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490 posts • joined 3 Sep 2008
2. Mint users
3. kde-neon users
4. Xubuntu users
5. ElementaryOS users
If you want the latest stable Nvidia driver just add this PPA - no need to manually install the binary
info -> http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/08/ubuntu-nvidia-graphics-drivers-ppa-is-ready-for-action
Anyone running Nvidia really should be using the latest drivers or you are missing out on many performance fixes (vulkan in particular )
I'm sure it won't lead to anything, I really wish it would.
Plasma is a far better desktop than Gnome, for power users and newbies.
I cannot imagine a newbie coping with Gnome, for one in order to use the mutant tablet/desktop you have to 'adjust your workflow', the lack of such luxuries as a taskbar and minimise button will not go down well (you have to use memory to remember which windows you have open rather than a visual aid).
Also most KDE applications are far better, take Dolphin for example (the file manager).
Personally I would advise everyone to use kde-neon which is Ubuntu LTS based but has latest stable KDE/QT
The latest version(s) of Plasma are more than enough for the great unwashed. It is stable, its fast, and arguably pretty. And unlike Gnome Plasma has the normal things you expect from a desktop, i.e a taskbar (so you don't have to rely on memory) and such luxuries as a minimise button (you need extensions to get those things in Gnome).
Newbies could pick up Plasma easily, with gnome you need to 'change your workflow' to use it.
How could the government mandate backdoors in opensource protocols which have no company to mandate/talk to?
I wonder if Amber Rudd has heard of PGP?
Also Sparrowhawk - keystroke logger works on FreeBSD, looks like they didn't get Linux support on that one
BaldEagle - effects Linux + BSD BTW
However looks like it used HAL which I believe is no longer included in modern Linux distros.
The mass surveillance system will never sleep.
(I'm no Labour fan either..)
If you voted Tory you voted for this regardless if you knew it or not.
Yes Labour were shits also, but they did actually back down from the utter worst planned laws.
The Tories are seeing it through.
You can read tweets without an account.
Will the changes be needed (i.e login, etc) for listening to radio shows (Live and previously recorded) ?
As I don't give a toss about TV shows, I do like to download various 6 Music (Craig charles, Gilles peterson, Cerys) and documentaries on world service and radio 4.
This backward Britain making whipped cream is now a drug offence.
Well China this week announced a crackdown on vpns (making them illegal) -> https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/23/china-vpn-illegal-internet-censorship-government-approval/
Only a matter of time until Theresa copies the idea.
I would say everyone should learn how to connect via Tor bridges/pluggable transports as soon as possible (so your ISP isn't aware you are using Tor and will also get around DPI)
But people have been crying out for the end of X11 for a long time.
For a start there are inherent security issues with X11 that will never be fixed (like Windows its the design itself that can not be fixed - see atom tables, an unfixable Windows security flaw)
Not too much different from this country
'As the bill was passing through Parliament, several organizations noted their alarm at section 217 which obliged ISPs, telcos and other communications providers to let the government know in advance of any new products and services being deployed and allow the government to demand "technical" changes to software and systems.'
There are the LTS branches also..
There are plenty of people like this.
They generally work on Linux/opensource projects however.
I didn't think we were talking about weed?
What about HMRC, DWP, the food standards agency, the environment agency, the NHS and various other organisations?
Do we pay them so they can monitor everyone's browsing history ?
Even the Stasi didn't spy on everyone.
But the food standard agency really do have access to your browsing history now.
I miss your point.
Before the Blair government
You used to get naked 16 yr olds in tabloids regularly, the Sundam Sport has a countdown to Linsey Dawn McKenzie's 16th birthday when she was 15, when the countdown was over they showed her tits.
> they could ask a UK based company to modify the ones distributed not to match the source but that might get caught.
They would do, the md5sum would be different, many package managers using gpg signatures (yum, apt, pacman) would not even allow you to install the package unless forced.
How can they force open source protocols to code to make it easier for the UK government to spy on its citizens?
Take Tor for example
On linux however most opensource packages have been ported to the ARM repos for major distros, there are 50 000 freely available for Ubuntu ARM for example.
However if it is just searching for strings in file names there are going to be many false positives.
An e-book of the book Lolita for example
However the fact that police, schools, hospitals, councils, etc use Windows means the taxpayer will pay more of our tax on Microsoft.
Migration to Linux for all public services would saves money over years, decades.
Yes there would be a need to re-write apps (using open standards so we're never in the position of having to stick to an EOL OS to run in the future) and re-training but give it a decade or so and we would be saving money (whilst probably having a more efficient/secure system), it would mean not having to upgrade hardware in order to run the latest Windows (which the tax payer will be forking out for WinXP/7 -> Win10 upgrades) and has the added bonus of taxpayers money being used for the public good - the improvement of technology for everyone.
And our government..
GHCQ has even less respect for privacy, a human right (until Theresa May takes our basic human rights way.), with Tempora they hover up everything coming over the transatlantic 'tubes'
Or even better - Ossec.
Like fail2ban but works on multiple sevices, i.e postfix, apache (for site login), etc as well as ssh.
Also has more IPS features, remote syslogging and interrogatory checking .
They are in many ways (along with GHCQ).
However don't forget they use Linux themselves along with SELINUX
The obvious solution will be for the government to give access to the 'internet record' stored under the investigatory powers bill so auntie can see exactly what (non vpn/tor, etc) users are up to.
After all what's one extra organisation given the amount of bodies that will also be able to access the data (with no warrant needed)
Another reason to migrate to Linux.
Any costs involved would be offset my money saved over decades,
They could easily run a low resource desktop on XP hardware without having to upgrade also (saving the taxpayer even more money)
This is why you should try Linux out.
You have Windows10/Mac like desktops (Gnome3/Unity) if you want, but you also have actual real desktops you can do work with such as KDE (i'd recommend this), cinnamon (XP like), Budgie (nice and minimal)
Can't you just load a live CD and recover your OS from there ?
Or enable boot messages in grub so you can actually see what your computer is doing ?
Oh, no of course not its an OS where ultimately you cannot control unlike say Linux.
Not more (validated) opensource available,
Linux audacity seems to have a fair amount of plugins, its lacking some VST plugin's sure, however has plenty.
Also using the jack plugin in Linux with a realtime kernel gets you as close to 0 latency as possible, something Windows cannot really do (using software alone)
Can Microsoft really put GPL applications in their 'windows store' without breaking the GPL ?
Installing Audacity on Linux is genrally done via a centralised package manager where it is far far far harder for an attacker to upload a malware version - you are much safer that finding the same software on Windows.
Opensource of windows involves visiting random sites, which often have about 20 different download links (most are not real download buttons but just a link to another random advert).
Note, it was a Windows based service that was down for so long.
Pretty sure if the underlying OS was a sane one it would never have been offline for that time.
Good timing !
Whereas KVM can convert from/to pretty much any format you wish.
Nice being in control.
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.
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