OpenSUSE makes XFCE pretty, Vivaldi gets personal, WPS Office returns from the dead, and Ubuntu for mobile receives a post mortem.
Colour key – Venn Pedro Mathieu Jordan
- “Administrators and those in security-sensitive environments can be comforted in the knowledge that the X display system no longer requires “root” privileges to run.”
- Why was this still a thing?
- 4.9 Kernel, Firefox ESR 45.9, Chromium 59, KDE 5.8 LTS, Mate 1.16, XFCE 4.12.
- Basically, this is the one moment in time Debian stable’s life it isn’t as stale as we often imply.
- Iceweasel and Icedove will be replaced by Firefox and Thunderbird.
- The Debian live images now include support for UEFI booting.
- Debian can now be installed in 75 languages.
WPS Who Cares
- After asking around people seemed to be split between “I thought that was canceled” and “what’s that?”
- It tweeted that the project was going open source and deleted them followed by blaming blogs and news-sites for spreading fake news.
- Short story long: If you are using WPS Office, STOP.
- You can finally dock developer tools.
- Again, sorting downloads i s a thing.
- A few Quick Command improvements for those of you suffering from musophobia.
- You silly silly people.
- The appeal of XFCE is having a blank slate that you can customize.
- Admittedly, they give some good tips for people who want to start futzing with XFCE.
- Whisker is in fact a much better menu than the default one, if for no other reason than it has a search box.
- I personally wouldn’t bind the menu to the Windows/Mod4/Super key. If you want to use it for other key combos, the menu will always open whether or not you want it to.
- The suggestion about Thunar and other archive managers is also good, if for some reason you don’t want to use File Roller.
- Instead of janking up XFCE just install Mate.
Make WTF config
- Ever been so board that you
- I didn’t actually go all the way with this, does it just download a bz2 with all the configs you set up?
- This weeks challenge is figuring out a use-case for this critter.
- Wonder what was cheaper, the 1M or having a functional and tested backup solution.
- “Windfall payment by poorly secured host is likely to inspire new ransomware attacks.”
- I honestly doubt they will be very successful. Unless there are more people running servers from 2008 completely unpatched.
- At that point, they probably deserve it.
- Kida wish this host stayed down since there is no telling how many boxes were compromised… and probably still are.
- 2. The user experience was bad and priorities skewed.
- It was running Unity, that much was implied.
- 6. The life of an app developer was too hard.
- This will kill app development in your platform and without apps, that platform dead on arrival.
- He also mentions creating an entirely new graphical server which no one else wanted to use, which if I remember correctly Canonical’s response to that, when everyone told them as much, was to put their fingers in their ears and go NANaNANANA!
- I’m going to kinda miss Ubuntu doing wacky bizarre things that have a less than 1% chance of succeeding.
- Not even MS could buy their way into the mobile market.
- Did you ever feel like Mycroft had too much functionality and should have the face of a lady who fell nose first into the uncanny valley?
Slice of Pi
- They are dropping these three but the upcoming Minnowboard 3 and the Curie compute module are still being actively developed and supported.
- Vulkan is teh cexy,