It’s Episode Zero of Season Nine of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Laura Cowen and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.
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We’re back! And we’re going to be back every week starting Thursday 3rd March 2016!!
In this week’s show we give a quick run-down of all the news that happened while we were away…
- Debian founder Ian Murdock died at just 42 years old.
- A music track was copied to /dev/null 100 times a second to make a point.
- The Playstation 4 was hacked to run Linux.
- FirefoxOS on the phone was killed off.
- Alphabet, Google’s parent company, became the world’s most valuable company.
- Jolla closed the book on the tablet
- VTech decided to teach kids early-on that security is a nice-to-have.
- Everyone started encrypting with Let’s Encrypt
- Google, HP & Oracle joined RISC-V, to create an open source alternative to ARM & MIPS
- The Australian government recommended switching off 2-factor authentication while on holiday
- Ubuntu App Explorer started a wishlist of apps
- Firefox 43 was released but GTK3 was disabled
- Michael Larabel from www.phoronix.com felt “let down” by Linux and Open Source
- Intel unveiled five new Compute Sticks
- Amazon search will be disabled In Ubuntu 16.04
- After 3 years, OpenShot 2.0 finally hit beta
- Mozilla is killing its persona.org authentication system
- OpenDesktop.org was acquired by Blue Systems
- OpenSSH was struck by a new security vulnerability
- Coreboot was ported to the Librem 13 Laptop, without Purism
- Ubuntu Scope Showdown 2016 started
- Linux Foundation stopped letting individual members elect directors
- A massive ARM v6/v7 rework landed in Linux 4.5
- A new browser, called Brave, promised to defend users’ privacy by removing adverts and replacing them with other adverts
- The Xiaomi Linux laptop was announced to run… Windows 10
- Oracle deprecated the Java Web-browser plugin
- Linux games on Steam hit 1,900 titles
- Linux games on Steam fell to 1,899 as Batman: Arkham Knight got cancelled for Linux
- Privileged westerners called for ending 32-bit Ubuntu Desktop ISOs
- Jono Bacon was wrong again
- Ubuntu launched the ‘#Reinvent’ marketing campaign
- Running rm -rf / on any UEFI Linux distribution can brick your system
- Ubuntu developers released Snapcraft 2.1
- NetworkManager 1.2 Offers Tracking Protection
- Mozilla Pushed Firefox 45 into Beta
- Linux Mint Devs Showcased the First Two X-Apps
- ownCloud Mail App is coming for 9.0
- Iron.io created microcontainers based on Alpine Linux
- Docker Founders liked that last idea and hired an Alpine Linux Developer
- Ubuntu 15.04 support ended
- Canonical launched 2-in-1 Ubuntu tablet
- MaruOS gave you an independent Debian desktop from your smartphone
- Canonical will demo OnePlus & Sony devices running Ubuntu
- Google announced Android N will run on OpenJDK
That’s all for this week! If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to [email protected] or Tweet us or Comment on our Facebook page or comment on our Google+ page or comment on our sub-Reddit.
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