Linux Weekly Daily Wednesday: AAC! Fedora

Ubuntu 17.10 is out! WPA2 gets cracked, Fedora adds AAC, and a ARM64 netbook you might actually want. All this plus your emails.

Special thanks to: Bobby D (latest executive producer)


Linux Weekly Daily Wednesday
Linux Weekly Daily Wednesday
LinuxGameCast LLP

A weekly dose of all thing Linux and open source with a slice of Pi for good measure.



Colour key – Venn Pedro Jordan

17.10 gets official

  • Everyone get out there and test it!
  • I will wait a few weeks until the big bugs or sorted.
  • October 19 — Final Release
  • Ubuntu 17.10 will use GNOME as the default desktop environment
  • Let us know how it borked your system.
  • Did the upgrade to the full release version (or as close as you can get) on the 32 bit version I have on the Thinkpad and nothing is broken.
  • That said, that’s 12 year old hardware.


Because they are

  • It’s a Ubuntu based distro, of course they are.
  • So they haven’t dun integrated them in the OS , and Canonical added them to the oversight committee.   Seems legit.
  • They haven’t begun integrating snap building into their infrastructure.
  • This is all theory.


The fixie of browsers

  • A keyboard driven browser with a vim-like, minimalistic interface.
  • It’s written in spite.
  • Tried to install in /w tox but it wanted python 3.5.


Aac! Fedora…

  • For what bizarre moon reason was AAC not included?
    • Because the version they’re now shipping is the Fraunhofer one.
  • It’s nice that we’re getting some out of the box support for more codecs on fedora.   Now I don’t have to mess with gstreamer-plugins-ugly.   Now I can take it out of my setup ansible book
  • They are shipping a “crafted” version that may or may not work because Fedora BS.
  • Just keep using the one you’ve been using.


Arm64 netbook

  • In theory, this seems like an awesome thing.
  • Cheap 64 bit ARM DIY laptop is something I’d very much like to see take off.
  • Not just for the sake of it being what it is but the kind of mods and custom stuff which could spring up around it.
  • Similar to the RasPi but more focused on actual computing rather than a base for embedded projects.
  • This wasn’t what I wanted when I mentioned an arm laptop last week
  • I was thinking more along the lines of an octo/deca-core box with at least 8GB of ram, some proper SSD storage and a decent display
    • Maybe some expansion slots for some nifty coprocessors
  • As a DIY project, it is pretty neat though
  • The laptop comes with pre-installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with Mate, Firefox browser.
  • This is a tinker-toy (not in a bad way) so don’t expect to replace your daily driver?
  • This thing got a price?


New release of Dragonfire open source virtual assistant runs fully on local

  • The disembodied head thing is super creepy
  • You can now pretend you have your own gimped Jarvis that you can order around
  • Kinda wanna play around with it in order to make it say some messed up stuff
  • Like screaming at your mobile device only to have it ignore you 90% of the time?
  • Want to replicate that experience on your desktop?



  • The affected CVEs are: CVE-2017-13077, CVE-2017-13078, CVE-2017-13079, CVE-2017-13080, CVE-2017-13081, CVE-2017-13082, CVE-2017-13084, CVE-2017-13086, CVE-2017-13087, CVE-2017-13088
  • Many manufactures have started pushing updates over the last couple of weeks. Check with your manufacturer for router updates that mention the above CVEs.
  • Should you panic, no.
  • If you can’t patch your device, make sure you’re using SSL, SSH, VPNS and whatever other encrypted hoopajoop you can to protect your traffic.
  • And remember kids, proper design is done with the expectation that components will fail.
  • Credit to Ubuntu for having a patch out same-day.


Zero reasons not to

  • THis is the using that mod_md project that mozilla is funding
  • If it’s as simple as the video says, this is pretty frickin’ neat!
    • Ewww.   Nano tho


Blender Render

  • I made a thing because for whatever reason this info was not all in one place.

Slice of Pi

Just in time for Halloween

  • Welp, you missed out but let it inspire you to create some jolly nightmares of your own.



  • This serves no purpose other than terrorizing your children.
  • I approve.






Leave Your Reply