Ubuntu is switching back to Xorg, Linus calls out Intel & are the BSDs dying? Plus how you can start testing Plasma Mobile, Purism aims for convergence & Mycroft is back!
A major open source milestone, some OnePlus users compromised, Google switches to Debian & we have Spectre and Meltdown updates. Plus what happened to NHoS & more!
Barcelona is switching to FOSS the right way, Nextcloud launches peer-to-peer encrypted video calls, big changes are coming to Google's AMP & why the BSD camp is laughing at Linux. Plus Fedora's new "primary architecture", Ubuntu 17.10 is back & more!
We start with good news, fun speculation & an open source success story. Then we get into Meltdown and Spectre. Plus we follow up on the lawsuit that could split the community & then we eat some Bitcoin humble pie.
Our top 4 predictions for Linux in 2018 & then we shift gears and give you the top 6 things we hope just might happen. Plus we put hard numbers on the highs & lows of Bitcoin during 2018.
Chris and Joe look back at the big news stories of 2017, some notable trends, the changes that impacted Desktop Linux users & the topics that dominated the community discussion.
Mozilla violates users' trust, Amazon has a new Linux, OpenSSH is coming to Windows & Intel blocks disabling of the Management Engine. Plus an update on the Conservancy's fight with the Software Freedom Law Center & more.
The Ghost of Yahoo and Mozilla go to battle, the right way to abandon a project, the coming UK Bitcoin crackdown, and Android GO is released to OEMs. Plus the Intel ME situation that's much worse than previously known.
Bitcoin breaks $10k & we ponder its true value, big companies join the compliance-first approach to GPLv2, we spot some red flags in the latest Raspbian x86 release & Mozilla has a new open source project. Plus Jolla gets in on the blockchain hype & more!
Android tracking more invasive than previously known, Ubuntu wants your ideas for Mir & Linus gets heated about Kernel security while we focus on the technical issue at the heart of the matter & more!
Fedora goes modular, Firefox makes a quantum leap & a Linux classic makes a come back. Plus a big moment for the Kernel, Red Hat goes ARM & OpenPlus has a backdoor with a twist.
New details show Linux on Galaxy phones further along than expected, Bitcoin's bad week explained & CrossOver enables Windows apps, on ChromeOS. Plus Canonical puts out a call for help, Munich votes to return to Windows & Steam on Linux turns 5.
Plasma Mobile sets humble goals, Firefox learns new tricks, a TOR flaw for Linux users & Canonical joins the Gnome Advisory Board. Plus two legal matters that may have long-term impacts on the Linux community & more!
Big changes coming to Linux Mint, hope for ZFS upstream in Linux, and Mozilla helps out TOR. Plus how Russia may help legitimize cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and Solus makes a call for help.
The Linux desktop on Samsung phones, Intel ME disabled on Purism laptops, big Kernel news & Ubuntu 17.10 is out. Plus our brief thoughts on the new Ubuntu release, its various flavors, an important milestone & the larger Open Source story.
Fixing Steam on Linux for good, new toys for Fedora and Plasma users, OnePlus gets busted & the Librem 5 gets funded. Plus some key project updates & more!
Google's new hardware fails to impress, Sailfish X becomes a reality & the most disappointing thing about Munich's slide back to proprietary software. Plus Bitcoin Gold, Oracle advises the White House against FOSS & ChromeOS gets a grownup Linux feature.
Was any work really getting done? Or was it all a big party? I’ve been curious what these Ubuntu events were like. Recently I had the good fortune of being invited to the Ubuntu Rally in NYC. We packed up our car and drove across the country to attend.
Atari has a Linux powered console, some brief Ubuntu updates & the biggest Kernel news in years. Then we consider the recent smattering of opinion pieces on Microsoft's commitment to Open Source.