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A weekly podcast, less than 10 minutes, with just the FOSS/Linux/Ubuntu news. No chit-chat or time wasting.
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A weekly podcast, less than 10 minutes, with just the FOSS/Linux/Ubuntu news. No chit-chat or time wasting.






Full Circle Weekly News #96

A bumper episode for you this week! You know that silly fear about Alexa recording everything and leaking it online? It just happened Source: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/24/alexa_recording_couple/ GNU Emacs 26.1 released Source: http://www.pro-linux.de/news/1/25935/gnu-emacs-261-freigegeben.html Firefox And Chrome Bug Leaked Facebook Profile Details For Almost A Year Source: https://fossbytes.com/firefox-chrome-side-channel-attack-leaked-facebook-profile-details/ Support for...

Full Circle Weekly News #95

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Gets First Kernel Update with Patch for Spectre Variant 4 Flaw Source: https://news.softpedia.com/news/ubuntu-18-04-lts-gets-first-kernel-update-with-patch-for-spectre-variant-4-flaw-521248.shtml 500,000 Routers In 54 Countries Hacked To Create Massive Botnet Army Source: https://fossbytes.com/routers-hacked-botnet-army-vpnkill-malware/ Parrot 4.0 Ethical Hacking Linux Distro Released Source: https://fossbytes.com/parrot-4-0-release-download-features-hacking-linux/ Bodhi...

Full Circle Weekly News #94

Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish May Include Out-of-the-box Android Integration Source: https://fossbytes.com/ubuntu-18-10-cosmic-cuttlefish-android-integration-gs-connect/ AsteroidOS, An Open-source Wear OS Alternative, Launches First Stable Version Source: https://fossbytes.com/asteroidos-open-source-wear-os-alternative/ Endless OS 3.4 Released With New Features, Linux 4.15, And Phone Companion App Source: https://fossbytes.com/endless-os-3-4-released-new-features-download/ Malicious...

Full Circle Weekly News #93

Ubuntu MATE And Ubuntu Budgie Dropping 32-bit Hardware Support Source: https://fossbytes.com/ubuntu-mate-ubuntu-budgie-drop-32-bit-support/ Now You Can Officially Run Linux Apps On Chrome OS Source: https://fossbytes.com/linux-apps-on-chrome-os/ KaOS KDE-focused rolling Linux distro celebrates 5th birthday with updated ISO Source: https://betanews.com/2018/05/04/kaos-kde-linux-5th-birthday-iso/ Sophisticated Android malware tracks all your phone activities Source:...

Full Circle Weekly News #92

Kali Linux 2018.2 Ethical Hacking Distro Is Here Source: https://fossbytes.com/kali-linux-2018-2-download-iso-torrent-features/ Major Debian Linux Kernel Patch Fixes 8-Year-Old Privilege Escalation Flaw Source: https://news.softpedia.com/news/major-debian-linux-kernel-patch-fixes-8-year-old-privilege-escalation-flaw-520942.shtml Twitter Wants 336 Million Users To Change Passwords, Bug Exposed Them In Plain Text Source: https://fossbytes.com/twitter-bug-exposed-password-plain-text/ Linux...

Full Circle Weekly News #91

Linux Kernel 4.15 Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Move to Linux 4.16 Now Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/linux-kernel-4-15-reached-end-of-life-users-urged-to-move-to-linux-4-16-now-520787.shtml Linux developers: Kernel community will collapse under its own bureaucracy Source: https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Linux-Entwickler-Kernel-Community-wird-unter-eigener-Buerokratie-zusammenbrechen-4030460.html ONNX: the Open Neural Network Exchange Format Source:...

Full Circle Weekly News #90

Android’s trust problem isn’t getting better Source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/13/17233122/android-software-patch-trust-problem Thousands of Android Apps Are Tracking Kids Without Parental Consent Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/thousands-of-android-apps-are-tracking-kids-without-parental-consent-520696.shtml Federal administration relies on Nextcloud Source: http://www.linux-magazin.de/news/bundesverwaltung-setzt-auf-nextcloud/ Microsoft Creates Its Own Version of Linux For...

Full Circle Weekly News #89

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver “Final Beta” Released Source: https://fossbytes.com/ubuntu-18-04-lts-bionic-beaver-final-beta-release-download-links/ Should Ubuntu Linux Replace Alpha/Beta Release Model With “Testing Weeks”? Source: https://fossbytes.com/ubuntu-linux-replace-alpha-beta-release-model-test-weeks/ System76 becomes GNOME Foundation Advisory Board member Source: https://betanews.com/2018/04/11/system76-gnome-foundation-advisory-board/ KDE Connect has a Nautilus Connection...

Full Circle Weekly News #87

Linux Mint 19 “Tara” Will Ship in June, Pre-Installed on the Mintbox Mini 2 PCs Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/linux-mint-19-tara-will-ship-in-june-pre-installed-on-the-mintbox-mini-2-pcs-520378.shtml Linus Torvalds says new Linux lands next week and he’s sticking to that … for now Source: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/03/26/linux_4_16_rc7/ New Firefox Extension Builds a Wall Around Facebook Source:...

