Late Night Linux – Episode 123


Whether there’s any point trying out random distros, and your feedback about AMD hardware, slow phones, messaging services, cryptocurrencies, and KDE.


First Impressions

Is there anything to be gained from trying new distros? We’ll be pressing the random button on DistroWatch and briefly trying out the distro it picks for us. The first distro will be Endless OS.



The next Late Night Linux community mumble get-together date will be on Friday 7th May at 10pm UK time. Details here. Check out Late Night Linux Extra 20 and send in more non-Linux questions for us.



The real reason old phones slow down, suggestions for Signal replacements, machine learning with an AMD card, a defence of cryptocurrencies, a weird KDE issue, and where to get help with KDE.

Things we mentioned:

HIP and ROCm

FOSDEM talks on using AMD GPUs

Restored Genesis video




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