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 299

    July 6th, 2023  |  13 mins 13 secs
    block cloning, canonical, copy-on-write, cpu, cutting-edge, deduplication vs. block cloning, embedded, embedded linux, embedded open-source summit, future direction, linux action news, linux container support, linux containers, linux copter, linux foundation, linux gamers on steam, linux in satellites, linux in spacex, linux news podcast, lxc, lxd, lxd project, nasa's mars ingenuity helicopter, openzfs, podcast advertising market decline, prefetch improvements, real-time kernel support, rust, sony, spacex, starlink satellite constellation, starlink satellites in orbit, steam deck, steam deck market share, steam deck sales impact, steamos, summer break, valve's stats, zfs 2.2.0 rc, zfs block cloning

    Recent advances in embedded Linux, Canonical takes full control of LXD, ZFS gets a handy Btrfs feature, and updates on the show's production.

  • Linux Action News 298

    June 29th, 2023  |  13 mins 55 secs
    6.5 release, alma, alyssa rosenzweig, amd p-state driver, apple m2 soc support, bcachefs, btrfs, btrfs stack refinement, bug fixes, centos stream, centos stream repository, comprehensive webui, containerized development, desktop mode, driver updates, enterprise linux community, ext4 performance optimization, extent buffer reading, faster sync, fedora, file system, future improvements, google pixel 8, intel cpu support, io tracking, kernel developers, legal compliance, linux 6.4, linux 6.5, linux action news, linux graphics, linux news podcast, lxd graphical user interface, mm reverts, mouse and keyboard support, official lxd ui tool, panfrost driver, red hat, rhel source, rocky, samsung dex, snap package, stable, tensor g3 soc, tracing updates, ubuntu edge, usb displayport alternate mode, valves software, web ui

    Why everyone is excited about the next Linux kernel, Valve's big hire, and Red Hat's clone war.

  • Linux Action News 297

    June 15th, 2023  |  15 mins 13 secs
    ai-powered digital workspace, apfs, bookworm, btrfs, debian 12, evolution beta flatpak, evolution email client, frank karlitschek, google, linux action news, linux foundation, linux news podcast, microsoft, modular design, nextcloud hub 5, nextcloud talk, notes app, ntfs, ntfs2btrfs, risc-v, risc-v fundamentals course, slack alternative, smart picker

    What we really like in Debian 12, the big players backing RISC-V, and the improvements in NextCloud Hub 5.

  • Linux Action News 296

    June 8th, 2023  |  15 mins 58 secs
    apple, asahi linux, canonical, directx 12, fedora, flatpak, game porting toolkit, immutable linux desktop, libreoffice, linux action news, linux news podcast, metal, red hat, snaps, ubuntu core, wine

    Ubuntu gets serious about the immutable desktop, red flags from Red Hat, and the little tricks Apple used to patch Wine.

  • Linux Action News 295

    June 1st, 2023  |  10 mins 52 secs
    azure linux, back-ported patch, cbl mariner, eol, internet archive, limits, linux 6.3 issues, linux 6.3.5, linux action news, linux news podcast, microsoft, one-liner patch, outages, plasma 6, rpm-based, site scraping, ubuntu 18.04 lts, wayland only, x11 support, xfs developer, xfs metadata corruption fix

    How the recent XFS bug was squashed, insights into why Microsoft built their own Linux from scratch, and recent attacks on

  • Linux Action News 294

    May 25th, 2023  |  14 mins 41 secs
    ai integration, ansible lightspeed, azure arc-enabled kubernetes, azure kubernetes service, azure linux, azure monitoring system, azure virtual machines, cbl-mariner replacement, codeweavers, container, crossover, desktop tooling, developers, docker-compatible, employee ownership trust, employee-owned, governance tooling, it automation ai, james ramey, jeremy white, kubernetes integration, linux action news, linux container engine, linux news podcast, openshift ai, podman desktop 1.0, red hat summit, red hat summit 2023, red hat tools, revolution, watson integration, wine

    Microsoft's new Linux server distro, Red Hat Summit 2023 highlights, big changes at CodeWeavers, and Podman catches up to Docker Desktop.

