Linux Action News

Our weekly take on the free and open source world.

About the show

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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Episodes

  • 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.

  • Linux Action News 129

    October 27th, 2019  |  42 mins 23 secs
    android adoption, canonical, disney+ drm, executive director neil mcgovern, firefox dashboard, gitlab telemetry, gnome, gnome foundation, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux action show, linux news, linux news podcast, patent suit, project treble, rothschild patent imaging, shearman & sterling, shotwell, ubuntu, will cooke

    GNOME decides to fight, Ubuntu's desktop director steps down, GitLab backs off its telemetry plans, and we've got the data on Google's Project Treble.

  • Linux Action News 128

    October 20th, 2019  |  26 mins 53 secs
    20.04, amazon, andotp, aws, bare metal arm, cryptojacking, docker hub, ec2, google play, graboid, ibm financials, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, payments policy, red hat, removed from google play, ubuntu 19.10, wireguard, worm

    A new Ubuntu has promise, Linux on Dex is dead, and our strong reaction to Google pulling two open-source apps from the Play Store.

  • Linux Action News 127

    October 13th, 2019  |  27 mins 54 secs
    architect quits, atari vcs, blockchain, free software foundation, fsf, gnu, gnu project, gnuisance, google stadia, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, open network, openlibra, pavel durov, richard stallman, rms, sec, suse, telegram, token sale

    Richard Stallman's GNU leadership is challenged by an influential group of maintainers, SUSE drops OpenStack "for the customer," and Google claims Stadia will be faster than a gaming PC.

  • Linux Action News 126

    October 6th, 2019  |  26 mins 58 secs
    android open source project, android zero-day, collaborative text editor, cve-2019-2215, google apps, huawei mate 30 pro, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux news podcast, markdown, microsoft graph, nextcloud 17, project zero team, remote wipe, satya nadella, surface duo, surface neo, the document collective, threat analysis group

    Microsoft's CEO says Windows doesn't matter anymore, but do we buy it? Nextcloud 17 goes enterprise-grade and the Internet’s horrifying new method for installing Google apps on Huawei phones.

  • Linux Action News 125

    September 29th, 2019  |  21 mins 41 secs
    android 10 go, centos 8, centos stream, cockpit, debian wheezy, dnf, docker, dsu, fsf, gnome foundtation patent fight, gnu, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, microsoft edge on linux, podman, richard stallman, rms, wayland

    CentOS Stream and 8 have a lot for us to talk about, Docker's struggles go public, and the GNOME Foundation is facing a patent fight.

  • Linux Action News 124

    September 22nd, 2019  |  31 mins 47 secs
    all systems go, centos, debian, free software foundation, fsf, gapps, home directories, huawei, init diversity, json, jupiter broadcasting, lennart poettering, linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, locked bootloader, luks, mate 30 pro, mit, oracle autonomous linux, richard stallman resigns, rms, systemd-homed

    Richard Stallman resigns, we share our thoughts and discuss the future for RMS and the FSF.

  • Linux Action News 123

    September 15th, 2019  |  25 mins 4 secs
    centos 8, cloudflare, dns-over-https, doh, firefox test pilot program, firefox vpn, fwupd, gnome 3.34, gnome firmware, linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, linux watch, lvfs, pinetime, private network beta

    Speed is the big story around GNOME 3.34, two new major Firefox security features start to roll out, and we explain the CentOS 8 delay.

  • Linux Action News 122

    September 8th, 2019  |  24 mins 32 secs
    android 10 features, block autoplay, browser fingerprinting, codeready containers, dark theme, digital wellbeing, enhanced tracking protection, firefox 69, focus mode, gesture navigation, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, live caption, location controls, mozilla, pine64, pinebook pro, pinephone, privacy controls, red hat, security updates, ship date, smart reply, sound amplifier

    Android 10 has a lot we like while the PinePhone is real and closer than we thought.

  • Linux Action News 121

    September 1st, 2019  |  20 mins 24 secs
    chris beard, chromebook, chromeos, coding education challenge, cryptocurrency, email, endless, enterprise, exfat, firmware, gnome, gram, kernel, linux action show, linux news podcast, microsoft, mozilla, oin, patents, telegram, thunderbird

    Microsoft continues to prove how much it loves Linux while Google tries to eat their lunch, mixed news from Mozilla, and good stuff from GNOME.

  • Linux Action News 120

    August 25th, 2019  |  27 mins 15 secs
    android 10, ccc, confidential computing, firmware update, firmware-manager, fwupd, google, ibm, intel, linux action show, linux foundation, linux news podcast, lvfs, microsoft, openpower foundation, openpower summit, pop!_os, power isa, power9, ppc, red hat, rubygems, rust, system76, webmin backdoor

    More tools to keep your Linux box and cloud servers secure this week, OpenPOWER responds to Risc-V competition, and we ponder the year-long open-source supply chain attacks.

  • Linux Action News 119

    August 16th, 2019  |  20 mins 46 secs
    amp, amp + ssr, best practices badge program, core infrastructure initiative, hidpi, jupiter broadcasting, kubernetes security audit, linux action news, linux news podcast, multi-display, osdisc.com, security audit working group, xfce 4.14, xubuntu

    We go hands-on with the big Xfce release that took four years and five months to develop. Kubernetes gets an audit that might just set a precedent, and Google has a new feature for AMP that has us all worked up.

  • Linux Action News 118

    August 9th, 2019  |  28 mins 41 secs
    19.10, android, ark compiler, eoan ermine, fuchsia os, gpu, grub, hardware interfaces, harmony os, huawei, jupiter broadcasting, kepler, libreoffice 6.3, linux action show, linux format, linux journal, linux news podcast, maxwell, microkernel, nouveau, nvidia documentation, pascal, ubuntu, volta, zfs on linux, zfs on root

    Ubuntu integrates ZFS even further, NVIDIA starts publishing GPU documentation, and Harmony OS makes its debut.

  • Linux Action News 117

    August 4th, 2019  |  28 mins 6 secs
    android choice screen, contract for the web, dns-over-https, doh, freeoffice, gnome shell, google in europe, gulkan, jupiter broadcasting, kwin, linux academy, linux action show, linux app summit, linux news podcast, manjaro, openvr, plasma, vr desktop, xrdesktop

    Manjaro's news starts us off and leads us into a bigger philosophical question about open source development.

  • Linux Action News 116

    July 28th, 2019  |  29 mins 49 secs
    16-core risc-v, accelerometers, alibaba, android, coreos container linux, cve-2019-13615, fedora coreos, immutable infrastructure, jean-baptiste kempf, linux action show, linux news podcast, mozilla webthings, pingtouge, sailfish os, seitseminen, spearphone, videolan, vlc, webthings gateway

    Fedora CoreOS is introduced and its future looks bright, VLC's president debunks security claims, Mozilla debuts an open-source router firmware and the Android flaw that might be our favorite in years.