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GNU/Linux-based OSes thread Anonymous 03/12/2020 (Thu) 18:37:41 No.1994 [Reply] [Last]
If you would like to try out GNU/Linux because of https://itvision.altervista.org/why-windows-10-sucks.html , you can do one of the following: 0) Install a GNU/Linux distribution of your choice in a Virtual Machine (preferably using KVM or Oracle VirtualBox for newfriends). 1) Use a live image and to boot directly into the GNU/Linux distribution without installing anything (keep in mind that the performance of live distros might be very different than from distro that was booted from your HDD, as most distros are loaded in RAM and don't include the proprietary drivers for NVIDIA GPUs or up-to-date Mesa libraries in their isos). 2) Dual boot the GNU/Linux distribution of your choice along with Windows (make sure to install Windows first, as it can "replace" GRUB or other UNIX bootloaders, and troubleshooting of Windows replacing your bootloader of choice might be painful for people that just started learning about the Linux kernel) 3) Go balls deep and replace everything with GNU/Linux (you really shouldn't do this, if you don't know what you're putting yourself into, see: https://itvision.altervista.org/why.linux.is.not.ready.for.the.desktop.current.html ). Resources: Use your web browser and search engine of choice. Good comparison between them is hosted here: https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ghost/browsers.html https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ghost/search.html If not sure which browser to choose, just use the Tor Browser Bundle: https://www.torproject.org/ or paste these commands to your terminal emulator of choice (please make sure to first learn what they're exactly doing): $ sudo apt install torbrowser-launcher (Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint or just simply apt-based distros) $ sudo pacman -S base-devel git go && git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yay.git && cd yay && makepkg -si $ cd .. && rm -rf yay && yay -S tor-browser (pacman-based distros) $ xbps-install -S torbrowser-launcher (Void Linux)

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>>2969 Couple more things to consider: >compatibility with software, if you ever need (most software shouldn't depend of init system, but there is gnome) >ease of writing your own service/modifying configs, if you need to run a server but it doesn't come with service script >language it is written in >optionally: license and pozzness
>>2971 Why anyone would ever want to use GNOME I have no idea. Pretty much any non-systemd init is going to have some of the same issues with compatibility, though most distros who offer alternate inits take this in mind when packaging software. It looks like it's C code, and ISC license, so no big issues there. the only problem is your second point, and that's just something I'll have to look at as I'm using it in the VM. Hopefully another anon here has used it and can state his opinion of it.
>>2977 Update on s6: I quite like it. It handles dependencies for services automatically, which is nice. This is something runit does not do. For example, network manager requires dbus. S6 would handle this automatically, while I'd have to add it manually for runit. The whole bundle system is a little confusing for finding certain services, but it's not too bad. I tested it out switching the default sddm for lightdm and it worked fine. https://skarnet.org/software/s6/why.html is a short page on some of the features of s6 compared to other init systems, and one thing I really like is that logs are never lost. Overall, I can definitely see this replacing runit in popularity when it comes to alternative init systems, espeically as runit spends more and more time being inactive. I wouldn't call it perfect, but I would call it very good.
>>1994 > (you really shouldn't do this, if you don't know what you're putting yourself into, see: https://itvision.altervista.org/why.linux.is.not.ready.for.the.desktop.current.html ). Did I stumble onto internet time portal into late 1990-s, or what? News from post-2018 for you: Linux desktop is not a problem at all. Running one for over dozen years. The problem is that Linux foundation as such is now utterly PWNed, up to and including Torvalds himself being blackmailed into "voluntary" retirement. Hence all the bullshit like the infamous systemd thing. So it's going to be supplied by the same, uh, people as Weendows and Muck Ox. Therefore, a good question is: are there forks of the core from a more trustworthy team? For that matter, Libreoffice is still okay, but some bad smell already comes from that side too, see >>219
Anyone with experience in Guix SD here?

