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GravitySpoiled ,

Which OS do you run? Android just isn’t enough anymore these days.

Did you try material files?

3rd party apps are somewhat funny on android since every app is 3rd party on another android os device.

I am connected to my nextcloud and my proton drive via the “built in” files app from grapheneos.

GravitySpoiled ,

What’s an ultra hdr image? Avif? Jxl?

GravitySpoiled ,

Looks like google doesn’t introduce a new file ending / format. You’ll never know if you’ve got a normal jpg or that hdr thingy. I wonder why they do that intermediate step to avif.

Maybe because they are not yet ready and confident that avif may replace jpg right now.aybe it’s the first step towards avif.

notebookcheck.net/New-Google-Ultra-HDR-image-form…

GravitySpoiled ,

I’ve been using gnome for the past year on my laptop and on my desktop I’ve been using kde. I haven’t used my desktop in a few months and I missed kde. I moved from silverblue to fedora kinoite on my laptop and I don’t think that it’s been two weeks but today I went back to gnome because the overview is much more polished than kde’s. It just works. Gnome always breaks extensions when they update a major version but I’ve seen so many “extensions” on kde now which are all not updated anymore and break stuff that I might actually think that gnome’s way is kind of good. Maybe it was just the fedora version which lead to so many bugs but the experience I had in the past week wasn’t so good.

GravitySpoiled ,

The longer you use linux excluslively, you don’t think about windows or mac. You think about fedora or suse, kde or gnome, yay or apt, distrobox or toolbox.

Micro***t Word on Linux and alternatives

Are there good Microsoft word alternatives that support Linux (I don’t mind closed source)? Libreoffice is meh and only office is quite good, but are there any better ones? Also, is there a way to install word on Linux using wine? When I do that my laptop just overheats and loses internet connection.

GravitySpoiled ,

www.onlyoffice.com

What’s your goal? Markdown / latex may work better for your use case than word. typora.io obsidian.md logseq.com github.com/marktext/marktext

GravitySpoiled ,

come on :D I provided ressources to markdown, not latex. markdown is easier than word.

Does this exist?? Messaging platform with a panic button from any member.

Basically I am looking for a messaging platform like signal or? but with anonymous signup, perfect forward secrecy, capable of video chat, sending photos the usual uses in today’s life. But with a panic button. So that any party member could use said button to wipe all other members devices of any data instantly inside the...

GravitySpoiled ,

You can use matrix/element and if someone loses her phone, you can remove her from the room. The room will disappear from the other phone if it’s connected to the internet

GravitySpoiled ,

You don’t have to selfhost. You can use anyone’s server. It’s all e2e. The social graph may be visible. Selfhosting is easy. Look for an install with docker.

GravitySpoiled ,

I don’t care about social graph being visible so long as there isn’t identifiable info during sign up. well said

you can also look into hosted services like EMS but I don’t know if you have to provide identifiable info.

But what if matrix was self hosted on a hostile network.

it’s all encrypted on the client -> e2e. even if it was http and no SSL

Say matrix was running from a hotel WiFi.

you have to provide a domain, I’m not sure how easy it would be to run it without and only locally on a LAN. IT’s possible but the experience wont be good. you also can’t federate. It’s much easier to use a hosted server.

How would one secure the service.

the same way like you’d do it with a publicly exposed host.

BUT I think I’d go with p2p matrix before going the LAN route.

Here’s a p2p matrix built …google.com/…/1uK_BcHGiAYHkN6OAA7P73obAquwShRg5

look into the matrix room for more info p2p:matrix.org.

GravitySpoiled , (edited )

I don’t get it. What’s the spirit of ubuntu? Is the underlying OS based on ubuntu instead of fedora?

What’s the actual difference to fedora silverblue?

Half the answer to “why did you make your own linux?” is that it’s awesome being able to revert back to the original fedora OS.

Because it follows a cloud-native approach, the end user has the flexibility to rebase back to the stock Fedora or any Universal Blue image. It’s more like having someone install, configure, and maintain a polished Fedora setup for you.

