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Tuba is a Magnificent New Mastodon App for #Linux - #opensource #gtk #fediverse
tuba linux fediverse client

Google discloses CentOS Linux kernel vulnerabilities citing failure to fix


#linux #google

Odilia is a brand new screen reader for Linux #Linux #Accessibility

ThunderCast #1: Origin Stories

Welcome to the debut episode of the Thunderbird podcast, which we're affectionately calling the ThunderCast! It's an inside look at the making of Thunderbird, alongside community-driven conversations with our friends in the open-source world. We can't wait for you to listen!

00:00 - ThunderCast: What To Expect
02:07 - Meet Ryan
08:55 - Meet Alex
12:24 - Loving Your Work
18:07 - Meet Jason
21:06 - Geeking Out
31:37 - Mozilla + Thunderbird: A history lesson
41:22 - Supernova: Setting The Stage
56:28 - "Email is not broken"
01:05:23 - K-9 Mail → Thunderbird Android
01:16:36 - Closing comments

Episode 1
March 21, 2023

★ Episode details:

it's odilia, the odilia screenreader! finally, the long awaited by some, version 0.1.0 is out, it has been for afew hours now, but as they say, the news are only old if you heard them at least once, so for most people they should be fresh. If you want to check it out, feel free to do so, dropping bug reports as you find them, never hesitate to pop things in that issue tracker, or come talk to us in our matrix space,, or irc,, and
the releace announcement can be found at
finally, we're here! A big thank you to the community who waited patiently for this release, as well as everyone who contributed, in one way or another, to the project's growth, we're here, we hear you, and we'll never forget our community! let's show the world it can indeed be done, make linux great again!
#accessibility #screenreader #screenreaders #blind #linux #odilia

Found this on other account. Please boost for reach: Fedora Linux is focusing on accessibility for the next five years. I'd love to see people with disabilities, very much including blind people, comment on this. If you're interested in Linux, or free and open source software, your voices are valuable. I hope Fedora finds our voices valuable too.
#accessibility #linux #fedora #foss

Bonus #Linux post for today, Linus Torvalds has joined the Fediverse at:

➡️ @torvalds

Torvalds is of course the original developer of the Linux kernel.

(We know the account is official as it uses the Linux kernel's official domain in its address.)

Thank you to @Linux and @SF8910 for the headsup!

I just had a super productive discussion with some talented designers and developers within #GNOME. I’m happy to see some long-wanted but often-delayed work being picked back up, and excited to be involved in the process!

I think we’re gonna get some thing spiked out and prototyped, but spoiler alert: it’s to do with making GNOME feel more your own while considering the needs of app authors and distros, and even other toolkits. 🌈

#GNOMEdesign #FOSS #OpenSource #Linux #FLOSS

Content warning: Flaming hot take, rant

You know what, I haven’t come across a lot of Black Linux users on this Mammoth Site! Heck I have barely come across any Linux users of colour on here for that matter! If you’re a Black or POC Linux User, make yourself known!

I’d like to chop it up with folks about my favourite set of Unix-like operating systems, without fear of you know... Micro Aggressions... LOL

#BlackFediverse #BlackMastodon #Linux #OpenSource #FOSS #LinuxCommunity #POC

I’ve been thinking about this for a few days, and you know, if a project, website, whatever, cannot, or will not, for whatever reason, accommodate people with disabilities, just say so on the home page. If a Linux distribution doesn’t have an accessible installer, just say so. If a distribution isn’t sure if its desktop and apps are accessible, don’t sit there and call it “your OS.” Be straight up and say “this distribution hasn’t been tested for accessibility.” Do y’all know how much time that would save disabled people? If we know your software isn’t accessible, we’ll look somewhere else. If we don’t, we’ll run into “Okay how do I start the screen reader? Alt + Windows + S? Oh that’s not working. Alt + F2, Orca, Enter? No? Well that was a waste of 30 minutes.” And honestly, no one likes wasting their time.
But if you have tested your distribution’s installer, and set up accessibility flags and such, like Debian, let us know, loud and proud. Reach out and welcome us. And try not to shrug your shoulders and grunt when your distribution doesn’t work on our hardware. If your website is nice and clean and fast, and you’ve had a blind person try it, and they’ve thanked you for giving a damn, shout it, loud and proud. Be proud of your support for people with disabilities. But also understand that blind people aren’t the only disabled population out there, and reach out further. But if your stuff works for even one set of the disabled population, you should be proud of that.

