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Tim Schlotfeldt

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 Kiel 
#Efail. No big deal.
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I am a #Linux user. My main mail client (mua) is #Mutt, Karen loves #Claws Mail. Somewhere is a #Kmail running but nobody uses it.
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This only works if you configured your mail client to display HTML mails with external links automatically. I’ve not seen a client doing that by default for… I don’t know… as long as I can remember.

Apart from that: That the people who came up with this attack recommended to uninstall GnuPG... that's really weird. Why would you want to remove software A, when the security hole is in software B? That honestly doesn’t make a lot of sense.
  
They do not list Sylpheed. this issue is related to HTML format emails, sylpheed has a 'faux' HTML rendering option which i never bother to use. It's kind-of a goofy rendering option, IMHO. Possibly not vulnerable.
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It's not necessarily only about HTML contents, but depends on each individual MUA does automatically with the plaintext of an e-mail - e.g. pre-fetch or make a DNS lookup for anything that looks like an URL in a text/plain body.

I don't know whether any MUA actually does something like that, but do not like that 99% of online discussions center this around HTML emails and HTML emails only.
 Kiel 
Poorly selling Steam Machines finally removed from Steam store front page

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Move seems to be final nail in coffin for SteamOS-based hardware push.


So the #SteamMachine is dead, that's no suprise. #Valve did a big push gaming on #Linux with the #SteamOS, but the hardware didn't sell well. But today are roughly 4,000 linux-ready games listed on the steam store. Not bad. But the Linux market share is very low. In best times it was ~1% but today it's only ~0.33% (Windows 97.94%, macOS 1.64%). The reason for this seems to be the steadily growth of the number of user, mainly the new users from China. The consequence of these numbers could be that the game studios won't develope Linux versions of ther games anymore … We'll see.
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I hope this leads to Valve planning out the Steam Machine more thoroughly. They would have to greatly reduce the price to truly compete in the console market, though. I don't see SteamOS competing for the PC market, so really console consumers are who Valve should target.
  
Heise has an artice about it (in german):
Valve scheitert mit Steam-Machine-Konzept

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Die als Wohnzimmer-Spielkonsolen mit SteamOS beworbenen Steam Machines konnten sich mangels hochwertiger Linux-Spieleumsetzungen nicht durchsetzen. Mittlerweile bewirbt Valve die letzten Systeme nicht mal mehr auf der Steam-Hauptwebseite.
 Kiel 
Neben einem dreistelligen Millionenbetrag  kommt bei der Rückkehr nach #Windows auf die Stadtverwaltung #München ja einiges zu:

^LiMux: Münchner Stadtratsausschuss stimmt für Linux-Aus in der Stadtverwaltung

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Daher dürfe der "standardisierte Aufbau" eines neuen Windows-Clients nicht zu Einbußen der aktuell genutzten Fachverfahren führen. Ein Einsatz von Microsoft Office für 6000 weitere Nutzer sei "ohne die gleichzeitige Bereitstellung von Makros und Vorlagen nicht sinnvoll",


#LiMux #Linux
 Kiel 
#digiKam, best photo management tool ever. Even the photo editor ist quite nice. So good, that for the most time I don't need #Gimp.
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What is digiKam?
digiKam is an advanced open-source digital photo management application that runs on Linux, Windows, and MacOS. The application provides a comprehensive set of tools for importing, managing, editing, and sharing photos and raw files.

#opensource #linux
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I am surprised, I did not know yet, that digiKam is available for macOS too. If I remember the first versions of digiKam, the GUI looked pretty simple and ugly, but the current version looks pretty neat. I am thankful for any serious alternative for C1 and LR.
  
I don't know how well digikam is doing under #macOS. Under Linux/KDE it works like a charme, indeed. Under #Windows, it's running, but I didn't tried it by myself.
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I have tried it out yesterday on my laptop, unfortunately I have to say the interface is very confusing and I do not like the menus on the side. I couldn't even import an image. it is a task, which should be self explaining. I am a kind of disappointed, but I will test it on my iMac more deeply.