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Debian freezing

So boring when Debian is stuck on the freezing cycle... 😩

#debian #linux #freesoftware #foss #floss #frozen
#debian #linux #freesoftware #foss #floss #frozen Debian Linux

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@Fernando Santagata During freeze even sid slows down significantly. You need to go for experimental for the extra kick.


Yep, that's true indeed... No remedies... 😩



Sorry to reshare this in English, however let me say who care about Gnome and the third parties and their stupid war to gain control over the end-users...

It is not a novelty the only theme that works with the GTK3 is Adwaita, for the Gnome people you must use their DE like they want and if you are in disagreed you are just an ignorant dumb; but it doesn't make sense why a DE want control the software you use so in depth, starting from systemd. And the third parties aren't different, who cares about your identity? Release your brand assets as GPL and you resolve all your issues... Want monetize your effort? Cool, put your application on android or ios, and keep off your mask.

Continues with this shit and you will kill free software definitely...

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Jackd is designed for extreme low latency under heavy load with a multitude of different streams from several applications. That sounds good for any purpose but on the other hand it also means, that audio is the main task for the machine, when jack hugs the soundcard. And that it demands every second of CPU power to make sure, audio buffers are processed in less then 10 Milliseconds if needed. So: the battery of laptops go down significantly faster if Jackd is running and the fans are howling if more than just modest processing is required.
That was the reason why Ubuntu ditched jack as a possible all purpose audio daemon back in 2007 or so...
Pulse never had that realtime ambition, it was designed to just deliver audiostreams for VOIP and videos in the browser where latencies of 100 ms are no big problem....

Interesting and enlightening comment @Hartmut Noack , thanks!

Fork it, trim it and maintain it.
@freemedia but there’s no real argument for ‘windows is better’

@freemedia what is implied with the 'refracta' details and distro link? I'm not being facetious, I'm honestly confused... it is very late though, and I need sleep, so please forgive me if I'm just being slow, haha


Devuan Testing with runit

For reason that I will not explain I use a lot Linux inside a virtual machine. I have been using for a long time the Raspberry PI Desktop because supposedly extremely light, but I got tired.

Hence I decided to install another Debian derivative and just because I am a huge fan of #systemd I installed #Devuan testing plus #runit as init system and let me say that, even if I also encrypted the virtual disk, the distro runs like a charm and it is somehow faster than Raspberry PI with systemd, the boot is faster and generally the DE is quite performing. I always thought that Xfce has been always superior than Lxde, so it was not a surprise that feelings I am having.

Also the use of Slim instead of Lightdm makes the distro faster after the login, as a matter of fact lightdm is another bottleneck. The sensation is the OS is more responsive even because runit, which just works as an init...

I'll keep you posted about Devuan and runit!

#linux #gnu #freesoftware #floss #foss #opensource #systemdfree
#systemd #Devuan #runit #linux #gnu #freesoftware #floss #foss #opensource #systemdfree floss foss freesoftware fsf gnu linux opensource runit runit systemdfree


System76 firmware update

Since my first (and unique) System76 laptop purchase I have never had a kind word for this company. I have been always complaining about their policy to support just Ubuntu... However it seems they did some steps toward to non Ubuntu or Pop_os users, in fact I was able to update the firmware just with a usb iso (pop_os!) in demo mode and everything worked totally fine as described in their documentation.

At least for one time System76 were been able to let me say something positive about you! 🍻

#linux #system76 #firmware #ubuntu #laptop #laptops
#linux #system76 #firmware #ubuntu #laptop #laptops firmware laptop linux

I have to repost it because who read this from Mastodon can't read my comment made from Diaspora...

The main issue is manufacturers want tight their os with their hardware. It happens the same with PureOS, it is a very close derivates of Debian but doesn't work exactly as Debian, it is designed to work with their hardware. Fine, it makes sense from the manufacturers perspective but not for a end-user point. The main difference between Purism and System76 is the former contributes back in upstream to Debian so everyone can take advantage of it, even System76.

Ubuntu from my point of view is a unbalanced distro that takes care more of perspective end users rather than power users, while Pop_os, that is an Ubuntu derivative, is awfully bonded with systemd. Please stay far away both from me.

I am likely prone to buy another System76 hardware if they would start selling those with RedoxOS as primary OS rather than whatever *buntu and derivatives.

By the way from my point of view those companies that sell Linux computers are making an HUGE error when
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I totally disagree. Probably more than 95% of sold computers are made to work on one OS, either Windows or MaOS in case of Apple. Linux being OpenSource can and have found compatibility with most hardware, but that's mostly because of it's open nature and don't forget... The Linux Foundation that works on the kernel is funded by those same companies like Microsoft, IBM, etc. Then it comes a company that somehow made it almost mainstream but still small, to be out their way and sell computers focused on providing Linux for the masses. They are small but dedicated, still managed to created their own OS to provide maximum compatibility with their own hardware. But somehow many feel entitled to ask for more? HP does not provide drivers for my HP laptop nor I have the ability to update the BIOS because I erased Windows. Guess who's gonna trouble shoot? hint, Not HP. The same with Apple. and yet you have the nerve to ask System76 or any other Linux selling provider for that matter to support more than they can handle or should business wise.
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Fine, so we have to separate all this matter in computers/laptops that are Linux friendly and the ones that are Ubuntu friendly, in this scenario I select the former ones... So it means that Ubuntu friendly != Linux friendly, this companies must be more clear to avoid confusion on their customers.

@Ismael J HP does provide drivers... some are just straight from hardware vendors, but others are are modified by HP specifically for their machines. And they tend to do this for all the recent and in-use variants of Windows OS. I think that's what we expect from vendors for Linux. How would you feel if HP only gave you drivers for Windows 8 32bit home-edition version that came pre-installed... you cannot get it to work at all with windows 10, Windows 8 Pro, or even older Windows 7 if you hate windows 8. This would be unacceptable, no?

Linux is not a bunch of different OSes (for the most part) it's just different distros, and just like Windows versions, usually the drivers only require minor changes and to be packaged a little differently (for, say, Debian and Fedora) - not totally rewritten or anything like that.

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GNU Guix 1.0 System Distribution & Transactional Package Manager Released

GNU Guix 1.0.0 released — 2019 — Blog — GNU Guix

This distro is so cool, I look forward to make it my main distro.
There are a tons of points that make this distro so thrilling but two are actually my favorites:
  • systemd free. GuixSD uses the Shepherd init system, formerly knwon as DMD (Daemon managing Daemons), it uses daemons to initialize and run services.
  • Nix package manager that allows different versions of a same applications, rolls back, sandboxes, applications per users.
It runs only Free Software so you need an hardware 100% compatible with FreeSoftware.

#linux #gnu #fsf #freesoftware #floss #foss #opensource #guix #nix #systemdfree
#linux #gnu #fsf #freesoftware #floss #foss #opensource #guix #nix #systemdfree floss foss freesoftware fsf gnu guix linux nix opensource systemdfree