Linux Outlaws 178 - I Want It Dead!
On the show this week: Novell being bought with IP being sold off to a Microsoft spinoff, more crap from Fedora on SQLNinja, IE presumably cheating in benchmarks, Jolibook being sold in the UK, awesome kernel patches while Linus lays down the smackdown for bad ones and more…
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- Libre Graphics Magazine launched
- Killing services with systemd
- Gorgeous transparent blurred windows in KDE
0:12:29 Releases, Security & News
- Security: OpenSSL race condition
- Untangle Gateway 8.0
- NetBSD 5.1
- Jibbed 5.1
- Parrot 2.10.0
- VLC 1.1.5
- Novell is being sold
- COICA censorship bill gets unanimous support
- A “clarification” from Fedora on the SQLNinja decision
- Mozilla exceeds $100 million in revenue
- Jolibook goes on sale in the UK for £279
- Zeitgeist to be included in Gnome Shell
- The ~200 line kernel patch that “does wonders” — Fedora has a patched kernel to try out
- Linus: What’s wrong with the whole DRM crowd?
- Creative Commons retiring the Public Domain dedication
Donations: Thanks to Michael Dexter and everyone who pushed our Flattr buttons!
Joshua Mason didn’t like the new Fedora name and tells us about the Sturgis Rally
- Matthew Mactyre sent us more information about Baen Publishing
- Charles McGrew works for a small publishing company and recently set up one of their titles on Amazon for the Kindle and tells us about the experience from a publisher’s point of view
- goibhniu sent us an email about Dale Chase, a Nerdcore rapper who raps about tech news in weekly updates
- Nigel Verity aka. Beeza got himself an Acer Aspire One to use as a media player recently but found Ubuntu, Linux Mint and many other distros have audio problems with it; he got it working eventually with Puppy Linux 5 but has no networking now
- Jeff Cannon has been looking for an easy to use video encoding program to convert WMV and ended up using WinFF
- We had other emails this week from Valent, Nathan D’Elboux, @technicalevolution, Tony Atkinson and Bruce Markey
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