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    This is where Movim is made GEAR

    Timothée Jaussoin · 6 days ago - 19:29 edit

Just a small picture of my desk.

I'm writting the Movim sourcecode since 2013 on this #Thinkpad T430. It's a wonderful computer that I'm planning to keep as long as possible. A really nice keyboard, replaceable battery, 1Tb of SSD, Full HD IPS screen, 8Gb of RAM… and a nice dock to easily switch to a triple FullHD screens setup.

Everything is running on #Debian Testing with #XFCE 💕

It's also funny to see what you can do today with a small setup like that.

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  • 5 days ago - 18:21 Greensky

    that is something really nice

  • 4 days ago - 13:21 preptorrent

    Nice setup but it is missing something: a RaspberryPi3b running Movim. Then (rather than just having a docker image) an sd-card image can be made from it to exploit all 4cores. Then a person might need only change settings such as their fixed IP address available from their Internet-Service-Provider and Router settings (port forwarding etc.) so as to have more success than this (otherwise good) blog post linked below. And really, IPFS on the same Pi3b running off a battery (with mains too when needed) as a retropie with KODI would be cool. I think a known-quantity webcam to assume a person has in the pi3b could be a ps2-eyetoy and a ps3 camera. A flirc (or two) could be used with an usb wired xbox360 controller, xbox360 media remote and wii-remote. i.e. All setup and ready on the sdcard.

  • 2 days ago - 14:24 chrisalzo

    awesome setup good job on movim very impressive

  • 08:06 Seer

    The space where cyber magic happens :)

  • 08:19 Seer

    I really like Movim

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    Helpful advisory in job description

    debacle · Thursday, 27 May - 08:00 edit

In some work environments it is - unfortunately - not yet possible to avoid the use of certain shady, non-free services. Even in the area of #freesoftware. Of course, many of us would prefer not to use #Zoom or #Slack etc.

Still, many #job description do not contain any hint, that such tools are used at work. (I'm not looking for a job, so I might have missed a new trend here.) Therefore kudos to #OTS (Open Tech Strategies) for including this warning in their job posting on the #Debian jobs mailing list:

Please note that some of our clients use proprietary communications tools, e.g., Zoom, Google Docs, Slack, etc, and therefore applicants need to be willing to use such tools when interacting with those clients.


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    FOSS Activites in April 2021 / planetdebian · Saturday, 8 May - 13:30 · 7 minutes

Here’s my (nineteenth) monthly update about the activities I’ve done in the F/L/OSS world.



This was my 28th month of active contributing to Debian . I became a DM in late March 2019 and a DD on Christmas ‘19! \o/

Crazy month, as always. Lots of things happening and lots of moving parts.
Now that I am working on Ubuntu-full time, I barely get much time to do any extra stuff. Then the massive COVID wave that has plunged India had made this month further crazier. More on that later, maybe. IDK.

Anyway, I did some Debian stuff, thanks to Salzburg BSP (more down below). I worked on the following stuff:

Uploads and bug fixes:

Other $things:

  • Mentoring for newcomers and assisting people in BSP.
  • Moderation of -project mailing list.

Salzburg BSP 2021

This was my first virtual BSP and the first BSP in Salzburg and it was absolutely amazing!
Many kudos to Bernd Zeimetz for organizing it so smoothly and wonderfully, for real! \o/

We had a bunch of amazing sessions, besides hacking, of course, like:

  • yoga,
  • sports,
  • games, and
  • datacenter tour -> which was super!

We also had lots of things happening at #debian-bsp-2021-szg and did a lot of work.
Whilst everything we did is available on the pad , I work on the following things:

  • [deki/utkarsh]: CVE-2021-28421/fluidsynth (sid); cf: #987168/#987471.
  • [deki/utkarsh]: CVE-2021-28421/fluidsynth (buster); cf: #987168/#987494.
  • [utkarsh]: 18 CVEs for jackson-databind (buster); cf: #987489.
  • [utkarsh]: fix for ruby-librarian/#987113 (unblock request: #987501).
  • [utkarsh]: 17 CVEs for jackson-databind (stretch); LTS upload.
  • [utkarsh]: CVE-2020-12460/opendmarc (stretch); LTS upload.
  • [utkarsh]: CVE-2020-12460/opendmarc (buster); cf: #987531.
  • [deki/utkarsh]: libpam-alreadyloggedin, broken autopkgtest; #958224
  • [deki/utkarsh]: libpam-alreadyloggedin, installed in wrong directory; #986247
  • [deki/utkarsh]: libpam-alreadyloggedin, FTCBFS; #969122
  • [donfede/utkarsh] 10 CVEs for salt (buster)
  • [donfede/utkarsh] 10 CVEs for salt (bullseye)

And finally, we clicked a picture! \o/

Debian (E)LTS


Debian Long Term Support (LTS) is a project to extend the lifetime of all Debian stable releases to (at least) 5 years. Debian LTS is not handled by the Debian security team, but by a separate group of volunteers and companies interested in making it a success.

