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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...
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Posted in freed hardware
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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 tuxedocomputers.com, 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...
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Posted in freed hardware
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A word on partitioning and permissions (for newbies)

Posted 09-06-2019 at 07:53 AM by zeebra

Unless you are completely new to GNU/Linux and/or have no idea what you are doing, ALWAYS use 1. manual partition setup when installing a distro! If you don't you have absolutely no control over what happens, you learn nothing, you (probably) end up with a bad setup and you can't plan for persistence. Besides that, auto-partitioning will usually whipe your whole disk!

There are other setups as well across various distroes, don't use these! MANUAL PARTITIONING IS WHAT YOU WANT. It's...
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Posted in best practices
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SystemFree (aka sysf), the systemd replacement

Posted 08-25-2019 at 05:25 AM by zeebra

So I went ahead an "sinned" in the eyes of some crowds by "talking about" a hush hush issue and/or "the impossible". A new init system. (THERE ARE ALREADY ALTERNATIVE INIT SYSTEMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). Roger that mr negative.
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...351/page8.html

What is SystemFree? It's a project to...
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Posted in sysfd
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Which distroes have I used and which have I tried?

Posted 08-19-2019 at 06:23 AM by zeebra

I thought it would be interesting to note down all the ones I've used and tried, just do anyone with any questions don't think I don't know what I am talking about in regards to different distroes, and as a reference point:

USED:
Slackware
Damn Small Linux
Debian
PCLinuxOS
Mandriva
Mint
Maemo
Mageia
Manjaro

USED for specific purposes:
Knoppix
Meego
SystemRescueCD

Tried:...
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