The Linux Action Show! MP3
Audio versions of The Linux Action Show! A show that covers everything geeks care about in the open source and Linux world. Get a solid dose of Linux, gadgets, news events and much more!
Linux Action News 145Feb 17, 2020 15:30
Description: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.
Linux Action News 144Feb 10, 2020 22:53
Description: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.
Linux Action News 143Feb 3, 2020 21:54
Description: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.
Linux Action News 142Jan 27, 2020 27:13
Description: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.
Linux Action News 141Jan 20, 2020 21:41
Description: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.
Linux Action News 140Jan 13, 2020 22:28
Description: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.
Linux Action News 139Jan 5, 2020 31:11
Description: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.
Linux Action News 138Dec 29, 2019 24:51
Description:We review the major moments of the year's news, and discuss how they impacted our world.
Linux Action News 137Dec 22, 2019 27:06
Description: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.
Linux Action News 136Dec 16, 2019 32:15
Description: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.
Linux Action News 135Dec 9, 2019 30:26
Description: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.
Linux Action News 134Dec 2, 2019 26:32
Description: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.
Linux Action News 133Nov 25, 2019 19:49
Description: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.
Linux Action News 132Nov 18, 2019 31:38
Description: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.
Linux Action News 131Nov 11, 2019 20:35
Description: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.
Linux Action News 130Nov 4, 2019 26:53
Description: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.
Linux Action News 129Oct 27, 2019 42:23
Description: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.
Linux Action News 128Oct 21, 2019 26:53
Description: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.
Linux Action News 127Oct 14, 2019 27:54
Description: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.
Linux Action News 126Oct 7, 2019 26:58
Description: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.
Linux Action News 125Sep 30, 2019 21:41
Description: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.
Linux Action News 124Sep 23, 2019 31:47
Description: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.
Linux Action News 123Sep 16, 2019 25:04
Description: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.
Linux Action News 122Sep 9, 2019 24:32
Description: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.
Linux Action News 121Sep 2, 2019 20:24
Description: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.
Linux Action News 120Aug 26, 2019 27:15
Description: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.
Linux Action News 119Aug 17, 2019 20:46
Description: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.
Linux Action News 118Aug 10, 2019 28:41
Description: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.
Linux Action News 117Aug 5, 2019 28:06
Description: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.
Linux Action News 116Jul 29, 2019 29:49
Description: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.
Linux Action News 115Jul 22, 2019 21:38
Description: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.
Linux Action News 114Jul 13, 2019 21:45
Description: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.
Linux Action News 113Jul 8, 2019 36:00
Description: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.
Linux Action News 112Jun 30, 2019 34:03
Description: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.
Linux Action News 111Jun 24, 2019 26:24
Description: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.
Linux Action News 110Jun 17, 2019 31:45
Description: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".
Linux Action News 109Jun 10, 2019 34:59
Description: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.
Linux Action News 108Jun 3, 2019 21:19
Description: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.
Linux Action News 107May 27, 2019 31:32
Description: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.
Linux Action News 106May 20, 2019 29:14
Description: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.
Linux Action News 105May 13, 2019 31:31
Description: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.
Linux Action News 104May 6, 2019 35:12
Description: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.
Linux Action News 103Apr 28, 2019 20:27
Description: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.
Linux Action News 102Apr 22, 2019 26:29
Description: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.
Linux Action News 101Apr 15, 2019 29:36
Description: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.
Linux Action News 100Apr 8, 2019 27:07
Description: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.
Linux Action News 99Apr 1, 2019 23:00
Description: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!
Linux Action News 98Mar 25, 2019 24:20
Description: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.
Linux Action News 97Mar 18, 2019 31:24
Description: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!
Linux Action News 96Mar 11, 2019 23:31
Description: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.
Linux Action News 95Mar 4, 2019 29:01
Description: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.
Linux Action News 94Feb 25, 2019 27:52
Description: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.
Linux Action News 93Feb 18, 2019 30:36
Description: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.
Linux Action News 92Feb 11, 2019 29:34
Description: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.
Linux Action News 91Feb 4, 2019 27:38
Description: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.
Linux Action News 90Jan 28, 2019 33:11
Description: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.
Linux Action News 89Jan 21, 2019 30:25
Description: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.
Linux Action News 88Jan 14, 2019 26:39
Description: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.
Linux Action News 87Jan 6, 2019 29:21
Description: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!
Linux Action News 86Dec 30, 2018 26:25
Description: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!
Linux Action News 85Dec 23, 2018 36:08
Description: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.
Linux Action News 84Dec 17, 2018 18:28
Description: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.
Linux Action News 83Dec 10, 2018 24:59
Description: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.
Linux Action News 82Dec 3, 2018 30:10
Description: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.
Linux Action News 81Nov 26, 2018 27:46
Description: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.
Linux Action News 80Nov 19, 2018 31:33
Description: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.
Linux Action News 79Nov 12, 2018 30:34
Description: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!
Linux Action News 78Nov 5, 2018 25:28
Description: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.
Linux Action News 77Oct 28, 2018 24:47
Description: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.
Linux Action News 76Oct 21, 2018 31:05
Description: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.
Linux Action News 75Oct 15, 2018 34:33
Description: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.
Episode 74: Linux Action News 74Oct 8, 2018 21:47
Description: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.
Linux Action News 73Sep 30, 2018 24:57
Description: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.
Linux Action News 72Sep 23, 2018 25:47
Description: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.
Linux Action News 71Sep 17, 2018 20:41
Description: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.
Linux Action News 70Sep 9, 2018 25:00
Description: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.
Linux Action News 69Sep 3, 2018 22:29
Description: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.
Linux Action News 68Aug 26, 2018 25:26
Description: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.
Linux Action News 67Aug 20, 2018 16:29
Description: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.
Linux Action News 66Aug 13, 2018 26:53
Description: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.
Linux Action News 65Aug 5, 2018 17:35
Description: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.
Linux Action News 64Jul 30, 2018 27:08
Description: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.
Linux Action News 63Jul 23, 2018 37:00
Description: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.
Linux Action News 62Jul 16, 2018 31:14
Description: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.
Linux Action News 61Jul 9, 2018 23:11
Description: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?
Linux Action News 60Jul 2, 2018 34:11
Description: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.
Linux Action News 59Jun 25, 2018 30:04
Description: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.
Linux Action News 58Jun 17, 2018 27:49
Description: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.
Linux Action News 57Jun 10, 2018 27:15
Description: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.
Linux Action News 56Jun 3, 2018 31:01
Description: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.
Linux Action News 55May 27, 2018 24:17
Description: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.
Linux Action News 54May 20, 2018 22:22
Description: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.
Linux Action News 53May 13, 2018 29:02
Description: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.
Linux Action News 52May 6, 2018 33:21
Description:Fedora fights for the user, Ubuntu Flavours draw the line, and why we're worried small distributions are starting to collapse.
Linux Action News 51Apr 29, 2018 25:38
Description: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.
Linux Action News 50Apr 22, 2018 32:14
Description: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 49Apr 15, 2018 28:34
Description: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.
Linux Action News 48Apr 8, 2018 22:54
Description: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.
Linux Action News 47Apr 1, 2018 28:39
Description: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 46Mar 25, 2018 29:11
Description: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 45Mar 18, 2018 25:56
Description: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.
Linux Action News 44Mar 11, 2018 21:14
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
Linux Action News 44Mar 11, 2018 21:11
Description: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.
Linux Action News 43Mar 5, 2018 23:26
Description: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.
