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    Fortunately BSD is still an alternative.

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    Originally Posted by devnod12 View Comment
    I think your statement is a bit too stereotypical...and if you use a system which sticks to the original system setups like Gentoo, Arch and Slackware especially, one could not easily compare it to windows at all.
    Look at what the corporations "guiding" Linux have been doing and where Linux is going. Gentoo, Slackware and Crux can hold out for a while, but eventually they will succumb to the transition. Linux is in the middle of the journey, not at the end.
    Posted Yesterday at 11:33 PM by Randicus Draco Albus Randicus Draco Albus is offline
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    siduction tips for beginners!

    Why run Siduction when you can just run Debian Sid with a KDE desktop?
    Posted Yesterday at 04:20 PM by mralk3 mralk3 is offline
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    Not-so-smart devices

    Not the codes fault. Ugh.
    Posted Yesterday at 03:09 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Fortunately BSD is still an alternative.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by devnod12 View Comment
    BSD could easily go the same direction if Canonical decided to corrupt FreeBSD's system to be more "desktop oriented" as well. Thank God they haven't. :-)
    I would think FreeBSD would be in more danger of corruption from Apple than Canonical, and they've managed to not go all "Mac Desktop-y" in that timeframe.

    And Ubuntu is to Linux what FreeBSD is to BSD...a big portion of the userbase, but not the only game in town. Canonical has weight, but they aren't the only corporate entity with an interest in Linux.
    Posted Yesterday at 10:22 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Run Android 5.1 Lollipop Exton build on your Raspberry Pi 2

    ABOUT RaspAnd (Lollipop 5.1 on Raspberry Pi 2)

    Aptoide thinks the Aptoide store "looks great" on RaspAnd -
    https://twitter.com/linuxexton/statu...47332384808962
    "It's an honor for us!" they say.
    Posted Yesterday at 09:58 AM by exton exton is offline
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    Fortunately BSD is still an alternative.

    I think your statement is a bit too stereotypical...

    First off, "Linux" isn't the system. Its the kernel. The system is Linux/GNU at its core, and if you use a system which sticks to the original system setups like Gentoo, Arch and Slackware especially, one could not easily compare it to windows at all.

    Yet systems like Ubuntu and its multitude of offspring, as well as Mageia, Mint, even Fedora and PCLinuxOS are so borderline Windows that you may as well use windows.
    The easier you make it for the average user to change whatever they want on the system, graphically, and without proper authentication, the less security you will have. The more you change a developers original software to fit your system because you want pretty pathnames, you will develop problems.

    BSD could easily go the same direction if Canonical decided to corrupt FreeBSD's system to be more "desktop oriented" as well. Thank God they haven't. :-)
    Posted Yesterday at 09:33 AM by devnod12 devnod12 is offline
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    Posted 05-22-2015 at 02:03 AM by exton exton is offline
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    Cloning a git repository in an idempotent way

    I was thinking of attempting parsing the default branch with the following.

    Code:
    git ls-remote origin | awk '$2 == "HEAD" { head=$1; next}; $1 == head && $2 ~ /^refs\/heads/ {sub(/refs\/heads\//, "",$2);print $2}'
    However, if more than one branch refers to the same reference then that breaks. It's hard to determine the default branch.
    Posted 05-20-2015 at 02:19 AM by sag47 sag47 is offline
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    Doh

    I find the story rather amusing.
    Posted 05-16-2015 at 03:52 AM by Randicus Draco Albus Randicus Draco Albus is offline
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    Doh

    Wow
    Posted 05-15-2015 at 05:42 PM by ardvark71 ardvark71 is online now
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    Fortunately BSD is still an alternative.

    There is definitely some learning to do, but if someone has learned* to use Linux, learning BSD is not difficult. However, it does require spending time doing lots of reading. I went from probably lower intermediate Linux user to BSD beginner. But at least I can keep my system working.

    * Learned how to actually use Linux: learned the layout of the file tree; know what root is; learned how to occasionally enter a command into a terminal. Not learned how to click an update icon.

