Late Night Linux – Episode 115


Why so many distros ship GNOME by default, a retro OS on modern hardware, Mint’s update woes, your feedback, and more.


RISC OS with the Pi 400

Will has a new Raspberry Pi 400 and has been trying out RISC OS.


Mint’s update problem

Update your computer!

Vague update



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Follow-up on messaging including Pidgin plugins, why GNOME is such a popular choice for distros, email on Android, and a possible reason for slow Xubuntu shutdowns.





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