The Linux Action Show!

The Linux Action Show!

Infobox Podcast

title = The Linux Action Show!
host = Bryan Lundcite web|url=|title=Linux Action Show PodCast debuts|date=2006-06-22|accessdate=2007-12-10|] and Chris Fishercite web|url=|title=Weekly Linux podcast debuts|date=2006-06-23|accessdate=2008-01-16|]
url =
status = Bi-weekly
rss = [ MP3] , [ Ogg Vorbis]
audio format = MP3, Ogg Vorbis
began = 10 June 2006
genre = Talk, Linux, Free and open source software
language = English

The Linux Action Show! is a podcast hosted by Bryan Landuke and Chris Fisher and produced by Jupiter Broadcasting, commenting on the latest news in free and open source software, especially Linux.


The show normally will start out with Bryan summarizing the major news stories for the week in a headline-like fashion.

The show features a call-in question-and-answer segment, discussion of new software and Linux distributions, and news about events and issues in the Linux community. The show has interviewed many well-known software developers and open-source entrepreneurs, including Mark Shuttleworth of Ubuntu/Canonical, [ [ Mark Shuttleworth on Linux Action show - Ubuntu Forums ] ] Jono Bacon of Jokosher, [ [ jonobacon@home » Interviewed on Linux Action Show ] ] Justin Steinman (VP of Marketing for Novell), [ [ Boycott Novell » What About the “Hobbyists”? ] ] and Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony. [ [ The Linux Action Show! - Episode 20 - MP3 ] ] The Linux Action Show produced an episode from the August 2007 Ubuntu Live conference. [ [ Linux Action Show: Pod Cast from Ubuntu Live - O'Reilly Conferences ] ]


The Linux Action Show is notable is for the comically exaggerated tone of its introductory segments. For example, [ Episode 62] begins with an enthusiastic voice-over, with romantic music by Barry White in the background:

cquote|This week on... The Linux Action Show!

We shine our love light on Fedora 8 and chat about its new features. A chain of 900 drug pushers in Sweden have chosen their new drug of choice... and it's Linux! Soon a Rusky near you is going to know Linux better than you do. Compiz keeps rockin' the new features, and we keep on drooling. Is SCO the sad victim of the mean bully that is LINUX, or is the press just jonesing for more page hits? We Discuss! Yahoo! gets its groupware on, and we go over all of the great new features of GNOME 2.2 OH!

Rivalry with LugRadio

The Linux Action Show has a friendly rivalry with the British podcast LugRadio. Jokes about each other are often traded back and forth. A frequent source of humor is LugRadio's use of colorful language, in contrast to The Linux Action Show's reluctance to do so. Each show has featured the other's hosts as a guest.Fact|date=March 2008


External links

* [ The Linux Action Show!] official site

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