SlackEX (Slackware 14.2) Live DVD with KDE 4.14.27, Nvidia 375.39 and kernel 4.10.2-x86_64-exton Build 170314

Mar 14 9:44am - Blogs
*SlackEX* is based on Slackware ( Current/14.2. Slackware is the first widely-used Linux system, which is still developing....
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Amid Shortages in Apache Spark Skillsets, Training Options Proliferate

Mar 14 9:42am
The open source Big Data scene is red hot, but organizations are now dealing with shortages in people with relevant deployment and management expertise. There are simply not enough skilled workers to go around, especially when it comes to one of the hottest technologies of all: Apache Spark.
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An Exploration of Citrix Delivery Networks

Mar 14 9:42am
Title: An Exploration of Citrix Delivery Networks14 MarLearn more...
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10 (Mostly) Easy Linux Distros for Newbies

Mar 14 7:30am
A fresh look at some of the more popular Linux distros (plus one non-Linux OS), and an impression of their ease of use. Linux has a bad rap as a daily driver – the programs aren’t written to run on Linux, it’s tricky to install stuff, and so on. But it might surprise people who think along those lines to learn that plenty of the distributions out there are actually quite simple to use. Here’s our latest appreciation of the desktop Linux landscape.
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Teaching Children to Code

Mar 14 7:30am
Chris Ward looks at how-to tools to help teach children one of the most essential skills of the modern age, how to code. A lot of projects aimed at children focus on visual learning, such as teaching concepts with draggable, interlinking blocks for creating visual applications like games and animations.
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Three Challenges for the Web, According to its Inventor

Mar 14 6:30am
Today marks 28 years since I submitted my original proposal for the world wide web. I imagined the web as an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, access opportunities and collaborate across geographic and cultural boundaries. In many ways, the web has lived up to this vision, though it has been a recurring battle to keep it open.
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Integrate Ubuntu 16.04 to AD as a Domain Member with Samba and Winbind Part 8

Mar 14 5:46am Tecmint: Linux Howtos, Tutorials & Guides
This tutorial describes how to join an Ubuntu machine into a Samba4 Active Directory domain in order to authenticate AD accounts with local ACL for files and directories or to create and map volume......
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How to Setup Sandstorm Personal Cloud Server in Linux

Mar 13 11:00pm LinOxide
Sandstorm is an Open Source self-hostable web productivity suite implemented as a security-hardened web app package manager. It is a radically easier way to run personal instances of your web application at one place. It allows you to have your own personal server to install multiple application on it through an app store interface as […] The post How to Setup Sandstorm Personal Cloud Server in Linux appeared first on LinOxide.
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OPNFV Shows Its Ready for Complex Deployments With First ETSI Plugtests

Mar 13 5:07pm
OPNFV, an integrated open platform for facilitating network functions virtualization (NFV) deployments, recently had a chance to participate in the first ETSI NFV Plugtests, held Jan. 23 to Feb. 3 in Madrid, Spain.
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Of course your TVs spying on you

Mar 13 2:24pm Practical Technology
Julian Assange, Wikileaks’ founder and Russian propagandist, must be proud of himself. In his latest “revelation” that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) can hack Apple and Android smartphones, PC operating systems and smart TVs, he has people throwing fits about … Continue reading →...
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How to Install Pidgin 2.12 in Ubuntu 16.04 via PPA

Mar 13 12:14pm UbuntuHandbook | News, Tutorials, Howtos for Ubuntu Linux
The Pidgin internet messenger 2.12 was released a few days ago on last Thursday. Here’s how to install it via PPA in Ubuntu 16.04. After 9 months of development, Pidgin 2.12 brings following changes: Fix an out of bounds memory read in purple\_markup\_unescape\_entity Fix use of uninitialised memory if running non-debug-enabled versions of glib Updated [...]...
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Opening Up Virtual Reality Development with WebVR

