Stop Hating On Linux Mint! (Joe Collins) by sawboss in Linux

[–]sawboss[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's not the worst thing they could have done though. Made me glad I only run alternative flavors like Xubuntu and Lubuntu,.

Stop Hating On Linux Mint! (Joe Collins) by sawboss in Linux

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah Ubuntu integrating Amazon search results was insane level fuckery.

Linux distro political compass (relatively accurate if you ask me) by sawboss in Linux

[–]sawboss[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I wanna know where are OpenSUSE and MX Linux.

Linux distro political compass (relatively accurate if you ask me) by sawboss in Linux

[–]m68k 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Where's Manjaro in this mess? :3

Linux distro political compass (relatively accurate if you ask me) by sawboss in Linux

[–]sawboss[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Red Star OS

Stop Hating On Linux Mint! (Joe Collins) by sawboss in Linux

[–]sawboss[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Cinnamon is a nice desktop, and I do like having an Ubuntu alternative without any corporate fuckery.

Linux distro political compass (relatively accurate if you ask me) by sawboss in Linux

[–]sawboss[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

To be honest I'm not sure why Fedora is on the "profit" extreme and I don't know anything about Red Star OS. The rest seems reasonable if Ubuntu is at the center of the graph.

Linux distro political compass (relatively accurate if you ask me) by sawboss in Linux

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Heh interesting, nice update. Makes sense to me

Stop Hating On Linux Mint! (Joe Collins) by sawboss in Linux

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I love the Mint! The absolute best distro to recommend to new users.

Linux distro political compass (relatively accurate if you ask me) by sawboss in Linux

[–]kovrii 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

What's that one in the left corner? Looks like someone had a stroke and then tried to write Korean.

Stop Hating On Linux Mint! (Joe Collins) by sawboss in Linux

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

A++

Linux distro political compass (relatively accurate if you ask me) by sawboss in Linux

[–]sawboss[S] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Does this fit well enough?

https://files.catbox.moe/nt2z3j.png

Linux distro political compass (relatively accurate if you ask me) by sawboss in Linux

[–]deumae 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Next up: the non-binary, all-inclusive Moralux.

Linux distro political compass (relatively accurate if you ask me) by sawboss in Linux

[–]Robin 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Left-right seems to have a meaning, ("Egalitarian" .... "Elitist"?) but the labels are almost completely obscured :-(

Linux distro political compass (relatively accurate if you ask me) by sawboss in Linux

[–]magnora7 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Is the left/right axis supposed to be meaningless in this diagram?

Seems pretty accurate though, I agree

What is a Platform? by Vulphere in Linux

[–]happysmash27 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

With GNU/Linux, the only constants are the GNU userspace and the Linux kernel.

It's actually fully possible to have Linux without GNU, such as in Android. I personally prefer Wayland/X11+Linux as a name for what many "Linux"-compatible apps support, because that is often one of the assumptions these apps make.

It would be impractical to target every single distro as a platform, but targeting dependancies might work, as well as some desktop environments and distros if they are particularly integrated.

Remembering Peter Linnell by Vulphere in Linux

[–]Vulphere[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

As some of you know, Peter was instrumental in setting up several projects, such as Scribus and OpenIcc. He contacted Franz Schmid back when Scribus was a tiny program not targeted at professionals at all, and explained to him the need for PS and PDF support.

Goodbye Windows: Russian Military's Astra Linux Adoption Moves Forward by Vulphere in Linux

[–]Zettelkittel 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

A further step to another war.

Why does Ubuntu get so much negativity? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]sawboss 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

  1. Because they occasionally fuck shit up for no good reason.
  2. Because everyone loves to hate winners.

S. Korean government to switch to Linux by Mnemonic in Linux

[–]Timmy 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

There is no mention whether they use any Windows-only programs, or if they just use web apps. I think this might just be a tactic to get Microsoft to lower the price on a large purchase of Windows 10.

Is leaving off the GNU in GNU/Linux... unfair to GNU? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Epic man, ty

Is leaving off the GNU in GNU/Linux... unfair to GNU? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Purism is great, but it's not perfect. I recommend reading this criticism, if only because it's critical. https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/3anjgm/on_the_librem_laptop_purism_doesnt_believe_in/

(I still want a one, though.)

