This Week in Linux 118: Lenovo's New Ubuntu Laptops, GNOME 40, Puppy Linux 9.5, Firefox 81, UBports



On this episode of This Week in Linux, we’ve got a great show for you even though I’m sick. As they say in show business, the show must go on or something like that. Lenovo Adds Ubuntu Laptops & PCs to their lineup. UBports released their latest update with 16.04 OTA-13. Puppy Linux has a brand new version out with Puppy Linux 9.5. Microsoft announce that after a long wait everyone can rejoice that they are finally bringing Microsoft Edge to Linux! Mozilla also announced a new version of Firefox with Firefox 81. EndeavourOS has a new release of this Arch Linux based distro with version 2020.09.20 and they also announced a new ARM Edition of the distro. GNOME has decided to change the version numbering for the project. We’ll talk about this and why it matters or why it doesn’t. There’s a new update to the very powerful ebook reader Calibre, with Calibre 5.0. We’ll check out the Screenshot Utility, Flameshot and their latest release of 0.8. Then we’ll round out the show with some potentially great news for the Lightworks Video Editor. All that and much more on Your Weekly Source for Linux GNews!

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00:00 = Coming up on TWinL 118
01:23 = Welcome to This Week in Linux
01:45 = Housekeeping: I’m Sick Live Streams of the show & my other podcasts
03:09 = Lenovo Adds Ubuntu Laptops & PCs
05:19 = UBports 16.04 OTA-13 Released
09:08 = Puppy Linux 9.5 Released
12:19 = Digital Ocean – VPS & Cloud Hosting ( https://do.co/dln )
13:46 = Microsoft Is Bringing Edge To Linux
15:32 = Firefox 81 Released
19:51 = EndeavourOS 2020.09.20 & New ARM Edition
24:14 = Bitwarden – Password Manager ( https://bitwarden.com/dln )
25:41 = GNOME Changes Version Numbering
34:29 = Calibre 5.0 Released
36:44 = Flameshot 0.8 Released (Screenshot Utility)
40:22 = Lightworks Video Editor Goes Independent
45:22 = Outro

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Other Videos:
6 Cool Things You Didn’t Know About Linux’s History: https://youtu.be/u9ZY41mNB9I
How To Use Firefox’s Best Feature, Multi-Account Containers: https://youtu.be/FfN5L5zAJUo
Linux Explained – How Some Distros Are Based On Other Distros: https://youtu.be/OWk3D6x64tk
7 Reasons Why Firefox Is My Favorite Web Browser: https://youtu.be/bGTBH9yr8uw

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Devin BARTON

Devin BARTON

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.

21 thoughts on “This Week in Linux 118: Lenovo's New Ubuntu Laptops, GNOME 40, Puppy Linux 9.5, Firefox 81, UBports

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    September 29, 2020 at 11:33 am
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    14:36: Why having edge on Linux:
    1. Excuse so I don't need to swap (or VM) to windows to tell I tested on edge (work)
    2. Better compatibility with windows games through WINE that expect a browser always available to render launchers and whatnot (is that still a thing today?) or edge to be installed with its proprietary API over chromium.
    3. Better understanding if Ms is trying to screw us Linux users or is actually just embracing.

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    September 29, 2020 at 11:33 am
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    gnome should use the year it is released easiest way to do it. like 2020.1 and so on

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    September 29, 2020 at 11:33 am
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    Lenovo, a Chinese company, has prepared an alternative supplier for their OS, in case Trump denies Lenovo access to Windows 10.

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    September 29, 2020 at 11:33 am
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    i use edge as a benckmark:

    it took microsoft 10 months to bring a chromium clone to linux

    now imagine how long it will take them to bring office to linux

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    September 29, 2020 at 11:33 am
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    "ubports" is the foundation, "ubuntu touch" is the os fwiw

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    September 29, 2020 at 11:33 am
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    I just want Gnome to take a page from KDE and lighten it up. I like what Gnome brings but it can be a resource hog, especially on older hardware.

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    September 29, 2020 at 11:33 am
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    If you like and want "Edge" so freaking much, use freaking Windows, and deal with the problems and abuse, but don't f*ck up Linux with that crap and contribute to destroying it, because it won't take long and you will be right back where you started: With Microsoft in control of your hardware, software makers, your way of working, your data and personal information… IOW Your ass!

    Keep Microsoft out of Linux!

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    September 29, 2020 at 11:33 am
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    I have personally tried out the new Microsoft Edge and I love it so far, so I'm actually kind of glad it's going to be on Linux. It just gives me one more reason to switch over to Linux from Windows for the most part.

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    September 29, 2020 at 11:33 am
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    Hahaha. It's called Edge because with it, the user is always at the edge… of an abiss… hahahaha

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    September 29, 2020 at 11:33 am
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    Gnome’s response to downstream concerns (“don’t care”) is indeed not ideal, but unfortunately it’s precisely what I’d expect from them. Gnome is the Apple of open-source. Also, hope you feel better real quick man!

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    September 29, 2020 at 11:33 am
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    Edge on Linux. Interesting but not thanks.

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    September 29, 2020 at 11:33 am
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    Interesting show, as usual… The ingormation about Lenovo is a bit disapointing, as they just annonced they can bundle Fedora wih their laptops… Nonetheless, the important info is that they'll support linux distros natively

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    September 29, 2020 at 11:33 am
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    Does Edge for Linux bring with it solutions for Windows software and/or DRM? I know there are some Windows installers that require some form of IE installed to move forward.

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    September 29, 2020 at 11:33 am
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    Get feeling better brother! Thanks for keeping me up to date on the world of Linux!

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    September 29, 2020 at 11:33 am
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    i switched to linux to give my data to microsoft with a happy smile and it will be a pleasure to install edge on my pc

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