Mar 13 10:42am
“Virtual reality (VR) is nothing new — people have been experimenting with it for decades. But only recently, we have come to terms with having commercial hardware like Oculus or HTC Vive to experience and enjoy VR content within our home,” says Rabimba Karanjai, a full-time graduate researcher and Mozilla contributor, who will be speaking about virtual reality development at the upcoming Open Networking Summit.
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Add Skills to Your Raspberry Pi with Alexa

Mar 13 10:42am
One of the leading items on embedded developers’ to-do lists these days is to add Amazon’s Alexa voice agent to a hacker board or another Linux device. Of course, you could simply buy an Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo speaker system for $180 -- or a non-speaker Amazon Echo Dot for only $50 -- but what fun is that? For some, the goal is to recreate the basic Alexa Skills of ordering pizza or asking random question like which countries were finalists in the 2014 World Cup.
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New Version of Google App Engine Supports All Programming Languages

Mar 13 8:30am
App Engine is Google’s platform-as-a-service for building application backends without having to worry about maintaining a complex infrastructure. The big news is that App Engine now supports any programming language, so a developer can create the app in whatever language they are comfortable using. Google sees this as a game changer, making the platform more open, which is a big theme with the company as it transitions to try and lure enterprise customers to Google Cloud Platform in general.
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ScyllaDB Takes on Cassandra to Boost Efficiency, Reduce Latency

Mar 13 8:04am
Henrik Johansson, senior developer at Eniro, gives a glowing review of the ScyllaDB database system for its part of a microservice-based pipeline used at the Swedish search and directory assistance company where he works.
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Plasma is sluggish? Disable desktop effects.

Mar 13 8:00am Dedoimedo RSS
I've written a short tutorial explaining how to disable desktop effects in Plasma (KDE5) to improve performance and responsiveness. As simple as it sounds. Take a look.
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Discover the Power of Bash on Windows

Mar 13 6:54am
As the IT world is turning toward Linux for many projects, Microsoft has come up with a new offering to tap into this growing market. Bash on Windows is the answer. Here we guide you through installing Bash on Windows and give you a taste of what you can do—and why you would do it—in the Linux command line. An overview of Bash on Windows Bash on Windows is a new feature added to Windows 10. Microsoft has teamed up with Canonical, aka the creators of Ubuntu Linux, to build this new infrastructure within Windows called the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
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How to Use Linux Hexdump Command with Practical Examples

Mar 12 11:00pm LinOxide
Hexdump is a very useful Linux command for developers and application debuggers. It has ability to dump file contents into many formats like hexadecimal, octal, ASCII and decimal. This command takes a file, or any standard input, as input parameter and converts it to the format of your choice. Let's assume you work with binary […] The post How to Use Linux Hexdump Command with Practical Examples appeared first on LinOxide.
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SUSE acquires HPEs cloud assets

Mar 12 2:15pm Practical Technology
HPE and SUSE, a top Linux distributor, have a complex relationship. First, HPE spun and merged its non-core software assets with Micro Focus. Micro Focus owns SUSE, a major Linux provider. Now, SUSE has finished acquiring cloud assets of HPE’s … Continue reading →...
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Run your Slackware installation with the latest kernel 4.10.2! Released today (170312)

Mar 12 1:41pm - Blogs
*NEWS 170312* Kernel *4.10.2-x86\_64-exton* is my newest Slackware kernel. The stable kernel 4.10.2 was released by (
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How to setup a Socks5 Proxy server on Ubuntu with Dante

Mar 12 12:56am BinaryTides
Dante Socks5 Server Dante is a socks5 server that you can use to setup a socks5 proxy on your ubuntu or debian machine. In this quick tutorial we shall learn how to setup dante and use authentication. With authentication enabled, the dante proxy server would require all clients to provide login details in order to use the proxy server. This is a good idea. Installing Dante on Ubuntu The default Ubuntu repositories have the dante-server [...]...
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How to Install Punch Clock App Kapow in Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

