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Groups Update: We have successfully tested federation between :pixelfed: instances!

This week we will be adding support for other Group implementations before we release this. #pixelfed #groups

Things that were challenging for me:

1. There isn't always an RPM/Flatpak for something I want to run. Arch linux and Debian have spoiled me. It took some massaging but I got everything I wanted.

2. Divergence from standards that I'm used to caused me some trouble but also taught me some new things. Like systemd-resolved and split DNS. With innovation comes learning.

3. My battery calibration is no longer accurate, but it's coming along.

On the whole I am very, very impressed.

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It's been nearly a week in Fedora 34

Things I've enjoyed:
1) Installation was a pain free process.
2) The software center will find firmware updates I didn't know I needed and help me install them.
3) I may open and close my laptop lid or hit the suspend button many times and my system stays stable.
4) Flatpaks work so well here that I really enjoy them.
5) The community is helpful and engaging.
6) Discrete GPUs just work in Gnome after a single package install


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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 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.

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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

Odysee, if that's your thing:

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

Also @jupitersignal is amazing. Checkout - 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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