159: Audacity Fiasco, Linux Mint 20.2, IBM, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Proxmox

On this episode of This Week in Linux, we’ve got a JAM PACKED episode for you with Distro News, App News, Gaming News, and even a bit of Drama. We’re going to check out the latest release of Linut Mint, Proxmox, and VzLinux plus we’ve got some Ubuntu news to talk about. We’re got some interest Tor and Tor Browser related news plus a cool script I found for running Windows apps in Proton. Then we’ve got some news about Jim Whitehurst stepping down as IBM President and the topic I know everyone is expecting me to cover which I will . . . is of course, Audacity. All that and so 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. Impressed by the camera quality.
    2. Mini-tux should be casting the wall shadow.

    Running Windows apps with Proton

    As mentioning in the show


    Reddit post mentioned in show:

  1. Thanks, @MichaelTunnell - really enjoyed this, entertaining and informative as ever! I did notice you seemed to be standing while presenting though not sure about other changes, apart from the famous stool disappearing, hopefully temporarily only!

    I think it’s right to say that Audacity has long been a tool the open source community can be deservedly proud of. I think what might be causing concern is repeated possibility of in some way or other being less open with all of the new criteria being mentioned. Whereas these may seem justifiable in a commercial context (with laws to be maintained etc.) I have to say I’m glad there are build options that completely remove the telemetry and for the longer-term, I’d be more interested in the fork, frankly.

  2. Minor correction to Linux Mint Cinnamon:

    In Nemo, F3 toggles dual pane mode (as per your Dolphin comparison) - F6 switches between panes which has been in Nemo for a while. I spun up KDE Manjaro in a VM and double checked this. F6 in Dolphin toggles the path layout in each pane which is the point of difference between the two file managers.


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