Linus goes on a tear, Microsoft brings GVFS to Linux, Dell continues to embrace the penguin and nano records a stroke. All this plus your emails.
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A weekly dose of all thing Linux and open source with a slice of Pi for good measure.
Colour key – Venn Pedro
- So, the proposed patches wanted to create a whitelist of applications and every other bit of software that acted out of place would get killed.
- Remember how many times Linus has said that the Kernel shouldn’t break userspace?
- And once again, I find myself agreeing with Linus because the developer submitted a broken patch.
- He knew it was broken, because he had to go back and create a fallback mode for the few bits of software he forgot to account for when creating the exclusion list.
- Linus views security issues as bugs.
- “IT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE when security people set magical new rules, and then make the kernel panic when those new rules are violated.”
- Kinda has a point.
- The kill on sight approach works but you have to implement things like fallback modes.
- Because things gonna go wrong.
- Linus is more of a mark it and track it then sort it if need be vs LOIC.
- Cook backed down and admitted his fixes could not be tested in a single development cycle.
- AMD too has often been at the end of a Linus denial with accompanying torrent of (deserved) insults.
- This time, though, instead of going to Linus directly they had Dave Airlie help them with and submit the patches.
- Good idea, AMD! Because clearly, he is much better at this whole Linux thing than AMD ever was.
Git Filesystem on Linux by Microsoft
- There is so much wrong with that article title, I don’t even know where to start.
Yet another Google Drive
- And it will break soon as Googs changes something.
- This is rsync for Google drive; not a Google drive replacement.
Tunderchicken got you down?
- Tired of looking at your email through an old version of Firefox with a funky layout?
- Now you can look at your email through an old version of Chromium with a funky layout.
- The more things change the more the stay the same, right?
- For example, the Snap version doesn’t follow your system theme at all.
- Oh look, it wants me to create a mailspring account to check my mail.
- Also, gnome-software is rubbish.
- Tried to install mailspring, it failed complaining about snap.
- It actually installed but didn’t register so uninstalling it was not presented as an option.
- Had to snap remove mailspring to nope the critter.
DELL continues to embrace the penguin
- I still like the look of that Precision AIO
- “The better option is to buy a computer with Linux pre-installed”
- Somebody needs to tell Mr. Brian that it’s 2017.
- DELL offers RHEL and Ubuntu 16.04.
- Big, honking, downside? AMD graphics.
There’s a black helicopter flying over my house
- I plugged them digits into the main router.
- It works (I guess) but don’t really see any advantages.
- GCA & IBM have partnered with Packet Clearing House to launch a DNS that blocks malware from phoning home.
- GCA is a non-profit—so the long-term growth of the service is based largely on government and industry continuing to fund it.
- Macros… Because if there’s one thing a CLI text editor needs, it’s macros.
- Improved syntax highlighting? Allowing people to cycle between them in the editor itself? No?
This will eventually happen
- So, build a glorified Chrome Desktop?
- That said, MS is slowly pivoting into a services company.
- They are even taking steps to make windows a subscription service.
- However I don’t see them using Linux to deliver that anytime soon.
- I’m more impressed that OS/2 HAD a torrent client.
- Allow custom tray icons when system icon theme is used.
- The industry will tolerate programs used primarily for piracy (Plex)
- However, if they become too easy to use (Kodi) prepare for a smackdown.
Slice of Pi
- I know we have a few people in Shatrealm with some of that Nostalgia for the Dreamcast
- Hope you kept your VMUs in good repair, at least the outside!
- I can think of a gang of things to hook the musical bits up to.
- Yes, most of them are highly inappropriate.