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Linux Help, News and Information / Re: SysVInit vs SystemD
« on: Today at 12:07:40 AM »
Ah ok, well that is kind of stupid then.

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Nice to know Hedon. I liked KDE back in the 3.x days but I've been using tiling environments so long that its hard to get used to having to click around ;)

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Linux Help, News and Information / Re: SysVInit vs SystemD
« on: December 06, 2021, 07:52:07 PM »
nyway, the reason I don't want to upgrade is due to major changes in Xfce, one of the most annoying being Client Side Decorations (CSD). I HATE IT... HATE IT... HATE IT!

Can't you change that to the WM controls?

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Linux Help, News and Information / Re: Heightened Interest in Linux?
« on: December 06, 2021, 02:28:17 AM »
Nah, they contribute for their own reasons. A few years ago, they were the largest contributor to the Linux kernel but once again it was for their own benefits. They are actually one of the Platinum members of the Linux Foundation https://www.linuxfoundation.org/our-members-are-our-superpower-2/

I'm not clear on what the benefits are for MS.  To retain/attract developers from the linux arena?  To give developers and other high level admins access to linux tools for servers and such so they can use Windows for that purpose, rather than migrating to linux?  What am I missing?

Who wants to run a rock solid OS (linux) on a bloated, buggy, unstable (windows) base?  To my logic, I'd rather the buggy/quirky OS run on a supremely stable and reliable OS.  Seems to me that the WSL concept is upside down and backwards.  WSL should be "Windows serving Linux"!   8)  But that's JMO....what the heck do I know?

Compatibility. This will help answer  https://www.techrepublic.com/article/what-is-microsoft-doing-with-linux-everything-you-need-to-know-about-its-plans-for-open-source/

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The Linux Systems Group at Microsoft also created an internal Linux distribution, CBL-Mariner, designed for IaaS; (it stands for Common Base Linux). It's used for running the Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Stack HCI -- but again, it's not a general Linux distribution like Ubuntu.

The same group creates the Linux kernel used for WSL2, the Windows Subsystem for Linux that puts a Linux kernel in Windows so you can run Linux binaries. That's to make developers' lives easier, because so many tools and frameworks assume developers are using Linux -- and even though Visual Studio Code is available on Linux, Microsoft has spent the past few years working on wooing developers onto Windows.

"We're really trying to meet developers where they're at in terms of what they can do," Andrew Clinick from the Windows developer platform team told TechRepublic. WSL started out as a way of accessing Linux command-line tools, but developers wanted more than that. "So now you can run GUI apps, and you can run, essentially, what you would expect from Linux, so you can run all your workflows," said Clinick. "We're trying to provide you a complete solution so that it's not, 'oh, I guess I can run some Linux on Windows'. We want to make Windows the best place for you to be able to build any application. WSL is part of that, as Linux integration with Azure. No matter where your code is running, you can create it on Windows and you can utilise it on Windows -- and obviously in the cloud."

At the launch of .NET 5, the Visual Studio team explained the value of WSL 2 for developers in very pragmatic terms. "For a Windows .NET user targeting Linux, WSL 2 lives in a sweet spot between production realism and productivity". Debugging in a remote Linux environment or container means the code is running where it will run in production, but debugging locally in WSL is faster and more convenient.

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Linux Help, News and Information / Re: Show Us Your GNU/Linux Desktop
« on: December 05, 2021, 07:13:04 PM »
These all look great!

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Linux Help, News and Information / Re: SysVInit vs SystemD
« on: December 05, 2021, 07:12:14 PM »
Pipewire is showing up in Debian Testing - at least on my install it is.

https://wiki.debian.org/PipeWire

Nice, are you going to test it?

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Linux Help, News and Information / Re: The Elephant in the Room
« on: December 05, 2021, 07:11:31 PM »
I'll post something Linux related the next time I see a post worthy of resharing.

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Linux Help, News and Information / Re: The Goldilocks Desktop Environment
« on: December 05, 2021, 07:10:19 PM »
Nice

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Linux Help, News and Information / Re: The Elephant in the Room
« on: December 04, 2021, 05:04:37 PM »
At least, I think this can be done. It's been a long while since I played with Simple Machines Forums software or database backups. Something to investigate, though; particularly for Josh, who probably has a server systems set up in his livingroom. ;)

Nah, I have a dedicated room for my multiple computers and two servers ;)

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Linux Help, News and Information / Re: SysVInit vs SystemD
« on: December 04, 2021, 05:03:28 PM »
Oh, goody! Something new. I'll see this in the Slackware repos sometime in 2030 or so. ;)

Lol

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Linux Help, News and Information / Re: Heightened Interest in Linux?
« on: December 04, 2021, 05:03:11 PM »
Nah, they contribute for their own reasons. A few years ago, they were the largest contributor to the Linux kernel but once again it was for their own benefits. They are actually one of the Platinum members of the Linux Foundation https://www.linuxfoundation.org/our-members-are-our-superpower-2/


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Linux Help, News and Information / Re: SysVInit vs SystemD
« on: December 03, 2021, 09:32:11 PM »
I haven't tried PipeWire yet but I do plan on checking it out.

