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My main setup/portable setup is an Arch Linux on Macbook Pro, I've been enjoying it for quite some time, and I do dismiss Ubuntu for its weird Unity Desktop and its shitty advertising (Amazon Store etc.), trying to dismiss it as everyone else here. Until one day, I shift my mom to Linux. Here is the story, I promise it will be very short. My mom need a laptop, who's a total computer idiot, desperate need hand-on-hand help even with connecting on wifi. She's only capable of clicking links on browser of which she's not even aware it's named Firefox or the crappy IE 6. So, I grabbed the most crappy laptop available on second hand market, a C710 Chromebook, did all the dirty trick according to Youtube videos, including short wire a certain chip, flashed SeaBIOS and got Ubuntu with full disk encryption installed and running. When she got the laptop, the first question popped up was "is this Windows XP?" "Nope Ma, it's Linux" "Get it out, I only learned to use XP at my Office!" I did not try to persuade her like every Reddit dude trying to hit the Linux-vs-Win mega debate, the noble Open Source Project, etc. etc. etc. instead I just told her it's dirty cheap cuz it's not Windows laptop, but it just works, out of the box. She nodded, and I handed over her the password. Guess what, a week later when I came back to check out, she's digging it. Actually she starts to like it. I seriously think Ubuntu's hugely critiqued User Interface, of all its crap and shit, it did hit the point, not for even the AVERAGE Linux starters, but for the MASS SILENT low end users who does not even know how to complain on a Reddit thread. Like my mother. It's Tablet-like interface are actually BETTER than the crappy Windows XP/7 Standard UI, and that nails it. They are not marketed to got better reviews, but simply for larger user NUMBERS. They will simply panic and think laptop breaks when facing a Terminal Window, and double / right clicking again and again on Windows icons did get them tired. Ironically, Windows 8 was an attempt moving towards this directly but failed miserably, while Ubuntu did something impressive in THIS market. submitted by onetimelinuxthing [link] [1 comment]

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Just a quick question regarding QEMU: Looking to mount a partition on the same drive I'm running Ubuntu off inside QEMU. Its got Windows 7 already installed on it and is bootable from the BIOS, but whenever I try and run it inside the VM it just says "disk read error" at the Seabios screen. Is this because its on the same drive? I've tried both the -drive and -hda flags separately and both yield the same results. Help appreciated! submitted by Jako81624 [link] [comment]

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I just saw that GitHub will release GitHub Desktop and noticed that it is Mac and Windows only. Then I realized that all their software (except Atom as far as I know) ignores the existence of Linux. There is a windows.github.com and a mac.github.com section, but no linux.github.com. Not that I can't live without GitHub's software, it's still strange though that they so consistently ignore Linux even though their whole organisation builds and identifies on software that was developed by the founder of Linux. That's more of a showerthought than anything else though. submitted by keyks [link] [9 comments]

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I ended up knocking together my own git-like site manager earlier this year because I couldn't find a static site manager that I liked (explanation site here). I know there's Jekyll, but the commands weren't git-like at all, and as far as I can tell it doesn't track which pages need rebuilding, and starts talking about how to locally host stuff when for a static page you can just open the .html file in a browser. Jekyll also didn't seem to use commands that are similar to LaTeX commands for inputting content from other files (eg. LaTeX uses \input(path-to-file), I use @input(path-to-file)). And I wasn't sure if it would automatically escape code blocks for me. Bear in mind it's the first time I'd ever made a site, I imagine my ability to write nice html/css is minimal. However the site manager is in C++ and is reasonably quick (hacked together in a bit of a rush, I'd like to rewrite it when I have more free time, though I've been using it for a personal site since without issues). I even considered having a makemakefile to work out page dependencies and make a makefile, but that ended up being way too messy. submitted by 43635767658 [link] [1 comment]

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