A couple of days back I met another dog owner at the neighborhood park and he is a dentist. Since then we keep meeting every evening to walk our dogs.

This evening he told me that uses pclinuxos on his personal laptop and he loves it. He is also a KDE fan and his first distro was SUSE in mid 2000s.

Spent the whole evening discussing Linux and Open Source with him. It was really cool.

Well I think we still have the two cats, haven't seen them since the dog joined the family today morning 😂

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So my wife adopted a new dog.

1 dog, 2 cats and 2 birds. Should keep us busy 😓

So ubuntu-dock extension is the culprit behind gnome shell crashing when exiting app folder and the multiple app menu dots that appear on the right.

Disabling it and using dash to dock makes using Ubuntu 20.04 a pleasant experience. Along with replacing snap store with gnome software of course

Three weeks in and openSUSE Tumbleweed has been great. A very solid distribution.

Installed Leap 15.1 on my work laptop too.

So openSUSE Leap 15.2 is in beta now. Why is it not getting more coverage?

Debian 10.4 update is out with some nice fixes and updates. My favorite is wpa update that fixes MAC randomisation issue which affected my WN722N TP-Link adapter.

Debian 10.4 release notes:

I feel like I am in a constant war with the authority. Trying to setup a remote from home environment is a constant battle.

VPN blocked, Hamachi, Zerotier blocked, port forwarding blocked.

This is too much.

Removed Ubuntu 20.04 from my gaming PC. Wasn't a pleasant experience. Replaced it with Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 and it seems to be better so far.

Budgie desktop is a fair balance between aesthetic and usability.

First thing to do after installing Ubuntu 20.04:

sudo apt install gnome-software chrome-gnome-shell

Snap store is just horrible and I want to install Gnome extensions

The reason why I won't upgrade work's Linux machines to Ubuntu 20.04


Logitech Group conference stopped working with Linux 5.0+ kernels and we use it in our meeting room 😢

In partnership with our friends at @kde we are thrilled to be embarking on this new endeavor. The configurability of GNOME paired with the simplicity of KDE - all rolled into a single package. Introducing KNOME, built using QTK3 and Kutter.


Never used an Arch based distribution during my 10 years as Linux user. Always stuck with Debian based and tried Fedora and openSUSE.

Now I am running Manjaro and wow!!! I have missed a lot. Gnome looks beautiful out of the box and the software that comes with AUR is just insane.

Anything else you wanna add, mother nature? 

Corona Virus and "Dragon Storm" in Egypt. Can I have a break before another chaos, please?


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