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    It's time for a poll. How long have you used Linux?

    It might be worth pointing out about such polls that "years of experience" is a malleable concept. Twenty years of experience can mean twenty years of accumulated experiences, or twenty years of one year's experience repeated twenty times, among other variations. And none of the variations...
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    is there any distro / dm that allows the user to uniformally change his or her umask?

    f33dm3bits wrote: With that chmod, that's what NFS is for, a standard and time-honoured approach which makes the original issue of "visible files" somewhat neutralised, in practical terms.
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    is there any distro / dm that allows the user to uniformally change his or her umask?

    Motivation wrote: Alas, I'm not actually aware of any linux system where a user is unable to manage the permissions of their files.
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    What Would You Do With Discontinued Browsers?

    KGill wrote: Yes. I use startpage a lot for search which is supposed to use google without the tracking, but I have found google's search results better in the sort of searches that I do.
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    What Would You Do With Discontinued Browsers?

    KGill wrote: When it was all about google I must admit that I stopped reading and started scanning. It just didn't seem like a "ton of security issues".
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    What Would You Do With Discontinued Browsers?

    There are a number of security issues mentioned here: https://github.com/minbrowser/min/issues/868, associated with trying to log in to google accounts, with one user receiving the message: However, other users didn't have this problem, and the developer provides some suggestions to resolve it...
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    Some issues about booting Kali Linux

    This is just a guess at what might be happening. It sounds like the defaults in the BIOS are preventing a boot of linux, in this case Kali. Some BIOS's default to choose to boot MS operating systems, but have an option somewhere in their menus to select an alternative operating system which may...
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    I have some issues on My WiFi.

    If you could run the command: lsusb, then the wifi driver that needs to be loaded may become apparent. For example, in a terminal: [[email protected] ~]$ lsusb Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 005: ID 2357:0107 TP-Link TL-WN821N v5/v6 [RTL8192EU] Bus 001...
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    How Would You Improve the Midori Web Browser?

    In post #11 I mentioned sending a bug report to the contact email of the midori site mentioned in post #9. Just moments ago I received this response: Terrific response.
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    How Would You Improve the Midori Web Browser?

    KGill wrote: Thanks again ... this time for min. I'm writing this note from it. Seamless dpkg -i install. Now to explore.
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    How Would You Improve the Midori Web Browser?

    Thanks for the encouragement. I'm hopeful of developments with midori from what I've read of the recent releases. I floated off a bug report to their contact email since I couldn't find a bug reporting site for them in my brief hunt online.
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    How Would You Improve the Midori Web Browser?

    KGill wrote: I'm certainly up for it. Downloaded the midori-ng_10.0.2_amd64.deb file from: https://astian.org/midori-browser-desktop/download-midori-browser-desktop/. Unfortunately, there was an error. [[email protected] ~/Downloads]$ su Password: [email protected]:/home/ben/Downloads# apt install...
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    How Would You Improve the Midori Web Browser?

    Out of interest, from debian packages on midori: Since it does look like it has been developing, see: https://news.itsfoss.com/midori-astiango/, it may return.
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    How Would You Improve the Midori Web Browser?

    Of course I take all your points about bugs and software development. Certainly finding and fixing them is crucial to progress. My comment really came out of my early experience with midori since its release. I was always interested in light browsers and midori was certainly a candidate. I...
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    How Would You Improve the Midori Web Browser?

    KGill wrote: It really needs to work reliably before it's accepted into repos.
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