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Late Night Linux – Episode 97

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Bad news for Mozilla, divided opinion on modular phones, AI takes over aviation, whether Canonical is on the right path, and plenty of great developments in KDE Korner.

 

News

Joe will be doing Linux Action News again because Jupiter Broadcasting is independent again

Changing World, Changing Mozilla

Sources: Mozilla extends its Google search deal

If you think Mozilla pushed a broken Firefox Android build, good news: It didn’t. Bad news: It’s working as intended

You can buy Fairphone’s new handset or just its cameras as an upgrade

Last October we talked about FlightGear being used in the AlphaDogfight Trials, well now we’re all doomed as the AI wins 5-0

 

Admin

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AMA

We were asked whether Canonical is standing on the shoulders of giants, or building castles on the sand.

 

KDE Korner

KDE neon Rebased on 20.04 (plus all the 20.08 app updates)

Kdenlive 20.08 is out

Plasma Mobile Update

Linux Spotlight EP56 – Nate Graham of KDE Plasma

 

 

Digital Ocean

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Entroware

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Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 08

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Kyle returns, this time to talk to Joe about his experiences with Xubuntu.

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 96

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How a Windows user views desktop Linux, some ask us anything questions, and Félim’s attempts to solve his RSI problem.

 

Kyle the Windows user

We discuss the recent episode of Late Night Linux Extra where Joe spoke to Kyle. He’s a technical Windows user who cares about privacy and security. He tried Linux but didn’t stick with it. Kyle will be back on the next episode of Late Night Linux Extra so make sure you are subscribed to the RSS feed to hear his thoughts on Joe’s beloved Xubuntu.

 

Ask us anything sensible

We answered some of your questions about corporations having public political views, and NixOS and Guix.

 

Félim’s RSI issues

Félim tells us about the new vertical mouse he bought to tackle his shoulder and neck pain. He should have probably bought this cheaper version. Graham mentioned his trackball mouse.

 

 

 

 

Digital Ocean

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Lernard

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TrueNAS from iXsystems

This episode is sponsored by TrueNAS from iXsystems, the number one Open Storage OS. See how TrueNAS can support your next storage project, whether it’s just a few terabytes, all the way up to multiple petabytes.

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 07

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Joe is joined by Kyle, a technical Windows user who cares about privacy and security. He tried Linux but didn’t stick with it. We try to get to the bottom of why that happened.

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 95

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A look back at the year in Linux so far, some speculation about what’s coming, Lineage OS on the Raspberry Pi, and KDE Korner.

 

Lineage Love-in

OnePlus One, Sony Xperia XZ2 series, F(x)tec Pro1 get LineageOS 17.1

Lineage 17.1 on the Pi

 

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FOSS trends 2020

We take stock on the year in Linux and FOSS so far, and speculate on what we will see over the next few months.

 

KDE Korner

New Slimbook & here & Nate got one too

KDEnlive Tutorials & Coming in KDEnlive August – Modes

DigiKam becomes sentient

Wayland improvements coming to Plasma 5.20

 

 

 

Digital Ocean

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Entroware

This episode 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.

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 94

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It’s been an unusually busy couple of summer weeks so we dig into the news including Canonical teaming up with Google, more updates from Pine64, and LibreOffice drama. Plus Will came up with a new segment, and KDE Korner.

 

News

COVID Tracker Ireland app one of Linux Foundation Public Health’s first open source projects

Canonical enables Linux desktop app support with Flutter

Pine update

postmarketOS PinePhone update

LibreOffice community protests at promotion of paid-for editions

Official u-turn

Etcd, or, why modern software makes me sad

What Does the Future Hold for Edge Computing?

 

KDE Korner

HiDPI Fixes Coming

KDE PIM Updates

More Apps & More Stores

Konsole in 2020

 

Digital Ocean

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Lernard

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Late Night Linux – Episode 93

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Great mobile Linux news, dispelling myths about desktop market share, the beginning of the end for BIOS booting, KDE Korner, and some more of your ask us anything questions.

 

News

UBports GSI brings Ubuntu Touch to any Project Treble-supported Android device

Yet more claims that desktop Linux market share is increasing, but those stats aren’t reliable, and Linux Steam usage hasn’t gone up

Fedora Developers Discussing Possibility Of Dropping Legacy BIOS Support

 

KDE Korner

KDE has completed the move to GitLab

Modern process management on KDE

 

Ask us anything sensible

We answered some of your questions about interviewing someone from the commercial RISC-V community, what it would take for us to stop using Linux, and what we wish we could do with the terminal but can’t.

 

 

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.

 

Entroware

This episode 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.

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 92

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Will reminisces about netbooks, Joe has a new Pinebook Pro, Facebook’s complex morals, Bountysource worries the community, and KDE Korner.

 

News

Facebook did a bad thing to do a good thing

Bountysource was going to change its terms so it could keep unclaimed bounties but then backtracked

Xfce considers leaving

 

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Linux hardware – old and new

Joe talks about his new Pinebook Pro, and after Will read an article about netbooks, we have a nostalgic look back to those good old days.

 

KDE Korner

Plasma 5.19: A more Polished Plasma which wasn’t (Updated Wallet… broke it… then later that day fixed it) so they polished it again

KDE Plasma is Switching to a Windows-style Icon-only Task Bar

Krita 4.3 with good features video & overall KDE apps in the Windows store (no Krita numbers)

 

 

 

Digital Ocean

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Lernard

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Late Night Linux – Episode 91

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Linux audio tips, upgrade vs nuke and pave, smartwatches, a new Raspberry Pi, Microsoft and Mint drama, and the shortest KDE Korner ever.

 

News

8GB Raspberry Pi 4 on sale now at $75

Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version

Ubuntu 20.10 desktop might be officially supported on the Pi

Mint not keen on snaps

AppGet ‘really helped us,’ Microsoft says, but offers no apology to dev for killing open-source package manager

 

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Joe on Linux Spotlight

Joe on Ubuntu Podcast

 

Ask us anything sensible

We answered some of your questions about upgrading vs reinstalling, smartwatches, and audio on Linux.

 

KDE Korner

Plasma Mobile Update & How To Try It On Your Desktop

Nvidia Wayland & KDE

 

 

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.

 

Entroware

This episode 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.

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 90

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The deeper implications of all of Microsoft’s recent announcements, good news for Munich, GNOME, and KDE, and mixed news for VR on Linux.

 

News

LiMux is back

Patent case against GNOME resolved

Half-Life: Alyx Update Adds Native Linux Support, Vulkan Rendering

OAuth sign-in with Gmail enabled again in KMail and Kontact

 

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Microsoft ❤️ Linux

Having admitted that they were on the wrong side of open source history, MS extends WSL2 Support with DirectX to come (more), embraces the terminal and package manager, and Extinguishes the MauiKit name (like before) but it’s OK “it went through legal”.

Nice article by original bug author

They’ve also open sourced some useless old guff.

 

 

 

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.

 

Entroware

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