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So I've had enough from partitioning my HDD between Linux and Windows, and I want to go full Linux, my laptop is low end and I tend to keep some development services alive when I work on stuff (like MariaDB's) so I decided to split my HDD into three partitions, a distro (Arch) for my dev stuff, a distro (Pop OS) for gaming, and a huge shared home partition, what are the disadvantages of using a shared home (yes with a shared profile, I still want to access my Steam library from Arch if I want that)

Another thing that concerns me is GRUB, usually when I'm dualbooting with Windows, the Linux distro takes care of the grub stuff, should only a single distro take care of GRUB? or I need to install "the grub package" on both? Do both distros need separate boot partitions? Or a single one for a single distro (like a main distro) will suffice?

Another off topic question, my HDD is partitioned to oblivion, can I safely delete ALL partitions? Including the EFI one? I'm not on a MacBook, a typical 2014 Toshiba that's my laptop

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submitted 7 hours ago* (last edited 6 hours ago) by Archaeopteryx@discuss.tchncs.de to c/linux@lemmy.ml

Welcome to the monthly update for openSUSE Tumbleweed for February 2024. This month we get one more day in February because of Leap year, but here is what we have for the month. This blog aims to provide readers with an overview of the key changes, improvements and issues addressed in openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots throughout the month. Should readers desire a more frequent amount of information about openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots, readers are advised to subscribe to the openSUSE Factory mailing list.

New Features and Enhancements

  • Linux Kernel: February brought updates to the Linux kernel, progressing through versions 6.7.2 to 6.7.6. These updates focus on enhancing memory management, addressing some security vulnerabilities, and introducing support for new hardware models, ensuring improved compatibility and performance across various systems.

    • Fixes for various issues, including null-pointer dereference in powerpc/mm, incorrect node setting for arm64 irq, and build errors in powerpc architecture.
    • Correcting the node assignment for VMAP stack in the arm64 irq module.
    • Fix for a null-pointer dereference in pgtable_cache_add in the powerpc/mm module.
    • Fixes for various issues in filesystems like ext4 and JFS.
    • Ensuring proper handling of NMIs during very early boot in the x86/boot module.
    • New hardware support or models:
    • Colorful X15 AT 23 Laptop
  • KDE Frameworks: Update for version 5.115.0.

    • xtra CMake Modules: The ECMUninstallTarget now ports generated code away from deprecated exec_program, enhancing compatibility and maintainability.
    • KHolidays: Adds St Brigid’s Day.
    • KIO: Once again KDirModel, allows expanding network directories in file picker.
    • prison : Enables exceptions for videoscannerworker.cpp.
  • Mesa: Updates to 23.3.6

    • zink: Addresses flickering artifacts in Selaco, broken colors/dual-source blending on PinePhone Pro, and fixes sparse bo placement.
    • panfrost: Resolves graphical artifacts on T604 (T600), fixes intermittent compiler failures when building valhall tests, and pads compute jobs with zeros on v4.
    • radeonsi: Fixes unsynchronized flips/tearing with KMS DRM rendering on 780M and addresses heavy corruption in Amnesia: The Dark Descent.
    • VK: Various fixes for flaky tests, fullscreen “banding” artifacts in Age of Empires IV, and failures in dEQP-VK pipeline tests.
  • systemd: Updates to version 254.9.

    • vconsole-setup: Resolved issue where vconsole-setup would fail if the only found vc is already used by plymouth.
    • systemd-testsuite: Dependency updated to “qemu” instead of “qemu-kvm”, the latter being obsolete.
    • test/test-shutdown.py: Option added to display test I/Os in a dedicated log file.
    • man pages: Documentation update to include ranges for distributions config files and local config files.
    • libbpf: Version of libbpf dlopened by systemd updated (weak dependency).
  • glibc: Updated from version 2.38 to 2.39,

