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A petition to free Cycas CAD

There was this # software that always captured my attention but I haven't tried though. And although the website seems still updated the last version available is from the far 2008.

From the screenshot it seems build natively for Linux with the X11 libraries, it would be nice asking to owners if they are willing to open code. They could be also crowdfund the code as did by Blender.

Do you believe it is worth making an attempt with an online petition?

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Nothing move since..... 2006 : :(! But ought be interresting, yes:)!
It is very depressing how it is difficult reaching out the Linux community with the Federation/Fediverse... 😟


Laptop for 1000 Euro

Hi Guys,

I am looking for a decent laptop, to buy in Europe (Italy), that plays nicely with Linux, any brands; gpu: Intel or AMD. Thanks!

#linux #laptop #debian #ubuntu #gnu #opensource

Daniel reshared this.

Gah, too bad. But thanks for trying!
I know, it is a shame... :(


Personal Blog...

Hi Guys,

I would like to open a blog speaking about my personal misadventure with my Computer...

I would like to use a platform which is open, free and gratis... I found that Frama Site has already all these feature but I would like to ask if you know also other services like that one.

Thanks in advance!

#gnu #linux #floss #foss #linuxdesktop #blogging #blog #computer #Informatics #lesshashtagsmakesyourlifeeasier
It says:

Publish to the fediverse

Reach outside your own site with federation via ActivityPub. WriteFreely lets anyone on Mastodon, Pleroma, or any ActivityPub-enabled service follow your blog, bookmark your posts, and share them with their followers. See how it works.

Not sure how it works though, but there is a video...
@Daniel looks like it works like RSS - one can subscribe to WF blogs so their postings will appear in the feed and can be bookmarked, reshared and discussed with other contacts - but again no interactivity with the author.

Although I suppose if the author wants it they can subscribe to their own blog and then reshare postings from it :)


Gnu question of the day

The #gnuquestionoftheday is:

Why do we have a tons of non-linear editing systems available on #Gnu & #Linux and just a bunch of image editing applications?

The count:

1. #Openshot
2. #Shotcut
3. #Flowblade
4. #Kdenlive
5. #Pitivi
6. #Kino

And just:

1. #Gimp
2. #Krita
3. #MtPaint ... 😅

Is it easier create a nle rather than an image manipulation software?

As a matter of fact we have also more raw image processors:

1. #ufraw
2. #rawtherapee
3. #lightzone
4. #Darktable

and if we add also photo organizers at the same list:

5. #Shotweel
6. #Fotoxx
7. #Digikam
8. #Hugin
9. #Shotwell

That is pretty weird isn't it? 😁

#foss #floss #freesoftware #photo #video #videoediting #photomanipulation

p.s. better the #linuxquestionoftheday? 🤔

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Pinta I think is not anymore in developing and Java software aren't never considered for definition... And about Hugin, I have been a little bit elastic...


Distro personal crisys (an open letter to myself... )

@Debacle Honestly I haven't understood yet the difference between the two but I think they work almost the same... 😅

Thanks for sharing that video, it was very interesting.


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


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


Gimp 2.10.10 available for macOS

Hi folks,

for the ones who have an Apple Computer, I don't have it but I use one at my job, the brand new Gimp 2.10.10 is available for #macOS as well!

#gimp #gnu #freesoftware #floss #foss #libregraphic


The pointlessness of the FSF endorsed distros based on Ubuntu...

Carrying water for software owners is a compromise. Debian hosting non free software is a waste of resources that should go to making better free software. Allowing someone to set up a tent to install non free software outside of a FSF event, as long as the person dresses up as a devil, is not such a compromise, it's just another way of telling people that non free software gives an evil third party control of your computer. I think that Debian did a better job of shielding users from non free software than Ubuntu did, but they can do better still by dropping it all on the floor.
Debian hosting non free software is a waste of resources that should go to making better free software. Allowing someone to set up a tent to install non free software outside of a FSF event, as long as the person dresses up as a devil, is not such a compromise
#specialpleading #splittinghairs

of course it is a compromise. it is just an acceptable compromise. but it is a compromise. if it werent, then “as long as the person dresses up as a devil” would be irrelevant. the “deal” and the “compromise” are practically the same thing. “if you dress like this and stay out of the room, you can be part of our event whereas you werent before.” you might as well say that as long as you put a big warning on cigarettes, it isnt a compromise to allow them to be sold instead of banned. (im not against the move from the fsf, but its a very silly argument that it isnt a compromise.)


The pleasure of using Mozilla Thunderbird again

I'm doing all my mail from one PC, so I don't have this problem. Perhaps that the TBsync or Thundersync add-on can make life easier for you.
Let me check thouse out! Thanks for the insight!


Alternative available for Cryptkeeper

Hi guys,

since the moment that Cryptkeeper is not available on Debian anymore, do you know any alternative to manage encrypted files and folders through a GUI?

Thanks in advance 🍺
I found Sirikali and Zulumount so far...


Disable soundcard in Wine

Hi guys,

any idea on how to disable the sound card when run wine?


Dica, Friendica app for Android

@DiCa Support

Hi guys your app is very cool, however it is not still able to show my personal stream, I mean saved tags and friends.

I am not really interested to read public or network posts, I am interested only in my stream so currently I am using your app only to create posts or to reply.

Is it possible display in Dica your personal stream or not?