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Joe’s long-awaited Pinebook has finally arrived and we have a good chat about its ups and downs. Plus a packed news section including reproducible builds, ReactOS, mobile news and the usual Plasma love-in.
Plasma updates in the pipeline from Nate Here & Here
Lineage OS changing update frequency
Samsung announce Linux on DeX with Ubuntu
Reproducible Builds gets 300k & joins Conservancy
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Joe recently bought an 11” Pinebook and delivers his verdict on it.
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I must have missed why you wanted people using gentoo to get in touch, but I use that on my main computer.
Funny that you mention Arch in the same segment, as I can’t do all of that compiling on my laptop, so I use Artix. It is based on Arch, and has the AUR available.
Have noticed you haven’t given any thoughts on Ikey officially leaving and the future of Solus. Thought it was pretty big Linux news worth discussing given LNL relationship with him, although it had been coming a long time.
Curious to know if you think he will return to the open source world in any capacity.
There’s not really much to say. Ikey and the Solus team have made the facts very clear and I don’t think we can add much more to that.
Another Gentoo + Plasma 5 user here. In fact there seems to be quite a few Plasma users on Gentoo (from what I’ve seen).
Gentoo is a nice distribution for tinkering with. But can it run Crysis (DX10) you ask
Well yes! Via Steam+Proton+DXVK or Wine Staging+DXVK!
So it’s useful for other things as well!
A friend of mine uses Gentoo, with KDE Plasma, running on a MacBook Pro, hence hitting three (3) on the current talking topics all in one go!
Another Gentoo user here (also on Plasma, but I use others on different machines). I’m surprised that Joe thought there were no more Gentoo users. Back in the day Gentoo used to have all of the ricers, but once they all moved to Arch Gentoo became like Slackware, where it has a pretty dedicated following, but really isn’t distro of the month material. Now that even laptops have fast enough processors to cut compile time down to nothing, there really aren’t many downsides to Gentoo when compared to Arch. Gentoo also has the best package manager I’ve ever used.
I love other distros like Ubuntu, Mint, and Arch, but Gentoo allows me to tinker with my system and set it up exactly how I want to (in ways that I couldn’t with other systems).
I don’t use gentoo but I do use Arch Linux.