What is the formal, mathematical definition of computation?
I have an asus eee PC 1201HA and I'd like to use it mostly to read documentation and to maybe do some programming although not as my main programming platform, essentially I want an auxiliary computer
what OS do you recommend that is light, minimalistic, but functional and also not a pain in the ass
Lubuntu straight away doesn't work so I don't know if any linux OS would work, basically the whole screen is blurry because apparently the drivers aren't compatible
Daily reminder you should donate to the FSF for your freedoms.
Am I free to reprint fiat currency without repercussion?
I will donate a copy of free as in freedom software. Freedom is worth infinitely more than restriction, so with that I will have more than filled their entire fundraising goal.
Hey guys I have a problem I honesly really like touch screen laptops but I also really like video games and I cant find a decent touch screen with a decent graphics card for under $1200? Does it even exist?
>Go to any laptop selling site
>Select "Discrete GPU, Touchscreen, >$1000~1200 price range
>Pick the one with better GPU
/g/ is not your fucking personal buying guide, gtfo
Buy a thinkpad yoga, only has 840m but it plays GTAV and Dota 2 so it's good for me
I have one from work, awesome, and 10 point multi touch, turns into tablet if you flip it, 8h battery. Fuck yeah
How can I download more ram?
>Thinking about buying GTX 970
>End up going for it
>Decide that Newegg are pieces of shit
>Keep 970 and get refund because I say that I never recieved it
How much of a pos am I? Has anyone else done this?
xmas freeleech edition
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how rice my moto 360? general android wear rice thread
recently installed a linux distro. don't feel any different.
should i just switch back to windows?
using namespace std;
cout << "name of street where you live: \n";
cout << "your age \n";
cout << "rate your c++ skills [1 - 10]? \n";
cout << "how long are you programming ? \n";
cout << sizeof(temp); // this print out 16
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>why size of 'i' is equal 4 bytes when the function var() is containing 16 bytes strings?
i is a int (you just initialized it one line above), and ints are 32bit=4bytes in 32bit programs.
Just because you assign the return value of a function that uses a string to i doesn't mean that it is changing it's type (in a static typed programming language like this).
Is the GTX 950 worth it?
Would it help accelerate Linux adoption on desktop if there was a way for normies to easily test out what Linux has to offer?
For example, a distro that offered usage tutorial at the start (similar to what Android does on it's first run), and use VirtualBox as wrapper, so that it can be installed on Windows and then ran in fullscreen mode, as if it was one of windows programs.
So normie would download 1-2GB windows executable (or just few KB downloader), get simple installer with one big "Explore Linux" button, wait few moments for progress bar to fill and then virtualised distro starts in fullscreen and offers a tutorial, which explains basic Linux concepts, how it offers multiple desktop environments and similar shit.
Last part of tutorial is how to close VM with distro offering "Return to windows" button instead of "Turn off" button.
Had to get that out of my head, plz upvote and subscribe
>inb4 normies can already do that with WUBI
still requires computer restart and offers user to fuck his own data up
>sounds great, i can make logo :^)
Great, send it to email@example.com and ask if it's inane enough for killer GNU plus Linux distro.
I still think that described idea would be more effective way of promoting Linux than those cringy videos Linux fundation makes:
Fuck, I want to pull my brains out every time new one comes out.
bonus round: find tux on babe
The only normie thing linux lacks is a DE that looks and works exactly like windows.
>windows look and feel
>taskbar at the bottom
>executables (without removing the software centre)
>NTFS (come on, just adopt it)
the look is most important for normies. if someone can do a Windows DE, i can personally guarantee that Linux's market share will become ten-folds.
OK /g/, what 1TB single-platter HDD should I buy? Will be used mainly for storage, won't run 24h/day. Will picrel do?
inb4 Backblaze graphs
HGST End of Story.
Thinking this is anywhere close to true. Seagate drives will fail early, and fail often. WD is better, but still shit. In ten years running a set of servers for my business, I can't recall a single HGST drive biting it.
I have a HGST it was dying on me. WD has never failed me. I have the HGST somewhere it's a 1TB drive, I'll probably re-use it soon. It was making grinding noise, but was still working, CryptoDisk or whatever it's called said it was on Caution
Cramming for finals and windows 10 decides to force update my PC.