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1 • Peppermint 7 (by Ev on 2016-09-05 00:51:05 GMT from North America) |
I have been using Peppermint 7 since the first day of its release and I absolutely love it. The combination of LXDE as the main desktop with the additional XFCE components, such as the panel, power manager, window manager, and so on, make it extremely lightweight and, in my opinion, more powerful than either LXDE and XFCE are on their own. Although I can easily see why Jesse would classify it as a distro for new-to-linux users, the fact that it works without having to really do very much to it in order to tailor it to a specific user's needs makes it a great distro for just about anybody. If you want to install something that is solid on its own wile at the same time easily customizable for ones own needs makes Peppermint 7 my absolute favorite distro I have ever used.
I also want to mention that since it uses Xenial as a base, one can easily install the Low-Latency, Xanmod and Liquorix Kernels with no problems whatsoever. I use Xanmod myself and really recommend others do the same.
If I had to choose a problem with the distro, it would have to be it's name. As someone with a food allergy to actual peppermint, I have renamed it "Spearmint" on my network so I'm not always reminded that I'm using something named after another thing that my body cannot tolerate!
2 • Local apps vs. web apps (by DaveW on 2016-09-05 00:58:28 GMT from North America)
I'm old school when it comes to apps. I want my programs and data on my own machine, not susceptible to the decisions made by unknown people in remote locations. Understand that this is strictly my preference. It's fine with me if other people want to use web apps.
3 • OpenBSD 6.0 and forward (by Billy Larlad on 2016-09-05 01:06:10 GMT from North America)
Lots of changes for OpenBSD announced just this week (coinciding with one of their big development 'hackathons'). I'll mention them since there's plenty of news on other OSes in this page; perhaps readers will find these developments interesting to learn about as well.
First, the project announced it will stop distributing CDs as a means of funding. Focus is now on internet distribution exclusively. I suppose the relative success of the OpenBSD Foundation in taking in donations has made this possible.
Second, in just the last week the project dropped the Zaurus and SPARC (32-bit) architectures. NetBSD still supports both, AFAIK, so those of you with these machines aren't totally out of luck.
Third, they have imported the beginnings of a tool to produce/provide binary patches for the base system. No more recompiling every time a security patch is released?
Fourth, they have imported LLVM/Clang. This might allow for updates to the graphics stack, since at least newer AMD drivers seemed to depend on it (I think).
4 • feren OS (by bigsky on 2016-09-05 01:45:12 GMT from Europe)
Interesting how feren OS draws you into the download of their OS. Thanks but no thanks. Beware ???
5 • Encryption (by Bruce Fowler on 2016-09-05 02:39:48 GMT from North America)
I would like to encrypt most if not all of my emails, especially those to friends and family. Here's the rock-in-the-road: How do I get my correspondents to agree to reciprocal encryption? None of them have any interest in doing the (minimal) work required to implement encryption. It's not paranoia on my part, just common sense where financial and future living plans are discussed. I need an argument that will stick. HELP !!
6 • Kudos to RemixOS for 32-bit UEFI Installation Option! (by R O on 2016-09-05 02:46:44 GMT from North America)
Now if only the lightweight Linux distros would follow that practice to make use of all those Windows 8/10 tablets/notebooks that use 32-bit UEFI, that would be awesome!
7 • E-mail is Dead. Long Live E-mail. (by Arch Watcher 402563 on 2016-09-05 03:03:56 GMT from North America)
@5 Bruce Fowler: RetroShare. Or sserve them a private forum under HTTPS.
8 • Peppermint LXDE? Really? (by Ronnie on 2016-09-05 04:58:19 GMT from North America)
Peppermint at one time was completely an LXDE desktop distribution. However over the last few releases this isn't exactly the case any longer. There are far more xfce components that make up the Peppermint desktop. Simply because it uses LXDE session manager doesn't make it an LXDE desktop. Outside of the session manager Peppermint is essentially an XFCE based distribution. This is a bit misleading to users who will compare what they think are different distributions running the same desktop environment when in actuality, they aren't.
9 • @5 - Nobody send me an encrypted message (by Stan on 2016-09-05 05:14:44 GMT from Europe)
@5: I'm in the same boat or even worse, none of my contacts are even capable to send back an encrypted message unless the app automatically do it for them. I'ts a lost battle, at least for me...
