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 26

    November 5th, 2017  |  23 mins 35 secs
    bitcoin, canonical, conservancy, gnome advisory board, ibm, jupiter broadcasting, law, librem 5, linux action news, linux action show, linux kernel enforcement statement, linux news, plasma mobile, sco, sflc, software freedom conservancy, software freedom law center, tormoil, ubuntu

    The Plasma Mobile project sets humble goals, Firefox learns new tricks, a TOR flaw for Linux users, and Canonical joins the Gnome Advisory Board.

    Plus a new report claims every Bitcoin transaction uses as much energy as your house in a week, and two legal matters that may have long-term impacts on the Linux community.

  • Linux Action News 25

    October 28th, 2017  |  26 mins 29 secs
    android, bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, flatpak, google play, jupiter broadcasting, linux action show, linux mint, linux news, podcast, solus, solus 4, tor, zfs on linux

    Big changes coming to Linux Mint, hope for ZFS upstream in Linux, and Mozilla helps out TOR. Plus how Russia may help legitimize cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and Solus makes a call for help.

  • Linux Action News 24

    October 22nd, 2017  |  33 mins 38 secs
    dex, gnome, intel me, jupiter broadcasting, linux action show, linux desktop, linux kernel community enforcement statement, linux news podcast, lirbrem, lvfs, nextcloud, pursim, red hat, samsung, ubuntu 17.10, ubuntu mate, xubuntu

    Linux on Samsung phones, Intel ME disabled on Purism laptops, big Kernel news, and Ubuntu 17.10 is out.

  • Linux Action News 23

    October 14th, 2017  |  24 mins 40 secs
    cryptocurrency, fwupd, jupiter broadcasting, lan, librem 5, linux action show, linux news, linux-steam-integration, monero, oneplus, oxygen os, plasma 5.11, purism, snaps, solus, steam

    Fixing Steam on Linux for good, new toys for Fedora and Plasma users, OnePlus gets busted, and Librem 5 gets funded.

  • Linux Action News 22

    October 7th, 2017  |  32 mins 35 secs
    bitcoin, bitcoin gold, chromeos, equihash, ethereum, lightningasic, linux news, munich, oracle, sailfish x, segwit2x

    Google's new hardware fails to impress, Sailfish X becomes a reality, and the most disappointing thing about Munich's slide back to proprietary software. Plus why Bitcoin Gold is the people's coin.

  • Linux Action News 21

    October 1st, 2017  |  24 mins 32 secs
    atari console, canonical, linux lts, microsoft, nextcloud, nextcloud encryption, osi, skype for linux, ubuntu 17.10, wayland, xfree kwin

    Atari has a Linux powered console, some brief Ubuntu updates, and the biggest Kernel news in years.

  • Linux Action News 20

    September 24th, 2017  |  24 mins 54 secs
    android, drm, eff, eme, facebook, foss, gnome, librem 5, linux, patents, pipewire, react.js, red hat, replicant, ubports, ubuntu

    A huge week for mobile Linux, big multimedia news, DRM causes more upset and great patent news for FOSS.

  • Linux Action News 19

    September 16th, 2017  |  26 mins 39 secs
    bluebourne, bluetooth, firefox containers, gnome, jupiterbroadcasting, kde, linux news, linux podcast, manjaro laptop, plasma mobile, purism, ubuntu

    Gnome users have something to celebrate, Purism and KDE are working together, and Manjaro has some hardware.

  • Linux Action News 18

    September 10th, 2017  |  25 mins 39 secs
    asteroidos, china bitcoin, connect watch, debian, docker market share, ico, jupiter broadcasting, lineages, linux action show, linux news, mozilla, nginx, nginx plus, online comments, opensuse market share, podcast, project treble, sailfish, smartwatch, talk, winbtrfs

    Why AsteroidOS on your wrist is worth watching, what Project Treble means for future custom ROMs, Debian's Docker dominance, and why China might shut down Bitcoin exchanges.

  • Linux Action News 17

    September 3rd, 2017  |  25 mins 57 secs
    android, blockchain, essential, kernel, linux, open source, phoenix os, reddit, ubuntu

    More Ubuntu news, source being opened and closed, Android finally getting serious about the kernel, disappointments from Essential, Blockchain is about way more than Bitcoin and great news for Linux desktop marketshare.

  • Linux Action News 16

    August 26th, 2017  |  26 mins 52 secs
    android oreo review, chrome enterprise, containers, jolla, jupiter broadcasting, librem 5, linux news, microsoft, openstack, purism, red hat, sailfish, ubuntu budgie

    New Linux hardware, Purism's Librem 5, and Jolla's €50 Sailfish ROM. Plus Google goes for Microsoft's heart, while Microsoft gets cozier with Red Hat and SUSE pretends not to be upset about it.

  • Linux Action News 15

    August 19th, 2017  |  24 mins 16 secs
    bitcoin fork, debian, encyrpted zfs, gnome, gpd pocket, jupiter broadcasting, lineage, linux news, oggcamp, pyra, raspbian, solus

    A big batch of Debian updates, Gnome turns 20, Joe's report from OggCamp, the Solus trifecta, encrypted ZFS comes to Linux finally, and Bitcoin is forking, again.

  • Linux Action News 14

    August 12th, 2017  |  31 mins 36 secs
    4k video on linux, android, canonical, discord, firefox, flatpak, google, hardware accelerated codecs, linux battery life, linux news, snaps, solus, streaming os updates, ubuntu, ubuntu 17.10, video playback

    Flatpak and Snaps get a boost, changes to the Ubuntu community, and development on Ubuntu 17.10 and taken an interesting turn. Plus good news about Firefox and Android updates.

  • Linux Action News 13

    August 6th, 2017  |  29 mins 15 secs
    bitcoin cash, btrfs, gnome desktop, krita, linux action news, linux news, permabit, podcast, red hat, ubuntu

    Surprising details in how Ubuntu's Gnome desktop is getting implemented, Krita hits some troubles but the community comes to the rescue, Bitcoin splits, Firefox sends, and Red Hat gives up on Btrfs.

  • Linux Action News 12

    July 29th, 2017  |  31 mins 33 secs
    adobe, debian, fedora, fedora 26, flash, linux news, mozilla, opensuse, project common voice, reproducible builds, ubuntu

    A good week for desktop Linux with news from Ubuntu, Fedora, and openSUSE. Plus our take on the pending death of Flash, some great work by the Debian project, and Mozilla updates us on Project Common Voice.

  • Linux Action News 11

    July 22nd, 2017  |  30 mins 12 secs
    17.10, 18.04, desktop survey, firefox, firefox market share, google glass, intel nuc, linux news, phoenix os, podcast, remix os, ubuntu

    Android for the desktop might be dead, Google Glass is back, Firefox is going extinct, and the latest Ubuntu is ready for a shakedown.