  • Linux Action News 293

    May 18th, 2023  |  12 mins 32 secs
    battery life, bcachefs, charging capabilities, ev battery software, fedora, file system, infotainment os, kde, kernel, lawsuit, linux, linux action news, linux news podcast, norway, open-source infotainment, plasma 6, podcast, software update, tesla, tesla lawsuit

    Bcachefs hits a major milestone, how the Red Hat cuts impact Fedora, Plasma 6 plans, and the software update bricking EV batteries.

  • Linux Action News 292

    May 11th, 2023  |  13 mins 5 secs
    announcements, anti-cheat, apple, attendance, authenticated user, aws, canonical, corrupt batch requests, cve-2023-28410, cve-2023-32233, embedded open-source summit, escalation of privilege, financial strain, fragmentation, google, i915 linux kernel graphics driver, intel, intel linux graphics driver vulnerability, intel security center, jh7110, kernel 6.2.10, linux action news, linux foundation, linux gaming, linux news podcast, local privilege escalation, memory buffer, netfilter flaw, netfilter nf_tables, open source developers, open source summit north america, policy authorization tools, proof-of-concept code, risc-v sbc, roblox, root privileges, snapshot fuzzing, starfive, sustainable ecosystem, system takeover, ubuntu 23.04, valve, visionfive 2, wine

    We get you up to speed on two serious flaws, Linux's recent gaming loss, Ubuntu doubling down on RISC-V, and news from the Open Source Summit North America.

  • Linux Action News 291

    May 3rd, 2023  |  10 mins 34 secs
    ai, amazon, amd, apple, asahi lina, asahi linux, briar, c macros, canonical, collabora, czech republic, display drivers, e2ee, element chat, encryption, end-to-end encryption, fake reviews, fakespot, google, graphics, hackfest, hdr, hdr hackfest, india, intel, ioctl, kde, linux 6.4, linux action news, linux desktop, linux kernel, linux news podcast, matrix, miguel ojeda, mozilla, nvidia, pakistan, pin-init, pin-init api, privacy, product reviews, red hat, restrict, rust, rust for linux, security, system76, unsafe rust, vlc

    The results from the recent HDR Hackfest, Mozilla's new acquisition, and the concerning crack down on free software encryption.

  • Linux Action News 290

    April 27th, 2023  |  12 mins 15 secs
    amd power use, azure active directory, azure ad, btrfs 6.2 regression fix, edubuntu, flathub new website, intel i219-lm, intel vpu, linux 6.3, linux action news, linux news podcast, mantic, red hat layoffs, risc-v, severance package, ubuntu 23.04, ubuntu cinnamon, wsl systemd

    What we know about the Red Hat layoffs, highlights of Linux 6.3, and Canonical's bold claim in Ubuntu 23.04.

  • Linux Action News 289

    April 20th, 2023  |  15 mins 49 secs
    arm 64, asahi, budgie, chilling effect, cra, cyber resilience act, dead space, dnf5, docker hub, dxvk, eu, europe, fedora 38, fedora workstation, flathub, game compatibility, github, gnome 44, kde, legislation, lfnw, linux 6.2, linux action news, linux desktop, linux foundation, linux gaming, linux news podcast, mesa 23, non-commercial, open-source, osi, pierre-loup griffais, plasma 5.27, posh, proton 8.0, rust, rust foundation, rust project, software development, sway, trademarks, unfiltered flathub, valve, vulkan 1.3, wine

    What we like about Fedora 38, why the Rust foundation is in hot water, and more.

  • Linux Action News 288

    April 13th, 2023  |  14 mins 24 secs
    acer iconia, android, apple m2, asahi, btrfs, btrfs performance, chrome 113, collabora, controller, copy-on-write, daniel almeida, direct3d 12, driver, e-waste, firefox, graphics api, i2c, intel atom, kde plasma 6, linux 6.4, linux action news, linux desktop, linux news podcast, linux server, metal, nate graham, novatek, performance, plasma 6, qt 6, qu wenruo, rust, scrub, suse, sustainability, tablet, touchscreen, v4l2, virtio, vulkan, webgl, webgpu

    A classic gadget gets a Linux-powered new lease on life, the next project getting Rusty, great news for Btrfs users, and more.

