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Just a quick reminder, I have a GNU/Linux distribution called "PsychOS" for running on older hardware (i686) and will hopefully soon release "PsychOS486" for those with even older hardware (i486DX/i586/i686), as long as you have 32MB of RAM for a console and 64MB for a GUI desktop, but 128MB would be much better.

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If anyone wanted to try my / distro "PsychOS" but was either having trouble with the download or getting it to run on newer computers (blame UEFI, not me) since it was designed for older machines, you can try it online here: You will probably have to allow a pop-up and just know that since you are running it on a VM over the Internet, it is much slower than in real life.

"Night of the Living Dead" with a 16-color, DVD-like menu for DOS

This is to help you play the Public Domain video "Night of the Living Dead" (1968) by George A. Romero on a newer DOS machine. This software initially launches a main menu with extra options for chapter selection, change the MPlayer settings, and etc. just like if you had a 16-color DVD menu but on a newer DOS machine. MPlayer requires VESA. The video is a 640x480 MPG.

Which of these options would you be more willing to use to donate towards a project (large or small) with no perks beyond the success of the project itself? The "donation service" option refers to websites like Patreon, Ko-Fi, Locals, etc.. The "fund raiser service" refers to websites like Kickstarter.

So Jim Hall from FreeDOS made a video on PsychDOS, a text-based desktop environment for DOS that I created and maintain in regards to the PsychOS Project...

PsychOS Project site:

TheOuterLinux website:

For anyone out there with models on might want to look at this Epic bought Sketchfab recently and added some concerning items to the Terms of Service. I also tried to post my concerns to the forum but has yet to "be approved." So, you can find what I tried to post here:

Here's a full tutorial on creating a beautiful forest scene in the fantastic open-source Godot 3 game engine.
Jaw-dropping stuff!

The PsychDOS desktop environment is now available

The PsychDOS desktop environment is an ANSI-like graphical interface for launching applications and having a few other other features. I highly recommend looking at the SCREENSHOTS and DOCS sections, as well as taking a look at the QCKGUIDE.PDF (Page 3.5 Issue #01) file to get a better idea.

So before everyone panics over the "take over," or whatever the heck is going on, instead of just migrating to something with the word "libre" (or similar) in it, treating every project with that word in its title as if the name guarantees anything, especially , which is a moronic thought for a public, centralized server, my personal recommendation is since that is where Tor seems to do their IRC. They also have a web client at

For those that are looking for a way to easily translate some text using the :

gawk -f <(curl -Ls -- -shell

Type ":q" and then Enter to quit.

As far as PsychOS486 for i486 computers go, I have no idea since the only host for it at the moment is

PsychDOS, a desktop environment for those that already have MS-DOS, FreeDOS, or DOSBox installed but also including plenty of 3rd party software (and some by me), will hopefully be available soon. Fingers crossed.

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PsychOS for i686 computers has reached over 5800 confirmed downloads today over the course of about a year & some change. Only 9 issues reported to GitLab, all of which are closed. Most of the issues involve running PsychOS on newer hardware, but it's designed for older 32-bit hardware without the UEFI nonsense and have DVD drives (it's not an isohybrid), so it is what it is. Worse case, use MultiBootUSB & remember to enable the WiFi & probably the Bluetooth also if they both use the same card.

I would also like to point out that you can try "PsychOS486" online here: It is a Slacko Puppy 5.3.1 based GNU/Linux distribution for i486 machines.

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If you want me to approve your follow request, here is a list of DO NOT's:

1. Use an instance with captchas
2. 30+ followers and no posts
3. No new posts in months
4. All of your posts are just boosts
5. 80% of posts are sociopolitical
6. All of your posts are Google ads
7. No nerdy or creative posts at all
8. Treat web dev as if >= desktop
9. Only talk about bitcoin or blockchain-based services

If I did not care, my numbers would be much higher, but I prefer quality over quantity.

I do not currently have a way to see what this does, but I was watching "Makeing the Most of the Micro: At the End of the Line" and at the end of the episode, a sound was played to be recorded and then used with a BBC Mircocomputer. It seems as though B-Em and ElectrEm do not like WAV files and I have no way to convert this to a UEF; so if anyone out there can see what this does or translate it to a UEF, that would be awesome and let me know how, especially if it can be done on GNU/Linux.

Just in case anyone out there is interested, I've started to hunt-down old E-mags from and posting links to them on TheOuterLinux's Docs page, which will hopefully help anyone trying to learn more about older microcomputers and you may be able to use them with the emulators included with one of the PsychOS project's distributions. However, it would be a better idea to bookmark the home page instead because one day I may move things around; you never know.

Linux conquers Mars: NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter accompanying Perseverance boasts Open Source at heart

It was spectacular to see how the Perseverance rover landed successfully on Mars a few hours ago, and surely this NASA mission will soon give oth

PsychDOS is not out yet, but maybe someone out there might want to at least know about it and what better way than a cool poster? Until then, feel free to browse the PsychOS project site at I would also like to point out that the "640K minimum" and the "GPLv3" on the poster is for the desktop environment itself and that the included software may use more RAM and different, but still redistributable licenses.

I have dogfooded, tested and carried around my personal MNT Reform every day for the last weeks and am ready to finalize all production firmware and the system image for the first release now.

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Anyone else having issues with ProtonMail's .onion address protonirockerxow.onion/? The .onion version keeps giving "too many attempts" messages and sometimes the "login rate slowdown" message (can't remember the exact wording). And the funny thing is, even though I get these messages, I can just switch over to the non-onion version a less than a minute later and can login without issue. This isn't some new, weird, Cloudflare-like thing, is it? @protonmail @torproject

Question to everyone out there. Do you have a Pinetab and be willing to install something to test for me? I need someone with a Pinetab to install MyPaint and let me know how well it works. This is important because I have been thinking about getting one. MyPaint runs just fine on a Raspberry Pi 3, and on a 1080p monitor no less, but I have yet to see videos with people using it for art stuff and MyPaint would be the most bang per byte option.


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