Linux Outlaws 122 - In a Gnome Shell
This week on the show: Source for Android 2.0 has been released, Microsoft admits GPL violation, SAP disses Sun, Microsoft patents sudo?, Windows 7 runs bad on netbooks, Fab tries out Gnome Shell and much more.
0:01:46 | Introduction
- Google makes Gizmo5 acquisition official
- Gnome 3.0 roadmap now says release in late 2010
- OpenOffice distances itself from OpenOfficeMouse
- SourceForge Inc. changes its name to “Geeknet”
- Five years of Firefox!
- Beer of the Week: Chimay Bleue
- Tea of the Week: Dan got sent some tea called Paratiisi from Finland by Hanna (@mossgarden)
0:13:17 | Releases & News
- DEFT Linux 5
- sidux 2009-03
- openSUSE 11.2 — Daviey’s LTS baby release post
- VectorLinux 6.0 “KDE-Classic”
- Ultimate Edition 2.4
- ZevenOS 2.0
- Bluewhite64 Linux 13.0 “LiveDVD”
- Wordpress 2.8.6
- Google releases source code for Android 2.0
- Public pressure stops BBC’s HD DRM plan (for now)
- UK TV presenter Valerie Singleton promotes simplified Linux machine for Seniors — a bit patronising though
- SAP causing trouble, messing with Sun about Java — how very hypocritical of them
- Free Software for Russian schools in trouble
- Is the Symbian Foundation DOA?
- “Go”: the new open source programming language from Google
0:48:31 | Microwatch
- Did Microsoft patent sudo? — it seems not
- Microsoft confirms GPL violation in Windows 7 tool — more info on this
- M$ and Novell say their unholy alliance is still bearing fruit
- Windows 7 don’t run so good on netbooks: it’s not a Linux killer and XP beats it in battery life tests
1:01:15 | In-Depth Topic
Fab’s In a Gnome Shell segment: Fab explains how to install and use Gnome Shell in Ubuntu Karmic.
sudo aptitude install gnome-shell
And run with:
This is beta software, so backup before you try this etc.
1:18:41 | Feedback
- Donations: Thanks to Tor!
- Forums: Even gPodder blames Popey
- Check out the new Linux Outlaws merchandising
- Morten pimps the FSFE Free PDF readers project
- The Linux Outlaws baby has been named Fevronia Iris Ekimogloy
- Buzzy Neilsen send us a link to these very scary pictures from the Ukraine
- Marek Mroz spotted a Linux Outlaws T-shirt in one of the Wordcamp Seattle videos — thanks to Eric Amundson
- David Ramsey Cain found a GPL violation by Creative, alerted the FSF and now asks if that was OK — Ars Technica article, in which Bradley Kuhn from the SFLC addresses this
- Warren Midgley tells us the amazing story how he got involved in writing the PfSense Guide
- Other emails this week from Jake Tolbert, dwick, William A. Statt, Upchuck, Facetiousproxy, Matthew Pherigo, Daniel S., David from Portland, Peter Lyberth aka. TheSlayer, Aaron Coleman, Beeza, DarthSydwayZ, Andreas Marschke, Brian Hunt, Gareins from Slovenia and Michal Kaut
- Speed up your boot even more in Ubuntu Karmic
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