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Old 04-01-2021, 11:09 AM   #16
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What would this category refer to? `localhost$` versus `username%`? If that is the case there are about a hundred different ones to cover.
My prompt is roughly `[HH:MM] user@host:NumofJobs$` complete with colors. Someone else may just have `%` as their prompt
I second tiling window managers category. Shell of the Year too, though bash would likely win.
 
Old 04-06-2021, 02:58 PM   #17
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I think what zepherusbane means is "prompt-modifying software", like starship. Yet, there are more than enough of those.
 
Old 04-08-2021, 08:18 AM   #18
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I think what zepherusbane means is "prompt-modifying software", like starship. Yet, there are more than enough of those.
Yes that's what I was referring to. Oh my zsh, oh my fish, starship, bash-it, etc. I would probably include something called "traditional" for the typical Bash PS1 filled in by a users own custom line.

I use Starship myself, I like that it is cross shell - I can use the same prompt with fish shell on my linux box and with bash shell on my mac using the same configuration.

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Old 04-12-2021, 07:45 AM   #19
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"Cross-shell" usually ignores the tcsh (for which starship only recently grew support) and rc-based shells.
 
Old 04-23-2021, 09:05 AM   #20
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MCA for hardware

I'd like to see an MCA for hardware vendors.
 
Old 04-23-2021, 01:01 PM   #21
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MCA?

Rating hardware is difficult, and here's why:

A server motherboard ≠ a gamer motherboard ≠ a value-for-money motherboard ≠ a laptop motherboard ≠ a netbook motherboard, etc. That's an extreme example, but you see the point.

In software, you can try several programs (window managers perhaps) and make your choice. But you cannot intelligently vote on hardware you don't own, unless you're a professional reviewer. So the cheap junk would crowd out the elite equipment.

Hardware relies also on it's (software) drivers, firmware and their reputation for a low bug count. With Graphics, you can have OSS or Proprietary drivers with varying performance.

Whenever you do the research, the graft and spend you money,immediately you discover something negative about it and curse yourself for being suckered. This causes uncontrollable fluctuations in popularity not dependent often on the hardware.

Besides, how would people with 2-20 year old machines vote on the current stuff?
 
Old 07-07-2021, 07:38 AM   #22
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Question slow system ..

I wantto know whyI should allow zietqiest to remain on mylinux distrition.. its slows the system so much..
 
Old 07-07-2021, 01:46 PM   #23
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fudmier...it is a software package that remembers your activities to try and assist in narrowing down what you want to do without having to tell the computer as explicitly.
So, if you don't use it.. sure, remove it. Note that Unity uses it in its dashboard to show you most frequently used app, etc. You might want to switch to xfce (or Gnome, which is the current Ubuntu default desktop.)
If you've upgraded from something with Unity, this might explain why it's still there.
Very few distros include it now, most do not. It's not needed unless you want to do stuff like...

"Where are the notes I took online while at the library Tuesday night?" A question such as this might be best answered by the likes of GNOME Zeitgeist."Jul 06, 2009 Mathias Huber
 
Old 08-12-2021, 11:33 AM   #24
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Ok, some of these may be stretching it a bit, but how about:
Easiest distribution to configure and maintain.
Best commandline audio streaming/recording app.
Best mental plasticity game
Best password vault

Outside the box stuff:
Best VPN service
Best free streaming site for audio
Best free streaming site for movies
Best free streaming site for TV shows

Financial stuff, for those looking for financial security down the road... (Tip of the hat to PV :-)
Computer systems are so closely tied to finance that it seems a natural association.
Best blockchain app
Best investment brokerage
Best investment research and tracking app
Best ETF scanner
Best value stock scanner
Best dividend stock scanner
Best growth stock scanner
 
Old 08-17-2021, 04:17 AM   #25
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That would be very much related to advertising. I would not recommend that.
 
Old 08-18-2021, 09:25 PM   #26
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It would be cool to see a graph of how things have moved over the years of the polls. Like what was the first most popular Terminal and how it progressed/changed over the years to what is the current most popular one.
 
Old 10-08-2021, 04:50 AM   #27
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Isn't VSCode closed-source so it's against GNU?
 
Old 11-04-2021, 05:11 PM   #28
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I actually use it quite frequently. If I get an error from a compiler or interpreter I can correct it without having to remember the line number, and type of error.
Had it been in the polls I would have voted for it this year.
All joking aside, as many of you know, sed, the stream editor, can be used for some pretty powerful things. The ed text editor has very similar syntax to ed. While you may not think to use it as an interactive editor, it CAN be used in that way, but it can also be used as a very fast tool to make some quick changes to a file. I've used both ed and sed in scripts effectively, so you really don't have to resort to Perl, Python, or even awk or gawk unless you REALLY want to do so.

Similarly, though vim, emacs, notepad++ or notepadqq can do some powerful things, you'd be surprised how simple editors like ed and nano can accomplish a lot - quickly and without a lot of fuss.

Use the tool for the job; it's not always what you may think and there are many ways to get the job done; sometimes (often) a small, fast, simple tool does the job best.
 
Old 11-14-2021, 10:36 AM   #29
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What about ftp utility of the year, or does everyone just use a terminal now. Since all the big browsers are removing support of ftp but there is still occasion to use it for some.
 
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Good idea.
 
  


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