318: Manjaro Levels Up
10 September 2019
It’s official, Manjaro is a legitimate business; so what happens next? We chat with Phil from the project about the huge news.
- Kate Planning — Whereas Kate already works well as a general purpose editor, the competition in the text editor space got more intense in the last years. For example Sublime, Atom and Visual Studio Code are things to keep an eye on feature & polishing wise.
- Free software advocate Richard Stallman spoke at Microsoft Research this week | ZDNet — Stallman gave a “mostly standard talk,” covering the importance of free software, GPL v3, GNU vs. Linux. He added that “he had a list of ‘small requests’: make Github push users to better software license hygiene, make hardware manufacturers to publish their hardware specs, make it easier to workaround Secure Boot.”
- Microsoft hosts first Windows Subsystem for Linux conference | ZDNet — Hayden Barnes, founder of Whitewater Foundry, a startup focusing on Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) announced WSLconf 1, the first community conference for WSL.
- Manjaro is taking the next step - Announcements - Manjaro Linux Forum — On July 8th, Philip and Bernhard met together with the CEO of Blue Systems to officially found this business entity. As a result, Bernhard and Philip will now be able to commit full-time to Manjaro, while Blue Systems will take a role as an advisor.
- Manjaro CommunityBridge
- Self-Hosted — Discover new software and hardware to get the best out of your network, control smart devices, and secure your data on cloud services. Self-Hosted is a chat show between Chris and Alex two long-time “self-hosters” who share their lessons and take you on the journey of their new ones.
- Linux Headlines — Linux and open source headlines every weekday, in under 3 minutes.
- Free Courses at Linux Academy — September 2019 — On September 17th Linux Torvald first released the Linux Operating System Kernel on September 17th, 1991 so we are celebrating by offering free training for you to increase your Linux Skills.
- Texas Cyber Summit — October 10th-12th 2019 in San Antonio Texas
- Texas Cyber Summit Telegram Group
- Unofficial Hacker Family Dinner & Unbirthday Party — Join Chris, Wes, Chz and Ell for a meet and greet with fellow Texas Cyber Summit attendees and a belated celebration of Ell and Allie’s Birthdays! There will be good food, good friends, and we hope some good conversation.
- LINUX Unplugged 296: Defining Desktop Linux — “[…] a desktop linux operating system where you are able to download the source code for the current version of the kernel, compile it, install it, reboot and boot off the kernel you just compiled and built. If you can’t do that, it is not desktop linux.” - Wimpy
- Linux for Chromebooks could get an installation menu for different distros – About Chromebooks — A Crostini user recently submitted a feature request to provide more options, such as Ubuntu, Fedora or theoretically, any Linux distro that Google could possibly offer.
- Google Launches Chrome OS, Says Windows is ‘Torturing Users’ | CIO — Google co-founder Sergey Brin said Windows and other traditional PC operating systems are “torturing users” at Google’s Chrome OS launch event Wednesday, where the company claimed 75% of business users can be converted from Windows to Chrome OS right away.
- Elgan: Why Chromebooks will fail | Computerworld
- In the Clouds: Inventing Chromebook — While working for Google back in 2006, I had the good fortune to create a new operating system.
- dnschneid/crouton: Chromium OS Universal Chroot Environment
- Chromebooks can now run Linux in a Chrome OS window – Gigaom — This is cool: Chromebook users can now run their favorite Linux distribution within a window right on their Chrome OS desktop. Google’s own happiness evangelist François Beaufort revealed with a Google+ post Tuesday that Chromebook oners who have set their device in developer mode can download special Crouton Chrome extension to run Linux without being forced to switch back and forth between the two operating systems.
- The Google Play store, coming to a Chromebook near you
- A new generation of Chromebooks, designed to work with millions of apps
- LINUX Unplugged Episode 248: Contain All The Things — Chrome OS is officially getting full-fledged Linux apps, and we ponder if this is truly a win for Linux.
- You can now run Linux apps on Chrome OS | TechCrunch — For the longest time, developers have taken Chrome OS machines and run tools like Crouton to turn them into Linux-based developer machines. That was a bit of a hassle, but it worked. But things are getting easier. Soon, if you want to run Linux apps on your Chrome OS machine, all you’ll have to do is switch a toggle in the Settings menu. That’s because Google is going to start shipping Chrome OS with a custom virtual machine that runs Debian Stretch, the current stable version of the operating system.
- Chrome OS Stable Channel Gets Linux Apps | Linux Journal
- Neverware — Whether you’re a business, a school, or a home user, CloudReady OS is the fast, easy way to convert your hardware to the security and manageability of Google’s Chrome ecosystem.
- chromefy — Transforming Chromium to Chrome
- Brunch with Brent: A Chat with Drew DeVore — Brent sits down with Drew DeVore, Jupiter Broadcasting’s latest addition to the Audio Editing Engineer team and cohost of Choose Linux. We chat shoes, his love for linux, adventures in audio, and why JB feels like home.