We get down to distros in today’s episode. Distro news, modular distros, some reviews & major new developments.

Plus Chris talks about leaving Arch and returning to his distro-hopping roots & the major news that broke today.

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Show Notes:

Follow Up / Catch Up

Chris is Back from Montana

  • Beard is sticking around for a bit to Linux with us.

XPS 13 Dev Edition Sweepstakes winner

Flash & The Future of Interactive Content

Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash. Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats.

  • Linux

YUM, TAR.GZ, RPM and APT packages for NPAPI and PPAPI
Latest versions of Firefox or Google Chrome

Announcing Boltron: The Modular Server Preview

Largely, the resultant package set can be thought of as virtualized, separate repositories. In other words, the client tooling (dnf) treats the traditional flat repo as if it was a set of repos that are only enabled when you want that version of the component.

“Bad Taste” Vulnerability Affects Linux Systems via Malicious Windows MSI Files

Because Windows executables haven’t wreaked enough damage on Windows computers, now you can use malformed MSI files to run malicious code on Linux systems.

Linux Academy

Meet Nitrux: The Most Beautiful Linux Distribution Ever

Nitrux is a new Linux distribution with focus on design. It introduces Nomad desktop which is built on top of KDE Plasma 5 and Qt.

Though Nitrux is based on Ubuntu, it is slightly different from other Ubuntu based distributions because it uses the unstable dev branch. So, the present release Nitrux 1.0 is based on still under development Ubuntu 17.10. Nitrux devs think that “this is close enough to a rolling release model”.

Get Your Middle Fingers Out

We currently have no plans to support Xwayland.


Checking on Ubuntu MATE 17.10

Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Alpha 2

Everything you’re about to read has been funded the Ubuntu MATE crowd funding, you’re all making a significant difference to the development momentum of Ubuntu MATE. Consequently everything that follows will be available in Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Alpha 2 which is due for release on July 27th 2017!


Adapting GNOME 3 For Users with ADHD

Submitted by /u/MetaNova on the Unplugged Subreddit.

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