This week we’ve been building a new home server using SnapRAID and upgrading a Thinkpad to Ubuntu 16.04. Samsung debut the beta of Linux on DeX, Wireframe Magazine is out, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ is available, Ubuntu 18.04 will be supported for 10 years and we round up community news.
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It’s Season 11 Episode 37 of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.
In this week’s show:
- We discuss what we’ve been up to recently:
- Martin has been building a new home server using an ICY DOCK Black Vortex, SnapRAID and mergerfs.
- Alan has been upgrading a Thinkpad to Ubuntu 16.04.
- We discuss the news:
- We discuss the community news:
- Image credit: Toshiyuki IMAI
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So you guys recommended the Ubuntu-Security Podcast.
One can prepare fish & chips in that guys vocal fry.
It was really difficult to listen to.
So I’m happy to listen to this one being awesome once more.
At minute 17, about RPi.
While Orange Pi or FriendlyARM will run a pure Linux and depending on the SoC quite good supported for example A20, H3 or RockChip 3328, whereas the Broadcom needs closed source ThreadX to run and this software does then control the ARM, not Linux Kernel.
In conclusion, not only is it impossible to run it completly with OpenSource software, the choice to power it via MicroUSB was from an engineering standpoint as stupid as it gets, because USB 2.0 = 500mA per port = 2A. The maximum power rating of MicroUSB is 1,8A and so the RPi is constantly under powered. Design failure par excellence.
How you can praise such a product, is simply a miracle to me.
About the usage of Gnome Software.
I do use apt and Gnome Software. When I know what I want to install, I use apt and when i just want to browse for software I do have a look at Gnome Software even though I don’t use Gnome as DE. It’s just nice to get a quick overview instead of apt search and apt show…
What I don’t like about it, is that it only states in a small line whether the app is from the snap store or some repo. Would be nice to have an icon or something. It happend that I installed snaps by accident.