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Late Night Linux – Episode 13

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A new KDE Plasma release, yet more Ubuntu news, Ikey goes full time with Solus, openSUSE for containers, Snaps and Flatpak, and more on LNL 13.

 

 

News

KDE Plasma 5.10 is out and KDE Frameworks 5.35.0

GDM to Replace LightDM in Ubuntu 17.10

The death of the x86 Windows PC?

GPG fundraiser

Canonical are looking for devs to do some paid user testing in London

Ikey has quit his day job and is going to develop Solus full time

 

 

Entroware

This episode of Late Night Linux is sponsored by Entroware. They are a UK-based company who sells computers with Ubuntu and Ubuntu MATE preinstalled. They have configurable laptops, desktops and servers to suit a wide range of Linux users. Check them out and don’t forget to mention us at checkout if you buy one of their great machines.

 

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FOSS Talk Live

Mashup show questions

OggCamp

We are now on Youtube

 

openSuse

Richard Brown from openSUSE joins us to discuss their new container OS Kubic and we discuss Snaps, Flatpak and AppImage in depth.

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 12

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Nextcloud scaling up, decentralised Internet, KDE love, Devuan, Linux in the real world, Fedora’s sales pitch and more on LNL 12.

 

 

News

Nextcloud 12 Global Scaaaaaaaaaale and loads of new features including screen sharing

Blockstack: Browser for a decentralised Internet

KDE Simon 0.4.90 Beta Released (Speech recognition on Linux! Well for computer control) It’s designed for people with quadriplegia in reality but the video here has a nice demo

Devuan finally reaches 1.0.0  just weeks before a new major Debian release

 

 

Entroware

This episode of Late Night Linux is sponsored by Entroware. They are a UK-based company who sells computers with Ubuntu and Ubuntu MATE preinstalled. They have configurable laptops, desktops and servers to suit a wide range of Linux users. Check them out and don’t forget to mention us at checkout if you buy one of their great machines.

 

 

The realities of enterprise computing

Joe recently attended a Linux meetup in London and learned the harsh reality is that although Linux is the standard on servers, almost no one uses it on the desktop, despite how terrible Windows 10 is.

 

 

Admin

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We spoke about FOSS Talk Live and specifically the drunken mashup show which will feature Joe, Stuart Langridge, Dave Megaslippers and Marius Quabeck answering your questions!

 

 

Fedora

We don’t seem to talk about Fedora very often so we invited Matthew Miller onto the show to tell us about it.

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 11

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Canonical looking to go public, Microsoft adding new distros to Windows, Raspberry Pi and Google Assistant, Android’s possible replacement, and proper convergence in action with Maru OS on LNL 11.

 

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Canonical starts IPO path; very interesting related article

SUSE and Fedora being added to Windows 10

Raspberry Pi Foundation encourages kids to make their own Google Assistant in a box

Google’s copyleft-free mobile OS Fuchsia starts to come together

 

Entroware

This episode of Late Night Linux is sponsored by Entroware. They are a UK-based company who sells computers with Ubuntu and Ubuntu MATE preinstalled. They have configurable laptops, desktops and servers to suit a wide range of Linux users. Check them out and don’t forget to mention us at checkout if you buy one of their great machines.

 

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Thanks to everyone for supporting us with PayPal and Patreon etc.

Linux Action News has launched

 

Maru OS

We are joined by Preetam D’Souza to talk about his project Maru OS which combines an Android Open Source base with a containerised Debian desktop to create a truly useful convergent device.

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 10

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Yet more Ubuntu fallout including forks of their dead desktop and mobile platform, Libreboot wants to rejoin GNU, mobile Linux coming together, IoT standardisation and how to spread the word about FOSS on LNL 10.

 

News

Wayland and GNOME to be default in Ubuntu 17.10

Yunit tries to avoid a mutiny as UBports looks to have avoided theirs

Libreboot applies to rejoin GNU

Halium aims to standardise mobile Linux development

The open interop platform for the IoT edge; Cloudflare has their own IoT security solution

 

Entroware

This episode of Late Night Linux is sponsored by Entroware. They are a UK-based company who sells computers with Ubuntu and Ubuntu MATE preinstalled. They have configurable laptops, desktops and servers to suit a wide range of Linux users. Check them out and don’t forget to mention us at checkout if you buy one of their great machines.

 

How to talk to normals about FOSS

What’s the best way to introduce people to the idea of FOSS? Explain the practical benefits, go full on rms, or something in between?

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 09

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Tizen code is a shambles, Drupal struggles with HR, Mastodon is flavour of the month, Linux on Windows improvements, updates to the Ubuntu saga and more on LNL 09.

