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*Linux Laptop Wiki [Rebooted]*

The aim of the website is to provide a central wiki to post experiences with Linux on the model of laptop / notebook you're using.

Linlap.info is an attempt to 'reboot' the abandoned and spammed linlap dot com which is now unusable.

Please consider participating on building a new "HQ" sending in your model / experiences!

Any help appreciated!

linlap.info/

don [at] linlap.info

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SC Controller: a useful open source user interface / driver for the Steam Controller.

A new release v0.4.4 out. Ability to map triggers to mouse movement. Trackball mode is now extended: combine more output modes, an optional tolerance to gesture recognition.

Kozec named developer is solely responsible for this awesomeness benefiting Linux gaming community. Please consider supporting him on Patreon if able!

--> patreon.com/kozec
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Linux Action News | Episode 66.

They cover the noteworthy features of Android Pie, Lenovo joins The Linux Vendor Firmware Service, and Dropbox is ending support for non-Ext4 filesystems.

Plus big news for Flatpaks, the blockchain goes to work, and Open Source goes all Hollywood.

--> jupiterbroadcasting.com/126656
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After a couple of months of tweaking a polishing, we managed to put together a slightly less cumbersome version of our Linux Game Jam 2018 text adventure, ENDUSER. You can find it for free on samsai.itch.io/end-user

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Q: "You mention that WhatsApp isn't safe to use in Kenya. Can you elaborate on why?"

A: "First of all we all know it's not an open source tool. They always say 'end-to-end encryption' so we are not sure if it's *actually* E2EE.. I know some of my fellow journalists whose information has been intercepted through WhatsApp."

Cecilia Maundu - Journalists & Digital Security Trainer - Kenya

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The wait is over: It has arrived! @Tutanota @fdroidorg
Everybody involved: thanks for all the hard work!

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New updates are live @matrix's Riot 0.8.13 and @Tutanota among others.

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Adrian / MX Linux:

Working on and KDE respins of

I will update a bunch of MX tools to fix the app icons not showing up in KDE.

looks pretty sweet, is just slightly lighter than (maybe 50MB less RAM usage).

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Valve have hired another developer to upstream SteamOS driver changes!

This includes Xbox One S rumble support right away.

Valve's Pierre-Loup Griffais:

"Andrey is a kernel developer we're hired to help us upstream various SteamOS driver changes, as well as undertake other kernel projects. First stop: Xbox One S rumble support!"

More to work out of the box. Less to maintain for Valve on SteamOS directly.

--> gamingonlinux.com/articles/val
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Destination Linux | Episode 82: "A Three Dimensional Journey".

Down 1 host, they’ve made quite a few changes to the show. Still in the process of making these changes.

Ubuntu 18.04 first point release, the return Of Korora, Spydows may soon be gone with Desktop as a Service replacing it.

Gaming: a cool Battle Royale game, Crazy Justice coming to Linux.

A new segment for Tips & Tricks / Software Spotlights.

--> destinationlinux.org/episode-8
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@DestinationLinux

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Going to play some RimWorld with the possibility of Enter the Gungeon today on twitch.tv/sirsamsai in 15 minutes.

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Stop Google from knowing everything about you. Our aim with Tutanota is not to maximize profits or to satisfy investors. We are building Tutanota to fight mass surveillance and to stop corporate intrusion into our right to privacy: quora.com/Why-should-I-use-Tut

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Looks like a lot of people want to #DeleteTwitter and try out #Mastodon! 👍 👏 🎉

If you know someone who wants to make the switch, here are some resources to help them:

Official Site
joinmastodon.org/

How does Mastodon work?
kevq.uk/how-does-mastodon-work

Mastodon info incl. mobile apps
switching.social/ethical-alter

Twitter-style interface for Mastodon
social.dev-wiki.de/login/

Mastodon Crossposting service
crossposter.masto.donte.com.br
(M -> T currently blocked by Twitter, but T -> M works)

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Linux Youtubers | Episode 03: "runwiththedolphin MX Linux and AntiX".

Indeed, on this episode of Linux Youtubers, a sit down and talk with runwiththedolphin, contributor to AntiX and MX Linux.

We talk Linux, new users, being a content creator, and much more so tune in and listen.

--> youtu.be/n5SsvQpQiso
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Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS): easier to install ThinkPad firmware updates on Linux now.

Lenovo indeed to the LVFS. Nicely upgrade the firmware of motherboards, peripherals, and other hardware.

Helps OEMs, ODMs and other equipment makers to distribute UEFI firmware updates to Linux users.

"If anyone from HP is reading this, you’re now officially late." -Richard Hughes (Red Hat).

--> blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2018/0
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Going to go live on twitch.tv/sirsamsai again in 15 minutes to play some Linux games. Going to have another go at RUINER and try out Valheim. We are also picking another game to play through during for our Livestream Project.

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I think my favorite thing about mastodon is it does feel a lot like how The Internet™ was like 10 years ago whenever I'm here. Not sure why.

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First set up an account here maybe a year ago when I first heard about Mastadon, but haven't done anything with it. Fun to see a lot of my favorite people I follow on Twitter opening up accounts here on a bitcoin instance. Hopefully this becomes the new place to be!

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Linux Meetup / Lagos, Nigeria.

The main organizer, James John:

"This is a meetup for Linux users, lovers and enthusiasts in Nigeria. We talk about EVERYTHING we can possibly know about Linux and share knowledge on them.

A lot things to talk about, this is for all Linux lovers, not limited to any distribution. Debian, RedHat, Ubuntu, Manjaro, Arch, Elementary... We all run same kernel! :)"

--> meetup.com/Lagos-Linux-Meetup/
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Mastodon

This page describes the mastodon.social instance - wondering what Mastodon is? Check out joinmastodon.org instead! In essence, Mastodon is a decentralized, open source social network. This is just one part of the network, run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!

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