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Snaprant


One of the things I hate the most about snaps is the so-called "security" system that makes them impossible to extend or fix if something's missing from the snap. Example: GRadio, an otherwise-excellent internet radio player, does not have the MPEG2 AAC codec required to decode my local radio station Q102's stream. If it were […]

Boo


Meltdown, Spectre. UGH. The only silver lining is that now I have a valid reason to stop livepatching pre-2018 kernels.

Dammit, Firefox


Two steps forward, three steps back. They made such a great improvement on performance, and then they have to totally ruin things by selling out to Mr. Robot? It's a browser, not a frikkin' advertisement engine!

Sorry, not interested


"a look at how Ubuntu can power financial institutions" How about we take a look at how financial institutions go against everything the word "Ubuntu" means? How about we look at the way these places maximize harm on their own customers for their own profit? How about we look at how they screwed over everyone […]

Well That Was Quick (and low on RAM)


Firefox 57 is so much smaller and quicker than the previous release, that there's nearly no difference in responsiveness between Freedom and Beast now. :O I may have to set up a Firefox-only session and see how it performs as a "Foxbook".

Artful Aardvark comes out THURSDAY. UPDATE.


It has been a long time since I was this happy about an OS update. :) Freedom looks great on it, and damn the kernel is NICE. I'm running it on my GPD WIN and stuff works. Not everything, mind, the screen dimmer isn't quite there yet but everything else is quite sweet. I'll have […]