UK podcaster and FOSS advocate.
July 8th, 2018 | 23 mins 11 secs
characterizing audio and video exfiltration from android applications, copperhead os, eqt, guix, guixsd, linux news podcast, opensuse, panoptispy, rattlesnakeos, stylish, stylus, suse
SUSE is acquired and GNOME is hiring, and it might just be the summer of forks.
July 1st, 2018 | 34 mins 11 secs
aws workspace, firefox os, gentoo github, google, kaios, linux action show, linux foundation, linux news podcast, mate, platinum, risc-v, sifive, starttls
Gentoo's GitHub is compromised, and Google's writing big checks to the Linux Foundation to distract you from the Fuchsia elephant in the room.
June 24th, 2018 | 30 mins 4 secs
android x86, atari vcs, canonical, container linux, desktop metrics, fedora coreos, fuchsia, linux action show, linux news podcast, red hat, the register, ubuntu, ubuntu touch
Projects once thought dead are now full of life, with new major releases and we kick the tires.
June 17th, 2018 | 27 mins 49 secs
5.13, android adb, buster, copperheados, debian art, dockerhub, linux news podcast, monero, mycroft, plasma desktop
Plasma Desktop has a new release so we cover the new features and bugs, Mycroft has an "opportunity" for you, and trouble at CopperheadOS.
June 10th, 2018 | 27 mins 15 secs
devuan, github, kwin, kwin maintainer steps down, linux news podcast, microsoft, microsoft buys github, plasma mobile, project trident, reactos, trueos
Free and open source developers are still freaking out about Microsoft buying GitHub, ReactOS reaches a major milestone, TrueOS appears to be forking, and changes are coming to the core of Plasma desktop team.
June 3rd, 2018 | 31 mins 1 sec
atari vcs, broadcom, clutter, endless layoffs, endlessos, eric anholt, essential, gnome 3, gnome on pi, huawei, linux news podcast, locked bootloader, raspberry pi, saumsung updates, v3d, vc4
Ubuntu-based Atari VCS crowd-funding is going very well, Endless employees are hit with layoffs, and why GNOME might be too fat for Pi.
May 27th, 2018 | 24 mins 17 secs
android malware, chromeos, essential phone, linux action news, linux apps on chromebooks, linux news podcast, lxqt, opensuse leap 15, portable systemd services, vsock
OpenSUSE Leap 15 is released, along a new LXQt, the Essential Phone getting canceled, and why older Chrombooks might be receiving the big Linux apps update.
May 20th, 2018 | 22 mins 22 secs
18.04, android, asteroid os, efail, gnome binaries, gnupg response to efail, kubuntu 32bit, linux news podcast, malware in snap store, nautilus binaries, openpgp, steam link, wearos, windows subsystem for linux, wsl
Asteroid OS reaches 1.0, and Joe gives it a go. GNOME developers consider removing the ability to launch binaries, but punt for now. And the lessons learned from malware in the Snap Store.
May 13th, 2018 | 29 mins 2 secs
android of things, android p, chrome os linux apps, container linux, coreos, crosvm, google i/o 2018, kubernetes, linux news podcast, opensshift azure, project trebble, red hat, wsl on arm
It's confirmed Linux apps are coming to Chrome OS. Google is finally putting pressure on OEMs to ship security patches, and we try Android of Things.
May 6th, 2018 | 33 mins 21 secs
32bit, 64bit, cockpit, elementary os, fedora 28, fedora atomic, korora, linux action show, linux news podcast, lubuntu, lxqt, solus, ubuntu mate, ubuntu mate 18.10, void linux
Fedora fights for the user, Ubuntu Flavours draw the line, and why we're worried small distributions are starting to collapse.
April 29th, 2018 | 25 mins 38 secs
adapta, chrome os linux apps, gimp, kubuntu, librem 5, linux action news, linux news podcast, mate, material design, purism, ubports, ubuntu 18.04, ubuntu touch, xubuntu
Ubuntu 18.04 is out and we round up the new features, the flavors, and our first takes.
April 22nd, 2018 | 32 mins 14 secs
azure os, azure sphere, german government nextcloud, gnome memory leak, google allo, google talk, linux action news, linux news podcast, microsoft linux, rcs, reactos, trisquel review
Trisquel has a new release, and Chris tries out the new ReactOS. Plus our thoughts on Microsoft announcing their own Linux, the German government switching to NextCloud, and the fix is in for Gnome Shell's infamous "Memory leak".
April 15th, 2018 | 28 mins 34 secs
android patch gap, gamemode, google play, lineage, linux action news, linux news podcast, mozilla health report, open source news, zfs data loss
ZFS' first data loss bug comers to Linux, GameMode could have some serious potential, and Mozilla thinks the Internet is in bad shape.
April 8th, 2018 | 22 mins 54 secs
augmented reality, debian, firefox reality, linux kernel, linux news, linux-libre, microcode updates, mozilla, open source news, risc-v, steam machines, tor messenger, valvle, virtual reality
The Linux kernel gets a spring cleaning, things are going well for RISC-V, and Linux-Libre is clearly prioritizing freedom over security with their recent update.
April 1st, 2018 | 28 mins 39 secs
chromeos tablet, facebook container, firefox, firefox os, kodi auto complete, linux action news, linux news podcast, microsoft, open source, oracle vs google, wsl
ChromeOS comes to tablets, and we ponder why... Google removes Kodi from autocomplete results in an apparent bow to pressure, Firefox combats Facebook tracking, and Oracle vs Google is back for their biggest fight yet.
March 25th, 2018 | 29 mins 11 secs
acrn, blockchain, firefox dns, firefox master password, gnome memory leak, iot, lg, linux foundation, linux in cars, linux news, open source, webos
webOS is back, and the Linux Foundation has a Hypervisor for your car. Plus some of GNOME's performance issues, Firefox changes, and the hidden files in Bitcoin's blockchain.