@bob I wonder why businesses still rely on Windows. I also have to use Windows at work. Image how much time and money could be safed by using Linux instead.

Why should governments develop #FreeSoftware? Where is Free Software already generating benefits in the public sector? What are Free Software business models? Answers to these questions and practical guidelines are given in the new expert #policy brochure published today by #FSFE fsfe.org/news/2019/news-201901 #publiccode

I'm slowly moving all my gitlab/github stuff over to sr.ht/ enabling ddevault to work directly on FLOSS is a sweet bonus

I’m so used to simple updates via CLI (on #Linux), that I find #Windows #updates so annoying now. For every program you need to search for the installer online, download it, open it, install it. Then there might be two versions installed, so uninstall the old version. It’s such a #pain.

Hey guys! If you're enjoying my art and would like to show some support for what I do, please consider checking out my Ko-fi page!

ko-fi.com/elliemars
#kofi #mastoart

In January 2020 Microsoft will drop supporting Windows 7. This can be a chance to bring people to Linux!
I mean many people still use Windows 7 and did not upgrade and likely don't want to upgrade to Windows 8 or 10…

Due to the lack of a real cross-distro discussion platform I've written up some ideas here, now:
discussion.fedoraproject.org/t #Linux #Windows7 #WindowsToLinux

It's already been a year since #IndieAuth was published as a @W3C Note! Support from new services and some new plugins as well! https://aaronparecki.com/2019/01/23/22/indieauth

given a partially ordered set, is there a way to preprocess the set (eg assign integers to each element) such that you can tell if one element is reachable from another in O(1) time?

My idea is to take kernel.org Linux as a starting point and build a new, non-POSIX userspace on top of it, from libc to init to shell and beyond. I’d probably write the whole thing in Rust, with a smattering of C and assembly for the really low-level stuff. Not totally sure though; might still go for C++. Eventually, as it becomes necessary, I’d probably start tinkering with the kernel, but not at first.

The last time I mentioned this, I wasn’t on Mastodon, but I’ve been working on a hobbyist OS for a while now. It’s called LENS (Lightweight Extensible Next-gen System; gitlab.com/lens-os/LENS), and it’s never gotten past the early kernel phase. After some thought, I’ve decided I want to focus less on the “do everything myself” side of things and more on the “replace old design and infrastructure” side. As a result, I’m considering shelving the kernel and going straight to userspace.

#introductions

Minetest is an open-source voxel game engine. Play one of our many games, mod a game to your liking, make your own game, or play on a multiplayer server. minetest.net/

Minetest has a very active community of players, modders, and game designers, and a large amount of content available: content.minetest.net/

This account is managed by @rubenwardy, a core developer.

#minetest #opensource #gamedev

I've been using Gnome for years (and love it!), but only just made the move to become a supporter. If you love the free software you use - why not give them some cash if you can afford it? Desktop environments get some heat from people sometimes, but it's really unbelievable that we have something like Gnome that is totally free.

What are some examples of #FLOSS projects whose development is *mostly* funded through #Patreon or #Liberapay? Mastodon comes to mind of course. What else?

I need more examples for an article I am writing about free software.
#crowdfunding #freesoftware

Please develop your software on low-end machines, so you you know it's performant enough for anyone. I do!

drewdevault.com/2019/01/23/Why

#Introduction

Hi all! I am a Google+ and #Tumblr refugee. I have migrated my #porn blog to #Humblr. I have mainly migrated from Google+ to #MeWe, however, I am looking forward to perhaps making #Mastodon a permanent home.

My interests include #Science, #reason, #atheism, #Linux, #Android, #cats, #weed, #puns, reading, sci-fi, & plant based food.

My G+ profile is at: plus.google.com/+KevinGuertin

#gplusrefugee #tumblrrefugee #introductions #scifi #vegetarian #gplus #googleplus

One big problem with Iris Recognition (like other biometric data): in the event of a database being compromised or breached, you can't get a new set of eyes like you might get a replacement credit card eff.org/pages/iris-recognition

@erosdiscordia @garbados @mareklach I am truly astounded at how online turned out versus what we expected. The Hackers future did not arrive. The Internet is TV now. And not just with Netflix, but with its core ethos. The mission of the internet’s leaders are to keep your eyes glued to the screen and absolutely do not touch that dial.

It’s the same.

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