Rank #1: Linux Action News 142
The real reason Rocket League is dropping support for Linux, Wine has a massive release, and the potential for Canonical's new Android in the cloud service.
Plus, our take on the FSF's Upcycle Windows 7 campaign, and the clever Chrome OS strategy upgrade for education in 2020.
- Rocket League will drop support for Mac, Linux versions in March | Ars Technica — Change comes eight months after Epic Games acquired the game's creators.
- Update on Refunds for macOS and Linux Players
- Support for macOS and Linux (SteamOS) – Psyonix Support
- Psyonix are ending support for Rocket League on both Linux and macOS (updated)
- Thanks to Psyonix dropping Linux support, we're getting anti-Linux statements like this from game devs again
- Wine 5.0 Released — This release represents a year of development effort and over 7,400 individual changes.
- Wine Is Approaching Six Million Lines
- Canonical introduces Anbox Cloud — The service is designed to offload workloads from x86 or Arm-based devices to containers in the cloud.
- The latest Chrome OS education devices will get updates for eight years — Previously, most Chrome OS devices recieved six years of software support.
- Chromebooks will now get up to eight years of Chrome OS updates
- Improving 40 million Chromebooks for education
- Upcycle Windows 7 — We call on them to release it as free software, and give it to the community to study and improve.
- Open Source Licenses in 2020: Trends and Predictions
Jan 26 2020
Rank #2: Linux Action News 33
Chris and Joe look back at the big news stories of 2017, some notable trends, the changes that impacted Desktop Linux users, and the topics that dominated the community discussion.
- Arch Drops 32 bit --- The decision means that February ISO will be the last that allows to install 32 bit Arch Linux. The next 9 months are deprecation period, during which i686 will be still receiving upgraded packages. Starting from November 2017, packaging and repository tools will no longer require that from maintainers, effectively making i686 unsupported.
- Tails 3.0 will require a 64-bit processor --- We have waited for years until we felt it was the right time to do this switch. Still, this was a hard decision for us to make.
- Ubuntu 17.10 Will Drop The 32-bit Desktop ISO --- There will no longer be any "ubuntu-desktop-i386.iso" produced. There is no longer any effective QA or testing being done on the Ubuntu i386 desktop image on actual 32-bit-only hardware.
- Munich voted to return to Windows --- Munich city council's administrative and personnel committee has decided to move any remaining Linux systems to Windows 10 in 2020.
- WSL added new distros and became easier to install --- At its Build 2017 developer conference today, Microsoft announced that Ubuntu has arrived in the Windows Store
- Bitcoin Forked --- It was created by Bitcoin supporters worried about growing congestion in the mainstream bitcoin network that has led to slow payment processing and high fees. Bitcoin Cash removes an important technical obstacle that has hampered the growth of the mainline Bitcoin network. In principle, that could allow Bitcoin Cash to become more widely used---and hence more valuable---in the long run.
- And Forked Again --- The trouble began earlier this year when a group of cryptocurrency upstarts cloned Bitcoin to create their own version, called Bitcoin Cash. The split, called a "hard fork," came after a long and acrimonious disagreement about how to get Bitcoin to handle more traffic failed to resolve amicably. Now, another group of Bitcoiners wants to create yet another version of the world's most popular digital money on October 25. They're calling it Bitcoin Gold.
- And jumped around 20x in value this year --- Bitcoin is now worth over $10,000. The cryptocurrency, which crossed the milestone for the first time since its creation in 2008, surged past $10,000 on Tuesday evening as it climbs toward $11,000, according to research site CoinDesk. Bitcoin has spiked 933 percent since the beginning of the year, when it traded at $968.23, reports the Wall Street Journal.
- The Ubuntu announcement that dominated the year --- This has been, personally, a very difficult decision, because of the force of my conviction in the convergence future, and my personal engagement with the people and the product, both of which are amazing. We feel like a family, but this choice is shaped by commercial constraints, and those two are hard to reconcile.