    • PLT Rewrite: Introduction of a new tunable, glibc.cpu.plt_rewrite, allows for enabling PLT rewrite on x86-64 architectures.
    • Sync with Linux Kernel 6.6: Synchronization with Linux kernel 6.6 shadow stack interface.
    • New Functions: Addition of new functions on Linux, including posix_spawnattr_getcgroup_np, posix_spawnattr_setcgroup_np, pidfd_spawn, pidfd_spawp, and pidfd_getpid.
    • scanf-family functions: Support for the wN format length modifiers for arguments pointing to specific types.
    • Memory Allocation Tunable: Introduction of a new tunable, glibc.mem.decorate_maps, for adding additional information on underlying memory allocated by glibc.
    • ISO C2X: Inclusion of the <stdbit.h> header from ISO C2X.
    • AArch64: Addition of new symbols to libmvec on AArch64.
    • ldconfig Enhancements: ldconfig now skips file names containing specific characters and patterns.
    • Dynamic Linker Improvements: The dynamic linker calls the malloc and free functions in more cases during TLS access if a shared object with dynamic TLS is loaded and unloaded.
  • Cups-Filters: Updates to version 1.28.17

    • Improved Printer Capability Discovery: Enhancements to more reliably discover all printer capabilities from driverless printers, particularly borderless printing. This includes preferring Apple Raster over PWG Raster or PCLM formats.
    • PPD Generator Optimization: The PPD generator now creates only one *cupsFilter2 line for raster, utilizing the most desirable/reliable format, usually Apple Raster.
    • Media Database Handling: Enhancements in handling media-col-database and media-col-ready IPP attributes separately if needed, revealing important functionality like borderless printing.
    • Margin Alternatives Consideration: Consideration of all margin alternatives when generating PPD files for driverless printers, ensuring the discovery of borderless functionality for many printers.
    • Image Printing Enhancements: Images are now printed in their original size with “print-scaling=none”, and deprecated data types for reading TIFF images have been replaced with modern equivalents.
  • openvpn: Updates to version 2.6.9

    • Enhanced Logging: SSL alerts are now logged more prominently, improving visibility into SSL-related issues.
    • Documentation Improvements: Clarifications and additions to documentation, including the documentation of the tls-exit option as a primarily test option.
    • Code Cleanup: Removal of unused function prototypes and redundant code, ensuring cleaner codebase and improved maintainability.
    • Error Handling: Addition of missing error checks and enhancements to error messages for better debugging and troubleshooting.
    • Security Enhancements: Implementation of the --tls-export-cert feature and addition of checks for TLS 1.0 PRF availability, improving security measures.
    • Configuration Clarifications: Clarifications regarding the tls-crypt-v2-verify option and removal of redundant options like --tls-export-cert.
    • Library Compatibility: Support added for newer versions of dependencies like mbedtls 3.x.y, with TLS 1.3 support disabled.

Security Updates

This month’s updates include critical security patches and bug fixes for glibc, GStreamer, Salt, Xen and many other packages.

Bug Fixes

Conclusion

February 2024 for openSUSE Tumbleweed showcases a diverse range of updates and improvements across essential components. There were critical security patches for software like glibc, GStreamer and Salt. The kernel updated from 6.7.2 at the beginning of the month to 6.7.6. There were updates for KDE Frameworks, Mesa, systemd, Cups-Filters and other core components. Other significant upgrades during the month included fwupd 1.9.13, PostgreSQL 16.2, Pulseaudio 17.0, GTK 4.12.5, Python 3.11.8, RPM 4.19.1.1, Mozilla Firefox 122.0.1, PHP 8.2.16, Poppler 24.02.0, Shadow 4.14.5, binutils 2.42, Qemu 8.2.1 and, Python 3.12. Next month should see systemd 255.3 arrive in the rolling release as the package is currently in staging.. The openSUSE team encourages users to continue participating through bug reports, feature suggestions and discussions. Contributing to openSUSE Tumbleweed

Your contributions and feedback make openSUSE Tumbleweed better with every update. Whether reporting bugs, suggesting features, or participating in community discussions, your involvement is highly valued.

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Today the KDE Community is announcing a new najor release of Plasma 6.0, and Gear 24.02. KDE Plasma is a modern, feature-rich desktop environment for Linux-based operating systems. Known for its sleek design, customizable interface, and extensive set of applications, it is also open source, devoid of ads, and makes protecting your privacy and personal data a priority.

With Plasma 6, the technology stack has undergone two major upgrades: a transition to the latest version of the application framework, Qt 6, and a migration to the modern Linux graphics platform, Wayland. They will continue providing support for the legacy X11 session for users who prefer to stick with it for now. The new version brings the new windows and desktop overview, improved colour management, a cleaner theme, more effects, better overall performance, and much more.