10 • Signal Private Messenger (encryption) (by Elcaset on 2016-09-05 05:59:32 GMT from North America)
Signal Private Messenger is so easy to use, that I've been able to get several non-technical folks to use it. It's for SMS, MMS, & voice. "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signal_%28software%29"
11 • Copying columns of text (by Thomas Mueller on 2016-09-05 06:20:36 GMT from North America)
I've had the problem of how to copy columns of text, didn't even know about copy and paste commands. I just did "which cut" and "which paste" in NetBSD and found them in /usr/bin; looked at FreeBSD installation and again found copy and paste in /usr/bin.
12 • E-mail Died with Disco (by Arch Watcher 402563 on 2016-09-05 06:39:11 GMT from North America)
@9 Stan, stop giving them any way to reach you unencrypted. If you are important to them, they will use what means you supply. The idea people have of dumping their entire lives into one e-mail account is the worst. I don't use e-mail. On Amazon it's a one-time throwaway rotated out of service on a schedule.
13 • Riseup_mail_through_icedove_and_iOS_Whatsapp_encrypted_messages_and_calls (by k on 2016-09-05 07:08:32 GMT from Europe)
Really timely poll, much thanks.
I am fairly ignorant about encryption services, just "blindly"
using and relying on Riseup.net mail service through icedove
client with torbirdy on computers and iOS mail(client?) on phone.
However, since Riseup advises to "get the people you
communicate with to begin using that (encryption) software
as well", and really the majority of my "contacts" are fairly
careless about privacy and and security measures, I "lean"
(probably too) heavily on Whatsapp's promise that "messages
you send to this chat and calls are now secured with end-to-end
Any comments, criticism and advise about my practices
14 • Copying columns (by billc on 2016-09-05 07:15:02 GMT from Oceania)
Another approach is to copy all the text into a spreadsheet, then copy the appropriate column. Won't always work of course.
15 • TrueOS (by Paraquat on 2016-09-05 07:16:39 GMT from Asia)
Moving TrueOS to a rolling release based on CURRENT is probably a good idea. One of the frustrating things about FreeBSD is the long wait between releases, especially annoying since their drivers tend to lag somewhat behind Linux.
The two computers I bought 3 years ago have Intel graphics which are not supported by FreeBSD 10.x, so I've been waiting for FBSD 11.0 (the release of which is imminent). Thankfully, this release does have the needed drivers. If TrueOS with rolling release helps get these improvements out to users more quickly, that would be a welcome improvement.
I still think the decision to change the name of PC-BSD to TrueOS was a dumb idea from a marketing point of view, but I guess I can live with that. Hopefully this won't cost them a big loss of their user base - we'll see.
16 • Encrypting messages (by Tom on 2016-09-05 09:35:24 GMT from Europe)
I've had GnuPG keys for years, but I never get to use them because none of my friends does. I'd love to switch to a secure messenger, but no-one I know cares about that. Sad old story. :-(
17 • re. 2 & 4 (by simonsays on 2016-09-05 09:49:24 GMT from Europe)
No cloud for me, either - like Brexit, control is important. If you want a quick dabble with cloud content then cover your traces, make sure your router/server is secure and run a live-CD. Switch OFF when done.
As for feren, you should've got the message in the fellow's opening gambit: "...off of.." It's September, back to school, and this time pay more attention to your English grammar!
Then there's encryption. I approach it the same way as neighbour snooping - you want to see what I'm doing? Fine, I'll get you a deckchair. You want to read my emails? I'll send you a batch. In either case, you won't see anything I don't want you to see!
18 • Peppermint - webapps are jsut a placeholder (by Pikolo on 2016-09-05 10:05:18 GMT from Europe)
Peppermint has been my first Linux distribution(and so far I have no reason to consider changing). It is very user friendly, basically being Windows 7, but faster. I sincerely believe that most of the web apps in ICE are just there so you can do stuff immediately, and get rid of them easily. Because they are not installed, you don't have to purge them to install your favorite programs. I've personally found ICE really useful for Office 365 my work requires me to use. Also, ICE seems to be the main reason they ship with a system-wide adblocker. You webapps don't show ads if you turn it on, but it is turned off by default.
