I really love that #Android 10 also uses A/B upgrades now. Makes updates so pleasant. You download and install the update and all it takes is a reboot to go out with the new version. No long waiting screens, no "upgrade in progress" etc. It doesn't even take 1 minutes where you are blocked from using your device and it's more robust to power failures.
Hui, #Fedora 33 is out 🎉
I'm currently thinking if I go for an upgrade and miss out on all the BTRFS magic that was implemented for F33 or if I go for a re-install but have to move all my stuff around and reinstall a ton of applications
Originally I thought about switching to Silverblue but concluded that it simply might not be the right OS for me.
I'm not sure who thought that giving my Wayland session the same oom score as every other program would be a good idea.
Or to put it more constructive: I just wrote a systemd.timer to adjust my gdm-wayland-session's oom score, to no longer stand in line with other desktop processed to be killed. Let's see what happens :)
If you are new or inexperienced when it comes to SELinux and/or enjoy containers, this is a great talk to learn how to fix problems with it:
It becomes easy once you get things right and can help you a lot to keep everything where it belongs.
In #Fedora there is currently one of the biggest discussions about git forges going on:
Main objective: Should Fedora development run on #Pagure, a git forge written by Fedora contributors, or should it run on GitLab?
The discussion appeared after the CPE announced that they would go for a SaaS version of GitLab.
After reading a large amount of mails, I think #GitLab is definitely the wrong choice here :/
Hope we can resolve this in a good way…
Shared on the "Fedora People" web feed collection:
Installing and configuring Folding@Home in Fedora
It's quick, it's easy and it's well isolated. So if you want and can, please go ahead and donate some compute power.
And here we go: A little article about federated ecosystems like the #Fediverse and #Matrix. And guess who is missing out on it? #Fedora! I want to change that and it would be great if you could help. Therefore I ask:
Fedora, where are you?
Help us to get Fedora on board with all these awesome, new technologies we use every day already.
Today I checked the #Firefox in #Flatpak from #Fedora. Looks usable on first sight. For most people that's a nice and easy step forward in browser security. Sadly I can't use it due to my integration with Yubikeys and other programs. But for most users who aren't using all this fancy stuff, It's a great option.
And for those worried "flatpak leads to outdated dependencies", nope, the version from registry.fedoraproject.org uses basically the same CI mechanisms as the RPM version.
Want to tame Firefox and make sure it follows your organization's regulations?
Here is my little write up on how you can do this on Fedora:
It'll explain how to generate a policy to enforce your DoH settings and also provide a very basic RPM spec file on how to deploy such a policy to your systems.
I spend some time of my evening tinkering with my notebook's settings and a UEFI update. In order to make it easier for you, I wrote a little summary on how I did it and how maybe your next firmware update looks like:
If you look for a hardening guide for your linux system, I can recommend "The practical linux hardening Guide" by trimstray.
1. It's based on SCAP policies.
2. It uses standards
3. It provides you with references and rationals, not just actions
This will allow you to consider whenever or not you should apply this configuration to your setup.
#Fedora is about to stop providing x86 bootable images. Which means your x86-only hardware will no longer work with Fedora 31.
There are good reasons to stop using #x86 hardware and I hope it's possible for you, to work this out. If you are a Fedora user and you run on x86-only hardware and you have no way to get any kind of newer hardware, feel free to reach out to me, I guess we can figure out a solution :)
More details in the Fedora Magazine:
Friends at Fedora with a Yahoo account, please watch out:
TL;DR: Yahoo filters mails form Fedora's mailinglists etc. So when you want to stay in the loop, you either have to check bugzilla and Hyperkitten yourself, or maybe just get another mail provider.
I recommend to get an own domain while switching (if you not already have), that makes switching in future so much easier 😉
it's time to support your Fedora Userbase as simple as possible.
Packit-as-a-service is here, which simply integrates with your upstream repository and allows builds on the latest version of Fedora, so all your project can be automatically picked up by latest Fedora release engineers and integrate it into the next version of the OS.
(More docs should follow soon)
If you wonder why people love to use the CLI on Linux one of the main reasons is piping commands.
The #Fedora magazine just published an article teaching the basics. Maybe you'll enjoy it, give it a try :)
Do you use `pass` as password manager on your machine?
There is an extension to verify your passwords against the HIBP database of known passwords and make sure that your password wasn't exposed during a data breach. (Of course without telling your password apart)
This extension is packaged on #Fedora as pass-pwned.
Brian "bex" Exelbierd wrote an article about it, and how to install it on any other distro on opensource.com:
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