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Inkscape 0.92.4 has been released officially on 16 January 2018 but of course it does not available yet on Ubuntu official repository. We need to wait if we want it from repo. But if we use Snappy, we can get 0.92.4 right now on Ubuntu 18.04 and 16.04, even 18.10. This is the way you can use to test it without harming your GNU/Linux system at all either as designer (testing new features), debugger (finding error), or reviewer (like me, writing articles). Inkscape installed from Snap will not erase existing one installed from repo: both can run simultaneously. Let's go!

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(Pantheon Desktop from elementary OS running on Fedora 29 Live Session)

Right now, we can install the elementary OS desktop environment, Pantheon, on Fedora GNU/Linux. It is a new thing on Fedora as so far it, as RPM distro, does not have Pantheon in its repository. If you know Fedora now has Spins ("Flavors"), you know that up to today there is no Fedora Pantheon among those Live Systems available. It is planned to be added into Fedora 30 this year and fortunately we can test it now on Fedora 28 and 29. Why Fedora? Because the fact that Fedora still supports 32-bit, if Fedora supports Pantheon, then this solves problem that elementary OS only supports 64-bit computers. You who still have 32-bit laptops can run latest Pantheon desktop using Fedora. I use Fedora Live KDE 29 in this test. You can use this to help testing Pantheon desktop to work on Fedora. Happy testing!

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(KDE Slimbook laptop on https://neon.kde.org)

I do not find any list of GNU/Linux distros that endorse certain computer vendors. So I write this compilation. You will see here KDE neon with KDE Slimbook laptop, Mint with MintBox mini PCs, Ubuntu MATE with Entroware PCs and laptops, and more on the main section; and with a lot of additional ones like Ubuntu Certified Computers and Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certified ones on other section. On the main section, I add as many reviews (articles or videos) as I can find for each model. I hope this list can give you rich information about relationships between distros and computer vendors so you can buy computers right from your own distro, so you as distro developer could consider to make engagement with certain vendor, and so you as a vendor could consider to make a great move into GNU/Linux. I wish you all the best. Enjoy!

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(neon OS 5.14 running Krita, GIMP, and Inkscape)

KDE neon, the operating system of the cool KDE Slimbook laptop, is a beautiful and highly usable GNU/Linux system. KDE neon is a perfect match for graphic designing as it offers all programs needed and the interface is pretty easy to be customized (either to mimic macOS or anything else). This article guides you about what needed to install to have same set of graphics software (replacements to Photoshop, CorelDRAW, InDesign, and Flash MX) and customizing the user interface so you can forget about the system and just work. I also include how to enable 'right-click > convert bulk photos' and 'right-click > resize bulk photos' features that many of you dreamed of. Finally, enjoy!

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Iridium Browser is not available on Trisquel 8.0 repository. It is a libre alternative to Google Chrome as published on FSF Directory (at least up to now 12 January 2018). You may want this as you need the web development features of Chrome but you don't want to use the Parabola-blacklisted Chromium Browser. The latest version now is 2018.11.71.1 based on Chromium 71 source code. If you want to install it on Trisquel 8.0, as long as your computer is 64-bit, you can follow instructions below. Enjoy!

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Please welcome Riot/Matrix the new internet communication system. It's a software/service similar to Telegram and WhatsApp, but without phone number registration and with wonderful connection to other services feature. The Riot software we use to communicate is available gratis for web browser, GNU/Linux, Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS. The Matrix service behind the scene is the real communication protocol which is secure and universal (open, decentralized, federated, bridged). Riot/Matrix offers you end-to-end encryption as well as anonymity, federated servers, with private chats as well as group chats, and support to bots creation, and ability to read and write other networks namely Twitter, Discord, Skype, Gitter, IRC, and email and more. The naming I use here "Riot/Matrix" is an analogue to "GNU/Linux" where Riot is the software and Matrix is the service to make everything easier to understand. I will try to introduce you Riot/Matrix in a friendly manner with as little as possible saying technical things. Okay, let's dive into Riot/Matrix!

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After examples of productive activities, I think it's time to know the ways to install more software on Trisquel GNU/Linux. Officially there is one way: run you Synaptic Package Manager and get software with it. This way gets you software from official Trisquel repository. That is the normal way we get more software on Trisquel. I will discuss how to do it first using Synaptic with internet access and later with Terminal without internet access. I consider it's enough to just download everything from official repository without third-party ones as it's guaranteed to be 100% free software. I hope this will help you a lot and make you days using Trisquel much more easier. Enjoy!

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If you want to redistribute (or, sell) GNU/Linux distros in CD or USB media, it's safe to include it with source code CDs. The problem is, some very popular GNU/Linux distros like Manjaro or even PureOS does not provide source code ISO (at least for now), so you can not easily download the source ISO to burn them to CD (you should do it manually from source repositories). In order you want to know which popular distros with source code ISO CD available, I compile this list for you. Among them are Trisquel, Debian, Slackware, Ubuntu, and KDE Neon. I include here their respective download links and some additional information.

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