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Linux Action News
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.
Apr 9, 2020
Goodbye from Linux Action News
In what turns out to be our final publication, we say goodbye.
Apr 5, 2020
Linux Action News 152
WireGuard officially lands in Linux. We cover a bunch of new features in Linux 5.6 and discuss the recent challenges facing LineageOS. Plus the PinePhone UBports edition goes up for pre-order, and our reaction to Huawei joining the Open Invention Network.
Mar 29, 2020
Linux Action News 151
Mozilla puts your money where your mouse is and partners with Scroll to launch Firefox for a Better Web. We'll explain the details, and why it might just have a shot. Plus we try out Plasma Bigscreen, cover Telegram's really bad news, and much more.
Mar 21, 2020
Linux Action News 150
Why Debian is facing one of its most critical moments yet, Microsoft and GitHub buy npm, and our thoughts on Linux Mint Debian Edition 4 "Debbie." Plus, why "Works with Chromebook" might be great for Linux, and using your GPU to fight the Coronavirus.
Mar 14, 2020
Linux Action News 149
Solid releases from GNOME and Firefox, bad news for custom Android ROM users, and a new container distro from Amazon. Plus Mozilla and KaiOS team up to bring the modern web to feature phones, and the surprising way Microsoft is shipping a Linux kernel.
Mar 8, 2020
Linux Action News 148
Let's Encrypt is forced to revoke customer certificates, the big change coming to FreeNAS, and the trick to running Android on an iPhone. Plus our concerns about Debian's future, and the unfixable Intel flaw announced this week.
Mar 1, 2020
Linux Action News 147
Bruce Schneier puts his name behind Solid, Firefox starts to roll out DNS over HTTPS as default, and Microsoft's Linux first device ships to customers. Plus a birthday gift to Raspberry Pi users, Collabora comes to mobile, and more.
Feb 23, 2020
Linux Action News 146
Microsoft Defender for Linux is in preview, Mozilla's VPN has a secret advantage, and why the community is calling out NPM Inc. Plus a new report about open source security, and more.
Feb 16, 2020
Linux Action News 145
The week was packed with major project releases, we go through each of them and tell you what stands out. Plus an update from Essential, and NetBSD's first big ask in ten years.
Feb 9, 2020
Linux Action News 144
Why we're disappointed in the CoreOS Container Linux transition, Mycroft goes troll hunting and the complicated story brewing at the GNU Project. Plus, a few community fundraisers.
Feb 2, 2020
Linux Action News 143
The upcoming Linux kernels are packed full of goodies, Qt changes its licensing terms, and Thunderbird gets a new home. Plus our thoughts on IBM's CEO stepping down, and Google's new open-source security key project.
Jan 26, 2020
Linux Action News 142
The real reason Rocket League is dropping support for Linux, Wine has a massive release, and the potential for Canonical's new Android in the cloud service. Plus, our take on the FSF's Upcycle Windows 7 campaign, and the clever Chrome OS strategy upgrade for education in 2020.
Jan 19, 2020
Linux Action News 141
Nextcloud's new release is so big it gets a rebrand, why Mozilla had a round of lay-offs, and the real possibility of Steam coming to Chrome OS. Plus, the sad loss of a community member, and more.
Jan 12, 2020
Linux Action News 140
Are we overloaded with open source licenses? We consider a simpler future. Results from the Debian init vote are in, and why Amazon's new open source project might be worth checking out. Plus, our reaction to Google's search ballot scheme launch.
Jan 5, 2020
Linux Action News 139
It's our annual predictions episode. We review how we did in 2019, and then set out to predict what we think will happen in 2020.
Dec 29, 2019
Linux Action News 138
We review the major moments of the year's news, and discuss how they impacted our world.
Dec 22, 2019
Linux Action News 137
Canonical releases a "mini-cloud" on your workstation, the KDE ecosystem has some big news, and the smart home might have just become more open. Plus Firefox's new DoH partner, and signs of life from the Atari VCS.
Dec 15, 2019
Linux Action News 136
The first desktop Office 365 app arrives, Ubuntu commits to current and future Raspberry Pi boards, and why the near-term future of Linux gaming looks a bit rocky. Plus, our concerns with Google's clever long-term Fuchsia strategy.
Dec 8, 2019
Linux Action News 135
Ubuntu Pro is a click away, and their kernel goes rolling on AWS. We process the range of announcements, while Mozilla cranks up the security and impresses us with DeepSpeech. Plus why Ubuntu is taking the Windows Subsystem for Linux so seriously.
