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 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.

  • Linux Action News 83

    December 9th, 2018  |  24 mins 59 secs
    blink, chromium, emby, emby goes proprietary, firefox, jupiter broadcasting, linux action show, microsoft edge, mozilla, nvidia, physx open sourced, spectre slow down fix, steam link raspberry pi, wordpress 5

    Microsoft is moving to Chromium, and Mozilla isn't too thrilled about it.

  • Linux Action News 82

    December 2nd, 2018  |  30 mins 10 secs
    amp, amp governance, clear linux, fedora 31 delay, fedora annual release, linux action show, linux foundation, linux news podcast, necuno mobile, plasma mobile, risc-v, risc-v foundation

    Clear Linux doubles down on the desktop, Fedora 31 is likely canceled or delayed, and why Firecracker is being called the new "Docker killer".

  • Linux Action News 81

    November 25th, 2018  |  27 mins 46 secs
    ci,, ec2, huawei fuchsia test, linux action show, linux news podcast, predictive scaling, red hat enterprise linux, rhel, sierra, steam link, streaming, valve

    The Fuchsia bomb ticks closer, Valve's Steam Link end of life shocks us, and Amazon's new, rather obvious feature.

  • Linux Action News 80

    November 18th, 2018  |  31 mins 33 secs
    3a+, android q, bitcoin, canonical investors, essential phone, folding screens, kodak 3d printer, linux action show, linux news podcast, raspberry pi, raspberry pi 3 model a+, raspbian, red hat enterprise linux, rhel 8

    Mark Shuttleworth announced 10 years support of Ubuntu 18.04, but there's a catch. Why we're buying the new Raspberry Pi, and we have a laugh at folding Android screens.

  • Linux Action News 79

    November 11th, 2018  |  30 mins 34 secs
    booting linux, devkit, dex, gsconnect, kde connect, librem 5, linux action show, linux news podcast, mac mini, maru, nexus end of life, notepad, prototype, samsung, secure boot, t2, ubuntu, wsl

    Ubuntu on select Samsung devices goes into beta, we cover the technicalities of Linux on the new Macs, one of our favorite desktop projects gets a big update, and the Librem 5 slips.

  • Linux Action News 78

    November 4th, 2018  |  25 mins 28 secs
    desktop linux, dnf, endless os, fedora 29, ghostbsd, ibm, jonathan riddell, kde plasma, linux news podcast, red hat, rhel 7.6, sailfish os 3, software modularity, system76m thelio

    The new Fedora has a neat trick, The Register's KDE klickbait, and GhostBSD impresses.

  • Linux Action News 77

    October 28th, 2018  |  24 mins 47 secs
    apache, coc, code of conduct, firefox vpn, htc blockchain phone, ibm, ibm buys red hat, kde phone, linus torvalds, linux kernel, linux news podcast, pine64, red hat, red hat acquired, risc os

    Linus is back in charge with the whole world watching, IBM is buying Red Hat, and Pine64 says they’re working on a Plasma phone.

  • Linux Action News 76

    October 21st, 2018  |  31 mins 5 secs
    android europe license, cosmic cuttlefish, elementary os, juno, linux action show, linux news podcast, mongodb license, ubuntu 18.10

    The Cosmic Cuttlefish is out, and we share our quick take. Juno finally lands and this one sets the bar, MongoDB gets hip to the license changes, and watch out Linux... Here come the pros!

  • Linux Action News 75

    October 14th, 2018  |  34 mins 33 secs
    android, chromeos tablet, exfat, flatkill, flatpak, linux action show, linux news podcast, microsoft joins oin, open innovation network, ota 5, patents, plasma 5.14, plasma desktop, redis fork, redis modules, ubuntu touch

    Another fork is brewing, Microsoft hands over their patents of mass destruction leaving us with a few questions, and the best features of the new Plasma release.

  • Linux Action News 74

    October 7th, 2018  |  21 mins 47 secs
    android app mirroring, ansible, azure sphere, btrfs, devops,, js foundation, linux action show, linux news podcast, linux storage, lvm, microsoft, node.js foundation, red hat, red hat satellite, stratis, windows 10, zfs

    Red Hat's Stratis project reaches a major milestone, Microsoft's Linux powered dev boards go up for sale, and Fedora's hunt for buggy hibernation under Linux has begun.

  • Linux Action News 73

    September 30th, 2018  |  24 mins 57 secs
    18.04, android, azure, bionic, cve-2018-17182, fedora 29 beta, firefox monitor, gpl v2, have i been pwned, jann horn, kde neon, linux action show, linux news podcast, linux on azure, mozilla, project zero, ubuntu

    Google's Project Zero criticizes Linux distros, Firefox can now tell you when you get pwned, and the growing elephant in the room about Azure.

  • Linux Action News 72

    September 23rd, 2018  |  25 mins 47 secs
    amp, coc, esm, firefox reality, flatpak, foss, google, hyper-v, linus torvalds, linux news podcast, mir, ubuntu 14.04, vm, vr, wlinux, wsl

    Linus is taking a break from maintaining the kernel, AMP might be set free, and Firefox goes VR.