Microsoft Defender heads to Linux! ChromeOS 78 adds virtual desktops, turning CentOS 8 into the perfect desktop, and a people detecting Raspberry Pi.
04:41 RedHat 8.1 live kernel patching
06:26 CentOS 8 on the desktop
11:00 Void Linux
13:16 Open-source smart homes
18:11 ChromeOS 78
24:41 NPM donations
26:46 Mac OS KVM
29:46 GNOME Shortwave Radio
33:06 Defender comes to Linux
37:41 Thermal Pi
Colour key – Venn Jill Pedro
- Lots of people have been waiting for live Linux kernel patching in RHEL, like that of SUSE and Ubuntu.
- Considering production is Red Hat’s shtick, this is a very welcome addition.
- Allow me to go ahead and say it, don’t use CentOS as a desktop unless you are being forced to. ,
- There is no advantage to be had, zero.
- That said, this will get you up and running with some of the basics.
- This is a great guide for getting started using a desktop on CentOS 8, especially for all those animators using Maya, Modo, Blender, Renderman etc.
- And yes, now that Blender 2.80 is officially supported on RHEL and CentOS 8, it makes it a lot easier to install.
- I usually use the lighter weight window managers on Cent for memory efficiency using animation apps.
- If you want something which makes Debian Stale look positively up-to-date, Cent is where you want to go.
- I do see the appeal in having a super LTS in the RPM world, but this is probably only for specific use desktops/workstations.
Trident Linux (RTheren)
- Project Trident, of BSD distro fame, is moving to Linux
- Void Linux to be precise.
- This early version is just their own spin of Void, no Trident bits have made its way there yet
- Later versions will see the same type of OS that they had in BSD land.
- Trident is based on TrueOS, which is a rolling FreeBSD distro.
- If TrueOS is Debian, Trident is trying to be its Ubuntu.
- A smart home hub and associated devices specifically focused on privacy.
- To the point where they will fuzz your internet connection with garbage and gibberish to skew any possible tracking your ISP may be doing.
- This is wonderful! Create a self-hosted smart home with devices that you can make yourself that are beautifully designed.
- The thermostat had my interest until I looked at the parts list.
- Not something I want to go full-metal DYI on.
- Going to stick with my Nest for the time being.
- Virtual desktops
- Separate OS and browser settings, further distancing the “Browser as an OS“ view.
- Keep an eye on your Chromebooks in the coming weeks to see when this drops.
- Backups of Linux apps and files can now be saved to local storage, external drive, or Google Drive. That copy can then be restored when setting up a new computer.
- Crostini GPU support is now enabled by default making your experience a lot more clean and zippy.
- I get the intended use for this project but, yeah.
- If you want to lurk on a bunch of people’s/companies feeds in different social networks, it could be very nice.
- It makes it so you specifically don’t have to login to all the different services.
- Like Pedro said, it is nice not to have to login to follow feeds.
- Honestly, I like having a unified notification area in my browser that doesn’t pop up whenever there is a new post and I can check when I want to.
- I always have browser notifications pop ups turned off because they are annoying.
- I have been using the Fraidycat plugin to follow YouTube and Twitter streams and am enjoying it quite a bit.
- Also, kudos on the art design, layout and colors of the website. Very nice!
- This is a better solution vs nothing or having ads spammed in the console.
- ^ ^^^^^^^
- The opt-in approach is always better, and gets rid of visually annoying ads.
- Getting macOS to work in a virtual machine with KVM acceleration can be a tricky and tedious process, until the macOS virtual machine in QEMU came along!
- With a little QEMU know how and setting up a partition and configuration you can get macOS running quickly by running two macOS Simple KVM scripts.
- You can also use it with the Virt Manager GUI.
- I have always enjoyed having a dedicated radio player app, and Shortwave, which is in its first public beta, and the successor to Gradio is one of the best!
- Shortwave’s killer feature, and one I have always wanted is the ability to easily save individual songs, including its metadata, for listening later.
- In fact, when you listen to a radio stream it is automatically recorded in the background, so you can save songs afterwards.
- This beats all the years of recording radio streams in XMMS and Audacious, and then spending lots of time splitting up the songs and naming them.
- Shortwave includes all the important Gradio features, and all of your data can be transferred from Gradio.
- Last week we talked about Microsoft Edge coming to Linux, and now Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection antivirus is coming to Linux next year.
- This was also announced at the Microsoft Ignite 2019 conference in Orlando
- Actually, Microsoft Defender is one of the better antivirus packages for Windows and Mac, so this makes sense from a business point of view to protect their Azure cloud infrastructure.
- Microsoft having to create a container to protect Office 365 from viruses is both brilliant and pathetic!
- Something like this is needed since most shops run a mixed environment.
- Last thing Linux needs is stories like those of Macbooks being used as Zombie servers to infect all Windows hosts that come in proximity.
Slice of Pi
- I do like the detail of the sheer amount of heat coming out of the Pi CPU causing a bit of interference.
- Yeah, I stand by that until there’s an option to just pick a sane, automatic, partition layout.
- Though that probably does defeat the purpose of “making it your own” somewhat.
- Thank you again to the developer of MiyoLinux, or the “make it your own linux” lightweight Devuan distro we talked about in March!
- Still have it running on one of my laptops :-D In fact, it’s the one I used yesterday to do show notes.