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    posted a message on How to get Start Button on Windows 8 / 8.1
    Quote from JohnOptegrove»

    The Start Screen requires far too much moving the mouse to get anywhere.

    Use the scroll wheel problem solved.
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    posted a message on How to get Start Button on Windows 8 / 8.1
    Could also just use the clearly better Windows 8 modern interface. Start Menu is dated and involves far too much clicking to get anywhere.
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    posted a message on Problems with the screen in Linux Mint 15
    Not 100% sure how Mint handles releases if they do any back porting at all. I am just going to recommend you update to the newest Mint release, however because Mint is an awful OS it can't properly upgrade between version without a fresh install.

    You are best off just installing Ubuntu then replacing the DE with whatever one you like from Mint. Getting MATE or Cinnamon is not very hard PPAs exist for both on Ubuntu.
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    posted a message on AMD vs Intel
    Quote from JohnOptegrove

    You asked the community to find situations where an 8320 (not the significantly faster 8350) was beaten in gaming by an i5 or i7. This is a pretty clear-cut example.

    Eh not exactly I asked where it was a CPU limitation that would prevent the game from being played. None of the games are unplayable with the 8320, the I7 costs a hell of a lot more if you are dense enough to think the minor performance gap is worth doubling the price then you have no concept of cost and use case. For the vast majority and really anyone here they do no need the I7.
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    posted a message on AMD vs Intel
    Quote from Akame

    He does unboxings and reviews for their channel, he's no longer employed for the company itself.

    http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/3706-linus-leaves-ncix-founds-linus-media-group-inc/

    We still have how often he is wrong, we have dealt with him on this forum FM87 to invoke the name of your god also showed several times he was wrong.
    Quote from JohnOptegrove
    In regards to the "8350 isn't significantly worse than the i7" comments:

    http://anandtech.com/bench/product/697?vs=1260

    Dunno about you, but it looks to be like the i7 curbstomps the 8350 in pretty much every possible way.

    No one ever made the claim ever the 8350 was faster or performed better. If you actually had the ability to read the post or actually read what you linked.
    In just about every video game the performance difference is around 10% and the I7 is about twice the price.
    If someone is doing a lot of rendering work and I mean actual work and is making money from it it makes perfect sense to go with the I7. For people here who just play games and might on occasion render a video or convert some files spending twice the price to save some time on rendering is a waste of money. If the person chooses to waste their money then fine, but recommending the I7 is stupid, and to say people are wrong to recommend AMD CPUs to budget buyers because the Intel CPUs that are twice the price are slightly faster in their use case.
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    posted a message on AMD vs Intel
    Quote from IAmBasedGod

    You just called Linus an idiot and I'm not even gonna humor you anymore.

    No I suggested working for a company who sells computer parts and then trying to act as the source of person to recommend it is a conflict of interests. I don't think he is an idiot just a person who works for a company. I don't think the used car sales man legitimately thinks his cars are just as good as new ones. I do wonder what his credentials are other then being paid to talk about technology. Though while he actually knew what he talked about the amount of worship around here for FM87 was unreasonable. A number of us caught him being wrong more then once. However he has the experience and is typically mostly correct most of the time. Still a human though and not a god though with the worship one might have made that mistake.
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    posted a message on AMD vs Intel
    Quote from IAmBasedGod

    Intel is better than AMD in CPU performance. Don't take my word for it, take the internet's word for it. Here is a CPU boss comparison for the Intel i7 4790k and the AMD FX 8350. If you're not convinced, then and view Linus talk about it. Now, more cores do NOT mean it's better than the other.

    Anyway, point is, AMD is cheap, but Intel is much more powerful.

    All I see there is artificial benchmarks, if you want to prove something use real world. When we have tools to test real world situations having some artificial benchmark is just a big score waving contest.

    Linus either has no integrity and lies to sell products or is an idiot. Almost every time someone tries to cite him as an expert we destroy his argument.

    Define better? Sure there are some nice 30k Hondas or newer fords that are better then my Crown Vic, if I can't afford them or are not worth the money then they aren't "better". What is best is situational, sure a high end Cisco router or switch is faster has more features then any home equipment I have, however they aren't better. I could go on all day about the reasons the 8320 go slower, especially the ones that have nothing to do with the AMD design. More of having to do with the poor threading as a limitation of OpenGL and DirectX reason why Mantle improves frames on AMD CPUs by a much larger margin it removes the artificial barrier. This is meaningless though as the majority of games don't run Mantle.

    Cost matters the Library I work for we run Ubuntu, I constantly get asked why we don't run Windows. If we can't afford it, or even if we can it requires taking money out of other funds. Comparing parts with vast price differences is pointless, either the person needs them and can afford them or they can't. You are comparing products where one is nearly double the price of the other.
    Find me a game where a CPU limitation of the 8320 compared to the I5 or I7 prevents playability. There are none that I can find and this is only counting on Windows I will expand on that later.

    Most people here do not need and should not be running an I7 anyway. We should be basing recommendations on the budgets people have and what they need.

    Another thing I have a problem with is why OPs request highend hardware because they want to start doing YouTube or CAD work or something. Totalbiscuit one of the more popular Youtubers started their wow videos with an absolute potato of a computer still got a lot of viewers. There is no reason you can't start YouTube with a cheaper computer and save your self money, do you need the difference in rendering times the I7 would provide over say an I5.

