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Any way to use Firefox without the Firefox UI?

1 hour 11 min ago

I want to switch to Firefox from Chromium but I absolutely hate Firefox's UI. Not only does it look ugly, but it also feels finicky. The controls don't work right from my experience and feel outdated. I know for Chrome, Vivaldi offers the same engine but with a fresh new coat and feel. Is there anything similar for Firefox?

The reason I want to make the switch is because I'm boycotting Google.

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VPN install help

5 hours 30 min ago

Some back story, running Kali lunix have a VPN with VPN unlimited. Both software are the newest versions released, I did the install per there website instructions and it worked untill it broke my resolv.conf file. After repairing the file and deleting the VPN application I contacted there support team they gave me all the files to run there application manually rather than using the application.

Basically my question is how do I manually configure all of the information they gave me? I'm new to Linux and networking I have a general understanding of the basics I'm just a little lost with all these files they gave me and how to use them any help would be great I guess I'm to used to installing an app on my phone and clicking a button.

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Help for a newbie

Mon, 2017-06-26 23:56

Hey, I am completely new to Linux. All I want to achieve is a Ubunto install that I can run from a USB with persistence.

I followed a guide that uses "LiLi USB creator" but when I boot there is no persistence option when I boot (as stated in the guide). Also the Virtual box program won't open in Windows 10.

Guide I used:

Before I waste more time using another dud guide, can someone suggest how I can do this please?

Just for clarification, I'm using Windows 10 on a laptop and I followed the guide to the letter.

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AMA coming up on Wednesday 28th June 1900GMT/1400EDT (X-Post)

Mon, 2017-06-26 22:24

AMA coming up on Wednesday 28th June 1900GMT/1400EDT


Recently I posted my project on /r/homelab. I build underground Data Centres, ISPs, and I'm building Africa's first underground independent distributed Content Delivery Network (CDN) that will hopefully remain censorship free. Anyway, many guys have asked me to do an AMA and they have been supportive so I thought I would extend the invitation to you guys as well. I lurk around many subs that have to do with Linux, Sysadmins, Servers etc, so, if you are keen, its going down on 28th of June 2017 at 1900 GMT at /r/IAmA.

Hope to see you guys there.


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Gnu/Libre/Free Cloud

Mon, 2017-06-26 21:31

Hello, I am new to the whole GNU free software environment. I am a frequent user of Windows, and Google Chrome. In fact, I have very much based alot of my computing on Google Apps through Chrome. For example, as a university student, I use Google Docs, Drive, and all the like, in particular for the cloud services. The cloud is just extremely convenient. With being able to sign into Chrome, I could always just go to the campus library, pick any computer, and log into my chrome account and basically have access to everything I need. I could essentially bring a "cloud desktop". Even further, with the cloud, I had cool abilities such as having my google keep to-do list sync accross devices, including my phone. Recently, however, I have made the decision to start using free software, and perhaps ultimately use it to replace everything I currently use. Is the concept of cloud computing just foundationally off limits for free/libre software? I know that sometimes you just have to sacrifice convenience for what's truly best, but I feel that cloud services are more than convenient. Thanks in advance for any response.

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is qubes os completly open sources?

Mon, 2017-06-26 21:00

as the title, is the entire code and kernel open sources like debian is, or there are blobs in the code and/or the kernel?

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Are apt packages installed through insecure (http) protocol safe enough?

Mon, 2017-06-26 20:19

I don't know much about the internals of apt/dpkg system, but I just observed today that synaptic was installing packages from and as you know http is an insecure protocol (which means any ISP or anyone in between could read the traffic).

Is there any built-in mechanism in apt to ensure that packages downloaded from a remote repository aren't tampered (using GPG/hashes or any similar means)?

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Thoughts on Debian 9?

Mon, 2017-06-26 19:31

Hey guys I'm just updating now which is a pretty lengthy process cause I use LUKES anyway I was wondering what everyone's first impressions were and if there's any new mind blowing features I should know about?

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Looking for i3 blocks alternative for Openbox

Mon, 2017-06-26 18:58

Dear Linux users, I am willing to make a colorful panel/taskbar on my Debian with Openbox running, similar to the one achieved with i3 blocks. I was looking for some Tint2 customizations and tweaks, but I can't find anything suitable (it totally doesn't look like i3 bar). I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks in advance :D

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