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Weekly Linux news and analysis by Chris and Wes. 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 212

    Linux Action News 212

    Major performance milestones are being hit with new code inbound for Linux, Plasma and GNOME desktops are set to run Wayland on NVIDIA's binary driver, and why the SFC's new GPL fight could have implications for you.
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    Newest Linux Optimizations Can Achieve 10M IOPS Per-Core With IO_uring — These optimizations today were primarily within the kernel's block / NVMe / IO_uring code but also some touching the memory management code. All of these optimizations he has been pursuing for achieving the best possible per-core I/O performance can be found via linux-block's perf-wip branch. Jens Axboe on Twitter — That’s it. 10M IOPS, one physical core. #io_uring #linuxLinux 5.15 Delivers Many Features With New NTFS Driver, In-Kernel SMB3 Server, New Hardware — Here is a more detailed look at all of the Linux 5.15 changes coming for this next stable kernel.Linux 5.15 Lands Memcg Performance Regression FixApple Silicon PCIe Driver Queued For Linux 5.16Linux 5.16 To Support The 2021 Apple Magic KeyboardKDE Plasma Readies Its NVIDIA GBM Support, Fingerprint Authentication Added — Initial support for the NVIDIA driver with KDE Plasma 5.23.2's GBM back-end. In conjunction with the NVIDIA 495 Linux driver beta exposing Generic Buffer Manager support, Plasma 5.23.2+ will play nicely with that new driver support on Wayland. NVIDIA 495 Linux Beta Driver Released With GBM SupportFedora 35 has Wayland + GBM + NVIDIACopyleft Compliance Projects - Software Freedom Conservancy — Software Freedom Conservancy, a nonprofit organization focused on ethical technology, is filing the lawsuit as the purchaser of a product which has copylefted code. This approach makes it the first legal case that focuses on the rights of individual consumers as third-party beneficiaries of the GPL.

    • 13 min
    Linux Action News 211

    Linux Action News 211

    We cover what's special about Plasma's 25th-anniversary edition, chat with CloudLinux's CEO, and detail why Apple supporting Blender is good for all of us.


    Plus, why we're worried Ubuntu is losing its charm for developers.
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    Plasma - 25th Anniversary Edition — Plasma - 25th Anniversary Edition brings new looks, features and enhancements to the classic free desktop.KDE Plasma 5.23 Released In Marking 25 Years Of KDENew Project: Kool Desktop Environment. Programmers wanted!Apple joins Blender Development Fund — The Blender Foundation, the organization behind the popular open source 3D creation tool “Blender”, today announced that Apple has joined the Blender Development Fund as a Patron Member to support continued core development for Blender.Apple Pledges Support for 3D Graphics Tool BlenderWhy I have decided to step down from the AlmaLinux OS Foundation Board — When we created the concept of AlmaLinux back in December, shortly after Red Hat announced EOL for CentOS 8, the most important part for us was to make it community-owned, not just "community-controlled".AlmaLinuxFoundation chair Igor Seletskiy ste downAnnouncing AlmaLinux OS 8.5 BetaHow to Use a Block Storage Volume with Plex Media Server — Plex is a media server that allows you to store your media on a remote server and stream it to your devices. This guide shows how to attach a Block Storage Volume to an existing Linode in order to meet the demands of a growing media library.Ubuntu 21.10 is Now Available to Download — This release — the 35th Ubuntu release for those keeping count — is backed by 9 months of security updates, critical fixes, and select software updates.Ubuntu 21.10 Official Flavors Released, Here’s What’s NewSeaGL 2021 Schedule Published! — We’ll see you Friday November 5 & Saturday November 6 for SeaGL 2021, all virtual! As always, SeaGL is completely free to attend and no registration is required.

    • 19 min
    Linux Action News 210

    Linux Action News 210

    Apple M1 Linux development reaches a key milestone and boots a usable desktop; Ubuntu reveals a new product, and the secret SUSE project that leaked this week.