Dec 1, 2019
Linux Action News 134
We share Mozilla's concerns over Contract for the Web, and try out Kali Linux's new tricks. Also, our thoughts on the new Alexa Voice service coming to low-end IoT devices, and much more.
Nov 24, 2019
Linux Action News 133
Google, Mozilla, and GitLab make serious upgrades to their bug bounty programs, insights into Debian's renewed systemd debate, and how Microsoft and IBM are working together to fight patent trolls. Plus our thoughts on LVFS for Chromebooks, and the recent Monero hack.
Nov 17, 2019
Linux Action News 132
Docker's surprising news, new nasty Intel vulnerabilities, and why Brave 1.0 changes the game. Plus, our thoughts on the PinePhone BraveHeart limited edition, and Stadia's potentially rocky launch.
Nov 10, 2019
Linux Action News 131
Google steps up support for older Chromebooks, Microsoft Edge is coming to Linux, and the App Defense Alliance teams up to fight Android malware. Plus Google Cardboard goes open source, and a neat machine-learning tool to pull songs apart. Special Guest: Wes Payne.
Nov 3, 2019
Linux Action News 130
Fedora arrives from the future, the big players line up behind KernelCI, and researchers claim significant vulnerabilities in Horde. Plus, Google's new dashboard for WordPress and ProtonMail's apps go open source.
Oct 27, 2019
Linux Action News 129
GNOME decides to fight, Ubuntu's desktop director steps down, GitLab backs off its telemetry plans, and we've got the data on Google's Project Treble. Plus, the latest Firefox has a new dashboard, and it looks like Disney+ won't work on Linux.
Oct 20, 2019
Linux Action News 128
A new Ubuntu has promise, Linux on Dex is dead, and our strong reaction to Google pulling two open-source apps from the Play Store. Plus a big boost for ARM on Linux, and our thoughts on recent Red Hat news.
Oct 13, 2019
Linux Action News 127
Richard Stallman's GNU leadership is challenged by an influential group of maintainers, SUSE drops OpenStack "for the customer," and Google claims Stadia will be faster than a gaming PC. Plus OpenLibra aims to save us from Facebook but already has a miss, lousy news for Telegram, and enormous changes for AMP.
Oct 6, 2019
Linux Action News 126
Microsoft's CEO says Windows doesn't matter anymore, but do we buy it? Nextcloud 17 goes enterprise-grade and the Internet’s horrifying new method for installing Google apps on Huawei phones. Plus, Google finds an Android zero-day in the wild, and the Document Collective's new approach to earn revenue for LibreOffice.
Sep 29, 2019
Linux Action News 125
CentOS Stream and 8 have quite a bit for us to talk about, Docker's struggles go public, and the GNOME Foundation is facing a patent fight. Plus the best bit of Android 10 Go, Microsoft gives serious thought to bringing Edge to Linux, and Stallman's role at GNU comes into question.
Sep 23, 2019
Linux Action News 124
Richard Stallman resigns, we share our thoughts and discuss the future for RMS and the FSF. Plus what systemd-homed is, why Debian is reconsidering init diversity, and some good news for CentOS.
Sep 15, 2019
Linux Action News 123
Speed is the big story around GNOME 3.34, two new major Firefox security features start to roll out, and we explain the CentOS 8 delay. Plus our thoughts on the PineTime, and more.
Sep 8, 2019
Linux Action News 122
Android 10 has a lot we like while the PinePhone is real and closer than we thought. Plus Red Hat's new desktop strategy, and what we think Mozilla is getting right.
Sep 1, 2019
Linux Action News 121
Microsoft continues to prove how much it loves Linux while Google tries to eat their lunch, mixed news from Mozilla, and good stuff from GNOME. Plus Telegram's cryptocurrency is definitely happening. Honest. Special Guest: Wes Payne.
Aug 25, 2019
Linux Action News 120
More tools to keep your Linux box and cloud servers secure this week, OpenPOWER responds to Risc-V competition, and we ponder the year-long open-source supply chain attacks. Plus our reaction to Android dropping dessert names, the Confidential Computing consortium, and more.
Aug 16, 2019
Linux Action News 119
We go hands-on with the big Xfce release that took four years and five months to develop. Kubernetes gets an audit that might just set a precedent, and Google has a new feature for AMP that has us all worked up.