A $99 Laptop?! - Pinebook by Optimus85 in Linux

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I remember the "one laptop per child" project about a decade ago, which had the goal of a $100 laptop. Turns out cell phones are better. But now with this... this looks like a real laptop... things could change for people who don't have much money to spare but need a full computer

Linux Kernel in Windows...What is Going On - Tin Foil Hat Time! - Switched to Linux by sawboss in Linux

[–]Timmy 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I'm hoping that Microsoft releases a full fledged stand-alone Linux distro, in an attempt to fend off Chromebooks and defections to Mac. Windows is excessively fat with 30 year old dried spaghetti code that doesn't seem to be able to be replaced without breaking things.

Is leaving off the GNU in GNU/Linux... unfair to GNU? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

You can run completely FOSS software on them, though!

What is your purism beef? Are you saying there's blobs in PureOS? Are you saying PureOS only support is a drag?

This makes it sound like there are no blobs, and they also use coreboot for bios https://puri.sm/learn/blobs/

Edit: PureOS is on the Stallman approved list even: https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html

And you can switch to a different OS too.

Their firmware might be proprietary, but Purism's is.

I guess I'm asking about this part. The ThinkPenguins do look really nice too. They're all Intel CPUs anyway.

Is leaving off the GNU in GNU/Linux... unfair to GNU? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I really want one of those laptops, but not enough to buy one. I might go for a ThinkPenguin, but they're quite old. (You can run completely FOSS software on them, though!)

Is leaving off the GNU in GNU/Linux... unfair to GNU? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'll take it from wherever I can get it. I guess I'm a Purism fanboy after watching one of those dudes on an hour long podcast. He said all the right things.

Is leaving off the GNU in GNU/Linux... unfair to GNU? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

ThinkPenguin hardware doesn't require proprietary blobs. Their firmware might be proprietary, but Purism's is.

I have faith that Purism will be able to do something, though.

Is leaving off the GNU in GNU/Linux... unfair to GNU? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

ThinkPenguin is just lipstick on a pig? I see Intel CPUs and Realtek network cards that might have proprietary firmware.

At any rate, the Snowden leaks and all of this political censorship has reignited privacy advocacy. I look forward to a Kickstarter someday for an open network card. Maybe Purism will get it done.

Is leaving off the GNU in GNU/Linux... unfair to GNU? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Except, ThinkPenguin has existed for years.

Is leaving off the GNU in GNU/Linux... unfair to GNU? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm sure they want to. I think their phone will have closed source phone/modem firmware only. I assume that if enough people hop on the privacy train, that eventually it becomes possible to have open hardware. The market has to prove it's there to support this.

Is leaving off the GNU in GNU/Linux... unfair to GNU? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Purism are really helping the FOSS market with the systems they're producing, but they aren't really accomplishing what they claim to (make a completely open piece of hardware).

Is leaving off the GNU in GNU/Linux... unfair to GNU? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]d3rr 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Cool, he's becoming a Purism marketing dude/evangelist.

Is leaving off the GNU in GNU/Linux... unfair to GNU? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Take off your ass hat and watch a video before commenting on some screen grabbed out of context text.

When you assume, you make an ass out of u, butt not me.

Is leaving off the GNU in GNU/Linux... unfair to GNU? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Have I ever watched a video? :-p Though, I do already know the facts about this situation, and plan to watch this one for the opinion when I've got free time.

Is leaving off the GNU in GNU/Linux... unfair to GNU? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Did you watch it? He lays that out.

Is leaving off the GNU in GNU/Linux... unfair to GNU? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]wizzwizz4 0 insightful - 2 fun0 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

It is a fact that GNU IS a part of Linux wherever Linux is running right?

This isn't a fact, actually. The Linux kernel can be used happily with an OS other than GNU.

Five Linux Myths Debunked by sawboss in Linux

[–]sawboss[S] 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I don't want to fragment the existing participants.

Five Linux Myths Debunked by sawboss in Linux

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Why?

Five Linux Myths Debunked by sawboss in Linux

[–]sawboss[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

please don't

Five Linux Myths Debunked by sawboss in Linux

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Maybe that's because not enough folks have converted. Myself included. I have been a Linux user in 1995-2000, 2009-2010, 2013 or 2014, and I hope 2019.

/s/LinuxForNoobs and /s/WindowsToLinux seem the most practical to me.

Five Linux Myths Debunked by sawboss in Linux

[–]sawboss[S] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The existing Linux subs are not busy enough to justify adding new subs.

