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Hacker Public Radio Podcast

Hacker Public Radio (HPR) is a podcast that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. Running for 16 years, we are one of the oldest podcasts still in production. The shows are entirely submitted by volunteers and can be on any topics that “are of interest to Hackers”. All our work is released under a CC BY-SA 4.0 or other Free Culture license. We do not moderate the shows, but we do try to flag shows containing explicit content. We currently have 1817 hours of content available.

#hpr #podcast

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https://www.directory.trade-free.org/education/hacker-public-radio-podcast/

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XFCE

Xfce or XFCE (pronounced as four individual letters) is a free and open-source desktop environment for Linux and Unix-like operating systems.

Xfce aims to be fast and lightweight while still being visually appealing and easy to use. Xfce embodies the traditional Unix philosophy of modularity and re-usability. It consists of separately packaged parts that together provide all functions of the desktop environment, but can be selected in subsets to suit user needs and preference. Another priority of Xfce is adherence to standards, specifically those defined at freedesktop.org.

#desktop-environment

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https://www.directory.trade-free.org/goods-services/xfce/

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Our custom searches for TROMjaro - https://forum.tromjaro.com/t/custom-searches/50

From the menu or app finder, you can easily search for news online, images, videos, scientific articles, or even to download files. All trade-free. check it out! #tromlive

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Arch Linux

Arch Linux is a Linux distribution created for computers with x86-64 processors. Arch Linux adheres to the KISS principle (“Keep It Simple, Stupid”). The project attempts to have minimal distribution-specific changes, and therefore minimal breakage with updates, and be pragmatic over ideological design choices and focus on customizability rather than user-friendliness.

#linux-distribution #operating-system

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https://www.directory.trade-free.org/goods-services/arch-linux/

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TROMjaro 2022.01.20


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Here it is a quick TROMjaro release with the awesome Layout Switch:



Six layouts:

- Windows
- MX Linux
- Unity
- Mac OS
- Gnome
- TOPX

The switch is much faster and reliable than before. Thanks again to @Future is FOSS !!

From now one we hope no more big changes. Keep TROMjaro stable and awesome. The only big changes will be:

- Maybe moving from Firefox to Librewolf
- Adding a few webapps for videoneat.com and such
- Creating packages for all of our scripts (4-5 or so packages)

Enjoy a trade-free Operating system! #tromlive

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Its librewolf, not librefox, haha 😁
Ah yes corrected. Thx

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Fedora

Fedora Linux is a Linux distribution developed by Fedora Project which is sponsored primarily by Red Hat (an IBM subdiary), with additional sponsors from other companies and organizations. Fedora contains software distributed under various open source licenses and aims to be on the leading edge of open source technologies. Fedora is the upstream source for many distributions, like Rocky Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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Mobian

The Mobian project (short for mobile + Debian) is about creating a Debian GNU/Linux based operating system for mobile devices with a focus on free smartphones and tablet computers.

#operating-system-for-mobile-devices

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https://www.directory.trade-free.org/goods-services/mobian/

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Debian

Debian (/ˈdɛbiən/), also known as Debian GNU/Linux, is a GNU/Linux distribution composed of free and open-source software, developed by the community-supported Debian Project, which was established by Ian Murdock on August 16, 1993. The first version of Debian (0.01) was released on September 15, 1993, and its first stable version (1.1) was released on June 17, 1996. The Debian Stable branch is the most popular edition for personal computers and servers. Debian is also the basis for many other distributions, most notably Ubuntu.

#operating-system

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We are working on making our TROMjaro Layout Switch app even more awesome. Thanks to @Future is FOSS mostly. Here's how it is starting to look like:



Click a layout and switch. Unity, Gnome, Windows, ChromeOS, MacOS. You choose :) . #tromimg

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there are two additional special layouts I could suggest, especially given we are talking about xfce. The first is a purely vertical dock, no top or bottom bar at all. This is used in MX linux.The other is a variant on gnome 3, where there is only a top bar, no dock, and the dock set live instead on the left side of the top panel. Typically the panel is only 24-26 pixels. So it's kinda like the windows view you have, but with a much thinner panel, and at the top.
I could also suggest a third one, where you have a thin top and bottom panel, ala gnome 2... Then it can be a 3x3 :).
can you send us some screenshots? we will happily add other layouts :)
this conveys what MX does with a pure vertical panel, and why it can be desirable for vertical space, much like global menus in the panel.
https://www.distroscreens.com/2017/12/mx-linux-170-screenshots.html
We may try to add this. Added to my todo list.
Here is an example of classic gnome 2. This layout would be very easy to recreate with 2 xcfe panels...

https://social.trom.tf/photo/media/2614505
this was my take on vertical xfce desktops early last decade when we produced a customized Debian GNU/Linux distro for our tribal use.

