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!

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Follow Up / Catch Up

Welcome the new Ubuntu-based Precision line-up — Mobile Workstations plus a new All-in-One

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.


Raspberry Pi’s PIXEL Linux desktop environment now available for x86 PCs | Ars Technica

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.

KillDisk Ransomware Targets Linux; Demands $250,000 Ransom, But Won’t Decrypt Files

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.

Linux Academy

Intel’s Compute Card is a PC that can fit in your wallet | Ars Technica

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.

From OSX to Ubuntu

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.

Mac’s share falls to five-year low


Late Night Linux – Episode 01

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.

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