It started with speaking about Open Source. Were you thinking the Emma vs Noah showdown wasn’t worth making it out? Do you have doubts that Noah can switch your friends & family? Take a trip with us & see for yourself what it takes to convert Mac & Windows users to Linux!
We dive in & spend an evening with the Sandbagger crew switching their whole house to Linux, then they talk about how they’re going to switch the class they’re teaching next semester!
Plus Linus’ hopes for the Linux desktop, setting up a network wide ad blocker using Pi-Hole & more!
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Brought to you by: Linux Academy
Switching People to Linux
- Start them on software on their preferred platform first
- Go at their pace
- Address the problems they have not the problems you want to talk about
- Be available for questions
- Answer questions for people you’ve switched like you would for yourself – don’t be afraid to be creative
Software we installed and showed them how to use
— PICKS —
Vulan switched to Linux about 2 weeks ago
Runs Ubuntu 14.04 on an intel i5 with a GTX960.
Recently installed PiHole to block ads network wide
Configured DNS on his DHCP server to point to his Pitop
Desktop App Pick
- Download our bootable ISO for quick installation or simply follow our two line instructions and run apt-get install bluecherry from an existing Debian or Ubuntu LTS installation.
- Watch live and recorded videos and manage your system from our cross platform client.
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- The King’s Speach
- Bruce Almighty
- Pulp Fiction
- Mission Impossible I
- The Nutty Professor
- The Departed
Version 12.6 released on February 4th
- Added Export to Vimeo at up to 1080p in the Free version.
- Added ability to right click a Group within the Content Manager and Copy/Move it to
- Added new keyboard .prefs file compatible with Contour Shuttle Pro drivers.
- Added full compatibility support for Ubuntu 15.10.
- Fixed potential crash browsing to a location containing a corrupt JPEG file.
- Fixed segmentation Fault with OpenSSL 1.0.2 (caused a crash on sign in to the
- Fixed PNG image sequence exports being incorrect from an edit containing an image
- Behind the GNOME 3.20 Release Video
It’s a little more than two weeks since GNOME made yet another release. Having a release video to go alongside with it is almost a tradition by now. I’m slightly frightened and super excited about it at the same time. (-:
Join the Jupiter Broadcasting crew as they cover one of the largest Linux Community Events in the Great Pacific Northwest. Plus join us as we have one of the biggest Linux Conversion showdowns in all of Linux History. Will Noah Chelliah, Co-Host of the Linux Action Show and businessman man, become self proclaim supreme Linux converter he claims to be? Or will the Closer known as Emma Marshall from System 76 put the money where the mouth is and take the crown. Stashes and beards are on the line on this epic weekend.
— NEWS —
Bq has quietly pushed back the shipping estimate of the world’s first true Ubuntu tablet by one week.
Updating shipping information for both HD and FHD models of tablet on its website, Bq say “Deliveries will take place starting from the second half of April“.
It previously read: “Deliveries will take place starting from the second week of April” (emphasis ours).
Not a huge delay but a delay nonetheless.
If you pre-ordered the tablet on the assumption of getting it this week this is us telling why you may be waiting a little longer for a dispatch notice.
The delay was pointed out to us by reader Jack F., who explained in his e-mail
“I pre-ordered the BQ tablet thinking that deliveries would take place second week of April. BQ have changed this to second half on their site without notifying via email it would be delayed. Would be good for other customers to know.”
Known as Mumblehard, the botnet was the _product of highly skilled developers. It used a custom “packer” to conceal the P__erl-based source code that made it run, a backdoor that gave attackers persistent access, and a mail daemon that was able to send large volumes of spam._
Itch.io is an open marketplace for indie games. According to their About page, if you’ve made a game you can easily upload it, set the price, and sell your game through Itch.io, and “It’s never necessary to get votes, likes, or follows to get your content approved…”
Speaking of which, the creators of Itch.io have a desktop client called Itch, and while it’s already available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, they’re going a step further by putting Itch on Steam Greenlight, where they hope to get enough votes, likes, or follows to make it onto Steam proper. Which sounds a bit strange, trying to launch an app for a games marketplace on another games marketplace. As one commenter puts it: “storefrontception.”
Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux operating system and the Git source code management system, opened the “Code Power” session at the recent TED2016 conference, speaking in an interview with TED Curator Chris Anderson.
In the talk, Torvalds, whose blunt approach in dealing with people is well known, stated, “I’m actually not a people person. I don’t really love other people, but I do love other people who get involved in my project.”
In the TED talk, Torvalds admitted that he is sometimes “myopic, when it comes to other people’s feelings…” However, he said, “What I love about open source is that it really allows different people to work together.”
Nonetheless, typically self-deprecating Torvalds doesn’t see himself as a visionary. Instead, he says: “I’m an engineer. I’m happy with the people who are wandering around looking at the stars but I am looking at the ground and I want to fix the pothole before I fall in.”
I actually am very happy with the Linux desktop, and I started the project for my own needs, and my needs are very much fulfilled. That’s why, to me, it’s not a failure. I would obviously love for Linux to take over that world too, but it turns out it’s a really hard area to enter. I’m still working on it. It’s been 25 years. I can do this for another 25. I’ll wear them down.”
Brought to you by: System76
Noah v. Emma: Switching People to Linux
- Noah vs Emma Card
- Can not already be running Linux.
- Must agree to install Linux, or have Linux installed
- Will take place Sat during Linux Fest NW (Location TBD)
- Come find Noah let him switch you to Linux and get a free SSD installed.
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Noah’s Day Job
noah [at] jupiterbroadcasting.com