131: Xfce 4.16, UX Redesign for GNOME 40, Kdenlive, ODROID-Go Super, Steam Sale

On this episode of This Week in Linux, we’ve got some big Desktop Environment news with the latest release of Xfce with 4.16 and GNOME announced UX Changes Coming to GNOME 40. There’s a lot of App News this week with releases for Kdenlive and Darktable, plus we’ll check out some new apps such as NeoChat which is a new Matrix client from the KDE team and a Markdown Editor called Zettlr. We’ve also got a bit of gaming news this week to check out, for example we got an ODROID powered Nintendo Switch like device and we’ve got some really interesting gaming updates to the Linux Kernel. Since this is the last episode of the year, you may have noticed the decorations. If you’re listening to the audio only edition of the show, this may be an episode you’ll want to check out the video to see those decorations, It’s quite festive. We’ve got all that and much more coming up right now on This Week in Linux! All that and much more on Your Weekly Source for Linux GNews!

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  1. Thanks, @MichaelTunnell very informative and entertaining as ever. Neat touch with the cute graphics overlay too - though it did take my poor brain a while to adjust from watching the snowflakes to paying more attention to what you were saying :slight_smile:

    I really like the vertical use of space on Gnome 3 as I think it’s more efficient use of area and more “out of the way” than making it horizontal. Having said that, seeing the tweaks that Gnome 3 has gradually gone-through over the years, I’m going to have to trust them with Gnome 40; especially as I am unlikely to see it before 2023 under Debian Stable, I’m guessing. By then I’m sure XFCE (which I also like a lot) will have had another version released as well, so if I don’t like Gnome 40 and can’t configure it I might fall-back to XFCE at that stage. That’s way-off in the future though!

    I started my journey with “home computers” as they were called back then with the Commodore 64 and Amiga, so if the ODroid supports emulation of those, who knows, I might actually be interested in one at some stage. Cool idea for retro-gamers, though, definitely!

    I guess I’m behind the times with use of markdown, as I haven’t used it yet, though it reminds me a little of LaTeX which I used to write papers back when I was doing research. I’m less inclined to go for an Electron app, though, so will probably try the technology using something else first, when I get around to it.

  2. My personal experience is it makes you feel super trendy jotting down personal notes you’ll never use in any other format.

    You can also do

    l33t stuff
  3. This is funny - thanks for the morning laugh! I’ll bring it higher-up on my to-dos :slight_smile:

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