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Our weekly take on the free and open source world.


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Dec 1 • 26 min
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.Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Give yourself a year of opportunity and…
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Nov 24 • 19 min
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…
132
Nov 17 • 31 min
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.Links:Mirantis acquires Docker Enterprise — Mirantis, a…
131
Nov 10 • 20 min
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:…
130
Nov 3 • 26 min
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.Links:Fedora 31 is officially here! — This…
129
Oct 27 • 42 min
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.Links:GNOME…
128
Oct 20 • 26 min
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.Links:Ubuntu 19.10 Released — Ubuntu 19.10 “Eoan…
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Oct 13 • 27 min
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,…
126
Oct 6 • 26 min
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…
125
Sep 29 • 21 min
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…
124
Sep 23 • 31 min
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.Links:Richard Stallman resigns from the FSFRichard Stallman…
123
Sep 15 • 25 min
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.Links:GNOME 3.34 Released — Version 3.34 contains six months of work by the…
122
Sep 8 • 24 min
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.Links:Welcoming Android 10! — Today we’re releasing the Android 10 source code to Android…
121
Sep 1 • 20 min
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.Links:exFAT in the…
120
Aug 25 • 27 min
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…
119
Aug 16 • 20 min
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.Links:Xfce 4.14 released — After 4 years and…
118
Aug 9 • 28 min
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.Links:NVIDIA Starts…
117
Aug 4 • 28 min
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.Links:Manjaro to…
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Jul 28 • 29 min
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…
115
Jul 21 • 21 min
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…
114
Jul 12 • 21 min
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.Links:Server breach…
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Jul 7 • 36 min
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.Links:Debian 10 Buster…
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Jun 30 • 34 min
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.Links:Raspberry…
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Jun 23 • 26 min
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.Links:Ubuntu to drop i386 architecture…
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Jun 16 • 31 min
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…
109
Jun 9 • 34 min
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…
108
Jun 2 • 21 min
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.Links:HiddenWasp Linux…
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May 26 • 31 min
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…
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May 19 • 29 min
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.Links:ZombieLoad Attack — After…
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May 12 • 31 min
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…
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May 5 • 35 min
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.Links:Fedora 30 Released…
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Apr 28 • 20 min
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.Links:Docker Hub…
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Apr 21 • 26 min
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.Links:Ubuntu 19.04 ‘Disco Dingo’ Released — Improved performance is what…
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Apr 14 • 29 min
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.Links:The 6 most important announcements from…
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Apr 7 • 27 min
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.Links:Chef goes 100% open source — “In the open core…
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Mar 31 • 23 min
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! Links:Firefox Lockbox comes to…
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Mar 24 • 24 min
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.Links:Google launches game…
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Mar 18 • 31 min
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…
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Mar 11 • 23 min
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…
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Mar 3 • 29 min
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…
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Feb 24 • 27 min
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.Links:KDE is adding…
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Feb 17 • 30 min
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…
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Feb 10 • 29 min
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…
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Feb 3 • 27 min
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.Links:Firefox 65 released — We’re happy to…
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Jan 27 • 33 min
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.Links:Choose…
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Jan 20 • 30 min
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.Links:MongoDB removed from major distros — Red Hat…
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Jan 13 • 26 min
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.Links:Chrome OS may soon…
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Jan 6 • 29 min
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…
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Dec 30, 2018 • 26 min
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!
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Dec 23, 2018 • 36 min
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…
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Dec 16, 2018 • 18 min
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…
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Dec 9, 2018 • 24 min
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.Links:Microsoft Edge to move to a Chromium base — Today we’re announcing…
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Dec 2, 2018 • 30 min
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.Links:Clear Linux now easier to try…
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Nov 25, 2018 • 27 min
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.Links: Huawei testing Fuchsia on the Honor Play —…
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Nov 18, 2018 • 31 min
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…
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Nov 11, 2018 • 30 min
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…
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Nov 4, 2018 • 25 min
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.Links:Fedora 29 released — This release is particularly exciting…
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Oct 28, 2018 • 24 min
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.Links:Linus back in charge…
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Oct 21, 2018 • 31 min
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…
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Oct 14, 2018 • 34 min
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. Links:Ubuntu…
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Oct 7, 2018 • 21 min
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…
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Sep 30, 2018 • 24 min
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.Links:Android turns…
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Sep 23, 2018 • 25 min
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…
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Sep 16, 2018 • 20 min
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…
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Sep 9, 2018 • 25 min
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:…
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Sep 2, 2018 • 22 min
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.Links:Ubuntu Touch OTA 4 Released — After eight months of…
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Aug 26, 2018 • 25 min
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…
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Aug 19, 2018 • 16 min
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.Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Visit linuxacademy.com/unplugged and…
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Aug 12, 2018 • 26 min
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.Sponsored…
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Aug 5, 2018 • 17 min
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.Sponsored By:Ting: Save $25 off your…
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Jul 29, 2018 • 27 min
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…
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Jul 22, 2018 • 37 min
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.Sponsored By:Digital Ocean: Create an account and apply our…
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Jul 15, 2018 • 31 min
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.Sponsored By:Ting: Save $25 off your first device, or $25 in service credit if you bring…
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Jul 8, 2018 • 23 min
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?Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Visit linuxacademy.com/unplugged and sign up for a free 7 day trial!Links:SUSE Partners with…
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Jul 1, 2018 • 34 min
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…
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Jun 24, 2018 • 30 min
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.Sponsored…
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Jun 17, 2018 • 27 min
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.Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Visit linuxacademy.com/unplugged and sign up for…
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Jun 10, 2018 • 27 min
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…
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Jun 3, 2018 • 31 min
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…
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May 27, 2018 • 24 min
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…
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May 20, 2018 • 22 min
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…
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May 13, 2018 • 29 min
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…
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May 6, 2018 • 33 min
Fedora fights for the user, Ubuntu Flavours draw the line, and why we're worried small distributions are starting to collapse.Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Visit linuxacademy.com/unplugged and sign up for a free 7 day trial!Links:Ubuntu MATE 18.10 -…
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Apr 29, 2018 • 25 min
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…
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Apr 22, 2018 • 32 min
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".Sponsored By:Ting: Save…
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Apr 15, 2018 • 28 min
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…
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Apr 8, 2018 • 22 min
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,…
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Apr 1, 2018 • 28 min
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.Sponsored By:Ting: Save $25 off your…
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Mar 25, 2018 • 29 min
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.Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Visit linuxacademy.com/unplugged and sign up for a…
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Mar 18, 2018 • 25 min
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…
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Mar 11, 2018 • 21 min
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…
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Mar 4, 2018 • 23 min
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…
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Feb 25, 2018 • 20 min
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. Sponsored By:Digital Ocean: Create an account and apply our promo heresthething to get a $10…
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Feb 18, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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. Or visit:…
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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…