Rank #1: 313: I Spy With My Little Pi
We put the Raspberry Pi 4 to the desktop test, and try it as our daily driver.
Plus some neat and powerful uses for recent Pis, and our thoughts on Manjaro's change of heart.
Special Guests: Alan Pope, Alex Kretzschmar, and Brent Gervais.
- Millions of Books Are Secretly in the Public Domain. You Can Download Them Free — Prior to 1964, books had a 28-year copyright term. Extending it required authors or publishers to send in a separate form, and lots of people didn't end up doing that. Thanks to the efforts of the New York Public Library, many of those public domain books are now free online.
- About FreeOffice - it's not being installed by default - Announcements - Manjaro Linux Forum — Manjaro will not be installing FreeOffice by default. This isn't happening.
- Join the new Minimization Team - devel-announce - Fedora Mailing-Lists — I'm starting a Minimization Objective focusing on minimising the installation size of some of the popular apps, runtimes, and other pieces of software in Fedora.
- Google Engineers Get Windows Booting When Kexec'ed Under Linux - Phoronix — An interesting summer internship at Google has led to an experimental effort to get Microsoft Windows running via Kexec from Linux. The engineers involved have been implementing enough of the EFI Boot Services to be able to kexec Windows from Linux.
- Roy Hopkins on Twitter — That's a coincidence. Today I managed to boot Windows 10 directly from Linux on a real platform using a kernel module to emulate UEFI. I hate to say it but achieving ExitBootServices is only the beginning...
- LinuxBoot — LinuxBoot is a firmware for modern servers that replaces specific firmware functionality like the UEFI DXE phase with a Linux kernel and runtime.
- The 2019 SeaGL CFP is open for business! | Seattle GNU/Linux Conference — Calling all speakers or speakers-to-be! Our 2019 Call for Proposals is open!
- Chris Fisher on Instagram — Raspberry Pi 4 desktop kit unboxing
- Benchmarking the Raspberry Pi 4 - Gareth Halfacree — Although appearing similar at first glance, the new board is slightly larger thanks to ports extending further from the PCB for improved case compatibility, the Ethernet and USB ports have been switched around, the power input is now a USB Type-C connector, and the full-size HDMI output has been swapped out for not one but two micro-HDMI connectors.
- Chris' pi4 Benchmarks
- Rpi4-sql Benchmarks - OpenBenchmarking.org
- RPI4-CPU-PERF Benchmarks - OpenBenchmarking.org
- HP 4000 Pro SFF Desktop Intel Core 2 Duo (E7500) 2.93GHz 4GB DDR3 250GB HDD
- Initial Raspberry Pi 4 Performance Benchmarks - Phoronix
- motioneye — motionEye is a web frontend for the motion daemon, written in Python.
- Motion — Motion is a highly configurable program that monitors video signals from many types of cameras.
- CodiMD - Realtime collaborative markdown notes on all platforms. — CodiMD lets you collaborate in real-time with markdown. Built on HackMD source code, CodiMD lets you host and control your team's content with speed and ease.
- r-darwish/topgrade: Upgrade everything — Keeping your system up to date mostly involves invoking more than a single package manager. This usually results in big shell one-liners saved in your shell history. Topgrade tries to solve this problem by detecting which tools you use and run their appropriate package managers.
Rank #2: Episode 214: Hacking Devices with Kali Linux | LUP 214
Audit your network with a couple of easy commands on Kali Linux. Chris decides to blow off a little steam by attacking his IoT devices, Wes has the scope on Equifax blaming open source & the Beard just saved the show. It’s a really packed episode!
Rank #3: Episode 196: Orange is the new Red (Hat) | LUP 196
Canonical is going for the IPO & that means some big changes. In a recent interview Mark Shuttleworth gives us a hint at the new purpose of the Ubuntu desktop.
Plus Thunderbird’s future is uncertain, we get our hands on System76’s Galago Pro & more!
Rank #4: 312: What Modern Linux Looks Like
Manjaro takes significant steps to stand out, and the shared problem major distributions are trying to solve, and why it will shape the future of Linux.
Plus macOS apps on Linux, and our first impressions of the Raspberry Pi 4.
Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Drew DeVore, Martin Wimpress, Neal Gompa, and Philip Muller.
- ThinkTiny — The ThinkTiny is a miniature laptop computer with a 0.96 inch display and a design that’s heavily inspired by Lenovo/IBM ThinkPad style. There’s even a TrackPoint-like pointing nub.
