Author: <span class="vcard">Joe</span>

Late Night Linux – Episode 86

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The impacts of Coronovirus on Linux and open source, KDE Korner, and whether we are seeing the second big split in the FOSS world.

 

Linux and the virus

We mention that FOSS Talk Live 2020 is cancelled and talk about how Linux and FOSS will be affected by current world events.

 

KDE Korner

Plasma Bigscreen (homepage)

Plasma Video Winner & Apps Winner

Aleix Pol, president of KDE e.V. podcast interview

 

Linux vs the cloud

Prompted by NASA’s recent AWS mistake, Joe asks if we are living through the second big split in the FOSS world.

 

 

Digital Ocean

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Entroware

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Late Night Linux – Episode 85

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We try and lighten the mood with a silly new segment. Meanwhile in the news Microsoft makes another open source move, bad news for VR on Linux, and more.

 

News

Microsoft’s GitHub buys npm

When Virgin Media said it leaked ‘limited contact info’, it meant p0rno filter requests

Half Life Alyx is released 23rd March, with no Linux support, despite being developed by Valve using Vulkan.

Pinebook Pro pre-orders start March 18th – will ship with Manjaro KDE

 

KDE Korner

Plasma Mobile

Frameworks 5.68 is out – and Telegram icons sorted finally

Ikona: utilities for wrangling with icons and an icon preview.

 

Ask Linux

We try a new segment where we shoehorn Linux into otherwise relatively sensible questions.

 

 

Digital Ocean

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Late Night Linux – Episode 84

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Is it time to give up on the Linux desktop and concentrate on open source apps? Plus a conundrum for Félim, Raspberry Pi and GTK in the news, and KDE Korner.

 

FOSS Talk Live 2020

Tickets and info here

 

News

GTK website revamp attempting to stake QT

Pi4 Gets Server Ready

A birthday gift: 2GB Raspberry Pi 4 now only $35

 

Félim spots OpenOffice on YouTube

Félim grapples with whether to tell strangers to use LibreOffice.

 

Open source apps vs desktops

Should we be concentrating more on open source applications like Krita and rather than obsessing over the desktop. We mentioned the AppCenter For Everyone crowdfunder again.

 

KDE Korner

Has Gmail/Google Auth Been Fixed – No (refers to this issue) but updates to PIM coming

kTop Seekrit

kItinerary all the things

 

 

 

Digital Ocean

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Entroware

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Late Night Linux – Episode 83

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Joe has been playing with a PinePhone for a week and gives an honest appraisal. Plus Will’s simple solution to his Mac woes, switching to Linux and a community crowdfunder in the news, and a packed KDE Korner.

 

 

News

AppCenter for Everyone

South Korea switching to Linux?

Windows 7 users moving to Windows 10

Microsoft shares a roadmap for the new Microsoft Edge

 

KDE Korner

Updates to Apps, Frameworks & Plasma: Enable User Feedback (if you can)

Acknowledgment it was a bit buggy but plans in place to not repeat that

KItinerary Fosdem Video & Repo for F-Droid!

 

Admin

Joe’s Podcasting Basics Jupiter Extra

FOSS Talk Live 2020

 

PinePhone

Joe gives his first impressions of the PInePhone.

 

 

Digital Ocean

This episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean. Go to do.co/lnl and get started with $50 of credit. Digital Ocean provides virtual private servers all over the world with full root access starting at $5 per month, and other great features like block storage and load balancers.

 

CDN77

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Late Night Linux – Episode 82

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Lots of news including Pine64, Linux gaming, Thunderbird, and WireGuard. Plus Will is looking to install a decent OS on his Mac, and mixed news in KDE Korner.

 

FOSS Talk Live 2020 announcement

The date has changed. It will now happen on 20th June at the Harrison near Kings Cross in London. More details here.

 

News

PinePhone Freedom

HardROCK64 single-board computer coming in April for $35 and up

Rocket League will drop support for Mac, Linux versions in March

Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux Performance On A $199 AMD Ryzen Laptop

Thunderbird moves to MZLA Technologies Corporation umbrella

WireGuard will likely ship with the 5.6 kernel

Free Software Foundation suggests Microsoft ‘upcycles’ Windows 7… as open source

 

Linux on Will’s Mac

Will seeks our advice on how to install Ubuntu on his Mac. Graham mentioned rEFInd and the Chameleon bootloader.

