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Great, now all it needs is an Android/iOS client to be one of the best cross-platform file transfer apps out there

Absolutely yes. Obviously having clear guides and help is good to narrow those choices down, but if we go beyond the basic example of Linux distros, just check out the phone market. There are hundreds of new choices each year, without counting the ones from previous years. It’s absolutely impossible to get a good deal without tons of research or luck.

Had to deal with that experience personally these last couple of days, after years of not following the smartphone consumerism hype machine.

Developer gets hired and get to work on it without relying only on donations, plus the name recognition of Thunderbird.

With Fedora 36 isn’t anymore true you can just turn on the switch for third party libraries and than you have RPM Fusion also enabled

False. Just like F35, all it enables is the “Fedora third-party repos”, which include Google Chrome’s and PyCharm’s repos, as well as Steam and NVIDIA Driver filtered RPM Fusion and filtered Flathub.

You still need to use the terminal to enable RPMFusion and there’s nothing the Fedora team can legally do currently to make it available to users in an easier way without putting themselves to some level of risk.

We really need to teach children self-defense

Yes, but that by itself doesn’t end bullying, because bullying isn’t just physical assault. I’ve been through it myself for three years, during a time where bullying was juuuuuuust starting to come to the public discourse, but not taken seriously enough.

Of course there was physical assault involved, but also in a lot of other ways, like mean comments and gossips, being excluded from everything related to your colleagues, humiliation in many ways as well, like mean nicknames and making fun of the things you like or pulling pranks.

And also it usually isn’t an individual thing, it also depends a lot on the other people around the victim “looking the other way”, which happened a lot with me, with the point of other classmates acting as an alibi for the bullies and trying to gaslight me.

There’s not a lot that can be done about those if there isn’t an actual effort from the school.

They just implemented a systemd feature, systemd-oomd. To be honest, it can cause issues in some edge cases, but it works pretty well in any distro (that uses systemd).

TIL pipewire added a working version of module-echo-cancel.

Been waiting for that for such a long time, how long has it been that they added it?

I’ll just stop feeding the troll, if anyone else wants to indulge in the internet equivalent of talking to a brick wall, feel free to go on.

Yes it absolutely is, because “woke culture” is nothing but a strawman to justify LGBTQIA±phobia and racism. Let’s not forget that “traditional values” are forged in a lot of those things.

Just for a bit of context, this guy is mainly famous in the Linux community for his “Linux Sucks” series he used to do annually, with a light-hearted but pinpoint approach to tackling the main problems with the Linux desktop in general. That is, until the pandemic hit. Then he just unleashed his inner fascist that was probably always there.

Then his content became mostly complaining about “woke culture” mainly in Mozilla and the GNOME team, “cancel culture” after the whole schtick with RMS and his behaviour and probably his worst take yet to this day, reducing Linus Torvalds himself to a “vaccine passport company employee” when he yelled GTFO to another guy spreading misinformation about vaccines in the Linux kernel mailing list.

tl;dr the guy got famous for good content and then became publicly the complete ass he probably always was

Man, Lunduke can create some good content every once in a while, but fuck that guy.

He can’t even proceed to tell news without disrespecting Danielle’s transition and consistently calls her by her old name.

Why exactly? It seems like they are investing further and further in Linux support, probably for their server customers.

right? it went from fedora being the only distro putting proper effort into using and supporting it to more and more distros using it as the standard

Oh, it’s firefox-gnome-theme mixed with firefox-vertical-tabs. I usually use the dark mode variant, but switched to the light one for the screenshot for a better contrast.

After over a year of development, the main dev behind MR1441 finally marked resolved the main issues with it and marked it as ready for merging. If everything goes right it should be ready in time for GNOME 42 release and for every other DE that uses Mutter as the compositor.

I do wonder how much the aesthetic will change.

I can really talk about the aesthetic changes due to using the shell-theme-upstream “theme”, which now gives the option to have or not the rounded corners. It looks weird at first, specially after years of being used to having one, but we’ll get used to it. It’s not a make-or-break thing for the desktop.

To be honest it just looks a bit more like macOS now.

I also wonder what those corners will look like when a window is maximized

It always filled the corners whenever a window was maximized, but the rounded corners of the top bar were drawn over everything the desktop shows, like a GIMP layer that sits on top of every other one. Now that it is gone it just shows a the regular corners of the window, like this:

u/CleoMenemezis explained a little better on [the Reddit thread about it](https://www.reddit.com/r/gnome/comments/sjomqu/removing_panel_corners_means_performance/), but a tl;dr is: The corners are currently drawn on CPU and it is slow, and the way it's implemented is hacky, which could cause artifacts and made impossible to be used with themes.

tbh having a powerful video player here would probably bring in a lot of people from reddit just from how utterly fucked its player is

Yeah, I tried to use it for quite a while, but simply couldn’t without quite a bit of zoom, and a couple of extensions to make it look usable for me.

