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* Linux Laptop Wiki [Rebooted] *

The aim of the website is to provide a central wiki to post experiences with Linux on the model of laptop / notebook you're using.

Linlap.info is an attempt to 'reboot' the abandoned and spammed linlap dot com which is now unusable.

Please consider participating on building a new "HQ" sending in your model / experiences!

Any help appreciated!

==> linlap.info/

don [at] linlap.info
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* Reflections from the field *

"I have deleted Windows 10 and installed Ubuntu. I will never use Windows again; Game Over.

Months of tweaking Windows 10: removing services, stopping processes, uninstalling apps, doing all sorts of hacks, I was done. Over. I can't handle this garbage anymore.

I made a final decision & switched to Linux Ubuntu.

I'm relieved.

I'm so surprised that people are still using Windows. Something is wrong."

=> reddit.com/r/Ubuntu/comments/c
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Linux boosted

Estonia serving yet again for special gaming: * ENCODYA *

Atmosphere of Blade Runner and the humor / game style of Monkey Island: these are the ingredients that inspired ENCODYA, a point 'n' click adventure game set in dystopian future.

The main characters are voiced by pro voice actors, including Richard Epcar, the voice of Raiden in Mortal Kombat or The Joker in Batman games!

Play a demo on Linux +support.

==> kickstarter.com/projects/piove
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Microsoft Office now SUBSCRIPTION ONLY !

*LibreOffice*

M$ announced that they are pulling the one-time-purchase of Office for HUP users...

"Since the beginning of time, man has yearned to destroy the sun. I will do the next best thing: block it out!" -Mr. Burns

CURIOUSLY it was just reported by David Icke: "Bill Gates backing plan to stop climate change by blocking out the sun".

=> ow.ly/S9k630plFPb

==> youtu.be/kRnqS32UNUk
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* Destination Linux | Episode 134 *

Xfce 4.14 desktop released... LibreOffice 6.3 released... Phoronix benchmarks of AMD RX5700 graphics card... Huawei releases a new OpenSource OS.

Canonical’s (Ubuntu) Martin Wimpress discusses Snaps (a universal Linux packaging solution)...

LINUX FIRST committed Bearded Giant game of "SpaceMercs" released +more!

=> destinationlinux.org/episode-1
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Linux For Everyone | Episode 3: Go Make Stuff.

For the Linux Gaming Report, the big boss at Bearded Giant Games discusses his 'Linux First Initiative,' an unusual origin story, and what it takes to survive as a one-man indie game studio.

Atroxity takes us out with some atmospheric electronica +loads more!

==> linuxforeveryone.fireside.fm/3
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Follow Jason: @killyourfm

System76 (USA) - first 4K OLED Linux laptop "Adder WS" available to order!

These guys are true Linux enthusiasts with unmatched passion and support.

A vibrant 4K OLED glossy display with true-to-life blacks. The 15.6-inch 4K OLED display is capable of 3840x2160 resolutions; perfect for the latest games..

9th generation Intel Core i7-9750H or i9-9980HK CPUs, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 GPU +up to 64GB RAM and 8TB of storage.

==> system76.com/laptops/adder
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Upgrade to: Linux Mint 19.2.

Linux Mint indeed is a popular Linux operating system / this video shows how to upgrade from 19.1.

Linux Mint lets you choose the Linux kernel freely, no automatics.

Users like the fact that it is THEM who make the decisions, not some piece of software. A similarity amongst so many Linux distributions.

There's nothing one couldn't accomplish on Linux as on Windows nowadays.

==> youtu.be/ylVFZdzOhoE
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Linux For Everyone | Episode 2: Swing The Doors Wide Open.

Kicks off with a weekly software discovery, then we glide into a community spotlight with Linux Lads' Conor Murphy. The meat of Episode 2 revolves around Endeavour OS as we take a deep dive into the new Arch-based distro.

+The Linux Gaming Report debuts with Liam Dawe of GamingOnLinux.com.

==> linuxforeveryone.fireside.fm/2
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@killyourfm

Canonical: experimental ZFS for the Ubuntu 19.10 !

Great on servers!

