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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    It's amazing how many people don't see the writing on the wall. As soon as people like my FIL and my Dad were duped into signing in with their <insertaccounthere> account on new OEM Windows computers and that was then associated with an MS account I knew where MS was headed. It'll be slow and...
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    The Router Recommendations Thread (Consumer)

    I'm not sure what that has to do with a factory reset. My OPNsense box has never needed to be factory reset. It only reboots during software upgrades that I kick off and if power goes out I simply click the power button and it's all well and good. Honestly at this point you couldn't pay me to...
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    Just discovered Linux lets you change the start button. At least Mint does

    Most of the DE's allow you to change that button! Back when I gave a shit I used to change the default KDE Plasma icon to the Arch Linux icon.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    Yeah I found it. I remember that. I actually just loaded up Manjaro to test this. I enabled the AUR in their Package Manager UI and installed ipscan right from there. No issues at all. I didn't know they had that ability in their UI. Nice stuff.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    Basically it is really nitty gritty fine grained control type stuff in case something breaks. But those are also people doing crazy things, knowing it could break shit. Most users will never need to even think about because simply running sudo apt upgrade or sudo pacman -Syu (or paru in my...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    Package Managers can do different things different ways but in the end they all install the software from the repos. Some people consider APT to be a more feature rich manager than Pacman. At the same time Pacman is far faster than APT is. In the end it really doesn't matter.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    I find that hard to believe. Even Arch Linux and it's AUR hasn't seen any malware since 2018. There's been no reports of malware in Arch Linux repos ever that I can find a reference to. Ubuntu is the same way.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    God why? Package managers with good quality repos are so much better than Windows grab from anywhere and install bullshit.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    What were you trying to install? Manjaro should be pacman since it's based on Arch. Pacman is fucking awesome.
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    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    What about just using multiple users on the Android device? I have never done it so I don't know what restrictions can be put in place but may be worth looking at.
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    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    I'd look into Google Family Link. https://families.google.com/familylink/
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    Mesh Wifi with good parental controls: porn blacklisting

    At that point I would lojack the phone with an MDM of some sort. It's too bad you can't use the built in profiles of iOS by default. They force you into needing a work/school account. The parental controls also don't appear to limit access to WiFi which is fucking stupid. Isn't the...
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    What in the world are you talking about? Each DE pulls in it's own dependencies and runs no problem. In the past I've run 5 or 6 different DEs on a system with no problem and no crazy issues with libraries and/or dependencies. Removing those DEs and their dependencies it just as easy.
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    And they still wonder why linux isn't more popular.

    Your other reply a few pages ago was one of the best I've read on these forums. I'm with you on the KDE train. Although I'm just KDE on Arch. If you actually want to LEARN (yes it means you have to put forth some effort for a change) Linux you get choice. Don't like stock Gnome? Add some...
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    How to Securely access media stored on local server remotely?

    A VPN is the way to go. I used to use OpenVPN. Now I use Wireguard and I've been far happier with it.
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