This weeks topics include:
0:42 Apple kills independent repair of MacBooks. Also reports of Apple Store price gouging.
8:54 Microsoft joins the OIN and open sources 60,000 patents.
17:58 GNOME to no longer use application menus starting in GNOME 3.32.
22:57 New website claims Flatpak is a "security nightmare."
31:21 Here are ten educational applications for children available on Linux.
35:08 I read viewer question. Also discuss the possibility of no episode next week.
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Well, I suppose the Gnome 3 team only knows what's better for us than the rest of us or any other desktop environment project out there... the problem is that the GTK 3 toolkit is so associated with the Gnome project these days is that even non-Gnome GTK-built applications get affected by these (apparently unilateral) Gnome decisions. And I can think of PLENTY of use cases where this change makes no sense.
I read a comment somewhere that I think summarizes Microsoft's actions well... this is akin to a country revealing their nuclear weapon arsenal as a show of strength; the big stick Microsoft has never full revealed (and had been used to threaten companies extensively over the years). The fact that OIN membership can be revoked at any time and plus the fact that we've been only given vague answers as to patents that AREN'T covered, makes me think this is nothing more than a tactile decision, and certainly not some act of virtue.
No way Microsoft gives up billions of dollars. The only thing they would do is a trade-off, so the benefit for them would be greater. I admit, I don't see what Microsoft has to gain. Big corporations often have patent-sharing agreements that come about as the result of patent suits. So GM-Ford have rights to each others patents. Intel-AMD have rights to each others patents (after years of Intel suing AMD and only later nearly losing a big one.) What happens is that the lawyers realize the only working strategy to protect yourself against a richer company constantly bleeding you by suing is to sue the Jesus back out of them. But generally that still keeps other competitors out in the cold.
Maybe Microsoft has some strategy to overtake ARM+Android (or something else not Windows) in devices (phones, TV's) that now dominate in numbers over desktops/laptops, and is only getting worse (for Microsoft) as ARM designs get more capable. ARM (which does no manufacturing) is not an open-source company, but quantity licenses are cheap. Every one of these ARM SOCs has an impediment to linux (and Windows) insofar as they use drivers only available as so-called blobs, so they can only work with one linux kernel, if any, and also can't be fixed for bugs and security risks, or improved. There are some open-source projects to create drivers, however, although they have been very, very slow, and they don't cover many SOC's thoroughly.
I disagree with blaming the people who pack formats like Flatpak, the developer of those formats could have locked it down, couldn't they? If you allow people to screw up then some people will screw up. Not that I am worried about security holes due to that, I just find it a bit too easy to not take responsibility because the packagers can lock it down themselves.
I still don't trust Microsoft! If they keep it up for 10-20 years then I will consider believing that they don't have bad intentions (embrace, extend, extinguish). I like Jason Evangelho, even though he works for Forbes. Of course MS needs to work with Linux given the cloud so it makes sense that they try to be friends with the Linux community. Once MS opensources all their APIs (DX9, DX11, DX12, Havoc...) and Office related stuff like fonts and allows the Linux community to port it to Linux then I might start to trust Microsoft. Putting it simple, I want MS to tell the users: "you use whatever operating system which you like, we won't lock any third party software to our OS, we want you to use Windows, MS Office and other software because we make it better than the competing software. not because you are forced to use it". We all know that MS will never do that.
Distrotube, do you follow Louis Rossmann his channel? I recommend it if you want to know how bad Apple is. I have been following him for years (like many of your viewers which I learned from the chat), he is a good guy (even though he is a libertarian ;)). He is good at what he does.
Maybe a topic for a next time, the price increase of Intel CPUs due to a shortage of supply. In the USA it is not that bad yet (though a big increase!), in Europe the prices have increased with 50-100%.
"Intelligent Cloud: Up 23 percent to $9.6 billion. Server products and cloud services revenue grew 26 percent, while Enterprise Services revenue increased 8 percent. The big number as always was Azure revenue, which took off by 89 percent."
DT - why do you keep repeating the same incorrect "fact" in your vids that Microsoft is looking to get into the cloud business! They already are, dammit! In a big way, 2nd only to Amazon, at worst - namely Microsoft Azure.
