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How do we replace YouTube?
  • I refuse to accept that there is nothing we can do about it.

    I don't think you quite understand just how stupendous the amount of data Google processes from YouTube alone is. There is basically no way for hobbyists to provide an equivalent service. Very few companies have those kinds of resources. If you want, you can of course try running a PeerTube instance, but you rather quickly run in to problems with scaling.

    I find it almost miraculous YouTube exists to begin with. It is no accident Google has very few competitors on that front, and I don't think YouTube is even profitable for them. Without Google's deep pockets and interest in monopolizing the market, YouTube would have withered a long time ago.

    Trust me, I want a solution too. But 500 hours of content are uploaded to YouTube every minute. All of that is processed, re-encoded, and saved with multiple bitrates. You can't compete with that. YouTube might eventually keel over from Enshittification and its own impossibility, but replacing it with anything meaningful will be a challenge.

  • What book are you reading lately? (7/11/2024)
  • I'm reading through The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien. It's decent book, but but can be pretty heavy at times. This is my second time reading it.

  • What a beautiful pattern
  • I bet you say that to all the colorblind people.

  • What a beautiful pattern
  • I'm an analphabet, what does that say?

  • Before your change to Linux
  • I had Windows 8.1 but as the end of its maintenance was approaching I saw the writing on the wall with Windows 10 and especially 11 and I wanted no part of that. When 8.1 was put to pasture I returned to Linux and I have been content ever since. Seeing where Microsoft is taking Windows I'm more and more convinced that Stallman Was Right. I control my software, not the other way around.

    [email protected]

  • Why doesn't KDE's device auto mount just edit the /etc/fstab file?
  • I'm pretty sure I used KDE Partition Manager to create mount points for my HDDs and it added the changes to fstab. They now, naturally, mount on startup. Maybe try doing that?

  • What email client are you guys using?
  • After Thunderbird's UI overhaul I jumped around a bit and landed on Claws Mail. It's fairly old fashioned, but I personally prefer that and find it clear and logical. It's a good client.

  • news.opensuse.org Slowroll Set for a Quarter of Updates

    Slowroll, which has a more modest update cadence than Tumbleweed, is gaining acceptance as a balance between the rapid updates of Tumbleweed’s rolling releas...

    Slowroll Set for a Quarter of Updates

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/17607748

    > >Slowroll, which has a more modest update cadence than Tumbleweed, is gaining acceptance as a balance between the rapid updates of Tumbleweed’s rolling releases and the traditional Leap release. > > > >Slowroll is nearly ready for full deployment and the development team has been working diligently to prepare the next version bump, with planned updates scheduled for July 9, August 9 and Sept. 9. These updates are expected to maintain a consistent monthly cadence to ensure users have timely and stable updates. > > > >One of the critical updates pulled in will include the latest OpenSSH CVE fixes, which have already been made available in Tumbleweed. This fix enhances the security of Slowroll & ensure that it remains a robust and reliable distribution for users. > > > >Highlighted Features of Slowroll > > > >Balanced Update Cadence: Slowroll offers a monthly rolling update cycle that provides users with the latest features and security updates while ensuring stability through extensive testing and validation. > > > >Beta Phase: Slowroll is now in the Beta phase, indicating its near readiness for full deployment. Users can expect a reliable experience with continuous improvements. > > > >Continuous Improvement: The distribution integrates big updates approximately every month, alongside continuous bug fixes and security patches, ensuring a secure and up-to-date system. > > > >Statistics and Status > > > >According to the latest statistics available on the Slowroll Stats page: > > > >Tumbleweed had 2813 updated packages since the last version bump > > > >Slowroll received 1316 updates from 871 different packages and only 339 updated rpms are Slowroll-specific builds > > > >Origins and Purpose > > > >Slowroll, introduced in 2023, was designed as an experimental distribution. Its primary goal is to offer a slower rolling release compared to Tumbleweed, thus enhancing stability without compromising on access to new features. The distribution continuously evolves with big updates integrated approximately every month, supported by regular bug fixes and security updates. > > > >It’s crucial to understand that Slowroll is not intended to replace Leap. Instead, it provides an alternative for users who desire more up-to-date software at a slower pace than Tumbleweed but faster than Leap. > > > >If you try Slowroll, have a lot of fun - rolling… slowly!

