Congratulations to Debian on their exciting new Debian 10 "buster" release! Go get it while it's hot and enjoy some GNOME 3.30 goodness 👍
@whirli That's a bit too expensive for me, or for my purpose (just to read every now and then).
I always use Firefox for web browsing and Emacs for text editing and programming. My other application usage seems to periodically switch between three states:
1. everything in the terminal as that's fast and effective (mutt, newsboat, etc)
2. everything in Emacs for the superior integration (mu4e, elfeed, etc)
3. use GUI apps (Geary, Liferea, etc) as they are typically easy to setup, and I need to use what normal people would use in order to promote FOSS usage (and help to improve those tools that normal people would use)
I'm currently in the process of moving from state 2 to state 3. I expect to rotate back to state 1 again sooner or later 🙂
#FOSS apps that need push notifications get problems: Google wants to force all apps on #Android to use its proprietary service Firebase for push notifications.
That's why we need F-Droid and/or #Linux based smartphone OS without Google. #UBports
What are people's feelings about the #FSFE (Free Software Foundation Europe) these days? There was some controversy when they canceled the Fellowship in 2017 (?), but I haven't really followed the debate or been able to form my own opinion.
@marcus I've tried many distros but I usually go back to Debian after a while. At my new job we're using RedHat and CentOS (actually the reason why I tried Fedora for a while this time).
@marcus Possibly, although I've noticed I've become more conservative (regarding technology) with age. I'm usually pretty happy with stable :-)
@charlag Yeah, I guess it's a wide spectrum with Debian stable in one end, and what, Arch or something in the other? :-)
@desikn I've also been on Debian for a long time. I just had a short stint with Fedora now, though, mostly to try out the rpm-ecosystem for my new job.
I started to read this book: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullshit_Jobs - quite interesting.
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