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.
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.
“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.
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:
Even the pain points I had with Fedora are being dealt with, little by little:
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.
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 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
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.
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:
Great, now all it needs is an Android/iOS client to be one of the best cross-platform file transfer apps out there