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Linlap.info

*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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PeerTube fundraiser!

A free and federated video platform.

YouTube (Google) recently blocked Blender videos worldwide (!) for monetizing reasons. Blender did not want to put up ads in their videos. Blender is a free and open source 3D creation suite.

PeerTube works in the same way as a regular BitTorrent client. Take back the control of your videos! Let's help Peertube to achieve this.

--> kisskissbankbank.com/en/projec
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Matt Hartley (of FreedomPenguin.com / Linux Action Show fame) with a new episode of For The Record - "Best Linux Distros".

Guess which distribution is up there? :thinkhappy:

--> youtube.com/watch?v=LN1lTO-Dnz
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Yowza. A bug in macOS can expose the contents of a user's files -- including document text and photo thumbnails -- even if the drive is encrypted. zdnet.com/article/macos-quick-

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YouTube Music has been released. Let me tell you just one thing:

Want the best YouTube Music experience on Android? Just download from a trusted source (e.g. @fdroidorg) and enjoy for free, Ad-less and protecting your privacy.

Friends don't let friends be spied on by

UBports News Channel:

Attention UBports Community! Red Alert!
All hands to their work stations!! This is not a drill!!

The European Parliament is about to cause serious damage to UBports and most Free and Open Source Software by forcing user generated content sharing websites to implement mandatory content upload censorship filters.

--> ubports.com/blog/ubports-blog-

The vote on the last Parliament Committee is tomorrow!

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* Reep.io *

Send out large as well as small files straight-forward, fast and more secure to a friend using P2P (peer-to-peer) technology.

Transfer files directly to another browser indeed without uploading the file to a server first. Only a "handshake" is performed.

The file will no longer be available after closing the browser window.

Reep.io is naturally open source, also.

--> github.com/KodeKraftwerk/reep.
--> reep.io/
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Matt Hartley / For The Record: "Linux Snappy, Flatpak, and AppImage".

Linux Snappy, Flatpak, and AppImage. Which one is the best universal packaging format and how do they differ?

Does it matter? This article he did recently on Datamation is a good place to get started and helps shed some light on the differences between Snappy, Flatpak, and AppImage for Linux.

--> freedompenguin.com/articles/op
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#YouTube makes money from videos promoting extremism. Its algorithm radicalises viewers, because it wants people to be angrily clicking on more videos.

YouTube is tearing society apart by encouraging us to hate each other:

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

The most promising ethical alternative to YouTube is #PeerTube, which is decentralised and in beta testing.

You can support development of PeerTube to a release version at its crowdfunding page:

kisskissbankbank.com/en/projec

#DeleteYouTube #DeleteGoogle

Destination Linux Episode 74: "Noah Chelliah – Live at SELF".

South East Linux Fest is being highlighted here via one of the power figures in the Linux scene.

Michael and Ryan are joining from SELF also. Indeed we are joined by the one and only Podcaster, Talk Show host, entrepreneur and super all-around nice guy Noah J. Chelliah, you know him from hosting the “Ask Noah show”.

--> destinationlinux.org/destinati
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Excited but also anxious about my redesign of the Purism website going live relatively soon 👀

Timo Aaltonen of Canonical:

Mesa 18.1 graphics stack is now available for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) users.

Users can expect improvement for example in their Linux gaming.

It is installed via Canonical's x-updates PPA.

--> tjaalton.wordpress.com/2018/06
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Telegram for Ubuntu Touch UPDATES!

* Protect your eyes with brand new 'Night mode' (access via Telegram settings menu)
* Forwarded messages in the wrong (opposite) order? It's now FIXED! (bug #177)
* Fixed group join message logic (hopefully fixes bug #167)
* Bye bye reply button on channel messages! (bug #168)

CAUTION! Are you a 16.04 user and plan to update to this new Telegram? DO NOT UPDATE VIA SYSTEM SETTINGS (stuff may break) but only via the OpenStore App.

#ubuntutouch #ubports

@paradiselost "Host" (1999) is arguably the best Paradise Lost album both musically and courageously.

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Hey folks, Todd Weaver, who leads @Purism (they make the privacy-respecting Librem laptops and are now working on a phone) is on the fediverse… show him some love, won’t ’cha?

@todd

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Purism got their own Mastodon instance?! That's awesome!

Welcome @todd and crew 🎉

Winepak: to make it easier to install Winedows apps on Linux.

This is about packaging Wine applications as Flatpak bundles.

No need to dive through hoops and jump hurdles & whatnot, the plan is to reach a simple install solution. Pick the application of Winepak from the Winepak repo and go, dammit.

Taking its babysteps, already initial Winepaks for Fortnite... Overwatch... World of Warcraft...

A Wine-based distro incoming?

--> winepak.org/
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"Ubuntu Party Paris" a big success for Ubuntu Touch!

Throughout the event, French Ubuntu enthusiasts and many other motivated visitors showed up to share and enjoyed their passion for the beauty of Open Source projects and development.

@arudy organized a booth.

📱🖥🖱 "Wow, it's a phone that powers that screen?"

⌨🖱 "Is it a laptop, wait, a tablet?"

📲 "Can I install it right away?"

---> ubports.com/blog/ubports-blog-
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Saw that controversy on adblock plus' website and installed ublock. Looks like time to dump adblock plus.