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Reddit: Weekend's Linux Trivia: How many Linux users in 1992, 1993 and 1995?

4 hours 12 min ago

Here is the answer for 1992:

Newsgroups: comp.os.linux Path: sparky!uunet!gatech!bloom-beacon!!daemon From: ty...@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Theodore Ts'o) Subject: Re: How many Linux Users are there? Message-ID: <> Sender: (Mr Background) Reply-To: Organization: The Internet Date: Wed, 20 May 1992 18:41:48 GMT Lines: 31 From: (Rick Miller) Date: 20 May 92 11:42:46 GMT could the Keepers-of-the-Mailing-Lists give us a guestimate? OK, numbers..... When we voted for the formation of comp.os.linux back in March, the vote was 878 FOR, 6 AGAINST. I don't know if that's a record as far as newsgroup votes go, but it is fairly unsual for a group to win by such a large margin. There are 105 entries on the mailing list, including a few redistribution addresses, so that means there are at least 100 people reading comp.os.linux through the mailed digest. (Of course, not all of them could be actively using Linux --- but I would suspect most of them are.) There are probably many times that number of people reading comp.os.linux, but of course it's hard to get that number. In the last two weeks, 319 distinct people have posted at least one message to comp.os.linux; so there must be at least 300 regular readers of the newsgroup, plus all of the lurkers who generally don't post. I will leave it as an exercise to the reader to determine how to interpret these numbers in trying to figure out how many Linux users there are. Have fun! :-) =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Theodore Ts'o bloom-beacon!mit-athena!tytso 308 High St., Medford, MA 02155 Everybody's playing the game, but nobody's rules are the same!

I'll post answers for 1993 and 1995 later ...

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Reddit: Where has Spatry (Cup of Linux) gone?

5 hours 5 min ago

Even though I'm set in my ways with the distro I use, I always liked to see what was going on with new distros and new releases. Does anyone know what happen to Spatry? Been about a year since he has posted (hist last post before falling of the face of the earth)

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Phoronix: Android-x86 7.1-rc2 Now Supports NVMe SSDs, Better QEMU VirGL

5 hours 51 min ago
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Phoronix: i965 Shader Cache Revised As It Still Might Squeeze Into Mesa 17.3

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TuxMachines: A look at Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark

6 hours 15 min ago

I’m going to preface this review, and say that I liked Ubuntu 17.10 after using it for a few days. However, there were multiple issues with it, that ultimately ruined my experience; however, your mileage my vary.

Ubuntu 17.10, code-named Artful Aardvark, is the latest Ubuntu Linux release from Canonical, and was released Oct. 19.

It’s the first desktop release of the pure Ubuntu flavor, to not feature the Unity desktop, since Ubuntu 11.04. Now, Ubuntu uses the GNOME desktop environment now.


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LinuxToday: How to Install and Configure latest version of Ansible on Ubuntu Linux

6 hours 17 min ago

Nixcraft: Ansible is a simple and easy to use IT automation tool.

LXer: Tech Giants Warn Against Kodi Scapegoating

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Reddit: Cant find exactly what im looking for on quora or google...

6 hours 52 min ago

Soooo, i have this easy task, but I cant find the answerr... I hope you guys can help me out please...

this is two step task - write a script that 1) determines which file is the largest in the current directory (use stat -c%s file if necessary)... 2)determines which folder is the biggest in the amount of files..

so as you can see simple tasks, but for me its too hard to handle... and i cant find the exact info ineedd. Please help the struggling mind !! i beg

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Reddit: Do external USB hard disks spin down?

8 hours 11 sec ago


I am running a Plex media server on a Debian 9 x64 VM at home, and i have a USB 3.0 2tb HDD connected to the server, and passed through to the Plex VM. The HDD in the external enclosure isn't a server HDD, it's just regular 5400RPM laptop HDD. I know these disks aren't built to be powered on 24/7, so my question is: Do external disks spin down after a certain amount of time not being used? And if not, can i enable this somehow?

Thanks in advance.

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LXer: Containers And Chromebooks: The Future Of Chrome OS

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