Here's my public safety announcement: Have you backed up today?

Added another architecture to my Linux-libre APT repository at jxself.org/linux-libre - 64-bit SPARC processors. There are freely-licensed designs like the OpenSPARC at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenSPAR which has been placed under the GPL. Why should RISC-V get all of the love for that? :) This brings the number of supported architectures up to either 12 or 13, depending on how you count. What next?

amd64, arm64, armhf, i386, m68k, or1k, powerpc, ppc64, ppc64el, riscv64, s390x, sparc64

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My Trisquel Review - 9 Etiona is Software Freedom Vehicle

ubuntubuzz.com/2021/01/trisque

Note: Trisquel is a Spain-originated fully free operating system now powering Respects Your Freedom laptops.

Thanks: @jxself @fsf | Mentions: @strypey @redstarfish | Tags: #Trisquel #FreeSoftware #GNU #Linux #UbuntuBuzz

As I update kernel configs for Linux-libre 5.10 it sort of feels like the pre-launch sequence for the space shuttle.

Do you do your computing on big iron like the IBM Z or LinuxONE mainframes? Linux-libre is there now. jxself.org/linux-libre/

Interesting that Trump & others want to complain about voting fraud when it comes to losing the Presidency but not when it comes to votes that are in their favor for the Senate, even though these are all being cast from the very same ballots.

Reading the news it seems somewhat paradoxical that the government wants backdoors in encryption but not the kind that can be used against them. You can't have it both ways.

GNU Linux-libre 5.9 is ready for amd64, arm64, armhf, i386, m68k, or1k, powerpc, ppc64, ppc64el, and riscv64 in my APT repository: jxself.org/linux-libre - Enjoy. The mirrors should sync over the next 24 hours.

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Celebrate the FSF's 35th birthday with a beautiful limited edition poster or T-shirt designed by free culture illustrator David Revoy: u.fsf.org/35x

Added another architecture to my Linux-libre APT repository at jxself.org/linux-libre/ - The Motorola 68000 series (68020 or later; an MMU is required.)

A friend of mine had been saying they wanted this for a while. This brings the number of supported architectures up to either 10 or 11, depending on how you count. What next?

Happy GNUiversary!
gnu.org/gnu/initial-announceme

On this day, 37 years ago, Richard Stallman announced the GNU Project and with it launched the entire free software movement.

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A Thank You Letter From Coronavirus to My Enablers in the United States
commondreams.org/views/2020/09 #corona #covid

This is really rude of you Corona chan, our country too deserves a "thank you" from you.

Got my flu shot. Doing my part for herd immunity.

I just realized that my APT repository for Linux-libre is 9 years old this month.
jxself.org/linux-libre/

I was reading how an asteroid will come close by the planet on election day. It's so Trump can hitch a ride and go back home?

Ah ha; the moment has arrived. The uncompressed kernel source code for 5.9 has reached 1GB.

Does anyone plan to watch the launch of Perseverance and Ingenuity on Thursday? I understand the launch will be streamed live via NASA TV.
mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/

I like my GNU/Linux distros to be boring and uneventful. Specifically: Releases that happen at 2 - 5 year intervals and where package version numbers are frozen in time on release. This lets me work on the things I want to work on and not spending my time on fixing the distro. Can't remember where I heard this one: "The bleeding edge is stained by the blood of the users."

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