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    Search Engine Preferences

    I use duckduckgo, and when I need better results, google inside of a firefox container.
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    Verify your Downloads -- Integrity and Signatures

    To be honest, I used jekyll because I didn't want to actually spend time backing up the site, and taking care about so many layers of software stack. But obviously it is not as advanced as wordpress is. Don't get me wrong --you need to maintain a jekyll site, but at least you can do it all in...
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    Verify your Downloads -- Integrity and Signatures

    I’m not very active on it, but yes I have. All feedback is really appreciated, although I keep the site absolutely cookie-free, so the comments system is an email address haha.
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    I Can't Get YouTube-DL to Work

    For what the signature process is worth, I dumped some old notes in a blog post and in a forum thread here, about signing and checksums.
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    Verify your Downloads -- Integrity and Signatures

    When we download software, we need to verify two things: The integrity of the software we have just downloaded. The autenticity of the package. Checking these two things will ensure that the download went well, and that the software is authentic (and not malware, for example). For the...
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    I Can't Get YouTube-DL to Work

    FWIW, I opened an issue to the project for them to fix. Bad signatures can mean just errors, or package tampering (malware,...). That's why I always use pip without sudo, which stores the executable under ~/.local
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    I Can't Get YouTube-DL to Work

    EDIT: redact developer’s email Indeed, I was trying to get it sorted out as I think the instructions I pasted are to import keys from a keyserver, and I couldn't find Sergei's, so I downloaded it and imported it manually. This is what I executed in order to try the process and check the...
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    I Can't Get YouTube-DL to Work

    You need to add the public key of the developer to your keyring. In the YouTube-dl page, search for instructions re. PGP signature. It will get you through to a page from where you can download the signing public key (the one for “Sergei M.”) and follow these instructions. Then, try again to verify.
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    I disabled push-notifications on Linux Tips.

    Honestly, I never accept any site to send me push notifications. Even more, I always configure the browser to disallow sites to request permission to send them. I find them annoying, unneccessary and a part of that "attention economy" where different content providers are competing for us to...
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    Convert linux documents to mac or windows format

    That's bs, @sam444. @Basic Beginner, LibreOffice is available for Windows both in a traditional installer and through the Chocolatey package manager, so (as said) your documents have full cross-platform interoperability (Mac, Windows, Linux) regardless where you create them.
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    Linux Distribution to use.

    Yes, it can. That situation is changing rapidly, if it hasn't changed already. As per current versions of windows, you only need a piece of malware able to gain admin privileges and then run wsl --mount. Check this, from september 2020...
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    Linux Distribution to use.

    That depends what the malware targets. An exploit on windows that gives access to the hardware can be used to compromise the whole system, and damage or ruin your Linux installations. Also, allowing ramsonware to run on a Windows or Linux box can end up encrypting all the network shares, no...
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    Some pretty neat alternatives to the traditional Unix tools:

    Without having taken a deeper look to them, most of those tools seem more a curses-interactive shell tool rather than a proper replacement. The "to be replaced" tools are posix compliant, hence you can use pipes and the exit codes in some scripting. Useful, but unless providing a script-friendly...
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    no wi-fi after installing Linux/Debian

    With Debian is always advisable to install from the non-free unofficial distributions, as most of the network cards have proprietary modules and hence are not supported by the main ISO. Check here the ISOs i'm referring to...
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    Convert linux documents to mac or windows format

    Yes, they are, as long as they have the right software to open it. So, if you "Save as" and select a version of Microsoft Word, anyone with Microsoft Word installed, or even using Office Live on the web, will be able to open it just fine.
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