Universal Divide | LINUX Unplugged 151

Universal Divide | LINUX Unplugged 151

We go hands on with Linux Mint 18, then discuss the latest batch of desktop killers & Wimpy’s new rig. Plus what makes Mattermost really great, a new new universal package format, the confusing things Red Hat says & we get to know WireGuard!



Linux Academy

Direct Download:

MP3 Audio | OGG Audio | Video | HD Video | Torrent | YouTube

RSS Feeds:

MP3 Feed | OGG Feed | iTunes Feed | Video Feed | Torrent Feed | WebM Torrent Feed

Become a supporter on Patreon:


Show Notes:

Follow Up / Catch Up

Mattermost does open source the right way.

Mattermost is doing it the right way: designing and building a beautiful user experience, and backing it up with the awesomeness of open source. Now you can make your users happy, and benefit from the four freedoms… that’s the way to do it.

This script will take a clean Ubuntu 14.04 server on Digital Ocean and set it up to be used as a Mattermost server. It also takes care of securing the server.

A New Ubuntu Phone Is In Development

Midori is the name of a nimble WebKit-based web browser — but might it also be the codename for a new Ubuntu Phone?

Reader Richard S — and big thanks to you Richard! — pointed us to bug #1551811. This bug mentions the device codename ‘Midori’ with regards to a ‘trust prompt’ issue that causes a reboot on the MX4 and the mystery new handset.

A quick Google shows that the codename ‘Midori’ is in keeping with the codenames of previous Ubuntu devices, as it is, is once again, based on a character from the Dragon Ball franchise


Next-Generation Secure Network Tunnel Announced For The Linux Kernel

It’s much simpler than anything before it, with peers exchanging short Curve25519 public keys just like in SSH. Secure network interfaces can be added and removed using the usual ‘ip-link’ and ‘ip-address’ tools. From there, everything is easily taken care of by the kernel, and secure tunnels are made quite simple. Not only that, but the performance is in fact better than IPsec, which is quite the accomplishment.”

Disclosure, I’ve reviewed various versions of the kernel code, over the past few months, and it seems sane, but note I am not a kernel networking developer :)

What is subuser?

Docker provides an isolated and consistent environment for your programs to run in. Subuser gives your desktop programs access to the resources they need in order to function normally.

Microsoft Announces Open .NET Core 1.0 at Red Hat Summit

Microsoft announced the moves at, of all places, Red Hat Summit. Why would that happen? One of the motivations in open sourcing .NET and other platform tools is to build bridges between .NET infrastructure tools and Linux

Microsoft: Nearly One In Three Azure Virtual Machines Now Are Running Linux

Russinovich said, Microsoft has gone from one in four of its Azure virtual machines running Linux to nearly one in three. The other two-thirds of Azure customers are running Windows Server in their virtual machines.


Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon and MATE Editions Are Now Available for Download

Thanks to one of our regular readers who constantly monitored the development progress of the Linux Mint 18 operating systems, we’ve been informed that the final ISO images are now available for download for both Cinnamon and MATE editions.

New features in Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon

Linux Mint 18 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2021. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop experience more comfortable to use.

Linux Academy

Is The Linux Desktop Dead?

All hail our new overlords the mobile, the portable, and slim. With high-end devices like the NUC redefining what it means to be a desktop computer, and mobiles massive market share, and now the latest crop of “desktop killer” laptops make us question how many of us will be running Linux on a “traditional desktop” in 10 years?

Entroware will soon be announcing a new laptop and I had the privilege of naming her! The Entroware Athena will soon be available for purchase, pre-installed with either Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS.


Athena is available now, with either 15“ or 17″ screen, two Intel i7 CPU options, nvidia 970M or 980M GPU, upto 64GB RAM, 2x M.2, 2x SATA and comes pre-installed with either Ubuntu or Ubuntu MATE

Oryx Pro – System76

Support Jupiter Broadcasting on Patreon

Question? Comments? Contact us here!