- Cyanogenmod became Lineage OS --- A new fork of CyanogenMod called Lineage OS is taking up the mantle, and it will keep most of what you loved about CyanogenMod.
- Sailfish carried on --- Today it's our pleasure to announce all the details for Sailfish X, aka Sailfish OS for Sony Xperia X!
- Android took a step towards solving the updates problem --- With Android O, we've been working very closely with device makers and silicon manufacturers to take steps toward solving this problem, and we're excited to give you a sneak peek at Project Treble, the biggest change to the low-level system architecture of Android to date.
- Librem 5 funded --- This Monday, 14 days early, we have crossed a historic milestone.
- Firefox OS officially died --- Mozilla is shutting down its "connected devices" group, which was responsible for the failed smartphone operating system Firefox OS and, more recently, attempts to build the OS into devices like routers, streaming boxes, and even basic computers.
- Mozilla acquired Pocket --- Pocket will join Mozilla's product portfolio as a new product line alongside the Firefox web browsers with a focus on promoting the discovery and accessibility of high quality web content.
- Launched Firefox Focus --- Firefox Focus allows you to browse the web without being followed by tracking ads which are notoriously known for slowing down your mobile experience.
- Project Common Voice --- Voice is natural, voice is human. That's why we're fascinated with creating usable voice technology for our machines. But to create voice systems, an extremely large amount of voice data is required.
- Firefox Quantum --- It's by far the biggest update we've had since we launched Firefox 1.0 in 2004
- Faced a lawsuit over their Yahoo deal --- We recently exercised our contractual right to terminate our agreement with Yahoo based on a number of factors including doing what's best for our brand, our effort to provide quality web search, and the broader content experience for our users.
Dec 24 2017
Rank #3: Linux Action News 46
webOS is back, and the Linux Foundation has a Hypervisor for your car. Plus some of GNOME's performance issues, Firefox changes, and the hidden files in Bitcoin's blockchain.
Mar 24 2018
Rank #4: Linux Action News 13
Surprising details in how Ubuntu's Gnome desktop is getting implemented, Krita hits some troubles but the community comes to the rescue, Bitcoin splits, Firefox sends & Red Hat gives up on Btrfs.
Plus Amazon accuses BLU of spying on Android users & more!
- Krita Foundation in Trouble --- This means that the tax authorities see the Foundation is as partly a company, partly as not a company.
- The Krita community came to the rescue --- We didn't expect the incredible response from all of you! A day later, over 500 awesome people have donated a total of €9562 (at the time of writing, check the fancy progress bar we've finally managed to create!). Fourteen people have joined the development fund, too!
- More details about the GNOME experience in Ubuntu 17.10 --- e will implement thus our modifications as a GNOME Shell mode
- Some BLU phones still phoning home to China --- BLU released a software update to address the issue, but Kryptowire researchers told CNET recently that some BLU phones still are still running the offending software... and Amazon has responded by suspending sales of all BLU phone models until the issue is resolved
- Or are They? --- The reason data is being sent to a Chines server is because BLU is using an over-the-air update service called Adups, which is based in China, and which allows some phone makers to request a lot of personal data from users' phones. But after a related report from Kryptowire in 2016, BLU decided to start using Google's OTA update service on newer devices.
- Bitcoin Cash split --- It was created by Bitcoin supporters worried about growing congestion in the mainstream bitcoin network that has led to slow payment processing and high fees.
- Firefox Send --- Send files through a safe, private, and encrypted link that automatically expires to ensure your stuff does not remain online forever.
- Firefox Test Pilot --- Try out the latest experimental features
- Red Hat gives up on Btrfs? --- The Btrfs file system has been in Technology Preview state since the initial release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Red Hat will not be moving Btrfs to a fully supported feature and it will be removed in a future major release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
- Red Hat acquires Permabit --- Permabit offers data de-duplication and compression software and recently cooked ready-to-run Linux kernel modules of its wares after previously focusing on sales to OEMs.
