Linux Outlaws 141 - Decapitated by a Pardus CD
This week on the show: Ubuntu’s “Buttongate”, will Novell be asset stripped?, Mozilla is updating the MPL, Microsoft loosing a patent case again, Simon Phipps new OSI director and much more as always…
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0:02:06 | Introduction
- Errata: Fab meant Gordon Freeman last episode, not Morgan
- SFLC blog post by James Vasile on the new US export restrictions
- One-click install of StatusNet on DreamHost — pretty cool!
- Also check out this interview: Evan Prodromou speaks on the future of StatusNet
- Our interview with Evan back in Episode 52
- Check out ideas.oggcamp.org and participate!
- OggCamp Sponsors: Linux Format (Media Partner), The Open Learning Centre, Linux Emporium, Opsview and Bitfolk
- Linux Mint lost a big pillar of the community: RIP Mats Geier aka. “Husse”
- Booze of the Week: Leftover Burgundy
0:18:59 | Releases & News
- Distro: VortexBox 1.2
- Distro: Fedora 13 Alpha (Development Release)
- PyPy 1.2
- Will Novell be asset stripped?
- Jonathan Schwartz blogs about Apple and Microsoft intimidating Sun in the past — Steve Jobs basically admits to stealing ideas all the time
- Mozilla is updating the MPL
- Buttongate: There is trouble in Ubuntuland about them moving the window controls in the new themes — Mark Shuttleworth comments on the bug report
0:53:59 | Microwatch
- Microsoft loses appeal in Word patent case — unfortunately it’s not totally over for them, though
- M$ set to launch beta of Silverlight for Symbian — huh!?
0:57:58 | Spotlight aka. “Jub-Jub”
- boot.fedoraproject.org — pretty cool way to install new versions of Fedora, might come in handy soon when F13 is released
1:02:26 | Feedback
- Donations: Thanks to Jeff Boschee, Bruno Bigras, Brian Murray and Remy van Elst!
- Forums: Convincing People About Linux / Which Distro Are You Running (Spring 2010 Edition)
- Steve Smethurst writes in response to the recent email from our Mexican missionary
- Steve Anderson sent us this rather amusing link to a supposed live webcam at the LHC
- Matija complains bitterly that Fab ruined their Olympic hockey experience
- Mark Gardner sends Fab a great link to this video of Jeremy Clarkson barrel-rolling a Twingo in the Belfast sewer tunnels
- The new Renault Wind
- We had other emails this week from Alistair Munro, Ebcdic Zehetbauer, Carlos Lange, roachy, Kam Salisbury, t0p, John D. L. Platt, DarthSydwayZ, Tony Ciak, Jonathan Nadeau and Bob Krausen (who tells us about the impending new PCLinuxOS 2010 and says that Texstar and the Ripper Gang are back in the saddle)
- The photo of a member of the Ripper Gang, which we talked about, was from Episode 82
- Events: Please buy Rathole Roadshow gig tickets in advance if you want to come on April 30 (in Liverpool) / EuroPython 2010, July 19 - 24 in Birmingham, UK / Texas Linux Fest, April 10 in Austin, Texas (speakers include Joe “Zonker” Brockmeier, Randal L. Schwartz, Jon “Maddog” Hall, Amber Graner, Bradley Kuhn and Max Spevack)
Song: All Control by Professor Kliq from his new EP Movements
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