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Ok, update on this. I had installed OpenSUSE and it went really well but something about it didn't click. Mostly Gnome not being a first class DE. I didn't enjoy YaST, or the ruby 2.7 dependency. Zypper was ok.

Fedora got some love here so I quickly pivoted to 34 and I gotta say it's come a long way with my hardware. This may be a great fit once I massage out some DNS challenges with systemd-resolve that are minor.

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Maintenance and format time. What's it gonna be?

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We're very excited to announce that along with our comrades at @antimidia we're currently in production for a feature-length documentary about #Facebook, the cybernetic nightmare that it has unleashed upon the world... and what we can do about it.

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I’ve known for a while that my next phone wasn’t going to be an iPhone. Probably a Pixel with GrapheneOS or CalyxOS.
After 3 years of use, this iPhone still works tremendously well. No lag, good battery life, excellent performance.

I knew apple wasn’t trustworthy but at least they weren’t google. But with the latest revelations I wish I could dump my iPhone and get a Pixel to flash it… >

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I am intentionally annoying my family by over-pronouncing the ‘T’ in “Costco”

Cool, I learned a ton about emacs lisp while writing my first package ever to extend a feature in 'org.

Crap, it wasn't until the end of my debugging that I realized through a traceback that the feature I wrote already existed.

I still finished the package for the exercise :/

Yes this is the privacy echo chamber. Yes, I'm still going to post this here as well as everywhere else.

If you use an iOS device of any kind please be aware of this. Not because you do bad things, or that anyone should condone bad things.

It's because it only takes figuring out the back door to exploit it, or a shift in demand/pressure to abuse it.

eff.org/deeplinks/2021/08/appl

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a friend of mine found this posted on a telephone pole today.

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I wish this channel existed over two years ago when I first tried

youtube.com/watch?v=bEfYm8sAaQ

Odysee, if that's your thing: odysee.com/@SystemCrafters:e

Also, just want to remind people that @yisraeldov also has a very helpful series on the subject: odysee.com/$/list/20a4fe5f8ca2

Also @jupitersignal is amazing. Checkout linuxunplugged.com/ - it's a good unfiltered podcast for a morning walk.

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Which leaves me in a position I have not been in for quite some time.

Do I rice my install? Install Arch with a clean slate? Or do I dare try something else?

Last time I tried Fedora and it did not make me happy.

I heard recently on Linux Unplugged that OpenSUSE Leap/Tumbleweed are two of the most underrated distros.

I'm reading that Tumbleweed in particular has started to earn the respect and even capture the hearts of other Arch users for its reliability/stability.

Do you have an opinion on SUSE?

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My beloved work machine has had a well maintained Arch installation for years now.

Despite my most recent maintenance efforts, it's dogging a bit. It's 6 years old now and I've only replaced the battery in the machine so far.

Last night's memtest went well. Next will be hard drive testing and and coolant re-pasting for the GPU/CPU.

If things don't seem a little better I may have to give the old drive a solid format and reinstall. (1/2)

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Hot take about FOSS 

@cadadr @cwebber Yea, I think people insisting on newcomers jumping through hoops for ideological purity is inappropriate. I don't recommend Debian to people just starting out because it has weird defaults like this.

I don't think this standard of purity should be a concern for people starting out, it's just not an accurate reflection of the world we live in

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