Episode 21

EndeavourOS is not Arch, Learning Computer Programming, ARM and x86 Meet in the Middle | DLN Xtend


May 28th, 2020

56 mins 11 secs

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About this Episode

Thanks for joining us for episode 21 of DLN Xtend. Nate talks about designing a roll out pantry in Fusion 360 and Eric tests the virtues of virtual machines, virtual environments and containers.

We received some listener feedback from ThatComputerKid about how he feels EndeavourOS is not Arch.

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In the DLN Community segment, there was a post in the Destination Linux Network Discourse forum about learning computer programming, specifically which languages are worth learning. Eric ignores all that and focuses on the process of actually learning to code and how it's been a series of stops and starts for him.

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On Hardware Addicts episode 8 they discuss new AMD laptop processors featuring a lower TDP (thermal design power) which promises lower heat output and better battery life. This gets us thinking about the race to the middle that the ARM and x86 CPU architectures seem to be engaged in.

Also on Hardware Addicts episode 8, the topic of USB audio devices was discussed which led Nate to wonder if having a hardware solution for audio is a better choice than controlling things in software with the likes of PulseAudio.

That's all for this episode. Be sure to stop by DLN's Discourse, Telegram, Mumble and Discord servers to continue the discussion. More information about this show and other Destination Linux Network shows and creators (like Eric and Nate for example) is available at destinationlinux.network.

Until next time, see yas!