And Debian Extended LTS (ELTS) is its sister project, extending support to the Jessie release (+2 years after LTS support).

This was my nineteenth month as a Debian LTS and tenth month as a Debian ELTS paid contributor.
I was assigned 60.00 hours for LTS and 60.00 hours for ELTS and worked on the following things:

LTS CVE Fixes and Announcements:

ELTS CVE Fixes and Announcements:

Other (E)LTS Work:

  • Front-desk duty from 29-03 until 04-04 and then from 26-04 until 02-05 for both LTS and ELTS.
  • Triaged spamassassin , codemirror-js , jackson-databind , wordpress , gstreamer , underscore , python-bleach , plinth , libpano13 , salt , dojo , ruby2.7 , firefox-esr , clamav , composter , courier-authlib , opendmarc , openexr , libimage-exiftool-perl , tomcat7 , libjs-handlebars , libnet-netmask-perl , network-manager , and curl .
  • Mark CVE-2021-20297/network-manager as not-affected for jessie.
  • Mark CVE-2021-22890/curl as not-affected for jessie and stretch.
  • Mark CVE-2020-7760/codemirror-js as not-affected for jessie.
  • Mark CVE-2021-25122/tomcat8 as not-affected for jessie.
  • Mark CVE-2021-XXXX/plinth as no-dsa for stretch.
  • Mark CVE-2021-29424/libnet-netmask-perl as no-dsa for stretch.
  • Mark CVE-2021-28374/courier-authlib as fixed in 0.58-3.1 for jessie.
  • Mark CVE-2021-1252/clamav as not-affected for jessie.
  • Mark CVE-2021-1404/clamav as not-affected for jessie.
  • Mark CVE-2020-4051/dojo as no-dsa for jessie.
  • Mark CVE-2021-29447/wordpress as not-affected for jessie.
  • Mark CVE-2021-29450/wordpress as not-affected for jessie.
  • Mark CVE-2019-20920/libjs-handlebars as ignored for stretch and jessie.
  • Mark CVE-2021-23369/libjs-handlebars as ignored for stretch and jessie.
  • Mark CVE-2020-4051/dojo as fixed in 1.15.4+dfsg1-1 for sid and bullseye.
  • Mark CVE-2021-28965/ruby2.7 fixed in 2.7.3-1 for sid.
  • Mark CVE-2020-12272/opendmarc as postponed for jessie.
  • Mark CVE-2021-20296, CVE-2021-3475, CVE-2021-3476, CVE-2021-3477, CVE-2021-3478, and CVE-2021-3479, affecting openexr, as no-dsa for jessie and stretch.
  • Suggest proposed fixes for CVE-2021-22876/curl on LTS public list .
  • Publish the missing DLA update for website on behalf of the community contribution. Thread here .
  • Help suggest and unblock work if FD is missing or something. Thread here .
  • Suggest marking CVE-2021-23369/{node,libjs}-handlebars as no-dsa/ignored for all suites. Thread here .
  • Help unblock Anton with the failed python2.7 build on i386 by co-ordinating with the sec team. Thread here .
  • Private ELTS-related discussion on the ELTS list (+ w/ Raphael).
  • Auto EOL’ed webkit2gtk, python-bleach, tika, linux, ircii, spice-vdagent, libspring-security-2.0-java, file-roller, rustc, python-django-registration, gsoap, thunderbird, mosquitto, ruby-sidekiq, gnuchess, libpodofo, unbound, drupal7, 389-ds-base, and scrollz for jessie.
  • Answered questions (& discussions) on IRC (#debian-lts and #debian-elts).
  • General and other discussions on LTS private and public mailing list .

Until next time.
:wq for today.

