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johnnyFive  ·  2895 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: On Robots and Misters

I'd heard of Kali (but forgotten). Right now I still game just a little too much to fully make the switch to Linux, and don't have a spare machine on which to put it. I keep hoping I'll be able to build a new desktop one day soon, but that seems unlikely absent a dramatic shift in my personal finances.

As for the show, I feel like I should've said more, but it's tough to talk about without spoiling the plot. The hacking bits felt right, even though I don't really have the technological chops to say more than that. And I agree they did the disconnect well, even if a tad predictably.

caelum19  ·  2894 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, I want to compare it to a certain film beginning with p but can't without spoiling it!

Gaming is why I don't switch to Linux aswell. Have you tried Virtual Box? Once you install Guest Additions, you get hardware accelerated UI and it's as responsive as native, and Vbox does a great job emulating separate hardware so everything should work right too. I have two monitors, normally with Ubuntu running on one and Windows 8.1 on the other, I can drag files between them and share the clipboard which is very nice.

johnnyFive  ·  2891 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Huh. That may actually make some sense on my laptop where I don't game as much. Do you know how Linux support for hybrid SSD/platter drives is these days?

caelum19  ·  2888 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've no idea about it, but I'd imagine it's fine since those are relatively common.

With Virtual Box, it shouldn't make any difference though.