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A site about how we all use desktop Linux.
A site about how we all use desktop Linux.

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I’ve seen a lot of contentious posts about this. My hot takes are: Living by the Golden Rule. I’d be very upset if someone I cared about was on the wrong side of a Linus Torvalds rant, email or otherwise. Torvalds is an adult trying to make himself a…
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Pandoc always seems like magic to me. The syntax feels inscrutable, though. I’m grateful Opensource.com made this neat Pandoc cheat sheet. I have copies of it at home and at work. Convert files at the command line with Pandoc | Opensource.com
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Dropbox is annoyingly dropping support for a bunch of Linux file systems. Because backup is so important, I don’t want to use something self-hosted, but I think I’ll give SpiderOak another shot. I’d say Dropbox doesn’t care about Linux, but honestly I…
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I know Phil from his lovely review of my book, Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches. I also know him from Twitter, where he’s very funny. Phil’s interview gets at a lot of the wonderful things he does to not just promote Linux, but to open people’s minds to…
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Nochka has a youthful energy to her responses. Mostly in that she’s using a lot of software I’m not familiar with! These days, I tend to stick the defaults, but now I’m curious about a lot of the things mentioned here! Specifically, Typora, since I’m…
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I haven’t used Chakra in quite some time but Lisa’s appreciation of it is infectious. Lisa has been with the Chakra project for quite a while, seeing it move from an Arch derivative to its own distribution. Lisa is a big fan of package managers, who are…
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Peter is a writer who makes a great case for Linux. I’m surprised more writers don’t use it. It’s got so much flexibility, it’s easy to make it look and act just right, which I find important for writing. In fact, I kind of like toggling between different…
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Chris’ interview is short and sweet. Like Chris, I’m constantly impressed by LibreOffice. In the past, I tried to work around Word issues by saving files as RTFs and trying to keep files simple, but LibreOffice handles things, like track changes, like a…
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Justin is a person of varied interests, which makes Linux a great option. Fedora, Justin’s distro of choice, can handle writing and photography like a champ. It’s also interesting how Justin came to Linux from the server side but fell in love with the…
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This isn’t especially tech-y or Linux-y, but I’m proud of this interview from my podcast. Episodes 8 and 9, from my colleague Kathleen Collins, are actually more technological, exploring digital humanities. I recommend all three episodes! Episode 10:…
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