Aug 9, 2019
Linux Action News 118
Ubuntu integrates ZFS even further, NVIDIA starts publishing GPU documentation, and Harmony OS makes its debut. Plus why you might actually want to use the new Dex, significant performance gains for a beloved project, and more.
Aug 4, 2019
Linux Action News 117
Manjaro's news starts us off and leads us into a bigger philosophical question about open source development. Plus Gnome and KDE come together at the Linux App Summit, Mozilla's update on DNS-over-HTTPS, and the case for the VR desktop.
Jul 28, 2019
Linux Action News 116
Fedora CoreOS is introduced and its future looks bright, VLC's president debunks security claims, Mozilla debuts an open-source router firmware and the Android flaw that might be our favorite in years. Plus how Sailfish OS 3.1 is stepping things up, the first 16-core RISC-V chip is revealed, and more.
Jul 21, 2019
Linux Action News 115
We're pleasantly surprised by a new Linux distro, EvilGnome malware spies on Gnome Shell users, and more good news for MacBook Linux users. Plus why RetroArch coming to Steam is a bit controversial, ubuntu-wsl is a cold drink for Windows users, and gpodder needs a new maintainer.
Jul 12, 2019
Linux Action News 114
Another project breach raises significant questions, Fedora considers dropping Snaps in Gnome Software, and has the ISPA let Mozilla off the hook? Plus Microsoft makes it into linux-distros, the Raspberry Pi 4 charger issue, and more.
Jul 7, 2019
Linux Action News 113
We try out Debian 10 Buster and cover what's new. There is a fresh Linux distro for Chromebooks that is very appealing, and the ISPA calls Mozilla a villain. Plus why Fucshia OS might be the most significant future threat to Linux.
Jun 30, 2019
Linux Action News 112
We've got the new Raspberry Pi 4 and share our thoughts, why Microsoft applied to join the linux-distros mailing list, and Ubuntu's 32-bit future is clarified. Plus Mozilla's big plans Firefox on Android, and the future of Steam on Linux.
Jun 23, 2019
Linux Action News 111
Ubuntu sets the Internet on fire, new Linux and FreeBSD vulnerabilities raise concern, while Mattermost raises $50M to compete with Slack. Plus we react to Facebook's Libra confirmation and the end of Google tablets.
Jun 16, 2019
Linux Action News 110
Elders in the community show us how to properly build services, Huawei is reportedly working on a Sailfish OS fork and Apple joins the Cloud Native club. Plus Facebook wants you to use their cryptocurrency, and CERN launches "The Microsoft Alternatives project".
Jun 9, 2019
Linux Action News 109
Mozilla's master strategy becomes clear, CockroachDB surrenders to the software as a service reality, while Microsoft and Oracle link up. Plus Google argues that keeping Huawei on their Android is better for all, and Chris gets sucked into Stadia.
Jun 2, 2019
Linux Action News 108
Frankenstein Linux malware and a Docker bug that's blown out of proportion get our attention this week. As well as the new GParted release, the Unity Editor for Linux and the Browser vendors struggle with the W3C's latest twist.
May 26, 2019
Linux Action News 107
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. Plus the ghost of Firefox OS lives on in the well-financed KaiOS, GitHub launches sponsors, and obvious uses for the new Google Glass 2.
May 19, 2019
Linux Action News 106
ZombieLoad's impact on Linux, AMP to start hiding Google from the URL, and the huge Linux switch underway. Plus the impact of Google suspending business with Huawei, the recent ChromeOS feature silently dropped, and more.
May 12, 2019
Linux Action News 105
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. Plus Alpine Linux Docker images shipped for 3 years with root accounts unlocked, and Google's new attempt to send updates directly to your phone.
May 5, 2019
Linux Action News 104
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. Plus the massive Firefox blunder, Canonical's new service, and a report from DockerCon.
Apr 28, 2019
Linux Action News 103
Docker Hub gets hacked, Nextcloud 16 has a new feature to prevent hacks, and France's 'Secure" Telegram replacement gets hacked within an hour. Plus who is spending $30m a month on AWS? Docker on ARM, and some LinuxFest Northwest thoughts.
Apr 21, 2019
Linux Action News 102
Ubuntu 19.04 is released we share our take, OpenSSH has an important release, and Mozilla brings Python to the browser. Also WebThings is launched and we think it might have a shot.
Apr 14, 2019
Linux Action News 101
Google's important news this week, why Linux is fueling PowerShell Growth, and the Matrix breach that might be worse than it sounds. Plus more good work by Mozilla, and the Chinese crackdown on Bitcoin mining.
