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41 years ago today, Acorn Computers Ltd was formed. Re-live the fun of their greatest creation, the BBC Micro on with "b2" - an authentic and feature-packed emulator!

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Standard Notes is a simple and private notes app for . It syncs your notes securely across all your devices, including your Android devices, Windows, iOS, and the Web.

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Black Friday Special Offer! πŸ€‘ Exclusive **Free** Download of the Desktop & Server operating system! 😘 Share it with your colleagues, family, friends and pets! 😺

I'm doing a live stream in about 10 mins about Focal Fossa. Grab a beverage and some questions and we'll have a noodle around in the development release that will become 20.04 LTS.

@boilingsteam It's interesting data for sure, but very small set. I don't doubt there has been some growth in arch and Manjaro user base over the last year but very confident they haven't overtaken Ubuntu, not by a couple of orders of magnitude. Fun data though.

@boilingsteam I would assert that Arch and Manjaro (which show some growth) have atypical users compared to (for example) Ubuntu. Given the number of configs/systems hasn't grown tremendously (indeed has shrunk) the proportions don't necessarily point to the conclusion you drew? Perhaps it's a leap to form the conclusion when drawing from such a small sample?

@boilingsteam I saw the totals, which average around 1500 per month across the year. So likely fewer people than 1500 as some enthusiast Linux users will likely have more than one pc? Nobody has less than one. There are "enthusiast users" who contribute reports, getting involved. Then there are vast numbers of non contributor "users" who silently use the system, play the games, and never feedback or contribute.

@boilingsteam Just so we have this clear. The numbers along the top are total numbers of people who contributed reports to protondb each month, and which distro they reported about, right? So on average over the year, around 1500 people across all those distros, reported on the status of various games. Is it people? Or is it reports?

@ewon_c I was doing a set of tests on a second disk rather than my main install.

Pro-tip! Don't eject your laptop from the docking station while running... when the boot disk is *in* the docking station. I thought the disk had failed when it went "read-only" and the desktop crashed. Nope, disk didn't fail, it literally disappeared! :D Whoopsie.

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Glimpse, the fork of the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is now available in the Snap Store for . The editor is in the 'edge' channel, indicating it might not be stable for daily use yet. Give it a spin!

snap install glimpse-editor --edge

Friday is User Error day! This week:
βœ… - Better Art
βœ… - FOSS == Veganism?
βœ… - TV ownership
βœ… - Coffee construction
βœ… - Disk Hoarding (again)
βœ… - Forgiveness
With Daniel, Joe and me wiggling my tongue left and right

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We've published a super-simple cut-out-and-keep guide to the ways developers can run to build snaps. We also highlighted new methods which are in-development. Worth bookmarking, if you're building snaps!

@ChrisWere I love Ubuntu MATE. Both my nVidia equipped gaming machines run it, and an old ThinkPad X61s rocks MATE :)

I started using back in 2005. The community around the project was a key factor for me. I've used it ever since and even got hired at Canonical back in 2011. So many people worked to build Ubuntu into what it is today. Thank you all, it's been a wild ride so far!

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