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Fri, 28 Apr 2023

How to install Google Chrome on Fedora Linux quick and easy - Linuxiac

(Note: This post recommends the RPM over Flatpak for speed and disk-space reasons. Flatpak browsers do have some issues, but these are not among them for me. I use the Chrome Flatpak and have been very happy with it.) https://linuxiac.com/how-to-install-google-chrome-on-fedora-linux/

Devuan users are at risk, take action to protect your system - Linuxiac https://linuxiac.com/devuan-users-are-at-risk/

Thu, 27 Apr 2023

Debian 12 Bookworm runs so well, it makes it hard for me to think about moving to Fedora or openSUSE

Debian 12 Bookworm release is planned for June 10, 2023 https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2023/04/msg00007.html

Tue, 25 Apr 2023

Debian alert DLA-3398-1 (curl) [LWN.net] https://lwn.net/Articles/930001/

Sat, 22 Apr 2023

GotoSocial recommends Hostwinds for VPNs https://www.hostwinds.com/

You probably know this, but you can't really buy a Raspberry Pi. Here's the availability from Adafruit https://www.adafruit.com/category/176

I love a quiet laptop :: passthejoe https://passthejoe.net/posts/2023_0422_i_love_a_quiet_laptop/

Friction in the Hugo composition process — Part 1 :: passthejoe https://passthejoe.net/posts/2023_0422_hugo_friction-part-1/

The Buffalo News was the crown jewel of Warren Buffett’s news empire. Now it’s just another Lee paper - Poynter https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2023/buffalo-news-owner-lee-enterprises-cuts-layoffs-outsourcing-berkshire-hathaway/

Sun, 16 Apr 2023

End of life dates for CentOS Stream 8 and CentOS Linux 7 are just a few months away | blog.CentOS.org https://blog.centos.org/2023/04/end-dates-are-coming-for-centos-stream-8-and-centos-linux-7/

Fri, 14 Apr 2023

Ernie Ball introduces Slinky Flatwound Guitar Strings at NAMM 2023 https://blog.ernieball.com/events/ernie-ball-new-at-namm-2023/

Thu, 13 Apr 2023

Beekeeper Studio is billed as "The SQL Editor and Database Manager of Your Dreams." I installed the Flatpak. https://www.beekeeperstudio.io/

The DBeaver database tool is available as a Flatpak. You KNOW I installed it. https://flathub.org/apps/details/io.dbeaver.DBeaverCommunity

Posting to Mastodon is easier because there's a 500-character limit

I replaced upstream Distrobox with Debian-packaged Distrobox on my recently upgraded Bookworm (12) laptop. My first new Distrobox used a Debian 11 image and has a custom home directory so my config files don't clash with my non-Distrobox home. https://distrobox.privatedns.org/

I'm getting my Debian 12 (Bookworm) system together. It was an upgrade from Debian 11 and went pretty smoothly. The upgrade probably went a lot faster because I run as many Flatpaks as possible (and they update separately). http://debian.org

Wed, 12 Apr 2023

I just did what looks like a successful upgrade from Debian 11 (Bullseye) to 12 (Bookworm) https://www.debian.org/releases/bookworm/amd64/release-notes/ch-upgrading.en.html

Fri, 07 Apr 2023

I just upgraded my Fedora Silverblue 37 VM to 38, and it was very smooth

Thu, 06 Apr 2023

These are the Flatpak apps I'm running:


Boxy SVG

PDF Arranger




Extension Manager





Deja Dup






RaspberryPi Imager


The Foliate e-book reader is in Debian Bookworm https://packages.debian.org/source/bookworm/foliate

Tue, 04 Apr 2023

OpenBSD FAQ: Following -current and using snapshots https://www.openbsd.org/faq/current.html

OpenBSD -current - Frequently Asked Questions - Solene@ https://dataswamp.org/~solene/2020-03-27-openbsd-current.html