Linux Outlaws 22 - Alaaaaarm!
This episode is dedicated to the memory of Roy Scheider, who recently passed away.
On the show this time: U-Boat games, Fab goes Debian, Stephen Fry loves open source and Linus calls Mac OS crap.
Listener Feedback (05:27)
Hendo sends us two awesome songs from his mate Noel Watson one of which, called The FX Holden, we play at the end of this show
Trevor McDougall from Newcastle, Australia tells us the story how he recently got a USB modem to work in Linux — he also thanks all the helpful people who help new users out in various forums, which we wholeheartedly second
Matteo gets back to us and mentions a new distro he and a friend are working on, called Bornheim Linux (named after a German town not far from where Fab lives); he also prompts us on educational use of Linux — a topic which many people have asked us about and we are planning to do a show on
Brian Lampe gets all brown-nosey on us and also asks Dan about how he turned his back on the evil that is .NET
Eric Mesa really enjoys Dan’s music and wonders why he loses his accent when he sings
Releases & News (21:33)
Open source releases since the last show: UHU-Linux 2.1, GoblinX 2.6 “Mini”, X/OS 5.1, Pioneer Linux 3.1, Bluewhite64 Linux 12.0r1, Yellow Dog 6.0 and PostgreSQL 8.3 — Development releases: Ubuntu 8.04 Alpha 4 & Fedora 9 Alpha
We talk about some art concepts for Hardy (it’s very brown)
Linus calls the Mac file system “complete and utter crap”
OpenOffice 3 will run natively on the Mac without X.org
Reviews & Package of the Week (38:06)
Fab recently moved to Debian lenny/sid and tells us about his experiences so far as well as explaining how and why he installed it. We then talk a bit more about Debian, as well as tattoos and the fact that Fab’s name has a lot in common with the distribution’s name (as Dan also observed on the forums).
Next up, Fab reviews a game he was told about by VulcanRidr (also on the forums) called Danger from the Deep. It’s still early in development, but it’s completely open source and cross-platform and it looks very promising. If you like submarine sims, like Fab does, check it out!
Package of the Week:
Dan: gnormalize, a sound file normalizer for Gnome
Fab: Thunar, an awesome file manager (originally from Xfce) with lots of features
We end the show with the song The FX Holden by true blue Aussie Noel Watson — what a great tune!
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P.S.: If you are asking yourself what that crazy show title is this time, you have definitely missed a great movie classic and should rent the DVD right now!
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.