And you are doing ?
What - much better to do nothing and except the world is totally shit ?
426 posts • joined 3 Sep 2008
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.
This is how much the people of the UK care about freedom.
QHCQ already store the content of communications.
Mother : Should I trust the government ?
Spending tax payers money with a company that uses patents to prevent fair competition - unforgivable.
Your life will improve generally and you can sleep soundly in bed knowing your not funding an organisation that has such a malignant influence on all our lives i.e
As well as various anti competitive/monopolist tactics they still use (ask anyone who sell Android products..)
(obviously you will still be FORCED to fund them through tax)
The Tories removed that human right in the UK in 1994
The Tories seemingly hate human rights.
- Networking is removed as 'that's how they get to you'...
- Even reading the screen over the user's shoulder is very hard when Tinfoil Hat is switched to paranoid mode, which sets the screen to a very low contrast. !
I already have. Migrated to Linux in 2001.
Debian/Ubuntu/Centos/opensuse patch all versions of the software they currently support with equal vigour unlike some Mickey mouse company.
- no networking (as thats how 'they' get to you)
- Even reading the screen over the user's shoulder is very hard when Tinfoil Hat is switched to paranoid mode, which sets the screen to a very low contrast.
- Power usage and other side channel attacks — Under the Paranoid options, a copy of GPG runs in the background generating keys and encrypting random documents. This makes it harder to determine when real encryption is taking place.
SteamOS is dualbootable now (in fact I have 6 os's on my PC - one of them SteamOS - the rest are all versions of Linux...)
Also SteamOS is based on Debian Wheezy not Ubuntu
Running phoronix benchmarking tests SteamOS has 50% less fps in various games compared to kubuntu or Arch/Gnome3.12 - I think its because they use the version of Gnome3.x in Debian wheezy (which is 3.4) and compositing isn't correctly disabled in that version.
To get the latest Flash version you have to use Google Chrome's pepper version.
I have never met a 'power' user that runs Windows.
IF you want a desktop you can can really get to the 'guts' of then KDE/Linux is a good combo.
I tried the new Ubuntu - its the best version of Unity yet (minus the Amazon spyware)
However it still stinks to do any work with - I tried fotr a few hours - then installed Kubuntu 14.04 which is by far the best release yet.
It is an actual real desktop, one that isn't designed for touchscreen and you can actually do some work in.
Snowden trusted it enough to leak his info (he used the TAILS Linux distro)
And he knew what he was doing.
KDE 4.x is the best desktop I have used for any OS.
Windows 7/Vista is essentially a KDE 4.X clone.
The menu bar/widgets, etc all came out on KDE first.
Windows 8.X is essentially a Gnome3/Unity clone (which is why its unusable crap)
The thing is that will not show info about backported fixes...
There is a test nmap script however here
That's because those machines were from a time before Microsoft's monopoly damaged computing and set it back 5 - 10 yrs.
An Amiga 1200 (from 1991) compared to a windows PC from 1996
The Amiga ran at 14Mhz and had a 2MB RAM, the Windows PC I had ran at 166 Mhz and had 32MB RAM
- The Amiga booted up faster (seconds for a HDD boot into workbench)
- The Amiga was more responsive desktop
- The Amiga was more a more stable desktop (only games ever cause crashes...)
- The Amiga has sound that didn't stutter ALL THE GOD DAMN TIME
- The Amiga's graphics although lacked the 3D capabilities seems far faster - and didn't stutter ALL THE GOD DAMN TIME - at 1996 I saw nothing as impressive as 'state of the art' on a PC.
- Everything cost far more in Windows than the Amiga, there were loads of software on the Amiga that just didn't exist for Windows (i.e music production.) and equivalents that did cost often 2 - 10 X the amount (for less reliable software)
Going from the Amiga 1200 -> Win 95 was like a step into the Dark ages.
Thank god for Linux.
> Just a shame it's being used to automatically infect us :(
Yes Linux desktop users are pretty much safe from most malware/spyware still.