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 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.

  • Linux Action News 207

    September 19th, 2021  |  23 mins 49 secs
    alyssa rosenzweig, apple m1 gpu support, asahi linux, black lotus labs, cab file, chromeos, fedora, firefox snap, fwupd, gallium3d, gcc, gnome, gtk hdr, high dynamic range, krita, ksmbd, ksmbd vulnerability, linux action news, linux hdr display support, linux news podcast, lvfs, m1, m1 firmware distribution, m1 port, metal, mozilla, opengl, plasma, qt hdr, rebootless firmware update, red hat workstation engineering team, richard hughes, ubuntu, uefi, wayland, wsl elf flaw, developers conference, xdc

    Desktop Linux graphics are about to get a significant investment, Mozilla and Canonical work together on a Firefox Snap, and some key new insights into the Linux port to Apple’s M1.

    Plus, why WSL’s first Linux malware in the wild matters.

  • Linux Action News 206

    September 12th, 2021  |  23 mins 13 secs
    almalinux, amazon, amd, azure sphere os, block i/o, cbl-mariner, centos stream, cgroups, clang, cockpit, commit messages, community platform engineering group, compile_test, concurrency, control groups, cpu scheduling, epel, facebook, fedora, filesystems, gcc, git, github, google, hardware support, idle, intel kernel bot, ksmb, linus torvalds, linux 5.10, linux 5.15, linux action news, linux action news promise, linux news podcast, llvm, locking, memcg accounting, microsoft, news, ntfs, openshot, paragon, performance regression, preemption, realtime, red hat, rhel, rocky linux, rpm, rt, rtlinux, sonic, source control, tts, version control, werror, wslg

    Linus Torvalds attempts to get kernel developers to clean up their code, the performance regression that almost shipped, and the major production struggle Red Hat acknowledged this week.

  • Linux Action News 205

    September 5th, 2021  |  16 mins 30 secs
    apple risc-v, centos 8, cloud native computing foundation, cloudlinux, docker desktop, docker personal plan, goodix, in-kernel smb file server, intel ax210, ksmbd, kubernetes, libfprint, linux 5.15, linux action news, linux news podcast, linux on the framework laptop, m1 iommu, mongodb, mongodb atlas, public cloud, rancher labs, samsung, sle bci, suse enterprise linux, suse linux enterprise base container images, suse rancher

    SUSE's new era kicks off this week, CentOS users get some relief, and how Docker managed to piss off their users.

  • Linux Action News 204

    August 29th, 2021  |  20 mins 56 secs
    30 years of linux, airpods, alyssa rosenzweig, amd, apple, apple silicon, asahi linux, bluetooth, bpf, bsd, c, codeweavers, core scheduling, dcp, debian, dell, ebpf, faststream, fedora, fuchsia, gaming on linux, gnome on m1, google, gpl, gpu acceleration, greg kroah-hartman, hardware privacy, hyperthreading, intel, isovalent, linus torvalds, linux 5.14, linux action news, linux birthday, linux foundation, linux news podcast, meltdown, microsoft, moxie, opensuse, performance, pipewire 0.3.34, proton, qemu 6.1, raspberry pi 400, red hat, risc-v, rust, sean michael kerner, security, smt, spectre, steam, unicore32, valve, windows, wine, x86

    Why the Linux kernel received so much mainstream attention this week, some of our favorite open-source projects get great updates, and why we're concerned about Linux Foundation members transferring innovation from Linux to closed source software at an industrial scale.

  • Linux Action News 203

    August 22nd, 2021  |  18 mins 29 secs
    atril, audacity, be-ing, canonical, carl richell, cellular, chat, clipboard, colorado, decentralized, denver, dolphin, element, federation, felix häcker, gnome 40, gnome 41, gtk, ide, kde gear 21.08, konsole, kwin, launch keyboard, linux action news, linux news podcast, mate 1.26, matrix, mechanical keyboards, mission control, multitasking, ogg, open hardware, open-source audio, opus, overview effect, parachute, plasma, pluma, pluma plugins, podcast app, qml, sebastien bacher, software development, system monitor, system settings, system76, tenacity, ubuntu 21.10, voice messages, voip, wayland, wxwidgets, xwayland

    What’s coming next for the Linux desktop, and some exclusive news from System76.