Linux Action News 43Mar 4, 2018 23:25
Description: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.
Linux Action News 42Feb 26, 2018 20:48
Description:Open Source salvation from Android and iOS gets closer this week, an update on Ubuntu's metrics collection & huge news for Signal and RISC-V Linux fans.
Linux Action News 42Feb 25, 2018 20:47
Description: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 41Feb 19, 2018 32:12
A famous Solaris tool comes to Linux, Firefox is baking in ads & Google wants to take over the web with AMP.
Plus Ubuntu's plans to collect user metrics, the Linux on Galaxy survey & Plasma desktop on a Nintendo Switch.
Linux Action News 41Feb 18, 2018 32:11
Description: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.
Linux Action News 40Feb 12, 2018 30:58
It's week of major project releases, elementary OS gears up for some contested changes & Mozilla has a solution for the world's IoT mess.
Plus fail0verflow gets Linux on the Nintendo Switch & our favorite new features of VLC 3.0.
Linux Action News 40Feb 11, 2018 30:57
Description: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.
Linux Action News 39Feb 5, 2018 30:58
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 & the FSF receives a large Bitcoin donation.
Linux Action News 39Feb 3, 2018 30:57
Description: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.
Linux Action News 38Jan 29, 2018 34:34
Ubuntu is switching back to Xorg, Linus calls out Intel & are the BSDs dying?
Plus how you can start testing Plasma Mobile, Purism aims for convergence & Mycroft is back!
Linux Action News 38Jan 28, 2018 34:33
Description: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 37Jan 22, 2018 24:34
Description:A major open source milestone, some OnePlus users compromised, Google switches to Debian & we have Spectre and Meltdown updates. Plus what happened to NHoS & more!
Linux Action News 37Jan 21, 2018 24:33
Description: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!
Linux Action News 36Jan 15, 2018 24:02
Barcelona is switching to FOSS the right way, Nextcloud launches peer-to-peer encrypted video calls, big changes are coming to Google's AMP & why the BSD camp is laughing at Linux this week.
Plus Fedora's new "primary architecture", Ubuntu 17.10 is back & more!
Linux Action News 36Jan 14, 2018 24:01
Description: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.
Linux Action News 35Jan 8, 2018 27:55
We start with good news, fun speculation & an open source success story. Then we get into Meltdown and Spectre.
Plus we follow up on the lawsuit that could split the community & then we eat some Bitcoin humble pie.
Linux Action News 35Jan 7, 2018 27:54
Description: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.
Linux Action News 34Jan 1, 2018 31:56
Our top 4 predictions for Linux in 2018 & then we shift gears and give you the top 6 things we hope just might happen.
Plus we put hard numbers on the highs & lows of Bitcoin during 2018.
Linux Action News 33Dec 25, 2017 27:58
Description:Chris and Joe look back at the big news stories of 2017, some notable trends, the changes that impacted Desktop Linux users & the topics that dominated the community discussion.
Linux Action News 34Dec 19, 2017 31:55
Description: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.
Linux Action News 33Dec 19, 2017 27:57
Description: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 32Dec 18, 2017 27:23
Mozilla violates users' trust, Amazon has a new Linux, OpenSSH is coming to Windows & Intel blocks disabling of the Management Engine.
Plus an update on the Conservancy's fight with the Software Freedom Law Center & more.
Linux Action News 32Dec 17, 2017 27:22
Description: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 31Dec 11, 2017 24:56
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.
Linux Action News 31Dec 10, 2017 24:55
Description: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.
Linux Action News 30Dec 4, 2017 35:08
Bitcoin breaks $10k & 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 & Mozilla has a new open source project.
Plus Jolla gets in on the blockchain hype & we clarify the Linux LTS situation.
Linux Action News 30Dec 3, 2017 35:07
Description: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.
Linux Action News 29Nov 27, 2017 1:17:31
Android tracking more invasive than previously known, Ubuntu wants your ideas for Mir & 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 & more!
Linux Action News 29Nov 26, 2017 23:57
Description: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!
Linux Action News 28Nov 20, 2017 27:15
Description:Fedora goes modular, Firefox makes a quantum leap & a Linux classic makes a come back. Plus a big moment for the Kernel, Red Hat goes ARM & OpenPlus has a backdoor with a twist.
Linux Action News 28Nov 19, 2017 27:14
Description: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 27Nov 13, 2017 30:06
New details show Linux on Galaxy phones further along than expected, Bitcoin's bad week explained & CrossOver enables Windows apps, on ChromeOS.
Plus Canonical puts out a call for help, Munich votes to return to Windows & Steam on Linux turns 5.
Linux Action News 27Nov 11, 2017 30:05
Description: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.
Linux Action News 26Nov 6, 2017 23:36
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 & Canonical joins the Gnome Advisory Board.
Plus a new report claims every Bitcoin transaction uses as much energy as your house in a week & two legal matters that may have long-term impacts on the Linux community.
Linux Action News 26Nov 5, 2017 23:35
Description: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.
Linux Action News 25Oct 30, 2017 26:30
Description: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 25Oct 28, 2017 26:29
Description: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 24Oct 23, 2017 33:39
The Linux desktop on Samsung phones, Intel ME disabled on Purism laptops, big Kernel news & Ubuntu 17.10 is out.
Plus our brief thoughts on the new Ubuntu release, its various flavors, an important milestone & the larger Open Source story.
Linux Action News 24Oct 22, 2017 33:38
Description: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.
Linux Action News 23Oct 16, 2017 24:41
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!
Linux Action News 23Oct 14, 2017 24:40
Description: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!
Linux Action News 22Oct 9, 2017 32:36
Google's new hardware fails to impress, Sailfish X becomes a reality & 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 & ChromeOS gets a grownup Linux feature.
Linux Action News 22Oct 7, 2017 32:35
Description: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.
Linux Action News 21Oct 2, 2017 24:33
Atari has a Linux powered console, some brief Ubuntu updates & the biggest Kernel news in years.
Then we consider the recent smattering of opinion pieces on Microsoft's commitment to Open Source.
Linux Action News 21Oct 1, 2017 24:32
Description: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.
Linux Action News 20Sep 25, 2017 24:55
Description: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 & Red Hat expands their Patent promise.
Linux Action News 20Sep 24, 2017 24:54
Description: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.
Linux Action News 19Sep 18, 2017 26:40
Gnome users have something to celebrate, Purism and KDE are working together & Manjaro has some hardware.
Plus why we're not too worried about BlueBourne, the fight for public money to fund public code & a new power tool for Firefox users.
Linux Action News 19Sep 16, 2017 26:39
Description: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.
Linux Action News 18Sep 11, 2017 25:40
Why AsteroidOS on your wrist is worth watching, what Project Treble means for future custom ROMs, Debian's Docker dominance & why China might shut down Bitcoin exchanges.
Plus how NGINX plans to make big money, Mozilla wants to reinvent online comments & more.
Linux Action News 18Sep 10, 2017 25:39
Description: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.
Linux Action News 17Sep 4, 2017 25:57
Description:An Ubuntu developer event is happening soon, 17.10 Beta 1 has dropped for most of the flavors, 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.
Linux Action News 17Sep 3, 2017 25:57
Description: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.
Linux Action News 16Aug 28, 2017 26:52
New Linux hardware, Purism's Librem 5 & 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 & SUSE pretends not to be upset about it.
Linux Action News 16Aug 27, 2017 26:52
Description: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.