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    news.opensuse.org Slowroll Set for a Quarter of Updates

    Slowroll, which has a more modest update cadence than Tumbleweed, is gaining acceptance as a balance between the rapid updates of Tumbleweed’s rolling releas...

    Slowroll Set for a Quarter of Updates

    >Slowroll, which has a more modest update cadence than Tumbleweed, is gaining acceptance as a balance between the rapid updates of Tumbleweed’s rolling releases and the traditional Leap release. > >Slowroll is nearly ready for full deployment and the development team has been working diligently to prepare the next version bump, with planned updates scheduled for July 9, August 9 and Sept. 9. These updates are expected to maintain a consistent monthly cadence to ensure users have timely and stable updates. > >One of the critical updates pulled in will include the latest OpenSSH CVE fixes, which have already been made available in Tumbleweed. This fix enhances the security of Slowroll & ensure that it remains a robust and reliable distribution for users. > >Highlighted Features of Slowroll > >Balanced Update Cadence: Slowroll offers a monthly rolling update cycle that provides users with the latest features and security updates while ensuring stability through extensive testing and validation. > >Beta Phase: Slowroll is now in the Beta phase, indicating its near readiness for full deployment. Users can expect a reliable experience with continuous improvements. > >Continuous Improvement: The distribution integrates big updates approximately every month, alongside continuous bug fixes and security patches, ensuring a secure and up-to-date system. > >Statistics and Status > >According to the latest statistics available on the Slowroll Stats page: > >Tumbleweed had 2813 updated packages since the last version bump > >Slowroll received 1316 updates from 871 different packages and only 339 updated rpms are Slowroll-specific builds > >Origins and Purpose > >Slowroll, introduced in 2023, was designed as an experimental distribution. Its primary goal is to offer a slower rolling release compared to Tumbleweed, thus enhancing stability without compromising on access to new features. The distribution continuously evolves with big updates integrated approximately every month, supported by regular bug fixes and security updates. > >It’s crucial to understand that Slowroll is not intended to replace Leap. Instead, it provides an alternative for users who desire more up-to-date software at a slower pace than Tumbleweed but faster than Leap. > >If you try Slowroll, have a lot of fun - rolling… slowly!

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    www.gog.com Summer Sale is not slowing down and brings in a GIVEAWAY!

    Summer Sale is not slowing down and brings in a GIVEAWAY!

    Summer Sale is not slowing down and brings in a GIVEAWAY!

    >Our Summer Sale is blooming, heating up the discounts and bringing ease during lazy summer afternoons – today though, it also brings in a giveaway of The First Templar! > >You can now claim your free copy of The First Templar, an expansive historical adventure. The giveaway ends on July 6th, 1 PM UTC. > >The game follows the story of two main characters – a French Templar, and his companion, a noble lady who has been proclaimed a heretic. Taking control over these two unlikely allies, the player must uncover the mysteries behind the Templar Order, play a role in a grand conspiracy, and discover the secret of the Holy Grail. The heroes face powerful opponents at every turn, including Sacracen, King Philip the IV of France and the Inquisition. > >Get your copy and check out our Summer Sale!

    Link to the giveaway.

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    www.gog.com Capcom and GOG join forces to release the original Resident Evil™ trilogy!

    Capcom and GOG join forces to release the original Resident Evil™ trilogy!

    Capcom and GOG join forces to release the original Resident Evil™ trilogy!

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/17321306

    > >In joint efforts with the original creators, Capcom, we’re thrilled to announce the re-release of the original Resident Evil™, the groundbreaking series that heralded the golden age of the survival horror genre! > > > >This iconic classic is now available with all its original content intact, featuring quality of life improvements and enhanced compatibility for modern systems. As part of GOG’s ongoing effort to protect and preserve classic games, Resident Evil is now available on the DRM-free GOG store!

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    www.gog.com Capcom and GOG join forces to release the original Resident Evil™ trilogy!

    Capcom and GOG join forces to release the original Resident Evil™ trilogy!

    Capcom and GOG join forces to release the original Resident Evil™ trilogy!

