Linux Outlaws 18 - Microsoft Emacs
This week on the show, we talk about McAfee’s hissy fit, Mozilla’s hapless marketing campaign, Microsoft’s Emacs plans, the Ubuntu-driven car and much more.
Fab starts off with another shoutout to the guys from TLLTS and we mention some interesting topics from the forums. Fab also rants about the fact that some games run better in Wine than on Windows. In our listener feedback section, we got email about:
- Our intro theme (which we are going to provide for download here on the site soon)
- CAD and architectual design software on Linux
- The Dreamlinux distribution
- Future show topics including a comparison of different virtual machines and more
- Firefox 2 stability or the lack thereof
- SME Server as a small to medium business server solution
- The fact that Shrek the Third (by DreamWorks) was indeed rendered on Linux using Maya
- Episode 3 and the security and trustworthiness of Open Source
We also got two great audio messages from heathenx and verbal with feedback and a listener tip. Apparently we sound like Simon Pegg and Arnold Schwarzenegger…
In the main section, we cover the following stories:
- McAfee is pissed about open source — tough luck, we say
- We discuss the news that Mozilla causes outrage with Firefox ad campaign
- Shuttle launches really cool-looking, dirt cheap Linux boxes
- Microsoft is looking for Emacs developers — WTF!?
- We also discover why Novell really likes Microsoft
- In the last story for this week, we discuss the current DARPA challenge winner which runs Ubuntu
Next week we will talk about how we produce this show and what kind of software packages we use in our workflow. Until then, please feel free to comment on this episode in our forums. This episode includes Dan’s song “Truth” which you can find on his new music blog shedmusic.net.
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.