Linux Action News

Our weekly take on the free and open source world.

About the show

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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Episodes

  • Linux Action News 60

    July 1st, 2018  |  34 mins 11 secs
    aws workspace, firefox os, gentoo github, google, kaios, linux action show, linux foundation, linux news podcast, mate, platinum, risc-v, sifive, starttls

    Gentoo's GitHub is compromised, and Google's writing big checks to the Linux Foundation to distract you from the Fuchsia elephant in the room.

  • Linux Action News 59

    June 24th, 2018  |  30 mins 4 secs
    android x86, atari vcs, canonical, container linux, desktop metrics, fedora coreos, fuchsia, linux action show, linux news podcast, red hat, the register, ubuntu, ubuntu touch

    Projects once thought dead are now full of life, with new major releases and we kick the tires.

  • Linux Action News 58

    June 17th, 2018  |  27 mins 49 secs
    5.13, android adb, buster, copperheados, debian art, dockerhub, linux news podcast, monero, mycroft, plasma desktop

    Plasma Desktop has a new release so we cover the new features and bugs, Mycroft has an "opportunity" for you, and trouble at CopperheadOS.

  • Linux Action News 57

    June 10th, 2018  |  27 mins 15 secs
    devuan, github, kwin, kwin maintainer steps down, linux news podcast, microsoft, microsoft buys github, plasma mobile, project trident, reactos, trueos

    Free and open source developers are still freaking out about Microsoft buying GitHub, ReactOS reaches a major milestone, TrueOS appears to be forking, and changes are coming to the core of Plasma desktop team.

  • Linux Action News 56

    June 3rd, 2018  |  31 mins 1 sec
    atari vcs, broadcom, clutter, endless layoffs, endlessos, eric anholt, essential, gnome 3, gnome on pi, huawei, linux news podcast, locked bootloader, raspberry pi, saumsung updates, v3d, vc4

    Ubuntu-based Atari VCS crowd-funding is going very well, Endless employees are hit with layoffs, and why GNOME might be too fat for Pi.

  • Linux Action News 55

    May 27th, 2018  |  24 mins 17 secs
    android malware, chromeos, essential phone, linux action news, linux apps on chromebooks, linux news podcast, lxqt, opensuse leap 15, portable systemd services, vsock

    OpenSUSE Leap 15 is released, along a new LXQt, the Essential Phone getting canceled, and why older Chrombooks might be receiving the big Linux apps update.

  • Linux Action News 54

    May 20th, 2018  |  22 mins 22 secs
    18.04, android, asteroid os, efail, gnome binaries, gnupg response to efail, kubuntu 32bit, linux news podcast, malware in snap store, nautilus binaries, openpgp, steam link, wearos, windows subsystem for linux, wsl

    Asteroid OS reaches 1.0, and Joe gives it a go. GNOME developers consider removing the ability to launch binaries, but punt for now. And the lessons learned from malware in the Snap Store.

  • Linux Action News 53

    May 13th, 2018  |  29 mins 2 secs
    android of things, android p, chrome os linux apps, container linux, coreos, crosvm, google i/o 2018, kubernetes, linux news podcast, opensshift azure, project trebble, red hat, wsl on arm

    It's confirmed Linux apps are coming to Chrome OS. Google is finally putting pressure on OEMs to ship security patches, and we try Android of Things.

  • Linux Action News 52

    May 6th, 2018  |  33 mins 21 secs
    32bit, 64bit, cockpit, elementary os, fedora 28, fedora atomic, korora, linux action show, linux news podcast, lubuntu, lxqt, solus, ubuntu mate, ubuntu mate 18.10, void linux

    Fedora fights for the user, Ubuntu Flavours draw the line, and why we're worried small distributions are starting to collapse.

  • Linux Action News 51

    April 29th, 2018  |  25 mins 38 secs
    adapta, chrome os linux apps, gimp, kubuntu, librem 5, linux action news, linux news podcast, mate, material design, purism, ubports, ubuntu 18.04, ubuntu touch, xubuntu

    Ubuntu 18.04 is out and we round up the new features, the flavors, and our first takes.

  • Linux Action News 50

    April 22nd, 2018  |  32 mins 14 secs
    azure os, azure sphere, german government nextcloud, gnome memory leak, google allo, google talk, linux action news, linux news podcast, microsoft linux, rcs, reactos, trisquel review

    Trisquel has a new release, and Chris tries out the new ReactOS. Plus our thoughts on Microsoft announcing their own Linux, the German government switching to NextCloud, and the fix is in for Gnome Shell's infamous "Memory leak".

  • Linux Action News 49

    April 15th, 2018  |  28 mins 34 secs
    android patch gap, gamemode, google play, lineage, linux action news, linux news podcast, mozilla health report, open source news, zfs data loss

    ZFS' first data loss bug comers to Linux, GameMode could have some serious potential, and Mozilla thinks the Internet is in bad shape.

  • Linux Action News 48

    April 8th, 2018  |  22 mins 54 secs
    augmented reality, debian, firefox reality, linux kernel, linux news, linux-libre, microcode updates, mozilla, open source news, risc-v, steam machines, tor messenger, valvle, virtual reality

    The Linux kernel gets a spring cleaning, things are going well for RISC-V, and Linux-Libre is clearly prioritizing freedom over security with their recent update.

  • Linux Action News 47

    April 1st, 2018  |  28 mins 39 secs
    chromeos tablet, facebook container, firefox, firefox os, kodi auto complete, linux action news, linux news podcast, microsoft, open source, oracle vs google, wsl

    ChromeOS comes to tablets, and we ponder why... Google removes Kodi from autocomplete results in an apparent bow to pressure, Firefox combats Facebook tracking, and Oracle vs Google is back for their biggest fight yet.

  • Linux Action News 46

    March 25th, 2018  |  29 mins 11 secs
    acrn, blockchain, firefox dns, firefox master password, gnome memory leak, iot, lg, linux foundation, linux in cars, linux news, open source, webos

    webOS is back, and the Linux Foundation has a Hypervisor for your car. Plus some of GNOME's performance issues, Firefox changes, and the hidden files in Bitcoin's blockchain.

  • Linux Action News 45

    March 18th, 2018  |  25 mins 56 secs
    acme v2, boxes, chromium snap, debian, eric raymond, firefox 59, firefox snap, gnome 3.28, let's encrypt, linux action news, linux news, open source ups, plattsburgh bitcoin ban, raspberry pi 3b+, upside, wil wheaton, wildcard certs

    Gnome's new tricks, our favorite thing about the Raspberry Pi 3B+, Eric Raymond's call for an open source UPS, and the US city that banned Bitcoin mining.