Can someone tell me why some linux distros seem "lightweight and brisk" while others seem "heavy and somewhat slugish" although they'd have the same kernel and apps installed?

So the Guix won the vote! Excellent. It doesn't boot on my main machine - haha. I have another machine I'll install it on, and one this one I'll put void, which does boot but has a strange error πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

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see the blurry laptop in the banner image on this page?
try selecting text on it.

Little experiment yesterday. decided the wasn't going to play, froze then blank! So, removed libre-office, installed package manager, installed libre-office with said package manager and it works fine!
Calculate Linux 0: guix manager 1
A temp work around until I decide which distro to move to. Had thought of but...

Quick question: Which Linux distro should I use/try out now?
I'll be writing a review.
Any questions? Ask away πŸ˜€

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Ok, ok. I digressed from main subject of being here. My apologies.
I will now continue with techie stuff & leave C19 for other places.πŸ€”
I wish you all good health & functioning tech stuff 😁

Over the next few weeks I'll be building and setting up a nas to stream our music from to the car (to drop spotify); a home server for Nextcloud & our websites; and maybe an email server. All on SBC's.

I've ordered a new screen and covers for my . It's actually running pretty well at the moment even with a cracked screen.
For those interested, running PMOS edge phosh, updated every other day. Main comms apps installed, matrix, xmpp, telegram, a couple of browsers and thats about it.

I've been using for some years & very happy with it to. However, the Gentoo it is based on is now playing up. There is one app (icu) stopping so many apps from installing/upgrading/working! I came across this when failed to start. Fortunately I have 3 other systems I can use!

I expect the folks at CalulateLinux will sort this out quicker than Gentoo too!

Will I go back to Calculate Linux? Probably. But for now I'll be using

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Pure-maps isn't working on #phosh @postmarketOS - something about kirigami & X11 connection broke: I/O error code 1.
Any hints on getting it working?

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Self-Repair Manifesto
Let's take back our right to repair! Help us get this manifesto posted in every workshop, hacker space, and garage in the world!

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reminder to the 1000 some odd people who have signed up today you can easily host your own fediverse instance with a website that @pasture has set up to automate the installation and upgrade process of different types of fediverse server software with little to no beep boop button press experience
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5 Eyes, 9 Eyes, and 14 Eyes: Surveillance Alliances Explained - 5 Eyes, 9 Eyes, and 14 Eyes: Surveillance Alliances Explained global surveillance alliances, history membership, impact on VPNs

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Can someone make into and outro music for #AnarchoBookClub that sounds like the theme for MacGyver sort of? Same type of sound? I think I am not able to do this on my own.

Contact me to discuss terms. πŸ˜ƒ
(boosts welcome)

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Learning that people suffering from the storm and blackout in Texas were using the guide in our book Recipes for Disaster to build a rocketstove with which to heat food and water, we've put the directions online here in their entirety:

Please circulate.

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Who has used or know of and the #walkie-talkie service?
Is it safe, secure, good support?
I know it isn't foss, so, are there any #foss alternatives?
Thank you.

I've done some research but I #trust your opinions over those in other areas of the internet.

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Don't forget to turn on Invidious (for YouTube links) and Nitter (Twitter links) with the app. Better privacy protection is not a luxury.

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