Gamers! Please upvote Linux support for GOG Galaxy on the wishlist!
"New designs of Huawei smartphones are set to lose access to some Google apps. The move comes after the Trump administration added Huawei to a list of companies that American firms cannot trade with unless they have a licence."
I think Trump invented a briljant way to create new competitors for the Android OS.
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Found joined the fediverse and fosstodon after discovering the link to it from LibreOffice's software update page.
I am a photographer that lives in Central Texas with my wonderful wife, 4 children, 8 grandchildren, 2 nephews, 1 niece and 1 recently born great-niece.
I'm looking forward to meeting everyone here, especially those in photography, but am certainly willing to discuss matters outside that realm.
I'm adding a wedding reception photo from last year. Enjoy!
This is the first time in human history our planet's atmosphere has had more than 415ppm CO2.
Not just in recorded history, not just since the invention of agriculture 10,000 years ago. Since before modern humans existed millions of years ago.
We don't know a planet like this. https://twitter.com/Keeling_curve/status/1127614826081964038
Link to a first impression (in German): https://www.amazona.de/superbooth-19-syntonovo-pan-synthesizer-aus-holland/
An estimated 50 million tons of E-waste are produced each year. The USA alone discards 30 million computers each year. Linux can help reduce this problem by giving a second life to laptops and PC's. It takes volunteers like many of us here to help people to install Linux and provide them with a fully capable second hand PC.
I'd just like to say, big props to #DuckDuckGo for this type of answer. Very cool.
LibreOffice 6.3 is being developed by our worldwide community! Join our Bug Hunting Session on May 13 to fix issues in the first Alpha release, and make the final version rock-solid: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2019/05/09/libreoffice-63-bhsalpha1/
Big Tech lobbyists and "open for business" Tories killed Ontario's Right-to-Repair legislation
My father on #Linux Mint instead of #Windows10 on his laptop. He may look a bit intimidated but he did like it especially the overal speed of the system. Installation went smooth even his printer/scanner was recognized and worked great. Next week I'm going to try to get his Tomtom software working under Wine.
@pranav I first tried Elementary OS but the laptop refused to boot from DVD. Luckily I brought Mint along on a USB-drive.
Haven't posted anything about yodascript in a while. I've still been working on it tho. Today I implemented binary search tree in yodascript. Going to likely change how references work slightly https://github.com/dvtate/ys-alpha/blob/master/examples/bs_tree.ys
#Mozilla is dropping #IRC as their communications platform
It appears that Joseph Prusa is going to compete with Thingiverse with his own 3D model repository. Good news. Joseph truly believes in open source while Makerbot, the owner of Thingiverse, betrayed the open source community in the past.
I imagine most of the people who follow me could do this on their own, but it's nice to know that you can recommend something to others that aren't techy.
Put the internet back under your control with the FreedomBox | ZDNet
For less than a $100, you can have an open-source powered, easy-to-use server, which enables you -- and not Apple, Facebook, Google, or Microsoft -- to control your view of the internet - 1/2
Texas Linux Fest is in DFW this year instead of Austin. The schedule is not even full of presenters with a little over a month to go. Many of the sessions are by the same people. Was it a mistake to have it in Dallas this year? Did they not receive so many papers they could turn presenters away. Quite disappointed. Probably not going to attend. Hope they move it back to Austin next year.
Public Service Announcement:
"uBlock Origin" and "uBlock" are two different privacy plugins for web browsers.
✅ uBlock Origin is the one switching.social recommends
❌ uBlock is NOT recommended
For more information on why they have such similar names but are so different:
p.s. Switching.social recommends installing both uBlock Origin and Privacy Badger (https://www.eff.org/privacybadger) alongside each other.
free/libre software, open data, open standards activist with a grudge against big tech, big IP holders and authoritarian governments.
Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.