The MX layout is similar enough so we can go with one or the other.
Will see about this. We may do it but we also do not want to overwhelm people with so many layout types. thx
here is an example of the third kind

What is this one from?
that one is from when I was experimenting with cinnamon.
Ok. I was looking for a name for that layout....I am calling it TopX for now because idk how to call it - would be nice if we find a known OS that has a similar layout
I often use it with a very skinny top bar to maximize my screen area, so I might have suggested compact. But I think TopX works.
there is an old xfce theme called microdeck which used really thin window title bars to do the same. So in that sense it is to me the whole desktop equivalent of microdeck... Some classic X11 window managers also often had top panels, such as fluxbox. TopX probably is as good choice as any.
oh, I forgot about this one...this was the other xfce layout we made for tribal use around that time...

yes, that is a neutral translucent xfce panel that works with either light or dark monochrome icons. I think the base panel color was a purple...maybe 80% alpha.
added to my list let's see
my earliest desktop experiences were with amigaos and X on bsd on early sun workstations, back when it was still "just" #bsd at Berkeley.
#bsd
so I probably have a different perspective on aesthetics and what I want out of desktops than most... for example, I love the convenience of opening an X window anywhere there is a display and separating compute from display that modern toolkits may break and #Wayland fundamentally rejects. I would love to iconify on one system and re-open the X session up on another. We used to have a lot of capabilities that are lost following windows very limited desktop concepts.
every year I look at #gnome in particular I find ever greater breakage and destruction of what was once possible in free desktops.
Wow, you may make me switch with convenience like that:). Looks great!
@futureisfoss

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K-9 Mail

K-9 Mail is an independent email application for the Android operating system. It is made available as Free/Open Source Android Software under the Apache-2.0 license. The program is marketed as a more functional replacement for the default mail application included on most phones. It supports both POP3 and IMAP mailboxes and supports IMAP IDLE for real-time notifications.

#email-application-for-android

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https://www.directory.trade-free.org/goods-services/k-9-mail/

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TROMjaro 2022.01.17


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LibreOffice

LibreOffice is a free and open-source office productivity software suite, a project of The Document Foundation (TDF). It was forked in 2010 from OpenOffice.org, an open-sourced version of the earlier StarOffice. The LibreOffice suite consists of programs for word processing, creating and editing of spreadsheets, slideshows, diagrams and drawings, working with databases, and composing mathematical formulae. It is available in 115 languages.

#open-source-office-productivity-software-suite

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https://www.directory.trade-free.org/goods-services/libreoffice/

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Orchis Theme

Orchis is a flat style gtk theme for Gnome/Gtk desktop.

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https://www.tromjaro.com/orchis-theme/

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Pop Theme

A GTK+ theme for Pop!_OS

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https://www.tromjaro.com/pop-theme/

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Tox

Whether it’s corporations or governments, digital surveillance today is widespread. Tox is easy-to-use software that connects you with friends and family without anyone else listening in. While other big-name services require you to pay for features, Tox is completely free and comes without advertising — forever.

#messenger

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https://www.directory.trade-free.org/goods-services/tox/

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TROM Documentary – https://www.tromsite.com/documentary/


Content: Image/photo

The TROM documentary is trying to present, in a simplistic way, the world in which we, human beings, live. We try to present the world that was discovered so far through the lenses of science: from the evolution of everything (including us) to the monetary system (the game we currently play), to a different kind of world that we could build for the benefit of us all, then back to Earth. We are trying to present alternative solutions to current problems and take into account the future, which promises to be more than interesting. An informative documentary, perhaps shocking and disturbing to many, depending on how you digest the information. The documentary is divided into chapters and sub-chapters due to the documentary’s excessive length (14 hours) and all the parts are connected so we recommend that you see them in order.
https://www.social.tromsite.com/archives/4116

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30. The Money Game and Beyond - Systems to Organize Societies - Part 3 https://videos.trom.tf/w/tHhSD13GGbewXtguR4kfTC - Great job Aaron!

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Make TROMjaro look like Pop OS! https://forum.tromjaro.com/t/make-tromjaro-look-like-pop-os/55 - this is how badass XFCE is! #tromlive

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Privacy Badger

Privacy Badger automatically learns to block invisible trackers. Instead of keeping lists of what to block, Privacy Badger automatically discovers trackers based on their behavior.