It is very much a beginner-tinkerer's distro, and I think that by marketing themselves as a cloud friendly distribution the authors are doing themselves a disservice. A quick look through the recommended programs in the software manager will get you access to LO, GIMP, WINE and any other linux-mainstream program. PM just lets you choose yourself
One more thing you never ran into, and should probably regret is their forum. PM forum is heaven for Linux newbies. I have NEVER met so friendly and knowledgeable support people, and these guy's don't bill you for helping. Another very user friendly feature is that PM ships with inxi installed(not sure how common that is, but as all support requests contain a manual for installing it it's definitely >0), and a surprising amount of support people need the output to help you with most things
PM is so simple I decided to install it for my mother's friend who was computer illiterate. Just installed LO and gave her a .txt file explaining what are the linux equivalents of the software she might be told to get. So far, no complaints
19 • Torrent corner (by dkmillares on 2016-09-05 10:33:06 GMT from South America)
Thanks for the OpenBSD 6 torrent. Downloaded and seeding!
20 • Encypting messages... (by Vukota on 2016-09-05 10:45:35 GMT from Europe)
Getting people to encrypt messages remotely is extremely hard. I had a loan officer that I had to send to all kinds of signed documents over unencrypted e-mail. I tried to explain him how to configure encryption, sent him full instruction, talked on the phone, but it was a dead end, so finally I gave up.
People are usually hard to follow instructions, there are all kinds of different e-mail clients and usually none of them works perfectly. On top of that, certificates expire, people upgrade computers, and certificates (and thus encrypted e-mail) gets lost.
These days I find it easier to send something over the WhatsApp , than to try any other mean of communication, even though "security" on the phone is just theoretical, as we all learned from Snowden, Kaspersky and other leaks that there are gazillion of ways to mass hack cell phones, especially since security upgrades/patches are not available for anything that is 1 year old and manufacturers are slow to release patches to the OS-es they hold only keys for.
21 • Encrypting messages (by Joe P on 2016-09-05 11:25:45 GMT from Europe)
I use Thunderbird with the Enigmail plugin and GnuPG. It makes it real easy to send encrypted email. The recipient uses the same on his desktop and has Android set up to receive on his cell phone. I even encrypt one time messages like "Happy Birthday". Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to get family members to use encryption.
Encryption is like trying to get people to stop copying your email address to the whole world when they forward jokes and junk emails.
22 • PeppermintOS 7 (by Andy Mender on 2016-09-05 11:29:20 GMT from Europe)
I really liked former PeppermintOS iterations a lot. The way they looked a bit like Lubuntu, but were much lighter on resources and had that enticing feel. Mixing in XFCE4 elements is probably good in terms of added functionalities, but I sense it dilutes out the original LXDE-centric effort. PeppermintOS 7 looks more like any other XFCE or LxQT distribution out there. Under the hood it might still be good old Peppermint, but to me the "smell" is different.
23 • TrueOS (by Chris on 2016-09-05 11:35:07 GMT from Europe)
Nice work from TrueOS guys there, unfortunately kernel not in par with linux 4.7 , can't install this BSD on an AMD APU (kaveri) system as built-in gfx (R5) can't be detected
24 • Encryption (by Gilbert Boisvert on 2016-09-05 11:58:50 GMT from North America)
Encryption is great and I'm all for it. However, in my world, it just doesn't fly. The people whom I'm involved with, just won't cooperate and take the time to deal with this matter. Considering that it takes two sides to play, they just don't want to deal with decryption.
They don't even want to deal of picking up a message that would have been sent to a secure site. Isn't there an encryption application, which would automatically unravel itself when it has arrived at the destination. That's the only solution that I can think of.
25 • Peppermint 7 (by Rick on 2016-09-05 12:02:12 GMT from North America)
Though it has much to offer, I have eliminated Peppermint 7 from my list of possible distros. It has inherited all the problems of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, including wireless and memory use issues, which are apparent in my recent testing of it. A new release every 6 months simply doesn't work any more.
26 • Encryption (by a on 2016-09-05 12:13:28 GMT from Europe)
I do use encryption for chatting and file transfers but not with relatives and friends. I once convinced a friend to use OTR but this time is long gone, as he wants to be able to change devices at any time.
I didn’t try very hard to use PGP for emails and even for me it seems a bit complicated, with the added risk of losing all your mails if you lose the key or its password. Nobody I know wants to use it anyway.
The thought occured to me that for encrypted mails to take off, it would need to be provided by default by gmail.
I don’t know of a dumb-friendly secure communication software. GnuPG, Retroshare, OTR etc. all require some knowledge and important manual steps (key exchange and verification). When something is easy, they it is not actually secure (for example Apple can MITM its iMessages service.)
