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    Speedy Terminals

    I found this question & answer over on rather interesting. Just about everything performed in the terminal happens so fast I never gave it much thought because by the time I thought about it - it was already done! Terminal velocity
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    Very concerned

    This is very disconcerting to me. A post was made commenting on what I believe is a valid and timely topic. Specifically, censorship and the political pendulum. I believe this is a worthy topic and should be discussed among Linux aficionados. Unfortunately the "moderator", in zealous proficiency...
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    Barn-Rod - Hit and Miss Rat Rod Truck

    @70 Tango Charlie this video made me think of you and your "wooden" car! :) You have got to see this. It is pretty ridiculous but made me smile. It's awesome! It is one of those situations where if someone asks "why" - the answer is - "just because I can!" - kind of like building a wooden car! o_O
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    I happened to see a video on Youtube by "OldTechBloke" about "InstantOS". This just may be the 'sample' which gets me 'hooked' on a tiling window manager :) Looks very interesting. Based on Arch with a "hybrid" DWM window manager. Am installing it in a VM right now but will probably install it...
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    Beginners Guide

    Stumbled across this the other day. Looks like it could be a good resource for the 'beginner' Linux enthusiast (and me).
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    Switched to Linux update...

    A rather interesting video from the guy who creates the "Switched To Linux" videos. He has posted quite a number of Linux related videos. I have watched some of them and found a few to be interesting. He just posted a video declaring that PayPal has closed his account for no apparent reason. I...
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    Well......this ain't good :/

    The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a new Cybersecurity Advisory about previously undisclosed Russian malware. The Russian General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) 85th Main Special Service Center (GTsSS) military unit 26165, whose...
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    The August 2020 Issue of the PCLinuxOS Magazine

    Nice post on Tux Machines website about the August 2020 issue of PCLinuxOS magazine. In the article are links to the downloads.
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    UEFI BIOS + Linux

    This question is related to another post here on I'm not very knowledgeable about UEFI as I have only just recently started using it. My question is: does the Linux kernel interact with the UEFI? I mean other than the BIOS POST handing off the boot process to the kernel or operating...
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    GNU Coreutils Cheat Sheet

    Here's a handy cheat sheet I stumbled upon today. If you like cheat sheets as I do this one may be worth a "look see" P.S. The price is right also :)
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    Multiple icons in system tray

    This is a little weird; a while back I upgraded my system to Linux Mint 19.3. Everything seemed to have installed just fine but there is an odd little glitch when I run the Update Manager which results in multiple icons being displayed in the system notifications tray. Someone on here had a...
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    How to Fix Ubuntu Doesn't Boot After Installing in UEFI

    Here are some links to a couple videos I stumbled across a while ago. I found them quite interesting and thought they might be useful to anyone having trouble booting in UEFI/EFI mode.
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    Unicode used in forum posts?

    This isn't really an "issue" but more of an oddity I noticed. Whenever I compose a post or reply to a post I noticed that any Unicode I enter does NOT post. It will usually show up in the 'compose' but when actually posted the characters are stripped or just do not show up. Is this the...
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    A very good podiobook

    Something jogged my memory the other day and I remembered listening to this Podiobook years ago. I found it to be very entertaining and "hard to put down". I realize it may not appeal to everybody but as I listened I couldn't help but think of the main character as an "old hippy" - like me :)...
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    Ultimate Edition

    Anyone else here ever tried "Ultimate Edition"? Years ago I installed Ultimate Edition and took it for a test drive. It was really something! This was way back when I had not been using Linux for very long. Tons of eye-candy and loads of software included. It was...
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    Don't break it!

    This is in response to @Alexzee 's 'tag line' - "If it isn't broke don't fix it. If you can't fix it don't break it. You reap what you tweak." I am posting this here in the hope it may save someone else headache and heartbreak and in deference and homage to @Alexzee 's most excellent advice! :)
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    Wow - just wow! Knome !

    This is gonna be great!
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    Kinda funny :)

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    Xubuntu getting pretty :)

    For anyone who uses Xubuntu or just likes getting 'graphical' - this may be of interest.
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    I know "RTFM" as a response in Linux forums is generally frowned upon and perceived as dismissive (except in the Debian forums) but it struck me the other day that RTFM may be the kindest and most appropriate reply a person could give. The reason I say that is because I have seen a number of...