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I just made a linux distro, tell me what you think

Sat, 2017-11-18 02:03

You can download it at, there are still many bugs btw

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Recent Google Search Results Format: Ugly and Biased.

Sat, 2017-11-18 01:38

Does anyone have information on why Google switched to their new search results format, I guess theyre called >Feature Snippets<.

The information is usually half infomercial, from my experience. Is this a permanent >feature<?

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system76 return issues or how to lose $300

Sat, 2017-11-18 01:25

I recently was in the market for a new laptop and specifically chose System76 for it since it came with linux by default and had the best choice of ports. However after arrival I noticed that there were some issues with the unit that could not be fixed so I ended up converting the warranty repair that I had requested to an RMA and started the process of doing it. The issue comes in with the fact that the RMA instructions that they gave me specifically stated that only 2 shipping providers could be used (UPS or Fedex) and they stressed multiple times that the return had to be insured for the cost of the unit. Now to be clear these statements were not presented as something that were optional, they were presented as strict requirements that needed to be followed for a smooth return process. As such I went to my nearest UPS station and did as requested, coming up with a $300 bill in the process. Thanks to the dimensions of the original box, where it was going and the extra insurance. I paid the fee thinking that I wouldn't have any issues with reimbursement thanks to the fact that I had paid extra for their 2 way warranty shipping service. From my understanding of how warranty claims are done there's logically no difference between a warranty claim and a return since they're both going to the same place anyway. However I found out this morning that according to System76 returns aren't classified under the same umbrella as warranty shipping and as such are strictly the responsibility of the shipper as per their return policy even if you purchased the additional warranty coverage. A distinction that's not mentioned anywhere in the return policy or the return shipping coverage. Since System76 doesn't appear to budging at this time, and I've exhausted all other options I can think of to get the issue resolved another way (calling my CC company) I figured I'd take the opportunity to warn people here about this in the hopes that other people won't run into the same trap I fell into.

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To the guys who like GNOME's way of thinking and doing things (trying to be as clean/simple as possible), have you tried Elementary OS? If so, why aren't you using it?

Sat, 2017-11-18 01:00

I've been running Elementary OS for a few months now (mainly for development work), and while it isn't perfect, it's pretty much the distro (of the ones I've tried) that I felt has the best UI/UX so far.

I can understand why it isn't popular with people who prefer more customizable/classic DE's (like KDE or XFCE), but I'm genuinely curious why it isn't more popular among people who like GNOME, since they seem to share at least some idealogies.

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Dual CPU's vs Single CPU with more cores (2 CPUs seem faster on linux)

Sat, 2017-11-18 00:49

Hello all, we've noticed that performance on linux is much better when using 2 CPU's vs a single CPU with equal cores.

In our test we have 2 of these: Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 2.1GHz - It has 8 physical cores + hyper threading

In our other system we have Intel Xeon Processor E5-2698 v3 2.3 GHZ - It has 16 physical cores + hyper threading.

Of note the 2 CPU's have the same amount of 'smart cache' as the single CPU (40 megs total)

Our tests are pretty all based on H264 and MPEG4 encoding, and in basically all tests the 2 CPU's come out about 20% faster than the single CPU.

Now - this is a linux question because when we do this on windows the results are much much closer, both slower - the 2 CPU's actually go slower and produce similar times as the single CPU.

Ideas what is going on here? I've thought cache but like I say the cache numbers match up pretty good.

Thanks for your time and comments

Edit: test systems are identical Dell R430's

Edit 2: I should have noted the encoding is CPU based, no hardware acceleration.

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Linux on HP Spectre x360 (late 2017 version with a gen8 CPU)?

Sat, 2017-11-18 00:20

I want to buy this on BF. Have any of you tested it? Are there any major roadblocks?

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Switching to Linux

Fri, 2017-11-17 22:42

I'm thinking about switching to Linux for my primary OS. I'm tying to decide which distro to use. I have been using Kali in a virtual machine and love it, but I'm curious if there is something better out there. A large part of what I do for my job is IT administration for a small school. Are there any distros that specifically would be great for networking or an IT professional? Any input is appreciated.

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Linux Action News 27

Fri, 2017-11-17 22:09

Firefox 57 Quantum has landed! How is it working for you?

Fri, 2017-11-17 19:41

If you need tech support, check out /r/linuxquestions or /r/linux4noobs

Share your opinions here!

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AMDGPU DC Pull Request Submitted For Linux 4.15 Kernel - 132,395 Lines Of Code - Phoronix • r/Amd

Fri, 2017-11-17 17:13

Yay, it_is_happening.gif

Bring your popcorn and wait for Linus response...

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XUL/XPCOM FANS: Basilisk browser is now available!

Fri, 2017-11-17 15:45

This is just a quick notification targeted at all those who can't afford to lose a specific XUL/XPCOM Firefox add-on. As of today the Basilisk browser, developed by the Pale Moon team, is available.

Some notable features include:

  • support for XUL/XPCOM add-ons, also known as legacy add-ons
  • experimental WebExtensions support
  • ALSA support
  • support for NPAPI plug-ins, such as Flash and Java
  • support for unsigned extensions
  • features the Australis (FF29-56) interface
  • e10s is in there, but unsupported by the developer team

System requirements:

  • A modern Linux distribution. This browser may not work well on old or LTS releases of Linux.
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB or more recommended for heavy use).
  • Dedicated GPU and hardware accelerated video in X strongly recommended.
  • GTK+ 3.4 or higher
  • GLib 2.22 or higher
  • Pango 1.14 or higher
  • X.Org 1.0 or higher (1.7 or higher is recommended)
  • libstdc++ 4.6.1 or higher

The browser seems to be roughly based on Firefox 52.

Basilisk website:

GitHub page:

Release announcement:



Firefox 52 ESR:

SeaMonkey (somewhat):

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