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Learning "Linux", new to "Linux" how to learn etc etc

Posted 11-17-2020 at 07:15 AM by zeebra
Updated 11-17-2020 at 07:56 AM by zeebra

So, I see this question popping up quite often, and it is a fair question. If someone is migrating from say Windows or Mac over to a "GNU/Linux" system, how do you go about learning it? Because, let's realize it, it is not the same as Windows or OSX or those systems.

I think the first and best thing to start learning "Linux" is to 1) start learning "what Linux is", or more correctly what GNU/Linux is. Most likely the system you are on is not Linux, but...
Posted in best practices
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In regards to GNU/Linux security modules, tools and models - notes to self

Posted 10-10-2020 at 04:01 AM by zeebra
Updated 10-10-2020 at 06:11 AM by zeebra

Is GNU/Linux inherently an unsafe system since so many different security modules, tools and models exist, or is it merely an extension that makes it possible to harden a GNU/Linux system beyond comprehension and basically lock down everything, control everything and see and log everything?
Some distroes say that KISS (keep it simple stupid) provides a better security, and they might be right.. It should minimize potential holes, errors and reduce the attack surface. While others include...
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Purism - Librem5

Posted 06-30-2020 at 08:59 AM by zeebra
Tags librem5, purism

So it seems like all other GNU/Linux projects on mobiles, the Librem5 have run into some issues. In an answer to my previous post about the Librem5, someone talked about the Librem5 running into massive issues and possibly not shipping at all, despite contrary information from Purism, the company behind the Librem5.

We have seen this before as well. A couple of big examples is the failure of the Ubuntu Edge and Ubuntu on mobiles in general. Due to proprietary hardware and the hardware...
Posted in freed hardware
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Purism finally starts shipping the Libre5 GNU/Linux phone

Posted 10-28-2019 at 07:31 AM by zeebra

I haven't been paying attention, but I just noticed Purism who is behind the Librem phone has moved away from pre-orders to actual shipments. This is great news. It is actually happening. But they are sold out! (which is also in a way good news).

The Librem 5 is a "smartphone" that comes with PureOS, an actual GNU/Linux distro, not busybox/Linux or some other fake Linux variant, but real GNU. This is an actual GNU/Linux phone, maybe the first one (not sure about Mer/Linux...
Posted in freed hardware
Views 1309 Comments 1 zeebra is offline

GNU/Linux hardware part2 - tuxedo computers

Posted 10-11-2019 at 05:08 AM by zeebra
Updated 10-11-2019 at 05:11 AM by zeebra

Not a new thing, but worth mentioning is, which I have known about for awhile but not really taken any note of. Last time I checked it many years ago, it was relatively small, but re-checking it was a kind of wakeup call. The company is definitely doing their own thing, and have a large range of "self-assembled" and designed systems on offer. Perhaps even the biggest and most varied.

I cannot find much information about the company, beyond being based...
Posted in freed hardware
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