Aug 06 2017
Rank #5: Linux Action News 5
A look at the future of the Ubuntu desktop and one of its flavors, plus Docker aims to improve Linux security upstream with LinuxKit.
And a LXQt confession.
- Ubuntu 17.10 Begins Transition To GNOME Shell Desktop By Default --- Those downloading the very latest Ubuntu desktop ISO of 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" for testing will find that it now boots to the GNOME Shell desktop and also provides an option for running GNOME on Wayland.
- Ubuntu Switching to GDM --- We've made the decision to switch to using GNOME Display Manager (GDM) instead of LightDM.
- Ubuntu Works with GNOME to Improve HiDPI Support --- Canonical is playing host to a 'fractional scaling hackfest' in its' Taipei offices this week. Both GNOME developers and Ubuntu developers are in attendance, ready to wrestle with
- Lubuntu 17.10 Will Likely Launch with LXQt & LXDE Spins --- Lubuntu maintainer and LXQt developer Simon Quigley is reporting on some of the upcoming highlights of the Lubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, due for release later this year on October 19, 2017.
- Canonical Kernel Livepatch Service now available for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS! --- Users of Ubuntu are welcome to enable the Canonical Kernel Livepatch Service on 3 systems running 64-bit Intel/AMD Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or now Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- GPG fundraiser --- To continue supporting and improving GnuPG, we, the main GnuPG developers, are soliciting donations from the general public. Our primary goal is to raise 15 000 euros per month to fully fund 3 developers; our stretch goal is twice that, 30 000 euros per month.
- Docker Aims to Improve Linux Kernel Security With LinuxKit --- Within the LinuxKit effort there are a series of incubated projects that are focused on improving the security of Linux
Jun 11 2017
Rank #6: Linux Action News 91
Firefox is standing out, Pine64 has a lot more cheap Linux hardware coming, and the good and the bad with the new Kodi Release.
Plus HP Joins LVFS, why you shouldn't expect a Raspberry Pi 4 in 2019, and more.
- Firefox 65 released — We’re happy to announce a new set of redesigned controls for the Content Blocking
- Next version of Firefox might warn users of software that performs MitM attacks — The Firefox browser will soon come with a new security feature that will detect and then warn users when a third-party app is performing a Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack by hijacking the user's HTTPS traffic.
- Mozilla halts Firefox 65 distribution on Windows — The organization released Firefox 65.0 for all supported operating systems a few days ago on January 29, 2019.
- CFR annoying some users
- HP joins LVFS — If you’ve got a Z2, Z6, Z8, Z440, Z640 or Z840 system then you might want to check for an update in the GNOME Software updates panel or using fwupdmgr update in the terminal.
- Pine64 to Launch $79 Linux Tablet, $199 PineBook Pro Laptop — Pine64, the company that gave us the $89 Pinebook Linux laptop, is branching out and is set to launch a Linux tablet this year for just $79. That's as well as a new Linux laptop, smartphone, camera, single board computers, and retro gaming kit.
- Pine64 forum announcement
- We won't see a Raspberry Pi 4 in 2019 — "I don’t have a route to do something this year," he told us. "I think we kind of understand what featureset we want [and] what would be involved in getting that featureset. I don’t think we have a defined plan for turning that into a product yet."
- Kodi 18.0 Released — One of the big features of this release: support for gaming emulators, ROMs and controls.
Feb 03 2019
Rank #7: Linux Action News 133
Google, Mozilla, and GitLab make serious upgrades to their bug bounty programs, insights into Debian's renewed systemd debate, and how Microsoft and IBM are working together to fight patent trolls.
Plus our thoughts on LVFS for Chromebooks, and the recent Monero hack.
