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Well I'm just considered as one of "IT help guys". Actually to my pack of freeware sotware to fix stuff i need a good operating system to install when someone's windows is fucked up.

Of course the awnser is linux. Many distros.

I have choosen linux mint because its easy to use, instalation doesent consume much time and its packed with libre office, firefox, codecs. So i just spend hour and computer has fully functional software and is ready to work with libre office or to just surf the internet (What most of my family does, they dont require games or stuff like AutoCad). Also cinnamon looks very good and is more friendly for people who have experience only with windows.

But i heard ubuntu is also easy to use and install, and i want to know. I should stay with mint or maybe change my "Free go to windows replacement" to ubuntu? Well i dont like ubuntu desktop (so mostly i will change it to cinnamon after instalation) but well ubuntu has something what is worth to use ubuntu instead of mint and spend time in manually installing codecs or changing desktop to cinnamon?
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mint is basically ubuntu but with cinnamon. They both use the same repositories and everything. If you really like cinnamon, then there's no reason for you to switch.
Mint is Ubuntu based distro while Ubuntu is based from Debian, so there is no big difference between two.

I understund why would someone pick ubuntu over debian but picking mint over ubuntu? It is fucking joke, they litterally copy paste from ubuntu and they put cinnamon DE.
Debian with cinnamon desktop.

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Is LaTeX actually worth learning or am I about to fall for the meme? I'm familiar at other markups but I feel like It's kind of a waste of time to type out the tags just for a text document.
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Look at all the scientific papers around you. You now have the answer.
I would only use it if I had to write mathematical formula's.....which I don't.

Something like markdown is far more comfy for daily use.
I found it essential in my scientific work so far. Outside of research it's pretty worthless as a skill tho

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Any of you use this? What do you think?

I have it running on my laptop. Seems to suck so far.
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Can't get it to run outside of a vm to be honest.
Dillon is brilliant. Project lacks a lot of ppl.

OpenBSD should incorporate its great features.
Used it before and it pretty much sucks, just like every BSD

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Kikerosoft couldn't give a shit if Word is slow as long as retards are paying for it.
literally poojets
reminds me of how i used office '97 in windows 95 on my 1994 thinkpad in high school... in 2003-4
i could do the same basic work on my practically free machine that they could do on their $$$$ powerbook g4's

Give it to me straight /g/. Is this a meme? I want one bad but can't help but feel I'd use it for 3 days before leaving it in a drawer.

>Dual boots linux and windows
>4G possible

>At concept stage
>ultra-wide 5.7"
>400 bucks at indiegogo
>¨¨¨¨Should¨¨¨¨ ship nov '17
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What would you actually use it for? All PDA functions can be found on modern smartphones. You can't code on it because you would develop carpal tunnel syndrome or something, and you'd actually use this to call people? Plus it will never be released anyway because niche market.

Verdict: 100% meme.
Said fuck it and 'bought' one. Really not that expensive (if it will ever be released....) plus they look comfy as fuck. Was always in the market for a new UMPC so it's nice that a new one will be released in 2017


Well what is it. Both?

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Whether you like it or not, THIS is the perfect distribution for 90% of people. Accept the fact that not everyone is a fat NEET neckbeard who has 20 hours a day to configure every single irrelevant detail in his system. KYS.
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Well, yeah. I wasn't aware that anybody ever argued this.
Mint is the single worst distro to ever reach any sort of popularity.
They delay important security issues and have had their ISO downloads hacked in the past.
They cause namespace collisions in their package management, causing some software to be unavailable and missing or incorrect dependencies breaking other software.
The reason people think it just werks is that they distribute proprietary binaries without having proper permissions to do so.
Mint is the single worst distro to ever reach any sort of popularity.
>fat NEET autistic neckbeard spotted

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Whether Vega will be bad or good depends on its price, for 4k benchmarks it is just a little better than 1080. If they sell it for a less price then we have a winner.
For 500 bucks it's not bad
Too bad i couldn't wait and got a 1080 for that price
I'd like to see how the 56 compares, and honestly performance is where i expected it to be... the only real issue is the power and thermals.

what's the easiest way to quickly copy the entire contents of my laptop to an external drive?
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Easeus backup
swap the drives
normally I would but it's a windows tablet with a cracked screen. I need some files from it, I just don't know where they are and don't feel like looking for them. Just wanna copy the entire drive and search it later if I need it.

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Is yaourt a meme or should I use it?
Oh cool, thanks.

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I want to pirate Life Is Strange, but the windows version does not work with wine, even though it's supposedly platinium on appdb.

Where do I look for pirated linux versions of games? Do they even exist?
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Just try harder
tfw life is strange is free on steam

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What will humans do when robots/AI/Machine Learning replaces all our jobs and functions?
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I would play vidya all day idk about other people
Anime for me

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By combining iridium browser and using duckduckgo as my search engine, have I successfully enabled myself to browse porn peacefully?
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DuckDuckGo logs your searches and is run by a literal Jew. Use startpage. Also stop watching porn.
very nice but how do I know you're not jewing for startpage?
When did they log searches?

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where do i get a programmer gf
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There are no girl programmers, so you can't get one
Find a tranny programmer and pretend its a girl. No other way.
I have a gf who is a programmer but she's ugly and generally undesirable outside of her personality and skills.

>wake up in a pure white room
>Pure nothingness besides a laptop next to your feet and an ethernet cable running out of mist
>Accepting your fate, you pick up the laptop
>boot it up
>Oh, it's running windows 10
>At least you'll have something to do for all of eternity
>A fresh install
>Well, may as well check if the internet works
>Open edge browser
>Type in a search
>Success! It works but it was a Bing search for some reason
>Oh that's right, Edge defaults to bing
>Better install Firefox
>Download the Firefox installer
>Open the exe
>"Sorry, this program cannot be installed"
>Run as administrator
>"Sorry, this program cannot be installed. Check out a range of applications on the windows store"
>Right click computer properties
>Operating System: Windows 10 S
>Satan's laughter echoes through the room
>an advertisement pops up in the notification bar
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>pull my handy dandy Gentoo USB out of my ass
>install Gentoo
I smiled
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We finally have good UMPCs on the market.
Have you bought one? Are you happy with it?
If not, why not?
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>blue trackpoint
>trackpoint not between G H B
>split spacebar
>no function keys
>uses literally the we est Intel cpu line
>implying multiple
we have a single one that is above average price for a modern gaming tower

if we can get some competition with maybe octo arm64s or amd socs or apus for gamers and a cheaper market just for programmers ie ssh terminal

200+ is just too much for a glorified tablet with a keyboard.
they need a <$100 base option

also that keyboard looks weak
too far gapped and giant keys
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>also that keyboard looks weak
too far gapped and giant keys
the entire case is about 7 inches long by 4 inches tall

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