Ubuntu 18.04 metrics, PulseAudio Bluetooth improvements, Pwning Firefox and certified NUC’s. All this, plus your emails.
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- 53.8% nuke and pave:
- This percentage is probably high because of people coming back to Ubuntu because of Gnome now being the default WM.
- Virtual Machine installs.
- The 18.04.1 update release isn’t scheduled till July 26th.
- It doesn’t surprise me that most Linux users in the survey use 4 Gigs of Ram, because of how memory efficient Linux is. And you would never see 1 GB of Ram with a modern Windows install.
- I think a lot of those 4GB installs are Butter Robots.
- E.g. I’m about to built a test NUC and it’s only getting the bare minimum needed to pass the butter.
- 2/3rds of all installs opted in.
- I always disable the download of updates during the install but enable the media codecs.
- 1 CPU means actual CPU, not cores.
- In 2018, this seems like an odd decision.
- Metrics are a wee off, there should be at least one entry showing 5 monitors.
- Canonical has made a certified Ubuntu 16.04 LTS image just for the 7th Gen Nuc.
- That is a first, and will aid device manufacturer’s and their developers to a smoother path to the development and deployment of IoT devices.
- Now we can put “Ubuntu Certified” case badges on our Nucs instead of “Windows Certified”!
- For the mainstream, these are small form factor PC’s for driving a TV or monitor without the need for extra space.
- For the “enthusiast”, these are toys and Linux is the perfect toy OS.
- Just ask Google how their Linux based “toy” laptops are doing for them.
- A2DP and Bluetooth, the update.
- Better latency reporting.
- Will this get rid of the slight cut off which introduces the desync?
- HSP support for more bluetooth headsets.
- A2DP bluetooth profile by default instead of HSP
- Freakin’ finally!
- Better latency reporting.
- Dell Thunderbolt Dock TB16 speaker jack support.
Walls of Fire
- Iptables for beginners.
- If you have a raspi or something with dual NICs, ClearOS is a pretty good choice.
- Even my limited experience with it, it let’s you do a lot of stuff without too big a hassle.
- Didn’t know about IPFire
- I have used IPFire on a RasPi, and is a great firewall distro for beginners, and has a nice web interface.
- You can also get several of these distros, including IPFire and ClearOS pre installed on hardware blade servers and routers.
- Smoothwall Express is best for compatibility with older hardware, and is what IPFire and IPCop are forked from.
- I have used the powerful pfSense on my routers in recent years, but used to use DD-WRT (which is not mentioned in this article) on all my previous routers.
- Alright, I gotta be that guy.
- As someone who has been tinkering with firewalls (because Jötunheim) list fails without UFW.
- This is good for the oblivious people in your family.
- Ask them that if they have to register a new account for a website, they do it through the Fox.
- It’ll scream and bellow if they try to use a compromised password.
- To have https://haveibeenpwned.com integrated as a password checker for 1Password and included in Firefox, goes a long way to making Firefox one of the most secure web browsers available. Mozilla’s dedication to security is top notch.
- Ironically, my email address was pwned back in 2015 when Patreon got hacked! I had just created an account for Patreon to become an LGC Patron ;-D
- I have used two factor auth whenever possible since, and change my passwords every 6 months.
- Also, I still use an encrypted floppy disk to store my account usernames and passwords. Having lots of vintage computers makes this possible.
- This new addition to Firefox might finally tip me over the edge to using a password manager.
- As we have talked about before, it is because of GitLab’s use of software containers, and now deploying them on Kubernetes, that AutoDevOp software testing and management can even exist.
- Auto DevOps covers the end-to-end lifecycle: Simply commit your code to GitLab, then Auto DevOps does the rest: building, testing, code quality scanning, security scanning, license scanning, packaging, performance testing, deploying, and monitoring your application.
- GitLab is a great example of a company that is progressing Open Source software, during the midst of a great upheaval in the Open Source community.
- GitLab’s move off Azure to Google cloud totally unrelated to Microsoft’s GitHub acquisition.
- Nope, no sir! They just wanted some of that Kubernetes goodness.
- Pssst! Microsoft’s Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) went to general availability earlier in June.
- What’s with this sudden return to sanity?
- Ubuntu 18.04
- Instead of putting it in a Hamburger Menu, lets just go back completely to using classic Gnome Application Menus please! Like almost every other WM, Mate and Xfce . . .
- At least they realized nobody was adopting it and decided not to double down.
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- Easily Configurable.
- The display settings works great with multi-monitor and shares nicely with nvidia-settings manager.
- Lightweight, RodentiaOS. Look and feel of Sun CDE.
- Having something with a “traditional” desktop and with support for everything MATE can have, without as big a reliance on GTK3 is probably not a bad option for lower spec systems.
- 4.14 would like a word /w you.
- It is nice to have a desktop app for this instead of running a tab in a web browser.
- And, yes, you guessed it, it is another Electron app!
Slice of Pi
- Does it blow bubbles of questionable political zealotry?
- Needs hydrogen.