In a crushing blow to digital rights, Australia has joined the UK in claiming the right to secretly compel tech companies to re-engineer software and hardware so it can be used to spy on their users.

Last week I Tooted about switching distros from Fedora to Ubuntu. There were several people in my circles that criticized me for my choice. So, I'm throwing it out there to you now. Your thoughts on Ubuntu as my distro of choice. Good, bad or otherwise, what say you?

@massius27 damn this feels familiar I might of done something similar but I can't place it lol. Getting old sucks when trying to remember crap lol

What kind of IT pranks have you played on people??

I used a kinda IP spoof using a proxy (still in kali don't remember name ATM)to gain access to a buddies home router. I changed the DNS to point to one I setup which redirected every common site to a porn site.

Years ago I slipped on my friends GF machine running win98 and changed the shell from explorer to progman and told her 98 sucks I reinstalled win 3.1 I swear I think smoke was coming out her ears as she thought I really did it lol.

Wanna break free from ? Here are my alternatives (so far).

Email - Protonmail
Messaging/SMS - Signal
Maps/Navigation - Magic Earth
Browser - Firefox, Duckduckgo
Social media (Facebook, Twitter) - Mastodon via Tusky
Repositories (app stores) - F-Droid, Amazon
Drive - Dropbox, Home NAS server
Play Music - Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, etc., NAS server
Play Movies - Vudu, Amazon Video, NAS server
YouTube - Vimeo

I'm looking very forward to flashing 16.0 on my . Patiently waiting for official image to arrive.

Yes... I've sampled many different distros over the years. I can't believe after 16 years though I'm actually changing my daily driver from Fedora to Ubuntu (Gnome).

Finally... I bought a laptop without any proprietary MS keys. It just never felt right running Linux on a machine that had those dedicated Win keys.


Linux Geeks doing what Linux Geeks do..