Late Night Linux – Episode 270

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The BBC is sticking around on Mastodon, Signal gets a huge new feature, yet another win for the Asahi team, a surprising company commits to FOSS, Apple kills web apps in the EU, Mozilla focuses on Firefox… and AI, Graham tells us about Canonical’s new Open Documentation Academy, and to celebrate this week’s release of Plasma 6 we let Félim do a short KDE Korner.

 

News

Stepping back into the refreshingly free world of Linux – The Irish Times

Extending our Mastodon social media trial – BBC R&D

Keep your phone number private with Signal usernames

Asahi Linux project’s OpenGL support on Apple Silicon officially surpasses Apple’s

Mercedes-Benz AG – FOSS Manifesto

It’s Official, Apple Kills Web Apps in the EU

EU seeks to investigate Apple over cutting off web apps

Mozilla downsizes as it refocuses on Firefox and AI: Read the memo

Anthony: “Not commenting the Mozilla lay…” – Indieweb.Social

Introducing Canonical’s Open Documentation Academy

New krita.org website launched

Kubuntu Graphic Design Contest

Wayland fake session restore and 805/500 supporters

 

 

 

 

 

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Check out the brand new Autonomous IT podcast. Listen in as a variety of experts in the IT Operations space discuss the latest Patch Tuesday releases, mitigation tips, and custom automations to help with CVE remediations. Listen now on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you get your podcasts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 269

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An open source Spotify clone that’s almost there, simulating the control of a nuclear reactor, a network analysis tool that combines the functionality of traceroute and ping, a static site generator for people migrating away from Bandcamp, hello world in every possible language, a synthesizer for making music by drawing objects on an oscilloscope, why we are pretty down on macOS, and more.

 

Discoveries 

spotube

AudioTube

Nuclear Reactor Simulator

trippy

Faircamp

Joe’s music

hello world

osci-render

 

 

 

Tailscale

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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 268

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Great news for Android users, more Linux in space, Windows gets sudo, Spotify fails to lock down podcasts,  the immutable Ubuntu desktop is delayed, Xfce is finally moving towards Wayland, Kubuntu sticks with KDE 5 for the LTS, Mozilla makes changes at the top, and more.

 

News

Unattended updates for everyone, F-Droid 1.19 is here

The Usage Of Embedded Linux In Spacecraft

“Wherever you get your podcasts” is a radical statement

Introducing Sudo for Windows!

Ubuntu Core Desktop Debut No Longer Planned for April

Introducing Mozilla Monitor Plus, a new tool to automatically remove your personal information from data broker sites [it’s white labelled like the VPN thing]

A New Chapter for Mozilla: Focused Execution and an Expanded Role in Charting the Internet’s Future

Xfce 4.20 Aiming For Usable Wayland Support While Maintaining X11 Compatibility

KDE 6 misses boat to make it into Kubuntu 24.04

Frameworks 5.115.0

KDE 6 is so close!

15 min bug update

 

 

 

 

 

Tailscale

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Late Night Linux – Episode 267

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Chris from ExplainingComputers joins us to discuss his Promoting Linux: An End-User Manifesto video. We talk about being an advocate and not a gatekeeper, being tolerant of other people’s choices, accepting that not everyone can use Linux, spreading the word that Linux has improved over the years, contributing where you can, and more. Plus why the Raspberry Pi bubble has burst, and the present and future of RISC-V.

 

 

 

Tailscale

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Kolide

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Late Night Linux – Episode 266

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Apple does the bare minimum required to allow other browser engines and sideloading on iOS, which isn’t the good news for Firefox and open source that we hoped it would be. Plus the Mars helicopter has flown for the last time, Microsoft hands FOSS a great opportunity to stand out on privacy, Ubuntu annoys yet more users, the mystery of the new Firefox package, and more.

 

News

RAWRLAB Games – Announcement of free Godot™ engine port for Nintendo Switch™

Mars Helicopter Ingenuity will fly no more

It turns out NASA’s Mars helicopter was much more revolutionary than we knew

Ubuntu Pro Packages in ‘Software Updater’ Garner Criticism

Outlook is Microsoft’s new data collection service

4 reasons to try Mozilla’s new Firefox Linux package for Ubuntu and Debian derivatives

Platform Tilt: Documenting the Uneven Playing Field for an Independent Browser Like Firefox – Open Policy & Advocacy

Apple, the DMA, and malicious compliance

Understanding Apple’s Response to the DMA

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 265

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A Pi-hole PSA, an open source release of a classic game, making flow charts with markdown, resizing loads of animated gifs, writing a script to get free electricity, a dirt cheap travel router, a simple game exposes an issue with Firefox’s extreme privacy settings, rock solid proof that Linux market share is doing well, and more.

 

Discoveries

Update your Pi-hole lists

Amazon Fire TV block list

pioneer

pikchr

OpenWRT-based GL.iNet GL-SFT1200 (travel wifi router)

pipeinstall

Gifsicle

Scraping gmail messages

1D Pacman

 

Feedback

KonstKang

PH stats

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Tailscale

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Late Night Linux – Episode 264

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Félim gets angry about someone criticising desktop Linux, Snaps are going to be better on distros that aren’t Ubuntu, Mozilla wants to lead the way in making AI open, OpenAI admits it doesn’t have a legal business model, and Plasma 6 is almost here.

 

News

Dublin Linux Install fest Sat Feb 3

What I learned from using a Raspberry Pi 5 as my main computer for two weeks

Canonical To Work On Improving Snap Support Across Linux Distributions

The World Of Web Browsers Is In A Bad Way

What’s next for Mozilla?

‘Impossible’ to create AI tools like ChatGPT without copyrighted material, OpenAI says

How Microsoft found a potential new battery material using AI – The Verge

Plasma 6 RC1

 

 

 

 

Tailscale

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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 263

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The easy way to control Home Assistant from anywhere while also supporting the project, running LLMs with a single local file, learning and practising security and admin concepts in a fun game, giving in and using an Amazon stick to watch TV, getting the most out of Bash, and how we host the show’s website and MP3s.

 

Discoveries

Nabu Casa

llamafile

OverTheWire Wargames

Fire TV Stick 4K Max with VLC and Jellyfin

SmartTube

oh-my-bash

 

Feedback

WordPress

Libsyn

PowerPress

Hugo

castanet

 

 

 

 

 

Tailscale

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Late Night Linux – Episode 262

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It’s that time of year where we look back at our 2023 predictions, and make some new ones for 2024.

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 261

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What would we do to make the Internet and the Web better? Various hosts from the Late Night Linux Family shows offer their answers. With guest hosts Gary and Chris from Linux After Dark, Allan from 2.5 Admins, and Kevin and Amolith from Linux Dev Time.

 

 

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