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So the thing with Debian and any Debian based distro like Ubuntu or Linux Mint is there is no big centralized software repo like the AUR. Yes there is the apt repository but if you want something that's not in there, get ready to read the documentation or follow random guides.

For example, one of my friends wanted to download an audio tool called Reaper. On Windows this is just looking up the application and clicking on the .exe. It really depends on the dev if they include a .deb, sometimes you might need to download the .sh file or they may tell you to compile it yourself. Perhaps, you have to add a ppa. On Arch, all I have to do is Paru -S Reaper, if there are multiple Reapers I can look for that by typing Paru Reaper.

Now that Arch is so easy to install with the Archscript, and the software repo so vast and easy to use, is Debian really user friendly if you have to jump through several hoops to download programs?

Edit: yeah yeah there's flathub and stuff but that's more of a last resort, optimally, you want to get it the correct way.

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submitted 15 hours ago* (last edited 12 hours ago) by MagneticFusion@lemm.ee to c/linux@lemmy.ml

I made a post yesterday about how I got a new laptop and it does not suspend properly and just goes to a black screen where my only option is to force shut it down by holding the power button.

After an entire day I still have not figured it out. But, I did narrow it down. TLP, drivers (it's all open source AMD), small swap partition, etc, are not the issue. After two reinstalls, I decided to install it with KDE just out of curiosity to see if it still has the problems and nope. Works just fine. Now I went ahead and installed Gnome on top of the KDE install and once again, if I try to suspend through Gnome, it fails to do so and gives me a black screen where nothing is responsive.

What could be the cause of this? I also tried running on Xorg and the problem still persisted. But I'm pretty sure by now that it is a Gnome problem and not a device problem.

If you want more context you can check out my previous post. Any inputs or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Edit: Turns out the official OpenSuse build of kernel 6.7.6-11 does not sit well with my laptop and instead downloading and using a community version of the kernel posted on software.opensuse.org ended up fixing the issue. Very odd.

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submitted 22 hours ago* (last edited 17 hours ago) by Doctor_Rex@lemmy.ml to c/linux@lemmy.ml

For the past week, I've been trying to switch my /home partition from my 500GB nvme to my 1TB sata ssd. I've been asking and receiving help from people in my previous post, but I keep hitting wall after wall in making it work and I seem to be missing a step.

Big thank you to @pixelscript@lemmy.ml, @NateSwift@beehaw.org, for replying to my comments and helping me along.

Previous post:

I finally installed Linux, but I'm having a mixed experience

Context:

OS: Fedora Linux 39 (KDE Plasma) x86_64
Kernel: 6.5.6-300.fc39.x86_64
DE: Plasma 5.27.8
WM: Kwin
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1660

I have a 500GB nvme which I want to have my entire / stored within. And I have a 1TB sata ssd which I want to have my /home to be stored in. I've tried many of the steps some helpful people here on lemmy have detailed, and though it's gotten me closer to getting it right, but I still can't seem to login when I switch my fstab.

Allow me to go through every step I've done so far.

I reinstalled fedora, hoping I could separate my /home in the installer. No such luck, anytime I switched my /home partition into the 1TB drive my entire root directory would follow it. I decided to do the auto install on my nvme and do it manually when it's fully installed.

So just to be clear I am starting from a clean install nothing except neofetch and vim installed.

I created two new directories directly in /. They were /new_home and /old_home.

I formatted my 1TB disk, partitioned it, and then formatted the partition into an ext4, 931.5 G partition.

I mounted it to /new_home

NAME        FSTYPE FSVER LABEL  UUID                                 FSAVAIL FSUSE% MOUNTPOINTS
sda                                                                                 
└─sda1      ext4   1.0          f56df020-2420-4b0c-af4d-2c4c6a56a0b0  718.4G    16% /new_home

From here I ran the command sudo rsync -a /home/adelie/new_home. this is why the current available space is 718.4G. I also added a new file to /new_home called confirm.txt in order to tell which was which at a glance.

