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Late Night Linux – Episode 68

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When Free Software and free speech clash, controversy ensues. We talk about Mastodon’s recent conundrum. Plus a packed news section including Blender, XPS machines, reproducibility, GNOME malware, and more.

 

News

KDE Plasma5 is 5, KDE UserBase refresh, iKDE iConnect & Runs Plasma

Epic MegaGrant for Blender while their CEO badmouths Linux users at same time

Like Linux? Then don’t buy Dell’s new XPS 13

F-Droid Reproducible

New EvilGnome Backdoor Spies on Linux Users, Steals Their Files

Maintainer for gpodder.net needed

 

 

Admin

Come to OggCamp!

 

Free Software and free speech

With Gab recently switching to a Mastodon base, an old debate has emerged. The Mastodon project has taken steps to isolate Gab and F-droid has taken a similar position.

 

 

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 67

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Graham and Joe managed to buy a Raspberry Pi 4 while they were HOT. Literally. Plus all sorts in the news including KDE, the villain that is Mozilla, Debian 10, and the Pinebook Pro.

 

News

Test Plasma Easily, KDE PIM Update, U&P Sprint bears fruit again and again

Self congratulating idiots propose Mozilla as Internet Villian Of The Year

Pinebook Pro coming soon

Debian 10 Buster released

 

 

Raspberry Pi 4

Graham and Joe have been playing with their new toys

 

Admin

Come to OggCamp!

 

 

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

This episode is sponsored by CDN77. Trusted by the European Space Agency, CDN77 supports the latest tech innovations and provides fast, secure and reliable content delivery solutions all around the world.

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 66

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It’s a full house for the first time in a while and a lot has been happening so we have a look at all the news including the Ubuntu i386pocalypse, the Raspberry Pi 4, KDE updates, and Facebook’s new “cryptocurrency”.

 

News

Ubuntu announce that they’ll drop i386 but then backtrack

Raspberry Pi4!

Plasma 5.16 & 5.16.1, KDE Goals, Updates to KDE.org

Firefox Premium?

Lots of Debian packages being built for RISC-V

PinePhone looking good

Facebook to launch cryptocurrency

 

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 65

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It’s our show from FOSS Talk Live! After KDE, Firefox, GMail, and Stadia in the news, missed opportunities for FOSS and how we can seize the next one.

 

News

KDE Apps Website

Google Browser Control via DRM; Use Firefox & block fingerprinting while you’re at it and trackers

GMail Confidential Mode to be on by default for G Suite users

Stadia details announced

 

FOSSortunities

We all knew that privacy would be the next big market in computing but once again we have failed to capitalise. Apple has cornered that market now. We keep missing opportunities like Vista and Windows 8. How do we prepare for the next opportunity, spot it early, and strike at the right time?

 

 

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

This episode is sponsored by CDN77. Trusted by the European Space Agency, CDN77 supports the latest tech innovations and provides fast, secure and reliable content delivery solutions all around the world.

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 64

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It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the news including ZombieLoad and the Huawei debacle, and Joe tries to convince himself that 32-bit x86 Linux isn’t dead.

 

News

Plasma 5.16 – Wireguard GUI in NM & Wayland Remote Desktop & KItinerary continues & Elisa 0.4 Released

Xfce 4.14pre1 released!

Google pulls Huawei’s Android license

Huawei responds

90 day reprieve

Now even Arm cutting them off

Félim very smug about buying an AMD CPU

Nextcloud & Nitrokey Join forces for 2FA (and Gentoo)

Google clarifies Works with Nest shutdown

Github Sponsors

HN discussion

 

Time to ditch 32-bit x86 Linux for good?

Joe was recently given an old Atom netbook that is 32-bit only. What can you actually do with a machine of that age and low specs? Is it time to move on from this legacy architecture?

 

 

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 63

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It’s been a month since the last proper episode so we recap the news from the last few weeks including real Linux in WIndows, RHEL 8, Nextcloud, Debian, and more.

 

News

KDE Apps 19.04 Is out & snapped first (Neon writeup), Next-Gen notifications & Akademy 2019 in Milan in Sept & Gnome&KDE Linux App Summit

Windows Shipping Linux

Apache SF joins Github

RHEL 8 Out Now

RIP In Peace Shadowman Red Hat Blog

Shuttleworth on Desktop Linux Support boom

Judgement Day for Nextcloud – File sharing became self aware on this day

Mozilla certificate fun (Disable Studies again…) update & more updates

Debian Buster will be Wayland

Google creates ‘dedicated placement’ in search results for AMP Stories, starting with travel category

The end of Works With Nest could be trouble for smart homes

 

 

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

This episode is sponsored by CDN77. Trusted by the European Space Agency, CDN77 supports the latest tech innovations and provides fast, secure and reliable content delivery solutions all around the world.

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 62

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It’s a special episode. Joe and Will are joined by Richard Brown from openSUSE and Matthew Miller from Fedora to discuss how their distros work together, what makes them different, and the types of users that they each target.

 

Distro round table

Fedora

openSUSE

Ubuntu

 

Admin

FOSS Talk Live

 

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 61

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Félim is away so Stuart Langridge joins us to discuss news including Chef, VMware, web standards, UBPorts, and more. Then we discuss how Linux has changed over the decades that we’ve been using it.

 

News

Chef ditches Open Core

Linux developer abandons VMware lawsuit

How We Measure Standards (and why it’s sort of a problem)

Stack Overflow Developer Survey

UBports Foundation finally created

 

Admin

FOSS Talk Live

 

With Age Comes Wisdom?

If you got into Linux early then you’re about 40 now. There’s a good chance that you’ve compiled your own kernel, written modelines, and literally got the T Shirt (not that it fits any more). Do you have the time and energy to care about such things any more?

 

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

This episode is sponsored by CDN77. Trusted by the European Space Agency, CDN77 supports the latest tech innovations and provides fast, secure and reliable content delivery solutions all around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 60

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What exactly goes into an LTS release of the most popular desktop distro? We find out from Will after a packed news segment that includes Stadia, video editors, KDE old and new, Ubuntu Studio, and Red Hat raking it in.

 

News

Google launches game streaming service called Stadia

New version of OpenShot & KDEnlive picking up the pace as well

Trinity Desktop (fork of KDE) R14.0.6 released

KDE Connect removed and reinstated on Google Play

RISC-V fifty dollar dev board

Ubuntu Studio back from the dead

Red Hat crosses $3B revenue mark

 

Admin

UK Open Source Awards 2019

 

LTS to LTS

Will breaks down exactly what happens in the two years between Ubuntu LTS releases.

 

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 59

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A lot of companies have attempted convergence but none have approached it like Maru OS. We speak to the founder of the project about its major new release. Plus KDE, GNOME, and Debian in the news.

 

News

First Plasma Mobile Sprint

Krita: The only graphics app with HDR

GNOME 3.32 released

Debian Package Maintainer Steps Down Complaining About Old Infrastructure but a partial defence

 

Maru OS

We are joined by Preetam D’Souza to talk about the recent 0.6 release of Maru OS – a Lineage-based ROM that allows you to run a full Debian desktop with Xfce in a container.

 

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

This episode is sponsored by CDN77. Trusted by the European Space Agency, CDN77 supports the latest tech innovations and provides fast, secure and reliable content delivery solutions all around the world.

 

 

 

 

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