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Proper Reddit clients?

Thu, 2017-03-23 17:18

Hey there. Are there any good Reddit clients with dark color schemes and different view modes arount?

As of now I'm using the service through reddit6 which is nice but won't save my changes across systems of course. Installing the Linux version (which might just as well be nothing but a weblauncher, I dunno) isn't possible for me on Mint 18.1 as it requires libudev0 that isn't available in the repos.

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Rebranding an open source project

Thu, 2017-03-23 17:03

I have been working on a fork of the (dead upstream) mediatomb upnp-av server project.

I am coming up to the point of wanting to do an initial release to start spreading the word a bit more, part of this would be registering a domain, perhaps a new logo and rebranding within the code.

Obviously I cant call it Mediatomb (I give full credit though) so:

  1. Is it better to rebrand or to keep the suffixed name?
  2. Will I be judged by the community for a rebrand?
  3. Could I just call it "mediatomb" as upstream is dead anyway?
  4. Any suggestions for names?

Any help welcome!

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Why isn't there a command line launcher?

Thu, 2017-03-23 15:27

Here's a pretty common scenario: you're working on the command line and find a file that you want to open in some GUI application (maybe a PDF in evince). But you want a totally separate evince process that isn't tied to your shell at all—as if you started evince from a launcher like dmenu. So you type

$ (evince myfile.pdf &>/dev/null &)

Why can't it just be

$ launch evince myfile.pdf

In particular I want a command that

  • takes no options, just runs another command from the current working directory
  • has no side-effects in the current directory (like creating nohup.out)
  • the new process's parent PID is 1
  • the new process's stdout/stderr do not print to the shell
  • ideally exits with an error if the command could not be run (e.g. command not found)
  • ideally prints the PID of the child process, similar to when you background something

It's pretty trivial to make a script or program that accomplishes this, but I'm just astonished that there isn't already such a thing.

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battery performance of kernel 4.9 on skylake

Thu, 2017-03-23 14:42

Hi linuxers, I'm planning on buying a x1 carbon 4th (can't wait for the 5th with QWHD to arrive) to use with linux. But since the 4th comes with skylake, I'm nervous about linux support.

I heard that linux performs poorly with skylake in terms of battery life, but I wonder if that continues to be true as of kernel 4.9 that ships with fedora 25. I'm planning to buy a unit with NVMe ssd.

Should I be ok with that config, or should I backoff from the purchase because of that? thanks in advance.

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LPIC

Thu, 2017-03-23 14:37

I find myself in a quandary. I've been studying to the LPIC for nearly 6 months, but I am having a hard time getting it to stick. Does anyone have a specific vendor they can recommend that I can take a boot camp from? I've passed my work deadline of when I was supposed to get it finished and while I can do my job, I need to get this thing out of the way. Any advice would be appreciated.

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what are some good recovery tools for linux?

Thu, 2017-03-23 11:52

I lost all my partitions with all the data and I need a recovery tool for linux or a recovery operating system

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Attended Hackathon and my team and I used linux for our Hack and now I am in the verge of ditching MS

Thu, 2017-03-23 07:12

I am thinking of just running a full Ubuntu on my laptop, but I am still debating whether or not I should

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GitLab 9.0

Thu, 2017-03-23 05:37

Fedora 25, it's not a hat.

Thu, 2017-03-23 04:52

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