  • Linux Action News 202

    August 15th, 2021  |  23 mins 41 secs
    accent color, accesibility, appcenter, apple m1, asahi linux, brendan gregg, calamares installer, dark style, debian 11 bullseye, ebpf foundation, elementary os 6 odin, exfat, facebook, flatpak, gnome 3.38, google, gpu, hector martin, hypervisor, isovalent, jupiter broadcasting, kvm, linux action news, linux news podcast, lvfs, m1n1, macos, mail, marcan, microsoft, multitasking, multitouch gesture, netflix, oem install, pantheon-tweaks, pcie, permissions, portals, python, risc-v, tasks, western digital

    What's new in Debian 11, and an example of the Linux Foundation funneling free software to their corporate friends.

  • Linux Action News 201

    August 8th, 2021  |  21 mins 6 secs
    compositor crash, google security, google slams linux kernel, in-kernel samba server, intel, kees cook, kernel driver filtering, ksmbd, linus sebastian, linus tech tips, linux action news, linux news podcast, lts kernel, lutris epic games store support, lynx, nate graham, pipewire, plasma desktop, rust in the kernel, ssl certificate validation, steam deck, syzkaller, usb-c monitor, wayland robustness, developers conference

    Since the announcement of the Steam Deck, things around Linux have started changing, including some big items this week.

  • Linux Action News 200

    August 1st, 2021  |  22 mins 47 secs
    alyssa rosenzweig, apple silicon linux support, bento, block device uuid, block layer tree, chrome os persistent desk bar, chromeos virtual desktops, component shortages, debian on apple m1, disk sequence number, disk_event_media_change, framebuffer, high latency systems, ioctl, linux 5.15, linux action news, linux news podcast, mainline kernel, matteo croce, microsoft global counter patch, mozilla vpn, new linux ntfs driver, nixos, split-tunneling, steam beta new ui, surface revenue drop, sysfs, systemd, uevent netlink socket, uevents, windows oem revenue

    Microsoft's next kernel patch fixes a long-standing Linux issue, we'll share the details. Plus ChromeOS's next power user feature you haven't heard of, and Valve's broader plans that came into focus this week.

  • Linux Action News 199

    July 25th, 2021  |  17 mins 35 secs
    audacity, audacity privacy policy, barth, bullseye, cve-2021-33910, debian 11, deck ram specs, denial of service, framework laptop, framework laptop reviews, fuchisa os tour, fuschia desktop, fuschia vs linux, gaming on linux, linux action news, musegroup, porting linux apps to fuschia linux news podcast, qualys, running software on fuchsia, stack exhaustion, steam deck storage, systemd security bug, systemd v220, vulnerability in systemd, zircon kernel

    We share the facts about a recent systemd vulnerability, the new details we've learned this week about the Steam Deck, and then dig into the reviews of the Framework Laptop.

  • Linux Action News 198

    July 17th, 2021  |  23 mins 17 secs
    anti-cheat, arch linux, aws, cloud pc, elasticsearch fork, gabe newell, kibana, linux action news, linux news podcast, media-hub, millions of units, native linux, open distro, opensearch, pixel 2, proton, proton lock-in, rdp, server side public license, steam deck, steam deck desktop, steamos, ubuntu touch ota-18, valve, windows 365

    Steam Deck looks impressive; we cover the details you care about and one aspect that concerns us.

  • Linux Action News 197

    July 11th, 2021  |  18 mins 39 secs
    4chan, arm, audacity, cloudready, cookiengineer, document signature, fedora test week, firefox decline, in-kernel smb3 server, ksmbd, linux 5.14, linux action news, linux news podcast, microsoft edge market share, neverware, nextcloud circles, nextcloud hub 22, powerpc, rust for the linux kernel, rust risc-v, sneedacity, tenacity, usb low latency audio

    Open Source's best hope for alternatives to Microsoft and Google gets a significant update this week, and we cover a plethora of new goodies coming to a Linux near you soon.

  • Linux Action News 196

    July 5th, 2021  |  24 mins 16 secs
    android app bundle, apk, apple m1, audacity, capsicum, cosmic, daniel ray, f-droid, gdpr, gnome shell, gpl violation, landlock, linus torvalds, linux 5.13, linux action news, linux news podcast, linux security module, muse group, nfs bug, nfsd, pop!_os 21.04, privacy notice update, raspberry pi 400, seccomp-bpf, selinux, system76, ubuntu 20.10 end of life

    We try out Pop!_OS 21.04 and share our thoughts on the COSMIC desktop and our reaction to Audacity’s new troubling privacy policy.