- Darling Picks Up New Contributors For Its macOS Compatibility Layer On Linux — Darling is the long-standing (albeit for some years idling) effort to allow macOS binaries to run on Linux that is akin to Wine but focused on an Apple macOS layer rather than Windows. This summer it's been moving along and seeing some new developer contributions.
- Darling Progress Report Q2 2019 — We are very excited to say that in Q2 2019 (April 1 to June 30) we saw more community involvement than ever before. Many pull requests were submitted that spanned from bug fixes for our low level assembly to higher level modules such as the AppKit framework. Thanks to everyone for your contributions and we hope for this level of engagement to continue.
- Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Kit — Full desktop computer kit - just connect to HDMI display(s)
- Raspberry Pi 4 on sale now from $35 — A 1.5GHz quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 CPU (~3× performance)
- Raspberry Pi 4 Ubuntu Server 18.04.2 Install / Config Guide — Right now there is a memory limitation of 1 GB in 64 bit mode on the Raspberry Pi 4. This is apparently due to the SD card driver breaking when more than 1 GB of RAM is present. This will all be solved eventually but until then I recommend using the 32 bit version of Ubuntu or waiting until the Raspberry Pi 4 support catches up. If you want to run the 64 bit one now anyway it works fine other than the memory limitation.
- Raspberry Pi 4 on Arch Linux ARM
- Fedora 30 - Rasbberry Pi 4 support - arm - Fedora Mailing-Lists
- Manjaro announces partnership, will start shipping closed source FreeOffice suite by default — Additionally we ship FreeOffice 491 by default. This is possible since we partnered up with Softmaker 70.
- [Testing Update] 2019-07-29 - Kernels, XFCE 4.14-pre3, Haskell - Announcements / Testing Updates - Manjaro Linux Forum
- Phil's GitHub
- Ubucon Europe 2019 – Sintra, 10th-13th October — Ubucon is an event organized by the Ubuntu Communities from all around the world. The focus of the event is Ubuntu, an open source, community-driven and free linux distribution, and other free and open source technologies. This year, this event will be organized in Sintra, Portugal, in October 2019. We are preparing four full days of sprints, workshops, conferences, talks and social events for all participants.
- AWS Cloud Practitioner Study Group — RSVP to this study group created to help you pass the AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification starting on Wednesday July 31st at 11am Pacific.
- Introducing Fedora CoreOS — Fedora CoreOS is built to be the secure and reliable host for your compute clusters. It’s designed specifically for running containerized workloads without regular maintenance, automatically updating itself with the latest OS improvements, bug fixes, and security updates
- Fedora CoreOS - Getting Started — Fedora CoreOS has no install-time configuration. Every Fedora CoreOS system begins with a generic, unconfigured disk image. On first boot Ignition will read the supplied config and configure the system. Ignition configs are usually supplied via the cloud’s userdata mechanism, or, in the case of bare metal, injected at install time. This guide will show you how to launch Fedora CoreOS on AWS, QEMU, and bare metal as well as how to create Ignition configs.
- Podman — What is Podman? Podman is a daemonless container engine for developing, managing, and running OCI Containers on your Linux System. Containers can either be run as root or in rootless mode. Simply put: `alias docker=podman`.
- Buildah, Podman, and Skopeo – the BIT that matters — Still doing all your Linux container management using an insecure, bloated daemon? Well, don’t feel bad. I was too until very recently. Now I’m finding myself slowly saying goodbye to my beloved Docker daemon and saying hello to Buildah, Podman, and Skopeo. In this article, I explore the exciting new world of rootless and daemon-less Linux container tools.
- Replacing Docker with Podman — Yeah, you read it right… while Docker is a buzzword in the tech industry now. we will see the consequences of using it and how we can solve the problem with Podman. Replacing Docker with Podman
- etcd: Distributed reliable key-value store for the most critical data of a distributed system — etcd is a distributed reliable key-value store for the most critical data of a distributed system
- Ubuntu Core — We redesigned the entire system from first boot to create the most secure embedded Linux for devices and connected things.
Rank #5: Episode 192: Home Sweet Gnome | LUP 192
OpenELEC’s latest release, Snaps on Fedora, plus Wes’ Picks, Pinterest’s support for Open Source & the controversial use of Slack for Open Source projects.
Then Wes, Noah & the Mumble room have a wide-ranging discussion about Ubuntu’s big desktop change, what it means for the Linux Desktop, Linux Vendors & you!
