Linux Outlaws 133 - Shabba!
This week on Linux Outlaws: Sun/Oracle deal approved, Zonker leaves Novell, Linux-powered roboboats to invade Wales, 17 year old flaw in Windows uncovered and much, much more…
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- Errata: We forgot to mention last week that mustard is free as in beer too
- Many people told us about the WRT54GL made out of Lego
- Check out the Fedora UK community planet
- Zeitgeist is now called Gnome Activity Journal
- Schneier: Google Hack exploited a secret US government backdoor
- Gimp 2.8 scheduled for release at the end of 2010 — it seems we have to wait quite a bit still for the single window mode
- Limited Verizon offer in the US: Buy a Pre, get a Pixi free!
0:13:16 | Releases & News
- Càtix 1.5 & 1.6
- Tiny Core Linux 2.8
- MoLinux 5.2
- Firefox 3.6
- Bespin 0.6 “Ash” — includes a complete code overhaul
- Nmap 5.20
- Bordeaux 2.0.0
- Wicd 1.7
- Judge cuts down Jammie Thomas fine by 97%
- EU Commission approves Oracle-Sun deal — Monty explodes
- Zonker leaves Novell
- Red Hat starts opensource.com — based on Drupal, too
- Google patents MapReduce
- YouTube videos now available in HTML5 — using H.264 which Firefox doesn’t support
- Linux iz in ur guitar
- Linux-powered roboboat to research W(h)ales
- Maemo/Android dual-boot on N900
0:45:16 | Microwatch
- Google engineer finds 17 year old flaw in nearly all versions of Windows — of course Microsoft has known for ages, but hasn’t fixed it
- French Government also warns against using Internet Explorer
- Ubuntu One is being ported to Windows
0:59:08 | Quick Tip
- Sync your Android phone with Banshee (version 1.5.2 for the Droid/Milestone)
1:05:53 | Feedback
- Donations: Thanks to Andy C., Andrew Gee, Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejér, Brad Cleaver, Andre Hugo, KevanV, Mark Gardner and John Scheuvront!
- Forums: Visit #fuckthecoc on Freenode
- Ben just had an operation to have his wisdom teeth removed and our podcast helped him through the pain — cool!
- Moriarty, Bill Boulton and nipeng all sent us information on the Google/China hack
- Kelvin Gardiner tells us about the Ubuntu derivative distro he’s working on, it is aimed at people working on electronics
- Matt says sign the new petition against software patents in Europe — we agree!
- We also had emails from Rex Djere, B1ackcr0w, Reine, Beeza, Michael Spannbauer, Nat Friedman from Hacker Medley, Nick Clark, Robert Murphy, Tom D., Anthony M. Scotti, Joakim Hovlandsvåg, Quarter Pounder, St3v3 and KevanV
- Events: Debian-NYC Bug Squashing Party will be held on the weekend January 29 - 31 at the drop.io offices, 68 Jay Street in Brooklyn / OggCamp travel and hotel info is now on the website
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