Linux turns 30! Mate 1.26 flirts with Wayland, hacking the AVID Eleven Rack, shouty XFCE desktops, and a POS Pi.
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08:20 Linux turns 30
12:35 MauiKit Frameworks and Maui Apps
16:50 Mate 1.26
20:05 Tenacity updates
23:10 Hacking the Eleven Rack
27:25 Evolution of the Linux desktop
36:50 Shouty XFCE with TwisterOS
44:40 A real POS Pi
30 Years of Linux
- So exciting! 30 years ago today, on August 25th,1991 Linux was born!!! \:-D/
- It was on that date that 21-year-old Finnish student Linus Benedict Torvalds made his now-famous announcement on the comp.os.minix news group:
- “Hello everybody out there using minix – I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones.”
- Happy 30th Birthday to Linux!
- 30 years of dominating basically everything except the desktop.
- We are the hipsters.
- This article starts off right by burning up the GPL and how instrumental it was to the success of Linux.
- Linux has been big business for almost two decades and it has been fun watching the different uses people have come up with.
- It dominates the supercomputer world, with 100 per cent market share.
- It is even used more than Microsoft Windows on Microsoft’s own Azure cloud.
- Desktop, not so much, we are the misfits, we are the +/- 3%.
- Gaming has been sorted for the mostpart but we still need to dumb down the audio bits so Windows desktop experts can figure out how to use them.
- Maui2 is the new stable version of the NXOS frontend framework.
- The point seems to be to allow the one bit of software with that frontend to scale and transform correctly when it’s displayed on different devices/screens.
- So you would have the one codebase for both the desktop and mobile releases of your software.
- I have enjoyed the Debian based Nitrux OS, and their NX Desktop overlay on KDE Plasma and MauiKit apps.
- I really like the Maui Index file manager.
- It is so easy to bookmark folders, select multiple files from different locations, and how it previews files and shows their info.
- Maui is what exactly, a KDE replacement that requires KDE?
- I see plenty of apps so I’m guessing it’s more than that.
- Does this do a better job keeping things sane between mobile & desktop?
- Yeh, after 18 month of development, the Mate 1.26 Desktop has been released with lots of new features, updated apps and initial Wayland support.
- The Caja file manager has been updated and includes:
- Support for formatting disk drives from the context menu.
- And a new Bookmarks sidebar.
- The Power Manager component offers users a new option to enable keyboard dimming.
- And the Display dialog has a new option for display scaling.
- And the new Mate 1.26 will probably be included by default in the upcoming Ubuntu MATE 21.10 Impish Indri release.
- Speed calculator!
- Now with vastly improved integer factorization speed and recent computation history.
- Sorted some memory leaks in the screensaver.
Tenacity cmake ..
- It requires wxWidgets 3.1 and Debian 11 shipped with 3.0.
- Not going to tango with that.
- Replace libjack-dev with libjack-jackd2-dev as a dependency.
- Nobody should be running Jack1 unless they have a specific reason.
- Still, good on them for cleaning up the build system and updating the documentation.
- Will make it easier to package.
- I guess this is the popular fork?
- Previous maintainer got 4chan’ed, so this must be the popular fork.
- Looking forward to the stable binary, so I can use it as an alternative to Audacity.
AVID Eleven Rack
- The Eleven Rack is a “vintage” Amp modeler from AVID.
- 2009 counts as vintage now, right?
- These things were £899 back in the day but in 2021 you can pick on up for $200 ish.
- This will let you load hundreds of presets from other users.
- You can often find these NIB because (like the MBOX) for a time it was a cheap way to get protools.
- Wow, I have been using Linux for 28 years thanks to installing lots of Slackware floppy disks!
- And so true Jack Wallen, the Linux desktop has come a long way, but I still rock classic Window Maker, Blackbox, and Enlightenment on my desktop!
- And I love the modern productivity takes on Mate and Pop!_OS COSMIC!
- I read this article and I remembered Ross Scott’s GUI video, which makes the argument that the old GUI design was much better.
- Honestly, I’m glad GNOME is not the sole dominant DE anymore.
- GNOME 3 was the best thing that ever happened to the DE development scene
- Except for GNOME, itself. For that one, GNOME 3 was the proverbial straw that broke its domineering back.
- There is a much bigger need for an alternative and that has promoted the development of the other DEs.
- I like to think we have a healthier development now.
- If nothing else, this gives me more ammunition to snark all over stuff.
- The Linux desktop was perfected in 1996.
- Thank you for attending my TED talk.
- I will not be taking questions.
Slice of Pi
- I was made aware of this from a video from Explaining Computers
- You can install the UI standalone on x86 for Ubuntu XFCE variants like Xubuntu or Mint XFCE.
- Also available on Manjaro XFCE X86_64
- But you can also get the complete OS image for the Raspberry Pi and other ARM SOCs.
- They even link to cutesy Pi cases: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EsotericAvenue
- Great find Pedro! I had heard of Twister OS, but didn’t know about the Twister UI until you posted it in our Discord chat.
- And like a lot of good distros, Lutris is installed by default, and you can run it on your Pi via the x86 emulator Box86 that is preinstalled.
- Also includes CommanderPi for easy overclocking of your Single Board Computer.
- Just installed the Twister UI and love it.
- Next I am going to install Twister OS on my Raspberry Pi 400!
- What have you done to mah boy!?
- Box86 I get but help me with the logic of Lutris on a Pi.
- It’s pricey but it does come with a 2GB CM4 and the baseboard.
- Cheap if you are building a kiosk or POS.
- Cool! I knew this would be a thing at some point.
- We have the RasPi in a keyboard via the RasPi 400, why not in a monitor.