on a macbook pro form a usb?
I'm going to use it to develop some python/kivy projects.
Thanks in advance.submitted by fiberkanin
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XenGT is designed just not for 3D graphics acceleration within guest instances but also for media acceleration and GPGPU compute acceleration. There's use-cases for XenGT within cloud computing, data centers, rich virtual clients, multi-screen infotainment, and other areas. With other Xen GPU pass-through solutions there is no ability for both the host and guest operating systems to each access the same GPU simultaneously but they must be independently assigned at this time as there isn't a guest virtual GPU driver as in the case of VMware SVGA2 or VirtualBox Chromium. With Intel's XenGT solution, however, there is sharing support -- multiple VMs can access the same graphics processor due to its full virtualization. XenGT is pushed as offering performance, features, and sharing capabilities.