This week we have been writing a computer game. We take the tiling window manager challenge and discuss our experiences, bring you some command line love and go over all your wonderful feedback.
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It’s Season 13 Episode 28 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:
- Alan has been writing a game.
- We discuss our experiences using tiling window managers.
- Alan: Regolith
- Mark: FancyZones
- Martin: gTile
- We share a command line lurve:
duf– Disk Usage/Free Utility
- And we go over all your amazing feedback – thanks for sending it – please keep sending it!
- Image credit: Brett Jordan
- We are running a crowd funder to cover our audio production costs on Patreon.
- You can listen to the Ubuntu Podcast back catalogue on YouTube.
That’s all for this week! If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to [email protected] or Tweet us or Toot us or Comment on our Facebook page or comment on our sub-Reddit.
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Hi guys. I tried tiling window manages such as ‘awesome’ in the past but I’ve never really taken to them. I love the MATE & Xfce DE’s. I use sometimes use side-by-side and quarter tiling in them and on MATE (on my main PC) – I often use the built-in tiling hotkeys: e.g. hit ‘Mod4+6’ to Tile window to right side, etc. 🙂
I found out that YouTube now supports Picture-in-Picture mode on Linux, if you’re using Firefox 81.
Also, I recently installed antiX Linux (based on Debian!), which is a very lightweight distro that only takes up about 91MB of RAM when idle with no apps open, on my 15 year old HP Pavilion dv1000 (specific model: dv1240us) that I’ve taken apart many times thanks to the official HP repair manual for it and saved the computer a bunch of times. I usually keep it connected to ethernet, and sometimes browse the web on it with Pale Moon and Firefox. I’ve got plenty of Linux computers, including a ASUS Chromebox CN60 that I flashed coreboot on since I had no worry about it having a lot of my family’s stuff on it, since everything was backed up and I had permission from the rest of the family to flash it with Coreboot and install Ubuntu Linux on it.
Also, I forgot to mention that I got the HP for $5 dollars at a local thrift store, had to buy a charger, and upgraded ram to 1.5GB later on.
Also, I forgot to mention my Dell desktop PC that I got from a local Goodwill Goodbytes for $35, and I just had to install a hard drive in it, installed Linux on it, and now it works well for playing games and browsing the web, but I’m thinking about upgrading that a lot.
And the final computer: My laptop that I’m typing this on right now, which is a ASUS VivoBook E12 E203NAS-YS03 – I dual boot Win10Pro (switched out of S mode and got Pro on this low end laptop) and Ubuntu Linux. I currently have about 30 tabs open in Firefox on Ubuntu with only an Intel Celeron N3350, 4GB RAM, and 64GB eMMC. I’m happy with all of my PCs.