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Most popular Linux distro for personal use?

Wed, 2018-04-18 15:21

At the moment, what is the Linux distro for personal (desktop/laptop) use most commonly used? Are there statistics available about this (not distrowatch, which just counts clicks on their website)?

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Are Linux and Android(AOSP) belong to the US?

Wed, 2018-04-18 09:57

I am wondering about this because I saw a post, which relates to stock market, discussing about US can strike a trade war (T.R.U.M.P.)by protecting intellectual property against China, where Windows, MacOs, Linux, Android, IOS will be involved (I don't know how these claims come from, or the people in the discussion don't know shits but simply act like they know).

Reason being the recent case of ZTE being banned:

I haven't really read the discussion in this Hacker News post.

I know that Linux has GNU GPL License and Android has Apache License. I want to know whether US is powerful enough to turn the table and own both of them? Nevermind the MacOs FreeBsd and Windows.

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IRC gateway for slack

Wed, 2018-04-18 09:18

Since slack decided to move to the final phase of EEE, I was more or less forced to write my own IRC gateway, to keep using my IRC client for it.

So here it is:

It's very hacky at the moment, lacks support for several things, but it is more or less usable.

It is an IRC server running locally, on port 9007.

As of today it can: * /list channels * Read and write on channels

It can't: * Handle 1 to 1 messages * WHO, whois, and similar nice things * Parse the text messages and apply appropriate conversions * A lot of other things

I hope someone else will find this useful and help me with the project.

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Do you guys actually like using Nautilus?

Wed, 2018-04-18 04:26

I'm very new to Linux, so I am still learning. From what I gather, GNOME is the most popular DE out there, and therefore GNOME Files is the most used file manager.

It seems so terrible and lackluster. Very few options. To me it makes Windows Explorer seem like a powerhouse. All I needed to do in Windows to make it bearable was install something called Qttabar for tabs and I liked it enough. But I hated how slow it was. I also wished I could see more information from it.

Perhaps I'm just not using it right? Or maybe there are features that I just haven't discovered yet.

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GIMP 2.10 RC2 released!

Tue, 2018-04-17 23:52

stay secure

Tue, 2018-04-17 23:09

i am sick of windows and want to switch to linux and have some questions.

Tue, 2018-04-17 22:58

i was having a problem where i can't install some updates on my windows laptop even after reinstalling windows and rather then doing it again i tought i would just switch to linux.

but i was wondering. do i need to find drivers for all the things in the same way i need for windows 10? if so where would i find the drivers for linux?

also can i play windows games trough wine if they are not too demanding?

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USB-C to DisplayPort video

Tue, 2018-04-17 19:56

Hi. I'm running Ubuntu 18.10 with kernel 4.15, connecting a USB-C to DisplayPort cable from the laptop (Intel HD 620) to the monitor (Dell 27'' with DP 1.2 enabled)

I do not see anything, xrandr do not show the monitor and the laptop is not charging.

Any tip on what I should try? Last week with the same setup but Ubuntu 17.10, kernel 4.13 and nvidia driver installed for the mx150 on the same laptop, something was happening, more details here:

I can add that the kernel log: tail -f /var/log/kern.log

actually logs something when I connect and disconnect the cable.

console Apr 17 18:56:03 elpaso kernel: [30885.204552] usb 1-3: new high-speed USB device number 8 using xhci_hcd Apr 17 18:56:04 elpaso kernel: [30885.748589] usb 1-3: New USB device found, idVendor=2109, idProduct=0100 Apr 17 18:56:04 elpaso kernel: [30885.748595] usb 1-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 Apr 17 18:56:04 elpaso kernel: [30885.748600] usb 1-3: Product: USB 2.0 BILLBOARD Apr 17 18:56:04 elpaso kernel: [30885.748604] usb 1-3: Manufacturer: VIA Technologies Inc. Apr 17 18:56:04 elpaso kernel: [30885.748608] usb 1-3: SerialNumber: 0000000000000001

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