Linux Outlaws 142 - Stroking the White Cat
This week on Linux Outlaws: Mini-review of the new Crunchbang, is the Palm Pre dead?, Nexuiz is forked, lots of Microsoft silliness and a Steve Jobs cheese sculpture…
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This show is dedicated to Fab’s hamster Bigfoot who sadly passed away on the weekend.
0:02:03 | Introduction
- We explain why we use Skype to do the show
- Must read: Interview with Eben Moglen on network computing and “The Cloud”
- US Army calls Wikileaks a “Threat”
- Today is Ada Lovelace Day, Fab mentioned Laura Cowen
- Fab also talked about Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
- Beer of the Week: Altenmünster Maibock
0:16:44 | Releases & News
- Distro: Mandriva Enterprise Server 5.1
- Distro: SystemRescueCd 1.5.0
- Distro (development release): CrunchBang Linux 10 Alpha 1
- Distro: Parted Magic 4.9
- Distro: Tiny Core Linux 2.10
- Amarok 2.3.0
- Parrot 2.2.0
- Google to stop censoring search results in China
- Digital Economy Bill went through the House of Lords in the UK — Dan’s letter to his MP and more info on this topic
- It looks very much like Palm is in trouble — is this the end of the Pre?
- Nexuiz forked, name is still shit
- Ryan Paul’s piece on Matt Asay becoming Canonical COO — he hasn’t even regularly used Linux the last few years??
- Ubuntu UK Podcast interview with Ivanka Majic
- Ardour status update
- Novell intends to put up a fight, and so does HTC
0:56:36 | Microwatch
- Microsoft testing a “Twitter for business” service? — why not just use StatusNet?
- IE not faring well in the post-ballot screen days
- Microsoft repeats Apple’s grave app store mistakes on Windows Phone Seven Series Seven Phone Seven Series Phone
- A first look at Crunchbang 10 “Statler” Alpha 1, now using Debian sources — Interview where corenominal explains the switch
- Ben Stiller: Counting with Bruce Springsteen
We will have Philip Newborough (corenominal) on the show soon to go into more detail.
1:13:13 | Feedback
- Donations: Thanks to Steve Pearson, Andreas Lieser and Remy van Elst
- B. Alexander (aka. VulcanRidr) send Fab some mashups of “The Music” in BSG (ie. All Along The Watchtower by Dylan)
- Bruno Bigras tells us how to pronounce his name and says that Canadians will finally be able to buy the Nexus One direct from Google and also access the Marketplace now
- t0p writes about the photography question at OggCamp and sends us a link to more info
- Ebcdic Zehetbauer explains the joke of his “name” from last show: EBCDIC (pronounced /ˈɛbsəˌdɪk/) stands for Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code
- lil monsta sent us information about PCLinuxOS and Texstar
- Whym sent us an amusing story about crazy Apple fans making a cheese sculpture of Steve Job’s head — WTF!?
- David Keogh sents us a lot of info on ACTA — more information
- We had other emails from Doug Whitfield, Robin Catling, Sergei Van Hardeveld, Lucy, linuxpete, Frank Bell, Stuart Ward, Brendan Jones, Paul W.B. and Mextlan
- Event: The Ubuntu Global Jam in Manchester, March 27 -28 at MadLab
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