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The /g/ Wiki:
http://wiki.installgentoo.com/

/g/ is for the discussion of technology and related topics.
/g/ is NOT your personal tech support team or personal consumer review site.

For tech support/issues with computers:
https://startpage.com/ or https://duckduckgo.com (i.e., fucking google it)
https://stackexchange.com/
http://www.logicalincrements.com/

You can also search the catalog for a specific term by using:
https://boards.4chan.org/g/searchword

Always check the catalog before creating a thread:

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*tips distro*
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I avoid Fedora because I hate the name.

However CentOS/RHEL is my choice whenever building servers.
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>>47288343
>he pays for support
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>>47288343
>This insecure about his self-image
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>>47288372
I'm not paying for it, my work is.
And I have used the support, mainly for migrating changes from RHEL 6 to RHEL 7. Lot of differences between the two, especially systemd.
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I like fedora but the applications I like are on dpkg/APT and I don't know how to compile.

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What's the deal with Mint's popularity?
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>>47282646
Could you guide me on what font and WM you are using? Mint looks ugly OOB.
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>>47288133
>Mint is everything GNU/Linux needs to go mainstream

This.

>b-but muh gaymen
Steam.

>b-but muh *buntu
All of them, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, etc. combined haven't been as popular as Mint (and there are flavors of Mint, Cinnamon, MATE, KDE, debian) since late 2011. Deal with it. Shuttleworth was arrogant towards the userbase on key issues, Mint gave the users what they wanted.

>memedistro
Gentoo and Arch are the meme distros. Mint is mainstream compared to them.
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>>47288273
sucks being retarded
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>>47288303
The info you're asking for is in the pic.

I'm using Linux Mint 17.1 MATE Edition, but I swapped out marco, the default WM, for Compiz.

You can see that the theme is BlackMenta.

I downgraded the mint-x-icons package from 1.2.0 to version 1.1.8, because it fits the BlackMenta theme better.

Font is the BlackMenta/system default, and terminal preferences are set to the included "Green on black" color scheme.

Finally, I have tweaked the compiz config settings for some eye-candy... Desktop cube, wobbly windows, window previews, etc.
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>>47288273
sucks to be you
sucks to not know how to get perfect font rendering on linux
sucks

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What stickers/decals do you guys have on your notebooks, if any?
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>>47288217
this is really really bad.

learn to properly use decals anon.
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Does ducktape count? Because I am a poorfag that uses ducktape to keep the battery in place.
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>>47288394
I hope you do all of your Android development on that Mac.
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>>47288131
>>47288337
thats hot

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GPU speculation anyone?

The 970 is the card of choice at the moment, but its been out for awhile now. What do you think is coming soon from Nvidia and AMD?
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>>47288002
Worst case scenario, Titan X will be faster than the 980ti but the 980ti will be less expensive.
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>>47281585
970 is a great card, I was at first before doing research thinking of 2 960s in sli like what was nice about 2 460s easily outdoing in most cases the 480... but they sorta just perform between the 970 and 980 and are the worst x60 lately.

r9 290 is insanely good deal, r9 290x is pretty good too.

Honestly though whenever AMD looks great on paper when I got a 4850, a 7970... drivers man. I went from a near perfect sometimes hickups experience with Nvidia drivers to sometimes constant nightmare mode and finally fixing it or reverting back drivers after being comfortable with every beta nvidia driver out. This is just personal experience so I know it depends on the game but for gaming at least you can clearly see a trend where through whatever evil ways Nvidia with gameworks or whatever has been doing... usually a brand new game, or older games have more issues on the red side. I also notice on each others website the latest catalyst is from....... december 14? Its like twice a month updated on the geforce one.

Anyway Im excited for the r9 390x I hope it kicks ass so 980 prices go down and I may get one of those.

Currently Im rocking with my new system an old gtx 295 I picked up clean on ebay for 30 bucks as a silly legacy placeholder to just play csgo and all the easy games fine.
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>>47286886
Depends, I currently got a used 2009.... gtx 295 real cheap off ebay just temporary and sorta was curious how a flagship from SIX years ago does. I havent had any issues besides one time it hickuped and froze in a unigine benchmark but ive left it overnight just in a game and it's been real stable.

