152: Opt-In vs Opt-Out, Ubuntu Cinnamon, Microsoft Teams, Xfce, Upstream Graphics

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Topics covered in this episode:

Opt-Out vs Opt-In
– initiated by feedback on the Zorin OS discussion on DL150
– related to the DLN Forum thread of “Is opt-out ever ethical?
Ubuntu Releases User Survey
Ubuntu Cinnamon
Microsoft Teams Out For Linux
Canonical Sponsors WSL Conference?
Upstream Graphics Too Little Too Late
Type Knight

Software Spotlight:
KDE Education Suite

Tips & Tricks:
Turn your raspberry pi into an ONVIF IP camera

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  1. and lets not forget what stool the show :rofl::joy::rofl::joy::rofl::joy:

  2. Oh my god, I can’t believe that this is stool going on

  3. It’s pretty golden, @MichaelTunnell

    Love the stool, embrace the stool, be the stool


  4. Avatar for GOK GOK says:

    Noah: Have four Synologies. Because of your comments about BTRFS I set all of them up ext4. As a “desktop” user who uses computers in an office environment for productivity, I’m not a network administrator. That said, I think I understand the ideal of ZFS and BTRFS, but using (1) ext4 is faster than either; (2) The Synology Hyper Backup program takes incremental snapshots, copies them daily to a Synology that’s only used for backup, keeping many (incremental) versions. It also backs up to USB drives which, for security, auto un-mount on completion of the backup. This for a SOHO environment and not a server center. FreeNAS and ZFS are probably more advanced and ultimately capable, but probably not as feasible or necessary for SOHO users. Since you have that 718+, don’t just stop with the Surveillance Station that so impressed you, give the other applications in and available to DSM a try, keeping in mind different users have different skill sets and storage needs.

    Michael: Again, vague and undefined essentially ad hominem statements that Linux Mint is insecure. As a user of Mint, as someone who has used Mint as a user friendly introduction to break others from Windows, if the current releases of Mint and/or the way Mint is distributed are insecure, you owe Linux, in general, and Mint users and developers in particular, details.

    All I’ve been using Mint because after testing a lot of distros, I find the Cinnamon desktop meets my needs.

    When I bought a Hades Canyon NUC last year after Martin promised it would work with the pending Ubuntu release (18.10), it didn’t work with 18.04 based Mint. Tried Arco Cinnamon, tried Manjaro Cinnamon. Neither brought the elegant Xapps the Mint team has developed. Both crashed, Majaro hard. Ended up installing Ubuntu Budgie, then adding the Cinnamon desktop. Budgie and Cinnamon didn’t conflict much, but did conflict, so I spent considerable time figuring out how to upgrade the Mint hardware stack, kernel, and install it then update Mesa so the HC NUC Vega graphics wouldn’t black screen. That’s a downside of Mint that a Cinnamon spin of Ubuntu would avoid, but that spin would not be likely to bring along the other software Mint includes, and which makes life safer (Timeshift) and easier (Pix).

  5. Let`s not forget that maybe in 2020 the list of software that Mint has and Ubuntu does not will be extended my Chromium.
    Yes, the browser. Ubuntu has moved it to snap package, exclusively, and some people dislike snaps for valid reasons and never use them (I am not among them, but I still think it is unacceptable to install apps like Calculator and System Monitor as snaps by default, making them slower).

    The last time Linux Mint spoke about snap, they had some concerns:

    A self-installing Snap Store which overwrites part of our APT package base is a complete NO NO. It’s something we have to stop and it could mean the end of Chromium updates and access to the snap store in Linux Mint.

    I really hope in 2020 Mint team will build and distribute Chromium themselves and there will be one more reason to love Mint.

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