urn:uuid:ec81d1e2-6017-59c2-9835-df4da308b003 Topic: Linux – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2022 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/logo/logo-square.svg 2022-08-12T16:16:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:e37b8590-a8c5-4159-96a1-e50e89bb82f8 2022-08-12T16:16:00Z 2022-08-12T16:16:00Z Stop using DICT dictionary apps (such as GNOME/MATE Dictionary) MATE Desktop installs a Dictionary app (a fork of the retired GNOME Dictionary app). The apps don’t protect your pricacy, and you might want to stop using them. <p>The MATE Desktop for Linux installs a Dictionary app by default (a fork of the retired GNOME Dictionary app). The apps don’t protect your privacy, and you might want to stop using them.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/dict-protocol-privacy.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:8e11b104-0cbb-4490-9531-464e68191ef7 2022-05-04T16:24:00Z 2022-05-04T16:24:00Z The auto-save feature in GEdit vs the new GNOME Text Editor GNOME Text Editor, GEdit, and Kate all have a auto-saving feature designed to prevent dataloss. However, the implementations vary a lot with different trade-offs. <p>I recently compared GEedit’s auto-save to Kate’s swap-save feature. Both features try to achieve the same goal — to protect your unsaved work from power failures and crashes — but through different means.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/gnome-text-editor-auto-save.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:4669d1b8-8be9-45a2-b305-f696c6d025a6 2022-04-27T04:01:00Z 2022-04-27T04:01:00Z SELinux is unmanageable; just turn it off if it gets in your way I’ve been an SELinux complexity apologist for years. Lately, I’ve concluded that every implementation with difficult-to-configure policies is just unmanageable. <p>Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is a type of Mandatory Access Control (MAC) in the Linux kernel. It can prevent software from performing unexpected — such as abusive or malicious actions — on your Linux systems. However, … it’s also an unmanageable mess, and I have a much greater understanding of why people recommend that people disable it.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/selinux-unmanageable.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:6fd12512-6f72-4762-8446-a69a1bc28a00 2022-03-31T02:00:00Z 2022-03-31T02:00:00Z How to install additional spell check dictionaries for Flatpak apps Flatpak apps are isolated from- and doesn’t use the system’s spell checker dictionaries. Here’s how to install more language options into the Flatpak runtime. <p>Flatpak apps run inside a separate and isolated environment from your main system. This environment separation is what helps make apps portable between different Linux distributions. However, it also changes the approach required to complete tasks like installing multiple spell checker dictionaries for bilingual users.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/flatpak-locale-dictionaries.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:b9f3c26b-36f8-4f6c-ac47-8e2ace31df73 2022-03-24T01:42:00Z 2022-03-24T01:42:00Z How to run Windows 11 in GNOME Boxes (with UEFI and TPM2 emulation) Windows 11 needs some extra config to run as a virtual machine in GNOME Boxes. Get it setup with UEFI secure boot, TPM 2.0 emulation, and accelerated drivers. <p>My old tutorial for installing Windows 10 in GNOME Boxes doesn’t work with Windows 11. Here’s how to install Windows 11 as a virtual machine (VM) inside GNOME Boxes. (Some configuration file changes required.)</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/how-to-win11-in-gnome-boxes.html">Read more …</a></p>