Yeah, Miles still reminds me of the DOS days. It's interesting that the thing still exists today, but it has evolved beyond just providing a set of sound card drivers and some extra. From the website:
Today, Miles features a no-compromise toolset that integrates high-level sound authoring with 2D and 3D digital audio, featuring streaming, environmental reverb, multistage DSP filtering, and multichannel mixing, and highly-optimized audio decoders (MP3, Ogg and Bink Audio).
I can see those features bringing value to present-day game developers.
you just need to allow the portal2 binary to use execheap. Now obviously its not good that portal2 uses execheap, but SELinux is fine grained enough to allow for it.
So it's either one of these that is the solution...
a) Go to System Settings -> SELinux -> Exceptions tab -> Tick a checkbox next to "Portal 2".
b) Read complex technical documentation with no good examples and spend a full day crafting the proper configuration by manually editing various text files.
I wonder which one...
Interestingly enough, the whole NX feature of Windows is still today enabled by default only for system services and processes. I guess Microsoft has made this decision to provide maximum compatibility. But when you install Windows, it's a good measure to go flip it on for all processes in Advanced System Settings.
I personally have noticed that GoldSrc-based games and Rayman 2 crash under Windows if NX is enabled for them. I have not seen problems with any other software.
Nevermind what the distro or the desktop environment is (well, within reason). So long as you can help her, even on the end of a crackly phone line, it's fine.
When installing for any non-techie, Desktop Environment aside, show them how to find their browser and applications, show them how to find the file manager, and install Synapse so that they can search for pretty much anything (for bonus points, set the Synapse shortcut to something simple like Super+Space). Basically, give them their starting points, and show them how to search.
Whether you choose to move your mother/relative/neighbour to KDE, Xfce, GNOME 3 or even Unity if you like (or even Windows or Mac at that) it has no bearing. Once you have set them up and you have installed the applications and configured all shortcuts, it's you who needs to know the system.
I support my dad on his Mac (he's die-hard Mac which is why I haven't moved him to Linux) piloting him blind because I know the system inside out, I know if he clicks in one place, I can predict the set of dialogs he'll see. I use Manjaro Xfce for Linux because it's install-once and sufficiently light. When setting up for a non-technician, I customize shortcuts my way, show them the ropes in person and hand them a cheat sheet based on my setup choice. If they mail me or call me, I know how to pilot them back to safety.
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According to China's state news agency, the plane lost communication over Vietnam with control department in Ho Chi Minh City at 1:20 a.m. The radar signal also was lost."
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...in case you missed the first three words of the summary: "Theoretical physicists propose..."
I prefer to get my physics from physicists that actually exist, thanks.
Thanks for coming, now put on your helmet and get back on the short bus.
Just upgrade to Windows 8.1 and be done with it.
I would generally agree, as these force-Linux-to-relatives plans are always a bit cringeworthy. But in this case I have heard reports of the Windows 8.x GUI causing problems to ordinary folks too, so I would look into other platforms as well.
Just go with KDE. Of the big desktops, it runs the fastest and has best quality assurance. Also the UI resembles XP, which was one of your requirements.
So Debian with KDE or the Fedora KDE spin.
If she needs Flash, Google Chrome is pretty much the only option. If not, then Firefox is fine too.
If you have extra money, I would just go with a new Chromebook or a tablet.
In theory, (which is false in this case, I'm sure) we would do the best possible, cleanest refining we could, so as to cause the least amount of damage to the planet on the whole. That is, if we were looking beyond ourselves.
We aren't, and we won't.