Late Night Linux – Episode 37

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A new Fedora release and big news from red hat, Stallman throws his weight around, 32-bit is dying, Snap store malware SHOCKER, email encryption is knackered, and do small distros stand a chance of making it big?

 

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Fedora 28 released

Red Hat to integrate CoreOS into OpenShift

Stallman shows who’s boss

Ubuntu MATE and Ubuntu Budgie drop 32-bit

The other flavours could follow suit

Malware found in (and removed from) the Snap store

EFAIL

 

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Can there ever be another big distro?

With the seeming demise of Void Linux and Korora, we ask whether small distros have any chance of surviving in the long term without an eccentric billionaire backer.

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 01

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A new sister show is born! Joe finds out about the recent Fedora 28 release and the upcoming beta of elementary OS 5.

 

Fedora 28

Matthew Miller talks about the new release of Fedora.

 

elementary OS 5 beta

Daniel Foré talks about the upcoming beta of Juno.

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 36

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Oracle are at it again, GNOME can talk to your phone, Microsoft has fully embraced Linux, Germany loves Nextcloud, and we have a look at Ubuntu 18.04.

 

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Oracle being lovely netziens again

GSConnect NIH KDEConnect replacement

KDE Apps 18.04

Microsoft announces Linux-based OS

German government chooses NextCloud

 

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OggCamp Call for papers

 

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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

We look at the latest long term support release of Ubuntu.

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 35

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With Graham and Will firmly on board, we talk about the future of the web and how Google’s AMP will affect it. That’s after a news section that includes a new Qt music player, the end of passwords, and the potential death of Steam Machines.

 

New hosts

We introduce Graham Morrison and Will Cooke.

 

 

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Elisa: Finally something to replace faltering Amarok?

System76 joins the Gnome foundation advisory board

WebAuthN to “replace” passwords online?

Steam Machines disappear from Valve’s site but Valve claim that Steam Machines aren’t dead yet

 

 

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AMP

Are Accelerated Mobile Pages a great way for publishers to offer a fast and unified experience on mobile browsers? Or is Google forcing content to be centralised in a way that the Web traditionally wasn’t? Or maybe both?

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 34

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It’s Ikey’s last show and Jesse’s last show for a while, and Félim is off sick. Graham Morrison joins us to discuss 2 factor authentication, Firefox OS, a new DNS service, Linux-Libre security, and whether we can move away from centralised social media.

 

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2 factor authenticator for Linux

The final nail in the Firefox OS coffin

Cloudflare launches DNS service

Linux-Libre prioritises freedom over security

 

Good night, sweet princes

Ikey and Jesse have are experiencing some big changes in their lives which mean that be leaving the show; Jesse for a while, Ikey forever. But fear not! We have some stellar new team members ready to take their place.

 

Entroware

This episode of Late Night Linux 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.

 

Decentralised social networks

In the wake of the Facebook scandal, we discuss some decentralised alternatives including Diaspora and some blockchain-based projects.

If you are planning to delete your Facebook account, why not trash all your data first?

If you are planning to keep using Facebook, using the new Firefox Facebook Container Extension would probably be wise.

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 33

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A new GNOME release, a new Raspberry Pi, more distros on the Windows Subsystem, and more apps are Snapped. Plus why rms refused to come on the show.

 

 

News

GNOME 3.28 released

KDE needs gnome support to be a real DE

Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (7min video)

Debian and Kali Linux now available in Windows 10

Firefox and Chromium now available as Snaps

 

 

Entroware

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GNU/Linux?

After Joe’s ill-fated attempt to have a reasonable discussion with Richard Stallman, we discuss the difference between the kernel and the operating system.

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 32

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It’s a  mobile-heavy news section this week with Sailfish, Linux on Samsung phones, Lineage and Purism, followed by a look at the upcoming Trisquel release and how we feel about freedom and pragmatism.

 

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Sailfish is coming to more phones

Full Linux desktop on Samsung phones

Lineage 15.1

Purism starts the work to enable GNOME applications on the Librem 5

 

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FOSS Talk Live tickets are now available!

Ian Kelling asked us to mention the LibrePlanet conference

 

 

Entroware

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Freedom vs Pragmatism

Trying out the latest development release of Trisquel prompts the question of how much freedom we actually need on the Linux desktop.

Jesse also mentioned an Arch-based alternative to Trisquel called Parabola GNU/Linux-libre

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 31

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We speak to the CEO of Purism about their totally free software phone and laptops but before that, a new Plasma desktop is out, and Ubuntu and elementary OS have proposed some controversial changes for their next releases.

 

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Plasma 5.12.0 LTS is out and the pineapple fund makes it rain

Ubuntu wants to collect user metrics

elementary OS AppCenter changes

 

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Purism

We are joined by Todd Weaver who is the CEO and founder of Purism to talk about the completely FOSS-friendly phone that they are planning to deliver in January next year and their laptops that are available right now. Can they really deliver something good as well as private and secure? Todd certainly thinks they can.

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 30

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It’s all about the community this week as expert Jono Bacon joins us but before that, Plasma Mobile is looking good, flight simulator dev politics, booting servers more quickly, and Mycroft will get a second attempt to answer the question “What are beans?”

 

 

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Testing Plasma Mobile on x86 and mobile devices

Flightgear hostile forks

LinuxBoot

Mycroft Mark II

 

 

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Come to Oggcamp and FOSS Talk Live!

 

 

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Communitising the community

We are joined by Community expert, author, and podcaster Jono Bacon to talk about FOSS communities, their good and bad sides, and how to deal with problematic members within them. We mentioned his consulting business and his podcast Bad Voltage.

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 29

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KDE are almost finished with X11, Purism make progress with their FOSS phone, Nextcloud video calling is here, a debate about CVE branding, and the state of accessibility in Linux.

 

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KWin/X11 is feature frozen

Exciting GNOME news

Purism keep up their excellent PR

Nextcloud Talk

Major vulnerability hoax site

 

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This episode of Late Night Linux 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.

 

Jonathan Nadeau

Ikey and Joe spoke to Jonathan Nadeau about the current state of accessibility in Linux and FOSS. He mentioned Sonar GNU/Linux and his podcast network. And KDE does indeed care about accessibility.

 

 

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