Arch Linux drops support for i686, Tor springs a leak, WINE comes to Chrome OS and old Skype is officially dead. All this plus your emails.
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Colour key – Venn Pedro
- Wait! You’re dropping all i686 packages?
- What will you be replacing Steam with that’s 64 bit?
Lies, dang lies, and…
- 2018 will be the year of the Linux desktop, you heard it here first!
- So we were wrong about it being ChromeOS.
- “you probably think that NetMarketShare and StatCounter simply count user numbers. They don’t. Instead, each uses its own secret sauce to come up with operating system numbers.”
- And there we go ladies and gents.
- Their metrics are about as useful as Steams.
The theme of Audacity 2.2
- You can now make Audacity pretty colours.
- Four new UI themes
- And the ability to customize theme support.
- This release makes it possible to import and play MIDI files in Audacity directly.
- 198 bug fixes.
- I’m guessing we’ll see these chips sooner than later since this has been in the works for a long, long time.
- 2018 Macbooks.
- Looks glued together.
- Yes it does.
- I’m completely on board for this!
- Give Nvidia Optimus a proper kick in the neck and collapse that stupid traquea.
- Don’t really see the point in a desktop, unless you’re going for the budget of budgets.
- The dream here is to have a Ultrabook that can double as a gaming rig.
- Difficulty: AMD.
A Kernel of truth
- AMD made the top 10, very good.
- If it weren’t for the fact that Vega was so bad Raja was asked to leave, they’d be on a roll.
- Man, I remember back in the 90’s thinking kernel development was going at a breakneck pace but it will slow down in a few years.
- Yeah, about that.
Reviving open projects
- Ah yes, counteracting the bus factor but not letting the raptors eat the corpse.
- I’m all for keeping a project alive after the og dev handed in the cloak or just up and died.
- The problem, which isn’t really a problem, is when this happens, different groups of people have different directions they want to take a certain project in.
- Then, each get their ducks in a row and go their separate forks.
- And then instead of one, we have two projects doing the same thing.
- And we have people shouting “fragmentation!”
- The article suggests getting people involved earlier. Ya don’t say!
- Deathnote email.
- It’s all fun and games unless an alphabet agency owns the exit node.
- TorMoil: “the operating system may directly connect to the remote host, bypassing Tor Browser,”
- Interesting but a lot of lowend Chromebooks will have a hard time running apps.
- Yeah, Chromebooks have slowly but surely taken the netbook market.
- If an old 32 bit Atom could run WINE well enough to run office and a few games, I think this is even more value if you’re looking at a cheap laptop.
- It’s an interesting evolution.
- Azure started as a platform-as-a-service in 2008.
- By 2012 it transitioned to a infrastructure-as-a-service model that supported Linux.
- Moral of the story, MS is going the way of IBM.
- Oh, Kali Linux images are now available.
- We knew this was coming and here it is, for reals this time.
- As we showed last week the new official client is still a busted piece of nope.
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