I check the permissions and ownership of both /home and /new_home with ls -la they were identical.

adelie@localhost-live:/new_home$ ls -la /new_home

total 8
drwxr-xr-x.  3 root   root   4096 Feb 27 11:06 .
dr-xr-xr-x.  1 root   root    204 Feb 25 21:13 ..
drwx------. 15 adelie adelie 4096 Feb 27 11:11 adelie
adelie@localhost-live:/new_home$ ls -la /home

total 0
drwxr-xr-x. 1 root   root    12 Feb 25 21:01 .
dr-xr-xr-x. 1 root   root   204 Feb 25 21:13 ..
drwx------. 1 adelie adelie 348 Feb 27 11:25 adelie
adelie@localhost-live:/new_home$ 

The story is the same inside the $USER files, the files and directories are identical and so are there permissions and ownership.

I added /dev/sda1 to fstab to auto boot both drives.

UUID=d5877671-6a39-4d96-9a2a-514b6007a59b /                       btrfs   subvol=root,compress=zstd:1 0 0
UUID=ed92de40-2403-4365-9b5c-eb10d519757c /boot                   ext4    defaults        1 2
UUID=02E9-123A          /boot/efi               vfat    umask=0077,shortname=winnt 0 2
UUID=d5877671-6a39-4d96-9a2a-514b6007a59b /home                   btrfs   subvol=home,compress=zstd:1 0 0
UUID=f56df020-2420-4b0c-af4d-2c4c6a56a0b0 /new_home               ext4    defaults        1 2

At this point I haven't changed the boot path for /home yet. When I rebooted, everything worked as expected. When I entered the KDE login screen it let me go into my desktop when I inputted my password correctly.

After this I decided to swap them.

UUID=d5877671-6a39-4d96-9a2a-514b6007a59b /                       btrfs   subvol=root,compress=zstd:1 0 0
UUID=ed92de40-2403-4365-9b5c-eb10d519757c /boot                   ext4    defaults        1 2
UUID=02E9-123A          /boot/efi               vfat    umask=0077,shortname=winnt 0 2
UUID=d5877671-6a39-4d96-9a2a-514b6007a59b /old_home                   btrfs   subvol=home,compress=zstd:1 0 0
UUID=f56df020-2420-4b0c-af4d-2c4c6a56a0b0 /home               ext4    defaults        1 2

When I entered into the KDE login screen, anytime I inputted my password correctly it would kick me back to the login screen within the second. At this point I assumed it was a KDE issue and that I was missing a step in order to login correctly.

I read a comment explaining TTY, and that I should try logging in from there to confirm if it was a KDE issue or not. When I tried it I ended up with this.

Fedora Linux 39 (KDE Plasma)
Kernel 6.5.6-300.fc39.x86_64 on an x86_64 (tty3)

Localhost-live login: adelie
Password:
Last login: Tue Feb 27 xx:xx:xx on tty3
 -- adelie: /home/adelie: change directory failed: Permission denied
Logging in with home = "/".

From my root account I checked /home and /old_home, and /home contained confirm.txt, meaning that everything mounted properly, I then changed the fstab back to what is was originally.

This is where I'm at now.

I'm totally lost on what step I missed. I'd like to get this working in order to actually be able to use my computer, as I am committed to changing my /home directory before making any major changes or installs. If anybody has any idea on what I missed please feel free to pitch in.

*Update: The issue was SELinux. My SELinux contexts were bad and were denying me access to my own data. I reset the context with this command, restorecon -Rv /home/

I'd like to give a big thanks to,

/u/shininghero@kbin.social; for pointing out SELinux as a possible issue.

/u/burrito@sh.itjust.works; for providing the command to fix this issue.

/u/kbal@fedia.io; for being so patient with me, and helping me go through the list of possible issues.

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I'm having an annoying issue with pipewire. I have a Scarlett 8i6 audio interface. I have it set to Pro Audio so that I can access all the input and output channels, and I have virtual devices defined to allow applications to access groups of channels as discrete devices.