27 • Encryption (by Jeffrey on 2016-09-05 12:32:27 GMT from North America)
As the poster of @5, I don't encrypt messages simply because none of my correspondents use it, so I can't just send them seeming "gibberish". Some people don't want to encrypt/decrypt, many don't even bother to understand it.... =(
28 • Manjaro Change of Leadership (by Phillip Chandler on 2016-09-05 12:42:05 GMT from Europe)
Im using Manjaro Linux, and have finally found a distro I like. They have done, and are doing, a lot of great work.
Id like to wish Roland Singer all the best for his future project. Manjaro is in safe hands with Philip Muller and the rest of the team / community.
29 • Encryption (by stealth on 2016-09-05 13:26:20 GMT from Europe)
If you don't want to have to trust whatsapp then https://tox.chat/ is the way to go. Fully libre, fully encrypted and based on the same techniques as bittorrent so no central node that might be compromised. It's still a bit rough around the edges but it does the job well for chat and file transfers.
30 • Encryption is like a lock (by Poet Nohit on 2016-09-05 14:03:52 GMT from North America)
Encryption only gently nudges honest people away from your data. It does not stop anyone from getting your data. If an enemy agent is determined to get it, they will (unless you hide your data using a more clever method).
31 • Encrytption (by scrumtime on 2016-09-05 14:07:51 GMT from North America)
We have used encryption for quite a few years in our b
usiness ventures though the people we deal with are quite into that type of thing generally
Personal mail has been another thing most of the crap we send each other isn't worth encrypting ..
Peppermint OS has been maybe the only Ubuntu based distro i would ever reccomend to anyone ( maybe Watt OS as well) always found it very reliable and easy to use I install it on a few peoples old comps where i live
SwagArch GNU/Linux. hasn't got a valid web site so shouldnt be advertised onhere
32 • Encryption (by stealth on 2016-09-05 14:45:21 GMT from Europe)
Best thing would be to make privacy and anonymity hasslefree. Kudos to the tox-team for doing just that!
33 • E-mail encryption use (by Ralph DeWitt-Golden on 2016-09-05 15:32:23 GMT from North America)
I favor full encryption for all e-mails, but sadly rarely encrypt any as all my correspondents refuse to bother with it. I do keep a proton email account when I want an extra bit of security.
34 • feren (by bigsky on 2016-09-05 15:37:33 GMT from North America)
@17 Typical response as usual. Attack someones education. Sad really. Oh well.
35 • Tox (by k on 2016-09-05 16:38:39 GMT from Europe)
@29 and 32 by stealth
Thank you for the comments and link, Tox certainly does seem
a really promising alternative to Whatsapp but, you know how
most get stuck on easy (lazy) comfort, nearly all my contacts
actively use Whatsapp, and they just would not even try Tox.
By the way, how might install Tox on an iOS without Apple ID
(store) account AND without "jailbreaking". Apple really built in
control of it's iPhones.
36 • E-mail Encryption (by JabariZ on 2016-09-05 17:37:13 GMT from North America)
Using a service like Protonmail (www.protonmail.com) makes sending/receiving encrypted email simple and automatic (with other Protonmail users). But you can also send encrypted email to non-Protonmail users. It sends an email to the intended party with a link to the encrypted email. You just provide them (phone, chat, etc) the password for the link, and they can access it. The message can also be given a timed lifespan. Get your family, friends, etc to become a user with them and now every email is sent (and stored) encrypted without having to remember more than your login passphrases.
37 • @17 : english is not everyone mother tongue... (by Frederic Bezies on 2016-09-05 17:48:43 GMT from Europe)
So, will you... You know what I mean? :)
Do you think this "thing" which is an SuSE Studio ISO is made by someone which is from United Kingdom, USA, Canada or Australia?
Looks like me to a google translate generated page. I could be wrong. But it looks like not an ISO generated by someone who speaks english every single day.
38 • @31 SwagArch working site... (by Frederic Bezies on 2016-09-05 21:59:43 GMT from Europe)
Looks like this could be the url to use for SwagArch : https://swagarch.github.io/
Now, if you want to try it, feel free to do so :)
39 • SwagArch (by Bill on 2016-09-05 20:49:01 GMT from North America)
Just installed SwagArch in virtualbox. No issues installing and upgrading. Was a very fast install. Nice to see more interest in Arch Linux.
