Nix Package Manager Advice
When using the Nix Package Manager on Debian 11, I have seen that it doesn’t automatically create .desktop files for GUI programs. This would have been fine if I was using nix to install one or two programs, but I was looking forward to use it a regular package manager. Does anyone know how to automate the process?

Is there a way to install a package on debian without internet access?
How do I get the package to the computer and how to install with apt?

Lemmy client Lemmur on Linux doesn't find any instances other than
I have installed Lemmur client and tried to add my account at But Lemmur couldn't find that instance, nor any other instance I tried to connect with. What's wrong there? Do the instances run different APIs? If so, that would not be a helpful situation for the lemmy commuity to grow.

Today's Rust and Linux project is up :) I built this plugin so that I could see NetworkManager controls in results that come back from [`pop-launcher`]( I'm using [`onagre`]( to query/display/action those results

Looking for a job where I can use Linux - warehouse preferred.
I've a bit of retail, car sales, and warehouse experience and am looking for a job where I can use Linux and have an excuse to improve my skills in Linux and tech. I use Debian. I love efficiency, organization, and making systems faster, easier for employees and customers. I am open to any tips you all can give me. I have no certifications and am not sure that I am willing to get one at this point. If I had a job I loved and they loved me back, I might be willing to get a certification in order to advance. I am hoping the little bit of Linux and tech that I know will be what gets me a job where I live now.

The Problems of Open Source
cross-posted from: > cross-posted from: > > > Some quotes > > > > > Twenty years ago, the phrase 'open source' had a definite meaning in computing which is quite different from the sense it has now... > > > > > Why is Free Software so Bad in Quality? > > > > > > Most free software is poor or unusable. This is heavily disguised because protagonists like to use the isolated points fallacy to sell the idea FOSS is great. > > > > > > ... > > > > > > ...if you're lucky enough to attract such a team you need to keep them together. And for that you need capital and that is exactly where FOSS falls down. This is the main reason why so much FOSS is of poor quality.1 > > > > > FOSS was Built Out of Corporation and Tax Money > > > > > > Open Office was derived from Star Office which was the product of StarDivision and Sun Microsystems. It was not put together by a hacker living in his mom’s spare bedroom... > > > > > > Emacs was supported financially by people working at the MIT AI Lab, which means that it was funded by Uncle Sam... > > > > > > Linux is...mostly a copy of Unix, despite howls to the contrary it is deeply unoriginal, being based on ideas going back to the time of the Vietnam War. These ideas were in turn evolved within Bell Labs by its creators who were also well-paid professionals. Linus Torvalds really copied an idea whose basis had been funded by university and corporation money and without that basis there would have been no Linux. > > > > > Free Open Source is not often Innovative > > > > > > ...lot of FOSS is poorly written reverse-engineered copies of existing commercial software. Innovation is hard; it requires time and brains. Reverse engineering is a powerful disincentive to innovation since anybody who does spend R&D capital in innovation, can have their ideas reverse engineered. > > > > > > ...

Multiple partitions in Linux installation
I have been trying to use (#debian) #linux with separate partitions for /home and couple of others. However, I have been facing the problem of /var becoming full and thus blocking further updates and installations. Most of the time deleting /var/log/auth.log would help but now I have messed up and can't startup lightdm and using it from another tty. Can you guys share some tips and tricks as to avoiding this problem? I know keeping everything in one partition is one such trick. Anything else? #linux #foss #gnu #free_software #libre_software #disk #operatingsystems

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Linux is a family of open source Unix-like operating systems based on the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution (or distro for short).

Distributions include the Linux kernel and supporting system software and libraries, many of which are provided by the GNU Project. Many Linux distributions use the word “Linux” in their name, but the Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to emphasize the importance of GNU software, causing some controversy.


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