Late Night Linux – Episode 50

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Joe’s long-awaited Pinebook has finally arrived and we have a good chat about its ups and downs. Plus a packed news section including reproducible builds, ReactOS, mobile news and the usual Plasma love-in.

 

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Plasma updates in the pipeline from Nate Here & Here

Purism dev boards when?

Lineage OS changing update frequency

Samsung announce Linux on DeX with Ubuntu

Reproducible Builds gets 300k & joins Conservancy

ReactOS 0.4.10 released

 

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Pinebook

Joe recently bought an 11” Pinebook and delivers his verdict on it.

 

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 49

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IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat Looms large over the news but we find time to talk about the latest releases of Ubuntu and elementary OS, an interesting Kickstarter, and the promise of a KDE phone. Plus we ask whether FOSS is finally coming of age.

 

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Pine64 working on a KDE phone

Ubuntu 18.10 released

elementary OS 5.0 Juno released

Simone Giertz launches Kickstarter for open hardware calendar

IBM to Acquire Red Hat

 

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Is FOSS finally growing up?

With everyone from GNU to Samba getting their HR houses in order, and behemoths like Microsoft fully embracing open source, is FOSS finally coming of age? Or is the community destined to always drag itself down with infighting and childish behaviour?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 48

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It’s easy to forget how we all felt when we first discovered how great Linux is. On this episode we get a reminder from Jason Evangelho who tells us about his experiences as a new Linux convert. Plus a packed news section that includes Microsoft’s latest embrace of the FOSS world.

 

News

Plasma 5.14 released

Exciting Xfce news

GNOME dumps yet another feature

Redis components forked

Microsoft joins OIN and the FSF have a take on it

ChromeOS tablet launched

 

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Admin

We are now on Spotify.

Google+ is dead.

 

Entroware

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Jason Evangelho

Jason Evangelho is a recent Linux convert who writes articles for Forbes.com. We spoke to him about the ups and downs of switching to Linux.

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 47

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It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the world of Linux and FOSS news including an upgraded KDE Neon, Ubuntu and Fedora betas going head to head, Microsoft showing how much they love FOSS, Sailfish continuing to live, and loads more.

 

News

KDE Neon rebased on Ubuntu 18.04

Google loosens grasp on AMP

Web 5.0?

Fedora 29 beta released

Ubuntu (and flavours) 18.10 beta released

Mir reaches 1.0.0

Running Ubuntu VMs on Windows made easier

At least half of Azure is running Linux

Re-Open-Sourcing MS-DOS 1.25 and 2.0

Sailfish OS not dead yet

Mintcast needs new hosts

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 46

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Good stuff from Nextcloud, KDE, and fedora, politics in the kernel dev camp, a debate about contributing to FOSS, and more on LNL 46.

 

News

Nextcloud 14

KDE 5.14 Beta

Give Fedora Silverblue a test drive

Linux User and Developer magazine to close

Has Linus finally had enough?

Maybe this is what did it

The Post-meritocracy Manifesto

Jupiter Broadcasting Joins Linux Academy

Check out User Error

 

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Entroware

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Do you need to use FOSS to contribute to it?

After finding out last time that VM Brasseur was using a Mac because she had lost her patience with Linux on the desktop, a fierce debate erupted.

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 45

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Yet more great stuff from KDE, more Windows games for Steam, and more in the news, and an interview about how to contribute to open source.

 

 

News

KDE Pinebook release

KItinary call for data

Start wine-ing about Steam

Commons Clause

Desktop icons on GNOME

Digium (makers of Asterisk) being bought by Sangoma?

Ubuntu Touch OTA 4 Released

 

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Admin

OggCamp live show

Bug Report

 

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VM Brasseur

VM Brasseur joins Joe to talk about her new book Forge Your Future with Open Source.

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 05

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It’s the OggCamp 2018 live show!

 

Joe is joined by Jon Spriggs, Martin Wimpress, Dan Lynch, and Dave Lee at OggCamp.

We spoke about spreading the word about collaboration culture, and how we rationalise using proprietary solutions over open ones.

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 44

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Graham is away but Jesse is back! He tells us what he’s been up to over the last few months including thoroughly testing snaps and shouting at his NAS. Plus Joe has been to OggCamp, and a shortish news segment.

 

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Lots of updates from Akademy: KDE Itinery & KDE Apps 18.08 (kontact gained Itinery support) / Frameworks 5.49.0, Inline notes in Kate

Trinity Desktop R14.0.5 released

Open Source goes all Hollywood

Help LVFS gather NVMe data

Send me yer invites!

 

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OggCamp 2018 report

Joe attempts to explain how he managed to go to OggCamp without seeing a single talk.

 

Jesse’s adventures in dadland

Jesse tells us about switching distro, using snaps in the real world, and why he’s frustrated with his NAS.

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 43

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With Félim and Will absent, Alan Pope joins us to discuss the news, and an interview with Wes Mason about npm and modern software distribution methods.

 

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Please welcome Lenovo to the LVFS

Slackware dev has financial problems

elementary OS receives large donation

Handshake appears and dishes out cash to FOSS projects

GNOME might get rid of themes

What’s next, extensions?

Android 9 to be called Pie

 

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Wes mason

Wes Mason joins Joe to discuss the recent malware incidents with npm, and the wider topic of traditional software repositories vs user-submitted ones like the Snap Store.

 

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 42

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Google has been fined $5BN by the EU but before that we have a packed news section including KDE, Python, more crypto miners, the Librem 5, and RISC-V.

 

 

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KDE Plasma 5.13.3, Frameworks 5.48.0 & applications 18.04.3 & Onboarding

Guido van Rossum resigns as Python leader

NPM fail…again

Arch Linux AUR Repository Found to Contain Malware

Librem 5 update (dev boards delayed)

Arm talks down RISC-V

But then backtracks

 

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Android Antitrust

The EU has fined Google $5BN for anti-competitive behaviour with Android. Google responded publicly. Félim found a good write up.

 

 

 

 

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