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Linux and open source headlines every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, in under 3 minutes.

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  • 2020-04-08

    April 8th, 2020  |  2 mins 55 secs
    a cloud guru, azure, cloud, community engagement challenge, daily linux podcast, endless, foss, free software, gnome, kde, krustlet, kubernetes, linux academy, linux headlines, microsoft, mitchell baker, mozilla, open source, privacy, qt, rust, secure boot, tails, the gnome foundation, uefi, wasm, webassembly

    The GNOME Foundation and Endless launch a new contest aimed at engaging young coders with FOSS, Tails 4.5 brings support for UEFI Secure Boot, the first release of Krustlet brings WebAssembly to Kubernetes, and Qt considers further limiting access to its releases.

  • 2020-04-07

    April 7th, 2020  |  2 mins 57 secs
    a cloud guru, alibaba, applatix, argo, browser wars, chrome, cloud native computing foundation, cncf, cryptography, daily linux podcast, development, edge, embedded systems, firefox, flatpak, google, google chrome, integrity policy enforcement, k8s, kernel, kubernetes, linux, linux academy, linux headlines, linux security module, microkernel, microsoft, microsoft edge, mime, mozilla, netmarketshare, patch, patchset, rfc, sap, secure microkernel, security, sel4, the linux foundation, web browser, web crypto api

    Microsoft proposes a new Linux kernel security mechanism, Firefox 75 rolls out significant changes, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation adopts Argo, and The Linux Foundation aims to boost adoption of the seL4 secure microkernel.

  • 2020-04-06

    April 6th, 2020  |  2 mins 47 secs
    a cloud guru, ai, arvind krishna, chat, containers, daily linux podcast, ebook, flatpak, foliate, gtk, hybrid cloud, ibm, illumos, kaidan, kubernetes, linux academy, linux headlines, microsoft, open source, opensolaris, paul cormier, qr code, red hat, unleashed os, xmpp

    Red Hat names Paul Cormier as President and CEO, Unleashed OS has come to an end, the latest release of the Kaidan XMPP chat client adds audio and video messaging, and the open source eBook reader Foliate has a redesigned user interface for a distraction-free reading experience.

  • 2020-04-03

    April 3rd, 2020  |  2 mins 42 secs
    a cloud guru, atari, atari vcs, cpu, daily linux podcast, gnu, hardware, ibm, linux academy, linux headlines, llvm, load value injection, lvi, open source community grant, outreachy, phoronix, pypi, python, python package index, python software foundation, rob wyatt, security

    Outreachy receives the second Open Source Community Grant from IBM, the LLVM project adds mitigations for Load Value Injection attacks, more bad news for the Linux-based Atari VCS console, and the Python Software Foundation seeks recurring sponsorships to support its software repository.

  • 2020-04-02

    April 2nd, 2020  |  2 mins 52 secs
    a cloud guru, android, arch, cgroups, containers, daily linux podcast, electronic payments, email, encryption, f-droid, free software, gnu, gnu taler, infinitybook pro, linux, linux academy, linux containers, linux headlines, linux laptops, lxc, lxcfs, lxd, manjaro, microtransaction, nlnet, open source, pine64, pinephone, protonmail, thunderbird, tuxedo computers, ubports, ubuntu touch, virtual machines

    ProtonMail's new Linux bridge makes its encrypted services available to standard email clients, new LTS releases for Linux Container tooling, a Manjaro-powered laptop from TUXEDO Computers, and a special edition PinePhone with Ubuntu Touch pre-installed.

  • 2020-04-01

    April 1st, 2020  |  2 mins 56 secs
    a cloud guru, amazon, amazon web services, analytics, aws, azure, blog, canonical, cloud, clustering, cms, coil, compliance, content management system, coronavirus, covid-19, daily linux podcast, database, devops, firefox, gcp, google, google cloud platform, high-availability, hosted services, k8s, kubernetes, linux academy, linux headlines, managed apps, mariadb, microsoft, mixed-reality, monetization, mozilla, open source support program, personal data exports, platform x4, public cloud, skysql, social media, solutions fund, wordpress

    Canonical and MariaDB both enter the managed apps market, the WordPress 5.4 release expands its block-based editor, and Mozilla partners with another online monetization company while putting up cash in the fight against COVID-19.

  • 2020-03-31

    March 31st, 2020  |  2 mins 53 secs
    a cloud guru, akamai, amazon, automatic updates, azion, bandwidth, cdn, cloudflare, code, content delivery network, daily linux podcast, developer, development, drm, drm-free, eclipse foundation, facebook, free tier, gaming, gitlab, google, humble bundle, ide, integrated development environment, internet, linux academy, linux gaming, linux headlines, lutris, manrs, microsoft, netflix, network operator, open source, red hat, routing, sap, security, steam, theia, valve, visual studio, vs code

    The MANRS initiative gains several new members, GitLab wants customers to help migrate premier features to its free tier, Eclipse Theia reaches 1.0, Lutris lands Humble Bundle game store integration, and Steam scales back automatic updates.

  • 2020-03-30

    March 30th, 2020  |  2 mins 49 secs
    2038, 32-bit, 5.6, a cloud guru, appeal, apple, audio, bruce perens, conversion software, daily linux podcast, defamation, docker, fre:ac, github, gitlab, grsecurity, ieee, ieee sa open, institute of electrical and electronics engineers, kernel, kernelnewbies, kubernetes, lawsuit, linus torvalds, linux academy, linux headlines, linux kernel, lossless, mainline, mattermost, open source security, opus, ripper, speex, standards association, tunnel, vpn, wireguard

    Linux Kernel 5.6 is out with WireGuard support, fre:ac significantly expands its feature set with its 1.1 release, Bruce Perens' legal battle finally comes to an end, and the IEEE launches a collaborative development platform.