40 • Night of the Living E-Dead (by Arch Watcher 402563 on 2016-09-05 22:28:05 GMT from North America)
E-mail is protocol prehistory. We graduated from floppy disks, why not e-mail? Teaching key exchange is hard? Just do it for them. From http://youbroketheinternet.org/secure-email
"Also, since more than 99% of population hasn't been using any encryption so far, the social bootstrap procedure will be starting from zero for most users. It is thus important to note that there is no gain in installing a technology which is compatible to the old email system: It re-introduces old threats and complicates user interfaces, even if there was a way to add encryption to the existing system that makes sense. PGP over SMTP doesn't.
For the 99% it makes more sense to simply start using a different software for secure messaging while also participating in the old email system using whatever insecure user interface they have been using so far. At some point they will have a sufficient number of contacts on the new system that they will use the old one less and less, just like people migrated from Myspace to Facebook."
Supposing nobody wants privacy is wrong; everyday counterexamples abound. Walk into a hair salon of gossiping busybodies. They instantly clam up to suss whether you're "one of the girls." Craigslist sellers only meet in public, won't give surnames, and hide behind throwaway e-mails. Ask someone to e-mail a tax return. And good luck getting any lawyer or doctor to send anything by e-mail.
The issue is not mass acceptance of exposure. It's mass delusion that e-mail is private; so I close with a tip for helping friends and family grasp reality.
Offer to hire a security auditor. Let him scan their boxen for malware and execute a preauthorized red-team grab of e-mail and browser history from his office. Results will scare the plaintext out of them and make a Linux convert.
41 • Linux Mint Rules! (by dude on 2016-09-06 02:39:19 GMT from Asia)
I keep trying other distros, but always switch back to Linux Mint. I like Linux Mint so much, I just donated another $5 to the cause.
42 • Peppermint is not LXDE (by cpoakes on 2016-09-06 03:53:02 GMT from North America)
As Ronnie @8 points out, one can hardly call this an LXDE desktop anymore. The principal desktop components are not LXDE: the window manager, panel, and panel menu (whiskermenu) are from XFCE and the file manager/desktop manager (Nemo) is from Cinnamon. The remaining LXDE bits are minor components: lxsession and lxappearance. I applaud using a "best of" hybrid approach - CrunchBang, BunsenLabs, Manjaro Openbox, et al have employed it for years.
43 • "Dish_and_pot,_dish_and_pot..." (by k on 2016-09-06 05:23:00 GMT from Europe)
@17 by simonsays, 34, and 37
Away with words and egos, language/culture hangups should
have died with "Malone", let's evolve (Linux) beyond this, please.
44 • Encryption (by stealth on 2016-09-06 07:25:41 GMT from Europe)
@35 Yeah, The lazy people stick with what they know, that's how it's allways gonna be. I guess the trick is to make tox (or similar) sufficiently popular. Then even the lazy ones will have to switch cause enough of their friends use it. Gotta make them think it is worth the effort and since they don't value privacy at all you've got to appeal so something else.
As far as I understand it iOS is a lost cause when it comes to privacy, at least on this level. Apple build their devices that way.
Btw, I'd say https://www.mailpile.is/ also is an interesting take on this matter.
45 • encryption (by stealth on 2016-09-06 07:34:34 GMT from Europe)
continuation of 44...
Bottom line is, encryption and privacy or not should not even be an option. It should be built into the fundamental technology. It should be something that the user should not even have to think about.
46 • encryption (by Dave on 2016-09-06 12:48:13 GMT from North America)
@45 is correct. If encryption is going to get adopted, it has to be baked in to everything. why even make the user care about it? Time to replace email and smtp with something new, and make it so useful that everyone adopts it.
47 • @41 Mint rules for some (by Jordan on 2016-09-06 13:57:49 GMT from North America)
I feel that way about Manjaro and Korora (love the update mechanism in Korora 24). Donations to those distros we have success with and love over time are the way to go, I agree.
48 • Encryption (by Amedeo on 2016-09-06 15:06:19 GMT from Europe)
I use Posteo (www.posteo.net) for e-mail communication: it's the only service that I know which provides some sort of security for all the e-mails I receive from "normal" users who don't like to delve into encryption.
49 • Encryption (by stealth on 2016-09-06 15:15:48 GMT from Europe)
@48 posteo seems like a good temporary workaround for us techies that do care.
