I'm a software developer. I believe in Libre software #FOSS, decentralisation, encryption by default, and also functional programming.
Unordered set of stuff I like:
- Goa Trance
- Uplifting Trance
- Electro Swing
Proton's Recent Progress for Windows games compatibility on Linux is impressive: more than 75% of games are able to run (Silver ratings and higher): https://boilingsteam.com/proton-keeps-making-its-way-in-compatibility/ #linux #linuxgaming #proton #protondb
Adobe Creative Cloud holds creative works hostage: if you stop paying the monthly fee or if Adobe's servers go down, you can't edit your work. Once you buy into the Adobe ecosystem, you're stuck there and forced to pay rent.
There are many free open alternatives which give you full control over your work without locking you down:
This guy discovered that Facebook is using steganography to encode tracking data in photo files that are downloaded:
if you're dropping fedilab for not blocking gab, why not drop windows for linux while you're at it?
. gave notch billions of dollars
. recently accepted a $480 million contract to develop VR tech for the US army
. profits from nearly every computer sale in the world, regardless of whether you want to even use the preinstalled windows or not
. overworks employees and retains "permatemp" employees, who work for the company permanently on a temp contract, to avoid providing medical benefits
. bans usage of the word "gay" (even as a surname) on xbox live
. collects data from windows users with no means to disable it
and the worst part is, because of microsoft's data collection, microsoft actually profits off of you if you have windows installed, unlike fedilab. if you ask others to uninstall fedilab, make sure you uninstall windows!
For the fans of strategy games, for a limited time Age of Wonders III is free to claim on Steam.
Game has native Linux support.
And also gnome-usage! That's a nice little gnome app I didn't know existed.
It's kind of a mashup of gnome-system-monitor and baobab (aka Disk Usage Analyser).
It's very nice and has features not found in its sister apps (like a clear separation of the system-used space) but then lacks some of their features (like a memory usage graph, or network traffic monitoring).
How awesome would it be if I could configure #Firefox extensions as well in my configuration.nix ? 😮
At least I'm discovering new apps though.
I only checked gnome as the DE and then ran the install.
I like the gnome integration, minimal interface and the fact that you can turn a webpage into a desktop app. Just like that oversold feature on #android.
First thing I notice : The software is a bit behind that of .
For example is at v3.30.2 on whereas on it's at v3.32.2, enough to be lacking the new icon theme.
I guess that's because doesn't follow a rolling release scheme, and I could fix that by using the testing channel (or whatever that's called)
This is basically my experience
It's worth skimming through it just to get a general idea of the process through the screenshots
I must say I love the principle of this system-wide config.
I find it much saner than other installation processes. It's like finally standardising that implicit configuration you had to mentally keep track of with other distros install procedures.
Stuff like timezone, users, DEs, keyboard layouts ... If you changed your mind or if you couldn't remember, you had to go back several screens.
Toots may contain traces of irony or cynicism.
Current admin of @homeworldsdl.
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