Apr 7, 2019
Linux Action News 100
Chef goes 100% open source, and this recipe has an old twist, plus the real cost of abandoning the VMware lawsuit. A new way to run Android apps on Linux using Wayland, Sailfish and Mer merge, and more.
Mar 31, 2019
Linux Action News 99
Mozilla’s new Android app, Google wants you to adopt AMP for Email, and our reaction to LVFS joining the Linux Foundation. Plus Debian's generous gift, Red Hat crosses the $3B mark, and the Open Source Awards are nigh!
Mar 24, 2019
Linux Action News 98
Is Linux gaming really being saved by Google's Stadia platform? We discuss the details and possibilities. Plus good news for KDE Connect users, Intel begins work on next-generation open source video drivers, and much more.
Mar 18, 2019
Linux Action News 97
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. Plus Android Q gets an official Desktop Mode, the story behind the new Open Distro for Elasticsearch, and more!
Mar 11, 2019
Linux Action News 96
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? Plus Microsoft open sources Windows Calculator, and a quick recap of SCaLE 17x.
Mar 3, 2019
Linux Action News 95
We sift Mobile World Congress to find just the best and most relevant stories, and discuss the Thunderclap vulnerability. Plus we say goodbye to Koroa, find a reason to checkout GRUB nightlies, and how Android aims to kill passwords for good.
Feb 24, 2019
Linux Action News 94
Linus pops another hype bubble, we go hands on with the new OnionShare, and some insights into Redis labs changing its license... Again. And why KDE joining the Matrix, along with others might be establishing a new open source standard.
Feb 17, 2019
Linux Action News 93
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. Plus Void Linux issues a warning, running Linux on ARM laptops built for Windows, and more.
Feb 10, 2019
Linux Action News 92
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. Plus new disk encryption coming to Linux, Intel releases their open source encoder for future video on the web, and more.
Feb 3, 2019
Linux Action News 91
Firefox is standing out, Pine64 has a lot more cheap Linux hardware coming, and the good and the bad with the new Kodi Release. Plus HP Joins LVFS, why you shouldn't expect a Raspberry Pi 4 in 2019, and more.
Jan 27, 2019
Linux Action News 90
Debian has a big fix, Chromium might block ads, Valve makes another big investment in Linux, and Google gets serious about bringing Fuchsia to market. Plus we announce a new Linux podcast, and run down the many ways to run Ubuntu on Windows.
Jan 20, 2019
Linux Action News 89
Another troubling week for MongoDB, ZFS On Linux lands a kernel workaround, and 600 days of postmarketOS. Plus our thoughts on the new Project Trident release, and Mozilla ending their Test Pilot program.
Jan 13, 2019
Linux Action News 88
Choose your own Linux is coming to Chrome OS, GitHub private repos go free, LVFS gets another win, and Amazon released their MongoDB competitor DocumentDB. Plus Homebrew comes to Linux, the recent Ethereum Classic attack, and more.
Jan 6, 2019
Linux Action News 87
Raspberry Pi joins the RISC-V Foundation, MIPS is going open source, and Mozilla is experimenting with more ads in Firefox. Plus the BSDs rebase their ZFS on the Linux implementation, the EU has bug bounties, and Thunderbird gets set to fly!
Dec 30, 2018
Linux Action News 86
We take a look back at our 2018 Linux predictions, and make some bold new ones for the year ahead. Plus there’s no avoiding how far off we were when it came to Bitcoin last year, but that didn’t stop us having a go again this year!
Dec 23, 2018
Linux Action News 85
It’s been a huge year for Linux and FOSS news, and we take a look at some of the major stories that shaped the industry over the last 12 months. Acquisitions, solid releases, a revolution for gaming, politics in the kernel community, Chrome OS coming of age, and more.
Dec 16, 2018
Linux Action News 84
Intel developers are working to open source the FSP, Fuchsia SDK and device repos show up in Android AOSP, and our BSD buddies have some big news. Plus the pending removal of the x32 sub-architecture from Linux, why Uber is joining up with the Linux Foundation, and more.
Dec 9, 2018
Linux Action News 83
Microsoft is moving to Chromium, and Mozilla isn't too thrilled about it. Plus the Kernel team's clever Spectre slowdown fix, Emby goes proprietary, Steam Link lives on, and more.
Dec 2, 2018
Linux Action News 82
Clear Linux doubles down on the desktop, Fedora 31 is likely canceled or delayed, and why Firecracker is being called the new "Docker killer". Plus AMP's new governance model kicks in, and the Necuno Mobile Plasma tease.