And the other half doesn’t provide any info either

Bluefin utilizes Fedora’s OCI features to compose and build an OS image. This process is overseen by a well-structured community that is committed to automation and sustainability. The end result is akin to a configuration management tool like Ansible or Salt, but without the typical challenges associated with maintaining a custom distribution.

Source

GravitySpoiled , (edited )

I think it boils down to: “because we can”. “We can automatically build our own setup on github and that’s what we do”

Installing tailscale, zsh, fish, vscode, extension manager, codecs, etc. out of the box isn’t enough for a new distro. Especially because you break the signing of fedora by doing so.

GravitySpoiled ,

Tbo, I lost interest in it.

I’ve spend a good amount of time on it trying to figure out what the project is about. Even after clarifying the confusion and multiple people asking for clarification from your side and multiple upvotes, there’s nothing from your side. You reference to something that has been saying nothing for many people.

You didn’t even clarify the magical wonders of ubuntu in your project. I kind of feel insulted if I think properly about it.

Delete following part of your post

Bluefin

A familiar(ish) Ubuntu desktop for Fedora Silverblue. It strives to cover these three use cases:

For users it provides a system as reliable as a Chromebook with near-zero maintenance, with the power of Ubuntu and Fedora fused together. For developers we endeavour to provide the best cloud-native developer experience by enabling easy consumption of the industry’s leading tools. These are included in dedicated bluefin-dx and bluefin-dx-nvidia images. For gamers we strive to deliver a world-class gaming experience via Flathub or bazzite-arch “Evolution is a process of constant branching and expansion.” - Stephen Jay Gould This image heavily utilizes cloud-native concepts.

GNOME Software with Flathub: Use a familiar software center UI to install graphical software System designed for automatic staging of updates If you’ve never used an image-based Linux before just use your computer normally Don’t overthink it, just shut your computer off when you’re not using it Should I trust you? This is all hosted, built, and pushed on GitHub. As far as if I’m a trustable fellow, here’s my bio. If you’ve made it this far, then hopefully you’ve come to the conclusion on how easy it would be to build all of this on your own trusted machinery. :smile:

The difference between silverblue and your image is that silverblue is signed by fedora and yours isn’t. There’s no reason for anyone but you to use the image. Even if I were to us tailscale and fish, I’d be better off with silverblue.

GravitySpoiled ,

you scrobble with your subsonic server or client or spotify to listenbrainz.org which belongs to musicbrainz.org which is the database for music like tmdb or tvdb.

edit: no, listenbrainz is not yet as mature as trakt. considering that listenbrainz is like tmdb, there needs to be another service for music like trakt which isn’t there, there is no working service that does that.

GravitySpoiled ,

Musicbrainz has a lot of data. Listenbrainz has only 25k users. What’s currently popular is heavily skewed. You can’t rate music properly. The android app isn’t starting at all. No pwa support. It needs months of your data in order to generate recommendations. Favs/likes/bookmarks aren’t synced with a subsonic server. Playlists aren’t synced with the connected service. It’s just not there yet, if ever. I scrobble. I don’t know why I still do it, maybe in the hopes that one day it’ll skyrocket and become useful. One day. Maybe the financial backer is missing. Most importantly, the userbase is missing. I have contributed so many albums to musicbrainz and I could still contribute hundreds more, if not much more. I do not have the time to contribute so much stuff that I’m don’t even love that much. It’s just not important enough. It’s like openstreetmap, owners do not care about adding their own info to it. As long as it’s like that it’s unimportant and not that useful.

GravitySpoiled ,

And they are unfortunately not consistent

GravitySpoiled ,

Great write up, thanks!

You can use the bangs !arch or !aw to search the arch wiki, e.g. !aw kde.

