137: Linux Action News
22 December 2019
Canonical releases a "mini-cloud" on your workstation, the KDE ecosystem has some big news, and the smart home might have just become more open.
- Firefox adds 2nd DoH partner — Program Committing to Data Retention and Transparency Requirements that Respect User Privacy
- Apple, Google, and Amazon are teaming up to develop an open-source smart home standard
- Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance to develop connectivity standard
- Ikea previews its improved 2020 smart home experience
- Z-Wave is making a huge change so it doesn’t get left behind in the smart home wars - The Verge — It’s turning into a fully open standard, according to Silicon Labs.
- [Canonical Releases Multipass 1.0 As “A Mini-Cloud On Your Workstation”](https://phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Multipass-1.0-Released “Canonical Releases Multipass 1.0 As “A Mini-Cloud On Your Workstation””) — “a mini-cloud on your workstation using native hypervisors of all the supported plaforms (Windows, macOS and Linux), it will give you an Ubuntu command line in just a click (“Open shell”) or a simple multipass shell command, or even a keyboard shortcut.”
- Krita Receives Epic MegaGrant — Epic, the makers of the Unreal game engine, have supported Krita with a $25,000 MegaGrant
- A Kubuntu-Powered Laptop Is Launching In 2020 For High-End KDE Computing — A Kubuntu laptop is launching soon that is aiming for a high-end Linux laptop experience atop the KDE flavor of Ubuntu.
- KDE Launch Video & Wallpaper Competitions with Linux PCs as Prizes
- Guidance for Atari VCS Content Developers — Initial procedures announced for more independent game and app developers to start creating and planning now for earning a place in the Atari VCS storefront.