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 159

    October 18th, 2020  |  39 mins 4 secs
    apache openoffice, atennapod, bluetooth, bluez, cups, document foundation open letter, dual license, exfat, intel, jupiter broadcasting, kernel 5.10, libreoffice, linux action show, linux news podcast, microsoft, oin, open invention network, plasma 5.20, wayland

    The new Plasma release makes a compelling argument for the workstation, why LibreOffice and OpenOffice can't seem to get along and a recently found bug in Linux that goes back to Kernel 2.6.

  • Linux Action News 158

    October 11th, 2020  |  32 mins 8 secs
    ai, coinbase, firefox, hub dashboard, hybrid cloud, ibm split, irc, jetson nano, jupiter broadcasting, linux action show, linux news podcast, machine learning, matrix, mission focused company, mozilla, ms teams, nextcloud 20, nvidia, red hat, slack, sponsored top sites, talk bridging, video ai

    NextCloud makes some significant changes, and we share our reaction; IBM is planning to split into two, but we have some questions, and Firefox may soon display sponsored "top sites."

  • Linux Action News 157

    October 4th, 2020  |  27 mins 37 secs
    android tv, atari vcs, awesim, digitalocean, duckduckgo, emby, github spam, google play, google tv, hacktoberfest, jupiter broadcasting, librem 5, linux action show, linux news podcast, plex, search menu

    Quite a bit from Google this week, with new products and notable changes coming for developers and users.

  • Linux Action News 156

    September 27th, 2020  |  31 mins 25 secs
    business browser, endeavouros arm, european ai fund, jupiter broadcasting, killed by mozilla, lenovo, linux action news, microsoft edge, mozilla, right-to-repair, telemetry, timescale license, timescaledb, tsl, ubuntu thinkpads, webthings, weekly linux news podcast

    Lenovo expands its Linux lineup in a big way, with 30 Ubuntu systems. And why Microsoft Edge on Linux might be more significant than you think.

  • Linux Action News 155

    September 20th, 2020  |  33 mins 48 secs
    android intent uris, azure, chris moberly, chrome os, chromebooks, cloud hypervisor, extensions rebooted initiative, firefox mobile, firefox notes, firefox send, gnome 3.38, gnome 40, gnome versioning scheme, hyper-v, jupiter broadcasting, kvm, lacros, linux action news, microsoft, orbis, pipewire, root partition, ssdp engine, tracker, wayland, weekly linux news podcast, xen

    We try out the new GNOME "Orbis" release and chat about Microsoft's new Linux kernel patches that make it clear Windows 10 is on the path to a hybrid Windows/Linux system.

  • Linux Action News 154

    September 13th, 2020  |  27 mins 31 secs
    active directory, android 11 go edition, android 11 release date, android 11 review, aosp, apple, arm holdings, firefox add-ons, intel, iot, jupiter broadcasting, linux action news, linux filesystems from windows, linux news podcast, mozilla, nvidia, paid firefox add-ons, pixel 3, promoted add-ons, softbank, ubuntu 20.10, weekly linux news, wsl 2

    Our hands-on review of Android 11, and our thoughts on the possible consequences of Nvidia buying Arm Holdings for $40bn.

  • Linux Action News 153

    September 6th, 2020  |  28 mins 27 secs
    aws bottlerocket, entroware, fedora, firefox 80, gnome patent troll, james bottomley, jupiter broadcasting, lineageos, linux weekly news podcast, mozilla, pixel 2, pixel 3a, pixel 4, rothschild patent imaging, selinux, system76, thinkpad p1, thinkpad p53, thinkpad x1 carbon

    The first Thinkpads loaded with Fedora go live, but there is a lot more to the story.

  • Linux Action News 152

    April 5th, 2020  |  26 mins 56 secs
    2038, a cloud guru, atari vcs, exfat, huawei, jason donenfeld, jupiter broadcasting, lineageos, linux 5.6, linux academy, linux weekly podcast, open invention network, pinephone, rob wyatt, ubports, ubuntu 20.04, usb4, wireguard, wireguard audit

    WireGuard officially lands in Linux. We cover a bunch of new features in Linux 5.6 and discuss the recent challenges facing LineageOS.

