Flatpaks provide a level of abstraction from the host desktop system. This is ideal for security, app consistency, and app distribution. Flatpaks are built using OSTree and container technologies, so there are many "secret" features that you may not be aware of. Below are a coupel stand-out feature that developers
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I wanted to share some recommendations you can implement to keep your web activity safe and secure. This is a simplified list of recommendations for friends and family looking to implement steps to reduce the risk of being exploited while online. Desktop web browsingAd agencies will capture your information through
Fedora Silverblue includes functionality to automatically stage and deploy system updates. While this functionality is available out of the box, it is not enabled by default. When enabled, the system will download and prepare new updates in the background of regular system usage. After the update is committed and the
The goal of this collection of tips is to highlight my personal configurations. This document is not a comprehensive collection of best practices, but are settings and apps that I enjoy, and others may appreciate them too. Disable built in bloatware appsAndroid phone typically ship with a handful of apps
When exploring containers, deploying a simple application like freshrss is a great application to get started with: it's easy to deploy and is useful. Deploying freshrss as a container will allow you to host and maintain your own data. The application will be available across your local network via a
Containers are an application distribution method used to ensure the application runtime can be redistributed across multiple environments. This is useful for portability, scalability, and broader platform compatibility. Podman is a container runtime. Podman is an alternative to Docker that includes the ability to run unprivileged containers (non-root) and has
When using the Software application in Fedora, you will notice a Source drop-down in the top-right corner of some application pages. This option appears when Software has detected that the application is available from multiple software repositories. To get started, lets open the Software application. On a fresh install, you
Toolbox is an application to provide the traditional command line tools within Fedora Silverblue. Most of the time, you will want to install desktop applications as flatpaks and command line tools in a toolbox. However, there are instances when a flatpak has not been developed, you may may just want
Silverblue is an immutable operating system, meaning the core system can not be modified. Because the core system can not be modified, we require abstraction tools to separate user tools from the atomic system. There are 3 primary tools that Silverblue provide to accomplish this feat: Flatpak, Toolbox and containers.
Fedora includes the open source "nouveau" drivers out of the box which provide Nvidia graphics compatibility. Availability of the open source drivers are an amazing accomplishment. However, some users may want to take advantage of the performance improvements provided by the proprietary drivers. Below are two sets of instructions that
Gnome extensionsGnome extensions are add-ons that can be added to modify and enhance system shell functionality. These tools can vary from modifying how the dash and panel behave, to forcing the display to "stay awake". Gnome themesGnome themes are add-ons that modify the look and color scheme of windows. ToolsThere
There are a handful of vendors that pre-load laptops and desktops with Linux. Below are a few links. Stores / vendorsDell - https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/overview/cp/linuxsystemsJuno - https://junocomputers.com/us/Lenovo - COMING SOON - https://fedoramagazine.org/coming-soon-fedora-on-lenovo-laptops/Pine64 - https://www.pine64.
There are loads of distos available and everybody has their own opinion. And here is mine: Fedora Silverblue. I want to first clarify that Fedora currently releases two different versions of the desktop: Fedora Workstation and Fedora Silverblue. Fedora Silverblue is currently labelled as an "emerging" edition because it is
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A Linux distro is an operating system, much like Windows or MacOS. To build a distro, an organization will use the Linux kernel in collaboration with other software that the organization has hand-picked and/or developed. Software selections typically include a web browser, file manager, work processor (similar MS Office)