We have the coolest new retro tool of the year, that will turn you into a Linux powered spy.
Plus the changes coming to Fedora, and what GNOME is focusing on next year.
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Rust Watch: Flash Animations Live Forever at the Internet Archive — Utilizing an in-development Flash emulator called Ruffle, we have added Flash support to the Internet Archive’s Emularity system, letting a subset of Flash items play in the browser as if you had a Flash plugin installed.Ruffle — Flash Player emulator written in the Rust programming languageUbuntu Web Remix Wants to Be a Chrome OS Alternative, Beta Available Now - 9to5Linux — Ubuntu Web Remix uses Mozilla’s Firefox web browser, offers support for Web apps, and you can also install regular Linux applications from Ubuntu’s software repositories.FydeOS beta brings Chromium OS to the PineBook Pro (Android app support too) - Liliputing — The developers say they plan to add support for more ARM-based systems in the future.We’re Building the Future of GNOME — Our plans for 2021 are even more ambitious and involve sustaining our ongoing work while building up new initiatives and support for the growing GNOME project and community.GNOME Foundation Planning For More Initiatives In 2021 - PhoronixFedora’s i3 team is working on an official Fedora Spin for Fedora 34 : Fedorai3 Kickstart files :: Fedora Docs SiteFedora 34 to Introduce KDE Plasma Spin for 64-bit ARM - debugpoint.com — The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) approved the recent proposal to provide a Fedora 34 KDE Plasma Spin for 64-bit ARM (AArch64) architecture.Fedora 34 Might Try To Use PipeWire By Default To Replace PulseAudio/JACK - Phoronix — For a while now Fedora has offered PipeWire packages but not yet used by default when it comes to audio handling. A pending change proposal for Fedora 34 would now route all audio through PipeWire rather than the existing JACK and PulseAudio.PulseAudio 14.0 Released With Better USB Gaming Headset Support — PulseAudio 14.0 comes with many changes compared to PulseAudio 13.0 that shipped all the way back in September of 2019.PulseAudio 14.0 Release NotesASUS Offers First Motherboard Firmware Update Via LVFS+Fwupd For Linux Users - Phoronix — The ASUS P11C-C-4L is an EATX motherboard for the Intel Xeon E platform.fwupd 1.5.2 – Technical Blog of Richard Hughes — A plugin for the Pinebook Pro laptop has been added, although it needs further work from PINE64 before it will work correctly.Jasem’s Ekosphere: KStars v3.5.0 is Released — This release marks a significant milestone for KStars with the integration of StellarSolver, the Cross Platform Sextractor and Astrometry.net-Based Internal Astrometric Solver.Wave-share — Serverless, peer-to-peer, local file sharing through sound.Wave-share on GitHub — A proof-of-concept for WebRTC signaling using sound. Works with all devices that have microphone + speakers. Runs in the browser.Feedback: Eric’s Wonderful WorkstationFeedback: Container Host ChoicesFeedback: PodifyPick: podify — Create podcasts from anything youtube-dl can handle.Pick: Dev FontsHear Audio From NASA's Perseverance As It Travels Through Deep Space | NASA — A microphone aboard NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has recorded the sounds of the spacecraft as it hurtles through interplanetary space.Perseverance Rover’s Interplanetary Sounds by NASA