Firefox marketshare is on the decline, Ubuntu 16.10 reaches EOL, and going green with OBS. All this plus your feedback!
Colour key – Venn Pedro Mathieu Jordan
Flathub is a thing
- I agree that SnapFlatImages are all the craze but they have a loooong way to go before they replace ppa’s on my Ubuntu system.
- Flat has the best chance of becoming a universal standard but it will never happen.
- At least there’s now a central-ish hub from which flats can be gathered up and pushed down to people.
- Which if we’re being serious about this whole redundant universal package thing, there needs to be one.
Ubuntu 16.10 reaches EOL
- 9-month support cycles are among the myriad of reasons I run LTS.
- Remember kids, 17.04 is also a non-LTS.
GNOME leaves a bad taste
- “a tool to generate thumbnails from Windows executable files”
- Ah, no worries on this end.
- “For successful exploitation of the vulnerability, an attacker can send a crafted Windows installer (MSI) file with malicious VBScript code”
- ALL VBScript is malicious.
- So… Another Linux vulnerability caused by Windows?
- Basically, get rid of the gnome-exe-thumbnailer, if you want to be safe.
The Fox is Falling and it can’t get up
- Huge fan of the work done by the Mozilla foundation but I quit using Firefox as my daily quite some time ago.
- Googs never told me to switch my browser but it wanted me to make Google.com my homepage and default search engine.
- Firefox did not lose because of Google, nay. It lost because of Firefox.
- Seriously, Firefox had become such a bloated pile of nope a new browser (without plugin support) was able to drink its milkshake.
- Firefox is a perfectly usable browser nowadays, if you force enable multi-process so that you can use it with plugins.
- Thing is, public perception is also very important and Firefox was never the mainstream. It was, at one point, the darling browser of most geeks.
- But most people were still using IE, many people kept on using IE until Chrome finally won.
Mozilla wants your vibrations
- Mozilla is crowdsourcing 10,000 hours of audio so anyone and everyone can use it to train and build voice apps.
- Does not require you to submit any personally identifiable data.
- Honestly, the idea behind it is enough to get me to help them.
- Take the voice recog monopoly away from Google and other such companies and let the rest of the community benefit.
- Of course, one mistake on Mozilla’s part, and this is going to be misused like crazy.
Ring Ring, it’s 1.0
- Just like regular Ring but now with more stable.
- Does it still do that un-muteable voice loop with echo cancellation?
Seriously, it needs to die!
- Three more years until they kill something that should have died five years ago.
- Adobe will stop updating and distributing Flash but people still gonna use it.
- If Mozilla, Google, Microsoft and all the others don’t pull an Apple and say “Bye, Flash!”, 2020 will have come and gone and we’ll still be talking about it.
Going green with OBS
- This is what happens when the only instructional video I could find was a poorly recorded ramble-fest.
Slice of Pi
Raspberry Pi meter extension
- $185 for the kit.
- While the ability to monitor over the network is nice you can pick up a Kill A Watt for $20.
- You put a PI 3 in a custom case and installed amibian, got it.
- WinRAR, really?! With 7zip being actually free and supporting so many more formats, you’re actively recommending WinRAR?
- Linux and politics ladies and gentlemen.