Linux Action News 15Aug 21, 2017 24:16
A big batch of Debian updates, Gnome turns 20, Joe's report from OggCamp, the Solus trifecta, encrypted ZFS comes to Linux finally & Bitcoin is forking, again.
Plus some thoughts on tiny Linux computers, the Linage survey & more.
Linux Action News 15Aug 20, 2017 24:16
Description: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.
Linux Action News 14Aug 14, 2017 31:36
Flatpak and snap get the Solus boost, Ubuntu's community is getting a remake & development on Ubuntu 17.10 has taken an interesting turn.
Plus more good news for Firefox users & why Google's "streaming OS updates" could be great for the Android ROM community.
Linux Action News 14Aug 12, 2017 31:36
Description: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.
Linux Action News 13Aug 7, 2017 29:16
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 & Red Hat gives up on Btrfs.
Plus Amazon accuses BLU of spying on Android users & more!
Linux Action News 13Aug 6, 2017 29:15
Description: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!
Linux Action News 12Jul 31, 2017 31:34
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's updates us on Project Common Voice.
Linux Action News 12Jul 29, 2017 31:33
Description: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.
Linux Action News 11Jul 24, 2017 30:13
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!
Linux Action News 11Jul 22, 2017 30:12
Description: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!
Linux Action News 10Jul 17, 2017 30:33
Description: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 & Beaker is a new browser that promises a truly decentralized web.
Linux Action News 10Jul 15, 2017 30:32
Description: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.
Linux Action News 9Jul 10, 2017 28:32
Description:New data gives us insight into recent bold moves by Linux hardware vendors Tuxedo & System76, Endless OS takes big steps to get closer to upstream, Mycroft's first major public appearances goes hilariously bad & Mozilla's plans to tame IoT.
Linux Action News 9Jul 9, 2017 28:31
Description: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.
Linux Action News 8Jul 3, 2017 25:02
SUSE hits the Windows Store and we finally get some important classifications, System76 announces Pop!_OS and we do a deep analysis & why Mir is back with a plan to support Wayland.
Plus Debian warns of Hyper Threading issues; and of course a bit more.
Linux Action News 8Jul 2, 2017 25:01
Description: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.
Linux Action News 7Jun 26, 2017 24:50
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!
Linux Action News 7Jun 25, 2017 24:49
Description: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!
Linux Action News 6Jun 19, 2017 30:42
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.
Linux Action News 6Jun 18, 2017 30:41
Description: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.
Linux Action News 5Jun 12, 2017 26:44
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 a LXQt confession.
Linux Action News 5Jun 11, 2017 26:44
Description: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.
No Privacy Compromise Home Automation | Linux Action Special 2Jun 10, 2017 18:46
Description:Home Assistant, an open-source home automation platform that runs on Linux. Today I chat with Paulus Schoutsen, the founder of the project to learn what this project can do, where it's going & how it stacks up to competition like the Amazon Echo.
Linux Action News 4Jun 5, 2017 34:42
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 & Google Pixel.
This is is an episode about playing to your strengths & taking over markets.
Linux Action News 4Jun 4, 2017 34:42
Description: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.
Linux Action News 3May 29, 2017 41:42
Description:NextCloud goes global, Devuan hits one, Solus keeps expanding, Firefox is trying, but Chrome has won, more progress on Coreboot & more!
Linux Action News 3May 28, 2017 41:42
Description:NextCloud goes global, Devuan hits one, Solus keeps expanding, Firefox is trying, but Chrome has won. And more progress on Coreboot.
Linux Action News 2May 22, 2017 36:58
Ubuntu's Gnome plans start to form & they want your input. The Linux subsystem is coming to Windows Server & Mycroft is finally ready to ship.
Plus the Tizen surprise, elementary OS' pay-what-you-want AppCenter & what's new Android O.
Linux Action News 2May 21, 2017 36:58
Description: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.
Loki's New AppCenter | Linux Action SpecialMay 19, 2017 24:06
Description:Daniel Foré, elementary OS founder, joins Chris to chat about their new update to Loki, their pay what you want AppCenter, what the end of Unity means for them, and the future of the project.
Linux Action News 1May 15, 2017 32:41
Canonical IPO is a go, Microsoft brings more Linux to Windows, OpenWRT and LEDE agree on Linux-for-routers peace plan, and 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.
Linux Action News 1May 14, 2017 32:41
Description: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.
For the LAS Time | LAS 468May 9, 2017 59:58
Description:The big trends, favorite moments, audience questions & more, all live from the floor of LinuxFest Northwest 2017. It’s the final episode of the Linux Action Show!
Linux Action News 00May 5, 2017 30:21
Description: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_nexus_phones/) Full MP3 Support Being Added To Fedora Linux - Phoronix (http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Full-MP3-Support-In-Fedora)
Second to LAS | LAS 467May 1, 2017 1:34:40
With just one episode left we discuss the Mac threat, how script kiddies can use Linux to hack your password & why you might want to wait for Linux 4.12.
Plus news, picks of the week & more!
Adopt-a-Dongle | LAS 466Apr 24, 2017 1:21:02
It's a tale of woes & wins in a Linux laptop showdown, from $200 to $10,000 we report back on the limits of mobile productivity.
The human side of Unity’s death, the Linux kernel feature Chris has been waiting years for, picks, feedback & more!
Dell’s Secret Sauce | LAS 465Apr 18, 2017 17:37
We didn’t go all the way to Texas for just one episode, it's a very special edition this week. We wanted to share some of the great stories, Linux memories & impressive hardware.
Plus the unexpected change behind the scenes that Linux is pushing at Dell!
Our Trip to Dell | LAS 464Apr 10, 2017 55:28
Is Dell's new hardware a sign of serious commitment to Linux or a large company’s hedge against market changes? We go inside Dell, get exclusive access to the teams & people behind many of Dell’s products that run Linux & find out.
Plus we discuss Ubuntu dropping Unity for Gnome, Lightworks’ latest release & more!
Dubstep Allan | LAS 463Apr 2, 2017 1:12:00
We start this week covering the latest news about Red Hat’s record profits, some new changes coming video editing & audio sampling under linux & Apple releasing their new APFS file system
Then Noah reveals the real reason behind LAS ending, we cover your feedback & much more!
The Final Countdown | LAS 462Mar 27, 2017 1:39:23
Description:We start with the week’s news, then announce what’s next for the Linux Action Show, our Texas sized adventure coming up & new shows coming soon!
#SaveLAS | LAS 461Mar 19, 2017 1:31:17
Description:Behind the curtain of SCaLE 15x, news of the week, picks & we announce the future of the Linux Action Show.
NextCloud's Can of Worms | LAS 460Mar 13, 2017 1:38:09
NextCloud founder Frank Karlitschek joins us to discuss the recent remote version checking initiative of private NextCloud instances, the controversial notifications sent by ISPs to users found to be running out of date NextCloud instances & the larger security problems facing all open source projects like NextCloud.
Plus why Chromebook usage surging past Linux in the last year is a good thing, picks, news of the week & more!
Live from SCaLE 15x | LAS 459Mar 6, 2017 1:28:28
Description:From the floor of 2017’s Southern California Linux Expo aka SCALE 15x, we give you interviews & our impressions of the event. Plus news of the week, picks & more!
Noah's Radio Hack | LAS 458Feb 27, 2017 57:20
Noah’s built an audio stream recording monster & he’ll share it’s inner workings.
Plus Firefox’s big upgrade, the puzzling Android problem & some very spooky Fedora news!
