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Cake day: abe. 28, 2020

MX-Linux_Raspberry Pi respin “Ragout2” released – MX Linux
Announcement of the release of MXRPi_220307 “Ragout2”, a personal respin with strong MX Dev support that unites Raspberry Pi with MX-Linux and offers two lightweight window managers: Fluxbox and Openbox.

I read over it at first. It seems that he did that on purpose, which is a shitty thing to do.

After FENEAS has been shut down Sean Tilley is trying to revive the WeDistribute website.
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/186764 > WeDistribute is a guerrilla publication to broadcast news to the Fediverse and other parts of the Free Network.

After FENEAS has been shut down Sean Tilley is trying to revive the WeDistribute website.
WeDistribute is a guerrilla publication to broadcast news to the Fediverse and other parts of the Free Network.

Since I stream a lot from my Android smartphone to a small bluetooth speaker I use AntennaPod a lot to manage all the podcasts I listen to. It’s fully open and available from the F-Droid depository.

I Don't Want Your Podcasts, Spotify!
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/186038 > As an internet community we need to reject this attempt to lock down the open ecosystem that is podcasting, or else risk loosing one of the last popular decentralized methods of accessing content. So cancel your Spotify, dust off your DRM free albums and RSS feeds and enjoy some freedom!

IceWM, release of version 2.9.5
IceWM is available on popular Linux distributions like Debian, Ubuntu, Arch, OpenSUSE, Gentoo, Slackware, CentOS, antiX, NixOS, and also compiles on most *BSDs.

Let’s have a closer look at main events of 2021 and what’s coming for us in 2022. Obligatory disclaimer: I only talk about projects that I track more or less closely. There are many more great projects out there, and I’d love to hear your thoughts about those!

FFmpeg 5.0 release
...this FFmpeg 5.0 release is important, because I hope that this release will start a new scheduling of FFmpeg releases. I'd like to see one major release per year, and a LTS every other year. Which would mean 5.x would be a LTS release... We'll see how realistic this is. Enjoy this release!

According to the Wall Street Journal, the complaint alleges that “Google pocketed the difference between what it told publishers and advertisers that an ad cost and used the pool of money to manipulate future auctions to expand its digital monopoly”. The documents further cite internal messages in which Google employees said it was like they were using “insider information” to grow the business. The Journal reported the lawsuit also claims executives at both Facebook, which recently rebranded as Meta, and Google signed off on a deal to allegedly assure that Facebook would bid on, and win, a certain percentage of ads.

NLnet; Open call for funding
Do you have a valuable idea in the area of networking and internet technology, that will contribute towards achieving a more open information society? For instance help fix the internet through technology that provides strong technical assurances on security, privacy or other internet capabilities, real-time collaboration or on empowering technologies that can help to create a more robust and open internet by and for users? NLnet Foundation (in Dutch: Stichting NLnet) is a philanthropic (private) not-for-profit organisation that invests its own trust funds as well as funds that it manages on behalf of other organisations such as the European Commission to bring the open information society closer. The foundation supports strategic initiatives that contribute to an open information society, especially where these are aimed at development and dissemination of open standards and (network related) open source technology. Additionally the foundation wants to contribute to the societal debate on these subjects.

Jesse's Top Picks Of 2021
in the early days of 2021, I began making note of when a distribution impressed me. Sometimes a distribution would just not do anything wrong or annoy me. Other times a distribution offered a particularly nice feature or seemed unusually user friendly. As we march into 2022 I'd like to take a look back at some of the distributions which stood out this past year as especially pleasant or interesting to use and explain why. This list is more or less in chronological order (the order in which I used the distribution) rather than by alphabetical order or in order of quality.

I’ve recently tried to use peertube and I think it could improve a lot if it showed all the content in all instances.

The policy of different PeerTube instances differs greatly therefore a lot of admins decide to federate with a limited number of instances. This also has an advantage. I’m on the LinuxRocks instances and it only federates with tech oriented instances. This keeps the instance clean of a lot of unwanted content. BTW: A user can still add interesting channels to it’s PeerTube account that show up for the user only.

Joshua Strobl, who was Experience Lead for the Solus Linux distribution, has officially quit but work on the Budgie desktop environment continues.

web0 manifesto
- web3 = decentralisation + blockchain + NFTs + metaverse - web0 = web3 - blockchain - NFTs - metaverse - web0 = decentralisation

I use Avidemux on Linux (MX) and contrary to other video editors it has been very stable.

While not nearly as featureful as say OpenShot or Kdenlive, Avidemux is an open-source video editor that is simple to use and has been around for a long time. Avidemux 2.8 is now available as the latest feature release.

For clarification. I just link to articles that I find interesting but I don’t necessarily agree with the content.

