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Cake day: Feb 29, 2020


Sort of? They will soon realize that things are different in here, but if we want to grow the community, we have to accept new users, in one way indiscriminately.

This, one instance wont be able to handle a massive amount of daily users, but the fediverse is designed with ahem… federation in mind.

Mastodon dot social is an example of when there is an over centralized instance, but lemmy ml, although centralizing it’s still relatively small.

I am among those people who think stalin wasn’t a hero, mao a genocide, and modern russia and china are oligarchies and dictatorships.

Some community members might disagree with me, but so far it’s been in a respectful way.

It’ll take at least one year in order to see some cheap android phones with this latest version…

Elementary is infamously known for its buggy releases, although i don’t condone the excessive hate towards the devs, i can understand why the distro has such a reputation.

And it turns out that in this release there are some annoying bugs as well…

I don’t think it would affect america’s technological presence in Russia, like in China, people resort to piracy in order to use Windows.

Using ARM is swiming with the Sharks, at least they are actually investing in RISC-V

Not really powerfull, the Raspberry Pi 4 would be more powerfull.

I feel they have to invest into an open source ISA if they want to avoid any bans from USA.

Guix is cool, anything that is written on common lisp/scheme is cool.

Politically i dislike systemd, it just gives Red Hat too much control over GNU/Linux.

But functionally, systemd is an amazing… linux framework, let’s say, and as an operative system that rules over the supercomputer market and the server market, you need that. GNU/Linux has to be the most advanced operative system on earth since it operates on the most advanced fields. So it’s just natural that Red Hat wanted such thing.

"they have been threatening an anti-CCP Chinese software developer over his life with threats such as “deporting you to China”

This is ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous.

Maybe it’s not a mistake… remember, when windows developers find a bug, they first report it to the american agencies before patching it.

This definetly happened somewere somehow.

Your argument is based on the premise of philantropy, but that doesn’t seem to be the case here.

Same thing goes for google on Linux, they have fucsia right?

Well it might sound petty, but good 3D effects and smoothness is what makes Iphone devices so popular. I think having fluid GTK apps is important. Mi point is not “we must have gaming GPU’s on GNU/Linux phones”, my point is “we need AMD on the mobile market since they provide really decent drivers”.

Honestly, i wouldn’t say that people are switching away from XMPP in favor of Matrix… because i think most FLOSS projects never switched from IRC to XMPP to begin with, i don’t have proofs, but i don’t have any doubts, i assume that most projects switched from IRC to Matrix because XMPP was never an option to begin with.

I use Android as everyone does and some of my family members use Iphones, i pretty much can say that that mobile GNU/Linux will pobably have more severe bugs and a worse UI desing at the beggining, because all the first versions of all products have rough corners. I wouldn’t use mobile GNU/Linux for the current quality, but for privacy and freedom reasons.

Well GTK4 pretty much does what QT does and with Libadwaita you can make your traditional desktop app a mobile ready one, so honestly i would go on that direction. But QT seems to be another good option. Now making brand new mobile apps would take more time than adapting already existent ones.

I don’t think i have seen a real problem with the Matrix protocol, it works nicely for me, many open source projects are opting to use Matrix instead of XMPP, in that sense, it’s not about which community is more vocal, Matrix is just being seen as an ideal replacement for Discord and IRC at the same time.

I mean, XMPP is not a bad idea, having that said, there’s a thriving community of matrix users.

I see no reasons to keep using IRC, it’s not as safe or private as Matrix or XMPP is.

And so far it has worked very well, but i think at a certain point we will need something more usable in terms of performance while providing FLOSS drivers as i assume the Pinephone does, in that regard it’s weird to see Samsung’s new project to be the perfect fit.

I wonder how a Pinephone 2 would look like tho.

I understand your point, but smartphones are and have the capacity to be more than just a phone, reducing their spectrum of capabilities IMO does not solve anything. I also don’t want an RX6700 on a phone device, it would be too expensive, what i am arguing is that if possible, a linux friendly and powerful ARM device would help more than what we have now.