Rank #6: Episode 190: Boot Free or Die Tryin’ | LUP 190
We dig deep into the LibreBoot project, how the Intel ME problem impacts open source & limits badass free laptops. Then we spend Wes’ money and shop for his next perfect Linux rig.
Plus we discuss the big changeup at FreeNAS & more!
Rank #7: 293: Netflix's Gift to Linux
Developers at Netflix are creating the next set of super powers for Linux, we'll get the details straight from the source.
Plus some good Debian news, our tips for better battery life, and we play a little Hot SUSE Potato.
Special Guests: Brent Gervais and Ell Marquez.
- Google Stadia announced, a game streaming service for Chrome, Android, and TVs — Powered by Linux, it supports the Vulkan graphics API and Google partnered with Unreal to fully support the Stadia platform.
- Chris on Instagram — We found a great spot to work for the day, great signal. Just one problem. We sorta got taken hostage for a few hours.
- Debian Project Leader Elections 2019: Candidates — We're now into the campaigning period. We have 5 candidates.
- Linux Laptop Battery Optimization Tool TLP 1.2 Released — TLP 1.2 was released today after being in development for more than a year, and it brings support for NVMe, and removable drives like USB and IEEE1394 devices, support for multi queue I/O schedulers (blk-mq), and other significant enhancements.
- TLP – Configuration
- Suse is once again an independent company — Few companies have changed hands as often as Suse and yet remained strong players in their business. Suse was first acquired by Novell in 2004. Novell was then acquired by Attachmate in 2010, which Micro Focus acquired in 2014. The company then turned Suse into an independent division, only to then announce its sale to EQT in the middle of 2018.
- SUSE is now an independent company after being acquired by EQT for $2.5 billion | Packt Hub — As the company has been owned by EQT, so according to few users it’s still not independent. One of the users commented on HackerNews, “Being owned by a Private Equity fund can really not be described as being “independent”.
- MATE 1.22 released — Wanda the Fish now works properly on HiDPI displays
- Albert Vaca Cintora on Twitter — KDE Connect has been removed from @GooglePlay for violating their new policy on apps that access SMS. The policy has an explicit exception for companion apps (like KDE Connect), but it was removed anyway and *there's no way to talk to Google*
- Use of SMS or Call Log permission groups - Play Console Help
- Full-system dynamic tracing on Linux using eBPF and bpftrace — What if you want to trace what happens inside a system call or library call? What if you want to do more than just logging calls, e.g. you want to compile statistics on certain behavior? What if you want to trace multiple processes and correlate data from multiple sources?
In 2019, there's finally a decent answer to that on Linux: bpftrace, based on eBPF technology.
- Learn eBPF Tracing: Tutorial and Examples — eBPF can be used for many things: network performance, firewalls, security, tracing, device drivers, and more!
- IO Visor Project — The IO Visor Project is an open source project and a community of developers to accelerate the innovation, development, and sharing of virtualized in-kernel IO services for tracing, analytics, monitoring, security and networking functions. It builds on the Linux community to bring open, flexible, distributed, secure and easy to operate technologies that enable any stack to run efficiently on any physical infrastructure.
- IO Visor Project on GitHub — Organization that hosts the repos for bpftrace, bcc, and other tools.
- BCC - Tools for BPF-based Linux IO analysis, networking, monitoring, and more — BCC is a toolkit for creating efficient kernel tracing and manipulation programs, and includes several useful tools and examples.
- bpftrace: High-level tracing language for Linux eBPF
- Install bpftrace for Linux using the Snap Store
- BCC Tool Diagram — Diagram that breaks down useful tools in BCC
- eBPF Perf Tools 2019: Slides
- eBPF Perf Tools 2019: Video (resynced by Squigly)
- eBPF Perf Tools 2019: Video (original)
Rank #8: Episode 15: Don’t Switch to Linux | LUP 15
Our frank advice for switches to Linux. Despite what what the advocates would have you believe, there are some important consideration a potential Linux switcher should make. Our team of silverback Linux users shares their tips after years of using Linux.
Rank #9: Episode 199: No Samba No Cry | LUP 199
Why the big Samba vulnerability is no WannaCry, Wimpy gives us his take on e-gpus under Linux, our first take on Plasma 5.10 & a tool that will finally get you to use Docker!
Rank #10: 298: Blame Joe
This week we discover the good word of Xfce and admit Joe was right all along. And share our tips for making Xfce more modern.
Plus a new Debian leader, the end of Scientific Linux, and behind the scenes of Librem 5 apps.
Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, and Ell Marquez.
- Pepsi drops plans to use orbital billboard — “This was a one-time event; we have no further plans to test or commercially use this technology at this time.”
- Ataris VCS Delayed, But Does Anyone Even Care? — There’s no prototype (yet). There’s no Ubuntu-based OS (yet). There’s not even a convincing demo of any of the games which will run on it (yet).
- Announcing my Contract with Purism for an Adaptive Fractal UI — Overall, I’m very excited that Purism accepted my proposal and that I get to work on this. I have been looking forward to the day where I can run Fractal on my phone, and I’m glad to be bringing that closer.
- Scientific Linux Discontinued — Fermilab will continue to support Scientific Linux 6 and 7 through the remainder of their respective lifecycles. Thank you to all who have contributed to Scientific Linux and who continue to do so.
- Debian Project Leader Elections 2019
- DPL Platform for Sam Hartman — One of my key roles as DPL will be to make sure Debian is a community where we can be heard, and where we have the opportunity to reach understanding regardless of whether our ideas are chosen. I will do this by personally participating in such mediation and recruiting others to these mediation efforts. Eventually, I hope many of us will get better at seeking to understand and avoiding escalating discussions on our own.
- Red Hat Summit 2019
- DockerCon San Francisco 2019
- Linux Academy Sale!
- Manjaro XFCE Stable Edition — This edition is supported by the Manjaro team and comes with XFCE, a lightweight and reliable desktop with high configurability.
- Xubuntu — Xubuntu is a community developed operating system that combines elegance and ease of use.
- I Can't Believe I'm Writing This Linux Article About Loving The Xfce Desktop Environment — At this point, my Xfce desktop looks just as good or better than the Gnome DE I'm accustomed to.
- Ulauncher - The Linux Desktop Application Launcher — It has a minimal design, searches fast and uses less system resources, which makes it one of the best desktop launcher for Linux.
- OpenAudible — An open-source cross-platform audible audiobook manager. Download, view, convert to MP3, and manage all your audible.com content with our easy-to-use desktop application.
- Subspace: A simple WireGuard VPN server GUI
- Subspace by Portal Cloud — Subspace is an open source WireGuard® VPN server that supports connecting all of your devices to help secure your internet access.
- Dunst: Lightweight and customizable notification daemon
- ARandR: Another XRandR GUI — ARandR is designed to provide a simple visual front end for XRandR. Relative monitor positions are shown graphically and can be changed in a drag-and-drop way.
- Wavebox — The best of the web, in one focused place.
- nativefier — Make any web page a desktop application
- pop-os/icon-theme — System76 Pop icon theme for Linux
Rank #11: 291: Dirty Home Directories
We reveal all and look at the mess that is our home directories. How we keep them clean, back them up, and organize our most important files.
Plus Gnome lands a long awaited feature, Firefox gets a bit more clever, and the big money being made on Open Source.
Special Guests: Alan Pope, Anthony James, Brent Gervais, Daniel Fore, Dustin Krysak, and Martin Wimpress.
- systemd-nspawn - ArchWiki — systemd-nspawn may be used to run a command or OS in a light-weight namespace container.
- Transparently running binaries from any architecture in Linux with QEMU and binfmt_misc
- QemuUserEmulation - Debian Wiki — This page describes how to setup and use QEMU user emulation in a "transparent" fashion, allowing execution of non-native target executables just like native ones.
- Firefox 67: automatically unload unused tabs to improve memory — If things go as planned, Firefox 67 will introduce a new feature to unload unused tabs to improve memory. The initial bug report dates back eight years but work on the feature began in earnest just a short while ago.
- Chrome OS 74 dev channel brings Linux app improvements (Crostini) — There’s now support for audio playback when using Linux apps. Up until now if you wanted to use Linux software to watch videos, listen to music, or do anything else that requires sound, you were out of luck.
- GNOME 3.32 Lands Long-Awaited Fractional Scaling Support — Fractional scaling allows for greater control over the UI scaling than the previous integer based scaling of 2, 3, etc, to instead support fractions like 3/2 (1.5) increase in user-interfaces. Fractional scaling is primarily to improve the user experience with modern HiDPI displays.
- Systemd-Free Debian "Devuan" Planning Their First Developer Gathering This Spring — Taking place in Amsterdam from 5 to 7 April will be the first Devuan conference for "init freedom lovers".