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- Updates to the Mozilla Web Security Bounty Program — To celebrate the 15 years of the 1.0 release of Firefox, we are making significant enhancements to the web bug bounty program.
- GitLab: We are increasing bounties in our bug bounty program — Since we opened our bug bounty program to the public in December 2018, our community of external security researchers submitted 1,282 reports and we paid out $515,899 in bounties.
- Expanding the Android Security Rewards Program
- Google will pay $1.5 million for the most severe Android exploits
- Google and fwupd sitting in a tree
- Google To Require "Designed For Chromebook" Devices Support Fwupd Firmware Updates
- Debian init systems - what, another GR ? — Sam Hartman, the Debian Project Leader, has proposed a General Resolution (a plebiscite of the whole project) about init systems. In this posting I am going to try to summarise the situation. This will necessarily be a personal view but I will try to be fair. Also, sorry that it's so long but there is a lot of ground to cover.
- General Resolution: Init systems and systemd
- Open Invention Network Teams with IBM, Linux Foundation and Microsoft to Further Protect Open Source from Patent Trolls — Open Invention Network announced today it is partnering with IBM, the Linux Foundation and Microsoft to further protect open source software (OSS) from Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) leveraging low quality patents, also called patent trolls.
- IBM, Microsoft and Linux Foundation link arms to fight patent trolls with 'multimillion' scheme
- Official Monero website is hacked to deliver currency-stealing malware — GetMonero.org delivers Linux and Windows binaries that steal users' funds.
Nov 24 2019
Rank #8: Linux Action News 53
It's confirmed Linux apps are coming to Chrome OS. Google is finally putting pressure on OEM's to ship security patches, and we try Android of Things.
Plus we get some clarity on CoreOS and Red Hat, and their strategy for cloud domination in the future.
May 13 2018
Rank #9: Linux Action News 116
Fedora CoreOS introduced its future looks bright, VLC's president debunks security claims, Mozilla debuts an open-source router firmware and the Android flaw that might be our favorite in years.
Plus how Sailfish OS 3.1 is stepping things up, the first 16-core RISC-V chip is revealed, and more.
- Introducing Fedora CoreOS — A new Fedora edition built specifically for running containerized workloads securely and at scale.
- VLC developer debunks reports of ‘critical security issue’ — Widespread reports of a ‘critical security issue’ that supposedly impacted users of VLC media player have been debunked as “completely bogus” by developers.
- Android Phones Open to ‘Spearphone’ Eavesdropping — A Spearphone attacker can use the accelerometer in LG and Samsung phones to remotely eavesdrop on any audio that’s played on speakerphone, including calls, music and voice assistant responses.
- Sailfish OS 3.1 released — Redesigns to core apps such as People, Phone, Messages and Clock. Other areas that have been improved include; Document viewers, Email, Calendar, Dual SIM Card viewer information and Gallery gestures which have been improved.
- Mozilla debuts implementation of open source router firmware — Experimental builds of WebThings Gateway 0.9 are available on GitHub for the Turris Omnia router, with expanded support for routers and developer boards to come down the line.
- Alibaba Reveals 16-core RISC-V Chip — Alibaba Group’s chip subsidiary, Pingtouge Semiconductor, this week announced what it claims is the most powerful RISC-V based processor
Jul 28 2019
Rank #10: Linux Action News 125
CentOS Stream and 8 have quite a bit for us to talk about, Docker's struggles go public, and the GNOME Foundation is facing a patent fight.
Plus the best bit of Android 10 Go, Microsoft gives serious thought to bringing Edge to Linux, and Stallman's role at GNU comes into question.
- CentOS 8 Released — Hello and welcome to the first CentOS-8 release. The CentOS Linux distribution is a stable, predictable, manageable and reproducible platform derived from the sources of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
- Presenting CentOS Stream — CentOS Stream will be a rolling-release Linux distro that exists as a midstream between the upstream development in Fedora Linux and the downstream development for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). It is a cleared-path to contributing into future minor releases of RHEL while interacting with Red Hat and other open source developers. This pairs nicely with the existing contribution path in Fedora for future major releases of RHEL.`
- Transforming the development experience within CentOS
- Fedora and CentOS Stream — There’s not really been a consistent flow between the projects and product at all.
