The answer is firefox (preferably running 9n Linux)
521 posts • joined 3 Sep 2008
UK to introduce new laws and a code of practice for police wanting to rifle through mobile phone messages
Re: Grim RIPA
I completely agree with you, however ID cards have so far not become compulsory, Labour back tracked and cancelled the scheme.
However they have been talked about again, and every sensible person knows the Tory party are always the 'big state' party in reality (IP Bill for example..) Tories are only ever small state usually when it comes to helping people (pandemic withstanding) and protecting rights.
Re: Sadly... this is the beginning of the end
The beauty of Linux (and open source in general) is that people can fork things if they do not like the direction of a project.
Its not like Windows or Mac where you could be actively prevented running/changing a component of the OS.
There are several systemd free distros..
- Devuan (debian based)
- Artix Linux (arch based)
Probably many others.
Personally for all its faults I have got used to it now and can see advantages compared to past init systems (I quite liked upstart )
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Bloody big state Tories
Tories are and always have been far worse in regards to direct state intervention in citizens personal/sex lives than even new Labour, they have no qualms whatsoever.
Tories are only the the party of the 'small state' when it comes to helping others/protecting rights/the environment
How much open source is too much when it's in Microsoft's clutches? Eclipse Foundation boss sounds note of alarm
Atari accuses El Reg of professional trolling and making stuff up. Welp, here's the interview tape for you to decide...
Their joypads were pretty cool too - I remember you could daisy chain up to 4 sidewinders via the PC's game port (this was pretty good at the time as this was pre USB)
Also the sidewinder drivers were added to the Linux kernel so worked out the box with no additional drivers needed (unlike in Windows..)
Re: Now what would be interesting...
Well there are distro's out there that have pretty much the latest stable kernel.
And if you are a desktop user it makes sense to run rolling release distros, otherwise X hardware isn't supported, GPU drivers are slower than they would be (4.15 is the kernel for AMD Vega users for example).
In fact as a Linux desktop user for about 15 years I would say you have less issues running Arch than Fedora, etc.
As well as Arch (and variants) there is Solus and OpenSUSE tumbleweed, I would avoid Debian sid as that is not designed to be a usable distro and will break eventually.
Also Gentoo but that is a completely different use case and the stable version is often well behind latest stable packages
Re: Are we surprised?
In Tory Britain they have even pissed out human rights away let alone privacy
If you voted for these shisters you are a moron.
Linus didn't accuse them of breaking a license.
He just accused them of writing joke code (i.e what their entire business is about).... which should have been worse.
I hope open source (a term he originally helped coin) companies fund Peren's legal costs against these uber dicks.
> Trouble is it was New Labour who were pushing for the ID card linked to a totally over the top database
However Corbyn's Labour have promised no further loss of civil liberties to fight terrorism, it is only right wing c*nt parties, UKIP and the Tories that are actively promising LESS rights for all
Perhaps you missed this interview the other day
Re: Won't install properly
If you want the latest stable Nvidia driver just add this PPA - no need to manually install the binary
info -> http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/08/ubuntu-nvidia-graphics-drivers-ppa-is-ready-for-action
Anyone running Nvidia really should be using the latest drivers or you are missing out on many performance fixes (vulkan in particular )
Petition to make Plasma (KDE) the default DE
I'm sure it won't lead to anything, I really wish it would.
Plasma is a far better desktop than Gnome, for power users and newbies.
I cannot imagine a newbie coping with Gnome, for one in order to use the mutant tablet/desktop you have to 'adjust your workflow', the lack of such luxuries as a taskbar and minimise button will not go down well (you have to use memory to remember which windows you have open rather than a visual aid).
Also most KDE applications are far better, take Dolphin for example (the file manager).
Personally I would advise everyone to use kde-neon which is Ubuntu LTS based but has latest stable KDE/QT
They should have chosen Plasma
The latest version(s) of Plasma are more than enough for the great unwashed. It is stable, its fast, and arguably pretty. And unlike Gnome Plasma has the normal things you expect from a desktop, i.e a taskbar (so you don't have to rely on memory) and such luxuries as a minimise button (you need extensions to get those things in Gnome).
Newbies could pick up Plasma easily, with gnome you need to 'change your workflow' to use it.
Cheers Tory voters - United kingdom = worst kingdom
If you voted Tory you voted for this regardless if you knew it or not.
Yes Labour were shits also, but they did actually back down from the utter worst planned laws.
The Tories are seeing it through.
VPN usage will go up,
Well China this week announced a crackdown on vpns (making them illegal) -> https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/23/china-vpn-illegal-internet-censorship-government-approval/
Only a matter of time until Theresa copies the idea.
I would say everyone should learn how to connect via Tor bridges/pluggable transports as soon as possible (so your ISP isn't aware you are using Tor and will also get around DPI)
Re: Another major change no one is asking for
But people have been crying out for the end of X11 for a long time.
For a start there are inherent security issues with X11 that will never be fixed (like Windows its the design itself that can not be fixed - see atom tables, an unfixable Windows security flaw)
Sounds like Theresa May's UK
Not too much different from this country
'As the bill was passing through Parliament, several organizations noted their alarm at section 217 which obliged ISPs, telcos and other communications providers to let the government know in advance of any new products and services being deployed and allow the government to demand "technical" changes to software and systems.'