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Can't install Linux on Kaby Lake processor systems?

Fri, 2017-09-22 01:36

Is this true? I've seen some articles saying this and some are having mixed results. Are there certain distros that are better for kaby lake? I have a celeron. What did intel mean when they said only windows 10 was supported?

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ANSI escape fun: Try the following in a terminal...

Fri, 2017-09-22 01:34

echo -e '\e#8'

Harmless, but I advise using a new terminal window to try it.

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Linux kernel and AMD PSP

Thu, 2017-09-21 23:20

Latest kernels were announced to come with better support for the AMD PSP. What are the implications privacy-wise and how safe providing support for this "feature" is?

Am I the only to feel uneasy seeing tight integration of PSP into the kernel? Has AMD provided any source code or other details to answer the questions surrounding PSP?

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With your help, we’re happy to introduce DigitalOcean Currents - A quarterly report on developer cloud trends

Thu, 2017-09-21 21:32

With your help, we’re happy to introduce DigitalOcean Currents - A quarterly report on developer cloud trends

Hey Everyone! Last month we at DigitalOcean reached out and asked you all to participate in a survey asking about the tools and resources developers prefer. Over a couple weeks we received responses from over one thousand people.

Today, we’re happy to announce the release of the first quarterly DigitalOcean Currents Report. Each quarter we’ll be sharing both survey results and a few pieces of information from our own internal systems that highlight how developers work.

The full report can be found here. If you’d like to be notified when we launch the next survey or when the next report is available you can also sign up here.

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Your opinion about Linux's future.

Thu, 2017-09-21 20:55

I really love linux, and use it daily on my laptops, whilst I use windows 10 for work and a few apps I can't get to run.

I like reading about Linux news, upcoming features and the improvements. I'm not very savvy when it comes to more complex Linux stuff, but out of curiosity wanted to hear the community's opinion. Do you feel that Linux is going in the right direction? That slowly is becoming a more unified experience like windows and mac? Do you think that one day we'll have as much market share as Apple at least?

In my opinion, at least from what I see I feel that Red Hat is slowly pushing and unifying the Linux world with technologies that simplify things.

I've seen technologies like SystemD, PulseAudio and now Pipewire, being or becoming a thing. It also feels like gnome is becoming the standard in what comes to DEs, I don't if I'm wrong for saying this but I feel that Linux is finally less fragmented and more focused on making things easier for us users and developers, cleaner, better looking and more organised. Coming closer to the Windows and Mac experience.

One thing I don't like about Gnome is how limited it is without extensions, customisation is better on KDE, but then again I think.. Maybe it's the price to pay for having more people to flock, because the vast majority only wants something that just works and doesn't overwhelm or confuse them.

I know technically Linux is superior, but when it comes to GUIs, and a few things here and there, like mouse acceleration, having many monitors, Nvidia prime it's still feels far behind..

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PSA: There is owner-controlled hardware available

Thu, 2017-09-21 20:46

Everyone seems surprised in the other thread that ME is hacked and allows remote use, even when the machine is powered off.

Libreboot and the upcoming Raptor Talos II both solve this issue. Hope is not totally lost. Get your flash on.

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Would you use Jolla's Sailfish OS if it was fully open source?

Thu, 2017-09-21 18:15

The Jolla community is currently discussing which components of Sailfish OS are more important to be open sourced, and how this could improve the OS.

In February, Jolla's CEO wrote on a blog post:

Previously we’ve also mentioned that we’re working on the further open sourcing of Sailfish OS. We have now taken the necessary steps and preparations to enable us to further open source Sailfish code, in particular in the areas of apps and UI. We have a decision process ongoing but you should expect exciting news on this during upcoming months.

So, following the news that the HW adaptation for Xperia X is now open, I'd like to ask: would you use Sailfish OS if it was fully open source?

Feel free to also leave your comments and suggestions on the thread.

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Do you choose to use Linux-ck kernel now?

Thu, 2017-09-21 15:19

Hi, I browse this webpage again.

I get to know that Linux-ck provides low latency environment, however, as time goes by, the stock kernel is frequently updated. Till now, the kernel version is going to be 4.15. In my humble opinion, nowadays the latest kernel should have better performance than the Linux-ck. What do you think of it?

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Permanently Scrubbing Metadata from PDF Files

Thu, 2017-09-21 14:48

Can anyone recommend a tool or utility that would permanently strip metadata from PDFs?

This may be a partial duplicate of this (7 year old) thread -

Initially I considered exiftool, but those changes are very explicitly reversible. I saw another user who recommended copying out the contents with PyPDF, but that seems really guetto and I was hoping there's a simpler / more robust way of handling this.

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Unix horror stories

Thu, 2017-09-21 14:21