- Docker is struggling financially — Docker CEO Rob Bearden sent an email to employees this week acknowledging challenges as the company tries to raise money.
- GNOME Foundation facing lawsuit — The GNOME Foundation has been made aware of a lawsuit from Rothschild Patent Imaging, LLC over patent 9,936,086. Rothschild allege that Shotwell, a free and open source personal photo manager infringes this patent.
- Donate to GNOME
- QR Code Patent Troll Sues Dickey’s Barbecue
- Google announces Android 10 (Go edition) — Android 10 (Go edition) includes a new form of encryption, built by Google for entry-level smartphones, called Adiantum.
- Gallery Go by Google Photos - Apps on Google Play
- Android: Try OTA updates without committing — That’s why they unveiled Dynamic System Updates (DSU) in Android 10 to let developers try a barebones version of a new OS update without unlocking the bootloader or wiping data.
- Sean Larkin on Twitter — "🚨🔥We on the @MSEdgeDev team are fleshing out requirements to bring Edge to Linux, and we need your help w/ some assumptions!🚨🔥 If you're a dev who depends on Linux for dev, testing, personal browsing, pleasetake a second to fill out this survey! 📝 https://t.co/PCerGONmCG" / Twitter
- Stallman intends to keep leading GNU — I am still the head of the GNU Project (the Chief GNUisance),
and I intend to continue as such.
- Stallman changes his mind and quits GNU leadership role? — I hereby step down as head of the GNU Project, effective immediately.
- Richard Stallman Reportedly Steps Down As Head Of The GNU Project
Sep 29 2019
Rank #11: Linux Action News 132
Docker's surprising news, new nasty Intel vulnerabilities, and why Brave 1.0 changes the game.
Plus, our thoughts on the PinePhone BraveHeart limited edition, and Stadia's potentially rocky launch.
- Mirantis acquires Docker Enterprise — Mirantis, a prominent OpenStack and Kubernetes cloud company, has acquired Docker Enterprise product line, developers, and business.
- What We Announced Today and Why it Matters
- Docker’s Next Chapter: Advancing Developer Workflows for Modern Apps
- Docker Restructures and Secures $35 Million
- Container upstart's enterprise wing sold to Mirantis, CEO out, Swarm support faces ax
- IPAS: NOVEMBER 2019 INTEL PLATFORM UPDATE (IPU) — “67 of the 77 vulnerabilities we are addressing were internally found by Intel”
- MDS Attacks: Microarchitectural Data Sampling
- Intel Fixes a Security Flaw It Said Was Repaired 6 Months Ago
- Intel Failed to Fix a Hackable Chip Flaw Despite a Year of Warnings
- PINEPHONE – “BraveHeart” Limited Edition Linux SmartPhone For Early Adaptor — The “BraveHeart” Limited Edition PinePhones are aimed solely for developer and early adopter. More specifically, only intend for these units to find their way into the hands of users with extensive Linux experience and an interest in Linux-on-phone.
- Brave browser comes out of beta — The Brave open source browser fundamentally shifts how users, publishers, and advertisers interact online by giving users a private, safer, and 3-6x faster browsing experience, while funding the Web through a new attention-based platform of privacy-preserving advertisements and rewards.
- Installing Brave on Linux
- Google Stadia will be missing many features for Monday’s launch — Among the missing: 4K on PC, Achievement UI, Google Assistant, Family Sharing
- The world is waiting for Google Stadia to flop
- Microsoft’s xCloud preview now has 50 new games
- Choose Linux 22: Finding Your Community — We talk about the best ways to get involved in open source communities, finding like-minded people, conference strategies, community hubs, and what happened to all the LUGs.
