165: Linux Action News
29 November 2020
What caused the recent major AWS outage, the breaking changes that just arrived upstream, and a new mail client for Linux.
- Prolonged AWS outage takes down a big chunk of the internet — Amazon noted that the issues are only affecting one of its 23 geographic AWS regions. But the problem was significant enough to take out a large number of internet services.
- Geoff Belknap on Twitter — “I… can’t vacuum… because us-east-1 is down.”
- Canonical publishes LTS Docker Image Portfolio on Docker Hub — The LTS Docker Image Portfolio comes with up to ten years Extended Security Maintenance by Canonical.
- Vivaldi Integrates Email Client, Feed Reader, and Calendar in a Browser — The Vivaldi team announced that they are bringing an Email client, a Feed Reader, and a Calendar – all of these together in the latest Vivaldi technical preview release.
- Introducing Vivaldi Mail in Technical Preview
- How to use the built-in GPG feature for Thunderbird
- Systemd 247 Released With Experimental Out-of-Memory Daemon, New Credentials Capability — systemd 247 is very heavy on new features, and one big change for udev.
- [systemd-devel] systemd 247 released
- NTFS read-write driver GPL implementation by Paragon Software — The Paragon NTFS kernel driver patch is now on its 13th iteration
- Microsoft is working on an Android subsystem for Windows 10 — This new initiative is called ‘Project Latte,’ and similar to Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), will create a virtualized Android environment running directly within Windows 10.