XPS 13 Review | LAS 457Feb 19, 2017 1:02:27
Our take on Dell’s latest Linux powered Sputnik laptop. Find out why this laptop might be your future work horse & why it’s called a developer edition.
Plus rumors that suggest Valve is abandoning Steam Machines, Munich’s Linux blunder & much more!
Inside the Plasma Dev Den | LAS 456Feb 13, 2017 1:28:07
Jonathan Riddell & the Plasma Desktop team join us for a chat. From Neon user stats to Plasma on IoT, we get the scoop on the latest KDE & Plasma desktop developments live from their development Sprint.
Plus Elementary OS founder Daniel Fore joins to discuss their Pay for what you want App store fundraiser & more!
Low Cost Linux Challenge | LAS 455Feb 6, 2017 1:01:33
How inexpensive can a Linux system get & still be considered useable? We experiment with a low-end laptop & desktop, report back on the compromises you might be surprised you don’t have to make.
Plus news, picks, your emails & more!
Noah's IPSEC Adventure | LAS 454Jan 30, 2017 1:16:52
How Noah uses IPsec to set up secure network traffic. The law that might open up hardware to hobbyist & we narrow down the options for bulletproof Linux.
Plus the picks, news & more!
Ghost of Predictions Past | LAS 453Jan 23, 2017 1:29:11
Description:We own up to our top 14 predictions for 2016, discuss a major software update, start to discuss building a bulletproof Linux install & more!
Taking Linux To Heart | LAS 452Jan 16, 2017 1:09:30
We get a first hand take on how Linux & Open Source could be revolutionizing the backend of healthcare.
Plus a look at the ZeroPhone, Dell’s new Linux hardware, we ask you some questions & answer a few of yours.
Mac's Exodus of 2017 | LAS 451Jan 9, 2017 1:35:17
What’s happening in 2017, before it happens. It’s our annual predictions episode, Chris & Noah surprise each other with their futurecasting.
Plus why Ubuntu Phone is going on a hiatus of sorts, Neon puts KDE in a Container & much more!
Winter Solus Review | LAS 450Jan 2, 2017 1:25:10
Solus might just be the distribution to watch in 2017. Every intention & tweak coming together to create something unique in Linux land. Noah & Chris take two very different views of this important up & coming distro.
Plus the big news of the week, picks, emails & more!
Forward Momentum | LAS 449Dec 26, 2016 3:04:26
This week, while the guys are away on holiday, we take a look back and see just how much Linux has progressed into new areas over the course of 2016 & also some of the spots where it may have stumbled a bit.
Get settled in with your eggnog & hot cocoa because it's gonna be a BIG SHOW!
High on NextCloud | LAS 448Dec 19, 2016 1:33:06
Description:We chat with Joss from NextCloud about two factor, crazy performance improvements, the OwnCloud hangover, setting up your ultimate Dropbox and Google Docs replacements & more!
Linux Light Show | LAS 447Dec 12, 2016 1:08:42
It’s a holiday miracle, a fully computer controlled automated light display without the cloud. It’s also a great excuse to troll Chris about Linux video editing.
Plus news, picks & more!
Distro Engagement | LAS 446Dec 5, 2016 1:51:07
How do you pick the best Linux distribution for you? This week we reflect on one of the most critical questions before you switch to Linux.
Plus Canonical says their taking a stand against unofficial Ubuntu images, a Mycroft update & your Linux questions!
Hats Off to Wayland | LAS 445Nov 28, 2016 1:38:43
Fedora 25 ships with Wayland by default, the latest Gnome & the promise of upgradeability.
We test upgrade a Fedora 24 workstation with Gnome customizations, third party repos & some history. We capture and share the failures and successes.
Plus the bigger problems the Tor phone raises, the docking station that could make convergence real & more!
This Old Linux RV | LAS 444Nov 21, 2016 1:12:16
Linux server installs sometimes don’t go as planned. We take you through the hardware modifications we made to install Chris’ new NAS in Lady Jupiter (his RV).
Plus are we faking it about Microsoft joining the Linux Foundation?
Qnap's Thick NAS | LAS 443Nov 14, 2016 1:11:01
Chris gets a big surprise when he learns the features of the QNAP NAS review unit.
Plus is Linux really seeing a wave of MacBook switchers? The future of Vulkan and VR under Linux, solving IoT’s security woes & more!
Noah Switches to Arch | LAS 442Nov 7, 2016 1:27:15
Ubuntu fails Noah during a critical moment & it’s the final straw. Noah takes us along as he switches his systems over to Arch.
Plus why you might want to think twice about LessPass & is the $4 Linux computer legit?
Slaying the Arch Zombie | LAS 441Oct 31, 2016 1:03:36
What happens if you fail to update your home Arch server for two years? Chris finds out the hard way & is forced to replace it with OpenMediaVault. We take you on the scene, and share the hard lessons learned!
Plus some big Firefox news, an update on Pirate Kodi boxes & the Lenovo egg.
Livepatch Your CoW | LAS 440Oct 24, 2016 1:33:51
Canonical’s Dustin Kirkland’s Beard tell us about their new Livepatch service, we discuss Dirty COW the “Most serious” Linux privilege-escalation bug ever, explain what a CRM is & what great open source solutions are available.
Plus some much discussed feedback, our picks & more!
All Aboard Ubuntu 16.10 | LAS 439Oct 17, 2016 1:26:59
Has Ubuntu fallen behind, or setting a new bar of refinement? We load up our hardware with Ubuntu 16.10, walk away with some big surprises & two totally different experiences.
Plus KDE celebrates 20 years in a way only open source can, real VR gets demoed on Linux, the big BSD news & more!
Plasma 5.8 Shines Bright | LAS 438Oct 10, 2016 1:29:33
Plasma 5.8 marks a major milestone in the project's history & one that deserves a complete review.
Plus we discuss the continued Fedora 24 issues, another take on Kodi box privacy, our picks & much more!
Software Defined Networking | LAS 437Oct 3, 2016 1:31:07
What is Software Defined Networking (SDL) & why is it a major focus for The Linux Foundation? We visit the OpenDayLight Summit & discover how the open source philosophy applied to networking is transforming an industry.
Plus the big Kodi crackdown in the UK, Purism want’s to build a Librem Phone, our picks, feedback & more!
OpenMediaVault vs FreeNAS | LAS 436Sep 26, 2016 1:39:00
Two long-time FreeNAS users test the Debian-based OpenMediaVault, we share our favorite features FreeNAS doesn’t have, where FreeNAS still pulls ahead, standout features of version 3 over version 2 & why we think the project has a very bright future.
Plus Lenovo & Intel feed Linux users another shit sandwich, take a look at Greyhole & chat up the new desktop releases.
Noah Builds A Linux Ark | LAS 435Sep 19, 2016 1:09:04
A new Linux build is nigh & Noah takes us through his new PC built for a specific task.
Plus we try out Android N x86, get impressed by new Linux software releases, ponder what would happen if unbreakable encryption were made illegal & more!
Looking At Loki | LAS 434Sep 12, 2016 1:28:35
We review the new Loki release from elementary OS. One of the most unique distributions, that’s often misunderstood. But how does it hold up for advanced Linux users? Tune in to find out!
We argue about the true value of Let's Encrypt, celebrate the 10 millionth Raspberry Pi & more!
Linux Gets Schooled | LAS 433Sep 5, 2016 1:16:14
We hit the road and convert a middle school to Linux, join us as we dig into their initial deployments & successes.
