128: Linux Action News
20 October 2019
A new Ubuntu has promise, Linux on Dex is dead, and our strong reaction to Google pulling two open-source apps from the Play Store.
- Ubuntu 19.10 Released — Ubuntu 19.10 “Eoan Ermine” boasts an upgraded Linux kernel along with faster boot times, updated themes, and experimental ZFS file system support. Whether or not you upgrade, Ermine shows what to expect from Ubuntu’s next LTS release, due April 2020.
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Codenamed The Focal Fossa, Arriving On 23 April
- Canonical Pulled In $99M While Still Operating At A Loss
- Ubuntu 19.10 Flavours Released
- Ubuntu 19.10’s Kernel Ships With A DoS / Arbitrary Code Execution Bug In The IPv6 Code
- TechSNAP 414: Rooting for ZFS
- IBM Misses Estimates as Red Hat Fails to Offset Declines — Red Hat included in results for first time since 2018 purchase.
- Samsung ends Linux on DeX beta with Android 10 — Samsung will no longer provide support on future OS and device releases. The company also notes that users will not be able to perform a version rollback to Android 9 Pie once they have upgraded to Android 10.
- Bare Metal Arm-Based EC2 Instances — Just like for existing bare metal instances (M5, M5d, R5, R5d, z1d, and so forth), your operating system runs directly on the underlying hardware with direct access to the processor.
- Graboid: First-Ever Cryptojacking Worm Found in Images on Docker Hub — Unit 42 researchers identified a new cryptojacking worm we’ve named Graboid that’s spread to more than 2,000 unsecured Docker hosts.
- Docker Containers Riddled with Graboid Crypto-Worm
- andOTP removed from Google Play Store — andOTP was recently removed from the Google Play Store for violating their payment terms. This is most likely due to the fact that we offer in-app donation links that DO NOT use Googles In-App billing, which is against their terms.
- andOTP - Android OTP Authenticator
- WireGuard removed from Google Play Store — They said it was because we’re in violation of their “Payments Policy”, presumably because we have a link inside the app that opens the user’s web browser to wireguard.com/donations/.
- WireGuard commit reversed dev comments interesting
- WireGuard - Apps on Google Play
- WireGuard Restored In Android’s Google Play Store