Switching to Linux, the LTT Dilema

This post is about expectations and behaviors people have with switching to Linux, as well as our community’s contradictory beahvior and expectations towards new users. It is not meant to attack any particular section of the FOSS community, LMG or LTT community. There will however be some speculation regarding learned behaviors from both the Pop!_OS maintainers as well as LTT staff’s total disregard for security practices in running any commands they find without understanding what the commands do.

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Editing Videos with ffmpeg

This is a short and messy guide for editing files from the command line. While I do this on Linux, these commands will work on MacOS and Windows too. The reason I do this is because I am vision impaired and timeline editors are very cumbersome for me in particular. Sometimes I also feel this is faster, especially for sharing short clips scaled for chat platforms like Discord.

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Risk of Rain 2 VR Mod on Linux

This was a huge pain to figure out, thanks Valve. So for some reason binding files are executable on Linux, they’re also SHA1 verified, I’m assuming someone more clever than I am figured out how to do malicious things with bindings at some point. Anyway below is a guide on getting Risk of Rain 2 working in VR on Linux. WOW!!!

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mesa-git in Userland

So some of you probably saw me posting about running Cyberpunk 2077 on Linux using the latest commits to mesa on my AMD Graphics Card. This was actually quite a pain to get going at first because I wasn’t thinking, and ended up heavily modifying the srcpkg template in the Void repos to install the driver system-wide.

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Dangers of Centralization

If you follow me on Social Media you’ll probably notice me making occasional jabs at Centralized Platforms, but I don’t think a lot of people actually understand why I take issue with centralization, or why I feel you should to. In this post I’ll talk about Federation and self-hosting a lot. I’ll include links to alternative systems in my examples as I go.

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Three Years Windows Free

I have spent the last 3 years mostly Windows free. In April of 2017 my boot files on my Windows 7 install got corrupted. I had been mostly using Linux for work at this point. I had the urge to move back to Linux as my desktop after a long hiatus after the growing pains Gentoo and Fedora had between 2006-2009, had long since been overcome. The one thing that was holding me back up until then was a number of games; of which I was hardly playing.

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Don't Install Manjaro

Manjaro markets itself as a new user friendly distribution. It attempts to cater to the the same demographic of users as Mint(a conversation for another time.) and Ubuntu. The Manjaro maintainers are however very bad at doing this at anything deeper than a surface level. This makes the concept fundamentally fall apart.

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