Plus why we think the punishment for the kernel.org “hacker” is extreme, the Linux “trojan” that’s really a Drupal flaw, the big news from our BSD friends & more!
IoT and Chill | LAS 432Aug 29, 2016 1:51:22
Description:Ryan Sipes stops by to share his big news & debate the value and control Linux users can get from the much hyped Internet of Things. Plus we drool over the specs of a new Linux rig, break down the war against Linus, get impressed by Nextcloud 10 & more!
Throwback Thursday… On Sunday! | LAS 431Aug 22, 2016 1:38:43
We follow up on many of the projects, distros & gadgets we’ve reviewed recently & tell you where things stand now that we’ve been using them for a while. We report back to you with a series of mini-review follow ups!
Plus the big “Linux Malware” threat that’s basically hype, hosting your own YouTube, Google Building a new OS & more!
Bringing Linux to the Surface | LAS 430Aug 15, 2016 1:23:53
We try out Linux on the Microsoft Surface Pro & the results were much better than we expected. We share this odd journey towards the perfect laptop…. Or Tablet…
Plus the major security flaw in the Linux Kernel, the btrfs project recommends you use ZFS, Red Hat is hiring to make Linux run better on laptops & more!
Fear and Linux in Las Vegas | LAS 429Aug 8, 2016 1:36:10
Noah’s back from Defcon! He shares his experience at this infamous conference, his Linux in the wild sightings & his surprising takeaway.
Plus Btrfs’ RAID 5/6 code has been found “unsafe”, the FossHub compromise, an Internet of Things failure that struck close to home & more!
Android TV Showdown! | LAS 428Aug 1, 2016 1:49:43
We compare two very compelling boxes side by side & discover the advantages of Android as our HTPC. As two long time Linux users we were surprised & a little horrified. We share our strange journey to this place & why we are staying.
Plus we discuss the impact that free Windows 10 had on Linux, Microsoft’s lost opportunity & geek out over Noah’s cool new hardware.
Unspecified Video Error | LAS 427Jul 25, 2016 1:32:25
This week we share a big project that blew up in our face, the technical speed bumps we faced & the ultimate goal to accomplish something a Mac could never do.
Plus the big snap sprint that might just push the format over the edge, a quick look at Korora 24 & more!
Mint 18: Convenience Over Security | LAS 426Jul 18, 2016 2:01:57
We review Linux Mint 18 & our experience turns out to be a roller coaster ride from impressed glee to cautious concern. We’ve never felt more conflicted over a version of Linux Mint.
Plus we discuss the Ubuntu Forum hack, a Fedora bug that’s bricking some laptops & why we just can’t quit FreeNAS.
Remotely Helpful | LAS 425Jul 11, 2016 1:16:17
Description:This week we take a look at what Noah's using at Altispeed to provide remote assistance to his clients. We ponder over what Microsoft might have planned for Skype on Linux, cover why Android's full disk encryption might not be as secure as you think, Mycroft's collaboration with Canonical, the picks, your feedback & more!
All By My SELF | LAS 424Jul 4, 2016 1:22:27
Description:We go back in time and take a look at what you missed at SELF 2016. Plus we're 1% closer to the Linux Desktop, why Evernote sucks & more!
Fedora 24: Tokyo Drift | LAS 423Jun 27, 2016 1:33:46
Fedora 24 is both a delight & simply frustrating at the same time. We share our experiences with one of the most highly anticipated Fedora releases.
Plus Canonical makes good on the code, a big hole in Linux & more!
A Bearded Thinkpad | LAS 422Jun 20, 2016 1:37:15
We review the ThinkPad x260 with Linux & compare it to the XPS 13.
Then we discuss Snaps, AppImage, Flatpak & the Universal Package war that’s brewing, what the major downsides are & why we think this concept of universal Linux apps is not going away.
Plus our picks of the week, a laptop giveaway & more!
The 10th Anniversary | LAS 421Jun 13, 2016 1:35:50
A special celebration of 10 years of the Linux Action Show. We drop the format & have fun on a couple of projects we’ve really been wanting to share with you.
How a nonprofit ISP built on tops of trees running Linux, with impressive engineering & custom code connected an entire community to the Internet.
Then a special project that celebrates 10 years of Linux, our show & more!
Jumping to the Nextcloud | LAS 420Jun 6, 2016 1:34:16
Frank & Jos of Nextcloud join us to discuss their fork of ownCloud, some of the history behind the fork, the reaction by ownCloud, & what they plan to do differently this time around.
Plus we debate if Valve’s Steam Machines are a bust, a bit more on Oracle vs Google & much more!
13 Inches of Freedom | LAS 419May 30, 2016 1:51:34
Purism has sent us the Librem 13 for review, does a laptop designed to protect your digital life make a good Linux workstation? With physical kill switches, and a well built aluminum housing, we answer if this could be your next ultimate Linux laptop.
Plus why were not so excited about Google’s recent win against Oracle, new features coming to Linux, what the heck is going on at OwnCloud & more!
Virtualization Revelation | LAS 418May 23, 2016 1:37:53
We share our early experiences with virtualization, then show you how Linux’s built-in enterprise grade virtualization curb stomps some commercial options. The discussion wraps up with examples of awesome hardware passthrough, and the major shift Linux has made possible.
PLUS: Chromebooks outsell Macs, the sad story of an important project fading away, the big choice facing Fedora & more!
Penguin Powered Production | LAS 417May 16, 2016 2:08:09
We go behind the scenes & give you details on our new Linux rig builds, using OBS to stream to multiple services, the hard lessons we learned & our Linux powered production pipeline. After our year long skunkworks project this episode is living proof of how for media production under Linux has come.
Plus now we can all say ZFS is officially on Linux, Intel’s plans to make up for their Linux Skylake screw up, Ubuntu gets some snaps, Fedora “attempts” H.264 support, some games worth your time & more!
Getting Inside the Oryx Pro | LAS 416May 9, 2016 1:47:37
The Oryx Pro from System76 claims to be a desktop replacement, with a lot of expandability & a ton of compute power. But do the specs & features match the price? We review one of the most potentially promising laptops built for Linux yet.
If you could only buy one machine, should this be it? Tune in to find out!
Plus is Linux Mint rushing into a collapse? We get really excited about the Pyra and you might too, big updates on the Linux desktop & more!
Linux Switch Competition | LAS 415May 2, 2016 1:03:25
Description:Noah & Emma set out to switch as many users to Linux as possible. Our team documents their competition to switch the most people to Linux within two hours in the Pacific Northwest!
LinuxFest Northwest 2016 | LAS 414Apr 25, 2016 1:23:01
Description:Our biggest live event yet, from the floor of LinuxFest Northwest 2016. We chat about the future of Linux desktop software, old friends from the past stop by & the switch competition is on!
Ubuntu 16.04: From Warty to Wimpy | LAS 413Apr 18, 2016 1:43:21
We review Ubuntu 16.04 & it’s various flavors. We discuss the new features that make this one of the most important Ubuntu releases in years & debate the major challenges that modern distributions have solved, that Ubuntu still struggles with.
Plus the latest stats show Ubuntu dominating where it counts, how Red Hat is making all that money, Linux in ALL the places, our weekly picks & more!
Noah Delivers Linux | LAS 412Apr 11, 2016 1:19:35
It started with speaking about Open Source. Were you thinking the Emma vs Noah showdown wasn't worth making it out? Do you have doubts that Noah can switch your friends & family? Take a trip with us & see for yourself what it takes to convert Mac & Windows users to Linux!
