Fedora 36 launches with super Wayland powers! Thunderbird threatens to release on Android, miners defeat NVIDIA’S LHR, installing apps with Deb-Get, and a super-slick LED matrix for your Raspberry Pi.
07:27 Fedora 36 feature roundup
11:07 Thunderbird mobile
15:03 NVIDIA LHR defeated
21:08 Introducing Deb-Get
24:58 KDE Connect official on the Apple store
31:38 Ultimate LED matrix Pi
- After 6 months of development, Red Hat’s Enterprise Desktop distribution Fedora Linux 36 is out!
- And it includes GNOME 42, with full support for GTK4 apps.
- The latest Linux Kernel, 5.17.
- And, wait for it, Wayland for Nvidia users!
- Yes, Fedora Linux 36 includes the enablement of Wayland sessions by default in GDM, the GNOME Display Manager for users with the NVIDIA proprietary driver.
- Fedora Linux 36 is running super smooth for me on one of my Ryzen computers with an Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti.
- All the Fedora Spins have been updated as well to include the most recent versions of their default desktop environments, including:
- KDE Plasma 5.24 LTS
- Xfce 4.16
- LXQt 1.0
- Cinnamon 5.2
- MATE 1.26
Mobile Thunderbirb (Rtheren)
- I wish Thunderbird had a mobile app… a decade ago.
- At this point moving from Gmail seems daunting.
- The developers of one of the best open source email clients, Thunderbird has announced that an Android version of Thunderbird is coming soon.
- We will hear more details in a few weeks.
- Same here Venn, this is exciting news, but I am already established on Gmail and K-9 Mail for Android.
- Although this announcement does make me think about changing, especially since I use Thunderbird on desktop daily!
- Thank you Rtheren for making us aware of this!
- I want a clean, fast & slick email alternative to Gmail.
- If Firefox on Android is anything to go by I’m not holding my breath.
- Still, I remain optimistic.
- We had a good run.
- Some are speculating this came from the Nvidia leak.
- If you were unaware, Nvidia released a total of 12 or 13 LHR cards to combat crypto.
- Nobody told the miners and scalpers because they bought them anyway.
- It was a token effort to begin with.
- Before the pandemic and limited hardware availability we had the mining craze jacking up the prices on cards.
- Hopefully this won’t lead to another surge right when I am looking to buy an RTX 3070 or 3080.
- The RTX 3070’s aren’t down to MSRP yet, or $499 :-(
- 3rd party apt repositories exist.
- They are not going away.
- deb-get provides a curated index of software available for Ubuntu.
- The wonderful and amazing Martin Wimpress, former Ubuntu Desktop Lead, and lead of Ubuntu Mate, has created a great new tool.
- It is called Deb-Get which is ‘Apt-Get’ for 3rd-Party Ubuntu Software.
- It lets you install .deb installers from third-party repos and PPAs as well as websites, Github, and more, all from the command line.
- And with the ease of use of our beloved Apt-Get command line package manager.
- Like regular apt, deb-get is able to handle installing any dependencies required by the software to run.
- As long as those dependencies are in the Ubuntu repo of course.
- And it can also handle updates, upgrades, removals, purges, cleaning, and searching.
- Once you install it, it is easy as run deb-get list, to see the software available to install using it.
- Then install software by running sudo deb-get application.
- The official iDevice app for KDE Konnect.
- Requires iOS 14.0.
- Does not collect data.
- End-to-end TLS encryption.
- I often use GSConnect, the GNOME version of KDE Connect for Android.
Slice of Pi
- An impressively comprehensive dashboard for his 64 x 32 matrix.
- Programmed the dashboard with Python in conjunction with Hzeller’s RGB matrix library.
- What sets this apart is the slick case and display stand.
- Plenty of features like displaying phone notifications, controlling Spotify, and more.
- Should be able to run htop.
- Code & CAD on the github.