This week we have been writing Bash scripts and using Code page 437. We bring you our predictions for 2019 and also our listener predictions for 2019, plus a command line lurve and all your feedback.
In this week’s show:
- We discuss what we’ve been up to recently:
- Martin been writing a lot of Bash and getting reaquainted with Code page 437.
- We present our predictions for 2019.
Alan (10 points each)
- Elon Musk will continue to stay stupid stuff on Twitter. Something will trigger his removal from either Boring Company, Tesla or SpaceX.
- A significant size vendor (not Google), will make a viable Android competitor to iPad.
- A new Raspberry Pi will be released which has a completely different form-factor to the existing models.
Mark (15 points each)
- ~50% of Steam games will be whitelisted to play via Proton. Perhaps 2% Linux market share.
- A Facebook executive will be prosecuted by a government.
Martin (7.5 points each)
- AMD graphics cards will outperform nvidia RTX with Radeon Rays.
- The first device running Google’s Fuscia will come to market.
- A Steam games console powered by Steam OS will be released and officially endorsed by Valve.
- Microsoft release another significant, established, desktop application for Linux.
Listener predictions via Telegram
- Canonical will be bought by… Sports Direct – (just think of the merchandising possibilities)
- Repeating my failed prediction of last year and say that snaps will run natively on the WSL.
- Raymond Larabe Jr
- I predict that Martin will have a new nvidia 20 series GPU running on another NUC by June.
- Sergio Schvezov
- I think either MS Office or a major Abobe product will be offered as a snap.
- Linus will throw in the towel after yet another incident involving abbrasive behaviour resulting in a gamergate like attack on Linux.
Listener predections via email
- Paul Waring
- A triple-A game title will be released with Linux supported from day one, as opposed to being ported years later by a company like Feral.
- Mark Shuttleworth will sell off a significant stake in Canonical to a third party.
- Another large company (IBM?) will launch a public cloud offering to compete with Google Cloud, AWS and Azure.
- Andreas Abendroth
- Canonical buys Microsoft.
- Microsoft extends the time for support of Windows 7.
- Torin Doyle
- Either Void Linux or Solus will shutdown sometime next year.
- Canonical will be bought out by Microsoft 🙁
- Bitcoin will increase greatly in value.
Listener predections via Mastodon and our website
- Alan buys another ThinkPad and Martin releases a custom iso of Ubuntu MATE for a new model of mobile NUC built to be a mobile device with an embedded screen. Mark builds a “Two Point Hospital” theme park that is wildly successful, but is quickly shut down because all of the baths leak.
- elementary OS Juno will have 200 or more curated apps in its appcenter (currently at about 89).
- RStudio will be released as a snap.
- We share a Command Line Lurve:
sudo pm-is-supported --suspend echo $? sudo pm-suspend
- And we go over all your amazing feedback – thanks for sending it – please keep sending it!
Image credit: Rob Bye
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