204: Linux Action News
29 August 2021
Why the Linux kernel received so much mainstream attention this week, some of our favorite open-source projects get great updates, and why we're concerned about Linux Foundation members transferring innovation from Linux to closed source software at an industrial scale.
- Linux 5.14 set to boost future enterprise application security — A particular area of interest for both enterprise and cloud users is always security and to that end, Linux 5.14 will help with several new capabilities. Mike McGrath, vice president, Linux Engineering at Red Hat told TechCrunch that the kernel update includes a feature known as core scheduling, which is intended to help mitigate processor-level vulnerabilities like Spectre and Meltdown
- Linux 5.14 Features Aplenty With New AMD GPUs, SmartShift, More Alder Lake, Core Scheduling
- QEMU 6.1 Released With RISC-V Improvements, AMD Emulation Fixes — RISC-V on QEMU has updates around OpenTitan platform support, support for VirtIO VGA, and a variety of other architecture improvements.
- PipeWire 0.3.34 Released — Bluetooth battery status support for head-set profile and using Apple extensions. aptX-LL and FastStream codec support was added.
- CodeWeavers still hiring for a ‘General Wine Developer’ — CodeWeavers announced recently they need a bit of help on finding more developers, with a spot still currently open for a ‘General Wine Developer’ who will work on Wine and Proton.
- Microsoft, Google partner on eBPF — Hosted by the Linux Foundation, the new eBPF Foundation, which was unveiled August 12, plans to expand eBPF and extend it beyond Linux.
- eBPF Summit 2021
- The State & Future of eBPF - Thomas Graf
- eBPF for Windows - Dave Thaler (Microsoft)
- Linux On The Apple M1 Can Now Boot To The GNOME Desktop — Alyssa Rosenweig, who has been working on reverse engineering the Apple M1 GPU since January, has now posted a screenshot of “GNOME Shell on the Apple M1, bare metal.”
- ‘Not great, but usable’: GNOME desktop boots on Asahi Linux for Apple M1
- 30 years of Linux: OS was successful because of how it was licensed, says Red Hat
- Linux turns 30: Linus Torvalds on his “just a hobby” operating system
- Happy birthday – 30 Years of Linux
- Happy Birthday, Linux: From a Bedroom Project To Billions of Devices in 30 Years
- 30th Anniversary of Linux - Linux Foundation
- Happy birthday, Linux: From a bedroom project to billions of devices in 30 years • The Register
- Linode Joins Jupiter Broadcasting In Denver - YouTube
- Chris remains on the road! Track is trip live: colonytracker.live