This is a copy of a weekly news letter I get, I though this one was a really good canidate to add to you store of knowledge.
Mainstream email service providers like Gmail violate your privacy openly. They can read your emails to show you ads.
If you are a privacy concerned person, you may opt for one of these secure and private email services.
We offer a free addition email account to our users we are not selling you anything so we don’t care what in your mail!
Since we are discussing privacy, you may also use Google alternative search engines. Duck Duck Go and Startpage are an increasingly popular mainstream option these days.
Don’t want Google at all? Have a look at this list of non-Google web browsers. If you still want to use Chrome but without the Google, try the open source Brave web browser. They are even rewarding new users with their own cryptocurrency,
GIMP is perhaps the most popular open source image editor. But apparently, Gimp is an offensive word so some people have forked it into Glimpse project. They have other plans for it as well. Read more about it here.
I have written about using swap and its ideal size in the past. This week, I wrote a tutorial about creating swap file in Linux. You can do this even after you have installed Linux and it doesn’t involve partitioning.
A basic terminal tip this week is about checking IP address in the terminal.
After a lot of thinking, I opted for an Intel NUC mini PC so that I could use and review various Linux distributions on real hardware. You may see more non-Ubuntu articles in near future.
By the way, Linux turned 28 on 25th August. If you read the Linux facts, you would know that when Linus Torvalds sent the mail to his classmates he said that it was “just a hobby and won’t be big and professional”. I am glad that Torvalds was wrong in his assumption :)
That’s it for this week. Keep using Linux :)