Microsoft releases Edge for Linux. Jami begins getting things Together, openSUSE is looking for writers and video editors, and a new Pi Compute Module with PCIe powers.
Rtheren (H20 from the wishlist)
Lordmokka (new patreon)
Jaoheah (Twitch sub)
06:20 openSUSE call for volunteers
09:45 KDE Plasma 5.20
18:35 Another bluetooth flaw
22:20 Jami Together
25:35 Audio Gridder
28:25 Saffire Pro 40 under Linux
31:50 Microsoft Edge for Linux
38:30 Windows calculator Snap
41:10 Shilling and self promotion!
49:50 Pi compute module
- Would you like to contribute to a wonderful and friendly Linux distro?
- openSUSE is looking for volunteers!
- For writing and editing for documentation and wikis.
- For creating videos tutorials, including producing, editing and scripting.
- Also for testing software workflow and settings on new hardware.
- If you use suse and know how to lay down some knowledge consider helping them out.
- People who know how to make Linux educational material for Linux users are always in short supply.
- Translators, also needed.
- I love the new wallpaper!
- KDE has always had one of the best notification systems of any desktop manager, and this update improves on that.
- You get notified when you run low on disk space.
- You can now enter the Do Not Disturb mode by simply middle-clicking on the Notifications applet or system tray icon.
- KDE 5.20 is out, you can play with it on many distros at this point.
- Most of the system settings screens now use the “modern”, supposedly more integrated looking UI.
- As long as I don’t get more memory leaks, I’ll be fine.
- This is wttr.in, my favorite weather app on Linux, and I have mentioned this before, but here is a bit more detail.
- You can run wttr.in in the shell, $ curl wttr.in, or in a web browser at wttr.in.
- And embed it as a widget on your desktop or website.
- Or save it as a png: $ wget wttr.in/Paris.png
- I love the ASCII weather art!
- Being able to just curl wttr.in makes this a lot more useful than most weather apps.
- And you don’t need to install anything other than curl
Bleeding Teeth (RTheren)
- This will probably not effect you at home with BlueZ running, unless your family wants to hack your system and has the know how to do it.
- And when portable using your laptop at Starbucks Coffee, same thing. Not many people have the know-how to hack BlueZ and Linux.
- This is a far more serious vulnerability than most of the ones we’ve covered.
- Keep your devices invisible if you keep bluetooth on.
- Some DEs get a bit shouty if you have bt on but it’s not visible, so it may be time to change that particular behavior KDE.
- Might give it another look.
- The underlying tech always seemed solid but that client, wow.
- I remember the couple of times we tried to use Ring.
- Jami is a peer to peer softphone and instant messenger that has positioned itself as the free and Open Source alternative to Skype.
- It was formerly GNU Ring, and SFLphone before that.
- This is the latest update, called Jami “Together”, whose focus is not just on peer to peer but on large group collaboration.
- It has been updated to work better on low bandwidth networks.
- 50 kB/s in audio/video mode, and 10 kB/s for audio-only calls.
- Running Windows VSTs in Linux can be hit or miss.
- Such is the way of all things WINE.
- If we’re being honest, running native VST3 plugins can be spotty.
- This aims to alleviate that by turning Windows into a butter robot.
- Focusrite is like Behringer, they make cheap (but usable) gear.
- Granted, Focusrite has better marketing.
- I wish I could tell you that this is a cheap alternative to the Scarlett series, bit it’s not.
- Edge on Linux is no longer an idle threat.
- We can finally harness the power of Chromium on Linux.
- Deb or rpm, take your pick.
- Dev Channel is live and the Beta channel is coming spoon.
- It’s so weird to be using a Google Chromium based browser with a sign in to your Microsoft Account instead of Google.
- Has three page layouts on startup to choose from for your start page/new tabs: Focused, Inspirational and Informational. Or you can customize it.
- I chose inspirational, because it is pretty and relaxing, and is one of the things I like about Bing search, its use of pretty background pictures.
- It was just released for Android in the Google Play store as well.
- On Android, I like the grid style used for the hamburger menu, and how easy it is to rearrange the menu with drag and drop.
- I opened the deb before installing it just in case.
- The only weird thing I noticed was that it uses a cron job to check and create the apt repo entry for updates on the daily.
- Back in the day I used to use the Windows Calculator all the time.
- Now I just use gcalccmd in the terminal or the Google calculator in Google search.
- Now you don’t have to electron wrap all the things.
- You can use Uno instead.
- I’ve never used Windows calculator.
- It’s a snap!
- I do like the idea behind Uno, it’s mono that runs native mono or .NET applications from a single unified codebase and could effectively run on any OS.
- Don’t make it a snap exclusive platform, though.
Slice of Pi
Pi 4 Compute (RTheren)
- PCIe on the expansion board.
- No more DDR2 SO-DIMM connector.
- I do like the IO PCB layout, that could be interesting!