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 42

    February 25th, 2018  |  20 mins 47 secs
    fedora, lineageos, linux news podcast, risc-v, signal, signal foundation, tech talk today, ubuntu, unity 8, whatsapp

    Open Source salvation from Android and iOS gets closer this week, an update on Ubuntu's metrics collection, and huge news for Signal and RISC-V Linux fans.

  • Linux Action News 41

    February 18th, 2018  |  32 mins 11 secs
    amp, amp for email, amp stories, dtrace, firefox ads, gpl2, linux action show, linux news, linux on galaxy, nintendo switch, plasma, podcast, ubuntu, ubuntu metrics

    A famous Solaris tool comes to Linux, Firefox is baking in ads, and Google wants to take over the web with AMP.

  • Linux Action News 40

    February 11th, 2018  |  30 mins 57 secs
    android x86, appcenter, elementary os, fail0verflow, hidpi, iot, juno, linux action show, linux news podcast, mate, mozilla, nextcloud 13, nintendo switch, plasma desktop, project things, vlc 3

    It's week of major project releases, elementary OS gears up for some contested changes, and Mozilla has a solution for the world's IoT mess.

  • Linux Action News 39

    February 3rd, 2018  |  30 mins 57 secs
    coreos, fsf bitcoin donation, gnome, gtk, kubernetes, lan, librem 5, libreoffice, linux action news, linux action show, linux news podcast, matrix, qt, red hat,,, snapcraft summit, snaps, testing plasma mobile, wayland

    Red Hat shakes up the container world with its CoreOS purchase. Skype ships as a snap and Chris has a report from Canonical's recent development sprint.

  • Linux Action News 38

    January 28th, 2018  |  34 mins 33 secs
    bsd usage, convergence, intel, linus torvalds, linux action show, linux news podcast, meltdown, mycroft mark ii, pursim, spectre, ubuntu lts, wayland, xorg

    Ubuntu is switching back to Xorg, Linus calls out Intel, and are the BSDs dying?

    Plus how you can start testing Plasma Mobile, Pursim aims for convergence, and Mycroft is back!

  • Linux Action News 37

    January 21st, 2018  |  24 mins 33 secs
    credit card compromise, debconf17, glinux, linux action show, linux news podcast, marcus baw, meltdown, nhos, nhsbuntu, oneplus, openhealthhub cic, red hat, spectre, ubuntu, wine 3.0

    A major open source milestone, some OnePlus users compromised, Google switches to Debian, and we have Spectre and Meltdown updates.

  • Linux Action News 36

    January 14th, 2018  |  24 mins 1 sec
    aarch64, arm64, armv8, barcelona, fedora, google amp, linux action show, linux news podcast,, nextcloud talk, switch to foss, ubuntu 17.10.1

    Barcelona is switching to FOSS the right way, Nextcloud launches P2P encrypted video calls, big changes are coming to Google's AMP, and why the BSD camp is laughing at Linux this week.

  • Linux Action News 35

    January 7th, 2018  |  27 mins 54 secs
    anbox, bitcoin, bradley kuhn, eben moglen, fuchsia, google, intel, karen sandler, lan, linux, linux action show, linux news, meltdown, ota 3, pixelbook, project anbox, sfc, sflc, software freedom conservancy, software freedom law center, spectre, ubports, x86

    We start with good news, fun speculation, and an open source success story. Then we get into Meltdown and Spectre.

  • Linux Action News 34

    December 19th, 2017  |  31 mins 55 secs
    2018 predictions, apache, arch, bitcoin, bitcoin predictions, fedora, gnome, linux 2018 predictions, linux action show, linux news, linux top 10, pipewire, plasma, server, ubuntu, vulcan, wayland

    Our top 4 predictions for Linux in 2018, and then we shift gears and give you the top 6 things we hope just might happen.

  • Linux Action News 33

    December 18th, 2017  |  27 mins 57 secs
    2017 trends, desktop linux, linux action show, linux headlines of 2017, linux news, linux news podcast

    Chris and Joe look back at the big news stories of 2017, some notable trends, the changes that impacted Desktop Linux users, and the topics that dominated the community discussion.

  • Linux Action News 32

    December 17th, 2017  |  27 mins 22 secs
    amazon linux 2, firefox, intel me, linux action show, linux news, looking glass, mozilla, openssh, podcast, software freedom conservancy, software freedom law center, windows 10

    Mozilla violates users' trust, Amazon has a new Linux, OpenSSH is coming to Windows, and Intel blocks disabling of the Management Engine.

    Plus an update on the Conservancy's fight with the Software Freedom Law Center and more.

  • Linux Action News 31

    December 10th, 2017  |  24 mins 55 secs
    android go, arm, bitcoin, fake news, intel me, linux action show, linux news, linux news podcast, mediatek, mozilla, oath, yahoo

    The Ghost of Yahoo and Mozilla go to battle, the right way to abandon a project, the coming UK Bitcoin crackdown, and Android GO is released to OEMs.

  • Linux Action News 30

    December 3rd, 2017  |  35 mins 7 secs
    bitcoin, blockchain, common voice, debian, ethereum, facebook, google, gpl2, gplv2, ibm, linux action show, linux lts, linux news, mozilla, podcast, project deep speech, raspbian, red hat

    Bitcoin breaks $10k and we ponder its true value, big companies join the compliance-first approach to GPLv2, we spot some red flags in the latest Raspbian x86 release, and Mozilla has a new open source project.

  • Linux Action News 29

    November 26th, 2017  |  23 mins 57 secs
    android, brad spengler, google, i3, kees cook, linus torvalds, linux kernel, location data, mir, security, sway, tracking, ubuntu, wayland, xfce

    Android tracking more invasive than previously known, Ubuntu wants your ideas for Mir, Linus gets heated about Kernel security and we focus on the technical issue at the heart of the matter.

  • Linux Action News 28

    November 19th, 2017  |  27 mins 14 secs
    arm, atomic, backdoor, fedora, firefox, linux, linux action show, linux news, lts kernel, mate, oneplus, project quantum, qualcomm, red hat, unity 7, xubuntu

    Fedora goes modular, Firefox makes a quantum leap, and a Linux classic makes a come back. Plus a big moment for the Kernel, Red Hat goes ARM, and OpenPlus has a backdoor with a twist.

  • Linux Action News 27

    November 11th, 2017  |  30 mins 5 secs
    18.04, adwaita, apple, bitcoin, canonical, chromeos, crossover, cups, dex, gaming, gpl, linux action show, linux news, linux on galaxy, podcast, segwit2x, steam, ubuntu, valve, wine

    Linux on Galaxy phones is further along than expected, Bitcoin's bad week explained, and CrossOver enables Windows apps, on ChromeOS.