    Plus, the essential RISC-V code landing in the Linux kernel.
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    Asahi Linux On The Apple M1: “Usable As A Basic Linux Desktop” — With the progress made over the past month, "Asahi Linux is usable as a basic Linux desktop (without GPU acceleration)!"Progress Report: September 2021 - Asahi LinuxAsahi Linux emits usable basic desktop on Apple’s M1Linux 5.16 KVM To Land RISC-V Hypervisor Support — Given that it's taken a while to freeze, there isn't yet any performant RISC-V processors out there actually implementing the complete extension and so for now and during development, it's been a function of running it on simulators.
    Canonical launches Ubuntu Frame, the foundation for embedded displays — Canonical announces the release of Ubuntu Frame, a solution that allows developers to easily build and deploy graphical applications for interactive kiosks, digital signage solutions, or any other products that require a graphical output.Ubuntu Frame is a secure display server for embedded systemsBuilding graphical applications in embedded devicesSoftware Engineer - Toolbox (containers / desktop / golang) — The Red Hat Desktop team is looking for a Software Engineer to join us. In this role, you will develop and maintain containerization technologies for software development like toolbox.SUSE Working on a CentOS Clone? — I like looking in dnf countme data to see the various distros requesting EPEL repos. There are often many weird distro names showing up in the single digits. But this one jumped out at me with 38 hits last weekDNF Better CountingIndex of /csv-reports/countmeExtra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) — High-quality packages that have been developed, tested, and improved in Fedora available for RHEL and compatible derivatives such as CentOS and Scientific Linux.SUSE Has been Rebuilding RHEL Packages for YearsWill Furnass on Twitter — “Interesting that CERN are proposing to adopt @CentOS Steam 8 for new systems"PowerPoint Presentation

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    Linux Action News 209

    Linux Action News 209

    Why Linus believes keeping Linux fun is critical, the massive investment Fedora is about to make in video, and why we suspect Cloudflare's R2 service will make Amazon squirm.


    Plus a low key update to the Raspberry Pi 4, and the changes in the new Docker Compose 2.0.
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    Linus Torvalds on Community, Rust and Linux’s Longevity — The ceremony opened by acknowledging a special moment in time with a birthday cake ceremoniously delivered to Torvalds to mark Linux’s 30th anniversary, drawing a round of applause from the audience. Fedora To Focus On Driving New Linux Video Improvements Around PipeWire — The ceremony opened by acknowledging a special moment in time with a birthday cake ceremoniously delivered to Torvalds to mark Linux’s 30th anniversary, drawing a round of applause from the audience. PipeWire and fixing the Linux Video Capture stack | Christian F.K. Schaller
    Docker Compose 2.0docker - compose-switchRaspberry Pi 4 model Bs arriving with newer ‘C0’ stepping — The local Micro Center only had the 8 GB model in stock, so I went a little over budget and bought it. When I arrived home, I checked the board, and noticed a bit of a difference on the Broadcom SoCWhat’s In A Raspberry Pi Processor Update?Linode on Twitter — We’re rolling out ultra-fast, better-performing, and more reliable NVMe block storage across all 11 of our global data centers Ubuntu Community on Twitter — An experimental open-source/libre snap server and wrapper by @RudraSaraswat1 is ready with the name 'lol'. You can daily-drive it on most distributions which support snaps. Announcing Project KebeAnnouncing Cloudflare R2 Storage: Object Storage, minus the egress fees — Cloudflare R2 Storage includes full S3 API compatibility, working with existing tools and applications as built.Sad Server Stories | LINUX Unplugged 425 — Sometimes things go wrong; this week, we admit we've got a problem.

    • 21 min
    Linux Action News 208

    Linux Action News 208

    Canonical gives Linux admins a lucky break, the details on Android's slow shift to an upstream Kernel, a breakthrough for Linux gaming, and our take on GNOME 41.


