LAN 053: Linux Action News 53¶
- Air Date: 2018-05-13
- Duration: 29 mins 2 secs
About this episode¶
It's confirmed Linux apps are coming to Chrome OS. Google is finally putting pressure on OEMs to ship security patches, and we try Android of Things.
- Linux apps on Chrome OS confirmed — Linux runs inside a virtual machine that was designed from scratch for Chromebooks.
- It could be a while before Linux apps work well on Chrome OS — There are other bits of glue, such as these in-container tools, to run whatever programs you want within a Linux VM within a Chrome OS container.
- Google puts pressure on OEMs over Android patches — “We’ve also worked on building security patching into our OEM agreements. Now this will really … lead to a massive increase in the number of devices and users receiving regular security patches.” – David Kleidermacher, Google’s head of Android platform security
- Android Things is finally ready for devices — Android Things is hitting its 1.0 release today after launching to developers at the end of 2016.
- Android Things 1.0
- Clarity on CoreOS and Red Hat — As for CoreOS's existing customers? Breard promises that "No users or communities will be left behind."
- Red Hat and Microsoft bring OpenShift to Azure — With this new offering, you will be able to more easily move your applications between on-premises environments and Microsoft Azure. This is because they are leveraging a consistent container platform in OpenShift across the hybrid cloud.
- WSL coming to Arm — As spotted by the folks at Neowin, during a presentation at the MS Build developer conference this week, Microsoft also showed Ubuntu running on a Windows 10 on ARM computer, meaning that Ubuntu (and other Linux distros) will be among the 64-bit apps you can install on these computers.