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Shows: mintCast 307 and LINUX Unplugged 298

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  • mintCast 307 – Encryption Part 1

    This is Leo and with me I have Joe, Moss, and the return of Rob for this episode! We’re recording on Sunday April 21st 2019.

    First up, in our Wanderings, I talk Kernel 5.0 and transfer speed, Joe reformats and loses Windows but gains NVidia peace of mind, and finally Moss digests more distros and has some success with migrating Kodi

    Then, our news is filled with updates from top to bottom.

    In our Innards section, we dive into file and disk encryption.

  • Blame Joe | LINUX Unplugged 298

    This week we discover the good word of Xfce and admit Joe was right all along. And share our tips for making Xfce more modern.

    Plus a new Debian leader, the end of Scientific Linux, and behind the scenes of Librem 5 apps.

Video/Audio: Battlefield Bad Company 2, Friday Stream and Greybeard's Worst Nightmare

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  • Battlefield Bad Company 2 | Linux Gaming | Ubuntu 18.04 | Steam Play

    Battlefield Bad Company 2 running through Steam play.

  • Ang Takes a Punch – The Friday Stream

    A bunch of the crew get together and share a few stories, recap the week, and play a little music.

    This is a beta test of a community live event we are doing on Fridays at 2pm Pacific: http://jblive.tv

  • Video: A Greybeard's Worst Nightmare (Updated)

    Trying to wrap one's head around the paradigm changes happening in the industry can be difficult. Everything is just moving way too fast. Daniel Riek has been giving a talk for a while now entitled, "A Greybeard's Worst Nightmare." Here is a fairly recent iteration of his talk where he does an excellent job of providing both a historical context and a bridge to understanding the revolution and evolution that is happening. Unfortunately a lot of the progress has been coming from black box services provided by proprietary companies who don't see lock-in as a problem. Daniel explains how the benefits that have been gained by adopting free and open source software don't have to be abandoned in an effort to keep up with industry methodology shifts providing the most innovation and value. We can and are keeping up... but there is a LOT to learn.

Audio/Video: FLOSS Weekly, TLLTS and Choose Linux

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  • FLOSS Weekly 526: Ionic

    Ionic Framework is the free, open source mobile UI toolkit for developing high-quality cross-platform apps for native iOS, Android, and the web—all from a single codebase. Build with intuitive UI components that accelerate app development, and can be deployed virtually anywhere.

  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 805
  • The Xfce Surprise + Entroware Ares Review | Choose Linux 7

    Jason leaves the warm embrace of GNOME and finally tries Xfce for 24 hours. What happened took him by surprise!

    Then we dive into some hardware talk about the latest All-In-One Linux PC from Entroware, which packs in a lot of quality for the price. But are there any downsides?

Video/Audio: Ubuntu Budgie 19.04, LINUX Unplugged 297 and More

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Audio/Video: This Week in Linux, Linux Gaming News Punch, Python, Rust and GhostBSD

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  • Episode 63 | This Week in Linux

    On this episode of This Week in Linux, we take a look at some new app releases from Emacs, OBS Studio, Mark Text, Flatpak and more. We’ll also check out some distro releases from MX Linux, NixOS, Proxmox and more. In the Core News section of the show, we’ll discuss some updates to GRUB, Coreboot, and WINE. Later in the show, we’ll take a look at an update from the KDE Plasma Mobile team as well as a new Humble Bundle with educational games for kids. All that and much more on your Weekly Source for Linux GNews.

  • Linux Gaming News Punch - Episode 8

    Coming at you a little later than expected due to a real killer of a cold, the Linux Gaming News Punch - Episode 8 is here.

    This is your once a week-ish quick look over some interesting bits of news for Linux gamers. Hopefully this helps some of you keep up to date, with so much news happening all the time. As always, it's available in both audio and video form.

  • Podcast.__init__: Exploring Python's Internals By Rewriting Them In Rust

    The CPython interpreter has been the primary implementation of the Python runtime for over 20 years. In that time other options have been made available for different use cases. The most recent entry to that list is RustPython, written in the memory safe language Rust. One of the added benefits is the option to compile to WebAssembly, offering a browser-native Python runtime. In this episode core maintainers Windel Bouwman and Adam Kelly explain how the project got started, their experience working on it, and the plans for the future. Definitely worth a listen if you are curious about the inner workings of Python and how you can get involved in a relatively new project that is contributing to new options for running your code.

  • GhostBSD 19.04 overview | A simple, elegant desktop BSD Operating System

    In this video, I am going to show an overview of GhostBSD 19.04 and some of the applications pre-installed.

