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Weekly Linux news and analysis by Chris and Joe. The show every week we hope you'll go to when you want to hear an informed discussion about what’s happening.

    Linux Action News 164

    Linux Action News 164

    The details behind youtube-dl's return to GitHub, our thoughts on the rumored SUSE IPO, and our concerns with Servo's new home.
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    Standing up for developers: youtube-dl is back — Today we reinstated youtube-dl, a popular project on GitHub, after we received additional information about the project that enabled us to reverse a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown. Remove cipher algorithm and mentions of copyrighted material GitHub reinstates youtube-dl library after EFF intervention$6 billion Linux deal? SUSE IPO rumored — SUSE, the major European Linux company, may soon be spun out in a $6 billion IPO.EQT Said to Plan IPO of $6 Billion Software Developer SUSECanonical Saw ~$119M Revenue In 2019 But Still Operating At A Loss — Ubuntu maker Canonical Holdings Limited recently submitted their UK financial report for their fiscal year ending 31 December 2019. During the pre-COVID times they generated around 22% more revenue than 2018 but still operated at a loss albeit more narrowly than in prior years.Librem 5 Mass Production Phone Has Begun Shipping — Purism has begun shipping its mass-produced Librem 5 phone to customers.Servo’s new home — Servo was incubated inside Mozilla, and served as the proof that important web components such as CSS and rendering could be implemented in Rust, with all its safety, concurrency and speed.Mozilla Punts Servo Web Engine Development To The Linux FoundationStarting January 4, 2021, Google will block all sign-ins to Google accounts from embedded browser frameworks — The browser must identify itself clearly in the User-Agent. The browser must not try to impersonate another browser like Chrome or Firefox.Guidance to developers affected by our effort to block less secure browsers and applications

    • 30 min
    Linux Action News 163

    Linux Action News 163

    The Ubuntu bug you need to patch, PayPal's Bitcoin support goes live, and a breaking change inbound to systemd.


    Plus the Linux tech Greg KH is most excited about, and more.
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    Ubuntu fixes bugs that standard users could use to become root — A handful of commands was all it took for untrusted users to become all-powerful.Now-patched Ubuntu desktop vulnerability allows privilege escalationHow to get root on Ubuntu 20.04 by pretending nobody’s /homeMeet Proxmox Backup Server, a Debian-Based Open Source Enterprise Backup Solution — Proxmox launched today Proxmox Backup Server as a new edition of its Debian-based Linux distribution engineered to act as an enterprise solution for backing up and restoring physical hosts, virtual machines and containers.Proxmox RoadmapProxmox Backup ServerProxmox Backup Git RepoPayPal's crypto trading goes live in the US — Customers will be able to trade up to $20,000 a week, rather than the originally announced $10,000.Systemd catches up with bind events — Perhaps the real lesson here is that the community would be better served by closer relations between the kernel project and projects managing low-level utilities like systemd. eBPF - The Future of Networking & Security — Cilium is an open source project that has been designed on top of eBPF to address the networking, security, and visibility requirements of container workloads. It provides a high-level abstraction on top of eBPF. Cilium is to eBPF what Kubernetes and container runtimes are to Linux kernel namespaces, cgroups, and seccompLinux App Summit 2020

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    Linux Action News 162

    Linux Action News 162

    We review the Raspberry Pi 400. Then discover new features coming to Linux powered Dells.


    Plus an important Let's Encrypt update, and the next billion-dollar tech coming to Linux.
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    Raspberry Pi 400: the $70 desktop PC — The Raspberry Pi 400 Personal Computer Kit is the “Christmas morning” product, with the best possible out-of-box experience: a complete PC which plugs into your TV or monitor.Raspberry Pi 400 - First ImpressionsRaspberry Pi 400 review—the under-$100 desktop PC you didn’t know you neededDell is Adding Webcam and Microphone Kill Switches — Dell is adding new code in Linux kernel that will enable you to disable newer Dell system’s webcam and microphone with keyboard shortcuts. Why? Because privacy.

    Dell Adding Hardware Privacy Driver For LinuxLet's Encrypt warns about a third of Android devices will from next year stumble over sites that use its certs — Expiration of cross-signed root certificates spells troubleStanding on Our Own Two Feet - Let's Encrypt Chrome will soon have its own dedicated certificate root store — Currently, Chrome uses the certificate root store part of each operating system. Google plans to manage its own list of "approved" certificates from now on, similar to Firefox.BPF binaries: BTF, CO-RE, and the future of BPF perf tools — Two new technologies, BTF and CO-RE, are paving the way for BPF to become a billion-dollar industry. What is eBPF?eBPF: Put the Kubernetes Data Plane in the KernelLINUX Unplugged 293: Netflix's Gift to Linux

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    Linux Action News 161

    Linux Action News 161

    A RISC-V development PC is in the works, we have the details and try to set expectations.


    Plus what's new in Fedora 33, and an important youtube-dl update.
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    Fedora 33 is officially here! - Fedora Magazine — Fedora Workstation now uses BTRFS as the default filesystem.
    Fedora 33 Review: What’s New and How to Upgrade | FOSS Linux
    AWS Marketplace: Fedora 33 Cloud Base Images (x86_64) HVM
    Fedora IoT To Be Promoted To An Official Edition With Fedora 33 - Phoronix — Fedora IoT relies on RPM-OSTree for offering atomic updates and focuses on container-based workloads.Fedora IoT
    SiFive unveils plan for Linux PCs with RISC-V processors | VentureBeat — Developers can use the boards to test code for real-time operating systems, custom Linux distributions, compilers, libraries, and applications.