    >In joint efforts with the original creators, Capcom, we’re thrilled to announce the re-release of the original Resident Evil™, the groundbreaking series that heralded the golden age of the survival horror genre! > >This iconic classic is now available with all its original content intact, featuring quality of life improvements and enhanced compatibility for modern systems. As part of GOG’s ongoing effort to protect and preserve classic games, Resident Evil is now available on the DRM-free GOG store!

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    10/10 kids books.
  • Peter was not quite like other boys; but he was afraid at last. A tremour ran through him, like a shudder passing over the sea; but on the sea one shudder follows another till there are hundreds of them, and Peter felt just the one. Next moment he was standing erect on the rock again, with that smile on his face and a drum beating within him. It was saying, 'To die will be an awfully big adventure.'

    Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. Kids' books are rad.

  • Gonna stab 'em good.
  • My immediate first thought also. And my favorite character in the game.

  • What is your favourite game with native Linux port?
  • I bought Tales of Maj'Eyal from GOG and have been playing the Linux port. Yeah, I'd say it's my favorite. Even if I hate it sometimes.

  • [OpenSUSE] Warning that last update might break a few things
  • I'm on Tumbleweed and there are issues. As I understand, Slowroll is unaffected, though I can't guarantee that.

  • [Weekly thread] Linux discussion / help thread: how are you doing with your setup?
  • I was hit by (what I assume is) a recent catastrophic Mesa update on openSUSE Tumbleweed. I'm mostly fine, experiencing some issues with cursors and the Yast window is all black. It's also affecting Wine and some installers are broken. Now I'm just waiting for Mesa to update since I'm mostly fine and nothing critical is broken for me. I think this is the first actually major issue I've had on openSUSE.

  • The Internet is becoming genuinely unusable without an ad blocker
  • I've been using ad blockers since the early 2000's. Ads with noise is what did it for me. Pop-ups too were super annoying. There was also malware in some ads back in the day. So yes, ads poisoned the internet a long time ago and I absolutely refuse to browse the internet without one. Or two.

  • *Permanently Deleted*
  • It's ok, I prefer my colon without Open Sores.

  • what linux OS should I install on a backup notebook if my main one is debian?
  • If you want Debian with more frequent updates, consider going Debian sid. Base Debian is also fine, maybe with Flatpaks for more up-to-date applications where needed.

  • Maybe a little bit of mystery then
  • Yes, I'm just a soul whose intentions are good. Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood!

  • Fedora Silverblue is the most frustrating distro so far
  • Oh man. I'm so sorry for your loss. May your system break at some vague point in the future in a way that is nigh impossible to diagnose and that no one else seems to have experienced. Godspeed, you unwillingly content penguin!

  • How happy are you with your current distro?
  • I'm on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed and I'm not quite satisfied, but I think it's a "me" problem. The distro is fine. It's great! It has practically all the things I was looking for in a distro when I came back to Linux. I have had no major issues that I can recall and updates have never broken anything. The only small nag I have is that Zypper sometimes wants to install patterns that I never installed to begin with when updating, but there are ways around that. I'm just annoyed that that's the default behavior.

    But I'm not happy. I'm constantly weighing my options and thinking of different distros/DEs and I don't know why. The current setup serves me wonderfully but it's not perfect, what ever that means. I think I'm looking for a combination of attributes that doesn't exist, possibly can't exist. TW and maybe Debian sid get the closest and I try to tell myself that's good enough, but there's always this feeling of dissatisfaction I can't quite shake and it's annoying.

    On my phone I run postmarketOS and on my Raspberry Pi I have Raspbian and those are great.

  • Any good Debian-based OS for a laptop?
  • Just go with Debian.

  • news.opensuse.org Contribution Sessions to Begin Tomorrow

    The openSUSE community is pleased to announce that it will have short sessions aimed at encouraging people on how to contribute to the project. A group of vo...

    Contribution Sessions to Begin Tomorrow

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/11932658

    > >The openSUSE community is pleased to announce that it will have short sessions aimed at encouraging people on how to contribute to the project. > > > >A group of volunteers will present short 15-minute sessions that are streamed and/or recorded on openSUSE’s YouTube channel that are aimed at teaching people about packaging, using the Open Build Service, creating tests for openQA and other development areas. > > > >The first session about “Basic use of OBS/osc using a version bump as an example” is set to begin tomorrow, on Feb. 15 at 21:00 UTC. > > > >Another talk, “Packaging Guidelines (Patch Policies) and Submission of New Packages”, is scheduled for Feb. 27 at 16:00 UTC. > > > >More sessions are expected to be scheduled for future dates. > > > >The sessions are listed on the openSUSE Calendar; look for the Contribution Workshop sessions marked in orange. > > > >Those who are interested in presenting should fill in the blank area for future sessions listed in the email about the events. > > > >Giving a session is a great way to give back to the community and provides opportunities to teach others skills and knowledge about open-source development.

