Hey DT -- I know Linux Mint actively prevents you from installing snaps, and Debian only comes with free and open-source software, but I'm curious... Is there a Linux distribution that actively blocks proprietary software from being installed?

Hey @derek -- One skin I'd like to make my Linux window manager look like is the fictional LCARS from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" onward. I gotta ask -- What's the best WM to make Linux look like that, and how do I do it?

Hey @derek -- Are there any themes with which you like to customize the GRUB boot loader?

Hey @derek -- I know you're not a fan of Twitter (which is kinda obvious since you've got this social media network going), but I just posted this tweet using an Emacs plugin called "twittering-mode." twitter.com/YuGiOhFan2019/stat

I think there needs to be a similar Emacs plugin for Mastodon as well...

Hey @derek! Since you're a Linux user on the desktop, you probably also use Android when you're on the go, right? So, since I know how much you enjoy Vim, how about this neat little Android port called, appropriately enough, "DroidVim"?

Hey @derek -- Does anyone ever really use the NNTP (news) protocol anymore? If so, what NNTP client would you recommend in 2021?

Hey @derek -- I just ventured into ArcoLinux for the first time, and decided I needed a file manager in my LeftWM system which I intend to turn into a bootable ISO to contribute to the community. So, I stumbled upon your Odysee page and found a neat little video about Dmenu. Running a 'pacman -Ss dmenu,' I'm presented with two options besides dmenu. Those are bemenu and rofi. What do you have to say about each of those?

Hey @derek -- I'm looking at the myriad editions of ArcoLinuxB, but I notice there's not one for LeftWM. So, I'm thinking of building my own, so I can contribute it to the ArcoLinux community. Can you help me get started in the right direction?

Hey, @derek! Arch Linux has added a(n optional) guided installation CLI program to its installation ISO recently... What do you think of this move, and do you think Arch has lost its way?

@derek In a future video, I'd like to get to know "top," the Linux task manager.

@derek Hey DT -- What's the best place to download virtual machines with base installations of Linux distros like Arch and, say, Gentoo?

These days, about the only thing preventing me from ditching Windows for good is the lack of a good Android app player for Linux.


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