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

 

 

 

 

 

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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!

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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

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 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)

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 276

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There’s only one news story this week and it’s a big one. A backdoor has been found in xz-utils, and there’s a lot to discuss about it. Plus details of a couple of Linux events in the UK later this year.

 

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How one volunteer stopped a backdoor from exposing Linux systems worldwide

backdoor in upstream xz/liblzma leading to ssh server compromise

Everything I know about the XZ backdoor

research!rsc: Timeline of the xz open source attack

XZ threat actor Jia Tan’s change to libarchive which introduced an exploitable situation made it into Windows

New XZ backdoor scanner detects implant in any Linux binary

The Mystery of ‘Jia Tan,’ the XZ Backdoor Mastermind

Noble Numbat Beta delayed (xz/liblzma security update)

Ubuntu Security Podcast Episode 224

I am not a supplier

 

OggCamp is happening later this year!

Gary gives us the details.

 

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 275

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The main reasons that we all use open source software in Voice of the masses, a Raspberry Pi-based network KVM switch, a fancy terminal that uses your graphics card, a classic synth in the browser, and the Arch Wiki proves to be a fountain of Linux knowledge yet again. With guest host Gary from Linux After Dark.

 

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Voice of the masses

What’s the main reason you use open source software?

 

Discoveries 

PiKVM

Kitty

Pro-54 (live link here

cmajor

The Arch wiki knows all

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 274

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Canonical struggles to get to grips with malicious Snaps, a KDE theme wipes a whole machine, Mozilla looks foolish, Redis isn’t open source now, Ubuntu 14.04 gets 12 years of paid support, Meta joins the Fediverse, and more. With guest host Gary from Linux After Dark.

 

News

Guess Who’s Back? Exodus Scam BitCoin Wallet Snap!

Stop the line?

Manual review of all new snap name registrations

KDE advises extreme caution after theme wipes Linux user’s files

CEO of Data Privacy Company Onerep.com Founded Dozens of People-Search Firms – Krebs on Security

Mozilla just ditched its privacy partner because its CEO is tied to data brokers

Introducing Didthis: A New App For Hobbyists

Canonical expands Long Term Support to 12 years starting with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Redis tightens its license terms, pleasing basically no one

Redict is an independent, copyleft fork of Redis

Apache Kvrocks

Meta connects Threads to the Fediverse

Threads has entered the fediverse

Fedi.Tips urges admins to defederate Threads

Switch emulator Suyu hit by GitLab DMCA, project lives on through self-hosting

World Server Throwing Championship (WSTC) 2024

 

 

 

 

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Kolide

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Entroware

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Late Night Linux – Episode 273

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What pulls us away from open source and what pulls us back, a cross between Teletext and a bulletin board, a simple way to monitor precise memory usage, boilerplate code without AI, visualising plate tectonics, Tiny Core Linux is still a thing, making websites from screenshots, and more.

 

Voice of the masses

What’s pulling you away from open source, and what will pull you back?

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Discoveries 

Telstar

ps_mem

cookiecutter

GPlates

Mirroring Your iPhone/iPad on Ubuntu

Home assistant remote control from your Garmin watch

Tiny Core Linux is still a thing

screenshot-to-code

 

 

 

 

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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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