Mar 11 10:36am UbuntuHandbook | News, Tutorials, Howtos for Ubuntu Linux
Kapow is a free and open-source punch clock program that works on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS. Kapow is a punch clock program designed to easily keep track of your hours, whether you’re working on one project or many. Simply clock in and out with the Start/Stop button. If you make a mistake in your [...]...
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Age of Empire - The African Kingdoms - Superb

Mar 11 7:00am Dedoimedo RSS
Going strong since 1999: Here's a most enthusiastic review of Age of Empires II HD edition and The African Kingdoms expansion pack, covering new civilizations, maps, technologies and units, gameplay, fun moments, and more. Let there be entertainment!...
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6 Best PDF Page Cropping Tools For Linux

Mar 11 12:24am Tecmint: Linux Howtos, Tutorials & Guides
Portable Document Format (PDF) is a well known and possibly the most used file format today, specifically for presenting and sharing documents reliably, independent of software, hardware, or more so, operating system. It has......
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Getting iOS 10.x working with Slackware 14.2

Mar 10 7:54pm - Blogs
The version of *libimobiledevice-1.2.0* released Jan 28, 2015 and shipped with 14.2 stable is too old to support plug and play for newre iDevices....
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Ubuntu Touch Not Dead

Mar 10 4:11pm Linux Magazine News (path: lmi_news)
Lives on as a community project...
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Why the Bitly link-shortening service went down for some users

Mar 10 1:02pm Practical Technology
We use URL shortening services so often these days we’re seldom even aware of them. Until, that is, one of them fails. Today, one of the most popular of these, Bitly, stopped working for some users. You may think of … Continue reading →...
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This Week in Open Source News: Vault7 Wikileaks Details & Industry Comments Emerge, Updates to Skype for Linux & More

Mar 10 10:41am
Title: This Week in Open Source News: Vault7 Wikileaks Details & Industry Comments Emerge, Updates to Skype for Linux & More10 MarLearn more...
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The Companies That Support Linux and Open Source: Hart

Mar 10 9:43am
Hart is a medical software technology company that improves the ways in which people inside and outside of the industry access and engage with health data. Founded in 2012, the startup develops HartOS, an API platform that allows healthcare providers and their vendors and partners to use health data from multiple computer systems in a HIPAA-compliant manner in a range of digital formats. These may include medical records, hospital information, radiology information, laboratory information, picture archiving, emergency department, and other systems.
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Growing Up Node: Lessons for Successful Platform Migration

Mar 10 8:41am
Switching from one technology to another is always going to be hard, and, despite the popularity of Node.js, it does come with its own set of complexities, and the advantages are not always apparent to management, says Trevor Livingston, principal architect at HomeAway, speaking at Node.js Interactive.
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How to Search for Files from the Linux Command Line

Mar 10 8:41am
Title: How to Search for Files from the Linux Command Line10 MarLearn more...
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More Fedora 24/25 family pimpage

Mar 10 7:00am Dedoimedo RSS
Yo Dawg, I herd u like Fedora, so we put tweaks in ur Linux so u can Gnome while u Fedora. Indded, this be a follow-up guide offering additional post-install tweaks for Fedora 24/25 Gnome edition, including additional repositories, themes and icons, VirtualBox, Nemo, Fedy, dconf-editor, other programs, swap auto-mount, customization and visual fine-tuning, other tips and tricks, and more. Enjoy.
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Bouncing Back To Private Clouds With OpenStack

Mar 10 5:04am
There is an adage, not quite yet old, suggesting that compute is free but storage is not. Perhaps a more accurate and, as far as public clouds are concerned, apt adaptation of this saying might be that computing and storage are free, and so are inbound networking within a region, but moving data across regions in a public cloud is brutally expensive, and it is even more costly spanning regions.
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Restrict SSH User Access to Certain Directory Using Chrooted Jail

Mar 10 1:54am Tecmint: Linux Howtos, Tutorials & Guides
There are several reasons to restrict a SSH user session to a particular directory, especially on web servers, but the obvious one is a system security. In order to lock SSH users in a......
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Climate - An Ultimate Command Line Tool for Linux Developers

