He/him. Chinese born, Canadian citizen. University student studying environmental science, hobbyist programmer. Marxist-Leninist.

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Cake day: Oct 03, 2019


On one hand I’m interested in seeing how well it works and what they do with it, on the other hand…

Source: https://xkcd.com/927/

I wish Ol’ Debian would get the love it deserves, especially for enterprise where their “stability over the latest flashiest software” philosophy should really shine. People on the desktop side criticizing how slowly Debian packages update is generally responded with “well it’s a server OS first and foremost, the Debian derivatives are more suited for desktop,” so why does no one use Debian for servers? And as far as I know Debian has always prioritized stability and reliability above anything else, and have never pulled any sort of corporate antics even close to what Canonical and Red Hat have pulled.


As far as I know Fedora is fully detached from RHEL and is its own independent distro, most others still rely on RHEL as their upstream.



Ubuntu is the stepping stone from Mac/Windows to Linux. Like the tutorial level. It’s also one of the most “corporate” Linux OS vendors outside of RedHat. Of course it’s shitty lol.

The most popular non-Canonical derivatives, Linux Mint and POP OS, have both totally rejected and vocally criticize Canonical’s bullshit, Snap or otherwise. This isn’t going to make the fall in line, this is going to make them finally get serious about ditching Ununtu and switching directly to the upstream Debian base.

Source: https://github.com/muesli/termenv#compatibility

What are your thoughts on Homebrew for Linux?
Do you use it? Do you like it? Dislike it? How do you think it compares to the native package manager, or other cross-distro package managers like Snap or Flatpak?

You can now grab lemmur from [f-droid](https://f-droid.org/packages/com.krawieck.lemmur/) and the [Play store](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.krawieck.lemmur). If you want to follow lemmur releases/news checkout the [repo](https://github.com/krawieck/lemmur) and/or follow the [!lemmur@lemmy.ml](https://lemmy.ml/c/lemmur) community. You can always support the development on [Patreon](https://www.patreon.com/lemmur) or [BuyMeACoffee](https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lemmur) PS. We do not flavor our releases: github release tab, fdroid, and play store apks are built from the same source code. Feel free to download lemmur from any place you like.

What’s a good open source Markdown editor that can switch between WYSIWYG and source code?
I often need to convert rich text copied from websites or Word/odt documents to Markdown, and sometimes vice versa. Is there an open source Markdown editor that lets me simultaneously paste in and edit a document both as WYSIWYG *and* Markdown source code? Preferably side by side. I've actually been using the Reddit redesign's Markdown editor for this, since it lets me switch between a WYSIWYG text box and a Markdown source code editor, but that's obviously not at all a good option.

When someone says that Microsoft is NOT an ally to free software on /r/opensource, they’re almost ALWAYS downvoted. Then their prized company pulls this shit.

They don’t.

While we’re on the subject, neither does Google.

How big an endeavor is implementing ActivityPub in Lemmy?
If I understand correctly, ActivityPub implementation on Lemmy is just starting and is mostly dormant (which isn't a dig on any of the developers since no one is getting paid to implement it). But is this because it's hard to implement? Lack of knowledge? Or simply that no one has had the time to actually start implementing it? When we do get started, how big a project is it expected to be?

Fun fact: if you use Proton to run a Windows game in Linux, Steam reports it as a Linux player, so developers of many “Windows only” games will actually see a number of Linux users in their analytics.