MATE Desktop installs a Dictionary app (a fork of the retired GNOME Dictionary app). The apps don’t protect your pricacy, and you might want to stop using them.
GNOME Text Editor, GEdit, and Kate all have a auto-saving feature designed to prevent dataloss. However, the implementations vary a lot with different trade-offs.
I’ve been an SELinux complexity apologist for years. Lately, I’ve concluded that every implementation with difficult-to-configure policies is just unmanageable.
Flatpak apps are isolated from- and doesn’t use the system’s spell checker dictionaries. Here’s how to install more language options into the Flatpak runtime.
Windows 11 needs some extra config to run as a virtual machine in GNOME Boxes. Get it setup with UEFI secure boot, TPM 2.0 emulation, and accelerated drivers.
The Kate Editor has a great feature that prevents data-loss if the text editor or the system crashes. It auto-saves “.kate-swp” files containing unsaved changes.
After the initial learning curve, I found that Cardboard WM help me stay focused on one task and it greatly reduced how much time I spent rearranging my windows.
Self-resetting virtual machines make it easy to explore new (and untrusted) software, browse unsafe parts of the web, and open files from untrusted senders.
Easy-to-use settings-free virtualization works great when it works! Not so much if you’re running an unsupported operating system, e.g. a modern Windows version.
My favorite online multiplayer game is finally available on Linux. Goodbye Windows!
Neither GNOME nor Plasma’s settings app has an option to change the keyboard layout on the login screen. Here’s how you make the change through the terminal.
Microsoft has added support for running Linux desktop programs through WSL and Wayland on Windows 10 through the new Windows Subsystem for Linux GUI apps (WSLg).
GNU Parallel is a powerful Linux parallelization tool for local and remote jobs. Its unique command syntax and complex requirements makes it difficult to use.