#accessibility #foss #linux #web

I was on an Android mailing list today, and I was asking about Ebook readers that don’t require the screen to be on to continue reading, and that don’t pause at the end of sentences so much like AtVoice reader. I forget what I didn’t like so much about Speech Central. And one response was like “I think you’re thinking about Audible here. Why would you want to rewind or fast forward in Ebooks?” And I just, I feel kinda bad for Android users. It’s like they just don’t have any good options at all so they are kind of molded by the system they use to not even expect better. Like, I get that Mac users are the same with MUD clients and games, and Linux users have just taught themselves to stick with Pidgin, FireFox/Chrome/Brave, Pluma or the default editor, Audacity, and LibreOffice. But my goodness. It’s really sad when we don’t expect better from our tools. And yes, this is my observations so may not be 100% accurate or palatable from aforementioned users of Mac, Linux, and Android. Also I’m gonna try a Ebook reader called [Evie - The eVoice book reader]( which was recommended to me in the same message. :) So it’s not like they’re not helpful, they are. Google Play Books just, has squished expectations into the ground.

#accessibility #blind #Mac #Linux #Android

So I'm sitting here reading the blog post I just posted about, and I'm thinking "you know, Linux *could* be a wonderful OS for someone that likes lightweight, portable stuff like Pandoc, Fountain, Markdown, all that. Like these kinds of people that have a disability are just *waiting* for something like Linux, where they can have a light, simple interface that's also effective and nice. But nope, disabled FOSS, like NVDA and LibLouis, and TWBlue, and Eltin, all work on the backbone of a proprietary operating system. I rhetorically ask, why is that? Why do we need to use Windows to run a mostly FOSS system? LibreOffice is FOSS. Yet, what system do you see blind people running it on? Windows. Pandoc is FOSS. Yet, what system do you see blind people running it on? Windows. Why is this?

#accessibility #foss #linux #blind

So. I thought I'd take a moment to talk about a thing I first started working on back in, hmmm, 2015 or so. It's pmml, the practical #music #macro #language, developed by Satoshi Nishimura. It compiles a c-like language to #midi format. I wanted it to work on both 32 and 64-bit systems, so I sat down to work on it. You can see the results of that, and see how I got from here to there, by checking out this github repo. Let's just say, I learnt a lot! about struct/union padding, and memory layouts between 32 and 64-bit machines. Even so, it still doesn't work on windows 64-bit, but it does work on #Mac OS, #linux and #FreeBSD. #C #programming

Please boost for reach: Fedora Linux is focusing on accessibility for the next five years. I'd love to see people with disabilities, very much including blind people, comment on this. If you're interested in Linux, or free and open source software, your voices are valuable. I hope Fedora finds our voices valuable too.

#accessibility #linux #fedora #foss

More on Mint. So, delightfully, when I booted up the VM today, Orca started on login, and after login too. So after you turn it on, it comes on again. That's very, very nice. Not only does that tell you when your computer is ready to go, it lets you set what DE you start with and such.

#accessibility #Mint #Linux #foss

So, on the [Linux Mint homepage](, there's a downloads link. Whenever I press Enter on it, it expands, but when I arrow down, there's just the collapsed Project link. Even when I just press Enter on the Download link and press Tab, the thing just collapses and I'm put on the Project link. I remember finding a way around that, but a user hopeful about Linux and ready to try it will probably think "Wow if their website is like this, I don't wanna know what their distro is like."

