The DL Triforce discuss the subject of Proprietary Software in Linux. Does proprietary software belong in Linux, do we even need it? We also have some awesome news from Blender with their latest release & from ProtonMail with Proton Drive. We then head to our gaming section where we take a look at Shing, a ninja based beat-em-up game. Later in the show we’ll give you our popular tips/tricks and software picks. Plus so much more, coming up right now on Destination Linux.

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  • 00:00:00 = Coming up on DL190
  • 00:00:39 = Welcome to DL
  • 00:00:55 = What Noah has been up to
  • 00:03:16 = What Ryan has been up to
  • 00:07:59 = What Michael has been up to
  • 00:08:53 = Digital Ocean – Cloud Hosting & VPS (
  • 00:10:27 = Communit Feedback: If you HAD to choose . . . Windows or Mac?
  • 00:15:38 = News: Blender
  • 00:21:25 = News: Proton Drive
  • 00:26:35 = Security Advisory: WiFi Security
  • 00:28:02 = Bitwarden – Open Source Password Manager (
  • 00:29:54 = Proprietary Software on Linux: Do We Need It?
  • 00:57:34 = Gaming: SHING
  • 01:00:41 = Tip of the Week: /media
  • 01:02:45 = Software Spotlight: Super Productivity (To-Dos / Task Management)
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  1. Krita. Krita is project that should replace GIMP.
    It allows better non-destructive editing, masks and some vector graphics support.

    Only drawback is that occasionally little regressions happen, but I hope now when KDE moved into Gitlab, automatic test will finally be checked before integrating changes.

  2. If anything, GIMP is a good example of why projects shouldn’t be named by their acronym. If we have to explain the abbreviation to a new user it’s a failure in branding. As someone with a disability that has been called a gimp in the past I do find it offensive but I let GIMP slide because I’m aware of the project’s historical context.

  3. RE: GIMP,
    I’m probably being kinder than the project deserves to look past the name.

    @Definitive_Linux actually kinda made my point for me :smiley:

    Within the context of FOSS I don’t have to explain GIMP to anyone so it’s no longer offensive to me. Just embarrassing that they haven’t changed it; that’s to their own determent because I’m less likely to suggest it as a Photoshop alternative because I’m also not going to waste my time defending the name. :wink:

  4. Avatar for Trent Trent says:

    Proprietary software is needed if Linux is going to go more mainstream. People use certain applications, and would expect them to be in Linux if they are going to use it.

    Examples of this are Spotify, Skype, Viber. All these are in Linux, just Viber has issues installing.

  5. Avatar for Ulfnic Ulfnic says:

    @jackjack5 @Trent
    This would also make a great general forum topic. Let me know if you’d like me to turn it into one.

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