Boy, do I love Linux. 5 minutes for a reboot and I can’t even tell you what it’s preparing because I did nothing...

As a Ubuntu-user I was curious what's all that fuss about Gnome 40, which everyone seems to praise.
Tried it via Gnome OS and I am quite underwhelmed and I actually like the 3.38 workflow from Ubuntu a lot more.
But I guess eventually I will accomodate with the change...

I really love C and used it I in various cases for my toy programs. But recently I got more into Ruby as I started backend web development - it is an absolute joy to program in Ruby. You get stuff done so quick and easy and I like it very much.

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"So how much ram are we talking, on a scale from going to the moon to displaying a web page"

And btw. these are not the whole games - just updates, roughly 40gb each

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I had an awful lot of work lately. So today I thought I’d call it a day and fire up my PS4 the first time for weeks - idk long time no play, I thought I deserve a break. This is what I encountered. F**k modern video games

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?

I feel like I’m not that bad at C. No wizard, but a solid Basic programmer. Never did big projects. How can I improve my skills? Is codewars a good starting point? Or are there other sites with exercises/projects?

Just finished the first of three consecutive 12h shifts on the COVID-ICU. People say my job must suck but I love it. But now —> home, piling away a shitload of snow and then fire up my Linux-Machine, YEEHAWW

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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.

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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!

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Kindle nerds!

Do you have any tips or tricks on how to make reading old scanned books in PDF on Paperwhite/Oasis better?


@Mimmolucio Btw. I’m using it for C-Programming. Using the integrated terminal for gcc and gdb.

Not ultra-feature-rich - that’s a plus for me, I like it simple

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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.

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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 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.

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