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The CoC should include protections of contributors from accusations. Specifically, their outside life is off-limits.

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:29

People quoting what people say on their personal time on their personal twitters, etc, is not correct. If some type of anti-social can be proven on official mailing lists to a project, then maybe there is a point. If said bias only exists in their personal life because obviously the person conducts themselves in a professional manner, then there is no issue.

A CoC should not restrain contributors. It should restrain the project and be a contributor bill of rights.

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To unsuspecting admins: Firefox continues to send telemetry to Mozilla even when explicitly disabled.

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:15

It has become apparent to us during an internal audit that Firefox browsers continued to send telemetry to Mozilla even when telemetry has been explicitly disabled under the "Privacy & Security" tab in the preference settings. The component in question is called Telemetry coverage.

Furthermore, it seems from 1 that Mozilla purposefully provides no easy opt-out mechanism for users and organizations who don't want to participate in this type of telemetry.

We decided to block Mozilla domains completely and only unblock them when updating the browser and plugins. I wanted to share this with all of you so that you don't get caught off-guard like we have. (It seems that even reputable open-source software can't be trusted these days.)

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Will ryzen 17 700 with rx 480 8GB works better than i7 7700 with 1070 on linux?

Thu, 2018-09-20 18:48

What favors more by linux(any distro,any kernel version)? Addressing all driver issues.

Given that ryzen 7 1700 has 8 cores in it.

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Librem Key enables tamper evident protection to laptop users

Thu, 2018-09-20 17:30

Hey folks, those of you who are security conscious might be interested in hearing about the Librem key that Purism released this morning. You can find out more on a personal post by Kyle Rankin - We'd love to hear your thoughts on it!

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Are the Linux Foundation courses worth it?

Thu, 2018-09-20 16:12

I've seen that most courses are like $199 but the content (per chapter) is not detailed like in LinuxAcademy.

Anyone has experience with these courses?

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All signs are that Solus OS is heading forward without Ikey what now does Solus do that separates itself from other distros..

Thu, 2018-09-20 14:04

Ikey is what drawn many users to this exciting distro.

But it seems he has left for good. With budgie DE dead.

They've also been misleading solus os users/patreon supporting into thinking Ikey will return by craftily avoiding saying he has left for good as well as hard-banning users excessively and removing posts about Ikey.

Solus seems like another rolling-release with no USP as it ships with your typical DE's e.g. kde, mate.

What exactly is the direction of innovation/design going forward? And what does it do better than other distros?

Bear in mind, the technical drive (Budgie DE, tooling) has been driven by Ikey.

The other Solus devs, although hugely valuable, are essentially maintainers keeping updates ticking along.

Solus seems to have hit it's peak and is just another distro.

edit: also if you disagree. Can you point to development of Solus, where you can point out significant development of something exciting progress happening with tooling, desktop environment, applications like software center since Ikey stopped etc. I'm not talking about kernel updates, image branding etc

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Note taking (drawing) program that was posted here?

Thu, 2018-09-20 12:41

Anyone care to remind me a note taking program, you could export to html, have sub-paragraphs and stuff like that, the site about the program was written in the program.

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Switching to a linux workstation for research

Thu, 2018-09-20 09:59

Hello r/linux!

I have just started a PhD in machine learning and the university is kind enough to supply a laptop as my primary workstation. I've been a happy mac user for ~5 years but am considering the switch to a linux based OS to get some more mileage out of the budget. And because I want to be able to tinker a bit. However coming from mac the options for machine and OS are a bit bewildering. Can the good people of this subreddit give me some recommendations? And possibly things to watch out for when making the switch. Thanks in advance :)

Budget caps at 3000 euro but would prefer to keep it at ~2600

Things to check:

Decent amount of power - A lot of my experiments are going to be run locally so I need a good CPU with at least 16GB of ram. Potentially a decent GPU as well but that is not a primary concern.

High Res screen - I want to work for a long time without getting a headache. Preferably 15" size

Battery Life and Portability - Usually I'm plugged into a charger but the option of working on the go is necessary. If I'm dead in the water after 3 hours on battery I'll be an unhappy camper

Storage - 256GB of fast SSD's at least. Anything else is just gravy

Projectors - I'll probably use it for conferences, teaching etc as well. Don't want to wrestle with issues on connecting to an external projector and look like a doof in front of my peers.

For OS distributions it's anything goes, as long as I can get up and running decently quickly. I've messed around a bit with Ubuntu on Azure VM's but that's as deep as I've been so far. Pretty much want to get work done and not have to wrestle the tools (too) much.

Thanks for letting me pick your brains!

TL:DR. Looking for research workstation to transition from mac os. Very little idea of Linux ecosystem. What would you recommend? Budget ~2800euro

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CompTIA Linux+

Thu, 2018-09-20 09:54

Is it worth getting this certification? Open to hearing pros and cons? On the fence about it. Like I want it, but is it really important to employers?

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Fedora PCE AC-88

Thu, 2018-09-20 09:38

I have just installed fedora after using ubuntu and Debian but I'm having trouble installing my wifi card and all the resources online aren't very in depth or easy to follow. Anyone know how I can get this installed? I'm using my wifi adapter right now but would love to take advantage of my wifi card. Thanks!

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