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Flatpak vulnerability, Gentoo refuses AI, Cosmic will theme apps
S02:E16

Flatpak vulnerability, Gentoo refuses AI, Cosmic will theme apps

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Fedora wants AI, Nvidia + Wayland is fixed, US gains privacy
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Fedora wants AI, Nvidia + Wayland is fixed, US gains privacy

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Proposal for Fedora to use Plasma, XZ backdoor repercussions, German state moves to Linux
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Proposal for Fedora to use Plasma, XZ backdoor repercussions, German state moves to Linux

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Redis renounces FOSS, the future of Linux is bright, Fedora 40 beta
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Redis renounces FOSS, the future of Linux is bright, Fedora 40 beta

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USA sues Apple, Plasma themes can wipe your drive, GNOME 46
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USA sues Apple, Plasma themes can wipe your drive, GNOME 46

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Cosmic is delayed, French suffers massive data breach, EU won't regulate FOSS
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Cosmic is delayed, French suffers massive data breach, EU won't regulate FOSS

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Linux at 4%, Fedora drops X11, Apple makes a mess of the EU's DMA
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Linux at 4%, Fedora drops X11, Apple makes a mess of the EU's DMA

ADDITIONAL INFO: regarding the Apple & Epic topic, it looks like Apple committed to reinstate Epic’s developer account, right after the EU announced they’d look into it. I didn’t have time to record a new segment for the podcast to add the correction in audio form. 👏 Support the show here: 👏 Patreon supporters get the daily Linux & Open Source audio show! https://www.patreon.com/thelinuxexperiment https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thelinuxexp https://liberapay.com/TheLinuxExperiment/ 👕 Buy TLE Merch: 👕 https://the-linux-experiment.creator-spring.com/ 📹 Watch Linux videos: 📹 https://www.youtube.com/thelinuxexperiment 🎙️ Leave your feedback here: 🎙️ https://podcast.thelinuxexp.com 00:00 Intro 01:26 Linux passes 4% market share https://gs.statcounter.com/os-market-share/desktop/worldwide https://linuxiac.com/linux-crosses-four-percent-market-share-worldwide/ https://www.zdnet.com/article/5-reasons-why-desktop-linux-is-finally-growing-in-popularity/ 07:01 Fedora GNOME drops the X11 session https://www.phoronix.com/news/Fedora-41-No-GNOME-Xorg-Install 09:18 Apple makes a mess of the EU’s DMA https://techcrunch.com/2024/03/07/apple-epic-dev-account-dma/ https://techcrunch.com/2024/03/06/google-announces-the-new-fees-that-come-with-its-play-stores-dma-compliance-plan/ https://www.epicgames.com/site/en-US/news/apple-terminated-epic-s-developer-account https://newsroom.spotify.com/2024-03-01/a-letter-to-the-european-commission-on-apples-lack-of-dma-compliance/ https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_24_1161 17:39 GTK 4.14 fixes font rendering, GNOME 46 gets VRR https://www.phoronix.com/news/GNOME-Shell-Mutter-46-RC https://blog.gtk.org/2024/03/07/on-fractional-scales-fonts-and-hinting/ 20:38 Yuzu developers fold and shut down the project https://liliputing.com/nintendo-switch-emulator-yuzu-to-shut-down-pay-2-4-million-to-settle-lawsuit-from-nintendo/ 23:14 Big French company fined for violating the GPL https://heathermeeker.com/2024/02/17/french-court-issues-damages-award-for-violation-of-gpl/ 25:35 Windows ditches Android support https://www.phoronix.com/news/Microsoft-Dropping-WSA 28:43 Zorin OS 17.1 brings Wine improvements https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2024/03/zorin-os-17-1-released-debuts-new-education-edition 32:09 Gaming: x86 emulator, AMD & NVIDIA drivers https://www.phoronix.com/news/FEX-2403-Released https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2024/03/amdgpu-driver-for-linux-67-enforces-lower-power-limits-from-vbios/ https://www.phoronix.com/news/NVIDIA-Firmware-Blobs-HDMI-2.1 https://www.phoronix.com/review/nvidia-r550-open 39:42 Outro

Nintendo sues emulator, Nvidia thinks coding is dead, Plasma 6 is out
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Nintendo sues emulator, Nvidia thinks coding is dead, Plasma 6 is out

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Snap scam problem, Warp on Linux, an API for RGB
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Snap scam problem, Warp on Linux, an API for RGB

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Mozilla layoffs, Cosmic DE alpha, India bans ProtonMail
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Mozilla layoffs, Cosmic DE alpha, India bans ProtonMail

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Mozilla blunders and then gets a new CEO, Ubuntu makes some moves
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Mozilla blunders and then gets a new CEO, Ubuntu makes some moves

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VSCode & MS Edge troubles, Fedora KDE might keep X11
S02:E05

VSCode & MS Edge troubles, Fedora KDE might keep X11

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Apple really sucks, Mint's EDGE ISO, Wayland protocol drama
S02:E04

