Late Night Linux – Episode 290

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The EU are close to adopting a law to scan messages, Switzerland blazes the public money public code trail, Chromium-based browsers have a “special feature” to interact with Google sites, Mozilla shows that it needs advertising, and openSUSE might be getting a new (terrible) name.

 

News

EU chat control law proposes scanning your messages — even encrypted ones

Take action to stop chat control now!

Switzerland mandates software source code disclosure for public sector

Why Chromium tells Google sites about your CPU, GPU usage

Privacy-Preserving Attribution

Firefox 128 includes new adtech features that are turned on by default

Mozilla desperately needs transparency

Rebranding openSUSE?

 

 

 

 

 

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1Password

Extended Access Management: Secure every sign-in for every app on every device. Support the show and check it out at 1password.com/latenightlinux

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 289

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An incredibly powerful hex editor for reverse engineering binaries, easily searching through snaphots for end users, streaming audio from phones to the Linux desktop, writing interactive fiction games, and how we makes notes and manage tasks.

 

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Discoveries

ImHex

vfs_shadow_copy2

ink

 

Feedback

vimwiki

nanonote

Marknote

 

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 288

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Instead of the news which is all either boring or grim, we’ve come up with a fun Linux-themed game show that’s definitely not completely fixed. Plus a great network tool, and what keeps us on Linux when most apps are available everywhere else.

 

Feedback

IMUNES

 

 

 

 

 

1Password

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Late Night Linux – Episode 287

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Unlocking the full potential of Nvidia graphics cards, hacking the otherwise bricked Spotify hardware device, Félim realised that his Borg backups could be significantly smaller, making wiring diagrams using text, silly terminal effects and colours, using a ThinkPad as a WiFi dongle, great lightweight distros for an ancient netbook, better Google searches, and more.

 

Discoveries

nvidia-patch

Hacking the Spotify Car Thing

borg compact

Terminal Text Effects

lolcat

WireViz

BunsenLabs

Batocera

Unsong

udm=14

Gruble

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entroware

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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

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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

 

 

 

 

 

Automox

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