Audacity explains their new telemetry, Microsoft Edge enters beta, Raspberry Pi powered KVM switches, and 5 totally useless Linux commands. All this plus your emails.
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Aldius: PC-100A from the wishzone
04:57 Basic telemetry for Audacity
10:02 Starbook MKV
14:07 OMG oops
19:47 5 totally useless Linux commands
24:27: Edge enters beta
31:47 Pi powered KVM
Colour key: Venn Jill Pedro
- It’s opt-in.
- If you are compiling Audacity from source, we will provide a CMake option to enable the telemetry code. This option will be turned off by default.
- Like the telemetry in Debian.
- In general telemetry for the developer is quite valuable.
- Using google is quite stupid though.
- When they first introduced it, it was on by default and it wasn’t for another 2 days that it got reverted.
- Telemetry is good, but doing it the Ubuntu Amazon way is not.
- Ubuntu has system stat profiling which is default, but you can opt-out of it.
- These metrics improve Ubuntu and the results are published online.
- Having this locked and ready + dropping it out of nowhere was bad form.
- So is stressing that it’s opt-in when it was originally not.
- £777 for an i3 with a 1080p 14” screen…
- Uhh … Good luck with that.
- The StarBook Mk V laptop from UK-based Star Labs is available for pre-order.
- This slim 3.1 pound notebook has a 14 inch 1080p display, an 11th-gen Intel Tiger Lake-U processor, Intel UHD Graphics, and up to 64GB of RAM.
- It comes with your choice of Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Zorin OS.
- It supports open source firmware, including coreboot, which can be installed with fwupd.
- It’s an additional $238.00 for the 11Gen Core i7.
- Shipping is scheduled for June 2021.
- Double the amount of speakers!
- Curious about the custom keyboard layouts.
System 76 keebs
- Clack clack *blink* clack.
- It comes with a keycap puller.
- Split spacebar?
- Low low price of $285.
- I was curious about the configurable layout and all that.
- That price cured my curiosity.
Animoo 2 sketch
- Someone really liked Vinland Saga
- This does a lot of the work for you, instead of spending a lot of time in Inkscape converting an image to lines and having to draw all the details.
- NGL, it does a good job.
5 totally useless Linux commands
- This was originally titled “5 totally useless Linux commands” written by someone unfamiliar with scripting, among other things.
- Arch, uname etc. are decidedly not useless, you can rely on them delivering expected output regardless of the distro.
- TeeHee!! One person’s junk is another person’s treasure.
- I have been using bc, or the basic calculator, since my early years of Slackware Linux.
- I just used it yesterday, instead of Google’s calculator, because I didn’t want to leave the terminal.
- The beauty of Linux is that you can often find several commands that will output the same data but with different verbosity.
- To be fair, I agree with some of them.
- But I would also make the argument bc and uname are actually very useful.
- Again, why anyone would actually want Microsoft’s latest attempt at a browser on Linux is open to question.
- No longer in the dev channel it’s ready for primetime… in beta.
- Collect yet another Chromium based browser!
- If you’d rather send Microsoft your data rather than Google.
- And apparently, they collect a lot less than Google does.
- The Microsoft Edge browser is now available to download in the Beta channel for Linux.
- It had been available in the Dev channel since Microsoft’s Ignite conference last year.
- The Edge browser beta has new theme colors.
- And it now has Microsoft account support on Linux, so you can sync your history, passwords, favorites etc.
- It is also very fast, and ever since we talked about the developer preview, I have found myself actually using it more than expected.
Slice of Pi
- The major complaint from ServeTheHome is the spaghetti plate of cables you’re going to need.
- And if they’re charging extra for the software and the input HDMI on the case, I think they could honestly get away with charging extra with a bundle cable, which has everything all neat ready to plug in.
- Honestly, I’m looking at the HDMI input and I’m not thinking KVM, more along the lines of capture device.