Značky: #Debian

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    11 Best Linux Distros For 2021: How To Choose Your Windows Alternative / FossBytes · Tuesday, 9 March - 06:45 · 9 minutes

best linux distros guides

Last year, Linux grew at a tremendous rate due to a ton of factors. While the world of Linux does offer tons of choices, it might get overwhelming at first. That’s why we’ve prepared this Linux distribution list to help you select the best Linux distro to suit your needs. Some distros perform better at one kind of task, and some are all-rounders, and so on. So, let’s get started with the best Linux Distro List for 2021

11 Best Linux Distros For 2021

1. Best Distro For Windows Users And Beginners: Linux Mint

The popularity of open-source software and Linux is rising with each passing year, and more people are learning Linux. For those users, selecting a Linux distro with a smooth learning curve is of primary importance. This ease-of-usage is the most worthy point kept in mind while recommending a Linux distro for beginners. You can read my complete list of recommended Linux distros for beginners .

linux mint - best linux distros for 2021

Linux Mint is one of the fastest-growing Linux distros around and is a lot better for beginners than Ubuntu. If you want to know more about Linux Mint Vs Ubuntu differences, do make sure to check out our Linux Mint vs. Ubuntu article .

Added to that, Linux Mint has established itself as a perfect replacement for the Windows operating system with its nearly-perfect desktop experience. Another reason why it’s the best distro is; you don’t need to spend a lot of time installing the distro and packages before you can get some real work done. It doesn’t have a heavier footprint, which makes it great for old PCs as well .

Why is Mint best for beginners?

  • Easy-to-use Cinnamon desktop
  • Large, supportive community
  • Easier to run on Old hardware

Visit the Linux Mint website to download the official ISO.

Best alternatives to Linux Mint:

  • Ubuntu
  • Zorin OS
  • Linux Lite
  • Pop!_OS

2. Best Linux Distro In 2021 For Beginners And Experienced Users: Ubuntu

A Linux article cannot be called a Linux article unless there’s Ubuntu mentioned in it. For a lot of beginners and experienced users, Ubuntu and GNOME is a match made in heaven. The more recent OS versions have added a mammoth list of new features and improvements that, after glancing, even a typical Windows user would want to switch.

Ubuntu - best linux distro 2021

Not to mention the community at large will always be there to help you if you get stuck. That said, no matter what you intend to do, you can do it easily on Ubuntu.

Why choose Ubuntu?

  • Active user community
  • Highly stable
  • Easy to use. Suited for beginners and intermediate users.

To get its ISO images, visit the official Ubuntu Website .

3. Best Linux Distro In 2021 For Ethical Hacking: Kali Linux

When it comes explicitly to the best Linux distros for ethical hacking purposes, there’s absolutely no match for Kali Linux . It comes with hundreds of useful tools that belong to different categories like vulnerability analyses, wireless attacks, web applications, exploitation tools, stress testing, forensic tools, etc. Based on the Debian Testing branch, most of the distro packages are imported from Debian repos.

Kali Linux - best linux distro 2021

Apart from full-featured desktops, Kali can also be installed on Raspberry Pi, Chromebook, BeagleBone, etc. It’s also available for Android smartphones with the arrival of Kali NetHunter.

Why install Kali for ethical hacking?

  • A Regular rolling release model
  • Tons of tried and tested ethical hacking tools
  • Solid Debian base
  • Vast learning resource

Visit the Kali Linux website for downloads.

What else to try for ethical hacking?

  • Parrot OS
  • BlackArch Linux
  • BackBox

4. Linux Distro In 2021 For Gaming: Pop!_OS

The gaming scene on Linux has significantly improved over the past few years, and it’ll only get better in the coming years. Thanks to the Proton compatibility layer, more than 50% of the top 10 games and more than 73% of the top hundred games are already playable on Linux.

Pop!_OS - best linux distro 2021

While there are many “gaming-specific” distros enough to overwhelm you, Pop!_OS  is a distro that many people in the Linux community, including me, prefer. That’s mainly due to two different images users can download – one for AMD/Intel GPU and the other that comes with Nvidia drivers. It is also the best Linux Distro for laptops.

Want to learn more about the state of gaming on Linux? Read our Here’s how to choose a Linux Distro for Gaming article. Also, if you’re searching for more gaming distros, our 13 Best Linux Gaming Distros article might help you choose the right one.

Why choose Pop!_OS?

  • Pre-installed graphics drivers for Nvidia and AMD
  • Excellent community support
  • User friendly

Download Pop!_OS

Other distros for gaming:

  • GamerOS
  • Manjaro Linux
  • Ubuntu

5. The Most Popular Linux Distro: MX Linux

MX Linux - best linux distro 2021 While there isn’t any concrete method to measure Linux distros’ growth, Distrowatch does a pretty good job of keeping track of visits to a particular distribution listing. As per their data, MX Linux has generated lots of interest among the users over the past 12 months, and it’s currently ranked #1. MX Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution that uses the lightweight Xfce Linux desktop environment. You can give it a try if you’re looking for a fully-fledged operating system for everyday work.

Why choose MX Linux?

  • Clean and simple user interface
  • Portable installation option
  • Unique “midweight” category of Linux distros

Visit the MX Linux website for download.

