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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

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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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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Late Night Linux – Episode 03

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A packed show this time. More Linux hardware, 32 vs 64-bit, Ubuntu MATE on the Raspberry Pi, Ubuntu Budgie, yet more Solus news and loads more on LNL 03.

 

 

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KDE and Slimbook Release a Laptop for KDE Fans

Arch and Tails are dropping 32-bit but 32-bit CentOS is still available

Black market Blackphones get sent a kill message that bricks them

Steam’s Linux Marketshare For January Was 0.8%

Mozilla is shutting down the group behind Firefox OS

 

Chromium

Ikey tells us why Chromium isn’t as Free as some people might think

 

Ubuntu MATE on the Raspberry Pi

Joe spoke to Martin Wimpress about the upcoming release of Ubuntu MATE 16.04.02 for the Raspberry Pi.

 

Ubuntu Budgie

Jesse has abandoned KaOS in favour of Ubuntu Budgie on his laptop

 

(Yet more) Solus news

Budgie turns its back on GTK, goes Qt and Wayland; is inevitably forked

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 02

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New Linux hardware, a profane rant about the FSF, the Chrome OS desktop Linux question, exciting Solus news and loads more on LNL 02.

 

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Dell’s Latest Laptop is $100 Cheaper If You Buy It With Ubuntu; Other Dell Ubuntu Machines

Mycroft Available as Raspberry Pi Image

A pipe dream or an excellent idea?

Integrate your Android device with Ubuntu using KDE Connect Indicator fork

Lineage OS update; Some images available

FSF announces a major overhaul of free software High Priority Projects List

 

Chrome OS

With proper windowed Android apps, is Chrome OS going to finally bring about the year of Linux on the desktop? Does Chrome OS even count as Linux on the desktop?

All new Chromebooks will support Android apps

 

Solus news

Solus adopts Flatpak for 3rd party applications
The Solus view of flatpak in June 2016
Solus Linux Working On A Flatpak-Based, Optimized Steam Runtime

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 01

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In Episode 01 of Late Night Linux we talk about Desktop Linux market share, KDE Neon, Ubuntu Touch, what we think will happen in 2017, CyanogenMod becoming Lineage OS and loads more.

 

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3% market share on the desktop?

Goodbye to GNU Libreboot

KDE Announces SystemdGenie, a Graphical Tool for Managing Systemd and User Units

KDE Neon gets an LTS user edition, a Docker image and a Wayland ISO

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

 

Predictions

All four of us give a couple of predictions each for 2017.

 

Lineage OS

New official site

Pretty good write up of the end of CyanogenMod and the start of Lineage

List of unofficial builds

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 00

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In Episode 0 of Late Night Linux, Joe explains why we needed to have an Episode 0 and when the first proper episode will be released.

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