Everyone is getting some mileage off of the Linus Tech Tips series. @ubuntu should showcase gaming on Ubuntu. ubuntu.com/blog/linux-gaming-w

The lightweight VM's coming out are incredible. Here is Multipass which now runs on the M1 macs. Now I can run Ubuntu in a lightweight VM on all platforms!
ubuntu.com//blog/canonical-tra

If you use vscode for development and are running windows, I recommend using the Remote - WSL extension to seamlessly integrate with Linux in WSL2. code.visualstudio.com/docs/rem

I have been digging into Windows Subsystem for Linux and am amazed at its potential. Developers tired of MacOS and not ready or can't go full Linux have an opportunity to use Windows along with a Linux stack that is relatively seamlessly integrated.

I just realized that I run Linux on Windows (WSL2), Chrome OS (LXD), MacOS (Vagrant), and Straight up Linux at both home and work.

Setup scanning on Ubuntu 21.10 today. I have a Brother DSMobile 720D scanner and use Simple Scan and OCRmypdf for software. Took about 10 minutes and runs flawlessly. I will probably script the OCR to happen when a scan is saved to a folder just to automate it.

Brand new Logitech C930e took me longer to get it out of the packaging than it did to get it working on Ubuntu. Install instructions: plug it in and it works.

Upgraded to Ubuntu 21.10. It is super fast. I happen to like snaps and I found the new Firefox snap to be indistinguishable from the deb install, even on first start.

Remember the Google Nexus 7? Those were the days. Perfect form factor just missing a good Android OS.

Firefox is fast and, most importantly, gets dark mode right on Ubuntu running gnome. Chrome is slow and is like turning on a spotlight in the morning pointed right at my face. Chrome has no dark mode pass through on Linux.

Migrated all of my home network services to Docker containers, added Wireguard for a VPN into the network and manage all the containers with Portainer. Now that is a good mornings worth of work.

If you are interested in containers and want to know how to configure LXD profiles, I wrote a tutorial on it. elroyjetson.org/notes/managing

I'm putting @ubuntu_mate@twitter.com under the knife 🔪 from the very foundations of the distro right through to the desktop. It's time to migrate to Ayatana Indicators and Arctica! Join me on the live stream 📡 youtu.be/4ICRjjjMbEE

This is an excellent example of the flow of data/objects between analog and digital existence. vimeo.com/157990864

We have the SpaceX live stream on all TV's in the house so we don't miss anything!

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