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    posted a message on How To Bridge 2 Network Adapters To Dasey Chain Internet?
    Quote from InuYasha86000
    I myself was curious about it due to the fact my network switch only has 8 ports and almost every one of them is taken up. one problem with the GUI, it's server version, no GUI just dos prompts so to speak, and I was curious if it would actually work and it would be good to be bale to utilize the 2nd port on the board.

    Buy a bigger switch is my recommendation, then you need to do it by terminal or start up a GUI. Use GUI tools when they work better and use CLI when it works better. Enable a GUI you can leave it disabled by default on boot, you can start it up and do the configuration if they are experienced just use the GUI.

    If you are going to then bring up some argument about a GUI wasting ram or some other line. I have never seen a windows admin start with the GUI off and leave it off on a server. Most either leave the GUI on or disable it after configurations are done. So why is it so many Linux users have this taboo about just having a GUI installed when it is so easy to turn off and on. Unless you are in some super restrictive environment just use a GUI when it works better.
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    posted a message on Could this PC Host a small Vanilla server?
    Quote from _0creeper0_

    If you use it JUST for hosting, it's fine. I recommend putting Linux there, as it's the best operating system for MC servers. (in my opinion)

    If you are going to recommend it why? You just recommended it in general not even a specific distro?
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    posted a message on How To Bridge 2 Network Adapters To Dasey Chain Internet?
    This is about 4 button clicks in windows and you probably don't need crossover cables auto-midix is in basically all network adapters now.

    This can be done with knowledge of iptables with your version of Ubuntu. 14.04 has an update and a way to do this through the GUI though this could have been back ported.




    If you are still on 13.04 you should upgrade to 14.04 support for 13.04 has been dropped if you want long term support stay on LTS.

    Though why not just run another cable?
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    posted a message on I need a cheap desktop.
    Quote from Miiralion

    That won't run Minecraft without much lag. The AM1 APUs are pretty weak.
    OP, you're going to need to spend about $400 to run Minecraft decently.

    What the slow cpu is going to cause network latency?
    Fine enough for Minecraft, the reason older Intel CPUs with IGPs sucked had more to do with OpenGL compatibility and the quality of the drivers. The build is bad for 2 reasons and I cover that below. If they are capable of providing some parts it is possible to build a basic PC for less then 400 for MC.
    Quote from bc112354
    If you cannot build: No

    If you can: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/PDnXJx

    Rebates are unreliable don't pick a part because it is cheaper with a rebate you can't promise the person will get them so you are just wasting their money.
    While slightly more expensive the beefier GPU and faster CPU, overall you are at least trying and that is more then several people in the thread.


    OP this is roughly a build you can buy there is some things you need to keep in mind.
    You will have to provide your own monitor, you will need to know how to build a computer, you will need to be able to install Ubuntu(I don't recommend you do this if you lack the experience with it) or another free OS unless you can save up more money for a windows license they are 100$. I don't recommend you do this the option is there.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YgZGbv

    You simply need to save up more money 400-500$ would be more reasonable if you are expecting to have Windows and a new monitor.

    I do need to ask what are you currently playing on it might be capable enough to tide you over until you save up more, if there is some way we might be able to help you improve performance on it.
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    posted a message on Sony Vegas Pro 13.0 | Audio Trouble
    Quote from Jaspcat

    I made sure nothing is on solo..... lol still nothing D:

    If it is saying off(solo) then something is on solo.
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    posted a message on Sony Vegas Pro 13.0 | Audio Trouble
    You hit the solo button on another track make sure it is disabled.
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    posted a message on A LITTLE QUESTION ABOUT GRAPHICS CARDS
    Quote from MatthewStevenGo

    Thanks. But are you tech-savvy?

    I got 3 years of posts in this section alone there is a few thousand of them. I work with computers for a living so I guess you could call me that.
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    posted a message on A LITTLE QUESTION ABOUT GRAPHICS CARDS
    Quote from Mc_dragonSlayer
    One is the MSI N660 2GB, the other is GeForce GTX 660 2GB.

