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> Is Linux Community Really Dead In Malaysia Nowaday, Wow.. can't find a decent one

irumbumoideen
post Sep 4 2018, 01:07 PM

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QUOTE(Arbitrary_Fox @ Sep 2 2018, 05:05 PM)
I'm on Ubuntu 16.04 and have been using this OS for general use since it's less taxing on my old laptop (and a paid program I use is free here).

Is it worth it to update to 18.04 right now?
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If things work for you then don't upgrade. 16.04 is LTS - you'll get updates for another 3 years. Make sure you update regularly.

This post has been edited by irumbumoideen: Sep 4 2018, 01:12 PM
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post Sep 10 2018, 01:29 AM

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QUOTE(irumbumoideen @ Aug 24 2018, 04:30 PM)
Openrc does the job as well as systemd (even supported unit files before systemd did). I'd reserve comments on systemd for now.

The only problem i have with desktop bsd is that I can't watch netflix or run electron-based applications on it. I wrote this : 8 Months with TrueOS. If you have a thinkpad and you don't mind 4 hours of battery life, TrueOS Desktop is great.

My little startup's infra structure runs on FreeBSD 11 and yes, it is indeed straightforward with zero fiddling. I used to run linux servers before, and I seriously feel like I am doing less work with FreeBSD machines.
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I have use thinkpad but what really putting me off about Linux is its fingerprint scanner support.

In windows I could just 'accidentally' swiped a bit on the scanner and it recognized flawlessly.
With Linux however, it takes extreme surgical precision to even make it work, like once. NASA or something could have hired me if I can make the scanner work 3 times in row.

If BSD can play nice with FP scanner I would really have reason to switch away from Linux.
irumbumoideen
post Sep 11 2018, 06:38 PM

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QUOTE(failed.hashcheck @ Sep 10 2018, 02:29 AM)
I have use thinkpad but what really putting me off about Linux is its fingerprint scanner support.

In windows I could just 'accidentally' swiped a bit on the scanner and it recognized flawlessly.
With Linux however, it takes extreme surgical precision to even make it work, like once. NASA or something could have hired me if I can make the scanner work 3 times in row.

If BSD can play nice with FP scanner I would really have reason to switch away from Linux.
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Nah. It is probably about the same on BSD.
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post Oct 18 2018, 05:05 PM

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QUOTE(fat16 @ Sep 23 2017, 08:14 AM)
linux malaysia community  is literally dead
as death as linux.org.my
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More like most are struggling to stay afloat in current state of economy the last few years.

There are still groups. Strength in Linux community is in diversity.
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post Oct 19 2018, 06:39 PM

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post Oct 20 2018, 03:33 PM

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Does new government aka Pakatan Harapan support OSS? I did't heard anything yet.
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post Nov 16 2018, 06:13 PM

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Linux community is always here in Malaysia. I use Linux everyday, working with Linux terminals 8 hours a day.
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post Nov 21 2018, 04:35 PM

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QUOTE(ckuanglim @ Nov 16 2018, 06:13 PM)
Linux community is always here in Malaysia. I use Linux everyday, working with Linux terminals 8 hours a day.
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thumbup.gif Wow, its good to hear that you are. As for me, I've just starting using ubuntu 18.04 LTS, been using it less than a month for the average web surfing and office suite alternative.
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post Nov 22 2018, 09:07 AM

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I am using Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.6
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post Nov 22 2018, 07:38 PM

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i just instal LM19
Hao Ren
post Dec 7 2018, 09:38 PM

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It's great to see lot of informative and positive input here. We should stick together and have a coffee at mamak sometimes. Like what the kelantan people say "sek kita jangan pecah" 😁😁😁

Anyway, I just resigned my position as System Eng. Next week gonna be my last. Though the pay is quite high, but I think I'm just gonna move on my own now. Time is precious. That being said, I move on from Red Hat, I'm back using Arch Linux again. Anyone here using the same? If anyone interested working in opensource company, do pm. I can be a referral

Probably gonna have more space for blog entry after this. Man, it's been ages since last time I do live and put linux entry. I agree with the reply where student has less exposure. I'm planning to attack every single University out there, kick their butt and shout at their face "there's more than Windows out there!!"

