What's your first experience with Linux? by Vulphere in Linux

[–]happysmash27 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

My stepfather uses Linux, and slowly I moved more and more towards using Linux until finally installing Gentoo on my only PC at the time, a MacBook, after making OS X like Linux began to reach its limits.

What's your first experience with Linux? by Vulphere in Linux

[–]Thraex 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

First taste was messing around with Ubuntu in 2011(?), only clicked around for maybe a day and got bored. Then a little over a year ago a linux sys admin spot opened up where I worked so I jumped on it. Got the LPIC1 and planning to take my RHCSA very soon

What's your first experience with Linux? by Vulphere in Linux

[–]ikidd 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I used to build ipchains firewalls for SMB customers out of cheap or used desktops before there were things like Linksys or Dlink hardware firewalls. I'd just build from a scratch kernel with appropriate options, and I'd buy boxes of NE2K network cards because that was the only reliable network driver at that time.

Then I went full Microsoft for a bunch of years because I was running an MSP, and came back to it only a few years ago when Windows 8 pissed me off.

What's your first experience with Linux? by Vulphere in Linux

[–]Vulphere[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Good luck!

What's your first experience with Linux? by Vulphere in Linux

[–]worm 2 insightful - 4 fun2 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

Newfag here.

First experience with Linux was installing running live USB of Linux Mint just a year ago. Moved on from there to Fedora, hoping to eventually move on to Debian once I have the time to figure out how to get the WiFi to work.

KDE Connect removed from Google Play for violating their SMS rules. by ikidd in Linux

[–]worm 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I doubt it. Google's userbase is hardly going to shrink simply because one particular application is no longer available on the platform.

Google's userbase will only be in danger of decreasing by one whenever a user no longer has any reason to update and maintain their applications via Google Store; this in itself is already unlikely to happen.

But in addition, the user must also deem it worth the time and effort to de-Google an Android phone, which for the average user would simply not be worth the time and effort. And if by any chance you were one of those people who did think it worth the time and effort to do so, you are more than likely already off the platform anyway; or at the very least you would not be using an Android phone.

What's your first experience with Linux? by Vulphere in Linux

[–]useless_aether 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

installing rh from 40 floppies

KDE Connect removed from Google Play for violating their SMS rules. by ikidd in Linux

[–]Vulphere 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Google shot themselves in the foot.

"I tried Pi-Hole for the first time... (DNS level Ad Blocker)" by Byte My Bits (2019-02-05) by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

On your router?

There are ways to DIY bulid open source routers. I've been considering doing one with a FreeNAS cache so I won't have to repeatedly download common things.

Additional 4x git prompt speedup in Powerlevel10k by akerro in Linux

[–]akerro[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm not the author, I just reposted it because I'm impressed with that software.

"I tried Pi-Hole for the first time... (DNS level Ad Blocker)" by Byte My Bits (2019-02-05) by JasonCarswell in Linux

[–]deleted 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Has anyone here tried pi-hole? Wonder if there's a way to get it on my router..

KDE Connect removed from Google Play for violating their SMS rules. by ikidd in Linux

[–]deleted 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Wow really? That's incredibly dumb and glad it's now on f-droid. If anyone knows of an alternative to mconnect then please dm me :P

KDE Connect removed from Google Play for violating their SMS rules. by ikidd in Linux

[–]svdasein 5 insightful - 3 fun5 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

That's cool - didn't know about it - thanks!

KDE Connect removed from Google Play for violating their SMS rules. by ikidd in Linux

[–]ikidd[S] 8 insightful - 3 fun8 insightful - 2 fun9 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

F-droid probably just doubled their user base.

Additional 4x git prompt speedup in Powerlevel10k by akerro in Linux

[–]ikidd 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Good to see you posting here as well. I followed your first post on rdt and was interested in the improvements.

UG#60 - Two hours of RMS on the early days of free software by Robin in Linux

[–]Robin[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah, sad that GNU/Linux has just become Linux.

UG#60 - Two hours of RMS on the early days of free software by Robin in Linux

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I've come to like Richard Stallman a lot, solid guy

Computer Freedom! In celebration of free speech and freedom to use your devices, What's Saidit's favourite distros? by SamsaricSwartz in Linux

[–]P4prik4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Using budgie ubuntu and loving it. With appimaged from github too installed

Computer build for linux compatibility by Shaylee in Linux

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Sidewise was the problem. Brave didn't even crash. Thanks for looking.

Computer build for linux compatibility by Shaylee in Linux

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Also I find it very stressful to keep up with all the posts and discussions and chaos

I agree entirely. You're completely justified in no longer using the site every day, or even every week; it's a massive time-suck.

You can manually restore last known good state in Brave.

Edit: Only if you act quickly (within 5 minutes of starting Brave / before starting Brave) or Brave will delete the backup files.

Computer build for linux compatibility by Shaylee in Linux

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

So, my Sidewise crapped out AGAIN yesterday.

I love Brave browser except it doesn't have vertical tabs and the closest thing is the Sidewise addon. When it gets overloaded it crashes. And it can lose a week or more.

So now I have no idea where I am. My dozens of little projects are in chaos or lost.

I don't believe in "signs" but it's as good a time as any to start wrapping up.

I "discovered" SaidIt in late Nov or Dec. I got sucked right in. I didn't mean to stay so long but I like it so much I had to make a soft cut off date, end of Feb. I won't disappear but I'll be focusing on my projects and sharing them here for feedback.

Also I find it very stressful to keep up with all the posts and discussions and chaos and half the time I feel like I'm blindfolded in a maze, talking a lot to an audience that may or may not even read nor respond. I'm always thinking I need to be more efficient with purpose, and I won't find that while trying to drink from the firehose. That's why I don't do email much either.

Computer build for linux compatibility by Shaylee in Linux

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Ah, yes.

Computer build for linux compatibility by Shaylee in Linux

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

To become a flower designer.

Computer build for linux compatibility by Shaylee in Linux

[–]wizzwizz4 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Why?