    Uhh they aren't in crossfire, Nvidia dual GPU technology is called SLI.
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    posted a message on my chromebook
    Most stories of Ubuntu on your laptop are not using chrouton but ChrUbuntu. So I recommend these two guides.

    http://www.webupd8.org/2013/12/install-ubuntu-on-your-chromebook-using.html

    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/12/how-to-install-ubuntu-on-acers-199-c7-chromebook/

    ChrUbuntu only supports 12.04 an outdated version of Ubuntu does not really matter, however keep in mind some things might not be smooth or polished as on more modern releases. For this reason I recommend giving the first guide a try because it works with a newer version of Ubuntu. In the guide change precise to trusty and it should install Ubuntu 14.04.

    I don't really see much points in the x86 Chromebooks if you are going to own one and put Linux on it buy the ARMs versions for the battery life. To late now for you but a heads up to anyone else who might be reading this.
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    posted a message on my chromebook
    I mean technically they are already running Linux.

    I assume you are talking about putting a full fledged OS like Debian/Arch/Ubuntu on it. Yes you can depending on what Chromebook you have.

    Keep in mind some things might not work right, if it is an ARM Chromebook not all software is going to work. Judging by the quality of my post I am going to guess maybe running a Linux distro is going to be a bit above you. Installing on the ARM Chromebooks is not a super smooth.

    Crouton allows you to run Ubuntu in chroot this is not actually installing the OS. However this is the only way to run on the ARM Chromebooks the x86 Chromebooks can actually have the Ubuntu boot its self.

    I think your problem is either you do not have crouton downloaded or you don't have developer mode enabled. If you want help you are going to need to improve on your grammar.

    Also due to the ARM Chromebooks lacking the graphical hardware for 3D acceleration for Unity so you can't run the standard Ubuntu DE.

    Also according to information I got from a friend any Chromebook from the past 2-3 years is locked down.
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    posted a message on Planetside 2 lagging, but I think I have a good computer
    Planetside 2 is a damn demanding game people with highend desktop I5 can see frame drop in larger fights. My CPU can choke pretty easily in any fight with over a few hundred persons. It is the nature of the game with that many people on screen.
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    posted a message on Possible GPU Upgrade for Shaders
    Quote from CatinaComputer
    Oh fair enough. I guess my VTX3D7870 was slower than most.


    It probably had more to do with your CPU then GPU in that case. Also I don't know what upgrades you did however when it comes to Windows drivers Nvidias OpenGL drivers tend to be faster(however breaks OpenGL standards sometimes).
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    posted a message on Why is linux so bad for gaming?
    Quote from Aziroshin

    Now, this seems to be a little bit of an anti-Linux den around here, and probably nothing a "left wing liberal socialist communist free software hippie" like me ( :P ) could possibly write seems destined to have a good chance of spawning positive responses. Still, I felt a few things should be said.

    -snip-
    In the end, it's about what you do with yourself, and how your actions and inactions shape the world. Be wise about it.


    There really is not most people here are end users and do not deal with places where Linux is. I am one of the first to point out problems with Linux yet I run it more then anything it is not about bashing it but looking at it without some bias.
    I will apologize for not quite replying in order I am covering a lot of points are trying to do it in the most compressed way possible.

    These are minor issues compared to some stuff that is sitting under the surface. PulseAudio is a fine solution however makes too many assumptions that hardware vendors are going to follow spec.

    Feature Parity goes far more then Linux getting development time. If we want to talk graphics lets talk about Gsync/FreeSync both to get working on Linux basically require a fundamental change of how the display server functions. Wayland is not a solution we are looking at maybe 2016 for Mir/Wayland implementation into the broader ecosystem.

    OpenGL is well broken it is not implemented as well as DirectX or AMDs Mantle.
    http://richg42.blogspot.com/2014/05/things-that-drive-me-nuts-about-opengl.html
    http://www.joshbarczak.com/blog/?p=154

    Even people defending it do need to mention some fundamentally broken things about it.