Id say if it looks like-new on the outside and even if it comes in a box its probably been taken care of and not abused, i know you cant tell from the outside but typically owners of cars for instance who give a shit youll never see faded paint and its garaged for example and those are kept up with more attention.

The one computer part I would never buy used is a harddrive, a case would be annoying too unless it for sure came with all the extra accessories that comes with em. Power supply too... the most important thing to not skimp out on, other then that used processors/gpus etc have all been fine whenever i do it.
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>>47286381
>>47286366
To my knowledge GTA IV doesnt work at all or well with multi gpu, just like GTA V seems to be and... it requires you to add a command in the launch such as in steam to ignore GPU memory because it detects anything made a year after it incorrectly

Rockstar makes some of the best game worlds and characters but they are seriously one of the worst at console porting to PC... doesn't even make sense how bad gta 4 turned out. GTA 5 Im expecting nothing less technical wise then requiring 1 card and running like a dog like 4.
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>>47286263
I had a reference gtx 480 that routinely hit 94c or more. Never had a problem with it in the 2 years I kept it and a friend just recently got rid of it for a 980 so it easily lasted 4 years.

People freak out about temperatures too easily and forget each computer part has a safe operating range and thermal threshold.

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Which desktop environment and why?
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>kde
>muh kdeconnect, thumbnails, and Breeze
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>>47288146

KDE because it's not GTK
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I like MATE, because I liked GNOME 2.
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>>47288146
MATE.
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Some bastardised fusion of kde and i3
Available on the aur if you code it your damn self and submit it

Anyone ordered the flagship killer of 2015 yet?
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Haven't even seen this one yet. I'll have to look into it, I was looking at OnePlus One but I decided against it.
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So should I get the moto g 2nd gen or the z500cl ? Which is better in terms of specs etc ?
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>>47288295
>Intel Atom
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>>47288295
>those specs
>those prices
not as attractive as i thought. i thought 150 was gonna get you samsung flagship specs, i must have been misinformed

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what's a good keyboard /g/?

(that does not sound like a typewriter)
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>>47288445
Just buy a mechanical keyboard

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Why aren't you using it?
It is multi-platform, completely decentralized, encrypted and, last but not least, free as in freedom.
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>>47287684
I do. The Android application is sluggish and very power consuming though. (At least from my experience)

Also there's a few ease of use issues that could be solved fairly easily.
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>>47287994
Yeah it's pretty good, especially for tv shows
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I use manual syncing with unison (itsa ssh rsync wrapper or something) because i'm retarded and I leave files open all the time on both pcs at the same time and have to merge them seperately

My setup:

desktop <-> vps server <-> laptop

I would do desktop to laptop directly but i'm at university so the devices are isolated on the LAN from each other.
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>>47287684
so I need to have a cmd window opened on my taskbar in order to stay in sync? No hide to system tray ever?
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>>47288159
No, follow the instructions: https://github.com/syncthing/syncthing/wiki/Autostart-syncthing

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The one place to argue about which distro is the best for:
Linux enthusiasts
Linux beginners
Home users
And why the distro you're using right now is the best distro out there (or why it isn't!)
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>>47288074
In fact, how to choosing between Vanilla Sources, sys-kernel / gentoo-sources, sys-kernel / openvz-RHEL6-stable or Debian-sources?
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>>47288040
I was going to make a remark, but GNOME on Wayland as used on Fedora 21 is buggy as fuck.
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>>47287497
I'm using Antergos too and my knowledge of linux is meh okay. I like the graphical installer because it's harder to make a mistake than it is with parted. It might even take longer to install because the Antergos installer is really non-responsive at times (e.g. modifying partitions). Also it's great to get AUR support and current wifi drivers right out of the box.
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>>47288087
>>the main components are just as up to date as in arch
Bulshit. Fedora update policy forbids major version updates within a stable release.
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Updates_Policy#Philosophy
The exception list is rather small:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Updates_Policy#Exceptions
So you don't even have latest Firefox because 36.0.4 was no security fix. That leaves latest Kernel where they follow upstream due to lack of backporters.
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>>47288163
>AUR support
#!/bin/bash
mkdir aur;
cd aur;
curl -O https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pa/package-query/package-query.tar.gz;
tar zxvf package-query.tar.gz;
cd package-query;
makepkg -si;
cd ..;
curl -O https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/ya/yaourt/yaourt.tar.gz;
tar zxvf yaourt.tar.gz;
cd yaourt;
makepkg -si;
cd ../..;


