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A quick reintroduction to follow the celebrations today for the Fediverse.

I'm a Linux and FOSS enthusiast that's dabbled in writing, education and the open source community.

@lazylinux is my outlet for all my thoughts and experiences tied to the world of and , with some general thoughts thrown in for good measure.

Currently, running :archlinux: and :debian: with KDE Plasma and XFCE respectively.

After watching Tech Tips raving about the laptop, I cannot wait for them to open orders for those outside the US and Canada 😁

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@opensuse Tumbleweed had two updates for the #linux #kernel this week and had an update for #python. There were many more updated packages in the five snapshots released this week. news.opensuse.org/2021/09/17/t

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Gnusocial update alert: work has started on a modern looking, consistent and accessible UI, with Non-JavaScript version as the primary focus. Read about the update to the eldest federated social media site here: u.fsf.org/3g1

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Do you have a non-technical iPhone user in your circle of family or friends? Do you wish that one day they will use #XMPP to communicate with you?

We're still looking for more non-technical people to participate in usability studies of Snikket to help us identify areas for improvement. It will be a short online session with a UX researcher, you just need a computer and browser. No experience of Snikket is required. Last available slots are **tomorrow**!

More info at: snikket.org/app/ios/

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Plasma 25th Anniversary Edition Beta is now out! Note that this release contains *unstable* software. Help KDE devs by downloading, testing and giving us feedback on the features listed in the announcement.

kde.org/announcements/plasma/5

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Given the state of GTK4, GNOME's intentions with regards to theming and it opening the door to fragmentation, proposed changes for GTK5, and lack of confidence that #GNOME is producing an equitable ecosystem for the Linux community, @Solus will be working to build an ecosystem with #EFL. #Budgie 11 will not use GTK. joshuastrobl.com/2021/09/14/bu

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⚠️ IMPORTANT: Users of Element Desktop/Web/Android, FluffyChat & Nheko should upgrade immediately to address a critical encryption vulnerability.

We are not aware of this being exploited in the wild yet, but as the bug is now disclosed please upgrade now. matrix.org/blog/2021/09/13/vul

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Why you do not use XMPP?

Please share your opinions.

#xmpp

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odysee.com now has ads.
Yet they still market themselves as "Youtube without ads". What is this?!

I understand that such a platform has to make money somehow - but false promises - come on.

@lbry

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A single Bitcoin transaction consumes more electricity than the average American household does in two months. digiconomist.net/bitcoin-energ

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Feedback request for BookWyrm users: how would you like the app to behave when you want to abandon a book you've started?

github.com/bookwyrm-social/boo

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Personally, I tend to prefer and have little to no issues with it, even when using services.

privacytools.io/browsers/#brow

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With Cinnamon's switch to as its default browser, now might be as good time to remember that there are a veritable cornucopia of FOSS Blink-based browsers available.

I can highly recommend ungoogled-chromium as a privacy focused option.

ungoogled-software.github.io/

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It's a bitter-sweet episode today. @marxjohnson@twitter.com @m_wimpress@twitter.com and @popey@twitter.com discuss some tech news, and announce the end of the show. For realsies. Listen in to learn when and why.
ubuntupodcast.org/2021/09/09/s

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Learn how to upgrade from @opensuse Leap 15.2 to 15.3 using the CLI. Get an up to date stack for your cloud workload. cyberciti.biz/faq/how-to-upgra

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🚀 CryptPad 4.11.0 is now live on cryptpad.fr

This release introduces version 2 of our Forms application, addressing the feedback we gathered over the summer.

Many thanks again to everyone who took time to answer our survey and/or took part in interviews.

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