298: Blame Joe
23 April 2019
This week we discover the good word of Xfce and admit Joe was right all along. And share our tips for making Xfce more modern.
- Pepsi drops plans to use orbital billboard — “This was a one-time event; we have no further plans to test or commercially use this technology at this time.”
- Ataris VCS Delayed, But Does Anyone Even Care? — There’s no prototype (yet). There’s no Ubuntu-based OS (yet). There’s not even a convincing demo of any of the games which will run on it (yet).
- Announcing my Contract with Purism for an Adaptive Fractal UI — Overall, I’m very excited that Purism accepted my proposal and that I get to work on this. I have been looking forward to the day where I can run Fractal on my phone, and I’m glad to be bringing that closer.
- Scientific Linux Discontinued — Fermilab will continue to support Scientific Linux 6 and 7 through the remainder of their respective lifecycles. Thank you to all who have contributed to Scientific Linux and who continue to do so.
- Debian Project Leader Elections 2019
- DPL Platform for Sam Hartman — One of my key roles as DPL will be to make sure Debian is a community where we can be heard, and where we have the opportunity to reach understanding regardless of whether our ideas are chosen. I will do this by personally participating in such mediation and recruiting others to these mediation efforts. Eventually, I hope many of us will get better at seeking to understand and avoiding escalating discussions on our own.
- Red Hat Summit 2019
- DockerCon San Francisco 2019
- Linux Academy Sale!
- Manjaro XFCE Stable Edition — This edition is supported by the Manjaro team and comes with XFCE, a lightweight and reliable desktop with high configurability.
- Xubuntu — Xubuntu is a community developed operating system that combines elegance and ease of use.
- I Can’t Believe I’m Writing This Linux Article About Loving The Xfce Desktop Environment — At this point, my Xfce desktop looks just as good or better than the Gnome DE I’m accustomed to.
- Ulauncher - The Linux Desktop Application Launcher — It has a minimal design, searches fast and uses less system resources, which makes it one of the best desktop launcher for Linux.
- OpenAudible — An open-source cross-platform audible audiobook manager. Download, view, convert to MP3, and manage all your audible.com content with our easy-to-use desktop application.
- Subspace: A simple WireGuard VPN server GUI
- Subspace by Portal Cloud — Subspace is an open source WireGuard® VPN server that supports connecting all of your devices to help secure your internet access.
- Dunst: Lightweight and customizable notification daemon
- ARandR: Another XRandR GUI — ARandR is designed to provide a simple visual front end for XRandR. Relative monitor positions are shown graphically and can be changed in a drag-and-drop way.
- Wavebox — The best of the web, in one focused place.
- nativefier — Make any web page a desktop application
- pop-os/icon-theme — System76 Pop icon theme for Linux