Linux Action News

Our weekly take on the free and open source world.

About the show

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 17

    September 3rd, 2017  |  25 mins 57 secs
    android, blockchain, essential, kernel, linux, open source, phoenix os, reddit, ubuntu

    More Ubuntu news, source being opened and closed, Android finally getting serious about the kernel, disappointments from Essential, Blockchain is about way more than Bitcoin and great news for Linux desktop marketshare.

  • Linux Action News 16

    August 26th, 2017  |  26 mins 52 secs
    android oreo review, chrome enterprise, containers, jolla, jupiter broadcasting, librem 5, linux news, microsoft, openstack, purism, red hat, sailfish, ubuntu budgie

    New Linux hardware, Purism's Librem 5, and Jolla's €50 Sailfish ROM. Plus Google goes for Microsoft's heart, while Microsoft gets cozier with Red Hat and SUSE pretends not to be upset about it.

  • Linux Action News 15

    August 19th, 2017  |  24 mins 16 secs
    bitcoin fork, debian, encyrpted zfs, gnome, gpd pocket, jupiter broadcasting, lineage, linux news, oggcamp, pyra, raspbian, solus

    A big batch of Debian updates, Gnome turns 20, Joe's report from OggCamp, the Solus trifecta, encrypted ZFS comes to Linux finally, and Bitcoin is forking, again.

  • Linux Action News 14

    August 12th, 2017  |  31 mins 36 secs
    4k video on linux, android, canonical, discord, firefox, flatpak, google, hardware accelerated codecs, linux battery life, linux news, snaps, solus, streaming os updates, ubuntu, ubuntu 17.10, video playback

    Flatpak and Snaps get a boost, changes to the Ubuntu community, and development on Ubuntu 17.10 and taken an interesting turn. Plus good news about Firefox and Android updates.

  • Linux Action News 13

    August 6th, 2017  |  29 mins 15 secs
    bitcoin cash, btrfs, gnome desktop, krita, linux action news, linux news, permabit, podcast, red hat, ubuntu

    Surprising details in how Ubuntu's Gnome desktop is getting implemented, Krita hits some troubles but the community comes to the rescue, Bitcoin splits, Firefox sends, and Red Hat gives up on Btrfs.

  • Linux Action News 12

    July 29th, 2017  |  31 mins 33 secs
    adobe, debian, fedora, fedora 26, flash, linux news, mozilla, opensuse, project common voice, reproducible builds, ubuntu

    A good week for desktop Linux with news from Ubuntu, Fedora, and openSUSE. Plus our take on the pending death of Flash, some great work by the Debian project, and Mozilla updates us on Project Common Voice.

  • Linux Action News 11

    July 22nd, 2017  |  30 mins 12 secs
    17.10, 18.04, desktop survey, firefox, firefox market share, google glass, intel nuc, linux news, phoenix os, podcast, remix os, ubuntu

    Android for the desktop might be dead, Google Glass is back, Firefox is going extinct, and the latest Ubuntu is ready for a shakedown.

  • Linux Action News 10

    July 15th, 2017  |  30 mins 32 secs
    beaker, fedora, linux, podcast, pop!_os, solus, system76, ubuntu, windows 10, yunit

    Fedora 26 is out, progress on the Unity 8 fork, Ubuntu in the Windows Store, more Pop!_OS details, peer to peer web browsing and more.

  • Linux Action News 9

    July 9th, 2017  |  28 mins 31 secs
    2017 linux laptop survey, endless, gnome, iot, linux, linux news, mozilla, mycroft, podcast, raspberry pi, sailfish, tuxedo, ubuntu, upstream, youyota

    Endless OS gets a big update, Tuxedo announces its own distro, Mycroft's hilariously rough edges, and Mozilla's plans to tame IoT.

  • Linux Action News 8

    July 2nd, 2017  |  25 mins 1 sec
    chris fisher, debian, flatpack, gnome, hyper-threading, intel, joe ressington, linux news, microsoft, mir, podcast, pop!_os, snap, suse, system76, ubuntu, wayland, windows store

    SUSE hits the Windows Store, System76 announces Pop!_OS, Mir is back with a plan, and Debian warns of Hyper-Threading issues.

  • Linux Action News 7

    June 25th, 2017  |  24 mins 49 secs
    2017 linux laptop survey, 4k, 60fps, focus, gstreamer, hardware acceleration, jolla, linux, linux news, mozilla, opus, project common voice, ubuntu, unity 7, unity-session, va-api, vaapi

    More hardware acceleration comes to desktop Linux, Mozilla launches ambitious new projects, Unity 7 fans can rejoice & Jolla has an important update.

  • Linux Action News 6

    June 18th, 2017  |  30 mins 41 secs
    canonical livepatch, debian, debian 9, firefox 54, freenas 11, jessie, minio, omv, openmediavault 3, stretch, tails 3, ubports

    More competition in desktop Linux, Debian 9, Tails 3, Firefox 54, FreeNAS 11 & OpenMediaVault 3 get released.

  • Linux Action News 5

    June 11th, 2017  |  26 mins 44 secs
    docker, fractional scaling, gnome, gnupg, linuxkit, lubuntu, lxde, lxqt, ubuntu, wireguard

    A look at the future of the Ubuntu desktop and one of its flavors, plus Docker aims to improve Linux security upstream with LinuxKit.

  • Linux Action News 4

    June 4th, 2017  |  34 mins 42 secs
    agl, ambient os, automotive grade linux, coreboot, gtk3, plasma desktop, software conservancy, xfce

    Two Linux desktop classics make big strides, Coreboot joins the Conservancy, and Toyota cars will soon run Linux. And we discuss Andy Rubin's plan to take over the world.

  • Linux Action News 3

    May 28th, 2017  |  41 mins 42 secs
    chrome, coreboot, devuan, firefox, librem, linux news podcast, nextcloud, purism, solus

    NextCloud goes global, Devuan hits one, Solus keeps expanding, Firefox is trying, but Chrome has won. And more progress on Coreboot.

  • Linux Action News 2

    May 21st, 2017  |  36 mins 58 secs
    android o, appcenter, desktop team, elementary os, extensions, gnome, linux, linux subsystem, mycroft, pay-what-you-want, survey, tizen, ubuntu, windows server, wsl

    Ubuntu's Gnome plans start to form, and they want your input. The Linux subsystem is coming to Windows Server, and Mycroft is finally ready to ship.