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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!

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!

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.

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.

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.