A software build process should not download anything from the Internet. Also reproducible builds are one of the latest things we aim for in the Debian project, this means we can’t just download files from web sites because the next build might get a different version. It could be that the files that the Mesos build downloaded from the Apache site had appropriate PGP checks performed – but it would take me extra time and effort to verify this and I can’t distribute software without being sure of this. Any downloads from the Internet need to be protected from MITM attacks which means that a responsible software developer has to read through the build system and make sure that appropriate PGP signature checks etc are performed. The source archive should contain everything that is needed and there should be dependencies for external software.
The laptop is still under warranty, but under Dell’s sucky warranty I’m not allowed to install another operating system. Or I have to remove Ubuntu somehow and lie to Dell that I haven’t ever installed another OS in case they ask. If I want to fix it, I have to take a 3rd party which will open and completely void the warranty. So I’m now stuck with an almost 3,000 USD laptop that can’t play sounds.
One thing that’s interesting to consider is the fact that I forgot about the broken DVD drive when writing about this. I don’t think that I am unusual in this regard, so reading multiple reviews is the sensible thing to do. I guess every review has an unspoken caveat of “this works well for me but might suck badly for your use case”. But I wonder how many other things that are noteworthy I’m forgetting to put in reviews because they just don’t impact my use.
Looking to resurrect or transform a laptop or desktop. There are lots of versions of.
Some of the best examples I’ve seen of anarchy working have been in corporate environments. This doesn’t mean that they were perfect or even as good as a theoretical system in which a competent manager controlled everything, but they often worked reasonably well.
-Many guides exist for this model
-Disassembly, repair, upgrading is a piece of cake
-Not a Windoze box = you don’t pay for a Microsoft license + no ugly Win key
-Has Caps Lock key like “normal” laptops
-Suspend works, kind of.
It’s an excellent, maintenance-free, always updated OS for anyone using a computer purely for web-related activities. Chrome OS may not be your typical Linux-based distribution because it’s a browser-based operating system for online activities. I use Chrome OS on a daily basis. However, because it’s based on Linux and its source code is available for anyone to compile, it’s an attractive OS. Chrome OS, along with Android, deserves all the credit for making Linux popular in the PC and mobile space.
We’ve written a useful guide that takes you through the whole process, which you can read here. As a slightly left-field option, you could also use Cloudready to install Chromium OS on your old PC. Just like all of the Linux distros above, Cloudready is free to download and install for personal use.
Just because YOU sit in cafes with a your oh-so-cool made by chinese slave labour in sweat shops, doesnt mean ANYONE else would agree. Were you paid by Apple for this nonsence. Or do you really believe your narrow experience and lack of knowledge really is for sharing. Who are you, and how did you ever manage to write so much false drivel.
I had a spare system with a i7-930 CPU, 48G of RAM, and SSDs to use for building. I decided to try packaging Mesos for Debian/Stretch. The i7-930 isn’t really fast by today’s standards, but 48G of RAM and SSD storage mean that overall it’s a decent build system – faster than most systems I run (for myself and for clients) and probably faster than most systems used by Debian Developers for build purposes.
Here is a link to the new project page . I plan to merge as many useful monitoring scripts as possible and support them well. I have forked the “Mon” network/server monitoring system. There hasn’t been an upstream release since 2010 and I think we need more frequent releases than that. All Perl scripts will use strict and use other best practices.
It doesn’t get much better than this. But the thing is, despite these issues I believe this still is to date the best dock for our XPS 15, 13 etc. Because it recharges fast, offer ethernet, connects to a big monitor, adds extra USB ports etc all at the convenience of plugging a single cable.