We have just published episode 5 of our livestream, and podcast, Unpacking Software. You can watch it now on YouTube, LinkedIn and X.

On the third Thursday of each month we livestream to Twitch, YouTube, LinkedIn, and X Unpacking Software. Each month we chat about the latest news & opinion on the world of software focusing on packaging, software deployment & lifecycle management. We also publish a podcast of our stream, for you to save and enjoy using your favorite podcast manager.

Where do we get our news? In short, everywhere. As a technical team with decades of experience we practice what we preach and ensure we are up-to-date in the software world. Our customers and community often pass us links to articles, blog or forum posts they find relevant or interesting. The resources we used for this month's livestream, and podcast, are below.


  1. VMware Workstation and Fusion "Enterprise Standard Pro Edition" goes free for personal use, commercial use moves to subscription model.
  2. Broadcom ends easy elasticity for VMware Cloud on AWS.
  3. Chocolatey Community Repository - Three Billion Installs?.
  4. Announcing Release of Chocolatey CLI 2.3.0, Chocolatey Licensed Extension 6.2.0, and Chocolatey Agent 2.1.3.
  5. (Re)Introducing Hyper-V for the Chocolatey Test Environment.
  6. Managing expectations with a contributions and credit policy.
  7. Winamp is going open source, and it feels like the early 2000s again.
  8. The End of an Era: Microsoft Phases Out VBScript for JavaScript and PowerShell.
  9. ChatGPT Answers Programming Questions Incorrectly 52% of the Time: Study.
  10. New Windows AI feature takes screenshots of your desktop 'every few seconds' and I can't imagine wanting that.
  11. User Outcry as Slack Scrapes Customer Data for AI Model Training.

Honorable Mentions

  1. New Wi-Fi Vulnerability Enables Network Eavesdropping via Downgrade Attacks.
  2. New Wi-Fi Takeover Attack—All Windows Users Warned To Update Now.
  3. Over 200K Likely Vulnerable Confluence Data Center Instances Exposed.
  4. Criminal record database of millions of Americans dumped online.
  5. Google Patches Fourth Chrome Zero-Day in Two Weeks.
  6. Multi-day DDoS storm batters Internet Archive.
  7. A Ticketmaster hack spilled sensitive data for 560 million customers, hackers say.
  8. Windows 11 24H2 might call time on that old NAS under the stairs.
  9. Ransomware gang targets Windows admins via PuTTy, WinSCP malvertising.


  1. PowerShell Conference Europe 2024 on June 24 to 27, 2024 in Antwerp, Belgium.
    • Chocolatey Software is a sponsor.
    • Stop by for giveaways and to chat with some of the Chocolatey Team!
  2. Nebraska.Code() on 17 to 19 July in Lincoln, Nebraska.
    • Chocolatey Software is a sponsor.
    • Stop by for a chat with Stevie or Tyler.

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