  • Linux Action News 151

    March 29th, 2020  |  28 mins 43 secs
    a cloud guru, chrome os, crypto, firefox for a better web, google play malicious apps, grams, howey test, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux weekly podcast, plasma bigscreen review, scroll, sec, telegram, telegram ico, windows preview

    Mozilla puts your money where your mouse is and partners with Scroll to launch Firefox for a Better Web. We'll explain the details, and why it might just have a shot.

  • Linux Action News 150

    March 21st, 2020  |  30 mins 40 secs
    a cloud guru, coronavirus folding@home, debian, debian project leader elections, debian social, firefox 74, github, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux mint, linux news podcast, linux weekly podcast, lmde, mdns ice, microsoft, npm, pappl, tls 1.0, tls 1.1, webrtc security, works with chromebook

    Why Debian is facing one of its most critical moments yet, Microsoft and GitHub buy npm, and our thoughts on Linux Mint Debian Edition 4 "Debbie."

  • Linux Action News 149

    March 14th, 2020  |  26 mins 8 secs
    a cloud guru, add-ons, amazon, android, aws, bitnami, bottlerocket, cd, ci, containers, docker, docker desktop, docker hub, extensions, feature phone, firefox 74, gnome 3.36, google play, gresik, jupiter broadcasting, k8s, kaios, kubernetes, linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, linux weekly podcast, magisk, microsoft, microsoft edge, mobile, mozilla, pivotal, root, rust, saas, safetynet, software development, ssh, tanzu, tls, update, virtualization, vmware, vsphere 7, wsl2

    Solid releases from GNOME and Firefox, bad news for custom Android ROM users, and a new container distro from Amazon.

  • Linux Action News 148

    March 8th, 2020  |  19 mins 3 secs
    acloud guru, amd, android on iphone, bitlocker, caa bug, converged security and management engine, csme, csme mask rom, debian, dpl, facebook, freenas, intel cpu flaw, iphone jailbreak, jupiter broadcasting, let's encrypt revoke, libre, linux academy, sam hartman, truenas

    Let's Encrypt is forced to revoke customer certificates, the big change coming to FreeNAS, and the trick to running Android on an iPhone.

  • Linux Action News 147

    March 1st, 2020  |  24 mins 29 secs
    acloud guru, azure sphere, collabora, dns over https, doh, inrupt, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, linux weekly podcast, microsoft, raspberry pi, rlbox, rust, security sandbox system, solid, tim berners-lee

    Bruce Schneier puts his name behind Solid, Firefox starts to roll out DNS over HTTPS as default, and Microsoft's Linux first device ships to customers.

  • Linux Action News 146

    February 23rd, 2020  |  27 mins 59 secs
    acloud guru, android 11, azure, fund, funding open-source, gnu social contract, harvard lab innovation science, javascript, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux action show, linux defender, linux news podcast, linux weekly podcast, microsoft, microsoft 365 e5, microsoft threat protection, mozilla vpn, mtp, node.js, npm, npm fund, the linux foundation, threat protection, wireguard

    Microsoft Defender for Linux is in preview, Mozilla's VPN has a secret advantage, and why the community is calling out NPM Inc.

  • Linux Action News 145

    February 16th, 2020  |  15 mins 30 secs
    acloud guru, andy rubin, essential, firefox 73, hardware acceleration, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, linux weekly podcast, mate 1.24, netbsd fundraiser, nextdns, openshot, openshot 2.5.0, plasma 5.18, project gem, tails

    The week was packed with major project releases, we go through each of them and tell you what stands out.

  • Linux Action News 144

    February 9th, 2020  |  22 mins 53 secs
    acloud guru, appcenter for everyone, carlos o'donell, cooperation update, coreos container linux, fsf, gnu, gnu social contract, gnu-misc-discuss, google glass enterprise edition, jupiter broadcasting, linux academy, linux action show, linux news podcast, linux weekly podcast, mark greaves memorial fund, mycroft, patent trolls, tumey llp

    Why we're disappointed in the CoreOS Container Linux transition, Mycroft goes troll hunting and the complicated story brewing at the GNU Project.