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 Joe. 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 145

    February 16th, 2020  |  15 mins 30 secs
    acloud guru, andy rubin, essential, firefox 73, hardware acceleration, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, linux weekly podcast, mate 1.24, netbsd fundraiser, nextdns, openshot, openshot 2.5.0, plasma 5.18, project gem, tails

    The week was packed with major project releases, we go through each of them and tell you what stands out.

  • Linux Action News 144

    February 9th, 2020  |  22 mins 53 secs
    acloud guru, appcenter for everyone, carlos o'donell, cooperation update, coreos container linux, fsf, gnu, gnu social contract, gnu-misc-discuss, google glass enterprise edition, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, linux weekly podcast, mark greaves memorial fund, mycroft, patent trolls, tumey llp

    Why we're disappointed in the CoreOS Container Linux transition, Mycroft goes troll hunting and the complicated story brewing at the GNU Project.

  • Linux Action News 143

    February 2nd, 2020  |  21 mins 54 secs
    acloud guru, arvind krishna, ginni rometty, ibm ceo, jason donenfeld, jim whitehurst, linus, linux 5.5, linux 5.6, linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, open source yubikey, opensk, qt, red hat, time namespace, ubuntu 20.04, usb4, wireguard

    The upcoming Linux kernels are packed full of goodies, Qt changes its licensing terms, and Thunderbird gets a new home.

  • Linux Action News 142

    January 26th, 2020  |  27 mins 13 secs
    acloud guru, anbox cloud, canonical, chrome education upgrade, chrome os 8 years of support, direct x, dx9, epic games, free software foundation, fsf, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux action show, linux gaming, linux news podcast, microsoft, psyonix, rocket league, steam, ubuntu, upcycle, vulkan, windows 7

    The real reason Rocket League is dropping support for Linux, Wine has a massive release, and the potential for Canonical's new Android in the cloud service.

  • Linux Action News 141

    January 19th, 2020  |  21 mins 41 secs
    android, chrome os, hms, huawei, huawei mobile services, jupiter broadcasting, layoffs, linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, mark greaves, mozilla, nextcloud hub, pcnetspec, peppermint os, steam, valve

    Nextcloud's new release is so big it gets a rebrand, why Mozilla had a round of lay-offs, and the real possibility of Steam coming to Chrome OS.

  • Linux Action News 140

    January 12th, 2020  |  22 mins 28 secs
    amazon, android malware, android/trojan.hiddenads, autogluon, automl, bruce perens, cal, cryptographic autonomy license, duckduckgo, linux action show, linux news podcast, machine learning, malwarebytes, open source initiative, osi, search ballot, umx u686cl

    Are we overloaded with open source licenses? We consider a simpler future. Results from the Debian init vote are in, and why Amazon's new open source project might be worth checking out.

  • Linux Action News 139

    January 5th, 2020  |  31 mins 11 secs
    2019 linux predictions, 2020 linux predictions, apple, aws, bitcoin, canonical, cloud vs linux, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux action news, linux foundation, microsoft, office365, raspberry pi, risc-v, steam

    It's our annual predictions episode. We review how we did in 2019, and then set out to predict what we think will happen in 2020.

  • Linux Action News 138

    December 29th, 2019  |  24 mins 51 secs
    2019 round up, android, biggest linux news of 2019, canonical, chromebook, cloud vs foss, google, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, lvfs, microsoft, red hat, yearly review

    We review the major moments of the year's news, and discuss how they impacted our world.

  • Linux Action News 137

    December 22nd, 2019  |  27 mins 6 secs
    amazon, apple, atari vcs, canonical, chip, development kits, doh, epic megagrant, firefox, google, homekit, jupiter broadcasting, kde laptop, kirta, kubuntu, linux academy, linux action show, linux game development, linux news podcast, multipass, nextdns, trusted recursive resolver program, unity, z-wave

    Canonical releases a "mini-cloud" on your workstation, the KDE ecosystem has some big news, and the smart home might have just become more open.