50 • Privacy and Encryption (by Jeff on 2016-09-06 15:32:15 GMT from North America)
One of the unmentioned problems with using encryption is that unless you are a medical doctor or a large corporation using encryption will get you onto an NSA watch list.
51 • Peppermint review (by Alex on 2016-09-06 15:41:55 GMT from Europe)
Xfwm4 is part of the Xfce Desktop Environment. Peppermint runs xfwm4. Lx-menu-data, Lxinput, Lxpanel, Lxtask, Lxterminal, Openbox and PCManFm are not available in Peppermint. Shouldn't the reviewer look at xdg folder, before reviewing a special distro like Peppermint?
52 • Encryption (by Stealth on 2016-09-06 18:31:03 GMT from Europe)
@50 If everyone starts using encryption then the NSA, GCHQ, etc are going to have to watch everyone (which they allready do anyway...)
53 • Encryption (by Stealth on 2016-09-07 05:41:26 GMT from Europe)
54 • Built-in_encryption_vs_current_reality (by k on 2016-09-07 06:15:37 GMT from Europe)
@44 by stealth
Much thanks for the excellent comment, truth about most internet users,
need for built-in encryption, and the link to mailpile.is. Agreed, and
perhaps not surprisingly, a very promising prospect for total "user-friendly"
Also, really comprehensive instructions at:
I will for sure fully test Mailpile on a Debian or Debian-based system, but
first need to incorporate the github source code and tools, since it is
not already built-in any distro(?).
I feel the Tails project and distro is another really promising prospect.
Perhaps if they partner with mailpile.is, we might have a most user-friendly
and safer system faster.
55 • Posteo_costs (by k on 2016-09-07 06:23:01 GMT from Europe)
@48 by Amedeo
It is "just" Euro 1 a month, but when you are "dirt" poor, that is Euro 1 too much.
Still, another safe alternative and perhaps more user-friendly for those that can afford it.
56 • Chance_and_risk_is_reality (by k on 2016-09-07 06:30:48 GMT from Europe)
Linux and such distros offer us the best chance to break free
from surveillance, we should definitely welcome the risk.
There is no reality without chance and risk, it is the basis of
evolution. Actually, the basis of existence.
57 • Posteo Costs (by Stealth on 2016-09-07 09:07:18 GMT from Europe)
I think it's a good thing that Posteo costs money. Running a service like this is far from cheap and requires a *lot* of work. We users need to be made to remember this! It is so easy to be fooled by Googles definition of "free" (they imply that it is free when in reality it's funded by ads.)
If you really need a gratis email account then I can recommend https://www.openmailbox.org/ - they are a not for profit operation and are funded by donations. Support them if you can!
58 • Encryption (by Jeff on 2016-09-08 04:29:10 GMT from North America)
@52 If everyone starts using encryption then......
But the sad reality is that you will be more likely to only get a small percentage to use it, probably 5% or less.
Not so hard to watch.
59 • Encryption (by Stealth on 2016-09-08 05:26:32 GMT from Europe)
If at first you don't succeed then try and try again. How many failures does the average successful entrepreneur have on his/her resume?
60 • Peppermint Linux (by Simon Wainscott-Plaistowe on 2016-09-08 21:10:45 GMT from Oceania)
Great review of Peppermint 7. I've used Peppermint 6 very successfully to replace Windows XP on refurbished computers. Now I'm looking forward to trying Peppermint 7 on the next one.
61 • vim can do column selection (by baldyeti on 2016-09-09 08:59:53 GMT from Europe)
the shortcut is (under vim7, Ctl-V previously)
62 • vim can do column selection (corrected) (by baldyeti on 2016-09-09 09:02:27 GMT from Europe)
(oops, the system ate my markup)
The shortcut is Ctrl-Q
63 • rolling bsd...yes!!! (by ljenux on 2016-09-09 17:15:15 GMT from Europe)
my linux days are over.
64 • The Force Be With Us (by Arch Watcher 402563 on 2016-09-10 00:54:49 GMT from North America)
@50 Dear Jeff, just reading Linux websites has everyone here on lists. So say the Snowden leaks. We don't bow to corporate monoliths who "partner" (conspire) with NSA, so we're "extremists" (free) in bureau-speak.
Most agents likely know it's silly, wasteful, illegal, and un-American to build gigantic data vaults to warehouse our whole lives for retroactive search, one-upping East Germany's paper system.
