In a special edition of Unplugged that looks towards the future of Gnome & KDE, The Linux Gamer joins us to discuss creating his content on Linux, game releases he’s looking forward to & answer questions from our virtual LUG.

Plus we gush about Canonical hiring Wimpy, if your SSH password revealed when you attempt to connect to the wrong server, gander at the Nextcloud box & much more!

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Microsoft shuts down Skype office in London as it develops yet another client

Microsoft’s solution is to develop yet another client, codenamed “Skype for Life.” This one client will be cross-platform, covering not just Windows but Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android.

Looking forward GNOME 3.22

Between backend reworks, Summer of Code projects and spontaneous contributions from awsome random contributors, here are the things that I’m looking forward with GNOME 3.22 release.

Plasma 5.8 LTS Beta. Here for the Long Term.

Thursday, 15 September 2016. Today KDE releases a beta of its first Long Term Support edition of its flagship desktop software, Plasma. This marks the point where the developers and designers are happy to recommend Plasma for the widest possible audience be they enterprise or non-techy home users. If you tried a KDE desktop previously and have moved away, now is the time to re-assess, Plasma is simple by default, powerful when needed.

Riot wants to be like Slack, but with the flexibility of an underlying open source platform

Riot is built on _Matrix, an open standard for decentralized persistent communication._


Is your SSH password revealed when you attempt to connect to the wrong server?

Teleport: Modern SSH server for clusters and teams.

Gravitational Teleport is a modern SSH server for remotely accessing clusters of Linux servers via SSH or HTTPS. It is intended to be used instead of sshd. Teleport enables teams to easily adopt the best SSH practices like:

  • No need to distribute keys: Teleport uses certificate-based access with automatic expiration time.
  • Enforcement of 2nd factor authentication.
  • Cluster introspection: every Teleport node becomes a part of a cluster and is visible on the Web UI.
  • Record and replay SSH sessions for knowledge sharing and auditing purposes.
  • Collaboratively troubleshoot issues through session sharing.
  • Connect to clusters located behind firewalls without direct Internet access via SSH bastions.
  • Ability to integrate SSH credentials with your organization identities via OAuth (Google Apps, Github).

Teleport is built on top of the high-quality Golang SSH implementation and it is fully compatible with OpenSSH.

Repository for BLESS, an SSH Certificate Authority that runs as a AWS Lambda function

At Facebook, we take advantage of those features to use SSH in a way that is reliable, secure, and manageable. SSH, more specifically OpenSSH, has a great way to provide both the security and reliability we require: signed certificates with principals.

Nextcloud Box

The Nextcloud box consists of the following parts:

  • 1 TB USB3 hard drive from WDLabs
  • Nextcloud case with room for the drive and a compute board
  • microUSB charger, cables and adapters, a screw driver and screws
  • microSD card with Snappy Ubuntu Core as OS
  • Apache, MySQL and the latest Nextcloud 10 pre-installed and ready to go

The Box is compatible with the Raspberry Pi 2, which you need to supply yourself. The Box can also fit the Raspberry Pi 3 and the oDroid C2. These will be supported by the software in a future release.

Snapcraft GUI Makes Snap Packaging a Breeze, Install It Now in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

The application uses a sleek dark theme by default, it’s written in C++ and Qt (yes, no GTK+ version at the moment), and it includes quite a lot of features, such as the ability to search the Snappy store for Snaps and install them, the ability to load an example Snap for newcomers, and support for plugins, and many more.


The Linux Gamer

Hi! My name’s Gardiner. I create reviews, let’s plays, and explanatory videos about #Linux, #SteamOS, and #Ubuntu games for YouTube!

Linux Academy

New Games coming to Linux

Now an experienced covert operative, Adam Jensen is forced to operate in a world that has grown to despise his kind. Armed with a new arsenal of state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations, he must choose the right approach, along with who to trust, in order to unravel a vast worldwide conspiracy.

“Linux support under OpenGL 4.0 will be added with the first patch planned for the end of the month,” a press release stuffed in our inbox reads.

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