We dive in & spend an evening with the Sandbagger crew switching their whole house to Linux, then they talk about how they're going to switch the class they're teaching next semester!
Plus Linus’ hopes for the Linux desktop, setting up a network wide ad blocker using Pi-Hole & more!
Windows Gets Bash-ed | LAS 411Apr 4, 2016 1:32:17
Microsoft & Ubuntu working together to bring you Bash & the Ubuntu userland on Windows 10. Is this the ultimate Win for Linux? Or is this Embrace, Extend, Extinguish at its finest? We share our thoughts on this historic announcement.
Plus Red Hat wants to save you some money, TP-Link bans OSS firmwares, Edubuntu calls it quits, our new favorite note taking app for Linux & more!
Floating on ownCloud 9 | LAS 410Mar 28, 2016 1:31:45
We risk it all and toss our data into the new ownCloud 9 to give you our review. Find out about using ownCloud as an Evernote killer, Federated servers & the long-term commitment you're making as an ownCloud user.
Plus Red Hat’s big news, the new Gnome & things go to the next level in our upcoming switch competition.
What Is KDE Neon? | LAS 409Mar 21, 2016 1:29:32
Description:Jonathan Riddell joins us to discuss the KDE Neon project, the latest & greatest of KDE community software packaged on a rock-solid base. We kick the tires and give you our first impressions. Is this finally the Plasma Desktop just the way we’ve always wanted it?
Making Music with Linux | LAS 408Mar 14, 2016 1:29:17
What’s the best software under Linux to create music? We answer that & the best hardware that work together. We have something for the musician to casual hardware geek, we cover the dark art of creating music under Linux as we go inside Noah’s music studio and see what he uses.
Plus we chat with ownCloud’s Community Manager about the new features in version 9, our thoughts on Microsoft’s SQL for Linux announcement & more!
3rd Slice of Pi with Extra Mycroft | LAS 407Mar 7, 2016 1:38:49
In special Rasberry Pi 3 edition of the show we look at the new hardware, review & chat with Mycroft CTO Ryan Sipes on how important the Raspberry Pi is for development of their open artificial intelligence platform & get the latest news.
Plus replacing Spotify on Linux, the new Microsoft lock-in, our hosts face a moral quandary & more!
Entroware Apollo: Linux Macbook Killer | LAS 406Feb 29, 2016 2:02:00
Has Entroware built the ultimate 13 inch Linux laptop? We put their Apollo through our battery of tests & review this good looking Skylake powered Linux portable.
Plus Microsoft buys the folks behind Mono, Canonical might have a ZFS fight on their hands & more!
The High Price of Purism | LAS 405Feb 22, 2016 2:11:40
Is the Librem 15 the ultimate Linux laptop? We review Purism’s Librem 15 laptop, crowd funded and pitched as “the first high-end laptop in the world that ships without mystery software in the kernel, operating system, or any software applications.” Does it live up to the promise? Have we found the true Linux powered MacBook killer?
Plus Linux Mint gets attacked, Ubuntu Touch on hardware you really want, why real ZFS support on Linux is near….
How Not to Install Discourse | LAS 404Feb 15, 2016 1:54:27
This week we talk about how you can have a working web forum in 10 minutes or less & all open source! Last week we talked about team collaboration software, but what about when you need a wider approach?
In the news we talk about an open source router; Russia dumping Windows, more updates to video editing on Linux, a super special live unboxing & more!
Rocket Chat & Mattermost Cut the Slack | LAS 403Feb 8, 2016 1:46:10
Teams collaborating over Slack is the new hot trend sweeping many open source projects, communities & others. We compare Rocket.Chat, Mattermost & Slack. See which best protects your privacy & makes it easier than ever to work with a group of people. Don’t hate, collaborate with this week’s episode!
Plus all the details on the announced Ubuntu Tablet, the Keybase filesystem & more!
The Stories of SCALE14x | LAS 402Feb 1, 2016 2:18:45
We share our best stories from 2016’s SCALE14x. From the highlights to the bar fights we talk about what it's like to attend one of the largest community driven Linux events in the world.
Plus the Linux Trojan that’s snapping screenshots & recording audio, Linux Mint is building their own X-Apps, your live calls & more!
Pre SCaLE LAS | LAS 401Jan 25, 2016
Description:In this special episode of LAS, we go off the rails as we buckle down & prep for our visit to SCaLE live on the air! Plus picks, your feedback & more!
LAS 400 Phones Home | LAS 400Jan 16, 2016 1:29:10
We celebrate 400 episodes of the Linux Action Show, show you how easy it is to setup your own free phone system, never flash another USB stick again & the big Ubuntu rumors.
Plus the openSSH bug you need to patch, the Steam Link SDK, Gnome 3 changes & more!
2016 Linux Wish List | LAS 399Jan 11, 2016 2:28:37
What if your humble hosts could have there way? A wave of their magic wands, whatever they want changed in Linux Land in 2016 would just happen? We spend sometime this week fantasizing about all things we wish would happen this year to make Linux better.
Plus the welcome change in Ubuntu 16.04, Firefox OS finds new life, desktop picks that changed our lives & more!
Consulting the Oracle for 2016 | LAS 398Jan 4, 2016 2:02:24
We make our annual predictions for the land of Linux in 2016, Google drops the openJDK bomb & we pay tribute to Ian Murdock.
Plus we announce our SCaLE 14x plans, some changes to the show & more!
Big Moments From 2015 | LAS 397Dec 28, 2015 1:31:15
Some of our very favorite moments from 2015. Witness as Chris attempts to slam a whole bunch of big show into one big show.
Our favorite interview, our biggest rant & our most popular howto. Plus a look back at classic on-location moments from the year.
Let's Encrypt: A New Hope | LAS 396Dec 21, 2015 1:06:25
Inspired by the Let’s Encrypt project, we break down the basics of SSL & how easy it is to set up on your Linux box now.
Plus hacking GRUB by hitting backspace 28 times, the Linux Foundation wants the Blockchain, without the Bitcoin and their bedfellows are concerning, the steady steps towards cross distro application bundles & more!
Shooting the Breeze with KDE | LAS 395Dec 14, 2015 1:31:10
Plasma Desktop 5.5 shipped this week. We cover what’s new, what's improved & what work still remains for the latest & greatest from KDE. Plus some of the great supporting cast of applications that make the Plasma desktop great.
Plus Mozilla ends their Smartphone plans, Microsoft is offering a Linux certification, the new KeePassX, your feedback & more!
Linux in Mint Condition | LAS 394Dec 7, 2015 2:03:10
Linux Mint 17.3 proves you can based a Linux desktop on a stable core (Ubuntu 14.04) & still deliver an innovative and polished desktop. We take back some of our concerns about Linux Mint & discuss the areas where they are pushing user experience forward.
Plus Mozilla plans to dump Thunderbird, the big release that completely ignores Windows & more!
Thankfully It's Open Source | LAS 393Nov 30, 2015 1:53:14
It’s a special holiday edition of the Linux Action Show & we get thankful for some super important, innovative, and critically necessary open source projects. We throw out the format and cover many projects listed in our notes & off the tops of our heads.
Plus some really unique weekly picks, through providing feedback…
AND A FEW SURPRISES!
All this week on, the Linux Action Show!
The Evolution of Solus | LAS 392Nov 23, 2015 1:45:04
We review Solus OS, a new distribution from scratch with it’s own GTK based desktop called Budgie. Budgie is the flagship desktop of the Solus Operating System & we give you our first impressions.
