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Sailfish OS on a Sony Xperia XA2

I was lucky to get a device that already comes with Sailfish OS 3 preinstalled. This is the most recent free version of Sailfish OS; I assume I will be able to upgrade it to Sailfish X (same version + Android support) if I want to. If you need to start from scratch (you will need a Jolla account), i...

What happened to Eric Raymond & OSI?

Eric S. Raymond got kicked off a mailing list of an organisation he is the co-founder of, the OSI. As is often the case, I got wind of this through an article that does not document what really happened, citing as proof what are really just other articles commenting on the incident. Followed by tons...

ArchLinux (Re-)Installation

My current install is getting old (5+ years) and I thought it might be a good idea to start from scratch. Obviously I follow the Installation Guide as if my life depends on it; this document is for additional notes. These notes are for an MBR/BIOS install with full system encryption. Before you star...

Dotfiles

The term usually refers to a (shareable) collection of all sorts of user configuration files, often through a VCS such as git. A collection of dotfiles might help to set up a fresh system, incorporate ideas & changes from different (but similar) systems, or to share these files with other Linux ...

32-bit Only Hardware - Still Usable in 2019?

I understand your reluctance to throw that nice little netbook away. Actually I used to own a very similar model until recently, an Acer Aspire One ZG5, with one of those infamously underpowered intel Atom processors (and GPU). I bought it used (dirt cheap) in 2015 (it was new in 2010) and installed...

Resurrect a Nokia N900 - Applications

This article has a parent article. Podcasts After lots of trial & error and testing various apps I can now say: gPodder does not work with most HTTPS feed URLs the stock RSS app does not want to add feeds at all one or two other apps from extras-testing did not work either In the end I got c...

Resurrect a Nokia N900

Some Chapters have been split off to their own pages: Applications and Tweaking. The legendary N900. I was surprised that a sufficient number is still being sold on various auctioning platforms, and they can be had cheaply - definitely under 100€, though mine was quite a bit cheaper, and in really...