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Cake day: Jun 07, 2020


Not a luxury. A 128 GB SSD can be bought for about $25 (last year) or even cheaper now, and you buy once for many years, as home users write a lot less on SSDs.

Buy a $30 SSD and put Windows on it. Boot to SSD when you want to use Windows, and put it down the booting order list in BIOS, so Linux always gets booted by default.

You will hear less about dual booting in Linux community because Windows loves to destroy GRUB bootloader, and also Windows is just becoming more and more annoying so there is a “nudging” or push to adopt Linux, forcibly or otherwise.

Windows 7 introducing that optional but pushed telemetry update, when 10 released in 2017. Also 10 shitting itself until a couple years when it stabilised meant Linux must be adopted. WINE also started supporting a lot of stuff, and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS was the first true viable mainstream Linux attempt in history.

I keep no connection between Linux HDD and Windows SSD at all. I do not trust Windows.

Debian 12 Stable with GNOME

After having used Ubuntu LTS for 6 years, I find a little more peace with Debian. I do not like systems that break. Debian Stable is IMPOSSIBLY HARD to break, even more than Ubuntu LTS, which only broke once because of my stupidity of installing ProtonVPN client and using VPN killswitch through it. Switched to using OpenVPN/Wireguard config files.

See this neckbeard extremist evangelising is why people stay away from Linux community. Linux hobbyists having 0 concerns for others’ jobs, work or needs is incredibly icky. I advocate for FLOSS, but posts like this just gives more ammunition to Windows/MacOS/proprietary culture fanboys.

OP said this to a poster below:

It’s sad you built a career out of black box code lmao. […] I piss on your profession

It’s sad you built a career out of black box code lmao. […] I piss on your profession

You should be BANNED

The only SUCCESSFUL AND RELIABLE way I found to prevent Windows 10 from doing this shit was to remove the HDD from my ThinkPad on which I have Linux, then install Windows on SSD, then put back Linux HDD, then in BIOS deprioritise booting SSD, so I can only manually select and boot SSD/Windows when I really want to use it.

This approach means there is only 1 existing OS on my machine – Linux (Debian) – unless I quick select different boot device. There is nothing that can defeat this approach, and is the best one.

Some stuff related to madaidan I wrote and compiled a couple years ago.

https://i.imgur.com/FiYhbkk.jpg: madaidan being very 4chan-y in terms of blaming the computer language for problems in particular software code (in this case Linux kernel), while dismissing everything when it comes to Windows. His blog page about Linux is a massive piece of “toilet paper” repeatedly debunked at this point. If you think the phrase “toilet paper” is mine, come, have a look.




TL;DR his blog has been dismissed enough at this point to consider it nothing more than digital rag. Security zealots are dangerous to FOSS community, like Brad Spengler/grsecurity, madaidan, GrapheneOS and so on. You can identify them as Big Tech security evangelists trying to shit on FOSS with arguments I would say do not end up being very intelligent and academic, and more reactionary and flakey.

Also a little note on security. You do not need as much security as much as you need privacy, freedom and anonymity. Security is variable, it only buys you the time against attacker, and is the least priority among these 4 things in computing.

Debian Stable is really, really close for gaming, since Ubuntu LTS itself is based on Debian Unstable branch, if you choose to upgrade with more Linux knowledge in future. Nobara is dedicated to gaming.

Honestly speaking, I keep W10 on SSD for games if any works in a wonky manner on Linux. Takes like 30 seconds to log off Debian, boot into Windows, fire up a game, get back to Linux when not playing.

I switched to Debian Stable after using Ubuntu LTS for 6 years, and recommend Ubuntu for beginners. It is stable, best community support, boring and good ol’ reliable, which is perfect to learn Linux and get accustomed to it. Even corporate support and game developers target Ubuntu first. Considering it runs smoothly on a 6 year old midrange Intel laptop chip, nobody is getting that 200% performance boost with other obscure fancy distros.

How does the mechanism of getting product key even work? I checked it few weeks ago, as I use Xtreme Download Manager and IDM on Windows. Also, how is it compared to them?

The role of Linus being a stubborn decision maker will be handed over to a competent close one to Linus. He is not letting any of the “sociopolitical” experts take over the tech role that Linux plays critical to servers, security users, militaries, governments and activists.

GNOME is perfectly fine if you want minimal tinkering and a polished “just works” DE. If you want customisation beyond GTK4+ theming or GNOME addons, go for KDE.

There are many excellent GTK3/4 themes like Nordic, Qogir, GNOME Professional, Canta and so on, that make it as slick as XFCE or KDE3 or LXQT.

This is not an attempt to convince you, just show off for how GNOME can look if personalised well with nice font, theme and fractional scaling.

