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  • Just because not many people use a package, doesn’t mean it is irrelevant. For open source packages (or anything really), as soon as one additional person uses a package, that package becomes relevant. The person/people using it become its advertisers, and when enough people are seen using a product, especially a free one, a larger group will use either that package or something similar to cut their own programming costs.

    This is simplified, but the point is that we need to stop this sort of thing at the root (the package itself) before it gets noticed by larger groups and companies who might actually get away with this BS. Always remember, we are tech/privacy nerds. We are the minority, and the average person doesn’t care until something hurts them directly.


  • KrispeeIguanatoLinuxJust install EndeavorOS lol
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    7 months ago

    My point is less that leaving Arch alone breaks things and more that updating after a really long time can break something. It also kinda defeats the point of using a rolling release distro. I can see how you thought i was spreading misinformation though. My bad for poor wording.




  • KrispeeIguanatoLinuxJust install EndeavorOS lol
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    7 months ago

    Arch Linux with NVIDIA is definitely not great for newbies, especially for people who can’t keep up with the distro. If left unupdated for too long, your system may break. Even if you update every day, you could break something. You just never win with a rolling release distro like this. My only saving grace is that I run with an AMD gpu and so far, that thing has just worked.

    My tip for anyone switching to Linux is to switch to AMD. Even if NVIDIA is better overall for performance and features, even if the last time you tried AMD on your windows system it was slow and a bit buggy, on Linux, AMD just works, without extra steps.










  • KrispeeIguanaOPtoLinuxInternet Connection Issue #2
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    9 months ago

    All of my other devices are either Windows or Android for convenience. The VPN works on Windows, but I can’t isolate this issue via that route as those devices are old and have their own issues.

    I have tried running my system without vpn and this specific issue hasn’t appeared from yesterday until now. It is making me feel a little uncomfortable not having it on though.

    I’m going to try another suggestion, then I’ll come back to this one if it still doesn’t work.












  • KrispeeIguanaOPtoLinuxIssue with Network Manager
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    9 months ago

    I have noticed other people with kwallet issues, but that only affects me when I restart my system (asks for password). Other than that, I can’t find a way to edit or disable kwallet without installing a 2-star app on the KDE Discover store that might not work and is reviewed as extremely annoying.