I believe that it's really important to support and use Firefox. Not only do I think that Mozilla understand/support user's privacy more than Google, but I also think it's important for the health of the web that more than one option exists when it comes to rendering engines. Also, it's a really good web browser.
Debian Linux, founded in 1993, is a robust open-source operating system with a focus on stability and security. It boasts a vast repository of software packages maintained by a dedicated community. Known for its commitment to free software principles, Debian is widely used in servers and desktops, providing a versatile and reliable platform.
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I've recently decided to simplify my life by moving away from using multiple computers to using a single laptop. What are the main advantages and disadvantages of using a single computer?
As a web developer, I like to build and rebuild websites. My own website is no different.
Creating your own Bash aliases is a relatively easy process. That said, I recently switched my desktop linux distribution from Debian to Fedora and there are subtle differences.
Upgraded a busy Debian web server last Thursday night and so far I've only received one reported issue. Not bad considering the amount of old PHP applications this thing runs. I was expecting a busy weekend fixing issues, but it never happened. I did spend a while testing everything before the upgrade, so that probably helped.
I recently read a toot from someone who was frustrated with Ubuntu because of snapd and was asking for recommendations for other Debian based distributions. Why was Debian itself not the obvious choice?
Giving the Firefox Nightly .deb package a spin. I normally just download the binary and set-up my own .desktop file etc, so it's nice that Mozilla are providing this option now. I'm hoping that now I'm not using a Nvidia display driver, Firefox runs a bit better.
Giving Fedora 39 a try in a virtual machine. It looks and feels like another solid release. If I wasn't a Debian user, I'd be a Fedora user, no doubt.
Installed Debian on my new ThinkPad T14s tonight. Everything seems to be working nicely and it definitely feels like a good upgrade over my old T470s. Geekbench results:
T470s: 1242 single-core - 2592 multi-core
T14s: 2427 single-core - 10519 multi-core
TBH, the numbers don't mean much to me, other than being a metric to justify the investment in new hardware. Anyhow, I think I'm going to enjoy this device.
This morning I am provisioning a new Debian Bookworm server and migrating a bunch of websites.