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  1. /* Unofficial /g/ Sticky ver. 1.2.2 *
  2. * Written and collaborated with the help of #/g/technology @ irc.rizon.net *
  3. * As a general rule, this entire guide should be taken with a grain of salt. *
  4. * Conduct your own research and do what you think works best. *
  5. *Permanent pastebin link: http://tinyurl.com/TheGSticky */
  6.  
  7. Generally Helpful Links
  8. - https://wiki.archlinux.org/ /* Extensive Linux Wiki*/
  9. - http://books.gentoomen.org/ /* 30 Gigabutts large Tech Library. Has Viruses, download at your own risk. */
  10. - http://docs.python.org/3/tutorial/introduction.html /* Python's own documentation on the language */
  11. - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/194812/list-of-freely-available-programming-books/392926# /* Comprehensive list of programming books */
  12. - http://git-scm.com/ /* best version control system, you'll be using it if you want a job or a good way to manage code */
  13. - https://ninite.com/ /* auto-download lots of good Windows software, removes junk that comes with the packages */
  14. - http://www.fsf.org/ /* Free Software Foundation's Official Website */
  15. - http://gwiki.xach.org/index.php/Main_Page /* /g/'s unofficial Wiki */
  16. - http://news.ycombinator.com/ /* Technology News Feed */
  17.  
  18. Operating Systems
  19. - http://www.linux.org/tutorial/view/beginners-level-course /* GNU/Linux */
  20. /* Linux List ordered in levels of difficulty. */
  21. ---http://tldp.org/ /* Linux Documentation Project */
  22. -- http://ubuntu.com/ /* For beginners & lazy people, just werks; package manager: apt/dpkg */
  23. -- http://debian.org/ /* Lightweight and extremely stable, however is often out-of-date; package manager: apt/dpkg */
  24. -- http://fedoraproject.org/ /* Bleeding Edge, non-rolling distribution; package manager: yum */
  25. -- http://www.archlinux.org/ /* Binary-based, custom tailored (but difficult) distribution; package manager: pacman */
  26. -- http://www.gentoo.org/ /* Source-based, custom tailored (but difficult) distribution; package manager: emerge */
  27. - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home /* Windows */
  28. - http://www.bsd.org/ /* BSD; popular derivatives: Open, Free, or Net */
  29.  
  30. Communication
  31. - IRC
  32. -- Tutorials
  33. --- http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/new2irc.html
  34. --- http://rizon.net/info
  35. -- Channels
  36. --- #/g/technology @ irc.rizon.net /* general tech channel, with some occasional off topic. */
  37. --- #/g/sicp @ irc.rizon.net /* hardcore technology */
  38. --- #technology @ irc.freenode.net
  39. -- Clients
  40. ---- Hexchat /* Windows + Linux, (Free & Libre fork of X-Chat on Windows)*/
  41. ---- irssi /* Linux/Unix Terminal Client(maybe cygwin but go pee if you use cygwin) */
  42. ---- weechat /* Linux/Unix Terminal Client*/
  43. ---- Limechat /* Windows & OS X */
  44.  
  45. BitTorrent
  46. - Clients
  47. -- Transmission /* GNU/Linux + OS X Graphical & CLI Client, minimalistic, doesn't support RSS */
  48. -- rTorrent /* GNU/Linux; terminal; for servers and l33t people */
  49. -- Deluge /* Runs on toaster; Graphical */
  50. -- http://www.qbittorrent.org/ /* Cross-platform; Graphical */
  51. -- avoid uTorrent
  52. - Trackers
  53. -- http://tracker.installgentoo.com/ /* /g/'s torrent tracker; invite-only */
  54. -- http://nyaa.eu/ /* Anime/Manga stuff; public */
  55. -- http://bakabt.me/ /* Anime; semi-private, must search through external search engine (use Startpage) */
  56. -- http://animebyt.es/ /* Anime/Manga stuff; registration needed */
  57. -- http://audionews.org/ /* Music Production-centric tracker; invite-only */
  58. -- http://baconbits.org/ /* Mixed; invite-only */
  59. -- http://passthepopcorn.me/ /* Movies; invite-only */
  60. -- http://broadcasthe.net/ /* TV; invite-only */
  61. -- http://what.cd/ /* Music; get an invite through IRC */
  62. Search Engines
  63. - http://duckduckgo.com/ /* use the !bang syntax, is widely regarded as a great privacy-oriented search engine*/
  64. - http://startpage.com/ /* Google without the botnet */
  65. - http://blekko.com/ /* similar to DDG, with a /slash syntax */
  66.  
  67. Tech Support
  68. - http://stackoverflow.com/ /* Programming Help */
  69. - http://wiki.archlinux.org/  /* General Linux Help. Much of the information here is viable for most distributions, Apply the information to your distro. */
  70. - http://stackexchange.com/ /* Dedicated Question/Answer Network of websites, Superuser is the main one for tech stuff */
  71.  
  72. Programming languages
  73. - http://mitpress.mit.edu/sicp/full-text/book/book.html /* SICP; Read it */
  74. - http://docs.python.org /* Python; Easy to use; Shitton of libraries */
  75. - http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/ /* Ruby; Python's newer "cousin,"  very common in web development */
  76. - http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/index.html /* Java; runs on everything, important in application and web development */
  77. - http://www.haskell.org/ /* Haskell; purely functional, hipster language */
  78. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C_%28programming_language%29 /* C/C++; Two of the most widely used programming languages created and the basis of much of modern computing */
  79. - http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/ /* Microsoft Documentation for developing with/on their products. */
  80. - http://searchcode.com/ /* Extensive searchable code database */
  81.  
