144: GNOME 40 Released, Fedora 34, openSUSE MicroOS, Pinebook Pro, System76

On this episode of This Week in Linux, we’ve got some big releases to talk about such as GNOME releasing of the anticipated GNOME 40. We’ve also got some distro news with Fedora 34 Beta, we’re going to talk about openSUSE’s MicroOS distro, and we’ll also check out the latest release of KaOS Linux. In hardware news, Pine64 has announces that pre-orders for the Pinebook Pro are coming soon. System76 has announced their new Pangolin laptop which is a high anticipated AMD-Powered Laptop. We’ll also check out the latest release of OpenRazer which is a project to make Razer products work with Linux based systems. Then later in the show, we’ll check out some news that might make Linux Get A Bit RUSTy and we’ll check out the latest release of the man-pages project with 5.11. There’s also some big news related to Richard Stallman being back on FSF Board of Directors, so I guess we’ll talk about that. All that and much more on Your Weekly Source for Linux GNews!

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  1. Thanks, @MichaelTunnell for recording this twice for our benefit!

    Gnome 40 and Fedora 34 Beta have to be the best software news of the week, and System76 AMD laptop best hardware news, in my opinion! When I buy my next laptop I think it will have to be amd64 instruction-set for compatibility with the largest possible range of Debian packages, ruling out the PineBook even though I think they’re a superb company and I would love to buy one as an experimental device if I have additional funds.

    Having looked fairly briefly at Rust some time ago, I did consider it to be very promising, most specifically for system coding, which is why I find the OS being built completely in Rust also very interesting. C is a superb language for OS coding, which is surely why most of the kernel is coded using it, though I do believe due to the potential for security vulnerabilities, Rust could be a very valuable tool indeed.

    My first experience of being flummoxed by man pages dates back to around 1991 :slight_smile: I’m still using them though, and I’m sure the update is very welcome :wink:

    I’ve been intending to try Tumbleweed and so might well try the MicroOS version :+1:

    Much could be said about the FSF controversy, though I have to say if there’s a fork that gains community support, I would be well in favour of it.

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