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If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.

— Malcolm X

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Underworld > Oxygen, at least for my tastes!!

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That's the one, Underworld paired with Bali10050 for coloring is the best KDE dark mode setup in my book.

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You'll have to excuse my ignorance, I'm just not to sure, isn't changing to Underworld and Bali altering the GTK theme? I use Breeze Dark, then Underworld, Bali's Black, and still playing with different icons. Currently Griffin Ghost is my choice, plus the high contrast cursor.

BuckShot686 , (edited )
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Oh, I see, ya that's a bit above my pay grade. I just got a setup which looks clean and stuck with it lol. But let me know what your think of the layout!

BuckShot686 ,
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I think that's just in the settings. Select edit profile in the settings menu and then to change the text color, you'll find many options under the appearance tab, hope this helps!

BuckShot686 ,
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Just paste the images into a word processor then convert them to a PDF, this at least keeps the PDF instead of JPEGs.

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I don't have an extention on FF but whenever I copy a link there's an option to also copy clean link. I'm not home, but I believe this is associated with my search engine being SearXNG.

BuckShot686 ,
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UNetbootin could be cool, it'll provide access to mamy iso's instead of just one.

Distro's supported:

- Ubuntu
- Kubuntu
- Xubuntu
- Lubuntu
- Debian
- openSUSE
- Arch Linux
- Damn Small Linux
- SliTaz
- Linux Mint
- Zenwalk
- Slax
- Elive
- CentOS
- FreeBSD
- NetBSD
- 3CX
- Fedora
- PCLinuxOS
- Sabayon Linux
- Gentoo
- MEPIS
- LinuxConsole
- Frugalware Linux
- xPUD
- Puppy Linux

It can be used to load various system utilities too, such as:

- Parted Magic
- SystemRescueCD
- Super Grub Disk
- Dr.Web Antivirus
- F-Secure Rescue CD
- Kaspersky Rescue Disk
- Backtrack
- Ophcrack
- NTPasswd
- Gujin
- Smart Boot Manager
- FreeDOS
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Heck ya to Fedora, glad to see it recommended for a first time user. It’s not much more difficult than Mint, but you can also get into the weeds instead of having to find a new distro after Mint. Mint basically has permanent training wheels, while with Fedora you can pop em off whenever it’s convient.

Edit: Fedora is also a more up to date Alpine and it’s not directly controlled by Red Hat.

BuckShot686 ,
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But Fedora is upstream of Alpine, right?

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The KDE spin has x11, KDE is my go to DE everytime. So assumed that layer I guess.

BuckShot686 ,
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Just going off how things are setup in the KDE spin, the tracker is what allows you to search and find files on the machine. Disabling it would most likely make it tough to find files. But I’m not familiar with gnome just to be clear. I’d say report it and hopefully someone else can provide better detail.

Anyone use Skiff?

I’m only just hearing about the suite from skiff.com and curious if anyone here uses it. They’ve been around for 3 years and apparently offer an open sourced encrypted suite. They’re mainly known a Google Docs alt, but I just learned they offer encrypted mail, calendar, and cloud (10GB for free) along with their docs....

BuckShot686 OP ,
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Sorry it sounds like an add, swear to jah I’m just curious as it seems to have been around.

BuckShot686 ,
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A trick I’ve learned for when this happens with SearXNG is to add “!web” to the search query. It provides a wider range of search engines and images, which specific ones can be selected in the settings. Like all things software, it takes a bit to adjust to a new interface but SearXNG allows users to control a lot more of the functionality.

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VeraCrypt is the only company I use when it comes to encrypting external drives. Depending on what distro you use, you’ll just have to select the proper file format. Aside from that, maybe encrypt 90% of the drive so there’s some space for a few things which you can access without mounting the drive. When you go through the setup in VeraCrypt, it directly asks if the drive will be used with one or different systems, so they got you covered there. You can also find many video walk throughs online to follow along with as well.

BuckShot686 ,
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Depending on your specific situation, it could be a solid option to just jump in to whatever distro covers your needs best and just run Windows in a VM. On a current Linux device which previously ran windows, throw this in the terminal:

sudo strings /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/MSDM

and it will source the old Windows product key. You can also just jot down the key by pulling it up in Windows too. But regardless of how it’s handled, it makes the VM setup an easier process for sure!

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If things are still the same from ~ June of 2022 then you have a choice between none, Linux Ext2, Linux Ext3, Linux Ext4, and NTFS.

Edit: VeraCrypt utilizes a unique encryption process. Its easy as you just move the mouse around like you went mad, but this produces a highly secure encryption key too. As long as your distro works with NTFS then it seems VeraCrypt can assist to help you encrypt. Otherwise, when Windows is a VM it only can do what Linux allows it to do lol

BuckShot686 ,
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It’s quite an easy program to install and it’s also cross platform. The fact drives need the softwarenon aNY PC trying to gain access seems like a feature to me. Maybe if you wanted to copy something from the encrypted drive to a friends computer, only then would it be somewhat of a nuisance. But this all ties into me recommending to leave some portion of the hard drive alone. You’d be able to access anything not in VC’s space anywhere, while it’s also a breeze to download and install VC too.

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Screw shower thoughts, where’s shitter thoughts!?!

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