I don’t think dash to dock is a must have extensiom. The workflow of GNOME is different to other opersting systems. That’s why GNOME boots into overview and not the desktop. The overview is there to launch an app or switch to it graphically. When you boot the system the first thing would be to go into overview to launch an app, hence it boots directly into overview. Removing dash from overview defeats the purpose of it.

But “hot bottom” is important otherwise you have to move the mouse into the upper left corner in order to move the mouse to the bottom to launch an app which is nuts.

I don’t like the philosophy of “if they do it, it’s safe”. But I couldn’t explain it in one sentence either. Not only debian but all big distros have systemd. Not having systemd is such a nieche that you shouldn’t bother with it as a beginner.

Snaps. You don’t provide info why snaps are bad. The snap store is centralized and canonical controls every part of it. Moreover, I’ve never read that snaps are reproducible. Flatpaks are technically reproducible. And we all want and need reproducible builds because then we don’t have to trust but know that it’s the original and published source code.

GravitySpoiled , (edited )

I don’t want to spread FUD that snaps aren’t reproducible. I just don’t know that they are and there is no source stating they are or aren’t.

Neither, flatpak not snaps are with reproducible-builds.org/who/projects/ which is bad of both.

GravitySpoiled ,

Manjaro is not suitable.

GravitySpoiled OP , (edited )

I just discovered that you can pin tabs, which means that they are always loaded when you open firefox. This is a game changer for me. Whenever I open firefox, all my most visited tabs are automatically loaded and there’s no loading time anymore. Of course I still need rules for cookie autodelete but it’s awesome!

e.g. you can create a shortcut for about:config

GravitySpoiled OP ,

nice! but I hate that I cycle through tabs with CTRL and have to switch to Alt for pins.

GravitySpoiled OP ,

I wish we had pwas.

GravitySpoiled OP ,

That’s unfortunate. I’m running firefox as flatpak and the problem is not there

GravitySpoiled OP ,

On mobile I’d like to make paypal a pwa but it doesn’t support it. I’m not aware of a mobile site that has pwa support that I’d like to use. (My fault or the website’s fault, not firefox)

On desktop there is no pwa support. I just found an extension for ff github.com/filips123/PWAsForFirefox but it doesn’t support flatpaks, hence I have to install firefox in a distrobox, I’ll check it out

GravitySpoiled OP ,

Good question, alt+F4 😅

GravitySpoiled ,

that is incredible, 5% of all swedish households are using illegal iptv. really, that number makes me doubt the whole study - but I don’t live in sweden, maybe that’s how it is.

GravitySpoiled ,

I really like that you found a way to utilize the virtual desktop grid. I really love the idea and I can’t wait for plasma 6 to improve upon it but right now I haven’t used it much.

you wrote that it’s hard to reach meta+9 (win+9) but if you have a numpad and use both hands it doesn’t really matter which number you want to reach. It’s always the same distance away. file browser is always at meta+1, browser is at meta+2, etc. I can’t move up and down like you can but I don’t have to. Even if I hadn’t have a numpad, I’d still have two hands and meta+9 wouldn’t be too far away.

In short, I guess I want to say that I have found my way and I really appreciate your write up about your way but to me it sounds too complicated. Moreover, the task manager (kde, not windows. different things) is just a mouse move away and I can reach any app I want to. Moreover, Plasma Drawer is reachable within a meta click and has all apps. It’s not yet as good as GNOME’s but it’s getting there.

GravitySpoiled ,

do you have a numpad? wouldn’t that make more sense? I usually use the numpad to assign the position of a window. meta+7 is in the upper left corner, meta+6 is on the right, etc. but it would work with workspaces as well

GravitySpoiled OP ,

good question, I don’t know. I should’ve posted a review of all the themes that are too buggy to use instead of that overview

GravitySpoiled ,

don’t put us on the rack and post the link to the git

GravitySpoiled ,

I’m on istilldontcareaboutcookies and cookie autodelete. Who cares if they save cookies for the session?

GravitySpoiled OP ,

I’m in the same boat but the future is distant and there are still a lot of stones blocking the way

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