Use the freedom we still enjoy to secure what's left. Then begin hammering down NSA's Utah Berlin Wall so the crew can get real jobs off the taxpayer's teats.
@All The popularity problem is solved thusly: compile GnuPG into web browsers. Everyone uses them. Geeks control their source code. We don't need to beg the masses to do anything new. Add a feature! Anyone with 5k!11z can submit patches.
65 • Encryption (by Stealth on 2016-09-10 10:14:24 GMT from Europe)
@64 Building gnupg into webbrowsers could accomplish a more secure browsing of the web, that is true. What other usecase problems does it solve, and how? Chatting? File sharing? Video conferencing? etc?
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|• Issue 837 (2019-10-21): CentOS 8.0-1905, Trident finds a new base, Debian plans firewall changes, 15 years of Fedora, how to merge directories|
|• Issue 836 (2019-10-14): Archman 2019.09, Haiku improves ARM support, Project Trident shifting base OS, Unix turns 50|
|• Issue 835 (2019-10-07): Isotop, Mazon OS and, KduxOS, examples of using the find command, Mint's System Reports becomes proactive, Solus updates its desktops|
|• Issue 834 (2019-09-30): FreedomBox "Buster", CentOS gains a rolling release, Librem 5 phones shipping, Redcore updates its package manager|
|• Issue 833 (2019-09-23): Redcore Linux 1908, why Linux distros are free, Ubuntu making list of 32-bit software to keep, Richard M Stallman steps down from FSF leadership|
|• Issue 832 (2019-09-16): BlackWeb 1.2, checking for Wayland session and applications, Fedora to use nftables in firewalld, OpenBSD disables DoH in Firefox|
|• Issue 831 (2019-09-09): Adélie Linux 1.0 beta, using ffmpeg, awk and renice, Mint and elementary improvements, PureOS and Manjaro updates|
|• Issue 930 (2019-09-02): deepin 15.11, working with AppArmor profiles, elementary OS gets new greeter, exFAT support coming to Linux kernel|
|• Issue 829 (2019-08-26): EndeavourOS 2019.07.15, Drauger OS 7.4.1, finding the licenses of kernel modules, NetBSD gets Wayland application, GhostBSD changes base repo|
|• Issue 828 (2019-08-19): AcademiX 2.2, concerns with non-free firmware, UBports working on Unity8, Fedora unveils new EPEL channel, FreeBSD phasing out GCC|
|• Issue 827 (2019-08-12): Q4OS, finding files on the disk, Ubuntu works on ZFS, Haiku improves performance, OSDisc shutting down|
|• Issue 826 (2019-08-05): Quick looks at Resilient, PrimeOS, and BlueLight, flagship distros for desktops,Manjaro introduces new package manager|
|• Issue 825 (2019-07-29): Endless OS 3.6, UBports 16.04, gNewSense maintainer stepping down, Fedora developrs discuss optimizations, Project Trident launches stable branch|
|• Issue 824 (2019-07-22): Hexagon OS 1.0, Mageia publishes updated media, Fedora unveils Fedora CoreOS, managing disk usage with quotas|
|• Issue 823 (2019-07-15): Debian 10, finding 32-bit packages on a 64-bit system, Will Cooke discusses Ubuntu's desktop, IBM finalizes purchase of Red Hat|
|• Issue 822 (2019-07-08): Mageia 7, running development branches of distros, Mint team considers Snap, UBports to address Google account access|
|• Issue 821 (2019-07-01): OpenMandriva 4.0, Ubuntu's plan for 32-bit packages, Fedora Workstation improvements, DragonFly BSD's smaller kernel memory|
|• Issue 820 (2019-06-24): Clear Linux and Guix System 1.0.1, running Android applications using Anbox, Zorin partners with Star Labs, Red Hat explains networking bug, Ubuntu considers no longer updating 32-bit packages|
|• Issue 819 (2019-06-17): OS108 and Venom, renaming multiple files, checking live USB integrity, working with Fedora's Modularity, Ubuntu replacing Chromium package with snap|
|• Issue 818 (2019-06-10): openSUSE 15.1, improving boot times, FreeBSD's status report, DragonFly BSD reduces install media size|
|• Issue 817 (2019-06-03): Manjaro 18.0.4, Ubuntu Security Podcast, new Linux laptops from Dell and System76, Entroware Apollo|
