Linux Outlaws 169 - Ubuntu-Proof
This week on the show: Ubuntu 10.10 is released, System 76 says Unity is slow and confusing, Black Duck acquires Ohloh, LibreOffice now officially a fork, Fab reviews the O2 Surfstick, Microsoft launches Windows Phone by having Ballmer look stupid and Apple patents a completely obvious sentence.
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- The Software Freedom Law Show is no more — long live Free as in Freedom!
- Android Market now shows application prices in your native currency
- Skype comes to all Android 2.x phones
- Asshole of the Week: Gene Simmons on P2P: “Sue everybody. Take their homes, their cars.”
- Beers of the Week: Störtebeker Pilsener & Schwarzbier
0:11:38 Releases, Security & News
- Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat” — Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Mythbuntu, Edubuntu & Lubuntu
- Details on 10.10 from Ars Technica
- ArchBang Linux 2010.10
- Smeegol 1.0
- Mono 2.8
- Development: Firefox 4 beta for Maemo and Android
- Severed Fifth releases new album “Nightmares by Design”
- PostgreSQL security update
- Schneier on Stuxnet
- Flaw in libc implementation threatens FTP servers
- System 76 says Ubuntu’s Unity is “slow and confusing”
- Creative Commons releases the Public Domain Mark
- Google fights back against The Larry
- LibreOffice now officially a fork
- T-Mobile G2 prooves “unflashable”
- The mobile patent lawsuits never cease: Motorola Mobility sues Apple — link from the IRC: Who’s suing whom in the telecoms trade?
- Main MeeGo man resigns as Nokia preps for first MeeGo device
- Black Duck acquires Ohloh
- Ars Technica now banned in Iran
- Microsoft licenses Palm technology from patent troll Acacia
- October Patch Tuesday will come with most security patches ever
1:03:11 Review: The O2 Surfstick
Fab reviews the O2 Surfstick and how it works with Linux (or rather why O2’s Linux support sucks).
Donations: Fab posted on the forums about his financial troubles and we got an amazing response from your listeners — thanks a lot to Steve Taylor, NYBill, Jon Kulp, Marshall & Andrew Cleave, Hezy from Israel, Ian Pickworth, Pete Verschueren, Sorin, Shane Marks, Mats, Durand D’souza, Carlos, Daniel Vredenburg, Erie Looking Productions, Dan Scott, Martin Bastow and all the great people who flattr’d us!
Paul Schwanse asks us to mention the annual Symposium “Datenspuren” of the Chaos Computer Club Dresden on October 16 & 17 — also check out the pentaMusic Radio Show which he started
- Tom Link tells the story how we got him to switch to Linux through our show and he says it was easier than most people would think — how cool!
- We had other emails this week from Chris Tevyaw aka. Slasher, SK Keeper, Jeff Kaplan, John Sullivan aka. John47, Tristan Smith, Kelly Price, Michael Howell and Samir
- Events: Codebits 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal on Pavilhão Atlântico between November 11-13 / FLOSS UK 2010 on Saturday, October 16 at the Birmingham & Midland Institute
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.