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As gentoo user running systemd…I think it’s a bit oversimplified to say gentoo doesn’t use systemd. Gentoo comes with profiles for systemd and openrc so I would say both are supported. And on a personal level I dislike the comparison to arch as both distro’s hardly share any overlap in target audience (But I think the article compares them on the one thing they have in common…gui less install)

Also kind of misses one elephant in the room…openSuSE.


Played this one with Proton for some time already…and I love it. I like most of the additions to the engine but it stays definitively a X³ game. If you enjoyed Terran Conflict or Albion Prelude this one is a must (And free (as in cost) for owners of Albion prelude)


No clue if that fits your needs but there are plenty of latex templates for resumes


Well, given their statement that they withdrew from any partnership with freenode and the exchange students…ahm IRC OPs of fosshost stepping down from those positions after freenode kicked gnu I am willing to give them the benefit of doubt and assume they were just a bit naive in entering the partnership in the first place.


Okay, in advance…sorry for mainly criticising, the content itself is basic but maybe useful for people coming from windows and new to linux.

For example, if I wanted to switch to the Documents directory, I could type this.

Cd Documents.

Linux is case sensitive…and while this might be blog software used giving an example that won’t work is maybe not a good idea. Needs to be “cd Documents”

Same later on with “Cp /original/pathto/filename /path/to/copy/to” and also “Mkdir “name of directory you want to make””

cp paragraph messed up the headline ;)

Different syntax…the rm example uses /path/to/file while the mkdir example uses “name of directory you want to make”, probably should stick to one way.

And while I think short and very basic introductions to commands can be helpful links to full explanation/man pages for each discussed command might be a good idea or it gives the impression those commands are as limited as described there.


No clue about the gtk frontend as I don’t use it but with the qalc shell tool you can use a 0d prefix:

> 0d9
  9 = 9
> 0dA
  10 = 10
> 0dB
  11 = 11
> 0d10
  12 = 12

Just to mention it…libqalculate also comes with CLI qalc tool which I use all the time, it’s a great calculator. And Plasma’s krunner uses libqalculate as back-end for their integrated calculator. I think anything that contains a “=” in krunner get send to libqalculate allowing things like =plot(x^2+2x-3 ; -10) in the krunner input.

Edit: The function list is something worth having always a hand when doing calculations with krunner.



I would say so…but please don’t take my word for it. It’s really not like I have a clue. It’s just what I gathered.


I am not so sure if FOSS enthusiasm plays in here…privacy concerns and “dislike of big companies” might but chrome/blink is a fork of apple’s webkit which is a fork of KDE’s khtml/kjs…under LGPL. If you look at it chrome is a pretty good example of FOSS in action. If khtml hadn’t be LGPL in the first place I have my doubts apple would have made webkit public as they did…and am also not convinced that google had done the same for blink. (But has to be said that webkit adds BSD licensed parts that are not directly based on khtml…that might be a concern for FOSS enthusiasts)


This is probably not an answer to your question but apple faced such a decision 20 years ago already…and picked khtml/kjs over the firefox engine gecko back then because:

When we were evaluating technologies over a year ago, KHTML and KJS stood out. Not only were they the basis of an excellent modern and standards compliant web browser, they were also less than 140,000 lines of code. The size of your code and ease of development within that code made it a better choice for us than other open source projects.

…How did we do it? As you know, KJS is very portable and independent…

( https://marc.info/?l=kfm-devel&m=104197092318639&w=2 ) (Sorry, it’s a long time ago, best post I could still find from that time…but why they picked khtml over gecko was discussed extensively back then)

Of course I have no real clue (and firefox changed the engine in the meantime) but a project based on a portable library in the first place then forked into chrome/blink might have something to do with people finding it easier to integrate in their solutions than an engine specifically written for a single browser.


I like reddit’s multi–whatever, sorry, no clue about the exact terminology: The ability to group several communities in one view. If this is possible right now I can’t figure out how. Would be really nice if I could have in addition to “Subscribed”, “All” and “local” some dropdown that lets me select my own grouped communities. So that I can create a “Development” group with that shows me posts from general programming, python, linux-dev, another group for some linux new related communities and maybe one for entertainment for programmer humor and Pepper&Carrot ;)


This doesn’t sound good…

I really appreciate the efforts putting this together but probably better to wait for something “official”. After reading the logs a bit I also tend more to “sympathise” with the volunteer staff side but still can’t help feeling something is missing there…

The freenode network is a very important part of OS project’s infrastructure and major disruptions to it will have negative effects at least in the short run. So of course I hope all this gets solved somehow without much disruption…but if that isn’t possible I hope at least for enough warning time in advance to allow projects to make an informed decision on where to move their channels. And for me as “simple” user personally for someone telling me if and when I have to change my login defaults to a new network ;).


The CyberOS is based on QT Quick, hence you would feel its performance is better, despite heavily configured.

I am not sure Qt Quick means what the author think it means ;)


Those numbers are much better than I would have expected. Of course you probably can’t generalize them as they are only from examining patches from the same institution but still for me it’s rather impressive how few bad patches made it in the kernel according to this.


If you are on KDE/Plasma there is not real way around it anyway. Kate is more or less two parts…the kate shell and the KTextEditor framework. And the KTextEditor framework is used in several programs…kdevelop, kwrite, kile…I think also kmail uses it for writing emails.

So I don’t really use kate that much directly…for single config file edits I use kwrite and for development usually kdevelop. But improvements to kate usually make it to those programs through KTextEditor as well so I am always happy about new kate versions.

As standalone programming editor kate works well enough. It’s old and mature. Lacks some features of sublime and has some others sublime lacks. If you are into vim the vi-mode of kate (actually KTextEditor, works in other programs too) might be interesting. I still prefer a full IDE like kdevelop, I can’t do without their variable-highlighting anymore but kate is a very capable editor for programming nonetheless.


hahaha…well, I for sure played it longer than ultima 8…nothing can be worse than that game!


One thing I remember that was very different back then was that you had to crack almost every game…about no copy protection worked in wine. And that you had to deal more often with the wine config. Divine Divinity worked perfectly once you changed the backbuffer I think…but for finding that out you spend much more time on appdb and reading comments/suggestions ;)

In my feeling wine was actually not bad at all around 0.9, it worked for a surprising large amount of programs back then. It was later when directx 10 and above became available that wine fell back and only caught up for games just recently again. But that can be a very biased view as I already bought the few games I played back then with wine in mind and after checking for compatibility.


It was okayish…I remember playing ultima 9 for some time with early wine versions. You had to deal with some glitches (ultima9 for example showed the mouse cursor below the bag what made selecting items interesting ;)) but even that not for all games. Diablo 2 was flawless for example (just not my type of game)…so was master of orion 3…

Was also nice to have for some simple windows gui apps…I think the first time I tried wine was for winrar to open a password protected file I couldn’t get to work otherwise.

edit: corrected sentence I started differently than I finished it ;)