181: PinePhone Pro, Linux Mint / Mozilla, GNOME Extensions, System76 COSMIC

On this episode of This Week in Linux, PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition, Extension Manager App for GNOME, Exploring System76’s COSMIC Desktop Environment, Slackware Linux RC3, Linux Mint & Mozilla Partnership, Firefox 96 & Firefox Major Bug Found, Developer Sabotage’s Own Projects, Desktop Environment In A Browser, God of War Now On Steam (via Proton), Steam Deck On Track for February, Humble Bundle Removing Linux from Trove. All that and much more on Your Weekly Source for Linux GNews!

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  1. I would just like to make clear, that the PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition, is still very much an early device, regarding proper support.

    Here’s a few things that still do not work properly, compared to the original Pinephone:

    • Charging. Probably the biggest issue right now, is that charging is not reliable at all. Although I did discover on our Dev images today that it does charge, sometimes.
    • Camera. None of the cameras currently have a driver.
    • Audio. In general there are still many small issues with audio. Mostly during calls, so don’t expect to make meaningful calls with this device just yet.
    • GPS. GPS is not properly implemented yet, neither on the Pro or the Original.
  2. Thanks, @MichaelTunnell. Most interesting news for me this week is System76’s planned new DE. I do believe Rust is probably the outstanding systems language of the future and am also quite interested in Redox, the open source OS being built using it.

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