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  • The most common ways for two Linux laptops to share files?
    3 projects | | 28 Dec 2022
  • Major Linux Problems on the Desktop, 2022 edition
    2 projects | | 6 Aug 2022
    > First, the article doesn't say that "Linux is not ready for the desktop" - or concern itself with this as an abstract question.

    Well, it does, but in a sarcastic manner:

    "Yeah, let's consider Linux an OS ready for the desktop :-)."

    > Also, I find the "GNU/Linux is already ready for the desktop; I and others use it" argument tired. I've used GNU/Linux for the desktop in 1998, but it sure as hell wasn't ready then.

    Conversely, that it doesn't work for certain people does not mean that "it is not ready", which the post does state (sarcastically) as I pointed out above.

    > Many use cases aside...

    I'm not sure how the browsing, docs and email is miserable, maybe you can expand on that. The video editing is indeed a bit limited from my experience too. However, I don't think "limited proprietary options" is a problem. The community largely and specifically avoids proprietary software. Proprietary incursions into the community are generally seen as a negative thing. And for the lack of codecs, software patents for the most part are to blame.

    And then it just comes to my original statement; many things stated in the article are non-issues to most Linux users or just falsehoods:

    - Neither Mozilla Firefox nor Google Chrome use video decoding and output acceleration in Linux.

    Firefox does.

    - NVIDIA Optimus technology is a pain

    NVIDIA is a pain.

    - You don't play games, do you?

    I do.

    - Linux still has very few native AAA games.

    So "it's not ready" because it doesn't have AAA games? What a pitty.

    - To be fair you can now run thousands of Windows games through DirectX to Vulkan/OpenGL translation (Wine, Proton, Steam for Linux) but this incurs translation costs and decreases performance sometimes significantly.

    No, not 'significantly' for dxvk.

    - Also, anti-cheat protection usually doesn't work in Linux.

    For good reason. Blame the dev, and don't make it work on Linux.

    - Microsoft Office is not available for Linux


    - LibreOffice often has major troubles properly opening, rendering or saving documents created in Microsoft Office.

    And whose fault is this? Use ODT.

    - Several crucial Windows applications are not available under Linux.

    Thankfully. Also, 'crucial' is subjective.

    - In 2022 there's still no alternative to Windows Network File Sharing.

    It's available since 1992:

    - Linux doesn't have a reliably working hassle-free fast native (directly mountable via the kernel; FUSE doesn't cut it) MTP implementation.

    I can transfer files to my phone just fine.

    - Too many things in Linux require manual configuration using text files.



  • Lifelong PC guy about to buy M1 mini. Some questions
    3 projects | | 15 Apr 2022
    brew info samba samba: stable 4.16.0 (bottled) SMB/CIFS file, print, and login server for UNIX Not installed From: License: GPL-3.0-or-later ==> Dependencies Build: [email protected] ✔ Required: gnutls ✘, krb5 ✔ ==> Caveats To avoid conflicting with macOS system binaries, some files were installed with non-standard name: - smbd: /usr/local/sbin/samba-dot-org-smbd - profiles: /usr/local/bin/samba-dot-org-profiles ==> Analytics install: 1,477 (30 days), 3,287 (90 days), 6,917 (365 days) install-on-request: 1,459 (30 days), 3,246 (90 days), 6,863 (365 days) build-error: 5 (30 days)
  • WinAPI-Fun: A collection of (relatively) harmless pranks using the Windows API
    6 projects | | 18 Feb 2022
    The best thing about net send is, it's entirely unauthenticated -- or at least it was, back in the day. It says "User X on Machine Y" sent this message, and Windows will indeed make sure to tell the other machine who sent the message. But if someone were to reverse-engineer the Windows filesharing and related protocols and turn these into a nice suite of open source tools, nothing would force those tools to tell the truth about which user or machine was net-sending.
  • Any Free or opensource AD, or Endpoint management tools?
    4 projects | | 27 Dec 2021
    You need to deploy AD. Even Samba can do it.
  • GitHub Actions Hackathon'21 - Samba Compiler
    3 projects | | 6 Dec 2021
    Samba Official
  • How I set up a RaspberryPi to share my files and media
    4 projects | | 24 Nov 2021
    I wanted a solution that was relatively easy to access on a local network and elsewhere. Preferably the same solution used the same way in both cases. This requirement ruled out Samba shares, as it's not designed for sharing across the internet. I looked at NFS, but encountered speed and reliability issues, and recent macOS support is poor with documented workaround to enable version 4 seemingly not working anymore.
  • Is there any anylisis of Clean Code applied to real projects in C/C++?
    2 projects | | 24 Oct 2021
  • Today I was given these bad boys as a gift
    2 projects | | 21 Oct 2021
  • Active directory alternative linux ?
    3 projects | | 6 Oct 2021
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