Computer science research by day and "person-with-way-too-many-hobbies" by night
💣 Zoid Anyone familiar with Manjaro Linux? Trying to decide what distro to install on my new (to me) laptop.
🤔 Dave I am using Manjaro on my desktop PC and I am very happy with it. Rolling release and AUR without the fiddling of Arch. Some people are turned off by their approach of "mini-point-releases": On the stable branch they don't immediately sync their repos to upstream (arch) but usually collect and test the changes for 1-2 weeks before pushing them to stable. Personally I don't have a problem with that, but some people do. For those Arch might be the better choice.
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☕ David Antoine Same here in Belgium, but I think that is the case in all European countries. More or less...
🤔 Dave There is an interesting project ( which tries to uphold some of the old ideals of journalism. Sadly it's very US centric. It would be nice if there was an european alternative to that.
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😏 Yt L. The internet gave news organizations such massive and tough competition that it forced them to have less professional staff, because that can't pay as much, and more sensationalism, to compete on the new huge field. That's my theory anyway, I should check journalist compensation over time.
🤔 Dave My thoughts exactly. In addition to that I feel there is a very loud minority on the internet with rather extremist views which many news outlets try to cater to.
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⌨️ Joseph What operating systems are people using here? I have to use Windows 10 at work, but at home I've been rocking Fedora.
🤔 Dave I am using Manjaro on my home desktop, Ubuntu 18.04 on my work desktop (which I haven't seen in a while) and elementaryOS on my laptop (which is 11 years old and rarely ever used). I also have Windows 10 as a dual boot option on my home machine for Lightroom+Photoshop and gaming. I was on Windows 7 as my main OS until about half a year ago and I am very happy about the switch to Linux.
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😏 Yt L. Reading the news often makes me frustrated and angry, and I really can't do anything about what the news is reporting on. Considering giving it up entirely and purposefully avoiding the news.
🤔 Dave I can relate to that. In addition to being nearly exclusively negative, most news is garbage-quality and only cares about emotionalising and getting clicks. Here in Germany even the big newspapers with loads of history, prestige and influence have degenerated to a quality level which 20 years ago would have been associated with the tabloid press. Maybe I can muster the courage to purposefully avoid all news in the future...
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