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switching.social - 2019-07-16 13:16:47 GMT
Do you like Mario Kart? Do you like Libre software?

Then you might like #SuperTuxKart, which lets you race as various FLOSS mascots:

https://supertuxkart.net

It includes story mode, time trial, local multiplayer, online multiplayer and lots of mods too.

It's available for Linux, Mac, Windows and Android.

#MarioKart #Alternatives #Gaming #FLOSS
 

Welcome back to home POP!_OS (the blog article)


I took time to write a small article with some thoughts...

#linux #system76 #popos #lvm #partitioning #installation #linuxdesktop #ubuntu #foss #floss #opensource
 

Welcome back to home POP!_OS


There you are!

I finished my installation series and soon I am going to start my desktop series; unfortunately #Gnome3 has some design choice that I need to fix because my behavior.

I've just started, stay tuned! 😉

#linux #system76 #popos #lvm #partitioning #installation #linuxdesktop #ubuntu #foss #floss #opensource
 
blub - 2019-07-12 17:26:21 GMT
#OpenStreetMap is looking for admin help to keep infrastructure alive
https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2019/06/21/help-the-owg/

#selfhosting #OSM #server #GIS
 
blub - 2019-07-12 17:26:21 GMT
#OpenStreetMap is looking for admin help to keep infrastructure alive
https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2019/06/21/help-the-owg/

#selfhosting #OSM #server #GIS
 

Tuning the Encryption


Learn how I used a key to decrypt the second disk automagically!

https://write.snopyta.org/gnuserland/tuning-the-encryption

#linux #system76 #popos #lvm #partitioning #installation #linuxdesktop #ubuntu #foss #floss #opensource
 

Never give up – “Final Round”


As promised the blog article to narrate how was so difficult achieve an encrypted lvm partion on two disks on my *System76 Serval Laptop*, while it is so easy in an other major distro... :roll_eyes:

https://write.snopyta.org/gnuserland/never-give-up-final-round

#linux #system76 #popos #lvm #partitioning #installation #linuxdesktop #ubuntu #foss #floss #opensource
 

Personal Blog...


Hi Guys,

I would like to open a blog speaking about my personal misadventure with my Computer...

I would like to use a platform which is open, free and gratis... I found that Frama Site has already all these feature but I would like to ask if you know also other services like that one.

Thanks in advance!

#gnu #linux #floss #foss #linuxdesktop #blogging #blog #computer #Informatics #lesshashtagsmakesyourlifeeasier
 

Gnu question of the day


The #gnuquestionoftheday is:

Why do we have a tons of non-linear editing systems available on #Gnu & #Linux and just a bunch of image editing applications?

The count:

1. #Openshot
2. #Shotcut
3. #Flowblade
4. #Kdenlive
5. #Pitivi
6. #Kino

And just:

1. #Gimp
2. #Krita
3. #MtPaint ... 😅

Is it easier create a nle rather than an image manipulation software?

As a matter of fact we have also more raw image processors:

1. #ufraw
2. #rawtherapee
3. #lightzone
4. #Darktable

and if we add also photo organizers at the same list:

5. #Shotweel
6. #Fotoxx
7. #Digikam
8. #Hugin
9. #Shotwell

That is pretty weird isn't it? 😁

#foss #floss #freesoftware #photo #video #videoediting #photomanipulation

p.s. better the #linuxquestionoftheday? 🤔
 

Distro personal crisys (an open letter to myself... )

tl;dr I think this is something that happens from time to time but I think I need to change distro for a while. And I just realized this long post is for me, because I have to deal with my ideals and I am not really happy to do that, but I am not having fun with Debian recently and I need to solve it.
After ten years of #Debian I see Debian changing in something that I don't recognize or I don't feel comfortable with it. Many years ago Debian was also synonymous of innovations, on every fields, today what happens in Debian is, along to slow, behind the scene, like the Risc-V port but for the Desktop area there is nothing exciting and since the #systemd debate I had the feelings that Debian simply refused to lead in favor on just following the events. I mean I am really prone to think if tomorrow Ubuntu is shipped with Just sn... Show more...
 

Gimp 2.10.12 released


That's cool! 👍

Recently Gimp is going very well! 😀

https://www.gimp.org/news/2019/06/12/gimp-2-10-12-released/

I also take the opportunity to become patreon of Øyvind Kolås, which is the main developer of babl/GEGL, the latter is the framework that will make GIMP even better!

#gimp #gnu #freesoftware #photo-manipulation #floss #foss #digital-art #digital
 

Misadventure in GUIX #2


Last time I tried GuixSD, I was unable to install it on Virtual Box, but with the latest build I was able to install it as any other distro...

