Project Sputnik’s Barton George joins us to discuss the new Dell hardware running Linux & the history of the Sputnik project.
Plus the KillDisk hype is high, The Pi’s PIXEL is taking on MATE, another Mac dev switches to Linux & more!
Follow Up / Catch Up
Today I am excited to announce the next generation of our Ubuntu-based Precision mobile workstation line. Not only have we rev’d the current line-up but we have also added the Precision 5720 All-in-One. This follows the introduction back in October of the 6th generation XPS 13 developer edition.
PIXEL (which is a clunky backronym for Pi Improved Xwindows Environment, Lightweight) is an extensively modified version of the LXDE X11 desktop environment. It was originally released in September for use with _Raspberry Pi_single-board computers, but now it has also been _packaged up for x86 PCs.
What is KillDisk?
KillDisk is a destructive data wiping malware that has previously been used to sabotage companies by randomly deleting files from the computers.
Intel told us that processors with a TDP of up to 6W could fit inside the Compute Cards, which covers both low-power Atom chips like those that powered early versions of Intel’s Compute Stick to full Core M and Y-series Core i5 and i7 CPUs like the ones you find in laptops.
A year earlier I decided to switch from OSX to Ubuntu, so now is a good time to make a little retrospective. TL;DR: Linux now offers a pleasant desktop user experience and there’s no way back for me.
In Episode 01 of Late Night Linux we talk about Desktop Linux market share, KDE Neon, Ubuntu Touch, what we think will happen in 2017, CyanogenMod becoming Lineage OS and loads more.