    And since you like older hardware, BSD might be a better fit for you, since hardware support is not as complete as Linux. If not using a big DE, the BSDs will run well on older machines.
    Posted 05-09-2015 at 05:12 PM by Randicus Draco Albus Randicus Draco Albus is offline
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    Posted 05-09-2015 at 02:23 PM by exton exton is offline
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    Fortunately BSD is still an alternative.

    Hey R.A.D.

    City Management in my one horse town is upgrading their gear to Windows 10 or what ever, (to infinity and beyond with my tax money), and their IT guy is handing me the old Dell T3400's, GX 280,IBM E50, IBM M41, and Optiplex 755 before they make it to the land fill with the hard
    drives pulled. I posted a few pictures in the

    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...mpster-divers/

    social group. I have yet to ever try BSD. I usually try things with busy box like Slitaz and such 1st so when things quiet down here.

    I may give BSD a fling on a spare box myself. But I am clue less when it comes to BSD. So it will be like starting over again for me.
    I don't start many threads or ask any questions mainly as I try and
    learn on my own. But once I learn something. I own it.

    Glad to hear things are cool with you.
    Posted 05-09-2015 at 10:25 AM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
    Updated 05-09-2015 at 10:27 AM by rokytnji
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    Fortunately BSD is still an alternative.

    I don't see Linux trying to be a Windows clone, but it is moving in the wrong direction with certain "features" lately.
    Posted 05-08-2015 at 11:35 PM by goumba goumba is offline
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    Posted 05-07-2015 at 12:14 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Posted 05-07-2015 at 11:15 AM by exton exton is offline
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    Fixing the annoying firefox' associations issue once and for all

    Annoying Firefox' associations issue II, the return

    The file manager association seems to be because of a combination of a Dbus-method that is more or less Gnome-specific/not widely adopted elsewhere, and a myriad of possible locations of xdg-mime config files.

    For the Dbus part one may need do rename/delete a file called "org.freedesktop.FileManager1.service" located at /usr/share/dbus-1/services/ and $HOME/.local/share/dbus-1/services.

    It's a ".desktop" kind of thing, I originally thought I could edit it and put konqueror in the "exec" part, but it seems it's not compatible, or maybe that the whole xdg thing was what was really going on, even though it didn't look that way.

    The deal with the xdg system is that there can be config files everywhere.

    Here's a list, from ArchWiki:

    Code:
    $HOME/.config/$desktop-mimeapps.list 	user overrides, desktop-specific
    $HOME/.config/mimeapps.list 	user overrides
    /etc/xdg/$desktop-mimeapps.list 	sysadmin and vendor overrides, desktop-specific
    /etc/xdg/mimeapps.list 	sysadmin and vendor overrides
    $HOME/.local/share/applications/$desktop-mimeapps.list 	for compatibility but now deprecated, desktop-specific
    $HOME/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list 	for compatibility but now deprecated
    /usr/local/share/applications/$desktop-mimeapps.list and
    /usr/share/applications/$desktop-mimeapps.list 	distribution-provided defaults, desktop-specific
    /usr/local/share/applications/mimeapps.list and
    /usr/share/applications/mimeapps.list 	distribution-provided defaults
    I'm not 100 sure but I think I even had konqueror as the output of some "xdg-query" command that would tell me the association for folders, but, regardless, firefox would open folders with pcmanfm, if it was installed.

    What I hadn't noticed was that I actually had the $HOME/.config/mimeapps.list, which funnily enough had only the pcmanfm settings. All the others are set on $HOME/.local/share/applications, and the file over there even has both the directory lines, set to KFM.

    For whatever reason the file at .config takes precedence over the other, at the same time it's not apparent on whatever command that would tell me the settings (but again, I'm not 100% sure on that, if I did that it was months ago, before I gave up).


    The end...

    ...or is it?
    Posted 05-03-2015 at 07:45 PM by the dsc the dsc is offline
    Updated 05-03-2015 at 07:48 PM by the dsc

  



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