This is already a big success and then I tried to explore a bit how it works... The main goal for now is to install the "guest addition" in order to have better performance on the VM.

The first limit I found is the documentation, actually I always have been finding the Linux man pages uneasy to understand, somehow cryptic, with improbably examples. Anyway, First thing I tried to understand if there were collections that can help to get all the packages I needed for the build from source but I didn't find any. I found some packages that download with them a lot of others packages, so basically I had should be ready.

Then I inserted the virtual cd but there wasn't any virtual cd. I checked the setting of the DE, I installed XFCE4, and everything was already properly set up then I thought maybe was a matter of permits and groups. Actually I wasn't in cdrom group so I tried to add my user bu... Show more...
 

Debian freezing


So boring when Debian is stuck on the freezing cycle... 😩

#debian #linux #freesoftware #foss #floss #frozen
 

Someone confirm for me? ...


... that Image/photo @switching.social (@switching.social ) is deleting comments?

(If so, it's high-time for a fair switching.social list -- *Cause switching.social
already promotes Brian O's GIBBERFISH pod as the safe Facebook replacement.
Didja know that?)

So -- is the below comment, on this post -- or is it a share.naturalnews pod issue?

the post:
https://share.naturalnews.com/posts/d27f7fb0643301371e400050563e145e
(alt link)

my comment:
(I put it there twice).

#... Show more...
 

Someone confirm for me? ...


... that Image/photo @switching.social (@{switchingsocial@diaspora.town) is deleting comments?

(If so, it's high-time for a fair switching.social list -- *Cause switching.social already promotes Brian O's GIBBERFISH pod as the safe Facebook replacement. Didja know that?)

So -- is the below comment, on this post -- or is it a share.naturalnews pod issue?

the post:
https://share.naturalnews.com/posts/d27f7fb0643301371e400050563e145e
(alt link)

my comment:
(I put it there twice).

#... Show more...
 
Karen C - 2019-05-25 13:06:21 GMT
Finished the sparkle dragon last night, took pictures in the morning light today.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/695183218/handmade-tiny-dragon-art-doll-ooak

#dragon #art #mastoart #artwithopensource



 
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In case you missed it, #Carnet is a free open alternative to Google Keep. It lets you write and sync notes (including rich text, audio and images) on your phone and computer:

https://getcarnet.app

You can follow Carnet on the ActivityPub Fediverse here:
@Carnet@framapiaf.org

It syncs through #Nextcloud and #Owncloud, and there's an official public Nextcloud instance for people who don't have their own cloud:
https://carnet.live

The app is available on Google Play and #FDroid

#GoogleKeep #Alternatives #DeleteGoogle #NoteTaking #FLOSS #FOSS
 

Devuan Testing with runit


For reason that I will not explain I use a lot Linux inside a virtual machine. I have been using for a long time the Raspberry PI Desktop because supposedly extremely light, but I got tired.

Hence I decided to install another Debian derivative and just because I am a huge fan of #systemd I installed #Devuan testing plus #runit as init system and let me say that, even if I also encrypted the virtual disk, the distro runs like a charm and it is somehow faster than Raspberry PI with systemd, the boot is faster and generally the DE is quite performing. I always thought that Xfce has been always superior than Lxde, so it was not a surprise that feelings I am having.

Also the use of Slim instead of Lightdm makes the distro faster after the login, as a matter of fact lightdm is another bottleneck. The sensation is the OS is more responsive even because runit, which just works as an init...

I'll keep you posted about Devuan and runit!

#linux #gnu #freesoftware #floss #foss #opensource #systemdfree
 

GNU Guix 1.0.0 released — 2019 — Blog — GNU Guix


https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/blog/2019/gnu-guix-1.0.0-released/

This distro is so cool, I look forward to make it my main distro.
There are a tons of points that make this distro so thrilling but two are actually my favorites:
  • systemd free. GuixSD uses the Shepherd init system, formerly knwon as DMD (Daemon managing Daemons), it uses daemons to initialize and run services.
  • Nix package manager that allows different versions of a same applications, rolls back, sandboxes, applications per users.
It runs only Free Software so you need an hardware 100% compatible with FreeSoftware.