Five Linux Myths Debunked by sawboss in Linux

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

We need a sub or few, ie. LinuxAdoption ; LinuxForNoobs ; LinuxMigration ; LinuxMint ; MacToLinux ; WindowsToLinux

DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD. by MadDogMcree in Linux

[–]OwU 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

In terms of UI or feature set?

DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD. by MadDogMcree in Linux

[–]MadDogMcree[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Try Mint Cinnamon, It's basically windows 7.

Why Gaming on Linux is Better than Windows by Optimus85 in Linux

[–]Optimus85[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Indeed! Funny for a guy who used to be a Windows certified tech...He already knows more about Linux than I do.

Why Gaming on Linux is Better than Windows by Optimus85 in Linux

[–]sawboss 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It's fine to have it posted in different subs by different people. Informative video, right?

Why Gaming on Linux is Better than Windows by Optimus85 in Linux

[–]Optimus85[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Shoot. Just noticed u/sawboss posted the same link an hour prior on s/linuxgaming...oh well...

QEMU version 4.0.0 released by Vulphere in Linux

[–]sawboss 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The lightweight alternative to VirtualBox! It's pretty cool.

What is the worst Linux Distro? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]sawboss 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I know. Exploiting Linux users' defensiveness is a cheap trick to get attention. Clearly it works.

What is the worst Linux Distro? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]worm 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'd agree that Lunduke seems like he thinks too highly of himself (if you've seen his self-aggrandising tales of his role at Microsoft you'll see what I mean), but I disagree with regards to the "Linux Sucks" videos.

Those videos don't really complain about Linux. The whole premise of that series is that he'll rubbish Linux for 30 minutes and then spend the next 30 minutes explaining why those deficiencies are actually great. It's a good premise, but most of the criticisms are quite shallow - it's mostly stand-up comedy rather than an informative show.

Cure ED issues by ElenaMarry in Linux

[–]Stoner 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Spam makes my D soft

What is the worst Linux Distro? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]specklemouse 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Spent the better part of two days trying to figure out why Mint 19 suddenly wouldn't print on my Brother HLL8350CDW which has worked flawlessly for years. Turned out to be a CUPS problem.

What is the worst Linux Distro? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Funny, sad, and true.

What is the worst Linux Distro? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Did you even watch it?

There's lots of information there.

What is the worst Linux Distro? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]viz 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

IMHO there's no best or worst distro. It's all really personal taste. Making a video about the worst distro is really childish

What is the worst Linux Distro? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]Stoner 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

What is the worst Linux distribution? The one you just tried out but it didn't work out for you and you just found out after 8 hours of happy testing and now all that time was wasted.

What is the worst Linux Distro? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yep.

What is the worst Linux Distro? ~ Bryan Lunduke by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]sawboss 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Lunduke is a notorious egotist. He's most famous for a series of videos called "Linux Sucks" where he complains about every little problem anyone has ever had with Linux. Occasionally he has relevant topics to discuss.

Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) by sawboss in Linux

[–]HanakoIsBestGirl 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I love these names

Anyone have a fix for screen-tearing in Linux? by Optimus85 in Linux

[–]Optimus85[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I didn't use VLC but yes, it still happens. Like I said, the shell command resolves the issue up to a point but doesn't seem to agree with a dual monitor setup and even though the "force full composition pipeline" option is enabled for both monitors in the xorg.conf, those options are disabled in nvidia-settings after reboot. Anyway, I can't objectively look at the screen at this point and will have to smoke more weed to mitigate the effects. Cheers and thanks!

Stop the Hop | Five Reasons to Stop Distro Hopping by sawboss in Linux

[–]Gracehoper 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Hopping is good.

Anyone have a fix for screen-tearing in Linux? by Optimus85 in Linux

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Get Ungoogled Chromium if you really must go with Chromium. But I expect it's not Firefox per se that's at fault. Does it also occur with VLC?

Anyone have a fix for screen-tearing in Linux? by Optimus85 in Linux

[–]Optimus85[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm still getting a bit of tearing when watching Netflix but it looks fine system-wide so I'm assuming the issue is with Firefox. Will try with Chromium instead.

Anyone have a fix for screen-tearing in Linux? by Optimus85 in Linux

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Did it work?

