Rockin 2015 LinuxFest NW | LAS 362

Rockin 2015 LinuxFest NW | LAS 362

Live from the floor of LinuxFest Northwest​ 2015, we chat with Microsoft about their embrace of Linux and open source inside and outside, enjoy some familiar friends & take the pulse of the community.

Plus an overview of the new Debian and Ubuntu releases!

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Mark Hill VP Of Open Source Sales and Marketing at Microsoft

Join the Microsoft Openness team to celebrate Debian 8 at LinuxFest Northwest

In the sugar-fueled session, Welcome Debian 8: Aptly Cloud Aptitude, Jose Miguel will discuss what’s new with Debian 8 and how the Microsoft Azure cloud can help bring Debian projects to hyperscale.


— PICKS —

Runs Linux

The Linux Action Show Live Video Production, Runs Linux

Open Broadcaster Software is free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. Supported features include:

  • Encoding using H264 (x264) and AAC.
  • Support for Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV) and NVENC.
  • Unlimited number of scenes and sources.
  • Live RTMP streaming to Twitch, YouTube, DailyMotion, Hitbox and more.
  • File output to MP4 or FLV.
  • GPU-based game capture for high performance game streaming.
  • DirectShow capture device support (webcams, capture cards, etc).
  • Windows 8 high speed monitor capture support.
  • Bilinear or lanczos3 resampling.

Desktop App Pick

Irssi – The client of the future

Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems. It also
supports SILC and ICB protocols via plugins.

Weekly Spotlight

OpenRA – Release 20150424

New Spring 2015 release of OpenRA, the Open Source classic Command & Conquer game engine

OpenRA is a Libre/Free Real Time Strategy project that recreates the classic Command & Conquer titles.

We include recreations of C&C (Tiberian Dawn), C&C: Red Alert, and Dune 2000. These are not intended to be perfect copies, but instead combine the classic gameplay of the originals with modern improvements such as unit veterancy and the fog of war.

OpenRA’s primary focus is cross-platform multiplayer between Windows, OS X, and Linux; however, we include a number of single-player missions, and also support skirmish games against AI bots.

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Our Past Picks

These are the weekly picks provided by the Jupiter Broadcasting podcast, the Linux Action Show.

This site includes a separate picks lists for the “Runs Linux”, Desktop Apps, Spotlight Picks, Android Picks, and Distro Picks.


— NEWS —

Debian 8.0 Jessie Released – Phoronix

As expected, Debian 8.0 “Jessie” was officially released today after being in development for two years.
Over at Debian.org you can read the official release announcement for Jessie. Among the changes in Debian 8.0 are improved UEFI support, defaulting to systemd as the init system, and a whole ton of package updates.

Ubuntu 15.04 Flavors Now Available for Download

Arriving with the final stable release of Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet are downloads for a colorful array of official community flavors.

And this year there’s an extra spin in motion.

Ubuntu MATE (pronounced Maah-tay) wasformally welcomed into the official Ubuntu flavors club earlier this year.

Ubuntu MATE ships with a fork of the older GNOME 2 desktop called MATE and is well suited to both lower-end hardware.

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 was released today, this being the first version as an official member of the Ubuntu family. Compared to the previous releases, when the distro was an unofficial flavor, there are numerous changes, including new default applications, a built-in panel layout switcher, new default theme and much more.


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