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.
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.
March 18th, 2018 | 25 mins 56 secs
acme v2, boxes, chromium snap, debian, eric raymond, firefox 59, firefox snap, gnome 3.28, let's encrypt, linux action news, linux news, open source ups, plattsburgh bitcoin ban, raspberry pi 3b+, upside, wil wheaton, wildcard certs
Gnome's new tricks, our favorite thing about the Raspberry Pi 3B+, Eric Raymond's call for an open source UPS, and the US city that banned Bitcoin mining.
March 11th, 2018 | 21 mins 11 secs
amp, blocks, debian, fedora iot, github, kali linux, linux action news, linux news, openwatch, scale review, scale16x, wsl
OpenWatch is trying to free your wrist and empower modular smart watches, Fedora's solution to the IoT mess, and more AMP shenanigans from Google to take over the web.
March 4th, 2018 | 23 mins 25 secs
chrome os, containers, crostini, heads, hyoer-v, jolla, kernel_lockdown, librem, linux action news, linux news podcast, microsoft, pursim, red hat, sailfish 3, secure boot, uefi secure boot
Developers are the new gold rush for OEMs and selling Linux is their way to get you to buy. Purism takes big steps to make their laptops more secure, the Linux kernel is ready for lockdown mode, and the new uses for Sailfish just might surprise you.
February 25th, 2018 | 20 mins 47 secs
fedora, lineageos, linux news podcast, risc-v, signal, signal foundation, tech talk today, ubuntu, unity 8, whatsapp
Open Source salvation from Android and iOS gets closer this week, an update on Ubuntu's metrics collection, and huge news for Signal and RISC-V Linux fans.
February 18th, 2018 | 32 mins 11 secs
amp, amp for email, amp stories, dtrace, firefox ads, gpl2, linux action show, linux news, linux on galaxy, nintendo switch, plasma, podcast, ubuntu, ubuntu metrics
A famous Solaris tool comes to Linux, Firefox is baking in ads, and Google wants to take over the web with AMP.
February 11th, 2018 | 30 mins 57 secs
android x86, appcenter, elementary os, fail0verflow, hidpi, iot, juno, linux action show, linux news podcast, mate, mozilla, nextcloud 13, nintendo switch, plasma desktop, project things, vlc 3
It's week of major project releases, elementary OS gears up for some contested changes, and Mozilla has a solution for the world's IoT mess.
February 3rd, 2018 | 30 mins 57 secs
coreos, fsf bitcoin donation, gnome, gtk, kubernetes, lan, librem 5, libreoffice, linux action news, linux action show, linux news podcast, matrix, qt, red hat, riot.im, satus.im, snapcraft summit, snaps, testing plasma mobile, wayland
Red Hat shakes up the container world with its CoreOS purchase. Skype ships as a snap and Chris has a report from Canonical's recent development sprint.
January 28th, 2018 | 34 mins 33 secs
bsd usage, convergence, intel, linus torvalds, linux action show, linux news podcast, meltdown, mycroft mark ii, pursim, spectre, ubuntu lts, wayland, xorg
Ubuntu is switching back to Xorg, Linus calls out Intel, and are the BSDs dying?
Plus how you can start testing Plasma Mobile, Pursim aims for convergence, and Mycroft is back!
January 21st, 2018 | 24 mins 33 secs
credit card compromise, debconf17, glinux, linux action show, linux news podcast, marcus baw, meltdown, nhos, nhsbuntu, oneplus, openhealthhub cic, red hat, spectre, ubuntu, wine 3.0
A major open source milestone, some OnePlus users compromised, Google switches to Debian, and we have Spectre and Meltdown updates.
January 14th, 2018 | 24 mins 1 sec
aarch64, arm64, armv8, barcelona, fedora, google amp, linux action show, linux news podcast, lkml.org, nextcloud talk, switch to foss, ubuntu 17.10.1
Barcelona is switching to FOSS the right way, Nextcloud launches P2P encrypted video calls, big changes are coming to Google's AMP, and why the BSD camp is laughing at Linux this week.
January 7th, 2018 | 27 mins 54 secs
anbox, bitcoin, bradley kuhn, eben moglen, fuchsia, google, intel, karen sandler, lan, linux, linux action show, linux news, meltdown, ota 3, pixelbook, project anbox, sfc, sflc, software freedom conservancy, software freedom law center, spectre, ubports, x86
We start with good news, fun speculation, and an open source success story. Then we get into Meltdown and Spectre.
December 19th, 2017 | 31 mins 55 secs
2018 predictions, apache, arch, bitcoin, bitcoin predictions, fedora, gnome, linux 2018 predictions, linux action show, linux news, linux top 10, pipewire, plasma, server, ubuntu, vulcan, wayland
Our top 4 predictions for Linux in 2018, and then we shift gears and give you the top 6 things we hope just might happen.
December 18th, 2017 | 27 mins 57 secs
2017 trends, desktop linux, linux action show, linux headlines of 2017, linux news, linux news podcast
Chris and Joe look back at the big news stories of 2017, some notable trends, the changes that impacted Desktop Linux users, and the topics that dominated the community discussion.
December 17th, 2017 | 27 mins 22 secs
amazon linux 2, firefox, intel me, linux action show, linux news, looking glass, mozilla, openssh, podcast, software freedom conservancy, software freedom law center, windows 10
Mozilla violates users' trust, Amazon has a new Linux, OpenSSH is coming to Windows, and Intel blocks disabling of the Management Engine.
Plus an update on the Conservancy's fight with the Software Freedom Law Center and more.