Nov 17 2019
Rank #12: Linux Action News 111
Ubuntu sets the Internet on fire, new Linux and FreeBSD vulnerabilities raise concern, while Mattermost raises $50M to compete with Slack.
Plus we react to Facebook's Libra confirmation and the end of Google tablets.
- Ubuntu to drop i386 architecture — he Ubuntu engineering team has reviewed the facts before us and concluded that we should not continue to carry i386 forward as an architecture. Consequently, i386 will not be included as an architecture for the 19.10 release, and we will shortly begin the process of disabling it for the eoan series across Ubuntu infrastructure.
- Proposal: Let's drop i386 May 9th 2018
- Proposal: Let's drop i386 May 14th 2018
- Wine devs worried — "I think not building packages for Ubuntu 19.10 would be the only practical option. It would probably be good to have a small explanation on the download page though. As I understand it, it would still be possible to run 32-bit executables on the Ubuntu 19.10 kernel, but we'd have to build and ship all our dependencies ourselves. I don't think we want to go there just yet."
- At least some games not working without 32-bit — Further to the recent announcement and subsequent discussion, I did a little testing over lunch on eoan 19.10 with all i386 packages removed and the i386 part of the repo disabled.
- Ubuntu NOT “dropping support for i386 applications” — What we are dropping is updates to the i386 libraries, which will be frozen at the 18.04 LTS versions. But there is every intention to ensure that there is a clear story for how i386 applications (including games) can be run on versions of Ubuntu later than 19.10.
- Petition · Dont remove 32 bit support in the next version of Ubuntu
- Test and run multiple instances of snaps
- OpenMandriva also dropping 32-bit
- New vulnerabilities may let hackers remotely SACK Linux and FreeBSD systems — Netflix researchers discovered 4 flaws that could wreak havoc in data centers.
- Linux devices vulnerable to ping of death attack
- Red Hat's take on TCP SACK PANIC
- Mattermost raises $50M — The capital infusion follows a $20 million series A in February and a $3.5 million seed round in February 2017 and brings the Palo Alto, California-based company’s total raised to roughly $70 million.
- Google says it’s done making tablets — The Pixel Slate won’t get a sequel, but the Pixelbook will
- Facebook's Libra confirmed — Facebook is planning to launch a cryptocurrency it hopes will “transform the global economy.”
Jun 23 2019
Rank #13: Linux Action News 51
Ubuntu 18.04 is out and we round up the new features, the flavors, and our first takes. The Librem 5 learns a new trick, and Linux apps on Chrome OS looks like a much bigger deal than first suspected.
Plus what's great about GIMP's biggest release in six years, and more.
Apr 29 2018
Rank #14: Linux Action News 36
Barcelona is switching to FOSS the right way, Nextcloud launches peer-to-peer encrypted video calls, big changes are coming to Google's AMP & why the BSD camp is laughing at Linux this week.
Plus Fedora's new "primary architecture", Ubuntu 17.10 is back & more!
- Barcelona to switch to FOSS --- According to the news report, the city plans to first replace all its user applications with alternative open source applications. This will go on until the only remaining proprietary software will be Windows where it will finally be replaced with a Linux distribution.
- Nextcloud Talk --- We're very proud to announce today Nextcloud Talk, the first enterprise-ready, self-hosted communication technology giving users the highest degree of control over their data and communication.
- AMP changes aren't good enough for some web devs --- The Web is not Google, and should not be just Google.
- Ubuntu 17.10 ISOs available again --- The Ubuntu 17.10.1 ISO re-spin is for disabling the SPI kernel driver to avoid messing up select laptops.
- lkml.org is hosted on a home connection --- The site's backend is hosted on a machine at home which is waiting for someone to enter a luks passphrase after a power outage while on vacation.