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post Dec 11 2018, 10:06 PM

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That student thing hard to crack unless they got incentive (part of term/fyp project). This is coming from someone who used to be in the OSS kaki. (Fedora MY)

Would love a Linux or mech keyboard meetup myself, getting spoilt having access to Windows/Mac OS/Chrome OS these days and enjoying stupid things like installing Firefox on a ChromeOS device.

Still have an external SSD with Fedora Linux to go when the moods for it comes. Man, Linux gaming really progressed in the years.

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habuk
post Jan 1 2019, 06:01 PM

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Bump, hi ..I'm just curious about any Linux Malaysia forum or blog
Hao Ren
post Jan 3 2019, 05:03 PM

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QUOTE(seatux @ Dec 11 2018, 10:06 PM)
That student thing hard to crack unless they got incentive (part of term/fyp project). This is coming from someone who used to be in the OSS kaki. (Fedora MY)

Would love a Linux or mech keyboard meetup myself, getting spoilt having access to Windows/Mac OS/Chrome OS these days and enjoying stupid things like installing Firefox on a ChromeOS device.

Still have an external SSD with Fedora Linux to go when the moods for it comes. Man, Linux gaming really progressed in the years.
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I'm working on the paperwork right now. Just contacted several friends that working as prof in few IPTA around, currently trying to contact dean that used to be my lecturer and will see how much I can go with this. Along with that maybe I can introduce technology updates to their staff in IT department as well. Pray for me.

QUOTE(habuk @ Jan 1 2019, 06:01 PM)
Bump, hi ..I'm just curious about any Linux Malaysia forum or blog
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Kinda hard but you can follow OSDC, or add friends in your facebook circle, one that I can recommend is Harisfazillah Jamel is a must and you can start from there to build the circle. People don't really stick with forum nowadays.
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post Jan 10 2019, 11:52 AM

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Disclaimer, I've posted this at https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/4691774 too.

To answer your questions, no, the community is not dead. But instead diversified into different technology user group, I don't have the list around but you'll find them on meetup.com or Facebook easily.

Meetup are very regular, meetup is held every month for each group.
Just to name a few.
KL Ruby Brigade https://www.facebook.com/groups/klxrb
KL JS https://www.facebook.com/groups/kualalumpurjs
Python Malaysia https://www.facebook.com/groups/219490895250220
Golang Malaysia https://www.facebook.com/groups/mygolang
DevOps Malaysia https://www.facebook.com/groups/devopsmalaysia
Rust Lang Malaysia https://www.facebook.com/groups/1876280775927500
We also celebrate a few like Open Data Day.
Also there's a talk to revive BarCamp and GeekCamp.

Ruby and Python also been organising a local conference every year too
https://rubyconf.my
https://pycon.my

Organisation wise, there's a few that involves community engagement
Sinar Project for Civic Tech (https://sinarproject.org)
EngineersMY for community planning and learning (https://engineers.my), join the Slack channel if you want to learn more.
EngineersMY is also been archiving some of the meetup presentation
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdzMb91vB3qVYc-jW0FbhDw

A few of us also get together regularly and talk about things,
https://devkami.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMs8l2DQ7S6tiBDBSn_4isA

For security, HiTB (Hack in the Box) started in Malaysia but unfortunately they left Malaysia a few years back.
http://www.hitb.org/

Disclaimer, I'm one the person behind Golang Malaysia, EngineersMY and DevKami. Was previously active in Python Malaysia, Sinar Project and participated foss.my 09.

In short, the local tech scene is very active.