Full Circle Weekly News #85

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS “Bionic Beaver” Beta 1 Released For Opt-In Flavors Source: https://fossbytes.com/ubuntu-18-04-beta-1-bionic-beaver-release-download-features/ New Ubuntu Installs Could Be Speed Up by 10% with the Zstd Compression Algorithm Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/new-ubuntu-installs-could-be-speed-up-by-10-with-the-zstd-compression-algorithm-520177.shtml Debian 9.4 Stretch GNU/Linux Released With 150+ Fixes Source:...

Full Circle Weekly News #84

Purism to Bring Hardware Encryption to Its Librem 5 Privacy-Focused Linux Phone Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/purism-to-bring-hardware-encryption-to-its-librem-5-privacy-focused-linux-phone-520140.shtml Android Phones Caught Selling with Pre-Installed Factory Malware Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/android-phones-caught-selling-with-pre-installed-factory-malware-520058.shtml Exton|OS Claims to Be First Distribution Based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Linux 4.16 Source:...

Full Circle Weekly News #83

Soon You’ll Be Able To Run Linux Apps In VM On Chrome OS Source: https://fossbytes.com/linux-apps-in-vm-chrome-os/ Ubuntu Adds New “Minimal Installation” Option For Fewer Preinstalled Packages Source: https://fossbytes.com/ubuntu-new-minimal-installation/ Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver Source: https://fossbytes.com/ubuntu-18-04-bionic-beaver-release-date-features/ Calamares 3.2 Linux Installer Will Integrate a Module for the KDE Plasma Desktop Source:...

Full Circle Weekly News #82

Canonical Plans to Release Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS (Xenial Xerus) on March 1, 2018 Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/canonical-plans-to-release-ubuntu-16-04-4-lts-xenial-xerus-on-march-1-2018-519817.shtml Unity 8 on the Desktop Source: https://ubports.com/blog/ubports-blog-1/post/unity8-on-the-desktop-95 KDE Plasma Linux Desktop Is No Longer Vulnerable to USB Attacks Source:...

Full Circle Weekly News #81

Why KDE’s Plasma Mobile is the ideal platform for Linux fans and developers Source: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-kdes-plasma-mobile-is-the-ideal-platform-for-linux-fans-and-developers/ KDE Slimbook II is Cheaper and More Powerful Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/kde-slimbook-ii-plasma-based-linux-ultrabook-laptop-is-cheaper-more-powerful-519729.shtml Skype Released as Snap on Ubuntu, Linux Mint Source:...

Full Circle Weekly News #80

Firefox Addon Injects Monero Miner Source: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/image-previewer-first-firefox-addon-that-injects-an-in-browser-miner/ LibreOffice 6.0 Released With New Features Source: https://fossbytes.com/libreoffice-6-0-released-features-download/ Red Hat buys CoreOS Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/red-hat-buys-coreos-for-250m-to-expand-its-kubernetes-and-containers-leadership-519641.shtml Intel Disclosed Meltdown Bugs to Chinese Compaines before the US...

Full Circle Weekly News #77

PyCryptoMiner Attacks Linux Machines And Turns Them Into Monero-mining Bots https://fossbytes.com/pycryptominer-linux-machines-turns-monero-mining-bots/ Linux vs Meltdown http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-linux-vs-meltdown-and-spectre-battle-continues/ Tails 3.4 http://news.softpedia.com/news/tails-3-4-anonymous-live-system-released-with-meltdown-and-spectre-patches-519302.shtml Ubuntu Boot Issue:...

Full Circle Weekly News #76

Some changes to the Full Circle Weekly News. We have Wayne and Joe taking over as hosts of the FCWN. Big thanks to them for taking over as I (Ronnie) was finding it difficult to record a show each week. SHOW NOTES: Manjaro Linux 17.1.0 Released With Latest Packages https://fossbytes.com/manjaro-linux-17-1-0-released-features-download/ ‘Kernel memory leaking’ Intel processor

Full Circle Weekly News #74

SHOW NOTES Ubuntu Unity Remix? Are We Going To Get A New Ubuntu “Unity” Flavor? https://fossbytes.com/ubuntu-unity-7-remix-new-ubuntu-flavor-possible/ Nvidia looks to reduce AI training material through ‘imagination’ http://www.zdnet.com/article/nvidia-looks-to-reduce-ai-training-material-through-imagination/ CrossOver 17 Lets You Install Microsoft Office 2016 on Your Linux Computer...

Full Circle Weekly News #73

SHOW NOTES Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon And MATE Editions Released https://fossbytes.com/linux-mint-18-3-released-download-torrent-iso/ BlackArch Linux 2017.11.24 Available For Download https://fossbytes.com/blackarch-linux-2017-11-24-download-features-update/ GameShell Is An Open Source And Linux-powered Retro Game Console https://fossbytes.com/gameshell-open-source-linux-retro-game-console/ Linux for the Industry 4.0 era: New distro for factory automation...

Full Circle Weekly News #55

Apologies for the lack of shows for the past two weeks. I had a heavy cold and assumed you wouldn’t want me coughing and sniffling in your ears. 🙂 SHOW NOTES Canonical extends Ubuntu 12.04 support for paying customers http://www.zdnet.com/article/canonical-extends-ubuntu-12-04-support-for-paying-customers/ Ubuntu Linux, Safari, Adobe Reader, And Edge Hacked At Pwn2Own 2017 https://fossbytes.com/ubuntu-linux-safari-adobe-edge-hacked-pwn2own-2017/ Linux in Munich: