Reddit: Start of a new linux dream project. What does your linux life look like? And what's your dream project?
I've been an on and off linux user for a few years, but really just for my servers. I get my terminal release daily from OS X on my notebook.
But today things change.
I'm building the linux set up I've always wanted.
1 x HTPC 1 x Media Server 1 x CCTV Server
and I'm focusing on security, So I'm using tails for my media and CCTV servers, with debian for the HTPC with a Windows 8.1 Partition for gaming (ugh)
One fun thing I'm in the process of doing is setting up a Lacie PetiteKey to unlock the whole thing. (I may have to build some sort of keyhole style USB port that turns and initiates the start up process)
ultimately I'm aiming to have a home automation thing going on aswell, but that's probably a few months away.
So that's my wild dream of a system that I'm attempting to create. What does your home linux setup look like? And what would your dream upgrades be?submitted by dabneckarb
No nothing so fantastic as Linux taking over a big corp or even gaining support of a big corp. It's a small win.
I impressed someone with his old p4 laptop. I installed Linux on it with KDE. After that I showed him the desktop cube with a full screen video on 4 sides (one video for each of 4 cube sides playing full screen). Then I invoked the hotkey to raise the cube and began whipping it around as fast as I could. I showed him the performance monitoring tool so he could see CPU utilization. He was wildly impressed.
His wife had just gotten a new HP laptop with Windows 8, which she insisted on.
He bought for himself an external 23" monitor, because the backlight inverter was going out on the laptop because it was so old.
The other day I asked him what he thought. He said he loved Linux, especially on that big screen. He said his wife saw his setup and liked it so much that she'd taken to using his computer instead of her own new laptop.
The win is that she has never used Linux before. No one taught her anything.submitted by jdblaich
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