Linux Outlaws 137 - Bing!
This week on the show: The Ubuntu One Music Store, big GPL case settled, Ubuntu soon powered by Bing, Google sued over Buzz, Apple hates naked people and much more…
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0:01:34 | Introduction
- We have a new, official microblogging account — follow us there to get all of the latest info in one place (more info on this decision)
- We are scrapping our planned Maemo/Android Shootout special since Maemo is now basically gone
- Fab ripped Pulse out of his Fedora 12 system and audio now works really well — now we just need to get this gPodder bug resolved (the gPodder devs are working on that)
- Come to OggCamp — thanks to our sponsors: Linux Format, The Open Learning Centre, The Linux Emporium, Opsview, Viglen and Bitfolk
- CodeWeavers Crossover sale (CrossOver Games for $29.96, Crossover Professional for $52.46)
- France is once again in the headlines with stupid and dangerous technology laws
- RIM is going WebKit with their Blackberry browser
- Beer of the Week: Carlsberg
0:19:54 | Releases & News
- Distro: Element 1.0
- Distro: Igelle 1.0.0
- Habari 0.6.4
- Gnumeric 1.10
- LTSP 5.2
- PlayOnLinux 3.7.3
- Fedora 13 will have 3D acceleration for the free Nvidia driver
- Ubuntu One Music Store, initial support code lands in Rhythmbox
- Google being sued and scolded over Buzz launch
- JMRI case settled — another important win for the GPL in the US
- Twitter’s open source page — why don’t you do it properly instead of just talking the talk, Twitter?
- Harald Welte is building the first open GSM stack
- Aava Mobile’s “fully open” handset
0:50:21 | Microwatch
- Microhoo search deal approved — Ubuntu soon powered by BING!
- Apple bans “skin” from App Store — it looks like Steve Jobs doesn’t like sex
0:57:16 | Spotlight
- Zattoo, a native Linux client to watch TV (in Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland & the UK) — sadly works only on Ubuntu
- Gowalla beta for Android, a check-in application
1:03:41 | Feedback
- Donations: Thanks to Jason Carroll and Josef Esparza!
- Forums: NYBill reports: Apparently you need a Windows Live account to save your game progress in BioShock 2 on Windows???
- Dan Fish sent us this amazing video he made for promoting OggCamp
- Kevan V. told us about a Linux Outlaws bug on Launchpad
- Mac sent a handy tip about Google Chat adding people automatically and how to turn it off
- Andreas Gasser told us that OpenSUSE now contains support for trusted computing
- Ralph Zajac went to SCALE, met Shingledecker and took this amazing picture with him:
- B1ackcr0w & A.J. Griggs both sent us this disturbing sounding story about a school in the US using laptop webcams to spy on students in their own homes
- Other emails this week from Raphael Ong, x1101, Mathew Cucuzella, Paul Northrup, Serko, Kristopher Schwab, Evgeny Kuznetsov (who told us about ebook formats in Russia), Gerd Folberth, Quarter Pounder, Moriarty, Samir Faci, Steve Anderson, Wesley Kierstead, threexk, David Ellis and DarthSydwayZ (who listens to Linux Outlaws on a Zune)
- Events: OSSBarcamp 2010, April 17 in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 / SELF 2010, June 12-13 at the Marriott at Renaissance Park hotel in Spartanburg, SC / Flourish 2010, March 19-20 in Chicago
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.