Late Night Linux – Episode 99

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Why WireGuard is the only VPN software worth using, games becoming open source, the slow demise of Mozilla, Cloudflare synergy with the Wayback Machine, KDE Korner, 3D printing updates, and more.

 

News

Amnesia is now open source!

BBC Micro Elite source code

Firefox usage is down 85% despite Mozilla’s top exec pay going up 400%

Killed by Mozilla

Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine gets way more websites in Cloudflare fail-over deal

 

WireGuard

Félim has been playing with WireGuard, and tells us about how easy it is to set up and use.

 

KDE Korner

Running PlasmaShell with Vulkan

KDE websites update

 

 

 

 

Datadog

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Entroware

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Digital Ocean

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The New Show 12: Significant Stickers

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The nature of native Linux apps and some good examples, friends in awkward situations, stickers on laptops, and bad movies that we keep watching.

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00:00:45 Stickers on laptops? Or not?
00:03:14 What are some native Linux apps you think are a great example of good modern and intuitive UI design?
00:14:30 At what point do you muster the guts to tell your friend that they are better off without their significant other?
00:21:04 What’s the worst movie you’ve seen more than five times?

 

 

2.5 Admins 12: 5400 cyber RPMs

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Cyber insurance for ransomware, more confusing WD specs, the truth behind the return of the Gateway brand, and managing config files.

 

News

Ransomware accounted for 41% of all cyber insurance claims in H1 2020

Western Digital is trying to redefine the word “RPM”

We found out who makes Walmart’s new Gateway laptops, and it’s bad news

 

Free consulting

We were asked about managing config files when updating.

 

 

TrueNAS from iXsystems

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Late Night Linux – Episode 98

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How do we fix the broken Internet? We try to find solutions that don’t mean resorting to regulation. Plus Arm is sold again, Ubuntu community rumblings, a packed KDE Korner, and more.

 

News

NVIDIA to Acquire Arm for $40 Billion

Arm co-founder starts ‘Save Arm’ campaign to keep independence amid $40B Nvidia deal

Ubuntu community drama

Mark Shuttleworth to revive Ubuntu Community Council after body shrinks to single member – Mark Shuttleworth

Amiga Fast File System makes minor comeback in new Linux kernel

 

Admin

Check out Paddy’s new show Tabs, Not Spaces

Check out Jono Bacon’s book club

 

Fixing the Internet

Mozilla CEO Mitchell Baker urges European Commission to seize ‘once-in-a-generation’ opportunity

EU lawmakers say it’s time to go further on tackling disinformation

Telling people to delete Facebook won’t fix the internet

 

KDE Korner

KDE Plasma 5.20 Will Alert You If Your Disk Is Failing, New Bluetooth page & in 20.12 (while out) Annotations in Spectacle

Fedora 34 KDE Spin Planning Switch To Wayland

Akademy makes the magic happen: Check Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri / Fri Wrap

 

 

 

Datadog

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Lernard

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Digital Ocean

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The New Show 11: Stack of Cups

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Neglected parts of Linux, the nuances of recycling, and tech we won’t get to see.

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00:00:36 What future tech that you are excited about is likely to happen in 100 years?
00:08:52 Is recycling worth the effort?
00:20:09 What’s the one part of the Linux stack that never gets any love?