6. Best Linux Distro In 2021 For Programming: Solus

After booting into Solus’s Budgie Desktop, the first thing you’ll notice is how striking it looks and feels. While Solus is not specifically targeted at developers, it comes with many development tools pre-installed that make it one of the best distro for developers.


I’ve also mentioned it in my Top 4 Beginner-Friendly Distros That Are Not Ubuntu-Based article. The only hurdle between you and learning how to use Solus is the eopkg package manager, which shouldn’t be hard to learn.

Why choose Solus for programming or daily use?

  • Support for a wide variety of version control systems
  • Striking looks
  • Beginner-friendly

Visit the official Solus website for ISO download and more information.

Some more choices for developers:

  • Pop!_OS
  • Ubuntu
  • Manjaro Linux

7. Most Beautiful Linux Distro: elementary OS

Most beautiful Linux distro isn’t a criterion that can judge an operating system’s capabilities in the true sense, but it plays a major role in choosing a new distro. Thanks to the flexibility offered by the Linux ecosystem, developers can create new and appealing distros . Ubuntu-based elementary OS is the most beautiful Linux distro in my opinion and experience, known for its unparalleled performance.

elementary os

This fast and open source replacement for Windows and macOS borrows some design elements from macOS. Shipping without many defaults Ubuntu applications, elementary OS delivers a lightweight experience as well. With its Pantheon desktop environment built using Vala, GTK+, and Granite libraries, elementary OS is deeply integrated with its applications like Plank, Epiphany, and Scratch. Overall, it can be used by experienced and beginners alike to carry out daily computing tasks.

Why choose looks of the elementary OS?

  • Lightweight desktop
  • macOS-like appearance
  • Lesser applications, slick interface

Visit the elementary OS website for download.

Honorable mentions:

  • Solus
  • Pop!_OS
  • Zorin OS

8. Best Linux distro In 2021 For Privacy And Anonymity: Tails

If I tell you that Edward Snowden uses Tails Linux distro for carrying out his communications and browsing the web, some of you might wonder what’s the reason behind this choice. Some of you would be having a rough idea. As its name–The Amnesic Incognito Live System–suggests, Tails is a popular choice for secure web browsing.

tails os

Tails live operating system can be booted on almost any computer using a DVD or USB image. This Debian-based secure distro makes sure that all internet connections are forced to go through the Tor network. With this, you end up leaving no trace on the computer. It also comes with many cryptographic tools that help you encrypt your emails, files, and instant messaging. There are other options as well for privacy-focused minds.

Why choose Tails for anonymity?

  • Forces every connection via Tor network
  • Stores everything in RAM for no trace.
  • Also suitable for general use.
  • Built-in encryption suite

Visit the Tails website for download.

More options for privacy-conscious Linux users:

  • Whonix
  • Qubes OS
  • Alpine Linux

9. Best Linux Distro In 2021 For Servers: CentOS Stream

Can you imagine setting up a server on a Linux distro that’s known for its instability or frequent crashes in the middle of something? The answer to this question is pretty obvious. Other factors that matter are hardware support, security, power efficiency, and optimized performance. There are many free and paid options for such scenarios, and CentOS Stream is my recommendation in this category.

centos 8

Last year, RHEL-owned CentOS came to an unexpected halt and is now independent and called CentOS Stream. Due to this, the latest release, CentOS 8’s support window, was reduced to up to 2021 from 2029. However, older versions like CentOS 7 will be supported until 2024.

Why choose CentOS Stream for servers?

  • Popular RPM and Yum Package Management
  • Widespread support across the tech industry

Visit the CentOS website for download.

Other Linux distros for servers:

  • RHEL
  • Debian
  • Ubuntu LTS

10. Best Arch-based Linux Distro: Manjaro Linux

Manjaro Linux is my favorite Arch-based distro. It’s easy to install, looks great, and strikes a perfect balance between cutting-edge software and stability. It is also perfect for people who want to get away with the hard installation process of stock Arch.

manjaro linux

Much like Pop!_OS, Manjaro Linux is also an all-rounder. Be it gaming, development, or daily usage, Manjaro nails it in every aspect.

Why choose Manjaro?

  • Extensive Arch Linux documentation
  • Vast community and supportive forums
  • User-friendly Arch Distro

Visit the Manjaro website for download.