    Plus how AlmaLinux just rounded out their offering.
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    Canonical extends support for 14.04 and 16.04 LTS • The Register — Users still running on 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), released back in April 2014, now have until April 2024 (up from 2022) to make the move to something more recent. 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), which dropped into Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) in April this year, has had this extended from April 2024 to April 2026.Google Finally Shifting To “Upstream First” Linux Kernel Approach For Android Features — Google's Todd Kjos talked today during Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC2021) around their Generic Kernel Image initiative.LPC 2021 - Android MC - YouTubeEpic Games announce full Easy Anti-Cheat support for Linux including Wine & Proton — Easy Anti-Cheat from Epic Games / Epic Online Services has officially announced a full expansion for Linux including native builds and Wine + Proton. This is big for Linux Gaming and the Steam Deck.Epic Online Services launches Anti-Cheat support for Linux, Mac, and Steam DeckBattlEye on Twitter — “BattlEye has provided native Linux and Mac support for a long time and we can announce that we will also support the upcoming Steam Deck (Proton). This will be done on an opt-in basis with game developers choosing whether they want to allow it or not.” Valve Publishes New Steam Deck FAQ With A Few New Details SharedSteam Client Beta updated with PipeWire desktop capture for Remote PlayAlmaLinux Container Images Update - Full RHEL UBI Compatibility — We are thrilled to announce that as of today, AlmaLinux now provides fully compatible alternatives for Red Hat Universal Base Images (UBI)! Linode on Twitter — “We’re rolling out ultra-fast, better-performing, and more reliable NVMe block storage across all 11 of our global data centers 🚀GNOME 41 Released With Wayland Improvements, More Performance Tuning — This morning's GNOME 41 release announcement sums up the new release as "Highlights in this release include improvements to the Software app, new multitasking settings and enhanced power management. Beyond that, there is a new Connections application, a refreshed Music application, performance improvements from the compositor to the toolkit, and much more."GNOME 41 Released: The Most Popular Linux Desktop Environment Gets BetterGNOME 41 Released with New Settings, Power Savings, and MoreGNOME 41 Desktop Environment Officially Released, This Is What’s NewFedora Linux 35 Beta is GOContact the Show

    • 23 min
    Linux Action News 207

    Linux Action News 207

    Desktop Linux graphics are about to get a significant investment, Mozilla and Canonical work together on a Firefox Snap, and some key new insights into the Linux port to Apple’s M1.
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    Red Hat - Senior Software Engineer - HDR Enablement — The Red Hat Workstation Engineering team is looking for an experienced Senior Software Engineer to work on desktop, compositor, and GPU support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats and displays for Linux.Jared Domínguez on Twitter — "It's that time again. I'm looking for someone to join my team to work on enabling HDR support in upstream Linux, Fedora and RHEL. Global applicants welcome. Underrepresented minorities highly encouraged."Ubuntu to Make Firefox Snap Default in 21.10 — “Per Canonical’s distribution agreement with Mozilla, we’re making the snap the default installation of firefox on desktop ISOs starting with Ubuntu 21.10.”Bug #1943840 “[FFe] Update the ubuntu-desktop-minimal seed to us…” Feature Freeze Exception: Seeding the official Firefox snap in Ubuntu Desktop — This is the result of cooperation and collaboration between the Desktop and Snap teams at Canonical and Mozilla developers, and is the first step towards a deb-to-snap transition that will take place during the 22.04 development cycle.Reverse Engineering, Open-Source Driver Writing Continues For Apple’s M1 GPU — Alyssa Rosenzweig spoke at the virtual X.Org Developers Conference about the ongoing work for bringing up Linux display and graphics support on the Apple M1 graphics processor.
    XDC 2021 - Day 1 - September 15, 2021 - YouTubeApple M1 USB Type-C Linux Support Code Sent Out For Testing — Sven Peter has sent out the initial USB Type-C enablement work for the Apple ACE1/2 chips used by Apple M1 systems.Apple Silicon / M1 Port Planned For GCC 12 — While the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) supports AArch64 and macOS/Darwin, it hasn't supported the two of them together but there is a port in progress to change it.Alyssa Rosenzweig on Twitter — Hello from Linux on my M1's internal storage! Thank you to @svenpeter42 for the NVMe driver. My daily driver now supports internal storage plus hotpluggable HDMI (native resolution), USB, and Ethernet.
    X.Org Could Use More Help Improving & Addressing Its Security LVFS Serves Up 2+ Million Firmware Downloads In The Past Month — Over the past thirty days, LVFS has served up more than two million firmware files to users.LVFS joins Linux Foundation — The Linux Foundation welcomes the Linux Vendor Firmware Service (LVFS) as a new project. Richard wrote on twitter — We hit 2 million firmware downloads in the last 30 days for the first time. There are now over 3000 firmware files available on the LVFS, with over 100 vendors using 50 different protocols. It's been a huge amount of work but it feels pretty awesome.LVFS Supported Device ListResearchers Find Malware Hiding in Windows Subsystem for Linux | Tom’s HardwareThere’s now malware for Windows Subsystem for Linux — "These files acted as loaders running a payload that was either embedded within the sample or retrieved from a remote server and was then injected into a running process using Windows API calls,KSMBD In-Kernel File Server Already Needs Important Security Fix - Phoronix — This "important security fix" was sent in today for the Linux 5.15 kernel, potentially landing in time for 5.15-rc2 later today.

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