Need help!

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my Windows laptop.

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-10210U CPU @ 1.60GHz × 8
Memory: 15GB
Capacity: 512GB

Problem is, even when it's OFF, it still gets hot and drains battery.

I even tried "sudo poweroff -f" to make sure it's definitely turned OFF

Any advise, pls?

Noob alert!

I'm planning to install on my new laptop. I don't code. I just need a simple focused OS.

Any suggestions on which Linux distro I can try for basic use?

I just found this article from Reclaim the Net

Mozilla turns its attention to censoring decentralized tech

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Privacy Browser can now gracefully restart (change day/night theme) for the following activities:

• About
• Domains
• Guide
• Import/Export
• Logcat
• Requests
• View Source

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Here’s the video of my talk “Beyond surveillance capitalism: alternatives, stopgaps, Small Web, and Site.js.” from Creative Mornings Istanbul on Friday.

Edited to fix the audio sync issue, add captions, chapters, and links to all the mentioned tools, etc.

Enjoy + please share! :)

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Here's a sneak peek of one of the most requested mobile app features -- Conversation View 💬 . What do you think of the new design? Reply to this toot and give us your feedback. 🙂

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One more thing about donations:

Please consider making a recurrent contribution instead of a one-off one. This would help us greatly to continue working on F-Droid more consistently in the future.

We are currently at a point where the donations can *almost* pay for part-time development instead of being just able to pay for a coffee. Donations being recurrent instead of one-time help make that a lot more sustainable. :-).

Simon boosted will not enable IG Import yet. It's likely going to be enabled in a few days after we optimize that expensive task a bit more.

Also decided to keep registrations open for a week, feel free to join!

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When are Facebook going to buy Google and Microsoft?

@k9mail Just a noob question. So, if I have a Gmail account ang use K9-Mail client, does this mean Google can't read my Inbox?

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I want to start learning on how to in . Any online reference that you can recommend?

Note: I am completely noob in programming.

Basically, I want to learn how to create/fork ROM and apps.

@dansup Hi there, can you advise on how to join I can't see an option to join

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I thought it'd be nice to write up my general approach to online.

Check it out! Feedback always welcome 😄


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