|• Issue 816 (2019-05-27): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0, creating firewall rules, Antergos shuts down, Matthew Miller answers questions about Fedora|
|• Issue 815 (2019-05-20): Sabayon 19.03, Clear Linux's developer features, Red Hat explains MDS flaws, an overview of mobile distro options|
|• Issue 814 (2019-05-13): Fedora 30, distributions publish Firefox fixes, CentOS publishes roadmap to 8.0, Debian plans to use Wayland by default|
|• Issue 813 (2019-05-06): ROSA R11, MX seeks help with systemd-shim, FreeBSD tests unified package management, interview with Gael Duval|
|• Issue 812 (2019-04-29): Ubuntu MATE 19.04, setting up a SOCKS web proxy, Scientific Linux discontinued, Red Hat takes over Java LTS support|
|• Issue 811 (2019-04-22): Alpine 3.9.2, rsync examples, Ubuntu working on ZFS support, Debian elects new Project Leader, Obarun releases S6 tools|
|• Issue 810 (2019-04-15): SolydXK 201902, Bedrock Linux 0.7.2, Fedora phasing out Python 2, NetBSD gets virtual machine monitor|
|• Issue 809 (2019-04-08): PCLinuxOS 2019.02, installing Falkon and problems with portable packages, Mint offers daily build previews, Ubuntu speeds up Snap packages|
|• Issue 808 (2019-04-01): Solus 4.0, security benefits and drawbacks to using a live distro, Gentoo gets GNOME ports working without systemd, Redox OS update|
|• Issue 807 (2019-03-25): Pardus 17.5, finding out which user changed a file, new Budgie features, a tool for browsing FreeBSD's sysctl values|
|• Issue 806 (2019-03-18): Kubuntu vs KDE neon, Nitrux's znx, notes on Debian's election, SUSE becomes an independent entity|
|• Issue 805 (2019-03-11): EasyOS 1.0, managing background services, Devuan team debates machine ID file, Ubuntu Studio works to remain an Ubuntu Community Edition|
|• Issue 804 (2019-03-04): Condres OS 19.02, securely erasing hard drives, new UBports devices coming in 2019, Devuan to host first conference|
|• Issue 803 (2019-02-25): Septor 2019, preventing windows from stealing focus, NetBSD and Nitrux experiment with virtual machines, pfSense upgrading to FreeBSD 12 base|
|• Issue 802 (2019-02-18): Slontoo 18.07.1, NetBSD tests newer compiler, Fedora packaging Deepin desktop, changes in Ubuntu Studio|
|• Issue 801 (2019-02-11): Project Trident 18.12, the meaning of status symbols in top, FreeBSD Foundation lists ongoing projects, Plasma Mobile team answers questions|
|• Issue 800 (2019-02-04): FreeNAS 11.2, using Ubuntu Studio software as an add-on, Nitrux developing znx, matching operating systems to file systems|
|• Issue 799 (2019-01-28): KaOS 2018.12, Linux Basics For Hackers, Debian 10 enters freeze, Ubuntu publishes new version for IoT devices|
|• Issue 798 (2019-01-21): Sculpt OS 18.09, picking a location for swap space, Solus team plans ahead, Fedora trying to get a better user count|
|• Issue 797 (2019-01-14): Reborn OS 2018.11.28, TinyPaw-Linux 1.3, dealing with processes which make the desktop unresponsive, Debian testing Secure Boot support|
|• Issue 796 (2019-01-07): FreeBSD 12.0, Peppermint releases ISO update, picking the best distro of 2018, roundtable interview with Debian, Fedora and elementary developers|
|• Issue 795 (2018-12-24): Running a Pinebook, interview with Bedrock founder, Alpine being ported to RISC-V, Librem 5 dev-kits shipped|
|• Issue 794 (2018-12-17): Void 20181111, avoiding software bloat, improvements to HAMMER2, getting application overview in GNOME Shell|
|• Issue 793 (2018-12-10): openSUSE Tumbleweed, finding non-free packages, Debian migrates to usrmerge, Hyperbola gets FSF approval|
|• Issue 792 (2018-1203): GhostBSD 18.10, when to use swap space, DragonFly BSD's wireless support, Fedora planning to pause development schedule|
|• Issue 791 (2018-11-26): Haiku R1 Beta1, default passwords on live media, Slax and Kodachi update their media, dual booting DragonFly BSD on EFI|
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