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Exciting Pine64 devices, no Pi 4 this year, good gaming and firmware news, and more.
Pine64 to Launch $79 Linux Tablet, $199 PineBook Pro Laptop
We won’t see a Raspberry Pi 4 in 2019
Steam For Linux Now Lets You Play Windows Games From Other Stores
Blue Systems hires a QA manager
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I have literally no idea how anybody could claim an USB-C connector was less robust than a Micro-USB connector. I have so many USB cables with bent and broken Micro-USB plugs lying around, it’s not even funny. The Micro-USB sockets on two of my older phones wore out so much that it was no longer possible to charge them. Yes, you might be able to short out an USB-C connector if you push metal pieces into it, but when does that happen? Even if you use a Raspberry Pi in “educational contexts” and the kids build robots and stuff, the cable will always plug into the standard connector on the Pi board and not into something the kids have soldered together.
(Apart from the fact that literally all Pi boards end up in the hands of adult nerds and companies. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is not doing a terribly good job at supporting those “educational contexts”. I’ve never seen a kid use one outside of very few events.)
Another good show, but where are the oggs? Also, I have to take issue with FreeDOS being called “crufty”. FreeDOS is a fine project and an excellent DOS. They have just released RC1 of version 1.3. https://twitter.com/FreeDOS_Project/status/1092162261769170945
It would be nice if you could give them a mention when RC2 is released.
MP3 is Free now so there’s no need for the overhead of (and issues caused by) Ogg any more. If you have any issues playing back the MP3 version, I suggest you try installing Trisquel GNU/Linux which a completely Free Software operating system. It will play the MP3 files without any extra proprietary software. It’s actually a really nice distro that uses the excellent MATE desktop.