- Canonical adds containerd to Ubuntu Kubernetes — Enabling Kubernetes to drive containerd directly reduces the number of moving parts, reduces latency in pod startup times, and improves CPU and memory usage on every node in the cluster.
- Jupiter Broadcasting Meetups
- Ubuntu Podcast Listener Get Together — We're having a Get Together in Reading, UK on Saturday March 16th. We'll meet at Breddog in Reading!
- Dotfile madness — To those of you reading this: I beg you. Avoid creating files or directories of any kind in your user's $HOME directory in order to store your configuration or data. This practice is bizarre at best and it is time to end it. I am sorry to say that many (if not most) programs are guilty of doing this while there are significantly better places that can be used for storing per-user program data.
- More home directory pollution — I looked in my home directory and now see (in addition to 26 dot-files) directories named go, snap and systems.
- Steve Reaver on Twitter — There is so much junk in my home dir I had to ls it in column format. I've just about given up using ~ because of all the crap that application put in there!
- “Please move the “$HOME/snap” directory to a less o...” : Ubuntu Bug #1575053
- Why do hidden files in Unix begin with a dot? — The answer is very simple, because it's extremely easy to test if a file is hidden or not by simply testing the first character of the filename.
- Yet Another Dotfiles Manager — When you live in a command line, configurations are a deeply personal thing. They are often crafted over years of experience, battles lost, lessons learned, advice followed, and ingenuity rewarded. When you are away from your own configurations, you are an orphaned refugee in unfamiliar and hostile surroundings. You feel clumsy and out of sorts. You are filled with a sense of longing to be back in a place you know. A place you built. A place where all the short-cuts have been worn bare by your own travels. A place you proudly call… $HOME.
- Lyft to spend $300 million on Amazon Web Services by 2022 — Notably, Lyft said that if its usage of Amazon's cloud doesn't hit or exceed that $300 million threshold, it'll have to pay the difference. Lyft committed to spending at least $80 million in each of the three years of the deal, with the stipulation that it will spend $300 million in aggregate overall
- MongoDB shares plunge on concerns that Lyft is moving to AWS
- Flowblade — Flowblade is a multitrack non-linear video editor released under GPL3 license. From beginners to masters, Flowblade helps make your vision a reality of image and sound.
- Shotcut — Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. Major features include support for a wide range of formats; no import required meaning native timeline editing; Blackmagic Design support for input and preview monitoring; and resolution support to 4k.
Rank #12: 279: WireGuardians of the Galaxy
We have a WireGuard success story to share, and it's probably not what you're expecting.
Plus we check in on Ubuntu 19.04, start the search for an Emby replacement, and how to use Reddit on the commandline.
Special Guest: Alex Kretzschmar.
- Fire effect for the Keyboardio Model 01 keyboard
- Keyboardio: heirloom-grade keyboards for serious typists
- chrimbus_'s self hosted streaming questions — Yo @ChrisLAS / @ubuntupodcast I'm tired of depending on our internet to play movies for the kiddo. I was trying to rip some dvds tonight using VLC and AcidRip in hopes to run them off a home server. Either the video ends up glitchy af or no audio. Any suggestions?
- Beta source code missing · Issue #3479 · MediaBrowser/Emby
- Annoucing Jellyfin - a free software fork of Emby — After the announcement of Emby transitioning to a proprietary model, a number of us decided to fork it to focus on delivering a free software media solution
- Streama: Self hosted streaming media server.
- Ubuntu 19.04 Release Date & Planned Features — The Ubuntu 19.04 release date is scheduled for April 18, 2019.
- GNOME Shell In Ubuntu 19.04 Should Be Faster
- Ubuntu Desktop 19.04 Cycle | Trello
- Canonical makes Kubernetes moves — Canonical wants to make it darn clear that, besides being the leading cloud Linux distributor, it's also a major Kubernetes player.
- Proposed Energy Aware Scheduling For The Linux Kernel Revised A Tenth Time — The ARM Linux developers continue working on Energy Aware Scheduling (EAS) for the mainline Linux kernel to better handle systems with asymmetric CPU topologies
- Mike's systemd udev fix
- Which two names work best for the Jupiter Broadcasting Automation system?
- LinuxFest Northwest 2019
- WireGuard for iOS - TestFlight
- How to easily configure WireGuard - Stavros' Stuff
- Use Reddit In The Terminal With RTV (Reddit Terminal Viewer)
- Easily Convert Audio File Formats with SoundConverter
- sshuttle: Transparent proxy server that works as a poor man's VPN
- corkscrew: A tool for tunneling SSH through HTTP proxies
- Test utility for cve-2018-1002105
Rank #13: 296: Defining Desktop Linux
The way we’ve been thinking about Desktop Linux is all wrong. We start by defining Desktop Linux, and where it might be going in the future.
