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 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 251

    July 29th, 2022  |  18 mins 33 secs
    abb, automotive linux, bios, btrfs, bytedance, c++, carbon, centos, compression, copy-on-write, desktop linux, dm-crypt, ecryptfs, encryption, ext4, filesystems, fscrypt, general motors, gnome 43, go, google, gpl, hardware initialization, hybrid cloud, ibm, intel, kernel scheduler, kexec, linutronix, linux 5.20, linux action news, linux news podcast, linux server, llvm, locking, luks, matt hicks, native filesystem encryption, open source, performance-critical software, pipewire, plasma, preempt_rt, preemption, programming languages, raspberry pi, realtime, red hat, rust, snapshots, this week in gnome, this week in kde, tiktok, ultifi, uncompressed kernel, x86, zfs

    Red Hat hints at its future direction, why realtime might finally come to Linux after all these years, and our reaction to Google's ambitious new programing language.

  • Linux Action News 250

    July 21st, 2022  |  14 mins 39 secs
    apple, apple silicon, apt, asahi lina, asahi linux, bugss, decentralized chat, e2ee, element, federation, foss, gles, glmark2, gpu, hector martin, krita, libudev1, linux action news, linux news podcast, m1n1, m2, mac os ventura, matrix, mesa, microsoft, microsoft store, obs, open source, openbsd, opengl, package managers, scale 19x, ubuntu, udev, video rooms, windows store

    Microsoft makes a hard about-face, a significant fix for Ubuntu 22.04 is in the works, and the recent breakthrough by the Asahi Linux project.

  • Linux Action News 249

    July 14th, 2022  |  22 mins 26 secs
    alan coopersmith, amd, app image, arvind krishna, cve, debian, debian testing, desktop linux, egpu, enterprise linux, glinux rodete, google, gpu, graphics driver, ibm, kde slimbook 4, launch lite, linux action news, linux hardware, linux news podcast, lts, matt hicks, matthew garrett, mechanical keyboard, microsoft, open firmware, open hardware, oracle, out-of-bounds access, package managers, paul cormier, plasma, probono, red hat, rhel, rolling release, secure boot, secured-core pcs, security, sieve, system76, thunderbolt, tpm, ubuntu, uefi, wayland,, x11

    Why Google says we should all go rolling, Red Hat's got a new boss, Microsoft gets called out, and why it might be the year of Linux hardware.

  • Linux Action News 248

    July 7th, 2022  |  21 mins 11 secs
    arm, canonical, centralization, cgroups, chrome, code repository, copilot, coreboot, deepcomputing, fedora, fedora 37, foss, git, github, give up github, lemur pro, lennart poettering, linux action news, linux kernel, linux news podcast, memory pressure, mesa, oom, opengl, psi, pulseaudio, raspberry pi 4, red hat, risc-v, roma, sfc, software freedom conservancy, swap, system76, systemd, systemd-oomd, ubuntu, ubuntu mate, vcs, vulkan, xcalibyte

    The new movement to leave GitHub, an Ubuntu bug biting 22.04 users, the hardware platform Fedora might start taking seriously, and a major desktop dev departs Red Hat.

  • Linux Action News 247

    June 30th, 2022  |  14 mins 53 secs
    accessibility, address book, apple, apple m2, asahi linux, bios, bytecode, christian schaller, efi, fedora 37, fedora coreos, fedora server, fesco, firefox, gaming on linux, geolocation, gpt, gtk4, hector martin, high-contrast, homeserver, kvm, linux action news, linux news podcast, lukas tyrychtr, m1n1, matrix, mozilla, pcie, pdf, red hat, rhel, security, steam, steam deck, stratis 3.1, synapse, synapse 1.61.1, text editor, thunderbird, thunderbolt, url preview, valve, vi, vim, vim9 script, vimscript

    Fedora gets serious about its server editions, our thoughts on Valve's increased Steam Deck production, and the surprising results of booting Linux on the Apple M2 SoC.

  • Linux Action News 246

    June 23rd, 2022  |  19 mins 29 secs
    akamai, api, bob scheifler, borrow-checker, botnet, breaking changes, browser wars, canonical, crypto-mining, cryptocurrency mining, dirk hohndel, firefox, git, go, golang, gpu rendering, graphics toolkit, htop, kde, keynote, language pack, lars knoll, linus torvalds, linux, linux action news, linux foundation, linux news podcast, malware, memory management, mit, network infiltration, oliver smith, open source summit, panchan, performance, plasma, qt, raspberry pi, rust, safety, sandboxed apps, security, snap, snap packages, snapcraft, software development, ssh, systemd-worker, the qt company, top, trolltech, ubuntu, unix, volker hilsheimer, x window system, x11

    Some highlights from Linus' recent fireside chat, Qt gets a new leader and a Linux botnet we should probably take seriously.

  • Linux Action News 245

    June 16th, 2022  |  17 mins 28 secs
    accent color, adobe, android, aws, canonical, christian ketterer, cpu, creative suite, david duncan, deep learning, desktop linux, electron, email, f-droid, fedora, fedora 37, fedora cloud edition, fesco, foss, gestures, google cloud, graphics, k-9 mail, kde, kvm, kwin, linux action news, linux news podcast, mozilla, mzla, native apps, neural network, open-source, openstack, overview, photo editing, photopea, photoshop, plasma 5.25, risc-v, ryan sipes, secure boot, starfive visionfive, thunderbird, touch, ubuntu, uefi, usb, ventoy, virtualization, web apps

    We get the details behind Thunderbird acquiring K-9 Mail, share the best new features of Plasma 5.25, check-in on Ubuntu's RISC-V development status, and discuss Photoshop coming to Linux via the web.

