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Fedora - minimal installation of KDE Plasma environment

After a while, I will talk about Fedora again, because during the previous distro-hopping , Fedora generally left a positive impression on me. I may have been a little harsh to the Gnome environment, but in any case, this distro received a passing grade. Maybe even a C+! Between versions 34 and 35, I noticed significant improvements in the package manager, ie its speed. This text brings one more thing, and that is the bash script for installing Fedora with KDE Plasma environment and all the basic programs to use.

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Fedora 34 + Gnome 40 and why not to use it

During my occasional dystro-hopping, I had the opportunity to use Fedora after a long time with the new Gnome 40 version. Finely tuned operating system, with great support. It is often called the Red Hat test site, which is true. The community presented it with great enthusiasm, so I told myself to give it a go and that's how Fedora found herself on my machine.

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30th anniversary of the Linux kernel

The jubilee birthday of the Linux kernel comes and goes (August 25), a miracle that changed the course of development of modern OSes. I use the word "miracle" because that's how it turned out in the end. The project, which the creator Linus Torvalds himself did not believe would come to life, is a global phenomena today. It is located all around us, the simplest example is of course the smartphone with Android. We are talking about 1.6 billion devices at the heart of which is the Linux kernel. The kernel is part of the operating systems that run our desktop computers, mainframes, supercomputers ...

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Networking two computers under Linux

I also dealt a little with this topic, I went into the administrator's waters and looked for a way to network two machines under (Arch) Linux in the simplest way, in order to easily transfer a bunch of data that I need from time to time, and what I allowed myself was fast backups. This is important because I am often do a little distro hopping. One thing is for sure, I always come back to Arch Linux!

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Improving performance on ArchLinux

ArchLinux as a distro gives quite a lot of freedom to the end user to configure the entire system. Starting with the installation that is done from the console (there are TUI and GUI variants, but I'm talking about the basic one), through the post-installation procedure, the user has to adjust everything himself in order to have a functional system, working environment, etc. In this text, I will mention one item, and that is improving the performance of classic hard drivesI will have to quote and publish one by one, because one text cannot cover everything.

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Resetting password on Windows - chntpw tool

I come back with the story again, and this time I go to the dark side ... a little. Why the dark side, you ask? Part of my job is to use Windows OS and I can't escape that. So I consider Windows the dark side because I know there is something better and of course I use that something every day. The other side of the dark side story is about computer ethics, but I had no other way out of the situation. I had to use Linux and the chntpw tool to allow myself access to one of the user accounts on one of computers at work.

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Adjust the rendering of fonts on ArchLinux

My series of texts about ArchLinux continues, this time I come with one that falls into the category of post-installation. After a successful installation of the system, the graphical environment as described in previous postit is possible that the appearance of the fonts will not be the best for you. What it is about? It happens that additional font configuration is needed so that they do not look worn out, pixelated and in the mildest form illegible. You will find out the details in the text that follows.

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How to install ArchLinux in 50 steps

The migration from the old to the new computer took me a long time, but it also enabled me to write this text. I need a reminder when an accident happens, and it can help someone. When you read "50" steps, it may scare someone, but if you know how to work in the console, there will be no problems. This way of installation can be fun, not to mention that "I am God!" moment and of course bragging in front of a clumsy neighbors that doesn't even know what Linux is, not to mention the console and all commands you type. They'll just think you invented the Matrix. This brings with it some bad things, they will ask you to fix their computer. When I say this it means that they will call you for every little thing. The warning is there, the good sides as well, so let me start with the list.

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Archfi - TUI installer the Arch way

I continue the story about Linux, in fact about ArchLinux to be more precise. I have already mentioned that it is a distribution for enthusiasts and certainly for those with a little more experience. When I mention experience, it means a good knowledge of console work, directory structure, partitioning, in fact the entire Linux ecosystem. In this text, I will write about a script that makes it easier to install ArchLinux. It's called Archfi and basicаlly is a TUI installer.

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