mintCast 324.5 – We Got It All Wrong!
In our Innards section, we ask where we went wrong? We revisit last year’s predictions…
And finally, our listener feedback.
Revisiting 2019 Predictions:
- This year we will not only see edge on chromium we will also see edge OS based on chromium.
- Probably next year, although the announcement for edge chromium is official
- Dex/Linux will develop into something useable
- A distro that uses snap for all applications by design.
- That was already done last year
- Microsoft Edge will be available for Linux
- Almost. Give it another month or two
- GUI Applications will be supported in Windows Subsystem for Linux
- Year of the Proton desktop! I predict in 2019 games will advertise Proton support.
- What the hell is happening to Ubuntu? IPO or Purchased by IBM competitor?
- Neither as yet. Mark Shuttleworth continues to maintain he is not interested in selling or going public.
- N64 Classic Mini will be released, with Goldeneye and running Linux
- Nope, nothing from Nintendo. There was, however a Sega Genesis mini released in September 2019.
- Librem 5 will ship in late 2019 (November/December)
- Mostly true, but not the finished product they promised (and kept changing their promises)
- A big box store will sell a computer with desktop Linux pre-installed
- A new Raspberry Pi will be launched with better hardware (USB3, 2Gig Ram, m2 SSD port) and a new board format but at the $35 price point
- New model except no M.2 SSD port and the $35 was 1Gb Ram but we did get a 2 and 4GB Ram version for $45 and $55 also they maintained the current format if some of the components were switched around.
- This, despite the fact that Raspberry Pi specifically announced that they would NOT have a new model in 2019. Huge points for Tony H.
- Microsoft will purchase SUSE Linux
- MS instead bought into the Linux Foundation, Open Software Foundation, and just about every other Linux thing out there, and unless they are paying Canonical for the work on WSL is hardly shelling out anything, with no added responsibility. And now it looks like Canonical has taken an insulating step away from Microsoft, with the unveiling of Ubuntu Pro on AWS.
VIBRATIONS FROM THE ETHER:
- Nigel Verity
- T L
- Tony Sirna
- Benjamin Moser
- Dave Lindberg
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- Tony H New Doctor Who series begins early 2020 with Lenny Henry and Stephen Fry
- Joe Red Dwarf recording again as of Dec 13
- Tony W <Moss>- Steam Sale Dec 19 thru Jan 2! Expect big discounts on games. Remember, the vast majority of even the Windows-only games will run under Proton in Linux.
- Next Episode will be December 29th, 2PM Central, 8PM UTC
- While it should be back up by the time you hear this in your podcast catcher, mintcast.org is currently down. We’re working on getting it back up and seems to be a mistake in billing.
- Moss – Triad Bardic College, Peaceful Hippo, MeWe, music on Bandcamp and Moss Bliss’ YouTube channel or Robert Warren’s channel, I should have my ReverbNation site back soon, [email protected], [email protected], Sponsus (Now with Tiers, and a Donate Button!)!
- Tony Hughes – HPR – http://hackerpublicradio.org/correspondents.php?hostid=338 Occasional Blog https://tony-hughes.blogspot.com/ Twitter @TonyH1212, [email protected] [email protected]
- Tony Watts – [email protected], Echoes of Savages (band)
- Josh – [email protected], [email protected], edublocks.org and @all_about_code on Twitter
- Leo – leochavez.org and @leochavez on Twitter, and you can get your five minute news digest at Full Circle Weekly News
Before we leave, we want to make sure to acknowledge some of the people who make mintCast possible …
- Josh for all his work on the website and the livestream
- Bytemark Hosting for hosting mintcast.org and our Mumble server
- Archive.org for hosting our audio files
- The Linux Mint development team for the fine distro we love to talk about (Thanks, Clem!)