It’s different, but is it good?

openindiana hipster screenshot
openindiana hipster screenshot

The OpenIndiana “Hipster” distribution has been updated to version 2020.10 with lots of improvements, and, according to the release notes, a couple of important bugfixes.

OpenIndiana 2020.10 Release Notes

The following updates made it into the refreshed ISO release from November 1st, 2020. …

“Freedom, Friends, Features, and First” — A recipe for excellence

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Fedora 33 Workstation Edition — “Take the tour to discover essential features.”

Following the tight release schedule of two releases per year, the Fedora project updated all their distributions to version 33 on October 27th, 2020. As expected, it runs well and comes with all the good stuff from “Rawhide” — and more!

Fedora 33 Workstation Release Features

Fedora 33 received several useful updates, bugfixes, and new features. Let’s go through some of the most interesting news about F33 “Workstation”.

While not relevant for the workstation variant the Fedora Cloud Base Image and Fedora CoreOS will be available in Amazon’s AWS Marketplace. …

A new format for our Linux Gossip publication

After trying out the functionality a couple of days ago, we’re happy to share the following distribution updates and package upgrades with you in this first issue of our experimental Linux Gossip newsletter.

Linux Updates

Week 43 (October 18–25)

OpenBSD 6.8

The OpenBSD community celebrated the 25th anniversary of the project launch in October 1995 as a fork from NetBSD by Theo de Raadt. OpenBSD 6.8 is the 49th release, including Mesa 20.1.7 and various improvements around hardware support. …

Ubuntu 20.10 with GNOME 3.38 & Raspberry Pi 4 support

ubuntu 20.10 groovy gorilla desktop screenshot
ubuntu 20.10 groovy gorilla desktop screenshot
Groovy Gorilla — Ubuntu 20.10 desktop wallpaper

Six months after the successful release of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS another animal-themed alliteration steers the way of the current iteration of this hugely popular operating system: Groovy Gorilla is the codename of Ubuntu 20.10, released October 22nd, 2020.

Dear Linux Gossip reader,

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Photo by Michael Dziedzic on Unsplash

So, the plan is this:

  • Deliver a spam-free newsletter once per week
  • The newsletter provides updates concerning the Linux/Open Source ecosystem that don’t warrant a full article
  • You get value out of it

Right now, we’re deciding on the day of delivery. It’s probably going to be over the weekend.

A few things about the latest “Etiona” release

trisquel 9.0 mate desktop screenshot
trisquel 9.0 mate desktop screenshot
Trisquel 9.0 screenshot — MATE Desktop with a soothing sea wallpaper

If you have a keen eye for desktop environments you’ll see that the Trisquel 9.0 experience is powered by MATE, the lightweight GNOME 2.x fork.

Trisquel GNU/Linux is a 100% free operating system. It comes with a complete selection of programs that can be easily extended using a graphical installer. …

The 25th anniversary might just be the beginning

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OpenBSD 6.8 poster artwork by Siah Files

For 25 years the OpenBSD developers have been delivering a safe operating system for people who like to tinker and tweak. Forked from NetBSD in October 1995, the team has produced a new release once every six or so months. Today, on the day of the 49th release of OpenBSD 6.8, there are several reasons to celebrate the project and the volunteer developers that keep OpenBSD going.

You don’t have to think outside the box. It helps, though.

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Photo by Merakist on Unsplash

With technological barriers being lowered by the day, most freelancers and specialized agencies have to re-think their web-based businesses, especially the way they communicate with clients.

Laila meowed “carpe diem” into my ear but I didn’t listen

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Photo by Stephan Henning on Unsplash (not my cat but it’s close enough)

I love cats 😻

Seize The Day

Cats seem to be masters of procrastination because they sit and lie around all day. But that’s a pretty flawed point of view. …

The Debian-based distribution with mouthwatering aesthetics

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Well, it has been quite some time since we looked at a Linux distribution here in our tiny space. Today, deepin 20 was released and I took it for a spin in a virtual machine.


Frederik Kreijmborg

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