#linux #gnu #fsf #freesoftware #floss #foss #opensource #guix #nix #systemdfree
 
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Designing Posters With Free Software

A few months back I was asked to design some poster for a local Free Software Foundation Event. ... Although many artists successfully use Free Software to create artworks, I repeatedly encounter many comments in discussion forums claiming that free software is not made for creative work. This post is also my effort in spreading awareness that one can do professional work with the help of F/LOSS tools.
#freedom #free-software #foss #floss #fsf #gnu #libre #art #design #poster #krita #scribus #inkscape
 
Framing people https://floss.social/@downey/101930647207563005
"one of the last times I flew, the airport gave a real hard time over having multiple computers"-iophk
 

Gimp 2.10.10 available for macOS


Hi folks,

for the ones who have an Apple Computer, I don't have it but I use one at my job, the brand new Gimp 2.10.10 is available for #macOS as well!

www.gimp.org

#gimp #gnu #freesoftware #floss #foss #libregraphic
 
Naughtylus :archlinux: :gnome: - 2019-04-08 17:01:30 GMT
I'm trying to get my friends off facebook, but we've got this large group conversation with 20 people.

Here are the constraints:
- Most of them are on mobile, I'm not
- Some of them actually use facebook for what it is (for groups and pages)
- They're not particularly tech-savvy
- They're not particularly cooperative either (but that -- well -- can't exactly be solved with technology)

How would you go about it? What alternatives would pick? What compromises would you make?
 

The pointlessness of the FSF endorsed distros based on Ubuntu...


A pure Free-Software distro is a very hard ambition as well as an hard goal to accomplish, you have to deal with your hardware and if your hardware is not compliance with the free Software it is almost impossible running a pure libre distro. But back to time when even installing a standard distro was an impossible task, Ubuntu came out helping a lot of people making easier installing linux on whatever hardware. However we have to flip the point of observation, at the beginning there were just free drivers mostly made through reverse engineering, most of them were too buggy or unreliables, and the few closed drivers were hard to obtain or unavailable to the end users. Hence running a linux distro and having a laptop or a PC with 100% hardware recognized was very hard to achieve but not for Ubuntu. Ubuntu made easy installing blob binaries on Linux and making your hardware properly working, cool! All of we are in debt with Canonical for this because Ubuntu broken this barrier and helped all the distro to achie... Show more...
 
Matrix and Riot confirmed as the basis for France’s Secure Instant Messenger app
https://matrix.org/blog/2018/04/26/matrix-and-riot-confirmed-as-the-basis-for-frances-secure-instant-messenger-app/
#matrix #riot #riotim #security #instantmessaging #france #computer #science #technology #floss #oss #opensource #software
Matrix and Riot confirmed as the basis for France’s Secure Instant Messenger app
 
Image/photoswitching.social wrote the following post Mon, 04 Mar 2019 15:32:00 +0100

🎮 Itch.io - DRM-free indie games store, lets authors keep as much of sale price as they want
@itchio

⛏️ Minetest - Free open alternative to Minecraft
@Minetest

👾 Godot Engine - Libre 3D & 2D game engine
@godotengine

🕹️ Libre Games List - Free & open source games
https://libregamewiki.org/List_of_games

🐧 Ashpex's Linux Games List by @Ashpex
https://gitlab.com/Ashpex/Linux_Games

\#Games \#Gaming \#VideoGames \#ComputerGames \#Libre \#OpenSource \#FLOSS \#FOSS
 

Awesome Self-Hosted

Selfhosting is the process of locally hosting and managing applications instead of renting from SaaS providers.

This is a list of Free Software network services and web applications which can be hosted locally.

Check them all out!


#free #foss #floss
 
Hey developers & ActivityPub enthusiasts!

https://gettogether.community is a free open alternative to MeetUp.com.

The lead developer needs help with implementing federation, either coding or better documentation about ActivityPub.

There's an open issue for it here:
https://github.com/GetTogetherComm/GetTogether/issues/60

There's been discussion but no code contributions yet.
Can you help?

(It would be so cool to get this kind of service federated, imagine every town having its own instance!)

#ActivityPub #FLOSS #FOSS
 
Eine Frage: Gibt es irgendwo gute und pragmatische, vorzugsweise englische, Texte, die jemanden auf einfache Weise erklären, warum es besser ist eine Software als OpenSource zu veröffentlichen? Welche Lizenz zum Beispiel gut ist, damit man nicht von großen Firmen platt gemacht werden kann.

Hintergrund ist, ich würde gerne die Entwickler der Synthesizer/Sequencer/Sampler Hardwarebox https://synthstrom.com/product/deluge/ überzeugen, damit die Community bei der Entwicklung helfen kann. Im Moment macht das ein einziger Entwickler, der wirklich gut ist, aber ich bin mir sicher, dass weitere Entwickler diesem phänomenalem Gerät mit ihrer Hilfe recht schnell den Status einer Legende im Synthesizer Olymp verschaffen könnten.

Bitte keine dieser religiös und verbohrt anhaftenden Texte "OSS ist beste von Welt, weil isso". Der Text muss die richtigen Argumente haben, die die Angst vor Diebstahl nimmt und das Gefühl von der Sicherheit gibt, die OpenSourc... Show more...
 