I will be honest with you, it’s not the same to say “this sucks” because the quality sucks than saying “this sucks” because there are political reasons behind it.

Apple and Android devices have much higher quality compared to what a Pinephone can offer. I am not even talking about the software, the pinephone is a seriously underpowered device. I personally think that regardless of how much the software can improve, we need something more powerful, hence my post.

Well ARM is not the point, but phone devices, and i don’t think it’s especially targeting Chromebooks, i think Samsung wants to enhance their ARM chips to make competitive smartphones, both Snapdragon and Apple devices have better GPU’s than the Exynos chips.

All respect to the GNU project but please lest’s replace IRC once and for all with Matrix.

So i have not bought a GNU/Linux phone for several reasons, one of which is that neither the ecosystem nor the devices themselves seem to be mature enough to have a stable experience. To begin with, GTK3 is far from ideal on these devices, and many applications have not migrated to GTK4 which does take advantage of the GPUs... more or less. I don't know exacly what the status of the drivers is like, but i'd assume that the pinephone doesn't support vulkan. But i've heard that AMD and Samsung will collaborate to bring AMD RDNA2 GPU's to Samsung devices, which in my opinion, it's the game changer that we need. This is completely theoretical but we lose nothing by speculating. So AMD is great on x86 right? you have very powerful graphic cards compared to intel's which have open source drivers and implementations like intel, namely MESA with RADV, unlike Nvidia, a company that offers very powerful cards with closed source drivers. I'd assume that these new devices will be able to run a full GNU/Linux distro with open source drivers and all the subsequent tools. You would get finally a powerful device withouth compromising privacy from the software perspective. I understand that the kill switches are something unique that gives the Librem 5 and the Pinephone an advantage in terms of privacy, but using a real GNU/LInux distribution on a powerful and potentially popular device is a big deal. What are your thoughts on this?

I truly wonder who are the ones that use the downvote option in such a way, i’ve noticed this situaton too.

the UI is clean as heck, i do really love it, i only use it as an outlook client, i don’t know how well it gets along with protonmail.

This entire situatioun could perfectly be known as the students fiasco. Glad that it didn’t escalate more.

I’ve been reading the messages and it’s totally embarrassing, i can’t believe someone is messing with a kernel installed on thousands of millions of devices just to create an academic paper.

TWICE, they were trying to do it AGAIN.

An entire institution banned thanks to these guys.

Sounds kinda excessive and at the same time adequate.

With no GCC rust implementation and without a standard, LLVM is going to be present in Linux as a dependency for unnecessary reasons.

Wait im a masto user and i joined lemmy because of that.

It’s funny because I use mastodon’s WPA on my phone rather than a mobile app and I love it.

So far I’ve been loving the lemmy mobile web version, it still has a long way to go but I enjoy it. I perceive most people actually like more native apps rather than their web versions.

Edit: wait why did you pick the GPL2 over the 3? Just a question.

I think mastodon and other fediverse social media will take up one day if these conditions are fulfilled.

  1. Popular politicians switch to the platform.

  2. Government creates their own instances for national security reasons (and yes, this is actually being discussed around the world after twitter and Facebook’s ban on Trump, even Angela Merkel raised her concerns over how the situation was handled by The GAFAT).

  3. It takes a more reddit approach and implements groups where people speak about one topic. Example, anime community, pop community, technology community etc.

But at the end of the day what makes big corporate social media strong nowadays are their algorithms, because it removes the necessity of thinking from the consumer, in the presence of an algorithm you don’t need to have a developed personality, interests or objectives in order to get content, and that’s what sone people want.

In the fediverse you have no algorithms to suggest you what to see, so at the end of the day our communities are what we want it to be, that makes us more than consumers, and that’s a responsibility not everyone is ready to handle.

Realistically, the fediverse is niche, but I like it that way.