Manjaro alternatives:

  • Fedora
  • openSUSE

11. Best Distro In 2021 For Raspberry Pi: Raspberry Pi OS

When it comes to making computing accessible to more people, Raspberry Pi has played a pivotal role in this decade. By spending as low as $10, you can get a single board computer for web browsing, learning programming, etc.

raspberry pi

There are many Linux operating systems that you can install on this little machine, but there’s no match to the in-house Raspberry Pi OS. It’s the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s official operating system that’s perfect for beginners and experienced users. You can install it by writing it directly to the SD card or use Foundation’s own NOOBS installer. Based on Debian GNU/Linux operating system, Raspberry Pi OS comes with many useful preinstalled applications that ensure that you can get started right away.

Why choose Raspberry Pi OS for Raspberry Pi?

  • Officially supported OS for R-Pi.
  • Lightweight Pixel desktop environment
  • Availability of a lite version as well

Visit the Raspberry Pi OS website for download.

Other Linux distros for Raspberry Pi:

  • Ubuntu
  • Arch Linux ARM

Want something else? Linux Always Leaves You With More Options

The distros on this list are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Have you come across any distro that deserves to be on this list? Let us know in the comments section.

The post 11 Best Linux Distros For 2021: How To Choose Your Windows Alternative appeared first on Fossbytes .

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  • 14 February DebXWoody

    Es sind einfach zu viele,...

  • 24 April tallship

    And..... A very merry unbirthday to you!!

    I've got a similar take...

    #gnu - A collection of UNIX-like tools (Gnu's Not UNIX)
    #Linux - a UNIX like multi-user, multi-processing kernel
    #Debian GNU/Linux - a Linux distribution (2nd oldest)
    #mutt - MUA
    #Gajim - a Jabber client
    #Movim - I'm still trying to figure this out... Gimme a little time man! :)
    #profanity - something I use to offend the sensibility of others for my own amusement :P
    #gpg - fricken' rocks! Umm... oh yeah, FOSS implementation of OpenPGP
    #tmux - Orange is the new.... no, wait! tmux is the new screen! Byobu is the pretender, and merely a skin for tmux
    #ejabberd - a spade's a spade, it's a **Jabber** server :P
    #jitsi - Secure, FOSS based video conferencing
    #Nextcloud Talk - Secure, FOSS based video conferencing
    #Big_Blue_Button - Secure, FOSS based video conferencing
    #SchildeChat - nicely skinned Matrix client, chat/voice/video communications
    #i3wm - aside from Twin, second best WM next to ALT+F2|F3|F4....
    #notmuch - really? I'mma have to give that a go looksee. thanks for that!
    #FSF - um.... I love RMS the cult of personality, the icon, but the dude himself, I just no longer abides. He's really gotta give up the reigns and become the elder statesman. Serio bro.

    You forgot sum....

    #bitwarden_rs - rust and MariaDB based alternative to .kdbx with all the mACR0sf0t shit ripped out of it.
    #mcabber (this one's just for you) - a CLI Jabber client (WTF is Loudmouth?) - (but alas, no OMEMO yet

  • 24 April tallship

    Got it :) I'll respond from tallship@Pleroma.Cloud but in a nutshell, I'm still trying to get on board with the modern impplementations of Jabber. I appreciate the invite to, and I'll certainly recommend it to others, but for my longstanding, existing account for about twenty years with, how do I fit in?

    Thanks, and kindest regards,

    - tallship


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    Updated Debian 10: 10.8 released / debian_news · Saturday, 6 February - 00:00

The Debian project is pleased to announce the eighth update of its stable distribution Debian 10 (codename buster ). This point release mainly adds corrections for security issues, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories have already been published separately and are referenced where available.

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    Ubuntu Core 20 adds secure boot with hardware-backed encryption / ArsTechnica · Tuesday, 2 February - 22:26

You might draw a fairly similar schematic diagram to give someone a simplified idea of how a traditional Linux distribution is put together—but it wouldn

Enlarge / You might draw a fairly similar schematic diagram to give someone a simplified idea of how a traditional Linux distribution is put together—but it wouldn't be as close to literal accuracy as this Ubuntu Core diagram is. (credit: Canonical )

Canonical released Ubuntu Core 20 today, which is now available for download. If you're already familiar with Ubuntu Core 20, the standout new feature is added device security with secure boot, full-disk encryption, and secure device recovery baked in. If you're not familiar with Ubuntu Core yet... read on!

The key difference between regular Ubuntu and Ubuntu Core is the underlying architecture of the system. Traditional Linux distributions rely mostly on traditional package systems— deb , in Ubuntu's case—while Ubuntu Core relies almost entirely on Canonical's relatively new snap package format.

Ubuntu Core also gets a full 10 years of support from Canonical, rather than the five years traditional Ubuntu LTS releases get. But it's a bit more difficult to get started with, since you need an Ubuntu SSO account to even log into a new Ubuntu Core installation in the first place.

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