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Updating the website

Updating the website

Update 03-04-2020 The website Fossadventures is now powered by the free Nisarg theme. Cannyon has served me well, but the problem with the premium theme is that it doesn’t automatically update. The Nisarg theme has many similar features and is free. It is also much faster to load. And it works better for mobile phones. Original article The website Fossadventures.com features a new look. After a successful start of the website, it was time to make it look even better!…

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5 best features of the Dolphin file manager

5 best features of the Dolphin file manager

I like Dolphin, the default KDE file manager, a lot. I have used it for over 9 years. There are many features that I use regularly that I wouldn’t want to live without. In this post, I like to share my personal top 5. Some features are more obvious, others are hidden features. 1) Split windows The split window view can be opened with the F3 key or by clicking on the Split icon. This is great for copying files…

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Basic photo editing with Darktable

Basic photo editing with Darktable

When I was starting in the world of amateur digital photography, I learned about 2 software programs that everybody was using: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. In the Free and Open Source world, there are 2 amazing alternatives: GIMP and Darktable. GIMP is aimed at destructive (the image is changed when saved) photo editing. It can be used to change photos in many ways, including cutting things out of the picture or pasting things into the picture. Darktable is aimed…

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Review of the HP Pavilion Power 580-146nd

Review of the HP Pavilion Power 580-146nd

Because of the incredible bargains during the Steam summer / winter sales, I have acquired 42 games over the last 6 years. My old openSUSE system was never able to play these games in a decent manner. Intel HD Graphics 4000 will only get you so far… I have looked into building a new AMD PC, which would allow me to run Linux / Steam games at high settings and 1080p. Recently I noticed a promotion for the HP Pavilion…

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Dual boot issues and the Black Screen of Death

Dual boot issues and the Black Screen of Death

As is the case for many open source enthusiasts, I am the go-to person in my family for solving PC issues. I enjoy messing with computers and solving technical challenges. Over the last few weeks, I had a lot of Windows encounters. There are 3 reasons to write about this: I found a great tool to retrieve the Windows license key from openSUSE and I like to write about this tool I encountered a lot of driver issues on Windows,…

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