Season 2 - Episode 3: Average Joes

18/02/2019

LibreOffice ribbonned up, the Pi Store, Fedora's new logo, Plasma's new release, Linux for the non-techies, the glass is half <fill as appropriate>

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Discussion

  • LibreOffice has released version 6.2 with the NotebookBar available from the view menu, rather than as an experimental feature. This could be great for people coming from Microsoft Office

  • The Raspberry Pi Foundation opened a store. Some people have been skeptical, isn't this similar to Games Workshop which seems to be thriving? The place is slick, it looks like an Apple Store.

  • Fedora are designing a new logo. The lead developer uses free and open source tools only. She would like constructive and respectful feedback, but she felt forced to disable the comments on her blog, because some people just can't help being jerks.

  • New Plasma is out. Bluetooth devices now show their battery usage, Firefox 64 can now optionally use native KDE open/save dialogues. Also, improvements to Discover. Jason Evangelho's openSUSE challenge.

  • Is Linux ever going to be for the "average non-technical user"? Is it ready now? Should it even try? Jason Evangelho's article on Gaming without Windows. SteamOS could be just an appliance with its Big Picture. What about technical but new users? Should they be given Ubuntu or Linux from Scratch.

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