April 23rd, 2019
1 hr 5 mins 35 secs
About this Episode
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.
Plus a new Debian leader, the end of Scientific Linux, and behind the scenes of Librem 5 apps.Support LINUX Unplugged
- 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