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Re: Why Linux is better than Windows or macOS for security
Feb 12, 2018, 09:21
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Re: Why Linux is better than Windows or macOS for security Feb 12, 2018, 09:21
Feb 12, 2018, 09:21
 
Choobeastia wrote on Feb 10, 2018, 19:56:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 10, 2018, 14:30:
Brought to you by No-Shit Sherlock and Captain Obvious.

That is one of the many, many reasons I choose to use Linux. That and we get fixes much faster than Microsoft or Apple pushes out to their userbase. Also, free improvements to our favorite software for which we don't have to buy "versions" to receive.

Linux isn't for everyone, certainly, and that should be carefully considered.

There is a portion of me that wants to get on board with Linux, but the community has kept me away. There is a level of elitism to it that comes through if you ever need to ask something. RTFM seems to be the default stance to everything, and if you ever say, "I've read it, and here is the abnormal response I'm getting," there is always another level of RTFM people would use to not answer a simple request for information.

It became infuriating after a time, and though I had my system up and running well, the prospect of dealing with the community for other issues made me revert to windows so I could just game in misery.

Depends on the community, on the person and the time of the day. In the 15 or so years that I've used Debian and had to ask something in the Debian forums I cannot recall that anyone ever told me to RTFM. In other forums, too, but that is where I ask most of the time. I guess that's something that's really subjective.
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Feb 11, 2018, 09:12
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance Feb 11, 2018, 09:12
Feb 11, 2018, 09:12
 
Fujitsu says the palm scan has a false identification rate of 0.00008 percent and an identification failure rate of 0.01 percent

Meaning 1 people in a group of 5000 would have overlapping matching IDs. ^^

And they want to use this for banking? WTF? In 1 million people you'd have 200 collisions. In 100 million 20000 !
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Re: Why Linux is better than Windows or macOS for security
Feb 10, 2018, 22:55
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Re: Why Linux is better than Windows or macOS for security Feb 10, 2018, 22:55
Feb 10, 2018, 22:55
 
Choobeastia wrote on Feb 10, 2018, 19:56:
There is a portion of me that wants to get on board with Linux, but the community has kept me away.

I think it depends on the community and where you're asking. For example, Archtards are notorious assholes and will just endlessly point you to the, at times, hilariously out of date Arch Wiki as if that solves all problems. I've tried pretty much every distro from the days of Slackware in the mid-90s to every major, modern distro there is. I generally find the Fedora people to be quite helpful and their IRC channel help is also really good from my own experience.

I don't know everything there is to know about Linux but I help out where I can and to the best of my ability, even here on BN. Most recently, I introduced Verno to PCI Passthrough so he could enjoy Linux and still play his Windows only based games.

So, I think community is what people make of it. The Linux Mint community is ridiculously friendly to newcomers, for example. I've seen whole posts written as a step by step guide to help other Mint users get some of the most esoteric hardware I've never heard about working under Mint.
"No matter where you go, there you are." Buckaroo Banzai

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Re: Why Linux is better than Windows or macOS for security
Feb 10, 2018, 19:56
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Re: Why Linux is better than Windows or macOS for security Feb 10, 2018, 19:56
Feb 10, 2018, 19:56
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 10, 2018, 14:30:
Brought to you by No-Shit Sherlock and Captain Obvious.

That is one of the many, many reasons I choose to use Linux. That and we get fixes much faster than Microsoft or Apple pushes out to their userbase. Also, free improvements to our favorite software for which we don't have to buy "versions" to receive.

Linux isn't for everyone, certainly, and that should be carefully considered.

There is a portion of me that wants to get on board with Linux, but the community has kept me away. There is a level of elitism to it that comes through if you ever need to ask something. RTFM seems to be the default stance to everything, and if you ever say, "I've read it, and here is the abnormal response I'm getting," there is always another level of RTFM people would use to not answer a simple request for information.

It became infuriating after a time, and though I had my system up and running well, the prospect of dealing with the community for other issues made me revert to windows so I could just game in misery.
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Re: Why Linux is better than Windows or macOS for security
Feb 10, 2018, 18:06
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Re: Why Linux is better than Windows or macOS for security Feb 10, 2018, 18:06
Feb 10, 2018, 18:06
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 10, 2018, 14:30:
Also, free improvements to our favorite software for which we don't have to buy "versions" to receive.

Mac OS and software updates are all free as well. I go back and forth on whether I prefer Linux or macOS, but this is one virtue that they share.
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Why Linux is better than Windows or macOS for security
Feb 10, 2018, 14:30
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Why Linux is better than Windows or macOS for security Feb 10, 2018, 14:30
Feb 10, 2018, 14:30
 
Brought to you by No-Shit Sherlock and Captain Obvious.

That is one of the many, many reasons I choose to use Linux. That and we get fixes much faster than Microsoft or Apple pushes out to their userbase. Also, free improvements to our favorite software for which we don't have to buy "versions" to receive.

Linux isn't for everyone, certainly, and that should be carefully considered.
"No matter where you go, there you are." Buckaroo Banzai

There are two types of computer users: Masochists and Linux users.

If you would like help or further details on a technical discussion we're having, email me at bnhelp (at sign) keepusiel.net .
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Feb 10, 2018, 14:17
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance Feb 10, 2018, 14:17
Feb 10, 2018, 14:17
 
facial and fingerprint-palm-eye scanning -data collecting.... next up blood, god can't people see what they are doing ..are people really that stupid and zombie'ish....guess it's: whatever it takes to post ya photo on insta/facceshittybook.
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