#tracker-blocker

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https://www.directory.trade-free.org/goods-services/privacy-badger/

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FreeCAD

FreeCAD is a general-purpose parametric 3D computer-aided design (CAD) modeler and a building information modeling (BIM) software with finite element method (FEM) support. It is intended for mechanical engineering product design but also expands to a wider range of uses around engineering, such as architecture or electrical engineering. FreeCAD is free and open-source, under the LGPL-2.0-or-later license, and available for Linux, macOS, and Windows operating systems. Users can extend the functionality of the software using the Python programming language.

#3d-cad-software

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https://www.directory.trade-free.org/goods-services/freecad/

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Brain Health.


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I belong to the UK depression community(for curiosity). I will introduce them to this mental help ;) let's see go it goes.
I agree with these points. But let's not forget we can't change people by naming and shaming. I'm Dutch, so I'm used to direct criticism, it's part of our culture. But some people tend to shy away when you address their ways as bad (such as not using open-source). I hope I'm wrong of course and we can just tell people to use something that aligns with our RBE goals without drama. But humans are emotional beings :)

How many people are involved with TROM? You're doing a lot!
impressive that you are able to do all this with a handful of people!

forum.tzm.community and meet.tzm.community are my efforts to change TZM more towards open-source. Practice what we preach. The server also runs on renewable energy.

I think activism is luxury. People need to have the time and energy to work on it. For some it's a bridge too far to switch to open-source software and decentral platforms. It's very sad. Also since some people stick to Discord. We should do better.
Oh that's very nice! We should then keep in touch. We do a lot in that regard. We have a ton of tools and such. We can help each other ion that regards ofc. I like that you have Jitsi Meet on your server, it is something we do not have. We are on Matrix so if you wanna join our Discussion chat here https://matrix.to/#/#chat:matrix.trom.tf - we can give you some tips if you want, and help here and there to setup some open source services on your server.

We see the value in the open source not simply because it is open, but because many such projects are trade-free. They do not want anything in return from you, the end user. And that creates better incentives overall.
hi! Sorry for the late response. I was super busy with work.

Let's indeed keep in touch! I'll install a Matrix client this week so that we can chat. I now use Element, which uses the private server from work. Multi account is not yet supported, so I'll use a GNOME Matrix client to connect with the regular Matrix network I guess.

I agree on what you say about open-source. But let's not forget that much work is done by Intel, RedHat, IBM, etc. It's not purely trade-free :) It can be though
For example we contacted TZM, Peter Joseph, and others to ask them to move from the ad-networks to the networks we have that are trade-free. But no response. And I think they do not see the value in this. We have to showcase to the others that there are trade-free alternatives out there and maybe we can build more of them. But if you guys and others fighting this nonsense society, feel it is difficult to merely change your online presence to a saner alternative, how can we change this society? I am glad to see you on the Fediverse. What is the TZM Community Forum?

So in essence if we bring people to these alternative networks we also make a point about how facebook and the like are "bad" and why they are "bad" (because you have to trade with them - your data, attention, currency - and this incentivizes them to do a lot of "bad"); and at the same time we showcase that we can create trade-free social networks that are decentralized. We showcase how alternatives do work. Not to mention that we can keep people a bit more sane by nit having to use those ad-networks.


The TROMjaro homepage is the best way to understand what TROMjaro OS is https://www.tromjaro.com/ - you'll get to see all of its major features and such. We updated the page a bit to reflect the latest features that we've added. #tromlive

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Here's the awesome TROMjaro Menu with custom searches https://forum.tromjaro.com/t/custom-menu-searches/50 #tromlive

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The blame game


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TROMjaro 2022.01.07


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The Islands and the Whales

Documentary exploring how polluted oceans are posing a threat to hunting traditions on the Faroe Islands.

Watch it here:

https://www.videoneat.com/documentaries/22568/the-islands-and-the-whales/

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TROM Documentary – https://www.tromsite.com/documentary/


Content: Image/photo

The TROM documentary is trying to present, in a simplistic way, the world in which we, human beings, live. We try to present the world that was discovered so far through the lenses of science: from the evolution of everything (including us) to the monetary system (the game we currently play), to a different kind of world that we could build for the benefit of us all, then back to Earth. We are trying to present alternative solutions to current problems and take into account the future, which promises to be more than interesting. An informative documentary, perhaps shocking and disturbing to many, depending on how you digest the information. The documentary is divided into chapters and sub-chapters due to the documentary’s excessive length (14 hours) and all the parts are connected so we recommend that you see them in order.
https://www.social.tromsite.com/archives/4106

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Is this also on your peertube instance?
Also, watch the other version of TROM Documentary (robot voice) - https://videos.trom.tf/w/p/gW47FSX1hBDbs8fPXP4pv4
If you follow the link https://www.tromsite.com/documentary/ then it is embed from peertube ;)
Both versions are being live streamed at https://trom.live/ :)


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