Late Night Linux – Episode 184

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The community gets angry about GitHub Copilot, Félim gets angry about email, Firefox continues to improve, drawers fill up with more Raspberry Pis, KDE shines as ever, and more.

 

News

London Meetup 5th August near The Eye

Raspberry Pi Pico W: your $6 IoT platform

GitHub Copilot and open source laundering

Chris Green on Twitter

Give Up GitHub: The Time Has Come!

Now Amazon debuts an AI programming assistant – CodeWhisperer

Firefox kills another tracking cookie workaround

Thunderbird 102 Released: A Serious Upgrade To Your Communication

Thunderbird is getting a visual revamp

Lawmakers seek to accelerate asteroid finder and want more Mars helicopters

 

KDE Korner

KDE Apps mid-year update

Digitally signing PDFs with a hardware token

DigiKam 7.7.0

KDE PIM May & June update

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 183

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Will buys a cheap mouse, Félim thinks he’s a meteorologist, Graham hacks his TV, and Joe complains about YouTube.

 

Discoveries

libratbag & piper

WeeWX

Device/DevMode Manager for webOS TV

LMN 3: An Open-Source DAW-in-a-Box

Doom on coreboot and on a Bluetooth dongle

OBS

 

Feedback

Deskreen

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 182

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Thumbs up for Mozilla and KDE, mixed reaction to mobile Thunderbird and Microsoft, AI definitely isn’t sentient, and more.

 

News

Our Plans For Thunderbird On Android

Frequently Asked Questions: Thunderbird Mobile and K-9 Mail

Firefox rolls out Total Cookie Protection by default to all users worldwide

How to easily switch from Chrome to Firefox

How to set Firefox as your default browser on Windows

Microsoft Store: no astronomical pricing and paid open source or free copycat applications anymore

Microsoft Gives $10k to GNOME

clap

Ready to transform the enterprise world? We are!

Google suspends engineer who claims its AI is sentient

Is LaMDA Sentient? — an Interview

What is LaMDA and What Does it Want?

 

KDE Korner

Plasma 5.25 along with Frameworks 5.95

Goal: Apps & the call for new Goals is open

Platform Calendar Access followup

Qt Patch Level 5.15.5

 

 

 

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Linux Downtime – Episode 49

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Kyle joins us again, along with Hayden Barnes to answer the question: what exactly is a Linux distribution these days? The rise of immutable filesystems, containerisation, virtualisation, hypervisors, and abstraction layers makes this more complex than it might appear.

 

Buy Hayden’s book about WSL.

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 181

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Arch is really easy to install now, Graham uses his keyboard as a mouse, replacing expensive security platforms with FOSS, silly AI pictures, and Will baffles us with electronics technobabble. Plus feedback about all sorts, including a chance to hear the noise that sends Joe to sleep.

 

Discoveries

Wazuh

cheat

Sigrok (better write up here)

warpd

archinstall

Dwitter

DALL·E mini

 

 

Feedback

Monit

Jason’s command: play -n -c1 synth whitenoise band -n 100 20 band -n 50 20 gain +25 fade h 1 864000 1

Joe’s: play -n -c1 synth whitenoise lowpass -1 150 lowpass -1 150 gain +10

Noice

Linux After Dark 18

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 180

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The usual love for the Mars helicopter and KDE, rare praise for Mozilla, and fingers pointed at DuckDuckGo and Brave. Plus apprehension about Broadcom’s VMware acquisition, and Intel’s new “features”.

 

News

Alex’s London meetup is going to be a day earlier than originally planned. He’s still working on a venue but stay tuned and watch the meetup page! 

Ingenuity Adapts for Mars Winter Operations

NASA’s 161-second helicopter tour of Martian terrain

Phoronix Turns 18 Years Old

Mozilla releases local machine translation tools as part of Project Bergamot

DuckDuckGo: Why our browsers won’t block Microsoft trackers

DDG has a tracker blocking carve-out linked to Microsoft contract

Brave marketing gaffe

Brave’s use of Direct Mailers

Broadcom is acquiring VMware for $61 billion

VMware users are nervous about Broadcom acquisition

Broadcom’s stated strategy ignores most VMware customers

Drew’s Tweet

Linux 5.18 Released With Intel SDSi, New CPU & GPU Features

Intel’s software-defined silicon set to debut in Linux 5.18

Intel Upgrade Service

 

KDE Korner

KDE a Google SoC participent

SCAM: Lightmoon IS NOT Kdenlive. Lightmoon is MALWARE

KDE ECO sprint May & Nico Fella

KItinerary April/May Update

KDE Goals: Wayland

Job vacancy for furthering KDE in app stores

 

 

 

 

 

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Linux Downtime – Episode 48

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Martin and Joe are joined by Kyle Fazzari to reimagine the Linux desktop. What we’d do differently if we were starting over today, who we’d aim it at, what packaging system we’d use, what interface, and more.

 

Kyle’s Twitter thread

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 179

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FOSS alternatives to TeamViewer and Plex, Alexa automation made easy, Thunderbird is in great health, plus your feedback about all sorts including an amazing weird Linux installation.

 

Discoveries

RustDesk

Virtual Smart Home

Jellyfin

Thunderbird is very much alive and it has an RSS reader

 

Feedback

Geekbench results for Linux on Surface devices

barrier

owncast

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 178

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We break with tradition and talk about some of the things we love about Linux and FOSS. Plus overhyped NVIDIA news, Google relents on free custom email accounts, Félim is trolled about Chromebooks, KDE Korner, and a Rust supply-chain attack drags up an old debate.

 

News

No FOSS Talk Live this year but there’s Alex’s outdoor meetup in August

Nvidia takes first step toward open source Linux GPU drivers

Hector Martin’s Twitter thread about it

Google backtracks on legacy GSuite account shutdown, won’t take user emails

Chromebooks are the perfect place to teach yourself about Linux

When will we learn?

 

KDE Korner

Lars Knoll Leaving The Qt Company, Starting New Chapter Outside Qt

Leaving The Qt Company

Almost time to pick new goals and end of KDE Goals: “Consistency”

 

 

 

 

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Linux Downtime – Episode 47

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How do you progress your career as a FOSS enthusiast?

 

 

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