Richard Stallman: Facebook is surveillance monster feeding on our personal data

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Our world today may be a high-tech wonderland, but we, the users, own nothing in it, with our personal data being the new oil for Big Tech. How do we break its grip on our digital lives? We asked Richard Stallman, the founder and leader of the Free Software Movement.

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Audio/Video: Open Source Security Podcast, Linux Action News, GNU World Order, Going Linux on Kubuntu (and KDE Project Latte Dock Has Release)

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  • LHS Episode #281: The Weekender XXVII

    It's time once again for The Weekender. This is our bi-weekly departure into the world of amateur radio contests, open source conventions, special events, listener challenges, hedonism and just plain fun. Thanks for listening and, if you happen to get a chance, feel free to call us or e-mail and send us some feedback. Tell us how we're doing. We'd love to hear from you.

  • Everyday ZFS | TechSNAP 401

    Jim and Wes sit down to bust some ZFS myths and share their tips and tricks for getting the most out of the ultimate filesystem.

    Plus when not to use ZFS, the surprising way your disks are lying to you, and more!

  • Linux Without Borders | User Error 63

    Where bad feeling and rivalry in the FOSS world actually originates, what we should be teaching our kids, and the violence that underlies everything around us.

    Plus Joe is a lazy swine, and dodgy VPN providers.

Joe Doss: How Do You Fedora?

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Joe Doss lives in Chicago, Illinois USA and his favorite food is pizza. He is the Director of Engineering Operations and Kenna Security, Inc. Doss describes his employer this way: “Kenna uses data science to help enterprises combine their infrastructure and application vulnerability data with exploit intelligence to measure risk, predict attacks and prioritize remediation.”

His first Linux distribution was Red Hat Linux 5. A friend of his showed him a computer that wasn’t running Windows. Doss thought it was just a program to install on Windows when his friend gave him a Red Hat Linux 5 install disk. “I proceeded to install this Linux ‘program’ on my Father’s PC,” he says. Luckily for Doss, his father supported his interest in computers. “I ended up totally wiping out the Windows 95 install as a result and this was how I got my first computer.”

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How libraries are adopting open source

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Four years ago, I interviewed Nathan Currulla, co-founder of ByWater Solutions, a major services and solutions provider for Koha, a popular open source integrated library system (ILS). Since then, I've benefitted directly from his company's work, as my local Chautauqua–Cattaraugus Library System in western New York migrated from a proprietary software system to a ByWater Systems' Koha implementation.

When I learned that ByWater is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019, I decided to reach out to Nathan to learn how the company has grown over the last decade. (Our remarks have been edited slightly for grammar and clarity.)

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OpenBSD 6.5 Released With RETGUARD, OpenRSYNC

OpenBSD 6.5 was released today, about one week ahead of schedule for this security-minded BSD operating system. OpenBSD 6.5 is bringing several prominent new features including RETGUARD as its new stack protector and OpenRSYNC as its ISC-licensed in-progress replacement to rsync. OpenBSD 6.5's new RETGUARD functionality aims to be a better stack protector on x86_64 and AArch64 with instrumenting every function return with better security properties than their traditional stack protector. Read more Also: OpenBSD 6.5

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Sad News! Scientific Linux is Being Discontinued

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today's leftovers

  • Announcing Akademy 2019 in Milan, Italy (September 7th - 13th)
    Akademy 2019 will be held at the University of Milano-Bicocca in Milan, Italy, from Saturday the 7th to Friday the 13th of September. The conference is expected to draw hundreds of attendees from the global KDE community to discuss and plan the future of the community and its technology. Many participants from the broad Free and Open Source software community, local organizations and software companies will also attend. KDE e.V. is organizing Akademy 2019 with unixMiB — the Linux User Group of the University of Milano-Bicocca. unixMiB aims to spread Open Source philosophy among students.
  • Checking out Crunchbang++
  • Intel Iris Gallium3D Picks Up Conservative Rasterization Support
    On top of Intel's new open-source OpenGL driver seeing some hefty performance optimizations, the Iris Gallium3D driver has picked up another OpenGL extension ahead of the Mesa 19.1 branching.  Iris Gallium3D now supports INTEL_conservative_rasterization alongside the existing support in the i965 driver. INTEL_conservative_rasterization is the several year old Intel extension for seeing if all fragments are at least partially covered by a polygon rather than the default rasterization mode of including fragments with at least one sample covered by a polygon.