Plus we throw a studio party for our new look, and the text editor that’s taking the crew by storm.
Special Guests: Alan Pope, Ell Marquez, and Martin Wimpress.
- Cross-Technology Communications for Heterogeneous IoT Devices Through Artificial Doppler Shifts
- Happy 14th anniversary: What do you love about Git?
- Proton: One Graph To Sum It All — Don’t we all feel that the world of Linux gaming is in a better spot right now than let’s say, 7-8 months ago? Thanks to Valve, Codeweavers, DXVK and all the gang we can now enjoy a lot more games coming from the Windows world than ever before. I decided to take some time to show what kind of progress we are talking about
- Lutris Release v0.5.2
- Lutris 0.5.2 Released With Various Improvements For Linux Gaming — Lutris 0.5.2 adds the Vulkan ICD (installable client driver) loaders to the system options, adds a sample count option to Wine for enabling MSAA anti-aliasing in older games, a warning is now displayed if Vulkan is not properly setup, and various other bug fixes and enhancements.
- Visual Studio Code is now available as a snap on Ubuntu — Launched in 2015 by Microsoft, Visual Studio Code has imposed itself as one of the preferred code editors in the developer community.
- Install Visual Studio Code for Linux using the Snap Store | Snapcraft
- What do WLinux and Benedict Cumberbatch have in common? They're both fond of Pengwin — Hayden Barnes, of Whitewater Foundry, told El Reg that WLinux was only ever supposed to be a codename, and the new name "reflects our distribution's connection to both Linux and Windows".
- WLinux is now Pengwin, Fedora Remix for WSL updated, and WSL at Build : bashonubuntuonwindows
- Coder Radio Episode 352: Self Driving Disaster — Mike’s away so Chris joins Wes to discuss running your workstation from RAM, the disappointing realities of self driving cars, and handling the ups and downs of critical feedback.
- Opportunities for Women of Color and Women from Untapped Pathways - Grace Hopper Celebration — This year, AnitaB.org is thrilled to be offering two additional opportunities for women of color from underrepresented groups and women from untapped pathways to attend the 2019 Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC 19)
- Linux Academy - Full Stack Ruby on Rails Developer (Remote) — Your primary focus will be development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for integrating the front-end elements built by you or your co-workers, matching a design given to you, into an Angular 6 application, using NGRX.
- The Linux desktop is in trouble | ZDNet — Why? Because we don't have a standardized Linux desktop.
- A Half-Year Since Valve Released Steam Play For Linux, Its Marketshare Is Still Sub-1% - Phoronix — But for February 2019, they had been reporting a 0.77% Linux market-share, which would have been a 0.05% increase.
- Ubuntu MATE 19.04 and 18.04.2 Are Now Available for GPD Pocket & GDP Pocket 2
- Reasons to Abandon Windows For Linux - SlashGear
- wkhtmltopdf — wkhtmltopdf and wkhtmltoimage are open source (LGPLv3) command line tools to render HTML into PDF and various image formats using the Qt WebKit rendering engine. These run entirely "headless" and do not require a display or display service.
- ArchiveBox | 🗃 The open source self-hosted web archive. Takes browser history/bookmarks/Pocket/Pinboard/etc., saves HTML, JS, PDFs, media, and more… — ArchiveBox takes a list of website URLs you want to archive, and creates a local, static, browsable HTML clone of the content from those websites (it saves HTML, JS, media files, PDFs, images and more).
Rank #14: Episode 246: The Bionic Bet
We get the inside scope from the Ubuntu flavors prepping for the 18.04 release, and then we finally make good on a long running threat.
Plus the quiet shuttering of the Windows division inside Microsoft, and how they could help save Linux from Apple.
- Linux Academy: Visit linuxacademy.com/unplugged to support the show and sign up for a 7 day free trial.
- DigitalOcean: Visit do.co/unplugged for a limited time special offer, or enter dounplugged after you create your account for a $10 credit. Promo Code: dounplugged
- Ting: Visit linux.ting.com and get a $25 discount off a device, or $25 in service credit if you bring one!
- A Modular and Open Source Router is Being Crowdfunded — A company from the Czech Republic is trying to raise money to bring a modular and open source router to the public. It has a number of features that can’t be found in the current line up of routers available for purchase.
