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Comment: Re:Why Choose? Run linux on a mac (Score 1) 385

by X10 (#49287921) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Laptop To Support Physics Research?

Ubuntu does have issues supporting GPUs on laptops. I can't get the geforce GPU of my Dell XPS 13 to work because of the power off option it has, Ubuntu doesn't have the proper drivers to support the gpu by default. You can install additional software for that, but then you have to start your software with a special command to use the GPU, which will then keep running, using a lot of power.

Comment: Parental content control? Really? (Score 1) 260

by X10 (#49110313) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Parental Content Control For Free OSs?

If "parental content control" means your kids do not learn about sex, I'm opposed to it. In countries where people are ridiculously puritan (i.e., the US) the number of teen pregnancies is 20 times higher than in countries where people are relaxed about sex and nudity (i.e., the Netherlands). I have always supervised my kids, online and offline, but never installed "parental content control".

He keeps differentiating, flying off on a tangent.