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Fedi is the most strange thing in the world.

On normal social media, you write a message and people just ignore it forever.

Here, you write a message, it stays ignored for 1 or 2 years, and then all of a sudden, for no reason, with no explanation, someone finds it somehow, boosts it, and it gets 200 likes and 120 boosts.

What the fuck.

I'm sure someone will boost this message in 2021 or 2022.

@derek Hey DT, look a new tiling window manager was included in the lastest version of EndeavorOS, written by one of their community members, and is called WORM.


Well folks, in spite of the dire predictions of YouTube pundits, this
morning the Slackhog emerged from its development den, did *not* see its shadow, and Slackware 15.0 has been officially released - another six weeks (or years) of the development treadmill averted.


# Step 4 - Delete Windows, and lever look back.

After a while, you will have learned how to do everything you need to do in Linux, have found all the Applications you need, have self-selected hardware purchases that works on Linux, and find you really don't need Windows for anything.

Congrats. You have your privacy back, expanded freedom, and increased security.


# Step 2 - Dual Boot - install Linux in a separate partition or for some people even better, use a separate drive.

This is to take Linux for a more serious test drive, but yet still have your safety blanket of Windows to go running back to when you get stuck on something

# Step 3 - Run Windows in a VM on Linux - Once you get to where you find yourself using Linux more and more, install Windows in a VM to still have that one windows app you have not yet found a replacement for.

Switching to Linux is not easy for someone who has used nothing but Windows. I have some suggestions to how to plan a migration to using Linux over time. It is often not an overnight process, just as switching from Windows to Mac is not.

Here are some suggested steps:

# Step 1 - Run Linux in a virtual machine on your Windows PC to get your feet wet, try a few different distros and desktop environments and see what you like.


GNOME = 20 years of wasted community effort

The whole idea that you must be able to do "everything" in a GUI in order for an operating system to be considered "good" is just silly. The CLI is in fact superior for a number of types of tasks.

@derek Derek, hey man put links for your Teespring, Amazon and your Mastsdon as well on your Gemini/Web page.

If someone does not agree (or realize) that taxation is theft, send them the link to this little quiz made by BitButter.

Fedora SilverBlue sure sounds like what @derek was saying would be a good idea for a distro. An immutable core OS, and using nothing but flatpacks for applications.

@derek DT, do you know how to make click actions on xmobar for switching desktops, or just to click on the CPU% to bring up top etc? I am very much missing that ability compared to qtile.

If Mozilla wants Firefox to become relevant again, they should focus on becoming a 100% open source privacy focused browser, and be an alternative to Brave, not an alternative to Chrome or Edge.

There is plenty of room for another good privacy focused browser that unlike Brave is not based on Chrome.

Having great success using LibreWolf as my main browser these days. It is a super locked down OSS build if Firefox. It's great as a base, and just have to open a few restrictions for the clipboard, DRM, and add some exception sites to cookie storage rules and its a great daily driver.

As someone who has been involved in configuration management, and created a configuration management system used by Fortune 50 companies, this new Linux OS is seriously cool and could be a game changer for how Linux systems are built and maintained.

Came across a new free music alternative to Spotify. Currently able to apply for the beta here:

And, thanks to @derek, for really driving a renewed interest in using Linux as a full time desktop again. His content is top notch for someone like me.

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Have been a Linux user and UNIX/Linux professional since the early 1990's, but after a couple year hiatias, I am back to using Linux full time as a desktop. I am amazed how much better it has gotten in just the last two years or so. I am really enjoying catching up just to the recent improvements.


Liberdon is a Mastodon instance for libertarians, ancaps, anarchists, voluntaryists, agorists, etc to sound off without fear of reprisal from jack or zuck. It was created in the wake of the Great Twitter Cullings of 2018, when a number of prominent libertarian accounts were suspended or banned.