Linux Outlaws 44 - Welcome to KDE 5 (openSUSE 11 Special)
86:39 minutes, 39.8 MB — Download or play
This week we bring you a special show where we review the latest openSUSE release and also talk a fair bit about KDE 4.
Introduction and Housekeeping (01:17)
- Errata: Alessandro Volta invented the electric battery
- Fab went to an awesome Bruce Springsteen concert in Düsseldorf
- We recommend new Linux users or people that want to switch listen to Going Linux
- No Beer of the Week again, we recorded too early in the day
Releases and News Stories (06:50)
- VectorLinux 5.9
- Pioneer Linux 3.2
- Kurumin NG 8.06
- Zenwalk Live 5.2
- openSUSE 11.0
- Songbird 0.6<br/><br/>
- Wine 1.0 launches — forum topic with ancient Wine stories
- Firefox 3 launch a success: 8 million downloads in 24 hours — as we predicted their servers took a beating
In-Depth Topics and Listener Feedback (22:45)
- We talk in detail about our experiences with openSUSE 11 — Dan also wrote a short preview about it
- We also discuss the up- and downsides of KDE 4 and the different implementations of it
- After this, Dan tells his experiences of visiting Open Source City in Liverpool and checking out the Indamixx device
- Tip of the Week: Magnatune — these guys do music distribution the right way!<br/><br/>
- Ben Webb enlightens us on the Microsoft WMV thing from episode 42 and also clears us up on Becta and open source
- DaddyG sends us a mail about a survey conducted at his company on Vista vs XP amongst Visual Studio C++ & .NET developers
- Philip Herron now works for IBM and asks us about running VMs on our Dell XPS m1330s — he’s working on getting the guys on to Debian
- Reine (a flemish “weemin”) really likes the show and gives us some general feedback
- Peter Sorensen tells us about Acer and their questionable approach to standards-compliant web design
- Dave in Spain (probably not David Villa) also tells us worrying things about Acer and their EeePC website
- imp|ver sends us a really nice comment about the show
- Johan Vervloet offers to send Fab some Belgian beer — how awesome is that!?
After the feedback, we wrap it up with a song from Magnatune (which is made possible through their gratuitous licensing policy). As always, if you have any comments on the show, feel free to hop on the forums and tell us.
Song: New Rage by Electric Frankenstein
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-NC-SA 3.0 license.