Late Night Linux – Episode 267

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Chris from ExplainingComputers joins us to discuss his Promoting Linux: An End-User Manifesto video. We talk about being an advocate and not a gatekeeper, being tolerant of other people’s choices, accepting that not everyone can use Linux, spreading the word that Linux has improved over the years, contributing where you can, and more. Plus why the Raspberry Pi bubble has burst, and the present and future of RISC-V.

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 266

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Apple does the bare minimum required to allow other browser engines and sideloading on iOS, which isn’t the good news for Firefox and open source that we hoped it would be. Plus the Mars helicopter has flown for the last time, Microsoft hands FOSS a great opportunity to stand out on privacy, Ubuntu annoys yet more users, the mystery of the new Firefox package, and more.

 

News

RAWRLAB Games – Announcement of free Godot™ engine port for Nintendo Switch™

Mars Helicopter Ingenuity will fly no more

It turns out NASA’s Mars helicopter was much more revolutionary than we knew

Ubuntu Pro Packages in ‘Software Updater’ Garner Criticism

Outlook is Microsoft’s new data collection service

4 reasons to try Mozilla’s new Firefox Linux package for Ubuntu and Debian derivatives

Platform Tilt: Documenting the Uneven Playing Field for an Independent Browser Like Firefox – Open Policy & Advocacy

Apple, the DMA, and malicious compliance

Understanding Apple’s Response to the DMA

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 265

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A Pi-hole PSA, an open source release of a classic game, making flow charts with markdown, resizing loads of animated gifs, writing a script to get free electricity, a dirt cheap travel router, a simple game exposes an issue with Firefox’s extreme privacy settings, rock solid proof that Linux market share is doing well, and more.

 

Discoveries

Update your Pi-hole lists

Amazon Fire TV block list

pioneer

pikchr

OpenWRT-based GL.iNet GL-SFT1200 (travel wifi router)

pipeinstall

Gifsicle

Scraping gmail messages

1D Pacman

 

Feedback

KonstKang

PH stats

 

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 264

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Félim gets angry about someone criticising desktop Linux, Snaps are going to be better on distros that aren’t Ubuntu, Mozilla wants to lead the way in making AI open, OpenAI admits it doesn’t have a legal business model, and Plasma 6 is almost here.

 

News

Dublin Linux Install fest Sat Feb 3

What I learned from using a Raspberry Pi 5 as my main computer for two weeks

Canonical To Work On Improving Snap Support Across Linux Distributions

The World Of Web Browsers Is In A Bad Way

What’s next for Mozilla?

‘Impossible’ to create AI tools like ChatGPT without copyrighted material, OpenAI says

How Microsoft found a potential new battery material using AI – The Verge

Plasma 6 RC1

 

 

 

 

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Entroware

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Late Night Linux – Episode 263

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The easy way to control Home Assistant from anywhere while also supporting the project, running LLMs with a single local file, learning and practising security and admin concepts in a fun game, giving in and using an Amazon stick to watch TV, getting the most out of Bash, and how we host the show’s website and MP3s.

 

Discoveries

Nabu Casa

llamafile

OverTheWire Wargames

Fire TV Stick 4K Max with VLC and Jellyfin

SmartTube

oh-my-bash

 

Feedback

WordPress

Libsyn

PowerPress

Hugo

castanet

 

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 262

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It’s that time of year where we look back at our 2023 predictions, and make some new ones for 2024.

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 261

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What would we do to make the Internet and the Web better? Various hosts from the Late Night Linux Family shows offer their answers. With guest hosts Gary and Chris from Linux After Dark, Allan from 2.5 Admins, and Kevin and Amolith from Linux Dev Time.

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 260

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It’s our 2023 year in review episode. There’s some good news about gaming and space, enshittification aplenty, a lot of love for the fediverse, and some tough love for Mozilla.