Anyone have a fix for screen-tearing in Linux? by Optimus85 in Linux

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Good luck! I hope it works

Anyone have a fix for screen-tearing in Linux? by Optimus85 in Linux

[–]Optimus85[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Thanks a lot for taking the time to help. Went to the Linux Mint forum and saw a couple of fixes for my problems. I had no xorg.conf file in etc/X11 so had to sudo cat xorg.conf then ran nvidia-settings as root, checked "force full composition pipeline" for both monitors and saved to xorg.conf(Then got a dialog box. Apparently you need to truncate the metamodes list as X server will fail if the list is greater than 900...)). I think I have things set up correctly in xorg.conf now: Option "metamodes" "DVI-D-0: nvidia-auto-select +0+0 {ForceCompositionPipeline=On, ForceFullCompositionPipeline=On}, HDMI-0: nvidia-auto-select +1920+0 {ForceCompositionPipeline=On, ForceFullCompositionPipeline=On}". We'll see how it works out... :)

Stop the Hop | Five Reasons to Stop Distro Hopping by sawboss in Linux

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Well, you can rock it you can roll it

You can stop and you can stroll it, at the hop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6EeObPCMR8

Anyone have a fix for screen-tearing in Linux? by Optimus85 in Linux

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Oh here, maybe this:

Option "metamodes" "DVI-I-2: nvidia-auto-select +0+0 { ForceFullCompositionPipeline = On }, DVI-I-3: nvidia-auto-select +1920+0 { ForceFullCompositionPipeline = On }"

It looks like something you have to define individually for each monitor in a multi-monitor setup.

I found that here: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=174237&start=20

Anyone have a fix for screen-tearing in Linux? by Optimus85 in Linux

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I looked a bit, this might help (another commenter found the deleted comment, which is what might help): https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxquestions/comments/3cl7zp/multiple_monitor_vsync_with_nvidia_proprietary/

Rsync Backup on Linux by sawboss in Linux

[–]sawboss[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

no offense

None taken. I'm just an ass.

Rsync Backup on Linux by sawboss in Linux

[–]indianusjones 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Oh, no offense...I just mean, "thanks for posting--rsync is great--I hope more people learn about it!"

Sorry if I came off as a "know it all."

Rsync Backup on Linux by sawboss in Linux

[–]sawboss[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

me too but i don't claim to know everything about it

Rsync Backup on Linux by sawboss in Linux

[–]indianusjones 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Confess I didn't see the video but I really don't need to...I've used rsync for backups for years and it works great.

Rsync Backup on Linux by sawboss in Linux

[–]sawboss[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Note:

--exclude={blah,blah}

This is a Bash extension on the POSIX shell. It might work on other shells, or it might not. If you don't know which shell you use (why not?) just write multiple --exclude=blah arguments.

What Happened to the Linux Foundation? by useless_aether in Linux

[–]endopassing 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Embrace..., extend..., extinguish

They're all there now.

Writing killer documents fast with Linux, LaTeX, Emacs, & Zathura by indianusjones in Linux

[–]indianusjones[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Oh, boy! Not one to be shy, here's a quick primer on Orgmode's features and capabilities.

Spoiler: just blast out text and let Org mode organize your schedule and output good-looking documents featuring (if you like) embedded code!

Writing killer documents fast with Linux, LaTeX, Emacs, & Zathura by indianusjones in Linux

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Orgmode does look cool. It reminds me of people typing documents and notes and tasks as markdown. I guess emacs had it all figured out decades earlier.

Writing killer documents fast with Linux, LaTeX, Emacs, & Zathura by indianusjones in Linux

[–]indianusjones[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Oh, man, that's right!

Writing killer documents fast with Linux, LaTeX, Emacs, & Zathura by indianusjones in Linux

[–]indianusjones[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Oh, you guys--I was a vi user for years before finally trying out Emacs three years ago.

I tell you Emacs is like playing a violin. Especially with Orgmode, Emac's "killer app."

Writing killer documents fast with Linux, LaTeX, Emacs, & Zathura by indianusjones in Linux

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah I appreciate those options but I doubt I'll ever use Stallman's OS emacs. It's a cool minimalist workflow regardless.

Writing killer documents fast with Linux, LaTeX, Emacs, & Zathura by indianusjones in Linux

[–]wizzwizz4 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Emacs

You've just started a war.

Writing killer documents fast with Linux, LaTeX, Emacs, & Zathura by indianusjones in Linux

[–]indianusjones[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Well, Spacemacs, a Vi-key oriented Emacs configuration. This gives you Vi key commands all-around.

Writing killer documents fast with Linux, LaTeX, Emacs, & Zathura by indianusjones in Linux

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Oh god, vi navigation on the left and emacs on the right. That would wreck me.

