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Thinkpad X62

Mon, 2017-09-18 12:29

Linux Shared Libraries

Mon, 2017-09-18 10:24

Thoughts on Mageia 6

Mon, 2017-09-18 02:15

What's the deal with Zorin?

Sun, 2017-09-17 23:55

It's in the top 10 on distrowatch, the website looks great, and it has dethroned Mint as the best-looking Linux distro.

But every time I try it on a live disc, the software center is just blank. I install it anyway, thinking it's just a live disc issue, but the software center barely works after installation too. There are other issues, but that one makes it virtually unusable.

I gave them the benefit of the doubt on 12.1 and figured this massive bug would be fixed in 12.2, but I just tested 12.2 and absolutely nothing has changed, all of the same issues exist that I experienced last time. I've looked online and see plenty of other people using it as a daily driver that have experienced far worse bugs than I did.

This same computer, same disc drive, and same disc, works fine with Mint. They're both just Ubuntu underneath, so what gives? If Zorin is so bug-ridden, why is it so popular? Are they just gaming distrowatch's unreliable polls? Is it all just smoke and mirrors to sell their "Ultimate" edition?

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Like colinux, but smaller?

Sun, 2017-09-17 19:47

Is there a way to run linux from within windows, using something more lightweight than a full blown vm, that allows you to compile and run native linux binaries...but access the source files, etc. from an IDE, etc. in Windows?

Like CoLinux...but with much less emphasis on the linux system being as functional as the windows one.

Does the Ubuntu layer built into windows 10 allow this?

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I want a bug...

Sun, 2017-09-17 13:15

...a kernel version that requires an impossible captcha solution from any and all websites that want to drop cookies on my computer. Just for...I don't know...a week or so. Just long enough to give bloody webmasters a little bit of a fit -

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[Ubuntu] Why is MySQL package in the official repos, whereas MariaDB package in the community (Universe)?

Sun, 2017-09-17 08:16

Isn't it supposed to be the opposite? Most distros have the more freedom friendly version in their main repo (which in this case happens to be MariaDB) and shun the non-free (or proprietary) versions to the sideline repo (in order to encourage them to become more FOSS friendly).

At least that's how the debian project does, but I'm not sure why Ubuntu is following a totally opposite process.

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