If you haven't seen the pilot episode of USA's new series, "MR. ROBOT"... you can see the whole thing on YouTube... until they decide to take it down. Anyway, there was an exchange about GNOME vs. KDE and Linux is even mentioned. Here's the 1 minute clip. Enjoy!
I guess they haven't seen Plasma 5 yet. It's da'bomb!
Here is a preview video of the upcoming Fedora 22 release (running in a KVM VM). This is my personal remix (with non-Fedora provided rpmfusion-free packages, google-chrome-stable, and flash-plugin added) and I haven't bothered with the branding nor customization at all... and I don't really publicly distribute it.. but I'd be happy to share my kickstart file if anyone wants it.
In the video I show the install process, and then show all of the desktop environments that are pre-installed which include... GNOME 3.16.1, Plasma 5.3.0, LXQT 0.10, MATE 1.10, XFCE 4.12.1, and Cinnamon 2.4.8. Enjoy!
Please Note: The official Fedora live media always automatically logs the liveuser in... but on my personal remix I haven't bothered to set that up so I have to put in "liveuser". Again, the Fedora media is NOT like that.
Author George Dyson contrasted the Hollywood movie "The Imitation Game" with reality.
Emily Dunham, OSU Open Source Lab's Student Systems Engineer, provided an introduciton to Git and GitHub.
Michael "Monty" Widenius, CTO of the MariaDB Foundation, discussed new features in MariaDB 10.1.
Alex Juarez, Rackspace's Principal Engineer Linux Support, discussed troubleshooting beyond ps and top.
Seth Schoen, Senior Staff Technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco, discussed the upcoming Let's Encrypt project... fast and free SSL/TLS certificates for your servers.
There are a few bad spots in the video that I attribute to an SDcard going bad... and yeah, there is some hiss in the audio (internal mic rather than a wireless one)... but overall, very watchable. Enjoy!
Quite a bit was written about this talk when it was first given (Feb 1st, 2015) but the FOSDEM folks just released the video today as a non-streamable MP4 file. They say a webm file will come later. I downloaded it and uploaded it to YouTube but they still haven't converted it to webm yet either. Update: They have webm'ed them now.
Anyway, here's a lower quality (not much to see) webm for you.
Just in case you haven't seen it yet:
They recommend a power supply that can deliver 2 amps.
Update: I ordered one a couple days after the release from Newark. I just got an email the other day (Feb. 19th) saying that it has shipped. I ordered a case later but I think it is coming from the UK and will take a bit longer. I also found a way to get Fedora 21 running on it.
Update 2: See also this.