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I think GrapheneOS is focused on security with secure boot and hardened kernel (like CopperheadOS) and only for devices that support that. I would go for LineageOS. https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/ If you really need MicroG then go for a MicroG download. https://lineage.microg.org/ If you want to avoid flashing it yourself, then Volla phone is an interesting choice, and there is /e/ phones pre-flashed.


Trust is a difficult topic on the Internet. Which VPN provider can you trust ? Which email provider can you trust ? In the “post Snowden” era lots of privacy friendly providers popped up. I like to trust Proton but I can’t tell if that is a correct assumption.


Signal mentioned another subpoena from a few years ago. The pin feature is relatively new, maybe a year old ? afair the pin feature can be skipped by the end users so you don’t have to use it.



There are a lot of Linux distributions that are easier to use than Debian GNU/Linux and have more recent software, and there are some focused on gaming. See here for some : https://www.techradar.com/news/best-linux-distro-gaming You have more options besides a dual-boot, you can run Windows 10 and the new WLS2 to run Linux, or run Linux in Virtualbox. And there is : https://chocolatey.org/


Protonmail still has no app in F-Droid despite talks about it for years. (They made ProtonVPN open source and that landed in F-Droid.) Years ago I used the Protonmail app briefly via Yalp store. With each startup it would complain about Google bla bla missing but work fine. Great that Tutanota, a small team, managed to kick the Google dependency out. (Yes, old post, but good to spread this information for those not knowing it yet).


Light theme. I don’t remember if I changed more settings. I think Saturation was already 100%.






I like Alpine Linux a lot, small, fast, secure. Their howtos wiki is messy at times though. I am not using Alpine Linux as my daily driver, it is missing a package for flameshot and Tor browser bundle won’t load. When I get a newer computer in the future I will run it in a VM.


Lagrange opened their RSS feed fine and shows this, and -edited- Lagrange can subscribe to RSS feeds and refresh them :




The article mentions a book and provides their own partner link. Looks like this is the real link : https://linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/download.html


Yunohost is very cool in my opinion, and I’m using it since years, but it is not yet the holy grail. Each time there will be a major Debian release jump one needs to carefully upgrade because things may break, and in case of problems I’ve sometimes seen Yunohost app backups fail to restore. Also, a few apps have their limitations (see for example Jitsi Meet on YH). And an app like Pleroma probably still needs some command line usage sometimes. A Yunohost installation also needs admin guidance since apart from auto updating Debian security packages some apps use newer php packages from another deb repository and recently I found out only via a Twitter Yunohost message that there was a security update for Yunohost core. Still, it is very cool project.

One big up for YH is that after installation you basically have an email and XMPP server ready, and email notifications are probably useful for all of the Fediverse applications.




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OMG. Google and Yandex usage in Audacity ? Is this related to the recent purchase by MuseScore owner ? With Android phones one can use F-Droid and be assured the app is free of this tracking, or get an anti-features warning, but on the desktop it depends on the OS you use. Worrying.




Some Linux distributions (I forgot which one) give you the choice to install qutebrowser with QtWebEngine (based on Chromium) or with WebKit. Disclaimer, on qutebrowser github page : “alternatively QtWebKit (5.212) - This is not recommended due to known security issues in QtWebKit”


Looks like a nice toy to test how well my local pi-hole can block Microsoft Telemetry.





Report to the mod of the specified community it was posted in (or if that is in vain, report to the Lemmy admins ?).




The mailbox.org idea looks good. If your real email host is down and the elsewhere email alias host is trying to deliver email it could cause bounces saying that real email address at the real host cannot be reached. It is years ago I believe I saw something like that, and maybe I’m wrong, but I find the topic is interesting enough to test drive that in real life.



What I found interesting about this is :

Automatic snapshots accessible from GRUB…



A list of stories by people, including a story by one of the founders of LibreOffice…


The OpenNIC Project has established an alternate DNS network to resolve domain names to IP addresses, but it includes names not currently used by the internet. Available top-level domains include: …


Interesting to read that SQLite is actually really good SQL server software and not just a toy or test thing and that Litestream can make it more robust. Related to : https://lobste.rs/s/ntm9qf/how_litestream_eliminated_my_database