Plus projects like Jolla & Canonical's convergence have been doomed from the start, the big changes coming to GTK, the Plasma desktop gets another great release, highlights from the 2015 kernel summit & more!
Live From System76 | LAS 391Nov 16, 2015 1:22:13
We traveled to Denver Colorado to meet the folks behind System76, tour their office & record a live show on location. Join us as we go behind the scenes of a dedicated Linux hardware manufacture.
Plus Linux goes to space, Firefox OS has a new trick, the good news for open source router firmware & more!
Fedora from the Cockpit | LAS 390Nov 9, 2015 2:13:23
Fedora 23 has hit the web and we think this is the release that changes everything, forever. Find out why we think the changes made in Fedora 23 make this nearly a future proof distribution in some work cases.
Plus Linus Torvalds is under attack this week from multiple sources, we’ll break down one of the more technical assaults, Ubuntu is finally killing the software center & the biggest feature coming to systemd ever, just got delayed.
The Linux WiFI Tower | LAS 389Nov 2, 2015 1:43:35
We go 350ft into the air to find out how Linux powers a wireless ISP (WISP). Get an inside look at how a modern services business can be built around Linux.
Plus our thoughts on Chrome OS & Android merging, what it means for desktop Linux, new secure messaging options & more!
Wolfing Down Ubuntu 15.10 | LAS 388Oct 26, 2015 1:12:39
Our review of Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, what new, noteworthy changes there are & who we think this new release is just right for. Also, we look the various flavors with bold new features worth checking out.
Plus Kubuntu’s release manager calls it quits, our impressions of the Steam Controller & more!
Passing On LastPass | LAS 387Oct 19, 2015 2:11:20
Our best open source alternatives to LastPass. We run down the easy, the straight forward & the totally custom solutions to rolling your password managment. All our picks are totally open source, auditable & ready to use today.
Plus the first reviews of the Steam Machines hit the web, Red Hat’s big buy, GIMP in your browser & more!
Rolling with Netrunner | LAS 386Oct 12, 2015 1:37:31
OpenSUSE’s Big Leap | LAS 385Oct 5, 2015 1:25:05
It might just be the future of openSUSE. We take a indepth look at openSUSE Leap 42.1 beta. Find out why this might be the most ambitious Linux distribution release to date, the features that appeal the power user & the newbie.
Plus the Linux malware that fixes up your box, why it might never be the year of the Linux desktop, the Linux botnet that hits with 150 Gbps DDoS attacks & more!
Rooting Noah's House | LAS 384Sep 28, 2015 1:24:45
Home automation can make you feel like you're living in the future. This week we dig into the technology, advantages & disadvantages to fully automating all aspects of your home or office. We share our hard learned lessons!
Plus Valve’s huge milestone, what’s great about Gnome 3.18, Ubuntu powered Drones, the creepy Windows 10 feature that’s pushing people to adopt Linux & more!
Open Source Plex Alternative | LAS 383Sep 21, 2015 1:32:59
Emby is an open source home media server, that brings all of your media together into one place & automatically converts and streams your media on-the-fly to any device. In other words, a legitimate Plex competitor. We give you our in-depth look.
Plus Microsoft announces its own Linux distribution, why it's the year of the Linux Desktop in China, why it might be time to drop VirtualBox & more!
Gmail in the Black Tank | LAS 382Sep 14, 2015 1:19:27
After the last straw Noah dumps Gmail, shares his battle and solution & Chris runs down five great open source Gmail alternatives.
Plus why Dell stopped shipping the XPS 13 in Europe, a big update to a Linux video editor, the news of the week & more!
How We Got Started With Linux | LAS 381Sep 7, 2015 1:25:19
We finally share our getting started with Linux stories. And it turns out, it was nearly a freak happenstance for both of us & some great stories from our community.
Plus the Safe Wifi campaign you need to know about, we discuss the new elementaryOS, an update on the Munich situation & more!
Remote Controlled Terminal | LAS 380Aug 31, 2015 1:52:40
Description:Share your terminal as a web application with anyone in the world in seconds, we’ll show you how. Why Ubuntu’s dominance over EC2 matters so much, Munich follow up, why Cortona can go suck a banana & more!
Experience LinuxCon 2015 | LAS 379Aug 24, 2015 1:17:34
We take you to LinuxCon like never before. The container trend goes big and community leaders are taking bold stands & the quiet debate that’s brewing.
Plus a super thin Linux laptop, Google’s Linux router the OnHub, Munich to ditch Linux for Windows & more!
Serval: A Desktop Dominator | LAS 378Aug 17, 2015 1:39:13
System76’s Serval WS is in house & we put it through our series of tests. With it’s 4Ghz Intel i7 CPU and Nvidia 970M GPU we set out to see what kind of workloads this desktop replacement is ideal for.
Is the claim that a laptop can replace your desktop really true? We aim to find out!
Plus the insane popularity of Chromebooks, how Google just gave a major boost to desktop Linux, looking back at 18 years of Gnome & more!
Level Up Your LAN | LAS 377Aug 10, 2015 1:51:53
We take a deep dive into the basics of getting a home network up and running. It you’ve lived with whatever the ISP has given you have no fear, not only are we going to show you how to do it, it’s going to be all done from Linux!
Plus Firefox has a major flaw that impacts Linux users, an update on the Jolla tablet, we discuss our big format experiment & more!
Windows 10 vs Linux | LAS 376Aug 3, 2015 1:45:41
Description:How do two long-time Linux users react to trying Windows 10? This week we run Windows so you don’t have to. How does Windows 10 compare to the modern Linux desktop, are it’s best new features a knockoff, and what areas does Windows 10 pull ahead? It’s a review of Windows 10 like you won’t find anywhere else!
OSCON 2015 | LAS 375Jul 27, 2015 2:06:08
It was a huge OSCON this year, and we have a bunch of great interviews from the floor. We’ll feature some amazing Linux powered gadgets, exciting hardware, and our massive interview with Todd Weaver, the man behind Purism Librem 13 and the Librem 15 Linux laptops.
Plus our thoughts on the Plasma Phone, the Linux distro adding secret watermarks to files & more!
Get Going with X2Go | LAS 374Jul 20, 2015 1:12:35
The best remote desktop experience has never been easier, we’ll show you the power of X2Go with the security of SSH!
Plus the push to kill flash picks up, Firefox OS fork “H5OS” gets a $100 million boost, how to watch Amazon Prime video under Linux & more!
SSH Authentication with YubiKey | LAS 373Jul 13, 2015 2:03:51
Take your Linux logins up to the next level with YubiKey. YubiKeys support one-time passcode, smart card & more – enabling one security key to an unlimited number of applications. Today we’ll show you how to make it work with SSH under Linux.
Plus our thoughts on the NSA using Red Hat, the big changes coming to openSUSE, our picks & more!
Linux Photography in Focus | LAS 372Jul 6, 2015 1:22:04
From total beginner to photo pro, we’ll share workflow tips, tools, tricks & backup techniques to super-charge your photography workflow under Linux.
Plus the Pinos project promises to bring PulseAudio to video, how DirectX11 is coming to Linux, the Yotaphone upset, OwnCloud dreams & more!
SIPing on some Linux | LAS 371Jun 29, 2015 1:34:58
Find out about the best software and hardware to make and take amazingly good sounding calls. From the best open source solutions, to turnkey solutions today’s episode has something from the beginner to the expert.
