Linux Outlaws 105 - Sean's Sugar Lumps
On this week’s show: Fab pits the iPhone against the Samsung I7500 Android phone, Podcasting gets patented, Alan Cox and Linus Torvalds get in a row, Debian gets time-based freezes and Microsoft once again confuses the hell out of everybody.
0:00:56 | Introduction
- Errata: Launchpad is 100% open source — all of it, yay!
- We will be skipping next week’s show as Fab is on a motorbike tour, there might be a special episode release later next week
- Security: SquirrelMail plugins compromised
- Beer of the Week: Wicküler Pilsener
- SLAMPP Live 2.0
- Tiny Core Linux 2.2
- NetBSD 5.0.1
- Linux Mint 7 “KDE”
- Django 1.1
- Gnome 2.27.5
- Emacs 23.1
- NVIDIA 185.18.29 driver
- Google releases Wave protocol implementation source code
- Over 1 billion served: Firefox passes download milestone
- Sony Pictures Imageworks open sources CGI code
- Podcasting is now patented in the US (press release) — what a load of utter bullshit!
- Some controversy in the CentOS camp, luckily the issue is starting to be resolved
- Alan Cox quits as kernel TTY maintainer
- Debian adopts two-year release freezes — hell has frozen over!
0:42:25 | Microwatch
0:50:25 | The Great Linux Outlaws High-Noon Handy Shootout
Fab compares the original Apple iPhone vs. the Samsung i7500 “Galaxy” with Android.
- iPhone has better battery life (but no 3G or GPS)
- Both phones are about the same weight, dimensions similar as well (the Samsung’s screen is a bit smaller)
- The iPhone feels more solid
- Samsung AMOLED screen totally pwns!
- Samsung has normal headphone jack
- Speed comparable, iPhone touchscreen feels more snappy (could be the software)
- Cameras are comparable (Samsung camera has a better resolution)
- Buttons are useful (Steve Jobs is wrong)
- Android Market is unrestricted, no silly censorship
- There are more iPhone apps (but Android is catching up fast, lots of duplication on the iPhone store)
- Open source apps on Android, OpenStreetmap navigation etc.
- Some Android apps feel rough (lots of crap apps on the iPhone too)
- Android OS still a bit experimental still (iPhone OS was at that stage as well, though)
- Multitasking is sweet, smart task handling on Android
- Fab will recommend specific Android apps in upcoming shows
- Android has Ogg support, you can just drag & drop files onto it
- Android core apps look gorgous (more modern than the iPhone OS, more colours)
- Google integration totally rocks (Mail, Maps, Calendar, Talk)
- Android experience gives you much more control
- Android development seems faster
- On-screen keyboard and text prediction works better for me on Android (dictionary configurable)
- Samsung accessories survived a wash!
1:16:00 | Feedback
- Donations: Ryan K. & Adrian J.
- Audio Feedback: Richard Querin suggests a new sound effect for us
- Forums: Puddin’ Is Getting Out Of Jail — Just strange…
- Dennis Haupt wrote to say he enjoys the show and that we’ve quickly bypassed Leo to become his number one podcast
- John Hoye won the Arch biro pen with his Sean Connery thing
- John Priest sent us a story about how Microsoft has improved Mono by making test suites available to the developers
- Martin Danko sent us some more information about the ISP situation in Hull, more about that in the feedback thread to the last show in the forums
- Brent Foor sent us an email saying he was getting married and if we could give a mention to him and new wife Naomi — how cool!
- Sergei Van Hardeveld tells us about trouble with our podcast files under Rockbox and also sent us a link to a poem by Dr. Seuss called “The Linux” (which is probably fake)
- Campbell Barton says the Durian DVD is available for pre-order now, he also gives us some interesting inside information about the project and their new concept artist David Revoy who is amazing
- Other emails this week from Gerd Folberth, Jo Klaps, Rob Munro, Matt P., Thanos from Greece, Tim Humble (aka. tellyphant), nipeng, St3v3, Russ Axford, Mark Buell (not Shuttleworth) and Will Noakes
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-SA 3.0 license, except the music at the end of the show which is always licensed under the Creative Commons license specified by the artist under the provided link.