- Bad news for the fans of lkml.org --- Bad news for the fans of http://lkml.org : the main board of the server somehow did not survive the outage :(
Expect prolonged downtime while I source replacement parts.
- Fedora might make AArch64 a primary architecture --- Fedora developers are looking to promote their AArch64 / ARM64 / ARMv8 server offerings to being a "primary architecture" for this next Fedora release.
Jan 14 2018
Rank #15: Linux Action News 130
Fedora arrives from the future, the big players line up behind KernelCI, and researchers claim significant vulnerabilities in Horde.
Plus, Google's new dashboard for WordPress and ProtonMail's apps go open source.
- Fedora 31 is officially here! — This release features GNOME 3.34, which brings significant performance enhancements which will be especially noticeable on lower-powered hardware.
Fedora Server brings the latest in cutting-edge open source server software to systems administrators in an easy-to-deploy fashion.
- Fedora 31 Performance Is Still Sliding In The Wrong Direction
- Distributed Linux Testing Platform KernelCI Secures Funding and Long-Term Sustainability — "Testing is traditionally done only on the most common hardware. But because Linux runs on more hardware than any other operating system, it's important to also test it on all that hardware. The Linux Foundation's support is enabling us to expand the great work we started five years ago and sets us up for a bright future with a growing community,"
- Hackers can steal the contents of Horde webmail inboxes with one click — Horde is one of the most popular free and open-source web email systems available. It’s built and maintained by a core team of developers, with contributions from the wider open-source community. It’s used by universities, libraries and many web hosting providers as the default email client.
- Horde Webmail - XSS + CSRF to SQLi, RCE, Stealing Emails <= v5.2.22 — Horde Webmail - XSS + CSRF to SQLi, RCE, Stealing Emails <= v5.2.22
- ProtonMail iOS app is open source - ProtonMail Blog — As part of our commitment to security, we are putting all of our software through rigorous, independent third-party audits.
- Android App Soon
- Site Kit is now available for all WordPress sites — Site Kit is Google’s official WordPress plugin
Nov 03 2019
Rank #16: Linux Action News 52
Fedora fights for the user, Ubuntu Flavors draw the line, and why we're worried small distributions are starting to collapse.
May 06 2018
Rank #17: Linux Action News 129
GNOME decides to fight, Ubuntu's desktop director steps down, GitLab backs off its telemetry plans, and we've got the data on Google's Project Treble.
Plus, the latest Firefox has a new dashboard, and it looks like Disney+ won't work on Linux.
- GNOME files defense against patent troll — Agreeing to this would leave this patent live, and allow this to be used as a weapon against countless others. We will stand firm against this baseless attack, not just for GNOME and Shotwell, but for all free and open source software projects.
- Will Cooke, the Director of Engineering for the Ubuntu desktop, has left Canonical — That's all folks! Eoan was my last #Ubuntu release and I am handing over the reigns to the ever awesome @m_wimpress. Expect 20.04 LTS to be amazingly amazing! Excited for my new gig @InfluxDB
- Latest Firefox Brings Privacy Protections Front and Center Letting You Track the Trackers — Today we’re introducing a new feature that offers you a free report outlining the number of third-party and social media trackers blocked automatically by the Firefox browser with Enhanced Tracking Protection.
- GitLab telemetry debacle — To make GitLab better faster, we need more data on how users are using GitLab.
- Announcing $268 million in Series E funding
- Google shows just how much Project Treble has improved OS Android adoption — Project Treble modularizes Android to make it easier for OEMs to update devices.
- It looks like Disney Plus won’t work on Linux — Disney+ streaming uses draconian DRM, avoid
Oct 27 2019
Rank #18: Linux Action News 128
A new Ubuntu has promise, Linux on Dex is dead, and our strong reaction to Google pulling two open-source apps from the Play Store.
Plus a big boost for ARM on Linux, and our thoughts on recent Red Hat news.
