Getting Inside the Oryx Pro | LAS 416

Getting Inside the Oryx Pro | LAS 416

The Oryx Pro from System76 claims to be a desktop replacement, with a lot of expandability & a ton of compute power. But do the specs & features match the price? We review one of the most potentially promising laptops built for Linux yet.

If you could only buy one machine, should this be it? Tune in to find out!

Plus is Linux Mint rushing into a collapse? We get really excited about the Pyra and you might too, big updates on the Linux desktop & more!

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Starbucks Coffee Runs LINUX!

Nick B. – ” Ok, so longtime follower of the show. Found out today that when booting our 1 cup in-office Starbucks coffee maker, the boot screen looked familiar in that it is running Slax Linux. Found this amusing, however unsettling since the OS boots fine, but there is a control board issue that halts the coffee making process. Maybe more QA on the Printed Circuit Board QA process! Thanks guys, and love the show.”

Desktop App Pick
Fade In
  • Extensive formatting capabilities
  • Autocomplete typing
  • Organization and navigation
  • No distractions
  • Support for multiple file formats
  • Powerful writing (and rewriting) tools
  • Revisions
  • Breakdowns and reports
Ghetto-skype: Web Skype + Tray Icon + Notifications

Are you tired of a buggy 32 bit official Skype client? Then Ghetto Skype is for you!

Open Source Photography Course

Sent in by: Martin de B

The Open Source Photography Course is a collection of video tutorials that teach you a RAW photography workflow using only free, open source software. The software taught runs on GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and PC-BSD

The course is suitable for beginners, as well as experience photographers. The lessons range from basic file management to advanced editing using layers and masks. A full list of the topics covered can be found here.

— NEWS —

Pyra accepting PreOrders

  • Pyra is the vastly improved successor of the OpenPandora.
  • TI Cortex A15 1.5 Ghz
  • 2GB RAM
  • 720P Display
  • The CPU and display PCB is socketed!
    This means: No need to buy a new device each few years – you can simply update it with a new CPU board when it’s available. This is a lot cheaper and also takes care of the environment!

Red Hat Doates Servers to GNOME

Each donated server has 128GB of RAM, 48 cores and comes with an Enterprise SSD made for high throughput. This will greatly improve the running of services like and

Major Security Flaws Found in ImageMagick

There are multiple vulnerabilities in ImageMagick, a package commonly used by web services to process images. One of the vulnerabilities can lead to remote code execution (RCE) if you process user submitted images. The exploit for this vulnerability is being used in the wild.

If you use ImageMagick or an affected library, we recommend you mitigate the known vulnerabilities by doing at least one of these two things (but preferably both!):

  • Verify that all image files begin with the expected “magic bytes” corresponding to the image file types you support before sending them to ImageMagick for processing. (see FAQ for more info)

  • Use a policy file to disable the vulnerable ImageMagick coders. The global policy for ImageMagick is usually found in “/etc/ImageMagick”. The below policy.xml example will disable the coders EPHEMERAL, URL, MVG, and MSL.

FBI Harassing Core Tor Developer, Demanding She Meet With Them, But Refusing To Explain Why

Isis Agora Lovecruft is a lead software developer for Tor and has worked on Tor for many years, as well as on a variety of other security and encryption products, including Open Whisper Systems and the LEAP Encryption Access Project. And, apparently, the FBI would really like to talk to her, but won’t tell her (or her lawyer) exactly why

Unity 8 and Snaps Are the Future of the Ubuntu Desktop, After Ubuntu 16.10

Today, May 5, 2016, is the last day of the Ubuntu Online Summit 2016, and we’ve just attended a very exciting session where the Ubuntu developers have discussed the future of the Ubuntu Desktop after Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak).

Ubuntu MATE 16.10 will be GTK3 only | Ubuntu MATE on Patreon

MATE Based on GTK3

As the most committed supporters of Ubuntu MATE it is important that you get insight to this significant change before anyone else. Ubuntu MATE 16.10 will be a GTK3 build only. This is both good and bad news.

Cinnamon 3.0 released!

Here’s a quick overview of some of the changes in this new version:

  • Window management improvements on tiling, mapping and unmapping windows, compositor’s window groups and tracking of full screen windows
  • Improved out of the box touchpad support (edge-scrolling and two-finger-scrolling can now be configured independently and are both enabled by default)
  • New accessibility and sound settings (both rewritten as native cinnamon-settings modules)
  • Battery powered devices can be renamed
  • Different favorite applications can now be set for plain-text, documents and source code files
  • Panel launchers now include application actions
  • Animation effects are now enabled by default on dialogs and menus
  • Favorites and system options can now be disabled in the menu applet
  • The photo-frame desklet now also scans subdirectories
  • Improved support for GTK 3.20, Spotify 0.27, Viber

Reaper Audio Software Is Coming To Linux

If Audacity and Ardour aren’t cutting it for your audio editing needs on Linux, there’s another Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) option coming to Linux: Reaper.

Reaper is a high-end audio production software suite developed by Cockos Software. Reaper has been supported under Windows and OS X for this software that’s been around since 2005. With the current development version, native Linux support is coming.

The Reaper 5.20 Beta 10 release brings a native Linux build for the first time. There’s an x86_64 binary along with an ARMv6t2 build for use on the newer Raspberry Pi devices.

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