Nov 25, 2018
Linux Action News 81
The Fuchsia bomb ticks closer, Valve's Steam Link end of life shocks us, and Amazon's new, rather obvious feature. Plus the surprise use for Red Hat Enterprise, and an update on the Linux powered Atari VCS.
Nov 18, 2018
Linux Action News 80
Mark Shuttleworth announced 10 years support of Ubuntu 18.04, but there's a catch. Why we're buying the new Raspberry Pi, and we have a laugh at folding Android screens. Plus the new Red Hat Enterprise beta has modularity, why Canonical might be ready for investors, and the bad week for cryptocurrencies.
Nov 11, 2018
Linux Action News 79
Ubuntu on select Samsung devices goes into beta, we cover the technicalities of Linux on the new Macs, one of our favorite desktop projects gets a big update, and the Librem 5 slips. Plus it's the end of the line for the Nexus devices, and more!
Nov 4, 2018
Linux Action News 78
The new Fedora has a neat trick, The Register's KDE klickbait, and GhostBSD impresses. Plus Sailfish's release strategy gets refined, System76 announces their Thelio Linux hardware, and more.
Oct 28, 2018
Linux Action News 77
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. Plus Firefox has a new sales pitch for you, and how HTC's blockchain future is already fizzling out.
Oct 21, 2018
Linux Action News 76
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! Plus we go over the newly publish Ubuntu statistics, and Google's new Android licensing scheme in Europe.
Oct 14, 2018
Linux Action News 75
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. Plus Google's new Linux hardware, Flatpaks have met their critic, and more.
Oct 7, 2018
Linux Action News 74
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. Plus Android App mirroring, how the islands of the clouds are getting bridged, and Chris channels his inner Shuttleworth.
Sep 30, 2018
Linux Action News 73
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. Plus a new release of our favorite non-distro, GPL revoking debunking, and Android turns 10.
Sep 23, 2018
Linux Action News 72
Linus is taking a break from maintaining the kernel, AMP might be set free, and Firefox goes VR. It’s also been a big week for Linux on Windows with Flatpaks and a new distro running on WSL, and a flawless Ubuntu VM experience. Special Guest: Wes Payne.
Sep 16, 2018
Linux Action News 71
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. Plus new releases from nano and Nextcloud, huge news for Jupiter Broadcasting, and more. Special Guest: Wes Payne.
Sep 9, 2018
Linux Action News 70
Great new releases for GNOME and Tor, delays for the Librem 5, and Linus proves to be extremely important. Plus some innovative tech gets an open source implementation, and NSA encryption removed from the kernel within weeks of inclusion. Special Guest: Wes Payne.
Sep 2, 2018
Linux Action News 69
This week saw a huge release for UBports, proof that LMDE is still alive, and Mozilla earning a lot of respect. Plus mixed news for Google, and a surprising blockchain fact. Special Guest: Wes Payne.
Aug 26, 2018
Linux Action News 68
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. Plus Venezuela ties its currency to a cryptocoin, and our reaction to Windows 95 getting stuffed inside an Electron app.
Aug 19, 2018
Linux Action News 67
It seems Valve is working to make Windows games work on Linux, and LVFS turns its focus to NVMe drives. Plus KDE 3 lives on, Endless ships on Asus, and major distros patch against Foreshadow.
Aug 12, 2018
Linux Action News 66
We cover the noteworthy features of Android Pie, Lenovo joins The Linux Vendor Firmware Service, and Dropbox is ending support for non-Ext4 filesystems. Plus big news for Flatpaks, the blockchain goes to work, and Open Source goes all Hollywood.
Aug 5, 2018
Linux Action News 65
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. Plus OpenWrt is alive and well, and Samsung has a new trick.
Jul 29, 2018
Linux Action News 64
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. Plus some hard data on why it's time to drop 32-bit Linux, and Lubuntu's got a new direction.
Jul 22, 2018
Linux Action News 63
Linux gains a world class media editor, Atari is making Chris nervous, and the Librem 5 hits some rocky waters. Plus the EU fines Google over how they leverage Android, some follow up, and more.
Jul 15, 2018
Linux Action News 62
Arch finds itself in the barrel, Ubuntu goes on a diet, and Python's leader for life has had enough, and steps down. Plus Debian joins KDE's council of wizards.
