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.
August 26th, 2018 | 25 mins 26 secs
cryptocoin, debian, electron, flatpak 1.0, gnome, intel, irc, linux action show, linux news podcast, microcode, petro, proton, steam play, venezuela, windows 95, wine
Some massive free software milestones this week, Intel's Microcode benchmark snafu, and Windows games for Steam on Linux confirmed, so we give it a test.
August 19th, 2018 | 16 mins 29 secs
asus, dxvk, endless, foreshadow, kde 3, l1 terminal fault, l1tf, linux 4.18, linux action show, linux news podcast, lvfs, nvme, speck, steam os, trinity desktop, valve, wine
It seems Valve is working to make Windows games work on Linux, and LVFS turns its focus to NVMe drives.
August 12th, 2018 | 26 mins 53 secs
academy software foundation, android 9 features, android pie, dropbox, ext4, flatpak, flatpak runtime, hyperledger fabric, ibm blockchain, lenovo, lenovo joins lfvs, lfvs, linux foundation, linux news podcast, tradelens
We cover the noteworthy features of Android Pie, Lenovo joins The Linux Vendor Firmware Service, and Dropbox is ending support for non-Ext4 filesystems.
August 5th, 2018 | 17 mins 35 secs
cassidy james blaede, dex, dweb, elementary os, firefox logo, gnome foundation, handshake.org, jason a. donenfeld, linus torvalds, linux news podcast, openwrt, out-of-process, samsung, webextensions, wireguard
GNOME and elementary OS receive a large somewhat mysterious donation. Wireguard is coming to a Kernel near you, and Mozilla wants to talk about the Dweb.
July 29th, 2018 | 27 mins 8 secs
32-bit performance, finical woes, kpti, linux action show, linux news podcast, lower saxony, lubuntu, meltdown, munich, patrick volkerding, slackware, youtube slower on firefox
Slackware's founder runs into challenges, YouTube makes changes that slow down Firefox, while Firefox is cutting back on some features, and another German region dumps FOSS.
July 22nd, 2018 | 37 mins
android, antitrust, atari vcs, data transfer project, eu, fine, google, librem 5, linux, reaper, slackware
Linux gains a world class media editor, Atari is making Chris nervous, and the Librem 5 hits some rocky waters.
July 15th, 2018 | 31 mins 14 secs
arch, arm, aur malware, benevolent dictator for life, cryptocurrency, debian, exodus, firefox for android, guido van rossum, htc blockchain phone, kde advisory board, linux action show, linux news podcast, minimal ubuntu, pep, python, risc-v, riscv-basics.com
Arch finds itself in the barrel, Ubuntu goes on a diet, and Python's leader for life has had enough, and steps down.
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.