Chris Were Digital

- Chris Were

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In today's podcast I chat with commenters over Ubuntu MATE, Solus, Linux Gaming, Linux Mint, Xubuntu, Manjaro, dual booting, privacy on the distro level, Firefox, the Brave browser, Chrome & Google's privacy transgressions as well as a whole load of other topics.

Release notes:
"Ubuntu MATE is a stable, easy-to-use operating system with a configurable desktop environment. It is ideal for those who want the most out of their computers and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor. With modest hardware requirements it is suitable for modern workstations, single board computers and older hardware alike. Ubuntu MATE makes modern computers fast and old computers usable." -from

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Solus MATE is described as, "A traditional desktop for advanced users and older hardware."
"A modern operating system to power your daily needs. Install today, update forever. Built for people like you, by people like you. Solus is empowered by the shared vision of a strong community working for a common goal. All developments and improvements to Solus are by people who want to use their computers just like you do. Solus stands strong on an open platform, powered by industry-proven technologies, including GNU/Linux*." from the Solus website

In today's video I share my thoughts on why I'm using Firefox again as my primary web browsers and why I'm not only moving away from Chromium and Google Chrome in terms of browsers, but also why I'm making a wider move away from Google services.

Facebook defends secretly manipulating users: Experiments 'improved service'

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"A fast and open replacement for Windows and macOS. AppCenter delivers native, Open Source apps to elementary OS. Quickly discover new apps and easily update the ones you already have. Plus, support indie developers directly through pay-what-you-want purchases. elementary OS ships with a carefully curated selection of apps that cater to every day needs so you can spend more time using your computer and less time cleaning up bloatware.
"Our code is available for review, scrutiny, modification, and redistribution by anyone.
"We don't make advertising deals and we don't collect sensitive personal data. Our only income is directly from our users.
"We're built on Linux: the same software powering the U.S Department of Defense, the Bank of China, and more."
-Elementary OS website

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From the Privatix VPN website, "Privatix - it’s privacy protection VPN / Proxy solution with free access. Allows to unblock any blocked websites, protect wifi and ensure online security.
"Protect your identity and online data to avoid fraud and identity thefts. Privatix shields your personal information from prying third-parties and hackers on public WiFi, ISPs and other local networks. No one can intercept information such as your credit card numbers, passwords, instant messages, or any other sensitive details that could be used against you."

In today's video, I show you guys what I've been up to with the Solus GNU/Linux distribution.
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"Solus is an operating system that is designed for home computing. Every tweak enables us to deliver a cohesive computing experience. Solus provides a multitude of experiences that enable you to get the most out of your hardware. From our flagship Budgie experience for modern devices to the more traditional MATE experience for lower-end devices, Solus aims to provide the best experience for your device." -from the Solus website.

Fedora 26 is available from
"Fedora Workstation is a polished, easy to use operating system for laptop and desktop computers, with a complete set of tools for developers and makers of all kinds. Fedora is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. It is built and used by people across the globe who work together as a community: the Fedora Project."

My Mastodon:
"Lubuntu is a fast and lightweight operating system. The core of the system is based on Linux and Ubuntu. Lubuntu uses the minimal desktop LXDE, and a selection of light applications. We focus on speed and energy-efficiency. Because of this, Lubuntu has very low hardware requirements." from

"LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE, the Lightweight Desktop Environment. It is the product of the merge between the LXDE-Qt and the Razor-Qt projects: A lightweight, modular, blazing-fast and user-friendly desktop environment. The current version of LXQt is 0.11.1." from the Ubuntu wiki

Available from "The purpose of Antergos is to provide a modern, elegant, and powerful operating system based on one of the best Linux distributions available, Arch Linux. Users need not be linux experts nor developers in order to use Antergos. From long-time linux users to linux users of only a few months, Antergos is for everyone."

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