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Good thing I'm not running this Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 upgrade over a 56K modem, wherever I would find such a thing :) #

 
I don't want to mess with my desktop... but am thinking of upgrading one of my servers to 20.04 this weekend. We'll see how it goes. :)
 
@Hyacinth it's in a VM so the first thing I do is a snapshot in case I need to rollback to pre-upgrade. I'm still too timid to try an OS upgrade on bare metal. At least with Mint you have snapshotting built in.
 
Ha! I have a 2400 one as well.
I didn't upgrade this time. I did a complete install, after all, I had a backup of my home folder on a separate drive.
That's when I found the error messages on re-install. Lost a bunch of photos, but 20.04 seems to work really well.

 

All the time...but since this is finally the Year of the Linux Desktop you never know if it's really targeted towards us and made to look like an EXE! ;) (Seriously though take malware seriously on any OS and any browser) # #
 
people are always "yeah there are viruses for linux too" and I'm all "I can't even manage the dependency hell for getting GIMP installed: no virus has a chance!"
 
@smellsofbikes Most of the malware that Linux users need to worry about are browser based.

 

This looks very neat...and it's supposed to run on # out of the gate. Cool!
 
Beta has been out for 2-3 years now - https://dvoidis.itch.io/valheim

The only cool thing about this game are colours of sunset/sunrise. Gameplay is underwhelming. IMO
 
Thanks for the heads up didn’t realize it was in preview!

 

As a NeXT aficionado I always get a kick out of attempts to revitalize that UX. Thanks to Sergii Stoian's new NEXTSPACE project we are closer than ever. Side by side OPENSTEP 4.x and NEXTSPACE beta. Pretty close. # # # # github.com/trunkmaster/ne…

 
I was very sorry that etoile has died --- it was doing some really cool things with the Objective C technology (including Pragmatic Smalltalk, which looked fantastic). It also hoping it was going to solve NEXTStep's traditional anitpathy to focus-follows-mouse --- most applications just refuse to work with it at all.
 
@David Given Yeah it was putting a nice spin on GNUStep. This is based off GNUStep as well AFAIK.

 

Newbie Django developer here deciding to share my dev desktop config and screenshot. Linux Mint 19.3 using JetBrains PyCharm and DataGrid. Pretty snazzy experience so far. # # # @linuxmint @ThePSF @djangoproject @jetbrains @pycharm

 
I see what you Django'd there.

 
Ans i thought it was like a submarine
 
Awesome. I'll shamelessly steal this one and use it on some "people I know".


 

Checkout the monthly Orlando Linux UG (and software dev) meetup at Crooked Can Brewery in Winter Garden, FL! meetup.com/OrlandoLUG/eve… # # # # via @Meetup

 

Firing up Windows VM for first time in a few months to do some Windows dev. First step is doing software updates. For # VMs it takes a few minutes. For Windows VMs it seems to take an hour or longer. What gives?
 
@Hank G That sounds like you might have had a so-called 'feature update', which they do about twice a year. It's usually about 20-30 minutes on my old 4-core i5 machine, but then you have to remember to check for malware definition updates (or whatever) afterwards.
 
Ah that's good to know!

 

 
Hmm. That's a good idea, actually.
Check out www.dosgames.com/game/kingdom-of-kroz/ It's running the game in a VM.
The same concept could be done with a home server.
One of my tools is a USB drive loaded with E2B, which then runs/installs any OS in its library. You could have a hypervisor with a library of Linux distros, and run them on demand through the console?
 
thanks for te tip!!

 

TIL there is a CLI tool called "rename" for bulk renaming files. How could I be using # for this long and only now just discovered it?
 
There is also viname, which gives you a vi session to edit your filenames. It was written almost two decades ago by my friend Daniel: http://hotti.ch/tools/
 
@Attila Kinali wow that sounds even cooler when the renaming is on a case-by-case basis. For this time it was about using regex to do a bulk renaming, although I guess you can do that sort of stuff in vi too probably...

 

Listening to # podcast and they are crap talking about how inferior the desktop experience is on #. No shit Sherlock, MS and everyone besides @avaloniaui have spent nearly zero effort to get it working. Glad at least one project is now...

 

I found LiteDB was a great embedded NoSQL DB option for #dotnet. I just needed a cross-platform editor. So I created LiteDB Portal. Running on #linux #mac #windows thanks to #avalonia Check out code and tutorials for Release 1 gitlab.com/HankG/litedbpo…

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I could get the certifications. People keep telling me I'm certifiable!
 
Heh. :)

 

I'm thankful for being able to make my app a little less fugly in just a couple hours of work :). Decent looking enough I don't mind sharing a screenshot even. #dotnet #avaloniaui #linux

 
@Michael Vogel

For mysql the solution was to restart from scratch to produce MariaDB and php-mysql is dead. To bad for old site that must be recoded.
that happened when oracle bought mysql.

but this is another question.
 
Well, MariaDB wasn't done from scratch. They included stuff from MySQL as well. And it was a good decision to let php_mysql die. PDO is a much more general and more object driven variant. BTW: I really would hope that php_mysqli will be deprecated in the near future as well.
 
@Michael Vogel

do you realize that the more abstract is the code, the more cpu you use. Do you realize that we run for a lowtech and low-consumption hardware and software because of climate change thus those meta-mega libs are not so clever ?

Le'ts construct a lib that open with the same code, whatever database, plain text, pdf, docx, odt, .indd, .svg, .xml , url, html, clever ? with large object and let's go for I24 256 cores.

object variant in non connected mode.. such a good idéa : each request object are created and destroyed. very very smart. no pdo is not that clever : you trade abstraction for performance. fast development more cpu.

do you know that ovh had to improve there infra just because every body use wordpress for a large bunch of statics pages recalculated each visit ?

