Windows sucks - alternatives?

Discussion in 'Linux Compatibility and Software' started by This is the name, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. Starlight5

    Starlight5 So what if I'm crazy? The best people are.

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    Can a Linux machine be used as a Miracast receiver for Windows 10 machine projecting a second display, like Windows Connect feature?

    What Android emulators for Linux I should consider? Need something low-latency and smooth, without Google or other bloatware services shoved down my throat, for TouchOSC alone.
     
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    Try this from Git https://github.com/albfan/miraclecast
    I didn't try it because at the moment I don't have a miracast compatible lappie with me. I will try it and get back to you if this works on non miracast devs.
     
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    Starlight5 So what if I'm crazy? The best people are.

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    @Vasudev I googled Miraclecast for Miracast and Anbox for Android emulation right away, but I would prefer to learn about reputable members experience with that and similar software, before diving in myself.

    The main reason I consider switching to Linux is that it allows higher than actual display resolution without any hardware tricks like HDMI dummy protruding out of the device annoyingly. But I need 3 things from Linux - already mentioned Miracast and Android emulation, and third - fingerprint login to device with full disk encryption without the need to use passwords. If one of these requirements is not met - then I have zero incentive to switch.
     
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    Yeah I haven't tried miracle cast and I'm clueless for biometric authentication and FDE based things on Linux. Usually, you can encrypt the whole disk whilst installing Linux/Ubuntu.
     
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    The newer windows is almost as good as Win 7 Pro with many added features! Should give it a trial.
     
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