208: Linux Action News
26 September 2021
Canonical gives Linux admins a lucky break, the details on Android's slow shift to an upstream Kernel, a breakthrough for Linux gaming, and our take on GNOME 41.
- Canonical extends support for 14.04 and 16.04 LTS • The Register — Users still running on 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), released back in April 2014, now have until April 2024 (up from 2022) to make the move to something more recent. 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), which dropped into Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) in April this year, has had this extended from April 2024 to April 2026.
- Google Finally Shifting To “Upstream First” Linux Kernel Approach For Android Features — Google’s Todd Kjos talked today during Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC2021) around their Generic Kernel Image initiative.
- LPC 2021 - Android MC - YouTube
- Epic Games announce full Easy Anti-Cheat support for Linux including Wine & Proton — Easy Anti-Cheat from Epic Games / Epic Online Services has officially announced a full expansion for Linux including native builds and Wine + Proton. This is big for Linux Gaming and the Steam Deck.
- Epic Online Services launches Anti-Cheat support for Linux, Mac, and Steam Deck
- BattlEye on Twitter — “BattlEye has provided native Linux and Mac support for a long time and we can announce that we will also support the upcoming Steam Deck (Proton). This will be done on an opt-in basis with game developers choosing whether they want to allow it or not.”
- Valve Publishes New Steam Deck FAQ With A Few New Details Shared
- Steam Client Beta updated with PipeWire desktop capture for Remote Play
- AlmaLinux Container Images Update - Full RHEL UBI Compatibility — We are thrilled to announce that as of today, AlmaLinux now provides fully compatible alternatives for Red Hat Universal Base Images (UBI)!
- Linode on Twitter — “We’re rolling out ultra-fast, better-performing, and more reliable NVMe block storage across all 11 of our global data centers 🚀
- GNOME 41 Released With Wayland Improvements, More Performance Tuning — This morning’s GNOME 41 release announcement sums up the new release as “Highlights in this release include improvements to the Software app, new multitasking settings and enhanced power management. Beyond that, there is a new Connections application, a refreshed Music application, performance improvements from the compositor to the toolkit, and much more.”
- GNOME 41 Released: The Most Popular Linux Desktop Environment Gets Better
- GNOME 41 Released with New Settings, Power Savings, and More
- GNOME 41 Desktop Environment Officially Released, This Is What’s New
- Fedora Linux 35 Beta is GO
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