  • 2020-03-27

    March 27th, 2020  |  2 mins 58 secs
    20.04, a cloud guru, android, ardour, arm, beta, blender, budgie, daily linux podcast, daw, development, digital audio workstation, edubuntu, google, intel, kubuntu, kylin, linux academy, linux headlines, long-term support, lts, lubuntu, mate, mythubuntu, pre-release, prerelease, release, sponsor, sponsorship, testing, ubuntu, ubuntu flavors, ubuntu studio, user error, virtual environment, x86, xubuntu

    Ardour and Ubuntu Flavors call for testing of their upcoming major releases, Google aims to ease the burden of developing for ARM on x86, and Blender gains a new Corporate Gold-level sponsor.

  • 2020-03-26

    March 26th, 2020  |  2 mins 39 secs
    a cloud guru, anti-malware, apache, apache software foundation, apple, big data, containers, csi proxy, daily linux podcast, defender atp, digital painting, endpoint antivirus for linux, enterprise, eset, free software, krita, kubectl, kubernetes, kubernetes 1.18, linux, linux academy, linux headlines, microsoft, open source, orchestration, python, python 3, real time, security, streaming, topology manager, web server, windows

    The Apache Software Foundation turns twenty-one, Kubernetes 1.18 brings stability as well as some exciting preview features, the latest ESET Endpoint Antivirus adds Linux support, and Krita delivers one of its most complicated releases to date.

  • 2020-03-25

    March 25th, 2020  |  2 mins 56 secs
    a cloud guru, apple, c, c++, clang, cloudflare, compilers, cryptocurrency, daily linux podcast, developer experience, encryption, ibm, ico, ios, kde, linux, linux academy, linux headlines, llvm, luks, mainframe, marco martin, mycroft, package management, plasma bigscreen, programming, raspberry pi 4, risc-v, sec, smart tv, speech-to-text, swift, telegram, webassembly, z-series

    LLVM 10 arrives with improvements for RISC-V and WebAssembly, the latest version of Swift improves package management and focuses on developer productivity, Cloudflare makes some impressive performance upgrades to Linux disk encryption performance, and Plasma Bigscreen aims to provide a voice-controlled smart TV interface powered by KDE and Mycroft.

  • 2020-03-24

    March 24th, 2020  |  2 mins 51 secs
    a cloud guru, ad-free, android, daily linux podcast, exploit, google, javascript, key attestation, linux academy, linux headlines, magisk, magiskhide, mozilla, noscript, package manager, patch, pip, python, python software foundation, root, rooted, scroll, security, tails, tor, user experience, vulnerability, web browser

    Mozilla partners with Scroll for a premium ad-free browsing experience, Tor and Tails release key security fixes, Magisk 20.4 launches with MagiskHide disabled by default, and Python is looking for user feedback to improve pip.

  • 2020-03-23

    March 23rd, 2020  |  2 mins 46 secs
    a cloud guru, amazon, audacious, audio player, coronavirus, covid-19, daily linux podcast, disease modeling, distributed computing, dvr, folding@home, google, gtk, hardware acceleration, hewlett packard, ibm, linux academy, linux headlines, microsoft, multimedia, mythtv, opengl, petaflops, pvr, python, qt, qt5, supercomputer, ubports, ubuntu touch, volla, volla phone

    Folding@home's processing power continues to surge in the fight against COVID-19, Audacious switches to QT5, UBports and Volla join forces, and MythTV rolls out modern decoding improvements.

  • 2020-03-20

    March 20th, 2020  |  2 mins 59 secs
    32-bit, 64-bit, a cloud guru, blockchain, bug, cansecwest, conference, coronavirus, covid-19, ctf, daily linux podcast, debian, disease, embedded development, ethereum, folding@home, google, input validation, intel, linux academy, linux headlines, linux mint, lmde, macos, manfred paul, microcontroller, nvidia, pigweed, privilege escalation, protein, pwn2own, redrocket, research, science, security, trend micro, ubuntu, vancouver, virtualbox, vmware, vulnerability, windows, zero day initiative

    Linux Mint Debian Edition version 4 is out, Google releases tools for embedded developers, a socially isolated Pwn2Own still manages to hack multiple targets, and GPU owners from around the world pitch in to fight the novel coronavirus.

  • 2020-03-19

    March 19th, 2020  |  2 mins 55 secs
    a cloud guru, browser, browser source plugin, chrome, cryptography, daily linux podcast, firefox, ftp, gaming, gaming on linux, gog, good old games, google, immutability, java, java 14, jdk, linux academy, linux headlines, macos, mozilla, obs, oracle, pattern matching, records, red hat, srt, streaming, type safety, vulkan, windows

    Mozilla announces plans to remove FTP support from Firefox, the latest version of Oracle's Java Development Kit is out, and OBS Studio's latest release has some handy new source and capture features.

  • 2020-03-18

    March 18th, 2020  |  3 mins
    a cloud guru, android, apache struts, chrome, chrome os, chromebooks, computer graphics, cross-site scripting, daily linux podcast, git, github, google, ios, keyboard, linux, linux academy, linux headlines, mobile app, open hardware, pop!_os, ray tracing, risksense, security, software development, software vulnerabilities, system76, the khronos group, vulkan, wordpress, works with chromebook

    GitHub goes mobile with new apps for Android and iOS, Vulkan has new ray tracing extensions, RiskSense reports on the most vulnerable web and application frameworks, System76 enters the keyboard market, and Google starts rolling out new labels for Chromebook-compatible accessories.