Jul 8, 2018
Linux Action News 61
SUSE is acquired and GNOME is hiring, and it might just be the summer of forks. Plus how about a new package manager for your distro?
Jul 1, 2018
Linux Action News 60
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. Plus we try out AWS' new Linux WorkSpace, RISC-V's Linux first commitment looks a lot stronger this week, and why we think the STARTTLS Everywhere initiative is a great first step.
Jun 24, 2018
Linux Action News 59
Projects once thought dead are now full of life, with new major releases and we kick the tires. Plus new commits suggest Fuchsia will support Linux apps, Fedora CoreOS is announced, and we look over the first public Ubuntu desktop metrics.
Jun 17, 2018
Linux Action News 58
Plasma Desktop has a new release so we cover new features and some bugs, Mycroft has an "opportunity" for you, and trouble at CopperheadOS. Plus Debian's call for help, and more.
Jun 10, 2018
Linux Action News 57
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. Plus we try out the new Devuan release, and more.
Jun 3, 2018
Linux Action News 56
Ubuntu-based Atari VCS crowdfunding is going very well, Endless employees are hit with layoffs, and why GNOME might be too fat for Pi. Plus the group trying to force Samsung to update its phone loses, and Essential says they are definitely, totally, not shutting down.
May 27, 2018
Linux Action News 55
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. Plus we'll explain what portable systemd services are, and the Android phones that recently shipped with Malware.
May 20, 2018
Linux Action News 54
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. Plus the reality of EFail, Steam Link on Android, and another shoe drops for Ubuntu's 32bit support.
May 13, 2018
Linux Action News 53
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. Plus we get some clarity on CoreOS and Red Hat, and their strategy for cloud domination in the future.
May 6, 2018
Linux Action News 52
Fedora fights for the user, Ubuntu Flavours draw the line, and why we're worried small distributions are starting to collapse.
Apr 29, 2018
Linux Action News 51
Ubuntu 18.04 is out and we round up the new features, the flavours, and our first takes. The Librem 5 learns a new trick, and Linux apps on Chrome OS looks like a much bigger deal than first suspected. Plus what's great about GIMP's biggest release in six years, and more.
Apr 22, 2018
Linux Action News 50
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".
Apr 15, 2018
Linux Action News 49
ZFS' first data loss bug comers to Linux, GameMode could have some serious potential, and Mozilla thinks the Internet is in bad shape. Plus new research shows Android OEMs are lying about their patch levels, Lineage goes hard on "Play certification" and we have thoughts on all of it.
Apr 8, 2018
Linux Action News 48
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. Steam Machines were pronounced dead and then alive this week, we'll try and clear things up, and Mozilla has a new project.
Apr 1, 2018
Linux Action News 47
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.
Mar 25, 2018
Linux Action News 46
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.
Mar 18, 2018
Linux Action News 45
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. Plus Let's Encrypt rolls out wildcard certs, Firefox 59's new Linux feature, and why Wil Wheaton switched to Debian.
Mar 11, 2018
Linux Action News 44
OpenWatch is trying to free your wrist and empower modular smart watches, Fedora's solution to the IoT mess, and more AMP shenanigans from Google to take over the web. Debian and Kali land on Windows 10's Linux Subsystem, and Noah joins Chris from SCaLE16x Special Guest: Noah J. Chelliah.
Mar 4, 2018
Linux Action News 43
Developers are the new gold rush for OEMs and selling Linux is their way to get you to buy. Purism takes big steps to make their laptops more secure, the Linux kernel is ready for lockdown mode, and the new uses for Sailfish just might surprise you.
Feb 25, 2018
Linux Action News 42
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.
Feb 18, 2018
Linux Action News 41
A famous Solaris tool comes to Linux, Firefox is baking in ads, and Google wants to take over the web with AMP. Plus Ubuntu's plans to collect user metrics, the Linux on Galaxy survey, and Plasma desktop on a Nintendo Switch.
Feb 11, 2018
Linux Action News 40
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. Plus fail0verflow gets Linux on the Nintendo Switch, and our favorite new features of VLC 3.0.
Feb 3, 2018
Linux Action News 39
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. Plus more hardware for Plasma Mobile, Matrix gets a big boost, and the FSF receives a large Bitcoin donation.
Jan 28, 2018
Linux Action News 38
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!
Jan 21, 2018
Linux Action News 37
A major open source milestone, some OnePlus users compromised, Google switches to Debian, and we have Spectre and Meltdown updates. Plus what happened to NHoS, and more!