- Ubuntu 19.10 Released — Ubuntu 19.10 “Eoan Ermine” boasts an upgraded Linux kernel along with faster boot times, updated themes, and experimental ZFS file system support. Whether or not you upgrade, Ermine shows what to expect from Ubuntu’s next LTS release, due April 2020.
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Codenamed The Focal Fossa, Arriving On 23 April
- Canonical Pulled In $99M While Still Operating At A Loss
- Ubuntu 19.10 Flavours Released
- Ubuntu 19.10's Kernel Ships With A DoS / Arbitrary Code Execution Bug In The IPv6 Code
- TechSNAP 414: Rooting for ZFS
- IBM Misses Estimates as Red Hat Fails to Offset Declines — Red Hat included in results for first time since 2018 purchase.
- Samsung ends Linux on DeX beta with Android 10 — Samsung will no longer provide support on future OS and device releases. The company also notes that users will not be able to perform a version rollback to Android 9 Pie once they have upgraded to Android 10.
- Bare Metal Arm-Based EC2 Instances — Just like for existing bare metal instances (M5, M5d, R5, R5d, z1d, and so forth), your operating system runs directly on the underlying hardware with direct access to the processor.
- Graboid: First-Ever Cryptojacking Worm Found in Images on Docker Hub — Unit 42 researchers identified a new cryptojacking worm we’ve named Graboid that’s spread to more than 2,000 unsecured Docker hosts.
- Docker Containers Riddled with Graboid Crypto-Worm
- andOTP removed from Google Play Store — andOTP was recently removed from the Google Play Store for violating their payment terms.
This is most likely due to the fact that we offer in-app donation links that DO NOT use Googles In-App billing, which is against their terms.
- andOTP - Android OTP Authenticator
- WireGuard removed from Google Play Store — They said it was because we're in violation of their "Payments Policy", presumably because we have a link inside the app that opens the user's web browser to wireguard.com/donations/.
- WireGuard commit reversed dev comments interesting
- WireGuard - Apps on Google Play
- WireGuard Restored In Android's Google Play Store
Oct 20 2019
Rank #19: Linux Action News 137
Canonical releases a "mini-cloud" on your workstation, the KDE ecosystem has some big news, and the smart home might have just become more open.
Plus Firefox's new DoH partner, and signs of life from the Atari VCS.
- Firefox adds 2nd DoH partner — Program Committing to Data Retention and Transparency Requirements that Respect User Privacy
- Apple, Google, and Amazon are teaming up to develop an open-source smart home standard
- Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance to develop connectivity standard
- Ikea previews its improved 2020 smart home experience
- Z-Wave is making a huge change so it doesn’t get left behind in the smart home wars - The Verge — It’s turning into a fully open standard, according to Silicon Labs.
- Canonical Releases Multipass 1.0 As "A Mini-Cloud On Your Workstation" — "a mini-cloud on your workstation using native hypervisors of all the supported plaforms (Windows, macOS and Linux), it will give you an Ubuntu command line in just a click ("Open shell") or a simple multipass shell command, or even a keyboard shortcut."
- Krita Receives Epic MegaGrant — Epic, the makers of the Unreal game engine, have supported Krita with a $25,000 MegaGrant
- A Kubuntu-Powered Laptop Is Launching In 2020 For High-End KDE Computing — A Kubuntu laptop is launching soon that is aiming for a high-end Linux laptop experience atop the KDE flavor of Ubuntu.
- KDE Launch Video & Wallpaper Competitions with Linux PCs as Prizes
- Guidance for Atari VCS Content Developers — Initial procedures announced for more independent game and app developers to start creating and planning now for earning a place in the Atari VCS storefront.
Dec 22 2019
Rank #20: Linux Action News 58
Plasma Desktop has a new release so we cover the new features and some bugs, Mycroft has an "opportunity" for you, and trouble at CopperheadOS.
Plus Debian's call for help, and more.
Jun 17 2018