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    Plasma and the Unbearably Fascinating Amount of Options

    As I am creating some software using Qt and Python (*), I am switching from Gnome 41 to Plasma (formely just KDE), to have more Qt around and see how things should behave in their natural habitat. It is fascinating. The amount of options that you can access at all times is so "so much" that is...
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    Programming First Steps

    I'm opening a thread because I often get asked this question, in one way or another. I have been working as a software developer and software architect since 2005, and many times I get asked about what are the requisites one need to have to be able to learn to program, what are the best pathways...
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    [SOLVED] Watch out! Timeshift is broken in Fedora 35

    The latest versions of the disk utility collection of packages to which lsblk belongs, is breaking timeshift. This is because Timeshift's search for partitions functionality relies on the output of lsblk output to detect the partitions. A change in that output's format is breaking the tool...
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    Verify your Downloads -- Integrity and Signatures

    When we download software, we need to verify two things: The integrity of the software we have just downloaded. The authenticity of the package. Checking these two things will ensure that the download went well, and that the software is authentic (and not malware, for example). For the...
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    Windows Subsystem for Linux to Support GUI Applications and GPU Acceleration

    Here's the story: This is a huge leap forward to get free software and open source software to reach many more users without requiring the developers to explicitly compile a Windows binary. For the Linux Kernel and the Distributions themselves may be good news, too, because it will run in...
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    Any good recommendation of podcasts, youtube or twitch channels not created by you? Content in both English & Spanish are welcome.

    Hi, folks Do you recommend any podcast, youtube channel, or twitch channel not created by you? Your content in this other thread! Thanks, ~G
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    Do you host a podcast or a twitch or youtube channel? Content in both English and Spanish are welcome

    Hi folks I'm searching for some new content to consume. I'd appreciate links to your podcasts, youtube or twitch channels, if you host any. Only content authored by you (as a way to know more the audience & authors of this forum). Recommendations from other sources in this other thread. Thanks, ~G
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    Life milestones: my first barbecue

    Quite meaningful for me as I have lived all my life in apartments and just moved to a nice townhouse with a great yard. My wife’s father was quite categorical when assessing any next steps towards the yard suburban life and after a serious briefing I got a kettle barbecue. Meat was well...
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    Installing Linux with Secure Boot and Friends

    This is an attempt of make sense about the Secure Boot, and has been published also in my blog. This post is motivated by the confusion and the still prevalent recommendation of disabling Secure Boot when installing GNU/Linux, no matter what distribution we are talking about. Contrary to the...
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    Hello all

    Hi there! I've been using GNU/Linux on and off since 1997 and I'm trying to sneak peek in the different communities to try to contribute back a bit, leaving my two cents where they would be helpful. See you in the forums!