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The Unisys ICON 2 is one of my favourite computers of all time. I learned Turing and C on these, and also spent a lot of time playing games before school. These ran QNX and were my first experience with a Unix-like OS. The Ontario government destroyed the computers and software and they are now incredibly rare.

There are some pictures of one of the few working ICONs here:
reddit.com/r/retrobattlestatio

Wiki:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unisys_I

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Hello everyone. I've been an user and enthusiast for nearly ten years. I don't work in tech so unfortunately I have no real life friends who share my interest in .

I'm currently trying to get better at and as I transition away from using Excel/VBA for data analysis at work.

My other interests include .

OMG I have a bunch of these books, and they're all GREAT ❤️❤️❤️
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Spinning the trackball was oddly satisfying. I can still remember the sound it made.

The Unisys ICON 2 is one of my favourite computers of all time. I learned Turing and C on these, and also spent a lot of time playing games before school. These ran QNX and were my first experience with a Unix-like OS. The Ontario government destroyed the computers and software and they are now incredibly rare.

There are some pictures of one of the few working ICONs here:
reddit.com/r/retrobattlestatio

Wiki:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unisys_I

Tails, a live operating system relying on Tor that helps you to use the internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer, turns 10 today.

Happy birthday, Tails 🎂

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Folks I don't know how many of you know Greg @G_Dog1985 he has been a essential part of LR since the beginning and is still the person who does all the maintenance to the server to keep us updated and secure.

He has unfortunately fell on some difficult times. He has had cancer for sometime and his grandpa is also ill and cannot work leaving it all on the shoulders of his mother to support the house. If you have any pocket change to share here is a good cause

gofundme.com/f/help-me-help-my

I bought a cheap used . It seems to be in good condition other than a wonky wlan card. Luckily I had USB wifi adapter lying around. Makes me wonder why anyone would ever buy a new laptop.

I decided to try for the first time since it's supposed to be good for battery life. I was thinking about i3, but vanilla gnome is actually pretty nice and you can almost use it like a tiling window manager.

Before switching to Tutanota, lots of people want to know what is better in Tutanota compared to other email services. So we've tried to put together a comparison with some competitors. However, as we are not unbiased, we'd like to hear your thoughts on this as well. Thank you for your time and support! 😃
tutanota.com/email-comparison/

If I had to put together a "software essentials pack" for the Ubuntu desktop it'd be something like:

• Geary (email app)
• Shotwell (set as image viewer)
• GNOME Feeds (local rss reader)
• Drawing (simple image editor)
• Celluloid/GNOME MPV
• Lollypop (music player)

What would be in your "software essentials" pack?

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The disinformation age: a revolution in propaganda

Troll farms, bots, dark ads, fake news ... from Putin’s Russia to Brexit Britain, new methods are being used to change politics and crush dissent...

A taster of his new book by the author of 'Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible' - a real eye-opener for me.

theguardian.com/books/2019/jul

Canadians! Our LibreOffice community around Waterloo is expanding – join us to meet new people, learn more about the project, and get involved: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl

Has anyone here used or seen Fedora Python Classroom used in a school? If yes, what can you tell us about it? How easy is it for the students and the teachers? Is there a reason for why people should be absolutely using this or maybe why they should stay away from it?

I just found it on the Fedora spins website and it sounds interesting. At least a lot more interesting that the Windows Vista/7 we use in my high school.

Solve a debate:

Windows is garbage and I will *not* listen to any apologies. It has a terrible interface. It is buggy and hard to fix. Literally every complaint that windows users have about Linux is more true for Windows, they just don't want to learn a new system

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