  • Linux Action News 136

    December 15th, 2019  |  32 mins 15 secs
    bluesky, chrome os, decentralized twitter, dxvk, electron, feral, flapjack, fuchsia, gtc 2020, jupiter broadcasting linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, linux weekly news, microsoft teams, nouveau, nvidia, office 365 for linux, raspberry pi, vulkan, zulip

    The first desktop Office 365 app arrives, Ubuntu commits to current and future Raspberry Pi boards, and why the near-term future of Linux gaming looks a bit rocky.

  • Linux Action News 135

    December 8th, 2019  |  29 mins 50 secs
    amazon web services, arm servers, avast, avg, aws, azure, canonical, common voice, deepspeech, firefox 71, firefox performance, firefox private network, graviton2, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, microsoft, soc, ubuntu pro, ubuntu rolling kernel, windows subsystem for linux, wsl

    Ubuntu Pro is a click away, and their kernel goes rolling on AWS. We process the range of announcements, while Mozilla cranks up the security and impresses us with DeepSpeech.

  • Linux Action News 134

    December 1st, 2019  |  25 mins 49 secs
    alexa voice service, aws iot core, be smart shop safe, contract for the web, drm, eff, electronic frontier foundation, embedded media extensions, facebook, google, jupiter broadcasting, kali linux, linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, microsoft, mozilla, state of mozilla, tim berners-lee, twitter, w3c, xfce

    We share Mozilla's concerns over Contract for the Web, and try out Kali Linux's new tricks.

  • Linux Action News 133

    November 24th, 2019  |  19 mins 3 secs
    android secuirty rewards, bug bounty, chromebooks lvfs, fwupd, general resolution, gitlab, ibm, init systems, init systems and systemd, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux action show, linux foundation, linux news podcast, microsoft, monero website hacked, mozilla web bounty program, open invention network, patent trolls, sam hartman, systemd

    Google, Mozilla, and GitLab make serious upgrades to their bug bounty programs, insights into Debian's renewed systemd debate, and how Microsoft and IBM are working together to fight patent trolls.

  • Linux Action News 132

    November 17th, 2019  |  31 mins 38 secs
    blink, brave browser, brave rewards, brave shields, brave vs firefox, braveheart, developer workflow, docker enterprise, docker swarm, fallout, intel, jupiter broadcasting, kernel address space layout randomization, kubernetes, linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, linux smartphone, mds, microarchitectural data sampling, mirantis, pinephone, ridl, side-channel vulnerabilities

    Docker's surprising news, new nasty Intel vulnerabilities, and why Brave 1.0 changes the game.

  • Linux Action News 131

    November 10th, 2019  |  20 mins 35 secs
    14.04, acer, ai, android, app defense alliance, ar, blink, canonical, cardboard, chromebooks, chromeos, chromium, daydream, deezer, dell, eset, google, google play, jupiter broadcasting, lenovo, linux, linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, livepatch, lookout, malware, microsoft, microsoft edge, ml, music separation, open source, play store, samsung, security, security updates, spleeter, ubuntu esm, virtual desktops, virtual reality, vr, web browser, webkit, zimperium

    Google steps up support for older Chromebooks, Microsoft Edge is coming to Linux, and the App Defense Alliance teams up to fight Android malware.

  • Linux Action News 130

    November 3rd, 2019  |  26 mins 53 secs
    adsense, code executio, containers, csrf, csrf vulnerability, fedora 31, fedora toolbox, gnome 3.34, google analytics, google search console, horde webmail, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, numan ozdemir, open source at protonmail, pagespeed insights, protonmail ios app, rce, sec consult, site kit, sql injection, sqli, stealing emails, wordpress, xss

    Fedora arrives from the future, the big players line up behind KernelCI, and researchers claim significant vulnerabilities in Horde.