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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 142

    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.
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    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 PlayersSupport for macOS and Linux (SteamOS) – Psyonix SupportPsyonix 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 againWine 5.0 Released — This release represents a year of development effort and over 7,400 individual changes. Wine Is Approaching Six Million LinesCanonical 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 updatesImproving 40 million Chromebooks for educationUpcycle 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

    • 27 min
    Linux Action News 141

    Linux Action News 141

    Nextcloud's new release is so big it gets a rebrand, why Mozilla had a round of lay-offs, and the real possibility of Steam coming to Chrome OS.


    Plus, the sad loss of a community member, and more.
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    Peppermint project lead Mark Greaves has passed away. — His contributions to both Peppermint and to the desktop Linux world as a whole are incalculable and he will be sorely missed.Mozilla lays off 70 as it waits for new products to generate revenue — Mozilla has a strong line of sight to future revenue generation, but we are taking a more conservative approach to our finances.Readying for the Future at MozillaDigitalOcean is laying off staff, sources say 30-50 affectedNextcloud Hub Announced — New generation of leading content collaboration platform integrates office document editing and collaboration apps, introduces workflows, rich work spaces, file locking and moreNextcloud 18 ChangelogHuawei pitches its alternative to Google Play Store — Huawei Mobile Services wants to make a big splash in Europe, with thousands of apps already signed upHuawei Quick Apps is Huawei's alternative to Google Instant AppsExclusive: Google is working to bring official Steam support to Chrome OS — The Chrome team is working—very possibly in cooperation with Valve—to bring Steam to Chromebooks.

    • 21 min
    Linux Action News 140

    Linux Action News 140

    Are we overloaded with open source licenses? We consider a simpler future. Results from the Debian init vote are in, and why Amazon's new open source project might be worth checking out.


    Plus, our reaction to Google's search ballot scheme launch.
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    Bruce Perens quits Open Source Initiative amid row over new data-sharing crypto license — Distributed app platform's proposed agreement 'isn't freedom respecting,' he saysDebian Developers Decide On Init System Diversity: "Proposal B" Wins — In recent months there has been lots of differing views over how much Debian should care about systemd alternatives some five years after they decided to move to systemd in the first place.Bing loses out to DuckDuckGo in Google’s new Android search engine ballot — Google will start offering EU users a choice for their default search engineUS Government-funded Android phones come preinstalled with unremovable malware — Phones were sold to low-income people under the FCC's Lifeline Assistance program.Google scolded for depriving the poor of privacy as Chinese malware bundled on phones for hard-up AmericansAmazon’s AutoGluon helps developers deploy deep learning models with just a few lines of code — AutoGluon democratizes machine learning, and makes the power of deep learning available to all developers.AutoGluon: Deep Learning AutoMLAutoGluon Documentation 0.0.1 documentation — Only Linux installation is supported for now (Mac OSX and Windows versions will be available soon). AutoGluon requires Python version 3.6 or 3.7.

    • 22 min
    Linux Action News 139

    Linux Action News 139

    It's our annual predictions episode. We review how we did in 2019, and then set out to predict what we think will happen in 2020.

    • 31 min
    Linux Action News 138

    Linux Action News 138

    We review the major moments of the year's news, and discuss how they impacted our world.
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    Amazon takes aim at MongoDB with launch of Mongo-compatible DocumentDBMongoDB "open-source" Server Side Public License rejectedRedis Labs raises $60 million for its NoSQL databaseRedis Labs changes its open-source license — againKeeping Open Source Open – Open Distro for ElasticsearchChef goes 100% open sourceGoogle jumps into gaming with Google Stadia streaming serviceGoogle Stadia will be missing many features for Monday’s launchSupporting choice and competition in EuropePresenting search app and browser options to Android users in EuropeAndroid Developers Blog: Welcoming Android 10!Project Mainline is Google’s new way to speed up security updates in Android QAdiantum: encryption for the low endAll Chromebooks will also be Linux laptops going forwardGoogle gives most Chromebooks an extra year of software supportGoogle and fwupd sitting in a treePhoenix joins the LVFSPlease welcome HP to the LVFSLVFS Project AnnouncementAnnouncing the Open Sourcing of Windows CalculatorIntroducing Windows TerminalMicrosoft Will Release Their Edge Web Browser For LinuxMicrosoft Teams is now available on LinuxAnnouncing WSL 2Ubuntu 19.04 'Disco Dingo' Released with New FeaturesIntel 32bit packages on Ubuntu from 19.10 onwardsStatement on 32-bit i386 packages for Ubuntu 19.10 and 20.04 LTSEnhancing our ZFS support on Ubuntu 19.10Ubuntu 19.10 ReleasedWill Cooke, the Director of Engineering for the Ubuntu desktop, has left CanonicalCanonical announces Ubuntu Pro for Amazon Web ServicesRed Hat Opens the Linux Experience to Every Enterprise, Every Cloud and Every Workload with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8Red Hat crosses US$3b annual revenue for first timeAnnouncing the release of Fedora 30IBM Closes Landmark Acquisition of Red Hat for $34 Billion; Defines Open, Hybrid Cloud FutureIntroducing Fedora CoreOSPresenting CentOS StreamFedora 31 is officially here!

    • 24 min
    Linux Action News 137

    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.
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    Firefox adds 2nd DoH partner — Program Committing to Data Retention and Transparency Requirements that Respect User PrivacyApple, Google, and Amazon are teaming up to develop an open-source smart home standardAmazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance to develop connectivity standardIkea previews its improved 2020 smart home experienceZ-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 MegaGrantA 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 PrizesGuidance 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.

    • 27 min

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