Season 2 - Episode 6: Convergent Solutions

01/04/2019

EU passes Article 13, 19.04 Beta, Solus 4, Steam Redesign, KDE Connect Play Store woes, Google Stadia, Wine 4.5, Nextdock2, convergence discussion. Hurray for pizza day!

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Small Talk

News

  • Articles 13 and 11 pass in the EU parliament

    • Article 11 strengthens the copyright protections for news publishers against the re-use of their stories by internet companies, while article 13 greatly increases the responsibility internet companies have to prevent their platforms being used for copyright infringement.
    • How individual MEPs voted PDF
    • Allegedly, if it weren't for a confusion among some MEPs the articles could have been amended
    • EDRi
  • 19.04 Beta is out, ther are also images for flavours.

  • Solus 4 has been released

  • Steam is to be redesigned

  • KDE Connect is back in the Play Store

  • Google Stadia gaming streaming service coming "in 2019"

  • Wine 4.5 released

  • Nexdock2 is on Kickstarter

Discussion

Convergence device, would you use one?

  • Nextdock2

    • Basically a laptop shell that uses your phone/Raspberry Pi
  • Maru OS

    • Works on Nexus 5X, Nexus 5 and Galaxy S9+.
  • Samsung Dex

    • The Linux version
    • The Android version
    • Both need fairly new Samsung hardware
  • Purism

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