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Mir release 0.27

Tue, 2017-07-11 14:03

Mozilla needs your help! We want to know more about how people think about sharing their WiFi

Tue, 2017-07-11 13:01

Hey r/linux, my name is Tawfiq Ammari. I’m a PhD student at the University of Michigan working at Mozilla for the summer, and I’d like to learn from the experts on this forum. We want to know more about what considerations people have when sharing their WiFi.

Help us at Mozilla by taking this survey.

For more information, please contact Tawfiq Ammari by email at

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What browser do you use (other than Chrome and Firefox that is)?

Tue, 2017-07-11 06:54

Title says it all. I'm interested in using a light-weight browser that doesn't eat too much RAM and where I can open sites like besides my IDE while doing development.

When Chrome/Firefox consume such liberal amounts of RAM, is it because of the browsers themselves, or the heaviness of the websites that are open?

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I Love Linux, but...

Tue, 2017-07-11 06:34

Sometimes being a Linux user is frustrating. This is compounded by the fact that I'm currently residing in China.

I have a "Media box"--a 10yo Dell desktop that runs Nightingale for my music and VLC for my movies. It's been chugging along fairly well with Fedora 19 for a few year (my other boxes are running 25). But, for the past year and a half, it's been offline because the "TV room" is too far away from the router, and the box doesn't have a wireless card.

So... for about $8.99 on Taobao, I got a TP-Link SUB WiFi thingy. Then I found the closest driver I could--from the TP-Link website (the drivers are all for US products, I have the Chinese version). The instructions are "easy". Unzip, cd to the directory, su -, then "make" and "make install".

Nope. No go.

And... Fedora 19 is so out of date, it won't even update! Okay... Back up all the data, and install 25.

Installation borks repeatedly, but I finally get it working (mostly).

Run the updates (1818 of them!).

Copy over the drivers... repeat the processes and... "warnings as errors". Another half to find the correct command to ignore the errors. Make again... and a wall of pink and purple! Errors everywhere! And this was written by TP-Link.

I'm going to try more tonight. And I still have 3 hours of watching disks spin while I move all the data back onto the box. And when it's all over... I probably won't be able to get the WiFi to work anyway.

Linux is my OS, and I will never willingly go back to Windows, but... hours of work, at least 2 days without a functioning machine... Just to get a $9 plug-and-play dohickey to work (and fail at it).

You'd think I was a masochist or something. :P

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Bootable Ubuntu flash drive

Tue, 2017-07-11 06:09

Does anyone know if it's possible to have more than 4GB of persistent storage on a bootable USB flash drive with Ubuntu? I'd really appreciate any guidance.

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How to install linux to usb.

Tue, 2017-07-11 04:53

Ive been looking to see how to install kali linux to a usb and i cant find anything. I want to have a live usb but save my software and files. Docany of you know how to do that?

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