I’ve been using NewPipe, a privacy-aware YouTube client for Android, for some time now and I’m quite happy and impressed by it. So I wondered if there was a Linux desktop client that could match NewPipe’s features. The answer is yes! With FreeTube there is an Electron-based client for Windows, Mac and Linux that allows you to access YouTube more privately. FreeTube allows you to manage channel subscriptions without the need for a Google account and you can easily import your existing YouTube subscriptions.
Some time ago I decided to build myself a new PC for retrocomputing and programming. For one part I wanted to be able to install the latest version of FreeDOS on modern hardware, on the other side I was very eager to install, at last, Arch Linux on a dedicated PC. As I expect this project to become a sort of exploration journey in an unknown territory, I decided to name this new PC atlantis.
After I succeeded in installing NetBSD on the HP thin client t5710, I wanted to see how well it would work under Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition (SE). Thin Client HP t5710 - Front view The biggest problem you run into when trying such an installation is that, in general, you need a floppy disk to boot the Windows 98 SE setup. To perform the installation from a USB stick I followed the steps described in detail in an excellent online article by James MacKenzie.
I recently bought several old HP thin clients t5710 on Ebay, mostly because I wanted to install FreeDOS and other DOSes on bare metal. And since each box did cost only about 17 EUR, I thought it might be a good idea to give them a try. Thin Client HP t5710 - Front view Thin Client HP t5710 - Rear view with the ports The t5710 thin client features some interesting hardware components:
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