Late Night Linux – Episode 81

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The death of Windows 7 presents yet another opportunity for the wide adoption of Linux on the desktop. Is that just wishful thinking? Plus Y2K comes back, bad news for Mozilla, a great new Nexcloud release, and more in the news.

 

News

Y2020

Mozilla Lays off 70 people

PinePhones Shipping

Nextcloud Hub now with KItinerary

 

KDE Korner

KUserFeedback with a bit more detail

Plasma 5.18 LTS Beta

 

Admin

Joe’s Brunch With Brent

Graham talking about synths on Jupiter Extras

 

Linux as a replacement for Windows 7

Now that support for Windows 7 has ended, should we be advising people to change to Linux? Are we actually doing that?

 

 

Digital Ocean

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Late Night Linux – Episode 80

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It’s officially the future so we look back at our predictions from last year and make some new ones for 2020.

 

 

 

 

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Entroware

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Late Night Linux – Episode 79

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It’s almost Christmas so it’s time to look back at 2019 and talk about some of the news stories that shaped the year.

 

 

January

Amazon launches Mongo-compatible DocumentDB

MongoDB removed from major distros

 

February

Redis Labs raises $60 million for its NoSQL database

Redis Labs changes its open-source license — again

 

March

Google launches game streaming service called Stadia

LVFS joins Linux Foundation

 

April

UBports Foundation finally created

Ubuntu 19.04 ‘Disco Dingo’ Released with New Features

 

May

Announcing WSL 2

Introducing Windows Terminal

 

June

Raspberry Pi 4 released

 

July

Fuchsia gets a website

 

August

Xfce 4.14 released

exFAT in the Linux kernel? Yes!

 

September

Richard Stallman resigns from the FSF

Richard Stallman resigns from MIT

Stallman intends to keep leading GNU

 

October

Ubuntu 19.10 released

Will has left Canonical

 

November

Google gives most Chromebooks an extra year of software support

Google Stadia will be missing many features for Monday’s launch

 

December

Canonical announces Ubuntu Pro for Amazon Web Services

Microsoft Teams is now available on Linux

 

 

Digital Ocean

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Late Night Linux – Episode 78

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Chrome OS is by far the most popular Linux-based desktop OS and we find out if that top spot is deserved. Plus Ubuntu, Zorin, Firefox, Kali, and more in the news.

 

News

Ubuntu Pro

64-bit Ubuntu now works on Pi 4

The Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Pre-release Survey

First Ever Release of Ubuntu Cinnamon Distribution is Finally Here!

Zorin OS Responds to Privacy Concerns

Firefox 71

Kali Linux 2019.4 released with Xfce by default

 

KDE Korner

Kontributing to KDE is even easier than you kThink

 

Chrome OS

Joe has been playing with a “new” Chromebook. We discuss how this hugely popular Linux-based desktop OS compares to proper distros.

 

 

 

Digital Ocean

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Entroware

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Late Night Linux – Episode 77

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What does a long-term Linux user think of macOS? We ask Will. Plus gaming, Google, the PInephone, and KDE in the news.

 

News

Google Kills Cloud Print

Google plans to offer bank accounts next year

Steam’s Remote Play Together is out of beta

Half-Life: Alyx Releasing In March 2020 With Linux Support

PINEPHONE – “BraveHeart” Limited Edition Linux SmartPhone for early adopters

 

KDE Korner

KDE Neon snapcraft extension

KDE looking to hire an experienced project manager (PDF)

 

 

Admin

Joe on Linux Lads

 

Two weeks with macOS

Will’s new job means that he’s now using a Mac every day. How does macOS compare to Linux?

 

 

 

Digital Ocean

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CDN77

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Late Night Linux – Episode 76

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We find out what Ubuntu 19.10 is like on the Raspberry Pi 4, and then take it too far. Plus plenty of news, Graham channelling Vangelis, and something about KDE.

 

News

LinuxApp Summit Kicks Off

Site Kit is now available for all WordPress sites

Google open source VR SDK

The downside of Ubiquiti network gear

Linux Foundation introduces telemetry policy

Microsoft to offer Defender for Linux next year

Microsoft confirms new browser is coming to Linux

 

Ubuntu 19.10 on the Pi 4

Joe and Graham have been playing with Ubuntu on the Pi 4

Install Xubuntu 19.10 on a Raspberry Pi 4

Roadmap for Ubuntu official support for the Raspberry Pi 4

 

KDE Korner

Indian Newspaper Switches 100% FOSS

KItinary into the browser a la Google Now

And finally… Getting stuff fixed

 

Digital Ocean

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Entroware

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Late Night Linux – Episode 75

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Will tells us why he left his job as Director of Ubuntu Desktop, KDE Korner, and a mixed bag of news.

 

News

The BBC has joined the dark web

Startpage bought by an Ad Company

Gitlab planned to introduce telemetry, then changed their minds

GNOME fights patent troll

Firefox 70 released

 

KDE Korner

Akademy vids are out, Plasma Mobile catchups, KItinerary extractors again & The cashew is no more

 

Will leaves Canonical

Will tells us why he has left his job as Director of Ubuntu Desktop and where he’s going next.

 

Admin

OggCamp panel recording

 

 

Digital Ocean

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Late Night Linux – Episode 74

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Blender is one of the flagship professional FOSS tools and we talk to one of its senior devs. Plus the dangers of SaaS, Ubuntu 19.10, RISC-V, KDE Korner, and more.

 

News

Software as a Service Dangers

Adobe backtracks, will refund customers after cancelling their accounts

Ubuntu 19.10 coming this week

Chromium will be a snap

ARM reacts to RISC-V

What’s going on with WhatFreeWords?

 

 

KDE Korner

HiDPI, Plasma Mobile, Apps apps apps and more AppsLinux App Summit schedule is out, Speeding up plasma and the road to frameworks 6

 

 

Admin

Come to OggCamp!

OggCamp panel questions

 

 

Campbell Barton from Blender

Blender developer Campbell Barton joins Joe. Check out the Blender news site, the Blender user and developer chat, and their Discourse forum.

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 73

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Félim’s near death experience leads to a conversation about our home network setups. In the news: rms quits, Linux audio improvements, home directories as a file, KDE Korner, and more.

 

News

rms has left the building

FSF Award Nominations [Guess who’s now eligible to be nominated]

New webpage for Plasma Desktop, Plasma 5.17beta / 5.18 two weeks away, Kate’s External Tools Plugin, Akademy and adopted GitLab, KItinerary Extractor

Pulse Dolby Support

Reinventing Home Dirs

 

 

Admin

OggCamp panel questions

 

Home Networks

Félim recently had to redo his home network so we talk about our various setups.

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 72

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It’s been another busy couple of weeks so we talk about the news including new GNOME, Linux on phones, and Windows catching up with us.

 

News

GNOME 3.34 Released

Kirogi.org, Kate planning & Kate in the Windows Store, POC KDE PIM Online Accounts with some PIM News and KDE Goals

PinePhone Developer PreOrders

Librem 5 Shipping Announcement

Fairphone 3 gets perfect score from iFixit

Mumble 1.3 Released

Firefox 69 released and looks good

Test Pilot Is Back

Sunsetting Python 2

Manjaro is taking the next step

Brexit bastards want our data

Windows gains major desktop Linux feature

 

 

Admin

Come to OggCamp and/or submit your questions for the podcast panel

 

 

 

Digital Ocean

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Entroware

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