Started the Linux Newbie blog wid the intent of keeping politics out of it, but it is more than just difficult to avoid politics in the 21st century, it is almost impossible. In fact, the 21st century seems to get more political each year. Heck, since starting this blog on January 6, 2019 I have discovered that Linux ‘n open source have been political for decades, e.g. free ‘n non-free, Ditto on the e.g. free Nouveau Nvidia driver ‘n non-free proprietary Nvidia driver.

  • Linux is not only Fragmented, all those fragmented parts are definitely Political.

As mentioned in the About section of this blog, it is always under construction, and might now add ‘Progression‘ to that point. 😉

Started testing a Linux News category recently and liked it enough to add permanently. Then Absolute Autocrat Putin decided to invade a totally peaceful ‘n sovereign Ukraine so I started testing a Newbie NEWS category…wid a slant towards World News ‘n Political news. Newbie NEWS is now also permanent.

  • Karmi will handle all Linux ‘n Technical ‘Stuff‘ and MNSKY will handle World ‘n Political news. Under MNSKY‘s new $10-million a year contract wid the Linux Newbie – since 1996 blog he will create most of his posts here, but will also be able to re-post them later at his Big Brother Report blog. 😉

Had mentioned in Part XIV: Progressions of the Linux Newbie Blog that I was changing the Distro requirements for making it onto the Karmi’s Top 10 Linux Distros page, and have done a little more ‘Tweaking‘ of the requirements since then.

  1. Submissive Linux Distros‘ are permanently on my S-List.
  2. Distro must be Permanently installable to USB Flash Drives (‘Portability‘).
  3. No annoying “Authenticate” popups or other ‘Pesky Passwords’ (One password @ Login Screen, like Chrome OS, is acceptable).
  4. Easy installation of NVIDIA drivers.
  5. KDE Plasma DE first option.
  6. Cinnamon DE second option.

Those requirements may also influence what Linux OSes I actually post a review on. I do a lot of Linux OS tests, but a majority of them never make it to a written review. Linux has been losing users to Chromebooks since the start of COVID-19 and I suspect they may never get those users back. Wid those limits added to my own limiting requirements it just makes Linux a limited subject to blog about. Thusly, more reasons for the new subject additions. 😉

As Linus Torvalds has said, Linux Desktop isn’t for ‘Normal People‘, i.e. it’s for ‘Technical people‘ such as Developers, Programmers, IT Specialists, Maintainers, etc. Those ‘Technical people‘ may need to deal wid the Enterprise Atmosphere of ‘Submissive Linux Users‘ & the Linux ‘Nanny & the never ending demands of “Authenticate” popups or other ‘Pesky Passwords’, but normal people on their own home PCs don’t want any of that ‘Submissive Linux Distro‘ Enterprise crap!

Will add this post to the Progressions of the Linux Newbie Blog page.


LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!