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LAN 077: Linux Action News 77

  • Air Date: 2018-10-28
  • Duration: 24 mins 47 secs

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Linus is back in charge with the whole world watching, IBM is buying Red Hat, and Pine64 says they’re working on a Plasma phone.

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  • Linus back in charge of the kernel — And with that, Linus, I'm handing the kernel tree back to you. You can have the joy of dealing with the merge window :)
  • Pine64 working on a KDE phone — It’s a confirmed news that Pine64 is considering a budget Linux smartphone running KDE Plasma.
  • HTC’s blockchain phone is ready for preorder
  • Firefox to suggest paid VPN service — A small, random group of US-based Firefox users will be presented with an offer to purchase a monthly subscription to a VPN service that’s been vetted and approved by Mozilla. After signing up for a subscription (billed securely using payment services Stripe and Recurly) they will be able to download and install the VPN software. Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android are all supported.
  • IBM to Acquire Red Hat — Red Hat to operate as a distinct unit within IBM’s Hybrid Cloud team

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apache, coc, code of conduct, firefox vpn, htc blockchain phone, ibm, ibm buys red hat, kde phone, linus torvalds, linux kernel, linux news podcast, pine64, red hat, red hat acquired, risc os