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Who would be interested in a New Jersey Linux Fest (insert question mark here)

Sun, 2018-06-10 15:11

Hi all, who would be interested in helping start a yearly New Jersey Linux Fest? I would like to have a fosdem like conference here in the Trenton Area preferably at the college of new jersey http://tcnj.edu. I was just reading about the Texas Linux Fest and thought it would be good to ask here. The location is 1.5 hours from manhattan, and 1 hour from phila, right on 95 and very central. There are quite a few geeks in the area so we should find good attendance.

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Who would be interested in a New Jersey Linux Fest?

Sun, 2018-06-10 15:09

Hi all, who would be interested in helping start a yearly New Jersey Linux Fest? I would like to have a fosdem like conference here in the Trenton Area preferably at the college of new jersey http://tcnj.edu. I was just reading about the Texas Linux Fest and thought it would be good to ask here. The location is 1.5 hours from manhattan, and 1 hour from phila, right on 95 and very central. There are quite a few geeks in the area so we should find good attendance.

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Texas LinuxFest: Where’s the Linux?

Sun, 2018-06-10 07:46

I attended this years Texas Linux Fest this weekend. I had a good time but I was surprised by something only 2 out of the 8 or more presentations I saw, were presented on laptops actually running Linux. The majority were Macs, and I saw one that was windows. One company with Linux in their name cough (linuxacademy), I saw one Linux, one Mac, and one Windows.

I was just hoping to see and meet more actual Linux enthusiasts there. Most of the talks seemed kind of generalized like it really didn’t matter that it was Linux, just mainly just servers and services, which I understand is a big part of it, I was just hoping to hear from and meet other very enthusiastic Linux or Free software enthusiasts.

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I'm fairly new to Linux,

Sun, 2018-06-10 05:42

I just wonder if anyone has experienced this issue or could possibly help me with a small error I've been encountering. When I'm on Chrome and full screen, every now and then the background on my desktop will pop through for a second then go away. This is just a little annoying especially when watching youtube. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Switching Geany to execute Python files as Python 3, not Python 2

Sun, 2018-06-10 02:48

When I run Python files in Geany editor (using the F5 key) the program executes them as if they were Python 2. How do I tell Geany to run them as Python 3? Also, why isn't the type of a Python file distinguished in the file extension (such as .py2 and .py3 for Python 2 and Python 3 respectively, in addition to .py?)

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Why do most Linux users hate Canonical?

Sun, 2018-06-10 01:14

First of all, I gladly use many components made by both companies.

But I see there is a lot of blind hate for Canonical in the community, and they are always accused of causing fragmentation, even on cases like Snap / Flatpak, where xdg-app was a slowly developed project until Snap came about. When Snap was released and became a success, Red Hat decided to rename xdg-app to Flatpack and start investing on it, and now everybody seems to hate Snap because it causes fragmentation..? (I personally use Snap because I found it easier to package than Flatpak, but I don't have a strong preference).

I know and agree Canonical caused fragmentation with projects like Mir and Bazaar, but I also have seen in the past, long before the Snap/Flatpak debate, a lot of complaints that Linux wouldn't have been fragmented if all distros just used RPMs instead of DEBs, as if implementing Red Hat technologies should be a rule to follow.

Also, Canonical gave up on Unity's convergence project due to the many negative community's comments. Hell, convergence would have been something really awesome to look forward to!

Maybe the reason technologies made by Red Hat are pushed so strongly, as the default everyone should follow, is because Red Hat is a huge US government/military/intelligence agencies contractor? Their partnership with the US govt isn't a bad thing per se, but sometimes I actually wonder if there aren't any ulterior motives behind the push for all things Red Hat, as if they are trying to take control of the GNU/Linux space.

And before someone tells me I hate Red Hat, no, I'm just letting some thoughts out. I actually have contributed code to Red Hat's Ansible too, and I use it on a daily basis!

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What’s the best screencast you’ve ever seen?

Sun, 2018-06-10 01:11

What’s the best programming or DevOps screencast or tutorial video you’ve ever seen? What did you like about it?

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Linux beginner. Which distro should i use?

Sun, 2018-06-10 00:43

Plz dont be hard one me. I should say that it's not just for daily use but also for experimenting with wifi security (on my own network obviously). Lately I've been getting pretty paranoid about security and privacy and I want a distro that it offers and good dailly use and some wifi tools.

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A quest for the most compatible file system

Sat, 2018-06-09 22:55

I know this question might have been asked a million times..but it feels quite fair to be honest.

We're in 2018 and still we don't have a cross-platform file system which works great on Linux, Windows, OSX..or don't we?

I'd love to be proven wrong, so far I been sticking with NTFS and HFS but nothing that I found runs so good as ext4 on my Linux machine. Are there any other file systems that are most compatible with the 3 main operating systems?

I tend to use all of those on the same machine for different purposes and I'm yet to find the best and safest solution.

NTFS? ext4 over SAMBA? HFS+? Give your best advice on the matter, I'll forever be grateful.

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Devuan 2.0 Stable Released!

Sat, 2018-06-09 20:28

Install Linux on an ARM processor/old Android phone?

Sat, 2018-06-09 19:38

I have an old Sony Xperia U (st25i) that I bought a few years ago and I don't use it anymore. Although I'd like to install Linux in it, I mean pure Linux and use it like a raspberry pi or anything, at least be able to connect it in network and access it through SSH and initiate some processes and play with it a little. Is it possible? What modifications would I have to do in order to achieve that?

Best regards

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Why do GUI text editors/IDEs handle find-n-replace ridiculously bad in big files?

Sat, 2018-06-09 18:03

What simple few lines in sh/python/etc do in fraction of a second, takes tens of minutes at some editors? Especially regex.

atom/geany/scite ...

Is there an editor that does it quickly?

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New to Linux, and have a WiFi question

Sat, 2018-06-09 17:55

Hi,

I have this really old PC that runs Windows very slow. I decided to download Linux on it. I chose TinyCore because I read it was good for slow and old computers. The problem is there is no WiFi on this computer and I am not near an Ethernet connection. I bought the Edimax N150 WiFi nano USB adapter, and it works when I’m in Windows. It says it works for Linux but I do not know how to get it working in TinyCore, does anyone know what I can do to get WiFi?

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