A shutout to users of Firefox on linux

Firefox was kind CPU heavy consuming .

About 50%-60% when watching a video on youtube/twitch .

Tried this :

Open about:config
in a new tab (and okay any warnings)

  1. Search for gfx.webrender.all
  2. Set the value to True
    to enable WebRender

CPU dropped around 20%-30% when watching videos.

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My first attempt at giving back to the community…

hello all, recently I had a problem getting my GPU to work with blender but I was finally able to sit down and make sure that it would all work as intended. I couldn't find a video on how to do this so I made one to hopefully help everyone out with this. (if you have suggestions pls let me know, i am new to the whole youtube thing)

Enjoy: https://youtu.be/48zzP5h9S5o

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Why is there no Linux district for printers, given how horrible they are?

The entire printer industry is filled with anti-consumer scams like:

  • If one color of ink is out, you gotta replace them all.

  • If an ink cartridge is mostly empty but still has like 20% left it’ll be considered empty and need replacement.

  • If your ink is out, scanning and other functions are disabled.

Just to make a few. These are all software controlled limitations, not actual limitations with how printers should function.

Why has nobody had the idea to put their own software into their printer so bypass these scams? It would be amazing to be able to install some Linux-based “PrinterOS” or something to take back control of your printer. Why is this not a thing?

I’ve seen people put Linux on fridges and other devices as a joke, why not do that with something useful?

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Everyday advantages of Linux over Windows?

I've been looking about the advantages of switching from windows 10 to linux, and I found that most sources talk about the same topics: More secure More options Open source More configurable

I'm still new to this field, and was wondering if there is a noticeable everyday better experience when using Linux. I mainly use my computer for 3d design on blender, programming on python, a bit of unity and internet and stuff.

Would I see some improvements on my experience? Also, any downsides?

Thanks for taking time to answer, and sorry if it is an stupid question to ask.

Edit: Thanks for the responses in such a short time I'll probably try it out soon!

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Do you think Linux desktop could break past 5-7% over the next few years?

Many great advancements and achievements have been hitting Linux desktop. From Proton working with almost all games and it's growing even more, to some popular tech people *coughs* Linus Sebastian *coughs* using it and talking about it more. Along with a bunch of other smaller but just as nice things like less buggy / more user friendly DEs and packages, and more GUI friendly application (because we can't force people to use terminal, whether it's easier for us or not, does not mean we can force it on them).

Edit:

I can see the mass judgement is "no, because lack of support for applications, games, etc, lack of OEMs selling it as the default, and because it doesn't have good management support like Windows that corps love and need. All very good points, I wish we could get some big growth but I sadly do have to agree with you guys.

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