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Gavin Lobo
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Ohh yeah, Valve is seriously winning the internet this year!

http://store.steampowered.com/universe/
Introducing the easiest way to bring your existing PC game library with you into the living room. Steam Link is a small streaming device designed to plug directly into your TV and home network and take advantage of the PC horsepower you already have. ALIENWARE STEAM MACHINE ...
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+Ivan Barker you shoudl check out the steam machines they are planning on selling, whole range of prices
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WAT!?!?! Batman: Arkham Knight is coming to SteamOS and Linux!  I'm so happy!!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/208650/
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Ohh man, this cannot come out soon enough. And it's going to be rated M!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpXUIh7rlWI
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That looks fantastic. The batmobile looks like it'll be super fun. 
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Hi everyone,

I'm looking to build a gaming computer soon, and I have pieced together pretty much everything that I want, except the motherboard. Do any of you have any recommendations on what motherboard is good with a core i7-4790K cpu and is very Linux friendly. I don't want to have any issues trying to boot into Linux because of some stupid bios issues or whatever. 

Ideally I'd like something less than $200 CAD, and has at least 8 USB ports on the back, ATX sized. I'd like to shy away from Asus, I've had problems when them in the past and I'd rather not have to deal with them again. I'm looking at MSI Gaming 5 at the moment. It says it supports SteamOS, so I'm assuming it's Linux friendly...Any thoughts on this?
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+Christopher Waid Mostly personal preference. Other than gaming and browsing, I usually use command line for everything else so I don't need a heavier desktop. I've been using Xfce (+Fedora) on my laptops for some time now, so I'm used to it. I've read about some people having issues with Unity/Compiz in some games, but I didn't like Unity so I didn't use it enough to test.
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I'm having trouble installing the Nvidia drivers from Nvidia's website. I wanted to use the .run file provided. I followed the steps given here:

https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_the_hard_way

What I did was:
1. added  "blacklist nouveau"  to the end of /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf

2. added "modeset.nouveau=0" to the end of  the Optinal Kernel Command Line parameters in the Yast Boot loader options.

3. Restarted  and shutdown X using "rcxdm stop".

When I tried to run the .run file, the installer still said Neauveau was still running and it would exit.

Any help on this would be appreciated.
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all you have to do using the .run file is uninstall nouveau via yast. reboot, press escape after grub boot into your system. this the way i get a terminal. login as root and install the .run script. this is the hard way i allways do to install the nvidia driver... hope it helps... forgot to say blacklist the nouveau via .conf first...
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It might seem like the GIF format is the best we'll ever see in terms of simple animations. It's a quite interesting format, but it doesn't come without its downsides: quite old LZW-based compression, a limited color palette, and no support for using old image data in new locations.
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My new toy! The monitor on the right is 26". Banana for scale.
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Most expensive stand possible. 
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How would I go about preventing MDM from starting on boot? I still want to be able to start it if I need to, but I don't want it to start automatically
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I finally found a way to do what I needed.

Had to edit the /etc/default/grub file, and change the line 

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"

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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text"
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Anyone have any opinions on mechanical keyboards? I'm looking for one to replace my Logitech G15 that I've had for many years.  I really liked the RGB keyboards, but I think they're a little expensive and the two that are available (cosair/razer) lose the RGB functionality on Linux since software they come with only works on windows.

So what I would like is something that looks good with some nice backlighting. I will mostly use it for programming/playing games. I heard Cherry Reds are good for gaming, but I'm not a professional gamer, so I wouldn't even notice the difference compared to what I'm using now. I don't use the G keys on my G15, so I don't need anything super fancy.

I heard the clicky keys can be annoying when playing on Ventrillo since people on the other end can hear the clicks.

So any suggestions on which one would be good for me?
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Is it possible in Gnome 3.14 to have a virtual desktop grid like in KDE/Unity/Cinnamon? I'm not the biggest fan of having the virtual desktops on the right side of the screen.

I'm talking about this thing:
https://www.kde.org/announcements/4.5/screenshots/plasma-desktopgrid.png
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I'll give that a try, but from the looks of it, it doesn't seem to have that nice view where you can see all the virtual desktops easily and drag windows from one to the other like in the other DEs.
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Are there any Ubuntu based distros available now or in the very near future that are using Gnome 3.14?
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Great! I look forward to trying it!
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  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
    Master of Science - Mathematical Modelling and Computational Science, 2009 - 2011
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
    Bachelor of Education, 2008 - 2009
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
    Bachelor of Science - Physics, Math, Computer Science, 2003 - 2008
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