This week we get crafty, discuss if Ubuntu is still exciting, bring you some command line love, round up all your wonderful feedback and visit ThinkPad corner.
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It’s Season 13 Episode 34 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 crafting.
- We discuss if Ubuntu is still exciting and if it should drop GNOME.
- We share a command line lurve:
vramfs– VRAM based file system for Linux
sudo apt -y install gcc libfuse3-dev make opencl-headers git clone https://github.com/Overv/vramfs cd vramfs make sudo cp bin/vramfs /usr/local/bin # Mount vram sudo mkdir -p /mnt/vram sudo vramfs /mnt/vram 2GB -d 0
- And we go over all your amazing feedback – thanks for sending it – please keep sending it!
- Image credit: Daniel Jensen
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I started my GNU/Linux journey with Ubuntu (GNOME2) and used it for many years (stopped using it in late-2016 [actually was the Ubuntu-based Linux Mint]). I recall in the late-2000s and early-2010s, of being far more excited at new Ubuntu releases. Now though it’s a bit meh. The Ubuntu wallpapers were far better back then also IMO. I couldn’t stand Unity and loth GNOME3.
As you said in the podcast, hardly anyone is exited by new Windows updates? Windows 10 was released 5 years ago and the only thing that its updates elicit is annoyance at forced, sudden reboots, and hour-long update processes. The last two generations of gaming consoles brought nothing exiting to the table except “just” more processing power (the playstation 5 is basically a beefed-up playstation 4, which is basically a beefed-up playstation 3). Even in the mobile phone space, which you cite as where the innovation is at, the main selling point of new phones seems to be adding more cameras until they become nothing but cameras and removing useful connectors such as the audio jack.
Not being exiting is, IMHO, the symptom of a healthy, mature product. I think it’s a rather good place for a linux distribution to be.
Just recently I thought about how the update to Android 11 could not excite me anymore… unlike back in the day’s… and concluded that it probably only means that the old version didn’t suck anymore. Boring updates are the best 🙂
By the way, could you maybe talk a little more about the state of flutter on Ubuntu?