  • Linux Action News 244

    June 9th, 2022  |  14 mins 53 secs
    amd, amd ryzen 7 pro, apple, arm, cisco, decentralization, developer laptop, e2ee, element, element call, encryption, federation, fedora 34, hp dev one, linux action news, linux laptop, linux news podcast, m1, m2, macos ventura, matrix, nvidia, nvidia open-source, openh264, opensuse leap 15.4, pop!_os, privacy, push-to-talk, qemu, r515, rosetta 2, security, sev-es, sle 15 sp4, slsa 4, spatial audio, suse, susecon, system 76, ubuntu 21.10, walkie-talkie, x86 emulation

    SUSE Enterprise is already switching to the new NVIDIA open kernel driver, a Matrix-powered Walkie-Talkie, and the details on Apple's Rosetta for Linux.

  • Linux Action News 243

    June 2nd, 2022  |  17 mins 24 secs
    almalinux 9.0, benchmarking, calamares, david airlie, decentralization, dendrite, embedded recipes 2022, federation, firmware, fwupd, hwardware, linux 5.18, linux action news, linux news podcast, lvfs, marcelo tosatti, matrix, mesa, michael larabel, nix, nixos 22.05, nixos-conf-editor, nouveau, nvidia, open source graphics drivers, phoronix, red hat, rhel 9, richard hughes, selinux, vlinkz

    Our thoughts on NixOS' new GUI installer, winning hearts and minds one firmware update at a time, the performance bug that hit Linux 5.18, and preparation begins for the open-source NVIDIA driver.

  • Linux Action News 242

    May 26th, 2022  |  16 mins 10 secs
    5.19, android, automation, broadcom, btrfs, calyx institute, calyxos, copy-on-write, cuda, david box, david sterba, debian, dell, eightwave, emc, f-droid, ffmpeg, foss, gimp, gnome, google summer of code, gpl, gsoc 2022, hans-christoph steiner, kde, libreoffice, linus torvalds, linux 5.18, linux action news, linux foundation, linux news podcast, pat gelsinger, pipewire, plasma, pulseaudio, sdsi, software defined silicon, stretch, suse, tor, ubuntu 22.10, vlc, vmware
  • Linux Action News 241

    May 19th, 2022  |  21 mins 13 secs
    alsa, arch linux, assured open source, audio, copyleft, copyright, fuzzing, google, google cloud, gpl, linux action news, linux news podcast, openssf, oss-fuzz, pipewire, pulseaudio, right to repair, sfc, software freedom conservancy, vizio, wireplumber

    Why Google's new open-source security effort might fall a bit short, the Arch snag this week, a big win for Right to Repair, and why you might soon have a new favorite filesystem.

  • Linux Action News 240

    May 11th, 2022  |  21 mins 21 secs
    christian schaller, cuda, driver, fedora, firmware, foss, gaming, gaming on linux, graphics, hardware, hardware acceleration, linux action news, linux news podcast, mesa, nouveau, nvidia, open-source, red hat, vulkan

    NVIDIA has announced its plans for an open-source GPU driver. Christian Schaller, the Director for Desktop, Graphics, Infotainment and more at Red Hat, gives us the inside scoop on this historic announcement.

  • Linux Action News 239

    May 6th, 2022  |  16 mins 6 secs
    apple silicon, boot security, cpufreq, data memory-dependent prefetcher, dmp, encrypted hibernation, encryption, firmware, gnome matrix, google, hibernation, holoiso, linux 5.19, linux action news, linux news podcast, matrix-appservice-irc, pcr, scpi, steam deck, steamos 3, sysfs, tpm, uswsusp, valve

    New firmware superpowers are coming to a future Linux kernel, why Google is working on encrypted hibernation support, and a sneak peek at SteamOS 3.

  • Linux Action News 238

    April 28th, 2022  |  20 mins 22 secs
    22.04, 3d printing, cad, canonical, cosmic, elden ring, element, filesystems, flatpak, framework, github, gtk, jammy jellyfish, linux action news, linux news podcast, mainboard, matrix, modular laptop, motherboard, nix, ntfs, open hardware, paragon, pop shop, pop!_os, preempt_rt, proton 7.0.2, real-time kernel, right to repair, rust, steam deck, steamdb, sustainability, synapse, system updater, system76, threads, ubuntu advantage, usb-c, valve

    Pop_OS! 22.04 has a surprise you might not have noticed, we get the details on Ubuntu’s new Real-Time kernel, and the clever idea from the Framework laptop team.

  • Linux Action News 237

    April 21st, 2022  |  18 mins 15 secs
    chrome qt, drm, efi, exfat, fedora 36, fedora sig, gnome 42, kde, legacy bios, linux action news, linux news podcast, nvdla, nvidia, nvidia's linux strategy, open-source graphics, plasma wayland, sony patch, ubuntu 22.04, uefi, wayland

    Our take on why Fedora's Legacy BIOS plans have stirred up such a strong debate, how NVIDIA's Linux strategy seems to be changing, and a surprising kernel patch from Sony.

  • Linux Action News 236

    April 14th, 2022  |  20 mins 49 secs
    adaptable linux platform, alp, ampere, arch, audio editing, debian, debian /usr merge, debootstrap, fedora, jack, linux action news, linux news podcast, linux4tegra, mutter, nouveau, nvidia, openssh 9.0, opensuse, pipewire, pro audio, quantum cryptography, raspberry pi os, reiser5, scp, sle, ssh, stefan behlert, tegra, ubuntu, userconf, usr, vst, wayland, wine

    SUSE has a skunkworks distro in development, the transition Debian is struggling with, and some long-awaited improvements to Raspberry Pi OS.