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[YT] Plasma 6.1: the BEST LINUX DESKTOP
  • Fedora Kinoite beta/nightly too. Based on current Fedora with coming KDE Plasma. Works pretty well.

    rpm-ostree rebase --reboot ostree-unverified-registry:quay.io/fedora-ostree-desktops/kinoite-beta
    

    I think that was the command. Confused a bit, even though I use it so I can check the remote name in a few days.

  • MATE 1.28 released
  • The headline changes in MATE Desktop 1.28 are:

    • Atril now uses libarchive for handling comics, supports webkitgtk 4.2.1, and has documented its EPUB support. Deprecated methods have been replaced with modern counterparts to improve performance and stability.
    • Caja can now manage desktop icons, render backgrounds, and change backgrounds in Wayland sessions. These improvements enhance the user experience and bring greater functionality to Wayland users.
    • Engrampa has introduced support for the Meson build system, switched to using unar for CPIO archives, and now supports unrar-free. These updates improve compatibility and performance.
    • The Eye of MATE image viewer now supports the Meson build system and includes fixes for several build warnings, contributing to a more stable and efficient application.
    • The window manager Marco has added a new setting to raise windows on the alt+tab popup and replaced various deprecated methods to ensure better performance and user experience.
    • Many panel applets now support Wayland, with improvements for in-process building and specific applet functionality under Wayland. Memory leaks have been fixed, and accessibility improvements have been made.
    • The control center now works in both Wayland and X11 sessions, supports the Meson build system, and includes several UI and memory leak fixes.
    • Pluma has a new Quickhighlight Plugin in the pluma-plugins package.
    • MATE Terminal now has Meson build system support. Copying a file from Caja into the terminal now works as expected (it inserts the file path). Additional enhancements include support for OSC 8 hyperlinks and improvements to tab management.
    • Translations are updated. Thank you to our team of translators!

    mate-wayland-session

    • An experimental Wayland session for MATE using Wayfire. First release version.

    Complete changelog at https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-wayland-session/commits/master/

  • How Well does Pop OS! Support Touch
  • This.

    Their core design is awesome, but they are basically rebuilding a strange modified GNOME from the ground up in pure Rust.

    Some GNOME components are reused, like gvfs, but the compositor and more are all self written.

    It may have no touch support at all.

    Try KDE Plasma, it is really awesome.

  • Android has a "Ctrl+Z" feature, the keyboards just dont support it

    Hacker's Keyboard (the first one), Florisboard Beta, FUTO Keyboard and more have a button to reverse and repeat the actions.

    This can reverse stuff like deleting a text and more.

    This feature exists, but just isnt used!

    Supported Keyboards

    • Hacker's Keyboard
    • Thumbkey
    • FUTO Keyboard
    • Florisboard (beta)
    • Heliboard (modern Fork of OpenBoard)
    • Unexpected Keyboard
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    SimpleX Chat Group about Privacy & Security

    If you want to join the group, please send me a PM with the reason you want to and your favourite animal.

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    SimpleX Chat Group about Privacy & Security

    If you want to join the group, please send me a PM with the reason you want to and your favourite animal.

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    SimpleX Chat Group about Privacy & Security

    If you want to join the group, please send me a PM with the reason you want to and your favourite animal.

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    Akademy 2023: Spooky Action at a Distance: Remote Desktop for KWin Wayland

    They want to use RDP as that protocol allows codecs for compressing sent video and audio.

    A problem is though, that Microsoft doesnt support AV1, opus or other free codecs, so it is problematic on many distros.

    Spice may be an alternative but less established.

    GNOME also has to use many hacks to even enable remote login.

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    Porting a cross-platform GUI application to Rust – Mozilla Hacks

    hacks.mozilla.org Porting a cross-platform GUI application to Rust – Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog

    The Firefox crash reporter has been ported to Rust, with an architecture supporting native cross-platform GUI rendering.

    Porting a cross-platform GUI application to Rust – Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog

    Progress of rewriting the Firefox crash reporter in Rust.

    Really interesting blog btw

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    Linux user survey! 🐧

    pad.tchncs.de Encrypted Form

    CryptPad: end-to-end encrypted collaboration suite

    Encrypted Form

    To get an idea of this community, and to try the cool CryptPad Survey feature, I created a pretty big Linux usage survey!

    The data is anonymized and the content encrypted on the server. I plan on publishing the results.

    Have fun!

    It works on hardened Firefox on a phone, but the experience is better on a PC.

    ---

    live results

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    Linux users survey!

    pad.tchncs.de Encrypted Form

    CryptPad: end-to-end encrypted collaboration suite

    Encrypted Form

    To get an idea of this community, and to try the cool CryptPad Survey feature, I created a pretty big Linux usage survey!

    The data is anonymized and the content encrypted on the server. I plan on publishing the results.

    Have fun!

    It works on hardened Firefox on a phone, but the experience is better on a PC.

    ---

    live results

    Notes

    1. I am very sorry but the question "it is okay that my above message gets published" cannot reasonably be respected, as the text is just dumped into a single block
    2. Lag caused some empty questions to appear, removed
    3. A question about disk encryption and "why do you use other OS" got mixed up
    4. i changed the wording of some questions or added more options, so there may be duplicate old answers or too little new ones. You can edit your submission and update your answers.
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    Linux user survey!

    pad.tchncs.de Encrypted Form

    CryptPad: end-to-end encrypted collaboration suite

    Encrypted Form

    To get an idea of this community, and to try the cool CryptPad Survey feature, I created a pretty big Linux usage survey!

