Paul Sutton

Linux

Linux Mint 20.2 Ulma

The latest version of Linux mint [1] has now been released. I have downloaded the cinnamon edition to give it a go.

In my previous post [2] I gave a link to some suppliers of hardware, Linux mint is one of the OS's that can be pre-installed.

Links

1 Linux Mint 2 Elementry OS post

Tags

#Linux,#LinuxMint,#FreeSoftware,#Mint

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Libreoffice 7.2

LibreOffice 7.2 is out, along with a video highlighting the new features

Mastodon post (embed)

Video – direct on Peertube

Links

Tags

#LibreOffice72,#Features,#Release,#Linux,#Mac,#Windows,#Video, #Peertube

Elementary OS 6

Elementary OS 6 [1] has been released. Looks like this has some nice new features.

I decided to write this post after following a link on their Mastodon [2] post to the Elementary OS store were you can buy Laptops with Elementary OS pre-installed. There are a few suppliers listed. I am picking out star labs here [4] as the are United Kingdom based. They appear to sell quite a few Linux friendly laptops and offer a range of OS choices. What is also great is they seem reasonably priced. I am not too sure how much these are fully freeOS friendly (e.g Debian) however it is nice to just be able to buy hardware without Windows for a start.

Links

  1. Website
  2. Mastodon
  3. Store
  4. StarLabs

Tags

#Linux,#ElementryOS

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Command and Conquer Red Alert

So having installed Debian 11, I have now installed the snap daemon and the C&C Red Alert game. So slowing getting back to some of what I had on my Debian 10 install.

A few screenshots are included below.

Red Alert

Redalert

Redalert

Red Alert

Red Alert

Please feel free to chat on Mastodon or on IRC (See links below)

Links

Tags

#Linux,#Debian,#Gaming,#Snap,#CommandAndConquer,#RedAlert

Ubuntu 21.04

The new features found in Ubuntu 21.04 [1]

A quick overview of the features of the latest release of the Ubuntu operating system (OS).

This video is provided via Invidious, which is a front end to Youtube, twitter etc that filters out tracking etc. This can be done automatically via Privacy Redirect plug-in [2] for Firefox.

REFERENCES

1 Ubuntu 2 Privacy Redirect

TAGS

#Linux,#Ubuntu,#2104.#Release,#April2021 ,#Video,#Invidious,#Privacy,#Redirect,#Browser,#Plugin.NoTracking

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Devon and Cornwall GNU / Linux user group meeting – May 2021

The next Linux user group [1] meeting will take place, this Saturday at 12:00 on Meet.jit.si. Please see website, for more details and a link to the video chat. Our IRC channel is open 24/7 and can be found at [3].

REFERENCES

1 Devon and Cornwall GLUG 2 GNU 3 Freenode

TAGS

#Devon,#Cornwall,#Linux,#User,#Group,#Meeting

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Tilde – text editor

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Tilde is a nice, curses based text editor. It is useful for if you are at the console or terminal in Linux and want a menu driven editor.

tilde

While other tools are more command driven (nano, emacs, vi, vim and joe to name a few). Tilde is being mentioned for those of you who may find it useful

As you would expect with a modern editor, tilde has support for syntax highlighting.

Tilde Syntax Highlighting

Which is really useful for programming or editing website code for example.

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TAGS

#YearOfTheFediverse,#Linux,#TextEditor,#Editor,#Text, #Tilde,#Programming,#SyntaxHighlighting,#console, #terminal

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