Linux Outlaws 109 - Saturday Light Live
Topics this week include: UK Two Strikes law, Nokia N900, Microsoft sucks at Photoshop, a KDE 4.3 review, a lot of pirate news and much more.
0:00:58 | Introduction
- Article about the Nvidia graphics card fault that Fab was talking about
- Errata: The Linux Morse code training program we talked about last week was created by Alan Cox and is therefore called GW4PTS
- We also got a lot of positive feedback on the ham radio topic
- Jezra’s amazing rotary phone hack
- The University of Abertay Dundee Linux Society and the Tayside LUG have an event on Software Freedom Day (Sept 19) — information hotline: 01382/848950
- Linux Outlaws — The video game???
- Beer of the Week: Hancock Old Gambrinus Beer Dark — once again, donated by Morten
0:11:16 | Releases & News
- Vine Linux 5.0
- SimplyMEPIS 8.0.10
- iMagic OS 2009.9
- Scientific Linux 4.8 “Live CD/DVD”
- Jibbed 5.0.1
- Slackware 13.0 — “Fresh Pain”
- Vector Linux 6.0 “Light Live”
- Dev Release: Fedora 12 Alpha
- Exaile 0.3.
- Skype 2.1 Beta
- Looks like the UK will soon have a Two Strikes law — UK Pirate Party
- Laconica is now StatusNet
- The Nokia N900
- Motorola holding Android event on September 10, awesome new handsets in store?
- Canonical Unveils The Ubuntu Software Store — what a shit name…
- Red Hat CEO: “We’re like Facebook!”
- Judge overturns 2007 Unix copyright decision, Novell not UNIX copyright owner after all?
- Tuxera signs a deal with Microsoft about FAT
- Pirate News: Pirate Bay deal approved but doubtful, while efforts to shut it down failed, Mininova ordered to remove links to copyrighted content — Grog XD video
0:49:40 | Microwatch
- FAIL: Microsoft sucks at Photoshop
- Crapple: Cupertino now sends takedown notices for information that has been released only a few hours too early — WTF!?
0:55:45 | Quick Review
Fab quickly talks about his impressions of KDE 4.3.
1:04:18 | Feedback
- Donations: Thanks to William N.!
- Forums: Slackware is Disgraceful Garbage, Two Years of Linux Outlaws
- Mike Dinon still thinks Fab is wrong and the EU shouldn’t mandate a browser ballot box in Windows 7 or should at least also investigate hardware vendors
- Ken McConnell wrote to tell us about his new Linux-related novel, check it out for free if you are interested
- Bartosz Debski told us about his program TkTwitt which is (obviously) a Twitter client
- Randy Kirk sent an email to say he enjoys the show but also wants to thank Dan for mentioning Smodcast
- JonTheNiceGuy, like many others, wrote about ham radio, but also wanted us to mention Hackspaces since he’s very involved in the one in Stockport (near Manchester, UK) — learn more about Hackspaces: UK site, international site
- Spike the Dingo asks us what software projects we would give money to if we were bloody rich
- Other emails this week from Jon, Samuel Vanderplancke, Christopher, Benny The Ball, Dan Dart, Alistair Munro, Bob Konior, Iwan van der Kleijn, Mike, Mark Venable, Matt Steinwachs, Les “Quarter” Pounder, Gordon, nipeng, Aitor, fiftyonefifty, Jim (Medeiros) Shingledecker, the_axis, Daniel Devine, David Ramsey Cain, Danny G. and Andrew Barnett
- Man uses Linux and CD tray to rock baby to sleep
- Fake Linux Torvalds
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.