Linux Action News

Our weekly take on the free and open source world.

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Weekly Linux news and analysis by Chris and Wes. The show every week we hope you'll go to when you want to hear an informed discussion about what’s happening.

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  • Linux Action News 223

    January 13th, 2022  |  21 mins 12 secs
    amazon, anaconda, bing, bitcoin legal fund, breach of copyright, breach of fiduciary duty, cockpit, desktop linux, dorsey, duckduckgo, fedora, gnome 42, google, gtk, lightning network, linux action news, linux news podcast, mt. gox, mutter, rhel, tulip trading, wayland, web console, window manager, x11

    Fedora and Red Hat users are getting a web-based installer, and a new legal situation for Bitcoin smells like retro SCO FUD.

  • Linux Action News 222

    January 6th, 2022  |  18 mins 25 secs
    dendrite, fimage, fuchsia, fuchsiaos, gnupg, gtk 4, libadwaita, linux action news, linux driver, linux news podcast, matrix, matrix-rust-sdk, synapse, threads, x86 android tablets

    GnuPG has some great news, Libadwaita 1.0 has arrived and we share our thoughts, plus a big batch of updates from the Matrix project.

  • Linux Action News 221

    December 27th, 2021  |  34 mins 22 secs
    asahilinux, bcachefs, bitcoin, centos, etherium, liberty linux, linux 2022 predictions, linux action news, linux news podcast, m1 linux, plasma, red hat, steamdeck, suse, systemd-homed, ubuntu

    We kick off our annual predictions episode with what we got right and wrong this year and then attempt to predict what will happen in 2022.

  • Linux Action News 220

    December 19th, 2021  |  19 mins 56 secs
    airplay, alibaba cloud security team, apache, arm smmu, asahi, check point, christian brauner, cisa, crowdstrike, cve-2021-45046, cybersecurity, dave jones, echo-cancel module, ext4, hector martin, icloud, jack, java, jen easterly, linux 5.17, linux action news, linux news podcast, log4j, log4shell, m1, macos 12.1, mandiant, mount api, obs, pipewire, podcast index, podcasting 2.0, raw image mode, steam, wireplumber

    The nasty Log4Shell vulnerability isn't solved yet, this week saw a new round of attacks and patches.

  • Linux Action News 219

    December 12th, 2021  |  17 mins 1 sec
    144hz, apache, apache struts, apple icloud, exploit, formatmsgnolookups, freebsd 12.3, gnome 42, gnome shell, input events, java, java naming and directory interface, jndi, jvm, linux action news, linux news podcast, log4j2, log4shell, minecraft, open source funding, refresh rate, steam, systemd 250, systemd-homed, uid mapped mounts, vulnerability

    The Log4Shell vulnerability is making waves this week; we'll explain why and break down how it works.

  • Linux Action News 218

    December 5th, 2021  |  21 mins 42 secs
    amd, best known configuration, blender 3.0, centos stream 9, cycles x, epel 9, fedora, fwupd, linux action news, linux news podcast, lvfs, michael larabel, nvidia, richard hughes, uefi

    Industry-changing open-source project releases, and why the new CentOS Stream 9 might be more noteworthy than you realize.

  • Linux Action News 217

    November 28th, 2021  |  18 mins 49 secs
    alibaba, allwinner d1, android, apache 2.0, chris lattner, document foundation, germany, libreoffice, linux action news, linux news podcast, llvm, llvm relicensing, maix amigo, microsoft office, risc-v, rv64, schleswig-holstein, sipeed nezha, speed, xcode, xuantie

    Fedora's massive endorsement this week that went unnoticed, why RISC-V mobile devices might be getting near, and the significant change coming to a critical open-source tool.

  • Linux Action News 216

    November 21st, 2021  |  17 mins 18 secs
    almalinux, apt 2.3.12, bind, canonical, dan kaminsky, daniele procida, dns cache poisoning, dns resolver, dnsmasq, entropy, ephemeral port, fwupd, halium 9, icmp, kernel 5.16, kernel 5.17, linux action news, linux news podcast, lvfs, mtd block devices, nvme optimizations, openzfs 2.1, port 53, proxmox ve 7.1, qemu 6.1, richard hughes, rocky linux, saddns, side channel attack, spoofed addresses, tcp performance optimization, transaction id, ubuntu documentation, ubuntu touch ota-20, udp packet, unbound, university of california

    Just how severe is this DNS cache poisoning attack revealed this week? We'll break it down and explain why Linux is affected. Plus, the feature now removed from APT, more performance patches in the Kernel, and a big batch of project updates.

  • Linux Action News 215

    November 14th, 2021  |  22 mins 57 secs
    8.5, almalinux, ansible, apple m1, apple silicon, asahi linux, btrfs format changes, canonical, centos stream, debian 11, deck delay, extent-tree-v2, global roots, gtk3, hector martin, josef basik, jupiter broadcasting, linux action news, linux news podcast, locking contention, lxde, lxqt, m1 pro, michael larbel, multipass, mutter, openbox, ostree, phoronix, plasma on m1, proton, qemu, raspberry pi os, red hat enterprise, rhel, risc-v, silverblue, simon long, steam deck, steamos, steamos read only, valve, vulkan, weekly linux news, window manager

    A desktop from Linux past has a surprising update this week, AlmaLinux pulls ahead of the pack, and Canonical ships software for the Apple M1.

