Episode 89 | This Week in Linux

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On this episode of This Week in Linux, we have a jam packed episode for you. In Distro News, elementary OS 5.1 was released, Ubuntu announce their 20.04 LTS pre-release survey, introducing you to Ubuntu Cinnamon distro, Tails 4.1, Kali Linux 2019.4, and CAINE 11.0 were released. In App News, we check out Firefox 71 and take a look at a parental controls app called Timekpr-nExT. We take a look at the improvements KDE has announced for Plasma 5.18. In Linux Gaming News, Lutris 0.5.4 Released and we have LOTS of Humble Bundle news to let you know about. All that and much more on Your Weekly Source for Linux GNews!

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  1. @MichaelTunnell Thanks, Michael - looks like your auto linking is working well for this, which is excellent! A strong week for distros. I’m especially pleased to hear Tails website’s going to be more user-friendly. I’m quite techie myself but still find Tor a bit impenetrable (you did say you like puns ;-))

    I don’t know if it’s just me thinking this, but I often find it computing that trends go around - people copying whatever Apple’s doing, or Google etc. I think flatter “more modern” interfaces might have sprung from Google’s material design, not sure. Felt like going backwards to me - to the Athena widget set when X was released, but anyway… When mobile devices started to become popular I think these hamburger menus started to pop up too (there’s another one!) I quite like the old-school multiple menus but I guess they’re not for everyone and Microsoft’s Ribbon seemed to have been the beginning of the end for those. For very complex applications I think they’re still necessary, personally. Will keep an eye open for your video on CSD if you make one.

  2. I did have to tweak the post a bit so still work to be done on that.

    I think Material design has attributed to the Hamburger menu being created and honestly I think the Hamburger menu is a great asset to many things like mobile interfaces benefit from it greatly . . . but the adoption of it in GNOME Apps is just incredibly lazy design.

  3. Well, I know what’s up next on my PocketCasts playlist!

  4. In mpv I can see them. I know in VLC it is different. So it could be indeed the program.

  5. that is weird, maybe there is a conflict with Overcast and the way I am doing that. I don’t have an iPhone to test that so hopefully I can figure out a way with your help testing.

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