You did so in this vid just after the 10 min 30 sec mark. I'm not a fan of theirs at all, but you need to stop saying the same wrong thing over & over. I'll post a link with quote in my follow up post to this.
I was wondering now that Microsoft released all those patents do you think they could potentially Open Source or do some kind of release of Direct3D for Linux so the kernel can get official DX support not just use OpenGL or Vulkan
This is way you never trust proprietary software like Microsoft and wall-off garden like Apple company has a very bad habit for their customers. And what do you know? It looks like we need Free/Libre Hardware or open source hardware to respect our freedom and it's happening and god knows what will happen like this in the future. Looks technology makes it possible even if it was an illusion that was made from magic. Luckily System76 and Purism are working on that.
How long until the first Microsoft Linux Distro?
Anyway, I still would like to see a Linux port of MS-Office (doesn't need to be open source, just run natively).
Every time I try to use Gnome I end up running back to Cinnamon really fast
So, Microsoft releasing all of these patents is a good deal. Buuuuuuut, with Microsoft, there's an endgame for them. Something Biiiiiigggggg is on the horizon for them. You just wait. I'm calling it now.
Not even authorized service providers are allowed to do repairs. For example if you break the mb on your Mac book when you take it to a authorized service provider they ship it to Apple where it is replaced NOT repaired. This is why it can take weeks for a simple mb repair.
1) What frustrates me most is that even with Apple's recent antics I don't see many customers leaving Apple over this, hopefully I'm wrong though. It's a shame that many people don't look at alternatives (ie. virtual machines, Hackintosh, portable OS's, etc.) that won't hurt your wallet.
2) While good, it doesn't come close to outweighing Microsoft's awful actions, especially what they've done with Windows 10.
+bigpodgure True, and I do understand that mentality. However, I can't say I feel pity for those folks when they're outraged at the lack of privacy, but don't do anything about it besides complain for Microsoft to change it.
about 2 correct but tell that to the normie they look for something that works and well windows is tried and true, also many normie people think linux is hard since most linux influencers like to point out how linux is in servers space station and crap and yes that is fine but to normie that is scary. thats why even tho MS done bad with windows i still recomend it because it works.
i used 'pixel saver' and 'global menu' extensions in ubuntu budgie to achieve that. that was before i went to kubuntu, where i use a modified unity-like theme with 'active window control' and 'global menu' panel add-ons.
TIME FOR BIGPODGURC COMMENTARY OF DTs COMMENTING:
SO HERE WE GO:
ok here i gotta say i hate apple(apple had a lot of problems well i aways hated their phones since they are piece of crap for 1000€ and well they make a mistake and blame that customer uses feature(mistake) wrong) but truth be told most people (and i in some cases) dont care if company respects them companys are there to make profit people care if the product works and if they are willing to pay the amount of money company says their product is worth. tthats the way most consumers think
PS. DT when its slow at work(and you are at home) make video before and upload it to youtube and use the schechuling to make them available on specific time. that way you can make all UBUNTU videos and just schechul them one day each thats how big youtubers do
and the final topic is where i stop today since i dont have comment on them.
BUT HERE IS MY FINAL COMMENT: i guess i should make my own videos like commenting on taking into account, just got the idea for "amaizing show" taking out of context where i take taking into account out of context LOLOLOL Thanks for reading my stupid commenting and i am realy sorry to DT for this commenting you can yell on me on sunday if there will be steam LOLOLOLOLOL
Now thats a good way to enter the market, controversial story, like all software repositories oe just software delivery in general is security nightmare in most cases. and sandboxing is well hard to do if you want to manage files outside of its own sandbox, well all those Apps are all managing files aoutside its own box barriers, if developer doest put new pack onto flatpak repositorys, it cant have update.and sandboxing isnt foolproff anyway. AS DT SAID awareness should be raised and flatkill does it controversial or not
Microsoft has others revenue streams like Office365, M365 and Azure. plus we should all be aware that when leadership changes many things in company change it apears satya nadel is either more open to opensource or he listenes to employes a lot where we know they have quite few big opensource fans among them, microsoft will still make a crap ton of money android mostly from Office365, and on FSF part i just wish linux community would start going away from Anything related to FSF and GNU because of many issues that are with both groups.
