We throw a birthday party for Debian, discuss the future of the project & the possible awkward moment that might be near.

Plus Ryan Sipes stops by to give us a post Mycroft update, we dream of a bcachefs future, challenge Wes to get Linux fully working on a MacBook by the end of the show & lots of community updates!

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Firefox 49 for Linux gains plugin-free support for Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

Another plugin bites the dust. The Windows and macOS versions of Firefox have supported the Widevine video protocol for a little while now, and the upcoming Firefox 49 for Linux gets the same treatment.

This Theme Pack Makes GIMP Look and Work Like Photoshop

The pack includes:

  • Photoshop icons for the toolbox
  • Photoshop keyboard shortcuts (e.g., ‘p’ for pen, ‘c’ for crop, etc.)
  • A dark grey background
  • Photoshop layout
  • Tool options placed on the right-hand side

Canonical Strikes Deal To Bring Ubuntu Core to Intel Gateways

Oft-neglected in talk of smart refrigerators and network-controlled lightbulbs, Gateways are intrinsic to the ‘Internet of Things’. They act as the “middleman” in the Internet-of-Things, ferrying data from sensors and equipment in the real world to and from that stored and analysed in the cloud.


Leaving Mycroft

Today I am sharing the news that I will be leaving Mycroft AI, Inc. I love my team and have thoroughly enjoyed working on the project, but have decided to pursue other ventures.

Fake Linus Torvalds’ Key Found in the Wild, No More Short-IDs.

Nevertheless, real attacks started in June, some developers found
their fake keys with same name, email, and even “same” fake signatures
by more fake keys in the wild, on the keyservers.

Quick comment about btrfs coverage on the latest LAS

Humble Indie Bundle 17 Goes Live With 7 Linux Games

all the games on offer in the latest Humble Indie Bundle support Linux! Hurrah! Amazing!


What’s Next for Debian?

Today is Debian’s 23rd anniversary. If you are close to any of the cities
celebrating Debian Day 2016, you’re
very welcome to join the party!

Linux Academy

Linux on the MacBook

MacBook Model

Installing Arch Linux on a MacBook (Air/Pro) or an iMac is quite similar to installing it on any other computer. However, due to the specific hardware configuration of a Mac, there are a few deviations and special considerations which warrant a separate guide

This wiki page should help you in getting your MacBook Pro from Late 2013 or Mid 2014 to work with Arch Linux.


On the visual side, we have brought the app in line with our Suru visual language. We have also adopted the very nice Solarized palette as the default palette — though this will of course be completely customisable by the user.

Question? Comments? Contact us here!