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    Quote Originally Posted by carey View Post
    I was not a member. I have interacted with various groups; was once encouraged to start a group in Ann. Been out of touch with everyone. At times, I feel like the only free software user on the island (most free software lack funtionality and appeal). Scarcely use proprietary solutions (even at work).

    I would gladly participate in any group on 1 condition: function under the "4 Freedoms" (https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html) principles. A 4F Club, so to speak.
    The main issue with a lot of free software isn't so much the lack of features. It's the learning curve. Take Blender for example. Awesome. But that learning curve though.

    Linux is FAR superior to Windows in many ways. But the learning curve again. Not as steep as other things, especially for persons who grew up on DOS. Past UNIX users have it easy to switch. I've wanted to go straight Debian, but Ubuntu has so much stuff now and it's much easier - setup a NextCloud server guided quite easily. My problem? A bit difficult to set the partitions the way I'd want. Doable - but more difficult than with other programs. Including GParted would have helped. Anyways - that's it for now.

    https://www.blender.org/
    https://www.blender.org/about/projects/
    Knowing the solution doesn't mean knowing the method. Yet answering correctly and regurgitation are considered "learning" and "knowledge".

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    Quote Originally Posted by khat17 View Post
    The main issue with a lot of free software isn't so much the lack of features. It's the learning curve. Take Blender for example. Awesome. But that learning curve though.

    Linux is FAR superior to Windows in many ways. But the learning curve again. Not as steep as other things, especially for persons who grew up on DOS. Past UNIX users have it easy to switch. I've wanted to go straight Debian, but Ubuntu has so much stuff now and it's much easier - setup a NextCloud server guided quite easily. My problem? A bit difficult to set the partitions the way I'd want. Doable - but more difficult than with other programs. Including GParted would have helped. Anyways - that's it for now.
    Use LVM2 or BtrFS for your partitioning. Raw partitions are inflexible and waste time and space. CoW has been a blessing.

    https://fedoramagazine.org/reclaim-h...pace-with-lvm/


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