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Debian and Devuan

  • An Open Letter to Linas Vepstas
    The entire essay continues on a similar note. Although the title implies this is a rant about Ubuntu and Debian, he seems to paint the entirety of Linux Land with the same broad brush. And that would be factually wrong. "Factually wrong" doesn't mean he hasn't pointed out some serious problems. He has. I and many other Linux users see the same problems he identifies. What's "factually wrong" is that these problems are built into the combination of kernel, system software, and applications generally called either "Linux" or "GNU/Linux". And his implication that there's no reasonable way for a user to avoid these problems is also factually wrong. The bottom line of my objection to his essay is this: Nobody should use software they don't like, especially if there's a reasonable alternative. And by extension, why is Linas still using Debian and Ubuntu and systemd and Firefox and Chrome and Gnome? There are reasonable alternatives to every single one of them.
  • March and April contributions
  • My work for Debian in April
  • Free software activities in April 2016
  • Devuan Jessie 1.0 Beta Screenshot Tour

LinuxFest NorthWest 2016 and foss-north

  • LinuxFest NorthWest 2016
    I was at LinuxFest NorthWest 2016 last weekend. I’ve been going to LFNW for several years now, and I look forward to it every year – it’s just a great conference, which has managed to grow to nearly 2000 registrations this year while keeping its community/grassroots feel. The talks are always widely varied and interesting, and there’s a great feeling that you could run into anyone doing anything – I spent an hour or two at the social event talking to a group of college students who run a college radio station entirely on F/OSS, which was awesome.
  • foss-north – Schedule available
    Just a short update on foss-north – the schedule is up. We have a whole list of speakers that I’m super excited about and tickets are selling well. I still don’t know what to expect, but more than 1/3 of the tickets are gone and the sales numbers are actually even better for the full priced tickets than the early birds.

Top 5 Best Alternative Linux Distributions for Windows 10 Users

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