#accessibility #foss #linux #mint

The Fedora Project has actually listed accessibility as one of the things we want to improve on in the next five years. If anyone has any feedback, please chime in on this thread:

#Fedora #Linux #accessibility

Here is the detailed post about our team's experience at @fosdem 2023 in Brussels by Evangelos Ribeiro Tzaras!

#fosdem #Fosdem2023 #linux #mobile linux #mobile

So I ran Linut Mint in a VM in Vmware workstation 16, and pressed Enter on the grub menu, and got this

B. 28375B]
piix4_smbus SM8us Host Controller not enabled!
sd [sda] Assuming drive cache: Lurite through
#foss #linux #mint

So I know it’s only been like two or three people so far, but sighted developers asking how to use Orca on Linux to test for accessibility, shows that the time is fast approaching where accessibility is going to matter on Linux. I don’t know if it’s gonna be the explosion of the SteamDeck, or FOSS communities, or the rising interest in non-corporate computing and social networking and stuff. But this is already trickling down. Developers are needing to know about accessibility. They use Linux. I’m so glad to see KDE working on accessibility, and I hope that, one day, blind people can boot up a Linux installer, be told how to enable a screen reader, be guided through setup and onboarding after installation (with no unlabeled buttons please even though it’s just a slideshow Gnome (And an accessible Internet accounts adding process)). Shoot I’d even be glad to write tutorial information for it, like I did for QuickDocs in Fedora. But the time is now to focus on it, not when accessibility hits the FOSS community like a train. And I appreciate every single developer that comes to me, wanting to learn and understand. It’s miles, **miles** better than not giving a damn.

#accessibility #foss #linux

My Favorite Thunderbird Supernova Feature

You think Thunderbird is customizable NOW? Wait until you see what our Product Design manager is cooking up... This video is part of a larger "Meet The Team" series of conversations. Read the entire interview on the Thunderbird blog at

Trying out this RDP based desktop sharing to see if I can use #gnome @gnome for remote work.

It's clunky compared to XForward. An entire desktop required and the shared computer is basically useless to anyone else since it won't share a desktop that's not showing on the monitor in the physical space.

Bit of a leap backwards if I'm being honest. Every time #linux copies #Windows or #MacOS I get this sinking feeling that we've just given up being great and are settling for good enough.

What email app you are using for #Linux (GUI)? #Geary is not very good. I'm currently using Checker Plus for Gmail on Firefox, because there are really no good alternatives.
Screenshot of Checker Plus for Gmail for Firefox with notification icon. 1 new unread email marked with red number one. Other icons like 1Password, Stayfree and Live CSS editor beside it.

i get that Linux gets flack for having a sharp learning curve, and it's true that hardware compatability can be a challenge...

but dang, i just printed 60+ pdfs with a single simple command:

lp -d PRINTERNAME *.pdf

that would have taken ages if i had to point and click and load every single one.

#linux #commandLine

Hey y'all! Does anyone see any reason or hardware on this laptop so that it won't work well with Linux? Last time I tried Linux on this machine, accessibility didn't run very well. I'm trying to see if that's a hardware issue.

#foss #Linux #laptop

Ok #jobfairy, chucking this out. Anyone got a job for an experienced #macOS , #iOS, #Linux (#gtk) app developer? Uk based, ideally remote (20+ years experience working remotely)

Music or video related a bonus but not essential

Xfce’s Apps Update for February 2023: Ristretto Gets Printing Support, Orage Gets #Wayland Support, Major Notifications Changes, and Much More

#Xfce #Linux #OpenSource #FreeSoftware
Xfce’s Apps Update for February 2023

Bought a used PC to install #Plex server on. Came with Windows 10, so I thought, "Okay, I'll try Windows 10. Maybe it doesn't suck." Wouldn't install without credit card details! Hells to the no. Now like my laptop, it's a #Linux machine. LOL

For #Linux folk, I have a list of my common typographic symbols using the Alt Graph & Compose keys, hosted on @Codeberg, derived from @aral blog post

Might be useful

If I were to donate to KDE, if that's even possible, how would I designate that it should be spent on furthering the accessibility goals?

