The era of distribution-specific laptops begins! IRC gets a GTK3 makeover, PLEX alternative Jellyfin looks towards the future, OBS is getting a proper browser source, and we’re launching a new show.
04:31 Linux Distro Laptops
09:01 Fancier Laptops in the UK
14:16 Jellyfin 10.5.0
17:06 GTK3 IRC
20:36 Resolve 16.2
24:26 OBS 25 RC4
27:41 Interfacing Linux
34:31 Antibiotic Pi
Colour key – Venn Jordan Pedro
- Linux distributions are starting to see the benefit of selling branded laptops, not only in marketing and helping to brand their distros, but monetary benefits as well.
- This includes the Pinebook with Debian, System76 with Pop!_OS, KDE Slimbook with KDE, Purism Librem with PureOS and the Dell XPS Developer edition with Ubuntu.
- Marketing hardware with open source software installed to the average consumer is a lot easier than just marketing the ideals and use of free software.
- What the average computer user “would care about is that fancy laptop, sold at a reasonable price. You see, consumers respond much better to tangible goods than they do ideals and something that requires them to do more work.”
- Jack Wallen, great article!
- Honestly, I think you have answered the age old question in the Linux community on how to market Linux!
- I like laptops.
- I really do not mind if people actually do make a bunch of Linux stores to sell Linux laptops with their distro of choice.
- It’s still not going to fix the whole “fragmentation” issue, it may even make it worse in the eyes of those people.
- Took them a while!
- Also, why is the linux version once again getting gimped with fewer hardware customization choices?
- Thank you to eMpTy in chat for this one.
- We have a new alternative to Silverlight, OpenSilver, which is an open-source reimplementation of Silverlight that runs on current browsers via WebAssembly!
- Wonderful, and it’s about time!!!
- This is not just a plugin, but a whole development framework.
- No more need to install a plugin into Firefox etc. and make websites think you’re using Internet Exploder ;-)
- And, worse, have it mess up your dependencies on your system via Pipelight!
- Anything is better than pipelight and since, technically speaking, Silverlight is still supported, this could very well help you get those pesky legacy sites up and running.
- While good for legacy don’t you dare use this to create anything new.
- Open sauce attempt at Plex? I’m okay with this!
- There’ll be some catching up to do on that particular front, but I hope they get there.
- An open source alternative to PLEX, and a fork of Emby, Jellyfin v10.5.0 has been released.
- It is one of the best FOSS media players available and has had a huge number of updates since we reviewed it on LWDW last March.
- Improved UI, theming and font integration in the web client.
- A new details page layout which puts the artwork of your library front and center.
- Cleaned up lots of code.
- Support for AMD AMF hardware encoding.
- Full hardware acceleration for Raspberry Pi.
- Welcome to 2020 where my Plex server sits unpowered in the basement.
- That said, this has been and continues to be a valid alternative to the closed-source PLEX.
- Still needs some work done on mobile.
- You brought GTK3 into the IRCs
- You just know the purists are going to hate it.
- I actually don’t mind it! Looks a bit Telegram-y but that’s all fine and dandy as far as I’m concerned.
- I absolutely love that it has an URL preview feature.
- I still love using IRC, but it is nice having the bling that is available from other clients, like Discord.
- Having built-in theming is always a plus.
- I rather enjoy watching the kids or those new to Linux screech in anger and confusion, unable to understand why so many Linux projects use IRC.
- Use, Discord, use Slack, they say.
- IRC existed before them and will exist after #XKCD1782.
- Granted, we have a Discord, but we’ll never get rid of our IRC.
- Proper 32-bit BWAV support!
- It also fixed an issue in my Interfacing Linux template when exporting images.
- Way to go Resolve! All these audio enhancements are better than what is offered in Adobe Audition.
- New editing features including loading and switching timelines.
- Improved media pool with faster copy and paste of clips.
- New color grading features including smart filters and more.
- Improved file format support for new cameras and standards.
- That’s right kids, we’re finally getting a browser source.
- Pay attention to the build instructions.
- “Don’t download this build, it’s awful.”
- That’s only for Windows.
- YUY2 (packed 4:2:2) output support is not in the RC but initial support is being worked on.
- Fixed a crash with PulseAudio on Linux.
- Do you want to get into home recording, on the cheap?
- I’m going to do what I can to take some of the mystery out of what works with Linux.
- Soundchecks, latency tests, and a detailed breakdown of Jackbox.
- And this is needed, I give you exhibit A.
- Really wish I could have come back with a definitive list.
- I’m going to be testing old stuff, new stuff, strange stuff, and have a good time doing it.
- Latest episode is up for Patreons.
Slice of Pi
- Instead of using custom hardware that’s often very expensive, the Pi has enough brains to drive most of the imaging process.
- And the software to do it is open sauce!