For some reason, all applications keep automatically switching to my secondary (mono) output. I can sometimes get them to switch to my primary stereo output, but it's only ever a one-off and they will switch back when the current media is done playing. any thoughts?

config:

context.modules = [
    {   name = libpipewire-module-loopback
        args = {
            node.description = "Primary - Focusrite Scarlett 8i6"
            capture.props = {
                node.name = "scarlett_8i6_primary"
                media.class = "Audio/Sink"
                audio.position = [ FL FR ]
            }
            playback.props = {
                node.name = "playback.scarlett_8i6_primary"
                audio.position = [ AUX0 AUX1 ]
                target.object = "alsa_output.usb-Focusrite_Scarlett_8i6_USB_F8CEK2H1B8391D-00.pro-output-0"
                stream.dont-remix = true
                node.passive = true
            }
        }
    }
    {   name = libpipewire-module-loopback
        args = {
            node.description = "Secondary (Mono) - Focusrite Scarlett 8i6"
            capture.props = {
                node.name = "scarlett_8i6_secondary"
                media.class = "Audio/Sink"
                audio.position = [ MONO ]
            }
            playback.props = {
                node.name = "playback.scarlett_8i6_secondary"
                audio.position = [ AUX2 ]
                target.object = "alsa_output.usb-Focusrite_Scarlett_8i6_USB_F8CEK2H1B8391D-00.pro-output-0"
                stream.dont-remix = true
                node.passive = true
            }
        }
    }
    {   name = libpipewire-module-loopback
        args = {
            node.description = "Microphone - Focusrite Scarlett 8i6"
            capture.props = {
                node.name = "capture.scarlett_8i6_mic"
                audio.position = [ AUX0 ]
                stream.dont-remix = true
                target.object = "alsa_input.usb-Focusrite_Scarlett_8i6_USB_F8CEK2H1B8391D-00.pro-input-0"
                node.passive = true
            }
            playback.props = {
                node.name = "scarlett_8i6_mic"
                media.class = "Audio/Source"
                audio.position = [ MONO ]
            }
        }
    }
    {   name = libpipewire-module-loopback
        args = {
            node.description = "Instrument - Focusrite Scarlett 8i6"
            capture.props = {
                node.name = "capture.scarlett_8i6_inst"
                audio.position = [ AUX1 ]
                stream.dont-remix = true
                target.object = "alsa_input.usb-Focusrite_Scarlett_8i6_USB_F8CEK2H1B8391D-00.pro-input-0"
                node.passive = true
            }
            playback.props = {
                node.name = "scarlett_8i6_inst"
                media.class = "Audio/Source"
                audio.position = [ MONO ]
            }
        }
    }
    {   name = libpipewire-module-loopback
        args = {
            node.description = "Mix - Focusrite Scarlett 8i6"
            capture.props = {
                node.name = "capture.scarlett_8i6_mix"
                audio.position = [ AUX2 AUX3 ]
                stream.dont-remix = true
                target.object = "alsa_input.usb-Focusrite_Scarlett_8i6_USB_F8CEK2H1B8391D-00.pro-input-0"
                node.passive = true
            }
            playback.props = {
                node.name = "scarlett_8i6_mix"
                media.class = "Audio/Source"
                audio.position = [ FL FR ]
            }
        }
    }
]
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submitted 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago) by manito_manopla@lemmy.ml to c/linux@lemmy.ml

I took several photos of a drawing that a friend had made, but the quality of the photos is not very good, so I need software that can produce enhanced images by combining a stack of images of the same scene that were taken during a short period of time.

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submitted 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago) by governorkeagan@lemdro.id to c/linux@lemmy.ml

Is it not possible to run Fedora Silverblue in live boot like other distros? I wanted to test it on my laptop before installing. The laptop currently runs ZorinOS.

I downloaded the ISO from the Fedora website - here. When I try booting from the USB it only gives me the option for installing it.

Edit: I’m looking for a live+persistent mode. My wording wasn’t great.

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Hello!

I've been working on updating my ebooks for the past year or so. Last week, I finished the changes for Ruby one-liners ebook. My main motivation was to catch up to any features added in newer versions of these tools, correcting typos, better examples, descriptions, etc. I've also added a few more exercises.

You can read these books online:

Free PDF/EPUB bundle

You can get my Magical one-liners bundle for free till the end of this month. This bundle contains PDF/EPUB versions of the five ebooks mentioned above.

TUI apps for interactive exercises

I also used Textual (Python framework) to create TUI apps. These will help you solve exercises for grep, sed and awk interactively. You can also use any other CLI tool like ripgrep, perl, ruby, etc to solve these questions (as long as the command output matches the expected results).

