Re: The Spring of Free Love
I wonder if it will end up like the Arab spring ?
447 posts • joined 3 Sep 2008
I wonder if it will end up like the Arab spring ?
There is a lot of good things about Solus.
Its fast/ low bloat, boots quickly, desktop responds quickly and looks nice, I am usually a KDE user though and I found myself missing various feature i'm used to.
The package manager is NOT slow whoever said that, it seems faster than apt/dnf/zypper.
One issue however is screen locking is currently broken and there is no pre setup screen lock combo...
Also (and its not their fault) I cannot use sonicwall VPN client on it due to missing route command (in favour of the ip command) - this is the issue with non opensource VPN clients really.
Overall I would say its a nice desktop, that actually (as they state) focuses on desktops, not mutant tablet nightmare systems (like Gnome + Unity).
KDE is still going to be my main work driver, however I am going to run this @ home for the next few months at least and so far really liking it.
I'd prefer they kept on doing silly puzzles that 'their job; which by all accounts is to spy on us all and subvert democracy.
Or just use Linux.
Or a tool here
Try get_iplayer - it has the PVR GUI and and is a far better interface (far quicker) than any official iplayer app.
Added bonus is you get to keep any tv/radio programme forever.
I'm sure the fact we're a monarchy is a factor.
i.e - us plebs do not expect rights, we are after all mere subjects.
Its better to release a product because Linus 'feels like it' and wants it to be in a usable state.
Rather than rush a shit, buggy, unfinished product because of shareholder pressure.
Also here (apart from Ubuntu)
Aside from the desktop that task has already been done.
Wouldn't the most simple of iptables rules prevent the issue also?
No authentication though - surely there is no excuse ?
How long until car spyware automatically reports the presence of drugs to the local plod I wonder?
The same reason people voted Tory - idiocy/ignorance of reality.
KVM is more flexible, more lightweight, less cost and works 100% with Linux desktops (no missing Vsphere clients).
Things that cost £1000's come free with KVM/Ovirt, etc
Vmware is like Windows, it got there first, it does not make it better.
Winners use KVM.
Currently running Kubuntu 15.04 for both home and work systems.
Plasma 5.x is really nice, faster than KDE4.x (kwin memory reduced by 1/3), looks nice and has most of the features/addons from the kde 4.x - it is however currently missing the weather plasmoid.
KDE unlike Gnome 3.x and Unity is an actual 'Desktop', not some mutant tablet/desktop excuse - one you can actually work with,
After a few days using plasma 5 I would not want to go back to Kde 4.x,
I am dual booting my work laptop with Windows 8.1 - Plasma 5.x is by far faster, more elegant and more useful than Windows 8.1 - nearly every task can be done faster in Kubuntu.
No Linux OS I know of randomly installs updates and reboots your machine in the middle of a working day.
With Linux you install updates *then* reboot, with windows you install updates reboot - it installs more updates whilst shutting down and starting up (whoever thought that was a good idea?)
With Linux 4.x you will not have to reboot at all soon for ANY updates...
More reason to stick with Linux.
Choice of what OS's you can boot with rEFInd (similar to boot camp but the user can actually control it), choice of desktops, choice of distros.
I could never imagine running Windows where I was forced to use 1 desktop, that's 'communism' eh Mr Ballmer ?
Stallman's going to go nuts.
Seeing as you get better IOOP's and more flexibility with KVM why do the masses use VMware - which has less features and still to this day involves being windowscentric to use (the webGUI sucks)
Things that cost £1000's in license fees (i.e HA/clustering) is free in KVM/Ovirt
There are many thing you can do in KVM that are just not possible or are a PITA on Vmware.
i.e try resizing the first partition of a virtual disk image in VMware... (i.e /dev/sda1) when /dev/sda2 exists.
in KVM you can resize the first partition easily using virt-resize, you can also expandthe disk image, the LVM partition and underlying ext filesystem with one command (no twating about with parted/fdisk, etc)
virt-resize --expand $resizedisk --LV-expand $lvm /var/lib/libvirt/images/$Servername.img /var/lib/libvirt/images/$Servername.img.tmp
This is just a little thing of course but the most I use vmware the most I find it less flexible (and slower) than KVM.
Nothing to hide, they said.
What - much better to do nothing and except the world is totally shit ?
Most benchmarks show Linux being faster than windows as long as you have Nvidia (and has been for years) and use the closed source binary.
But this is not tied to one company/OS.
This will work in PS4, Linux, Android, etc
Its been around (in planning at least) for some time
This is great news for ALL gamers.
