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 107

    May 26th, 2019  |  31 mins 32 secs
    antergos, av1, dark mode css, endeavour, ffmpeg, firefox 67, firefox profile, github sponsors, google glass 2, google glass enterprise, jupiter broadcasting, kaios, linux action show, linux news, manjaro, opensuse leap, videolan, webrender

    Firefox has a new speed trick, openSUSE Leap has a time-traveling kernel while the project plans for the future, and we react to Antergros coming to an end.

  • Linux Action News 106

    May 19th, 2019  |  29 mins 14 secs
    ai, amp, amp hiding url, amp-cache, deep learning, dual booting chromebook, jupiter broadcasting, linux action show, linux news podcast, machine learning, mds, microsoft ai lab, pixelbook, python, pytorch model, red hat mds, signed exchange, signed-exchange, south korean linux switch, space partition tree and graph, sptag, sxg, vector search, zombieload

    ZombieLoad's impact on Linux, AMP to start hiding Google from the URL, and the huge Linux switch underway.

  • Linux Action News 105

    May 12th, 2019  |  31 mins 31 secs
    alpine linux, alpine root account, android, appstream, cve-2019-5021, gartner blockchain study, google, ibm acquisition, jupiter broadcasting, kubernetes, linux action show, linux news podcast, linux on chromebooks, project mainline, red hat enterprise 8, red hat summit, rhel 8, ubuntu, windows terminal, wsl 2

    RHEL 8 is released, we report from the ground of the big announcement, Microsoft announces WSL 2 with a real Linux kernel at the core, and details on their new open source terminal.

  • Linux Action News 104

    May 5th, 2019  |  35 mins 12 secs
    amazon managed blockchain, blockchain, ethereum, fedora 30, firefox addon failure, hyperledger, jupiter broadcasting, kubernetes, librem one, linux action show, linux news podcast, mark shuttleworth, matrix, multi-cloud, openstack, purism, red hat, rhel, riot, ubuntu advantage for infrastructure, ubuntu support

    Fedora 30 is out, we share our thoughts. Purism's new Librem One service is launched, we're rather skeptical and the reason might surprise you.

  • Linux Action News 103

    April 28th, 2019  |  20 mins 27 secs
    amazon ec2 a1, apple aws bill, aws, docker hub hack, docker on arm, dockercon 2019, france secure telegram, ibm, iot, linux action show, linux news podcast, machine learning, neoverse, nextcloud 16, red hat, suspicious login detection, tchap

    Docker Hub gets hacked, Nextcloud 16 has a new feature to prevent hacks, and France's 'Secure" Telegram replacement gets hacked within an hour.

  • Linux Action News 102

    April 21st, 2019  |  26 mins 29 secs
    android, chrome, developer desktop, fedora modularity, firefox, gnome shell, google europe, iot, jupiter broadcasting, linux action show, linux news podcast, mozilla webthings, open infrastructure, openssh 8, pyodidle, python in the browser, snaps, ubuntu 19.04, xfce, xubuntu

    Ubuntu 19.04 is released we share our take, OpenSSH has an important release, and Mozilla brings Python to the browser.

  • Linux Action News 101

    April 14th, 2019  |  29 mins 36 secs
    2fv, android two factor authentication, anthos, aws, azure, browser fingerprinting, cryptocurrency mining, google cloud, hybrid cloud, jupiter broadcasting, kubernetes, linux action show, linux news podcast, linux powershell, matrix,, mongodb, powershell, redis labs, security breach, twofactor

    Google's important news this week, why Linux is fueling PowerShell Growth, and the Matrix breach that might be worse than it sounds.

  • Linux Action News 100

    April 7th, 2019  |  27 mins 7 secs
    apache 2, blockchain association, chef, eu blockchain, gpl violation, jolla, linux action show, linux news podcast, mer, open core, sailfish, spurv, vmware lawsuit

    Chef goes 100% open source, and this recipe has an old twist, plus the real cost of abandoning the VMware lawsuit.

  • 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.