A new version of Solus is out and Ikey joins us to chat about whats new, building in Snap support & a peek at the future. Wimpy sets us on the straight and narrow about confinement & we have some follow up thoughts on Slackware.

Plus some great desktop app picks, community news, Gnome’s birthday & more!

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Follow Up / Catch Up

Happy 20th Birthday, GNOME!

the GNOME Project proudly celebrates its 20th Birthday. Founded by Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena Quintero on August 15, 1997, GNOME has since become a pillar of the Free Software community.

Solar Eclipse Oregon Meetup

Solar Eclipse Meetup Map


  • Monday, August 21, 2017
  • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


  • Pacific Wayside Crest
  • 43405 U.S. 101 S, Neskowin, OR

Linux Academy

KDE Connect/MConnect integration for Gnome Shell

This extension provides integration for KDE Connect/MConnect in Gnome Shell.

Alacritty: A cross-platform, GPU-accelerated terminal emulator

Alacritty Screenshot

A cross-platform, GPU-accelerated terminal emulator

Latte-Dock: Latte is a dock based on plasma frameworks that provides an elegant and intuitive experience for your tasks and plasmoids

Latte is a dock based on plasma frameworks that provides an elegant and intuitive experience for your tasks and plasmoids. It animates its contents by using parabolic zoom effect and trys to be there only when it is needed.


Solus 3 Released

Solus 3 Screenshots

On behalf of the Solus team and community, we’re extremely proud to announce the immediate availability of Solus 3. This is the third iteration of Solus since our move to become a rolling release operating system. Unlike the previous iterations, however, this is a release and not a snapshot. We’ve now moved away from the “regular snapshot” model to accommodate the best hybrid approach possible – feature rich releases with explicit goals and technology enabling, along with the benefits of a curated rolling release operating system.

Snaps in Solus

This release features out-of-the-box support for snaps, universal software packages for Linux. Support for snaps relieves pressure from software vendors to target a specific platform by sharing a unified target across all Linux distributions. For our users, they gain access to a wide variety of software that may not meet our package inclusion criteria, such as server software, as well as enabling an improved distribution method for Third Party software.

Support for Snaps was made possible due to fantastic cross-platform collaboration between Canonical’s Snapcraft and Ubuntu teams and Solus, which is the first non-Ubuntu distribution to feature full snap confinement leveraging AppArmor, offering feature parity with the reference Ubuntu implementation.


Slackware Follow up

Is it reasonable to expect the below Ubuntu version numbers?
2100 April release – 100.04 LTS
3000 April release – 1000.04 LTS

The world will have been obliterated by nuclear and biochemical warfare by
then so don’t worry.

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