Linux Outlaws 11 - More Red Hat News?
Fab starts off with mentioning the integrated lab IT system (which runs Windows XP) he saw at the Medica tradeshow in Düsseldorf. Sorry for the dismal audio quality yet again, by the way. In trying to boost his voice, Fab must have done something stupid to his mixer this time. We promise, we’ll get it fixed for the next show.
John corrects us on the fact that Source Trunk, which we mentioned during episode 9 isn’t his podcast, as Fab thought it was. Chris O’Byrne, from New Mexico (apparently), gives us his thoughts about the music bumpers and the fact that the opening song is way too long (which we tried to fix right away in this episode). He also plugs Xubuntu which he really likes and wants people to check out.
On a side note, Fab bought himself an iPhone which just came out recently here in Europe and he’s really fallen in love with it. Yes, we know: It ain’t open at all, but at least it runs some kind of Unix which has got to be a step up from the Windows Mobile crap he used before…
First off, we talk about the fact that Red Hat wants to put Linux on half of all new servers and partners with Amazon to create datacentres on demand which sounds pretty cool. Next, we talk about SCO losing another lawsuit which is always good news. This time, they were found guilty of spreading FUD about Unix by a German court. We also talk about the fact that SuSE is actually German for “Software und Systementwicklung” — which used to be the name of the company developing that particular distro before they got bought by Novell.
On the Microsoft side of things, we found out this week that Windows’ pseudorandom number generator isn’t as random as everyone thought it was, apparently. We then rathole that topic a bit, as usually.
In more Red Hat news, Dan gives us a summary of his review of Fedora 8. He especially like the virtual machine features, but thought compared to distributions like Ubuntu, Fedora isn’t as easy to set up and use as it could be. He also had some pretty frustrating problems with installing RPM packets through YUM. We also don’t really get the point of the Codec Buddy (as always, VLC comes in handy here). Fab wants to know more about the colour changing wallpaper, though. He is also interested in Pulse Audio for use in recording this podcast.
Before wrapping it up, Fab plugs the new Ogg feed and then heads straight to bed.
The theme music for this podcast is a song called “Sudo Modprobe”, it was written by Fab and produced by Dan and Fab. The album art was also created by Fab.