Linux Luddites

not all change is progress


February 22, 2016

Episode #72


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0:01:17 News
0:40:10 Ubuntu Touch Redux
1:04:39 Feedback
1:09:50 Korora 23

With Canonical’s marketing team in full overdrive for Mobile World Congress, following the news we fire up the latest Ubuntu Touch images to see how well the convergence hoopla meshes with delivered reality. And, after your feedback, we put the Fedora-based Korora 23 under the spotlight.

0:01:17 News

Samsung ports Tizen to Raspberry Pi to spur adoption
Manjaro Now Available for Raspberry Pi
Raspbian Now Ships With Experimental Support For The New VC4 OpenGL Driver

Google Releases ION OpenGL Open-Source Library
Vulkan 1.0 Specification Released: Drivers & Games Inbound
SamsaraJS library takes on performance issues

Meet Linux’s little brother: Zephyr, a tiny open-source IoT RTOS
ARM Announces New Cortex-R8 Real-Time Processor

OpenKey – The Two-factor Authentication & Password Solution
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4S packaging will double as VR goggles

Is Docker ditching Ubuntu Linux? Confusion reigns
Docker, Alpine, Ubuntu, and You
ZFS is *the* FS for Containers in Ubuntu 16.04!
ZFS Licensing and Linux

A Skeleton Key of Unknown Strength
Backdoored Linux Mint, and the Perils of Checksums
Mint forum users should change their passwords
Pwn2Own organisers decide to stop shooting fish in a barrel

Tory government’s war on porn: Age verification proposed for all smut sites
HMRC is to tax OpenStack cloud with UK citizens’ data

0:40:10 Ubuntu Touch Redux

With Ubuntu gearing up for an important few days at Mobile World Congress 2016, we thought it time to revisit Ubuntu Touch to see exactly how well the platform, and particularly the convergence vision, was shaping up.

1:04:39 Feedback

A huge thank you to Robert Forster and Matthew Vaughan for your PayPal donations, and to all of our regular Monthly Supporters — thanks, guys!

We didn’t receive a vast amount of feedback about the last show, but our thanks go out to Topikissa, Morten and Will for their comments, and to Sean Champ on Facebook.

1:09:50 Korora 23

Waiting on the RPM Fusion team for three months can’t have been much fun, but eventually they caught up with Fedora which meant that Korora 23 was able to be pushed out of the door. And with Korora offering several variants, your Luddites got to report back on both the base distro, plus three different sets of desktop candy.


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