#34. LMDE 6

Last edited on 2023-10-06 Tagged under  #space 

Here are this week's 3 links worth exploring:

  1. I've setup a few installs of LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) for family, friends, and myself. I really like it! Mint's Cinnamon desktop comes with sensible defaults, is easy to customize, and intuitive to use for new and old Linux users alike. LMDE offers the latest version of Cinnamon maintained directly by the Mint developers, on top of the latest stable release of rock-solid Debian GNU/Linux. With the release last month of LMDE 6, I've installed the OS on my main desktop and the plan is to use it as a foundation for exploring open source astronomy software and science: https://linuxmint.com/download_lmde.php

  2. When installing Linux, I like to create storage space to hold the contents of my home directory that is separate from the space that contains the root filesystem. This makes it easier if I decide to re-install Linux on the target system while preserving user data. For the installation of LMDE 6, this is how I create "virtual partitions" (Logical Volumes or LVs) on top of an encrypted partition with the ability to create and resize LVs as needed: https://www.dwarmstrong.org/install-lmde-with-custom-lvm-luks/

  3. MintyFresh is my setup script for the latest release of LMDE 6 aka "Faye". The script takes care of a few housekeeping duties such as installing extra packages, auto-remove obsolete kernels and dependencies, and setup zram for swap memory. It is ideally run after the first boot into a fresh LMDE install: https://www.dwarmstrong.org/mintyfresh/

Quote of the Week: "The prospect of discovering an ETC [Extraterrestrial Civilization], of establishing to a certainty that a single UAP [Unidentified Aerial Phenomena] is of extraterrestrial manufacture, of locating part of an ancient artifact not of human design, is heart-racing. And I can think of no scientific discovery that will more fundamentally transform our civilization and brighten its prospects than proof we are not the sole technologically capable civilization in the Universe." — Avi Loeb, Interstellar: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life and Our Future in the Stars


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