Linux Outlaws 194 - Nuclear Chicken
This week on Linux Outlaws: More on Canonical/Banshee, Red Hat obfuscating their kernel, Freedom Box Foundation funding success, Sony goes completely off the deep end and we give away the first netbook loaded with MeeGo.
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- Errata: According to x1101, the Severed Fifth fundraiser is not for a new album but to re-record Nightmares by Design
- Sixgun TV
- glc, a capture program for OpenGL applications
- Fetch the NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day as your wallpaper
- Patrick Rothfuss pledges to buy Firefly from Fox and give it away
0:16:59 Releases, Security & News
- PC-BSD 8.2
- Stable kernel 188.8.131.52
- LibreOffice 3.3.1
- Julian Assange to be extradited to Sweden
- Anonymous vs. HB Gary
- Canonical will take 75% of Banshee’s referrals
- Red Hat is “obfuscating” the RHEL 6 kernel source
- Telstra complies with the GPL and releases T-Hub source
- OMG Ubuntu now has a Debian column — suddenly the “neckbeards” are their friends?
- FreedomBox Foundation funding a success
- Debloat-testing kernel tree created
- Is Gnome 3 a dead end?
- Sony now engaged in full-out war on creatives
- Sony Europe sues German hacker Graf_Chokolo
- Geohot vows to take the war to Sony
- Hey Sony, when Microsoft shows you how to do it… you have a problem!
- Windows Phone 7: When bad things happen to good phones
1:07:53 Android App Tip
Pew Pew, a very fast-paced retro shooter game for Android (free)
1:10:52 MeeGo Competition
The MeeGo netbook picks its winner. Source code for our randomness procedure using bash:
echo $[ 1 + $[ RANDOM % 707 ]]
- Donations: Evgeny Kuznetsov, Wendall Cada and the Flattr’ers
- Cam DeCoster emailed us about a program he found called disper, it enables quick and easy display switching for Ubuntu Maverick
- Shelby Justice is new to Linux but bas been doing Joomla sites for years and is looking at hosting a Linux server of their own now and they also thank us for continuing to make your podcasts available in MP3 format
- Simon Roberts (@technicalevolution) sent us an interesting story about a recent UK copyright judgment which could have implications for the Digital Economy Act
- Dan Devine writes to tell us about what he thinks is a great Active Directory alternative for Linux based on Samba 4, called Resara Server — he send us this video of the client in action
- Bruno Bigras wrote to tell us that Amarok will soon support gPodder.net — it’s being worked on in github
- Beeza sends us a link to Simfy, a Spotify-like music streaming service that only works in Germany and Austria
- Valent heard our praise of the Crunchbang welcome script and would like to make something similar for Fusion Linux — go here if you want to help with that
- Marsh installed Meego 1.1 on his own Lenovo S10-3t and agrees with our assessment of it, they are now using Linux Mint
- Bruce Barr aka. MrGadgets writes in with some real outlaw credentials
Other emails this week by James Lewis aka. Sysadmin Jim, Bob Kovacs, Nils, Dan, Core Hysteria, Chester, Stephen Michael Kellat, Tony Ciak, Paul Dutot, Nathaniel, Wayne Turner (from Texas), Andreas and Andrew Barnett.
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