Getting the most out of your Intel integrated GPU on Linux
> Most distros package thermald but it may not be enabled nor work quite properly out-of-the-box. This is because, historically, it has relied on the closed-source dptfxtract utility that’s provided by Intel as a binary. It requires dptfxtract to fetch the OEM provided configuration data from the ACPI tables. Since most distros don’t usually ship closed-source software in their main repositories and since thermald doesn’t do much without that data, a lot of distros don’t bother to ship or enable it by default. You’ll have to turn it on manually. The particular thing in this post that I had no idea about. Had thermald installed for almost a year without a config file and completely clueless.

For me it’s quite the opposite, I like the design itself of the redesign quite good (probably because I started using Reddit with it already as the default), but it runs like hot garbage.

  • It doesn’t run like crap like Reddit’s redesign while still looking modern and good, unlike Old Reddit;

  • Good dark theme;

  • FOSS and federated;

  • Shuts down fascists and trolls hard and quickly enough for me (the new moderation system seems to be really good);

Bolsonaro and his crew here in Brazil.

Trust me, if you guys think Trump is stupid, you need to see what this guy’s doing to himself and the country.

Flatpak is completely open source, meaning you can create your own Flatpak repository if you want to, like Fedora does, where they provide a filtered list of packages from Flathub, but only those who are FOSS (or FLOSS, I’m not 100% sure on that).

Saw the words “reddit alternative written in Rust” and didn’t need anything else to be sold on it.

Great work on the GNOME Team (more specifically Doremi Hsuan from RedHat) on bringing a native GUI frontend to `fwupdmgr security --force`. It's a great way to check the security capabilities of your machine. And, even though most Linux users don't like secure boot, you can enable it with your own signed keys as well. ::: spoiler Check the current screenshots out ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/21faf6a4-b384-423d-a8ad-aef90ac6795f.png) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/c92503a0-6116-4ecb-b86b-1ac29621df1f.png) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/c4694512-a4e9-4f15-8fc0-fd709946f6a1.png) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/03e10827-e038-4ead-9827-37601f053d40.png) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/1b6e3b3b-6843-48c9-bce1-07fe6c76b2d5.png) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/8fe6722d-fb03-4e88-a277-f5e6a0ff524c.png) :::

Pretty much this, but Mozilla always had Google as the default, and Mint used to switch it up for their package with their recommended search engines, and now they’ll simply use what’s the default in upstream for basically everything.

Privacytests.org: open-source tests of web browser privacy
re-publicado de: https://lemmy.ml/post/85025 > The test only checks the defaults Browser configuration.
Privacytests.org: open-source tests of web browser privacy

Not necessarily that Linux need a single distribution, but having more standartized tools for the job. Like Flatpak for package management or Pipewire for audio stack, or finally being able to use Wayland as a daily driver, stuff like that.

Like, not having to search around to find out what kind of package your specific distro uses for that particular thing just to begin to search around to troubleshoot your problem.

Issues are issues, even if they don’t look like issues on your end.

  • I hate anticheat as much as the next person, but it needs to work, since companies refuse to stop using those, and the average “competitive FPS gamer” won’t care if the company decided to not update the anti-cheat version to support Linux, all they’ll see is that the game they want to play doesn’t work (which happened and got into Luke’s relationship with his friends);
  • Also having a couple specific games that are difficult/impossible to run is also a fucking pain in the ass (and I say that as someone who has dealt with this a lot before). You spend hours looking for a way to make the game run when on Windows all you’d need to do is hit “play”;

You should try having basic empathy for other people.

Almost at my last year on college and I’m graphic designer intern on the uni’s radio project

nope, it just wasn’t considered stable enough for a “major” release IIRC

One of the things that libadwaita brings to the table that could have never been done without it in GNOME is accent color customization (that isn’t going to make it into 42, but maybe in 43 or 44), just like elementaryOS does with Pantheon; and the app itself can be recolored in many ways with some of the new features (like it already does with Metadata Cleaner).

It’s not a lot of customization in the hands of the users, but it brings loads of possibilites for the app developers themselves and guarantees that their apps won’t look broken due to some poorly implemented theme like it used to do with GTK3.

Yes, it does sound silly and it’s just plain and simply a bad take.