    "An optimist says all this will be fixed in 2015+, but to a game developer on Windows or a Console, they just want to make their game. The state of GL can be heart-breaking at times."
    https://medium.com/@michael_marks/opengl-for-real-world-games-7d0f4d35891c

    Saying this will be fixed by 2016-2017 is not a good solution especially considering most Linux GPU drivers lack a proper OpenGL4 implementation and for the ones that have implemented OpenGL4 a lot do not follow spec correctly and can result in vast performance problems and differences between implementations.

    Linux has existed everywhere for a while. Also calling Android Linux is well not exactly correctly, a lot of kernel systems have been gutted and if you pull out your phone and look at your Kernel version I am on Android 4.4.4. and it is based on Linux Kernel 3.4. Linux is multiuser Android is not. Why also cite Android my old dumb phone was running a Linux kernel on it this has been true for a long time. Android is still damn amazing, calling it GNU/Linux is even more wrong considering any utilities are the BSD versions and other stuff is by Google not the GNU project.

    I tend to be hostile to the free software community when it comes to the politics elements of it. They act and take some Socialist rhetoric when it is nice for them to do so, then argue and support Capitalism when it is easy for them to do so promoting consumerism and other things. This is why I compared them to Left Wing Liberals earlier in that when they need to they will use some anti-capitalist rhetoric yet never actually want to really do anything about it while asking corporations to act against what the system compels them to do.
    Getting angry that corporations are greedy self surviving and trying to turn a profit is hollow and means nothing without a further critic of the system. It is within the nature of the system that a company is not going to support things that could dent their profits if it could mean risking more competition from another company. If the actions can make them more competitive or profitable they are going to take the action.If your actually think people should have a say in the production of things software or otherwise commit to it and not just crappy rhetoric about it.

    Valve is not some benevolent force supporting FOSS. They see Microsofts market as a threat to their own and they want to diversify and have a chance to fall back on other Hardware/Software platforms.


    A lot of the advantages of Linux do no lend them selves to the desktop as much.

    Due to the focus on great CLI interfaces automation is much simpler. SSH is great, SCP is amazing for copying things to my phone. The quality of the CommandLine is an advantage to servers however can make things more difficult for the home users. GUIs can provide graphical clues and can follow better conventions making learning new software faster.

    GPL is a benefit to the users of the software and is damaging to developers this has been its intention from the start. If I want everyone to have true free access to my software I would use BSD licensing.
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    posted a message on MAC OS X On windows computer
    Quote from craig5489

    I am not recommending anyone to run anything, just trying to understand all the hate about Linux. Just because its not as popular and doesn't support everything doesn't mean its totally non-useable. It means that the brands who make pc components (Intel and Turbo boost, to name one that you mentioned) haven't considered making drivers for a promising and growing OS


    All my hate for Linux and if you do not count gaming hours I probably spend more time on it then anything else. Linux is more popular when it comes to servers. AMD did not have to provide drivers for Microsoft to get turbo working. You act like Linux is just coming onto the stage the OS is old I have been running and dealing with RedHat servers starting in 2004. I manage several Ubuntu end user machines and a Debian server that replaced a Windows server due to switching software.
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    posted a message on MAC OS X On windows computer
    Quote from craig5489

    Linux automatically installs all drivers needed to run all hardware in your pc, or whatever you may install. Have you ever used LInux?


    Except if the drivers don't exist in the case of a lot of hardware. Then you have the whole reverse engineered drivers most distros use by default. Also missing the applications to manage the drivers, my mouse is unusable without some custom drivers someone wrote installed and even then it is missing dozens of features it has in windows. My Wireless card can't scale its power usage under event he most recent drivers. For years the stock Ubuntu install would be incapable of loading the GUI granted installed the AMD drivers from the CLI is not impossible just a pain and that is for someone who is pretty damn familiar with the OS. The Kernel also lacks anyway to tell if a CPU is in a Turbo state. Intel wrote custom drivers that can be ran however until recently there was no way to implement no generic interface for software to be written.

    Understand where and why Linux is used, for a lot of people gamers especially there is no reason to run Linux. Regardless of anyone personal opinion of supporting FOSS you can not lie about the usability and things when recommending people to run something.
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