Episode 131

Welcome to Episode 131 of the LinuxLUGcast

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4 ways to reboot safely reboot

Danny Meeks
Picked up a fitness tracker recently but wasn’t too crazy about the data being farmed by the manufacturer’s app and after some searching I discovered Gadgetbridge, an open source alternative that’s compatible with a lot of different devices. Check it out.

Honkey Magoo just started dipping my toes into node-RED. Fascinating stuff, there’s so much you can do with it besides my use case. Thanks for the suggestion.

If you are running Gnome desktop and installed Gnome extensions you may want to check if your Linux system is infected with the EvilGnome spyware, you can look for the “gnome-shell-ext” executable in the “~/.cache/gnome-software/gnome-shell-extensions” directory

I’ll probably try this distro out. I’m currently running MX Linux,  Bodhi, Deepin, Parrot, and Mint. I think it’s time to run another Arch based distro

Chris Wright the CTO of Red Hat did a Q&A on Reddit. The short answer is nothing is changing

Security flaw found in VLC. Make sure you update.

Try these other alternative operating systems



Kansas Linux Fest, Aug 9-11, Wichita State University campus KansasLinuxFest.org
Ohio Linux Fest Nov 1-2 Columbus OhioLinux.org

Google Hangouts going away?

Atomic Pi first run and impressions FAQ: https://www.digital-loggers.com/api_faqs.html Images: https://www.digital-loggers.com/downloads/index.html#API_IMAGES   Reddit:  https://www.reddit.com/r/Atomic_Pi/comments/bp0hvt/megathread_powering_your_atomic_pi_ask_all_your/
Hackaday comentary: https://hackaday.com/2019/06/06/the-atomic-pi-is-it-worth-it/

Pocket-PC?  https://tomsfinds.com/pocket-pc/a101-003-i2/
EvilGnome, backdoor Gnome plugin: https://thehackernews.com/2019/07/linux-gnome-spyware.html?m=1
Next Samba version to drop support for SMB-1 :https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/07/09/samba_sans_one_smb1/
Administration studies ban on end to end encryption: https://bgr.com/2019/06/28/end-to-end-encryption-ban-under-consideration-by-trump-administration/
IBM closes RedHat deal: https://click.mlsend.com/link/c/YT0xMTk2ODEzOTY0NDExOTI5NzExJmM9ZzdqMCZlPTc3MTE2NTkmYj0yNjI1MTIxNzImZD1vN3M2Yzhn.sdqYgW4yFLxoALCzbXaBN5qVnJnpzp3Zbd0zRCqjVPA
Valve’s new compiler optimizes ATI GPU: https://itsfoss.com/linux-games-performance-boost-amd-gpu/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=debian_10_released_ubuntu_vs_fedora_firefox_nominated_internet_villain_and_more&utm_term=2019-07-20

next recording date will be Aug 16, 2019
Our music is “Downright” provided by Klaatu and Broam
We would like to thank Delwin for the use of his mumble server.
We would also like to thank “000webhost” for web hosting
Finally we would like to give a special thanks to Faherfinch, and Tony Beemus for all their help and support over the years.