What Happened to the Linux Foundation? by useless_aether in Linux

[–]indianusjones 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I lobbied (unpaid "good guy" in this case) for Oregon's HB2892 in 2003. I quickly discovered that you need more than public support to move a bill through the State Legislature: you need industry support.

I met with a representative for the Linux Foundation to urge their support. I thought their backing the bill would be a no-brainer. I found myself stunned as I heard them tell me that while they supported the bill they would not make a public statement to that effect.

Why? Well, they didn't come right out and say it but it didn't take a brain surgeon to figure out that one of their major supporters was IBM. IBM was still getting a ton of revenue selling Microsoft products at the time.

The phrasing the Linux Foundation representative used was something like, "understand that we have a diverse mix of supporters."

Asus Just Gave You 1 Million Reasons To Switch From Windows To Linux by sawboss in Linux

[–]Timmy 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Mint Cinnamon is more user friendly, IMO. It finds network printers faster than Windows. Ubuntu is decent. I prefer Mint. The great thing about Linux distros is that anyone can download the Live versions and play with them before deciding which one works best for them.

The Complete Guide for Using ffmpeg in Linux by useless_aether in Linux

[–]useless_aether[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

excellent examples, thanks

The Complete Guide for Using ffmpeg in Linux by useless_aether in Linux

[–]Intuit 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

For me ffmpeg is a way to avoid re-encoding video while doing useful things (because for one I have a pretty slow PC):

  • split audio off, edit it, then rejoin it
  • combine multiple dashcam clips without re-encoding
  • trim dashcam clips down without having to open a big video editing app (that would probably re-encode)
  • set the orientation flag when it's upside-down, again to avoid re-encoding before uploading to YouTube

One time I downloaded a 1080p movie and the audio was clicky, so I downloaded the 720p resolution version and combined its good audio with the 1080p version's video, no re-encoding.

Asus Just Gave You 1 Million Reasons To Switch From Windows To Linux by sawboss in Linux

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Welcome to freedom!

Asus Just Gave You 1 Million Reasons To Switch From Windows To Linux by sawboss in Linux

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Getting used to it. I'm using Debian on my main machine right now.

P.S. I got the "BTW" ;)

The Complete Guide for Using ffmpeg in Linux by useless_aether in Linux

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Debian user here; I had to increase the number of repositories to be able to install it. Good thing I did, it's a good tool.

The Complete Guide for Using ffmpeg in Linux by useless_aether in Linux

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I love ffmpeg! I once used it to stitch together video and audio of multiple resolutions, with one long, complicated command, because after you get used to it enough, it can actually be easier to use than the Blender video editor! I'm not sure if this is a compliment to ffmpeg or a complaint about the Blender video editor, though...

Edit: I prefer not to share that specific video due to licensing issues, but this one used this similar script:

ffmpeg -i out.ogv -r 60 -f image2 -s 1920x1080 -i Blends/Ciudad/%04d.png -i Ciudad.ogg -loop 1 -framerate 60 -t 8 -i Blends/Trajnoj/Radoj/lokomativo.png -filter_complex "[0:v:0]scale=1920:1080:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease,\
 pad=1920:1080:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2, setdar=16/9 [cxefa];\
[1:v:0]scale=1920:1080:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease,\
 pad=1920:1080:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2, setdar=16/9 [dezertu];\
[3:v:0]scale=1920:1080:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease,\
 pad=1920:1080:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2, setdar=16/9 [lokomativo];\
[cxefa][dezertu][lokomativo]concat=n=3:v=1:a=0[outv];\
[0:a:0][2:a:0]concat=n=2:v=0:a=1[outa]" -map "[outv]" -map "[outa]" -r 60 ciudad2.mp4

(the actual editing is mainly at the end, by the way)

Edit: Ah, I finally found the script for my complicated mix of videos and images in many different resolutions and audio of many different lengths:

