john - 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Yeah, I think a big reason that Debian isn't as popular is mainly due to its resistance to include any non-free software by default. Although, I'm sure it wouldn't be too difficult for downstream projects to just active the non-free stuff. The Debian installer also leaves a lot to be desired though.
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Linux Mint 20 to drop support for 32-bit systems
6 months, 2 weeks ago by john | 4 facts | 1 comments | 14 votes

  • Linux Mint 20 will only be able to be released in 64-bit. - blog.linuxmint.com
  • Linux Mint 19.x is already available in 32-bit and it can be used until 2023. - blog.linuxmint.com
  • Ubuntu (which Linux Mint is based on) will also be dropping 32-bit support in its 19.10 release. - news.hoxly.com
  • Linux Mint has confirmed plans to drop support for 32-bit release in the near future - www.omgubuntu.co.uk

Lee Iacocca has died
6 months, 2 weeks ago by john | 6 facts | 0 comments | 6 votes

  • He died on July 2nd, 2019 at age 94 from Parkinson's disease. - www.cbsnews.com
  • And along the way, he was responsible for some legendary cars, including the Ford Mustang and Chrysler Minivan. - arstechnica.com
  • He was the only executive in recent times to preside over the operations of two of the Big Three automakers which he did during different tenures. - en.wikipedia.org
  • He was an iconic figure in the business world, at separate times running the Ford Motor Company and later the Chrysler Corporation. - arstechnica.com
  • Ford fired Iacocca in 1978, whereupon he moved to the top job at Chrysler. - arstechnica.com
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Boeing creates $100 million 737 Max victim fund
6 months, 2 weeks ago by john | 5 facts | 0 comments | 18 votes

  • Boeing is starting a $100 million fund for the families and communities of the people who died in the two 737 Max crashes since last October. - www.theverge.com
  • These funds will support education, hardship and living expenses for impacted families, community programs, and economic development in impacted communities. - boeing.mediaroom.com
  • Boeing employees can also make donations which will be matched by Boeing through December 31, 2019 - boeing.mediaroom.com
  • A lawyer who is representing the families of 23 victims on the crash, said that the announcement is not going over well with the families he's spoken with. - www.businessinsider.com
  • Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said, "We hope this initial outreach can help bring them comfort." - www.usatoday.com


john - 6 months, 2 weeks ago
So much for Spotify trying to become the YouTube for music. At least independent songwriters will still have Soundcloud and Bandcamp to upload their music to.
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Spotify to shut down direct upload for artists
6 months, 2 weeks ago by john | 3 facts | 1 comments | 26 votes

  • The company announced the change on Monday, saying it will close the beta program and stop accepting direct uploads by the end of July. - www.altpress.com
  • The direct upload function began last September, allowing independent artists to utilize the streaming site without distribution methods. - www.altpress.com
  • Spotify has changed the way artists can upload music, now prohibiting individual musicians from putting their songs on the streaming service directly. - www.altpress.com


john - 6 months, 2 weeks ago
This does not sound good for YouTube channels like LiveOverflow.
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YouTube bans instructional hacking videos
6 months, 2 weeks ago by john | 2 facts | 1 comments | 53 votes

  • Showing users how to bypass secure computer systems or steal user credentials and personal data is now prohibited by YouTube's community guidelines. - support.google.com
  • YouTube froze Kody Kinzie's longrunning Cyber Weapons Lab channel, citing a policy that bans "Instructional hacking". - twitter.com


john - 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Cool! I've never heard about Mageia before but maybe I'll give it a try in a VM.
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Microsoft shutting down its e-book DRM servers
6 months, 2 weeks ago by john | 4 facts | 0 comments | 1 votes

  • If you have made mark-ups or annotations in any of your books prior to April 2, 2019, you'll receive an additional $25 credit to your Microsoft account. - support.microsoft.com
  • Starting July 2019 your ebooks will no longer be available to read, but you'll get a full refund for all book purchases. - support.microsoft.com
  • You can continue to read free books you've downloaded until July 2019 when they will no longer be accessible. - support.microsoft.com
  • Starting April 2, 2019, the books category in Microsoft Store will be closing. - support.microsoft.com

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