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    Why did I abandon Windows for good?

    Yes and no. It is based on Minix at a feature level (they don't neccessarily share code and their fundamental structure is different), but it started as a 100% homegrown development that aimed for Unix compatibility, meaning compatibility with other Unix tools that would run on top: bash...
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    Why did I abandon Windows for good?

    I know, I am a pedantic probably :D Reference: https://web.archive.org/web/20041119063203/http://developer.apple.com/darwin/projects/darwin/faq.html
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    What the heck is ${RA[2]} in this context?

    The braces ${...} are a way to delimit the name of the variable for the intepreter, in context where we want to explicitly indicate what to interpret as the parameter or variable expand. Try this: #!/bin/bash name="This is my name" name_="This is not my name" echo "$name" echo "$name_" echo...
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    Why did I abandon Windows for good?

    The reason for me was nothing to do with the telemetry (which, by the way, Microsoft details quite well and transparently in their site, to their credit). Telemetry is something that, to some extent, you need to run if you provide services and want to get diagnostic data. It's true that I shall...
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    Timeshift & Similar Solutions - Safeguard & Recover Your Linux

    I've just came across a bespoke script that someone uses to do something similar. The main difference is that they're not creating an image using a backup tools like timeshift, but syncing the files to an image themselves using their own rsync recipe, and filtering the filesystem themselves to...
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    Timeshift & Similar Solutions - Safeguard & Recover Your Linux

    Sorry, my bad. I thought there was another thread here (I should have clicked the links!)
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    Please, add a Dark Mode

    There is dark mode. Scroll down to the bottom. More. To the bottomesterest. There is a style chooser there: This is how the forum looks in dark:
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    Timeshift & Similar Solutions - Safeguard & Recover Your Linux

    I am so divided with this strategy! The good side --> your noble goal it's almost like the "corporate process of creating a standard image" and then burn it into the laptops in a more or less semi-automated way. I wish I could do that, too. I want to do that, too. The bad side --> I don't think...
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    Post a screenshot of your Desktop

    I think this is my favourite set up, quite possibly I have posted it in a similar snap but with Debian (apologies if so!) Plasma offers the best global application menu I have tried so far*, and allows me to port those conventions I miss from macOS: such menu and the task list, which is the...
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    [SOLVED] When i install linux kernel the screen crashes

    You've said it also crashes Windows 7. It seems you have hardware problems, seems that something is causing faulty hardware interruptions. Has the laptop being able to boot any operating system lately? Are you trying to boot the laptop with any peripheral attached to it? If so, I'd try to...
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    Hi - I wanted to ask questions here - about uninstallation

    No, grub configuration and entries are managed from the OS itself, not from the actual grub screen. You normally edit a file with some high level options, and then run a command which creates the end menu, all for the next boot. I am not posting any commands and actual files as they vary from...
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    How does the driver support for PCLinuxOS differ from Ubuntu and Mint?

    It definitely came unnoticed. Still, conflicting with the fact they include proprietary software by default.
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    How does the driver support for PCLinuxOS differ from Ubuntu and Mint?

    I was having a look to Garuda's gitlab repos and all the added tools, and it turns out that many of them do not have an open source license; not just a free software license, not even a license: all rights reserved then. Proprietary software with the only curious fact that you can look at the...
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    Hi - I wanted to ask questions here - about uninstallation

    There are two things to care about: bootloaders and grub. Bootloaders are programs that the EFI delegates in order to load operating systems. GRUB is one of the Linux bootloaders, but you can have plenty of others in your computer; in modern computers they are usually copied into an EFI...
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    Today's post is about 'quitting Windows'...

    @pedro.de.marco there's also some sources that provide manual ways or even tools to de-bloat it yourself. Check Chris Titus Tech Youtube channel, as he publishes one tool for that job and has some links as well. I personally don't debloat Windows if I'm using it. I am playing so little games...
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