I have lived in those BSD/loonix/pozzila/systemf*gd type of chatrooms for a few years and used that luxury to study these teenage specimens that veil their hatred, sugarcoat it and use their hobbyist expertise on Linux ricing to claim how “diversity” has ruined modern software and OSes.

There are many people like this, who hate Firefox and love Brave/Chromium, hate GNOME, hate Rust, hate Systemd and so on. It is easy to identify these chuds once you talk to them for a little while, or sometimes even observing their internet commentary.

GNOME is a memory hog and uses almost twice as much as KDE

It is unfortunate that every GNOME critic lives in 2015, and stick to those unhinged biases.

Steam Deck’s decision to use KDE has nothing to do with performance, but with customisation of UI, which is also why they use custom compiled Arch to modify every nook and corner of what Deck runs.

7300HQ has about 1.7-2x the performance of 7200U, according to PassMark. https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/2922vs2865/Intel-i5-7300HQ-vs-Intel-i5-7200U

KDE is a much more polished experience for people who actually use computers, but gnome is okay if you’re just looking for something simple that looks smooth.

Its cool and hipster to be delusional, but when things get professional and you want stability and performance, GNOME is unbeatable. Nobody in the real world cares about the fancy one zillion features of KDE outside hipster hobbyists.

GNOME is the best performing modern DE outside of lightweight nice DEs. KDE is by far the worst alongside Deepin. KDE is so crap, I had to turn off all the animations and compositor to bring CPU usage from 70 to 10-15%. This was a stock Debian 12 KDE setup on i5-7200U. GNOME in comparison idles at 1-2%, max 3%. XFCE and LXQt sit around 0.5-1%.

KDE is an absolute mess and is a hobbyist DE in comparison to the professional GNOME.

GNOME is the snappiest DE on low end hardware besides LXQt and XFCE, but go on.

Meh. The design and all is very good, great even, but the performance is donkey. And no, telling people to turn off animations and compositor is not a valid solution, when other DEs keep the animations, especially GNOME.

GNOME is well deserving as the most polished and optimally performant DE. GNOME is so good, Windows 11 copied its workflow, layouts and even the taskbar right-click menu with 23H2.

Unless its sarcasm, GNOME is well deserving as the most polished and optimally performant DE. GNOME is so good, Windows 11 copied its workflow, layouts and even the taskbar right-click menu with 23H2.

Percentage is not as easy or helpful to work with, when there are orders of magnitude difference between absolute numbers. It hides the absolute number difference for no other reason than unspoken lying of statistics.

Anytime I see Greek or Hebrew, I feel like the Pillar Men are about to come for me.

I feel like UnknownOS users are the Anonymous Illuminati underground users that escape any surveillance.

And 10 is extremely secure compared to the jungle that was XP, and 7 was barely doing well, so post EOL usage will remain high. Most people will just airgap their Win10 machines.

These are racist people that want to stereotype and put down India merely for having top 2 IT industry workers in the world, and getting the job vacancies they feel entitled to. These assholes will tell you how India is responsible for 95% of all IT scam calls, but will never tell you how its never India but almost always Western countries (easily above 85% of global) developing ransomware and locking up people’s data for $300-500 per victim.

Indian here. There are a lot of Indians that love tech experimentation and “jugaad”, and just the mere act of dailying Linux allows us to step up our IT industry game for zero cost.

Starting delay for first time, then smooth sailing. But Flatpak has a major con over Snap - sandboxed system integration of programs.

So I am a data hoarder, and I manually tested just now. In my experience, Thunar shows the 33.33% duration frame of any video that it can process, otherwise if it cannot process some video (some MPEG-TS files for example), it shows the first possible frame it can fetch, usually the first frame of video.

I am not sure. The only option to configure being able to see thumbnails is setting a file size limit larger than your video file size in Edit>Preferences. It caches all thumbnails into /home/USERNAME/.cache/thumbnails/ path, and you might have to test with a video if it parses manually, or if it picks thumbnail supplied by photo/video.

You are at the mercy of file manager (or plugin) developer who implements the frame that will be picked up, whether it be frame 1, first second, or 20% duration frame etc. Something like Directory Opus on Windows is supreme because of these niche needs. Your option in such cases might possibly be a file manager that uses external plugins like Double Commander, or Total Commander Extended addons edition via WINE.

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That is your problem. Go to school.


Thunar comes with Batch Rename tool.

good for sticking to the supreme DE. Do not listen to KDE shills. Do better, replace Nautilus with Thunar. Life changing.

The authors of node-ipc have pushed malware in an update, which wipes your disk if you happen to have Russian or Belorussian IP address. This affects some large projects [@bantg, Twitter]
Relevant reading: https://github.com/zlw9991/node-ipc-dependencies-list https://web.archive.org/web/20220318095406/https://github.com/RIAEvangelist/peacenotwar/issues/45 https://security.snyk.io/vuln/SNYK-JS-NODEIPC-2426370