You’ve heard us talk about Matrix and Mastodon along with many other decentralized services but what does that actually mean and why does it matter? Well this week, we’re going to deep dive into the various Fediverses to answer those questions. We’re also going to cover some recent exciting news from Red Hat which is guaranteed to make many in the community very happy. We will also discuss why Chromium may soon be missing from your distro repository. Plus we’ve also got our famous tips, tricks and software picks. All of this and so much more this week on Destination Linux.
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- 00:00:00 = Welcome to Destination Linux 210
- 00:01:58 = Community Feedback: Forking? is forking Open Source software a blessing or a curse?
- 00:11:44 = Digital Ocean – App Platform / Cloud ( https://do.co/dln )
- 00:13:01 = Fediverse: What Is It & Why Does It Matter?
- 00:41:25 = Bitwarden Password Manager ( https://bitwarden.com/dln )
- 00:42:56 = News: Red Hat Announces RHEL for Free!
- 00:54:19 = News: Why Distros Are Considering Removing Google’s Chromium From Repos
- 01:01:20 = Gaming: Project Gorgon
- 01:05:13 = Software Spotlight: uGet & XDM (Download Managers)
- 01:07:10 = Tip of the Week: git revert
- 01:08:51 = Outro
What are some of the better clients for diaspora?
Valuable discussion raised by @esbeeb highlighted this week.
Thanks for covering my question on the show! @jill_linuxgirl, I liked your answer the most.
Thanks everyone - very informative and entertaining, as ever
I think it’s always preferable to have the option to fork, though it should be used in exceptional circumstances only, with priority given to collaboration on existing projects whenever possible.
I think fediverse is great. I use Mastodon and Matrix / Element. For the latter I hope it will become the standard platform in time, even though Element is still improving in accessibility. I agree with @MichaelTunnell in that I do find the entry to using the system is somewhat higher than for signing-up to simpler systems such as Telegram and this probably puts-off a lot of “average” users. I have successful coaxed my family on Telegram rather than WhatsApp but haven’t really tried to get them onto Element yet as it’s not really a direct alternative. I agree with Noah @kernellinux in that Matrix / Element offers much more so having a slightly greater need to set-up should be considered acceptable - at least I think that’s part of what he was saying in the shorter recorded portion of the show to which I have access! (My apologies for still not being a Patron though I have been a fan of the show for so long. I work very little, part time only currently, due to family commitments but hopefully that will change in time.)
I think RHEL’s news is excellent, especially for sole individuals like myself who aren’t powering any kind of business with it, but using it as a tool for learning, primarily.
That was a great question @esbeeb!!! Thank you for giving us something to think about!!!
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