#accessibility #kde #foss #linux

Konečně dozrál čas provést upgrade mého počítače z Windows na Linux.
#Plasma #EndeavourOS #Arch #GNU #Linux

The most POWERFUL Linux laptop? Tuxedo Stellaris 17 Gen 4 Review

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#Linux #laptop #review

00:00 Intro
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01:22 Form Factor & Build Quality
03:57 Specs and Configuration Options
05:38 Performance Benchmarks
07:53 Aquaris: external watercooling
09:42 Battery life
10:30 Mechanical keyboard
12:44 Display
13:28 Port selection
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No 2 ways about it, this is a big device. It has a 17 inch screen, 16:10. It weighs 2.8 kilos, and it's 38 cm wide, 27 cm deep, and 2.7 cm thick.

The chassis is made of aluminium and has literally no flex, no bend, no creaking. It also resists fingerprints really well, thanks to a soft touch coating on the inside of the laptop.

You're free to open it, and you can access and replace the 2 M.2 SSD slots, the RAM, the wireless card, and the battery as well, which is screwed in and not glued.

The CPU is the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX. All models come with at least 16 gigs of RAM, and an RTX 3070Ti with 8Gigs of vRAM. You also get 250 gigs of PCIe3 SSD, and Wifi 6 + BLuetooth 5.2.

It can go up to 64 Gigs of 4800 Mhz RAM, up to 4TB of PCIe 4 storage, and, either an RTX 3080, or a 3080Ti. And all cards run at their maximum Total Graphics Power allowed by Nvidia,. You also get a 99Wh battery.

On geekbench 6, it gave me scores of 2121 in single core, and 10219 in multi core.

I ran the Shadow of the Tomb Raider benchmark, at high settings, at the native resolution of 2560x1600, and it got me an average of 101 FPS. When cranking all the settings to the max, still at the native resolution, it managed to reach 97 FPS. At 1080p highest details, the Stellaris 17 got 110FPS.

It also gave me an idea about thermals, at 75 °C under heavy load, which isn't bad at all.

With its 99Wh battery, running in Nvidia on demand mode, with the display at 50% brightness, wifi being used to play youtube videos in a loop in Firefox, the laptop lasted for 8 hours and 12 minutes.

The keyboard uses Cherry MX ultra low profile switches. The key travel is really good, at 1.8 mm, and the click happens at 0.8 mm. Some of the keys aren't using mechanical switches, notably the function keys and the whole numpad, they're using membrane switches instead.

The touchpad is humongous. It's also thankfully centered, and it's covered in glass, so it's really smooth. It feels very precise, and using it with tap to click feels great.

It's a diveboard mechanism, so obviously you can't click everywhere on it, it has to be in the bottom half of the touchpad, and the sound it makes is satisfying and doesn't rattle.

The dislay 16:10, 17 inches, and it goes up to 240hz refresh rate. It is G Sync compatible, to avoid any screen tearing issues. It's decently bright, at 380 nits, and it has full sRGB coverage.

In terms of ports, on the left, you get the usual Kensington Lock, a USB-A 3.2 Gen2x1 port, a microphone input, and a headphone jack. On the right, you get an SD card reader, and 2 USB-A 3.2 Gen1 ports. And on the back, you have a port for the Aquaris external watercooling solution, a USB-C 3.2 Gen2x1 port, an HDMI 2.1 port, a Gigabit ethernet port, and a barrel jack.

Let's finish with the mic, speakers and webcam. The microphone is decent, but nothing to write home about. You'll want to run it at about 25% volume. The speakers get really loud, but they don't distort or sound tinny at all, they have a good amount of bass.

As per the webcam, well it's 1080p, and it can produce good results with decent lighting, but it's still a bit grainy even in natural light. It's just a small notch above the usual potato cam.