Pre-orders open for the Librem Mini, controlling your Wraith Master on Linux, video in the terminal, and 20.04 Pies.
06:52 Linux market share
10:02 Desktop face-off
14:37 Librem Mini
20:12 Debian 10.4
22:27 Wraith Master
26:37 Terminal media viewer
30:42 Sky Hub
33:52 Shameless self promotion
38:52 Ubuntu 20.04 Pi
Colour key: Venn Pedro Jill
- There’s always an upsurge around late spring early summer times in Linux share.
- Chromebooks are certainly a major part of it, if they’re being counted as Linux.
- Since people are home in quarantine, they have more time on their hands to play with the desktop version of the operating system that they use at work.
- And the people who were curious about Linux, now have the time to play with it.
- It’s a 0.95 increase over last May.
- We should start off by pointing out this is as subjective as our CHAIRQASITION.
- It’s a single user’s opinion that uses eye candy as a metric.
- That’s an odd assortment of DEs.
- KDE, GNOME, and Cinnamon, sure.
- Awesome is a window manager.
- And isn’t Regolith just Ubuntu with i3, a window manager?
- Where’s XFCE? Where’s MATE?
- And apparently Cinnamon wins…
- Apt-get install xfce4/wmaker/fluxbox/enlightenment!
- One of the most popular desktops in the Linux community is XFCE.
- And, yes, as Pedro was saying, Awesome is an X window manager, not a DE.
- You can skip a DM like XFCE if you are doing the mainline ones but…
- You included Awesome & Regolith while skipping Mate and XFCE.
- Speed and stability, that’s all I look for in a DM because I show up to get, shite, done.
- I’m not here to watch nonsense sparkle.
- That’s one ethernet port away from a want.
- Well, an ethernet port and some lower epc options.
- For $700 you can get a lot of NUC.
- Security updates!
- If everything goes right (it should) you will never know anything changed.
- And that’s hows I like it.
- New upstream stable drivers for Nvidia graphics, both new and legacy.
- Debian may be deprecating driver support for lots of older GPUs, like the ATI Rage video cards we talked about 2 weeks ago, but will still maintain support for older Nvidia cards via the proprietary Nvidia drivers.
- Aww man, just my luck.
- Mine is in a box on the shelf so I don’t get to try it.
- Dude used Win10 in a VM, wireshark, and a little bit of CM passthrough to get the needed databits.
- Then it was only a matter of decrypting the bootleg decimal format.
- Linux has become an RGB bling bling big boy now in the modding space.
- We can change the RGB colors on keyboards and mice, and now fans!
- This is awesome, and actually will help adoption of gamers to Linux.
- Hey, it’s another one of these.
- I ran the binary in Cool-Retro-Term to get True Color output.
- I remember in the 90’s getting videos to play in console when booting Debian in CLI.
- Using mplayer to play videos with the aalib and cacalib.
- And then the quest to get full color output by installing a framebuffer :-)
- It’s nice having another option for leet retro video playback!
- Is Sky, the ISP, aware you’ve named your service after their client routers?
- The homebrew search for UFOs just went open source.
- This could help out SETI a lot.
- YAY! Another inefficient use of electricity.
Slice of Pi
- A lot of people in the Linux community will be happy about this. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is now certified for the Raspberry Pi!
- This means that it will “just work” on the RasPi, be easily flashed, have frequent updates, and have Canonical’s 10 year support.
- This includes the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and up, as well as the Compute Module 3.
- Ubuntu server 20.04 runs beautifully on RasPis.
- Many people prefer it over the stock Raspbian for web server, cloud and Docker projects.