New Bash Prompt on My Trisquel 8 “Flidas”

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.

My new bash prompt on Trisquel. Thanks to bashrcgenerator.com. The default prompt on default Flidas bash is too plain and not distinctive so I need to color it.

The PS1 code is here:

export PS1=”\[$(tput bold)\]\[\033[38;5;2m\]\u\[$(tput sgr0)\]\[\033[38;5;1m\]@\[$(tput sgr0)\]\[\033[38;5;10m\]\h\[$(tput sgr0)\]\[$(tput sgr0)\]\[\033[38;5;15m\]:[\w] \d \t> \\$\n\[$(tput sgr0)\]”
You can use this code for anything at anytime anywhere.

Deciding The New Direction of This Blog in 2017

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.

I have some blogs, all speak about GNU/Linux. I am a writer in UbuntuBuzz and Linuxku.com, they all speak about GNU/Linux. But I don’t have any English blog that speak about daily life using 100% free software & FSF-endorsed distros. This blog will stand for software freedom, as greatest effort as it can. And on the world-wild-web, there is no such specific blog as far as I know. So I decided to continue this blog to that clear direction: 100% free software. I don’t want to make this blog OMG! Ubuntu, so does UbuntuBuzz, I want this blog to be my notes collection, as the source materials for my later writing on other blogs. This blog will resemble my Restava, except it’s in English and it will be more “bleeding edge”, the dream box of a GNU user.

Initial Announcement of The GNOME Project 1997

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.

https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gtk-list/1997-August/msg00123.html

I copied here some first lines from that page:

  • From: Miguel de Icaza <miguel nuclecu unam mx>
  • To: gtk-list redhat com, kde fiwi02 wiwi uni-tuebingen de, guile cygnus com
  • Subject: The GNOME Desktop project.
  • Date: Fri, 15 Aug 1997 22:19:34 -0500

  		       The GNOME Desktop project
   	        (GNU Network Object Model Environment)
		http://bananoid.nuclecu.unam.mx/gnome

 

End of copying.

Windows 10 License Restrictions On The Users

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.

Ade Malsasa Akbar <teknoloid@gmail.com>

I am not a lawyer, and here I act only as a regular computer user that just mentioning texts from Microsoft Windows 10 license. This article lists the restrictions on the users from Windows 10 license (retail or oem). In other words, this article collects what you are forbidden to do towards Windows according to Windows 10 license. I try to show the restrictions as many as possible here but not complete of course, because I avoid the things I don’t know here. I accept comments here but please stand for the users freedom, not merely absolute monopoly for the sake of the vendor. Continue reading

Is Free Software Secure?

Bismillahirrahmanirrahim.

Ade Malsasa Akbar <teknoloid@gmail.com>

I am not a security expert, I am just a regular user of GNU/Linux operating systems. I want to revive this blog again with much more intense free software awareness materials than before. And in this article I want to explain in a very simple way why free software is secure to non-technical users of GNU/Linux and free software.

I want to emphasize generally two questions here, “is free software secure?” and “is nonfree software secure?” to give any newcomer in GNU/Linux community understand why they need to reject nonfree software because of its insecurity nature. Continue reading