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Cake day: ots. 18, 2021


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.

So Mozilla can do something right!

always has been (apart from the few moments where they don’t) 🌎️ 👨‍🚀 🔫 👨‍🚀

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.

The Free Software Foundation Europe asks the EU to introduce legislation to extend the life of hardware and encourage device recycling through the unlocking of bootloaders, publishing of specs, and guaranteeing the right to repair through an open letter together with 38 organizations and companies.

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?

“The default is not attractive but there are some that are very attractive.”

And that’s precisely why most people will be turned off by it. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t use it because of a lack of a good UI, I’m saying that recommending it to people while it doesn’t offer a good default experience for the average user is certain to end in either confusion or disappointment for those people, which will probably end back to Google or DDG after giving it a shot and finding it ugly to look at.

The worst part is the work is all there. The new simple theme looks amazing, it just needs to be the default for most instances and maybe having a better logo and that’s it. That’s all you need.

searX is that good.

Yes, but again, not all instances have the newer theme as an option.

The newer theme I’m talking about is a newer, more modern version of the already existing simple theme. Most instances still use the older version of it, that looks terrible in comparison.

yes you can, but most instances don’t use the new, nice looking theme

those that used it by default were the only ones at least, and I don’t have the funds to host my own instance, which I’d certainly like to do tho

Decided to try Fedora for the first time after a year and a half of using Linux, having hopped through quite a bunch of distros (Pop to Manjaro to Garuda to Arch, where I spent most of my time), and man… I don’t think I’ll switch distros soon.

Even had a chance to do so when I accidentaly “broke” my system (which I later found out it was literally due to my .bash_profile having some conflicting stuff), but every single distro I tried after it never felt quite the same:

  • No SELinux on Arch without using a lot of AUR versions of essential packages;
  • No pipewire or BTRFS on both Pop and Ubuntu without having to do a lot of stuff manually, and it uses an older version of GNOME and apparmor instead of SELinux, which I haven’t learned how to create profiles for;

Even the pain points I had with Fedora are being dealt with, little by little:

  • FFmpeg will be part of the main repos with F36 (although a little gimped due to H.264 patents);
  • The secure boot patches to kmodtool and akmods will come with F36, which means secure boot can still be enabled even with custom kernel modules if you create and enroll your own keys, which is easy enough to do;
  • Waydroid has a compatible COPR repo now, without the need for a custom kernel, which I hope gets in the main repos in the future;

The only pain point I have left is having a working and compatible version of Timeshift in the distros without having to do a manual install or a proper GUI to snapper.

I love how people simply decided that he was complaining when he talked about that.

He literally said that that’s how he found out Manjaro uses a different package manager. Before that, he didn’t understand that different distros use different package managers. It’s wasn’t a complaint, it was him talking about his learning process.

I personally went with paulgo.io just because of the high quality ranking in searXNG lists the really clean UI.

UI/UX is currently the Aquilles’ heel for searXNG and I really want to see it improve.

Oh, I had no idea it existed, I stopped using searX around that time.

I admit some instances have a design that looks MUCH better than before, but it’s still not good enough for the general public, since most larger instances still use searX instead of searXNG and not all instances have a nice looking interface still.

That said, I’ll give one of the instances a shot as my main search engine.

Still needs better UX/UI if it ever wants to get close to being used by average folk. That’s how DDG and Startpage grew so much.

Right? We tend to overlook a lot of the problems with Steam due to the respect they got with all their efforts into improving Linux in general, but if you look at it it’s pretty clear that the app was made 10 years ago and not improved much when it comes to proper Linux desktop standards ever since.

Just a reminder that HGL is also written in Electron.

It’s just a matter of well written code and UI/UX.

Heroic Games Launcher (a native frontend to Epic Games and GOG) is now available as a Flatpak
This news mainly concerns Steam Deck users, as the dev team has been packaging it for pretty much every common packaging format out there (Appimage, .deb, .rpm, .pacman and also .exe and .dmg for Windows and Mac users). Overall a great addition to Linux gaming in general!

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.

First reports of Apex Legends running on Proton with EAC coming in
I'll just copy paste one of the reports: > Respawn merged their steam deck branch with their public one and EAC works now. All dependencies should install automatically. Hopefully it's here to stay, but I haven't seen any official confirmation yet. Confirming [in a Reddit thread](https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/t4ec58/respawn_has_just_merged_the_steam_deck_branch_for/), it's apparently officially working indeed!

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.

nah it just comes with an integrated adblocker by default, just like librewolf

that’s why they fair so well in this

It tests the browsers in their default state, and LW comes with uBlock Origin pre-installed by default, so that’s a huge advantage. TBF I’m really excited to see those results updated in the near future, because check out those Firefox Nightly results.

it’s pretty much the librewolf results, they have a couple of extra flags changed due to using arkenfox.js, but in general it’s pretty much the same

but check out the nightly results tho, FF’s been doing some banger job lately

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

Huge news for CS:GO players, as per this latest update you can add `-vulkan` to your launch flags to run the game with the new Vulkan renderer! According to [those in the r/linux_gaming that are testing this](https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/rgn2ez/latest_csgo_update_adds_a_vulkan_renderer_for/) also brings a nice performance improvement depending on the hardware (from 5-10%). Small reminder that CS:GO is one of the biggest examples of games that can run better on Linux than on Windows.