Late Night Linux – Episode 286

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New RISC-V and Arm Linux laptops are starting to pave the way for an exciting future, Mozilla makes another divisive acquisition, a couple of big anniversaries make us feel old, some quick KDE updates, and more.

 

News

World’s first RISC-V Laptop gets a massive upgrade and equips with Ubuntu

Canonical Announce First RISC-V Laptop Running Ubuntu

Video of a Banana Pi with the same SoC

Significantly slower than a Pi 4

TUXEDO on ARM is coming

The Two Year Journey Funded By Arm/Qualcomm For Improving ARM Linux Laptop Support

Arm says it wants all Snapdragon X Elite laptops destroyed

The Most Popular Linux News Over The Past 20 Years

Mozilla Welcomes Anonym: Privacy Preserving Digital Advertising

25 Years of Krita!

What should KDE focus on for the next 2 years? You can propose a goal!

KDE e.V. is looking for a contractor to coordinate the KDE Goals process

KDE Apps initiative

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 285

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Your favourite obscure open source software in Voice of the masses. Plus whether AI is a load of old rubbish, and even if it is useful for some things we have to ask ourselves: at what cost?

 

Voice of the masses

What’s the best open source app or utility that no one else has heard of?

 

 

 

 

 

Kolide

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Late Night Linux – Episode 284

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A brief news segment with mostly good stuff from Mozilla and KDE. Plus some great discoveries including downloading YouTube and other videos, processing data and CSV files on the command line, controlling cycling workout gear and graphing your progress, and a top tip for following Mastodon accounts in a normal RSS feed reader.

 

News

Here’s what we’re working on in Firefox

Plasma 6.1 Beta out: Triple buffering, Wayland explicit sync & RDP access

 

Discoveries 

yt-dlp

miller

csvlens

GoldenCheetah

Flux

 

 

 

 

 

Kolide

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Late Night Linux – Episode 283

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We look back at what Linux and open source was like when we first got into it, and consider some of the ways that things have improved over all these years.

 

 

 

 

 

Entroware

This episode 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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Late Night Linux – Episode 282

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The whole band is back together for the first time in a while and we’ve got “excellent” news that Raspberry Pi is doing an IPO, another look at the Pi 5 after 6 months, our positive thoughts about Mozilla’s new Executive Director, Félim’s doubts about OSI’s attempt to define open source AI, a very quick bit of KDE news, and more.

 

News

Raspberry Pi is going public to expand its range of tiny computers

Raspberry Pi Connect

M.2 HAT+ on sale now at $12

Raspberry Pi 5 Network OS Installer

Growing Our Movement — and Growing Mozilla — to Shape the AI Era

Mozilla Foundation Welcomes Nabiha Syed as Executive Director

Why I’m Joining Mozilla as Executive Director

The Open Source AI Definition gets closer to reality with a global workshop series

The Open Source AI Definition – draft v. 0.0.8

‘Openwashing’

HDR & Gamescope

 

 

 

 

 

Kolide

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Late Night Linux – Episode 281

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In the last ~10 years we’ve seen a lot of changes happen in the Linux and open source world. So what do we think will happen over the next decade? What about the future of the web? With guest host Jim from 2.5 Admins.

 

We can have a different web

 

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 280

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Ubuntu 24.04 is out and we have mixed feelings about it. Plus bad news for RISC-V, a new Linux distro might control safety systems in cars, a classic media player is back from the dead, and more. With guest host Jim from 2.5 Admins.

 

News

Fedora Linux 40 Available For Download As A Wonderful Upgrade

Canonical releases Ubuntu 24.04 LTS Noble Numbat

Xubuntu 24.04: A minimal install that really means it

Linux is now an option for safety-minded software-defined vehicle developers

RISC-V support in Android just got a big setback

US government reportedly ponders crimping China’s use of RISC-V

Amarok 3.0 “Castaway” released!

Akademy 2024, Würzburg and Online from Saturday 7th September to Thursday 12th September, Registration Open!

 

 

 

 

 

Kolide

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Late Night Linux – Episode 279

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What we all think counts as a non-mainstream distro, and some great examples of them in Voice of the masses. Plus ASCII maps in the terminal, another classic game is now open source, Arch on easy mode, a trip report from a nuclear power station, and more. With guest host popey from Linux Matters.

 

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Voice of the masses

What’s the best non-mainstream Linux distro?

Distrowatch is Not a Measure of Popularity

 

Discoveries

mapscii

Descent 3

Sizewell B

EndeavourOS

StezStix Fix?

 

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 278

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More bad news for Nintendo Switch emulators shows the risks of using Discord for open source communities, great news in the home automation world, further proof that crypto nonsense isn’t the answer to funding open source, why telling Windows users to switch to Linux is counterproductive, and yet more FOSS in space. With guest host popey from Linux Matters.

 

News

Discord is nuking Nintendo Switch emulator devs and their entire servers

Announcing the Open Home Foundation

tea.xyz causes open source software spam problems, again

A thread about people who need to run Windows

Microsoft starts testing ads in the Windows 11 Start menu

How Japan’s space agency used dashboards in its race to the moon

NASA’s downed Ingenuity helicopter has a ‘last gift’ for humanity — but we’ll have to go to Mars to get it

NASA’s Dragonfly Rotorcraft Mission to Saturn’s Moon Titan Confirmed

 

 

 

 

Entroware

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Late Night Linux – Episode 277

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How we all keep our Linux systems secure in Voice of the masses, and another German government is giving Linux a shot. Plus removing backgrounds from images, monitoring GPUs, making music with loops, and nostalgic boot sounds.

 

Voice of the masses

How do you keep your Linux systems secure?

 

News

German state ditches Windows, Microsoft Office for Linux and LibreOffice

German state gov. ditching Windows for Linux, 30K workers migrating

 

Discoveries

rembg

Photopea

nvtop

Giada

OMG! Ubuntu article about login sound

Joe’s video of the laptop booting with the sound (play -v 0.9 –magic startup.ogg)

 

 

 

 

Kolide

Kolide ensures that if a device isn’t secure it can’t access your apps. It’s Device Trust for Okta. Visit kolide.com/latenightlinux to learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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