Flatpak'ing Oolite

So, I want to switch to an Atomic Workstation but first, I need to make sure everything works as before. I usually don’t play games, but once in a little while, it’s good to have some fun. There are only a few games I care about, an while some are already awailable as flatpak, one is not: Oolite. Since the game is distributed as a universal installer which defaults to /opt, it is not possible to use package layering to install it.

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Xfce on Atomic Workstation

I really like Fedora. It’s my distribution of choice for several years now. At first, I used the main version, which was based on Gnome 2. But when they introduced Gnome 3, I never quite liked it. After a year with Gnome 3, I switched to Xfce and are happy with that ever since. As I wrote in an earlier post, I plan to migrate to Fedora Atomic Workstation. Currentyl, Fedoras Atomic Workstation (or Team Silverblue) only ships a Gnome version.

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Switching to Atomic Workstation

I recently learned, that Fedoras Project Atomic also ships an Atomic Workstation (or Team Silverblue, as it is now called). I immediatly liked the idea, but before switching to this new way of setting up a workstation, I need to figure out, how to make everything work as it is working now. Here is what I am going to test prior to switching, stay tuned: I really hate Gnome, so I will have to figure out a way to run Xfce on Atomic It works: See my blog post

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How a discontinued service can enhance your life

Most people working in the IT sector probably know what an EoL-Announcement is. Most tech companies issue End-of-Life Announcements to tell you, that they no longer wish to support a product or service. The consequences of this announcement depend on the type of product or service, that is being discontinued. A product you bought will no longer receive firmware updates or spare parts. Best example: Your Smartphone. This can be tolerable, as long as the device continues to work.

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Don't try to run FreeIPA on a RaspberryPi

After five unsuccessful attempts to install FreeIPA on a RaspberryPi, I have come to the conclusion that it won’t work. Nonetheless, I’d like to share some pitfalls I encountered in case you want to try on your own. Documentation issues Incomplete / Outdated Documentation There is a guide on freeipa.org which served as a starting point for my attempts to install FreeIPA on a Raspberry Pi 3B. However, it seems to be outdated or incomplete.

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