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I was trying to add RDP access to my #18.04 install on my iMac and somehow it all up. I couldn’t get to the UI. Tried to undo it, but with no luck.

Let me tell you, there’s no access to USB boot by holding down the / key after you wipe out . Learned a lot about last night.

Whew! Back up and running.

I'm looking for an answer. I saw a program icon on a guy's windows program bar during a webinar, and was wondering what program it is. It was a webinar, so I couldn't ask, and can't seem to get google to understand I want to search for the program name by describing the icon.

Anyway, the icon was 3 dots or small circles that would make a triangle, but the connectors between them are clightly arced istead of straight.

Anyone know what this might be?

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Pixelfed Labs, a community org and incubator dedicated to:

- build experimental features
- establish working groups to improve the core project (ie: Abuse Prevention, Accessibility, Privacy, Youth Safety, Dark Pattern Prevention)
- make contributing easier

Launching in March! #pixelfed

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@pixelfed I can't wait to share a huge update about Pixelfed Labs in the next few days!

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It's amazing how in such a short time MX Linux' Mastodon has gained traction (also in comparison to Twitter).

Thanks everyone for following and supporting 👍

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There are 10 kinds of people: Those who know hexadecimal, and F the rest.

What kind of hardware is needed (RAM, HDD space, cores, network speed, etc) to run a really good server? Particularly if it were to become a popular instance...say with 20,000 users or more? Assume a 18.04 server.

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@linux Never ending debate: Linux or Windows 🤔 Well in my case I not only use Linux Mint on desktops, but also choose CentOS and Ubuntu for servers. Ever since Microsoft introduced fancy bootloader in Vista I refuse to fix other's computers and either reinstall them to Linux Mint or advise to visit someone else 😄 So far so good. Typically under Linux problems are much more technical but solvable whereas in Windows things either just work or are next to impossible to address 🤓

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Let's get another round of signatures to stop #Article11 and #Article13 !!!

The Internet belongs to all of us and thus we should all really care about this!


(Boosts would be very welcome!)

I took the plunge, and moved my iMac 2011 27" to 18.04. So far is running awesome on it. Still no screen dimming with the keyboard controls (althought it shows on the screen that it's doing it). Weird, but no big deal.

I was messing with on my 2011 iMac last week, and I've been considering just moving it to Linux completely. First throught was - of the apps I use, what ... here's my list

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I did it. Just removed , and added . Their migration guide appears to have worked well on my Ubuntu 18.04 system. Excited. Saw a few posts that say the apps should still connect to JellyFin for now.

Am looking to remove and put in . Wondering how / if jellyfin will stream to my still. Are there apps for jellyfin yet?

Trying to grow a Linux User Group I started almost 5 years ago in my little town (around 250,000 population), and it's been tough. Ideas for apreading the word about are desired and welcome. WE have about 6 regular members, and 12 on a non regular basis. I'd like to see around 20 regular members.

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Toot! Toot! Now I am all settled into my new Mastodon account I thought I share that I use Whalebird 🐳 🐦, an elegant Mastodon client for the #Linux desktop that supports multiple accounts and various views of your timeline. Get Whalebird from the snap store - snapcraft.io/whalebird or install it from the terminal with:

snap install whalebird

When I signed up for this time, the mobile app first told me to “choose an instance”. This wouldn’t have been so bad if it gave me choices, but I had to go out of the app, search on google, copy the instance name, back to the app, then continue sign up.

Fine, for me, but the average person isn’t going to go through that, and most wouldn’t even understand it. It seems like a hindrance to joining to me.

Is there any work in progress to make it easier?

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I just wanna say that I'm a tad disappointed that putting an emoji in your hostname doesn't seem to work in @elementary/Ubuntu.

I tried to name my Thinkpad "🤔pad" but in the shell it just shows up as "pad".

On second thought maybe man should not play God. 🐘

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