You really, in your heart of hearts, believe that not supporting Linux and leaving the work to the already hands-full Wine devs is better than them supporting Linux with a native build on an universal platform?


Dear god, people are still using it as a source? See the Response to Flatkill.org as well, if you want every single point.

I am not in favour of these flatpacks/snaps or whatever these things are called

If you don’t even know what they’re called (and snaps and flatpaks are definitely not the same thing, look into it) then why be so opinionated about it? learn why they exist and how they work.

Packages should be distro packages, always.

Easier said than done, that would only leave space for huge projects maintained by either a huge community or by a large corporation, with smaller projects struggling to maintain every single application out there, SPECIALLY if you want linux as a whole to grow and have more widely available software.

Arch Linux is the perfect example of how failed this mindset is, where the main selling point of the distribution is how widely available every single software you need is there, but most of those are found not in the official repositories, but in an unnoficial, user-maintained and verified repository that unfortunately has the potential to be abused (either to spread broken packages or even malware, but fortunately, has been really well maintained for all these years).

And the vendor of the software should never be responsible of packaging, thats literally the job of the distribution.

That’s literally the job of the distribution until they’re faced with their limitations, be that licensing (flatpaks are basically the perfect way to have closed source applications if you need them), manpower to maintain said projects, or time to keep said projects polished and well maintained (in order to avoid other Linus moments™).

Those are the main problems of encumbering package distribution to the distro maintainers, and the other big problem is f r a g m e n t a t i o n; seriously, try convincing a software developer to support linux when there are dozens of packaging formats depending on the distribution, the best you’ll ever get is either a .deb or a .rpm, flatpaks (and not snaps, because those are stupid) are an easy, surefire way to get an universal package available to every single distribution.

I don’t see them as a substitute for distribution-maintained packages, but they are the best complement out there for when distros can´t maintain certain packages that are needed, and just shrugging them off like that is absolutely stupid.

Why bad news? It means that there’s an universal package with official support for every distro instead of them just supporting Debian/Ubuntu and everything else being just… kinda there and unnoficial.

at least linus understood how the way he treats people sometimes is wrong and seems to be doing a better job at communicating, while lunduke just went straight into “IT’S ALL THE LIBS’ FAULT REEEEEEEEEE”

the problem would be if the physics professor were using his research to reach a conclusion that nudge the public view towards eugenics (it’s hard to stay in the example in this case, but hear me out)

the problem isn’t the guy’s findings, but what he makes of it

if you read the post again you’ll see that he uses the title to bait readers into thinking the foundation spending in projects towards diversion in software is a waste of money because it isn’t going directly into the linux development itself


ah yes, let’s take seriously the guy that spent the last two years being a literal COVID denier and the same guy that reduced linus torvalds himself as a “vaccine passport shill” with a post made exclusively to make inclusiveness look like a waste of money from the Linux Foundation

It’s not that big of a deal, but I’d love to see a redesign on the main page’s community related sidebars. Both of them feel really clunky the way they are now, having them come one after the other instead of in a vertical list, and with no way to order the ones you are subscribed into alphabetical order instead of popularity order.

The way Reddit does the trending communities in its redesign look pretty good, and the way old Reddit orders the subreddits you joined in the top bar is also nice, something at least inspired on that would be really good.

Also a redesign on the top bar (when the page is taking less than half of the screen) should be at least in the priority list, it’s the one aspect of the site that looks REALLY bad.

there are already two distros that include Vivaldi as the default browser, FerenOS and Manjaro

small reminder that only one of the many community editions of Manjaro has done so, no need to be disingenuous

Just finished with the first versions of the distro-specific wallpapers and wanted to share this small graphic design project I made, inspired by [this Reddit post](https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxmemes/comments/rbx27d/suggested_wallpaper_for_anybody_unable_to_use/). Made with only open-source tools (Krita and Inkscape) and fonts (Cantarell Regular and Bold), and made the source project easily available for anyone that wants to edit and contribute. Feel free to create an issue or a PR if I missed your favorite distro!

An alternative to toolbox, for easy to set up and use containers in you system with seamless integration, like WSL in Windows. Really cool project more people need to check out.

Cassidy James, UX architect, GNOME Foundation member, elementary co-founder, is conducting another user interface study (after [the original one](https://blog.elementary.io/user-interface-study-findings/) they did 3 years ago) to better understand how the userbase interact with their systems. Answering the questions should take less than five minutes of your time. Here's [the original Reddit thread](https://www.reddit.com/r/gnome/comments/ragsa9/im_back_with_another_ui_study_please_take_5_mins/) for those that want to interact directly with them and for more information.