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  1. SpongebobFan1994

    Tim Berners-Lee is Working to Re-Decentralize the Web

    Hi everyone, I hope you're all doing well! :) As you know, the modern web has gradually become a tool of control by the Powers That Be, and the man who invented the original web has had concerns about that happening since day one. Now he's finally doing something about it by developing a...
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    Can FreeDOS Be Used as a Daily Driver?

    One thing I can appreciate about Linux is it's flexibility. This is why it's been used in projects like embedded systems, servers, and even NASA missions. However, despite developments to make it a usable desktop OS, it was obviously never intended to be just that, which is one of the reasons...
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    Questions About Homebrewed Video Games

    When my brother was younger, he used to collect video game magazines from Playstation, Xbox, Electronic Gaming Monthly, etc. If I remember correctly, he was supposedly getting rid of them around the time he was moving into his college dorm because he wouldn't have the space for them, and I've...
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    (Solved) Mint 21 XFCE Won't Go Into Sleep Mode

    Because Cinnamon 20.2 was slowing down my Lenovo X200 convertible, I recently installed the XFCE version of Mint 21. Since then, I've noticed a recurring problem where it won't go into sleep mode when put the screen down, and when I put the screen back up, it logs me out. I tried restarting the...
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    Trying to Get Gnome Boxes to Boot Up VM

    For a while now, I've been checking out other distros so I can eventually switch to one, and Nitrux is one I want to try. I downloaded Gnome Boxes because the description said it's very easy to set up VMs. The problem is every time I try to set up any distro in a VM, I get an error message...
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    LibreWolf 102 Makes Sites Crash

    I recently upgraded from 90 (which still had varying degrees of tracking protection under settings > privacy and security), and now LW feels too hardened. Here's an example of it causing a website to crash: Which settings do I change to get it to stop doing this?
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    Nemo Won't Recognize USB

    I'm using the 5.0.5 version in Mint 20.2 on a Lenovo X200 Thinkpad laptop/tablet. Before, I thought it might've been a hardware issue, but then I realized it wasn't after I searched for some answers online and tried a few things to troubleshoot it. I'm wondering if I need to upgrade Nemo?
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    Linux Kernel Development

    While I'm not going to deny the achievements the Linux Foundation has made for Linux itself in the last several years (as there has been plenty of them), I will agree that it does have some guilt of being a corporate shill (and it has noted this criticism on occasion). To be fair, anyone...
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    Trying to Run Zorin Core 16.1 as a Virtual Machine in Gnome Blocks

    Because I've been using Mint for the last 10 years, I recently decided its time for a different change in pace. For my new distro, I want to try out Zorin, but every time I click on "create virtual machine from file", and then click on the iso, nothing happens.
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    How Do I Get My Mind Off of My Crush?

    I've developed a crush on my coworker a while back, and lately I'm starting to find myself getting into a bad habit where my thoughts about her are starting to affect my completion of chores around the house. I wouldn't necessarily say I'm obsessed with her, because I can stay focused on my...
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    Question About Selling Open-Source Games

    A while back, I was in the process of selling physical releases of games like 0 AD, but then I put it off because I got busy with working my day job. While I'm still interested in doing that, completing odd jobs for people, and getting other gigs set up, I'm wondering if I really need an LLC...
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    Putting an End to Ecommerce Sites and Payment Processing Companies

    For those of you who remember my other thread "Make the Web Great Again", I had mentioned a handful of corporations have been trying to monopolize the web for years now. One way they've been doing that is through ecommerce sites. Just to be clear, I don't have a problem with ecommerce in and of...
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    I Can Transfer Pictures From My Phone to My Computer, but Not Vice-Versa

    I'm currently running Mint 20.2 Cinnamon on my Lenovo Thinkpad X200 laptop/tablet, and I have a Kyocera DuraXV Extreme flip phone, which runs a stripped down version of Android 9 on it. There's a picture on my computer of my cat and her late "siblings", and I want to make that my wallpaper for...
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    DuckDuckGo Wants to Censor Your Search Results

    According to this recent article I found,, Gabriel Weinberg, the CEO of DDG, made an announcement that he wants to decide (for you) what's factual information and what isn't. The ironic thing is...
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    Lorinda Cherry, American Computer Scientist and Programmer, Dead at 77

    I was on Wikipedia when I came across her death notice. What I find interesting is she was in this field, and highly respected for her work, at a time where most women would've been in the opposite situation. Because of that, I'm sure she inspired future women to follow in her footsteps...
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    LibreOffice Templates

    When I was still in high school from 2008-2012, I was still a Windows user, and I remember using Microsoft Office to complete assignments. One thing I always loved about MO was when you start up one of the programs (let's say Word), one of the first thing it brings up are the large variety of...
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    Make the Web Great Again

    Because of the browser wars, a small number of companies attempting to monopolize the web, personal websites becoming a dying trend, social media addiction, spyware, and numerous other issues affecting the modern web, I've occasionally been thinking about how we could remove all of them and...
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    An Upcoming Way to Contact 911

    I recently came across this interesting article. This woman is trying to make 911 available to the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community, as well as non-English speakers, as her family falls into both categories. It's awesome she's turned this into her purpose in life. The article...
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    Putting Linux Games on Consoles

    After reading this article,, it got me wondering about if its possible to burn games onto discs or cartridges and then play them on consoles?
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    Have You Used Other Linux Forums

    If you were on other forums before coming here, I'd like to know about your experience(s) with it, and what made you want to come here instead