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    news.opensuse.org Contribution Sessions to Begin Tomorrow

    The openSUSE community is pleased to announce that it will have short sessions aimed at encouraging people on how to contribute to the project. A group of vo...

    Contribution Sessions to Begin Tomorrow

    >The openSUSE community is pleased to announce that it will have short sessions aimed at encouraging people on how to contribute to the project. > >A group of volunteers will present short 15-minute sessions that are streamed and/or recorded on openSUSE’s YouTube channel that are aimed at teaching people about packaging, using the Open Build Service, creating tests for openQA and other development areas. > >The first session about “Basic use of OBS/osc using a version bump as an example” is set to begin tomorrow, on Feb. 15 at 21:00 UTC. > >Another talk, “Packaging Guidelines (Patch Policies) and Submission of New Packages”, is scheduled for Feb. 27 at 16:00 UTC. > >More sessions are expected to be scheduled for future dates. > >The sessions are listed on the openSUSE Calendar; look for the Contribution Workshop sessions marked in orange. > >Those who are interested in presenting should fill in the blank area for future sessions listed in the email about the events. > >Giving a session is a great way to give back to the community and provides opportunities to teach others skills and knowledge about open-source development.

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    www.gog.com New Year Sale 2024 – grab the GIVEAWAY and check out more than 4600 deals up to -90%

    New Year Sale 2024 – grab the GIVEAWAY and check out more than 4600 deals up to -90%

    New Year Sale 2024 – grab the GIVEAWAY and check out more than 4600 deals up to -90%

    Mordheim: City of the Damned free until January 28th, 2 PM UTC.

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    postmarketos.org Call For Tegra U-Boot Testers

    Aiming for a 10 year life-cycle for smartphones

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/10523858

    > >We currently have a generic port for Nvidia Tegra 2/3/4 devices using U-Boot as bootloader, supporting 9 different devices at the time of writing. This wouldn't have been possible without the work of Svyatoslav Ryhel (also known as Clamor), who has been working on Tegra devices for the last few years and is also a maintainer of Nvidia Tegra SoCs in U-Boot. > > > >The wiki page has a list of supported devices. > > > >Svyatoslav ported most of these devices without owning one, just relying on testing from people. This means anyone having such a device can reach him and eventually will be able to replace the old proprietary vendor bootloader with U-Boot.

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    postmarketos.org Call For Tegra U-Boot Testers

    Aiming for a 10 year life-cycle for smartphones

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/10523858

    > >We currently have a generic port for Nvidia Tegra 2/3/4 devices using U-Boot as bootloader, supporting 9 different devices at the time of writing. This wouldn't have been possible without the work of Svyatoslav Ryhel (also known as Clamor), who has been working on Tegra devices for the last few years and is also a maintainer of Nvidia Tegra SoCs in U-Boot. > > > >The wiki page has a list of supported devices. > > > >Svyatoslav ported most of these devices without owning one, just relying on testing from people. This means anyone having such a device can reach him and eventually will be able to replace the old proprietary vendor bootloader with U-Boot.

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    postmarketos.org Call For Tegra U-Boot Testers

    Aiming for a 10 year life-cycle for smartphones

    >We currently have a generic port for Nvidia Tegra 2/3/4 devices using U-Boot as bootloader, supporting 9 different devices at the time of writing. This wouldn't have been possible without the work of Svyatoslav Ryhel (also known as Clamor), who has been working on Tegra devices for the last few years and is also a maintainer of Nvidia Tegra SoCs in U-Boot. > >The wiki page has a list of supported devices. > >Svyatoslav ported most of these devices without owning one, just relying on testing from people. This means anyone having such a device can reach him and eventually will be able to replace the old proprietary vendor bootloader with U-Boot.

