Slack goes Snap! Linus gives Intel the business, Kernel 4.15 gets another RC and Red Hat dumps Spectre. 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
- It’s slack…
- Like it or not, this is the collaboration “framework” which most others will inevitably be compared to.
- It wasn’t the first and arguably wasn’t the best, but it was the most widely adopted.
- Discord is like Slack for gaming.
- I’ve never used the Slack but I hear good things.
- Have they fixed the loopback devices showing up when Snap is installed?
Microsoft strikes again
- Long story short, NHSEngland was in talks with Microsoft about getting cheaper licenses and when Microsoft caved, NHS lawyers shutdown NHSbuntu or NHoS the only way they know how.
- Incompetence in the NHS merely starts with Jeremy Hunt, it goes down a long way.
- While I would have loved to see and maybe even help with NHoS, I didn’t even know it existed until the Department of Health decided to bully them to stop.
- The volunteer force behind NHoS wanted NHSbuntu to replace the current smart card verification system that was running on Windows.
- Only 4 core members
- Old people running the NHS were angered and confused by the concept of FLOSS.
- Some could argue that the current “underfunding” issue with the NHS is really a “spending” issue.
Speaking of the NHS
- Wanted to give this project a little love.
- This is just a good idea all around.
- Offline enabled.
Don’t test in production
- It will be a little longer but hopefully RC9 will be the final before the actual kernel is good to go.
- Considering the shitestorm Spectre caused an extra RC is had to get upset about.
- Gotta love the straightforward and uncensored comments of Linus when it comes to “garbage” being pushed inrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr the kernel.
- It’s still not a good month to be Intel.
- 2018 has barely even started and there’s even more crap in Team Blue’s court.
- The swipe was taken at a former Intel engineer
- Linus does not think a software patch is a fix, it would seem?
- And DELL just advised everyone to avoid the patches.
- Spectre is proving to be a much nastier bug to squash than what we first read and discussed on this show.
- It’s a wicked-serious issue and despite what WinTel is trying to get everyone to believe it will not be sorted with a few simple patches.
- ARM is probably the only one of the chipmakers doing the right thing here.
- Their patches might be buggy and performance heavy but at least they are being transparent about it.
- Unlike Intel and AMD.
- BTW: Meltdown is an Intel only problem.
- Don’t be fooled by people who say “but ARM is affected too”.
- None of those processors are on the market.
When you need to Windows on your Linux like device
- I’m trying really hard to come up with a use case for this.
- It can’t game.
- It can, but only with OpenGL games.
- Without Direct3D capabilities, WINE is of very limited use.
- Could be a good idea to start on this because in5+ years the whole mobile / dock / Desktop will be a thing.
- Regardless, support CodeWeavers.
- I want to keep the ratio of things I built that end up strapped to my face-organ @ 0/0.
- Low cost is a good way of going at it in VR “market”.
- Emphasis on the quotes, there.
- Arduino + display + time.
OBS Studio 21.0.1
- A usable VU meter??? #squeeee
- Added a “Multiview” projector
- I’ll give it to the OBS folks, they made a bit of software which runs natively on Windows and Linux with functionality on par regardless of which OS you’re using.
- That’s really all Linux users ask for.
- Give us something which works just as good on Linux and has the same functionality as it does on Windows and we’re more than happy to use it.
- Heck! Make it open sauce like OBS Studio, and you’ll have the Linux community help you develop and improve your software across the board for the price of free.
- Added Luajit/Python3 scripting support.
Slice of Pi
- “get up and walk around” notification?
- “drink some water”?
- “Don’t do crack?”
When an Athlon MP rig simply won’t do
- 750 Raspberry Pi 3s in a single box.
- In my day we clustered NAC G4s… and Playstations.