Late Night Linux – Episode 90


The deeper implications of all of Microsoft’s recent announcements, good news for Munich, GNOME, and KDE, and mixed news for VR on Linux.



LiMux is back

Patent case against GNOME resolved

Half-Life: Alyx Update Adds Native Linux Support, Vulkan Rendering

OAuth sign-in with Gmail enabled again in KMail and Kontact



If you are a patron, ask us anything sensible and we might answer your question on a future episode.


Microsoft ❤️ Linux

Having admitted that they were on the wrong side of open source history, MS extends WSL2 Support with DirectX to come (more), embraces the terminal and package manager, and Extinguishes the MauiKit name (like before) but it’s OK “it went through legal”.

Nice article by original bug author

They’ve also open sourced some useless old guff.




Digital Ocean

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