259: Ubuntu 24.04 Beta, Gentoo becomes SPI-ware, Solution to NVidia & Wayland & more Linux news

This week’s news is exciting with cool new stuff and pretty bonkers because we narrowly avoided a security nightmare! A backdoor was discovered hidden in a common Linux utility, and it could have infected millions of devices. We’ll break down how this almost happened, and what it means for you. Then, we’ll switch gears and talk about some exciting upcoming features in Linux Mint 22. Fedora Linux might be getting a whole new look – we’ll discuss a proposal to switch the default desktop environment. Flathub is making some changes to make it easier to indentify whether or not a Flatpak is official. Plus there is a new campaign for video game preservation that targets companies effectively breaking their games after an arbitary amount of time. All of this and more on this episode of This Week in Linux, Your Source for Linux GNews!

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00:00 Intro
00:29 Ubuntu 24.04 LTS Beta Released
05:40 Gentoo Linux has become SPI-ware
09:18 Explicit Sync Will Finally Solve the NVIDIA/Wayland Issues
11:56 Sponsored by LINBIT
13:21 Riot Games and their lame anti-cheat
17:25 Lutris 0.5.17 Released
19:12 Kodi 21.0 “Omega” Released
21:25 FFmpeg 7.0 Released
23:27 Outro


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