Excitement Around Distro Releases | DLN Xtend 64

On this episode of DLN Xtend we discuss if there is excitement around new distro releases.

Welcome to episode 64 of DLN Xtend. DLN Xtend is a community powered podcast. We take conversations from the DLN Community from places like the DLN Discourse Forums, Telegram group, Discord server and more. We also take topics from other shows around the network to give our takes.

00:00 Introductions

06:16 Topic- excitement around new distro releases

25:07 Host Related Interest

35:42 Wrap Up

36:38 Extras

Host Related Interest Links

Nate-Just discovered a whole new treaure trove of Commodore 64 games
– Steel ranger (like Metroid) http://www.psytronik.net/newsite/index.php/c64/95-steelranger
– Lost in Atlantis (puzzle platformer)

– Knight N Grail (action platformer

– Shadow over Hawksmill (horror puzzle platformer)
– Sword of Helja https://twitter.com/SarahJaneAvory


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4 thoughts on “Excitement Around Distro Releases | DLN Xtend 64

  1. I look at Distro releases like I look at neighbors building houses. The first thing you notice is the trees are cut and the land cleared for a foundation. Sooo exciting!! What's coming? Next you see a slab and framework appear. OH BOY!! It's a house! Then you see the exterior and now it seems to be a complete building. So nice, look at that beautiful brick exterior! But from then on you would see very little as the job progresses unless you went inside and checked it out from there. And of course the last 20% of the house takes 80% of the time to finish.
    In a like manner Linux has gotten so good this past ten years that any new distro or update will only be noticeable to the ones who load and look at all the details that go into it. In the past we had so many things that didn't work at all or how we wanted them to work and we would look forward to BIG improvements!
    That's my two penny's worth!

  2. Most Linux Distros have fortunately matured, so many of the changes are either moderate or bling bling only. I prefer reliable distros, so for "work" I limit myself to Ubuntu, its flavors or derivatives. I also moved all my work to 5 Virtualbox VMs; one with open ports (for Email, torrents; WhatsApp, etc) and others for banking (encrypted); multimedia; trying new Apps and Windows 10. I'm curious not exited about Ubuntu 21.10 Development Edition with Gnome 41 Alpha planned for "testing" on July 8. It is Ubuntu, so I expect it will work for 90% 🙂

    Instead of distro hopping I have ~60 VMs (all Windows releases from 1.04 to 10); Linux (including all Ubuntu LTS versions from 4.10 to 20.04) and FreeBSD. I get from time to time annoyed by the rolling Linux distros, because they have too often issues according to my taste. Fortunately I run them in a Virtualbox VM on top of Ubuntu 21.04 with OpenZFS 2.0, so I always can roll back the update, that created the problem. Most times I generate a bug report, if I detect an issue. Worse case I wait till I get a working update. In this way I delayed the update from e.g Deepin 20.1 to Deepin 20.2 for a couple of months.

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