Linux Outlaws 107 - I Find Your Lack of Beard Disturbing
On this week’s show: The big Microsoft XML/Word lawsuit, the Ubuntu multisearch kerfuffle, Kernel bug undiscovered for 8 years, Foresight moving to Fedora?, Civilization 4 in Wine and a kinda big announcement.
- Promo: Ohio Linux Fest 2009
0:01:53 | Introduction
- Errata: Fab called Dave Winer “Steve” by accident in Episode 105
- The community mourns the loss of Ferris E. McCormick (fmccor)
- We are planning a barcamp event with our friends from Ubuntu UK Podcast on the Sunday after LugRadio Live 2009 — check it out: OggCamp
- Beer of the Week: Thisted Limfjords-Porter — thanks to Morten!
0:11:42 | Releases & News
- openmamba GNU/Linux 1.1
- Slax 6.1.2
- Estrella Roja 2.5
- Trisquel GNU/Linux 2.2
- Arch Linux 2009.08
- SAM Linux 2009
- PC/OS 2009.3
- Finnix 93.0
- SystemRescueCd 1.2.3
- kademar Linux 4.9
- Parted Magic 4.4
- Tuquito 3
- Linux From Scratch 6.5
- KDE 4.3
- Me TV 1.0.0 — thanks to Teis Dreijer for the tip
- Security: Kernel bug lay undiscovered for eight years!
- Security: Two Students from the University of Bonn advocate for white hats to take the offensive when combating botnets
- Firefox plugin controversy in Ubuntu Karmic
- Chromium briefly gets weird face instead of the close window button
- Is Foresight moving from rPath to Fedora?
- Ubuntu is starting to use Launchpad to report community problems
- Dell says alleged high Linux netbook returns are a bullshit
0:39:39 | Microwatch
- Microsoft and Nokia sign alliance to bring Office to Nokia phones
- M$ under threat from Linux — it’s now official
- Microsoft reveals XML patent, then gets ordered to stop selling Word in an XML lawsuit — looks like their patent was filed to late
- Crapple: They now censor dictionaries on the iPhone
0:55:35 | Gaming Corner: Civilization 4
How to install:
- Put DVD in and follow the install instructions, have patience if the installer seems to hang (DirectX install can take ages)
- If you want to play without the DVD in the drive, install the latest patches (removes the game’s DRM)
- Run the following commands:
sh winetricks msxml3
- Run winecfg, add the Civ4 .exe, select it and under “Libraries” add a native DLL override for “msxml3”
- Turn off Compiz with
metacity --replace &
- Turn Compiz back on with
compiz --replace &
- Stopping Compiz from running prevents lots of odd graphic glitches and improves performance
Everything except hardware cursors and network play works. Game runs somewhat faster than native on Windows XP, which is nice. If you get stuttery sound, switch to native ALSA.
- If you want to buy Civ 4, Fab recommends to buy the Civilization IV Ultimate set
Android App of the Week:
- Astrid, a task organiser (free)
1:09:19 | Feedback
- Donations: Thanks to Sander S., Dan C. and Douglas R.
Forums: OggCamp thread
Iwan van der Kleijn (aka. soyrochus) sent us some information about Monoxide, a Launchpad PPA that has an experimental backport of Mono 2.4 for Ubuntu Jaunty
- Dave sent us the GPS coordinates for Walworth County LUG
- Brian, James Daldry, Cult, Alistair Munro and Torben Stones all sent us the MS Word patent story
- Matt P.’ wrote to us again about GNUgle
- Xoke from Linux Cranks and Hacker Public Radio now has a green card — congratulations!
- Dave Fernandes wants to defend Microsoft
- Alvaro Castaneda says Disney does indeed do open source stuff, even if Dan is still sceptical
- Mike thinks the EU investigation into Microsoft’s anti-trust behaviour is bad
- Mike Stanley prints t-shirts for a living and wishes he could to it with 100% F/OSS
- Les Pounder sent us a link about Sony adopting an open e-book standard on their readers
- Other emails this week from Terudon, Alistair Munro, Bob Bobbins, Leon Kruse, Karlis, Nick Denham, Dennis Haupt, Canz, Alexander Kloppenborg Lunde, Kevan V., Kevin Daire, JC, Ernõ Csatlós, Doug Radcliffe and Ian Pickworth
- R.I.P. Les Paul
- Ice-T shows you how to properly treat a Macbook
- Rambling Bob Dylan raises police suspicions — thanks to Ana for this story!
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.