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Run Debian Based Programs On Almost Any Linux With Docker

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I’m a Solus user (and enthusiast), but as one I also faced a common problem. Not every desktop app is available on Solus Linux and you also can’t run .deb or .rpm installation files, because Solus uses a different package manager and isn’t based on any other Linux distribution. But my study required me to install an application called “Inform 7”. This software is available for Ubuntu, Debian and also Fedora.

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For the Paranoids: Install Your Own Firefox Sync Server

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Many people use Google Chrome, because they like it’s fancy syncing feature. You know, open a tab on your PC and just continue on your phone. Or because of the nice built-in password manager. Just save that damn password and it’s securely stored in your Google account and available everywhere. But what about privacy? You can forget it when you use Chrome. You have no privacy there. Google can read all of your browser history, passwords and bookmarks.

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Where To Learn About Kotlin - Resources, I used

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I’m into Kotlin, because it’s a new (quite new) programming language, that solves all the Java problems, especially on Android. You can simply use Lambda expressions and much more on any API version. I also used Kotlin in production in my open sourced newsreader app NewsCatchr. Here I’ll share some of the sources, that helped me getting some knowledge in Kotlin: The documentation The documentation is a really helpful source. I learned Kotlin myself through practice and every time I didn’t understand something I went looking in the docs and they already answered most of my questions, for example how to use any of the many helper functions in the standard library.

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