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Destination Linux Ep.11 - Oh No

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Destination Linux Episode 11 for 03-03-17

"Hello Linux Fans, Welcome to episode 11

I'm Rob and I'm Rocco and this is Destination Linux and you can reach us at comments@destinationlinux.tech

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News

GNOME 3.24 Desktop Environment Prepares for March 22 Release
http://news.softpedia.com/news/gnome-3-24-desktop-environment-prepares-for-march-22-release-new-beta-is-out-513517.shtml

Kaby Lake is unleashed with Linux kernel 4.10
http://www.pcworld.com/article/3173618/linux/kaby-lake-is-unleashed-with-kernel-410.html

Mozilla Corp acquires Pocket
http://www.ghacks.net/2017/02/28/mozilla-acquires-pocket/?_m=3n%2e0038%2e1976%2eyz0ao08pez%2e2236
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/02/mozilla-acquire-pocket-open-source

Wine 1.8.7 Is the Last Update in the Series, Users Should Upgrade to Wine 2.0
http://news.softpedia.com/news/wine-1-8-7-is-the-last-update-in-the-series-users-should-upgrade-to-wine-2-0-513410.shtml

Skype for Linux Beta Released with Video Call Support
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/03/skype-linux-beta-video-calling

AMD Ryzen goes on sale for under $500
https://twitter.com/ChrisLAS/status/836310625345101824
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ryzen-7-1800X-More-Data
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd-ryzen-gaming&num=2

http://www.techspot.com/news/68253-amd-ryzen-goes-sale-march-2nd-under-500.html

DiRT Rally is now on Linux
https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/start-your-engines-as-dirt-rally-is-now-on-linux-port-report-review.9223
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/03/dirt-rally-linux-now-available-to-buy

The New System76 Galago Pro is a Potential Macbook Killer
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/03/system76-galago-pro-aluminum-4k-laptop

Plasma 5.10: Folder View as default desktop mode which includes "spring-loading" feature
https://blogs.kde.org/2017/03/01/plasma-510-folder-view-default-desktop-mode
http://news.softpedia.com/news/kde-plasma-5-10-desktop-environment-to-feature-folder-view-as-default-mode-513519.shtml
Spring loading
http://news.softpedia.com/news/kde-plasma-5-10-desktop-to-add-spring-loading-functionality-in-folder-view-more-512447.shtml

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Distrowatch:

The PCLinuxOS development team has released a new version of the project's rolling-release distribution for the desktop. Featuring a modified Plasma 5 user interface, PCLinuxOS 2017.03 comes with Plasma Desktop 5.8.6 (which is part of the long-term support branch), Linux kernel 4.9.13, updated software packages, and several new applications:
http://distrowatch.com/9741

Linux From Scratch 8.0
http://distrowatch.com/9734

deepin 15.4 Beta
http://distrowatch.com/9736

Zorin OS 12.1
http://distrowatch.com/9737
http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/84341.html?rss=1

Linux Lite 3.4 Beta
http://distrowatch.com/9738

BlackArch Linux 2017.03.01
http://distrowatch.com/9740

Arch Linux 2017.03.01 Is Now Available for Download, Drops 32-Bit Support
http://news.softpedia.com/news/arch-linux-2017-03-01-is-now-available-for-download-drops-32-bit-support-513459.shtml

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Android App Pick
Pocketcast
https://play.pocketcasts.com/

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YouTube Corner

Keith

Rob, I've been thinking about this for the past few weeks.

What are your thoughts on whether or not the Linux distros should seriously begin thinking about making the desktop UIs more touch friendly? I ask this because as you know, more and more ultrabooks and even some of the desktop all-in-one PCs have touch screens nowadays.

By and large the Linux desktop user interfaces are still primarily mouse and keyboard focused. Perhaps the Unity desktop comes the closest to being more touch friendly, but then there's the question of the applications that are written for Linux as well. Not that I'm suggesting that mouse and keyboard go away, but just provide touch capabilities as well. The OS could add support for touchpad gestures, etc.

Just wondering what your thoughts are? May be a good discussion for you and Rocco on Destination Linux. I know you have the Solus guy on there a week or so ago. Perhaps he has some thoughts on this.
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