    The Heart of RISC-V Development is Unmatched - SiFive
    SiFive Is Launching The Most Compelling RISC-V Development Board Yet - Phoronix
    Check out their Chip Configurator
    James Prior from SiFive on Wendell’s show
    Codeplay joins the RISC-V foundation - SemiAccurate
    New installation options coming for Ubuntu on WSL | Ubuntu — Beginning in Windows 10 Insiders Preview build 20246 users can enable a complete WSL experience with simply: wsl.exe --install.Asking Microsoft to resign from the RIAA over youtube-dl takedown demand - Conservancy Blog - Software Freedom Conservancy — We call on Microsoft to resign from the RIAA and remove their conflict of interest in this matter. This is an important opportunity for Microsoft to stand up for the values of software freedom.RIAA Obtains Subpoenas Targeting 40 YouTube-Ripping Platforms & Pirate Sites * TorrentFreak
    Tzlil on Twitter — So the CEO of GitHub popped in #youtube-dl a few hours ago, looks like they are trying to get youtube-dl back, I hope this works out.New youtube-dl release: v2020.11.01.1

    • 25 min
    Linux Action News 160

    Linux Action News 160

    Ubuntu 20.10 is out, with official Raspberry Pi 4 desktop support. We try it out and report back. And our thoughts on the youtube-dl takedown.


    Plus Edge is out for Linux, and PayPal gets bitcoin fever.
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    Ubuntu 20.10 Released, Now Available to Download — Ubuntu 20.10 rides atop the Linux 5.8 kernel, includes the GNOME 3.38 release, has new wallpapers, Active Directory integration (for enterprise users) in the installer, and carries a clutch of updated software, tools, and libraries.Ubuntu 20.10 Flavours ReleasedUbuntu 20.10 on Raspberry Pi delivers the full Linux desktop and micro cloudsHow to build a Raspberry Pi Kubernetes cluster using MicroK8sBuild a Raspberry Pi Desktop with an Ubuntu heartParallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise — It is the world’s first software that runs Windows directly on enterprise Chromebooks―enabling full-featured Windows apps including Microsoft Office and proprietary apps―even when there is not an Internet connection.youtube-dl removed from GitHub by RIAA takedown notice — Under penalty of perjury, we submit that the RIAA is authorized to act on behalf of its member companies on matters involving the infringement of their sound recordings, audiovisual works and images, including enforcing their copyrights and common law rights on the Internet. How the youTube-dl devs found out about DMCA takedownMicrosoft Edge arrives in preview form for Linux — The release officially supports Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and openSUSE. Sadly, there is no love for Pi fans at present; the team are apparently "looking at Arm", but no release has been forthcoming.We Go Hands on With Microsoft Edge for LinuxPayPal Launches New Service Enabling Users to Buy, Hold and Sell Cryptocurrency — Today announced the launch of a new service enabling its customers to buy, hold and sell cryptocurrency directly from their PayPal account, and signaled its plans to significantly increase cryptocurrency's utility by making it available as a funding source for purchases at its 26 million merchants worldwide.PayPal and Venmo will offer and accept cryptocurrency for all online payments

    • 37 min
    Linux Action News 159

    Linux Action News 159

    The new Plasma release makes a compelling argument for the workstation, why LibreOffice and OpenOffice can't seem to get along and a recently found bug in Linux that goes back to Kernel 2.6.


    Plus, our thoughts on Apple's seeming abandoning of CUPS, the latest and greatest open source podcast player, and an important show update.
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    Plasma 5.20: One absolutely massive release — A massive release, containing improvements to dozens of components, widgets, and the desktop behavior in general.KDE Plasma 5.20 is Here – And It's an Epic UpdateLibreOffice rains on OpenOffice's 20th anniversary parade — To mark the 20th anniversary of Apache OpenOffice, the project's main rival, LibreOffice, published a letter asking OpenOffice to tell its users to switchGoogle and Intel warn of high-severity Bluetooth security bug in Linux — The flaw resides in BlueZ, the software stack that by default implements all Bluetooth core protocols and layers for Linux. Besides Linux laptops, it's used in many consumer or industrial Internet-of-things devices. It works with Linux versions 2.4.6 and later.Intel Blows the Coms AgainGreg K-H on Twitter — "They are now claiming you need a 5.10 kernel or newer to solve this. 5.10 will be released at the end of December 2020. Intel knows better, and knows how to do this properly, this feels malicious at this point..."CUPS Printing System Open-Source Development Has Seemingly Dried Up — The open-source CUPS code-base is now at a stand-still. There was just one commit to the CUPS Git repository for all of 2020.Has Apple abandoned CUPS?LPC 2020 - Open Printing MC - YouTubeOpenPrinting News - September 2020Antennapod 2.0 Released — AntennaPod version 2 released with a range of new features, bug fixes and improvements. Below you’ll find an extensive list of highlights, with each time the Pull Request ID.AntennaPodAntennaPod - Apps on Google PlayAntennaPod | F-Droid

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