Linux Outlaws 145 - Big Meerkat Balls
This week on the show: Did IBM break their patent promise?, is SCO finally dead?, Songbird drops Linux support, Meerkats, stiffies in burqas and more…
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The theme music this week is the strings remix of Sudo Modprobe by Krystal Phoenix.
- Please excuse some problems with the audio quality and the fact that this episode is released so late — we nearly lost Dan’s part of the recording and had to recover it from the live stream of the episode
- Fab was a guest on TLLTS Episode 347
- The one and only good April Fool’s joke we found: Fedora Rebranding
- Ana sent us an excellent Lime Neeson press photo
- Primal Carnage is a cross-platform game that uses Unigine
- Beer of the Week: Chimay Blue
0:10:00 | Releases & News
- Distro: SimplyMEPIS 8.5
- Distro: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5
- Distro: Vyatta 6.0
- Distro: Untangle Gateway 7.2
- Distro: Linux Mint 8 “Xfce” and “LXDE”
- Distro: Puredyne 9.11
- First MeeGo release
- Wormux 0.9.1 — we talked about Wormux first in Episode 30
- OpenSSL 1.0.0
- Gnome 2.30 — have a look at these mockups for the system status area in Gnome 3 which will be the next Gnome release
- IBM breaks open source patent pledge?
- Ding, dong, the witch is dead: SCO loses again, jury says Novell owns UNIX SVRX copyrights
- OOXML is dead too — surprise, surprise!
- Hacker vows to fight Sony PS3 update, restore Linux support
- Ubuntu 10.10 named “Maverick Meerkat”
- Ubuntu’s window buttons to stay on the left
- Songbird drops Linux support
- Solaris 10 no longer free as in beer, now a 90-day trial
0:48:32 | Microwatch
- Faces of Open Source @ Microsoft — it’s so sad, it’s funny…
- Do Apple Stores have weird Gestapo lockdown policies? — “Forerunner”? WTF!?
- Project London, an independent movie being produced right now, all special effects done in Blender
- We also had an email from Kevin Sandom about his film made entirely on Linux
0:58:51 | Feedback
- Donations: Thanks to Ryan Kohler and David Comerford
- Forums: kounryusui got scared when Fab yelled “Drop that onion!” in Episode 142
- We got emails about Tinycore from Beeza and Anthony Fox who tried the distro because we keep talking about it and were both impressed
- Lauren sent us the amazing classical version of our theme tune which we played in the beginning, made by her girlfriend Krystal with 100% open source tools
- Matt Newcombe set us up with an Asterisk sever to use for the show, which is just awesome! — check out his company Sysadminman if you need one as well
- Jezra (@jezra) created a podcast streamer for our show called “Shnerkel” after Fab
- Fab’s blog post about our amazing listeners
- Cleavey (@cleavey) saw this bus converted to a Linux mobile down in Cornwall
- Alistair Munro (B1ackr0w) sends us a disturbing story about “stiffies” — don’t do this for OggCamp!
- Other emails this week from Paul W. B., B. Alexander, Acid Phlux, EBCDIC Zehetbauer (again!!), Simón A. Ruiz, Timothy LaFontaine, Luc Moreau, Kevin Lucas, Nolan Doyle, Victor V., rickabillie and the amazingly named Rich (“no longer an Ubuntu theme”) Brown
- The literal.net
- Dan changed his identi.ca and IRC names to MethodDan
- Events: Geeknic in Liverpool on the day before OggCamp
- OggCamp Sponsors: Linux Format - Media Partner, The Open Learning Centre, Linux Emporium, Opsview, Bitfolk, Recruit12 and Linux Fund
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.