Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Interviews

Audiocasts/Shows: Linux Action News, GNU World Order and Open Source Security Podcast

Filed under
Interviews
  • Linux Action News 125

    CentOS Stream and 8 have quite a bit for us to talk about, Docker’s struggles go public, and the GNOME Foundation is facing a patent fight.

    Plus the best bit of Android 10 Go, Microsoft gives serious thought to bringing Edge to Linux, and Stallman’s role at GNU comes into question.

  • GNU World Order 13x40

    Is an open source operating system important?

  • Open Source Security Podcast: Episode 163 - Death to python 2

    Josh and Kurt about the upcoming Python 2 EOL. What does it mean, why does it matter, and what you can you do?

Audiocasts/Shows: Nathan Wolf's Noodlings, Purism's New Video of the Librem 5, TLLTS and Jupiter's Latest Podcasts

Filed under
Interviews
  • Nathan Wolf: Noodlings | MX Linux, openSUSE News

    I have installed MX Linux on several machines. December of 2018 was my first experience with it and I really enjoyed how it worked, quite literally everything about it. I was thinking a lot about WHY I like MX Linux and I think these are my top reasons:

    Simplicity of the desktop. Although my primary machine runs Plasma as my desktop of choice and it does what I want it to do, it feels snappy and is tuned to my preferences, Xfce accomplishes all of that but differently. It has the right look, it IS rather easy to customize although not quite to the same accessibly easy level and is most certainly quite snappy.

    The changes in MX 19 are not “earth shattering” and headline popping but they are all quite welcome. The High DPI support is of no benefit to me but for those with those fancy 4k monitors there is. A visual update to MX 19 that is partially related to Xfce 4.14 but is also due to general visual updates that MX has been given over time.

  • The Librem 5 smartphone. Now shipping.

    The Librem 5 smartphone -- focused on security, privacy, and user freedom -- has begun shipping! This is the very first video of the very first Librem 5 to roll off the assembly line!

  • Purism Shows Off The Librem 5 Linux Smartphone In Action

    Now that the first (beta-ish) batch of Librem 5 smartphones is shipping, Purism has published the first video showing the phone in its current state in action.

    The 30 second video simply shows the phone being unlocked and some basic interactions with their GTK/Wayland-based shell, briefling launching their web browser, opening GNOME Software, and opening their messaging/contacts program. It's a very brief video given the software stack is still a work-in-progress on performance and features. Likewise with their graphics driver supporting GL2 right now, don't expect any games or really fancy graphics running.

  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 827
  • Bots Building Jails | BSD Now 317

    Setting up buildbot in FreeBSD jails, Set up a mail server with OpenSMTPD, Dovecot and Rspamd, OpenBSD amateur packet radio with HamBSD, DragonFlyBSD's HAMMER2 gets fsck, return of startx for users.

  • Why Self-Host? | Self-Hosted 2

    We visit Wendell Wilson of Level1Techs and get a tour of his self-hosted setup, what he does and does not trust in the cloud, and we reminisce about the early days of computing and the internet.

    Plus we discuss craftmanship in the Linux Kernel, and adress the fundamental question of "why self-host."

Audiocasts/Shows: Linux Headlines, mintCast and FLOSS Weekly

Filed under
Interviews
  • 09/25/2019 | Linux Headlines

    A patent lawsuit takes aim at the GNOME Foundation, Cloudflare launches a VPN service that does not protect privacy, a long-standing exploit has finally been disclosed for vBulletin, and Google has announced their latest code-in challenge.

  • mintCast 318 – Melted Plastic

    This week, in our Wanderings, Leo writes about Nextcloud, Bo spreads the Linux love, Tony Hughes can’t stop Linuxing, even on holiday, Josh considers the new iPhone 11 (wait really??) after yet another broken Pixel 3 , Joe spelunks into splunk, and Tony Watts is building a server.

    Then, in our News, we cover Ubuntu’s 32-bit library support, the top 5 snaps per distro, the PineTime, and more.
    In security, we talk locks, DoH and Lastpass

  • FLOSS Weekly 548: GNOME

    GNOME is an easy and elegant way to use your computer. It's designed to put you in control and get things done.

Audiocasts/Shows

Filed under
Interviews
  • LHS Episode #303: The Weekender XXXIV

    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.

  • 09/20/2019 | Linux Headlines

    The first Open Core Summit, an activist programmer takes aim at Chef, a French court disagrees with Valve’s licensing model, and Lennart Poettering wants to rethink the Home directory.

  • Too Good To Be True | TechSNAP 412

    It's TechSNAP story time as we head out into the field with Jim and put Sure-Fi technology to the test.

    Plus an update on Wifi 6, an enlightening Chromebook bug, and some not-quite-quantum key distribution.

Wisconsin Broadcasters Clinic Preview: Raspberry Pi

Filed under
Linux
Interviews

The Raspberry Pi is a single board SOC (system on a chip) computer that is about the size of a deck of cards. It runs a ARMCore version of Debian Linux in a standard configuration but can also run Ubuntu Linux, several other more obscure OSes, and Windows 10 IOT (If you like the Microsoft [non]security model). The basic Raspberry Pi model lists at $35 US so it is a very cost effective solution for those broadcast applications that would normally require a full blown PC to just loaf along and do one thing.