 

KDE Korner

Qt News & Reactions 1 2 3

KDE gets a handshake

 

 

 

Digital Ocean

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Entroware

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Late Night Linux – Episode 81

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The death of Windows 7 presents yet another opportunity for the wide adoption of Linux on the desktop. Is that just wishful thinking? Plus Y2K comes back, bad news for Mozilla, a great new Nexcloud release, and more in the news.

 

News

Y2020

Mozilla Lays off 70 people

PinePhones Shipping

Nextcloud Hub now with KItinerary

 

KDE Korner

KUserFeedback with a bit more detail

Plasma 5.18 LTS Beta

 

Admin

Joe’s Brunch With Brent

Graham talking about synths on Jupiter Extras

 

Linux as a replacement for Windows 7

Now that support for Windows 7 has ended, should we be advising people to change to Linux? Are we actually doing that?

 

 

Digital Ocean

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CDN77

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Late Night Linux – Episode 80

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It’s officially the future so we look back at our predictions from last year and make some new ones for 2020.

 

 

 

 

Digital Ocean

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Entroware

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Late Night Linux – Episode 79

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It’s almost Christmas so it’s time to look back at 2019 and talk about some of the news stories that shaped the year.

 

 

January

Amazon launches Mongo-compatible DocumentDB

MongoDB removed from major distros

 

February

Redis Labs raises $60 million for its NoSQL database

Redis Labs changes its open-source license — again

 

March

Google launches game streaming service called Stadia

LVFS joins Linux Foundation

 

April

UBports Foundation finally created

Ubuntu 19.04 ‘Disco Dingo’ Released with New Features

 

May

Announcing WSL 2

Introducing Windows Terminal

 

June

Raspberry Pi 4 released

 

July

Fuchsia gets a website

 

August

Xfce 4.14 released

exFAT in the Linux kernel? Yes!

 

September

Richard Stallman resigns from the FSF

Richard Stallman resigns from MIT

Stallman intends to keep leading GNU

 

October

Ubuntu 19.10 released

Will has left Canonical

 

November

Google gives most Chromebooks an extra year of software support

Google Stadia will be missing many features for Monday’s launch

 

December

Canonical announces Ubuntu Pro for Amazon Web Services

Microsoft Teams is now available on Linux

 

 

Digital Ocean

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CDN77

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Late Night Linux – Episode 78

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Chrome OS is by far the most popular Linux-based desktop OS and we find out if that top spot is deserved. Plus Ubuntu, Zorin, Firefox, Kali, and more in the news.

 

News

Ubuntu Pro

64-bit Ubuntu now works on Pi 4

The Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Pre-release Survey

First Ever Release of Ubuntu Cinnamon Distribution is Finally Here!

Zorin OS Responds to Privacy Concerns

Firefox 71

Kali Linux 2019.4 released with Xfce by default

 

KDE Korner

Kontributing to KDE is even easier than you kThink

 

Chrome OS

Joe has been playing with a “new” Chromebook. We discuss how this hugely popular Linux-based desktop OS compares to proper distros.

 

 

 

Digital Ocean

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Entroware

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Late Night Linux – Episode 77

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What does a long-term Linux user think of macOS? We ask Will. Plus gaming, Google, the PInephone, and KDE in the news.

 

News

Google Kills Cloud Print

Google plans to offer bank accounts next year

Steam’s Remote Play Together is out of beta

Half-Life: Alyx Releasing In March 2020 With Linux Support

PINEPHONE – “BraveHeart” Limited Edition Linux SmartPhone for early adopters

 

KDE Korner

KDE Neon snapcraft extension

KDE looking to hire an experienced project manager (PDF)

 

 

Admin

Joe on Linux Lads

 

Two weeks with macOS

Will’s new job means that he’s now using a Mac every day. How does macOS compare to Linux?

 

 

 

Digital Ocean

This episode is sponsored by Digital Ocean. Go to do.co/lnl and get started with $50 of credit. Digital Ocean provides virtual private servers all over the world with full root access starting at $5 per month, and other great features like block storage and load balancers.

 

CDN77

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