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Linux filesystem /Metadata+compression

Thu, 2018-04-19 17:48

Hi, currently I'm on Windows and I can use NTFS Alternate data streams to attach my own custom metadata to a file. Is there any linux filesystem that allows me to do something similar, and has compression? I need custom metadata to write comments or other informations about my file(I can't write information IN the file as there is no standard).

While ntfs works fine for me, I'd like better compression ratios if possible.

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Updating ubuntu from a beta version

Thu, 2018-04-19 17:34

I am download Ubuntu 18.04 beta-2 to get a fresh install on my computer. Since this is not a final release, will I be able to just update the final release when the time comes? Or I will need to do a fresh install again?

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Help: I am interested in learning how to use Linux and getting familiar with the OS. Need hardware recommendations.

Thu, 2018-04-19 17:09

I currently have a Mac Pro but want to learn more about Linux so I was considering buying some inexpensive hardware to use to get to know the software. Does anyone have recommendations new or used?

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I need to be able to VNC/Remote Desktop into Debian VMs easily from a Mac OS X Laptop. Any suggestions?

Thu, 2018-04-19 16:10

I've tried TigerVNC, TeamViewer with no success :(

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Which media players are you using on Linux mobile (e.g. Android)?

Thu, 2018-04-19 10:13

Still deciding among:

Need one that can remember playback position. What are the features you're looking for?

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Is it just me or are there more laptops preloaded with Linux in Europe than in the USA?

Thu, 2018-04-19 09:06

Here in Europe whenever I go to a laptop store, chances are I will find a laptop or two preloaded with Linux.

HP, acer, asus, dell, Lenovo, etc... They are usually Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, Mint... Sometimes it's freedos or the occasional BSD.

I think that is because in Europe, the sellers are required by law to reflect the price difference between paid and free(as in free beer) OSes in their own prices.

And many people love to buy those as they get the same hardware for a cheaper price. The problem is that most of them will format the system and just install pirated Windows.

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Is it possible to add more color to a tty?

Thu, 2018-04-19 08:18

I have neomutt set up with a few colors that show up normally in my terminal emulator (mate-terminal). Now in a tty, it does show colors when I run other command line programs like pacman, tmux, etc.

When I launch neomutt, it is completely colorless. Is there a way to bring color or is that it?

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What is userif-3?

Thu, 2018-04-19 07:01

I am getting tons of these messages in my dmesg:

[Wed Apr 18 21:15:03 2018] userif-3: sent link up event. [Wed Apr 18 21:20:04 2018] userif-3: sent link down event. [Wed Apr 18 21:20:04 2018] userif-3: sent link up event. [Wed Apr 18 21:24:36 2018] userif-3: sent link down event. [Wed Apr 18 21:24:36 2018] userif-3: sent link up event. [Wed Apr 18 21:29:16 2018] userif-3: sent link down event.

I cannot find any information about what this device is, anywhere...

Can anyone shed some light?

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Need help with SHVC Encoding

Thu, 2018-04-19 02:31

This is probably not the right sub, but I couldn’t find any other more relevant ones. So I apologize in advance.

I need help with encoding a 20 sec video using SHVC (scalable extension of HEVC). I know that I need to use the SHM Reference Software but I don’t know how to use it. I downloaded the source code on my Ubuntu 64 bit machine. However the documentation is not very thorough.

I have 2 questions: (1) How do I use the encoder? (2) What is the configuration for encoding with 1 base layer and 3 enhancement layer?

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