 

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Will’s post that made it to Hacker News etc

 

2023 News

Good news

Mars helicopter Ingenuity aces 40th Red Planet flight

Maverick Mars chopper has survived way past its warranty – now it’s time for a sequel

Our new flagship distro: Fedora Asahi Remix

Running Ubuntu on Apple Silicon Macs is Possible

 

Gaming

Steam On Linux Usage Spikes To Nearly 2% In July, Larger Marketshare Than Apple macOS

Valve Is A Wonderful Upstream Contributor To Linux & The Open-Source Community

Valve reveals the Steam Deck OLED: $549 buys better screen, battery, and more

Valve says it has sold ‘multiple millions’ of Steam Decks

Graham talked about his Steam Deck OLED on LNL258

Steam Linux Marketshare Surges To Nearly 2% In November

 

Enshittification

Ubuntu Flavor Packaging Defaults

Ubuntu Maker Canonical Pulls In Control Of LXD

LXD Maintainership Being Limited To Canonical Employees

Incus 0.1 has been released

LXD now re-licensed and under a CLA

Incorrect license information for the LXD snap

Docker is deleting Open Source organisations – what you need to know

We apologize. We did a terrible job announcing the end of Docker Free Teams.

We’re no longer sunsetting the Free Team plan

Fedora Program Manager layed off (what that role was)

Furthering the evolution of CentOS Stream

CIQ, Oracle and SUSE Create Open Enterprise Linux Association for a Collaborative and Open Future

What Reddit Got Wrong

Unity makes major changes to controversial install-fee program

Unity’s CEO is out, but that still may not be enough for developers

Privacy advocate challenges YouTube’s ad blocking detection scripts under EU law

 

Fediverse

Lazy Reporters Claiming Fediverse Is ‘Slumping,’ Despite Massive Increase In Usage

The BBC on Mastodon: experimenting with distributed and decentralised social media

Threads is officially starting to test ActivityPub integration

 

Mozilla

Mozilla Launches Responsible AI Challenge

Introducing Mozilla.ai: Investing in trustworthy AI

A quarter century of Mozilla

Firefox’s protection against fingerprinting

Mozilla apologizes for intrusive Firefox VPN ad popup

Say (an encrypted) hello to a more private internet

New extensions you’ll love now available on Firefox for Android

Introducing Solo, an AI website builder for solopreneurs

 

 

 

Kolide

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Entroware

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Late Night Linux – Episode 259

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Google’s war on ad-blockers is potentially really good news for Firefox, and so are mobile extensions. Plus another quick terminal tip, a VM advent calendar, extreme synth geekery, your feedback on backing up photos, a plea to stop telling us about syncthing, and more.

 

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Discoveries

tail -F

QEMU advent Calendar

CS80 interactive diagram

Most followed Mastodon accounts

 

News

Firefox slow to load YouTube? Just another front in Google’s war on ad blockers

Chrome’s next weapon in the War on Ad Blockers: Slower extension updates

privacy not included | Annual Consumer Creep-O-Meter

Open extensions on Firefox for Android debut December 14 (but you can get a sneak peek today

 

Feedback

syncthing

Syncopoli

Backing up my Android photos with rsync

Immich

FolderSync

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 258

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Our first impressions of two new hot bits of hardware – the Steam Deck OLED, and the Raspberry Pi 5. Plus great news for self-hosted webmail, a call to support open source AI/ML image processing, and a mini KDE Korner.

 

News

Open source email pioneer Roundcube joins the Nextcloud family

Vulns expose ownCloud admin passwords, sensitive data

ownCloud vulnerability with maximum 10 severity score comes under “mass” exploitation

Where Is OpenCV 5?

 

Steam Deck OLED

Graham answers our questions about his new Steam Deck OLED

 

Raspberry Pi 5

Joe answers our questions about his new Raspberry Pi 5

 

Mini KDE Korner

Could have been Graham

Freezing in Style

DigiKam Windows revival and 8.2.0 release

KItinaryAnd two weeks of KDE6 features and fixes

 

 

 

 

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