And btw. these are not the whole games - just updates, roughly 40gb each
Debian stable + Flatpak is THE combo! Rock stable, no surprises and recent applications (flatpak Emacs even runs as daemon). And, frankly, I have used Plasma and Xfce and I can’t find anything that I miss from the latest versions (tried them on Arch Linux). Adequately themed Xfce is indistinguishable from 4.16 - at least for what I need.
Is C a good language for a hobbyist with limited time? I know all of the language in theory, but sometimes I feel I would need more time to do something complex.
Should I persist and just progress slowly (given that i love that language) or should I let go and learn something easier (suggestions?)?
Any hobby-programmers here? What languages are you using?
#introductions Bit late, i dont thing i've written an introduction on here even though i've created my account in july. Anyways, i'm a 15 year old blind teen from Poland who is a nerd and loves coding, linux, apple, inproving accessibility of open source products and making music. I'm open to people so if you'd like to pm/dm/whatever, feelfree. I'm mostly active on discord stasp#7323 so contacting me there would be your best bet.
Debian 10 might be the most stable operating system I have ever used on any system/device. By stable I mean: once installed and configured there’s absolutely nothing else to do than being productive and not having to care about your os. No errors, no maintenance. It isn’t shiny but it gets out of the way - an under appreciated quality of an os.
I find the older I get, the more conservative my thoughts are. Not in a political way, but in a computing way. I'm tired of the flashy, shiny 'new' tools. Email works great. Emacs is a beast that handles untold scores of things. Tried and true tools. Simplicity over complexity. Local over remote.
I want my computer to be my bastion in a world becoming more centralized and less user-controlled.
Two things I recently tried out:
Xfce: took me a while to configure it to my needs, but now I like it a lot, I guess I keep it for a while - gorgeous and damn is it fast!
Spacemacs: Woah! I love vi’s editing and emacs insane power - BOOM all two combined! But the best is the shortcuts using the spacebar (hence the name SPACEMACS) - absolute game changer!
Do you have any tips or tricks on how to make reading old scanned books in PDF on Paperwhite/Oasis better?
I’m a former distrohopper (not anymore since Kubuntu 20.10 - such a great distro!).
Now I’m a text-editor-hopper. I’ve tried all the big ones after being emacs-only-user for a long time.
Currently using Kate with vi-mode. I have to say I’m impressed with its performance and overall look-and-feel. Gonna stick with it for a while.
Hi all, I'm Nick, love Linux, love FOSS, though am wondering how realistic it is to go full FOSS. Finally moved away from gmail successfully to mailbox.org but found I still went back for google drive/docs since I can't find a privacy alternative that compares. Anyway, look forward to chatting on here. #introductions
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