Herzlichen Ich liebe Freie Software Tag allen Entwickler*innen, Dokumentator*innen, Übersetzer*innen und all den anderen lieben Menschen die sich ich #FLOSS Projekten engagieren. Vielen Dank für eure Arbeit! ❤

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Solltet ihr in #Berlin sein, kommt doch heute Abend einfach zu unserem Treffen um den Tag ein wenig zu zelebrieren. Alle anderen, die sich für #FreieSoftware interessieren sind natürlich auch herzlich eingeladen 😀

#IloveFS #FreeSoftware #FSFE
 
So when can we have a RISC-V PC?
Right now: https://abopen.com/news/building-a-risc-v-pc/
#riscv #risc-v #hardware #pc #fedora #floss #foss
 

Best way to run Wine on 64-bit Debian


Hi guys,

I am trying to figure out how running Wine in a very cool way, I mean modern and isolated, there are several way to achieve it but I would like to see your opinion!

#debian #linux #winehq #opensource #containers #docker #systemd #systemadmin #floss #foss #freesoftware #sysadmin
 
Image/photo #FLOSS 3D driver for latest ARM Mali GPUs (Midgard & Bifrost) is advancing – an "initial stub for #Panfrost driver" and a "Midgard shader toolchain" got merged to #mesa master:
cgit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/comm… cgit.freedesktop.org/mesa/mesa/comm…
For a few backgrounds see lists.freedesktop.org/archives/mesa-…




 
Termux is an Android terminal emulator and Linux environment app that works directly with no rooting or setup required. A minimal base system is installed automatically - additional packages are available using the APT package manager.
https://termux.com/

#termux #android #apk #shell #linux #bash #floss #fdroid #fdroidGems
 
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#MineTest is a free open source game similar to MineCraft. It features both offline and online gameplay, multiplayer servers, many gameplay styles and a large amount of user created content/mods.


You can download it for Windows, Mac, Linux, FreeBSD and Android from the official site:
https://www.minetest.net

You can follow the official MineTest fediverse account here:
@Minetest@fosstodon.org

You can follow the MineTest developer here:
@rubenwardy@fosstodon.org

(NOTE: You'll need a fediverse account to follow these, for example on Friendica, Mastodon, Pleroma etc. Diaspora doesn't support the activitypub standard that links the fediverse together.)

#AlternativesAtoZ #MineCraft #OpenSourceGames #FLOSS #FOSS #OSS #Games #Gaming
 
This app concept looks promising for #UX and #UI #design on GNU/Linux. I hope this campaign succeeds because we need more #FLOSS design software.

#OpenSource #FreeSoftware #Linux

Kickstarter: Akira, The Linux Design Tool (Alessandro Castellani)

 
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#MineTest is a free open source game similar to MineCraft. It features both offline and online gameplay, multiplayer servers, many gameplay styles and a large amount of user created content/mods.


You can download it for Windows, Mac, Linux, FreeBSD and Android from the official site:
https://www.minetest.net

You can follow the official MineTest fediverse account here:
@Minetest@fosstodon.org

You can follow the MineTest developer here:
@rubenwardy@fosstodon.org

(NOTE: You'll need a fediverse account to follow these, for example on Friendica, Mastodon, Pleroma etc. Diaspora doesn't support the activitypub standard that links the fediverse together.)

#AlternativesAtoZ #MineCraft #OpenSourceGames #FLOSS #FOSS #OSS #Games #Gaming
 

The big deception of #Ubuntu against #Debian


I have been using #GNU and #Linux since at least tenyears, my very first distro was Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon, I still remember the sound of the drums at my very first installation, it was amazing and it was when I fell in love with the #floss. I was even more amazed by Hardy Heron, simply perfect in every shape. I used to have a #Gnome, #Compiz and a wonderful desktop that looked like a paper comics, super cool and super exciting, fortunately ten years later I still continue to be excited for any impro... Show more...
 
Three weeks ago I wrote a guide about FLOSS tools to create a forum or community. I updated this original post a fair bit and published it on my blog. I added lots of links to the source code and example websites of forums. I also expanded on most of the alternatives. Lastly I added Discourse as an option.

http://homehack.nl/floss-tools-to-create-a-forum-or-community/

#Forum #Community #FLOSS #Osada #Friendica #Movim #Mastodon #Flarum #NodeBB #Discourse
FLOSS tools to create a forum or community
 
Image/photoInkscape wrote the following post Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:16:31 +0200

\#Inkscape is proud to release versions 0.92.4 & 1.0 alpha of its free, professional vector graphics editor! Available now for Linux and Windows 32/64 here: https://inkscape.org/release/ \#FLOSS \#collaboration
 
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