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/124822 > Do you need Kodachi? Probably not, if you are a Linux guru. Plus, most people aren’t doing anything that’s that interesting. But if you want to protect your privacy or you are up to something, give Kodachi a try. Then again, if you are that paranoid, maybe that’s just what THEY want you to do. Make your own decisions.

Do you need Kodachi? Probably not, if you are a Linux guru. Plus, most people aren’t doing anything that’s that interesting. But if you want to protect your privacy or you are up to something, give Kodachi a try. Then again, if you are that paranoid, maybe that’s just what THEY want you to do. Make your own decisions.

MusicBrainz Picard is an open-source software application for identifying, tagging, and organizing digital audio recordings.

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/117428 > In this article I'll explain why adding #E2EE (End to End Encryption) was not as easy as with the other #XMPP clients (and more generaly all the chat clients that are using a similar encryption protocol) and how I addressed the issue.

I would buy a used mini-PC or even a Mac mini with Linux on it. I can get them for as low as 30-40 euro with a decent processor, memory and HDD. LibreElec is great but I wouldn’t use it if I also wanted to do some web browsing.

I think that you just react on the word obesity and didn’t even read the article which is about page bloat on the web.

First of all I’m no security expert but I do know that security is relative. I’ve yet to see a objective scientific approach that can compare the security models of GNU/Linux and Windows (or any other OS). This could, given a proper experimental setup, provide objective data to substantiate that a certain Linux installation or distribution (or Windows for that matter) is secure (or insecure) in comparison. Understandably this scientific approach is very difficult to define given the numerous variables one has to include in this experiment. Until then we have to settle with self-proclaimed security experts that argue perhaps even rightfully why one system or the other is (in)secure. Often leading to endless debates without a decisive clear outcome.

As a sidenote. It’s funny that the author while describing the lack of sandboxing applications in Linux puts Linux against ChromeOS while the latter is a Gentoo Linux-based operating system.

And another one. Any OS is as secure as it’s user.

Definitely Mindustry. Great strategy game that I played hour after hour especially in coop mode. Not too steep learning curve and always enough challenge to keep coming back. Also it runs on low spec machines. https://mindustrygame.github.io/

There is the excellent InfoSec for Journalist handbook from Silkie Carlo and Arjen Kamphuis. The latest edition is from 2016 but it still contains valuable information and it covers a lot of topics. The handbook is no longer being updated which is likely caused by the disappearance from Arjen Kamphuis in August 2018.


I also found this more elaborate book, a collection of articles, posts and lectures and a handy InfoSec guide from Arjen Kamphuis. The InfoSec guide starts at page 307 but is probably the same as the one linked to above.


An important reason for lack of adoption is simply because every PC or laptop comes with Windows installed for free (as in gratis). People are generally lazy and don’t bother with installing another OS. I’m pretty sure that the general public doesn’t need the feature rich MS O365, and certainly doesn’t care about the toxic community or GNOME vs KDE/Plasma. They just take what’s already installed.

Three years ago I installed Linux Mint on my fathers laptop because of the slow performance of Windows and all the malware issues that he had. Before that he used to call me once a week the ask for help for his laptop but that stopped immediately after I installed Mint. He’s a happy Linux user now but he can’t tell you anything about his desktop environment, package manager or whether he’s running systemd. He doesn’t care about that, he just wants his laptop to work. If the laptop had come with Mint in the first place he probably wouldn’t have known that it had Linux on it.

Being a bit of an animal rights proponent I vote for the obvious solution but kudos for the creative thought.

Interesting thoughts. My first reaction is that too many changes can easily lead to feature creep. I like Lemmy for what it is an ethical Reddit like alternative. Having said that, the idea of a better description of what a community is about is good but that can already be covered in the sidebar. Nevertheless it could help mods to structure the text in the side bar.

Some of the ideas seem more of a burden to the community mod e.g. setting up a matrix server (and modding that too). But then again you already wrote that that is optional.

BASIC was really basic (and slow) at that time. So I remember programming hexadecimal to speed things up. A real pain keeping me up night after night. Good times ;-)

Back in the early '80s I was still in high school and had absolutely no money for a home computer (that’s how we called them) but I had money to buy computer magazines. So almost frantically I read articles about Sir Clive Sinclair and his inventions, ZX80, ZX81 and ZXSpectrum, imagining what I could do with one. I actually never bought a ZX (but years later a COMX-35 instead) but Sir Clive was the one who got me interested in computers in the first place.

Searx is a meta search engine but it is open source and it has an image filter

Yeah, it’s hard to imagine how the blockchain stuff coincides with the sustainability goal of the NGI Initiative. I also find it ironic that the pdf that explains the research and innovation program, specifically targeting open source privacy, is made with MS Word on OSX. https://www.ngi.eu/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2020/04/NGI4ALL_NGI_Projects-and-people.pdf