  82. General Software
  83. - Web Browsers
  84. -- Firefox (Nightly or Aurora, but better Nightly) /* /g/'s recommended browser. Nightly is Pre-Alpha Software. Expect bugs and don't complain. */
  85. -- Chromium /* Open-source counterpart of Google Chrome. Less "botnet", use at your own discretion. */
  86. -- Tor Browser /* https://www.torproject.org/  Browse the internet while being almost fully anonymous */
  87.  
  88. - Music Players
  89. -- mpd + ncmpcpp combo /* Linux/Unix; The Music Player commonly featured in Desktop Threads */
  90. -- foobar2000 /* Windows; gr8 */
  91. -- Avoid iTunes, especially if torrenting. It will ruin your folder structure, preventing you from seeding.
  92. -- Go for a player that can scan and auto-import music from folders
  93.  
  94. - Text Editors
  95. -- notepad++ /* Windows; graphical, for newbies */
  96. -- vim /* GNU/Linux + Unix; textual; modal, steep learning curve, however testimonials suggest a great increase in workflow. */
  97. -- emacs /* GNU/Linux + Unix; textual; */
  98. -- Geany /* Cross-platform, intuitive Text Editor/IDE Combination */
  99.  
  100. - Misc (YMMV)
  101. /* Despite what /g/ and tripfags may tell you, you DO NEED AN ANTIVIRUS. There is no safe way of browsing the internet. "le common le sense 20le13 le and MSE" does not count. Don't be retarded.*
  102. *Do not believe that you can't get viruses with Linux. It CAN happen. Look out for Rootkits especially.
  103. */g/ generally recommends not giving your data to third parties unless you're sure it's safe*/
  104. -- CCleaner /* Short for "Crap Cleaner." Cleans up temp files, and a bunch of other neat things. */
  105. -- Malwarebytes /* Free for personal use;  Malware scanner/remover for Windows */
  106. -- NOD32 /* Paid; antivirus */
  107. -- Kaspersky /* Paid; antivirus/malware. Some do not trust it. Use at your own discretion. */
  108. -- ClamAV /* A free & libre Antivirus for Linux. Can be used from a flashdrive to clean up that trojan your Uncle got after watching "hot.12.y/o.fucking.and.sucking.mp4.exe" */
  109. -- Evernote, Dropbox, Spideroak /* all that syncing stuff you might want (Dropbox can decrypt your files, but will only decrypt if the authorities force it) */
  110. -- https://prism-break.org/ /* PRISM-Defying Program List */
  111. PC Building (i.e., the right way to go)
  112. - http://pcpartpicker.com/ /* Computer Component Aggregator and Comparison Tool dedicated to picking out compatible Computer Components, allowing one to seamlessly create a desktop. */
  113. - http://www.logicalincrements.com/ /* Computer part list in price-organized tiers. */
  114. - http://www.newegg.com/ /* Website specializing in Electronic Component Distribution */
  115. - http://www.amazon.com/ /* General E-Commerce (duh) */
  116.  
  117.  
  118. Laptop Guide
  119. - Thinkpads /* /g/'s official laptop, well-built, good GNU/Linux support. Older versions are often found for cheap on Ebay */
  120. - Chromebooks /* cheap, light, but you MUST install a better GNU/Linux distro */
  121. - Might want to avoid consumer-grade and gamer oriented laptops unless you don't have/have too much money or you know what you're doing
  122.  
  123. Mobile Devices Guide /* Frequently outdated, information is often voided.*/
  124. - Google Nexus, HTC One, and Samsung Galaxy S lines for Android /* Generally the best for geeks */
  125. - Windows Phone /* Highly integrated with other Windows applications, sleek interface/apps, no freedoms */
  126. - iOS devices /* if you like vidya and apps but don't like freedoms */
  127. - Others (like Ubuntu or Firefox OS) /* if you care about some of your freedoms */
  128. - Sansa Clip+ /* /g/'s official media player when not using a phone. Requires a Micro-SD card for storage. Install the Rockbox fimware. */
  129.  
  130. Cryptocurrency
  131. - http://bitcoin.org/en/ /* Bitcoin's Main Website */
  132. - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Main_Page /* Bitcoin Wiki */
  133. - http://mtgox.com/ /* World's Largest Bitcoin Exchange */
  134.  
  135. Peripherals
  136. - Keyboards
  137. -- http://www.overclock.net/t/491752/mechanical-keyboard-guide /* Introduction to mechanical keyboards */
  138. -- Insert Gaming Keyboards Here
  139. - Mice
  140. - Audio Equipment
  141. - http://www.head-fi.org/ /* Audio-dedicated Forum. Great audio advice, however it is a public forum. Use at your own discretion */
  142. http://www.head-fi.org/a/headphone-buying-guide /* Good introduction to wearable audio, but written by only one guy so use the reviews at your discretion */
  143. - Generally avoid Bose, Skullcandy, Monster, Beats, Soul, Apple earpods, etc. (like the guide says) like the plague */
  144. -http://pastebin.com/JTV1tk70 /* Headphone Price Guide */
  145. - http://installgentoo.wikia.com/wiki/Headphones /* /g/'s old(ish) audio guide but still very worthwhile */
  146. - https://i.minus.com/i69J313ha92Ti.png /* What you should know about buying speakers */
  147. -https://i.minus.com/iURluIQCF7xHy.jpg /* More speakers, practical guide. */
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