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The Co-op News Punch Podcast returns for Episode 23

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It's here, did you miss us? The News Punch Podcast has returned with another co-op chat in Episode 23. Just like the last episode, it's a casual-chat podcast between myself and long-time GOL contributor and Linux livestreamer Samsai.

Plenty of discussion, a few rants, chuckles and various Linux topics covered. This time, we decided to have a little discussion surrounding all the different Linux distributions.

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You can also follow it on YouTube and also Spotify.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Distribution wars - a devil of users making.
  • Linux distributions: how many is too many?
  • Windows 10 Linux Edition - how about no.
  • The rise of Manjaro and why it sucks.
  • P!op!-Os is cool.…oh it's spelt Pop!_OS?
  • GNOME being gnome.
  • BTRFS can save you space.
  • Some PR teams are just terrible
  • Ryzen 5000 makes me weep for my Intel processor.
  • Blockchain? More like blockfail.
  • What Linux games are great: clearly Caves of Qud and Crusader Kings III
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heidi.wenger Oct 17, 2020
I love this new format and style

Keep these coming, yes.
dziadulewicz Oct 17, 2020
Sorry for offtopic but wanted to inform that also Samsai's latest blog post is spot on.
Linuxer Oct 17, 2020
+1 for more laughter of Samsai

& all for these nice longer anti-rush episodes!
Nezchan Oct 17, 2020
I've seen this trend of bland games coming a long way off, and I'm hardly unusual in that. As the budgets for AAA games go up and up, the tendency to innovate and take risks goes down in equal fashion. You need to have as broad a consumer base as possible to hit those profit targets after all, to fund the "visionary" upper management's bonuses. It's the little studios and one-dev shops that are going to burst out of the mold and give you a Dicey Dungeons or Caves of Qud or Spiritfarer, not the household names.

As to blockchain, it remains a solution looking for a problem, or I guess a technology looking for an application. It's interesting on paper, but for everything they've tried to use it for, there's already something else which does it better. I guess it's good at making a fantasy token for currency speculators, and that's gaming of a sort I guess.

And I drank a homemade apple wine last weekend. It was tasty and easy to make.
Rooster Oct 18, 2020
For controversial topics, I would like a discussion between two civilised people, who have opposing opinions on the topic: Is Proton good or detrimental for Linux gaming.
This is the one topic I see spurring up the most heated discussions on GamingOnLinux.
Linuxer Oct 18, 2020
Quoting: RoosterFor controversial topics, I would like a discussion between two civilised people, who have opposing opinions on the topic: Is Proton good or detrimental for Linux gaming.
This is the one topic I see spurring up the most heated discussions on GamingOnLinux.

One day, when "all" is based on Linux, we'll have all native software. In the meantime: Proton brings ALOT of Windows refugees to Linux. Lets hope they stay. Many AAA-games even now just work. Single click kinda deal. Such as Jedi: Fallen Order. Just like that. Proton helps, and is amazing (even though still young).

That's how i think about it. If it works on Linux: that's enough for me. No matter through what it works. As long as i can play on Linux. Stadia is my sore spot though (but ok).
Creak Oct 19, 2020
@liamdawe, @samsai: I'm listening to the episode right now, I think it would be interesting one day to talk about Fedora. Far from me the idea of starting a distro war. I appreciate it is not the most popular distro out their (though still in the top 10... out of 250 active distros, it's not that bad :D ), but I think Fedora brings something more to the Linux community than a mere new distro. Here is my list of advantages:

  • Vanilla GNOME

  • No anti-design software installed by default

  • More bleeding edge than Ubuntu (Linux kernels are still upgraded in between distro releases)

  • More stable than Arch, but less than Ubuntu

  • Often first to brings/try modern features: Wayland, Flatpak, Btrfs (along with openSUSE I think), systemd, ...

Last edited by Creak on 19 October 2020 at 12:26 pm UTC
dpanter Oct 19, 2020
Timestamps - a great feature that Youtube readily offers.
Liam Dawe Oct 20, 2020
Quoting: dpanterTimestamps - a great feature that Youtube readily offers.
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