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Motile 14" Performance Laptop Ryzen 3: Debianized!

🎊 🎊 I finally # this latop even though as dual-boot... 🎊 🎊

The difference of responsiveness between # vs # is embarrassing for the latter... Recently I am using W10 at work after 4 years of macOS (👎) and I found it so unfriendly that is incredible that actually M$ is paying the people that created it... 😱

I mean at least at # the ones that are actually paying to work on it are very few... 😜

Anyway I am so tired of anything else that is not # that I am thinking to throw on the garbage also #.

POP!_os is a convoluted OS that try to fix the mess-up of # against #, the result is unfortunately inconsistent, and this leads just to a one and only conclusion... You had better to use directly #.

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I always thought of Gnome as independent of Canonical and Ubuntu. I agree that Mate is not any lighter weight, but wasn't clear what you did or didn't like. On my chromebooks I run Gallium OS and XFCE there really shines. It is based on Ubuntu as well though so YMMV
I don't like it, I consider XFCE a more reliable and consistent desktop experience.


Desktop search for XFCE4

Dear # users,

Do you any #, # or # (like # that fits well with XFCE4 and #?

It should be able to read the content of the documents, mainly ODF, PDF and DOC/DOCX.


# # # # # # #

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Catfish is good but it does not search the content of pdfs.


Pro Audio Equipment for Linux

Hi There,

my brother because, the coronavirus, needs to give his lectures in video

I suggest to him to buy some professional equipment, there a tons of Linux podcasters that maybe can suggest me hardware equipment and software.

Regarding the software I thoughts he might use #, not sure the application or the server. He needs also to record his classes and I am not sure if Discord already does it or if he needs also # installed.

We are a # based family I would need hardware recommendations that works 100% out of the box on Debian, sometimes hardware that target # work fine also in Debian, but better being sure.

He need to speaks with the students and to share the desktop and to record everything, if you think there is a better software solution please let me know.

In the meantime thanks in advance for your support!

# # # # # # # # #

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@">Anadam :-D, thanks for those information, meanwhile I took a look at the equipment used by @DasGeek and it is pretty expensive... 😱
Yeah, one doesn't need brand new gear nor needs to spend a bundle.


Building a Digital Porftolio with Inkscape - Part One

Building a Digital Porftolio with Inkscape - Part One

First article focused on Inkscape, this will be a mini series split in three parts!

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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... 😟


Playing around with EndeavourOS


I have been following # from episode 70. I am not a supporter but it is one of the podcast I listen weekly. And I have noticed, as many other similar podcast, that for them the deb based distro end with *buntu. And even if they did, on episode 72, an interview with Chris Lamb of # their approach hasn't change very much, and without Rocco probably has got even worst.

Now dear friends let me tell you an obviously that without Debian probably Ubuntu would never exist and let me also say that once you try Debian you never come back to Ubuntu. But the way you treat Debian and related project like # clearly show that you haven't done well your homework and for that still continue to speak just of *buntus.

I suggest you to try Debian in depth to understand well the project wholly not only on the technological part. I mean the approximations and commonplaces I heard constantly about the Debian project are quite unjustifiable.

Let me finish pointing out that your main sponsor uses Debian for its infrastructure...


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Not trying to diminish Debian at all, but I work for System76 and we use Ubuntu as the base for Pop!_OS. Ubuntu has packaged drivers for devices like NVIDIA cards that are not easy, especially for the average user, to install.
I love what the Debian project stands for, but it cannot always keep up with the demands of modern computers/users


Librem Mail

The latest version of # (1.1.0) from # got a tremendous enhancement!

Better UI, better settings, modern look! Started as a simple fork of # now it is one of the best # # Client available for #.

Warmly recommended if you are looking for a # app for your mobile, I installed it from #.

# #

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Virtual Distro Hopping

Give a try to Sabayon, Calculate or Gentoo before settling with Debian. You may get surprised.
I am not even sure if Sabayon is still active as project, however I don't see the point to use Gentoo on a Virtual Machine with limited resources...
Would have liked to read about your experiences with Obarun. It is arch based and I used it only on bare metal. Install is pretty simple.


SVG support in GIMP

Dear @GIMP

I am not sure if this is the most appropriate space but I have a question.

#SVG support in #GIMP would be a really nice feature in terms of vector clipping mask and vector shapes on Canvas rather than with Gfig. I was wondering if hasn't been included for technical reason, or because considered useless, or something else...

Just curiosity...


#gimp #floss #foss #opensource
Well, GIMP is a bitmap drawing program (raster), designed to handle arrays of pixels, while SVG is a vector format, a set of drawing primitives. Those are much different ways of drawing. If you want to edit SVG you really want to look at a vector drawing program like Inkscape instead.
Why vector layers would be useful in GIMP it is explained here.

Since the moment SVG is an open standard I just though that is natural implementing that on GIMP, however I am totally fine any other solution that can achieve the same result.


RMS did not fail!

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do you mean confrontation or discussion?
Good question... Maybe both... Sometimes is hard finding the right words...


Alias in Fish Shell

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No one is fishing? 😥


How do I get which application is open for screens rather than for desktop?

Hi folks,

I am trying to figure out how to get which applications are open on a specific screen on a multi-monitor configuration on #Linux.

For example utility like #wmctrl ignores the condition of the two monitors and considers the desktop area just as larger (1920*2)*1080px.


#opensource #gnu #debian #ubuntu #xfce4 #linuxdesktop
Just a wild guess, would pstree show you an entry of screen and the applications listed beneath it?
I have to test it out... but thanks anyway...


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... :(


The hidden issues of Devuan

Hi there,

I am using Devuan Testing as daily driver on a Virtual Machine every day as main desktop for almost everything and I am a bit concerned about something that might become a real issue.

For its entire cycle and even when Debian Buster was released at every update I have been having this output:

The following packages have been kept back:
  elogind libelogind0 libpam-elogind

These three packages that are fundamentals for Devuan haven't received an updated for at least one year, this is not really the best practice to make an operative system safe. This three packages are a vulnerability and make Devuan a distro unsafe to use on any scenario.

I hope they are doing to make something to improve the security of Devuan keeping these three packages updated and safes.

#devuan #debian #linux #gnu #initfree #freesoftware #opensource



Hi folks,

I am preparing a new article about tracking because another article I found the previous weak, however I don't find any official documentation about the search settings and use of #Tracker on #Gnome3.

I am speaking about this:

Is anyone of you able to land me to any official documentation?

Thanks in advance!

#gnu #Linux #floss #foss #opensource #ubuntu #system76


Misadventure in GUIX #2

Thank you very much for mentoring me, actually I was unable to find or create the configuration system file.

So until I don't understand how where it is or how to create it, I'll be likely unable to achieve anything.

Just another question but if gdm is not installed but just "linked" to my profile how can I remove it? Manually?

Thanks... 🍺
If you used the graphical installer, the system declaration file is probably /mnt/etc/config.scm.

I'm not sure to understand your question, however. "installed" really means "associated to your profile" so GDM cannot be "associated" but not "installed".


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