250: Gentoo Linux, Firefox 122, Parrot OS, Valve Proton & more Linux news

On this episode of TWIL (250), Gentoo Linux has some made some major changes to their distro. Mozilla has released a new version of Firefox including DEB packages for those non-snap users out there. Ethical hacking distro Parrot OS has a new version out. Plus we’ve got news from Valve, Lutris and many more for some gaming news. All of this and more on this episode of This Week in Linux, Your Source for Linux GNews!

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00:00 Introduction
00:36 Mozilla Firefox 122.0 Released – [release notes, 4 reasons]
05:34 Gentoo Linux Progress from 2023 – [link]
08:28 Parrot 6.0 Released – [link]
10:20 MX Linux 23.2 “Libretto” Released – [link]
12:37 Linux Mint 21.3 “EDGE” ISO Released – [link]
13:45 KOLIDE – [link]
15:07 openSUSE Slowroll Misunderstandings Clarified – [link]
16:30 BunsenLabs Linux Boron Released – [link]
18:10 Valve Releases Proton 8.0-5 – [link]
19:27 Lutris 0.5.15 Released – [link]
20:58 Godot Engine offers free Nintendo Switch port – [link, gamingonlinux]
22:50 AYANEO’s New NES-Style Mini PC – [link, omgubuntu]
25:59 libvirt 10.0 Released – [link]
26:55 Huawei claims about HarmonyOS NEXT kernel – [link]
29:01 Outro

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  1. Yes, I think that Mozilla’s new deb package is in response to Canonical dropping the deb package and replacing it with a snap.

    It will be interesting to see how may people run away from the Snap version. They could have before by using the tarball from Mozilla, but that isn’t fully integrated like the deb package is.

    In addition to that, it could also be a benefit for Debian itself, as it currently has only Firefox-esr in its repo’s.

    They are also closing the gap with Chrome a little bit as well. Chrome apparently already has .deb and .rpm packages.

  2. As a Debian user and recent convert of using the Flatpak version of Firefox to have it well integrated as @LinuxUser already mentioned, I appreciate the .deb version and would use that one instead if I do not plan to use the ESR version. The Flatpak version still has some problems apart from only supporting the Adwaita theme and nothing else by default.

  3. Thanks, @MichaelTunnell - just catching up on podcasts (again)!

    As I use Ubuntu for development, I occasionally prefer snaps over flatpaks. An example is for IntelliJ Community edition, which I use for Java coding. The snap is an official version from JetBrains, as far as I’m aware, whereas the flatpak is not. That gives the snap the edge for me, though on Debian, my main system for personal use, I almost never use snaps, but do use flatpak quite a lot.

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