Late Night Linux – Episode 53


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It’s almost Christmas so it’s time to look back at 2018 and talk about some of the news stories that shaped the year.


Meltdown and Spectre


Nintendo Switch runs Linux

Plasma running on a Switch


New Raspberry Pi 3B+

The final nail in the Firefox OS coffin


Ubuntu 18.04 released

18.04 flavours also released

Clear focus on cloud and containers

Ubuntu 18.04 even runs on a Nintendo Switch


Lots of of Ubuntu flavours decided to drop 32-bit images

The other flavours could follow suit

Linux apps on Chrome OS confirmed

Huawei locks down its bootloaders


Microsoft to buy Github


SUSE acquired


Valve’s “Steam Play” uses Vulkan to bring more Windows games to Linux


Kernel Maintainer’s Summit moved continents to accommodate Linus

Linus takes a break and a new CoC for kernel devs


Linus back in charge of the kernel

IBM to Acquire Red Hat


Librem 5 slips again


Librem 5 dev kits finally shipping

Microsoft Edge to move to a Chromium base

MIPS to be open sourced


FOSS Talk Live 2019 8th June

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