#Lubuntu are switching from the discontinued #LXDE desktop to its replacement, #LXQT, from 18.10 onwards:
They have also announced they are dropping support for 32-bit PCs from 19.04 onwards:
So 18.04 LTS is the last version of Lubuntu that can be recommended for use with older PCs. #Trisquel 9 will be based off 18.04 LTS, and I presume #Mate will remain the default desktop. Trisquel 8 is what I run (for now) on an ancient 32-bit Acer netbook
@frehi Free and open source software, while nice, is not sufficient alone to stop backdoors in binaries see e.g. https://schneid.io/blog/event-stream-vulnerability-explained/
The bar is actually higher and includes https://reproducible-builds.org and https://wiki.mozilla.org/Security/Binary_Transparency
#UNICEF wants to invest in #FreeSoftware "The Fund provides investment-style funding for early-stage, #OpenSource technology solutions that address the most pressing challenges faced by children and young people", further "UNICEF requires that all code, content or hardware developed and tested be open source and be publicly available."... Great initiative! https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/82482
Please boost and share with your friends in the area.
One thing I think Dennis really underestimates though, is the important of #NetworkEffect to the #UX of federated social apps. The most important way for a network comms technology to serve its users is to help them to communicate with as many others as possible. This is especially true in #SocialMedia, when the user's goal is to publish a message they consider important, to as many people as they can. But it's still important in #SocialNetworks, when users want to find their friends.
CRITICAL SECURITY UPDATE: Further details on the Synapse vulnerability affecting all versions prior to v0.34.1 (CVE-2019-5885) . Admins should upgrade immediately if they have not already done so. https://matrix.org/blog/2019/01/15/further-details-on-critical-security-update-in-synapse-affecting-all-versions-prior-to-0-34-1-cve-2019-5885/