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.
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. -
  • Linux Mint 19.x is already available in 32-bit and it can be used until 2023. -
  • Ubuntu (which Linux Mint is based on) will also be dropping 32-bit support in its 19.10 release. -
  • Linux Mint has confirmed plans to drop support for 32-bit release in the near future -

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. -
  • And along the way, he was responsible for some legendary cars, including the Ford Mustang and Chrysler Minivan. -
  • 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. -
  • He was an iconic figure in the business world, at separate times running the Ford Motor Company and later the Chrysler Corporation. -
  • Ford fired Iacocca in 1978, whereupon he moved to the top job at Chrysler. -
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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. -
  • These funds will support education, hardship and living expenses for impacted families, community programs, and economic development in impacted communities. -
  • Boeing employees can also make donations which will be matched by Boeing through December 31, 2019 -
  • 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. -
  • Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said, "We hope this initial outreach can help bring them comfort." -

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.
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. -
  • The direct upload function began last September, allowing independent artists to utilize the streaming site without distribution methods. -
  • Spotify has changed the way artists can upload music, now prohibiting individual musicians from putting their songs on the streaming service directly. -

john - 6 months, 2 weeks ago
This does not sound good for YouTube channels like LiveOverflow.
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. -
  • YouTube froze Kody Kinzie's longrunning Cyber Weapons Lab channel, citing a policy that bans "Instructional hacking". -

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.
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. -
  • Starting July 2019 your ebooks will no longer be available to read, but you'll get a full refund for all book purchases. -
  • You can continue to read free books you've downloaded until July 2019 when they will no longer be accessible. -
  • Starting April 2, 2019, the books category in Microsoft Store will be closing. -

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