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Late Night Linux – Episode 54

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A new year dawns so we make some predictions for the months to come. Plus we look back at last year’s predictions, and have a look at what’s been happening in the news.

News

Raspberry Pi joins RISC-V Foundation

Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Driver Finally Being Mainlined With Next Kernel

Kernel reaches 5.0

FreeBSD admits that Linux is better (when it comes to ZFS)

Fedora Planning A Per-System Unique Identifier For DNF To Count Users

Predictions

We look back at our predictions from a year ago and then make some new ones for 2019.


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Late Night Linux – Episode 53

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It’s almost Christmas so it’s time to look back at 2018 and talk about some of the news stories that shaped the year.

January

Meltdown and Spectre

February

Nintendo Switch runs Linux

Plasma running on a Switch

March

New Raspberry Pi 3B+

The final nail in the Firefox OS coffin

April

Ubuntu 18.04 released

18.04 flavours also released

Clear focus on cloud and containers

Ubuntu 18.04 even runs on a Nintendo Switch

May

Lots of of Ubuntu flavours decided to drop 32-bit images

The other flavours could follow suit

Linux apps on Chrome OS confirmed

Huawei locks down its bootloaders

June

Microsoft to buy Github

July

SUSE acquired

August

Valve’s “Steam Play” uses Vulkan to bring more Windows games to Linux

September

Kernel Maintainer’s Summit moved continents to accommodate Linus

Linus takes a break and a new CoC for kernel devs

October

Linus back in charge of the kernel

IBM to Acquire Red Hat

November

Librem 5 slips again

December

Librem 5 dev kits finally shipping

Microsoft Edge to move to a Chromium base

MIPS to be open sourced

Admin

FOSS Talk Live 2019 8th June

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Late Night Linux – Episode 52

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Graham and Joe have been checking out Sailfish OS 3, and there’s a packed news segment including KDE, RISC-V, Fedora, and the FSF.


News

KDE on Necuno Mobile: Has headphone jack and …Maemo!?

kde-Itinary Update

Xubuntu to drop 32-bit ISOs

RISC-V & LF Joint Venture

FSF gets one miiiiilion dollars

Fedora 31 Will Likely Be Cancelled Or Significantly Delayed

AMI BIOS updates coming to a fwupdmgr near you!

 

Digital Ocean

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Admin

FOSS Talk Live 2019 8th June

Reminder that G+ is dead


Entroware

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Sailfish OS 3

Graham was recently sent a Jolla phone by listener Matt, and Joe has been checking out an unofficial Sailfish ROM on the Oneplus One.

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 51

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Yet more good KDE news, Ubuntu getting 10 years of support, WiFi improvements, a new Raspberry Pi and Raspbian, is the FOSS community really that toxic, and more.

 

News

NVIDIA Working On An EGLStreams Back-End For KDE On Wayland (Relevant email)

Accessibility starting off again in KDE

Ubuntu 18.04 to receive 10 years of support

RHEL 8 beta released

iwd: Simplifying WiFi

New mid-range Raspberry Pi launched

Raspbian updated

New kernels revert Spectre mitigation

Tomorrow’s world special

 

Digital Ocean

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What’s the FOSS community really like?

Is the FOSS community really that toxic or is it full of idealists who wear rose-tinted glasses?

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

News

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

 

Digital Ocean

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Entroware

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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.

 

News

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

 

Digital Ocean

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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

 

Digital Ocean

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Admin

We are now on Spotify.

Google+ is dead.

 

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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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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

 

Digital Ocean

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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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