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*Linux Laptop Wiki [Rebooted]*

The aim of the website is to provide a central wiki to post experiences with Linux on the model of laptop / notebook you're using. is an attempt to 'reboot' the abandoned and spammed linlap dot com which is now unusable.

Please consider participating on building a new "HQ" sending in your model / experiences!

Any help appreciated!

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BigDaddyLinux: "Zowie EC2-B Unboxing & First Impressions".

It's a gaming mouse and this daddy is also known from the Destination Linux podcast.


Linux in the Ham Shack | Episode 211: "The Weekender IV".

The Weekender version of Linux in the Ham Shack.

In this episode, the hosts discuss the best cheese in the world, how "terrific" the podcast is, a young and complex single-malt Scotch, Hamvention 2018, etc.

Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!


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Awesome News:
- TPM by default & included for free
- German keyboard now available
- FREE international shipping on all orders


Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) running UBports lead Unity 8 desktop!

The work in progress (alpha) swiftly keeps going forward. It's not ready for daily use yet but it's great to try out and please if you do, submit issues to the UBports developers.

Ubuntu fans who decline the now defaulted GNOME desktop, the day of the final release will be glorious & who knows what does Canonical do thereafter?


Trailblazers racing game announced for Linux!

A fresh new co-operative racing title with an innovative on-track game mechanic: paint the track, boost on your colour and work as a team to win!

Take control of high-speed racers in unique 3v3 team races across a series of colourful circuits.

Paint the track as you race, capturing key areas to dynamically change the racing line, then boost on your team's colour to dominate the race.



Lapuanjoki introduces new system languages, updated Qt framework which includes a lot of bug fixes.

Security patches for kernel, display drivers and bluez, bug fixes in CalDAV sync, Dropbox account creation and much more.

Via Blog:

Destination Linux | Episode 58: "2+2=4 sudo apt update".

* Endless OS Released

* Linux Lite 3.8 Released

* Ubuntu Wants To Be Your Valentine

* App popularity in Discover

* This week in Discover, part 5

* Hiding Neon LTS Edition

* KDE Plasma No Longer Vulnerable To USB Attacks

* Need Instagram On Linux? Try Ramme


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Do you think we should invite the good folks over at to join us here on Mastodon?

Quite a few people really enjoy Neocities (myself included) so it might be nice if they knew they had a little fanbase here.

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#Finns are just so chill. I see this during #orchestra prac as well, some players pulling out their #knitting during tacet periods, alternating between weaving yarn and music notes.

#winterolympics #Finland

Linux Action News | Episode 41.

What's being covered? ...Linux on Galaxy survey & Plasma desktop on a Nintendo Switch...

...A famous Solaris tool comes to Linux, Firefox is baking in ads & Google wants to take over the web with AMP.... +more.


KDE (the developers of a popular Linux desktop "Plasma") gets $100 000 from Pineapple Fund!

It's worth looking through the list of instances this guy has donated to. Imagine the paradise we would live in if everyone with excessive wealth was this generous?

He writes: "because once you have enough money, money doesn't matter".


Samsung: Linux on Galaxy is now called Linux on Dex / survey on Linux!

Linux desktop experience on the phone; hopefully more companies follow..

So, then: Linux on DeX enables developers to use Samsung smartphones for all their computing needs, even app development.

Allows to run the preferred Linux distribution for all people on their smartphones.

Direct link to the survey -->

Jolla / SailfishX / mobile Linux / Valentines Day!

SailfishOS News Network:

"Gift 's to the special geek in your life."

Use promo-code "BEMYVALENTINE" and get 50% off your Sailfish X purchase (valid until February 18th).



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Many people ask me this question frequently: "Why are you so against giant tech companies (like , , , , etc.)?"
My answer: "Well, I am not against any company in particular. I am against power accumulation in one place with no transparency because it creates corruption."
To make it clear. If tomorrow Google decides to be transparent about their processes, I will encourage people to use their services. But until then, I do opposite.

Rise of the Tomb Raider: officially on the way to Linux!

The game has been loved by reviewers and users alike, so it looks like it will be a solid hit for Linux gamers after more Lara.

It takes the first game and makes nearly all aspects of it bigger and better than before, including more actual Tombs.

For those wondering, it will indeed use Vulkan on Linux!


Open Assistant from Andrew Vavrek: a decentralized open source personal assistant.

It is able to engage in conversations and complete an increasing amount of tasks using vocal commands.

So... Into a demo of "Stella", indeed a free and open source virtual assistant aimed at everyone!


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I've started a Neocities page listing some useful websites.

Alex Sanchez / We're giving away a Mycroft open source voice assistant.

You know, Siri, Cortana & all that jazz but a gadget many ways better.

Control your IoT devices and more with this privacy-conscious voice assistant.

Enter by this Sunday, February 18 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time for a chance to win!


Destination Linux | Episode 57: "The Producer Remix or Respin?"

This week on this premium Linux show Rocco & Ryan are joined by Zeb “PZ” or “Producer Zeb”.

In addition they have Michael Tunnell of also known in some corners as “Producer Michael”.


Linux Action News | Episode 40.

It’s week of major project releases, elementary OS gears up for some contested changes & Mozilla has a solution for the world’s IoT mess.

+fail0verflow gets Linux on the Nintendo Switch & their favorite new features of VLC 3.0.