I have implemented several applications for the Raspberry Pi for our studios and transmitters for Cumulus Chicago. We will be showing, hands-on, several of these applications at the “Nuts and Bolts” session of the Wisconsin Broadcasters fall show. My first application was porting Anthony Eden’s Livewire Simple Delegation Switcher to the Pi. At that point it only ran on Windows in a windowed configuration. I needed a border-less configuration with large buttons to use as a monitor routing panel to select which audio went to overhead speakers in Sales, Promotions, and common areas. Since the code is open source, I modified it to fit my needs. Since that time, Anthony has posted Raspberry Pi configuration instructions on his GIT repository web site.

Read more

Video/Audio: Self-Hosted, CubicleNate Noodlings, LibreOffice Conference 2019

Filed under
Interviews
  • The First One | Self-Hosted 1

    You’ve been wanting to host a Nextcloud instance (or anything else) for your family for a while now. Where on Earth do you start? We share some hard learned lessons about self-hosting, discuss the most important things to consider when building a home server, and Chris gives Alex a hard time about Arch as a Server OS.

  • CubicleNate Noodlings | Episode 02 Desktops and Window Managers, BDLL and openSUSE News

    I view KDE Plasma as the pinnacle of all things that are the Desktop and portal into your digital life. This is of course my own opinion but really, what else can do as much as Plasma, in as little resources and be as flexible as it is.

    Xfce is the GTK desktop that is, in my estimation, the benchmark to which all GTK desktops should be measured against. It is what I would call a “classic” Redmond style interface that is familiar to nearly everybody.

  • Video: Opening session of LibreOffice Conference 2019

    Here’s the opening session – there’s a quick introduction in Spanish, followed by English at 00:40...

Audiocasts/Shows: vBSDcon (BSD Now), TLLTS, Linux Headlines and Discourse

Filed under
Interviews
  • Recapping vBSDcon 2019 | BSD Now 315

    vBSDcon 2019 recap, Unix at 50, OpenBSD on fan-less Tuxedo InfinityBook, humungus – an hg server, how to configure a network dump in FreeBSD, and more.

  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 825

    fiftyonefity passes, sony walkman, ham radio software, manjaro

  • Linux Headlines – 09/11/2019

    The Fairphone 3 gets a perfect 10 from iFixit, Acer joins LVFS, and Facebook has a user-space killer for a distro near you.

    Plus an updated RAW file editor for Linux and Full Circle's plea for help.

  • Jeff Atwood on Discourse, Stack Overflow, and Building Online Community Platforms

    Jeff Atwood has an enormous amount of experience doing precisely this. Not only was he the co-founder of Stack Overflow (and later Stack Exchange), but he is also the founder of Discourse, an enormously popular Open Source platform for online discussions.

    In this episode of Conversations With Bacon we get into the evolution of online communities, how they have grown, and Jeff’s approach to the design and structure of the systems he has worked on. We delve into Slack vs. forums (and where they are most appropriately used), how Discourse has designed a platform where capabilities are earned, different cultural approaches to communication, and much more.

Shows: Full Circle Magazine, LINUX Unplugged and Linux Headlines

Filed under
Interviews

PHP Creator Rasmus Lerdorf Shares Lessons Learned from the Last 25 Years

Filed under
Development
Interviews

This year’s annual phpDay Italian PHP conference in Verona ended with a surprisingly reflective talk from the original creator of PHP.

As the closing speaker, 50-year-old Rasmus Lerdorf looked back over the web backend programming language’s last 25 years, and offered some lessons learned from the evolution of a humble hypertext preprocessor into a major player in the infrastructure of the web.

But besides sharing his stories about a lifetime in tech and the changes that rocked our world, Lerdorf also offered his own perspective on what it all had meant, and even some good advice for newer generations of hopeful young hackers who might also want to change the world themselves.

Read more

Video/Audio: Kali Linux 2019.3 KDE, Linux Headlines and Python Shows

Filed under
Interviews
  • Kali Linux 2019.3 "KDE" overview | The Most Advanced Penetration Testing Distribution, Ever.

    In this video, I am going to show an overview of Kali Linux 2019.3 "KDE" and some of the applications pre-installed.

  • Linux Headlines – 09/09/2019

    Manjaro begins a new era, KDE sets goals for future usability, and Mozilla rolls out a controversial feature to Firefox.

    Plus after nearly 10 years, one of our favorite open source projects gets a major feature update.

  • Powered Journalistic Freedom With SecureDrop

    The internet has made it easier than ever to share information, but at the same time it has increased our ability to track that information. In order to ensure that news agencies are able to accept truly anonymous material submissions from whistelblowers, the Freedom of the Press foundation has supported the ongoing development and maintenance of the SecureDrop platform. In this episode core developers of the project explain what it is, how it protects the privacy and identity of journalistic sources, and some of the challenges associated with ensuring its security. This was an interesting look at the amount of effort that is required to avoid tracking in the modern era.

  • Python’s Long Tail | Coder Radio 374

    As Python 2's demise draws near we reflect on Python's popularity, the growing adoption of static typing, and why the Python 3 transition took so long.

    Plus Apple's audacious app store tactics, Google's troubles with Typescript, and more!

Syndicate content