If anyone of you guys are interested in picking up hosting MYOSS meetup, we're glad to give you guidance.

TLDR, the closest you can find to a LUG is DevOps Meetup.

This post has been edited by klrk: Jan 10 2019, 11:55 AM
rickjiaren
post Jan 21 2019, 02:28 PM

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based on my opinion, lots of people find Windows OS smoother in their pc.
I tried installing ubuntu too, the 'more apps' function is very slow and it skips lots of frames in my pc.
Hao Ren
post Jan 22 2019, 09:11 AM

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QUOTE(klrk @ Jan 10 2019, 11:52 AM)
Disclaimer, I've posted this at https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/4691774 too.

To answer your questions, no, the community is not dead. But instead diversified into different technology user group, I don't have the list around but you'll find them on meetup.com or Facebook easily.

Meetup are very regular, meetup is held every month for each group.
Just to name a few.
KL Ruby Brigade https://www.facebook.com/groups/klxrb
KL JS https://www.facebook.com/groups/kualalumpurjs
Python Malaysia https://www.facebook.com/groups/219490895250220
Golang Malaysia https://www.facebook.com/groups/mygolang
DevOps Malaysia https://www.facebook.com/groups/devopsmalaysia
Rust Lang Malaysia https://www.facebook.com/groups/1876280775927500
We also celebrate a few like Open Data Day.
Also there's a talk to revive BarCamp and GeekCamp.

Ruby and Python also been organising a local conference every year too
https://rubyconf.my
https://pycon.my

Organisation wise, there's a few that involves community engagement
Sinar Project for Civic Tech (https://sinarproject.org)
EngineersMY for community planning and learning (https://engineers.my), join the Slack channel if you want to learn more.
EngineersMY is also been archiving some of the meetup presentation
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdzMb91vB3qVYc-jW0FbhDw

A few of us also get together regularly and talk about things,
https://devkami.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMs8l2DQ7S6tiBDBSn_4isA

For security, HiTB (Hack in the Box) started in Malaysia but unfortunately they left Malaysia a few years back.
http://www.hitb.org/

Disclaimer, I'm one the person behind Golang Malaysia, EngineersMY and DevKami. Was previously active in Python Malaysia, Sinar Project and participated foss.my 09.

In short, the local tech scene is very active.

If anyone of you guys are interested in picking up hosting MYOSS meetup, we're glad to give you guidance.

TLDR, the closest you can find to a LUG is DevOps Meetup.
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Thanks for the heads up bro. I overlooked it since rarely lepak at lowyat forum and look at new thread. I'll visit those links in a moment.

QUOTE(fxuserdupeno3 @ Jan 14 2019, 02:39 AM)
Where do you work?
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Just search for Abyres. Not sure if any more vacancy now, but you can try. I'm no longer working there, but it's a good place tbh.

QUOTE(rickjiaren @ Jan 21 2019, 02:28 PM)
based on my opinion, lots of people find Windows OS smoother in their pc.
I tried installing ubuntu too, the 'more apps'  function is very slow and it skips lots of frames in my pc.
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Ubuntu is just a tip of the iceberg. But that's where the fun begins.
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post Jan 23 2019, 10:27 AM

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Hi, are there still any more meetups being held in KL ?
linuxmalaysia
post Feb 6 2019, 08:06 AM

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Hi all,


We may not active in the Web but we are really active in Telegram. Most of us, are now more on ICT Security. Can start at OWASP Malaysia Telegram group

https://telegram.me/joinchat/Cbi6Nzx6zuP9b1i7hCh9nA


For discussion related to Open Source and Linux

https://t.me/sumberterbukamy


And for developers, and what most of us are doing. Join us at

https://t.me/developershub



We do have Ubuntu telegram Group

https://t.me/ubuntumalaysia


and a lot more. Some of the group, not really private but admin may not set it properly to be discovered. (Hence no links can be share)

Regards

Harisfazillah Jamel

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