Windows 10 EoL is fast approaching, so I thought I’d give Linux a try on some equipment that won’t be able to upgrade to Windows 11. I wanted to see if I will be able to recommend an option to anyone that asks me what they should do with their old PC.

Many years ago I switched to Gentoo Linux to get through collage. I was very anti-MS at the time. I also currently interact with Linux systems regularly although they don’t have a DE and aren’t for general workstation use.

Ubuntu: easy install. Working desktop. Had issues with getting GPU drivers. App Store had apps that would install but not work. The App Store itself kept failing to update itself with an error that it was still running. It couldn’t clear this hurdle after a reboot so I finally killed the process and manually updated from terminal. Overall, can’t recommend this to a normal user.

Mint: easy install. Switching to nvidia drivers worked without issue. App Store had issues with installing some apps due to missing dependencies that it couldn’t install. Some popular apps would install but wouldn’t run. Shutting the laptop closed results in a prompt to shutdown, but never really shuts off. Update process asks me to pick a fast source (why can’t it do this itself?)

Both: installing apps outside of their respective stores is an adventure in terminal instead of a GUI double-click. Secure boot issues. Constant prompt for password instead of a simple PIN or other form of identity verification.

Search results for basic operations require understanding that what works for Ubuntu might not work for Mint.

While I personally could work with either, I don’t see Linux taking any market share from MS or Apple when windows 10 is retired.

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submitted 1 hour ago by Wilshire@lemmy.world to c/news@lemmy.world
submitted 2 hours ago by dresden@discuss.online to c/books@lemmy.world

Finished Three Days to Never by Tim Powers. First half was pretty dense and slow, but second half, when things were getting obvious, and plans finally getting into motion, were very interesting, and was able to read them in just a few days.

It meets criteria for at least 3 different Bingo boxes, not sure where to place it. Would decide it later. ( @JaymesRS@literature.cafe We can do that right? Move them around different boxes after reading more books?)

Now I have just started Sunreach by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson. It's first of three novellas, which are between book 2 and 3. (Well, third novella is generally recommended to be read after book 3, but that's a separate topic). It's a small book, so hopefully will be able to finish it soon.

What about all of you? What have you been reading or listening to lately?

A regular reminder about our Book Bingo, and it's Recommendation Post

We will be unfeaturing those posts now, so they won't be sticky on the top anymore. They will be mentioned in each weekly thread though, and you can also check them in community sidebar.


I have everything pretty much ready to launch full time. Time, skills, customers, support from family. But I'd leave my current job behind and with it my family's health insurance for the foreseeable future. I can't afford any of the options I've seen. It's the one thing holding me back. Any ideas for affordable health insurance for startups? If you've been in the same situation, what did you end up doing?


President Joe Biden is taking fresh steps to help keep gas prices from climbing. For Republicans to see this as “disgusting” and “disgraceful” is bizarre.

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submitted 10 hours ago by ALostInquirer@lemm.ee to c/asklemmy@lemmy.world

A big biometric security company in the UK, Facewatch, is in hot water after their facial recognition system caused a major snafu - the system wrongly identified a 19-year-old girl as a shoplifter.

submitted 27 minutes ago by TheDudeV2@lemmy.ca to c/technology@lemmy.world

Elon Musk's quest to wirelessly connect human brains with machines has run into a seemingly impossible obstacle, experts say. The company is now asking the public for help finding a solution.

Musk's startup Neuralink, which is in the early stages of testing in human subjects, is pitched as a brain implant that will let people control computers and other devices using their thoughts. Some of Musk's predictions for the technology include letting paralyzed people "walk again and use their arms normally."

Turning brain signals into computer inputs means transmitting a lot of data very quickly. A problem for Neuralink is that the implant generates about 200 times more brain data per second than it can currently wirelessly transmit. Now, the company is seeking a new algorithm that can transmit this data in a smaller package — a process called compression — through a public challenge.

As a barebones web page announcing the Neuralink Compression Challenge posted on Thursday explains, "[greater than] 200x compression is needed." The winning solution must also run in real time, and at low power.

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a very emphatic answer (lemmy.blahaj.zone)

"Trump... has grossly distorted... standard practices by mischaracterizing them as a plan to kill him, his family, and U.S. Secret Service agents," the filing says. "Those deceptive and inflammatory assertions irresponsibly put a target on the backs of the FBI agents involved in this case, as Trump well knows."

The special counsel walks through in comprehensive detail the steps they took to mitigate any risk of escalation in the search of Mar-a-Lago in Aug. 2022 – ensuring he and his family were out of state and even contacting his lawyer before they began the search of the property.

submitted 4 hours ago by MicroWave@lemmy.world to c/world@lemmy.world

Italian media has said that the pope used a highly derogatory slur against LGBTQ+ people at a bishops conference. The remark may sour attempts by the pope to make the church more welcoming.

Pope Francis allegedly used a highly offensive term to refer to LGBTQ+ people during a closed-door meeting with Italian bishops, Italian media reported on Tuesday.

The major Italian daily newspapers La Repubblica and Corriere della Sera both cited anonymous sources as saying that the pope had made the remark while reiterating his position against gay people becoming priests.

The 87-year-old pontiff was reported as saying that the Catholic seminaries were already too full of "frociaggine" — a highly derogatory term in Italian.


It's called soliciting bribes. And really really damaging to have our government run in this kind of transactional impact.

Nappin’ (lemm.ee)
submitted 4 minutes ago by HonkTonkWoman@lemm.ee to c/aww@lemmy.world

Luke, a golden doodle, finally caught some shut eye after the assholes down the street quit with the fireworks.

Happy Memorial Day!

submitted 52 minutes ago by Wilshire@lemmy.world to c/news@lemmy.world
submitted 1 hour ago* (last edited 1 hour ago) by Blxter@lemmy.zip to c/piracy@lemmy.dbzer0.com

I have been using this config for qBittorrent for awhile and been working for the most part. Sometimes it gets "connection status: Firewalled" I would fix this by going to settings -> connection and click the "Random" button a couple times and save and then it would work again. This seems to not work anymore. Is there a better fix for this? Back before I used docker I don't remember ever having to do this. I have never done any kind of manual port forwarding my current VPN provider does not do that at the price I have it for right now. Let me know if you need more information about my setup or something


Current Config file (minus the keys and stuff)

    image: qmcgaw/gluetun:latest
      - NET_ADMIN
      - VPN_SERVICE_PROVIDER=windscribe
      - VPN_TYPE=wireguard
      - 8080:8080
      - 6881:6881
      - 6881:6881/udp
    restart: always
    container_name: qbittorrent
    image: lscr.io/linuxserver/qbittorrent:latest
    network_mode: "service:gluetun"
      - PUID=1000
      - PGID=1000
      - TZ=Etc/UTC
      - WEBUI_PORT=8080
      - /home/blxter/server/qbittorrent/config:/config
      - /home/blxter/raid/media/torrents:/torrents
    restart: unless-stopped
        condition: service_healthy
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