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May I ask Linux users to run a little test on your system?

Fri, 2017-05-26 20:17

Hey, I'm making a game that utilizes compute shader. Compute shader allows to run general purpose computations on a videocard. I'd like to test, if it works from under Linux.

Here is a little test project. It simply renders a mandelbrot fractal using compute shader.

I'd like to ask Linux users to run it and see if it works. You should see something like this.

If you see no fractal, please report.

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Help putting Linux on a mac

Fri, 2017-05-26 19:37

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I'm trying to install Linux on a Mac. The hard drive is really really slow, so I'm wondering if I can buy a small ssd and just boot it from a flash drive. Will there be any problems with doing this?

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Chrome won

Fri, 2017-05-26 16:26

In a perl script, how to get the linux cmd invocation line with all switches used?

Fri, 2017-05-26 16:20

For example, someone uses this in linux cmd. This script generates a file with stuff including the line invoked itself: -debug -printSum

I know in Perl I could do

my $var = `md5sum file.txt`

and that would run the linux command save the output into $var. Is there a command to get the line invoked so i can print it in the output file?

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How secure is ShellInABox?

Fri, 2017-05-26 13:40

I've read various opinions online about ShellInABox, and the takeaway is it's not wise to expose it to the Internet. If it uses HTTP, yes, but why not if it's using HTTPS?

It's so slick and allows me to connect to my Linux server where SSH won't get through. I've seen how it can be run through Apache, but I hate to complicate things if this provides only a marginal amount of extra security.

Why is ShellInABox considered to be so insecure? If this is a dumb question, please excuse me. I know enough to be dangerous, that's about all.

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Buying a laptop with Linux, and want to ensure some details..

Fri, 2017-05-26 12:40

Ok so I'm looking to buy a laptop that comes with Linux, a 940mx GPU and 8 GB ram. I want to use it mainly for gaming and watching YouTube etc.

Was wondering if it's a good decision to get it, since I've heard that Linux isn't all that great for gaming.

Also bear in mind, I'm not a very technical person, so please be gentle. Thanks!

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2-disk dilemma

Fri, 2017-05-26 11:28

Hey guys, I'm trying to find a way to combine two disks as one and being able to access them individually from another OS. I've found that mhddfs is a promising candidate to perform the task, however all it does is writing to the first disk until it's full and then just switching to the second disk. What I'm looking for is an utility that's being able to write to the two disks simultaneously, but not splitting up single files, kinda like a cross between mhddfs and RAID 0. So guys, what are the possible options you know?

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Wine 2.9 Released

Fri, 2017-05-26 10:16