    The data is anonymized and the content encrypted on the server. I plan on publishing the results.

    Have fun!

    It works on hardened Firefox on a phone, but the experience is better on a PC.

    ---

    live results

    Notes

    1. I am very sorry but the question "it is okay that my above message gets published" cannot reasonably be respected, as the text is just dumped into a single block
    2. Lag caused some empty questions to appear, removed
    3. A question about disk encryption and "why do you use other OS" got mixed up
    4. i changed the wording of some questions or added more options, so there may be duplicate old answers or too little new ones. You can edit your submission and update your answers.
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    Note to all FDroid & Mull users

    To all people using Mull, the privacy hardened variant of Firefox for Android:

    Mull 127 is out today!

    The F-Droid version is very slow on updates. The cycles are about 1 per month or less.

    DivestOS maintains Mull, and they have their own repo (above link).

    Add their repo and get Mull from there.

    If you already have it installed from F-Droid, you need to reinstall it, as the app comes from different developers so the Keys dont match.

    ---

    If you are on GrapheneOS, Vanadium is the most secure browser and allows very well integrated process isolation.

    Brave is similar but less secure, has better privacy features but also a ton of controversial stuff and (at least in the past) a really bad CEO.

    Mull is likely most privacy hardened, interoperable with Firefox and has Addon support. But until there are other infos it has to be assumed as less secure.

    ---

    Obtainium users

    I use Obtainium.

    For practicality I also have F-Droid Basic installed.

    Add the repo in F-Droid basic, and search for Mull. If you are on the app page, use the "send" feature.

    Your link will contain the exact name of the app.

    In Obtainium, enter the URL of the repo at the top, then select "F-Droid 3rd party repo" as type and in "app id" enter the app name.

    us.spotco.fennec_dos

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    Note to Mull & F-Droid users

    To all people using Mull, the privacy hardened variant of Firefox for Android:

    Mull 127 is out today!

    The F-Droid version is very slow on updates. The cycles are about 1 per month or less.

    DivestOS maintains Mull, and they have their own repo (above link).

    Add their repo and get Mull from there.

    If you already have it installed from F-Droid, you need to reinstall it, as the app comes from different developers so the Keys dont match.

    ---

    If you are on GrapheneOS, Vanadium is the most secure browser and allows very well integrated process isolation.

    Brave is similar but less secure, has better privacy features but also a ton of controversial stuff and (at least in the past) a really bad CEO.

    Mull is likely most privacy hardened, interoperable with Firefox and has Addon support. But until there are other infos it has to be assumed as less secure.

    ---

    Obtainium users

    I use Obtainium.

    For practicality I also have F-Droid Basic installed.

    Add the repo in F-Droid basic, and search for Mull. If you are on the app page, use the "send" feature.

    Your link will contain the exact name of the app.

    In Obtainium, enter the URL of the repo at the top, then select "F-Droid 3rd party repo" as type and in "app id" enter the app name.

    us.spotco.fennec_dos

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    Thunderbird-hardening-automation: Automatically update secure settings for Thunderbird, configure them to your needs

    github.com GitHub - boredsquirrel/Thunderbird-hardening-automation: Automatically update secure settings for Thunderbird, configure them to your needs

    Automatically update secure settings for Thunderbird, configure them to your needs - boredsquirrel/Thunderbird-hardening-automation

    GitHub - boredsquirrel/Thunderbird-hardening-automation: Automatically update secure settings for Thunderbird, configure them to your needs

    Thunderbird is great, but very complex and possibly insecure and not private.

    Threat model is an important key word here. Imagine you would write Mails over Tor/Tails only and need a secure Mail client.

    (Btw I can recommend Carburetor Flatpak for that).

    Because of this, the thunderbird hardening user.js, similar to the Arkenfox project exists.

    But it is a bit too strict for most threat models. Also settings might change or break, and this has no automatic updating mechanism.

    (I should upstream the updater)

    The user.js is also just a template, so a ton of mostly not needed configs will stay there.

    This project makes the setup of the hardening user.js easy.

    Once setup, the script is placed in ~/.local/bin and a user systemd service runs it every once in a while.

    You can comment out lines if you want to keep certain settings.

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    Thunderbird-hardening-automation: Automatically update secure settings for Thunderbird, configure them to your needs

    github.com GitHub - boredsquirrel/Thunderbird-hardening-automation: Automatically update secure settings for Thunderbird, configure them to your needs

    Automatically update secure settings for Thunderbird, configure them to your needs - boredsquirrel/Thunderbird-hardening-automation

    GitHub - boredsquirrel/Thunderbird-hardening-automation: Automatically update secure settings for Thunderbird, configure them to your needs

    Thunderbird is great, but very complex and possibly insecure and not private.

    Threat model is an important key word here. Imagine you would write Mails over Tor/Tails only and need a secure Mail client.

    (Btw I can recommend Carburetor Flatpak for that).

    Because of this, the thunderbird hardening user.js, similar to the Arkenfox project exists.

    But it is a bit too strict for most threat models. Also settings might change or break, and this has no automatic updating mechanism.

    (I should upstream the updater)

    The user.js is also just a template, so a ton of mostly not needed configs will stay there.

    This project makes the setup of the hardening user.js easy.

    Once setup, the script is placed in ~/.local/bin and a user systemd service runs it every once in a while.

    You can comment out lines if you want to keep certain settings.

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