  • Linux Action News 214

    November 7th, 2021  |  17 mins 28 secs
    .net, asahi, collabra, cramer, fedora 35, flutter, fwupd, george kiagiadakis, github, google bug bounty, hector martin, hot reload, ibm, julia liuson, jupiter broadcasting, kernel exploitation, linux action news, linux news podcast, linux vendor firmware service, lvfs, lxqt, m1 pro, matthew miller, microsoft, nat friedman, pipewire, rhel 9, thomas dohmke, timothy cramer, ubuntu firmware tool, weekly linux news, wireplumber

    Significant changes at GitHub, Ubuntu starts work on a new desktop tool, why WirePlumber is a big deal, and we bust some Red Hat FUD.

  • Linux Action News 213

    October 31st, 2021  |  23 mins 52 secs
    active directory, amd van gogh, apple m1 iommu driver, apu, bcm2710a1, björn esser, edge linux version, element one, ems, fedora, freeipa, in-kernel samba file server, ksmbd, linux 5.15 new features, linux action news, linux news podcast, matrix, microsoft edge, nis, nis+, ntfs3, pi zero thermal throttling, preempt_rt, raspberry pi zero 2 w, red hat enterprise, rhel 9, signal, stephen john smoogen, sun microsystems, telegram, whatsapp, yellow pages

    New Raspberry Pi hardware has a few surprises, the most impressive things in Linux 5.15, and our reaction to classic functionality under consideration for removal from Fedora.

  • Linux Action News 212

    October 26th, 2021  |  13 mins 32 secs
    alyssa rosenzweig, apple magic keyboard linux support, apple silicon pcie driver, corellium, gbm back-end, gpl lawsuit, gpl violations, io_uring, iops, kde plasma, ksmbd, linux 5.15, linux 5.16, linux action news, linux news podcast, m1 pcie driver, newest linux optimizations, nvidia gbm, openbsd, pcie-apple, software freedom conservancy, vizio, wayland

    Major performance milestones are being hit with new code inbound for Linux, Plasma and GNOME desktops are set to run Wayland on NVIDIA's binary driver, and why the SFC's new GPL fight could have implications for you.

  • Linux Action News 211

    October 17th, 2021  |  19 mins 10 secs
    25th anniversary edition, almalinux foundation, apple, apple supports blender, arch, breeze blue ocean theme, centos, cloudlinux ceo, code reviews, deck, igor seletskiy, kde, kickoff, linux action news, linux news podcast, macos, matthias ettrich, metal, multi-screen layouts, plasma, rhel, steamos, ubuntu 21.10 review, valve, wayland, wsl, xwayland

    We cover what's special about Plasma's 25th-anniversary edition, chat with CloudLinux's CEO, and detail why Apple supporting Blender is good for all of us.

  • Linux Action News 210

    October 10th, 2021  |  20 mins 49 secs
    apple m1, application confinement, arm platform, arm64, asahi linux, canonical, centos stream, cern, desktop team, fedora, gpu acceleration, hardware interfaces, ibm, interactive displays, jupiter broadcasting, kvm virtualization, linux 5.16, linux action news, linux news podcast, m1n1, qemu, red hat, rhel, risc-v, risc-v hypervisor, sandboxing, secret suse project, secure socket, snap, soc, suse liberty linux, toolbox, u-boot, uart hardware, ubuntu frame, useable desktop, wayland

    Apple M1 Linux development reaches a key milestone and boots a usable desktop; Ubuntu reveals a new product, and the secret SUSE project that leaked this week.

  • Linux Action News 209

    October 3rd, 2021  |  21 mins 46 secs
    amazon s3, camera capture, christian schaller, cloudflare, compute module 4, dirk hohndel, docker compose 2.0, docker plugin, docker-compose, fedora, freax, gstreamer, jeff geerling, kebe, libcamera, linus torvalds, linux action news, linux community, linux news podcast, mathew prince, object storage, obs, open source summit, pi 4 cpu upgrade, pipewire, pipewire plugin, r2, red hat, s3, self-hosted snap store, v4l2, wim taymans

    Why Linus believes keeping Linux fun is critical, the massive investment Fedora is about to make in video, and why we suspect Cloudflare's R2 service will make Amazon squirm.

  • Linux Action News 208

    September 26th, 2021  |  23 mins 39 secs
    almalinux ubi, android technical debit, android upstream kernel, anti-cheat, battleye, canonical, easy anti-cheat, gaming on linux, generic kernel image intiative, gki, gnome 41 review, gnome power modes, gtk4, horizontal workspaces, libawaita, linux plumbers conference, lpc2021, mutter improvments, pipewire, proton, steam deck, todd kjos, ubuntu advantage, ubuntu extended support, universal base image, upstream first, valve, wine

    Canonical gives Linux admins a lucky break, the details on Android's slow shift to an upstream Kernel, a breakthrough for Linux gaming, and our take on GNOME 41.