Pedro gets most of his Pinebook Pro! Dealing with SystemD in 2020, Haiku beta 2 is out, and Ubuntu wants to transform your Pi.
Special tanks to:
RTheren (tools for Pedro)
06:21 Simple Tasks
08:46 SystemD in 2020
15:26 Haiku 2
20:46 System76 Serval
26:18 Shipping elementary OS
29:53 Web based transcoding
40:08 Shameless self promotion
43:18 Ubuntu Appliances
Colour key: Venn Pedro Jill
- Lifehack: Get a busted DSLR, capture card, and a fan.
- That thing is only on when I take the time to set it up.
- For those privacy minded people with older laptops who don’t want to go poking around in BIOS.
- That said, it’s also far easier than going to poke around in the BIOS to find the toggles.
- Simple Tasks lets you manage your webcam and microphone with this simple taskbar app for Gnome etc., and make it easier to turn on and off your webcam or microphone.
- This is much less effort than unplugging the USB cable for your webcam from your computer.
- And it isn’t easier than muting your mic in pavucontrol, but more convenient!
- systemd is 10 years old and most people don’t really care as long as it works.
- But someone needed an idea for an article so let’s pretend this is still an active, heated issue.
- If you didn’t grow up with it you don’t like it.
- If you only have to tango with it on occasion you really don’t like it.
- Is it too big? Probably.
- Does it do too much? Kinda.
- Is it going anywhere? Nope, not a chance.
- SystemD holdouts are the same as Pulseaudio holdouts.
- I can run a system that does not make use of systemd much like I’m able to listen to music using ALSA.
- You know what bugs me about systemd?
- I tell my computer to shutdown and the process is delayed by 90 excruciating seconds because “screw you, that’s why”
- Dear distro developers, if a process doesn’t quit gracefully in 10 seconds, on a Ryzen 7 3700X and an NVME SSD, 80 seconds more won’t make a difference.
- Just kill it!
- The default timeout is always the first thing I change in modern Linux installs because “ain’t nobody got time fo’ that”
- Venn is right about if you didn’t grow up with it you don’t like it.
- I definitely feel more pure using AntiX and Devuan.
- And still enjoy taking Knoppix for a spin.
- And there is a reason why free of systemd distros just run faster, especially on older machines.
- Dave Mckay, this is a great article. It is in-depth, articulate, and easy to read about the history and current state of systemd.
- Our resident OS hipster put it on his laptop.
- I keep having flashbacks to 1995/6.
- It’s fast, it tears like there’s no tomorrow, and it doesn’t like the touchpad of my Lenovo B50-80.
- USB mouse works beautifully
- They do need some Firefox up in this business.
- Their browser makes Midori look competent by comparison.
- Many years ago, when I first took Haiku for a spin, I was excited by the future of this independent BeOS like OS.
- It is so nice to see Haiku’s continued development.
- I have enjoyed talking to the developers at SCaLE over the years.
- Wow, Linux now accounts for 3.17% of all desktop operating systems in May and is up from 2.87% in April!
- As I talked about last month, Linux desktop usage has been increasing since the pandemic.
- People are home playing with an OS they have been curious about, and using the desktop of the OS they use at work.
- Also, the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS was released and accounts for a large part of its growth at 2.11%.
- And isn’t it nice that NetMarkerShare doesn’t roll the Chrome OS market share into the Linux figure.
- 0.3 is a rounding error.
- An earlier revision of this article said Linux marketshare was at 3.7%, rather than 3.17%.
- We’ve seen that one before!
- I guess Tuxedo just barely beat them to the punch, on this one.
- But yeah, this is the Tuxedo XA15 with a Serval WS System76 sticker on it.
- They seem to have also limited the hardware configurations on theirs a bit.
- I suppose a bit of QA and implied certification of parts and specific configurations might make the case for some people.
- $2,018 for a system that I could configure to run Davinci resolve acceptably.
- Still need something for dedicated workstations in their lineup.
- $2,063 for a system that I could render with Blender and Maya on, not bad!
- StarLabs and “Laptop with Linux” are two retailers officially endorsing Elementary.
- I can’t really speak to the OS itself much, it feels similar to Deepin for me.
- It’s pretty but they seem to be set on their ways and the distro ends up making me want to install Gentoo instead, just so I feel like I do have a choice.
- That’s an odd idea that I want to like?
- It’s using web assembly to do all the computation locally so there is no need to upload files.
- No support for AV1 or VP9 at the moment.
- I guess this could eventually be handy if you are using something that does not support Handbrake, or ffmpeg.
- And because it is using FFMPEG it should be much faster than the other online YouTube/video upload etc. convertors.
- PsychOS Linux is a 32-bit free of systemd Devuan based distro for us retro computer collectors!
- It includes all the software you need just in case you don’t have internet access for your old computer and a great package manager called RetroGrab for installing Linux and DOS software!
- Their website is PsychOSdelic!
- When testing the distro I wished I had a blank DVD-R, but only had a CD-R available, so couldn’t put it on one of my older i586 machines.
- So looking forward to PsychOS486 for i486 which I am sure will be a lot smaller!
- And the upcoming FreeDOS version called “PsychDOS” sounds like fun.
- I’m gonna have to try it…
- That’s certainly an appropriate website.
- Not a big fan of the RGB black cursor on a dark background but hey! We’re not here for form, we’re here for function.
- 3.8GB iso took a solid minute and a half to download.
- Hey man, it’s retro.
- It’s always interesting to see what kids think the 80’s looked like.
- That’s what advertisers thought the 80’s looked like.
Slice of Pi
- And there we go, a use case for Snaps.
- AdGuard ad blocking
- openHAB home automation
- PLEX media server
- mosquitto MQTT server
- Nextcloud a private cloud application.
- Raspberry Pi 2 upwards.