Opera goes Snap, Lenovo joins the LVFS, NASA open sources a rover and it’s the beginning of the end of WPA-2. All this plus your emails.
A weekly dose of all thing Linux and open source with a slice of Pi for good measure.
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Colour key – Venn Pedro Jill
- According to Reddit this is nothing new.
- Any mention of DieFarbe (the colour) will get you noped from orbit.
- Even on the Wiki
- Cassidy James Blaede, former UX Architect at System76 is now a full time UX Architect at Elementary OS thanks to a large private contribution.
- System76 now needs a full-time UX Architect.
- Apply below.
LVFS supports Lenovo laptops (RTheren)
- *glares at HP*
- Neither the cheapo Lenovo B50-80 or the X240 seem to be supported.
- Lenovo is the second company after Dell to join the Linux Vendor Firmware Service.
- This saves you the hassle from using a USB drive to flash your firmware or the dreaded booting into Windows.
- Thunderbird is Go! Or 60 ;-)
- Has a fresh new “Photon” look like Firefox Quantum and ships with new light and dark themes.
- Thunderbird now has a new “Photon” look. Tabs are square, the title bar can be toggled on and off.
- New icon.
- Various improvements to the calendar and attachment management.
- And now you can run Opera off of that completely stupid lowercase snap folder in your home directory.
- Opera, the web browser that invented tabs and speed dial is one of my favs and now is available as an easy to install Snap!
- Opera pioneered the mobile market and used to be the only web browser available for older feature phones and smartphones.
- One of the reasons I like The Vivaldi browser so much is that the interface is a lot like Opera.
- It’s not available on Flathub :(
- sudo snap install opera makes /w the working.
- So does sudo snap remove opera
- I tried installing from snapcraft.io webzon but that did a whole lot of nothing.
- You know, having a centralized client with this kind of functionality for a decentralized video hosting service is only ever so slightly defeating the purpose.
- I can see copyright lawyers all over foaming at the mouth and maybe even offering to chip in.
- Viewing PeerTube videos in the YouTube player NewPipe Android App available on F-Droid would be a nice feature.
- NewPipe the lightweight YouTube experience for Android.
- 250€ crypto bounty.
Out of process
- Webextensions are what Mozilla call their browser agnostic way of implementing extensions.
- Running these in a separate process is not only handy but also a necessity if you’re bringing an extension over from a different browser and you don’t know how it’s going to work.
- What I don’t know how it’s going to work is integrating extensions like adblockers to ensure they retain their functionality while working on a different process.
- I’m sure it’s not even an issue, I just happen to lack the knowledge to see how that’s going to fly.
- This sandboxing should prevent crashes in WebExtensions (formerly known as “add ons” in Firefox) from crashing Firefox as a whole.
- This functionality is finally coming to Linux with the release of Firefox 63 later this year.
- Running Nightly? about:config?filter=extensions.webextensions.remote
- *.md is how documentation is done.
- C++ with Vulkan and has both a c++ and a Java API for access.
- Filament is a lightweight physically based rendering game engine, or PBR, that was just open sourced by Google.
- Filament is the game engine used in the application Sceneform, which is used for creating augmented reality content for Android.
- And, of course, it uses Vulkan on the backend!
- The documentation for Filament is extremely detailed and is one of the best explanations of how PBR (Physically Based Rendering) works and can be used as teaching material!
- I could see Filament being used as a rendering engine for Blender :-D
Pak it in
- Don’t like it but this is the future of WINE.
- I say this as someone who has tangoed with that wacky recursive backronym for two decades.
Slice of Pi
Rove where you want to
- That is very neat and the interactive page took away far more of my time just steering the thing about than it should have!
- I legitimately believe this.
- Powered by a Raspberry Pi! And can be controlled by a smartphone or Xbox controller.
- Now you can make your own Rover out of found parts.
- Many years ago I had installed the original software in Debian called Amigo that JPL used to control the Mars Rovers and had fun playing with it.
- Eh, I could use a new butter robot.
- DYI parts will run you about $2,500.
- Rocker-Bogie suspension system
- Differential Pivot
- 6-Wheel Ackerman Steering
- Raspberry Pi is the brain of the critter.
- Welp, it had a good run.
- Hmm, like I said last week, wardriving on a RasPi is still a thing thanks to Kali Linux and a WPA-2 hacker!
- 4-way handshake is a thing of the past.
- WPA-Enterprise systems are still relatively safe because backend authentication #RADIUS.
- As it stands home systems using weak passwords are easy targets.
- Protip: There’s no need to go full-metal Chuck McGill.
- Switch over to 5G and crank the power down.