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 150

    March 21st, 2020  |  30 mins 40 secs
    a cloud guru, coronavirus folding@home, debian, debian project leader elections, debian social, firefox 74, github, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux mint, linux news podcast, linux weekly podcast, lmde, mdns ice, microsoft, npm, pappl, tls 1.0, tls 1.1, webrtc security, works with chromebook

    Why Debian is facing one of its most critical moments yet, Microsoft and GitHub buy npm, and our thoughts on Linux Mint Debian Edition 4 "Debbie."

  • Linux Action News 149

    March 14th, 2020  |  26 mins 8 secs
    a cloud guru, add-ons, amazon, android, aws, bitnami, bottlerocket, cd, ci, containers, docker, docker desktop, docker hub, extensions, feature phone, firefox 74, gnome 3.36, google play, gresik, jupiter broadcasting, k8s, kaios, kubernetes, linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, linux weekly podcast, magisk, microsoft, microsoft edge, mobile, mozilla, pivotal, root, rust, saas, safetynet, software development, ssh, tanzu, tls, update, virtualization, vmware, vsphere 7, wsl2

    Solid releases from GNOME and Firefox, bad news for custom Android ROM users, and a new container distro from Amazon.

  • Linux Action News 148

    March 8th, 2020  |  19 mins 3 secs
    acloud guru, amd, android on iphone, bitlocker, caa bug, converged security and management engine, csme, csme mask rom, debian, dpl, facebook, freenas, intel cpu flaw, iphone jailbreak, jupiter broadcasting, let's encrypt revoke, libre, linux academy, sam hartman, truenas

    Let's Encrypt is forced to revoke customer certificates, the big change coming to FreeNAS, and the trick to running Android on an iPhone.

  • Linux Action News 147

    March 1st, 2020  |  24 mins 29 secs
    acloud guru, azure sphere, collabora, dns over https, doh, inrupt, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, linux weekly podcast, microsoft, raspberry pi, rlbox, rust, security sandbox system, solid, tim berners-lee

    Bruce Schneier puts his name behind Solid, Firefox starts to roll out DNS over HTTPS as default, and Microsoft's Linux first device ships to customers.

  • Linux Action News 146

    February 23rd, 2020  |  27 mins 59 secs
    acloud guru, android 11, azure, fund, funding open-source, gnu social contract, harvard lab innovation science, javascript, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux action show, linux defender, linux news podcast, linux weekly podcast, microsoft, microsoft 365 e5, microsoft threat protection, mozilla vpn, mtp, node.js, npm, npm fund, the linux foundation, threat protection, wireguard

    Microsoft Defender for Linux is in preview, Mozilla's VPN has a secret advantage, and why the community is calling out NPM Inc.

  • 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.