- Terminal app appears in Chrome OS Dev, hints at future Linux application support — More evidence of this feature has appeared in the Chrome OS Dev channel, as reported by several Reddit users. A new Terminal app has been added to the app drawer, and clicking it opens a dialog explaining the feature. T
- Blloc | Back to the root — Blloc is a plain and minimalistic smartphone
combining a power saving operating system with efficient hardware and an easy to use
messaging platform, it’s built to be the perfect communication and productivity
tool that you can rely on every day.
- The state of Thunderbolt 3 in Fedora 28 — The GNOME shell bits to enable Thunderbolt 3 support were merged some time ago and made it into 3.28. This means that the GNOME shell will act as authorization agent and will automatically authorize new thunderbolt 3 devices — if the user has administrator rights, is currently logged in and the session is unlocked. I
- Re-evaluating Ubuntu's Milestones — I do not believe there have been any -1s to this proposal from any flavor, nor from the Release Team, so I think it's time to move forward with it.
- Microsoft is ready for a world beyond Windows - The Verge — The first big clue about the OS’s future is that Microsoft’s “Windows and Devices Group” is now “Experiences & Devices,” and it includes Windows, Office, and Surface. Microsoft’s Office chief, Rajesh Jha, is now in charge of this entire division, with Joe Belfiore delegated to lead the Windows experiences.
- Microsoft reorg shakes up Windows group, Windows leader Terry Myerson departs | Ars Technica — The WDG is no more. The group is being split up.
- Windows chief Terry Myerson is leaving as Microsoft reorganizes — platforms.
Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Windows and devices group, is leaving the company.
- Microsoft’s latest reorganization puts cloud over Windows | The Seattle Times — Microsoft's latest reorganization focuses on its cloud and productivity software technology.
- The End of Windows – Stratechery by Ben Thompson — And so we reach last week’s announcements: the Windows division is no more. It is an incredibly meaningful milestone, yet anticlimactic at the same time, thanks to Nadella’s careful management. It is worth noting, though, that Nadella had one critical ally in this journey: Wall Street.
- Satya Nadella email to employees: Embracing our future: Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge | Stories — Moving forward, Rajesh Jha will expand his existing responsibilities to lead a new team focused on Experiences & Devices.
- The Infamous GNOME Shell Memory Leak – Georges Stavracas — It almost feels like there’s a wall between the community and the users of what this community produces. Which is weird. We are an open community, with open development, no barriers for new contributors – and yet, there is such a distance between the community of users and the community of developers/designers/outreachers/etc.
- Progress on Plasma Wayland for 5.13 - subdiff — First of all support for screencasts had to be added to KWin and KWayland. This was done by Oleg Chernovskiy.
- KDE - KBackup - Backup Program — KBackup is an application that lets you back up any folders or files in a tar archive to a local folder, e.g. a locally mounted device like a ZIP drive, USB stick, etc. or a remote URL.
- Bionic Beaver - Kubuntu — The Plasma 5.12 LTS series is the default in this version of Kubuntu
Rank #15: Episode 201: Turbo Mode Ikey | LUP 201
Desktop Linux is about to get a lot more competitive, one of its recent biggest disruptors is going full time. Ikey, founder of the Solus project, joins us to discuss where this is going.
Plus A dive into Fedora 26 beta, the security of Cockpit, Ubuntu Gnome survey results & opening some Windows gaming tech to all of us.
Rank #16: Episode 237: One Ping Only | LUP 237
Canonical’s Ubuntu desktop head and their VP of Product Development join us to chat about the new proposed data collection system they want to build into Ubuntu 18.04 & Cassidy from System76 and Elementary OS join us to talk about their efforts to turn drive encryption on by default.
Plus a BIG announcement at the end of the show!
Rank #17: 295: Stay and Compile a While
Is there really any advantage to building your software vs installing the package? We discuss when and why you might want to consider building it yourself.
Plus some useful things Mozilla is working on and Cassidy joins us to tell us about elementary OS' big choice.
Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Cassidy James Blaede, and Martin Wimpress.
- Office Depot rigged PC malware scans to sell unneeded $300 tech support — Office Depot and a partner company tricked customers into buying unneeded tech support services by offering PC scans that gave fake results.
- Bye Bye vi: GNU/Linux Distros Drop Support
- The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 20 Years of Community-led Development "The Apache Way"
- Reducing Notification Permission Prompt Spam in Firefox — According to our telemetry data, the notifications prompt is by far the most frequently shown permission prompt, with about 18 million prompts shown on Firefox Beta in the month from Dec 25 2018 to Jan 24 2019. Not even 3% of these prompts got accepted by users.