Plus Google removes "always listening" code from Chromium, The Linux Foundation invests some serious cash, why Red Hat’s CEO thinks Linux has “won” the datacenter & more!
A Chat with Red Hat | LAS 370Jun 22, 2015 55:33
Description:The linux action show sits down to have a chat with Red Hat!
Live from SouthEast LinuxFest | LAS 369Jun 15, 2015 1:55:58
Exclusive interviews and coverage from one of the show’s favorite events, SouthEast LinuxFest, aka SELF 2015. Find out the latest with the Ubuntu project, a humble approach to Linux advocacy & how the boundaries of science are being pushed by Linux.
Plus the new MATE release, HP kills The Machine, a quick update on Ubuntu's Unity 8 & more!
Party with Linux | LAS 368Jun 8, 2015 1:23:44
Who doesn't like a good party? Some folks will tell you that Linux is boring, or for geeks. This week we'll show you how you can have a very loud and bright time with Linux.
Plus Valve officially pins down a Steam Machine launch date. More encryption for Linux, and did the CHIP guys underestimate the cost of their $9 computer?
Plus some great feedback, some helpful app picks & more!
Fedora 22 Review | LAS 367Jun 1, 2015 2:18:11
Fedora 22 builds on top of the great Fedora 21 release. With big changes like the new DNF package manager, Gnome 3.16, and more there is a lot to talk about and a few bumps. We’ll share our experience with Fedora’s latest and greatest!
Plus why Mandriva shutdown, SourceForge messes with GIMP, the Kubuntu drama we don’t want to talk about, great feedback, some helpful app picks & more!
Bodhi: Enlightened Linux | LAS 366May 25, 2015 1:30:05
Lead developer of Bodhi Linux, Jeff Hoogland, joins us to discuss this exciting distribution that showcases the Enlightenment desktop.
Plus Canonical could be going public, but what will that mean for the desktop? We debate. Firefox OS see’s a major course change ahead & more!
The Emulation Game | LAS 365May 18, 2015 1:41:55
We showcase the best in emulated gameplay experiences under Linux. A topic that sometimes is shrouded in shame is actually one of Linux’s strongest suits. Backed by an historical announcement this week, if you had any doubts, today’s episode will change your mind!
Plus Oculus abandons their Linux backers & we’ll explain why this short-sighted move might be a good thing, the next big Ubuntu phone ships & more!
Krita Developer Interview | LAS 364May 11, 2015 1:25:26
We get the opportunity to talk to the Krita project. Can professional graphic design be done on Linux? What it will take to get the project to the next level? We find out!
Plus a crazy member of our audience takes CentOS desktop challenge & we check in. CryEngine to support Linux, Firefox OS in Africa, Snappy packages, Python 3 in Ubuntu by Default & more!
Linux's Victory Blow | LAS 363May 4, 2015 1:22:52
The founder of Open Broadcaster, a free and open source software for video recording and live streaming joins us to discuss the project, challenges they face & what the future holds.
Plus we go into detail on the miracles we pulled off to make LinuxFest Northwest coverage Linux powered. A new alternative to systemd, a cheap Linux PC for everyone, three years of Steam & more!
Rockin 2015 LinuxFest NW | LAS 362Apr 27, 2015 1:01:28
Live from the floor of LinuxFest Northwest 2015, we chat with the new Microsoft about their new Linux attitude, chat with some familiar friends & take the pulse of the community.
Plus an overview of the new Debian & Ubuntu releases, a historical app pick & more!
From Apples to Penguins | LAS 361Apr 20, 2015 1:24:57
Description:Since the beginning of the show, we've had project #1 & that project will finally be coming to a close. Recent changes in the MacOS system & key applications require the user to learn a new workflow, so Chris & Noah have begun the daunting task of converting Chris’ wife & long-time Mac user, Angela, to Linux.
Chronicles of a Linux Switcher | LAS 360Apr 13, 2015 1:53:35
We follow the journey of users who have just made the switch to Linux. We document what went great & what hasn’t worked.
Plus a big announcement is made, great news for Ubuntu MATE, a quick look at Elementary OS Freya Beta & more!
Get A Job, You Linux Bum! | LAS 359Apr 6, 2015 1:26:46
Have you ever thought it’s better to create a job then apply for one? This week we dive into what it takes to build a business that runs on open source & supports open source.
Plus Microsoft’s surprise move, openSUSE jumps ahead, running just about any Android app under Linux & more!
Remote Desktop Roundup | LAS 358Mar 30, 2015 1:41:02
We take a look at remote desktop on Linux. We go behind the scenes to see how Linux can be used to remotely support business at scale as well as providing help to family and friends and round up the best solutions.
Plus is SteamOS diverging too far from Debian? LibreOffice has big online plans, Gnome 3.16 is out, tons of Kodi follow up & more!
Kodiculious Review | LAS 357Mar 23, 2015 1:26:43
Is Kodi the one true open source home theater system? We look at the latest release of Kodi, formerly known as XBMC. Discuss the projects current state, and what the future release holds.
Plus the BQ Ubuntu Touch devices runs into some GPL issues, Microsoft’s Secure Boot policy change, our picks & more!
Linux's Slice of HAM | LAS 356Mar 16, 2015 1:32:08
Have you heard of Ham Radio? It’s the original open source! We dive in and take you into a ham shack to see what Ham Radio is all about, how it can done on Linux, and how the principles and communities of open source so closely align with this old hobby.
Plus Linux hits over 1k games & the new distro that makes Fedora approachable & more!
Linux Media Production | LAS 355Mar 9, 2015 1:48:44
Over the past few weeks we’ve been doubling down on production on Linux. We go over the tips, tricks & hardware we use to make the show now with more Linux.
Plus the really big news for Linux gaming & the big new feature for Linux 4.0…
Outstanding SCALE 13x | LAS 354Mar 2, 2015 1:48:47
Exclusive interviews from the Southern California Linux Expo. We chat with elementary OS, VLC, Firefox, System76 & many more.
Plus the big news for Ubuntu MATE, XFCE, Gnome & others.
SCALE13x: Linux Action Show From the FloorFeb 26, 2015 4:30:00
Raw from our Sunday SCALE13x extravaganza. The video starts a bit slow, but after a bit it’s a full on event.
Interviews, gadgets, discussion, and floor coverage.
Enjoy every unedited, and unscripted moment!
Retro Blasted Action | LAS 353Feb 23, 2015 1:26:36
Description:Join us as we revisit some retro topics from the archives!
Questions for elementary OS | LAS 352Feb 16, 2015 1:22:00
Two members of the elementary OS project join us to discuss the recent dust up around their blog post asking for more funding from their users. We’ll ask the hard questions you’ve been wondering, get the latest from the project & talk about the future.
Plus we look at the sales for the first BQ Ubuntu Touch edition, Linus’ personal choice award, some good news for OpenShot & more!
Meet SELKS | Linux Action Show 351Feb 9, 2015 1:02:21
The Co-creators of a Linux distribution that allows you to harness some of the most powerful open source security software join us to discuss bringing Enterprise grade security to the masses.
Plus building your own ideal Linux laptop, the Yolla Tablet surprise & more!
How Non-Devs Can Help Linux | LAS 350Feb 2, 2015 1:09:23
What are the best options for non-coders and developers to contribute to their favorite open source project? We’ll break down some of the barriers we’ve faced & approaches we like to help out in a non-development capacity.
Plus the common ways the Ghost vulnerability is being exploited, how you can do your taxes under Linux & a few surprises!