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Our weekly take on the free and open source world.
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Feb 18 • 32 min
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.Sponsored By:Ting: Save $25…
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Feb 11 • 30 min
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.Sponsored By:Linux…
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Feb 3 • 30 min
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…
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Jan 28 • 34 min
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!Sponsored By:Ting: Save $25 off your first device, or $25 in service credit if…
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Jan 21 • 24 min
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!Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Visit linuxacademy.com/unplugged and sign up for a free 7…
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Jan 14 • 24 min
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…
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Jan 7 • 27 min
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.Sponsored By:Ting: Save $25 off…
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Dec 19, 2017 • 31 min
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.Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Visit linuxacademy.com/unplugged…
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Dec 18, 2017 • 27 min
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. Sponsored By:Digital Ocean: Create an account and apply our promo…
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Dec 17, 2017 • 27 min
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.Sponsored By:Ting: Save $25…
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Dec 10, 2017 • 24 min
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.Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Visit…
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Dec 3, 2017 • 35 min
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,…
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Nov 26, 2017 • 23 min
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,…
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Nov 19, 2017 • 27 min
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.Sponsored By:Ting: Save $25 off your first device, or $25 in service…
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Nov 11, 2017 • 30 min
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.…
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Nov 5, 2017 • 23 min
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…
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Oct 28, 2017 • 26 min
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.Sponsored By:Ting: Save $25 off your first device, or $25 in…
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Oct 22, 2017 • 33 min
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.Sponsored…
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Oct 14, 2017 • 24 min
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!Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Visit linuxacademy.com/unplugged and sign up for a free 7 day…
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Oct 7, 2017 • 32 min
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…
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Oct 1, 2017 • 24 min
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.Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Visit…
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Sep 24, 2017 • 24 min
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…
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Sep 16, 2017 • 26 min
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.Sponsored…
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Sep 10, 2017 • 25 min
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…
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Sep 3, 2017 • 25 min
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…
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Aug 26, 2017 • 26 min
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.Sponsored By:Ting: Save $25…
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Aug 19, 2017 • 24 min
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.Sponsored By:Digital…
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Aug 12, 2017 • 31 min
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…
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Aug 6, 2017 • 29 min
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…
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Jul 29, 2017 • 31 min
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.Sponsored By:Ting: Save $25 off your first device, or…
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Jul 22, 2017 • 30 min
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!Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Visit…
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Jul 15, 2017 • 30 min
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…
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Jul 9, 2017 • 28 min
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.Sponsored…
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Jul 2, 2017 • 25 min
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…
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Jun 25, 2017 • 24 min
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…
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Jun 18, 2017 • 30 min
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.Sponsored By:Digital…
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Jun 11, 2017 • 26 min
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.Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Visit linuxacademy.com/unplugged and sign up for a free 7 day…
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Jun 4, 2017 • 34 min
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…
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May 28, 2017 • 41 min
NextCloud goes global, Devuan hits one, Solus keeps expanding, Firefox is trying, but Chrome has won. And more progress on Coreboot. Sponsored By:Digital Ocean: Create an account and apply our promo heresthething to get a $10 credit. Promo Code:…
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May 21, 2017 • 36 min
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.Sponsored…
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May 14, 2017 • 32 min
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…
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May 5, 2017 • 30 min
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…