DualSense on Linux, GNOME 40 changes things, and 2 projects to replace CentOS!

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This time, we have changes in how GNOME Shell will look in the next release, the PS5 controller being officially supported on Linux, and a nifty little handheld for retro gaming that runs Ubuntu

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00:00 Intro
01:24 Linux News
04:52 Open Source News
07:04 Apps News
08:24 Privacy News
10:01 Gaming News

There was an interesting article about GNOME and its health in terms of contributors.

On the Graying of GNOME

For those who have been more than troubled by the announcement that CentOS will become sort of a rolling release, there is a new project that aims to bring the same experience that CentOS used to, and it’s called Rocky Linux.
https://rockylinux.org/
https://www.projectlenix.org/

An official blog post talked about the future of GNOME SHell, and there are some interesting designs here. It lays out plans for the next GNOME 40 release, and showcases a reimagined Activites Overview.

GNOME Shell UX plans for GNOME 40

XFCE 4.16 was released, and it brings a big number of changes, starting with the icons.
https://xfce.org/about/news

/e/ is now available on more phones, including the Gigaset G290, which is a recent device that goes for 260€.

/e/-GS290

AWS, the Cloud services part of Amazon, will join the Blender Development Fund and support the fantastic open source 3D tool. AWS will fund Blender for the next 3 years.

AWS joins the Blender Development Fund

Sony has sent a new official driver for the PS5’s controller, the DualSense, to be included in the Linux kernel. This means that this new controller, that has been praised by most reviewers as the best iteration on a playstation controller to date, will have its bluetooth and USB modes supported on Linux, but also the LED’s, the touchpad, the motion sensors, and the rumble features.
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/12/sony-to-officially-support-the-ps5-dualsense-on-linux-with-a-new-driver

Kdenlive 20.12 was released, and it’s a big update to the open source video editing software. The update features the ability to implement same track transitions, always nice to keep your timeline tidy, an integrated subtitling tool which seems super easy to work with by editing subtitles directly on the timeline, the effects have been re-categorized to be more legible, and Kdenlive should now also perform better.

Kdenlive 20.12 is out!

Darktable 3.4 was also released. For those who don’t know about it, it’s an open source photography workflow application, and a RAW developer. This new release brings a more stable tethering view with histogram support, and modules can now be grouped and have presets to make it easier to get started.
https://www.darktable.org/2020/12/darktable-340-released/

The EU is moving forward with new legislation aiming to curb the power of big tech companies.

Europe lays out new rules that could force the breakup of big tech

We already knew this, but now the proof is pretty visible: Facebook does collect a ton of data. Apple rolled out privacy labels in its App Store on iOS. This feature shows users what data an application can collect to track you, and what is linked to your identity, and the list, for the Facebook app, is very, very long, including health and fitness data, your purchases history, financial info, location, search and browsing history, usage data, diagnostics, and more.
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/facebook/id284882215

Collabora announced their wayland driver for wine.
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/12/collabora-announce-their-wayland-driver-for-wine

Valve tweaked Proton Experimental to make Red Dead Online Work on Linux. Valve seems to be using Proton Experimental to add “day one”, or at least very quick support for newer games, even though it’s not fully stable yet.
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2020/12/valve-tweaks-proton-experimental-further-to-get-red-dead-online-running-on-linux

An Ubuntu powered, Nintendo Switch device has appeared: the Odroid Go Super is a 5 inch handheld PC running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and the Emulation Station graphical interface, so the device supports a large range of older games.

This $80 Games Console Looks Like a Switch, But Runs Ubuntu


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Devin BARTON

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I am an avid Linux lover and open source enthusiast. I use Ubuntu and believe in sharing knowledge. Apart from Linux, I love classic detective mysteries.

31 thoughts on “DualSense on Linux, GNOME 40 changes things, and 2 projects to replace CentOS!

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    January 5, 2021 at 12:10 pm
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    Thank you for the video! I've been meaning to ask, since you are using a Huawei Mate Book Laptop with Elementary OS, Have you ever done banking in this laptop ( view bank statements, pay bills and stuff like that). Do you have any tips for Linux users who do their banking on laptops made by Huawei or other companies? Thank you for your time!

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    January 5, 2021 at 12:10 pm
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    I genuinely thought that ODroid Go in the thumbnail looks like someone hacked a Switch to run Linux

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    January 5, 2021 at 12:10 pm
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    Hello, Nick;
    Thank you for all you do.
    I run MX linux so I'm using XFCE & I'd like to know more.
    I'd appreciate a video as I've starting viewing your Linux news.
    Have a GREAT day, Neighbor!

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    January 5, 2021 at 12:10 pm
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    Gnome 40 looks amazing. I can’t wait til it hits alpha so I can text it in gnome OS. I wonder if I can get a faster workflow than I have right now in material shell.

    I hope the devs don’t fall for the negative selection bias that they are getting (Basically, only people who hate the changes cafe enough to comment on them at all) because the mock-up looks really modern and I might actually use workspaces in this setup.

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    January 5, 2021 at 12:10 pm
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    You were doing so well… Symmetrical joysticks are one of the crowning achievement (along with superb ergonomics for my physique) of the playstation controllers. Literally the main reason I don't purchase any other brands is the joystick / d-pad layout.

    Although I personally most likely absolutely hate whatever controller you use, I also realize that everyone is different and has different needs.

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    January 5, 2021 at 12:10 pm
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    Gnom'e 40 will be an another macos clone. i3 forever on my pc.

    and XFCE 4.16 is just gnom'e 3 with diffrent look. TIP: don't install XFCE newer than 4.12.

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    January 5, 2021 at 12:10 pm
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    Hey Nick, thanks for doing one of the best channels covering Linux and Open Source related news. Keep up the good work! Every two weeks I am awaiting new content from you and I will be very pleased to see more XFCE coverage as Xubuntu and Mint XFCE are my personal distros of choice. Greetings from Bratislava, Slovakia. All the best to you and The Linux Experiment in 2021. Have another great year and double or triple the subscribers. Stay safe, and I'll see you in the next one! ; D

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    January 5, 2021 at 12:10 pm
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    I use the xfce desktop environment with Fedora. I don't use it for any particular reason, it was just recommended to me and I've thus far become accustomed to it. I haven't been using Linux regularly very long, just on my laptop as I do my non-gaming things on the go and I've come to really enjoy the experience.

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    January 5, 2021 at 12:10 pm
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    Definitely would be interested to see more XFCE on your channel. Do check out the stuff AverageLinuxUser does with making it look really nice. Always look forward to seeing your videos!

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    January 5, 2021 at 12:10 pm
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    Guys please recommend to me a linux distro for daily use and i can run it on very old laptop , thanks ❤️

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    January 5, 2021 at 12:10 pm
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    i wish "e degoogle OS" can support iPhone, cause I hate my phone being slowed down by APPLE

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    January 5, 2021 at 12:10 pm
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    Wait! No wireless audio drivers for the Play Station controllers? That's the whole reason I got a PS4 controller. To be able to chat with my brother when playing on the computer. I can do it if I use a wire but mine isn't long enough.

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    January 5, 2021 at 12:10 pm
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    The new Gnome 40 app overview thingy looks cool but i do like the gnome 3 one more
    Maybe my mind will change if i use it.

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