Mar 9 10:54pm LinOxide
Climate is a command-line tool which is developed for Linux Developers. It provides a huge number of tools for the developers to automate their system.  We can also utilize this tool to learn and understand various Unix commands. There is also an option to print each command before they're executed to help you memorize them over […] The post Climate - An Ultimate Command Line Tool for Linux Developers appeared first on LinOxide.
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News 170309: Yet another version of exGENT (Gentoo) is out. The best version ever

Mar 9 11:26am - Blogs
*NEWS 20170309 ABOUT exGENT* I’ve made yet a new version (20170309) of exGENT based on Gentoo Linux ( It uses Xfce 4.12.1...
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Linux Foundation Highly Relevant to Data Center Networking Evolution Says SDxCentral Report

Mar 9 10:30am
Title: Linux Foundation Highly Relevant to Data Center Networking Evolution Says SDxCentral Report9 MarLearn more...
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Oracle Virtualbox 5.1.16 Released with Various Fixes

Mar 9 10:06am UbuntuHandbook | News, Tutorials, Howtos for Ubuntu Linux
Oracle Virtualbox 5.1.16, a new maintenance release for the 5.1 series, has been released with the most recent Kernel compile fixes. According to the changelog, Virtualbox 5.1.16 features: Fix general protection fault when running VBox in KVM. Another fix for handling certain MSRs on ancient CPUs without VT-x support for MSR bitmaps Fix errors when [...]...
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S10E01 Verdant Bitter Passenger - Ubuntu Podcast

Mar 9 10:00am Ubuntu Podcast
It’s Season Ten Episode One of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain. The three amigos are back for Season 10. In this week’s show: We discuss what we’ve been… Read more ›...
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Monitor SATA and SSD Health with SMART

Mar 9 9:41am
Title: Monitor SATA and SSD Health with SMART9 MarLearn more...
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Critical Vulnerability Under Massive Attack Imperils High-Impact Sites

Mar 9 9:30am
In a string of attacks that have escalated over the past 48 hours, hackers are actively exploiting a critical vulnerability that allows them to take almost complete control of Web servers used by banks, government agencies, and large Internet companies.
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How to Format Storage Devices in Linux

Mar 9 9:00am
Title: How to Format Storage Devices in Linux9 MarLearn more...
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How Safe Are Blockchains? It Depends.

Mar 9 6:15am
To understand the inherent security risks in blockchain technology, it’s important to understand the difference between public and private blockchains.
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Three Overlooked Lessons about Container Security

Mar 9 5:00am
I’ve just joined container security specialists Aqua Security and spent a couple of days in Tel Aviv getting to know the team and the product. I’m sure I’m learning things that might be obvious to the seasoned security veteran, but perhaps aren’t so obvious to the rest of us! Here are three aspects I found interesting and hope you will too, even if you’ve never really thought about the security of your containerized deployment before:...
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Fixing MS or webcore font display issues.

Mar 9 1:41am - Blogs
There are numerous threads on LQ and elsewhere on how to pretty up fonts on Linux. However, I one thing has still bothered me for years: on some web...
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How to Change Root Password of MySQL or MariaDB in Linux

Mar 9 1:15am Tecmint: Linux Howtos, Tutorials & Guides
If you’re installing MySQL or MariaDB in Linux for the first time, chances are you will be executing mysql\_secure\_installation script to secure your MySQL installation with basic settings. One of these settings is, database......
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MPS-Youtube - Play and Download Youtube Video on Linux Command Line

Mar 8 10:00pm LinOxide
MPS-Youtube is a freeware, youtube player and downloader application which works right from your command line. You can use this tool on your Linux system  terminal to search, play, and download youtube videos and playlists. It is a tiny utility which works flawlessly on all flavors of Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac operating systems. It […] The post MPS-Youtube - Play and Download Youtube Video on Linux Command Line appeared first on LinOxide.
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How to keep your smart TV from spying on you

