Linux Outlaws 17 - Extreme Load
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The theme music for this podcast is a song called “Sudo Modprobe”, it was written by Fab and produced and performed by Dan and Fab. The artwork for the album cover and the site including the Outlaw Tux was created by Fab. All material in this podcast is released under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.
Looks like the first episode of 2008 is another long one. It took a pretty long time to edit too, so we appologize for the delay. But at least you have enough content between this show and the last one to make up for the week we missed.
We start off by mentioning that we both, absolutely independently from each other, bought the Dell XPS m1330 over the holidays — on the same day, in the same colour! We also both gave our best to dodge the Microsoft tax. We’ll have to see how that worked out once the machines arrive…
We will give you a usability report on the XPS m1330 (especially concerning Linux) once we both had enough time to play with them, of course.
Someone, who shall remain unnamed, wanted us to bring some article to the attention of our readers that tells you how to convert your nice and shiny Linux box into a fake Mac system. We don’t get the point, really…
On a more useful note, we mention SCALE — the Southern California Linux Expo — which will be happening in Los Angeles, February 8 - 10. Speakers include our favourite community manager, Jono Bacon from LugRadio. If you are in the area at the time, definitely check it out!
We got our first audio comments this week, which is really cool. The first one is from Daniel who tells us about how he listens to podcasts on his iPod, problems with Rockbox and how he got Flash and Skype 2.0 working on 64bit Gutsy. The second audio feedback is from Jim, who gives us a little review of Flock. Great stuff!
Releases: NetBSD 4.0, ZenEdu Live “Christmas Edition”, VectorLinux 5.9, CRUX 2.4, SimplyMEPIS 7.0, Linpus Linux 9.4 “Lite”, Nonux 4.3, Vine Linux 4.2, FreeNAS 0.686, sidux 2007-04.5, Debian 4.0r2 and 3.1r7, Annvix 3.0, GoboLinux 014 and SME Server 7.3.
We also discuss the fact that Canonical has released version 1.0 of their Bazaar tool and the imminent release of KDE4. As an update to our JungleDisk discussion in episode 8, Fab mentions that Security Now recently did an episode on that service as they promised they would and it seems to be secure if you handle it right.
Stories this week: Kubuntu won’t get an LTS version for 8.04, Samba Project & SFLC release documentation for Windows networking protocols, Apricot Project aims for open source game created with Blender and Crystal Space, Red Hat brings in new CEO from Delta Airlines and Wine now runs Office 2003.
Also, Fab confesses he was in the Windows Home Server beta and we discuss the fact that said product can’t even take it if you copy files. The whole OS is obviously a joke…
Package of the Week
Dan: Brasero, full-featured CD/DVD burning software for Gnome
Fab: EtherApe, a very cool graphical network monitor