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Microsoft loves linux...

Fri, 2018-06-08 16:46 ass

Many people saying that microsoft has changed because now they say 'we love linux and open source' where they used to say 'linux is a cancer that we cant allow to spread'

In order for me to trust them, they have to actively undo some of the evil they have done

To this day and age i still have to deal with .docx and other offices formats incompatibilities on a daily basis

They still actively buy politicians to avoid open source and open standards in the government. Im not even talking about running linux here, im saying they actively avoid any kind of open standard!

In the game industry they still actively push for directX instead of working on multi-platform solutions

Last time i installed windows 3 years ago, they still overwrote linux boot sector

I can probably think of more examples if you are still not convinced

They love linux in the server space where they are irrelevant. Give me a break. Microsoft hasnt change a bit, just modernized their tactics to adapt to linux success despite all their efforts to avoid this "cancer" from spreading

Im not even saying that you have to distrust microsft if you yourself trust it, but at least dont treat people who (imho rightfully) distrust microsoft as if they were crazy people that dont live in the real world

In the real world microsft is still brutal being the top dog. When they undo some of these things, i wil start to believe them when they say they love the open world...

Im open and all ears. Please, try to convince me why im wrong if you think i am

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Little update: Nextcloud 2 years, 13.0.3, Talk-with-Chat & conf

Fri, 2018-06-08 16:11

The last week has been a bit crazy in the Nextcloud world so I thought it'd be nice to share an overview:

Thank you all for being a part of this! We would not have made it through two such great years without the support of our amazing community.

I'd love to meet many of you at our upcoming conference!

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Kubuntu LTS 18 keep freezing

Fri, 2018-06-08 14:07

Hi, just installed the latest version of Kubuntu and I am liking it. However, I seem to be getting constant system freezes. I notice it mostly when watching video files. Other times it would just freeze while surfing using firefox. Just wondering if this is a known issue and if there is a fix available?


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Best Linux distro for laptops with Intel Celeron

Fri, 2018-06-08 10:46

Greetings. I have my younger brother's Asus E202SA laptop which he bought back in 2015 and no longer in use. It is powered by Intel Celeron processor.

It came with Windows 10 out of the box. As much as I deeply love Windows 10, it was running effingly slow. Even with Windows 8.1 installed, things didn't get any better significantly.

Since I'm familiar with Linux, I wonder which distro works best with Celeron.

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What does /r/Linux community think about the future of Docker?

Fri, 2018-06-08 10:35

It has been very popular lately, has a ton of features, but I'm still not sure whether it does more good or harm if you consider the overall app deployment and configuration process. Is "containerizing" apache, php and mysql into separate docker containers and bundling the whole thing as a deployment really a step forward than how we traditionally used to deploy lamp apps?

Going forward, do you think docker will increase or decrease in prominence for server side linux and devops?

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System Administration

Fri, 2018-06-08 08:32
What are the possibilities in the future, that a Windows admin is a valuable job than a Linux Admin? What is more valuable for a career in System Administration? submitted by /u/dhanika95
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How to forbid connections from a set of IPs (CentOS)?

Fri, 2018-06-08 08:23


We're running a CentOS 5.6 production server which has to be stopped and started several times during upgrade procedure. Yes, we sent notification to all users to tell them not to use it at upgrade time, but there is always some smartass who tries it anyway. In short, I'd like to temporary ban all IPs except few who are participating in upgrade procedure (it would be unwise to ban meself, for example! :) ).

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Coming to Linux via Ubuntu 18.04 from not being a Linux user previously, I've had a really good experience and quite enjoyed Gnome. It seems like Gnome gets criticised a lot here, however, and I'm curious as to why. Can someone educate me?

Fri, 2018-06-08 08:11

I've been primarily on Windows for the last few years, and I've made the switch to Ubuntu 18.04 now that I don't game anywhere near as much as I used to. The experience has been quite a stable one, and I really like the UI.

As a lurker on /r/linux, I get the impression that there isn't universal praise, and there is a lot of talk of "politics", but I've never understood the details.

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Are you also facing battery and heating issues after upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04?

Fri, 2018-06-08 07:37

Like considerably lower battery life than before...and also more laptop heating

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pidgnin xmpp problems loosing connection?

Fri, 2018-06-08 05:29

Anyone have problems with pidgin having multiple people log out at the same time or just me?

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Microsoft has not embraced open source

Fri, 2018-06-08 05:05

Is Microsoft open sourcing Word ? No. Is Microsoft open sourcing Windows ? No. Because Linux and Writer are open source. If it isn’t, then Microsoft has NOT embraced open source.

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