ffmpeg -i DY_1.flac -loop 1 -t 19.5 -framerate 60 -i DaddyYankee.jpg -loop 1 -t 21 -framerate 60 -i hermanos.png -loop 1 -t 8 -framerate 60 -i Mireddys.jpg -loop 1 -t 4 -framerate 60 -i Yamilette.jpg -loop 1 -t 3.5 -framerate 60 -i Jeremy.jpg -loop 1 -t 5 -framerate 60 -i Jesaaelys.jpg -loop 1 -t 17 -framerate 60 -i Daddy-Yankee.jpg -ss 68 -t 5 -i Daddy\ Yankee\ -\ Latigazo-oX8aAjtRZrc.mkv -i DY_2.flac -loop 1 -t 1.95 -framerate 60 -i DaddyYankee.jpg -i Daddy\ Yankee\ \ \ Rompe\ HQ-1QzlcmHjTCo.mkv -i DY_3.flac -loop 1 -t 1.51 -framerate 60 -i DaddyYankee.jpg -i Pose\ -\ Daddy\ Yankee\ \(Official\ Cartel\ version\)-dn28nlMOYfg.mp4 -i DY_4.flac -loop 1 -t 1.57 -framerate 60 -i DaddyYankee.jpg -i Daddy\ Yankee\ _\ Dura\ \(Video\ Oficial\)-sGIm0-dQd8M.mkv -i DY_5.flac -loop 1 -t 14.81 -framerate 60 -i DaddyYankee.jpg -i Luis\ Fonsi\ -\ Despacito\ ft.\ Daddy\ Yankee-kJQP7kiw5Fk.mkv -i DY_6.flac -loop 1 -t 0.81 -framerate 60 -i DaddyYankee.jpg -filter_complex "[1:v:0]scale=1920:1080:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease,\
 pad=1920:1080:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2, setdar=16/9 [DaddyYankee];\
 [2:v:0]scale=1920:1080:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease,\
 pad=1920:1080:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2, setdar=16/9 [hermanos];\
 [3:v:0]scale=1920:1080:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease,\
 pad=1920:1080:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2, setdar=16/9 [Mireddys];\
 [4:v:0]scale=1920:1080:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease,\
 pad=1920:1080:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2, setdar=16/9 [Yamilette];\
 [5:v:0]scale=1920:1080:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease,\
 pad=1920:1080:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2, setdar=16/9 [Jeremy];\
 [6:v:0]scale=1920:1080:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease,\
 pad=1920:1080:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2, setdar=16/9 [Jesaaelys];\
 [7:v:0]scale=1920:1080:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease,\
 pad=1920:1080:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2, setdar=16/9 [Daddy-Yankee];\
 [8:v:0]scale=1920:1080:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease,\
 pad=1920:1080:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2, setdar=16/9 [Latigazo];\
 [10:v:0]scale=1920:1080:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease,\
 pad=1920:1080:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2, setdar=16/9 [Daddy-Yankee_2];\
 [11:v:0]scale=1920:1080:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease,\
 pad=1920:1080:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2, setdar=16/9 [Rompe];\
 [13:v:0]scale=1920:1080:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease,\
 pad=1920:1080:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2, setdar=16/9 [Daddy-Yankee_3];\
 [14:v:0]scale=1920:1080:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease,\
 pad=1920:1080:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2, setdar=16/9 [Pose];\
 [16:v:0]scale=1920:1080:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease,\
 pad=1920:1080:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2, setdar=16/9 [Daddy-Yankee_4];\
 [17:v:0]scale=1920:1080:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease,\
 pad=1920:1080:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2, setdar=16/9 [Dura];\
 [19:v:0]scale=1920:1080:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease,\
 pad=1920:1080:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2, setdar=16/9 [Daddy-Yankee_5];\
 [20:v:0]scale=1920:1080:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease,\
 pad=1920:1080:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2, setdar=16/9 [Despacito];\
 [22:v:0]scale=1920:1080:force_original_aspect_ratio=decrease,\
 pad=1920:1080:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2, setdar=16/9 [Daddy-Yankee_6];\
 [DaddyYankee][hermanos][Mireddys][Yamilette][Jeremy][Jesaaelys][Daddy-Yankee][Latigazo][Daddy-Yankee_2][Rompe][Daddy-Yankee_3][Pose][Daddy-Yankee_4][Dura][Daddy-Yankee_5][Despacito][Daddy-Yankee_6]concat=n=17:v=1:a=0[outv];\
 [0:a:0][8:a:0][9:a:0][11:a:0][12:a:0][14:a:0][15:a:0][17:a:0][18:a:0][20:a:0][21:a:0]concat=n=11:v=0:a=1[outa]" -map "[outv]" -map "[outa]" -r 60 provo.mp4 


#scale=(iw*sar)*min(1920/(iw*sar)\,1080/ih):ih*min(1920/(iw*sar)\,1080/ih),\
 #pad=1920:1080:(1920-iw*min(1920/iw\,1080/ih))/2:(1080-ih*min(1920/iw\,1080/ih))/2