1. Snapshots. Computer can be configured to record what the file system looked like at a specific moment in time.

2. Compression. ZFS supports compressing of data at rest, which means data takes up less space on the drive than it would otherwise.

3. ZFS has advanced features; copy on write and checksumming that provides support to prevent data rot.

==> ubuntu.com/blog/enhancing-our-
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Valve funded development of "Xrdesktop" - lets desktop environments GNOME & KDE work in VR.

Xrdesktop is a project to interact better within a VR space for presenting on VR head-sets.

The amount of resources Valve is pouring to improve the Linux ecosystem is amazing.

They've hired / have funded GPU driver devs, DXVK, Proton (Wine) devs (CodeWeavers), Keith Packard to work on direct display extensions...

==> collabora.com/news-and-blog/ne
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A new DATA COLLECTION fraud | The Great Equifax Scam.

Hear this guy from Switched To Linux out.

The Equifax Hack made news and the results are finally in...

Americans who were affected can get about a $100 or a few months of credit monitoring system, meanwhile, the company gets to go on like nothing ever happened.

==> youtu.be/IHwG1FZieU4
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@switchedtolinux

Microsoft owned GitHub banned all Iranian users. All accounts are restricted now.

What is Github?

GitHub is home to over 36 million developers working together to host and review code, manage projects, and build software together.

==> github.com/1995parham/github-d
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Reflections from the field:

"Just built my friend an AMD based Linux gaming system".

"It runs like a champ. Setting this up was a new experience, haven't had a gaming PC since I switched to Linux a couple of years ago.

I did a lot of gaming in the past on Windows PC's. I was really surprised at how smoothly this new machine plays games.

Hardware is modest, a Ryzen 5 2400G / 16GB 3200Mhz memory and an NVMe M.2 SSD on an MSI B450M Pro. All under $500.

Read all ==> reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comm

Linux boosted

KernelShark 1.0 is released after years of development. The new version is based on Qt instead of GTK. If you want a visual representation of exactly what your Linux kernel is doing when you run various software then KernelShark is for you.
linuxreviews.org/KernelShark_1

Linux For Everyone | Jason Evangelho (Forbes) with a new Linux-podcast!

Mr. Evangelho of a mainstream zine Forbes has become an important torchbearer for Linux to bring it about for a wider audience to contemplate and acknowledge.

In this first episode, he recaps his first year with Linux and explains how it changed both his personal and professional life.

+ first Distro Challenge: Endeavour OS and more!

==> linuxforeveryone.fireside.fm/1
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@killyourfm

Mobile Linux OS makers Jolla: Sailfish OS 3.1 released.

Sailfish OS 3.1 redesigns the UI to many of their central applications from messaging to their clock to their contacts programs.

Email improvements are there +UI/UX refinements making Sailfish OS more and more intuitive.

==> blog.jolla.com/seitseminen/
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GameMode 1.4 for Linux from Feral Interactive.

Features aimed at the performance conscious Linux gamer to make every frame count.

GameMode is integrated into some Linux game ports by Feral Interactive including DiRT 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Total War: WARHAMMER II, Total War: Three Kingdoms and Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia.

If gaming can be "serious", well, this tool aids those who experience it quite so.

==> gamingonlinux.com/articles/gam
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PipeWire: for more linear audio / video handling on Linux.

Red Hat led open-source project aiming to be the central source for managing audio and video streams on Linux.

Ultimately PipeWire wants to serve as a replacement for the likes of PulseAudio and JACK while having similar aspirations for video.

Now: Wayland's Weston lands a Pipewire plug-in as a new remote desktop streaming. KDE and GNOME already implemented.

==> cgit.freedesktop.org/wayland/w
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Firefox 69 for Linux: to bring even more performance boost.

The recent release of Mozilla Firefox 68 brought in some nice performance improvements that Linux users can enjoy.

Firefox 69 (now @ beta) opens up even better experience, including enabling WebRender on Linux.

Firefox 69.0 is to be released on 3 September indeed with WebRender enhancements, disabling the Adobe Flash plug-in by default (finally!) +more.

==> techspot.com/downloads/2582-mo
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