Libreoffice 7.0 gets super Vulkan powers! DistroWatch makes it easy to compare packages, Have I Been Pwned goes open-source, and Microsoft wants to party like it’s 2001.
04:01 Distrowatch Distro compare
08:16 KDE Neon 20.04
10:41 Vulkan powered Office
13:16 Pinta 5 year update cycle
22:06 Open sourcing Have I been Pwned
26:01 Radeon 20.30
28:41 Pocket P.C. open-sourced
33:01 Forever Edge
36:31 Shameless self promotion
38:36 Zero Terminal V3
- This is a great use of all the valuable information Distrowatch has been gathering on distros since 2001!
- It’s fun to see just how note out of date Debian Stale is compared to Arch.
- Debian testing is another story.
- That was earlier than I expected!
- KDE version itself stays the same, it’s just a change of base.
- Might have to wait until Thursday to update, on accounts of possible breakage.
- Cool, the install ISOs now use the Calamares installer instead of Ubuntu’s Ubiquity.
- The ability to use digital signatures for documents now is huge!
- This allows the Real Estate, law, government and security industries to start using LibreOffice instead of MS Office.
- It now has OpenPGP based encryption of XML documents.
- And these important features are required for LibreOffice to be taken seriously in big business.
- Vulkan GPU-based acceleration for better performance.
- That’s just neat.
- If even LibreOffice has Vulkan, game developers don’t have an excuse anymore.
Pinta 1.7 (RTheren)
- For those users who find GIMP a bit too complex, and Windows Paint classic a bit too simple.
- Pinta 1.7 has been released, after five long years!
- Now supports tabs for multiple canvases.
- Has a new smooth erase tool.
- You can hold the shift key in the transform tool to rotate in fixed increments.
- If the Stable Builds PPA has issues connecting, use the Daily Builds PPA for Ubuntu in the releases link above.
- I used to use Paint.NET in Windows because it was the happy medium between GIMP and Paint.
- Pinta is very much the open sauce version of Paint.NET and I’m glad it’s getting updated
- The example chosen already requires manual intervention since most distros default to either ondemand or powersave out of the box.
- Heck, in Ubuntu you’ll need to manually disable the systemd managed ondemand.service to get any other governor to stick.
- Still the idea here is sound.
- If you’re plugged in you get performance, if you’re not you get auto-cpu-freq deciding on what’s what depending on the battery, power usage, and system load.
- You can run it in a monitor mode, or a “live” mode that is temporary until you reboot the computer.
- Aww man, that’s going to put a damper on the conspiracy theories.
- Have I Been Pwned allows you to search across multiple data breaches to see if your email address has been compromised.
- I do occasionally check my email addresses.
- Open sourcing will make Have I Been Pwned even more secure, transparent and more robust.
- Now it’s time to update my CentOS render box to test the new drivers on my FirePro GPU.
- Now with full support for Ubuntu 20.04.1.
- I don’t think you need GIMP help files installed.
- I even searched through the install instructions and didn’t see it.
- Was this based on the defunct Pocket CHIP?
- It was based on the GR8 CHIP Pro, yes
- It’s that Nintendo 2DS looking PC we talked about a while back.
- Does this mean they met their goal and are now confident on the product that they can release the code?
- Or, given they’re still taking pre-orders, are they just hoping this will provide a shot of development directly to the vein?
- Pocket P.C. has taken feedback from the community on the keyboard layout for their latest version of Popcorn.
- I am still hoping that the keys are’nt squishy rubber.
- Remember a few weeks back when I said it worries me everytime MS does something good?
- Member, because the stupid was soon to follow.
- Behold the stupid.
- Not Linux related but keep that in mind next time you get the MS warm and fuzzies.
- It’s the whole Internet Exploder vs Netscape all over again!
- Microsoft, won’t you ever learn? :-(
- And to those people complaining about Snap updates . . .
- Does Microsoft need a reason to launder some money?
- Because they should know this is just going to get them into another anti-trust with the EU.
Slice of Pi
- Here in an excellent tutorial:
- Avoid everything after step 3 and install Ardour.
- You’re attempting to do realtime audio on a netbook.
- All you will get for your efforts are xruns galore.
- The big kicker is using a USB MIC since that is exposed as a second interface and Jack simply will not run 2 interfaces without much hack and even then you will get clock drift making both interfaces unusable.
- That’s why you can only see one device at a time.
- Using a loopback module is probably your best bet.
- What you need to create is a mix-minus, or use software with echo cancelation.
- Most mixers have FX/Aux sends just for that.