 

This looks like a neat Civ/SimCity type game which has the bonus of coming out for #linux so of course I will be buying it :)

 

Today was going to be a big day of breaking ground on a new #dotnet library. Instead I spent half of it figuring out how to do local package publishing with NuGet on #linux. Here's a tutorial so you can figure it out in a fraction the of the time.

 

"only" 3 hrs to get local NuGet Package installs working with #dotnet under #linux. It's not hard it's just beyond not well documented *and* once again the non-Windows toolchains are second class citizens unfortunately :(. Need to document in a blog post...

 

I've wanted to experiment with converting to ARM on desktop. This board looks like could be enough for me to do it. #arm #linux phoronix.com/scan.php?page=…
 
Horsepower?

"The Raspberry Pi 4 provides desktop performance comparable to entry-level x86 PC systems."
https://www.canakit.com/raspberry-pi-4-4gb.html
 
I know their claim. From what I've heard from people who have tried it that claim is borderline true. I also need more than "entry-level" speed for a desktop replacement for me. This board provides comparable to i7 performance which is what I'm looking for.

 

Health tracking was the biggest hole in my open data aspirations. Perhaps no more. It's going to need a lot of help with software though. Sounds like an interesting challenge to me #health #foss #linux

 

When I haven't tried to find #linux system details in a while I often do a @DuckDuckGo search to find it. This handy guide has it all in one place :)

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I hate doing this, but @prep@share.naturalnews.com deserves a +1 on this one.
 
I don’t care what anyone says, THERE IS SO MUCH GARBAGE in a Linux install...
I would suggest trying a different distribution. I don't know what you've installed in the past that has so much shit in it, but I've been running/testing Linux for over dozen years and have never had that issue.

 

Today I decided to automate and expand my open source and fediverse software funding to my favorite and most used projects. Every little bit helps. #foss #fediverse #linux
 
❤️

For me currently it's Mozilla, Feneas and Matrix for monthly donations in the tech scene. For single projects I randomly throw small amounts based on the feeling of getting lots of value.

Donations are important! We should all be doing that whenever we can to ensure these projects have a future!

 

 
I know one software
https://musescore.org/
 
@Linux4Everyone I use MuseScore and Audacity quite a bit...


 

I always think that media production is the furthest behind for Linux. This is neat!

 

Happy birthday @debian :) #linux
 
Ah... good ol' Debian. This distribution had always been my second favorite (after Slackware) for many years. That ended when SystemD came around. :(
 
@V. T. Eric Layton what's your favorite now?
 
Just Slack. I haven't had time or the ummph to check out SystemD-free Devuan yet.

 

Interesting @geekbench result on my MBP. @virtualbox running @linuxmint scored higher than bare metal in many single core tests and in crypto and memory multicore. Didn't do too shabby with rest, but faster on any? VB processor affinity lock #linux better than #macos or other?


 

Getting started with AvalonStudio so can get full IntelliSense and other goodies developing #AvaloniaUI on #linux https://www.nequalsonelifestyle.com/2019/05/13/avalonstudio-getting-started/

 

Mostly positive 1st impressions of #AvaloniaUI for #dotnet #linux development, with some paths forward #programming https://www.nequalsonelifestyle.com/2019/05/13/avalonia-first-impressions/

 

Write up of my positive experience with the #AvaloniaUI tutorial. Again hats off on true cross-platform desktop development with #dotnet on #linux https://www.nequalsonelifestyle.com/2019/05/10/avalonia-todo-tutorial/

 

A first step towards doing cross platform desktop development under #linux with #dotnet using #AvaloniaUI https://www.nequalsonelifestyle.com/2019/05/08/avalonia-hello-world/

 

Just finished the #AvaloniaUI tutorial solely under #linux #dotnetcore and leveraging #JetBrains Rider. Pretty pleased. Hope to get a blog write up out soon on experience and thoughts on the tech in general. Overall thumbs up!

 

Been a couple months since I got into a coding groove so going to try warming up by learning #AvaloniaUI under #linux using #JetBrains Rider preferably under #dotnetcore

 

The first interview of Linus Torvalds in the first issue of Linux Journal from 25 years ago too :) #linux https://www.linuxjournal.com/article/2736

 

On Linux Journal's 25th Anniversary they interviewed Linus again. #programming #linux https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/25-years-later-interview-linus-torvalds
 
by te guy who later started redhat
 
@Andrej Yeah pretty neat!

 

Avalonia on Linux


I'm thinking of playing around with .NET thick client app dev on Linux for a cross-platform app. Any luck on doing Avalonia inside of JetBrains's Rider? #linux #dotnet #jetbrains http://avaloniaui.net/

 

Stardew Valley Escapism


I have the urge for a little escapism. Finally going to try Stardew Valley on #steam #linux thanks to recommendation from my friend Chet. As close to homesteading as I'll probably get :). https://www.stardewvalley.net/
 
It's a fun game and definitely makes you want to prop up a little homestead near a small community somewhere.
 
@Stealth Hypothetically. Click-chopping virtual trees, breaking up rocks, and clearing brush makes me tired enough though so not sure about real life...who knows...maybe I have a Joel Salatin dimension in me I don't know about lol.

 

Linux Free Drawing Program


This looks like a really neat free drawing program!

Free Drawing And Painting Program MyPaint 2.0.0 Alpha Released
#FOSS #Linux