It was only badly made applications / (closed source) drivers that had an issue with the 2.6 -> 3.x change
Hopefully lessons were learnt then...
Anyway it was trivial to use the uname26 application to make apps/drivers compatible with kernel 3.x
Get a good job where Linux is allowed.
Is Linux safe from this ?
The way I read it he is thinking of making 3.20 as 4.0 ?
If that is the case the huge milestone in that release is live kernel patching (i.e no need to reboot for a kernel update)
I've had free OS upgrades since I started using Linux over a decade ago.
With Linux you don't have a 1 year time limit either.
Seeing as Cameron want to ban encryption (or at least unbroken encryption) the UK is heading this way soon enough.
The Chinese government isn't communist, China isn't communist.
No country has ever gone from capitalism -> communism as outlined by Marx, all 'communist' countries went from feudal societies -> communism.
The capitalist stage was needed to finance to start of the communist stage (as well as create the inequality conditions for the masses to demand revolution). The fact that the stage has been missed has been an excuse to have a centralised controlling state - rather than essentially no state (which marx predicted)
> Not while the public face of linux and the internet voices of it's devotees remain so pompous, arrogant and just downright unpleasant...
So Enterprise, phones, tablets, toasters, watches, fridges, cars, etc are fine with such a person.
Why does the desktop need nice people again ?
> Please explain how Secure Boot is destined to become more of a headache than the problem it tries to solve.
The fact you have to sign your custom kernel?
> just like there are no security patches for ancient Linux Kernels.
Well you can always get the source and compile your own kernel with Linux, even on an ancient kernel - all the patches are out there.
Another thing you cannot do with a Windows machine.
You know who created it ?
You can resize XFS (live) - you cannot shrink it though.
We are in the middle of a migration from vmware -> KVM at my new place of work - there is nothing that would see me stop this - KVM is like linux, it may not have the most user friendly tools but it is more effective in terms of speed (IOOP's), more flexable
VMWare is like Windows - loved by managers, nice shiny buttons - however less effective - using things like libguestfs (virt-resize) you can do things you simply cannot do with vmware - i.e say you want to expand a disk image, + FIRST partition or one not the one at the end of the disk + LVM volume size + the ext4 filesystem you do this in one command.
As far as I can see there is no way of easily expanding a partition inside a VMware disk image unless the partition you want to expand is @ the end of the disk - even then its more hassle to do with VMware.
VDI's are a bad idea anyway in terms of staff morale, monitoring employees will be far easier using this solution - the dev team here would probably quit if I were to implement such a solution.
> Linux might be used in lots of embedded devices, but so is Windows.
That wasn't my point - its the amount of software available now.
Many applications will not be re-written for ARM - almost ALL applications are available for ARM linux.
meanwhile there is multiple well supported ARM based distro's for linux - and I mean distros that have nearly the entire software stack available (i.e 1000's of packages - no flash - but that is a blessing.)
Its easy generally for open source software to be rebuilt for ARM - closed source - not so much.
Obviously its because they now let Linux users natively access their service now.
Launch chrome using 'google-chrome-stable --ssl-version-min=tls1' and the vulnerability has gone (at least in Linux)
Firefox is non vulnerable (Kubuntu 14.04)
- if you are a redhat/centos/suse based business get spacewalk (its free) - I have updated 300 + servers for the bash / heartbleed issue in one move (takes about 1 min)
The only issue is that debian/ubuntu are really not supported.
By the time this is out Linux desktops will be running Wayland (or Mir..) which will put it ahead again by about another decade from windows.
I liked compiz, messing about with the amount of friction the windows had at work was fun...
Does anyone know the Green party's stance on this?
I ask as they are perhaps the only party with any residue of morals left and are perhaps more left wing than Labour/Lib Deads.
I can imagine they (as least in practice) would be against this sort of thing?
They have Civ 5, once you start playing that you'll have no time left for anything else anyway.
There are actually 600 games now in Linux Steam.
Kubuntu user here also !
Of the major desktops KDE seems to be better for gaming than any Gnome3 based one.
> sort their crappy *nix drivers and we're laughing
The Nvidia binary (non opensource) driver on Linux equals/beats Windows now - its only AMD drivers and opensource ones that are behind.
i.e - here are Windows 8.1 vs Ubuntu 14.04 benchmarks
(hint - Windows loses nearly all tests)
Glad Microsoft have left the group, I wonder how much taxpayers cash (that we are all forced to give Microsoft) was used funding the group.
Would be interested to know.
Just using Kubuntu is a better idea.
It fact its a better idea than using Windows also.
Almost like they've just given up pretending the reasons they want to reduce out freedoms now.