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Topics covered in this episode:
Ubuntu 19.04 Released
Fedora 30 Beta Is Out
Flatpak 1.3.2 Released
CHEF Goes Open Source
DeaDBeef Has A New Release
KDE Applications 19.04 Released
RedHat Survey On Importance of Open Source
Unity 2019.1 Is Out
Sigil To Be Released Soon
Tips & Tricks Of The Week:
Use LVFS and fwpupd daemon to update your computers firmware if it’s supported. You can go to LVFS website and check if your hardware manufacturer has joined. The list is growing, now Dell, HP, Lenovo, Intel are all apart of LVFS which means they’re creating methods for you to update your hardwares firmware without dual booting. LVFS stands for ‘Linux Vender Firmware Service’. You can manually download and install the updates or search LVFS manually. Additionally, Discover and Gnome software have support for it.
Manually your can install fwupd. Start the service and run sudo fwupdmgr refresh and sudo fwupdmgr update.
Our software spotlight comes from a listerner Elis this week. They say:
I know a tool that is my favorite archiving software for filesystems,
it works for most filesystems that you’d care about, with different
caveats when it comes to filesystems that have subvolumes etc.
The tool is named fsarchiver and it’s been around for at least 10 years
from looking at the changelog on the website.
It operates by copying all the files and the file attributes to it’s
own archiving format (.fsa), and checksums the files to be able to
detect corruption in archives.
So it doesn’t actually image the filesystem, it just archives the files
in the filesystem. This makes this tool very powerful because when you
restore the archive to a disk. It can restore the archive to a
different filesystem of a different size (even smaller) as long as all
the files fits in there.
PS. It can even be of use for filthy dualbooters like Michael since it
has support for NTFS as well.
I have experience of trying out that support, about 10 years ago when I
managed the local computer clubs computers we had a Windows-system on
NTFS that we archived and restored with a netbooted gentoo to wipe
those Windows-systems with a pre-made image.