Linux (or, GNU/Linux, if you prefer) distributions are absolutely amazing—stable, fast, flexible. Your average Linux-based system is a veritable powerhouse of functionality—a tour de force of what computers can accomplish. But from time to time, other operating systems have some pretty great ideas. Here are seven of my personal favorites that Linux distributions might want to consider “borrowing.” Hint, hint. Nudge, nudge.
While writing about Kali Linux on the Raspberry Pi recently, I started thinking about portability with the Raspberry Pi. Until now, I have used a standard HDMI desktop monitor (24", 1920x1080), which doesn't exactly lend itself to portability. So I started looking for a small, portable display and a convenient case.
The first thing I realized was that there are a lot of different displays available for the Raspberry Pi. I mean really a lot -- so many that it can be pretty intimidating just trying to figure out what the differences, advantages, and disadvantages are.
HOwToForge: If you are looking for an even better command line utility for taking screenshots, then you must give Scrot a try.
I once used Linux for my day to day computing, but it fell out of favour and I started using Windows again. One of my old laptops still runs Linux, and as I am moving up to college this year I thought it would be good for me to use it for research and college work. It doesn't have a DVD drive, it's one of those netbook affairs. It has mint on it now, but I want to start again on that laptop, so a new distro. I want a distro that will be easy to install, and won't get in my way, and won't need much setting up. I kmow there is Mint/Ubuntu as well as Mageia, I don't know about any others, there are far to many distros to count on Distrowatch. But which distro do you think I should choose?submitted by /u/Geang
For the seventh year in a row, the search engine that promises not to stalk your online moves puts its money where its mouth is, this year by donating $300,000 to organizations that work towards online privacy.
I'm trying to add my user to groups. I've added them via groupadd & logged out / back in. I see the username in the group file. But id doesn't show them. Where have I gone wrong?[myuser@ruri ~]$ grep myuser /etc/group wheel:x:10:myuser audio:x:63:myuser myuser:x:1000: jackuser:x:982:myuser [myuser@ruri ~]$ id uid=1000(myuser) gid=1000(myuser) groups=1000(myuser),10(wheel) context=unconfined_u:unconfined_r:unconfined_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 submitted by /u/AlienBloodMusic
So rumours and code released by google would suggest that google would replace the monolitic kernel Linux with a microkernel because it would be easier to update and more performant.
I have a hard te believing this, the linux kernel is the basic of what google did these last years, ditching it would seem weird.
Do you think it is true ?submitted by /u/EizanPrime
First off, let me know if this is the wrong place to post this.
Here's the situation:
If I run HandBrakeCLI -i /media/cdrom -o "name.mkv" I just get a small file (0.5 MB) which is a message asking not to copy the DVD. (All I want to do is play the DVD which I bought, I just don't have a CD/DVD drive at home, so I need to rip it first).
Any ideas how to make HandBrake use the libdvdcss library to get past the copy protection?submitted by /u/TheSolidState