 

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Samsung’s Tizen is riddled with security flaws, amateurishly written

Drupal needs a decent HR department

Mastodon is the latest social media fad, despite having been around for several years under different names. It might not last

Substantial update to Windows Subsystem for Linux

Solus adds a GNOME edition

 

Entroware

This episode of Late Night Linux is sponsored by Entroware. They are a UK-based company who sells computers with Ubuntu and Ubuntu MATE preinstalled. They have configurable laptops, desktops and servers to suit a wide range of Linux users. Check them out and don’t forget to mention us at checkout if you buy one of their great machines.

 

Jesse’s black box

Jesse tells us about the Raspberry Pi that he doesn’t connect to a network and asks whether it’s OK to avoid updates.

 

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Updates on the Ubuntu announcement

Ubuntu GNOME to merge with the main edition

Phones and tablet will only receive security patches until June 2017 (2 more months)

UBports to carry on with Ubuntu Touch and Unity 8; will integrate Anbox

Separate Unity 8 fork

Staff layoffs and CEO to leave

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM seems to only be aimed at servers

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 08

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In this special episode, Joe, Ikey and Jesse discuss the bombshell that Ubuntu is abandoning Unity in favour of GNOME for its next LTS and has officially given up on dreams of mobile convergence.

 

We’ll back to our usual schedule with episode 9 on 18th April.

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 07

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Netflix on Linux, phishing with https, licensing, password managers, Android convergence, the inside story of Nextcloud scanning and more on LNL 07.

 

News

Netflix now works in Firefox on Linux

14,766 Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificates Issued to PayPal Phishing Sites

Inside OpenSSL’s battle to change its license

 

Password managers

Jesse tells us why he’s still using LastPass and asks what the rest of us use.

 

Entroware

This episode of Late Night Linux is sponsored by Entroware. They are a UK-based company who sells computers with Ubuntu and Ubuntu MATE preinstalled. They have configurable laptops, desktops and servers to suit a wide range of Linux users. Check them out and don’t forget to mention us at checkout if you buy one of their great machines.

 

Android convergence

With Android now more popular than Windows, how are the various efforts at desktop convergence coming along?

Maru now available for the Nexus 7

Phoenix OS 2.0 alpha based on Android 7.1

Samsung has a go at convergence

VMware and Citrix too

 

Admin

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Following in Ikey’s illustrious footsteps, Joe was recently a guest on Destination Linux.

 

Nextcloud Interview

After some of us slagged off Nexcloud on the last episode, Jos asked if he could come on the show and explain what really happened. Ikey and Joe were unconvinced to say the least.

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 06

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Jesse is back but this time Félim is in his sick bed so it’s a 3 man show yet again. Some heated debates about Nextcloud’s actions, Ubuntu extended support and PowerPC distros, followed by a deep dive into the world of HiDPI 4k support in Linux.

 

News

Nextcloud going too far to ensure that people stay up to date?

Introducing Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Extended Security Maintenance)

With the death of Ubuntu MATE for PowerPC, a fork appears

 

Admin

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We also spoke about a couple of upcoming events:

FOSS Talk Live 2017

OggCamp 2017

 

HiDPI

Ikey has been trying out some of the big desktop environments on his new 4k monitor.

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 05

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Ikey is back but with Jesse on holiday, it’s a three man show again. VR gaming on Linux, a new Raspberry Pi, Mozilla buying Pocket, Web DRM, Kodi piracy and loads more on LNL 05.

 

News

SteamVR Is Coming to Linux and SteamOS

Raspberry Pi Zero W

RetroPie needs legal help; Terminix face a similar situation

Shutting down Manjaro-Arm

Mozilla acquires Pocket

FSF unimpressed with Encrypted Media Extensions

 

Admin

FOSS Talk Live 2017. 24th June at the Harrison in London.

OggCamp 2017. 19th and 20th of August 2017 at Canterbury Christ Church University in Canterbury, Kent, UK.

 

Kodi

What should Kodi do about its PR problem?

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 04

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With Ikey languishing in his sick bed, the rest of the team discussed even more Linux hardware, Munich probably switching back to Windows, Elementary’s potentially ill-fated crowdfunded app store, Félim’s new phone and loads more. Plus we learn more about OpenSUSE from its chairman Richard Brown on LNL 04.

 

News

7 inch Ubuntu Laptop Indiegogo

Munich takes decisive step towards returning to Windows

Elementary OS are crowdfunding a pay what you want app store; They are writing it in Vala

Gaming on Ubuntu 16.10 vs Windows 10

 

Félim’s new Oneplus 3T

 

Admin

Shout out to Tuxedo Computers, a German Linux hardware company.

Jesse tried to list the video editors we had recommended to us.

FOSS Talk Live 2017 will happen on 24th June at the Harrison in Kings Cross, London. It will be a free evening of live Linux podcasts. We will hopefully have more details about it next time. For now, save the date.

 
Jam

Jesse checked out a FOSS Command line Google Play Music client called Jam

 

OpenSUSE

The OpenSUSE chairman Richard Brown tells us about some of the great features of the distro. He mentioned a couple of FOSDEM talks.

 

 

 

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