GPL(GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE) FREEDOM 0: The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose.
FREEDOM 1: The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does your computing as you wish.
FREEDOM 2: The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help others.
FREEDOM 3: The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others.
FLOSS Weekly 629: Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols – Technology Journalism
Doc Searls and Jonathan Bennett talk with Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols about what’s happening in technology journalism, with the open source world he knows perhaps better than any other journalist on the case, and with where he got started: in space and space technologies. (Bonus fact: Steven digs Starlink, and Jonathan is using it to participate in the show.)
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Open Letter: DistroWatch and Nitrux — For the better part of three years, we have remained silent about your ongoing efforts to affect people’s perception of our Linux distribution continuously. We have tried our best not to engage with your evident hostility and disregard to inform your viewers and visitors about correct facts of the Linux distributions you display on your website, especially ours. However, we have decided to take a stance. It is today, the 6th of May, that we gallantly demand you to stop.
Nitrux — Nitrux is a Linux desktop distribution directly based on Debian. It uses the Calamares installer and includes NX Desktop and NX Firewall on top of the KDE Plasma 5 desktop environment and MauiKit Applications.
NX Desktop — NX Desktop is a customization layer for Plasma 5.
AppImageHub — Here are 1200 apps (and counting) that you can run on Linux without installation.
Installing other DEs in Nitrux — During last month’s release of Nitrux, we made available a minimal ISO to let users install Nitrux and also install a different desktop environment and a selection of applications than the ones we include by default.
Nitrux: pnx — pnx (lowercase; originally Pacman for Nitrux) allows users to install software from Linux distributions that use the Pacman package manager on other Linux distributions that don’t use it without interfering with the distributions default package manager.
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