Awesome, vodchev! :) Glad you fixed it. I went back to GNOME 3. It had a few features that KDE didn't (like moving windows between monitors while in Activities Overview. (Expo in KDE). GNOME and KDE are both good, but GNOME has two features KDE lacks (1. Moving windows between monitors while in Activities Overview 2. Emoji Selector extension that correctly copies emotes to the clipboard.
Just in the process of getting my iMac fixed in the UK. I'm 99.9% Linux but I'd love just to be 100%, but I've some FCPX files and may be forced to use Adobe products someday so I like to keep a MacOS partition handy. Such locking down must on a global level be made illegal. Repairing, tinkering and recycling must be built in by design. System76 with it's upcoming open sourced machine, they must be leaping with joy, Apple is handing them a golden egg.
+DistroTube The right to repair idea is also grabbing the EUs attention too https://www.economist.com/business/2017/09/30/a-right-to-repair-movement-tools-up I'm hoping the UK follows suit post Brexit... (sigh)...don't get me started! 🤔🤪🙄😉
Also in the EU products must be from the design onwards be made recyclable, to assist with the WEEE directive ( https://www.electronicsweekly.com/blogs/directive-decoder/weee-directive/impact-on-design-weee-directiv-2007-07/ ).
There are "right to repair" movements that aim to get laws passed outlawing this kind of lockout from third party repairs...not just with computers, but it also common in electronics and with automobiles.
*A couple of months from now*
Taking Into Account, Ep. 24:
Apple decides to remove screens from MacBooks so that users can buy mini portable monitors instead.
GNOME plans on removing the desktop because who needs a desktop environment?
Microsoft now owns Linux.
:D I'm just joking everyone, don't take any of this seriously.
Do you realize the irony in what you say? Gnome without a desktop, Gnome being the heaviest desktop on Linux, window managers being the lightest, not having a desktop pretty much being the core aspect of a window manager...
*A couple years from now*
Taking into account, Ep. 829:
Apple decides to remove computers from MacBooks. Starting at $9,999 with no terabytes, InfiniteBattery™ and fully touchable design.
GNOME now owns Microsoft and filed a patent for "Desktop-on-a-sticker" on the new MacBooks Pro ($999 for the monochrome print with 2 icons).
RISC-V and Linux had a baby: it solves all of the above.
I love this edgy look! I was so excited that her hair, even as short as it is now, was still able to be put into the fun and trendy dutch pigtail braids! Instead of braiding to the ends, I ended them in close together pigtails at the nape of her neck. After I finished braiding, I tugged on the outsides of the braid gently to loosen them and make them a little messy and fun! Since she doesn’t have enough hair to tie around the elastics, I made sure to use elastics that matched her hair so they blend in as much as possible. You could also cover them with clips or bows! A view from the back of her Dutch pigtail braids! A great braid for short hair is a micro accent braid! My biggest tip for braiding short hair would be to add in small slices of hair rather than big ones. I did a small (micro) braid along a slightly curved deep part for anther cute and edgy look! You could also do another one next to it if you wanted a little more to the look, but I really liked how simple this one was. You can see how the part curves a little better from this view of the back. I ended the braid close to the head with an elastic that matched her hair. For our fourth style, we did a 3/4 french braid! Super simple but also super cute! You could do any type braid! It would also look cute using a Dutch braid or a fishtail braid! I loved the side view of this braid! I will for sure be doing this one next time she goes to gymnastics or swimming, whichever comes first! Our last braid is two four dutch lace braids into two loops in the back. Start off by parting the hair down the middle. On each side of the part, do a dutch lace braid, adding hair in from only the section closest to the part as you braid. Tie the braids together in the back with a small elastic and before you pull the hair all the way through to make a ponytail, leave it in a cute little loop! If the hair is a little bit longer, you could do a tiny bun. Repeat this directly under the braid you just did so you have two rows and two loops.
We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
Thanks for reading! See you again this time next month!
love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.