Late Night Linux – Episode 35

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With Graham and Will firmly on board, we talk about the future of the web and how Google’s AMP will affect it. That’s after a news section that includes a new Qt music player, the end of passwords, and the potential death of Steam Machines.

 

New hosts

We introduce Graham Morrison and Will Cooke.

 

 

News

Elisa: Finally something to replace faltering Amarok?

System76 joins the Gnome foundation advisory board

WebAuthN to “replace” passwords online?

Steam Machines disappear from Valve’s site but Valve claim that Steam Machines aren’t dead yet

 

 

Entroware

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AMP

Are Accelerated Mobile Pages a great way for publishers to offer a fast and unified experience on mobile browsers? Or is Google forcing content to be centralised in a way that the Web traditionally wasn’t? Or maybe both?

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 34

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It’s Ikey’s last show and Jesse’s last show for a while, and Félim is off sick. Graham Morrison joins us to discuss 2 factor authentication, Firefox OS, a new DNS service, Linux-Libre security, and whether we can move away from centralised social media.

 

News

2 factor authenticator for Linux

The final nail in the Firefox OS coffin

Cloudflare launches DNS service

Linux-Libre prioritises freedom over security

 

Good night, sweet princes

Ikey and Jesse have are experiencing some big changes in their lives which mean that be leaving the show; Jesse for a while, Ikey forever. But fear not! We have some stellar new team members ready to take their place.

 

Entroware

This episode of Late Night Linux 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.

 

Decentralised social networks

In the wake of the Facebook scandal, we discuss some decentralised alternatives including Diaspora and some blockchain-based projects.

If you are planning to delete your Facebook account, why not trash all your data first?

If you are planning to keep using Facebook, using the new Firefox Facebook Container Extension would probably be wise.

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 33

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A new GNOME release, a new Raspberry Pi, more distros on the Windows Subsystem, and more apps are Snapped. Plus why rms refused to come on the show.

 

 

News

GNOME 3.28 released

KDE needs gnome support to be a real DE

Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (7min video)

Debian and Kali Linux now available in Windows 10

Firefox and Chromium now available as Snaps

 

 

Entroware

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GNU/Linux?

After Joe’s ill-fated attempt to have a reasonable discussion with Richard Stallman, we discuss the difference between the kernel and the operating system.

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 32

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It’s a  mobile-heavy news section this week with Sailfish, Linux on Samsung phones, Lineage and Purism, followed by a look at the upcoming Trisquel release and how we feel about freedom and pragmatism.

 

News

Sailfish is coming to more phones

Full Linux desktop on Samsung phones

Lineage 15.1

Purism starts the work to enable GNOME applications on the Librem 5

 

Admin

FOSS Talk Live tickets are now available!

Ian Kelling asked us to mention the LibrePlanet conference

 

 

Entroware

This episode of Late Night Linux 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.

 

Freedom vs Pragmatism

Trying out the latest development release of Trisquel prompts the question of how much freedom we actually need on the Linux desktop.

Jesse also mentioned an Arch-based alternative to Trisquel called Parabola GNU/Linux-libre

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 31

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We speak to the CEO of Purism about their totally free software phone and laptops but before that, a new Plasma desktop is out, and Ubuntu and elementary OS have proposed some controversial changes for their next releases.

 

News

Plasma 5.12.0 LTS is out and the pineapple fund makes it rain

Ubuntu wants to collect user metrics

elementary OS AppCenter changes

 

Admin

FOSS Talk Live tickets are now available!

 

Entroware

This episode of Late Night Linux 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.

 

Purism

We are joined by Todd Weaver who is the CEO and founder of Purism to talk about the completely FOSS-friendly phone that they are planning to deliver in January next year and their laptops that are available right now. Can they really deliver something good as well as private and secure? Todd certainly thinks they can.

 

Digital Ocean

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Late Night Linux – Episode 30

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It’s all about the community this week as expert Jono Bacon joins us but before that, Plasma Mobile is looking good, flight simulator dev politics, booting servers more quickly, and Mycroft will get a second attempt to answer the question “What are beans?”

 

 

News

Testing Plasma Mobile on x86 and mobile devices

Flightgear hostile forks

LinuxBoot

Mycroft Mark II

 

 

Admin

Come to Oggcamp and FOSS Talk Live!

 

 

Entroware

This episode of Late Night Linux 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.

 

Communitising the community

We are joined by Community expert, author, and podcaster Jono Bacon to talk about FOSS communities, their good and bad sides, and how to deal with problematic members within them. We mentioned his consulting business and his podcast Bad Voltage.

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 29

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KDE are almost finished with X11, Purism make progress with their FOSS phone, Nextcloud video calling is here, a debate about CVE branding, and the state of accessibility in Linux.

 

News

KWin/X11 is feature frozen

Exciting GNOME news

Purism keep up their excellent PR

Nextcloud Talk

Major vulnerability hoax site

 

Entroware

This episode of Late Night Linux 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.

 

Jonathan Nadeau

Ikey and Joe spoke to Jonathan Nadeau about the current state of accessibility in Linux and FOSS. He mentioned Sonar GNU/Linux and his podcast network. And KDE does indeed care about accessibility.

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 28

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A brief check-in with KDE and a look at FOSS speech recognition, Meltdown and Spectre, last year’s predictions, and new ones for 2018.

 

News

KDE Community 2017 & Browser integration in June

Speech recognition on Linux?

Meltdown and Spectre

Epic Games and Redis throughput performance impact

 

Entroware

This episode of Late Night Linux 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.

 

 

Predictions

We look back at the predictions that we all made at the start of 2017 and make some more about what will happen in 2018.

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 27

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It’s been a year of Late Night Linux! We wrapped up the year with a look back at some of the biggest Linux and FOSS stories.

 

January

No New Ubuntu Phones on the Horizon, And No Major Updates for Existing Ones, Either

Cyanogenmod became Lineage OS

 

February

Arch and Tails announced that they were dropping 32-bit

Mozilla shutting down the group behind Firefox OS

 

March

Mozilla acquired Pocket

Nextcloud going too far to ensure that people stay up to date?

 

April

Ubuntu abandoned Unity and Ubuntu Phone

 

May

SUSE and Fedora being added to Windows 10

Here comes Treble: A modular base for Android

 

June

Ikey quit his day job and to develop Solus full time

 

July

Project Common Voice

 

 

Entroware

This episode of Late Night Linux 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.

 

 

September

Sailfish for the Xperia X

 

October

Librem 5 funded

Linux Kernel Community Enforcement Statement

 

November

Conservancy and SFLC fall out

Firefox 57 Quantum and the Yahoo debacle

Munich voted to return to Windows

 

December

Mozilla faced blowback after slipping Mr Robot plugin into Firefox

Bitcoin surged past $10k

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 26

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Jesse is back from Trumpistan so it’s a full house again. KDE looks forward, TeamViewer comes to Linux, more Intel ME problems, HTTPS is winning, corporations try to avoid GPL litigation while Mozilla faces a suit from Yahoo, and Patreon has reignited the FOSS funding debate.

 

News

KDE’s vision for the next 3-4 years and its goal of Privacy

TeamViewer loves the Qt

Intel’s cunning plan to get everyone to upgrade their processors and AMD might be capitalising?

66% of page loads are https up from 46% in January this year

Big companies join the compliance-first approach to GPLv2

Mozilla Files Cross-Complaint Against Yahoo Holdings and Oath

 

Entroware

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Funding FOSS

Patreon have recently made some changes which directly affect this show and Ikey’s distro. We discussed the implications and alternatives, and asked for your opinion.

 

 

 

 

 

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