Firefox makes getting nightly build a snap! Fedora 39 is packed with goodies, ARM buys a slice of Pi, and DELL employees lacking Linux.
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00:27 Multi-stream server
02:10 Talos 2
05:32 Firefox Nightly on Debian
08:16 Fedora 39
12:02 ARM buys a share of Pi
16:22 Using Linux at DELL
- Have you been looking for a way to install Firefox Nightly in a snap?
- No, not that kind. The good one!
- If you’re on Debian or one if its many babies you can now so just that with the official APT repo.
- Five easy cop pasta steps and you’re done.
- I would like to see this crammed into a *.deb that does all the work for you.
- Firefox nightly is pre beta so don’t expect everything to justwork ™ .
- This is fantastic news!
- And after the nightly .debs are tested for a while, Mozilla will also make them available for all the releases, including the beta, esr, and the default stable downloads for Firefox.
- All my years of using the tar.bz2 binary to install Firefox on my Debian and Ubuntu installs is going to be a thing of the past soon, because I will be able to use the convenient .debs.
- The Fedora Linux project has just released Fedora Linux 39, the latest stable release which features the Linux Kernel 6.5.
- The default flagship Fedora Workstation 39 features the latest GNOME 45 desktop environment, which features a Keyboard backlight quick setting, a new activities and camera indicator, and revamped Settings and Nautilus file manager apps.
- The Fedora KDE desktop spin features KDE Plasma 5.27 LTS, the Cinnamon desktop spin features Cinnamon 5.8, and the Budgie desktop spin features Budgie 10.8.
- Apps include the latest LibreOffice 7.6 and the Mozilla Firefox web browser 119.
- It also includes the latest Mesa 23.2.1 graphics stack for enhanced Linux gaming.
- The default Fedora Workstation has been the poster child for the default GNOME desktop, and this one is no exception!
- There is also a new colored bash prompt which replaces the monochrome one, which is a detailed touch that makes using the terminal nicer and visually easier scrolling through commands.
- And the new wallpaper is beautiful as always, and features a water bubble with a blue theme.
- And earlier this year the immutable distro, Fedora Onyx, was accepted into Fedora’s immutable spins lineup, and Fedora 39 marks its official release.
ARM gobbles Pi
- ARM has made a strategic investment in Raspberry Pi Ltd.
- No details on the size of the investment.
- And before you panic you need to remember that RPi is a member of the RISC-V foundation.
- People are saying this is ARM preventing Raspberry Pi from going RISC-V and they’re probably not wrong. At least a little bit.
- RasPi is allied heavily with Broadcom so I was not expecting RISC-V anytime soon.
- This should lead to some cooler ARM stuff down the road.
- The Raspberry Pi 5 that was just released uses silicon designed in‑house by the Raspberry Pi company, which is a first.
- I am sure this will mean that the in-house designed silicon via the RP1 I/O controller, will be in the ARM family in the foreseeable future.
- This could also be extremely positive in leading to quicker development cycles for new Raspberry Pis!
Email – DELL
- Thank you for writing in!
- Yeh, I had heard from other employees in the past that worked at Dell saying that they had a hard time getting internal computers with Linux on them.
- Unfortunately lots of businesses and industries are in the same boat because of the almighty Microsoft contracts.
- Including education, where I taught for more than 30 years at a local college.
- So happy your new job is Linux and open source friendly.