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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 146

    Linux Action News 146

    Microsoft Defender for Linux is in preview, Mozilla's VPN has a secret advantage, and why the community is calling out NPM Inc.


    Plus a new report about open source security, and more.
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    Microsoft: Linux Defender antivirus now in public preview — We're aiming to protect the modern workplace environment across everything that it is, being Microsoft or non-Microsoft.Microsoft Threat Protection stops attack sprawl and auto-heals enterpriseMicrosoft's Word, Excel and PowerPoint now live under one AppMicrosoft Works - WikipediaFirefox releases an Android app for its VPN service — The Firefox Private Network VPN is powered by Mullvad VPN. Mullvad VPN claims that it won’t log and monitor user data, unlike many other VPN services. The Private Internet Access Android app is being open sourcedIVPN applications are now open sourceTom Scott video about VPNsAndroid 11 Developer Preview — All the changes we found from Android 10 so far.npm struggling to fund FOSS devs — Funding free software is 'still a very unsolved problem' says co-founderThe Linux Foundation and Harvard’s Lab for Innovation Science Release Census for Open Source Software Security — New analysis identifies most widely used software and uncovers critical questions for the future of securing one of the world’s greatest shared resourcesThe Linux Foundation identifies most important open-source software components and their problems — In its latest study, the Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative discovered just how prevalent open-source components are in all software and their shared problems and vulnerabilities.Most-used libraries revealedThe Linux Foundation and Harvard’s Lab for Innovation Science release census for open-source software security — Census II (run by Harvard) wanted to look at language-level packages. Their report discusses some of the challenges. One challenge of many is that the JavaScript environment strongly encourages tiny modules, with around 1/2 of all JavaScript packages having at most one function. As a result, when you start counting dependencies, there are *far* more dependencies in JavaScript (because each module does so little), and so JavaScript tends to dominate.

    • 27 min
    Linux Action News 145

    Linux Action News 145

    The week was packed with major project releases, we go through each of them and tell you what stands out.


    Plus an update from Essential, and NetBSD's first big ask in ten years.
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    KDE Plasma 5.18 ReleasedKDE Plasma 5.18 LTS Released, This is What's NewMATE 1.24 releasedOpenShot 2.5.0 Released — Perhaps one of the most exciting changes in OpenShot 2.5.0 is our experimental support for hardware acceleration.OpenShot Video Editor Just Got a Massive UpdateFirefox 73.0 Released —
    Today’s Firefox release includes two features that help users view and read website content more easily, quickly. Firefox ESR 68.5.0 ReleasedTor Browser 9.0.5 Released — This release updates Firefox to 68.5.0esr, NoScript to 11.0.13, and on desktop, Tor to 0.4.2.6. We also added a new default bridge and backported a few improvements from the alpha series.Tails 4.3 is outAn Update from Essential — We have made the difficult decision to cease operations and shutdown Essential.Essential, Andy Rubin’s phone company, is shutting downAndy Rubin’s smartphone startup, Essential, is deadAfter just one phone, Essential Products endsNetBSD fundraiser — We are trying to raise $50,000 in 2020NetBSD 9.0 Released

    • 15 min
    Linux Action News 144

    Linux Action News 144

    Why we're disappointed in the CoreOS Container Linux transition, Mycroft goes troll hunting and the complicated story brewing at the GNU Project.


    Plus, a few community fundraisers.
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    End-of-life announcement for CoreOS Container Linux — We know this timeline is aggressive. We've tried to provide the longest possible migration period consistent with our ability to maintain the OSGlass Enterprise Edition 2 now available for developersMycroft's Position on Patent Trolls — We are going to litigate every single patent suit to the fullest extent possible including appealing any adverse decisions all the way to the Supreme Court.GNU-FSF cooperation update — Our mutual aim is to work together as peers, while minimizing change in the practical aspects of this cooperation, so we can advance in our common free software mission.GNU-FSF cooperation update — Free Software Foundation — working together for free softwareThe draft GNU Social Contract — I have been working with several other GNU Maintainers and volunteers to draft a GNU Social Contract which explains the key commitments we want from the GNU Project.GNU Social Contract DRAFTJean Louis - Re: A GNU “social contract”?Proposals for the new GNU/FSF relationshipMemorial Fund for Mark Greaves, PeppermintOS CEO — This is a tribute to Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec), Husband, Father, Peppermint CEO and distributor.AppCenter for Everyone — This campaign will fund a one-week in-person development sprint to develop and deliver on these key areas.

    • 22 min
    Linux Action News 143

    Linux Action News 143

    The upcoming Linux kernels are packed full of goodies, Qt changes its licensing terms, and Thunderbird gets a new home.


    Plus our thoughts on IBM's CEO stepping down, and Google's new open-source security key project.
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    Qt offering changes 2020 — Moving forward, Qt Long-Term Support (LTS) releases will be restricted to commercial customers.Use our stuff for free and sell your application? That's Qt.Qt LTS Releases To Be Restricted To Commercial CustomersAbout “Qt offering changes 2020” – Fading Memories Nikolai Marchenko's message about TheQtCompany's presumed business modelLinux 5.5 Released — So this last week was pretty quiet, and while we had a late network update with some (mainly iwl wireless) network driver and netfilter
    module loading fixes, David didn't think that warranted another -rc. And outside of that, it's really been very quiet indeed - there's a
    panfrost driver update too, but again it didn't really seem to make sense to delay the final release by another week.10 Best Features in Linux 5.5Some 5.5 kernel development statisticsWireGuard + Multi-Path TCP Were Merged Tonight Into Linux 5.6Indie VPN WireGuard gets the Torvalds seal of approval with inclusion in Linux kernel 5.6Linus Torvalds pulled WireGuard VPN into the 5.6 kernel source treeUbuntu 20.04 LTS Adds WireGuard SupportThe Time Namespace Support Has Been Added To The Linux 5.6 KernelLinux 5.6 Is The First Kernel For 32-Bit Systems Ready To Run Past Year 2038USB4 Support Lands In The Linux 5.6 KernelStaging Changes Lighten The Linux 5.6 Kernel By More Than Thirty Thousand LinesThunderbird’s New Home — As of today, the Thunderbird project will be operating from a new wholly owned subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation, MZLA Technologies Corporation.Mozilla's email client lands in a new nestGinni Rometty is out as IBM CEO — Jim Whitehurst, the CEO of Red Hat — which IBM acquired last year in a $34 billion megadeal — will become IBM's president on the same day.IBM CEO Ginni Rometty to step down — Under her tenure, IBM experienced 22 consecutive quarters of sales declines that ended in 2018. In the company’s latest quarter, sales dropped 3.9% year-over-year to $18 billion.IBM Names Arvind Krishna CEO, Replacing Ginni RomettyOpenSK: a fully open-source security key implementation — OpenSK, an open-source implementation for security keys written in Rust that supports both FIDO U2F and FIDO2 standards.

    • 21 min
    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

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