    OP buy a 1200$ computer you will be able to run any game at a more then acceptable level if the reason you want to spend money on the hardware is so you can make money off Youtube you should at least have a channel and some form of income. I don't know what your life situation is I assume because of the disposable income and having the time to do Youtube you are still living with your parents. Then it might be alright to blow the money though you never know what might happen and is nice to have money in savings.
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    posted a message on error: no such device: xxxxxxxx.xxxx.xxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxx. grub rescue>
    Quote from Quojil
    Mint is a nice OS. Are you using the Cinnamon version? I use Cinnamon with the Numix themes on my Arch installation, as well as Numix for window borders and Numix Circle for icons. Lots of Numix.

    http://i.imgur.com/62yuLjE.png

    I will consider Mint nice when it can support upgrades between Ubuntu/Debian versions, Cinnamon is solid I only consider it when people want a more windows look.
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    posted a message on How To Bridge 2 Network Adapters To Dasey Chain Internet?
    Quote from InuYasha86000
    looks like i'll have to manually reinstall it all, it went to desktop then I selected updates, then it restarted and it's errors galore. I DO thank you for all the help and i'm not mad about the errors and lockup, it's life. i'll PM you to let you know how things are going with it.

    For that to break things I would guess there was some other issues, what do you mean it went to desktop and you selected updates?

    I suggest you just use the desktop version for learning especially having the GUI is going to help you.
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    posted a message on How To Bridge 2 Network Adapters To Dasey Chain Internet?
    Quote from InuYasha86000
    ah ok. am I still safe to try sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop on this one?

    yes you are
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    posted a message on How To Bridge 2 Network Adapters To Dasey Chain Internet?
    Quote from InuYasha86000
    I did lsb_release -a and it's 12.04, I didn't think it was that version. and I tried the update but it said no new release available. i'm probly going to have to manually update it I think.

    You are fine with 12.04 it is still getting updates, as it is a LTS release and intended for people who want stability and a system that is getting security updates, but not updates that might break things.
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    posted a message on Could this PC Host a small Vanilla server?
    Quote from Ugion

    A pure CLI, no bloat interface also increases the amount of resources available to the router.

    GUIs are nice some tasks are more efficient, disabling the full GUI on a windows server is simple. When did routers come into this conversation?
    So Linux has a better CLI because resource usage?


    Quote from Midgelot


    I can't see much of a point in using Windows server over Linux unless you have an application that can only run effectively under Windows. I find it beneficial to be able to quickly download a Ubuntu Server iso and getting it all set up instantaneously.

    I never made the claim that they should run a windows server, I am asking for the people recommending something to actually back it up with a why.

    So you are saying use Ubuntu because it can be downloaded faster?
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    posted a message on Could this PC Host a small Vanilla server?
    Quote from Midgelot

    Because Linux Distro's are free and you don't need to waste time and money getting a license or whatever for Windows server. But seriously, Linux is a much better option for server applications.

    So your sole argument is it is cheaper? If you are using a server host not much of a problem. Why is Linux a much better option for server applications.

    I don't have a problem with Linux being used I have a problem with people just parroting things without understanding what they are suggesting.
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    posted a message on How To Bridge 2 Network Adapters To Dasey Chain Internet?
    Quote from InuYasha86000

    i'm not trying to be an idiot, i'm just not too familiar with ubuntu, i'm more of a windows guy, anyway, is it more preferable to run the desktop version of ubuntu then or is there a GUI that can be installed afterwards in the server version, or am I completely misunderstanding this?

    Never called or implied you were, you are inexperienced with Ubuntu(or Linux in general) a lack of knowledge on a topic does not make one stupid.
    I had incorrectly assumed that because you were running it you had knowledge of it so I am not trying to insult your knowledge just trying to make sure you understand it now.

    The server edition of Ubuntu is a very basic install because they know a person setting up a server is going to install and only want the specific services and applications installed. You would probably be fine just running the desktop version I doubt you care to much about the extra resource consumption. However I am going to walk you through some stuff if you want to remain on the server version. This will be a good learning opportunity for you.

    I do recommend you actually educate yourself if you plan on hosting and using Ubuntu.

    First I want to get you on 14.04 or make sure you are running it.
    In the command line enter

    lsb_release -a

    That should tell you the version you are running if it is anything but 14.04 you should upgrade. This could take some time and will bring the server down for a restart.

    sudo do-release-upgrade

    That should bring you to the newest Ubuntu version, next we will install x11, compiz, and Unity.

    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

    If it asks if it can install anything just accept it, if it asks about lightdm or GDM pick lightdm.
    After that finishes and you don't get brought to an GUI interface by default enter startx will start the GUI.

    I recomend you read a bit around on the Ubuntu wiki they even had an article on this exact topic.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NetworkConnectionBridge

    Here they also talk about the server GUI that I just walked you through.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ServerGUI

    While slightly older there is the Ubuntu manual project that provides a more written guide rather then just a wiki.
    https://ubuntu-manual.org/downloads
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    posted a message on Could this PC Host a small Vanilla server?
    Quote from Ugion
    Im not _0creeper0_, but i would reccomend either Debian Minimal (might require a bit more setup) or Ubuntu Server.

    That is a more specific what however not a why.

    I want to know if they are recommending it because they actually have a reason or just parroting it because they heard Linux is for servers.
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