Jan 14, 2018
Linux Action News 36
Barcelona is switching to FOSS the right way, Nextcloud launches peer-to-peer encrypted video calls, big changes are coming to Google's AMP, and why the BSD camp is laughing at Linux this week. Plus Fedora's new "primary architecture", Ubuntu 17.10 is back, and more.
Jan 7, 2018
Linux Action News 35
We start with good news, fun speculation, and an open source success story. Then we get into Meltdown and Spectre. Plus we follow up on the lawsuit that could split the community, and then we eat some Bitcoin humble pie.
Dec 19, 2017
Linux Action News 34
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. Plus we put hard numbers on the highs and lows of Bitcoin during 2018.
Dec 18, 2017
Linux Action News 33
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.
Dec 17, 2017
Linux Action News 32
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.
Dec 10, 2017
Linux Action News 31
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. Plus the Intel ME situation that's much worse than previously known.
Dec 3, 2017
Linux Action News 30
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. Plus Jolla gets in on the blockchain hype, and we clarify the Linux LTS situation.
Nov 26, 2017
Linux Action News 29
Android tracking more invasive than previously known, Ubuntu wants your ideas for Mir, and Linus gets heated about Kernel security while we focus on the technical issue at the heart of the matter. Plus a new magazine from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, several vulnerabilities in Intel's Management Engine, and more!
Nov 19, 2017
Linux Action News 28
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.
Nov 11, 2017
Linux Action News 27
New details show Linux on Galaxy phones further along than expected, Bitcoin's bad week explained, and CrossOver enables Windows apps, on ChromeOS. Plus Canonical puts out a call for help, Munich votes to return to Windows, and Steam on Linux turns 5.
Nov 5, 2017
Linux Action News 26
It's a week of red flags and success. 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.
Oct 28, 2017
Linux Action News 25
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.
Oct 22, 2017
Linux Action News 24
The Linux desktop on Samsung phones, Intel ME disabled on Purism laptops, big Kernel news, and Ubuntu 17.10 is out. Plus our brief thoughts on the new Ubuntu release, its various flavors, an important milestone, and the larger Open Source story.
Oct 14, 2017
Linux Action News 23
Fixing Steam on Linux for good, new toys for Fedora and Plasma users, OnePlus gets busted & the Librem 5 gets funded. Plus some key project updates & more!
Oct 7, 2017
Linux Action News 22
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, Oracle advises the White House against FOSS, and ChromeOS gets a grownup Linux feature.
Oct 1, 2017
Linux Action News 21
Atari has a Linux powered console, some brief Ubuntu updates, and the biggest Kernel news in years. Then we consider the recent smattering of opinion pieces on Microsoft's commitment to Open Source.
Sep 24, 2017
Linux Action News 20
GNOME endorses the Librem 5, Replicant and UBports support more devices, Pipewire is major news for video on Linux, EFF walks away from W3C over DRM, Facebook reacts to community pressure, and Red Hat expands their Patent promise. Special Guest: Wes Payne.
Sep 16, 2017
Linux Action News 19
Gnome users have something to celebrate, Purism and KDE are working together, and Manjaro has some hardware. Plus why we're not too worried about BlueBourne, the fight for public money to fund public code, and a new power tool for Firefox users.
Sep 10, 2017
Linux Action News 18
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. Plus how NGINX plans to make big money, Mozilla wants to reinvent online comments, and more.
Sep 3, 2017
Linux Action News 17
An Ubuntu developer event is happening soon, 17.10 Beta 1 has dropped for most of the flavours, Reddit closes its source while Phoenix OS opens theirs, Google getting serious about kernel updates in Android, Essential need to up their game, Blockchain is serious business and Linux desktop marketshare hits a new high.
Aug 26, 2017
Linux Action News 16
New Linux hardware, Purism's Librem 5, and Jolla's €50 Sailfish ROM. Plus Chris' quick take on Android Oreo, Google goes for Microsoft's heart, while Microsoft gets cozier with Red Hat and SUSE pretends not to be upset about it.
Aug 19, 2017
Linux Action News 15
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. Plus some thoughts on tiny Linux computers, the Linage survey and more.
Aug 12, 2017
Linux Action News 14
Flatpak and snap get the Solus boost, Ubuntu's community is getting a remake, and development on Ubuntu 17.10 has taken an interesting turn. Plus more good news for Firefox users, and why Google's "streaming OS updates" could be great for the Android ROM community.
Aug 6, 2017
Linux Action News 13
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. Plus Amazon accuses BLU of spying on Android users, and more!
