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 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.

  • Linux Action News 71

    September 16th, 2018  |  20 mins 41 secs
    chrome os, fedora, firefox focus, foss, gecko, linux academy, linux news podcast, microsoft, nano, nextcloud 14, samba, silverblue, smb, windows 10

    Fedora want help testing their innovations, Mozilla continue to focus on mobile, Chrome OS gets a major new feature, and Microsoft almost stepped in it bigtime.

  • Linux Action News 70

    September 9th, 2018  |  25 mins
    android, debian, encryption, foss, gnome 3.30, kernel, kernel maintainer’s summit, librem 5, linus torvalds, linux news podcast, location tracking, speck, tor, tor browser, wifi rtt

    Great new releases for GNOME and Tor, delays for the Librem 5, and Linus proves to be extremely important.

  • Linux Action News 69

    September 2nd, 2018  |  22 mins 29 secs
    android, blockchain, firefox, kubernetes, linux mint, linux news podcast, lmde, mozilla, oracle, tracking, ubuntu touch, user data

    This week saw a huge release for UBports, proof that LMDE is still alive, and Mozilla earning a lot of respect.

  • Linux Action News 68

    August 26th, 2018  |  25 mins 26 secs
    cryptocoin, debian, electron, flatpak 1.0, gnome, intel, irc, linux action show, linux news podcast, microcode, petro, proton, steam play, venezuela, windows 95, wine

    Some massive free software milestones this week, Intel's Microcode benchmark snafu, and Windows games for Steam on Linux confirmed, so we give it a test.

  • Linux Action News 67

    August 19th, 2018  |  16 mins 29 secs
    asus, dxvk, endless, foreshadow, kde 3, l1 terminal fault, l1tf, linux 4.18, linux action show, linux news podcast, lvfs, nvme, speck, steam os, trinity desktop, valve, wine

    It seems Valve is working to make Windows games work on Linux, and LVFS turns its focus to NVMe drives.

  • Linux Action News 66

    August 12th, 2018  |  26 mins 53 secs
    academy software foundation, android 9 features, android pie, dropbox, ext4, flatpak, flatpak runtime, hyperledger fabric, ibm blockchain, lenovo, lenovo joins lfvs, lfvs, linux foundation, linux news podcast, tradelens

    We cover the noteworthy features of Android Pie, Lenovo joins The Linux Vendor Firmware Service, and Dropbox is ending support for non-Ext4 filesystems.

  • Linux Action News 65

    August 5th, 2018  |  17 mins 35 secs
    cassidy james blaede, dex, dweb, elementary os, firefox logo, gnome foundation,, jason a. donenfeld, linus torvalds, linux news podcast, openwrt, out-of-process, samsung, webextensions, wireguard

    GNOME and elementary OS receive a large somewhat mysterious donation. Wireguard is coming to a Kernel near you, and Mozilla wants to talk about the Dweb.

  • Linux Action News 64

    July 29th, 2018  |  27 mins 8 secs
    32-bit performance, finical woes, kpti, linux action show, linux news podcast, lower saxony, lubuntu, meltdown, munich, patrick volkerding, slackware, youtube slower on firefox

    Slackware's founder runs into challenges, YouTube makes changes that slow down Firefox, while Firefox is cutting back on some features, and another German region dumps FOSS.

  • Linux Action News 63

    July 22nd, 2018  |  37 mins
    android, antitrust, atari vcs, data transfer project, eu, fine, google, librem 5, linux, reaper, slackware

    Linux gains a world class media editor, Atari is making Chris nervous, and the Librem 5 hits some rocky waters.

  • Linux Action News 62

    July 15th, 2018  |  31 mins 14 secs
    arch, arm, aur malware, benevolent dictator for life, cryptocurrency, debian, exodus, firefox for android, guido van rossum, htc blockchain phone, kde advisory board, linux action show, linux news podcast, minimal ubuntu, pep, python, risc-v,

    Arch finds itself in the barrel, Ubuntu goes on a diet, and Python's leader for life has had enough, and steps down.