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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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New Shows: Linux in the Ham Shack, Ubuntu Podcast, TLLTS and BSD Now

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  • LHS [Linux in the Ham Shack] Episode #280: 1.21 Millimeters

    Welcome to the 280th installment of Linux in the Ham Shack! In this episode, the hosts discuss a wide variety of topics including AMSAT, encoded amateur radio transmissions, SSSUUUHF records, a new version of VIM, JS8Call, TWCW, FSQ and a whole lot more. Thank you for listening. We hope you enjoy the show.

  • Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S12E01 – Bombjack

    We’ve been playing with PCI Express to SATA SSD adapters and we discuss UBPorts becoming a foundation, Ubuntu 14.04 entering ESM, Ubuntu 19.04 beta, Ubuntu MATE 18.04 for the Raspberry Pi and GPD Pockets. Plus we round up some community events and news headlines.

    It’s Season 12 Episode 01 of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 804
  • Booking Jails | BSD Now 293

    This week we have a special episode with a Michael W. Lucas interview about his latest jail book that’s been released. We’re talking all things jails, writing, book sponsoring, the upcoming BSDCan 2019 conference, and more.

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Review: Alpine Linux 3.9.2

Alpine Linux is different in some important ways compared to most other distributions. It uses different libraries, it uses a different service manager (than most), it has different command line tools and a custom installer. All of this can, at first, make Alpine feel a bit unfamiliar, a bit alien. But what I found was that, after a little work had been done to get the system up and running (and after a few missteps on my part) I began to greatly appreciate the distribution. Alpine is unusually small and requires few resources. Even the larger Extended edition I was running required less than 100MB of RAM and less than a gigabyte of disk space after all my services were enabled. I also appreciated that Alpine ships with some security features, like PIE, and does not enable any services it does not need to run. I believe it is fair to say this distribution requires more work to set up. Installing Alpine is not a point-n-click experience, it's more manual and requires a bit of typing. Not as much as setting up Arch Linux, but still more work than average. Setting up services requires a little more work and, in some cases, reading too since Alpine works a little differently than mainstream Linux projects. I repeatedly found it was a good idea to refer to the project's wiki to learn which steps were different on Alpine. What I came away thinking at the end of my trial, and I probably sound old (or at least old fashioned), is Alpine Linux reminds me of what got me into running Linux in the first place, about 20 years ago. Alpine is fast, light, and transparent. It offered very few surprises and does almost nothing automatically. This results in a little more effort on our parts, but it means that Alpine does not do things unless we ask it to perform an action. It is lean, efficient and does not go around changing things or trying to guess what we want to do. These are characteristics I sometimes miss these days in the Linux ecosystem. Read more

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Linux v5.1-rc6

It's Easter Sunday here, but I don't let little things like random major religious holidays interrupt my kernel development workflow. The occasional scuba trip? Sure. But everybody sitting around eating traditional foods? No. You have to have priorities. There's only so much memma you can eat even if your wife had to make it from scratch because nobody eats that stuff in the US. Anyway, rc6 is actually larger than I would have liked, which made me go back and look at history, and for some reason that's not all that unusual. We recently had similar rc6 bumps in both 4.18 and 5.0. So I'm not going to worry about it. I think it's just random timing of pull requests, and almost certainly at least partly due to the networking pull request in here (with just over a third of the changes being networking-related, either in drivers or core networking). Read more Also: Linux 5.1-rc6 Kernel Released In Linus Torvalds' Easter Day Message

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