Jul 29, 2017
Linux Action News 12
A good week for desktop Linux with news from Ubuntu, Fedora & openSUSE. Plus our take on the pending death of Flash, some great work by the Debian project & Mozilla updates us on Project Common Voice.
Jul 22, 2017
Linux Action News 11
Android for the desktop might be dead, Google Glass is back, the latest Firefox usage data is devastating & the next Ubuntu is ready for a shakedown. Plus a quick look at Phoenix OS & the Ubuntu 18.04 survey!
Jul 15, 2017
Linux Action News 10
With Chris away, Ryan joins Joe. A new release for Fedora, Yunit is now available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu is now an app in the Windows Store, Ryan gives us more details about System76's new OS, Ikey starts his new job at Solus and Beaker is a new browser that promises a truly decentralized web. Special Guest: Ryan Sipes.
Jul 9, 2017
Linux Action News 9
New data gives us insight into recent bold moves by Linux hardware vendors Tuxedo and System76, Endless OS takes big steps to get closer to upstream, Mycroft's first major public appearances goes hilariously bad, and Mozilla's plans to tame IoT.
Jul 2, 2017
Linux Action News 8
SUSE hits the Windows Store and we finally get some important classifications, System76 announces Pop!_OS and we do a deep analysis, and why Mir is back with a plan to support Wayland. Plus Debian warns of Hyper Threading issues; and of course a bit more.
Jun 25, 2017
Linux Action News 7
More hardware acceleration comes to desktop Linux, Mozilla launches ambitious new projects, Unity 7 fans can rejoice & Jolla has an important update. Plus we discuss the 2017 Linux Laptop Survey, the really fancy new trick Opus has pulled off in the latest release & more!
Jun 18, 2017
Linux Action News 6
More competition in desktop Linux, Debian 9, Tails 3, Firefox 54, FreeNAS 11 & OpenMediaVault 3 all get released. We discuss the important bits of it all, follow up on questions last week & take an open source unicorn for a spin.
Jun 11, 2017
Linux Action News 5
A look at the future of the Ubuntu desktop and one of its flavors, plus Docker aims to improve Linux security upstream with LinuxKit. And an LXQt confession.
Jun 4, 2017
Linux Action News 4
Two Linux desktop classics make big strides, Coreboot joins the Conservancy, and Toyota cars will soon run Linux. Plus newly announced Ambient OS will be open source, just like Android, and its creator Andy Rubin says they plan to take on the Amazon Echo and Google Pixel. This is is an episode about playing to your strengths, and taking over markets.
May 28, 2017
Linux Action News 3
NextCloud goes global, Devuan hits one, Solus keeps expanding, Firefox is trying, but Chrome has won. And more progress on Coreboot.
May 21, 2017
Linux Action News 2
Ubuntu's Gnome plans start to form, and they want your input. The Linux subsystem is coming to Windows Server, and Mycroft is finally ready to ship. Plus the Tizen surprise, elementary OS' pay-what-you-want AppCenter, and what's new Android O.
May 14, 2017
Linux Action News 1
Canonical IPO is a go, Microsoft brings more Linux to Windows, OpenWRT, LEDE agree on Linux-for-routers peace plan & Google launches project Treble. Welcome to Linux Action News's debut episode. It’s our goal to build the show you go to when you want to hear an informed discussion about what’s happening. We kick things off with a busy news week.
May 5, 2017
Linux Action News 00
It's not even the first proper episode but Chris and Joe talk about kernel security, UEFI Secure Boot, the latest Raspberry Pi news, Nexus devices being abandoned and MP3 becoming (sort of) free. GrSecurity Kernel Patches Will No Longer Be Free To The Public - Phoronix (http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=GrSecurity-No-Longer-Free) Secure Boot booted from Debian 9 'Stretch' (https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/01/debian_stretch_omits_secure_boot/) Devuan GNU/Linux 1.0 "Jessie" to Support Raspberry Pi 3, Acer Chromebook Devices (http://news.softpedia.com/news/devuan-gnu-linux-1-0-jessie-to-support-raspberry-pi-3-acer-chromebook-devices-515469.shtml) Get a free AIY Projects Voice Kit with The MagPi 57! - The MagPi MagazineThe MagPi Magazine (https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/google-aiy-voice-magpi-57/) What is this bullsh*t, Google? Nexus phones starved of security fixes after just three years • The Register (https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/01/google_eol_for_nexu…