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  • 426 – Happy Birthday, mintCast!

    First up in the news: mintCast has a birthday, Mint 21.3 is named, Amazon works on a Linux fork for their devices, Ubuntu commits to Netplan, Firefox attempts Wayland, FreeBSD 14 is out, Endeavour releases Galileo, Vivaldi comes to Flathub, Google kills magazine content, OpenMandriva releases Rock 5.0, Pipewire reaches 1.0.0

    In security and privacy: Google Chrome’s Privacy Washing

    Then in our Wanderings: Bill may just be losing his mind, (there are doubts?), Joe prints everything but money, Majid does VR, Moss hangs on, and Eric spends more quality time with his Linux tablet.

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  • 425 – Firefox Down

    First up in the news: Ubuntu 24.04 gets a name, Mozilla Doubles Down on Firefox DEB Package, Discord is now official on Flathub, scrcpy gets an update, LXQt 1.4.0 is released, Firefox Accounts gets a Mozilla rename, Brave launches an AI, there is a new Audacity, OpenELA forms to preserve RHEL access, Element gets a new license, Proton has a new app, Fedora 39 is released, and OBS Studio 30 is out

    Then in our Wanderings: Bill gets things linked up, Joe plays with Nextcloud, Moss shuffles his files around, Majid plays musical chairs, and Eric finally buys a tablet.

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  • 424 – Meh Snap

    First up in the news: Mint Monthly News; Ubuntu 23.10 re-released; GNOME gets new CEO; new RaspPi Imager released; Plasma 6 Release Dates released; Matrix reaches 115 Million users; Bodhi Linux 7.0 AppPack released

    In security and privacy: BlackCat ransomware attacks Linux and VMs; 1Password Breach – no harm, no foul; new vulnerabilities found and patched in XWayland, X.org

    Then in our Wanderings: Bill shuffles cards; Joe tests more things; Moss keeps busy

    Then in our Innards section: We discuss containerized package systems

    And finally, the feedback and a couple of suggestions

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  • 423 – Lay Down A *buntu

    First up in the news: Mint 21.2 Cinnamon EDGE released, new version of Raspberry Pi OS released, new Ubuntu 23.10+flavours

    In security and privacy: Curl patches 'worst' security flaw in ages, Encrypted Client Hello

    Then in our Wanderings: Joe prints the D-handle, Moss tries out a new chair, Bill spends more money, Majid is finally Apple-free and Eric manages to stay alive for days without a smartphone.

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  • 422 – Bit of a Hodgepodge

    First up in the news: LMDE 6 FAYE released, Mint 21.2 EDGE iso approved, Long-term support for Linux kernel to be cut

    In security and privacy: Update LibreOffice Now to Fix a Security Flaw, Chinese hackers have unleashed a never-before-seen Linux backdoor

    Then in our Wanderings: Joe is Pining for Manjaro, Majid mixes his compartments, and Eric...well - you'll see.

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