Firefox Nightly on Debian and Fedora 39 is LIVE!

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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00:00 Intro
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

Nightly Fox

  • 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.


Fedora 39

  • 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.