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JavaScript Churn Edition

Old thread: >>47237075

>Where to start
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JilfXmI2IjQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXqs6X0lzKI

>Learning material
https://www.codecademy.com/
https://programming-motherfucker.com/
https://github.com/vhf/free-programming-books/blob/master/free-programming-books.md
https://www.theodinproject.com/
http://code.tutsplus.com/categories/web-development
https://laracasts.com/

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>>47288336
Ive never went into C#/ASP.net, but that looks absurdly complicated.

>>47288380
Alright, here is what I will tell you to make yourself happier. Switch to Sublime. Youre comfortable with it, and thats good. Drop Microsoft and watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no-Ntkc836w

That should get you started. ASP.net is backend
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>>47288419
>>47288411
Also to add on to this, do you know HTML/CSS? You should start with that if you dont know yet
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>>47288361
>Switch to Django/Rails ASAP
What's bad about ASP.NET? Rails with its planned obsolescence is easy to get started with but plenty painful in maintenance. Django is better, yeah.
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>>47288419
Thanks, I've seen all his videos. Was looking for a more comprehensive video.
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>>47288325
See the ebook linked here >>47286296

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>year 2004
>studying in firenze, italy for an entire year of college
>want computer for homework assignments when I'm in the pensione
>broke as fuck
>going to backpack europe after semester ends so can't take laptop with me
>buy $35 Dell L400 w/o a battery off ebay
>64MB RAM, takes 5 minutes to boot Win98SE
>install puppy linux 0.8.2
>boots in 45 seconds
>can type documents in abiword but basically nothing else
>mount a 16MB flash drive so I can take my documents to the school's computer that's connected to a printer
>all the other students have to sign up for computer time, ruins their day planning
>Receive all A's
>Spend my extra free time drinking wine on the Ponte Santa Trinita
>Lose my virginity to a scottish exchange student

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brought a tear to my eye anon

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What do you think of Facebook's new offices?
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>>47288340
What is the reason for open space offices?
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Do I need a Facebook account to work for Facebook? Will Facebook look at my Facebook account before they decide to hire me, even though that's against Facebook's TOS?
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>>47288385
You need a Facebook account to even apply for any of their jobs.

Even if you didn't, why the fuck would they hire someone who didn't even use their product.
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>>47287366
>how can ceilings be real if our walls aren't real

No, but seriously,any ceiling is better than ugly exposed ducts and cables.
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>>47288368
It's supposed to improve interaction/communication amongst employees/teams

Consider developers working together on the same product. Imagine how easy it would be to just ask across the desk how something something works quickly, as opposed to leaving your office and walking over to theirs just to ask a quick question.

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Can we have a new /bst/ so I can procrastinate? Hope everyone's Tuesday is decent.

Got a dock for my Nexus 5 and will probably get around to some speakers when I get some money later this week. Any comments on powered/active vs amp and passive?
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>>47288375
Here it is at night.
Shitty phone camera made it blurry.
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>>47287826
>>47287839
>>47287866
This is so cozy
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>>47288375
Clean them cables
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anyone have a recent photo of this station?
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>>47287882
What's the difference?

What technology related items did you buy because of /g/?
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>>47288235

Oh and also a Poker II
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Thinkpad T60 and X61s. Entirely satisfied with them, might get a x201 sometime in the future..
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Fractal Design R5 computer case.
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>>47285227
Thinkpads T500, X200t
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>>47285227
None. /g/ is worse than Applefags when it comes to brand loyalty, nothing good can come from listening to the average Anon's suggestions.


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