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I really didn’t have any issues with Windows when I moved over. I just wanted something new to learn and had heard about this Ubuntu thing on the grapevine.

First installed Hardy Heron (8.04?) and really struggled - where were the executables to install apps? Where was the C drive? Etc.

It frustrated me, but the learning experience was almost addictive. Still learning to this day and haven’t looked back since.

Just read an interesting chat between @nolan and @bobstechsite about what got them into Linux (fosdem link is interesting too).

Anyway, it got me to thinking about why people question the status quo and move to Linux, so please let me know your stories below...extra challenge - try to stick to a single toot!

I’ll add mine by way of reply...

Nolan/Bob link:

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~=8 Character Passwords Are Dead=~

New benchmark from the Hashcat Team shows a 2080Ti GPU passing 100 Billion password guesses per second (NTLM hash).

This means that the entire keyspace, or every possible combination of:
- Upper
- Lower
- Number
- Symbol

...of an 8 character password can be guessed in:

~2.5 hours

(8x 2080Ti GPUs against NTLM Windows hash)

#Hacking #Infosec

What is the point in having an feed of you only put the first paragraph in?

I’m looking at you, OMG!Ubuntu! and It’sFOSS.

That shit really grinds my gears.

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Don't forget, if you're on a Mastodon instance and there's something going on that you don't like, you can add a filter

Settings > Filters > Add new filter

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Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
You’re reading this toot
While having a poo 💩

Ok, the fact that I’ve had like 30 notifications in 5 minutes shows I was right.

I might start doing regular flame wars; as everyone is so polite here, it’s fun!

Let the flame war begin...

🔥🔥 Nano or Vi? 🔥🔥

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Hello Mastodon people! I'm new and very excited to be here!
I like the idea of how computing and now even social networking (thanks to mastodon) can be done better using open source ideology.
I'm a science enthusiast(esp. physics) and a mechanical engineering major, and always try to adopt open source ideology into my working field and academia.
I also think, science and education in general is done better through open source models.

What projects do we currently have on ?

So far, I know of @debian @gentoo @mariadb @opensuse

Are there any that I have missed?

Make sure you give these projects a follow if you're interested in their content!

Well, at least I know that versioning works well! For some reason, the vast majority of my data had been deleted from my drives (not idea how or why).

I _think_ it may have been a Duplicity backup gone rogue, but I'm really not sure - I hope Syncthing isn't randomly deleting my data!

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For the privacy and security conscious out there, I just found this site [] and it looks pretty interesting.

A few people have asked me about my new setup, after my old server crapped out. Here are the deets of my new setup:

Any of you guys using ? I've got an issue where I've setup my server, but my Roku box (on the same network) can't see the server. It just says "Unavailable" under "Media Server Status".

Does Plex always communicate with the server over the Internet? I don't currently have it open to the Internet, and I don't want it to either if possible.


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@wdavery @kev Totally agree! Use what works for you & invite the haters to take a long walk off a short pier! I love my iPad to bits to but run Linux on my laptop.

I think I’m almost there with the new system! Only a couple more bits to implement and test, then I should be golden.

Full write up coming once I’m done.

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Hello Fosstodon! I'm Evert from Estonia and I moved to this instance from because I felt like I belong here because of my love for free and open source software.
I'm a web developer, a Linux systems administrator and just a casual programmer, sometimes.

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In the process of:
* de-googling my life as far as possible
* Building my first NAS solution
* learning docker
* trying to kick my windows habit

Interested in automation, security, openstreetmap & other things

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