  • Linux Action News 287

    April 5th, 2023  |  14 mins 58 secs
    android, apache arrow, beta release, bloomberg, btrfs, canonical, celery, chromeos, cpufreq, curl, desktop linux, discourse, django, encryption, fde, fedora, flutter, flutter installer, foss, foss contributor fund, fscrypt, full disk encryption, gnome 44, google, kde, kde discuss, keyboard backlight, kvm, kvm-cpufreq, linux 6.2, linux 6.4, linux action news, linux news podcast, mesa 23, msi, msi laptops, msi-ec driver, netboot, netboot iso, networkmanager, nikita kravets, open-source funding, pipewire, power management, power profile, python, saravana kannan, systemd, tpm, trusted platform module, ubuntu, ubuntu 23.04, virtual machines, virtualization, zfs, 🦞

    A fresh take on open-source funding, Fedora’s plan for better encryption out of the box, and our impressions of the latest Ubuntu Beta.

  • Linux Action News 286

    March 30th, 2023  |  20 mins 52 secs
    alma linux, android, apache, arch, azure, background app portal, background apps, backporting, backports, bug, bugzilla, canonical, cbl mariner, centos, centos stream 9, cinnamon, clutter, console, cve, desktop environment, device security, distros, docker, docker hub, docker-sponsored open source, enterprise, enterprise linux, file chooser, flatpak, focal fossa, free teams, freefont, gcc, github, gnome 44, gnome software, google, gtk4, jann horn, kernel, linux, linux action news, linux desktop, linux mint, linux news podcast, lomiri, lts, lunar lobster, maps, microsoft, mobile, mutter, nix, notifications, open source, opengl, ota-1 focal, patches, perl, programming, project zero, python, qt, quick settings, redhat, redis, responsible disclosure, rhel, rocky linux, rolling release, rust, security, severity, stable kernel, systemd, ubports, ubuntu, ubuntu 23.04, ubuntu cinnamon, ubuntu cinnamon remix, ubuntu flavor, ubuntu touch, ubuntu unity, unity8, upstream, vim, vulnerabilities, waydroid, wayland, wsl

    What we're liking about GNOME 44, how Microsoft's Linux distro is trying to attract more users, and we bust a CentOS myth.

  • Linux Action News 285

    March 22nd, 2023  |  19 mins 24 secs
    ai, alt-svc, amazon linux, amazon linux 2023, apple silicon, asahi linux, aws, canonical, chatgpt, confidential computing, confidential computing consortium, conformance test, context-aware, curl, curl 8, daniel stenberg, deck, deepl, dnf, ec2, ethical ai, ethical ai rating, fedora, files, gl es, http, http/2, http/3, hub 4, kernel live patching, linux action news, linux foundation, linux news podcast, metal, microsoft, nextcloud, nextcloud hub 4, office 365, opengl, openssl 3, openstreetmaps, peertube, quic, rhel, rust, smart picker, speech-to-test, stable diffusion, talk, trusted execution environment, ubuntu, versioned repositories, vulkan, whisper, xonotic

    Nextcloud moves to the front of the pack with their new release, a moment to appreciate curl, and Amazon goes all in with Fedora.

  • Linux Action News 284

    March 16th, 2023  |  16 mins 57 secs
    blue team, commercialization, compositing, compositor restarts, container images, container registry, david edmundson, defensive security, docker, docker free team organizations, docker hub, docker-sponsored open source, dreamworks, elixir, fedora 37, github, github container registry, graphics, gtk, ipmi, ipmitool, justin cormack, kali, kali purple, kde, leftpad, linux action news, linux news podcast, localstack, moonray, name squatting, oci, openfaas, openmoonray, pentesting, purple team, qt, qt 6, qubes os, quobes os 4.1.2, ray tracing, red team, rendering, sanctions, security, virtual machines, wayland

    Docker's open-source crackdown, the Wayland regression solved this week, and why ipmitool's repo has been locked.