Firefox is now more important, isolated and vulnerable. Some suggested ways we can support it:
• Set it as your default browser. And if you're back home with family over Christmas, suggest/set as their default too.
• When you hear web devs say "can't everyone just use Chrome", please challenge it.
• Contribute to Mozilla-led projects, e.g. MDN Docs:
• Donate to Mozilla if you can:

MS Edge is moving to engine. Microsoft is finally going to develop an open source browser - or at least as open source as Google does.

This is essentially a bet that the browser engine wars are over. If that's right, the only way to influence web and de facto standards is to have a seat at the chromium table.

honestly though, mastodon instances are run and moderated by real people who care about the network, to the point of often paying their own money out-of-pocket to run their instances.

the *one* time i've had to report a post, my instance admin messaged me directly to let me know the action taken about it.

don't be shy to report. it works here. the rules aren't there just to keep things advertiser-friendly.

welcome to mastodon. don't be a dick. hug your local mods/admins.

How neat. KDE Plasma Mobile on a nice device. The Librem 5 now has a competitor.

Also, it is manufactured in Finland! Which is kind of cool too!

In all honesty, I can't wait to try it out, this project seems really promising and @Ubports seems to deliver a solid work !

Stop sending pics of , I'm gonna have to buy a Nexus 5 with all these posts ^^

Saw this reaction to #Google marketing running #Linux apps on #ChromeOS:

"So it does everything that Linux does, but you can also send all your personal data automatically to google.

Wow, what a value proposition!"


I'm 15 years old student passionate about Open Source software. In my free time, I often work on my own open projects.
This year I take part in . As a part of my current task I created a Drupal plugin, that allows to login in to a Drupal website with Mastodon account (actually for one instance only, and requires manual OAuth2 key pair creating, but that's to be done later).

PSA: If you're running Arch, DO NOT UPDATE FOR THE TIME BEING!!!

- Anyone running Dell XPS 15 laptops will have a bricked system

- Systemd hibernate is broken on laptops

You have been warned

Yes, today, after having troubles with windows, I convinced 2 coworkers to try out Linux, I'm gonna show them a few distros this weekend and help them installing it on their secondary computers. Today's a happy day!

- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m

90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them

Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m

This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created

Hello EU citizens! 🇪🇺

There is one more vote on #Article13 in the European Parliament on Wednesday 12th September.

Please call/mail your MEPs and tell them to reject Article 13, as it would mean content filters on the whole internet.

Contact details here:

Phone calls work best. If you can't phone, write an email *in your own words*.

Your region may have more than one MEP, contact several if appropriate.

Please share 👍


This company that sells clothing says it had to stop selling to EU because of GDPR. This image IS their site now, it says: "Blame your government (no, really)".

Really though? It's that hard to sell me clothes while respecting my privacy? You only have to blame yourself on this one 😂

Just installed after seing you guys talking about it. It looks very nice so far! Thanks for the discovery ❤️


Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.