See my GitHub repo https://github.com/learnbyexample/TUI-apps for installation, screenshots and other details.

Feedback

I would highly appreciate it if you'd let me know how you felt about these books. It could be anything from a simple thank you, pointing out a typo, mistakes in code snippets, which aspects of the book worked for you (or didn't!) and so on. Reader feedback is essential and especially so for self-published authors.

Happy learning :)

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submitted 1 day ago* (last edited 12 hours ago) by MagneticFusion@lemm.ee to c/linux@lemmy.ml

Recently bought a new laptop that comes with an AMD Radeon gpu and installed OpenSuse Tumbleweed on it which I had installed on my previous laptop as well but never had issues with suspending and resuming. However, with the new laptop, I am unable to resume after suspending or closing the lid unless I force it to shut down by holding the power button which is a major inconvenience.

I'm also dual booting alongside Windows and have secure boot enabled and have the Linux and Windows partitions encrypted if that's what's causing it which I doubt since this is the same setup I had on my old laptop

Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Edit: I was able to figure out that it does not suspend at all when I close the lid or click the suspend button on Gnome. Only found this out because when going through YaST Services Manager and manually starting systemctl suspend, the laptop suspends just fine and wakes back up. So I'm starting to think it's more of a systemd issue? Any inputs?

Edit: turns out it was an issue with the official opensuse built kernel not sitting well. Downloaded a community version from the opensuse repository and it works fine. Very odd

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submitted 1 day ago* (last edited 8 hours ago) by Pantherina@feddit.de to c/linux@lemmy.ml

Btw there is skim, a Rust fzf replacement that is in most repos!

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submitted 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago) by birdcat@lemmy.ml to c/linux@lemmy.ml

I'd like to install/run Kicksecure from my "EAGET USB 3.2 Solid State Pen Drive" as described here. (Im not set on Kicksecure, just read about it on privacyguides; open for suggestions! I just want something ... well secure and easy to use.

... However, my Windows PC does not recognize the USB with Debian as a bootable medium.

What I did:

  1. Download debian-live-12.5.0-amd64-xfce
  2. Flash it to USB with balenaEtcher
  3. Try to boot from it in all possible ways

I also tried other Linux distributions like Mint and Ubuntu ... nothing gets recognized on that USB, expect Tails. After it recognizes it as UEFI OS and I select Harddisk Mode.

Tails is amazing, love it! But I just don't really need Tor, and mostly I need to use an App that will simply not connect via the Tor network and cannot be configured to do so.

Thank you very much 😊

Edit: Not everything can boot on windows I guess. But in my case Ubuntu suddenly could after turning off the PC and remove it from its power source.

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Today i was doing the daily ritual of looking at distrowatch. Todays reveiw section was about a termal called warp, it has built in AI for recomendations and correction for commands (like zhs and nushell). You can also as a chatbot for help. I think its a neat conscept however the security is what makes me a bit skittish. They say the dont collect data and you can check it aswell as opt out. But the idea of a terminal being read by an Ai makes me hesitant aswell as a account needed to use warp. What do you guys think?

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An overview of the development state of both goals. Priority has porting all components to the Qt6 libraries and there will be no Qt5-based version of LXQt anymore.

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Per a mutual decision, Universal Blue’s old custom image tooling has now been transferred to the BlueBuild org and development will be continuing under the BlueBuild project with basically the same team of maintainers and developers as before. The issue was discussed extensively in ublue-os/startingpoint#223 and eventually voted for in ublue-os/main#476.

We’ve been working on BlueBuild for a month now to provide you a smooth migration and exciting new features, so don’t worry, this change is positive.

To briefly summarize, this desire to split stemmed from a difference in philosophy and scope between the main Universal Blue maintainers and the developers of ‘startingpoint’. Since most of the Universal Blue project’s build systems use classic cloud methodologies like Containerfiles and GitHub Actions directly to build their images, the abstraction introduced with recipes in ‘startingpoint’ might have seemed unnecessary. Additionally, I felt that as a subproject of Universal Blue, this project couldn’t really achieve its full potential.

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Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution (or distro for short).

Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word "Linux" in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.

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