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    OpenMandriva Lx 5.0 released – OpenMandriva

    >OpenMandriva Lx 5.0, the long-awaited release of the independent, community controlled distribution’s fixed point release branch (as opposed to its rolling release branch), has been released.

    >This is expected to be the last major release featuring the Plasma 5 desktop.

    >In the 1.5 years since the previous fixed point release, OMLx 4.3, many things have changed.

    >Among others, the new release is based on kernel 6.6 LTS (kernel-desktop-6.6.2 - 6.7.0-rc2 is also available), Mesa 23.3.0-rc4, Qt 5.15.11+KDE Patches and 6.6.0, KDE Frameworks 5.112, KDE Gear 23.08.3, Plasma 5.27.9.1, LibreOffice 7.6.3, and other current Open Source software.

    >Outside of component updates, this is the first fixed point release that merges the / and /usr filesystems.

    >All recent security vulnerabilities (such as the frequently reported ones affecting glibc and curl) have been addressed as soon as relevant patches have been available.

    >We strongly recommend to all users of OMLx 4.x releases to proceed with a fresh installation of 5.0.

    >People using OpenMandriva ROME (Rolling release) or Cooker don’t need to update. All new features provided in 5.0 are already available on the rolling release branches and have been tested extensively there.

    >New variants of the distribution - such as a server centric spin and versions for various ARM boards, will follow shortly - we’re still working on the best way to bring features like a fully open graphics stack even on the Mali G610 GPU found, for example, in Rockchip 3588 boards. Current snapshots are promising.

    >A RISC-V port is also in progress, but will likely not be ready for a fixed point release before 6.0.

    >To celebrate its 10th anniversary, in the backgrounds section we have included a parade of the most significant OpenMandriva wallpapers.

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    Problem with CD audio

    Last month I upgraded my computer with new parts. I kept my old DVD drive that I mainly use to rip CDs. I have now however run into an issue that has stumped me. When I tried to rip some used CDs I bought the resulting FLACs had a terrible crackle, making them unlistenable. So I started looking into the issue and tried different ripping programs and CD players. Trying to play a CD also produces a crackle with most players. Some players can't even see my CD drive. I have installed rippers and players from distro repos and flatpaks and it makes no difference. I have even tried booting into live environments of different distros and the problem persists.

    Now, the real kicker for me is that VLC (from flathub or distro repos) plays and rips the CDs with no issues. VLC is not a great tool for my purposes however. EDIT: Kaffeine flatpak also plays CDs without issue.

    There are no error messages (aside from some players which can't even see the drive) to go off of. Google has failed me. CD error correction makes no difference, just makes ripping terribly slow. Some attempts to fiddle with pipewire also produced no result. Encoders work fine when encoding from different sources, so they are probably not the problem, and the same issue happens when playing the CDs.

    On my old setup this worked fine. I can also watch DVDs without trouble.

    Does anyone have any idea where to go from here? If it wasn't for VLC I'd think this is a hardware issue, but now I've no real idea. I'm currently on OpenSUSE Tumbleweed.

    EDIT: Thanks to everyone who took their time to comment and make suggestions. I have been unable to make any headway into solving this. My uneducated guess is that this is some weird edge interaction between the optical drive, motherboard, and libcdio/cdparanoia. Purely speculating, this may be an issue with buffering/caching. It seems to me that applications that rely on libvlc do not have this issue. I tried using a portable USB DVD drive and it worked fine, as at least there was no crackle. I really don't know how to proceed from here, so I'll probably just use a USB drive for now. A commenter suggested getting a separate SATA card to bypass the SATA ports on the motherboard, and that sounds plausible, but I haven't tried it. Any explanations are welcome!

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    Suspend seemingly fails after v23.06 SP1 update, PinePhone

    I ran updates this morning on my PinePhone running PostmarketOS and it seems the phone can no longer suspend correctly. Once a minute or so the screen flashes to the lock screen with the message "automatic suspend" and then goes black again, but doesn't seem to actually suspend. The blue notification light keeps blinking. This means the battery drains faster. Anyone else experiencing this? Any ideas what is going on? Booting doesn't solve the issue. I'm using Phosh.

    EDIT: More information and a workaround at: https://gitlab.com/postmarketOS/pmaports/-/issues/2185

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