Mar 8 4:07pm Practical Technology
What do you know. The tin-foil hat brigade was right. Your smart TV may very well have been spying on you for the CIA and MI5. I can’t say I’m surprised. Smart TVs are dumb. They have little security, their … Continue reading →...
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vim-plug: A beautiful and minimalist vim plugin manager for Unix and Linux users

Mar 8 1:33pm nixCraft
A vim plugin manager is a must for any die-hard vim user. You can find a few option available out there. My personal favorite is vim-plug which is a beautiful and minimalist plugin for vim. Let us see how to install and use this plugin on Linux or Unix-like system.
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Keynote: State of Blockchain - Christopher Ferris, Distinguished Engineer

Mar 8 11:15am
The Hyperledger project has come a long way in making the innovative blockchain technology used in Bitcoin a viable option for secure business transactions; hear more from Christopher Ferris in this keynote at the Open Source Leadership Summit.
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Why Open Collaboration Is Crucial for Blockchain Tech

Mar 8 10:45am
The one-year-old Hyperledger Project has already come a long way in making the innovative blockchain technology used in Bitcoin a viable option for secure business transactions. That was the clear message from Christopher Ferris in his keynote at the Open Source Leadership Summit in February.
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Install AWFFull web server log analysis application on ubuntu 16.10

Mar 8 9:53am Ubuntu Geek
Sponsored Link AWFFull is a web server log analysis program based on The Webalizer .AWFFull produces usage statistics in HTML format for viewing with a browser. The results are presented in both columnar and graphical format, which facilitates interpretation. Yearly, monthly, daily and hourly usage statistics are presented, along with the ability to display usage by […]Continue reading...
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Establishing a Clean Software Baseline for Open Source License Compliance

Mar 8 9:42am
Title: Establishing a Clean Software Baseline for Open Source License Compliance8 MarLearn more...
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Why Using Open Source Software Helps Companies Stay Flexible and Innovate

Mar 8 9:42am
Title: Why Using Open Source Software Helps Companies Stay Flexible and Innovate8 MarLearn more...
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Win Tickets to Open Networking Summit!

Mar 8 9:00am
SDxCentral is sponsoring a raffle for tickets to Open Networking Summit -- the industry's premier open networking and orchestration event, which highlights open source initiatives and innovation. In this registration raffle, four winners will receive a complimentary pass to attend Open Networking Summit 2017, April 3-6 in Santa Clara, California.
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From dotCloud to Docker

Mar 8 5:30am
Have you heard about dotCloud? If you haven’t, I’m going to give you a hint: it is a PAAS company. Another hint: eventually, dotCloud open-sourced their container engine. That container engine became Docker.
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How to Reset MySQL or MariaDB Root Password in Linux

Mar 8 4:46am Tecmint: Linux Howtos, Tutorials & Guides
If you are setting up a MySQL or MariaDB database server for the first time, chances are you will be running mysql\_secure\_installation soon afterwards to implement basic security settings. One of these settings is......
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Deal: Get 2TB Zoolz Dual Cold Storage for Lifetime (99% OFF)

Mar 8 1:25am Tecmint: Linux Howtos, Tutorials & Guides
It’s always a very difficult to discover secure, stable and reliable cloud storage service online at a fair price. That’s the reason, today we’re offering for a limited time, a lifetime subscription to Zoolz......
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6 Best Known Search Tools for Developers to Use in Linux

Mar 7 10:00pm LinOxide
While searching for text in files inside a directory structure from command prompt/shell, there are many tools available in linux. The one of the tool which is oldest and widely used is grep that stands for global regular expression print. There are some issues with grep like it is not as fast while searching source […] The post 6 Best Known Search Tools for Developers to Use in Linux appeared first on LinOxide.
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[SOLVED] "Really dead" dead keys on KDE apps, within Openbox, at least

Mar 7 8:38pm - Blogs
For whatever reason I was having this issue for a while now. That means that when trying to type characters such as äóê the result would be just...
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