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  1. Mar 2021
  2. Jan 2021
    1. Besides running contrary to the principles that lead a lot of people to Linux systems (a closed store that you can't alter...automatic updates you have no control over....run by just the one company)
    2. I run a fairly ancient RedHat Enterprise 6 on my 32-bit test machine and if I need something requiring Gtk3 (such as a latest Firefox or Chrome), I just make a chroot and use debootstrap (from EPEL) to get me a Debian 9 userland for that program. Easy. No bizarre "app stores", no conflicting packages. Do people use Snap app-stores because they don't know how to use the chroot command? Or are they just lazy? If it is because they want the added security of a container, substitute chroot with lxc... Shouldn't be necessary though; if you avoid non-ethical software (i.e App-stores), you are very unlikely to need the added security.
  3. Jan 2020
    1. Deck the halls with all your favorite gifts of 2020. It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time for presents. Gifts for your family and friends, gifts for your colleagues, gifts for yourself. December is the most business-friendly month for retail businesses and online eCommerce stores.

  4. Jan 2016
    1. If Apple makes it possible for content creators to set up shop on the iBooks Store, and feel at home there, many will.

      Doesn’t really sound like Apple’s current thinking. Especially if you think of other “content creators”, from developers to musicians to learners.

    2. published similarly through iTunes Connect into the App Store rather than the iBooks Store

      Although, the App Store has a lot of issues… Wonder if such an app could also be published on the Mac App Store…

    3. export books as apps

      On top of the whole debate between native apps and the Open Web, there’s a debate between apps and books. We might not reach the “Write Once, Publish Everywhere” dream, but there’s something to be said about having building blocks which are easy to adapt to different contexts.

  5. Nov 2015