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Don’t go to the dentist.




Just fixed the hyperlink not showing up.


I don’t think that America is trying to take over the internet because they secretly hate other non-American or European countries, American companies are just doing what is making them the most money.






No, it’s based off of the open sourced parts of Google’s new operating system, but it is completely independent from google.


I hate it, but it could work.



I personally like to use regular command line tools (cd, mkdir, mv, ls, etc.) but there are many cases where a terminal file manager comes in handy. When working with a large number of files, having a simple list is a lot easier than reading all of the filenames and opening them. Plus, if you’re like me and choose to use a POSIX shell, managing files with terminal commands is hell when you have long filenames.



Not to discredit the contributions of the FSF, Linux does not need GNU, but GNU sure as hell needs Linux. Hurd is a mess, and simply cutting out Linux from the name when it is the most important, complicated piece of the OS is a bit dumb. If we didn’t have GNU, Linux would be doing just fine something like Musl, the BSD compiler, and Busybox. Without Linux, GNU would be nothing but an experimental LibC, Compiler, and Shell.





I added it to the blog. Thanks for reminding me!


Sorry, it’s added.





Sort of. Firefox OS was an old project made for flip phones, that is currently alive in the form of KaiOs.


I always just say “Linux”, because even though I run Gnu software, you can run Linux without GNU (Alpine and Android).



I agree. I don’t know what model, but I myself had a old Windows-98 Dell Laptop that I put Devuan and DWM on. I run the Badwolf web browser and mainly command line applications, and it works like a charm.




The error should be fixed now, I realized it while I was at lunch but couldn’t do much to stop it from my flip phone.


True, I only really use my graphical browser for the blog & Fediverse. I do most of my research on Lynx.



I would agree that it is the incorrect way to install most software, but suckless software is different. In order to changes, even simple ones like changing the font or colors, you need to rebuild from source manually.




I would go with Fedora. For most desktop needs Debian can be a little out of date, and I don’t think you want to go through all of the hard work of converting to sid. Linux mint is also just Ubuntu with a green coat of paint and snaps removed. Fedora is easy to set up, stable, and has all of the newer software. Fedora, being backed by RedHat has a lot of support and all bugs are fixed within a timely manner. I would highly recommend it.


Yeah, I tried that, but my brain seems more like a Fish than an Ape. It didn’t really work. While the lack of security based applications may seem like an issue, I am able to use all of my encrypted messaging services on my Laptop & Desktop, so I don’t really feel like I’m missing anything.


It’s a mix of many different things. I do like the form factor, but the main appeal for me is that I can use it as just a phone, and nothing more. With a Smartphone I will be tempted to browse social media & play games, but I found that with my Flip Phone I am much more focused and don’t waste as much time.


Here is the guide I used. It does require you to get temporary root and work with the command line a little bit, but it is not super hard.

https://martinkaptein.com/blog/kai-os-remove-default-pre-installed-bloatware-apps/


I agree. If you are looking for a “Linux phone”, the Pinephone or a regular phone with Ubuntu Touch are great. KaiOS’s only real use is filling the niche of people like me who would prefer to have a flip phone. I don’t know if you’ve tried a Android flip phone in a while, but they are utter shit. KaiOS makes the experience a lot better.

But yeah, I really think that Mozilla should have used GPL. I’m not a big fan of the MPL.