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Late Night Linux – Episode 28

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A brief check-in with KDE and a look at FOSS speech recognition, Meltdown and Spectre, last year’s predictions, and new ones for 2018.

 

News

KDE Community 2017 & Browser integration in June

Speech recognition on Linux?

Meltdown and Spectre

Epic Games and Redis throughput performance impact

 

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.

 

 

Predictions

We look back at the predictions that we all made at the start of 2017 and make some more about what will happen in 2018.

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 27

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It’s been a year of Late Night Linux! We wrapped up the year with a look back at some of the biggest Linux and FOSS stories.

 

January

No New Ubuntu Phones on the Horizon, And No Major Updates for Existing Ones, Either

Cyanogenmod became Lineage OS

 

February

Arch and Tails announced that they were dropping 32-bit

Mozilla shutting down the group behind Firefox OS

 

March

Mozilla acquired Pocket

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

 

April

Ubuntu abandoned Unity and Ubuntu Phone

 

May

SUSE and Fedora being added to Windows 10

Here comes Treble: A modular base for Android

 

June

Ikey quit his day job and to develop Solus full time

 

July

Project Common Voice

 

 

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.

 

 

September

Sailfish for the Xperia X

 

October

Librem 5 funded

Linux Kernel Community Enforcement Statement

 

November

Conservancy and SFLC fall out

Firefox 57 Quantum and the Yahoo debacle

Munich voted to return to Windows

 

December

Mozilla faced blowback after slipping Mr Robot plugin into Firefox

Bitcoin surged past $10k

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 26

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Jesse is back from Trumpistan so it’s a full house again. KDE looks forward, TeamViewer comes to Linux, more Intel ME problems, HTTPS is winning, corporations try to avoid GPL litigation while Mozilla faces a suit from Yahoo, and Patreon has reignited the FOSS funding debate.

 

News

KDE’s vision for the next 3-4 years and its goal of Privacy

TeamViewer loves the Qt

Intel’s cunning plan to get everyone to upgrade their processors and AMD might be capitalising?

66% of page loads are https up from 46% in January this year

Big companies join the compliance-first approach to GPLv2

Mozilla Files Cross-Complaint Against Yahoo Holdings and Oath

 

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.

 

Funding FOSS

Patreon have recently made some changes which directly affect this show and Ikey’s distro. We discussed the implications and alternatives, and asked for your opinion.

 

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 25

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With Jesse away it’s just Joe and the Irish this time. A good step forward for open hardware, Firefox is almost good now, kernel security politics, FSF mockery, a debate about licences, and more.

 

News

RISC-V arrives!

Firefox 57 Quantum and the Yahoo debacle

Firefox 58 anti-fingerprint etc.

Android kernel & SOCs looking a bit rosier

Linus gets heated about kernel security, then calmly explains his position, Others act like children

Gifts positive in the freedom dimension

New magazine from the Raspberry Pi Foundation – Hackspace

 

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.

 

Copyleft vs permissive licences

Listener Jeffrey Bouter asked about where we stand on FOSS licensing.

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 24

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FOSS gets litigious, Canonical may or may not care about the desktop, Solus works more on Steam, Red Hat embraces an ARM-based future and we hear from elementary OS.

 

News

Conservancy and SFLC fall out

Canonical Joins the GNOME Advisory Board

Ubuntu wants free art

Solus, snaps and Steam

RHEL gets an ARM version (Related hardware)

 

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.

 

Admin

Joe wants to know if his Nexus 9 is slower than other ones

 

elementary OS

Daniel Foré of elementary OS joins Joe and Ikey.

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 23

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The kernel devs want compliance rather than cash, Mint backs Flatpack, Canonical aim for an IPO, Solus needs help with art, and we speak to a ZFS advocate called Jim Salter.

 

News

Linux Kernel Community Enforcement Statement

Mint to add Flatpak support

Oracle Could Still Make ZFS A First-Class Upstream Linux File-System

Shuttleworth confirms suspicions that he’s aiming for a Canonical IPO

Solus looking for help with aesthetics for Solus 4

 

 

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.

 

Jim Salter

Ikey and Joe are joined by Jim Salter to talk about ZFS and BTRFS. We mentioned an old article he wrote for arstechnica. He plugged his project Sanoid.

Jesse mentioned this post on the hidden cost of using ZFS for home NAS.

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 22

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Some great phone news and some very bad, KDE goodness, Google creepiness, Ikey saves gaming on Linux, nonces compromise WiFi, and the biggest Ubuntu release for years.

 

News

Librem 5 funded

Konvergence

Plasma 5.11 is out

Jesse always feels like there’s someone watching him

Google Announce new Hardware

Ikey is singlehandedly saving gaming on Linux

WPA2 attacked by nonces

 

 

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.

 

Ubuntu 17.10

It’s the first Ubuntu release since Shuttleworth dropped the bombshell about the death of Unity and Convergence. The final release was a few days away when we recorded this so there might be a few slight changes and bug fixes.

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 21

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Three of us plus a half dead Ikey get together to talk about Nextcloud, Apple, MariaDB, Facebook and React.js, the Ubuntu Rally in New York, and the FOSS version of Android called Replicant.

 

 

News

Nextcloud introduces end-to-end encryption

Apple open sources some kernels

MariaDB gets a large investment

Facebook changes React License to MIT (and WordPress threatening to move away from FB license)

 

 

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.

 

 

Ikey’s trip to New York

Ikey has just come back from the Ubuntu Summit in New York. He tells us all about it.

 

 

Replicant
Jesse and Félim have been trying out the totally FOSS version of Android called Replicant.

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 20

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All four of us return to talk about KDE, FOSS phones and watches, Solus’ growing pains, perfect code and more.

 

News

More eKciting developments in the land of KDE

Purism will team up with KDE for their Librem 5 phone

Replicant doubles the number of supported devices

Connect Watch smartwatch with AsteroidOS crowdfunding campaign

Public money, public code!

 

Solus growing pains

Ikey tells us about his recent scaling problems and what he has done to fix them.

 

 

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.

 

All software has bugs. But should it?

Joe attempts to argue that properly written software should be bug-free and should only require maintenance for compatibility and new features.

 

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 19

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We are back for a proper episode but Félim is on holiday so it’s a 3 man show. We’ve been to OggCamp, we discuss some developments in the mobile space, Ikey is off to New York on Shuttleworth’s dime, Joe has an ancient Mac and we talk about Patreon saturation.

 

OggCamp Recap

Joe and Jesse briefly discuss their OggCamp Experiences.

 

News

Sailfish for the Xperia X

Librem 5Matrix blog post

Ubuntu Rally in NYC

 

Playing with old rubbish

Joe recently acquired an eMac that was destined for the rubbish tip. It turns out that getting Linux to run on it is more difficult than you might think.

 

 

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.

 

Admin

Ikey has been on Destination Linux again

 

 

New funding models

With the recent news that Disney is pulling (at least some of) its content from Netflix to start its own streaming service, we discuss how far a person’s budget can stretch. In a world where every company has a subscription service and every creator has a Patreon, can FOSS projects expect anything more than some beer money?

 

 

 

 

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