- Standardizing WASI: A system interface to run WebAssembly outside the web — Today, we announce the start of a new standardization effort — WASI, the WebAssembly system interface.
- A Real-Time Wideband Neural Vocoder at 1.6 kb/s Using LPCNet — It’s the first time a neural vocoder is able to run in real-time using just one CPU core on a phone (as opposed to a high-end GPU) with quality that is much better than existing very low bitrate vocoders and comparable to that of more traditional codecs using a higher bitrate.
- elementary AppCenter + Flatpak — We’re excited to announce that elementary will be joining the larger independent open source movement and adopting Flatpak for AppCenter and our third-party developer ecosystem.
- NGINX and F5: Our Continued Commitment to Open Source — Just to repeat that. F5 is committed to the NGINX open source technology, developers, and community.
- Raspberry Pi Keyboard and Mouse — I’m delighted to announce the official Raspberry Pi keyboard with integrated USB Hub, and the official Raspberry Pi mouse.
- DIY Pro Audio Kit for Raspberry Pi
- Ubuntu MATE 18.04 Beta 1 for Raspberry Pi — We are preparing Ubuntu MATE 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) for the Raspberry Pi. With this Beta pre-release, you can see what we are trying out in preparation for our next (stable) version.
- What’s Free at Linux Academy — April 2019
- UK Open Source Awards — Now in their 6th year, UKOSA is a free non-profit event that celebrates and acknowledges the contributions from the community of technology experts that make open source such a powerful and unstoppable disruptive force in the current technology landscape.
- Feedback: is compiling faster?
Rank #18: Episode 96: Fedora's Bright Future | LUP 96
The Fedora Project Lead Matthew Miller joins us to discuss what’s coming up in Fedora 23 & reflect on Fedora 22.
Plus Mark Shuttleworth unveils another device running Ubuntu, Angela stops by with a switch to Linux update, some quick story updates & more!
Rank #19: Episode 247: Year of the Linux Desktop 😎
Ubuntu and Fedora have new releases, and our early impressions are great. We’ll share the features that we think make these distros some of the best Linux desktop releases ever.
Plus some important community news, some Darktable tips for beginners, and some select clips from this year’s LinuxFest Northwest.
Special Guest: Brent Gervais.
- DigitalOcean: Visit do.co/unplugged for a limited time special offer, or enter dounplugged after you create your account for a $10 credit. Promo Code: dounplugged
- Ting: Visit linux.ting.com and get a $25 discount off a device, or $25 in service credit if you bring one!
- Linux Academy: Visit linuxacademy.com/unplugged to support the show and sign up for a 7 day free trial.
- Announcing the release of Fedora 28 — Fedora 28 Workstation has big news too. For the first time, we’re making it easy for users to enable certain third-party software sources, including proprietary Nvidia drivers.
- Fedora Atomic Host — This is our first release of Fedora 28 Atomic Host!
- What's New in Fedora 28 Workstation — Battery life on laptops running Fedora Workstation is improved with various hardware power-saving features now enabled by default.
- Google Just Forked a Popular GTK Theme — Not just any GTK theme but one forked from the Material Design inspired Adapta GTK theme.
- Why is the kernel community replacing iptables with BPF? — The Linux kernel community recently announced bpfilter, which will replace the long-standing in-kernel implementation of iptables with high-performance network filtering powered by Linux BPF
- VoidLinux Serious Issues — The current project leader has disappeared. We have had no contact with him since the end of January.
- darktable 2.4.3 released | darktable — We’re proud to announce the third bugfix release for the 2.4 series of darktable, 2.4.3!
- LFNW 2018 - Images | Brent Gervais Photography — Great photos from LinuxFest Northwest 2018
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Top 10 Major Changes
- Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 Official Flavor Debuts as First Long-Term Supported Version — Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS official flavor will be supported for three years, until April 2021, and ships with the latest Budgie Desktop 10.4 "Irish Summer" desktop environment by default, accompanied by GNOME 3.28 applications.
- Breeze through Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver — GNOME Initial Setup was chosen for this job as we will be exploring how to integrate more features of the tool during the 18.10 cycle.
Rank #20: Episode 239: Selling Out for Open Source | LUP 239
We chip away at a larger meta topic this week, but before we get there we share a batch of community news, live technical feats & a random post show.