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My Sins As A Linux Advocate & Other News…

Being part of a community of enlightened fellows running GNU/Linux as their main desktop operating system is a huge responsibility: Would you not agree? Such a knowledgeable person should always follow a strict set of principles: ban Microsoft from her life, spit on Apple in her idle time, install Arch without a GUI, and absolutely discourage others from using any kind of social networks. Thus is the life of a committed free-software advocate… Is it really, though ?If you read until the end, I promise you a nice twist of events… Continue reading My Sins As A Linux Advocate & Other News…

Open Source Programs I Use Most Often

I would like to speak about my entire system’s configuration today, in terms of the programs I use the most often. I will start with the least obvious (that is the OS or Linux distribution) and go on to the most obvious (programs you run after the booting process is complete). I split this article into 3 main sections: Continue reading Open Source Programs I Use Most Often

What Am I Up To?

Some of you may be wondering what is currently happening behind the scenes. If you belong with such people, then this article is for you and you should keep reading. I have recently been told that I was much less active on my blog and YouTube channel than before. Appearances are against me, indeed. In 2 months and a half, I published few videos and articles. Hopefully, everything will become much clearer in the lines to come… Continue reading What Am I Up To?

Awesome WM: My Configuration

As I told you in one of my recent videos, my war against bloat is over. This does not mean I intend to start using KDE Plasma again, since it would not match my workflow, or that will endorse web bloat, since it is a real problem that I tend to see as different from the one I am describing now. However I do intend to be more realistic with the programs I use. Let me give you a concrete example which I have already cited in previous videos. Continue reading Awesome WM: My Configuration

A Phil Wayne’s Rice of Dwm

Before I begin, I would like to thank all my YouTube subscribers. We recently hit 100 and I feel flattered to already have so many people listening to my rambling. I would also like to thank every one of you reading this blog, since we are about to hit 200. None of this would be possible without you, so THANK YOU! After several months of living in this window manager, I finally feel ready to present my dwm’s final configuration. If you are looking for something rather minimalist, with only a few applied patches, but yet that still has a pretty thrilling design, you should not be disappointed. Continue reading A Phil Wayne’s Rice of Dwm

My Battle Against Bloat Is Over

I have been absent for quite a while. This is not because I was out of ideas, certainly not, but because I was not able to find the motivation within me to create content and publish it. The current sanitary situation, as for most of you I would suppose, has seriously been getting on my nerves. I have had to force myself to get back to writing this. Do not misunderstand, I still love blogging and making videos. We are only living the beginning of this adventure all together. My return should be proof enough! Anyway, let us dig into the subject of this video. A lot has happened in almost 2 months and I cannot speak forever, so I will summarize. Continue reading My Battle Against Bloat Is Over

10 Reasons Why You Should Install Linux

I was recently asked a question which all of us should always be capable of answering, as Linux users and opensource advocates: Why should you even bother installing Linux in the first place? What does Linux have which Mac OS and Windows 10 do not offer? Let us find an answer together. If you come from a Windows environment like I did, there is certainly one thing which upsets you. Continue reading 10 Reasons Why You Should Install Linux

Browsing The Web In 2020: Is It Madness ?

Before presenting the web browsers which I consider are currently the best, I would like to express a concern of mine. I am worried about my privacy and my freedom. I am worried about the state of the internet, which is in a state of absolute ‘bloatness’. I am worried about the centralization of the world wide web, which is more and more limited to a few online platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and other. Continue reading Browsing The Web In 2020: Is It Madness ?

Cyber Threats: Beware Of The World Wild Web

My Dearest Mad-readers, Modern society probably never has been as perilous as in the past decade. The emergence of what experts enjoy calling cyber security demonstrates the fateful ill-being of the internet. Our world may never have seen such an enlightened era yet, ethically speaking, the tools humans play with have the capacity to bring as much good as bad. Disclaimer I may not be … Continue reading Cyber Threats: Beware Of The World Wild Web

Testing Out Artix: Another Flavor Or Arch Linux

Artix is essentially Arch Linux, except without systemd. It sounds a lot like what I am looking for, since it will allow me to run openrc. However, it is not a parent distribution. I would really like to read your opinion in the comments. I have been saying for quite a while that I do not see the point in installing the fork of another distribution, yet this time Artix really is bringing something interesting to the table. Continue reading Testing Out Artix: Another Flavor Or Arch Linux