Linux Downtime – Episode 40

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Joe is joined by Joey Sneddon from OMG! Ubuntu! to talk about how Ubuntu and its community have changed over the years, snaps, GNOME, Flutter, WSL, and more.

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Late Night Linux – Episode 163

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Why FOSS is unlikely to gain traction in education, what’s great about Discourse, Linux gaming, the uncertain future of Termux, our thoughts on Snap and Flatpak, and more.

 

Links mentioned:

Termux and its plugins are no longer updated on Google Play Store

Termux and Android 10

AppImage, Flatpak und Snap in comparison

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 162

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The Steam Deck is nearly here, Will is looking for a new email host, Creative Commons is abused, Joe has kernel problems, Félim upgrades his phone, and Graham plays a synth. Plus KDE Korner.

 

News

Steam Deck Deposit – Steam Deck Launching February 25th

Farewell, G-Suite Legacy

The Pains Involved In Moving on from Google Apps for Domains

A Bug in Early Creative Commons Licenses Has Enabled a New Breed of Superpredator

 

Discoveries

Jq

Vital synth

 

Admin

Check out Linux Downtime and Linux After Dark

 

KDE Korner

Falkon 3.2.0

15 Minute bug initiative and progress (plus some upcoming features)

Runner help

Linux App Summit

 

 

 

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Linux Downtime – Episode 39

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Joe is joined by Jorge Castro to talk about distros with immutable filesystems like Fedora Silverblue, and Flatpak and Flathub.

 

Jorge mentioned:

His list of resources

Setting yourself up for success before trying Fedora Silverblue

distrobox

ublue

sodalite

Ideas on growing the Flathub Community in 2022

An example command for zoom which will show you what the app sees:
flatpak run –command=sh –devel us.zoom.Zoom

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 161

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Why some people use Mint instead of Ubuntu, and your feedback. Plus all sorts of discoveries including programming lights, Ceefax, and a FOSS alternative to Sonos.

 

Discoveries

HiFi Berry OS

Ceefax lives!

NimBLE ESP32

iPlayer probably runs on 32-bit Linux

 

Why use Mint over Ubuntu?

Linux Mint 20.3 “Una” Cinnamon released!

New Features in Linux Mint 20.3 ‘Una’ Cinnamon Edition

 

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 160

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A theme of funding open source development runs throughout the news including npm sabotage, Mozilla accepting crypto donations, and Signal’s CEO standing down. Plus Wordle’s open web problem, the usual great stuff in KDE Korner, and more.

 

News

JavaScript dev deliberately screws up own popular npm packages to make a point of some sort

Open source maintainer threatens to throw in the towel if companies won’t ante up

New year, new Signal CEO

Mozilla backtracks on crypto donations

Wordle is being punished by app stores for choosing the open web

Dev of namesake app donates proceeds to charity

Humble subscription service is dumping Mac, Linux access in 18 days

Canon forced to ship ink cartridges without chips

 

KDE Korner

Plasma 5.24 Beta out

KVer Graphics & Dev Videos

Gnome App ID in KDE Task Manager

KDE PIM Updates and 4k LOC from Dolphin refactored out

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 38

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Adam and Neal return to talk about Google’s mysterious open source operating system Fuchsia.

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 159

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A simple FOSS way to share your mouse and keyboard across multiple machines, and a handy command line tool to find duplicate files. Plus your predictions for 2022 including gaming, GNOME, Firefox, Raspberry Pi, and PipeWire.

 

Discoveries

Barrier

rdfind

A CPU implemented in a modular synthesizer

 

Feedback

CalyxOS and a site to check which apps will work with de-Googled Android

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 158

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Ubuntu might be taking gaming more seriously, more Mozilla missteps, why Her Majesty’s demise might be really bad news, a brand new segment, KDE Korner, and more.

 

News/discussion

Please don’t use Discord for FOSS projects

UK tech policy predictions for 2022: pennies dropping everywhere

Firefox I Love You, But Can You Shut Up About Mozilla VPN?!

Mozilla begs for crypto & jwz lays some smack down

Canonical Seeks Linux Desktop Gaming Product Manager 

In 2022, security will be priority number one for Linux and open-source developers

 

Discoveries

ts – Prefix any line with the current timestamp

The Rockstar Language Specification

 

KDE Korner

Highlights of 2021 and a Roadmap for 2022

Krita 5.0 released!

A new browser from kMobile

KDE Art Stream

 

 

 

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Late Night Linux – Episode 157

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It’s that time of year where we look back at our 2021 predictions, and make some new ones for 2022.

 

 

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