Anonymous 09/17/2021 (Fri) 15:36:21 No.3281 [Reply]
can anyone summarizes for me the general way to use ANY 3d softwaree to do 1. animation 2. vfx 3.rigging 4.modelling 5. texturing, skinning like from important shortcuts to developing a whole project
>>3281 probably should be in QTDDTOT, but there's an entire board here on AlogSpace where these topics form part of their focus and concern. >>>/robowaifu/
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Anonymous 03/19/2020 (Thu) 18:31:27 No.2140 [Reply] [Last]
If anyone can modify code of free software, why don't people make better versions of programs like GIMP and other free alternatives to professional software? Shouldn't we have several versions of different free programs?
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>>2404 >http://archive.fo/XZvng Autism was strong on both sides on this. Does the furry fuck think he's the president, acting high and mighty because he was too important to be dragged into it? The other dude doing the port wasn't too reasonable either. I understand his frustration since a random nobody showed up DEMANDING shit like some authoritarian leader. But he was also a sore autist shit. "Petulant children", and dropping the project altogether for a minor altercation.
>>2801 >What's left to do? Tool that draws circles and squares. GIMP is the only image editor on the planet that doesn't have this.
The one and only reason people don't fix shit is because: >1. It takes a long ass time to learn a codebase in 2020. Have you seen the absurd LOC in modern projects? >2. Projects are not documented enough to be openly hackable >3. Nobody enjoys trying to make sense of C codebases with a thousand imported header files and single-letter variables, specially when they are not well commented. >4. Some developers have some loud and ass-backwards opinions and they will reject your patches because of some vague notions about hoe it doesn't fit the project's philosophy. People are afraid of having their efforts thrown away due to some dude's ego. Open development suffers from the gigantic autism of the average developer. Hackable software needs some extensive documentation and not many programmers are up to that task, which causes people to be afraid of diving deep into it.
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>>2803 baka
>>2403 furries are based. if you're still not a furry in 2021 you aren't going to make it

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Could a virus stop super A.I.? Anonymous 05/07/2020 (Thu) 20:22:36 No.2782 [Reply]
Someone i know is doing HNC (Scottish) networking in college and they seem to be confident that they could just develop a virus that could destroy general A.I., something that will be infinitely more intelligent than us, i would think something so intelligent would have countermeasures against petty viruses. Can it actually be done or is he niggerlicious?
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>Changing r e t a r d e d to niggerlicious What did the mods mean by this?
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>>2782 Heh, the very fact you made this post 'guarantees the super-AI will read it and take appropriate counter-measures to stop us. YOU HAD ONE JOB OP WE'RE ALL DOOOOOMED REEEEEEE Oh well, we had a good run tbh
>>2782 >Can it actually be done Maybe, maybe not, they certainly shouldn't be confident they have a reliable failsafe.
>>2782 depends on the AI's hubris

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Everything is Dead Anonymous 09/10/2019 (Tue) 17:44:01 No.80 [Reply]
>8ch goes down
>cuckchan /g/ is shit
>/tech/ irc is dead
Where else is there left?
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>>2439 >could be prevented Only if Mark isn't such a pussy faggot and resisted.
>>2439 >migrate the board to 8cuck No
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>>2439 >please join the pig farm >the pig farm that's one step from the slaughterhouse
>>1948 you should be required to write a working fizzbuzz in C to enter any technology board.

disgustings 07/28/2021 (Wed) 03:36:11 No.3265 [Reply]
are there technology to choose words for manga/comic ? i have the characters and setup designed but choosing word by words for the page just freaks me out. also is it readable i need editor but im broke

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Anonymous 06/23/2021 (Wed) 13:42:31 No.3259 [Reply]
looking books that talks about making system like this specifically https://youtu.be/8c264xk15o4 [Open] or something liek sega arcade stuffs (power drift, space harrier, air rescue, aqua jack so on etc) especially the physics model and how stuff sticks and not fall thru the floors despite the gaps between things and maybe lack of polygon meshes? perhaps the behind the scene/making of logic... hopefully includes several model/solutions of troubleshooting the same thing of why and whynots Thank you!

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Anonymous 06/12/2021 (Sat) 00:12:01 No.3258 [Reply]
i dont get rotation matrix used to do this... or homogenous coordinate or the inverse...mind explaining?

Anonymous 06/05/2021 (Sat) 03:01:13 No.3255 [Reply]
Helllo tech, help me understand matrix for 3d rotation of a 3d camera. what are they actually and what does it mean for screen space and world space coordinates when they are applied with MVP matrice

Anonymous 04/29/2021 (Thu) 01:52:21 No.3252 [Reply]
does anyone have a facebook magnet link?

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