Dell Shipped Linux On 162 Unique Platforms In Fiscal Year 2019 by Realhero33 in Linux

[–]delta24 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I am a huge fan of Dell, not only for their Linux support, but the quality of their business and consumer laptop lineups has been astounding in my experience. We only order Dell at my workplace and we have very few tickets come in for bad hardware. Their ProSupport techs are third party contractors, but they are very helpful and knowledgable.

I personally own a Dell Inspiron 5570 laptop and I triple-boot Win10/Linux Mint/macOS High Sierra with no major issues. (I did have to swap in a Broadcom WiFi chip to get that working in macOS. I can provide links I used if anyone is interested.)

Pine64, maker of cheap Linux laptops, may be making a cheap Linux phone by Mnemonic in Linux

[–]maheshhegde 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Yes it can be.

I would rather point 2 things out.

  1. Android compatibility will surely help because new phones will offer a superset of that functionality. Sailfish's is a proprietary layer but I don't think it is hard to develop anbox further.

  2. Develop some exclusive apps for these phones (not very hard, port some nice Linux apps). Use a brilliant window manager config and people will be impressed.

All Linux Foundation donations go towards diversity programs by useless_aether in Linux

[–]maheshhegde 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

GNOME & Firefox are doing it since ever.

"They're Watching You" by YouTube Linux expert Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

That was at the Acadamy.

I had a Palm Pilot but no PC until 2003.

"They're Watching You" by YouTube Linux expert Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]useless_aether 2 insightful - 2 funny2 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

lucky you! i remember that thing. all i had was a 386dx with 4mb of ram and a 512kb trident video card at the time :-)

"They're Watching You" by YouTube Linux expert Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 2 funny2 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

I feel your pain.

Loss is a harsh mistress dominatrix.

My first Linux experience was animating SoftImage (before it was ported to Windows) in 1994-1995 on SGI Indego2 boxes. They were sooo advanced then.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SGI_Indigo%C2%B2_and_Challenge_M

"They're Watching You" by YouTube Linux expert Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]useless_aether 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

i feel the same about a titanium framelock i lost on a camping trip years ago. its still an open wound.

"They're Watching You" by YouTube Linux expert Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]FormosaOolong 3 insightful - 2 funny3 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

This guy is great. Defo worth watching!

"They're Watching You" by YouTube Linux expert Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 2 funny2 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

I loved my FreeNAS until I broke it.

My heart's still broken too, so I'm afraid to try to fix it, suspecting I never will.

"They're Watching You" by YouTube Linux expert Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]useless_aether 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

yep, my first red hat install was 4.2 from 1.44 floppies. soon switched to debian after that and am still a happy user. but i watched lundukes video on freebsd and remembered how i always wanted to give it a try!

"They're Watching You" by YouTube Linux expert Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Depends.

I stumbled upon Bryan Lunduke several months back with his "Linux Sucks" annual series because I'm eventually going to switch to Linux Mint. I watched a couple dozen of his shows. Very intelligent and sprinkled with humour. Not once did I come across this episode until yesterday, after a Purism interview video. YouTube auto-recommendations should have figured this one out for me ages ago but it didn't.

If you like Linux he's your man, but the rest of his vids are NOT remotely conspiracy related. This one surprised me. Just when you think you know a vlogger...

"They're Watching You" by YouTube Linux expert Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]useless_aether 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

thanks! now i must watch his other vids too :-)

"They're Watching You" by YouTube Linux expert Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 3 insightful - 2 funny3 insightful - 1 funny4 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

A+++ MUST WATCH !

Informative and entertaining.

The Reddit canary and tin foil hats come up.

"They're Watching You" by YouTube Linux expert Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 2 funny2 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 2 funny -  (0 children)

80,480 views but ? likes and ? dislikes - WTF?

Disabled comments too.

Not on his other videos.

Librem 5 dev kits are shipping! by d3rr in Linux

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Thanks!

Librem 5 dev kits are shipping! by d3rr in Linux

[–]d3rr[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Here's a good interview with one of the co-founders of Purism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWC72y0cUJQ

Librem 5 dev kits are shipping! by d3rr in Linux

[–]d3rr[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I love their social purpose. It's inspiring.

It really is, this and co-ops are the evolution that's missing in capitalism, the way out for everyone sick of greedy corporations (pretty much everyone). I guess Purism would have been a traditional non-profit, but they still needed access to lines of credit, etc., like a traditional for profit company so it's some kind of happy middle ground.

Do they watch us or the folks on Tor more?

They've got to be drowning in people to watch. They probably just have everyone, tor or not, being watched for keywords and key phrases. But yeah maybe everyone on Tor is specially watched.

Librem 5 dev kits are shipping! by d3rr in Linux

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I had a cel phone from 1996-2003 and a smart phone from 2003-2010 ish.

I'm almost tempted to start up again for that Librem.

I love their social purpose. It's inspiring.

Of course the more "security" you get the more "they" will watch you. Do they watch us or the folks on Tor more?

Librem 5 dev kits are shipping! by d3rr in Linux

[–]d3rr[S] 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

The first Linux smartphone comes to life! Check out the company setup of Purism too: https://puri.sm/about/social-purpose/

I watched an interview with one of the founders, he's on it and very serious about privacy and this social purpose stuff. Aside from the Librem not supporting cdma the project is very hopeful and encouraging.

All Linux Foundation donations go towards diversity programs by useless_aether in Linux

[–]useless_aether[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

iirc, mostly supporting female and coloured programmers

All Linux Foundation donations go towards diversity programs by useless_aether in Linux

[–]RavAshi 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

What are these "diversity programs"?

All Linux Foundation donations go towards diversity programs by useless_aether in Linux

[–]Broken-needles350 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

yea, so far its a pretty nice OS, lol. they just gotta replace firefox with waterfox in the repo

All Linux Foundation donations go towards diversity programs by useless_aether in Linux

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Way cool. I was about to ask you why OpenBSD but then I found this: https://www.reddit.com/r/BSD/comments/8rh85i/whats_good_in_openbsd_superior_than_freebsd/

All Linux Foundation donations go towards diversity programs by useless_aether in Linux

[–]Broken-needles350 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I've been testing OpenBSD from an external hdd on my lappie :D

All Linux Foundation donations go towards diversity programs by useless_aether in Linux

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Word, this is all pretty depressing. I guess there's always bsd, but we've gotta keep indie distros alive.