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 99

    March 31st, 2019  |  23 mins
    amp for email, debian, firefox lockbox, google amp, handshake, linux action new, linux foundation, linux news podcast, lvfs, open source awards, raspberry pi, red hat, ubuntu 19.04, ubuntu mate

    Mozilla’s new Android app, Google wants you to adopt AMP for Email, and our reaction to LVFS joining the Linux Foundation.

  • Linux Action News 98

    March 24th, 2019  |  24 mins 20 secs
    android browser choice, eu fine, google antitrust, google play, intel xe, jupiter broadcasting, kde connect, khronos, linux action show, linux news podcast, monado, openxr, stadia, vulkan

    Is Linux gaming really being saved by Google's Stadia platform? We discuss the details and possibilities.

  • Linux Action News 97

    March 17th, 2019  |  31 mins 24 secs
    3.32, android desktop mode, android q, communitybridge, debian, elasticsearch, gnome, jupiter broadcasting, linux action show, linux foundation, linux news podcast, nginx acquired, open distro, performance, project leader, red team, wayland

    We try out the latest GNOME 3.32 release, and why it might be the best release ever. New leader candidates for Debian emerge, we experience foundation inception, and NGINX is getting acquired.

  • Linux Action News 96

    March 10th, 2019  |  23 mins 31 secs
    android, azure pipelines, google glass, google play, google play billing library, jupiter broadcasting, linux action show, linux news podcast, maru, ota-8, pureos, rewarded products, scale 17x, ubuntu touch, usb-c, windows calculator

    Free Software does what commercial can't this week, getting a Debian desktop on more Android devices gets closer and PureOS promises Convergence, but is there more beneath the surface?

  • Linux Action News 95

    March 3rd, 2019  |  29 mins 1 sec
    aws, boltd, fedora, fido2, firefox os, freertos, green waves, grub, jupiter broadcasting, kaios, koroa, lineageos, linux action show, linux news podcast, risc-v, thunderbolt, thunderclap

    We sift Mobile World Congress to find just the best and most relevant stories, and discuss the Thunderclap vulnerability.

  • Linux Action News 94

    February 24th, 2019  |  27 mins 52 secs
    aarch64, apache 2 modified with commons clause, arm, jupiter broadcasting, kde, linux action show, linux news podcast, matrix, neoverse, neoverse e1, neoverse n1, nosql, redis, redis modules, redis source available license,, wine hangover

    Linus pops another hype bubble, we go hands on with the new OnionShare, and some insights into Redis labs changing its license... Again.

  • Linux Action News 93

    February 17th, 2019  |  30 mins 36 secs
    aarch64 laptops, android things, arm laptops, asus novago, ethereum, hp envy x2, jp morgan coin, lenovo miix 630, linux action show, linux news podcast, mongodb, postgresql, pulp, quorum, red hat satellite, smart speakers, ubuntu, void linux, windows 10 on arm laptops

    Google scrambles to repurpose Android Things, Microsoft wants to protect your Linux install really bad, and the first bank backed Crypto-coin makes a splash.

  • Linux Action News 92

    February 10th, 2019  |  29 mins 34 secs
    adiantum, aes, android png vulnerability, aomedia video 1, av1 codec, chacha stream cipher, disk encryption, dm-crypt, jupiter broadcasting, libreoffice, linux 5.0, linux action show, linux news podcast, notebookbar, openoffice, raspberry pi store, speck cipher

    A week of nasty security flaws, and a lack of patches... For some of us. Raspberry Pi opens a physical store, our thoughts on the new LibreOffice interface, and the new round of nasty flaws hitting all versions of Android.

  • Linux Action News 91

    February 3rd, 2019  |  27 mins 38 secs
    cfr, facebook container, firefox, fosdem, hp lvfs, jupiter broadcasting, kodi, linux action show, linux news podcast, man in the middle, mitm attacks, mozilla, pine64, pinebook pro, pinetab

    Firefox is standing out, Pine64 has a lot more cheap Linux hardware coming, and the good and the bad with the new Kodi Release.

  • Linux Action News 90

    January 27th, 2019  |  33 mins 11 secs
    ad block, apt fix, chromium, debian, declarativenetrequest, dell, fuchsia, jupiter broadcasting, linux action show, linux news podcast, manifest v3, multipass, proton, steam for linux, ubuntu core, vulkan, webrequest api, windows core os, wine

    Debian has a big fix, Chromium might block ads, Valve makes another big investment in Linux, and Google gets serious about bringing Fuchsia to market.

  • Linux Action News 89

    January 20th, 2019  |  30 mins 25 secs
    android-x86 8.1-r1, debian, documentdb, fedora, firefox, freebsd 13, greg kh, jupiter broadcasting, linux action show, linux news podcast, mongodb, mozilla, project trident, red hat, server side public license, simd vectorized checksums, sspl, test pilot program, trueos, vector-based checksum, zfs on linux, zol

    Another troubling week for MongoDB, ZFS On Linux lands a kernel workaround, and 600 days of postmarketOS.

  • Linux Action News 88

    January 13th, 2019  |  26 mins 39 secs
    51-percent attack, aws, crostini, documentdb, ethereum classic, github, homebrew, jupiter broadcasting, linux action show, linux news podcast, linux on chrome os, lvfs, phoenix, private repos, rollback attack

    Choose your own Linux is coming to Chrome OS, GitHub private repos go free, LVFS gets another win, and Amazon released their MongoDB competitor DocumentDB.

  • Linux Action News 87

    January 6th, 2019  |  29 mins 21 secs
    eu bug bounty, firefox ads, freebsd, jupiter broadcasting, linux 4.21, linux action show, linux news podcast, mips, raspberry pi, risc-v, thunderbird, zfs, zfs on freebsd, zol

    Raspberry Pi joins the RISC-V Foundation, MIPS is going open source, and Mozilla is experimenting with more ads in Firefox.

  • Linux Action News 86

    December 30th, 2018  |  26 mins 25 secs
    apple, bitcoin, electron, jupiter broadcasting, linux action show, linux news podcast, microsoft, predictions, steam, ubuntu

    We take a look back at our 2018 Linux predictions, and make some bold new ones for the year ahead.

  • Linux Action News 85

    December 23rd, 2018  |  36 mins 8 secs
    18.04, azure sphere, chrome os, code of conduct, coreos, crostini, fedora, github, ibm, jupiter broadcasting, kernel, linus torvalds, linux action show, linux news podcast, meltdown, microsoft, oin, open invention network, pixel slate, proton, red hat, samba, spectre, steam, steam play, stratis, ubuntu, valve, vulkan

    It’s been a huge year for Linux and FOSS news, and we take a look at some of the major stories that shaped the industry over the last 12 months.

  • Linux Action News 84

    December 16th, 2018  |  18 mins 28 secs
    android aosp, clear linux, cuchsia sdk, deep learning, freebsd 12, fucshia, horovod, intel, jupiter broadcasting, linux action show, linux foundation, linux news podcast, michael larabel, oneapi initiative, open source fsp, raja koduri, uber, x32 subarcitecture

    Intel developers are working to open source the FSP, Fuchsia SDK and device repos show up in Android AOSP, and our BSD buddies have some big news.