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  • 434 – Open Source, Close Malware

    First up in the news: Red Hat Announces Nova Graphics Driver for NVIDIA GPUs, Blender 4.1 released, MakuluLinux brings LinDoz back this time with AI, the end of EXT2

    In security and privacy: Backdoor found in widely used Linux utility breaks encrypted SSH connections, Suspected Russian Data-Wiping 'AcidPour' Malware Targeting Linux x86 Devices

    Then in our Wanderings: Moss needs some salt for his new battery, Bill goes vrroom vrroom in a big truck, Joe is getting Steamed, Majid chillaxes, and Dale is Scaling his NAS

  • 433 – They’re All Out To Get You!

    First up in the news: Mint Monthly News – February 2024, Linux market share passes 4% for first time, SerpentOS makes progress, AMD is told hands off HDMI 2.1, Google blocks RCS on rooted devices, AMDGPU has limits, ProtonMail comes to all desktops, and NVidia bans translation layers

    In security and privacy: Avast is fined bigly for selling browser data

    Then in our Wanderings: Joe plays a lot of games, Majid does mirrors

    In our Innards section: We discuss scams and trying to protect the people we care about

    And finally, the feedback and a couple of suggestions

  • 432 – “Podcasts Are Better”

    First up in the news: KDE MegaRelease 6, No open source HDMI 2.1 driver

    In security and privacy: New Wi-Fi Vulnerabilities Expose Android and Linux Devices to Hackers

    Then in our Wanderings: Bill stops rolling, Joe surprises people by fixing things, Majid needs audio files to become an audiophile

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  • 431 – Artificially Intelligent

    First up in the news: Linux Mint Monthly News, Google Is Dying News, Samsung defends GenAI, India bans Protonmail, NGINX Core Dev Quits and Forks

    In security and privacy: Critical bootkit vulnerability affects most Linux distros, BitLocker smashed in minutes with pico SBC, and Mozilla helps you wipe your data

    Then in our Wanderings: Joe plays games, Moss survives, and Majid finally “gets” Arch

    In our Innards section: we discuss the current mintCast infrastructure

    And finally, the feedback and a couple of suggestions

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  • 430 – Darn Small(er) Linux

    First up in the news: Mint 21.3 "Edge" is out, Ubuntu taking heat over Pro packages, Bazzite 2.2 is out, BunsenLabs Boron is out, Parrot 6.0 is out, we say Goodbye to Ginny, RPi Compute Module 5 is in the works, Say Hello to Wilma, RH causes issues for CentOS, and DSL Linux makes a resurgence

    In security and privacy: Ring will stop giving video to police, and AnyDesk responds to a major hack

    Then in our Wanderings: Bill is moving gear around, Joe upgrades, Moss takes a new tablet, and Majid is drinking the Samsung Kool-Aid

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