Apple really sucks, Mint's EDGE ISO, Wayland protocol drama

Try the new version of Thunderbird (it’s now my email & calendar client of choice!): https://mzla.link/tb-flatpak 👏 Support the show here: 👏 Patreon supporters get the daily Linux & Open Source audio show! https://www.patreon.com/thelinuxexperiment https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thelinuxexp https://liberapay.com/TheLinuxExperiment/ 👕 Buy TLE Merch: 👕 https://the-linux-experiment.creator-spring.com/ 📹 Watch Linux videos: 📹 https://www.youtube.com/thelinuxexperiment 🎙️ Leave your feedback here: 🎙️ https://podcast.thelinuxexp.com 00:00 Intro 01:43 Apple opens up iOS in the worst way https://www.techradar.com/phones/iphone/apple-finally-letting-people-run-third-party-browsers-unfettered-but-only-in-the-eu-and-not-because-it-wants-to https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/25/24050200/apple-third-party-app-stores-allowed-iphone-ios-europe-digital-markets-act https://www.theverge.com/2024/1/26/24052067/mozilla-apple-ios-browser-rules-firefox https://www.reuters.com/technology/apple-faces-strong-action-if-app-store-changes-fall-short-eus-breton-says-2024-01-26/ 08:22 Mint’s Edge ISO is now available https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=4635 11:34 Wayland & portals get better, and create drama https://www.phoronix.com/news/Wayland-Protocols-1.33 https://github.com/flatpak/xdg-desktop-portal/pull/1175 https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/wayland/wayland-protocols/-/merge_requests/269 17:03 Plasma 6 gains more features as the release nears https://www.phoronix.com/news/KDE-Plasma-6-Next-Month https://blog.neon.kde.org/2024/01/25/kdes-6th-megarelease-with-kde-neon-testing-edition/ 20:11 Huawei won’t support Android apps at all anymore https://www.reuters.com/technology/huawei-makes-break-android-with-next-version-harmony-os-caixin-2024-01-19/ 22:30 Meta now lets EU citizens unlink their accounts https://www.neowin.net/news/meta-now-lets-eu-users-unlink-their-facebook-messenger-and-instagram-accounts/ 24:30 Bazzite 2.2 is now out https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2024/01/steamos-alternative-bazzite-v22-out-now-with-lots-of-enhancements/ 26:45 Nvidia beta drivers bring cool fixes https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2024/01/nvidia-550-40-07-beta-driver-released-with-fixes-for-vrr-and-wayland/ 30:01 Gaming: Ayaneo drops HoloISO, performance boost, unified Wine https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2024/01/ayaneo-next-lite-no-longer-ships-with-steamos-like-holoiso-linux-windows-11-instead/ https://www.phoronix.com/news/Windows-NT-Sync-RFC-Linux https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2024/01/unified-linux-wine-game-launcher-aims-to-improve-windows-games-on-linux-steam-deck/ 37:17 Outro

OpenSUSE is going immutable, Snap creates problems, Fuchsia won't be Google's future
S02:E03

OpenSUSE is going immutable, Snap creates problems, Fuchsia won't be Google's future

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Cosmic Alpha, Linux 6.7, more SteamOS devices & the Wayland saga continues
S02:E02

Cosmic Alpha, Linux 6.7, more SteamOS devices & the Wayland saga continues

Try the new version of Thunderbird (it’s now my email & calendar client of choice!): https://mzla.link/tb-flatpak 👏 Support the show here: 👏 https://www.patreon.com/thelinuxexperiment https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/thelinuxexp https://liberapay.com/TheLinuxExperiment/ 👕 Buy TLE Merch: 👕 https://the-linux-experiment.creator-spring.com/ 📹 Watch Linux videos: 📹 https://www.youtube.com/thelinuxexperiment 🎙️ Leave your feedback here: 🎙️ https://podcast.thelinuxexp.com 00:00 Intro 01:15 Cosmic is working on its first alpha https://blog.system76.com/post/cosmic-the-road-to-alpha 04:56 The Wayland saga continues https://blog.tenstral.net/2024/01/wayland-really-breaks-things-just-for-now.html 09:48 Chromium gaining hardware accelerate video decoding on Wayland https://linuxiac.com/chromium-vaapi-comes-to-wayland/ 11:54 Sponsor: Thunderbird https://mzla.link/tb-flatpak 13:20 The Linux kernel 6.7 being released https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2024/01/linux-kernel-6-7-new-features https://www.phoronix.com/news/Linux-6.8-Features-Early-Look 16:55 Mint 21.3 is out https://9to5linux.com/linux-mint-21-3-virginia-is-now-available-for-download-this-is-whats-new 19:37 Cool new mockups for GNOME https://blogs.gnome.org/aday/2024/01/09/recent-gnome-design-work/ 22:33 Some cool stuff coming to GNOME 46 and beyond https://www.phoronix.com/news/GNOME-Shell-Mutter-46-Alpha https://www.phoronix.com/news/GNOME-VRR-2024 25:30 New Linux malware installs cryptominer https://arstechnica.com/security/2024/01/a-previously-unknown-worm-has-been-stealthily-targeting-linux-devices-for-a-year/ 27:39 Gaming: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2024/01/ayaneo-next-lite-handheld-announced-with-steamos-linux/ https://www.phoronix.com/news/NVK-Pipeline-Shader-Cache https://www.phoronix.com/news/Mesa-24.0-Feature-Ends https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2024/01/heroic-games-launcher-v2120-brings-lots-of-improvements-and-some-fun-experiments/ 37:56 Outro

Fedora & RHEL optimizing packages, Linux is at 4%, GNOME develops an extension
S02:E01

Fedora & RHEL optimizing packages, Linux is at 4%, GNOME develops an extension

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