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Linux Help, News and Information / Re: SysVInit vs SystemD
« on: December 03, 2021, 09:29:33 PM »
BTW there is a new multimedia framework that is essentially going to replace PulseAudio:

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PipeWire is a project that aims to greatly improve handling of audio and video under Linux. It provides a low-latency, graph based processing engine on top of audio and video devices that can be used to support the use cases currently handled by both pulseaudio and JACK. PipeWire was designed with a powerful security model that makes interacting with audio and video devices from containerized applications easy, with supporting Flatpak applications being the primary goal. Alongside Wayland and Flatpak we expect PipeWire to provide a core building block for the future of Linux application development.

https://pipewire.org/

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PipeWire is a new low-level multimedia framework. It aims to offer capture and playback for both audio and video with minimal latency and support for PulseAudio, JACK, ALSA and GStreamer-based applications. The daemon based on the framework can be configured to be both an audio server (with PulseAudio and JACK features) and a video capture server.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/PipeWire

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Linux Help, News and Information / Re: Major Geeks Linux Perspective
« on: December 03, 2021, 09:25:34 PM »
Ironically, I was a long-time member of Major Geeks, which continued through my migration/transition to Linux.  As I learned more, I found I was able to answer other folks' questions and folks even started suggesting to "ask Hedon James....he answers a lot of linux questions."  I knew I wasn't an expert, but I knew enough to help most folks with most of their new-user questions.  But there was no area of MG for Linux users to post....it was just a general question/inquiry, so it made it somewhat difficult to spot the Linux questions on a page of "new posts" since last visit.  Any many folks would ask these questions in whatever thread they were looking at in the moment....prompting other users to complain the question was off-topic and inappropriate.  Which was actually a true statement.

I emailed the site admin and suggested it might be a good idea to create a Linux forum, or dedicated Linux thread, for MG users to ask their questions.  This would make it easier for folks like me (and Zlim and IChase, if I remember correctly?) to answer linux questions and, more importantly, reduce the inappropriate "clutter" in Windows related threads.  The admin responded that the MG forum was HIS site, and as such, has always been a Windows forum, and would soon include Android related discussions, and would remain as such.  The overall tone of his response was very obvious that he drank the Ballmer kool-aid.  His tone sucked, but he was correct, it was HIS forum to do as he pleased and he didn't really want linux discussions on it.  Which was the ONLY reason I was there....

So I started a thread with a title of "ATTN:  LINUX USERS" or something similar that would be easily spotted in a search of "linux" on the forum.  I posted a message to the effect that MG wasn't really conducive to Linux questions or discussion and that I had found a forum dedicated to Linux Users..."Bruno's All Things Linux" and provided a link to the site.  I asked all folks to ask their questions on BATL, rather than posting on MG, as I wouldn't see their questions on MG because I wouldn't be there anymore.  Nothing nasty....just seemed like a win-win-win for me, MG, and linux questioners.  And that was my last visit to MG....never did go back or check up on things.

Found a new group of users at BATL who actually WELCOMED the linux questions.  Added bonus....these folks knew WAY more than I did.  At MG, I was a guru; at BATL, I was a new-user soaking up as much knowledge as a sponge could saturate with.  Which is the way I prefer things...

So this thread is interesting to me.  It seems like MG has come full circle and actually acknowledges that many users are interested in linux.  Go figure?!   8)

Very cool and welcome Hedon!!

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Linux Help, News and Information / Re: The Elephant in the Room
« on: December 03, 2021, 09:24:02 PM »
Considering that Scot's announcement only has 63 views, of which I know I've read/re-read it at least 3 times and have no doubt the other Scot's members who are here at LzD also read it at least once.  Bottom line, it is not likely that Scot will get any offers for taking it over.  :(

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I plan to transfer my contributions here and build for the future.

Please do!  In fact, everyone is encouraged to review the threads in BATL and post/quote here the topics with important information that you don't want to lose.

Well Scot has promised us an archive.

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