Linux Action News 155
September 20th, 2020
33 mins 48 secs
About this Episode
We try out the new GNOME "Orbis" release and chat about Microsoft's new Linux kernel patches that make it clear Windows 10 is on the path to a hybrid Windows/Linux system.
Plus, the major re-architecture work underway for Chrome OS with significant ramifications for Desktop Linux.Support Linux Action News
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