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Attracting Windows Users to Linux
Re; DistroTube: Linux Must Mimic Windows To Become Popular This is an interesting video by DistroTube (to be expected), but the title does not aptly describe the content. DistroTube grants that more Windows users may move to Linux if Linux copies Windows, but he is very opposed to the idea. I agree, albeit I will differ from DistroTube a bit on the point of […]
The Egg Laptop – Aesthetic Design
Re; Shun Ikejima’s “Egg” Laptop Featured on Hacker News, an original “egg” laptop. This is one aesthetic laptop. I cannot look away. I would buy but for the fact it is not for sale. I would create but for the fact that I do not have or know how to use a 3D printer. Alas, I only build computers from stock parts.
Vankyo MatrixPad S7 and Google Play Protect
Long-time New Leaf Journal readers may vaguely remember the two appearances of my Vankyo MatrixPad S7 tablet in 2020 articles. It has not seen much use since 2020 (and with my LineageOS tablet and /e/ OS phone, it has few practical uses), but I am currently putting it to work as an always-on device for Syncthing syncing. All of my apps on it save for system […]
Microsoft Edge Comes With Baked-In VPN
Re; Browsers with built-in VPNs — the new normal? Microsoft bakes a VPN into Edge and turns it on Now I do not use Edge (Firefox is my primary browser and Brave is my secondary browser). If I did use Edge, I would try to decline this joint Microsoft/Cloudflare VPN (I am a happy user of Mullvad VPN). But say what you will – […]
NYC Mayor Says Kansas Does Not Have Brand
NYP: Mayor Eric Adams roasted for claiming ‘Kansas doesn’t have a brand’ Eric Adams, the Mayor of New York City, asserted that New York City has a brand and, unprompted, that Kansas does not have a brand. While I note in full disclosure that I voted for Curtis Sliwa, I do agree with the Mayor on occasion. On this occasion, I agree that New […]
Making HN Page 1 (As a Submitter)
Five New Leaf Journal articles have appeared on page one of Hacker News (see one, two, three, four, and five). However, I did not submit any of those articles. Although I have a Hacker News account, I have left it to others to share New Leaf Journal content. However, I am not half-bad at sharing interesting articles on Hacker News. I know for a fact that four of the first 43 articles […]